Assess, Prescribe, & Coach Resisted Runs - Dr. Micheál Cahillby Track Football Consortium TFC
Resisted Sled Training (RST) is a commonly used method of sprint specific training, however, there is a lack of uniformity on training guidelines and best practice. RST can be used as a mode of horizontal strength training to complement a well-rounded training program to enhance sprint performance. This presentation is aimed at providing valuable practical insight from evidence-based research to better equip coaches to assess, prescribe, and coach RST to enhance speed capability. This presentation will explore the utility of RST as a training modality to match the individual needs of the athlete and the demands of the desired sport.
Dr. Micheál Cahill works with select athletes across a broad range of sports from national level marathon runners to NFL athletes in which he guides them through multiple areas of their training such as sleep, recovery, and strength and conditioning.
He is currently the Vice President of Performance and Sports Science at Athlete Training + Health (ATH) and is responsible for the training philosophy within all locations in addition to overseeing the day to day integration of a multidisciplinary sports performance, medicine, and research team focusing on applied human performance collaborating with large hospitals. Micheál also collaborates with universities and professional sporting organizations around the world to advise on best practice through evidence-led strategies.
Previously, he worked in various full-time and consultancy roles with multiple sports organizations and athletes around the world.
Micheál completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in Health, Fitness and Leisure and Sports Performance respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand focusing on acceleration and resisted sprinting in youth adolescents.
He is currently a research associate with Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales in which he supervises and advises sports science research worldwide.