Our Leeds Gryphons athletes and sports scholars have access to range of professional support services to aid performance.
These services include:
- Strength and Conditioning
- Sports Massage
- Sports Physiotherapy
- Sports Science Support
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“I’m really noticing the benefits from the Strength and Conditioning training, I am more physically active on the pitch and feel much stronger. I’m so grateful for all your support!”
Strength and Conditioning
The University of Leeds is dedicated to providing one of the best university Strength and Conditioning programmes in the country.
The aim of our S&C staff is to provide a more rounded programme, based on scientifically proven principles.
Our athlete and sport-specific programmes are aimed at improving performance and reducing the risk of injuries and are provided with the intention to maximise our athletes’ potential.
Strength and Conditioning at the University of Leeds
The university’s Strength and Conditioning coaches focus on a comprehensive injury reduction programme, targeting common sites of injury, such as shoulder, hip, knee and ankle. This includes targeting fundamental movement patterns including squatting, lunging, pushing and pulling.
Once competence has been achieved, focus is placed on improving performance through the use of ground based movements, including weightlifting, medicine balls and plyometrics. Athletes’ conditioning needs are met using the MAS system in order to allow individuals to work at a level appropriate to their needs.
Within the Strength and Conditioning programme, the following protocols may be used:
• Athletic Evaluation / Movement Screen
• Mobility / Flexibility
• Linear Speed (start, first step quickness, acceleration, absolute speed)
• Multi-Directional Speed (footwork, change of direction, agility)
• Reaction training
• Joint Stability / Balance / Posture
• Injury Prevention / Pre-hab
• Reconditioning / Return from Injury
• Strength / Power
• Recovery / Regeneration