A second sport? The case for S&C

At the development end of the sporting spectrum, strength and conditioning should comprise of exposing the athlete to a wide range of movements…

It’s pretty widely agreed that multiple sport participation is beneficial for children. Whether you term it “sampling” or “multi-sport athlete”, doesn’t really matter. Most discussions on the optimal development of athletes cite the benefits of multi-sport participation for reducing injury risk, improving hand eye coordination, increasing decision making development, improving physical capacities and the list goes on.

The problem is – if you do any coaching in sport, you’re probably aware that what is “recommended” isn’t what happens in the real world…
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Ask the Expert – Mark Laurie (Specific Strength & Fitness)

In this “Ask the Expert” interview I spoke to the owner of Specific Strength and Fitness…

1.    Give us a bit of background on yourself… (sporting career, qualifications, coaching experience) 

 I didn’t get into fitness until I was 27.  I started with running and lifting weights in a split routine body building style – because I didn’t know any different. I then got into playing five-a-sides and going to a local boxing club. Finding the fitness bug led to me applying to enrol on a Fitness, Health and Exercise course at college. After two and half years at North Glasgow College I progressed to a degree course at Edinburgh Napier University. I graduated with a 2:1 BSc Honours Sport & Exercises Science in July 2014. 
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Strength & Conditioning for Young Athletes – Book Review

April’s book review was the key text in youth strength and conditioning…

As part of my regular monthly book review, for April I decided to read another book relating specifically to the physical preparation of youth athletes…

Youth strength conditioning
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