Pacey Performance Podcast #162 - Duncan French (Vice President of Performance at UFC Performance Institute)

November 16, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Vice President of Performance at UFC Performance Institute, Duncan French. Duncan has worked with Olympic athletes in Taekwondo, Premiership footballers at Newcastle United, Division 1 Collegiate athletes at Notre Dame and now fighters at the UFC. With this unbelievable CV, it was an honor to get Duncan on the podcast to chat about his past in previous sports, but mainly to discuss the phenomenon which is the UFC.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Duncan French (background, education and current role)
  • What is the UFC PI? 
  • Developing a high-performance structure & philosophy
  • Cutting & weight management
    • current practice
    • future policy
  • What does an MMA fighter 'look' like
    • force/power profiles
    • eccentric RFD
    • common injuries/illnesses
    • injury prevention strategies
  • Planning and Periodisation for MMA
    • assessments
  • Brain health, concussion, and mental health

Duncan can be found on Twitter @DuncanFrench

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #161 - Andrew Murray (Director of Performance & Sports Science at the University of Oregon)

November 9, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Director of Performance & Sports Science at the University of Oregon, Andrew Murray. I wanted to get Andrew on the podcast because he has worked on 3 different continents over the last 4 years, moving from working in Scotland to Qatar and now to Oregon. With Andrew having such a diverse background across 3 continents and 3 massively different cultures, naturally, we dive into how he dealt with that as well as the language barrier and how he communicated with coaching staff, colleagues and athletes.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Andrew Murray (background, education and current role)
  • Measuring impact of a sports scientist
    • Auditing provision (what are the questions we want to ask...)
  • Managing & maximising multiple data streams
    • does it affect the scoreboard...
  • The art of communication
  • Managing student-athletes
    • getting the best of both worlds

Andrew can be found on Twitter @Cudgie

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting the links below.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #160 - Nick Ruddock (Performance Gymnastics Coaching Consultant)

November 2, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Performance Gymnastics Coaching Consultant, Nick Ruddock. With so much talk over recent weeks about the use of gymnastics in team sports settings, especially with youth development athletes, I thought it was perfect timing to get Nick on who not only has huge experience across gymnastics but has also consulted and presented to a number of professional football academies. Whether you are working in youth development or with adult athletes, there will definitely be something to take away from this podcast.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Nick Ruddock (background, education and current role)
  • Gymnastics skill acquisition model
  • Physical preparation model - potential learnings for team sports (Octagon FREE download)
  • Early specialisation
  • Benefits of calisthenics - examples of good practice
  • Injury prevention (links to physical prep model)
  • Tracking and monitoring intensity 

Nick can be found on Twitter @NickRuddock

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #159 - Huw Bevan (Head of Performance & Rugby Operations at Dragons Rugby)

October 26, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Performance & Rugby Operations at Dragons Rugby, Huw Bevan. This episode is the first one where I have been contacted by a head coach saying 'you need to get our guy on, he's brilliant' and I think that sums up the main takeaways from this podcast. Huw is a person who has created lasting relationships with the coaches he has worked under and due to that has managed to make an impact. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Huw Bevan (background, experience, and current role)
  • Challenges and practices when moving sports
  • Selling a message to coaches and players - tactics and techniques
  • Building relationships with players and coaches
  • Utilising GPS
    • worse case scenario
    • rugby based conditioning
  • Interdisciplinary approach to management

Huw can be found on Twitter @hbevs23

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #158 - Sophia Nimphius (Associate Professor at Edith Cowen University)

October 19, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Associate Professor at Edith Cowen University, Sophia Numphius. Sophia is coming on the podcast for a part 2 and an update on the thoughts she presented 2 years ago in her first appearance. I love to here Sophia speak around the topic of agility and change of direction so hopefully, you get as much out of this episode as you did out of the first one.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Sophia Nimphius (background, education and current role)
  • Testing for 'agility'
  • How can we detect which physical quality is lacking by performing COD tests
  • Programming to enhance agility
  • Time spent focusing on hitting correct 'positions' in COD
  • Developing 'agility' in youths & adolescents
  • Biggest considerations when training females
  • Coaching the female athlete

Sophia can be found on Twitter @docsoph

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting the links below.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #157 - Ryan Banta (Teacher & Coach at Parkway Central High School)

October 12, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Teacher & Coach at Parkway Central High School, Ryan Banta. Ryan has written extensively on sprinting, acceleration and plyometrics on various websites including elitetrack.com, just-fly-sports.com, speedendurance.com, scienceofrunning.com & simplifaster.com. But as well as being a writer, Ryan is coaching high school athletes daily as well as teaching in the same school. Moving away from the elite coaching space, I felt Ryan was a fantastic example to get on the podcast to showcase the great work that is going on on the youth amateur level.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Ryan Banta (background, experience, and current role)?
  • Training large groups of sprinters
  • Evaluating athletes with limited data & tech
  • Periodisation of plyometrics
  • Strength & power for middle distance events
  • Acceleration for team sports athletes

