Project Description

Taekwondo SandC

Strength & Conditioning for Taekwondo

Strength & Conditioning for Taekwondo courses are aimed at both university clubs coaches, assistant coaches, and aspiring student and alumni athletes with an interest in athletic development, coaching skills and the sport science behind taekwondo.

The one day Introduction to Strength & Conditioning for Taekwondo course is divided between two classroom modules and one practical demonstrations of equipment and techniques within a strength and conditioning facility. The following elements are introduced in the course:

SESSION 1 – Sport Science Support/ Nutrition & Weight Making for Taekwondo Module

  • Introduction to Sport Science Disciplines (Physiology/ Biomechanics/ Psychology)
  • Anti-doping, random testing
  • Basic Sports Nutrition (Macro & Micro nutrients/ hydration/ supplements)
  • Weight Making Practices (Dieting/ weight making and unsafe practices/ recovery)
  • Periodization (Macro/ Meso/ Micro cycles, tapering, order of training, recovery)

SESSION 2 – Strength & Conditioning for Taekwondo Module

  • Introduction to S&C areas (strength/ power/ speed/ conditioning)
  • Testing Performance (strength/ power/ speed/ conditioning)
  • Structure of Training (Volume/ intensity, sets, reps, tempo, rest)
  • Warm-ups & Cool Downs (structure and flexibility potential)
  • Conditioning modalities (An/ Aerobic – general & specific)

SESSION 3 – Practical S&C for Taekwondo Module

  • Basic Warm-Up Techniques (prehabilitation)
  • Basic Lifting Techniques (upper & lower)
  • Basic Plyometric Techniques (upper & lower)
  • Basic SAQ Techniques (general & specific)

The course is delivered by Dr Carl Langan-Evans, a high performance Taekwondo coach for the Olympic Taekwondo Centre team. Carl has provided consultancy as a trainer, coach and physiologist to a number of high performance sports teams including those at the 2012 London Olympic Games. After graduating in late 2011 Carl had gained his professional accreditation in strength & conditioning via the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) and completed went on to complete his PhD in the effects of rapid weight loss methods on the physiological, metabolic and hormonal profile of elite international Taekwondo athletes. Carl’s research areas include Physiology, Metabolism and Nutrition for elite Taekwondo performance and High Intensity Interval Training (HIT) for performance and health. Carl currently works at Liverpool John Moores University as the institution’s Sport Science Officer.

Please see our events calendar for more information on the specific individual courses and links to learning resources and online registration forms.

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