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Gamble Paul PhD CSCS
Strength and Conditioning Journal: August 2007
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The intricacies of team sports competition pose unique challenges for metabolic conditioning. The unpredictability and intermittent nature of competitive matches leads to great variability in the order, duration, and intensity of the various modes of locomotion and game-related activities players are required to perform. This article describes novel sport-specific solutions to metabolic conditioning for team sports players. The practicalities of implementing these game-related approaches are examined.

Paul Gamble was formerly Strength and Conditioning Coach for the English Premiership rugby union football club London Irish.

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