September 24, 2019

A large amount of football (soccer for some people) teams will travel to the sunshine both in preseason and during the in-season. Some of this is for commercial reasons, other reasons might be psychological but there’s also a belief it helps to improve physiological fi...

December 28, 2018

As we welcome in 2019, social media will be awash with everybody’s promises of change in the new year. The New Year’s resolution can be a powerful tool for positive behaviour change, but what is the key to success?  

I’m sure you have tried to adopt a new, hea...

December 3, 2018

Relative Stiffness explained:

The Problem

The enjoyment of clocking up miles running can be cut short by niggling issues.  Sadly, as more time is invested into physical training the time spent appropriately recovering also exponentially increases.  This is a daunting but...

September 5, 2018

World Cup fever has finally settled, and the England back room staff are most likely analysing successes and looking to make positive alterations to the team that progressed the furthest in the tournament since Italia 90.  I had fully expected to be writing this blog a...

August 14, 2018


These were the words of Gordon Strachan after Scotland failed to qualify for this summer’s world cup finals.

These comments hark back to the days of scouts favour...

August 9, 2018

Having never run anything more than 10k – and in an average 48 mins - the training plan I was following was scary in itself. I have worked with a number of endurance athletes and remember at the time thinking they were mental. Their long runs seemed inhumane and certai...

August 2, 2018

It has been over two months since I completed Edinburgh marathon.  I could easily say that it has taken this long for me to reflect because I was scarred by the ordeal but that simply isn't true.  I loved it and I am back in training for my next event.  

Rather than int...

July 31, 2018

After covering the ‘what’ and ‘why’, let’s move on to the ‘how.  Below you will find four instructional videos of exercises that move across three quarters of the force velocity curve.  This is a very limited snapshot of what is available if you are looking to put this...

July 15, 2018



I’m not going to delve too deeply into the mechanisms that elicit improvements in force and velocity, but a quick overview can help to understand that training power does not necessarily mean always completing ‘power training’. 




Force (becoming stronger):



July 10, 2018

In sports science, the term ‘power’ can be a confusing one.  This is partly due to its use in daily life and associations with everything from politics to the television series.  Within sport its use becomes increasingly diverse, for example when commentators create su...

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