Pacey Performance Podcast
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

PP

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

PP

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

PP

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

PP

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

PP

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

PP

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

Pacey Performance Podcast #265 - Glenn Stewart (High Performance Manager at West Coast Eagles)

Pacey Performance Podcast #265 - Glenn Stewart (High Performance Manager at West Coast Eagles)

November 7, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to High Performance Manager at the West Coast Eagles, Glenn Stewart. Glenn is a very hard man to get hold of but when you do he's an absolute gent! This was an incredible chat with one of the most recognisable names in AFL having been with the West Coast Eagles for over 25 years. Thank you to Brent Rogalski, Sports Scientist at the Eagles for making the introduction and encouraging Glenn to come on for a chat.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Glenn Stewart.

  • Who is Glenn Stewart (background education etc)
  • Biggest changes to the industry over the last 20 years
    • Ability to adapt
  • Vision
  • Key principles
  • Focusing on the big rocks
    • Focus of time and effort at the Eagles
    • Measuring what matters
  • Focus on the mental aspects of the sport

Glenn's presentation mentioned in this episode can be found here.

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 #264 - Bryan Mann (Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences at the University of Miami)

Pacey Performance Podcast #264 - Bryan Mann (Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences at the University of Miami)

October 31, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences at the University of Miami, Bryan Mann. It's almost 5 years since I last spoke to Bryan on the podcast in episode 24 and lots has changed for Bryan in that time. He has moved from the University of Missouri to the University of Miami but is still one of the go-to-guys when it comes to velocity based training (VBT). I have used the discussion points used back in our 2015 chat to get a bit of an update on some of the same things. Bryan is a fantastic speaker and I really enjoyed this episode, I just can't believe its taken me 5 years to get him back on.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Bryan Mann.

  • Who is Bryan Mann (education, background, current role etc)
  • Auto-regulatory training
    • APRE
    • RPE
  • Velocity based training
    • The basics of VBT
    • What has changed over the last 5 years?
      • Technology

        • Validity and reliability?
    • Has using VBT gone too far?
  • Academic stress & collegiate sport

Bryan can be found on Twitter @JBryanMann

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 Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

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 #263 - Tim Stevenson & David Jackson (Co-founders & Directors of School of Calisthenics)

Pacey Performance Podcast #263 - Tim Stevenson & David Jackson (Co-founders & Directors of School of Calisthenics)

October 24, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Cofounders and Directors of School of Calisthenics, Tim Stevenson and David Jackson. I have so much admiration for both these guys as they have built a business that has helped highlight the importance of bodyweight mastery and they have done it in such a cool, fun way. They have both got a great pedigree, Jacko coming from professional rugby and Tim from a more traditional route into the industry but working mainly with para athletes across a number of Olympic cycles. This was such a great conversation around some of the benefits of calisthenics and where it can fit into the wider strength and conditioning programme.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Tim Stevenson & David Jackson from School of Calisthenics.

  • Who are Tim Stevenson and David Jackson (background education etc)
  • What is School of Calisthenics?
    • Vision
    • Resources
  • Calisthenics
    • Building bulletproof shoulders

      • Issues with traditional shoulder training
      • Progressions and regressions
    • Where does it fit within the larger programme
    • Physical literacy
      • Physical problem solving
    • Transfer of strength to sports performance
  • 'Core' stability training
    • Isolated work needed?
    • Progressions and regressions

Tim and Jacko can be found on Twitter @SchoolOfCali and on Instagram @schoolofcalisthenics

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 #262 - Steve Tashjian (Head of Performance at US Men’s National Team)

Pacey Performance Podcast #262 - Steve Tashjian (Head of Performance at US Men’s National Team)

October 17, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at US Men's National Team, Steve Tashjian. This is the third time I have had Steve on the podcast and there is a reason for that. Firstly he's a great guy but secondly, he has a really interesting journey and also some great ideas around high performance. For the second time, we spoke about carbohydrate periodisation as its a topic which Steve is very passionate about. His thinking has developed in this area which I am sure you will find really interesting. One of my favourite parts of this chat is at the beginning when we speak about project management which I think will valuable for practitioners of all levels.

