What I do

My approach to coaching uses both a practical and scientific perspective to deliver a modern, effective approach to training and preparing for whatever the challenge is.  I aim to deliver an effective implementation of sound knowledge, research and practice. The goal is to support athletes to be effective with their training and see genuine progress. No matter what type of goal or concern you have, I want to work with you to find the best answer possible. I believe in the process and I look to develop that for each individual.

Having worked with athletes from beginner to elite in a range of sports, I have acknowledged that the most effective plan is one which puts the individual first. Factoring in ability, availability and lifestyle are key in delivering a successful programme. I spend a lot of time making sure the balance of training and life outside the sport is optimal for achieving success and meeting your goals.

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Who am I

Ross Hamilton MA. MSc. CSCS

I am an ex-international athlete having competed with the Irish Sailing team in the Finn class dinghy for over 5 years on the ISAF world cup circuit. I also campaigned for both London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. While competing I decided to complete my Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology at Trinity College Dublin. Having achieved a distinction for my degree I realised I had a passion for discovering the best methods to promote human performance. I completed my Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) accreditation with the NSCA and constantly work to stay current with gold standard training methods. I worked for several years overseeing the High Performance Sport programme at Trinity College Dublin. Here I managed the planning and support for top sports teams and scholarship athletes.

Having coached a number of sports I have recognised my interest and ability in adopting different training strategies to achieve different goals. I have used my experience and knowledge to convert from a power based athlete into an endurance focused one. I am fascinated by finding out what works for individuals and have extensive experience and knowledge which allows me to create highly effective plans for all of my athletes.

I have tried and tested my theories and I have used them extensively in my own training. Having taken up the sport of triathlon relatively late I have been able to achieve many strong accolades in a short space of time.

 

These include.

2 x National AG 30-35 Champion (2018, 19)

ETU European Championship AG Bronze Medalist (2018)

National Series Team Champion (2019)

Challenge Championship Qualification (2019)

Fastest 30-35 AG Swim Dun Laoghaire 70.3 Ironman (2018)

Numerous National series race wins in Triathlon and Cycling Ireland Sanctioned Time trials.

 

Qualifications include.

 

  • MSc Exercise Physiology (Distinction), Trinity College Dublin
  • NSCA Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC)
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS
  • Ironman Certified Coach
  • British weightlifting Level 1 award in Coaching Weightlifting
  • Complete Human Performance, Hybrid Athlete Coaching Certification
  • Heart Saver CPR AED
  • Reps Level 4 personal trainer plus (Leisure Industry Academy)
  • UKSCA Plyometrics, Agility and speed for sports performance
  • UKSCA Weight lifting for sports performance
  • UKSCA Planning effective programmes
  • Crossfit Level 1 trainer
  • WADA CoachTrue Anti-Doping Certificate
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