Mr Shyam Chavda


Mr Shyam Chavda
NameMr Shyam Chavda
Job titleTechnical Tutor (Sports)
Research institute
Primary appointmentScience & Engineering Labs
Email addressS.Chavda@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7745-122X
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Shyam is a Technical tutor in Sport Science and has served at the university for over a decade. During this time he has developed the departments first distance education postgraduate programme in strength and conditioning. Shyam's research interests are the development of strength and power, with a specialism in the sport of weightlifting, of which he has coached at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Teaching

Shyam currently teaches on the following modules and programmes;

  • Programmes leader for the MSc in Strength and Conditioning (Distance Education)

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  • Module leader SES4014 Science of Strength and Conditioning 
  • Module leader SES4096 Dissertation

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  • Module tutor SES4015 Performance Training and Corrective Exercise
  • Module tutor SES4030 Research Methods
  • Module tutor SES4013 Professional Placement
  • Module tutor SES4005 Performance Analysis 
  • Module tutor SES4038 Applied Sport Nutrition

Education and qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
27 Jun 2016
Middlesex University
MSc Strength & Conditioning
01 Sept 2011
Middlesex University
Accredited Strength & Conditioning Coach (ASCC)
10 Feb 2013
United Kingdom Strength & Conditioning Association (UKSCA)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach (CSCS*D)

With distinction

13 Jul 2011
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
PhD
02 May 2024
London Sport Institute

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

The association between countermovement rebound jump metrics and independent measures of athletic performance

Xu, J., Turner, A., Comyns, T., Chavda, S. and Bishop, C. 2024. The association between countermovement rebound jump metrics and independent measures of athletic performance. Applied Sciences. 14 (9). https://doi.org/10.3390/app14093718

Test–retest reliability of the magnitude and direction of asymmetry in the countermovement jump, drop jump, and countermovement rebound jump

Xu, J., Jordan, M., Chavda, S., Turner, A. and Bishop, C. 2023. Test–retest reliability of the magnitude and direction of asymmetry in the countermovement jump, drop jump, and countermovement rebound jump. Symmetry. 15 (10). https://doi.org/10.3390/sym15101960

Relationship between kinetic and kinematic measures of the countermovement jump and national weightlifting performance

Chavda, S., Lake, J., Comfort, P., Bishop, C., Joffe, S. and Turner, A. Relationship between kinetic and kinematic measures of the countermovement jump and national weightlifting performance. Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42978-023-00245-w

Countermovement rebound jump: a comparison of joint work and joint contribution to the countermovement and drop jump tests

Xu, J., Turner, A., Comyns, T., Harry, J., Chavda, S. and Bishop, C. 2023. Countermovement rebound jump: a comparison of joint work and joint contribution to the countermovement and drop jump tests. Applied Sciences. 13 (19). https://doi.org/10.3390/app131910680

Predicting weight category specific performance zones for Olympic, World and European weightlifting competitions

Chavda, S., Comfort, P., Lake, J., Bishop, C. and Turner, A. 2023. Predicting weight category specific performance zones for Olympic, World and European weightlifting competitions. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 36 (9), pp. 2657-2662. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004511

National Strength and Conditioning Association position statement on weightlifting for sports performance

Comfort, P., Haff, G., Suchomel, T., Soriano, M., Pierce, K., Hornsby, W., Haff, E., Sommerfield, L., Chavda, S., Morris, S., Fry, A. and Stone, M. 2023. National Strength and Conditioning Association position statement on weightlifting for sports performance. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 37 (6), pp. 1163-1190. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004476

A systematic review of the different calculation methods for measuring jump height during the countermovement and drop jump tests

Xu, J., Turner, A., Comfort, P., Harry, J., McMahon, J., Chavda, S. and Bishop, C. 2023. A systematic review of the different calculation methods for measuring jump height during the countermovement and drop jump tests. Sports Medicine. 53, pp. 1055-1072. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-023-01828-x

The relationship of lower-body, multijoint, isometric and dynamic neuromuscular assessment variables with snatch, and clean and jerk performance in competitive weightlifters: a meta-analysis

