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Lee Bell BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE, FHEA

Strength and Conditioning Lecturer


Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science and Strength and Conditioning. Module Leader for Issues in Sport and Physical Activity, Principles of Conditioning for Sport Performance and Developing Professional Skills in Sport and Physical Activity. I have teaching, research, and applied interest in strength training programming and currently teach across all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate study. I welcome research collaboration requests in any of my areas of interest.



I completed my BSc (Hons) at Sheffield Hallam University in 2003 and my MSc at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2011. I am currently undertaking a PhD in Strength and Conditioning at Sheffield Hallam University, exploring overreaching and overtraining in strength sports. I have a wealth of experience in industry and have been involved in several roles within the sport and exercise industry: Personal Training and Strength and Conditioning Tutor, European Master Trainer, College Lecturer, Exercise Referral Specialist, and Coach. I am also an experienced content writer, having published several online articles and podcasts for well-respected educational websites and research reviews. Additional to my academic role, I consult privately with coaches and athletes and am co-director of TRA Performance Education: an international sport and exercise science educational platform aimed at improving applied knowledge and practice through workshops, seminars and symposia.


Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

Sport and Exercise Science


BSc Sport and Exercise Science
BSc Physical Activity, Sport and Health
MSc Strength and Conditioning Coaching
MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science



Journal articles

Bell, L., Ruddock, A., Maden-Wilkinson, T., Hembrough, D., & Rogerson, D. (2021). “Is It Overtraining or Just Work Ethic?”: Coaches’ Perceptions of Overtraining in High-Performance Strength Sports. Sports, 9 (6), 85.

Grandou, C., Wallace, L., Coutts, A.J., Bell, L., & Impellizzeri, F.M. (2020). Symptoms of Overtraining in Resistance Exercise: International Cross-Sectional Survey. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 1-10.

Bell, L., Ruddock, A., Maden-Wilkinson, T., & Rogerson, D. (2020). Overreaching and Overtraining in Strength Sports and Resistance Training: A Scoping Review. Journal of Sports Sciences.

Bell, L., & Ingle, L. (2013). Psycho-physiological markers of overreaching and overtraining in endurance sports: a review of the evidence. Medicina Sportiva: Journal of Romanian Sports Medicine Society, 17 (2), 81-97.

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