strength & conditioning

Soccer-specific fitness training part I

Soccer-specific fitness training part I

The specificity principle of training, suggests that specific training methodologies should be employed to maximise the training effect. In other words, sprinters should employ sprint training to improve their performance etc. When it comes to applying the specificity principle to soccer, this means that on-field football training provides the best method of training. Della et al. (2006) that(…)

High intensity intermittent exercise and fat loss

High intensity intermittent exercise and fat loss

Boutcher 2010 published a review article of the previous two decades’ research on interval training in relation to fat loss. The dogma within the exercise world has been steady-state ever since Dr. Cooper’s 1970s research if not earlier with the advent of the modern marathon in the early days of the Olympics. Since the early(…)

Effect of starting v non-starting on in-season performance measures

Effect of starting v non-starting on in-season performance measures

A recent study published in The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research caught our eye when it looked at the effect of starting v non-starting on athletic performance. Twelve basketball players (age = 20.6 ± 1.5 y; height = 178.0 ± 8.2 cm; weight = 74.1 ± 8.1 kg) were tested pre & post season for squat power,(…)