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Excellence in Human Performance

Roan Crocker is a Strength and Conditioning coach from Swansea, Wales.

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About Roan

Roan started his journey into human performance through competing in mixed martial arts. After conducting some tough weight cuts Roan knew that there must be a more scientific way to cut weight and maximise his performance in competition. 

This led to Roan becoming increasingly more interested in maximising human performance through nutrition and strength and conditioning protocols. Roan then began studying a bachelor of science degree in strength and conditioning and graduated with a first class honours in 2022, and went on to complete a Master’s degree and graduated in 2024. 


Over the course of his studies he has completed internships at elite organisations including: 

Ospreys Rugby

Cardiff City Football Academy

Wales Boxing

Wales Judo


Roan then started coaching strength and conditioning to athletes and generalists forming Crock Performance, so far he has worked with athletes competing in Cage Warriors, Bellator, Professional Fighters League (PFL), Ares FC and the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 


Outside of coaching, Roan is an active mixed martial arts fighter with a record of 17-3, a 4x British jiujitsu champion, BJJ brown belt, IMMAF World Championships Silver Medalist & Jr European Champion, and a Four Nations and Cage Warriors Academy Two Weight Division Champion.

Qualifications

MSc Advanced Coaching in Strength and Conditioning

BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning

Level 5 Diploma in Diet and Nutrition

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports Massage

Level 1 British Weightlifting

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Strength and Conditioning

Whether you compete in a sport or have general health and fitness goals, I can help you to get there.

The systems we use at Crock Performance are evidence based, which means that what we do is informed by the science surrounding human performance, we don't leave anything to chance with our athletes.

With two levels of engagement, we can improve a breadth of your physical qualities, whether that is increasing strength and power, speed and conditioning, improving mobility, or injury rehabilitation, we can get you where you need to be.

To get started with online engagement, click here.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is focused and systematic, targeting muscles that are used in a specific sport. It uses various techniques to decrease muscle pain and improve recovery, as well as improve overall range of motion and flexibility to support safe and effective movement.
Roan is a qualified sports massage therapist and while sports massage is often sought by elite and amateur athletes, sports massage can also be beneficial for anyone who regularly exercises.

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Martial Arts Tuition

With a BJJ Brown belt and 17-3 amateur MMA record, Roan has a plethora of experience ranging across multiple disciplines including wrestling, jiu-jitsu, MMA and Muay Thai.


Roan has also competed regularly in martial arts, with four British titles in jiu-jitsu, a two-weight Four Nations champion in MMA and the middleweight and light-heavyweight champion of Cage Warriors Academy Wales. On the international level, Roan has collected a Silver Medal at the IMMAF World Championships and a Junior European Gold Medal.


With these experiences, Roan is fully equipped to pass on techniques in the various combat sports that make up mixed martial arts, from day one beginner to experienced competitor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be an athlete to work with you?

Strength and Conditioning is for everyone, not just athletes. The principles that underpin S&C are applicable to everybody. Whatever health and fitness goal you have, we can achieve it together.

Do you work with other sports?

Yes, with experience working with elite performers in rugby, football and gymnastics. We can support a wide variety of competitors and non-competitors alike.

Do I need to have experience to work with you?

No, quite the opposite. If you are a beginner in any aspect of training, we can coach you to a high standard, all you have to do is turn up, train hard and we will do the rest.

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I had spinal and neurosurgery many years ago which prevented me from doing any strenuous exercise, due to this, I found my weight spiralling to the point where it was affecting my health. 


On the first of January 2021, I made the decision to change my lifestyle, I discussed my situation with Roan, and set my goals for forthcoming months to lose weight and improve my health and well-being. Due to my physical difficulties exercise was not possible.


After a consultation with Roan, I enrolled in a nutrition coaching programme, which would enable me to lose weight without any exercise. The programme involved calorie tracking and education of my food choices, whilst still enjoying my favourite foods and without feeling hungry.


ln 4 months I achieved a weight loss of 28lbs and for the past 2 months I have successfully maintained this loss. Due to this weight loss, my golfing performance has increased, my balance and swing has improved and my distance has increased.


Roan was a great help throughout the process, an excellent mentor. constantly on hand to answer any queries that I had, and providing easy to understand guidance. If there’s anybody out there who finds themselves in a similar situation as myself, Roan can and will be able to help you achieve what you may think is impossible.

Neil, 60 years old, amateur golfer

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