Strength and Conditioning
I completed my level 4 in Strength and Conditioning In May 2017, which included practical elements: Olympic lifting; speed agility and plyometrics. My Case study was on Cameron (pictured), City of bristol senior oarsman (national champion with UWE in 2010). During 12 weeks of 1 session/week, he increased in both the squats and pulls tests. His jump test score increased dramatically and his work done per stroke on the ergometer tests also increased. Cam’s movement also improved significantly, increasing his range in Thomas tests, ankle range, and shoulder lift off, from having some regions of slight restriction to having excellent ranges. Scapular integrity and Gerber lift off tests also showed great improvement, along with deep overhead squat and single leg squats.
Get in touch if you’d like to see my referenced case study viva, or the whole case study with all the data and training programming.
The juniors Nick has worked with are moving better, are more robust and keeping common swimming injuries at bay.
The Bristol men pushed themselves to the limit all season finishing 2017. Coaching and running the senior men’s squad was a big challenge and highly rewarding. See results. ‘A’ Coxless 4 pictured at Eton Dorney.
Previously while working at Millfield, Greg Searle visited our coaching team on a training camp: “Minimise how much you slow the boat down” was such great advice, for crews of all all levels.
I work with Director and ersthwhile GB swimmer Jez Birds, under his performance pathway for Bristol Henleaze Swimming Club. I am the strength and conditioning coach for these juniors who compete nationally, and I also do some coaching poolside.
I swam since a young age and competed as a junior before getting into rowing at school.
I’ve always loved to surf and have been researching strength and conditioning in surfing. Get in touch to express your interest in training for surfing. Minimise risk of injury, maximise performance. I’ve dealt with various ailments as a result many years of surfing and so have a good understanding of how to keep fit for surfing! At 35 i’m now surfing with less niggles than when i was 30… Watch this space…
Between 2001 and 2009 I worked in the windsurfing and watersports holiday industry, from instructing in summer holidays around university to managing small centres around the world, to competing and chasing storms at home in the uk. I now have a unique perspective on strength and conditioning for windsurfing and will be doing some more research!
“If you only make one session a week make it one of these…”
I’ve tried a lot of things, and doing a weekly Kettlercise class session made a significant all-round positive impact on my wellbeing. I’m celebrating one year this septemeber running classes.
Work-out in a friendly group to pumping music. Fire up every one of your muscles. Train hard without realising it, and while having fun! Learn great technique and challenge yourself as much as you like in this highly efficient total-body conditioning session. Build power-endurance and feel incredible.
I was inspired by the class I first went to, and I look forward to inspiring you, leading you to great results, for body and mind.
Or try my new advanced class, if you’ve used kettlebells before, I can help you push to your limits!
The sciences are a large and crucial part of teenagers’ GCSEs. A-level Physics can lead to a great range of exciting careers.
I am currently teaching and tutoring part-time based in the Bristol area, and I’m available for revision courses. Understanding how our world works and application to our daily lives can be fascinating!
Years full-time windsurfing coaching experience including centre management, more than 2500 people coached
Years full-time school teaching Physics GCSE and A-level
Years of rowing training and racing, 4 years of coaching
Watersports, Physics and fitness
Tel: 07584 082 440