FRANCISCO TAVARES

Strength and Conditioning coach

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Current

Previous

  • Strength and conditioning coach – Chiefs Super Rugby, New Zealand
  • Head of strength and conditioning – Portugal Rugby, Portugal
  • Head of strength and conditioning – Cascais Rugby, Portugal
  • Strength and conditioning coach – Portugal Rugby, Portugal

ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • PhD candidate in Sports Science
  • Master in Sports Science
  • Bachelor (Honors) in Sports Science

AFFILIATIONS

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) – National strength and conditioning association (NSCA)
  • Strength and Conditioning certificate Level 2 – Australian strength and conditioning association (ASCA)
  • Level 1 ISAK Anthropometry Course – The Internation society for the advancement of kinanthropometry (ISAK)
  • Certified strength and conditioning coach – Irish rugby football association (IRFU)
  • Strength and conditioning certificate level 1 and 2 – International rugby board (IRB)
  • Talent optimization programme (TOP) – International rugby board (IRB)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Tavares, F., Mil-Homens, P. (2016). Principles and periodization of strength training. In Mil-Homens, P., Pezarat Correia, P., Vilhena de Mendonça, G. (Eds.). Strength training – Volume 1: Biological principles and methods of strength training. Faculty of Human Kinetics editions, University of Lisbon.
  • Mil-Homens, P., Valamatos, MJ., Tavares, F. (2015). Methods of strength training. In Mil-Homens, P., Pezarat Correia, P., Vilhena de Mendonça, G. (Eds.). Strength training – Volume 1: Biological principles and methods of strength training. Faculty of Human Kinetics editions, University of Lisbon.
  • Tavares F, Beaven M, Teles J, Baker D, Healey P, Smith B, Driller M. The Effects of Chronic Cold Water Immersion in Elite Rugby Players. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2018; Epub ahed of print
  • Valamatos MJ, Tavares F, Santos , R, Veloso A, Mil-Homens P. Influence of full range of motion vs. equalized partial range of motion training on muscle architecture and mechanical properties. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2018; Epub ahed of print
  • Black KE, Witard OC, Baker D, Healey P, Tavares F, Christensen S, Pease T, Smith B. Adding omega-3 fatty acids to a protein-based supplement during pre season training results in reduced muscle soreness and the better maintenance of explosive power in professional Rugby Union players. Eur J Sport Sci. 2018; Epub ahed of print
  • Teixeira F, Matias CN, Monteiro CP, Valamatos MJ, Reis JF, Tavares F, Domingos C, Alves FB, Batista AR, Sardinha LB, Phillips SM. No effect of HMB or α-HICA on training-induced changes in performance or body composition. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018; 50(5S):112
  • Matos F, Neves E, Rosa C, Reis V, Saavedra F, Silva S, Tavares F, Vilaça-Alves J. Effect Of Cold Water Immersion On Elbow Flexors Muscle Thickness After Resistance Training. J Strength Cond Res. 2018;32(3):756–63.
  • Tavares F, Smith TB, Driller M. Fatigue and Recovery in Rugby: A Review. Sport Med. 2017;47(8):1515–1530.
  • Driller, M., McQuillan, J., Tavares, F. No Differences in Neuromuscular Power and Range of Motion, but Greater Muscle Soreness in Young vs Masters Athletes Following a 12km Run. Int J Sports Sci. 2016; 6(4): 133-137
  • Tavares F, Healey P, Smith TB, et al. The usage and perceived effectiveness of different recovery modalities in amateur and elite Rugby athletes. Perform Enhanc Heal. 2017;5(4):142–6.
  • Tavares F, Healey P, Smith TB, et al. Short-term effect of training and competition on muscle soreness and neuromuscular performance in elite Rugby athletes. Aust J Strength Cond. 2018;26(1):11–7.
  • Driller, M., Tavares, F., McMaster, D. & O’Donnell, S. (2016). Assessing a smartphone application to measure countermovement jumps in recreational athletes. International Journal of Sport Science and Coaching. 2017;12(5):661-664.
  • Driller, M., Mackay, K., Mills, B, Tavares, F. Tissue flossing on ankle range of motion, jump and sprint performance: A follow-up study. Phys Ther Sport. 2017;28:29-33
  • Driller, M., Donnell, S., Tavares F. What wrist should you wear your actigraphy device on? Analysis of dominant vs . non- dominant wrist actigraphy for measuring sleep in healthy adults. Sleep Sci. 2017;10(3):75–8.
  • Tavares F, Healey P, Smith TB, et al. The effect of training load on neuromuscular performance, muscle soreness and wellness during an in-season non-competitive week in elite Rugby athletes. J Sport Med Phys Fit. 2017;in press.
  • O’Donnel S, Tavares F, McMaster D, et al. The validity and reliability of the GymAware linear position transducer for measuring counter-movement jump performance in female athletes. Meas Phys Educ Exerc Sci; 2018;22(1):101-107
  • Tavares F, McMaster T, Healey P, et al. A Novel Method to Reduce the Impact of Countermovement Jump Monitoring In Professional Rugby Athletes. J Athl Enhanc; 2018;in press
  • Tavares F, Simões M, Matos B, et al. Wellness, muscle soreness and neuromuscular performance during a training week in volleyball athletes. J Sport Med Phys Fit. 2017; in press
  • Tavares F, Walker O, Healey P, et al. Practical applications of water immersion recovery modalities for team sports. Strength Cond J. 2018; 40(4):48-60
  • Tavares F, Mendes B, Driller M, et al. Do Young Elite Football Athletes Have the Same Strength and Power Characteristics as Senior Athletes? J Funct Morphol Kinesiol. 2017;2(4):48.
  • Teixeira F, Matias CN, Monteiro CP, Valamatos MJ, Reis JF, Tavares F, Domingos C, Alves FB, Sardinha LB, Phillips SM. Leucine Metabolites Do Not Enhance Training-induced Performance or Muscle Thickness. Med Sci Sports Exerc. Epub ahead of print