Pacey Performance Podcast
Pacey Performance Podcast #315 - Guilherme Passos (Sports Scientist for the Brazilian National Football Team)

Pacey Performance Podcast #315 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast#314 - Les Spellman (Owner of Spellman Performance)

Pacey Performance Podcast#314 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #313 - Dan Lewindon (Head of Performance Science & Medicine at LTA)

Pacey Performance Podcast #313 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #312 - Alek Gross (Head of Sports Science at Southampton FC)

Pacey Performance Podcast #312 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #311 - Nick Ward (ALTIS Program Director)

Pacey Performance Podcast #311 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #310 - Joel Smith (Coach, Podcaster & Author)

Pacey Performance Podcast #310 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #309 - Kristian Thorborg (Professor at University of Copenhagen)

Pacey Performance Podcast #309 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #308 - Kate Weiss (Major League Sports Science Coordinator at LA Dodgers)

Pacey Performance Podcast #308 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #307 - Ken Clark (Associate Professor at West Chester University)

Pacey Performance Podcast #307 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #306 - Des Ryan (Head of Sports Medicine & Athletic Development at Arsenal Academy)

Pacey Performance Podcast #306 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #305 - Patrick Ward (Director of Research & Development at Seattle Seahawks)

Pacey Performance Podcast #305 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #304 - Lee Taft (Athletic Performance Consultant)

Pacey Performance Podcast #304 - 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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #303 - Lauren Green (Performance Coordinator & Analyst at University of California, San Diego)

Pacey Performance Podcast #303 - 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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #302 - Barriers Encountered by Females in S&C (Sophia Nimphius, Lorena Torres & Brian Gearity)

Pacey Performance Podcast #302 - Barriers Encountered by Females in S&C (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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #301 - A Players Perspective on Sports Science and S&C (James Coppinger, Paul Robinson & Romain Vincelot)

Pacey Performance Podcast #301 - A Players Perspective on Sports Science and S&C (James Coppinger, Paul Robinson & Romain Vincelot)

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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #300 - Eddie Jones & Jon Clarke (Head Coach at England Rugby & Head of S&C at England Rugby)

Pacey Performance Podcast #300 - 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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #299 - Xavi Schelling (Director of Sports Science & Performance at San Antonio Spurs)

Pacey Performance Podcast #299 - 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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #298 - PJ Vazel (Throws and Sprint Coach at Athlétisme Metz Métropole)

Pacey Performance Podcast #298 - 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

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #297 - Cam Josse (Performance Coach for Football at Indiana University)

Pacey Performance Podcast #297 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #296 - Ben Ashworth (Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague)

Pacey Performance Podcast #296 - 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

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #295 - Jonas Dodoo (Head Coach at SpeedWorks)

Pacey Performance Podcast #295 - 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

Pacey Performance Podcast #294 - Dr Georgie Bruinvels (Research Scientist at Orreco)

Pacey Performance Podcast #294 - Dr Georgie Bruinvels (Research Scientist at Orreco)

May 28, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Research Scientist at Orreco, Dr. Georgie Bruinvels. I am absolutely delighted to get Georgie on the podcast. I did a short interview with Georgie for the PlayerMaker webinar a number of weeks ago which was fantastic so the first thing I did was text her to get her on the podcast. We dived into some really interesting topics around coaching the female athlete and these are topics that need sharing and often demystifying. 

If you enjoyed this episode with Georgie, you may enjoy my podcast with Dawn Scott

I hope you enjoy this episode with Georgie Bruinvels.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Georgie Bruinvels (background, education & current role)?
  • Who are Orreco and the work you guys do?
  • Menstrual cycle
    • Breaking down barriers

      • Male coaches
    • Mapping the menstrual cycle
    • Common symptoms
    • Health screening
    • Training adjustments
      • Common misunderstandings
    • Nutrition adjustments during cycle
    • Oral contraception
    • Injury risk increase during various stages of the cycle?

Georgie can be found on Twitter @GBruinvels

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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Pacey Performance Podcast #293 - Stu Cormack (Associate Professor at Australian Catholic University)

Pacey Performance Podcast #293 - Stu Cormack (Associate Professor at Australian Catholic University)

May 21, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Professor at Australian Catholic University, Stu Cormack. I first contacted Stu back in 2017 so you could say its taken a while to line up, but it was definitely worth the wait. I watched Stu's UKSCA presentation, 'Monitoring training load and fatigue' in the build up to this and I would highly recommend it. Its from 2015 but so many of the points are still applicable today. This episode compliments a lot of the messages from the recent episode with Matthew Varley so if you haven't listened to it yet, its well worth an hour of your time. If you are monitoring load and fatigue, this episode with Stu is a great episode.

If you enjoyed this episode with Stu Cormack, you may enjoy these episodes with Hugh Fullagar, Matthew Varley and Jack Sharkey.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Stu Cormack (background, experience and current role)?
  • Sports technology
    • Your journey with sports tracking technology
    • GPS and inertial sensors
    • Internal validation
      • How it's done
      • Choosing the right metrics - sensitivity
  • Sports science vs strength & conditioning
    • Aligning with certain philosophies/approaches
    • One or the other or both?
  • Load and fatigue relationship
    • Individuality
    • Measures of NMF
      • CMJ
      • Sub max tests

Stu can be found on Twitter @StuCormack

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.

