Posts tagged with ‘Guest Article’

  • Return to Play in Elite Sport Following ACL Injury of the Knee

    By on 13/08/2019

    In this summary article by Tim McGrath find out the current best-practices in designing the return-to-sport program following ACL injury. Tim expands on each phase, benchmark tests as well on decision making regarding when the athlete is ready for the next phase or to play.

  • Shoulder Mobility

    By on 20/06/2019

    This blog post will address the topic of shoulder mobility both in athletes as well as the general population, whereby shoulder mobility will be addressed in light of its close association with breathing mechanics and thoracic mobility.

  • Capitalist Conditioning for Rugby – Part 1: Rugby Epistemocrat

    By Ciaran O'Regan on 11/05/2019

    In its most basic sense, Rugby is a full contact collision field sport that is essentially socially approved simulated tribal warfare. It is played with 15 players on each team and over 2 halves, each approximating 40minutes depending on injuries.

  • Coordination Training

    By Howard Green on 23/04/2019

    Coordination training is an often misunderstood and at times haphazardly delivered element of physical preparation. As with everything in coaching, context is king. A simple search of coordination training can lead you to a whole host of elaborate and dynamic drills. A well-meaning coach sees these drills and looks to implement them in their next practice, but ...

  • The Mileage Fallacy in Running

    By Ciaran O'Regan on 17/03/2019

    A misconception in the running world is that hitting certain weekly mileage is what allows people to run well. The reason I think this to be a misconception is that mileage does not drive performance — performance drives mileage. This misconception is what I call the Mileage Fallacy.

  • Endurance in Basketball

    By on 26/02/2019

    When it comes to endurance in team sports, basketball somehow seems to be neglected in scientific literature in comparison to soccer. There is a consensus about what the demands are and how one should prepare for soccer, but there seems to be no such thing for basketball.

  • T-Spine Mobility

    By on 20/01/2019

    This article will focus on the thoracic spine, which has been subject to changes due to the modern lifestyle and its (mal)adaptations to movement(adaptations to chronic poor posture or repetitive movements).

  • The Athlete’s Hip

    By on 22/12/2018

    This article will address football (soccer) players and their hips, the issues we regularly notice in this cohort of athletes, and the methods and exercises we use to treat or prevent these issues.

  • Balancing Physical & Tactical Load in Soccer: A Holistic Approach – Part 3

    By on 07/12/2018

    In the third and last part of this article series, we will outline and elaborate on the most essential aspects each professional must consider, when designing a weekly plan.

  • Supplements for Athletes

    By on 26/11/2018

    In the video below, Lorena Torres, PhD does a wonderful job summing up the current evidence-based-practice, but also practice-based-evidence on supplements and provides simple actionable insights that can be applied right now with your athletes or club.