Ryan can be found on Twitter @SprintersCompen

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #156 - Bill Knowles (Director of Reconditioning & Athletic Development at HPSports)

October 5, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Director of Reconditioning and Athletic Development at HPSports, Bill Knowles. I have been stalking Bill for well over a year now so it was a pleasure to finally get our diaries aligned and get him on the podcast. Anyone that knows Bill’s work or spoke to Bill will know just how many elite athletes from around the world come to him for his reconditioning expertise. Premier League players, AFL athletes, NBA players etc etc, have all used Bill. With his consultancy business as well as his work with the Philadelphia Union MLS academy, Bill gives us great insights into his current thinking about the topics below.

In this episode, you will learn –

  • Who is Bill Knowles (background, experience, and current role)?
  • RTP in ACL
    • Predictors/risk factors for ACL’s (apart from previous ACL)
    • RTP for load compromised athletes post ACL. Continued markers, protocols and things to avoid
    • Knock on factors in movement patterns in joint compromised athletes
    • Movement screens for joint compromised athletes
  • Movement screens in general
  • The importance of gymnastics
    • Measuring impact
  • Landing & deceleration training
  • Warm-ups in football/soccer

Bill can be found on Twitter @Billknowles_HPS

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #155 - Doug McKenney (Sports Performance Specialist at Coach Me Plus)

September 28, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Sports Performance Specialist & Founding Coach at Coach Me Plus, Doug McKenney. Doug has vast experience working in the NHL and was, in fact, the first full-time S&C coach in the NHL working with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Naturally, I was keen to speak to Doug about his work in ice hockey and how things had progressed over his career. And with his long-standing relationship with Coach Me Plus, it was great to get Doug's thoughts on the world of athlete monitoring systems (AMS').

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Doug McKenney (background, experience, and current role)?
  • Athlete Management Systems
    • What people are looking for/think they are looking for
    • Market leaders
  • Athlete tracking in ice hockey
    • Ice hockey staking algorithms
    • Developing injury reduction strategies in ice hockey
  • Strength & conditioning and how things have evolved
    • Athlete testing in and out of the gym

Doug can be found on LinkedIn HERE

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #154 - Nathan Mill (Head of Medical Services at St Helens RFC)

September 21, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Medical Services at St Helens Rugby Football Club, Nathan Mill. Nathan is a physiotherapist who has a post graduate qualification in strength and conditioning and at St Helens, has a big input in the physical preparation of his players. Nathan has a very keen interest in pre-participation screening and discussion around this formed the basis of this chat.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Nathan Mill (background, experience, and current role)?
  •  Screening tools
    • CMJ asymmetry
    • Jumps as part of the pre-participation screen
    • Other pre-participation screens
  • Physio / S&C integration
    • Injury reduction strategies in rugby league
  • RTP protocols
    • Benchmarking
    • Use of technology in the process
    • Physio / S&C crossover

Nathan can be found on Twitter @PhysioMill

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #153 - Eric Cressey (President of Cressey Performance)

September 14, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to President of Cressey Performance, Eric Cressey. Eric is THE man when it comes to physical preparation for baseball in the US so naturally, rotational sports was high on the agenda for this episode. Thank you to all the people that replied on Twitter and came back with some fantastic questions.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Eric Cressey (background, experience, and current role)?
  •  Importance of developing strength/stability outside the sagittal plane
  • Medicine ball work
    - for the rotational athlete
    - for the team sport athlete
  • Movement assessments
    - overhead lunge walk
    - practical examples of other more focused assessments
  • Unilateral work and the use of fillers

Eric can be found on Twitter @EricCressey

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #152 - Bill Burgos (Head of Strength & Conditioning at Orlando Magic)

September 7, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at Orlando Magic in the NBA, Bill Burgos. As President of the NBSCA (National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Committee) and current member of the NBA Sports Science Committee, Bill has a wealth of experience working in an around the NBA. Bill is actually the first practitioner I have had on the podcast who currently works in the NBA so it was a pleasure to get him on for a chat.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Bill Burgos (background, experience, and current role)?
  • Military influences and their effect on your current practice
  • The role of the S&C coach in the NBA
    • How that has changed over the last 5 years
  • Your training philosophy as an S&C coach
  • Influence of sports science and how that has changed your practice
  • Managing guys in the off season
    • Information that is/isn't given to player
  • Keeping things fresh in the gym and on the court

Bill can be found on Instagram @bb_strong74

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #151 - Nic Gill (Strength & Conditioning Coach at the All Blacks)

