Sports Therapist Richard Watson
Richard Watson has gained many advanced technical skills including Sports Massage Therapy, joint manipulation & personal training to name a few. Richard has studied at several universities which include Oxford, Warwick and Loughborough as well as many sports colleges.
Richard has worked across the sporting spectrum including the 2012 Olympics as a sports massage therapist; Richard had first hand experience of how important it was for the worlds best athlete's to gain deep tissue massage.
"Richard is working on various injuries picked up during the training. In the short time Richard has been working on the injuries I have some incredible improvement in my training. I can't recommend him enough for his excellent work. "
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In the world of endurance, it seems that you cannot discuss fitness without discussing VO2 max. Ask any endurance athlete about it, and you will hear epic stories with names like Indurain, and LeMond. Many of you, however, may find yourselves wondering what exactly VO2 max is and why is it so important. To better understand this concept; let’s take a little trip back to school, specifically back to physiology class. According to the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning textbook, VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen in millilitres one can use in one minute per kilogram of body weight (ml/kg/min). In other words, maximal oxygen uptake (VO2 max) is the greatest amount of oxygen that can be used at the cellular level for the entire body. VO2 max has been found to correlate well with an individual’s degree of physical conditioning and has been accepted as an index of total body fitness. Numerous studies show that one can increase his/her VO2 max by working out at an intensity that raises the heart rate to between 65 and 85 percent of its maximum, for at least 20 minutes, three to five times per week. The estimated mean value of VO2 max for male athletes is about 3.5 liters/minute and for female athletes is about 2.7 liters/minute.
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