Pacey Performance Podcast
Murderball & training intensity; creating the fittest team in the Premier League with Benoit Delaval (1st Team Fitness Coach at Leeds United FC)

Murderball & training intensity; creating the fittest team in the Premier League with Benoit Delaval (1st Team Fitness Coach at Leeds United FC)

May 13, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to 1st Team Fitness Coach at Leeds United Football Club, Benoit Delaval. Leeds United have taken the Premier League by storm this year. They are currently sat 9th in the league, are unbeaten at home against the top 6 and have overcome the accusation that they would start to slump towards the end of the season. Their intensity is unwavering. But how do they train to live up to such a demanding philosophy week after week?

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is Benoit Delaval (background, experience and current role)?
  • The Leeds United philosophy
  • Getting players fit
  • Planning and periodisation
  • Data guided training
  • Use of small sided games
  • Keeping players fit in-season
  • Training to maintaining intensity
  • 'Murderball'
  • Recovery methods
  • Strength and power work

Benoit can be found on Twitter @bendelaval

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

Enjoy

PP

Eccentric training; the why, when and how with Angus Ross (Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist at High Performance Sport New Zealand)

Eccentric training; the why, when and how with Angus Ross (Senior Strength & Conditioning Specialist at High Performance Sport New Zealand)

May 6, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist at High Performance Sport New Zealand, Angus Ross. Angus is one of the most humble guys in the industry but has an incredible brain. Angus sits in that really interesting place in strength and conditioning with one foot in academia and research, and one foot firmly in the applied world working with world class track and field athletes. And just to make me more jealous of Angus, it sounds like he was an incredible athlete too...

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Eccentric training

    • Why use eccentric focused training
    • Adaptations
      • The various types of eccentric training
      • Flywheel technology
    • Their place in the wider programme
      • Sprints and jumps
      • Integration with isometric training
      • Around competition and taper periods
  • Acceleration
    • Principles
    • Profiling
    • What team sport athletes can learn from sprinters (and what they shouldn't)

Angus can be found on Twitter @AngusRossNZ

 

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

Developing some of the most impressive young athletes in the world at Duke University with Aaron Getz (Associate Director for Performance [Football] at Duke University)

Developing some of the most impressive young athletes in the world at Duke University with Aaron Getz (Associate Director for Performance [Football] at Duke University)

April 29, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Director for Performance (Football) at Duke University, Aaron Getz. Today's guest has been in the collegiate system at one of the biggest football programmes in the US for a number of years. In this episode we discuss how Aaron and his team build some of the most impressive young athletes in the world. We chat programming, the inclusion of Olympic lifting, his views on velocity based training, training with an eccentric or isometric emphasis and much more.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is Aaron Getz (background, experience and current role)
  • Olympic lifting with collegiate athletes
    • Programming
    • Teaching  - progressions and regressions
    • What happens to those that aren't competent? 
  • Programming
    • Cycling of unilateral bilateral work
    • What changed with Covid and athletes returning?
    • Guiding programming around fatigue
    • Inclusion of training with an eccentric or isometric emphasis
  • Coaching philosophy
    • Inclusion of technology

Aaron can be found on Twitter @GetzAaron3

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

Enjoy

PP

From Olympic hockey gold to European football: what we can learn from other sports with Rick Cost (Head of Performance at Feyenoord)

From Olympic hockey gold to European football: what we can learn from other sports with Rick Cost (Head of Performance at Feyenoord)

April 22, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at Feyenoord Rotterdam, Rick Cost. After speaking to previous podcast guest, Callum Walsh about how much of an influence Rick has been on his practice, it was essential to get him on the podcast. After winning the Olympics with Netherlands field hockey, Rick switched sports, however, he brought a lot of what he had learned with him. He clearly has made a huge impression at Feyenoord and has developed a deep understanding of the demands of the game. In this episode we get a glimpse into the inner workings of 15 times winners of the Eredivisie.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is Rick Cost (background, experience and current role)?
  • Periodisation
    • Philosophy
    • Influences
  • Rotation of players
    • Philosophy
    • Objective vs subjective decision making
    • Results and evidence of success
  • Small sided games
    • ...vs full sided games
    • Benchmarks
    • Linking physical and technical outputs
    • Quality, intensity and volume

Rick can be found on LinkedIn HERE.

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

Enjoy

PP

What is data science (and what isn’t), data informed decision making, and the gamification of coaching with Sudarshan Gopaladesikan (Head of Sports Data Science at S.L. Benfica)

What is data science (and what isn’t), data informed decision making, and the gamification of coaching with Sudarshan Gopaladesikan (Head of Sports Data Science at S.L. Benfica)

April 15, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Sports Data Science at S.L Benfica, Sudarshan Gopaladesikan. Despite me making a hash of saying, Suds' name as we went live, this episode was an incredibly insightful episode with someone who is at the forefront of data science in our industry. Patrick Ward described him at 'one of the best mathematicians' he knows. Coming from Microsoft and consulting with some of the biggest sporting organisations in the world, to working with Benfica, Suds gives a fascinating insight into the inner workings of a data science department in football.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is Sudarshan Gopaladesikan (background, experience and current roles)?
  • Data science (what it is and isn't)
  • Working in sport as a data scientist
    • Linking data science with sports science & coaching
  • Most common questions from sports scientists
    • Combination of technical and tactical analysis
    • Decision making (brief and incorporated into the general discussion)
  • Data visualisation and communication
    • Key concepts
  • The importance of 'speaking coach' when delivering messages
  • Gamification of sports coaching and training

Suds can be found on Twitter @suds_g

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Fusion Sport, the global leader in human performance solutions for elite sport, military, and workplace health. Fusion Sport’s data management and analytics platform, Smartabase, is designed to provide elite human performance organizations with a one stop shop solution for the holistic performance management of their teams. Visit www.fusionsport.com/smartabase to learn more about how Smartabase can help turn your data into a winning advantage.

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

Enjoy

PP

Winning the Rugby World Cup, alcohol periodisation, and conditioning rugby players with Aled Walters (Head of Physical Preparation at Leicester Tigers)

Winning the Rugby World Cup, alcohol periodisation, and conditioning rugby players with Aled Walters (Head of Physical Preparation at Leicester Tigers)

April 8, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at Leicester Tigers, Aled Walters. I have only had a handful of World Cup winners on the podcast but this episode features one of them. Aled won the Rugby World Cup in 2019 with the Springboks and it is this monumental achievement that frames this episode. South Africa were far from the best resourced team and certainly weren't favourites. So what did they do differently? What made them so successful as a group? Aled answers both those questions in this episode.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Aled Walters? (background, education and current role)
  • Your physical preparation philosophy 
    • Conditioning the players to meet the demands of the sport AND the playing style
    • Wrestling for rugby 
  • Winning the world cup
    • Challenges you overcame during that tournament
    • Getting the players ready for that tournament and what came before it
    • What made you different from other teams
    • Recovery at the world cup
Aled can be found on Twitter @aledwalters
 

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to perch.fit.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

The future of fitness qualifications in football, 24/7 support staff and what happened to the ‘fitness coach’ (?) with Paul Balsom (Fitness Coach for the Swedish National Football Team)

The future of fitness qualifications in football, 24/7 support staff and what happened to the ‘fitness coach’ (?) with Paul Balsom (Fitness Coach for the Swedish National Football Team)

April 1, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Fitness Coach at the Swedish national football team, Paul Balsom. Paul has almost 40 years experience working in our industry and is a true pioneer. He is heading up the UEFA fitness advisory board and is also a consultant for King Power (the owners of Leicester City and Leuven). This episode is framed around what UEFA is doing to provide a fitness framework for technical coaches through their qualifications. However, we also get an insight into what is coming down the track from UEFA as they plan to build qualifications for fitness staff which would sit on the same framework. So for anyone working in football, this is definitely something to keep an eye on. I should also give a huge shout-out to Chris Barnes who introduced me to Paul.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is Paul Balsom (background, experience and current roles)?
  • UEFA Coach education (Grassroots to Pro) – Integrated approach
    • What are UEFA doing to support this at all levels and also specifically for the women’s game?
    • What does the modern coach working in professional football need to know about fitness?
  • Integration of technology
    • Process of choosing technology
    • What can't we measure that has the potential to change practice?
  • The 24/7 lifestyle for players and coaches
    • Increased touch points = increased noise?
    • Empowering players (education)
  • Support staff
    • What happened to the old-fashioned fitness coach?
    • How much does a practitioner working in football need to know about football?

