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Is deceleration ability prioritised enough in Strength and Conditioning for team sports?

Introduction Competitive team sports are highlighted by frequent intense accelerations and decelerations, with the highest standards of sport demonstrating a progression in the volume of high-intensity loading required (Bradley, P., Archer, D., Hogg, B., Schuth, G., Bush, M., Carling, C., Barnes, C.; 2016). Intense accelerations and decelerations make up a large part of this workload,… Continue reading Is deceleration ability prioritised enough in Strength and Conditioning for team sports?

Developing the elite athlete: It’s all about attitude.

Whether an athlete is born or made, there is one aspect that will always outweigh any natural ability; their work ethic. How they approach their own development through training will help them remove weaknesses and maximise their strengths. Whilst working with any promising young athlete, what often stands out is their approach to training and… Continue reading Developing the elite athlete: It’s all about attitude.