UCP students present research findings at British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Conference

Feb15

Two students from University Centre Peterborough presented their research at the annual British Association of Sports and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Conference at University of Nottingham.

This is one of the most prestigious conferences for leading sports research and which mainly features studies from University lecturers and course leaders with only a select number of students asked to take part at the same event.

Graduates Ben Paull (pictured left) and Arthur Jones (right) presented their research and findings to peers and leading researchers in the sports industry.  This is first year that sports students from UCP have been selected to attend the BASES Conference.

Ben Paull who achieved the highest grade classification out of all 2016 students on the UCP/ARU Sports Coaching & Physical Education degree presented 'The effects of self-myofascial release warm up on the endurance performance of athletes using a ten-kilometre cycling time trial.'  The use of self-myofascial release has become a popular training tool for elite athletes to enhance physical preparation prior to sports performance.  This research included working with local cycling clubs who formed a basis of the research.

Arthur Jones who will be studying a PGCE in 2017 presented 'The effects of three different whole body vibration exposure durations in countermovement jump performance.'  This in depth study looked at the activation of muscle fibres as part of a warm-up prior to performance with a view to enhancing jumping ability.  As a part time personal trainer, Arthur also used this knowledge to prepare clients before physical activity.

Nathan Thompson, Sports Coaching & Physical Education Course Leader said "It was a great honour for two students from UCP to be selected to present at the conference.  Their journal abstracts will now be published in the Journal of Sports Sciences and they are now working towards full journal publication."

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