Mind Set Game #40: Strength and conditioning in the UK vs Australia with David Young

In today’s episode of the mind set game podcast, I sat down with David Young.

David is Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach at New South Wales Institute of Sport in Sydney, Australia, but our paths crossed on 2 separate occasions. The first being, David was my S&C coach at the Welsh Institute of Sport (Sport Wales as it now called) in Cardiff when I first started in performance sport back in 2006 and then our paths crossed again in 2009 when David was an S&C coach at the time working for the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Bisham Abbey. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #40: Strength and conditioning in the UK vs Australia with David Young”

Interview with injured serviceman Corrie Mapp

He was injured in Afghanistan on January 31st 2010 by an Improvised explosive (IED) and subsequently became a double amputee.

He now takes part in five different sports and of those competes in two of them at elite level. His sports are Para-Bobsleigh, Sitting Volleyball, Cricket, golf and track. He is currently ranked #2 in the world at Para-Bob.

I first meet Corrie at a GB Sitting Volleyball training camp back in 2010 not long after his injury. Continue reading “Interview with injured serviceman Corrie Mapp”

Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 5: Best 3 Cardio Tips

In the final part of this 5 part series on strength and conditioning for leg amputees, we will be considering cardio. This is going to vary according to your impairment and how you can use the equipment in the gym. The best way to lose weight and improve your cardiovascular system (heart and lungs) is to incorporate some form of sprinting into your training. Continue reading “Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 5: Best 3 Cardio Tips”

Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 4 : Upper Body Difficulties

This is an area that I believe to be more problematic for congenital amputees than individuals that had their amputation due to an extreme trauma.

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Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees Part 3: – Top 3 Difficulties in Strengthening The Abdominal Muscles

The top 3 difficulties faced by leg amputees are:

 

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Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees: Part 2 – Top 3 Difficulties in Strenghtening the Legs

 The top 3 difficulties faced in the gym by leg amputees are:

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Strength and Conditioning for Leg Amputees: Part 1

This is part 1 of a series of blogs I will be doing on strength and conditioning for leg amputees.

 

In this first blog I will give a little background into myself, I have a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia of the left leg. Having been born with a disability, I have had to adapt to things along the way. Learning and implementating ways I could do things, the other able bodied children took for granted.

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