Training Cycles – Part 3 – Transition Periods and Competition

Part 3 of our blog series on training cycles, written by our resident Personal Trainer – Paul McBride. The transition periods This is the period when the level of performance drops off and where the player must be able to recover physically and mentally from the exertions of playing.  The period usually lasts between 4 … Continue reading Training Cycles – Part 3 – Transition Periods and Competition

Training Cycles – Part 2 – Preparation and Competition

Continuing on from last week, Paul McBride comments on the preparation and competition phases of an athletes training cycle. The preparation period This is the key period for getting the players and team in the right physical condition. this phase should last between 4 and 10 weeks (depending on the level of the players and … Continue reading Training Cycles – Part 2 – Preparation and Competition

An Evening with Jamie George

Co-owner Jamie George will be hosting a Q+A session at the practice on Wednesday 15th August from 7pm. Jamie will be discussing the recent South Africa tour, his pre-season at Saracens and the season ahead. He will also give insights on what recovery and injury management strategies he uses to ensure he remains in peak … Continue reading An Evening with Jamie George

Optimizing Performance: Training cycles – Part 1

Continuing on from our recent post about optimizing performance, this 3-part piece focuses on the role of training cycles in elite performance, from the viewpoint of our Personal Trainer and Rehab expert Paul McBride – himself a former football professional.   Training cycles   The development of a football player and the preparation of a … Continue reading Optimizing Performance: Training cycles – Part 1

Optimizing Performance: How do we make sure the best athletes in the world achieve greatness on the biggest stage?

With the World Cup in Russia starting today, we thought it would be interesting to explore just how elite athletes peak at the right time. How can a professional footballer make sure they are in the form of their lives leading into the World Cup? How can an Usain Bolt make sure he is ready … Continue reading Optimizing Performance: How do we make sure the best athletes in the world achieve greatness on the biggest stage?

We’re open for business

On Monday, after months of planning and preparation, we opened our doors for the first time and saw our first patients.   We’re so excited to be able to show you all what we’ve been working on for the past few months. The video below gives you a little taster of what our stunning new … Continue reading We’re open for business

Running and recovery tips from our Personal Trainer

With the London Marathon fast approaching, we asked our personal trainer Paul McBride for his advice on running, training, and recovering from the biggest race in the country. With over 40,000 competitors running 26.2 miles, it’s important to be prepared!   This is what he told us…   “When it comes to running, form and … Continue reading Running and recovery tips from our Personal Trainer

How keeping active will help you get the most out of Spring

Spring has officially sprung; and although it doesn’t always feel like it, now is a great time to start making the most of the brighter days with some exercise.   The benefits of exercise are no secret; mentally and physically, just thirty minutes of physical activity a few times a week works absolute wonders for … Continue reading How keeping active will help you get the most out of Spring

How physiotherapy could benefit you in 2018

The benefits of physiotherapy are multiple. Whether used to treat work and sporting injuries, or cardiopulmonary and neurological conditions, physiotherapy treatment has a proven positive impact on recovery and wellbeing. Never considered physiotherapy as a treatment option before now? Maybe make it your New Years’ resolution to give it a go!   1)      It improves joint … Continue reading How physiotherapy could benefit you in 2018