Grant’s research goes global

Grant Ralston

Grant’s research goes global

Two years of ground-breaking sports physiology research has thrust Forth Valley College lecturer Grant Ralston into the international academic spotlight.

Care, Health and Sports Lecturer, Grant, is currently studying for a PHD on the dose response relationship for muscular skeletal strength development at the University of the West of Scotland.

He has led a research team of internationally recognised academics from Midwestern University in America and Scotland (Professor Kilgore, Professor Wyatt and Professor Baker) who have just published academic research on ‘The Effect of Weekly Set Volume on Strength Gain: A Meta-Analysis’.

Grant, who is based mainly at FVC’s Falkirk Campus, said:

“It has been challenging, balancing work, everyday life and my academic research, but it has been worth it so far. I have been very pleased with the responses from academics to the research so far, and happy that it has been accepted within the field of conditioning physiology.

“The research has challenged conventional wisdom in many ways, focusing on the ‘Weekly Set Volume’ of what individuals do in their fitness and conditioning routines. This research was only possible via the help, additional contribution and input from colleagues within our own Care, Health and Sport department.”

Chris Horne, FVC Curriculum Manager in Care Health and Sport, said:

“The recognition from the international academic community of Grant’s research is testament to the continued dedication and hard work he has put towards his studies, which consequently has been of great benefit to our Sport and Fitness students, as they are receiving knowledge and learning that is pushing boundaries within the Conditioning Physiology subject area.”

Grant’s academic research can be found here! 

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