As sports science continues to take professional football to new levels in terms of fitness and performance, technology is being implemented more widely in clubs.
Looking to the future is always difficult, however as the development of computerised software improves, football looks set to welcome it with open arms.
This audio package discusses what is on the horizon for football and sports science with two of the leading strength and conditioning coaches in the game, Mark Armitage and Nick Harvey. They have 25 years of combined experience at the highest level of the sport. They also gave their thoughts on concerns about sports science in the article.
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