Here are a few words from some of the folks that have trained with us here at SDSC…
Andy Ryan, BJJ Black Belt, Pan-Am Champion 2011
I have had help from Dave over the past couple of years in preparing our guys for numerous fights in Ireland and abroad.
Dave has overseen the strength and conditioning of some of our top fighters and has also helped out with diet plans for fighters coming up to their fights.
His programs have helped all the fighters get stronger and more powerful within their weight classes and also given them the endurance to see a fight out to the very end.
I would recommend Dave for any one looking for strength and conditioning for combat sports – I have also used him for helping me get ready for – and win gold in the Pan-Ams earlier this year
Gary Hogan – Steinkjer FK (Norway)
I have trained with Dave for a while now and he has over seen my preseason training for the past few years. Every time I come home his knowledge base broadens and his passion for his work grows.
Dave has helped with with every step of my fitness in recent years including injury rehab, muscle building and goalkeeping specific power and speed work.
Every session I felt I was getting stronger and stronger.
Jen – broadcast journalist
Ive been training at South Dublin Strength and Conditioning with David McConkey for the past 7 months. Its been a great place to train, not only have I seen amazing results, gotten fitter and a lot leaner but Ive also met some great people and had a lot of fun along the way.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced sports-person or gym go-er, if you want to take your training and results to the next level I would definitely recommend SDSC..I’m only sorry I cant take Dave and the gym with me to London!
from Patrick on facebook…
Dave you no your self haha couldn’t of done it with out your genious brain in the strength and condition and my diet big thanks for your time and effort looking forward to working with you again
… But this was different, it would be all good and well to be a strong cyclist, but the battering the cobbles would deliver on your body required a whole different approach to training. Enter Dave McConkey and his Combat Workshop gym. Dave analyzed the event I was under taking, looked at my own physical strengths and weaknesses, and personalised a program that would give my body the best chance to not only survive the påve, but succeed on it.
Let’s not beat around the bush, the sessions were tough, really tough, but everything I was doing was designed to give my core and upper body stability and strength to control the bike on the violent cobbles. The majority of my sessions were done with a group of mixed abilities, but Dave still managed to give each and every one of his clients personal attention. His level of knowledge and understanding is second to none, but more then that, his demonstrating and delivery of new routines makes the whole class easy to follow and stress free.
As race day approached I took a couple of Personal Trainer sessions with Dave to ensure we were both happy with where I was physically, again, something I would recommend for anyone with a specific goal in mind. He had me stronger, fitter and more confident then I had ever been on the bike, now it was up to me.
Read Chris’ full testimonial here
TCD Senior Rower, Home International Regatta Irish squad 2011
I had previously done my strength conditioning using resistance machines. A personal training session with Conor gave me the confidence to use free weights in my sessions and has improved the quality of my training.
The session was enjoyable and Conor pushed me to test my limits. The session was followed up with a training plan tailored to my personal requirements and goals and I can attribute a significant improvement in my racing performance to Conor’s help.
Head Coach, Chupasart Muay Thai
I brought Conor in to train my team of fighters with the intention of improving the strength of my fighter, but with out affecting their Thai boxing training. Weights would normally not have interested any of my fighters but after our first training session, all of my fighters were left churning for more.
The training was intense and nothing like the training I have seen in 15 years of training. Conor was very focused and to the point and was there only to get the best from my gyms fighters. The sessions are well organized and very well informed, with Conor explaining exactly what we were doing and why.
Conor provides that personal touch by managing & attending all classes and keeping you motivated. I would highly recommend attending the gym or getting Conor down to yours., it is much better value than just heading down to a normal gym to do weights.
You are guaranteed to achieve your goals. Give Conor a call, you will not regret it.