August 31, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Strength & Conditioning Coach for the All Blacks, Nic Gill. Nic has been on my radar for a podcast for a long time and I was delighted when we found time in the diary to get it done. Nic is a class act and this podcast is a MUST for anyone working with athletes.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Nic Gill (background, experience, and current role)
  • The balance between technical/tactical and physical
  • Ensuring the players are in peak condition when they come into camp
    • Do you monitor or rely on good relationships with the super rugby teams
    • Do you monitor during international periods and use this to manipulate training
    • What does a test match week look like and why?
  • Bigger, faster, stronger - the myths
  • Your training philosophy
  • What physical qualities are the biggest determinants to achieve such a game…eg high speed, power, repeat effort or is it high levels of technical resilience and robustness that ensures skills and tactics remain intact under high levels of fatigue?
    • Do you employ any fitness strategies during your time with them to achieve the specific physical qualities you desire?
Nic can be found on Instagram @nicgill_health_and_performance

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #150 - Matt Taberner (1st Team Sports Scientist at Everton Football Club)

August 24, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to 1st Team Sports Scientist at Everton Football Club, Matt Taberner. Matt has been at Everton for quite a few years now and has recently moved into a more late stage rehab role, which as you will hear in this episode, is a real passion of his. Matt also worked under previous podcast guest, Steve Tashjian and comes with a great recommendation!

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Matt Taberner (background, experience, and current role)?
  • Monitoring - Why? What? The A:C ratio
  • Return to play
    • Benchmarking
    • Key considerations
    • GPS
    • Objective testing
  • Examples of Hamstring rehabilitation

Matt can be found on Twitter @MattTaberner

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #149 - Phil Graham-Smith (Head of Biomechanics at Aspire Academy)

August 17, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Biomechanics at Aspire Academy, Phil Graham-Smith. Phil has held some fantastic positions in his career from biomechanics consultant at UK Athletics with the jump squads to Head of Directorate at University of Salford. Now in his role at Aspire, Phil also makes time to continue the growth of Force Decks, a dual force plate system which is getting some serious traction worldwide and is fast becoming the go-to system in professional sport.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Phil Graham Smith (background, experience, and current role)
    • Liverpool John Moores University
    • University of Salford
    • ForceDecks
  • What has changed in terms of biomechanics support since the early 90's?
  • What constitutes excellent applied biomechanics support?
    • UKA - world records
  • Supporting young jumpers
    • Use of IMU's
    • Assessing and quantifying asymmetries
  • Testing
  • Use of isokinetic testing
  • 'Contrived variables' & pure biomechanics
  • Research
    • Issues
    • Examplescleardot.gif
 Phil can be found on Twitter @PhilipGrahamSM2

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #148 - Mick Byers & Luke Heath (Athletic Performance Specialist & Rehabilitation Physiotherapist)

August 10, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Mick Byers and Luke Heath who are Athletic Performance Specialist and Rehabilitation Physiotherapist respectively, at the GWS Giants. Their Head of Department, David Joyce has been on the podcast twice already and it was great to get these guys on to discuss the return to play/performance process.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who are Mick Byers & Luke Heath (background, experience, and current role)?
  • Responsibilities in the RTP process
  • Negotiables and non-negotiables in the RTP process
  • Benchmarks & goal setting
  • Coordination / re-coordination training
  • Psychological & emotional barriers in RTP

Mick can be found on Twitter @StrCoach_Mick and Luke can be found on Twitter @LukeHeath85

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #147 - Sean Cumming (Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath)

August 3, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Bath, Sean Cumming. Sean is an expert when it comes to the topic of relative age effect, biological maturity and youth development. I know there are lots of listeners out there coaching youth populations so I am hoping that recent podcasts featuring Rhodri Lloyd, Joe Eisenmann and now Sean will give those coaches some fantastic information to take a use in their practice. 

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Sean Cumming (background, experience, and current role)
  • Benefits and limitations of early and late maturers 
  • Where bio-banding fits and the decisions whether to bio-band a player or not
  • Psychological benefit of bio-banding
  • What is the optimal banding?
  • When does the late developer catch up mentally and physically?
  • How does a coach/scout know the biological age of a player?

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #146 - Ruud van Elk (First Team Sports Scientist at PSV Eindhoven)

July 27, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to First Team Sports Scientist at PSV Eindhoven, Ruud van Elk. As I say in the podcast, it has been a real mission of mine to get more guests on from Europe as it seems to be very UK, US, and Australia heavy, so I am delighted to get Ruud on the pod. Ruud is a top guy and comes with a glowing reference from a LOT of people that I have spoken to.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Ruud van Elk (background, experience, and current role)
  • Athlete tracking
    • Creating systems and processes
    • Data visualisation
    • Integrating technical and tactical data
  • How to choose the right technology by asking the right questions
  • Injury prediction models

Ruud can be found on Twitter @ruudvanelk

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #145 - Lachlan Penfold (Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm)