Enjoy

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #292 - Loren Landow (Head of Strength & Conditioning at Denver Broncos)

Pacey Performance Podcast #292 - Loren Landow (Head of Strength & Conditioning at Denver Broncos)

May 14, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at Denver Broncos, Loren Landow. I am absolutely honoured to speak to someone I have admired from a far for a long time. I don't normally get nervous when jumping on a podcast but I certainly did when seeing Loren on the screen looking back at me. We talked all things movement and many of the talking points were based off some presentations Loren has given in the past, particularly his UKSCA talk, 'Movement mastery: "the art of multi directional speed" which was excellent and is well worth a watch.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Loren Landow.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Loren Landow (background, education & current role)?
  • Agility & change of direction
    • Frontal and transverse plane

      • Exercises and drills to emphasise this
    • Identifying energy leaks
      • Foot positioning

        • 'The knee is the servant of the foot and the hip'
        • The role of foot stability and foot intrinsics to deceleration and COD
    • Making athletes more efficient
    • What are the tools in your agility and COD toolbox?
  • Deceleration
    • Importance of coaching this quality
    • Coaching deceleration
  • Coaching linear speed to team sport athletes
    • Identifying what to focus on first
    • Basics that everyone should be doing?
      • Progressions
      • Use of video to emphasise points to athletes
    • Difference in players and positions?

Loren can be found on Twitter @lorenlandow

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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Pacey Performance Podcast #291 - Luke Gupta (Senior Physiologist & Lead Sleep Scientist at English Institute of Sport)

Pacey Performance Podcast #291 - Luke Gupta (Senior Physiologist & Lead Sleep Scientist at English Institute of Sport)

May 7, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Physiologist & Lead Sleep Scientist, Luke Gupta. Sleep is still a hot topic when it comes to discussions around recovery with elite athletes. But with a growing body of research and a lot of talk around its importance, I still think there is a confusion of how to action a lot of it in the real world. But this is where Luke comes in as he works alongside multiple disciplines (S&C, sports science, psychology etc) and with a large diverse group of players. It was a great chat with Luke which I think you will really enjoy!

If you enjoyed this episode with Luke Gupta and want more information on sleep science, I have previously spoken to Ian Dunican, Meeta Singh and Shona Halson.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Luke Gupta (background, experience and current role)?
  • How should we approach sleep in sport?
  • How is sleep regulated? And, why does knowing this matter? 
  • How should we measure sleep? 
  • How should we manage sleep? 

Luke can be found on Twitter @Lukegup86

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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #290 - Keith D’Amelio (Director of Performance Services at Nike)

Pacey Performance Podcast #290 - Keith D’Amelio (Director of Performance Services at Nike)

April 30, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance Services at Nike, Keith D'Amelio. Keith was recommended to me via Blake Maclean, previously at OKC Thunder and now at UTS and I am glad he did. This chat with Keith was excellent and gave us a great insight into what's going on in a niche of the industry that many people don't know about. Keith was Head S&C Coach at Toronto Raptors in the NBA and before that worked for the Celtics, so we dived into those experiences as well as what he is doing at Nike and how working with lots of athletes from lots of sports has helped him develop.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Keith D'Amelio.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Keith D'Amelio (background, education & current role)?
  • Sports science & data science boom
    • Communication to other members of the organisation
    • GM/ownership
    • Athletes
      • Data/information delivery methods
  • Remote coaching
    • What you have learned

      • How can that help in the current situation
    • Autonomy vs dependency
    • Remote monitoring
    • In-person assessments to inform remote planning
  • Coaching other coaches athletes
    • Establishing aims
    •  Communication
    • Working with a variety of sports
      • Is it really that different

Keith can be found on Twitter @keithdamelio

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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #289 - Matthew Varley (Lecturer in Sport Science at La Trobe University)

Pacey Performance Podcast #289 - Matthew Varley (Lecturer in Sport Science at La Trobe University)

April 23, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lecturer in Sport Science at La Trobe University, Matthew Varley. Matthew presented on the Performance MDT webinar recently (which you can watch below) and I really enjoyed his presentation, 'Athlete monitoring in team sports: metrics, methods, and meanings'. Matthew covered a number of topics that have come up on the podcast a number of times but aren't necessarily the sexy points to discuss when it comes to training load monitoring but none the less as extremely important. Thresholds, filtering, dwell times will all be familiar to those working with GPS systems but in this episode, we get into the nitty-gritty.

