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A presentation as part of Applied Conditioning for Sport module for MSc Strength & Conditioning course at the University of Salford. ...

A presentation as part of Applied Conditioning for Sport module for MSc Strength & Conditioning course at the University of Salford.
Multi disciplinary approach considering nutrition, biomechanics, technical, phyio / rehab and the overall impact of S&C programming.

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  • 1. Applied Conditioning for SportsAthlete DevelopmentCase Study
  • 2. Applied Conditioning for SportsResearch Model used for the basis of case studySanctuary, C. Meir, R. & Sadler, I. 2012. The Seven Step Approach to theApplication of Sports Science in English Professional Rugby League:Practical Considerations in Strength & Conditioning. International Journal ofSports Science & Coaching Vol 7 (1) pp 33 – 44Step One: Analysis of the Sports PerformanceStep Two: Needs Analysis of the Sport / IndividualStep Three: Design of the InterventionStep Four: Implementing the InterventionStep Five: Monitoring the Intervention and Promoting AdherenceStep Six: Evaluating the Intervention – Programme Modifications andAnalysisStep Seven: Exiting the Intervention
  • 3. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep One - Needs Analysis (Sport)• Changing characteristics of anthropometric and physical components, Forwardsv Backs (7,23)• During competition, high intensity efforts are often followed by periods ofincomplete recovery (7)• Forwards demonstrate superior absolute aerobic and anaerobic power andmuscular strength (7)• Addition to rucking, mauling and scrummaging adds to the physical demands(22, 17)• Anaerobic system used for intense efforts, Aerobic system used to aid recoveryand repeated effort (7)• Positions are grouped with broad physical and technical characteristics forindividual positions (25)• Marked differences in body mass across levels of competition (26)• Implementation of field & laboratory tests allows for the examination ofadaptations to training, evaluation of player qualities, talent identification andprediction of performance
  • 4. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep One - Needs Analysis (Sport)• Speed a discriminating factor between Forwards & Backs (7)• Changes in physiological and anthropometrical characteristics overthe course of a season (5)• Work : Rest Ratio = 1: 1.4 (Forward) 1: 2.7 (Backs) (6)• Tactical considerations play a key role in the success of teams (19)
  • 5. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Two - Needs Analysis (Athlete)• Rugby Union (Lock / Second Row)• 21 Years• Age Grade University 2nd XV, BUCS Northern 1A• Injury Status: No recent or relevant injuries• Training Status: Three years within University setting, ten years within clubrugby. Sound knowledge of basic principles and strength training application.Olympic lift and derivatives limited (developed during season).• Personal Goals for Season:Increase muscle massIncrease 1RM scores for Prone Row & SquatImprove 5 & 10m acceleration time• Team / Coaches Goals for the Season:Increase of lean massIncrease acceleration test scoresIncrease strength scores (end of season) by 20%
  • 6. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Two - Needs Analysis (Athlete)• Rugby is late specialisation sport• Base of fundamental movement / physical literacy required toprogress to upper echelons of sporting performance• Coaching expectations (28)• Multi disciplinary approach that includes:Coaches, Physio, Nutritionist, Performance Analysis and will coverBiomechanics, S&C, nutrition and technical / tactical considerations• Development of an athlete centred approach (18)• Communication with athlete (18)• Development of feedback system (questionnaire) (27)• Baseline assessments of technical skills against RFU competencies
  • 7. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Two - Needs Analysis (Athlete)Biomechanically• Tall athlete• Position requires quick acceleration• High frequency of contact• Triple extension fundamental to position specific movements
  • 8. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Two - Needs Analysis (Athlete)Nutrition• Training and competition will affect muscle and liver glycogenstores (29)• For optimal performance good nutrition is vital (1)• Nutrient deficiency in young athletes may affect growth,muscle development and performance (20)• For this individual an increase is body mass is a targetedgoal, so the mechanisms of achieving that need to beanalysed• Increased requirement for protein in strength trained athletes(24)
  • 9. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Two - Needs Analysis (Athlete)Psychology• Position requires controlled aggression• Tendency to become “over aroused” under pressure• Firm belief in his point of view and can be unwilling to shiftfrom that• Difficult to reason with once frame of mind is set
  • 10. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Two - Needs Analysis (Athlete)Performance Analysis• Set criteria• Video & data analysis of team and individual performance• Weekly analysis sessions set aside to identify strengths andareas to develop along with goal setting
  • 11. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Two - Needs Analysis (Athlete)Activity Frequency DurationTechnical 4 2 x 1hr2 x 2hrsS&C 4 4 x 1hr
  • 12. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Three - Design• Training variation is increasingly acknowledged as serving a key function insuccessful training prescriptions (11)• Periodization offers a framework for planned and systematic variation of trainingparameters, in a way that directs physiological adaptations on the training goalsrequired for the sport (4)• Periodized training offers superior development of strength, power, bodycomposition and other performance variables (8)• A major obstacle for coaches working in seasonal team sports is the frequentmatches and extended competition period (11)• Team sports using the classic model would taper considerably for the duration ofthe competition phase which is clearly counter productive (2)• Coaches must take into account the interaction of metabolic conditioning that isperformed alongside strength and power training (12)• It has been suggested that undulating nonlinear periodized approaches are moreviable when planning the training year for team sports (7,9)
  • 13. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Three – Design (Macro / Meso / Micro Cycles)It is the merging of science and sweat that will allow athletes to excel (17)• S&C Programming Booklet• Block One – Hypertrophy (German Volume Training)• Block Two – Strength (15)• Block Three – Strength Speed (13)• Block Four – Maintenance (3)
  • 14. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Six – Evaluation (S&C)Positive• Sequence of training day (11)• Block Periodized model (14)• Use of Olympic Lifts (13, 15)• Skill Based Conditioning Games (10)Develop• Monitoring of Training Loads (16)
  • 15. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Six – Evaluation (Nutrition)Positive• Macro Nutrient Split (20, 24)Develop• Reliance on supplementation
  • 16. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Six – Evaluation (Performance Analysis)Positive• Set criteria (7)• Two way process• Video analysisDevelop• GPS Analysis
  • 17. Applied Conditioning for SportsStep Seven - Exit• Signposting developmental pathway (RFU)• Signposting to local clubs at completion ofUniversity studies• Progression S&C plan
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