• 11 AUG 16
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    Interview With Finn Lynch

    Interview With Finn Lynch

    This Interview Took Place in Late 2013 shortly after Finn’s move to Olympic Class At just 17 years of age, Finn has shown signs that he may be destined for the top.  His silver medal at the U-17 world Topper Championship was just the beginning of a huge 18 months for the Carlow native as

    • 13 JUN 15
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    Gym Based Swim Training

    Gym Based Swim Training

    Our swim Physiotherapist, Xela is demonstrating how bands can be used to teach and strengthen the initial freestyle catch, focusing on a early vertical forearm. The catch and pull phase is the main technique element that separates elite from non-elite swimmers. The early vertical forearm or high elbow catch utilises larger muscle groups to increase
    • 06 APR 15
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    Swim Lactate Testing For Triathletes

    Swim Lactate Testing For Triathletes

    3 Swim Performance Factors Technique Physical Conditioning Psychological Conditioning   These three are the primary factors that contribute to a swim performance which can be altered with training in the pool & the gym. As discussed in a previous post, technique can prevent injury and maximize power in the water Physical conditioning can be measured

    • 03 MAR 15
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    Athlete Interview – Maria McCambridge

    Athlete Interview – Maria McCambridge

    Fresh from sealing her 21st National Title at the cross country championships, we managed to squeeze some free time out of Maria’s busy training schedule to find out what the life of an elite athlete entails and gain some tips for you aspiring runners out there. Maria does her Strength & Conditioning Training with Sports Med. Physio Kieran Nolan.

    • 20 FEB 15
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    Common Swimming Technique Mistakes

    Common Swimming Technique Mistakes

    Here is some advice on swimming technique from Sports Med. Ireland physio, Xela Steenberge. Xela is our resident physiotherapy expert on swimming and swimming injuries. Xela captained the University of Tampa swim team and has extensive experience in water & land based coaching. Don’t hesitate to contact us if interested in training with Xela to reduce likelihood of injury and improve your performance in the water.

    • 07 JAN 15
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    SPORTS MED. IRELAND TRAINING INTENSITY ZONES GUIDE

    SPORTS MED. IRELAND TRAINING INTENSITY ZONES GUIDE

    SMI training programmes monitors and prescribes training intensity using a Zone system to help you monitor training intensity. We use various markers or tests to set these zones and try to use a combination of variables to ensure accurate training load (eg Heart Rate(HR) coupled with Power on the bike or HR coupled with Pace

    • 02 JAN 15
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    Leinster Development Swim Squad Strength & Conditioning

    Leinster Development Swim Squad Strength & Conditioning

    Over the Christmas period our Chartered Physiotherapist Kieran Nolan took the Leinster developmental swim squad for an introduction to strength & conditioning. Athletes were taken through screening processes and introductory corrective exercises while the importance of starting on structured, progressive programs at an early age became apparent over the course of the day.

    • 12 SEP 14
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    Strength & Conditioning for Juveniles

    Strength & Conditioning for Juveniles

    When should a child start a strength and conditioning program? Is it safe for a child to lift weights? These are two of the most common questions asked by parents and coaches at our clinic. Currently no evidence indicates a minimum age for participation in correctly designed strength & conditioning programs.   Any aspiring athlete deemed

    • 03 SEP 14
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    Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition of the plantar fascia at its attachment to the calcaneus. The term ‘fasciitis’ is misleading as it suggests that it is an inflammatory condition but the collagen disarray occurs in the absence of inflammatory cells. Therefore a more accurate term would be plantar fasciosis

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