Matt Nichol is one of the most recognisable faces when it comes to strength & conditioning in ice hockey and he was introduced to me by previous podcast guest, Martin Buchheit. When Martin speaks highly of someone, you know its going to be an excellent episode and Matt definitely didn't let us down. Matt has been working in and around the NHL for the last 15 years and is not only a highly respected strength coach but the owner of a second business called BioSteel, a supplement company. Clearly Matt is more than just a strength coach and in this episode we get under the skin of the coach, businessman and person.
In this episode, you will learn -
- Who is Matt Nichol (background, education and current role)
- Influences outside S&C
- How qualifying as a teacher laid the foundations of being a successful coach
- Bilateral vs unilateral exercises
- how has your view changed on this topic?
- Translating off-ice qualities onto the ice
- Strength & power
- What is BioSteel
- Why was it needed?
- Most influenctial books
This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord and the new Groinbar, a hip and groin strength measuring solution. They can be found at valdperformance.com and you can get more information on the groin bar at groinbar.com and on Twitter @groinbar.
This episode is sponsored by 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.