Joffe, S., Price, P., Chavda, S., Shaw, J. and Tallent, J. 2023. The relationship of lower-body, multijoint, isometric and dynamic neuromuscular assessment variables with snatch, and clean and jerk performance in competitive weightlifters: a meta-analysis. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 45 (4), pp. 411-428. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000755

Intra- and inter-day reliability of weightlifting variables and correlation to performance during cleans

Sorensen, A., Chavda, S., Comfort, P., Lake, J. and Turner, A. 2022. Intra- and inter-day reliability of weightlifting variables and correlation to performance during cleans. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 36 (11), pp. 3008-3014. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000004241

Reverse engineering in strength and conditioning: applications to agility training

Turner, A., Read, P., Maestroni, L., Chavda, S., Yao, X., Papadopoulos, K., Virgile, A., Spiegelhalter, A. and Bishop, C. 2022. Reverse engineering in strength and conditioning: applications to agility training. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 44 (4), pp. 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000681

Anthropometric profiles and physical characteristics in competitive female English premiership rugby union players

Yao, X., Curtis, C., Turner, A., Bishop, C., Austerberry, A. and Chavda, S. 2021. Anthropometric profiles and physical characteristics in competitive female English premiership rugby union players. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 16 (9), pp. 1234-1241. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2020-0017

Developing powerful athletes part 2: practical applications

Turner, A., Comfort, P., McMahon, J., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Read, P., Mundy, P. and Lake, J. 2021. Developing powerful athletes part 2: practical applications. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 43 (1), pp. 23-31. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000544

Unilateral isometric squat: test reliability, interlimb asymmetries, and relationships with limb dominance

Bishop, C., Read, P., Lake, J., Loturco, I., Dawes, J., Madruga, M., Romero-Rodrigues, D., Chavda, S. and Turner, A. 2021. Unilateral isometric squat: test reliability, interlimb asymmetries, and relationships with limb dominance. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 35, pp. S144-S151. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003079

Weightlifting: an applied method of technical analysis

Chavda, S., Hill, M., Martin, S., Swisher, A., Haff, G. and Turner, A. 2021. Weightlifting: an applied method of technical analysis. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 43 (4), pp. 32-42. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000614

Train the engine or the brakes? Influence of momentum on the change of direction deficit

Fernandes, R., Bishop, C., Turner, A., Chavda, S. and Maloney, S. 2021. Train the engine or the brakes? Influence of momentum on the change of direction deficit. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 16 (1), pp. 90-96. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2019-1007

Developing powerful athletes, part 1: mechanical underpinnings

Turner, A., Comfort, P., McMahon, J., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Read, P., Mundy, P. and Lake, J. 2020. Developing powerful athletes, part 1: mechanical underpinnings. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 42 (3), pp. 30-39. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000543

Magnitude or direction? Seasonal variation of interlimb asymmetry in elite academy soccer players

Bishop, C., Read, P., Chavda, S., Jarvis, P., Brazier, J., Bromley, T. and Turner, A. 2022. Magnitude or direction? Seasonal variation of interlimb asymmetry in elite academy soccer players. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 36 (4), pp. 1031-1037. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003565

The association between Interlimb asymmetry and athletic performance tasks: a season long study in elite academy soccer players

Bishop, C., Read, P., Bromley, T., Brazier, J., Jarvis, P., Chavda, S. and Turner, A. 2022. The association between Interlimb asymmetry and athletic performance tasks: a season long study in elite academy soccer players. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 36 (3), pp. 787-795. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003526

Total score of athleticism: holistic athlete profiling to enhance decision-making

Turner, A., Jones, B., Stewart, P., Bishop, C., Parmar, N., Chavda, S. and Read, P. 2019. Total score of athleticism: holistic athlete profiling to enhance decision-making. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 41 (6), pp. 91-101. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000506

A practical guide to analyzing the force-time curve of isometric tasks in Excel

Chavda, S., Turner, A., Comfort, P., Haff, G., Williams, S., Bishop, C. and Lake, J. 2020. A practical guide to analyzing the force-time curve of isometric tasks in Excel. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 42 (2), pp. 26-37. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000507

