PERFORMANCE
SUPPORT

PHYSIOLOGY

The physiology team offer fitness testing and evaluation from our state-of-the-art human performance laboratory. They also offer ‘on-site’ support whether that’s a pitch, the pool or the athletics track. Our laboratory is a climate-controlled facility with a range of equipment including SRM bikes and watt bikes for cycling assessments, and a treadmill and Alter G treadmill for running based assessments.

 

The team offer performance profiling for individual as well as team-sport athletes. This process accurately assesses current fitness levels to set training zones and support coaches with planning the most effective training. Whether that is new goals or aiding an athlete’s return to sport.

WORKING CLOSELY WITH ATHLETES AND 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
At Birmingham we offer one-to-one testing, individual consultations and analysis, as well as monitored sessions with our in house-physiologists. Our physiologists also attend competition with athletes, as well as providing remote physiology support.
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MEET THE EXPERTS

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OLLIE ARMSTRONG

Lead Sport Physiologist

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.

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Alex Taylor

Head of Performance & Coaching

Alex established the Performance Centre at the University of Birmingham Sport over 10 years ago. The aim of the centre is to provide integrated athlete-centred specialist support to talented athletes so that they can reach their sporting potential.