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SPORT PHYSIOLOGY

The Physiology team offer fitness testing and evaluation from our state-of-the-art Human Performance lab, and also pitch side, pool side and track side, to support coaches and athletes to maximise their performance and fitness development.

Our performance lab offers is a climate-controlled facility offering different environmental conditions as desired, and equipment includes SRM bikes and watt bikes for cycling assessments, and treadmill and Alter G treadmill for running based assessments. The team offers performance profiling for individual and team sport athletes to accurately assess current fitness levels but also set training zones and support coaches when planning the most effective training for that individual to achieve desired outcomes and aid return to sport following injury. Field based testing is also carried out to tailor training sessions effectively.

HOW WE WORK WITH ATHLETES & COACHES

With cutting edge technology, the latest observation and monitoring techniques including Sub Max fitness tests, maximal fitness tests and body composition assessments, our experts can provide a bespoke support package for each individual.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • One-to-one testing
  • Individual consultations and needs analysis
  • Monitored sessions with our in-house Physiologists
  • Competition support
  • Remote physiology support
BASES accreditation

SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE

  • Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill used to accelerate rehabilitation and athletic training with exclusive unweighting technology
  • Altitude Generator simulating the oxygen content of various environments around the world, utilised for specific performance training and rehabilitation
  • Environmental Chamber allowing temperature, humidity and oxygen to be controlled, simulating a wide range of environmental conditions
  • Performance Treadmill & Cycling Ergometers – treadmill capable of sprint speeds and testing downhill running and cycling ergometer designed for testing professional cyclists.
  • Metabolic Analysis – breath by breath gas analysis system and blood analysis to determine training zones and track changes in performance.

Meet the Experts

OLLIE ARMSTRONG

OLLIE ARMSTRONG

Sport Physiology Lead

ALEX TAYLOR

ALEX TAYLOR

Head of Performance & Coaching

Ollie provides his expertise to senior international and professional athletes across multiple sports as well as supporting athlete scholars at the University. His main goal is to ensure each athlete he works with can consistently perform to the maximum of their physical potential following effective individual preparation.

Qualifications

MSc: EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
BSc: SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE