About Mark

Dr Mark Homer is a senior applied sports scientist with 13 years experience within elite British sport. Mark provided physiology support to the Great Britain Rowing Team in preparation for and during the Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. After leading the Science and Medicine team during the Tokyo 2020 cycle, he now works as a practitioner with British Swimming, lectures exercise physiology at Bucks New University and writes sports science articles. Mark’s doctorate was titled ‘The physiology of elite rowing performance: implications for developing rowers’ and his research interests include the distribution of endurance training.

Coaching

Speed In Sport - How to improve speed

Speed is a fundamental determinant of performance in many athletic events and sports. From a simple ‘straight line’ sprint, to complex actions in a team

Training Plans

Power, Strength & Muscular Endurance in Sport: An Explanation

Power definition in sport is a hot topic. Having a grasp of the subtle but profound differences between power, strength and muscular endurance will better

Athlete Health & Fitness

Benefits of Athlete Monitoring

So much time and effort goes into training. Very often that all goes to waste because not enough attention is placed on monitoring both the