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Strength and Conditioning based in York, Leeds & Harrogate.

How do we develop game-changing speed in our young athletes?

Our speed programme is just ONE part of our holistic programme which is carefully designed to develop fast, robust, strong and powerful young athletes! Many athletes shy away from regular high speed sprinting for fear of injury. But exposure to these CRUCIAL speed elements will not only create game-changing speed but will help to bulletproof…
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Lunge Progressions Infographic

If you’re a developing young athlete, it is ESSENTIAL to develop single leg strength! Here’s WHY and HOW! But WHY is it so important? Helps to reduce risk of injury Greater transfer to sporting activities (most sporting movements are performed on one leg! Think triple jump take-off, sprinting, changing direction) Improve key aspects of performance…
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The 24 hour athlete

So I first heard this phrase several years ago from a World renowned coach called Vern Gambetta. The basic idea was that an athlete might train for 1, 2, 5 + hours per day but what about the rest of the time? Are they effectively preparing for the next day or session? What methods can…
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Men’s S&C Group starting in Leeds…

I am looking for 5 men aged 25-55 in the Leeds area who are aiming to get leaner, develop strength, get fitter and feel great! I am looking for men who want to: train like an athlete build a lean athletic physique train in a supportive semi-private group environment at a fantastic facility! Places are…
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Unstable Surface Training – does it work?

Unstable surface training (UST) includes the use of wobble boards, Swiss balls, stability balls, foam pads and balance discs, which are used to decrease or eliminate an individual’s point of contact on solid ground. Having spoken to athletes and various sport coaches about S&C training methods, UST appears to still be used with some athletes.…
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Strength and conditioning: what is it?

What is strength and conditioning? This is a really common question I hear. It does seem to be a term used amongst athletes, coaches and fitness enthusiasts these days but what is it? When it comes to sport, strength and conditioning is generally used to improve performance and reduce risk of injury from sporting and…
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National Rowing Champions!

I had a fantastic email this morning from one of my athlete’s at Leeds Rowing Club… “Hi Rob, We won the mixed masters double event at the national championships yesterday. It was a good race. We were down a bit of the start but didn’t panic. We drew level with about 500m to go then…
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