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SPORT PHYSIOLOGY

Preparing you for any challenge that you set yourself

Are you preparing for your first fitness challenge, taking on a half marathon, triathlon or trek abroad? Our accredited physiology laboratory inside the Performance Centre at Sport & Fitness boasts state of the art equipment and expertise that will support you in the challenge ahead.

Our team of specialist physiologists help athletes and teams to achieve their potential through individually tailored testing and advice. Monitoring the impact of stress on an athlete’s body, our expert physiologist will identify critical physical components affecting performance and maximise their development and interaction to enable high performance.

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
  • Team monitoring
  • Training and competition observations
  • Integrated support alongside coaches
  • 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.
  • GPS Units containing global system positioning, accelerometer and gyroscope technology to track an athlete’s movements for monitoring training load
  • Metabolic analysis – breath by breath gas analysis system and blood analysis to determine training zones and track changes in performance.

WE CAN HELP YOU PERFORM AT YOUR OPTIMUM LEVEL

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Meet the Experts

OLLIE ARMSTRONG

OLLIE ARMSTRONG

Sport Physiology Lead

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