I hope you enjoy this episode with Steve Tashjian.

  • Who is Steve Tashjian (background, education and current role)
  • Differences between HPD roles club vs national team
    • Project and time management
    • General coaching philosophy
    • Dealing with plays in a club vs country environment
    • Aims of international camps
      • Managing loads
  • Carbohydrate periodization in team sports
    • Cycling in those that play reduced minutes
    • Manipulation for those looking to gain and lose weight
  • Building performance teams, platforms, and team culture
    • Assessing culture
    • Evaluating staff personalities
    • Assessing S&C/SS staff performance

Steve can be found on Twitter @SteveTashjian

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 Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #261 - Taylor Johnson (Chief Performance Engineer at Statespace Gaming Company)

Pacey Performance Podcast #261 - Taylor Johnson (Chief Performance Engineer at Statespace Gaming Company)

October 10, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Chief Performance Engineer at Statespace Gaming Company, Taylor Johnson. To get a guest on the podcast who works in esports performance is a first for the podcast and one I have been looking forward to getting out there for a few weeks since we recorded it. An incredibly interesting area that is just going to grow and grow and Taylor is at the forefront of that. I find this area fascinating and horrendously exciting for performance coaches all over the world as it could provide the next wave of jobs for a market that is in desperate need.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Taylor Johnson.

  • Who is Taylor Johnson? (background, education and current role[s])
  • Esports performance market
  • Demands placed on esports athletes
  • Philosophy of performance coach working with esport athletes
    • Cognitive training
    • Nutrition
      • Around competition
    • Movement
      • Example sessions
    • Recovery
      • Around travel
  • The bigger 'lifestyle' picture for gamers

Taylor can be found on Twitter @coacht_johnson

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 #260 - Scott Guyett (Head of Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning at Crystal Palace FC)

Pacey Performance Podcast #260 - Scott Guyett (Head of Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning at Crystal Palace FC)

October 3, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning at Crystal Palace FC, Scott Guyett. I am absolutely delighted to get Scott on the podcast today. Scott has incredible experience as a player and a coach, and he also holds his UEFA A license making his story really interesting. I wanted to make this episode as applied as possible so after listening you have some real insight into what goes on behind the scenes at Crystal Palace and hopefully that comes across. Scott and the guys at Palace are incredibly open and it shows in this episode.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Scott Guyett.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Scott Guyett (background, experience and current role)
  • Balancing scientific 'best practice' with real-world constraints
    • What you guys do in each area and the process to get there

      • Recovery

        • Pre season vs in-season
      • Testing (pre-season and any in-season)
      • Daily/weekly monitoring
  • The player to coach transition
    • Your own retirement
    • Player buy-in?
    • Empathy
    • Communication
  • Fitness coach / coach combination
    • Your philosophy
    • Philosophical differences with traditional strength coach

Sam can be found on Twitter @scottyguyett

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 Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

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

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Pacey Performance Podcast #259 - Jack Sharkey (Lead Sports Scientist at Aston Villa Football Club)

Pacey Performance Podcast #259 - Jack Sharkey (Lead Sports Scientist at Aston Villa Football Club)

September 26, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lead Sports Scientist at Aston Villa Football Club, Jack Sharkey. This fantastic episode was inspired after I watched Jack present at a Catapult meet up earlier this year ar Villa Park. The main focus of Jack's presentation was around multi mechanical modelling and how he uses this at Aston Villa. In this episode, Jack explains what it is, why he's using it and how this has developed his practice. If you are collecting GPS data at your club, this is definitely one to listen to.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Jack Sharkey.

