The Relationship Between Strength And Flexibility

Andy McGlynn

Flexibility and Mobility can often be overlooked by coaches within a strength and conditioning program with generic warm-ups on cardiovascular machines or body weight warm-ups including some stretches being favored and very little emphasis is put on flexibility or mobility as a separate component or session.

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A (very) quick chat about carbs

Andy McGlynn

This article is based on my own experiences of carb based foods, and my own relationship with them over a specific 15-year period.

 My cravings for carb based foods always seemed to jump up when 4 key events occurred in my life, and in some cases a disproportionate response.

 These 4 events are in the exact order of when the carb craving is most significant;

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Eccentric Training, Injury Prevention and Power Generation

Andy McGlynn
The most common sports injuries appear to be caused in sports where eccentric loading occurs, hamstring injuries remain common in footballers and runners alongside Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries. More emphasis is now being placed on the strength and conditioning aspects of training within the sport, regardless of the discipline. Alongside this focused training, there has been a reduction in certain types of injuries and more research is emerging looking into the relationship between strength and conditioning training and the likelihood of injury.

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