|dc.description.abstract||This paper explores my 'sense making' of the strength and conditioning (S&C)
culture at Reading Recreational Centre (RRC: a pseudonym) through an
ethnographic framework. It examines the coaches' actions and interactions
between different subcultures and the consequential athlete reactions. The
ethnographic framework used allowed data collection over a prolonged period.
It also permitted an interpretation period which generated a deeper
understanding of the given subcultures. The data is represented in narratives.
These invite the reader to interpret them using a Bourdieusian perspective.
The findings of this study conclude that one’s capital within the field can
consequently influence habitus and consequently affect the effectiveness of
interaction and performance. When coaches and athletes values match, it
could be said to have a positive outcome.
Key Words: Sub-cultures, Strength and Conditioning, Ethnography, Capital||en_US