PERFORMANCE
SUPPORT

Strength & Conditioning

Strength and conditioning coaching is delivered from our state-of-the-art performance gym. Our team of UKSCA accredited coaches deliver all Strength and conditioning sessions from this dedicated performance gym within the department.


This facility offers not only the highest quality equipment but also allows for the tailored delivery of sessions within a fantastic environment where performance outcomes are the primary focus.

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OPTIMISE YOUR PERFORMANCE
By using a wide range of tools, working collaboratively alongside National Governing Bodies, within your Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) of qualified practitioners and coaches, we identify your strengths and barriers to success within your chosen sport. Based upon your needs, we develop and expertly coach athletic development programmes, continually assessing and reviewing against your individual movement strategies, outcomes and goals.
OUR APPROACH IN ACTION
Strength and Conditioning is the physical preparation of athletes toward enhancing sports performance and reducing injuries. Integrating alongside athlete, coach and support services, our experience team of UKSCA Accredited coached (detailed below) strive to improve your physical capacities to maximise your sporting potential. Our athletic development coaching philosophy is built upon a foundation of our values.
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MEET THE EXPERTS

MARK BURNS

Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach

With a decade worth of experience across a variety of institutions and sports, Mark leads the strength and conditioning support team at the University. Mark facilitates effective delivery through a needs based approached to UB Sport Scholars, Teams, TASS athletes and External Partners. Mark personally leads support to Women’s Hockey, Men’s Rugby and Squash towards league success, as well as individual player achievement at national and international level competition.

Joseph Watkins

JOSEPH WATKINS

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Joe has an extensive background in the physical development of University athletes across a multitude of sports. Joe has the unique experience of not only coaching elite sport, but also competing at the elite level in sports including: Swimming, Rugby League and Water Polo. Using his wealth of experience, Joe currently supports a number of UB Scholar and TASS athletes, alongside the University Performance Netball programme. Combining progressive evidence-based methods and a holistic athlete-centred approach, Joe enables athletes to excel at both University-level and International competition. With an interest in the effect of the menstrual cycle on adaptation to strength training, Joe is currently undertaking postgraduate research into the area. He is a regular speaker on the topic for the benefit of female athletes and the wider UB Sport community.