If you enjoyed this episode with Matthew Varley, you may enjoy these episodes I did with Shane Malone & Shane Mangan, Tom Batchelor and Jack Sharkey who all discussed training load monitoring.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Matthew Varley (background, experience and current role)?
  • Validity and reliability
    • Why do this?
    • Methods to do this
    • Identifying what is meaningful
      • Company whitepaper vs peer-reviewed research in large stadium vs another source
  • GPS tracking
    • Selection of metrics used to monitor athletes
    • Threshold selection
      • How to determine
    • Data filtering
      • Why is filtering necessary

        • How can we filter the data
    • Role of video to understand metric definitions
  • Next steps in performance analysis practice and research
    • Adding context to our metrics
    • Integration of physical, technical and tactical data
    • Importance of detailing data quality and analysis techniques
  • Player tracking future
    • Rise of inertial sensors for biomechanical outputs

Matthew can be found on Twitter @MatthewCVarley

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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #288 - Enda King (Head of Performance at Sports Surgery Clinic)

Pacey Performance Podcast #288 - Enda King (Head of Performance at Sports Surgery Clinic)

April 16, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at Sports Surgery Clinic, Enda King. This podcast with Enda was supposed to be just one episode but because there was so much incredible information, we decided to chop it in half and release it across two weeks. Last weeks release focused on ACL's and this week focused on groin and hip injuries. Because of Enda's role at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin, he sees an abnormally large amount of injuries vs someone in a club. Due to this he has incredible experience in dealing with them and understanding them which is why it is such an honour to get him on.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out the previous episodes I have done with Enda from 2017 and last week.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Enda King.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Enda King (background, education & current role)?
  • Why do athletes get hip and groin pain?
    • Why is diagnosis difficult and does it matter?
    • Why do some get better and some do not?
  • Who needs surgery and why?
  • What do we need to assess from a rehabilitation point of view/how to decide what should be in our rehab programme?i)
    • Hip/Trunk Control
    • Strength
    • Running Mechanics
    • Change of Direction Mechanics
    • Kicking
  • Do you have to stop playing to rehabilitate athletic groin pain?
  • What markers should we use for re-introducing running load/training load?
  • How to prevent/screen for athletic hip and groin pain?

Enda can be found on Twitter @enda_king

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 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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Pacey Performance Podcast #287 - Enda King (Head of Performance at Sports Surgery Clinic)

Pacey Performance Podcast #287 - Enda King (Head of Performance at Sports Surgery Clinic)

April 9, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Rehabilitation at Sports Surgery Clinic, Enda King. I spoke to Enda back in December 2017 and in this episode, we crank it up a notch. Enda shares some incredible information on the prevention and rehab of ACL injuries which he sees a lot of. He also shares some of the common problems that he sees when visiting elite organisations across the world. He recently visited Australia and met numerous NRL and AFL clubs and he shares some fascinating stories and learnings from that trip. If you're involved in the rehabilitation of injuries in any organisation, this is a must list.

If you enjoyed this episode with Matt Jordan, you may enjoy my part 1 with Enda King from December 2017.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Enda King (background, education and experience)
  • Challenges in ACL Rehabilitation - what are we trying to achieve?
  • RTP/Knee Symptoms/Second ACL Injury - where do we go wrong?
  • Role/influence of graft selection on outcomes
  • Does ACL injury = Brain Injury?
  • When is it safe to RTP and how do we know?
  • Key areas for focus (measurement (symmetry and biomechanics) and rehabilitation)
    • Muscle/Strength Development (especially quadriceps)
    • Power  - concentric vs eccentric RFD
    • Plyometrics - the role of ankle stiffness
    • Running Mechanics and transitioning to on feet conditioning
    • Change of Direction Mechanics vs agility

Enda can be found on Twitter @enda_king

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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #286 - Stu McMillan (Coach and CEO at ALTIS)

Pacey Performance Podcast #286 - Stu McMillan (Coach and CEO at ALTIS)

April 2, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Coach and CEO at ALTIS, Stu McMillan. This episode is 5 years in the making after much stalking on my part to get Stu on and I am so grateful that he was able to squeeze me into a packed schedule, despite the corona virus disruption. There were so many things that I wanted to cover in this episode and given Stu's experience and knowledge, we could have gone for hours. Thank you to the guys that DM'd me with questions for Stu, I hope I did them justice.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out the episodes with Jason Hettler and Matt Jordan that were mentioned in this episode.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Stu McMillan.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Stu McMillan (background, education & current role)?
  • ALTIS
    • The vision
    • Education
  • Team sports athletes
    • Underpinning characteristics of speed
    • Contextual vs isolated sprinting
      • Transitioning from one to the other
  • Weight room philosophy
    • Team sport athletes vs track athletes
  • Assessments
    • Profiling

      • Team sports vs track athletes
    • Ongoing monitoring to adjust programming

Stu can be found on Twitter @stuartmcmillan1

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 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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Pacey Performance Podcast #285 - Teddy Willsey (Director of Sports Medicine at Healthy Baller)

Pacey Performance Podcast #285 - Teddy Willsey (Director of Sports Medicine at Healthy Baller)

March 26, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Sports Medicine at Healthy Baller, Teddy Willsey. I am absolutely delighted to get Teddy on the podcast. He works alongside his good friends, Blair O'Donovan who is Director of Physical Preparation at Washington Wizards and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Boyd. As a strength coach who retrained as a physical therapist, Teddy offers a unique perspective on rehabilitation. He has also developed a thriving Instagram account that shares some fantastic information and is well worth checking out.

