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
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
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
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?
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
In order to truly welcome one of our new personal trainers Luke Davis to the C&G team, we thought we’d ask for his tips on warming up and warming down properly when you exercise. Physiotherapist (and Carter & George’s Co-Director) Rhys Carter has seen countless patients in the past whose injuries could have been … Continue reading Warm-ups that will make you less susceptible to sporting injury