Paul can be found on Twitter @balsompaul

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Fusion Sport, the global leader in human performance solutions for elite sport, military, and workplace health. Fusion Sport’s data management and analytics platform, Smartabase, is designed to provide elite human performance organizations with a one stop shop solution for the holistic performance management of their teams. Visit www.fusionsport.com/smartabase to learn more about how Smartabase can help turn your data into a winning advantage.

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

Enjoy

PP

From NFL > esports: working in esports as a performance coach, what coaches can bring, and how can you pivot into this area with Taylor Johnson (Chief Performance Engineer at Statspace)

From NFL > esports: working in esports as a performance coach, what coaches can bring, and how can you pivot into this area with Taylor Johnson (Chief Performance Engineer at Statspace)

March 25, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Chief Performance Engineer at Statspace, Taylor Johnson. Taylor came on the podcast 18 months ago to talk about esports. Esports has never related to performance and performance coaching, however, part 1 with Taylor completely changed my mind on that. It's an incredibly interesting space and one that is growing exponentially. The opportunity for performance coaches to have an impact on a population that is hungry, passionate, and has great earning potential is huge. If you think that you view performance differently from other coaches, I would urge you to listen to this podcast.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Taylor Johnson? (background, education and current role[s])
  • Esports performance market
    • What is expected of a performance coach in e-sports
    • Is this S&C as people know it?  
  • Performance coach > esports performance coach
    • Pivoting into this area
    • What coaches can bring
    • What skills need to be developed
    • Performance coach > other industries 
  • The future of esports on the performance side
  •  
Taylor can be found on Twitter @CoachT_Johnson 
 

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to perch.fit.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Expectations of sports science, the rise of the PhD, and the ‘problem’ with research with Barry Drust (Industrial Professorial Fellow at University of Birmingham)

Expectations of sports science, the rise of the PhD, and the ‘problem’ with research with Barry Drust (Industrial Professorial Fellow at University of Birmingham)

March 18, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Industrial Professorial Fellow at the University of Birmingham, Barry Drust. Barry has been on the hit list for some time but I didn't realise that he would take the title for the best job title ever in one fell swoop. Barry has an incredible amount of experience, both in the applied and academic world. He was one of the first sports scientists in football here in the UK alongside Chris Barnes and a number of others. To chat with Barry again was a pleasure and we dived into some really interesting topics which are outlined below.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is Barry Drust (background, experience and current roles)?
  • Sports science
    • Where is sports science research at?
    • Gaps in education
    • Evidenced based practice
    • What is grossly overhyped in sports science
  • Doctoral training
    • Why pursue a PhD?
    • Is it becoming the new MSc
    • Various ways you can get one?
  • Practice-based research/evidence-based practice – is it important? How do you do it?
    • What might it do for your practice?
    • Barriers to PhD’s?
    • Characteristics needed to complete a PhD?
    • ...and what is overrated?

Barry can be found on Twitter @BARRYD22

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Fusion Sport, the global leader in human performance solutions for elite sport, military, and workplace health. Fusion Sport’s data management and analytics platform, Smartabase, is designed to provide elite human performance organizations with a one stop shop solution for the holistic performance management of their teams. Visit www.fusionsport.com/smartabase to learn more about how Smartabase can help turn your data into a winning advantage.

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

Enjoy

PP

Performance recovery, working with Olympic sprinters, and growing industry trends with Robin Thorpe (Sports Performance Scientist)

Performance recovery, working with Olympic sprinters, and growing industry trends with Robin Thorpe (Sports Performance Scientist)

March 11, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Performance Scientist, Robin Thorpe. This is part 2 of my chat with Robin so if you haven't checked out part 1, you can do so HERE. In this episode, we move away from his time at Manchester United and focus on his time working with Olympic sprinters and the topic that Robin has become world-renowned for, performance recovery. The discussion around speed training for team sports may ruffle a few feathers but it's all in the aid of creating better discussion.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Robin Thorpe (background, education, and current role)
  • Where the industry is at
    • Specialist generalist
    • Are we losing sight of good science?
  • Speed training in team sports
    • Is it becoming an obsession?
  • Performance recovery
  • Why leave Man United to work in Olympic sport?
Robin can be found on Twitter @DrRobinThorpe and on Instagram @dr.robinthorpe
 

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Recovery, load monitoring and a decade working at the biggest football club in the world with Robin Thorpe (Sport Performance Scientist)

Recovery, load monitoring and a decade working at the biggest football club in the world with Robin Thorpe (Sport Performance Scientist)

March 4, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Performance Scientist, Robin Thorpe. Robin spent the best part of a decade at the biggest football club in the world. Whilst there he worked under one of, if not the most decorated managers of all time. He also worked with some of the most recognisable players in the world. How could this not be an incredible episode, and it absolutely was. So good that we had to split it over two episodes, this being the first one. As well as talking about his time at Manchester United, we also talked about what he has become world-renowned for and that's recovery and regeneration. Give yourself an hour and sit back and enjoy!

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is Robin Thorpe (background, experience and current roles)?
  • Time at Manchester United
    • Interview with Sir Alex Ferguson
    • His first role
    • Leadership under some of the biggest managers in the world
  • Athlete recovery
    • Enhancing recovery in a congested fixture list
    • Integrating player monitoring
  • Academia vs applied practitioner and the importance of 'science' as a sports scientist

Robin can be found on Twitter @DrRobinThorpe

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Blood flow restriction (BFR) training; more than just a rehabilitation tool with Chris Gaviglio (Senior S&C Coach at the Queensland Academy of Sport)

Blood flow restriction (BFR) training; more than just a rehabilitation tool with Chris Gaviglio (Senior S&C Coach at the Queensland Academy of Sport)

February 25, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Queensland Academy of Sport, Chris Gaviglio. As well as his regular job, Chris is the creator of the Sports Rehab Tornequay and also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Queensland state of origin team. Clearly, Chris is an incredibly busy man so it was a pleasure to sit down with him and talk blood flow restriction (BFR) training. With more BFR devices on the market and its application spanning wider than just an arm pump and rehabilitation, I thought it was time to get an expert on, and Chris is definitely that.

If you enjoyed this episode, you may like this episode on the same topic with Stephen Patterson.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Chris Gaviglio (background, education, and current role)
  • Blood flow restriction training
    • What is BFR?