If you enjoyed this episode with Matt Jordan, you may enjoy these other episodes talking about force plate data - Jason Lake, Daniel Cohen & Phil Graham Smith.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Teddy Willsey (background, education and experience)
  • Movement mechanics
    • Restoring running mechanics during rehabilitation

      • Using technology to understand issues
    • Does a perfect model exist?
    • Where does physio end and S&C start? (the grey area between sport and rehab)
    • Real world examples (knee rehab, hammy rehab etc)
  • 3 sets of 10
    • General understanding of strength training from physios
    • Rehabilitation exercise selection and prescription
      • The simple made difficult?
  • Athlete centred care
    • Designing a rehab programme alongside the multidisciplinary team
    • Importance of clear lines of communication
    • Return to play vs return to performance
      • Refocus thinking?

Teddy can be found on Twitter @TeddyWillsey

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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #284 - Jason Weber (High Performance Manager at Fremantle FC)

Pacey Performance Podcast #284 - Jason Weber (High Performance Manager at Fremantle FC)

March 19, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to High Performance Manager at Fremantle FC, Jason Weber. Over recent years, Jason has gone a little bit under the radar but I am delighted to get him back on the podcast, 5 years after we first spoke. Jason is an incredible guy and someone I love speaking to. His passion for what he does, his ability to evolve as a coach as well as a scientist and his honesty make speaking to him invigorating and inspiring. We cover some really interesting topics in this episode whether you are a seasoned coach or a coach taking the first steps on the ladder.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out my first chat with Jason on episode #12.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Jason Weber.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Jason Weber (background, experience and, current role)
  • Building a coaching philosophy
  • A new approach when dealing with modern players
  • The increase in data since we last spoke
    • Methods of dealing with its increase
    • Assessing running mechanics
  • Monitoring philosophy
  • The consumption and deciphering of information

Jason can be found on Twitter @JasonAWeber

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 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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Pacey Performance Podcast #283 - Matt Jordan (Director of Sports Science at Canadian Sports Institute, Calgary)

Pacey Performance Podcast #283 - Matt Jordan (Director of Sports Science at Canadian Sports Institute, Calgary)

March 12, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Sports Science at the Canadian Sports Institute, Calgary, Matt Jordan. This is Matt's second time on the podcast after he featured in episode #46. We revisited a number of topics that we discussed back in August 2015 but also covered a few new areas. Matt is doing some incredible work when it comes to jump analysis and is quite rightly becoming very well known worldwide for this work. If you are interesting in monitoring jumps for performance, fatigue or readiness, this episode does not disappoint.

If you enjoyed this episode with Matt Jordan, you may enjoy these other episodes talking about force plate data - Jason Lake, Daniel Cohen & Phil Graham Smith.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Matt Jordan (background, education and experience)
  • Jump analysis to inform decision making
    • Asymmetries

      • Performance
      • RTP
        • Thresholds?
    • Making decisions based on the data
      • Use of thresholds?
      • Variables
        • Sensitivity of various variables
      • What is meaningful for injury risk, RTP etc (Martin Buchheit & Amit Batra)
        • Concentric peak force, braking variables etc
  • RSI
    • Overlooked for sexier alternatives?
    • Protocols to assess RSI
    • Use during RTP
  • Identifying deceleration qualities from jump testing (Callum Walsh)
  • One gym lift for sprinters? (Matt Cave)
  • Book recommendations for your younger self (Jackson Bertoli)

Matt can be found on Twitter @jordanstrength

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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #282 - Dave Hamilton (Director of Performance Science at Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Pacey Performance Podcast #282 - Dave Hamilton (Director of Performance Science at Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

March 5, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to the Director of Performance Science at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dave Hamilton. This is a part 2, 4 and a half years in the making and a lot has changed. Dave has gone from USA Field Hockey to Penn State University to Tampa Bay Buccaneers, holding the title of Director of Performance Science at each one. In this episode, I wanted to chat about some of the areas we covered 4 years ago and get Dave's up to date perspective. But I also wanted to dive a little bit deeper into Dave's thoughts on some new areas which are listed below.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out my first chat with Dave on episode #42.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Dave Hamilton.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Dave Hamilton (background, education and current role)
  • Assessing movement competency/quality
    • Periodic screening vs ongoing monitoring
    • RSI - protocols
  • Monitoring fatigue & enhancing recovery
    • Practical implications of testing across different environment
    • Making changes based on the data
    • Recovery protocols
  • Creating a culture of over measuring and being too cautious with players?
    • Building an environment of hard work & accountability

Dave can be found on Twitter @dkhammy

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 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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Pacey Performance Podcast #281 - James Baker (S&C Coach & Sports Science Lead at Aspire Academy)

Pacey Performance Podcast #281 - James Baker (S&C Coach & Sports Science Lead at Aspire Academy)

February 27, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Strength & Conditioning Coach & Sports Science Lead at Aspire Academy, James Baker. Not only is James working at Aspire Academy but he is also Director of Proformance Strength & Conditioning who are putting on three conferences this year on long term athlete development. James didn't go through the traditional route to get into his current position which makes this chat so interesting. He was a PE in Gloucester and developed one of the first official strength and conditioning school programmes in the UK. There is so much in this episode if you work with youth athletes or if you are wanting to work in schools as a strength and conditioning coach.

