Ask the Expert: Dr Jeff Cullen (Scottish Rugby)

Dr Jeff Cullen is has been heavily involved in providing medical support in rugby for many years, both at a local and international level.  He also recently contributed to an article on Concussion management on the British Journal of Sports Medicine Blog. I was privileged to work alongside him in this years Scotland U16 and U17 […]

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What to do when loading goes too far: regaining control in the weight room…

Many coaches ramp up loading too quickly, simply because they can!

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“Squats hurt your knees” – myths every sport parent needs to know

What not to say to a youth athlete about squatting and deadlifting…

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“Weight training isn’t safe” – myths every sport parent needs to know

Unfortunately there are a number of untruths that continue to negatively influence youth athletes, parents and coaches. In this series, I am to address a number of them which continue to hamper the progression of youth athletes to full senior level performance…

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“Weight training stunts your growth” – myths every sport parent needs to know

Does lifting weights really stunt your growth? Should Under 18’s lift weights at all?

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