Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast #213 - Eric Renaghan (Head of Strength & Conditioning at St Louis Blues)

November 8, 2018

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the St. Louis Blues in the NHL, Eric Renaghan. Eric is the only person I have had on the podcast who is currently working in the NHL which makes this an absolute honour. Previous guests who have discussed ice hockey include Matt Nichol, Doug McKenney & Kevin Carr. Eric is clearly a very smart operator and and he doesn't disappoint in this episode. Enjoy this episode with Eric Renaghan.

  • Who is Eric Renaghan (education, background and current role)
  • Modelling vs. Monitoring/programming
    • How your data effects your decisions

      • Examples of metrics collected and how they are rationalised to coaches
    • Presentation and delivery of data to coaches
  • More progressive areas of sport nutrition
    • Current philosophy and practices on sport nutrition
    • Eating around travel
  • Data Granularity how to get wider, deeper and faster usable data
    • Examples
  • Why are some programs more successful than others and the difference between sports science/winning
  • Medical aspects of RTP and taking the direction of High performance into a leadership role
    • Any examples of protocols in your RTP's would be great

      • Maybe an example of how you would get a guy back from a adductor issue?

        • Initial assessments, benchmarking, strength testing etc

Eric can be found on Twitter @EricRenaghan

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 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 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 and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Exxentric. Exxentric is a company developing innovative, science-based training equipment and methods for strength and conditioning, including the kBox, and the kPulley. Exxentric can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @go_exxentric and Instagram @go_exxentric.

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