If you enjoyed this episode with James Baker, you may enjoy these others focusing on youth development - Jeremy FrischPaudie RocheCraig Harrison.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is James Baker (background, education and experience)
  • Aspire
    • Transition to Apsire
    • Aspire vs St Peters
      • Integrating S&C in PE (UK)
    • Track development programme
  • Monitoring growth and maturation
    • Challenges to implementation
    • Various options - new ways of thinking
  • LTAD pathways
    • Evolution of the pathway across different stages

      • Slowing down/maintaining development vs accelerating at certain stages
    • LTAD in elite performers vs non-elite performers
    • Integration of gymnastic and parkour
      • Where does it fit?
  • Child to Champion

James can be found on Twitter @proformanceteam

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

Pacey Performance Podcast #280 - Dan Baker (Strength & Conditioning Coach, Lecturer & Speaker)

Pacey Performance Podcast #280 - Dan Baker (Strength & Conditioning Coach, Lecturer & Speaker)

February 20, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Strength & Conditioning Coach, Lecturer & Speaker, Dan Baker. Well over three years since we recorded episode #100, I am back with a part two with Dan Baker. Dan is an incredibly engaging speaker and in this episode delivers some incredible value for those interested in velocity based training. We also take a little detour at the start of the chat to discuss the S&C market in Australia, the minimum wage and what the ASCA are doing to safeguard their members from exploitation. 

If you enjoyed this episode on velocity based training, these episodes with Chris Chapman, Bryan Mann, and the Velocity Based Training Masterclass.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Dan Baker.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Dan Baker (background, experience, and current role)
  • The basics
    • Why measure velocity
    • Average vs peak
    • Minimum velocity thresholds
    • Normative scores
  • What is new in VBT?
  • VBT vs traditional percentage-based methods
    • Differences in adaptation
  • Improving programming
    • Feedback
    • Velocity loss
      • Different percentages for different training focus
    • Sub max lifting to measure NMF
    • LV profiling
  • Dan Baker VBT courses

Dan can be found on Instagram @danbakerstrength_

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 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.

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

Enjoy

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #279 (Championship Football Roundtable - Callum Walsh, Ally Harris & Chris Haslam)

Pacey Performance Podcast #279 (Championship Football Roundtable - Callum Walsh, Ally Harris & Chris Haslam)

February 13, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Callum Walsh, Ally Harris and Chris Haslam for the Championship Football Roundtable. Callum is Senior Physical Performance Coach at Huddersfield Town FC, Ally is Head of Performance at Fulham FC and Chris is Head of Athletic Performance at Brentford FC. I do love these roundtables and especially the ones involving practitioners who work in football. These three guys know each other pretty well so there was plenty to discuss before, during and certainly after recording. We covered lots of areas in this episode and hopefully we covered areas of interest to those wanting to work in football and also those that already do.

If you enjoyed this Championship Football Roundtable, these episodes may also be of interest - Youth Football Roundtable & Senior Football Roundtable

Hope you enjoy this Championship Football Roundtable with Chris Haslam, Callum Walsh and Ally Harris.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who are Callum Walsh, Ally Harris & Chris Haslam (background, education and experience)
  • Improving movement
    • 'He doesn't move very well'... Philosophy
    • Working with large groups
    • Player understanding
    • Where does it (whatever 'it' is) fit in the schedule?
  • Academy transition
    • The impact new academy structures have had on first-team operations
    • Load management
    • Psychological and emotional impact
  • Strength training
    • Philosophy

      • Adjustments based on managers
    • Educating players & staff
    • Fitting it in
      • Pre and post-game lifting
    • What does it look like?
  • Innovation in football

Callum can be found on Twitter @Walshy2123, Ally can be found on Twitter @AlastairHarris and Chris can be found on LinkedIn.

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

Pacey Performance Podcast #278 - Millfield School Roundtable (Scott Drawer, Alan Richardson & Graham Williams)

Pacey Performance Podcast #278 - Millfield School Roundtable (Scott Drawer, Alan Richardson & Graham Williams)

February 6, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Scott Drawer, Alan Richardson and Graham Williams from Millfield School. Scott is Director of Sport, Alan is Director of Athletic and Graham is Lead Practitioner & Athletic Development Coach. This episode is another one that is pretty unique, for two reasons. One, that we had three members of staff from the same organisation and two, that the organisation they are from is a private school here in the UK. We went pretty high level in this episode and if you're involved in adolescent sport or school sport, you will love this one.

If you enjoyed this episode with Scott Drawer, Alan Richardson and Graham Williams from Millfield School.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Pete Kirchmer.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Managing expectations

    • Parents
    • Technical coaches
    • Student-athletes
  • Developing athletes in an education setting
    • Managing education and sport
    • Changing sports landscape
      • School to performance connection
      • Influences from the world of sport
    • Holistic development
      • What does that actually mean in practice?
    • What does the science tell us about working with adolescents?
  • The programme
    • What that looks like for different sports, ages and maturities

Scott can be found on Twitter @ScottDUK, Alan can be found on Twitter @arichardson1501 and Graham can be found on Twitter @graywilliams_

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 Kangatech, the world's most advanced injury prevention platform. To find out more about Kangatech, email how@kangatech.com, visit their website at kangatech.com or check out them out on Twitter @kanga_tech.

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.

