Performance Science

Off-Season & Pre-Season Training Programmes

In the ultra-competitive world of modern-day sport, athletes and coaches seek an edge wherever they can find it. Gaining a crucial head-start over one's rivals before the sporting season officially starts is arguably the greatest way one can actually do so.

Taking the key components of both Physical Fitness (i.e. Body Composition, Endurance, Flexibility, Strength and Speed) and Motor Fitness (i.e. Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, Power and Reaction Time) into consideration, Gold Standard offer both Off-Season & Pre-Season Strength and Conditioning services.

These customised offerings, which are based upon the training principles of Specificity, Overload, Recovery, Adaptation and Reversibility, always take into account not only the specific sport in question but areas of potential improvement. Available to both clubs and individuals, Gold Standard's Off-Season and Pre-Season Programmes are also priced at very competitive levels.



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Cardiac Screening

A recent study of Irish sportspeople by U.C.C's Department of Rheumatology, Sports and Exercise Medicine stated both awareness and uptake levels of Cardiac Screening (which is proven to significantly reduce rates of Sudden Cardiac Death amongst athletes) are still very much below desired levels.

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Consultancy Services

In the increasingly competitive and fast-moving world of modern-day sport, a helping hand is often needed by clubs and individuals in order for them to achieve their true potential.

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Core Stability Programmes

Gold Standard's Core Stability Sports Programme is a scientifically-based exercise plan, which aims to improve stabilisation and support to the spine and pelvis

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"Coaching the Club Coach" Programme

Gold Standard's “Coaching the Club Coach” Programme provides mentors with a cutting-edge fitness guide, which ensures those under their tutelage receive top class physical training.

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Capable of directly influencing one's physiological capacity, increasing the speed of recovery from training/competition and removing psychological constraints, Ergogenic Aids can massively benefit sportspeople when used correctly

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Fitness Testing

Before a Training Programme with the power to unlock a sportsperson's full potential can be devised, his/her existing fitness levels must be discovered.

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Gym Programmes

In recent years, a sporting revolution has undoubtedly taken place in this country.

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Injury Prevention Programmes

Negatively impacting upon sporting performances & leisure activities when not preventing one from participating at all, not to mention lowering fitness levels, injuries are the bane of a sportsperson's life.

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Mobility and Flexibility Programmes

Mobility and Flexibility refer to the absolute range of movement in a joint or series of joints.

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Nutrition & Diet Consultancy

Concentrating upon both the type and quantity of food and fluid a sportsperson intakes, Sports Nutrition and Diet concerns nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances (such as fats, proteins and carbohydrates).

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Off-season & Pre-season Training Programmes

In the ultra-competitive world of modern-day sport, athletes and coaches seek an edge wherever they can find it.

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Performance Analysis

Performance Analysis is an objective way of recording sporting and athletic performance so that key elements of said performance can be quantified in a valid and consistent manner.

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Personal Training

Typically carried out on a One-on-One basis (though Mini-Groups are also facilitated), Gold Standard's Personal Training service centres around expert Exercise Prescription and Instruction.

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Rehabilitation Programmes

To complement our Sports Physio, Sports Massage and General Physiotherapy services, we at Gold Standard offer a variety of excellent Sports Injury Rehabilitation Programmes.

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Speed-Agility-Quickness Programmes

Speed refers to the quickness of movement of a limb. In Performance Science terms, this can refer to the pace the legs of a footballer, or the arms of a hurler, move at. Undoubtedly an integral part of very many sports, Speed can be expressed as any one of, or a combination of Maximum Speed, Elastic Strength (i.e. Power) and Speed Endurance. Contrary to popular opinion, one's Speed can certainly be improved upon.

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Sports Massage

A healthcare service that is offered primarily to sports-people and athletes, Sports Massage is particularly effective before, during and after a game or training session.

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Sports Physio Services

A former Fitzgibbon Cup hurler as well as a current member of the Burgess Senior Hurling team, Gold Standard's Head Physiotherapist, Cian McDonnell has a strong interest in all sports, which enables him to fully relate to his sporting clients and patients.

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Sports Technology Offerings

Two of mankind's greatest passions, Technology and Sport, are becoming irrevocably intertwined in today's ever-evolving world.

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