Rhodri is a Reader in Paediatric Strength and Conditioning and Chair of the Youth Physical Development Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He also holds a research associate position with Auckland University of Technology and is a research fellow for Waikato Institute of Technology. His research interests surround the impact of growth and maturation on long-term […]Read More Dr Rhodri Lloyd (Cardiff Metropolitan University): Bringing Science and Practice together.
On Sunday 31st March, Athletic Evolution and Edinburgh Leisure hosted a workshop led by 2018 Commonwealth Games Gymnast, Shannon Archer. This practical workshop focussed on how sport coaches could utilise gymnastic activities in their own sport coaching. Given the mistaken clash with Mother’s day, we had a great turnout of 25 attendees… The main inspiration […]Read More Workshop Review: How to utilise gymnastic conditioning
Dr. Joe Eisenmann is a diverse scholar-practitioner with 25 years of experience as a professor, researcher, sport scientist, coach educator, strength & conditioning coach, and youth sports coach. Currently, he is a consultant and serves as the Head of Sport Science for Volt Athletics, Perform-X Training Systems, Sports Performance Tracking GPS, and the National Strength […]Read More Ask the Expert: Dr Joe Eisenmann
Des Ryan is the Head of Sport Medicine and Athletic Development at Arsenal FC Academy. He has a wealth of experience in developing youth athletes for the rigours of senior level elite sport in both football and rugby. We are sure this interview will prove valuable for anyone involved in coaching young athletes.Read More Ask the Expert – Des Ryan (Arsenal FC Academy)
In this installment of the “Ask the Expert” interviews, we speak with Harry Weatherstone of the Youth Athletic Development Academy from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia!Read More Ask the Expert – Harry Weatherstone (Youth Athletic Development Academy)
At the development end of the sporting spectrum, strength and conditioning should comprise of exposing the athlete to a wide range of movements…Read More A second sport? The case for S&C
After the recent post on a 4 Stage model to athletic development, I received a lot of feedback online as to how this might pertain to other movements other than squatting. So I decided to add some more content surrounding the other fundamental movements.Read More 4 stage model to athletic development – Part 2!
How do you introduce cutting and change of direction mechanics? Check out this simple exercise as a starting point…Read More Athletic 8: Lateral Lunge
We introduce upper body training into the Athletic 8 series…Read More Athletic 8: The Press Up
Paul is a senior lecturer and researcher at St Mary’s University. He is also an S&C coach working with a range of Professional MMA Fighters, Academy football players and Elite Youth Golfers. His current research is primarily focused around injury prevention strategies for youth soccer players and S&C provision for golfers and MMA fighters.Read More Ask the Expert – Dr Paul Read (St Mary’s University)