      • BFR pre-implementation checklist
    • Strength development
      • Pressure recommendations
      • Position & exercises
      • Isometrics & BFR
      • Low load BFR vs high load resistance training
      • Hamstring protocols
    • Conditioning
      • Adaptations
      • Pressure & protocols
      • Aerobic & sprinting
    • Rehabilitation
      • Achilles
      • Bone healing
Chris can be found on Twitter @ChrisGaviglio and on Instagram @chrisgaviglio
 

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Isometric training; the why, when and how with Danny Lum (Head of S&C at Singapore Sport Institute)

Isometric training; the why, when and how with Danny Lum (Head of S&C at Singapore Sport Institute)

February 18, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at the Singapore Sport Institute, Danny Lum. There has been a distinct lack of information on isometric training, despite its reemergence in the literature and in practice. That's about to change as this episode with Danny dives deep into his research and practice in this area. Alex Natera has been a big proponent of isometric training and it was Alex that introduced me to Danny and I am so glad he did.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is Danny Lum (background, experience and current roles)?
  • Isometric testing
    • Why use isometric tests?

      • What testing options do we have?
    • Links to dynamic performance
  • Isometric training
    • Why programme isometric exercises?
    • Creating overload in sport-specific positions
      • Your checklist when trying to get 'specific'
    • Programming for different outcomes (strength, hypertrophy etc)
    • Manipulating variables and how this alters outcomes
      • Intensity
      • Duration and rate of contraction
      • Joint angles
    • Comparable to other methods

Danny can be found on Twitter @DannyLum82

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Shifting the training ‘ideal’ when working in the NBA with Carl Bergstrom (Head Performance Coach at Golden State Warriors)

Shifting the training ‘ideal’ when working in the NBA with Carl Bergstrom (Head Performance Coach at Golden State Warriors)

February 11, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Performance Coach at the Golden State Warriors, Carl Bergstrom. I have been wanting to get Carl on the podcast for some time. I have wanted to chat to him about his transition into the NBA having played and worked in soccer. There is so much to chat about, especially as I know very little about basketball but am fascinated by the sport. I have had a number of practitioners on who in the NBA (Ramsey Nijem Bill Burgos) and each has given a unique perspective on what it's like to work in the environment.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Carl Bergstrom (background, education, and current role)
  • The environment - what it's really like?
    • Pressure on players
    • Players as brands
  • Shift the perception of 'ideal'
    • Shift in mindset
    • How practice changes
    • Adaptability
  • Roadblocks
    • NBA Schedule
    • 'Load management'
  • Maximising potential
    • Programming

      • Eccentrics & isometrics
    • Regular stimulus
    • Peripheral players
Carl can be found on Twitter @CPB12
 

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Bridging the gap between competition demands & physical capabilities in footballers with Ben Rosenblatt (Physical Performance Coach at The FA) & Martin Evans (Physical Performance Coach at The FA)

Bridging the gap between competition demands & physical capabilities in footballers with Ben Rosenblatt (Physical Performance Coach at The FA) & Martin Evans (Physical Performance Coach at The FA)

February 4, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Physical Performance Coaches at the Football Association, Ben Rosenblatt and Martin Evans. This is the final part of the unofficial FA three-part series. Two weeks ago we had Bryce Cavanagh and last week we welcomed Pete Tierney and Chris Rosimus to the Pacey Performance Podcast. This episode was absolutely superb and gave us an incredible insight into the inner workings of the Football Association. These guys have worked across various different environments and pull on all of that experience to give nearly 90 minutes of gold!

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who are Ben Rosenblatt and Martin Evans (background, experience and current roles)?
  • What were your initial observations when walking into international football?
  • Does a gap exist between the demand of competition and the capability of the players?
  • What’s your perception of the need for physical capability within international football?
  • How does this align with the coaching model?
  • How do you approach physical capability development?

Ben can be found on Twitter @ben_rosenblatt and Martin can be found on Twitter @MartinE1981_SC

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Recovery, sleep & nutrition; the other 22 hours with Pete Tierney (Physical Performance Coach at The FA) & Chris Rosimus (Lead Performance Nutritionist at The FA)

Recovery, sleep & nutrition; the other 22 hours with Pete Tierney (Physical Performance Coach at The FA) & Chris Rosimus (Lead Performance Nutritionist at The FA)

January 28, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Physical Performance Coach at The FA, Pete Tierney,  Lead Performance Nutritionist at The FA, Chris Rosimus. The theme of this episode was teased last week by Bryce Cavanagh in part 1 of the unofficial Football Association three-part series, and it's 'the other 22 hours'. The other 22 hours framework focuses mainly on sleep, recovery, and nutrition and it is these three topics that we dive into during this episode.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who are Pete Tierney and Chris Rosimus (background, education, and current role)
  • The other 22 hours
    • The purpose and vision
    • The framework
      • The 4R's
    • Recovery
    • Sleep
  • Nutrition
    • Philosophy
    • Planning around competition
  • Building a curriculum
    • Getting ownership to specialist staff
Pete can be found on Twitter @petertierney93 and Chris can be found on LinkedIn
 

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Working with the BEST footballers in the country with Bryce Cavanagh (Head of Physical Performance, Medicine & Nutrition at The FA)

Working with the BEST footballers in the country with Bryce Cavanagh (Head of Physical Performance, Medicine & Nutrition at The FA)

January 21, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance, Medicine and Nutrition at the Football Association, Bryce Cavanagh. I am absolutely delighted to get Bryce onto this episode to chat about the inner workings at The FA. This is an in-depth look into how Bryce has structured the performance team to look after numerous age groups and hundreds of the most talented football players in the country. We can a look under the bonnet of what Bryce looks for in a performance coach and how they use generalists with a specialism as a way of providing his players with the best possible care.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • The FA performance team structure
  • Recruiting the right staff
    • Generalists with a specialism
    • Staffing structure within the department
      • Specialisms within the group
    • Who has each specialism?
  • Pick, train, play philosophy

Bryce can be found on LinkedIn at Bryce Cavangh.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football with Shayne Murphy (Performance Coach Consultant)

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football with Shayne Murphy (Performance Coach Consultant)

January 14, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coach Consultant, Shayne Murphy. This episode is absolutely incredible! Case studies, reflections, challenging his own thoughts and beliefs, it had the lot. Shayne has a really interesting story, coming over from Ireland to go onto work at one of the biggest clubs in the world and then leaving just 18 months ago to be a full-time consultant. We cover developing quality movement in footballers, the transition from full-time employee to consultant as well as changing the way he think about rehab, and much more.   

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Shayne Murphy (background, education, and current role)
  • Consultancy v full-time
    • Lessons and reflections
    • Advice for others thinking about it
  • Human movement
    • How an S&C coach views 'good movement' vs a coach
    • Being guided by the style of play
  • Injuries
    • Energy leaks

      • Identifying where they are from profiling?
    • Hamstring rehabilitation case study
    • Identifying the problem, not focusing on the symptom
  • Conditioning v fitness
    • What is the difference
    • Designing sessions and drills to meet the demands of the game & style of play
Shayne can be found on Twitter @SDMperformance

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country with David Cosgrave (Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen)

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country with David Cosgrave (Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen)

January 7, 2021

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen, David Cosgrave. I am absolutely delighted to get Dave on this episode of the podcast. He has been studying the Master of Sporting Directorship at Manchester Metropolitan University and its because of this we focused a lot of this episode on how Dave manages and leads staff over in Denmark at FC Copenhagen.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is David Cosgrave (background, education and current role)
  • Leadership & management
    • Philosophy on management of people
    • Building a team
      • Cultural fit
    • Molding a team
    • Followership
  • Players as stakeholders
    • Building & changing a culture

      • What does this actually look like day to day
    • Managing up as well as down
  • Performance role transitions
    • Practitioner to leader
    • Working at home to working abroad

David can be found on Twitter @davecosgrave

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation with Cal Dietz (Associate Director at the University of Minnesota)

Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation with Cal Dietz (Associate Director at the University of Minnesota)

December 31, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Director at the University of Minnesota, Cal Dietz. Cal is someone that has influenced thousands of coaches all over the world through his book Triphasic Training. Not only that but Cal has created an incredible amount of resources in the form of videos, articles and tutorials which continue help coaches. It was an absolute honour to speak to Cal as he's been on my list of people I have wanted to get on the podcast for some time.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Cal Dietz (experience, background and current role)
  • Triphasic training
    • The methodology
    • Importance of eccentric focused training
      • Speeding up periodisation (2 ecc, 2 iso, 2 con)
  • Where does isometric training fit?

