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Rob Burge, Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach

Professional and academic qualifications

Rob has a MSc of Science by Research in Sport and Exercise and a first-class BSc(Hons) in Sports Strength and Conditioning. He is an accredited strength and conditioning coach, accredited UK Anti-Doping advisor and trained as a mental health first aider. He was the recipient of the regional Royal Society of Chemistry award in 2013 for his aptitude in biochemistry-related sports studies.

Professional experience

Rob joined Solent’s HPA and TASS programmes as the lead strength and conditioning coach in October 2019, bringing with him over 11 years' experience in junior and lead roles in amateur and professional sport at national and international level, including cricket, rugby, football, gaelic football, track sprint athletes, and now Solent’s diverse talented athletes. In addition, he worked as a senior rehabilitation coach for a specialist sports medicine and orthopaedic hospital. This encompassed the delivery of their flagship rehabilitation services to the general population and elite athletes in the areas of ACL, athletic groin pain, post-shoulder stabilisation, low back pain and concussion RTP pathways. He has been fortunate to present at various national and international conferences on his work in these areas. Rob has specific interests in the areas of reactive strength, force data phase analysis, and multi-directional mechanics.

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