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Injury Prevention With Conor Mc Manus Day 2

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Upper Body Stability and Strength

This Press Up Modification is excellent for developing a resilient core and upper body strength. Very often in games and training, the core is challenged in no linear ways, yet we often train it using standard planks etc.

If you don't have RAMroller you could use 2 standard Foam Rollers, but just make sure they are strong ones.

Try 5 sets of 20 with 30 second to 1 minute rest

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The Black Friday Lesson

Yesterday, I think my inbox nearly exploded with "Black" Friday emails.... 50% off this, 20% off that.I found myself asking the question,why? If marketing and selling is all about differentiating yourself from the competition, it was definitely self defeating for alot of companies.The real answer to this question has to be - FOMO -Fear of [...]

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80/20 Rule

Maybe we have written on this before, but its worth restating Generally Speaking, 80% of your outputs, will result from 20% of your inputs.This is abroad statement, but worth thinking about if you are a player or a coachWhat are the 20% of things that are you causing 80% of your success? Identify these and [...]

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Minimal Viable Training Protocols

In the commercial world, a Minimal Viable Product " has just those core features that allow the product to be deployed, and no more" - Basically what this is saying is that the product functions and no more, and there are no bells and whistles. There is maximum output with minimum input, if this makes sense.If [...]

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The Ronnie Delaney Rehearsal...

Yesterday on the Ray D'arcy Radio show on RTE, there was an excellent piece with former Olympic Champion Ronnie Delaney.Two things really stood out from the interview.Firstly, how humble Ronnie Delaney was, as he thanked Ray for asking questions that sort of jogged his memory. It was a brilliant piece of radio.Secondly, what listeners might [...]

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Basics of Nutrition

The guys at came up with this very simple info graphic that bet counting calories

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Basics of Training

As Coaches and players, its sometimes good to remind ourselves of the basics of trainingSpecificity - To Improve a given skill,movement, etc , its best to practice what you want to improveIndividualisation - Different players respond differently to different types of training.Overload - For change and gains to happen, the body/team must be pushed beyond [...]

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Become a Great Tactician....

Here are a list of variables that you can tinker with to become a great tacticianSurprise - Can you add an element of surprise that will reap rewards before the opposition get time to counteract, or will the surprise force the opposition to change their gameplan.Speed - Applying greater speed ( Running / kicking/ general [...]

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The Ultimate Team Player

For years Bernard Brogan was seen as a very stylish, individual type player. The type of player who could win a game on his own. But the flip side to this was that he often took on things that were near impossible, which would result in wides and turnovers, but most of all, fuel for [...]

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How powerful is tradition?

All the talk after Killkenny won the 2015 All-Ireland, was about the speech Jackie Tyrrell gave at half time to rally the team. And going by the reaction of the Killkenny players, it was one hell of a motivator for them.But as Jackie himself said, the players still had to go back out and perform [...]

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