20/11/2020- GBR Fencer


Competitive fencers are 2 weeks into their 6-week programme of ADP Strength and Conditioning sessions on Wednesday evenings. Recordings now available for the fencers signed up for these sessions. 

To help you during the current lockdown we have made some of our Athlete Development Programme online strength and conditioning sessions available to the British fencing community, to share some of the expertise and to help you through the next few weeks in anticipation of your return to fencing next year.

George Morris, who hosts the sessions gave an update on how they are going so far, “It’s been a great experience providing the wider British Fencing community with information on sport science and strength & conditioning theory. The response to the sessions has been amazing with regular questions from fencers. My personal highlight is the 40-minute practical portion of each session. It’s wonderful to see so many fencers of differing ages and abilities regularly getting involved in physical training. Their work ethic is inspirational and a step in the correct direction to improving fencing performance and overall health and fitness.”

The sessions are designed for competitive fencers, they are not suitable for beginners or inexperienced fencers. There is a minimum age of 15 and U18s will need to be supervised by a parent or guardian.

The sessions run on Zoom on Wednesday evenings with a 10-15 minute presentation, a 5 min Q&A on educational topics, 40-45 minutes of practical application and general fencing focused bodyweight home training.

All sessions include physical exercises that will be a progression from the previous week.

There is homework, not reviewed but an opportunity for you to take ownership of your own training.

The sessions are limited to 100 people to allow for feedback, you will need to register in advance using the link that has been emailed to all members with an up-to-date Compete membership. The sessions have been popular but there are still a few spaces available. Video recordings of the sessions are now available to everyone who signed up and if you would like to take part you can do the first 2 sessions from the recordings in advance of week 3.

If you hold a valid Compete membership and have not received an invitation to the sessions, please check you have allowed communications from British Fencing from your Sport80 profile. You may need to check your email folders for the invitation. If you are unable to receive invitations by email, please contact [email protected]

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