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

Enjoy

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #277 - Bret Contreras (Coach, Researcher and Owner of Glute Lab)

Pacey Performance Podcast #277 - Bret Contreras (Coach, Researcher and Owner of Glute Lab)

January 30, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Coach, Researcher, and Owner of Glute Lab, Bret Contreras. Bret is another person who has been on my list to reach out to and I can't believe its taken me this long. I also can't believe I didn't witness the Glute Lab when I was in San Diego last year too. It was Bret's good friend JB Morin who made the introduction and I am glad he did because we had a great chat about the force vector theory, glute training and training the posterior chain. Bret has proudly transitioned into the personal training market and is absolutely killing it, amassing 900k+ followers on Instagram.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Bret Contreras.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Bret Contreras (background, education, current role)
  • Force vector theory
    • Vertical vs horizontal exercises

      • Where they both fit?
    • Dynamic correspondence
    • 'Confused mechanical reasoning'?
  • Glute development
    • Training the glutes
    • Hip thrust
      • Carryover to sports performance measures?
      • Other benefits
  • Hip extension exercises
    • Exercise selection
    • Role in speed development

Bret can be found on Twitter @bretcontreras and on Instagram @bretcontreras1

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 strengthofscience.com.

Enjoy

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #276 - Pete Kirchmer (Mindfulness Coach & Director of mPEAK)

Pacey Performance Podcast #276 - Pete Kirchmer (Mindfulness Coach & Director of mPEAK)

January 23, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Mindfulness Coach and Director of mPEAK, Pete Kirchmer. On the recommendation of Head of Strength & Conditioning at England Rugby, Jon Clarke I am delighted to get Pete Kirchmer on the podcast today. Jon gave a glowing recommendation based on Pete's work with England during the recent rugby World Cup and given the increased interest among players and coaches in mindfulness, the introduction was perfectly timed. Apps like Calm and Headspace have brought meditation to the masses and an increased awareness in mental health has only amplified their popularity. But how can that help performance?

If you enjoyed this episode on recovery, you may like these episodes with Shona Halson, Brandon Marcello and Geoff Head.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Pete Kirchmer.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Pete Kirchmer (background, experience and current role)
  • What is mindfulness practice?
    • Science in pro or collegiate athletes
    • Anecdotal benefits
    • Global popularity and its impact on sporting populations
  • Indirect benefits to performance
    • Stress, anxiety etc
    • Impact of mental health awareness
  • Where mindfulness fits within the programme
    • Examples of how teams have structured it around matches and practice
    • Resources that have fit in elite sport settings

Pete can be found on Twitter @Mindful_Coach or via his website.

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 Kangatech, the world's most advanced injury prevention platform. To find out more about Kangatech, email how@kangatech.com, visit their website at kangatech.com or check out them out on Twitter @kanga_tech.

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.

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

Enjoy

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #275 - Matt Price (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at LA Kings)

Pacey Performance Podcast #275 - Matt Price (Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at LA Kings)

January 16, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at LA Kings, Matt Price. I am delighted to bring Matt on the podcast today as he's another one that has been on my list for a long time. Matt recently hooked me up with some Kings tickets when I was in LA which was extremely kind of him. We didn't get a chance to chat before or after the game but thankfully we were able to make this episode happen and have a good conversation about what is going on at the LA Kings. 'Load management' as a topic is still red hot so we chatted about this and what that term means to Matt and how he manages workload on and off the ice.

If you enjoyed this episode with Matt Price, you may enjoy these episodes with Eric Reneghan, Matt Nichol, Mike Potenza and Devan McConnell who also work in ice hockey.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Matt Price.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Matt Price (background, education and experience)
  • 'Load management'
    • What that means to you
    • Application of it at the Kings
    • What matters to coaches vs what matters to us
    • Internal and external load
  • Recovery
    • Individualisation
    • Sleep
  • In-season vs off-season strength & conditioning
    • Testing
    • Game day lifting
    • Influence of the stiffness of skates
    • Speed work - transference to on-ice performance
      • Varying emphasis
    • Common injuries
      • Preventative work

Matt can be found on Twitter @MPriceStrength

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

Pacey Performance Podcast #274 - Meeta Singh (Service Chief & Section Head at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorder Centre)

Pacey Performance Podcast #274 - Meeta Singh (Service Chief & Section Head at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorder Centre)

January 9, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Service Chief & Section Head at the Henry Ford Sleep Disorder Centre, Meeta Singh. I got introduced to Meeta via Fergus Connolly who has featured on the podcast twice over the last 5 years (episode #136 & episode #225) and is someone I respect very much. I was chatting to Fergus about sleep and how I thought there was a lack of real practical information out there on the topic. There is plenty of research but little in the way of case studies on how teams are actually improving sleep. Meeta worked with the Washington Nationals on their way to the 2019 World Series and this episode does not disappoint.

If you enjoyed this episode on sleep, you may like these episodes with Shona Halson and Ian Dunican.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Meeta Singh.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Meeta Singh (background, experience and current role)
  • Circadian rhythms
    • What are they?
  • Why are athletes specifically affected by sleep?
    • Chronotypes

      • Why this matters
      • How this affects sleep at home and away
    • Examples
  • Sleep deprivation and insomnia
    • Coexist?
    • Predisposition to these
      • Screening to identify these issues
    • Strategies to improve these
  • Sleeping pills in detail
  • Vision for sleep science integration

Meeta can be found on Twitter @athletesleepmd1

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 Kangatech, the world's most advanced injury prevention platform. To find out more about Kangatech, email how@kangatech.com, visit their website at kangatech.com or check out them out on Twitter @kanga_tech.