  • Who is Jack Sharkey (background, education and current role)
  • Multi mechanical models
    • What are they?
    • Identifying relevant metrics
    • Feeding back to coaches and players
    • Setting targets & predicting session outputs
    • Individualising weighting factors
  • Integration of subjective and objective markers
    • Decision making based on results
  • Testing and screening
    • Various tests - what they are
    • Rationale
    • Results informing programming/rehab

Jack can be found on Twitter @sharkeystories

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 #258 - Sam Robertson (Professor of Sports Analytics at Victoria University)

Pacey Performance Podcast #258 - Sam Robertson (Professor of Sports Analytics at Victoria University)

September 19, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Professor of Sports Analytics at Victoria University, Sam Robertson. This is Sam's second time on the podcast but this episode was sparked by a thread on Twitter which Sam started around injury prediction. This thread went viral among the sports science community so it seemed the perfect time to get Sam on and expand on the 14 tweet explanation. Since Sam's last appearance on the podcast, a few things have changed but what hasn't changed is Sam's ability to communicate very complex topics in a very simple and digestible way.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Sam Robertson.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Sam Robertson (background, education and current role)
  • True positives and false positives
    • Risk being a strategy

      • Pulling players out of sessions based on data
    • Determining the performance of a model
  • Implementing injury prediction models in practice
    • Data quality
    • Data volume
    • Relationships between variables and injury
  • Machine learning methods

Sam can be found on Twitter @Robertson_SJ

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 Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

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 #257 - Senior Football Roundtable (Dave Carolan, Chris Neville & Chris Barnes)

Pacey Performance Podcast #257 - Senior Football Roundtable (Dave Carolan, Chris Neville & Chris Barnes)

September 12, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of EMEA at EDGE10, Dave Carolan, Lecturer in Football Science at Solent University, Chris Neville and Independent Sports Scientist. This is the third monthly roundtable podcast after the release of the Hamstring Injury Roundtable in July and the Youth Football Roundtable in August. The first 2 roundtables have gone down a treat so if you haven't given them a listen, make sure you do. These three guys have got 60 years+ experience in professional football and have since left full time positions in clubs to pursue slightly different ventures. This is an incredibly insightful chat with 3 top guys who have achieved so much in their careers.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Dave Carolan, Chris Barnes, and Chris Neville.

  • Who are Dave Carolan, Chris Barnes, and Chris Neville (background, education and current role)
  • The new wave of performance coaches
    • What professional skills do you need to succeed in 2019?
    • What personal skills do you need to succeed in 2019?
    • How can universities improve?
    • How can industry associations help?
    • Dealing with the modern player
    • Employing staff; what do you look for?
  • Working under different managers
    • Understanding what’s needed and what YOU may have to change
    • Building trust
    • Increasing influence
  • Sports technology
    • Due diligence process
    • Collected data for the sake of it
    • Gaps in the landscape in sports technology (what’s next?)
  • Moving out of full-time football
    • Longevity as practitioners

Dave can be found on Twitter HERE, Chris Barnes can be found on Twitter HERE and Chris Neville can be found on Twitter @c_nev1

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 #256 - Dawn Scott (High Performance Coach at US Soccer Women’s National Team)

Pacey Performance Podcast #256 - Dawn Scott (High Performance Coach at US Soccer Women’s National Team)

September 5, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to High-Performance Coach at US Women's National Team, Dawn Scott. Dawn has just come off the back of winning the Women's World Cup with the US and has also been in the news due to her planning and preparation during that tournament. It was this planning and preparation that forms a large part of this discussion as you can see below in the discussion points. It was great to get Dawn on for a chat and its also fantastic to see a Brit doing so well overseas.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Dawn Scott.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Dawn Scott (background, education and current role)
  • World Cup experiences
  • What does 'high performance' look like for you and the performance team at US Soccer?
    • Departmental goals
    • Utilisation of data
    • Influence down the ages
  • Female physiology
    • Mapping the menstrual cycle to increase performance
    • Health screening
    • Strength & conditioning
      • Camps
      • During competition/tournaments
  • Injury risk reduction
    • Developing an injury prevention strategy