July 20, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm, Lachlan Penfold. Lachlan has an incredible CV with clubs including Golden State Warriors (NBA), Sydney Roosters (NRL) and the Brisbane Lions (AFL). After an incredible year at Golden State when he was there as Head of Physical Performance and Sports Medicine, naturally, his work in the NBA was a topic we delved deep into. I hope you enjoy the episode.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Lachlan Penfold (background, experience, and current role)
  • Lessons learned from the NBA
  • Recovery methods
  • Communicating effectively with coaches
  • Injury risk reduction strategies
  • Developing change of direction speed in rugby league
    • How that differs in basketball

Lachlan can be found on Twitter @lachlanpenfold

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #144 - Rhodri Lloyd (Senior Lecturer in Strength & Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan University)

July 13, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Rhodri Lloyd. Rhodri is Senior Lecturer on the Strength & Conditioning course but also has numerous publications in the area of youth and adolescent training and a book titled Strength and Conditioning for Youth Athletes which is co-edited with Jon Oliver. If you are interested in getting full texts of some of Rhodri's research, you can visit his Researchgate page HERE.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Rhodri Lloyd (background, experience, and current role)
  • The impact of growth and maturation on youth performance
  • Talent ID
  • Strength training for youth athletes
    • Dispelling the myths
  • The role of 'play' in youth athletes
  • Parental engagement

Rhodri can be found on Twitter @rhodri_s_lloyd

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #143 - Dr Liam Hennessy (Coach & Director of Setanta College)

July 6, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Director of Setanta College, Dr. Liam Hennessy. Dr. Hennessy has coached a number of world class athletes including three-time major winning golfer, Padraig Harrington. As well as coaching, Dr. Hennessy is Director of Setanta College in Ireland which offers numerous courses in strength and conditioning and regularly invites world leading coaches to speak at its workshops and conference.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Dr. Liam Hennessy (background, education and current roles)
  • The danger in an uninformed reliance on technology
  • What’s happening with the hamstring?
  • Why experience should be more valued in coaching
  • Setanta College and what is missing from the education system when it comes to developing the practitioners and researchers of the future.
  • Working with golfers - what is important?

Liam is not on social media but more can be found out about Setanta College on Twitter @setantacollege

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #142 - David Gray (Head of Strength & Conditioning at Hurricanes Rugby)

June 29, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at Hurricanes Rugby in New Zealand, David Gray. This episode has come around at the perfect time with the British & Irish Lions being on tour in New Zealand and getting a 31-31 draw against David's Hurricanes on Tuesday this week. David is another practitioner in the 'Brit abroad' category having worked in New Zealand for the last few year.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Davie Gray (background, experience, and current role)

    • Working in NZ and differences/similarities with Europe
  • Periodisation of different qualities and how it differs pre, in and off season
    • Conditioning
    • Strength & power
    • Speed
  • Training load monitoring
    • Use of Kitman Labs
    • Creating a competitive environment to increase training intensity
    • How things change with scheduling issues
  • Future direction
    • What could you improve
    • Areas of innovation (power profiling)
  • Staff relationship & CPD
    • Advice for young S&C's

David can be found on Twitter @daviegray

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting the links below.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #141 - Dr. Anthony Shield (Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology)

June 22, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, Dr. Anthony Shield. Dr. Shield and his colleague Dr. Opar are the brains behind the NordBord, a tool to measure eccentric and isometric hamstring strength which prompted a lot of discussions in this episode. As well as the work he has done himself in this area, Dr. Shield also supervises a number of Ph.D. students who are looking further into the hamstrings and their functions.

In this episode, you will learn - 

  • Who is Tony Shields (education, background etc)
  • What we know about hamstring injuries
  • 'Functional' exercises 
    • Confusion around the term
    • How they relate to hamstring injury
  • Nordics
    • Why the debate
    • Why the apparent stigma
    • Alternatives
    • Assessments
  • Where the research is heading

Anthony can be found on Twitter @das_shield

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Forcedecks. If you want to know more about ForceDecks, listen to episode #139 of the Pacey Performance Podcast with co-founder, Dr. Daniel Cohen.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

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Pacey Performance Podcast #140 - Pete McKnight (Director of Coaching & Sports Science at Hintsa Performance)

June 15, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Coaching and Sports Science at Hintsa Performance, Pete McKnight. Hintsa Performance is a company who provide performance coaches for a number of athletes, the most notable being drivers in Formula 1. Pete leads a number of coaches who work one-on-one with the drivers but he also works on the research and innovation side of things at Hintsa. Pete has also been chairman of the UKSCA for a number of years now and has helped the organisation develop a growing reputation in the UK and abroad.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Pete McKnight (background, education and current role)
  • Physiological demands of Formula 1 and what training looks like
  • Training for the neck & trunk to cope with high g-forces
  • What is available from a physiological point of view from the drivers themselves
  • What is the future for drivers in Formula 1? In what areas is there room for improvement?
  • With so much media demand for the drivers, how do you/they prepare psychologically for a race?

