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Adam Brazil

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Research interests

Adam completed his PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University in collaboration with the Sport Wales Institute, aimed at developing understanding the training principles within exercise selection, in the context of strength and conditioning. His thesis focused on undertstanding the principles of overload and specificity from a joint kinetic and coordinative perspective, with particular interest in training exercises to enhance starting block performance in athletic sprinting. The findings of this research helped to develop an exercise selection framework to facilitate evidence-based decisions for strength and conditioning practitioners.

Adam's research continues to focus on performance in strength and power based sports and the biomechanics of exercise selection. Most of his research has focused on the early phase of maximal spritning, investigating the determinants of performancne in the block start, and how different disabilities (amputation and cerebral palsy) influence the biomechanics of sprint acceleration.

Adam has a particular research interest in the assessment and monitoring of neuromscular characteristics related to athletic performance, and is keen to understand how biological adaptation and biomechanical strategy influences outcome measures. This interest has stemmed from Adam's work as an applied biomechanist with the Sport Wales Institute, alongside his PhD study. Adam is currently co-supervising a PhD student funded by the Sport Wales Institute, aimed at understanding how global measures of strength and power are influenced by inter- intra-individual differences in biomechanical strategy.

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • The Principles of Training & Exercise Selection
  • Strength and Power Development
  • Assessment & Monitoring of Athletic Performance
  • Disability Sport

 

Teaching interests

In his role as Teaching Fellow, Adam teaches on a range of disciplines across the Department for Health at both Undergraduate and Postgradute level. Adam particularly enjoys teaching related to linear kinetics of motion, applied biomechanics, and strength and power development. 

Teaching Areas

  • Biomechanics (undergraduate and postgraduate)
  • Strength and Power Development (postgraduate, inter-disciplinary)
  • Exercise Physiology (postgraduate)

Education/Academic qualification

Sports Biomechanics / Strength and Conditioning, Doctor of Philosophy, Cardiff Metropolitan University

14 Jan 201428 Jun 2018

Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science, University of Bath

1 Sep 20091 Jun 2013

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