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V02 Max: The basics

By On September 15, 2016

VO2 max is the rate at which the heart lungs and muscles can effectively use oxygen for during exercise. This is usually measured in ml of o2/per kg body weight/per min. Normative… Read More


Is the secret to success all in the mind? Guest blogger Rebecca Crago

By On June 14, 2016

  Most people who have ever taken on a sporting challenge recognise that winning is as much a psychological challenge as it is a physical one. We’ve all watched sportsmen and women… Read More


Copa Mundial: The legend.

By On June 1, 2016

In my opinion the greatest football boot ever made. They defined a generation of schoolboys in the early nineties, only succumbing to the Predator boot. They are most definitely back in, but… Read More


Got skills? Become a freestyler.

By On May 27, 2016

Wow. That moment when you see a skill so good you get goosebumps. Rarely does it happen during a match situation but a generation of football freestylers are bidding to outdo one… Read More


The joys of the youtube workout.

By On May 25, 2016

I’ve never done a home workout before. I am currently 5 minutes post home workout and sweating, out of breath and mildly irate. A little at the intensity of the workout, and more so that… Read More


Pre-match massage. A fair rub?

By On May 22, 2016

Ever thought about a pre-match sports massage? The idea sounds good but I know from experience that I can get tired and lethargic after a massage. What better way to research the… Read More


Plyometrics for football

By On May 18, 2016

Now if you think you have never attempted plyometrics you are probably wrong. It can be a simple as a game of hopscotch. Plyometric training is a high intensity method of training… Read More


Why shun the shin? A shin guard review.

By On May 11, 2016

We all know that person who wears the smallest shin guards they can find as a fashion statement. God forbid what would actually happen if they got tackled. Well research has concluded… Read More


Perfect pre-match nutrition

By On May 4, 2016

A packet of crisps for breakfast after a late night kebab does not constitute an ideal pre-match meal, according to Amanda Jones, a competitive runner, Sports Therapist and nutrition expert. She indicates… Read More

Make it pro

Become a football expert (or not)

By On May 3, 2016

10,000 hours. That’s what it takes to become an expert. I know some very good footballers that hardly practised at all. But all the ones I know who have played at a… Read More