Effect of onset threshold on kinetic and kinematic variables of a weightlifting derivative containing a first and second pull

James, L., Suchomel, T., McMahon, J., Chavda, S. and Comfort, P. 2020. Effect of onset threshold on kinetic and kinematic variables of a weightlifting derivative containing a first and second pull. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 34 (2), pp. 298-307. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003316

Effect of post activation potentiation on weightlifting performance

Chavda, S., Sorensen, A., Vernau, J., Bishop, C. and Turner, A. 2019. Effect of post activation potentiation on weightlifting performance. NSCA 2019 National Conference. Washington D.C, US 10 - 13 Jul 2019

Training of a weightlifter: a scientific approach

Chavda, S. 2019. Training of a weightlifter: a scientific approach. UKSCA National Conference 2019. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 15 - 16 Jun 2019 UKSCA.

Intra- and inter-day reliability of typical and alternative weightlifting variables during heavy cleans

Sorensen, A., Chavda, S. and Turner, A. 2019. Intra- and inter-day reliability of typical and alternative weightlifting variables during heavy cleans. UKSCA National Conference 2019. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 15 - 16 Jun 2019 UKSCA. pp. 4-4

Alternative jump variables as surrogate measures of weightlifting performance in national weightlifters

Chavda, S., Yao, X., Harcoff, J., Martin, S. and Turner, A. 2019. Alternative jump variables as surrogate measures of weightlifting performance in national weightlifters. UKSCA National Conference 2019. Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 15 - 16 Jun 2019 UKSCA. pp. 22-22

Effects of inter-limb asymmetries on acceleration and change of direction speed: a between-sport comparison of professional soccer and cricket athletes

Bishop, C., Read, P., Brazier, J., Jarvis, P., Chavda, S., Bromley, T. and Turner, A. 2019. Effects of inter-limb asymmetries on acceleration and change of direction speed: a between-sport comparison of professional soccer and cricket athletes. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003135

Using unilateral strength, power and reactive strength tests to detect the magnitude and direction of asymmetry: A test-retest design

Bishop, C., Read, P., Chavda, S., Jarvis, P. and Turner, A. 2019. Using unilateral strength, power and reactive strength tests to detect the magnitude and direction of asymmetry: A test-retest design. Sports. 7 (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/sports7030058

Effects of a competitive soccer match on jump performance and interlimb asymmetries in elite academy soccer players

Bromley, T., Turner, A., Read, P., Lake, J., Maloney, S., Chavda, S. and Bishop, C. 2018. Effects of a competitive soccer match on jump performance and interlimb asymmetries in elite academy soccer players. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002951

Interlimb asymmetries: understanding how to calculate differences from bilateral and unilateral tests

Bishop, C., Read, P., Lake, J., Chavda, S. and Turner, A. 2018. Interlimb asymmetries: understanding how to calculate differences from bilateral and unilateral tests. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 40 (4), pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000371

Force-time characteristics of the countermovement jump: analyzing the curve in Excel

Chavda, S., Bromley, T., Jarvis, P., Williams, S., Bishop, C., Turner, A., Lake, J. and Mundy, P. 2018. Force-time characteristics of the countermovement jump: analyzing the curve in Excel. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 40 (2), pp. 67-77. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000353

Weightlifting

Chavda, S. 2018. Weightlifting. in: Turner, A. (ed.) Handbook of Strength and Conditioning: Sport-Specific Programming for High Performance London, UK Taylor & Francis (Routledge). pp. 630-657

Staying out of range: increasing attacking distance in fencing

Turner, A., Marshall, G., Noto, A., Chavda, S., Atlay, N. and Kirby, D. 2017. Staying out of range: increasing attacking distance in fencing. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. 12 (10), pp. 1319-1323. https://doi.org/10.1123/ijspp.2016-0680

Considerations for selecting field-based strength and power fitness tests to measure asymmetries

Bishop, C., Turner, A., Jarvis, P., Chavda, S. and Read, P. 2017. Considerations for selecting field-based strength and power fitness tests to measure asymmetries. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31 (9), pp. 2635-2644. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002023

