Wednesday 5 August 2009

Wednesday's watchmen--a gathering of learned University of Limerick folk

Here is a guest invite if you will from an Irish weightlifter and past contributor to the blog, Eamonn Flanagan. He is involved in a strength and conditioning conference down in UL and the conference is non-profit and none of the presenters get paid for it. The details are below and if you are interested, let Eamonn know and follow the link. I would definitely be going, but I will be in Scotland at the time. There are lots of things I think I could learn and apply to my training. Here are the details:

What: Strength & Conditioning Applied Research Workshop

Where: University Arena, University of Limerick, Ireland

When: 11:15-13:15 on 19th August 2009

The ISBS Applied Session: Biomechanics of Strength & Power Training is designed to provide cutting edge information to strength and conditioning professionals who work directly with a variety of athletes. Attendees will learn various methods to develop strength and power in their athletes. The session will include both discussion and demonstration segments featuring plyometric, complex and weightlifting training as well as measures of assessing performance. The ISBS 2009 Conference will run 17- 22 August with the Applied Strength and Conditioning Workshop occurring on 19 August 11:15-13:15 at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland.

Topics and presenters will be:

1. Eamonn Flanagan & Darragh Graham: Plyometric exercises

2. Tom Comyns: Complex training

3. Andy Tysz: Olympic weightlifting

4. Randall Jensen: Use of different measurement techniques in assessing performance

5. 20 mins Q+A

Eamonn Flanagan, Ph.D., is a strength and conditioning coach with Scottish Rugby. Darragh Graham is a strength and conditioning coach, formally of Leinster Rugby. Darragh has also been a national champion sprinter in both the 100m and 200m. Tom Comyns, Ph.D., was an Olympian in the 4x100m in Sydney, 2000. He is currently a strength and conditioning coach with Munster Rugby. Andy Tsyz represented the U.S.A in a distinguished career as an international weightlifter. He is now the head coach of the U.S.A. Olympic Education Centre Weightlifting team. Randall Jensen, Ph.D. is a professor in exercise science at Northern Michigan University. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has published dozens of research papers in the realm of strength and conditioning.

Day Registration: Euro €101 (also includes full day access to ISBS Conference, delegate pack and lunch). In addition to the Applied Session a dedicated Oral session on Strength and Conditioning Research will also take place on the day.

The ISBS is a non-profit organization.

For more info on the conference and for registration, go to:

Otherwise, I am training later today with Jim Schmitz so I shall post about how that goes when I have the time.


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