Ask the Expert: Dave Hembrough (Sheffield Hallam University & Hallam Barbell)

Dave Hembrough is the founder and head coach of Hallam Barbell Weightlifting and Strength Training Club and Sheffield Hallam University’s lead S&C coach, as well as co-leader on the MSc program in Strength and Conditioning Coaching. He has a Sport Science undergraduate degree, a MSc in Sport Injuries and Rehabilitation as well as a PGDip […]

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Ask the Expert: Tim Stevenson (School of Calisthenics)

Tim has been a professional strength and conditioning coach working with elite athletes since 2008. He was part of the Paralympics GB team at the Rio 2016 games and throughout his career he has supported athletes to win major medals at European, Commonwealth, World and Paralympic championships. He is a UKSCA Accredited coach and has […]

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Ask the Expert: Kevin Mannion (Gloucester Rugby Academy)

Kevin Mannion is currently the Academy Performance Manager at Gloucester Rugby. Previously he has worked with Leicester Tigers, British Tennis and Wigan Warriors. He is also a former Rugby League athlete, playing for both Great Britain and England students, as well as playing professionally for Oldham. 1)What has led you into youth sport? I have […]

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Ask the Expert: Marcus Hannon (Everton FC & Liverpool John Moores University)

Marcus is an SENr registered performance nutritionist, currently working with Everton Academy and Northampton Saints. Marcus has worked with a range of youth and adult athletes across a variety of sports including football, rugby and boxing. Alongside his current roles, Marcus is also completing a PhD at Liverpool John Moores University, investigating the energetic requirements […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Jonathan Hughes (University of Gloucestershire)

Jonathan is a Senior Lecturer in Strength and Conditioning in the School of Sport & Exercise at the University of Gloucestershire. Jonathan has published many international scientific peer-review publications over the last decade related to youth athletes, strength and conditioning, sport science and coaching. Jonathan is also a UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach and […]

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Ask the Expert: Rick Howard (West Chester University)

Rick Howard is a doctoral candidate at Rocky Mountain University in Health Promotion and Wellness. He is an Assistant Professor in Applied Sports Science at West Chester University (PA). He is the Director of Fitness at Wilmington (DE) Country Club, where he trains youth in fitness and sports performance. He contributes articles and presents nationally […]

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Ask the Expert: Helen Collins (University of Dundee)

Helen Collins is a Sport & Exercise Scientist at the Institute of Sport and Exercise, University of Dundee.  Helen is currently undertaking a PhD through the University of Edinburgh, investigating the use of resistance training as a strategy to encourage less active and/or overweight children to become more active and healthier.  Helen’s experience has been […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Tony Moreno (Eastern Michigan University)

Tony Moreno PhD is a Professor of Kinesiology in the School of Health Promotion and Human Performance at Eastern Michigan University where he teaches courses in biomechanics and sport performance enhancement. Since 2000, Dr. Moreno has created and provided coaching education materials for the Michigan (US) High School Athletic Association in the areas of sport medicine, […]

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Ask the Expert – Simon Brundish (Strength:Lab Superheroes)

Simon Brundish is the 2018 UKSCA S&C Coach of the Year for Youth Sport. For the last 4 years He has been developing and implementing the StrengthLab Superheroes programme, arguably the most engaging and innovative Fundamental Movement skills programme for primary aged children. This programme has been adopted by many primary schools, professional sports academies […]

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Ask the Expert: Esther Goldsmith (FitrWoman)

Esther is a sports scientist working for Orreco (a sports science and data analytics company), primarily working in the daughter branch of the company that focuses on the female athlete; FitrWoman.  Esther recently was awarded an MSc in Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology at St Marys University, where she investigated the effects of the menstrual cycle on running […]

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