    • French contrast training
    • Importance of sequencing at different stages of a cycle
    • Performance pattern cycling
  • Training the foot and ankle
    • Assessing the need
    • Why so important
    • More important for some sports over others?
    • Ways to train 
  • Breathing

    • The science
    • The benefits and your positive experiences
    • Practicalities of including in a programme
  • The goat performance drill

    • Circles
    • Core and stablisation 
    • Neural perplexity 
Cal can be found on Twitter @XLATHLETE

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL with Lachlan Penfold (Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm)

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL with Lachlan Penfold (Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm)

December 24, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm, Lachlan Penfold. Lachlan has tasted a lot of success across an incredible career. That can of course can be put down to many different factors but in my opinion, success leaves clues. It isn't by chance that he has won the NRL final with Sydney Roosters in 2013, lost in the final of the NBA playoffs with Golden State Warriors, and has won two out of the last three NRL finals with Melbourne Storm. This podcast is a reflection of what has been a fantastic career spanning rugby union, water polo, AFL, NBA and rugby league.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Winning environments

    • Creating a culture of winning
    • Differences across sports
      • How did you change?
    • Influence of a head coach
    • Where you go for inspiration
      • Influence from your time in other sports

        • What did you learn that you still come back to now?
    • How have players changed over your career?
      • How have you had to adapt?

Lachlan can be found on Twitter @lachlanpenfold

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Nutrition for the S&C Coach with James Morehen (Performance Nutritionist)

Nutrition for the S&C Coach with James Morehen (Performance Nutritionist)

December 17, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Nutritionist, James Morehen. It's been a while since I had a nutritionist on the podcast and it was an absolute pleasure to get James on the podcast. This episode is titled, 'nutrition for the S&C coach' because there are still so many S&C coaches out there who are acting nutritionists. In smaller organisations, nutrition support often gets put onto the S&C coach or sports scientist so this episode dives into some key concepts that non-nutritionists need to know.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is James Morehen (background, education and current role[s])?
  • Working within academia
    • The realities of publishing
  • The link between S&C and nutrition
    • The basics for S&C's covering both roles
    • Focusing on behaviour change
    • Assessing needs and monitoring progress
    • Recovery
    • Injury risk
  • Body composition
    • Pre-season vs in-season

      • Fuelling for such high loads in pre-season
    • Approaching those that need body composition changes
  • Demystifying recent trends
    • Veganism
    • Intermittent fasting
James can be found on Twitter @james_morehen

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport with David Slemen (Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners)

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport with David Slemen (Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners)

December 10, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners, David Slemen. This episode could possibly be the most important episode I have ever done. David gives us some incredible insights into what employers really want from their performance staff. David has worked alongside hundreds of organisations to help them find the best staff. The FA, Leicester Tigers and the LTA are just some of his clients. If you are wanting to break into the industry or are wanting to take the next step on the career ladder, this episode is an absolute must.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is David Sleman (background, education and current roles)

    • Elite Performance Partners

      • Aims and services
  • The rise of specialist-generalists
    • What really matters to employers

      • Same for those organisations that don't come to you?
    • 'Cultural fit'
      • Gauging that when searching for candidates
  • The effects Covid-19 is having/going to have on performance departments
    • Smaller departments?
    • Shift in expertise?
  • Common conclusions to why performance coaches aren't paid better
    • Supply vs demand
    • Lack of understanding of administration
    • New profession & lack of chartered status
      • Are these reasons correct?
  • Leadership/followership
    • Developing these qualities
    • At what level do they become a deciding factor
  • Tips for coaches
    • 'Lower level' to 'mid-level'
    • Mid-level to senior level

David can be found on Twitter @daveslem

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Performance intelligence research, industry innovation and leaving pro sport with Martin Buchheit & Stephen Smith (Head of Performance Research CEO/Founder at Kitman Labs)

Performance intelligence research, industry innovation and leaving pro sport with Martin Buchheit & Stephen Smith (Head of Performance Research CEO/Founder at Kitman Labs)

December 3, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Research at Kitman Labs, Martin Buchheit and CEO at Kitman Labs, Stephen Smith. I think I say this every week but this episode is slightly different. Kitman Labs recently embarked on a project to survey practitioners in the industry around what they want from research. Their aim is the partner with the industry to help answer the questions which are going to help coaches in their daily practice. It is fascinating where this project can go and I will look forward to catch up with these guys again through 2021.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who are Martin Buchheit and Stephen Smith (education, background and current role)
  • Why Martin moved out of pro sport to join Kitman Labs
  • Where is sports science and where is it going?
  • What are Kitman Labs doing differently?
  • What is performance intelligence?
  • How Kitman thinks the industry can change, advance, innovate with research
  • Results from their recent survey
 

Martin can be found on Twitter @mart1buch and Stephen can be found on Twitter @stephensmith_ie

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Designing effective conditioning sessions in football and manipulating small sided games with Andrea Riboli (Head of Sports Science at Atalanta B.C)

Designing effective conditioning sessions in football and manipulating small sided games with Andrea Riboli (Head of Sports Science at Atalanta B.C)

November 26, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Sports Science at Atalanta B.C, Andrea Riboli. I have made it pretty public that I have been wanting to get more practitioners on from Europe as I think its something that has been lacking recently. Atalanta have come out of nowhere to become a staple of Champions League football over the last few years. They have a productive youth development structure and are also pushing the boundaries in sports science in Italy.

If you enjoyed this episode with Andrea Riboli you will enjoy these episodes with Matthew Varley and Stu Cormack.

In this episode, we discussed...

  • Who is Andrea Riboli (background, education and experience)?
  • Designing conditioning sessions for football players
    • Using area per player to replicate external loads
    • Manipulating SSG variables
      • Physiological affects of these changes
  • Programming conditioning throughout the season
    • Structure
    • Incorporating strength work around on-field physical, technical and tactical work
    • SSG vs conditioning without the ball
    • When, where and how
  • Load
    • Quantifying training load
    • Quantifying the response to the load
  •  

Andrea can be found on Twitter @A_Riboli

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Velocity based training: preventing overtraining AND undertraining with Jeremy Jacobs (Assistant Strength& Conditioning Coach at LSU)

Velocity based training: preventing overtraining AND undertraining with Jeremy Jacobs (Assistant Strength& Conditioning Coach at LSU)

November 19, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at LSU, Jeremy Jacobs. I have been on the look out for sometime to get a guest on the podcast who is fully immersed in using velocity based training day in, day out. Jeremy is based at LSU who use Perch, a new camera-based system, and in the episode discusses why VBT research seems to be moving quicker than that in practice. If you're using VBT already or are interested in using it, this episode is a must listen.

