Principles for Optimising Strength Transfer to Sport Webinar

Principles for Optimising Strength Transfer to Sport Webinar

Best Practice Principles for Optimising Strength Transfer to Sports Performance Webinar

The presentation discusses the application of strength training to sports performance. It considers why “general strength training” methods have limited applicability to elite populations or individuals who utilise strength training to improve sporting performance. Using basic muscle physiology concepts, it then provides an overview of planning and conducting strength training programs that give the greatest opportunity of sports transfer as well. Integral to effective planning and programming in elite sport is the ability to define and understand the concept of “specify of training”, this presentation ensures that attendees have the ability to identify and program specific work for sports performers based on their needs.

Presented by Mr Mark Bennett, BSc (Hons)

Mark is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Tokyo Olympic Men's Tennis Singles Gold Medallists, Alex Zverev.  Previous to that he was Head of Performance for Russia Rugby Union coordinating the strength and conditioning of players who represent the National Team as well as the development of physical development pathways that provide best practice guidelines for young players (16) to develop the physical abilities required to play international rugby.

Mark's previous experiences within sport include:
Head of Sport Science and Medicine at the English Rugby Union
Head of Performance at the Welsh Rugby Union
Head of Performance/Strength and Conditioning at 3 professional rugby union teams

Mark also played professional Rugby for 9 years, representing his country of Wales on 3 occasions.  


Thursday, 18 November 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm  AEDT

Please note, the times listed are in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. 
Your local time will be:
ACT:         7:00pm - 8:30pm
NSW:    7:00pm - 8:30pm
  5:30pm - 7:00pm
  6:00pm - 7:30pm
  6:30pm - 8:00pm
  7:00pm - 8:30pm
  7:00pm - 8:30pm
  4:00pm - 5:30am

Please note: This is a live webinar and needs to be watched at the specified time above. If you are unable to watch the webinar live, it will be produced as podcast and can be purchased within the following month.

Rates per person

ESSA Member         $30.00  
ESSA Student Member
Student Non-Member
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Access to Webinar

You will be provided information on how to access this webinar within your registration confirmation email.
NB: A confirmation of your attendance is required.

Target Audience

Any Accredited exercise Scientist, Accredited Sports Scientists Level 1 and/or Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2.   



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