Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #183 - Derek Hansen (Sports Performance Consultant)

April 12, 2018

Derek Hansen is an expert when it comes to getting people fast. I have been wanting to get Derek on the podcast for a while sp I was really pleased when he agreed to come on for a chat. This episode centres around the premise of microdosing and not in a drug sense. Microdosing is exactly that, dissecting longer sessions into a number of smaller sessions which are spread throughout the week. Derek has written at length on this topic with some of his writing available at the following site;, & via his Performance Video Essays Enjoy!

In this episode, you will learn -

  • Who is Derek Hansen (background, education and current role)
  • 'Microdosing
    • What is it?
    • Examples of it in action
    • Structure when clubs are in periods of fixture congestion
    • Integration with strength training
  • Tempo running in season
    • What it is?
    • Alternatives
    • Examples of success
  • Periodisation of microdosing
    • Black, heuristic approach etc
    • How it all fits together

Derek can be found on Twitter @derekmhansen

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 and you can get more information on the groin bar at and on Twitter @groinbar.

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

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

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