017: Why Isometric Strength is So Important for Equestrians

In this podcast I am going to go through some of my PhD research which explains HOW isometric muscle work causes high heart rates during horse riding activities. We will also discuss how we might train riders to resist isometric fatigue and why not being strong enough might limit your riding performance.


  • The response your body has when exposed to isometric muscle actions
  • Why heart rates are high during equestrian activities.
  • Ways we can train to resist fatigue
  • Where the research will go next and why it is important

Here is the PDF presentation to go with this audio.

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