Pacey Performance Podcast

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 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 also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at 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 or on Twitter @athletemonitor

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