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Managing Congested Fixtures by Marc Lindsey

Nowadays, many players perform in domestic, European and international competitions throughout the year, with teams amassing 50-60 games over a season. Because of...

Applying the Bondarchuk principles to football training by Adam Burrows

Appropriate exercise selection is important in the design of an effective training programme. Athletes and coaches should consider how they classify exercises with...

The Importance of the Nordic Hamstring Exercise within Hamstring Strain Injury Prevention Programmes by Ian Jones

Hamstring Injuries Over the past decade high intensity running and sprint distance have increased incrementally within professional football and with this so have...

Physical Focus within Tactical Periodization by Tom Taylor

The term tactical periodization gets used regularly these days when talking about training within football, and it is a theory that aims to...

A Critical Review of Eccentric training and its effects on change of direction ability by Scott Daly

Change of direction (COD) and agility are much debated topics among strength and conditioning professionals both in academia and the applied setting. Agility...

‘Zapping the brain’ – The physiology behind the psychology of endurance performance

This blog was influenced by Alex Hutchinson’s book ‘Endure mind, body and the curiously elastic limits of human performance.’(1) The book presents a...
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