Want to learn more about VBT? These episodes with Bryan MannDan Baker, and Chris Chapman may also be of interest.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Jeremy Jacobs (education, background and current role)
  • Benefits of VBT to a program
    • "Favorable adaptation with reduced volume"
    • Of the benefits of VBT, which are implementable?
    • Combination of % based and VBT based methods
      • Does that change through the season, with different athletes etc.
  • Barriers to VBT implementation
    • How have you overcome them?
    • 'Testing weeks' - needed?
  • Combining data
    • VBT, GPS, HR, force plates etc
    • Programming based on this data
  • Jeremy can be found on Twitter @Jers315

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Effectively designing conditioning sessions & challenging sports tech companies in the NBA with Lorena Torres (Performance Director at Philadelphia 76ers)

Effectively designing conditioning sessions & challenging sports tech companies in the NBA with Lorena Torres (Performance Director at Philadelphia 76ers)

November 12, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at the Philadelphia 76ers, Lorena Torres. Lorena is back on the podcast after she appeared alongside Brian Gearity and Sophia Nimphius discussing the barriers for women in S&C which was one of the most downloaded episodes of all time on the Pacey Performance Podcast. This episode goes in a different direction than the previous episode with Sophia, focusing on some of her research, work at the 76ers and some of her thoughts and philosophies on sports technology, conditioning, and strength training in basketball.

If you enjoyed this episode with Lorena Torres, you will enjoy these episodes with Xavi Schelling and Kate Weiss.

In this episode we discussed...

    • Who is Lorena Torres (background, experience and current role)?
    • Female working in male sport
    • HIIT
      • Philosophy
      • Designing drills to maximise physical AND technical outcomes
    • Sports technology
      • Challenges with data management, data analysis and data delivery
      • Inertial sensors in basketball
    • Strength and power training in team sports
      • Philosophy
      • Periodisation in and out of season
      • Session design

Lorena can be found on Twitter @lorenatorres07

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

The illogic of being data driven, self screening and coaching the developing athlete with Paul Gamble (Consultant, Coach and Author)

The illogic of being data driven, self screening and coaching the developing athlete with Paul Gamble (Consultant, Coach and Author)

November 5, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Consultant, Coach and Author, Paul Gamble. I first asked Paul to come on the podcast back in 2014 after I had read a number of his books and was a regular reader of his blogs; informedinsport.com and preparedathlete.training. Since then he has moved across to New Zealand and then over to Vancouver where he has worked with track and field athletes as well as consulting across various other sports. I love the way Paul thinks and his ability to be skeptical yet pragmatic on issues within our industry. He actually wrote a piece for strengthofscience on the acute chronic ratio which aged very well...

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Paul Gamble (background, education and current role)?
  • The athlete
    • Responsibility and accountability
    • Self therapy
    • 'Self-screen'
  • The coach
    • The Illogic Of Being Data Driven
    • Mentoring
      • Practitioner health

        • Sustainability
      • Upholding our standards - Accountability to the 'hard questions'
      • CPD
  • The developing athlete
    • A practical take on LTAD
    • Gaps in youth athlete development and how we can plug them
  •  

Paul can be found on Twitter @P_Gamble

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Force plate analysis & assessing fatigue in the NFL with Adam Lachance (Sports Science Coordinator at Miami Dolphins)

Force plate analysis & assessing fatigue in the NFL with Adam Lachance (Sports Science Coordinator at Miami Dolphins)

October 29, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sports Science Coordinator & Assistant Strength & Conditioning at Miami Dolphins, Adam Lachance. Adam has a fascinating story, coming from a military background and ending up at the Dolphins after studying at the University of Miami. For someone who by his own admission is more or an S&C coach than what we may class as a sports scientist, he is doing an incredible job. Bridging the gap between the two roles and the technical coaches is something we dive deep into during this episode as I feel that this is sometimes missed in conversations about sports technology.

If you enjoyed this episode with Adam Lachance, you may enjoy these episodes that also discuss force plate analysis with Eric Renaghan, Daniel Cohen, and Phil Graham Smith.

In this episode, we discuss -

  • Who is Adam Lachance (background, education and current role)
  • How the military has influenced your career?
    • What pro sport can learn from the military
  • Force plate analysis
    • Performance

      • Collecting trainable metrics
      • Improving metrics through training
    • Readiness & fatigue
      • Metrics and analysis
    • Reviewing technology
      • Which metrics can we trust?
    • Feedback of information
  • The sports science position
    • Understanding the constraints of the game, environment, competition
    • Being athlete facing vs being behind a laptop
Adam can be found on LinkedIn HERE.
 
This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup with Guilherme Passos (Sports Scientist for the Brazilian National Football Team)

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup with Guilherme Passos (Sports Scientist for the Brazilian National Football Team)

October 22, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Scientist at the Brazilian National Team, Guilherme Passos. It was an absolute pleasure to get the sports scientist on from one of, if not the biggest footballing nations in the world. Guilherme was recommended to me by Alan McCall at Arsenal who has been a huge help with getting some great guests on the podcast over the last few years. Gui has published a number of research articles looking at movement patterns and activity profiles of elite football players in Brazil which can be found here. If you're interested in understanding how the best, most recognisable nations in the world implement sports science, this episode is for you.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Guilherme Passos (background, education and current role)?
  • Real-world monitoring with a national team
    • What matters before and during tournaments
    • Tracking players all over the world in between tournaments
    • Subjectives
  • Working in a culture where technical aspects are so highly regarded
    • Differences in demands across countries and continents
  • Layering data
    • What other data is meaningful in a national team environment?
    • How does all the data interact to allow you to make decisions?

Guilherme can be found on Twitter @guipassosramos

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Getting athletes fast when time is limited with Les Spellman (Owner of Spellman Performance)

Getting athletes fast when time is limited with Les Spellman (Owner of Spellman Performance)

October 15, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Owner of Spellman Performance, Les Spellman. With the NFL back up and running I thought it would be a perfect time to get a guest on the podcast who prepares these athletes for the coming months. Les is an absolute gun but I threw something a little bit different at him for this episode. We went through three hypothetical athletes, all of which most coaches will have come across in their careers, with Les giving his take on how he would improve their sprint performance. For me, this gives a really nice insight into the thought processes of a top class coach who is preparing top class athletes.

If you enjoyed this episode with Les Spellman you may enjoy these episodes with Stu McMillan, Ken Clark and Jason Hettler.

In this episode, we discuss -

  • Who is Les Spellman (background, education, and experience)?
  • Dealing with different athletes
    • Team sport athlete who has never done dedicated sprint work before
    • Athlete who has persistent hamstring issues
    • Team sport athlete who has a short time to make speed improvements
Les can be found on Twitter @les7spellman

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players with Dan Lewindon (Head of Performance Science & Medicine at LTA)

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players with Dan Lewindon (Head of Performance Science & Medicine at LTA)

October 8, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Science & Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Dan Lewindon. Dan has been on my hit list since the release of High Performance Training for Sports (HPTFS) but it has taken me 5 years to take action and get him on the podcast. HPTFS had an incredible impact on my development as a coach but the book also had a huge impact on the podcast. Aaron Coutts, Stu Cormack, Dan Baker, Derek Hansen among others really came to my attention from that book and led me to get them on the podcast. I hope you enjoy this episode with Dan Lewindon.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Dan Lewindon (background, education and current role)?
  • Building a multi-disciplinary team
    • Structure

      • Making quick changes
    • Character
    • Skills and competencies
    • Dealing with silos
    • Continued education
      • Minimal support staff with small budgets
  • Delivering holistic performance support
    • What does this mean?
    • Understanding the demands of the sport
  • Tennis
    • Structure of support in the UK
    • Big rocks
      • Establishing what's important
      • Improving what's important

Dan can be found on Twitter @DanLewindon

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Speed training in football, advice for young coaches, and overcoming Covid challenges with Alek Gross (Head of Sports Science at Southampton FC)

Speed training in football, advice for young coaches, and overcoming Covid challenges with Alek Gross (Head of Sports Science at Southampton FC)

October 1, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Sports Science & 1st Team fitness Coach at Southampton FC, Alek Gross. It was an absolutely pleasure to get Alek on again and speak to a fellow Yorkshireman. Alek featured in episode 96 so after 5 years it was well worth an update. It is so refreshing to have someone of Alek's position in Premier League football speak so openly about what he does and doesn't do in his environment. If you are interested in the realities of working in professional football at the first team level, give this a listen. 

