And welcome to the brand new blog of Altius Sports Performance and myself, Chris Kirk.
Who am I, and what is Altius?
Well I am a strength & conditioning (S&C) coach and sport scientist, with over 10 years of lecturing experience and 5 years of S&C coaching experience. I am also an active researcher, regularly publishing my findings in peer reviewed journals. Through Altius Sports Performance I provide sport science support and S&C for amateur, semi-pro and pro athletes and teams in the Lancashire area. I am qualified and certified in S&C coaching through the NSCA and YSCA, Olympic weightlifting through British Weight Lifting, sports performance analysis through the ISPAS and as an Anti Doping Advisor through UK Anti-Doping. I am also a member of the UKSCA, BASES and the RSS.
I am going to be using this blog to publicise the work I’m engaged in with the various athletes and groups who make use of my services, whilst also posting articles about my coaching philosophy, my research and my take on sport science in general!
I hope to bring about open and frank discussions around each of the topics covered, whilst encouraging the advancement of evidence led training and athlete preparation.
I hope you’ll join me on the journey!