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James Marshall
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Training plans are often referred to as #Periodisation ( #periodization  in the U.S.A.), but will it work with young athletes? Very often these are multi sport athletes, with school and club commitments. Here +Matt Durber looks at how we can adapt the principles fot our youn #sports people: http://www.excelsiorgroup.co.uk/blog/planning-your-training-block-periodisation-young-athletes
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Hip extension is very important when trying to develop speed and power. These pictures show #football #goalkeeper  +Dan James doing a snatch grip high pull ( a #weightlifting  exercise) with me this morning. However, this is only part of the picture, and applying the power is most important: http://www.excelsiorgroup.co.uk/blog/force-power-or-acceleration
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+Willows Health Fitness that's what I am trying to get you to do.
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Please share this speech by JFK asking the country to follow La Sierra High PE.
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A RECENT report showed that Australian children were worse at catching, throwing and bouncing balls than their counterparts 30 years ago. Only eight per cent of girls and 32 per cent of boys showed...
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If you have a shoulder problem, avoid doing "shoulder specific" exercises. The whole body is involved in throwing and striking, so it needs to be trained like that: http://www.excelsiorgroup.co.uk/blog/shoulder-pain-how-get-it-better
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The shoulder matrix routine is now included in my tennis players training. There are no players in my sessions with winged scapula's as a result. Also no thera-band rotator cuff exercises.
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Very good ideas here on customer service. I always cringe when I see a "customer service department" in a company: what are all the other departments doing?
Scandinavian Airlines used to have a motto: "if you're not helping the customer, you should be helping someone who is".
Customer service is difficult, expensive and unpredictable. But it's a mistake to assume that any particular example is automatically either good or bad. A company might spend almost nothing on customer service but still succeed in reaching its goals. Customer...
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Sports supplements are big business. Things haven't really changed since the days of this ovaltine advert; except for the size of the marketing budgets
Here is a brief history of how and why sports supplements came into being: http://www.excelsiorgroup.co.uk/blog/best-sports-nutrition-supplement-0
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Great session on the beach at Saunton Sands in #Devon  yesterday. Hard to tell that these are young #golf  players. Real progress made on their #fitness Taken some time, but here is how we did it: http://www.excelsiorgroup.co.uk/blog/how-get-fit-golf
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The Crows
Crows are attracted to shining objects. Are you a crow? Are you immediately attracted to shining objects? Crows in coaching are those who are constantly attracted to the newest shining object in the form of fads, they believe the hype and marketing, they are always looking for the latest greatest shortcut. Hopefully you are not a crow but a critical thinker with a sound foundation in training principles and finely tuned BS filter so that you can ignore the shining objects.
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Making Practice Better
Don’t try to replicate the game in practice, instead distort the game. Use varied constraints and restraints that force faster decision making speed and demand higher speed of action. Never allow the athlete to get comfortable into a set pattern. In essence by doing this the game itself will slow down. Make the focus not on perfect practice but on perfect effort. Encourage risk taking to push the performance envelope. Taking these approach demands deep understanding the game and the fundamentals in order to be effective. Changing how you practice will change how you play the game.
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Working with young #netball  players, I try and get them strong and fast in all directions. Girls especially need to work on leg strength to help them change direction more quickly. Here are more tips on getting fit for Netball http://www.excelsiorgroup.co.uk/blog/ground-how-get-fit-netball-pt2
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Coach, author, father, husband, ex athlete.
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Autodidact about sums it up.
Think globally: act locally: Trying to give my kids the best upbringing I can in this area, whilst offering services to those far afield.

Hates authority figures and mindless jobsworths who put barriers in the way of athletes and life.

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Ex England karateka, 3 years on senior squad.
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    Owner, 2001 - present
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Nassau - Dubai - Crewkerne - London
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25 Common Mistakes in the Olympic Lifts - ELITETRACK
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I use the weight room extensively with my track and field athletes as well as athletes from other sports. I find it to be a controlled envir

How to get fit for sport | Excelsior Group
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A comprehensive guide to getting fit for sport, listing many different sports and the best ways of getting fit to play sport.

Sports and Fitness Science: Handball talk in Aspetar
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I am a Sports Scientist, former Head of Sports Science and Research of Team GB at Beijing/Vancouver/London Olympics. This blog aims at prese

Getting my gymnasts stronger | Excelsior Group
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A look at the underlying strength concepts that will help gymnasts get stronger.

Coach Development: One size does not fit all. | Excelsior Group
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A mind map showing the different ways to become a sports coach. Formal and informal learning in coach development.

How can a gymnast maintain a healthy weight? | Excelsior Group
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How to maintain a healthy weight when doing gymnastics. What gymnasts eat in competition.

Eating disorders in gymnasts | Excelsior Group
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Why famous gymnasts have had eating disorders, information about those disorders.

Warm Up Specificity - spinning | Excelsior Group
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Why sitting on a bike is a bad idea for a sporting warm up.

Speed training drills | Excelsior Group
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speed training drills without using high knees

Squat versus deadlift | Excelsior Group
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Should you do deadlifts in the gym? This article looks at what to start with.

5 week weightlifting program | Excelsior Group
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A 5 week weightlifting program designed to help develop Olympic lifting techniques. The weight lifting club is based in Willand, Cullompton,

Weight lifting program | Excelsior Group
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a 6 week training programme for people wanting to develop their weightlifing. It uses the Olympic Lifts has the central part of the program.

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Strengthening your Gluteus Medius – do exercises like the Clam or a side...
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The Gluteus medius is situated on the side of your hip and controls the movement of your pelvis in the frontal plane. In English that means

In Collegiate Athletics, Football Coaches Drive the Bus - Higher Education
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In revenue college sports, the coach is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. At many institutions with major football programs, t

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They are many, and they cause pain and grief. But we can be legion. That's why I'm publishing the images below, and encourage you to do the

Seth's Blog: A year of posts
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More than 3,000,000 people visited this blog in 2014, and, noting that popular is not the same as best, here are some of my most clicked on

The best coaching books of 2014 | Excelsior Group
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List of books read in 2014 with brief summaries of content. Recommended for sports coaches.

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Despite outside appearances, this garage is very frinedly and professional. Very good value, and happy to help with advice for people like me who know nothing about cars.
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