      • Process
      • Outcome

Dawn can be found on Twitter @dawnscott06

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 Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

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 #255 - Brendan Fahrner (Sports Science Manager at Richmond FC)

Pacey Performance Podcast #255 - Brendan Fahrner (Sports Science Manager at Richmond FC)

August 29, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Science Manager at Richmond FC, Brendan Fahrner. I have had a number of guests who are working in AFL and having spent some time with Brendan in Seattle in 2015, he is one of the best. in 2017, Brendan won the Premiership with Richmond which shows that he and the rest of the staff must be doing something right. As I always say, Brendan is such a great guy and I am so grateful that he was happy to share his story and his knowledge of working in the AFL.

If you liked this episode with Brendan, you may also like these episodes with Andrew Russell and Darren Burgess.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Brendan Fahrner.

  • Who is Brendan Fahrner (background, education and current role)
  • Building a monitoring system
    • The process of deciding what to collect
    • Why you collect the data you do
    • Changes to that system year on year
    • A:C and its usefulness
  • Where sports science fits in
    • Involvement of other departments in data collection
    • Advanced statistics
  • Scientist vs coach
    • One and the same?
    • Different skillsets?

Brendan can be found on Twitter @BrendanFahrner

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 #254 - Grant Downie (Medical and Performance Solutions Specialist)

Pacey Performance Podcast #254 - Grant Downie (Medical and Performance Solutions Specialist)

August 22, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Medical and Performance Solutions Specialist, Grant Downie. Grant is the first guest on the podcast who has been honored with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and I can't believe that I nearly forgot to mention it in the episode. Grant comes on the podcast with 35 years experience having been at Glasgow Rangers FC, Middlesbrough FC and most recently with Manchester City as Head of Academy Performance. It was an absolute pleasure to speak to such a nice guy who has an incredible experience in professional football.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Grant Downie. If you did enjoy this episode, you may also enjoy these from Nick Grantham and Paudie Roche.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Grant Downie (background, education and current role)
  • Current practice
    • How your practice developed over time

      • A switch in what was important
    • Current trends
    • Minimising injury risk
    • Influence of technology
    • Transition from physio to performance lead
  • Managing people
    • Processes
    • Feedback
    • Skills gaps in young practitioners
  • Mentoring

Grant can be found on Twitter @grant_downie

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 Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

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 #253 - Youth Football Roundtable (Luke Jenkinson, Frankie Hunter & Russ Wrigley)

Pacey Performance Podcast #253 - Youth Football Roundtable (Luke Jenkinson, Frankie Hunter & Russ Wrigley)

August 15, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Sport Science and Medicine at Derby County, Luke Jenkinson, Head of Sport Science and Medicine at Blackburn Rovers, Russ Wrigley and Head of Science and S&C at Middlesbrough, Frankie Hunter. This is the second monthly roundtable podcast after the release of the Hamstring Injury Roundtable in July. I don't say this lightly but this episode is undoubtedly one of the best episodes I have done. Luke, Frankie, and Russ have an incredible experience in youth football at three category 1 academies here in England.

If you liked this youth football roundtable, you may also like another roundtable I did with Paul Bower, Kevin Paxton, and Luke Jenkinson.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Luke Jenkinson, Frankie Hunter and Russ Wrigley.

  • Who is Luke Jenkinson, Frankie Hunter and Russ Wrigley (background, education and current role)
  • Progressing through the pathway
    • Individual rates of development in a group setting

      • Managing this and tracking this
    • Puberty / maturation / growth rates
      • ...vs psych-emotional-behavioral maturity

        • Ways of assessment and individualisation?
      • Impact on performance
    • Slowing down and accelerating development
    • Focus at different stages
      • Examples
  • Balancing structure and play
    • Assessing impact
    • Tracking progression
    • Obstacle courses (the 'in' thing)
  • Real-world challenges (Frankie)
    • Identifying skills gaps and creating a plan to plug them