If you enjoyed this episode with Alek Gross you may enjoy this Championship Football Roundtable episode.

In this episode, we discuss -

  • Who is Alek Gross (background, education and current role)
  • Dealing with Covid
    • Forcing players to be independent
    • Programming and planning for an uncertain return
    • Reflections
  • Speed in football
    • Individualising repeat sprint ability
    • Influencing pitch based training
      • "We don't have time, just get them to sprint" is a common argument against the overemphasis on drilling
    • Transfer
  • Advice for young practitioners
    • Universities vs applied world
    • Getting and keeping a job in football
Alek can be found on Twitter @aleksgross

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends with Nick Ward (ALTIS Program Director)

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends with Nick Ward (ALTIS Program Director)

September 24, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Program Director at ALTIS, Nick Ward. When Stu McMillan recommends someone to come on the podcast, I jump at the chance to get them on. Nick has had an incredible career as a coach, business owner, lecturer and now Program Director at ALTIS. As well as his role at ALTIS, we discuss the skills he has developed in these various different roles which have enabled him to have such a long and successful career in strength and conditioning. 

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Nick Ward (background, education and current role)?
  • History lesson
    • Newcastle academy
    • Industry trends that have come and gone
      • SAQ
      • Other examples?
    • Surviving the industry
      • Being adaptable
  • How speed training education is applicable to the 'everyman coach'?
    • Content vs context
    • How perfect is perfect technique

Nick can be found on Twitter @NickWardUK

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Programming and planning jump training & the importance of variation with Joel Smith (Coach, Podcaster & Author)

Programming and planning jump training & the importance of variation with Joel Smith (Coach, Podcaster & Author)

September 17, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Coach, Podcaster and Author, Joel Smith. I had so much fun on this podcast with Joel. Not only is Joel a great coach but he is a great character and thinker. I wanted to focus this episode around plyometrics and jump training and we used the episode with Boo Schexnayder as a base from which to build. With Joel having so much going on with his business, Just Fly Sports, as well as the discussion points below, we were able to have a good chat around entrepreneurship in strength and conditioning and content creation.

If you enjoyed this episode with Joel Smith, you will enjoy these episodes with Boo Schexnayder, Eamonn Flanagan and Dave Hamilton.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Joel Smith (background, experience, current role)
    • Philosophy
      • Importance of experimentation
      • “Two paths of training”
      • Programming and planning jump training
      • Horizontal and vertical jumps
      • Structuring strength training in and around jump training
      • Importance of variation
      • Changes due to body type
  •  Coaching
    • Focusing on what’s going on at the foot
    • Working out someone’s movement strategy and how that guides exercise selection, cueing etc

Joel can be found on Twitter @justflysports

 

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Reducing hamstring injuries, assessments of risk, and optimising function post hamstring injury with Kristian Thorborg (Professor at University of Copenhagen)

Reducing hamstring injuries, assessments of risk, and optimising function post hamstring injury with Kristian Thorborg (Professor at University of Copenhagen)

September 10, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Kristian Thorborg. I know I say this every week but Kristian has been on my hit list for a long time and it was great to finally line it up and get him on the podcast. Kristian is a world-renowned researcher, most well known for his work in hamstring injuries and it is this area that we chat about in this episode. Kristian had recently edited a book, Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hamstring Injuries alongside some giants of the industry, David Opar and Anthony Shield, both of who have been on the podcast. If you're trying to keep your athletes fit, healthy and on the field or court, you will enjoy this one!

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Kristian Thorborg (background, education and current role)?
  • Hamstring injury risk
    • The structure of the hamstrings
    • Intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors
    • Neuromuscular factors related to hamstring injury and performance
    • Asymmetries
    • Assessments of risk
  • Rehabilitation
    • Return to sport protocols post hamstring injury

      • Ideal vs applied realities
    • Optimising function post hamstring injury
    • Reasons for persistent hamstring injuries

Kristian can be found on Twitter @KThorborg

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball (MLB) with Kate Weiss (Major League Sports Science Coordinator at LA Dodgers)

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball (MLB) with Kate Weiss (Major League Sports Science Coordinator at LA Dodgers)

September 3, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Major League Sports Science Coordinator at the LA Dodgers, Kate Weiss. When Patrick Ward at the Seattle Seahawks says that I should speak to someone, I listen. After every episode of the podcast I ask for recommendations for future guests and when I asked Patrick, Kate was the first name he mentioned. Kate works for one of the biggest franchises in US sport, the LA Dodgers and in this episode we focus on the condensed season which has been forced upon many in pro sport because of Covid-19. Baseball has a grueling schedule during a normal year but this situation has made it chaotic to say the least.

If you enjoyed this episode with Kate Weiss, you will enjoy these episodes with Sophia Nimphius, Lorena Torres and Brian Gearity, Patrick Ward and Xavi Schelling.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Kate Weiss (background, education and current role)?

    • Being a female in sports science/S&C
    • Training load monitoring
      • Managing load to mitigate injury risk

        • Daily/weekly processes
      • How has your thinking developed in this area during and post PhD?
      • Global loading metrics > peripheral loading metrics (on the shoe for running, arm for throwing etc)
      • Communication of data
    • Recovery strategies
      • Objectively quantifying fatigue
      • Practices you use to ensure players are ready, day after day

Kate can be found on Twitter @kaitweissphd

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Resisted sprinting and what team sport athletes can learn from track athletes with Ken Clark (Associate Professor at West Chester University)

Resisted sprinting and what team sport athletes can learn from track athletes with Ken Clark (Associate Professor at West Chester University)

August 27, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Professor at West Chester University, Ken Clark. I am absolutely delighted to get Ken on the podcast and its a long time coming. Ken is putting some incredible research out there but is also an established coach. Recent episodes with Jonas Dodoo and Stu McMillan discussing speed training have been very well received and this episode with Ken gives some real scientific rigor to those conversations. In this episode, Ken wears both hats and gives an incredibly balanced approach to the discussion points below.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Ken Clark (background, education and current role)?
  • Judging & assessing non-sprinters against a sprinters model
    • Differences
    • What separates them
    • Separating elite sprinters from non-elite sprinters
  • Velocity profile vs total time
    • Max velocity and the acceleration profile
  • Resisted sprints
    • Hitting different qualities

Ken can be found on Twitter @KenClarkSpeed

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

The Arsenal academy philosophy, the need for an S&C union and advice for young coaches with Des Ryan (Head of Sports Medicine & Athletic Development at Arsenal Academy)

The Arsenal academy philosophy, the need for an S&C union and advice for young coaches with Des Ryan (Head of Sports Medicine & Athletic Development at Arsenal Academy)

August 20, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Sports Medicine & Athletic Development at Arsenal Academy, Des Ryan. Des was one of the first people I reached out to when I first started the podcast, however, because Des was new in his role at Arsenal, it wasn't quite the right time. However, 6 years later Des has now been in the role for nearly 8 years. Although we chatted about Des' role at Arsenal, Des is very passionate about improving the industry, especially for the next generation of coaches. The need for a union to help protect practitioners is really gaining some momentum so this formed a large part of this episode which is absolutely fascinating and very exciting.