Pete can be found on Twitter @petemcknight

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

 

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Pacey Performance Podcast #139 - Dr. Daniel Cohen (Co-Founder of ForceDecks and Lecturer & Researcher at the University of Santander)

June 8, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am DELIGHTED to bring you Dr. Daniel Cohen, co-founder and head of sports science at ForceDecks. Daniel is also a lecturer and researcher at the University of Santander in Colombia. Daniel has become the face of ForceDecks over the last few years with the company becoming a leader in providing force plates and the associated software to some of the best organisations in the world. If you are interested in learning more about jumping and jump data, this podcast is most certainly for you!

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Dr Daniel Cohen (background, education and current role)
  • Force platform use in sports
  • Barriers and issues associated with jump testing
  • Why CMJ and why dual platforms
  • The importance of looking at eccentric forces and landing forces
  • The truth about asymmetries

Daniel can be found on Twitter @danielcohen1971

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #138 - Inigo Mujika (Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country)

June 1, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the pleasure of speaking to Inigo Mujika, Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country. Inigo has an unbelievable list of publications to his name in the areas of strength training for endurance athletes, tapering and peaking. Inigo even has a book with Yann Le Meur which looks amazing.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Inigo Mujika (background, education and current role)
  • Strength training for endurance athletes - barriers and benefits
  • Periodisation of strength training for the endurance athlete
  • The resurgence of 'aerobic training' for team sports - benefits of this type of training for this group
  • Key qualities of a sports scientist
  • Key qualities of coaches
  • Training load quantification -  Do the methods answer the key questions...How hard did the athlete find the session? How hard was the session? How did the athlete recover from the session? How is the athlete coping with the cumulative stress of training?

Inigo can be found on Twitter @inigomujika_en

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #137 - Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan (Head of Athletic Performance & Strength & Conditioning Coach)

May 25, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the pleasure of speaking to 2 guys who I have got to know a lot over the last 12 months, Aled Walters and Adam Sheehan, both at Munster Rugby. Aled is Head of Athletic Performance while Adam is Strength & Conditioning Coach but also a genius when it comes to monitoring the guys with GPS. Munster have a HUGE game this weekend against Scarlets in the Pro12 final so it was great to catch these guys before the big day.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who are Aled Walters and Adam Sheehan (background, education and current roles)
  • Last year compared to this year (2 sites and how that impacted training and the culture)
  • Developing a culture in a rugby club
  • What you learned from your time in Australia and New Zealand
  • In-season conditioning for rugby
  • Integrating GPS into practice

Aled can be found on Twitter @aledwalters

Adam can be found on Twitter @sheehan_adam

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #136 - Fergus Connolly (Director of Performance at University of Michigan Football)

May 18, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at University of Michigan Football, Fergus Connolly. Fergus has an unbelievable CV with time spent in the English Premier League, the NFL, International rugby, club rugby, NBA etc etc. With a background in manufacturing technology as well as computer science, Fergus does not come through the traditional sports science or strength & conditioning routes. 

In this episode you will learn - 

  • Who is Fergus Connelly (background, education and current role)
  • How do we assess a technology for its use within a given environment
  • How do we improve communication within an organisation
  • Identifying and acting on emotional load in athletes and staff

Fergus can be found on Twitter @fergus_connolly

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #135 - Joe Eisenmann (Director of High Performance & Education at USA Football)

May 11, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance & Education at USA Football, Joe Eisenmann. Joe primarily works with the younger age groups and with Joe being an expert in that field, we go into depth chatting about USA Football's LTAD model. It was also extremely interesting as an Englishman, how Joe feels about foreign sports scientists entering the US and taking up new roles.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Joe Eisenmann (background, education and current role)
  • Foreign coaches working in the US
  • Safety concerns in football
  • Applied research in the US
  • Coping with growth and maturation in young athletes

Joe can be found on Twitter @Joe_Eisenmann

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #134 - Nigel Tilley (Consultant Physiotherapist on the PGA European Tour Golf)

May 4, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to consultant physiotherapist at the PGA European Tour Golf, Nigel Tilley. Nigel has a very interesting role which takes him all over the globe working with world's best golfers. Given that he worked for the Bahamas FA in a previous role, Nigel certainly has a cracking CV.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Nigel Tilley (background, education and current role)
  • Demands of golf and training to meet them
  • The role of the S&C coach in golf
  • Common injuries and methods to mitigate those risks
  • In-season S&C for golfers
  • 'Core training' for the professional and amateur golfer

Nigel can be found on Twitter @nigel_tilley

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #133 - Cheri Mah (Research Fellow at the University of California San Francisco Human Performance Centre)