Exercise technique: the push press

Bishop, C., Chavda, S. and Turner, A. 2018. Exercise technique: the push press. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 40 (3), pp. 104-108. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000321

Heavy barbell hip thrusts do not effect sprint performance: an 8-week randomized–controlled study

Jarvis, P., Cassone, N., Turner, A., Chavda, S., Edwards, M. and Bishop, C. 2019. Heavy barbell hip thrusts do not effect sprint performance: an 8-week randomized–controlled study. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 33, pp. S78-S84. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000002146

Do fencers require a weapon-specific approach to strength and conditioning training?

Turner, A., Bishop, C., Cree, J., Edwards, M., Chavda, S., Read, P. and Kirby, D. 2017. Do fencers require a weapon-specific approach to strength and conditioning training? The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 31 (6), pp. 1662-1668. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001637

The acute effects of heavy sled towing on subsequent sprint acceleration performance

Jarvis, P., Turner, A., Chavda, S. and Bishop, C. 2017. The acute effects of heavy sled towing on subsequent sprint acceleration performance. Journal of Trainology. 6 (1), pp. 18-25. https://doi.org/10.17338/trainology.6.1_18

Asymmetries of the lower limb: the calculation conundrum in strength training and conditioning

Bishop, C., Read, P., Chavda, S. and Turner, A. 2016. Asymmetries of the lower limb: the calculation conundrum in strength training and conditioning. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 38 (6), pp. 27-32. https://doi.org/10.1519/ssc.0000000000000264

Physical characteristics underpinning repetitive lunging in fencing

Turner, A., Marshall, G., Philips, J., Noto, A., Buttigieg, C., Chavda, S., Downing, W., Atlay, N., Dimitriou, L. and Kilduff, L. 2016. Physical characteristics underpinning repetitive lunging in fencing. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 30 (11), pp. 3134-3139. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001402

Physical characteristics underpinning lunging and change of direction speed in fencing

Turner, A., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Edwards, M., Brazier, J. and Kilduff, L. 2016. Physical characteristics underpinning lunging and change of direction speed in fencing. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 30 (8), pp. 2235-2241. https://doi.org/10.1519/jsc.0000000000001320

Effects of concurrent activation potentiation on countermovement jump performance

Mullane, M., Maloney, S., Chavda, S., Williams, S. and Turner, A. 2015. Effects of concurrent activation potentiation on countermovement jump performance. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 29 (12), pp. 3311-3316. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000001010

Data analysis for strength and conditioning coaches: using Excel to analyze reliability, differences, and relationships

Turner, A., Brazier, J., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Cree, J. and Read, P. 2015. Data analysis for strength and conditioning coaches: using Excel to analyze reliability, differences, and relationships. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 37 (1), pp. 76-83. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000113

Hamstring strain prevention in elite soccer players

Turner, A., Cree, J., Comfort, P., Jones, L., Chavda, S., Bishop, C. and Reynolds, A. 2014. Hamstring strain prevention in elite soccer players. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 36 (5), pp. 10-20. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000076

A needs analysis and field-based testing battery for basketball

Read, P., Hughes, J., Stewart, P., Chavda, S., Bishop, C., Edwards, M. and Turner, A. 2014. A needs analysis and field-based testing battery for basketball. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 36 (3), pp. 13-20. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000051

Avoid overtraining and monitor fatigue

Turner, A., Stewart, P., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Edwards, M. and Read, P. 2013. Avoid overtraining and monitor fatigue. Professional Strength and Conditioning.

Strength and conditioning for sprint swimming

Bishop, C., Cree, J., Read, P., Chavda, S., Edwards, M. and Turner, A. 2013. Strength and conditioning for sprint swimming. Strength and Conditioning Journal. 35 (6), pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1519/SSC.0000000000000019

Determinants of repeat sprint ability

Turner, A., Bishop, C., Chavda, S., Edwards, M. and Barter, P. 2013. Determinants of repeat sprint ability. Professional Strength and Conditioning.
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