If you enjoyed this episode with Des Ryan, you will enjoy these with Paudie Roche and Darren Burgess.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Des Ryan (background, education and current role)?

    • Arsenal academy

      • Philosophy
      • Staff
        • What you look for?
    • Strength and conditioning union
      • What would that achieve?
      • Who should be the drivers?
    • How to make the step from coach to manager
      • What a manager role entails

        • Developing a vision, mission, objectives
        • Running injury audits and season reviews
        • Presenting to senior management
        • Leadership skills that help make a productive department
      • How to develop the above skills while still at the coaching stage
    • Universities
      • Problems with the current system
      • What needs to change for the betterment of the next generation of professionals?
     

Des can be found on Twitter @DeasunO

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Making decisions with simple statistics, innovation in the NFL, and training load monitoring with Patrick Ward (Director of Research & Development at Seattle Seahawks)

Making decisions with simple statistics, innovation in the NFL, and training load monitoring with Patrick Ward (Director of Research & Development at Seattle Seahawks)

August 13, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Research & Development at Seattle Seahawks, Patrick Ward. Patrick first appeared on the podcast in episode #33 in 2015 so it was absolutely fantastic to get him on again. He's still at the Seahawks but in a different role so it was great to hear about the transition. Since our last chat, Patrick has completed his PhD but we focus this chat about an area very familiar to him, training load monitoring and data.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Patrick Ward (background, education and current role)?
  • Sports science
         • What it is and what it isn’t 
         • Impact across the wider organisation
         • Simple statistics that all sports scientists should be familiar with to make informed decisions and why
         • Data visualisation principles
  • Sports technology 
         • Training load monitoring tools
              • Where are we at?
              • What could companies do better? 
         • Inclusion/exclusion criteria at the Seahawks
         • Innovation and where you go for it

Patrick can be found on Twitter @OSPpatrick

 

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

 

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

 

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

 

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

 

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

 

Enjoy

 

PP

Developing agility and change of direction speed with Lee Taft (Athletic Performance Consultant)

Developing agility and change of direction speed with Lee Taft (Athletic Performance Consultant)

August 6, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Athletic Performance Consultant, Lee Taft. Its been a long time coming! I wanted to get someone on the podcast who could chat about change of direction and I ended up asking Loren Landow for a recommendation. Within 2 minutes, Loren had replied with "Lee Taft, he's your man". Lee's knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience made this episode of the podcast and absolute belter. If you want to learn about deceleration, the role of the foot and change of direction, you will love this episode.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Lee Taft, you will enjoy these with Sophia Nimphius, and Loren Landow.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Lee Taft (background, education and current role)?
  • Agility
    • Definitions and complexity
    • Change of direction
      • Assessments

        • 'Training assessments' with younger athletes
      • Identifying what's important
      • Importance of the foot
      • Programming
        • Closed vs open drills
      • Coaching out unwanted movements
      • 'Embracing the chaos'
    • Deceleration
      • Assessments
      • Developing the skill and developing specific tissue properties
      • Technical models

Lee can be found on Twitter @leetaft

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols with Lauren Green (Performance Coordinator & Analyst at University of California, San Diego)

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols with Lauren Green (Performance Coordinator & Analyst at University of California, San Diego)

July 30, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coordinator and Analyst at University of California, San Diego, Lauren Green. I wanted to interview a practitioner who was using force plates really effectively in a collegiate setting and after speaking to Eric Reneghan, he said that Lauren was my guy! After spending some time in the NBA, Lauren is now at the University of California, San Diego and speaks about his philosopher around the use of force plates. Lauren goes into some depth of how he uses this technology but more importantly, he discusses the why.

If you enjoyed this chat, you will enjoy these episodes discussing force plates with Jason Lake, Daniel Cohen and Phil Graham-Smith.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Lauren Green (background, experience and current role)
  • Force plates
        • Fundamentals
             • Asking the right questions
             • What questions do you want to answer?
             • Increasing or reducing metrics being analysed - process
        • RTP
             • Landing characteristics
             • Trunk rotation?
             • Eccentric peak velocity
             • What data is meaningful?
             • Thresholds
        • Reporting
             • Principles

Lauren can be found on Twitter @greenhouse_sp

 

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Barriers encountered by women in S&C with Sophia Nimphius, Lorena Torres & Brian Gearity

Barriers encountered by women in S&C with Sophia Nimphius, Lorena Torres & Brian Gearity

July 23, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sophia Nimphius, Brian Gearity and Lorena Torres about the barriers encountered by females in strength & conditioning. Sophia is a Professor at Edith Cowen University and has featured on the podcast before chatting about change of direction, however this is an area that she is extremely passionate about and in this episode provides some stories that really shocked and disappointed me about our industry. Lorena Torres is Performance Director at the Philadelphia 76ers and, like Sophia provides an incredible insight into what its like being a female in such a male-dominated industry such as strength and conditioning. Brian is a Director of Online Sports Degrees at the University of Denver and recently co-authors the book, 'Understanding Strength and Conditioning as Sport Coaching: Bridging the Biophysical, Pedagogical and Sociocultural Foundations of Practice' so is well versed in this area. This is a great listen but be ready for some uncomfortable truths.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Sophia, Lorena and Brian.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who are Sophia Nimphius, Lorena Torres and Brian Gearity (background, education and current role)?
  • The current state of play 
    • Personal experiences as females in S&C
    • Male athlete perceptions of female coaches (Brian)
      • Recommendations for females going into male sports 
    • Females in leadership positions within sporting organisations 
  • Key barriers to career development as a female S&C/sports scientist 
    • A broader social context
  • The way forward 
    • What is being done
    • What more we can do

Sophia can be found on Twitter @docsoph, Lorena can be found on Twitter @lorenatorres07 and Brian can be found on Twitter @drgearity

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

A Players Perspective on Sports Science and S&C with James Coppinger, Paul Robinson & Romain Vincelot (Professional football players)

A Players Perspective on Sports Science and S&C with James Coppinger, Paul Robinson & Romain Vincelot (Professional football players)

July 16, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to ex Professional Footballer, Paul Robinson and current Professional Footballers, James Coppinger and Romain Vincelot. It's been on my radar for a long time to get some current football players on the podcast to discuss their thoughts on sports science, how it has affected, or not affected their career and what we can do better as practitioners. It is absolutely fascinating to hear these guys talk about what really is important and this will be absolutely gold, especially for young coaches wanting to make an impact.

In this episode we discussed...

  • What value does the sports scientists/strength & conditioning coach/fitness coach (they're all the same) bring? (Paul)
  • Has the sports scientist role become too influential in a football club? (Copps)
  • Good examples of how sports science has helped your career? (Romain)
  • From your experience, how important is strength training for a footballer? (Copps)
  • What more could the sports scientist do to offer greater value to coaches and players? (Paul)
  • The importance of knowing the game and culture as a sports scientist (Romain)

Paul can be found on Twitter @Robbo04pr, James can be found on Twitter @Coppinger26 and Romain can be found at @romain_vincelot.