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.

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

Enjoy

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #273 - Tom Little (Head of Performance at Preston North End FC & Founder of Colour-Fit)

Pacey Performance Podcast #273 - Tom Little (Head of Performance at Preston North End FC & Founder of Colour-Fit)

January 1, 2020

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at Preston North End FC & Founder of Colour-Fit, Tom Little. Over the last 5/6 years, Tom has become a really good friend of mine and it was great to finally get him on the podcast. Tom has had a fantastic career in football, working for Birmingham, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and most recently Preston North End. I was lucky enough to have Tom's PhD research back in 2012 to use for my undergraduate research project which we briefly discuss at the start of this episode. Over and above his full time role at PNE, Tom has founded Colour-Fit, a software solution designed to simplify the main goals of sports nutrition, performance, health and body composition which we chat about towards the end of the episode.

If you enjoyed this episode with Tom Little, the recent Football Roundtable Podcast may also be of interest.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Tom Little.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Tom Little (background, education and current role)?
  • Weekly periodisation strategies
    • Philosophy
    • Practice at PNE
    • What hasn't worked for you in this area
    • Tactical periodisation
      • Influence on English football
  • Skill based conditioning
    • Philosophy
    • Research in the area
    • Practice at PNE
  • Colour-Fit
    • Side hustle to proper business
    • Game Changers...?
    • Nutrition philosophy for athletes

Tom can be found on Twitter @drlittletom

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

Pacey Performance Podcast #272 - Håkan Andersson (Sprint Coach and Senior Advisor/Lecturer at the High Performance Center in Växjö, Sweden)

Pacey Performance Podcast #272 - Håkan Andersson (Sprint Coach and Senior Advisor/Lecturer at the High Performance Center in Växjö, Sweden)

December 26, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sprint Coach and Senior Advisor/Lecturer at the High Performance Center in Växjö Sweden, Håkan Andersson. Håkan came to my attention via his work with the Muscle Lab, resisted and assisted sprint solution. He has put some really interesting content on social media using this piece of equipment with very high level athletes in Sweden so it was great to get him on the podcast. Håkan not only talks about Muscle Lab but also his thoughts around periodising plyometrics, effects of resisted and assisted sprinting on technique and introducing non-sprint athletes to a sprint programme.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Håkan Andersson.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Håkan Andersson (background, education and current role)
  • Jump training and plyometrics
    • Where to start with sprinters
    • Where to start with team sport athletes
    • Progressions and regressions
      • Inclusion of hurdles
    • Force vectors and responses to plyometrics
    • Structure
      • Weekly
      • Monthly
  • Resisted sprints
    • Progressions

      • Different resistance to train different qualities
    • Altering mechanics
  • Sprint analysis
    • Testing options

      • Figuring out where to focus time and effort
    • Use of force plates in training and testing

Håkan can be found on Twitter @sprintcoachSWE

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 Kangatech, the world's most advanced injury prevention platform. To find out more about Kangatech, email how@kangatech.com, visit their website at kangatech.com or check out them out on Twitter @kanga_tech.

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.

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

Enjoy

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #271 - Kevin Kikugawa (Head Football Athletic Trainer at Northwestern University)

Pacey Performance Podcast #271 - Kevin Kikugawa (Head Football Athletic Trainer at Northwestern University)

December 19, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Football Athletic Trainer at Northwestern University, Kevin Kikugawa. I had the pleasure of talking to Kevin for today's podcast about his thoughts and practices around injury prevention. Kevin is slightly different to my usual guests who have a sports science or strength and conditioning background but I think it's so valuable to get insights from others in the performance team on topics that are key to us all.

If you enjoyed this episode, these episodes with Jarrod Wade, Ben Ashworth and Jurdan Mendiguchia may be of interest.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Kevin Kikugawa.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Kevin Kikugawa (background, experience and current role)
  • Injury risk reduction strategies
    • Technology

      • Making the right decisions with purchases
    • Bringing 'best practice' into an applied setting
    • Differentiation between sports
  • Departmental integration
    • S&C staff

      • Across the RTP process
  • Pre-training prep - your views
    • Foam rolling
    • Stretching
    • Breathing exercises

Kevin can be found on Twitter @kevinkikugawa24

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

Pacey Performance Podcast #270 - Jeremy Frisch (Owner and Director of Achieve Performance Training)

Pacey Performance Podcast #270 - Jeremy Frisch (Owner and Director of Achieve Performance Training)

December 12, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to the Owner and Director of Achieve Performance Training, Jeremy Frisch. I have been stalking Jeremy for some time now as I, and many other coaches out there, have been so impressed with the work he does and the information he shares on youth development. Jeremy has become most well known for his obstacle courses and integration of 'play' within his athletic development sessions and that was something I really wanted to dive deep into.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Jeremy Frisch.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Jeremy Frisch (background, experience and current role)
  • Obstacle courses
    • Gymnastics and parkour
    • Integration into wider programme
    • Athlete Engagement
  • LTAD
    • Overall philosophies
    • What is the focus at different stages/ages?
    • Where do you go from the obstacle courses?
    • How does the programme evolve?

