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Olympic Lifting: Just a Sport or Key in the development of Power?

What is Olympic lifting? Olympic lifting is the aim to lift the most amount of weight in the two competition lifts of the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. However, what makes the movements difficult is the technique used which requires … Continue reading

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Complex training: Key training tool or Detrimental to performance?

What is Complex training? Similarly to plyometric training, complex training originated from the Soviet Union with the first journal article being written about it by Fleck and Kontor in 1986. Complex training, or Post activation Potentiation (PAP) is the combination … Continue reading

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Small Sided Games as metabolic conditioning.

The above video shows a Small Sided Game from the pre-season training of Bayern Munich. It is evident that the players have different physical demands depending on their role in the session structure. The method of using SSG as Fitness … Continue reading

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A change of direction for plyometric training

In the video below you can see Lionel Messi Scoring vs Real Madrid one of the great El Classico goals. From a purely physical view,alongside his outstanding dribbling ability, the changes of direction from slow to fast were incredible. Now, football … Continue reading

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Altitude Training

  The effects of altitude on performance came to the forefront of athletics during the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, when the performance of endurance athletes dramatically dropped. Those athletes from higher altitude environments did not seem to suffer as … Continue reading

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Recovery strategies: Build on the basics

Recovery Recovery in sport is a vital consideration for athletes, players and coaches. By controlling the variables of recovery, it causes a decreased recovery time in the training process which means an increase in the level of super-compensation or adaption, which … Continue reading

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Pre-cooling: key to success in hot and humid conditions?

Having an increased body temperature during exercise is commonly referred to being prepared and ready for whatever the activity is. It is a standard procedure for a warm up, when following the RAMP protocol. This means that muscles can become … Continue reading

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