April 28, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Cheri Mah, Research Fellow at the University of California San Francisco Human Performance Centre. Cheri is an expert when it comes to sleep and in this episode talks about how athletes can improve the quality and duration of their sleep. In this episode, we run through some real life scenarios and get Cheri's view on dealing with common headaches coaches have when traveling for away matches.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Cheri Mah (background, education and current role)
  • How sleep can affect athletic performance
  • Tracking sleep in the applied world - validity & reliability of methods
  • How much sleep do we need? How can we find out?
  • Strategies to maximise sleep
  • Benefits & pitfalls of napping throughout the day

Cheri can be found on Twitter @cherimah

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Train with PUSH, makers of the PUSH band.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #132 - Bob Alejo (Assistant Athletic Director / Director of S&C at North Carolina State University)

April 20, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking with Bob Alejo, Assistant Athletic Director and Director of S&C at North Carolina State University. I must thank Bob for coming on the podcast and being so open about what he does. Bob has an incredible amount of experience working in the collegiate, professional and private settings so to get him on the podcast was a real honour.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Bob Alejo (background, education and current role)
  • Strength as the basis for all development
  • A strength and conditioning coach's perspective of sports science
  • Training for power or power training especially inexperienced lifters
  • Testing and data analysis driving program design
  • Sport specific training - doesn't exist or exists perfectly 

Bob can be found on Twitter @coach_alejo

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

This episode is also sponsored by Train with PUSH, makers of the PUSH band.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #131 - Dr Craig Duncan (Head of Sports Science at Football Federation Australia)

April 13, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Sports Science at Football Federation Australia, Dr. Craig Duncan. Craig's name has been mentioned numerous times when speaking with podcast guests and after a recent push from Darren Burgess to get him on, we had to make it happen. Craig is presently Director of Performance Intelligence Agency, a senior lecturer in sports science at The Australian Catholic University (ACU) and also consults to numerous high-performance organisations, including Football Federation Australia.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Craig Duncan (background, education and current role(s))
  • Productivity in sport and business
  • Developing a 'high-performance strategy'
  • The future of wearable technology
  • Fulfilling the aims of a camp while keeping players 'safe'

Craig can be found on Twitter @drcraigduncan

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #130 - Alex Wolf (Head of Strength & Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport)

April 6, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport, Alex Wolf. Alex has been on my radar a LONG time and finally, I have been able to get in touch with him and line up a chat. Alex has been through a number of Olympic cycles with one of the most successful Olympic programmes Britain has ever had in rowing, so it was great to get his insight into that programme.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Alex Wolf (education, background etc)
  • Working with GB Rowing
  • Nutrition knowledge for S&C coaches
  • Performance problem solving
  • The influence of athletics on mainstream sports

Alex can be found on Twitter @alexpwolf

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting the links below.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #129 - Darren Burgess (High Performance Manager at Port Adelaide FC)

March 30, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have a part 2 with Darren Burgess, High-Performance Manager at Port Adelaide in the AFL. Darren appeared on the podcast on episode 19 so it was great to hear what has changed at Port over the last 2 years. Darren also has some really interesting views on the industry and what is influencing young coaches.

In the episode you will learn -

  • Who is Darren Burgess (background, education and current role)
  • Dealing with the influences of social media
  • Where to give your attention as a coach
  • Heart rate recovery protocols
  • Daily and weekly monitoring

Darren can be found on Twitter @darrenburgess25

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

This episode is also sponsored by Train with PUSH, makers of the PUSH band.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting the links below.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #128 - Chris Chapman ( Director of Sports Science at PUSH)

March 23, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to director of sports science at PUSH and strength & conditioning consultant, Chris Chapman. Chris goes under the radar when it comes to his personal profile but don't let that fool you, he is very smart dude. They are doing some extremely cool things at PUSH so watch this space!

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Chris Chapman
  • S&C for trampolining
  • When & how to use bodybuilding techniques in sports with an aesthetic component
  • The future of velocity based training
  • Technology in the weight room
  • The use of applied biomechanics

Chris can be found on Twitter @chappystrength

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #127 - Brett Bartholomew (Strength and Conditioning Coach & Author)

March 16, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to strength & conditioning coach and now author, Brett Bartholomew. Brett has been on twice before and things have changed again for Brett since last time he was on, moving away from Unbreakable Performance and doing completely his own thing. Brett is now a self-published author and Conscious Coaching the book takes centre stage in this episode, plus his philosophy around coaching the person, not just the athlete.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Brett Bartholomew (background, education and current role)
  • What is Conscious Coaching
  • How Brett is coping with the business side of things now he is self-employed
  • Building athlete buy-in
  • What is personality flexibility

Brett can be found on Twitter @Coach_BrettB

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #126 - Brandon Marcello (High Performance Strategist)

March 9, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to high-performance strategist, Brandon Marcello. Brandon has an unbelievable CV from being a co-founder of Athletes Performance (now EXOS), director of sports performance at Stanford University and director of human performance at USA softball. I saw Brandon speak in Seattle in 2015 and his presentation was superb so it was a no-brainer to get him on the podcast.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Brandon Marcello (background, education and current role)
  • What pro/collegiate sport can learn from the military (and vice-versa)
  • Training the movement fundamentals
    • Linear
    • Lateral
    • Multi-directional
  • Recovery methods
    • Supplementation 101
    • Sleep

