Increasing the usefulness of research in practice

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Ben Jones

Practitioners apply novel and innovative methods in practice, to enhance sports performance. Within the literature there is a large volume of sports science and strength and conditioning knowledge which is generated from academic research, which theoretically could be applied to sport. Despite this, it is still acknowledged that research findings are often difficult to access, and their application to the real world can be problematic for a number of reasons. Allowing research to be seen as useful, as opposed to interesting, will increase its usability in practice. This talk presents strategies and solutions that can be used by practitioners to help apply research to the real and complex world of sports performance.