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Strength and Conditioning for Therapists: What Really Matters?

Is there a blurring of scopes of practice between physiotherapists and strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches? When I look at Instagram and some of the big physiotherapist influencers, a lot of the material I am seeing are exercises for non-injured muscle. Does it matter? Not really. I’ve never been patch protective. Do physios need to know more about S&C and exercise prescription for performance and do S&C coaches need to know more about exercise prescription for rehab and return to play? In most cases, hell yeah! In fact, when we work together closely in return to activity-work-training-play, client/athlete outcomes are optimised.

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Cable Pulling for Horizontal Eccentric Braking Capability?

Have you ever tried cable single leg horizontal decelerations? Just want to continue that theme of developing horizontal braking ability so thought I’d share some research we did a few years back which was interesting. Join me in a five-minute read, which may unlock some interesting training applications for you.

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Get Faster: Step Length Unpacked

Let’s explore another way of getting you or your athletes faster. Previously we looked at how you can use limb loaded wearable resistance (WR) to train step frequency. This article unpacks how you can train step length to improve speed.

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Sprint Training for Hamstring Health

A big thanks to Luke Nelson putting me onto Jurdan Mendiguchia’s latest research where the group compared the effects of Nordic hamstring eccentric (NHE) strength training to sprint training as part of a regular soccer practice. The variables of interest were sprint performance and mechanics as measured by radar, and biceps femoris architecture as measured by ultrasound.

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Explosive Power Development: A Velocity Based Training Approach

Who of you use velocity-based training (VBT) as part of your toolbox? Realising velocity is an important component of power development, one of the hardest fitness qualities to change, but one of the most desired qualities to possess, velocity development is of great interest to many of us. This article looks at VBT in the context of explosive power development.

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Running with Wearable Resistance – Injury Resistance?

Do you want to understand a little more about the ground reaction forces associated with running? How about a little up-skilling on wearable resistance (WR), injury, rotational overload and movement specific strength training? If so, then step inside this article and I’ll run through this with you.

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Getting More Acceleration in Your Force – Ballistics Unpacked

Question for you. Does ballistic training, training where you project yourself or a load, train explosive power? Log that answer in your grey matter and have a read, to see if you are on the money. This article is bit of a coming together of concepts that I have shared over the last couple of weeks around force, velocity, power and explosive power.

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