Brandon can be found on Twitter @bmarcello13

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #125 - Ben Ashworth (First Team Physiotherapist at Arsenal FC)

March 1, 2017

In the episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to first team physiotherapist at Arsenal Football Club, Ben Ashworth. Although Ben is a physio, he also has an Msc in strength and conditioning from St Mary's University in Twickenham. Ben is an expert when it comes to shoulder health which led to some very interesting discussions in part two of this episode.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Ben Ashworth (background, education and current role)
  • Ben's thoughts around RTP protocols
  • Hamstring injury prevention
  • Monitoring strategies and how these are fed back to coaches to inform practice
  • Ben's relationship and opinion on the new ForceDecks force plates
  • Shoulder health and quantifying strength & RFD at the shoulder

Links mentioned -

Ben can be found on Twitter @benashworth

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #124 - Ian Pyper (Head of Physical Preparation at British Triathlon)

February 23, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Preparation at British Triathlon, Ian Pyper. Ian has come through the English Institute of Sport working with a number of different sports from boxing to table tennis. With the huge success of the British triathlon team over the last few Olympics with Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Non Stanford and Vicky Holland, it was fantastic to get Ian on to discuss the facts behind this success.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Ian Pyper (education, background and current role)
  • Prioritising what's needed for triathletes
  • Evaluating risk of injury for the athlete & sport
  • Tapering for events
  • Strength training for endurance events, where & how it is built in
  • Enhancing running technique

Ian can be found on Twitter @IanPyper

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #123 - Keenan Robinson (Director of High Performance at USA Swimming)

February 16, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of High Performance at USA Swimming, Keenan Robinson. Keenan has worked with one of the most famous and decorated athletes of all time, Michael Phelps, so it was great to chat to Keenan about his training and much talked about mindset.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Keenan Robinson (background, education and current role)?
  • Programming differences between strokes and distances
  • What coaches should bear in mind when moving from coaching dryland athletes to swimmers
  • Mitigating injuries in swimmers
  • Who influences Keenan's practice

Keenan can be found on Twitter @kkrirsh

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #122 - Jordan Webb (Head of Sports Science and S&C Coach at University of Notre Dame)

February 9, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to the newly appointed strength and conditioning coach and head of sports science at Notre Dame University, Jordan Webb. Jordan has a fantastic CV for someone so young with stints at Chicago Fire, Cleveland Browns and Oklahoma Thunder to name just a couple. Jordan is a great example of someone who straddles both sports science and strength and conditioning so to get him on the show was an absolute pleasure.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Jordan Webb (background, education and current role)
  • The importance for coaches to have a grasp of basic statistical analysis
  • Being critical with technology
  • Increased popularity of data visualisation software (Tableau, Alteryx, Power BI etc)
  • The EXOS way and what you take from their methodology
  • Influences in the field - what have you taken from others

Jordan can be found on Twitter @JordanVWebb

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #121 - Ben Jones (Research & Innovation Manager at the Rugby Football League)

February 2, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and Reseach & Innovation Manager at the RLF, Ben Jones. Over the last 18 months, Ben and I have become good friends and I was so pleased to get on a guy who is so busy with 3 jobs. Along with the 2 jobs listed above, Ben is Head of Academy Sports Science, S&C & Research at Yorkshire Carnegie Rugby Club...

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Ben Jones (background, education & current role[s])
  • How academia and pro sport can work together
  • How Leeds Beckett works closely with Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie
  • Who is currently and who should be guiding research
  • The research cycle and how the practitioner can be involved

Ben can be found on Twitter @23benjones

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #120 - Bryn Abad (Strength & Power Coach at the Brisbane Lions)

January 26, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking with Strength & Power Coach at the Brisbane Lions, Bryn Abad. Bryn comes with a wealth of experience in rugby union, netball, and more recently AFL. I must thank Stu Mitchell for introducing me to Bryn and spreading the good word on the podcast.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Bryn Abad (background, experience & current role)
  • The importance of working closely with the head coach
  • Physical capacity building & identifying athlete requirements
  • Planning a successful season - How was this done in netball?
  • The importance of the first few weeks to set up a successful season
  • The psychology of working with female athletes compared to male - different emphasis when it comes to physical characteristics?

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #119 - Steve Tashjian (Director of High Performance at Columbus Crew)

January 18, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Director at Columbus Crew, Steve Tashjian. Steve appeared on the podcast on episode #110 and because our chat went down so well and because Steve is so keen to share, a second episode was an obvious choice. This episode goes even deeper than the first and Steve gives so many fantastic examples of the week being done at Columbus Crew.

