Chris is a lecturer in Strength & Conditioning for the London Sport Institute. He is an accredited strength and conditioning coach with the UK Strength & Conditioning Association and completed his MSc Strength & Conditioning here at Middlesex in 2011-2012. Since completing his MSc, Chris taught part-time at Middlesex for 2 years on both under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. His background of working for a physiotherapy company prior to Middlesex University, meant that he was able to teach across a range of academic disciplines, including strength & conditioning, corrective exercise and movement screening.
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Chris' teaching interests lie in the fundamentals of strength and conditioning. This includes understanding the most up to date methods for enhancing strength and power, the acute and long-term effects of post-activation potentiation and understanding further methods for assessing movement quality via movement screening protocols. His more recent focus has been on different methods of detecting asymmetries and determining whether these have a detrimental effect on performance and injury risk.
Below is a list of my publications on the university erepository and a link to my profile on ResearchGate.
Loturco, Irineu and Pereira, Lucas A. and Freitas, Tomás T. and Bishop, Chris and Blanco, Fernando and McGuigan, Michael (2020) Maximum strength, relative strength, and strength deficit: relationships with performance and differences between elite sprinters and professional rugby union players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance . ISSN 1555-0265 (Accepted/In press)
Pardos-Mainer, Elena and Casajus, Jose and Bishop, Chris and Gonzalo-Skok, Oliver (2020) Effects of combined strength and power training on physical performance and inter-limb asymmetries in adolescent female soccer players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance , 15 (8). pp. 1147-1155. ISSN 1555-0265
Blagrove, Richard and Bishop, Chris and Howatson, Glyn and Hayes, Philip R. (2020) Inter-limb strength asymmetry in adolescent distance runners: test-retest reliability and relationships with performance and running economy. Journal of Sports Sciences . ISSN 0264-0414 (Accepted/In press)
Virgile, Adam and Bishop, Chris (2020) A narrative review of limb dominance: task-specificity and the importance of fitness testing. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research . ISSN 1064-8011 (Accepted/In press)
Mullane, Michael and Turner, Anthony N. and Bishop, Chris (2020) Exercise technique: the Pallof press. Strength & Conditioning Journal . ISSN 1524-1602 (Accepted/In press)