Newman hosts BASES Sport and Performance Division event

25/03/2019 by Sinead Staunton

BASES event at Newman

To celebrate the BASES endorsement of the brand new HIIT Science course, co-founder Dr Martin Buchheit delivered on all things High Intensity Interval Training at a workshop at Newman University, Birmingham on Thursday 21st March.

BASES, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, is the largest organisation for sport and exercise science in the UK and Newman’s Senior Lecturer in Sport and Health, Dr Ibrahim Akubat is the CPD Representative for the Sport and Performance Division. Dr Akubat has previously organised debates on fatigue and endurance at Newman with leading researchers including Professor Samuele Marcora and Professor Alan St Clair Gibson presenting.

BASES event at Newman

This time the event saw distinguished elite sport practitioners’ Dr Martin Buchheit, (HIIT Science) and Dr Alan Ruddock (Boxing Science) educate the delegates about the science and application of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).  HIIT is a time efficient method of exercise training that has been widely used and one that has recently encouraged many people to get involved in exercise in their own homes. During the course of the short workshop attendees received an introduction to the research and on-field application of HIIT and how theoretical knowledge, research evidence and on-field experience can come together to provide effective training solutions.

Dr Martin Buchheit has worked with elite sports teams and individuals across continents and sports and widely respected as one of the leading practitioners of his generation. He has recently come together with long term colleague and friend Dr Paul Laursen to develop the HIIT Science course which aims to close the gap between research and practice. In an impressive effort they have managed to bring together experts on over 20 sports to provide an authoritative guide on HIIT. BASES endorse of the course means that members who enrol on the course will also gain CPD points towards their BASES accreditation.

BASES event at Newman

Alan has worked with a number of individual athletes and teams, working at the highest level, having a big influence on Kid Galahad’s British, Commonwealth and European Title wins and more recently, Kell Brook’s IBF welterweight world title victory. Dr Ruddock drew on his experiences of working with Britain’s best boxers as he currently helps Derek Chisora, Anthony Fowler, Jordan Gill & Kid Gallahad to be at the top of their sport.

BASES event at Newman

Other attendees at the workshop at Newman University included representatives from Premier League football clubs Liverpool FC & Leicester City FC, as well as Championship sides Hull City, Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest and Stoke City. England Rugby League, England Table Tennis and Sport Wales were also represented along with a number of other NGB’s and Universities.

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The event was supported by Human Kinetics and VALD Performance. Human Kinetics’ mission is to increase the knowledge, enhance the performance, and improve the health and fitness of all people around the globe by developing and delivering authoritative information about physical activity and sport. Vald Performance is powered by an international, multidisciplinary team of sports scientists, researchers, clinicians, designers, developers and engineers, all dedicated to improving human measurement.