In this episode you will learn - 

  • Who is Steve Tashjian (background, education and current role)
  • 'Function' - understanding what it means
  • Strength & rehab - what is the difference?
  • Movement screens and how Steve uses video 
  • Transfer of training

Steve can be found on Twitter @stevetashjian

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #118 - Mike Boyle (Strength Coach, Author & Business Owner)

January 12, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to legend of the game, Mike Boyle. Mike's book Advances in Functional Training was the first S&C book that I bought back in 2012 and was also one of the main influences behind why I started the podcast itself. It was great to get such a legend on the show and with everything that Mike has done over the years it was a real privilege to pick his brains and have a chat.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Mike Boyle (background, experience and current role[s])
  • Why Mike doesn't back squat is athletes anymore
  • Why Mike doesn't use the hip thrust
  • Mike's thoughts on Nordics
  • Why static stretching is still important

Mike can be found on Twitter @BodyByBoyle

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #117 - Tim Pelot (Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach at the US Olympic Committee)

January 5, 2017

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I speaking to Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach at the US Olympic Committee, Tim Pelot. This is a part 2 with Tim after I enjoyed speaking to him so much in part 1 and it was so well received. The episode was recorded quite a few weeks ago but I have held back releasing it as I thought it would be a really nice reflective episode moving into the new year.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Defining and using the term 'thatching'
  • Cleansing to move forward, make room for growth
  • Prioritisation
  • Coach health
  • Why 168 is the magic number

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.

This episode is also sponsored by Coach Me Plus who can be found on Twitter @CoachMePlus and at their website coachmeplus.com.

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #116 - Luke Storey (Director of Performance at P3 Santa Barbara)

December 22, 2016

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance at P3 Performance in Santa Barbara, Luke Storey. Luke is a Brit abroad which is always an interesting conversation within itself but Luke has a great story. P3 performance are doing some great stuff with pro baseball, pro basketball and pro football guys so to get a fantastic insight into what they are doing down there was great. Luke gives us some fantastic case studies which are fascinating to hear.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who is Luke Storey (background, education and current role)
  • Working in the private sector
  • Assessing movement when time is of the essence
  • Training the freak athletes (small, tall, big, small)
  • How does assessment protocol differ for different sports and athletes
  • how does your assessment directly link to actionable data

Luke can be found on Twitter @lukerstorey

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #115 - Jason Lake (Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Chichester)

December 15, 2016

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the pleasure of speaking to Jason Lake, Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Chichester. Jason is an expert when it comes to the mechanics of jumping and his research is heavily focused in this area. I would definitely encourage you to pop over to his researchgate page which can be found HERE. Jason and I had tonnes of fun recording this episode and I know you will get a lot from it.

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Jason Lake (background, education and current role)
  • What is the best hardware for assessing jumping
  • The problems behind jumping research
  • The best software to analyse data with
  • The go-to metrics when analysing jump data

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Coach Me Plus.

This episode is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord.

Jason can be found on Twitter @DrJLake

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following me on Twitter @paceyperform or visiting strengthofscience.com/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #114 - Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley (5th Grade Teacher & Strength & Conditioning Coach at Aspire Academy)

December 8, 2016

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have another show with 2 guests, this time with Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley. Mark is now a 5th grade teacher having had a great career as a strength and conditioning coach and most known for his work with Elite FTS, whilst Aiden is an S&C coach at Aspire Academy in Qatar. Both these guys have written great articles on the state of the industry and to get both guys on to discuss this topic was fascinating. It has been talked about a lot on the podcast but I think the issues this episode raises cannot be highlighted enough.

In this episode you will learn -

  • Who are Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley (background, education and current roles)
  • How far have we come - where is the industry currently at?
  • What does the State of the Industry survey tell us?
  • Current issues facing practitioners
  • The responsibilities of the UKSCA, ASCA & NSCA

Mark can be found on Twitter @coach_mjdubs

Mark's articles can be found by clicking HERE

Aiden can be found on Twitter @ajoakley

Aiden's articles can be found by clicking HERE

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following me on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com.

Enjoy

PP

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Pacey Performance Podcast #113 - Paul Laursen & Dan Plews (Sports Scientist at Sports Performance Institute New Zealand & Performance Scientist at Kitman Labs)

December 1, 2016

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Paul Laursen and Dan Plews. Dan is currently working with triathletes and also New Zealand rowing while Paul is a sports scientist and researcher at the Sports Performance Institute in New Zealand. It was great to get 2 guys on at the same time who are clearly very good friends but also experts in their field.

In this

  • Who are Paul Laursen and Dan Plews (background,
  • What is HRV
  • The best HRV apps and products around
  • Fat oxidation and why
  • New thinking around fat oxidation

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Coach Me Plus.

This episode is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord.

Paul can be found on Twitter @PaulBLaursen and Dan can be found on Twitter @theplews1

Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following me on Twitter @paceyperform or visiting paceyperformance.co.uk/podcast.

Enjoy

PP

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