How weight gains have also damaged N.F.L. retirees

In the past few decades, the National Football League’s emphasis on the passing game and quarterback protection has led teams to stock their offensive and defensive lines with ever-larger men, many of them weighing well over 300 pounds (136.7 Kg). But their great girth, which coaches encouraged, and which helped turn some players into multimillion-dollar commodities, leaves […]


Published in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research Authors ANDREW T. ASKOW, 1 JUSTIN J. MERRIGAN, 2,3 JONATHAN M. NEDDO, 2,3 JONATHAN M. OLIVER, 1 JASON D. STONE, 1 ANDREW R. JAGIM, 4 AND MARGARET T. JONES2,3 1 Department of Kinesiology, The Sport Science Center at Texas Christian University, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas […]

The Effects of Myofascial Release With Foam Rolling on Performance

Healey, Kellie C.; Hatfield, Disa L.; Blanpied, Peter; More Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 28(1):61-68, January 2014. This study on Foam Rollers studies it’s efficiency, according to the paper self-myofascial release has become an increasingly common modality to supplement traditional methods of massage, so a masseuse is not necessary. However, there are limited clinical data demonstrating […]

Upper Body program for Wheelchair Rugby (Murder ball) – Opinion Piece

Recently I listened a radio broadcast of an amazing athlete who while playing able body Rugby was badly injured and now is in a wheelchair, but it has not dampened his enthusiasm and I decided to research about Strength and Conditioning Programs for Murder Ball and I found that the wheelchair version of the sport […]

Australian Sport commits to national standard for sport science

  Press release issued in 17th December 2017 – National Sporting Organisations (NSO’s) will require all strength and conditioning staff to have the relevant accreditation with ASCA by the end of 2018. – The ASC recommends ASCA as the accrediting body for strength and conditioning coaches. Click for full Press Release

How to Build Strength in Rock Climbers – Part 1

Most people have known me as Strength and Conditioning Coach primarily for Team Sports (Rugby Union and American Football), however, my passion has always been Rock Climbing since as long as I remember. So at present I have switched my focus to build strength in Climbers. Even with Rock climbing in the Olympics it is […]

Exercises That Will Make You a Better Rock Climber – Week 6 Heel Raises

Bonus Week Heel/CalfRaises, discussion on lower body. Purpose: Ankles and calf muscles Targets: Extra reach and footwork It’s an often-overlooked part of a rock climber’s body but your lower leg strength can make a big difference to your climbing. Footwork accounts for half your points of contact on a climbing wall, forming a solid frame […]

Exercises That Will Make You a Better Rock Climber – Week 5 Press Ups

We are on to week 5 and will discuss the humble press up, I have never across someone who has never attempted to do them.  from a young age we attempt to do the press up and usually perfectly, somewhere along the way when growing up we forget how to do it. Here I write […]

Exercises That Will Make You a Better Rock Climber – Week 3 Mountain Climber

Hello everyone, In week 3 we are talking the Mountain Climber Purpose: Develops the ability to quickly move the legs to power out of the front leaning rest position Targets: great combination of leg and core exercise which also helps build flexibility for those tight and awkward positions you can find yourself in on the […]