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Mike McGurn
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Job Title
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Current Job Description
Strength and Conditioning Coach to Irish International rules Team and Armagh GAA
Past Job Experience
National Strength and Conditioning Coach to Irish Rugby Team. Strength and Conditioning Coach to World Champion Boxer Bernard Dunne.
Strength and Conditioning Coach to St Helens Rugby League.
Strength and Conditioning Coach to Ospreys Rugby.
Education
B.Sc. Physical Education Temple University, Philadelphia USA
P.G.C.E. in Physical Education University of Ulster, Belfast
Dip in Sports Psychology, Newcastle University

Mike McGurn's Blog

What is Strength and Conditioning all about ?   I’m sitting on a plane heading to Krakow to deliver a presentation on Speed Agiltiy and Olympic lifting and I’m thinking to myself how did I get to thi…

What is Strength and Conditioning all about ?

 

I’m sitting on a plane heading to Krakow to deliver a presentation on Speed Agiltiy and Olympic lifting and I’m thinking to myself how did I get to this point?

 

What does it take to be a successful Strength and conditioning Coach…

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Posted on November 1, 2017 at 5:00pm

Making Athletes more powerful using full acceleration exercises.

Making Athletes more powerful using full acceleration exercises.

 

 

Have you ever hit a plateau in the gym and try as you may you never seem able to break through, or increase a certain lift or weight ?  That’s when using full acceleration exercises can help…

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Posted on July 21, 2016 at 9:52am

Making athletes more powerful using full acceleration exercises.

Making athletes more powerful using full acceleration exercises.

 

 

Have you ever hit a plateau in the gym and try as you may you never seem able to break through, or increase a certain lift or weight ?  That’s when using full acceleration exercises can help you reach new personal bests and break through previous barriers.

 

 

Traditional gym exercises that are used to build strength (squats, deadlifts,bench press, push…

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Posted on July 20, 2016 at 3:50pm

Strength and Conditioning or Physical Performance Coaches ???????

Strength and Conditioning or Physical Performance Coaches ???????

 

The role of the Strength and Conditioning coach has changed dramatically over the last number of years and it got me thinking.  I often wonder does the title S&C coach do justice to the duties we carry out?  I had a recent conversation with 2016 NSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the year Ashley Jones about this matter, and we both agreed that the title Physical Performance Coach…

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Posted on July 15, 2016 at 8:59am

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