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

What makes a good S&C coach and tactical periodisation with Eddie Jones & Jon Clarke (Head Coach at England Rugby & Head of S&C at England Rugby)

What makes a good S&C coach and tactical periodisation with Eddie Jones & Jon Clarke (Head Coach at England Rugby & Head of S&C at England Rugby)

July 9, 2020

Its episode 300... What an incredible journey it has been over the last 6 and half years. I have had the privilege to speak to so many great scientists and practitioners and episode 300 is no different as I am speaking to Head Coach at Englan Rugby, Eddie Jones and his Head of Strength & Conditioning, Jon Clarke. Eddie has been Head Coach of the England Rugby national team since 2015 having previously coached Australia to the 2003 Rugby World Cup final. Jon is a former professional rugby league players having represented Wigan Warriors, London Broncos, Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings. I am absolutely honoured to get both these guys on for episode 300. All I will say is that this episode does not disappoint.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Eddie Jones and Jon Clarke.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who are Eddie Jones and Jon Clarke (background, education and current role)?
  • Transitions into coaching
    • Teaching to coaching (Eddie) and playing to coaching (Jon)
    • Passion for coaching
  • What makes a good S&C coach?
    • What you expect
    • Character and personality
    • Communication across departments
  • Tactical periodisation
    • What does this mean to you both?
    • How it affects the physical preparation approach
      • Specificity over generalised approach
  • Influences outside of rugby and how it affects the performance environment
    • Fitting new ideas into your programme
    • Thinking outside your immediate circle
  •  

Eddie's podcast can be found HERE and Jon can be found on Twitter @

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

PP

Choosing and implementing technology and conditioning principles in the NBA with Xavi Schelling (Director of Sports Science & Performance at San Antonio Spurs)

Choosing and implementing technology and conditioning principles in the NBA with Xavi Schelling (Director of Sports Science & Performance at San Antonio Spurs)

July 2, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to the Director of Sports Science & Performance at San Antonio Spurs, Xavi Schelling. Xavi has been on my hit list for a long time so I was delighted when he said he would be happy to come on the podcast. Xavi's work on HIIT via his chapter in HIIT Science and his research detailing the integration of sports technology has been superb so it is these two topics that we focus on in this episode. Xavi is doing great work in San Antonio and to get someone on the podcast with his experience in basketball was an absolute honour.

If you enjoyed this episode with Xavi Schelling, you may enjoy these with Matthew Varley and Stu Cormack.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Xavi Schelling (background, education etc)

    • The role of the sports scientist and how that is changing/has changed
  • Sport technology
    • Innovation within high-performance organisations

      • Where does innovation come from?
    • Process for choosing and implementing sports technology
      • Critical processes
    • Data
      • Managing big data
      • Skills needed for sports scientists to survive in the big data age
  • S&C in team sports
    • HIIT

      • Principles around programming

Xavi can be found on Twitter @xschelling

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Sprint drills, stride parameters and speed training methodologies with PJ Vazel (Throws and Sprint Coach at Athlétisme Metz Métropole)

Sprint drills, stride parameters and speed training methodologies with PJ Vazel (Throws and Sprint Coach at Athlétisme Metz Métropole)

June 25, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Throws & Sprint Coach at Athletisme Metz Metropole, PJ Vazel. PJ and I have very similar passions with coaching and history and PJ managed to combine those 2 passions as a chronicler of international track and field competitions. This led PJ to become a coach and look after the hammer thrower who got silver in last year's World Championships. This is a slightly different episode in that it wasn't so much of the X's and O's but what we can learn from training methodologies of the past. PJ has great experience in the field and its well worth a listen.

If you enjoyed this episode with PJ, you may enjoy these episodes with Cam Josse, Stu McMillan and Loren Landow.

I hope you enjoy this episode with PJ Vazel.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is PJ Vazel (background, education and current role)?
  • How far have we come with sprint training methodologies?
    • A brief history
    • Recent trends
      • Frans Bosch's methods
      • Sprint drills
        • Reasons for including
  • Stride parameters
    • Assessments
    • Where to focus attention
  • Polarization of intensity
    • Explanation of this concept
    • How is it applied
      • Application across different sports and environments

PJ can be found on Twitter @pjvazel

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

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Benefits of max speed in team sports & fitting a sprinters model onto a team sport athlete with Cam Josse (Performance Coach for Football at Indiana University)

Benefits of max speed in team sports & fitting a sprinters model onto a team sport athlete with Cam Josse (Performance Coach for Football at Indiana University)

June 18, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Athletic Performance Coach for Football at Indiana University, Cam Josse. I am absolutely delighted to get Cam on the podcast today. I was lucky enough to see Cam present at the Coaches vs Covid-19 conference at the start of April and ask him a few questions. His presentation was incredible and we used that presentation as a framework for this episode. After having Jonas Dodoo on the podcast last week, Cam and I focused on max speed for today's focus. If you work with sprinters or with team sport athletes, there will be plenty of information in there for you.

If you enjoyed this episode with Cam Josse, you may enjoy these episodes with Jonas Dodoo, Stu McMillan, Loren Landow, and Boo Schexnayder.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Cam Josse (background, experience and current role)?
  • Max speed
    • Benefits of max speed in team sports
    • Testing splits
    • Enhancing segments with specific exercises
      • Strength speed - speed strength - reactive and elastic ability - max speed ability
    • Fitting a sprinters model onto a team sport athlete
      • Drilling too much?
    • Force vector theory
    • Team sport athlete common faults
      • The butt-kicker

        • How faults can lead to secondary and tertiary issues (injury etc)
      • The forward-leaner
      • The over-archer

Cam can be found on Twitter @IUCoachJosse

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

Return to play processes, hamstring injury prevention, and the ASH test with Ben Ashworth (Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague)

Return to play processes, hamstring injury prevention, and the ASH test with Ben Ashworth (Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague)

June 11, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague, Ben Ashworth. I first spoke to Ben at the start of 2017 when he was at Arsenal FC. At that time the Ash test was still in its infancy and although Ben could detail what it was and how he uses it, he wasn't able to explain some of the work he was doing at various different clubs. This part two with Ben allowed me to dive deeper on some of the great work he has done as a consultant in baseball and rugby as well as his move overseas and into a Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague.

If you enjoyed this episode with Ben, you may enjoy these other episodes from coaches working in football; Tom Little, Mathieu Lacome or Jack Sharkey.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Ben Ashworth.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Ben Ashworth (background, education & current role)?
  • Transition into Director of Performance
  • RTP processes and norms across different countries and cultures
  • Hamstring injury prevention protocols
  • RTP decision making
  • The ASH test
    • Using force plate vs something like the new force hook
    • Shoulder health and quantifying strength & RFD at the shoulder

Ben can be found on Twitter @benashworth

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.

This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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

Enjoy

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Acceleration principles, drive index, and optimising step length & step frequency with Jonas Dodoo (Head Coach at SpeedWorks)

Acceleration principles, drive index, and optimising step length & step frequency with Jonas Dodoo (Head Coach at SpeedWorks)

June 4, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Coach at SpeedWorks, Jonas Dodoo. This is an INCREDIBLE episode with Jonas Dodoo focusing on acceleration with sprinters and team sport athletes. We discuss Jonas' new app, Binary and also dive into the detail on all things acceleration. We could have chatted for hours but unfortunately, we had to stop somewhere and line up a part 2 to cover the rest; game speed, sprint typing and more on Binary. I have been lucky enough to spend a day with Jonas and can say first hand that he has a fantastic eye for detail and there is a reason he has coaches numerous sub 10s sprinters. ENJOY!

If you enjoyed this episode with Jonas Dodoo, you may enjoy these episodes with Stu McMillan, Loren Landow, and Boo Schexnayder.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Jonas Dodoo (background, experience and current role)?
  • Acceleration
    • Acceleration principles
    • Kinetics and kinematics
    • Optimising step length and step frequency
    • Where to focus our attention
      • Sprinters vs team sport athletes
    • Drive index
      • Physical qualities to support this
    • Binary video analysis
      • What is it?
      • How will coaches use it in practice?
    • Importance of shin angle and shin roll

Jonas can be found on Twitter @EatSleepTrain_

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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

Enjoy

PP

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