Strength and Conditioning Research the TL;DR Version – June 2016

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Does getting stronger make soccer players faster? William Styles et al looked at the effect of 6 weeks of strength training utilising the squat exercise (2x per week utilising 80-95% RM) had on 5,10 and 15 meter sprint performance.  They...

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Strength and Conditioning Research the TL;DR Version – November 2015

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TL;DR Chains and bands can provide a good strength stimulus over longer periods of training for athletes of different sporting backgrounds and untrained subjects.  We can’t say if this is due to a novel stimulus or due to the whole...

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5 Reasons why high intensity interval training is not the answer

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Training fads and practices come and go high intensity interval training was all the rage 5-10 years ago and continues to be popular.  However it has become a bit of a catch all term covering anything from running to cross...

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Conditioning for strength and power sports. Part one building an aerobic base without affecting your strength and power training.

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    Weightlifting and powerlifting are typically very static sports and don’t require a huge amount of aerobic capacity yet it is common practice for a lot of eastern European/Asian weightlifting programmes to have some sort of low level cardiovascular...

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