Reverse engineering in strength and conditioning: applications to agility training

Turner, Anthony N. ORCID logoORCID:, Read, Paul, Maestroni, Luca, Chavda, Shyam ORCID logoORCID:, Yao, Xiang, Papadopoulos, Konstantinos ORCID logoORCID:, Virgile, Adam, Spiegelhalter, Abbie and Bishop, Chris ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Reverse engineering in strength and conditioning: applications to agility training. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 44 (4) . pp. 85-94. ISSN 1524-1602 [Article] (doi:10.1519/SSC.0000000000000681)

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Typically, a coach may follow a process in which they first identify the key performance indicators of their sport, determine the physical attributes that map back to them, and then distribute the development of those capacities over the allocated timeframe. Furthermore, effective training plans are based on a theoretical or biological basis for how we move and adapt to exercise stimuli, coupled with an understanding of how these are best sequenced, such that one stimulus and subsequent adaptation can potentiate the next. Thus, reverse or backward engineering, when appropriately converged with the plans of those devised around nutrition, conditioning, technical, and tactical training for example likely gives athletes the best chance of attaining their performance goals. The aim of this paper is to describe the application of reverse engineering, exampling it within the context of developing an athlete who can demonstrate a high level of agility.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 33742
Notes on copyright: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form inThis is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Strength and Conditioning Journal. This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Anthony N.; Read, Paul; Maestroni, Luca ; Chavda, Shyam; Yao, Xiang ; Papadopoulos, Kostas; Virgile, Adam; Spiegelhalter, Abbie; Bishop, Chris, Reverse Engineering in Strength and Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning Journal: 44(4):85-94, August 2022 - doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000681 is available online at
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Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2021 10:49
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