Russ can be found on LinkedIn HERE, Frankie can be found on LinkedIn HERE and Luke can be found on Twitter @lukegatus

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 #252 - Steve Saunders (Director of Science and Medicine at Adelaide Crows)

Pacey Performance Podcast #252 - Steve Saunders (Director of Science and Medicine at Adelaide Crows)

August 8, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Science and Medicine at Adelaide Crows, Steve Saunders. As well as being in his role at the Crows, Steve is the founder of Kanga tech, a tool used for the testing and monitoring of isometric and eccentric exercise. Steve is an incredibly intelligent practitioner with 8 years experience working in AFL with North Melbourne Football Club and his current employer, Adelaide Crows. Given Steve's expertise in isometric training, we naturally focused on this heavily as part of this episode.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Steve Saunders. If you did enjoy this episode, you may also enjoy these from Luke Jenkinson and Jack Hickey.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Steve Saunders (background, education and current role)
  • Isometric training
    • Mechanisms behind benefits
    • Incorporating modality into wider strength & power programme
    • Rehab benefits
      • Examples of success
      • Interactions between %MVC and TUT
  • Sports technology
    • Where is innovation coming from?
    • Kangatech
  • Pre season prep
    • Screening protocols used

      • Groin injury risk factors

        • Potential solutions
      • ACL injury risk factors
        • Potential solutions

Steve can be found on Twitter @stevesaunders33

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 Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

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 #251 - Mike Potenza (Director of Strength & Conditioning at San Jose Sharks)

Pacey Performance Podcast #251 - Mike Potenza (Director of Strength & Conditioning at San Jose Sharks)

August 1, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Strength & Conditioning at San Jose Sharks, Mike Potenza. I have been speaking to Mike for years about getting him on the podcast so it was great to finally line it up. Whether you are working in ice hockey or not there is plenty to take away from this episode. One unique thing about this conversation is the section on blood markers and how Mike and team at the Sharks use the bloods to guide training and recovery.

If you liked this episode with Mike Potenza, you may like these episodes with Eric Renaghan and Matt Nichol.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Mike Potenza.

  • Who is Mike Potenza (background, experience and current role)
  • In-season training considerations during a NHL season
    • Training needs and issues in season
    • Blood markers
  • Considerations with a heavy travel schedule in the NHL
  • Individuality within programming and nutrition
    • contrasts to training on land qualities
    • Movement screening to help individualise
    • Developing rotational qualities
  • Recovery Details in a 82 game season
    • Periodising recovery

Mike can be found on Twitter @mike_potenza

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 #250 - Tim Doyle (Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University)

Pacey Performance Podcast #250 - Tim Doyle (Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University)

July 25, 2019

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Tim Doyle. I am delighted to get Tim on the show to discuss his work in the military and his research and PhD supervision which involves the use of inertial sensors in rugby league. With a number of clubs around the world becoming interested in the use of tibial worn inertial sensors I thought it would be great to get Tim's insights into this area. Outside the world of biomechanics, many people may not have heard of Tim but if you're not following him and his work, you should be.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Tim Doyle.

In this episode we discussed...

  • Who is Tim Doyle (background, education and current role)?
  • Load management in sport and military
    • GPS

      • Are we missing a piece of the puzzle?
      • What can be inferred from GPS and what can't?
    • Internal measures
      • Forgotten about?
    • Your work in the military and customs and impact its having on practice
    • Daniel Glassbrook's work at South Sydney Rabbitohs
  • Applied research
    • Internal validation work (clubs getting to know their tech)

      • Simple processes and due diligence
    • Asking the right questions
      • Process for success
    • Working alongside a university as a practitioner

Tim can be found on Twitter @tladoyle

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 Fatigue Science. Fatigue Science combine wearable technology with biomathematical science developed by the US Army to offer fantastic insights into sleep and cognitive fatigue. Fatigue Science can be found at fatiguescience.com.

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