Reverse engineering in strength and conditioning: applications to agility training

Turner, Anthony N. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5121-432X, Read, Paul, Maestroni, Luca, Chavda, Shyam ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7745-122X, Yao, Xiang, Papadopoulos, Konstantinos ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4489-8540, Virgile, Adam, Spiegelhalter, Abbie and Bishop, Chris ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1505-1287 (2021) Reverse engineering in strength and conditioning: applications to agility training. Strength and Conditioning Journal . ISSN 1524-1602 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1519/SSC.0000000000000681)

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Abstract

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 in: Turner, Anthony N. PhD1; Read, Paul PhD2; Maestroni, Luca MSc1; Chavda, Shyam MSc1; Yao, Xiang MSc1; Papadopoulos, Kostas PhD1; Virgile, Adam MSc3; Spiegelhalter, Abbie MSc1; Bishop, Chris PhD1 Reverse Engineering in Strength and Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning Journal: September 22, 2021 - Volume - Issue - doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000681
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Depositing User: Chris Bishop
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2021 10:49
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 12:37
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/33742

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