Conditioning

Single Leg Strength Training for Squash – Part III

by Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In the previous article we looked at two exercises that provide a great starting point for single leg strength training – the split squat, and the one leg bench or ‘Bulgarian’ split squat. They are both considered ‘in place’ exercises in that once the feet are set […]

It’s Not a Stretch

by Jeremy Mayer, US Squash National Team Sports Physiologist Stretching is a term that most people associate with gym class or playing sports as a kid. As a group you would hold, count to ten and then move on to the next tortuously boring and sometimes downright painful position. The butterfly, reaching for the toes […]

Taking Time Away From Competition

By Damon Leedale-Brown, sports scientist & conditioning specialist The increasing move towards year-round competition schedules and early specialization in youth sports contradicts the majority of research that warns of the risks associated with such an approach for most young athletes (burnout, overuse injury, plateaus in athletic development, losing the love of the game, etc.). Combine […]

Movement

By Damon Leedale-Brown Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist The inspiration for this article came in part from my son and his desire to play ‘squockey’ as part of the warm up for a recent junior clinic session!  Combine my interest in movement development and physical literacy in young athletes, with my concerns that the U.S. […]