Track Record

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Service: STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

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  • Client: Neil Mullarkey
  • Profession: Consultants
  • Consultant: Richard Brennan

From co-founding the world famous Comedy Store Players with Mike Myers, through to appearing on the likes of Have I Got News For You, Whose Line Is It Anyway and QI, Neil Mullarkey has worked with the most talented names in comedy, film, radio and television and now travels the world as a communication coach.

I have worked with Richard for over 3 years now. His remit is to keep me functional and pain free with a longer term goal of improving posture and combatting the effect of extended periods of sitting and standing. He uses a variety of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to improve my range of motion and address a long term joint complaint as well as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions, using a heart rate monitor to measure intensity, to improve my aerobic fitness. The sessions are very effective and I am very pleased to recommend him’

 

Objectives:

  • Address pain in right hip.
  • Address postural dysfunction.
  • Design program to complement 1-2-1 sessions.

Programme Details:

  • Myofascial release: ITB, Piriformis, Rectus Femoris, Iliopsoas.
  • Strengthen: glutes, TVA, multifidus and erector spinae.
  • PNF Stretch: hamstrings, hip flexors, upper trapezius, levator scapulae.

Service: INJURY REHABILITATION

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  • Client: Professor Ian Jones
  • Profession: Musician - Pianist
  • Consultant: Richard Brennan

Professor Ian Jones is Assistant Head of Keyboard and Professor of Piano at The Royal College of Music in London. "I had used SSC in the past to design and implement a rehabilitation program for a shoulder injury which went very smoothly but it was their research on Muscians Dystonia and the application of that research in order to rehabilitate a student and enable them to resume playing which impressed me immensely. The attention to detail of the program SSC designed and the sound scientific research that guided them was second to none. Professional musicians are prone to various postural complaints and I will continue to recommend SSC as my students first port of call."

Objectives:

  • Research and report on the etiology of Musician's Dystonia.
  • Design and implement a strength and conditioning program addressing neck and shoulder pain in pianists.

Programme Details:

  • Detailed report based on 13 different research papers on the etiology of focal task-specific dystonia
  • Easy to follow S & C program including warm-up stretches and self-myofascial release with pictures and video content

Service: ELITE SPORTS COACHING

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  • Client: Robert 'Bob' Stevens
  • Profession: Cycling
  • Consultant: Richard Brennan

“As a competitive cyclist and a member of Rutland C.C., I compete across GB and Europe both on and off road and hired SSC in September 2013 to prepare for L'Etape, a mountain stage of the Tour de France, in 2014. I have shaved minutes off race time PB's that I hadn't bettered in over 10 years. I cannot recommend their services highly enough. My wife has now stolen them for her marathon training!”

Objectives:

• Achieve peak condition & improve race times
• Improve nutritional intake & energy levels
• Improve stamina & reduce recovery time

Programme Details:

• Detailed and diagrammatical breakdown of body composition and fitness level including lactate threshold and peak training heart rate
• A simple to view breakdown of current and recommended macronutrient intakes, fat, protein and carbohydrate, including selected micronutrients and advice on fluid intake.
• A detailed online training programme combining aerobic and cardiovascular exercise, strength and conditioning and endurance training 

Service: NUTRITIONAL CONSULTANCY

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  • Client: Linzie Janis
  • Profession: Correspondent
  • Consultant: Richard Brennan

Linzie Janis is a correspondent for ABC News and is now based in New York. "SSC provided an expert and excellent Nutritional Support service which outshone any type of diet or weight loss program I had experienced before. My first appointment involved a bioimpedance analysis to measure my bodyfat and muscle mass and a resting metabolic test to determine which fuel my body was using and in what ratio, turns out I was a carb-burner! Following a strict regime of strength training, cycling and 'to the ounce' nutritional guidance I achieved my goals and then some. I cannot thank Richard and his team enough and my new role at ABC is a testament to their work."

Objectives:

  • Reduce bodyfat but keep a healthy look
  • Improve posture and core strength
  • Design a way of eating that works 24/7 for a very busy professional

Programme Details:

  • CPET resting metabolic test to determine fuel use using breath-by-breath gas analysis
  • Biospace In-Body Impedance Analysis to provide baseline anthropometric data
  • Core function test and aerobic assessment followed by program design
  • Daily diet sheets for 4 weeks including on-the-go meals