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Sixth Form Students Visit Lincoln’s Biomechanics Lab

A group of sixth form students from Lincoln Castle Academy have had the opportunity to get hands-on experience with some of the cutting-edge technology used for motion analysis at the University’s Human Performance Centre.

The event, organised by Dr Sandy Willmott and Joe Moore of the School of Sport and Exercise Science, took place on the 24th April as part of National Biomechanics Day, an annual global celebration of biomechanics which aims to raise awareness of the field and the many ways in which it can enhance our lives.

The group attended two interactive workshops, which were supported by MSc Sport Science students Nicola Camp and Kristín Geirsdottir. The first session looked at how muscle activity can be monitored during sporting movements through sensors on the skin surface, and the second showcased the use of motion capture to provide real-time biofeedback for improving rowing technique.

Dr Sandy Willmott, Senior Lecturer at the School of Sport and Exercise Science, said: “What we’ve been doing today is showing the students some of the technology we have and giving them a chance to get hands on and have a go, as well as exploring the biomechanical principles behind the technology and discussing potential applications.”

“The students have been great and have really embraced the opportunity to both help set the equipment up and be analysed.”

Sport Development and Coaching Graduate Video

Sophie very kindly agreed to meet with us to talk about what she has been doing since she graduated from the University of Lincoln and to offer advice to other students who are studying Sport Development and Coaching. We are really proud of everything Sophie has achieved since graduating and we wish her the very best for the future!

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Lincoln Sport & Exercise Science Student Becomes Powerlifting Medallist!


Congratulations to Alex Jackson who took third place in a very competitive 72-kg class at the recent British University Powerlifting Championships. Alex achieved personal bests in all three lifts (Squat, Bench and Deadlift) including a British junior record of 178 kg in the Deadlift!

Alex, who is in her first year of the BSc (Hons) Strength & Conditioning in Sport programme, is also a Sports Scholar at the University and is coached by Senior Lecturer Tom Gee:
“My experience at the British University Championships was a positive one: I was able to compete against athletes of varying abilities and ages and did so successfully with the help of Tom Gee. To be able to compete through the University with a high-level coach at my side enabled me to produce a competitive performance that placed me third overall.”

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