VIDEO: Niall Sharp – Clean Progress

Niall Sharp might be one of our youngest on the course, but he makes up for it with a great attitude and being so easy to coach. This has allowed him to progress really well over the last few months, in particular with his Olympic lifting. For those not familiar with S&C, you do not see many young athletes at Niall’s age lifting like this.

Summer Youth Training Workshop

Niall recently attended the ‘Summer Youth Training Workshop’ at Sheffield Hallam University. He showed a good training knowledge and a great enthusiasm to learn. We caught up with him to hear his reflections on the course.

How did you find the youth workshop?

I found that the youth workshop had many challenges to it and was very encouraging the push yourself to your own limits. The five days from Monday to Friday was very different to one another which I liked as that meant we were experiencing and leaning different exercises and trills. It varied between high intensity training such as the curve and strength training such as deadlifts. Although it has been very tough work I have thoroughly enjoyed it.

What’s your favourite bit about strength and conditioning?

My favourite thing about S&C is the strength work. This is because I am always leaning different techniques to get to the best I can. Danny will always tell me little things on different exercises on how to improve. What I also like is the circuits. Once everyone has finished the session we always do a circuit at the end. It’s good because Danny will mix it up every week so where not repeating what we had did the last week. Whilst doing the circuit no matter what exercise it is Danny will always push you to the max.

You’re impressing people with your cleans, do you find them beneficial and enjoyable?

I think that my cleans are improving every week as there is always room for improvement. I think they are very beneficial as I am working different muscles what boxers are not used to. Out of all the different trills cleans are definitely my favourite as I enjoy it the most.

Niall Sharp Clean Progress


Danny Wilson co-founded Boxing Science in 2014 following building the successful Boxing program at Sheffield Hallam University where he has coached over 100 amateur and professional boxers as a strength and conditioning coach. He has also helped prepare Kell Brook for his mega-fight with Gennady Golovkin, and his Ingle Gym stablemates including Kid Galahad, Jordan Gill and Kyle Yousaf.

Away from Boxing, Danny is currently the Yorkshire regional strength and conditioning coach for England Golf and has experiences in youth and professional standards across a range of sports.

Danny is a United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association accredited strength and conditioning coach and has a Master of Science degree in Sport Science at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. For his final research project Danny profiled the physiological characteristics of amateur boxers and will share some of the novel findings on Boxing Science. Danny will be contributing to the Strength and Conditioning section by writing about the science behind the punch, training methods, working with junior athletes and case studies.