Jeremy can be found on Twitter @jeremyfrisch

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 Kangatech, the world's most advanced injury prevention platform. To find out more about Kangatech, email how@kangatech.com, visit their website at kangatech.com or check out them out on Twitter @kanga_tech.

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.

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

Enjoy

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #269 - Matt Little (Strength & Conditioning Coach at Team Murray)

Pacey Performance Podcast #269 - Matt Little (Strength & Conditioning Coach at Team Murray)

December 5, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Strength and Conditioning Coach at Team Murray, Matt Little. Matt has been working with Andy Murray for the last 15 years after initially working with his brother, Jamie. Matt has had an incredible last two years dealing with Andy's very public hip problem, going from the point of realising that he may be forced to retire to the ecstasy of having Andy return from that injury to win in Antwerp last month. To complement this episode, hop over to Amazon to see the documentary, Resurfacing.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Matt Little.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Matt Little (background, experience and current role)
  • Working with Andy Murray
    • Andy's journey
    • Matt's journey
      • The ups and downs
  • Dealing with injuries
    • Psychologically
  • Load management
    • The role of technology
    • Adoption in tennis
    • Training in and around competition schedule

Matt can be found on Twitter @mattlittlesandc

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

Pacey Performance Podcast #268 - Pierre Barrieu (High Performance Practitioner)

Pacey Performance Podcast #268 - Pierre Barrieu (High Performance Practitioner)

November 28, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to High-Performance Practitioner, Pierre Barrieu. Pierre was most recently the LA Galaxy as their Director of Sports Performance Director having previously worked with the US national team and FIFA as one of their world-class practitioners. Pierre is extremely passionate about a number of areas that we dissected in this episode, tapping into his vast experience in US soccer to give these topics context.

If you enjoyed this episode, you may enjoy these episodes with Martin Buchheit and Mathieu Lacome.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Pierre Barrieu.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Pierre Barrieu (background, education and current role)?
  • HIIT
    • Combining SSG with running
    • Different session focuses
    • Metabolic vs neuromuscular
      • Designing sessions - the process
  • Sleep
    • Practical application of best practice
    • Technology used
    • Dealing with late night travel
      • Changing training schedule to maximise sleep
  • Recovery
    • Practical application of best practice
    • Technology used
    • Individualising methods
    • Periodising recovery?

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 Kangatech, the world's most advanced injury prevention platform. To find out more about Kangatech, email how@kangatech.com, visit their website at kangatech.com or check out them out on Twitter @kanga_tech.

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.

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

Enjoy

PP

Pacey Performance Podcast #267 - Alex Natera (Head of Strength & Power at GWS Giants)

Pacey Performance Podcast #267 - Alex Natera (Head of Strength & Power at GWS Giants)

November 21, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Strength & Power at GWS Giants, Alex Natera. Anyone that has read or seen Alex's work knows that he is an incredible practitioner. He first came on the podcast back in episode 44 and 45 chatting about sprinting and also his PhD in repeat power ability. This episode we cover some of the same topics but get a refresher on how Alex thinks about these things but new to this episode is some amazing discussion around isometrics, something Alex has become world-renowned for. This is an incredible chat with Alex and one I know you will absolutely love.

If you liked this episode with Alex, you may enjoy these episodes which also focus on sprinting; James Wild, Dan Pfaff, Sprint Masterclass.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Alex Natera.

  • Who is Alex Natera?
  • Philosophical changes over the last 5 years - what have you changed your mind on?
  • Developing a sprint programme
    • Working with sprinters vs team sports

      • Learnings from institute life
    • Run specific isometrics - building the system into the wider programme
    • Max strength training vs co-ordinative strength
  • In-season maintenance/development
  • ‘Repeated power ability’
    • Thoughts changed on this?

Alex can be found on Twitter @alex_natera

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

Pacey Performance Podcast #266 - Jurdan Mendiguchia (Physiotherapist, Researcher & Injury Consultant)

Pacey Performance Podcast #266 - Jurdan Mendiguchia (Physiotherapist, Researcher & Injury Consultant)

November 14, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Physiotherapist, Researcher & Injury Consultant, Jurdan Mendiguchia. Jurdan is a world expert when it comes to injury prevention and rehabilitation, particularly in hamstrings and ACLs. He has 40+ research papers to his name in this area and consults with a number of elite sports teams worldwide with the aim of reducing injuries. Jurdan not only has incredible research experience but he has years and years of working hands on with elite athletes giving him a unique insight into the area of injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Jurdan Mendiguchia.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Jurdan Mendiguchia (background, experience and current role)
  • How how do you see the current approach to hamstring injuries rehab and prevention
    • Room for improvement
  • What prevention method would you use in your football team?
    • Sprinting vs Nordics
  • Nordic and its effects on architecture related to a hamstring injury
  • Activation as a risk factor for hamstring injury
  • Isometrically or eccentrically in certain stages of sprinting?
    • What implications does that have for training?
  • What work is coming up in the future?

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 Kangatech, the world's most advanced injury prevention platform. To find out more about Kangatech, email how@kangatech.com, visit their website at kangatech.com or check out them out on Twitter @kanga_tech.

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.

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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