Pacey Performance Podcast

Pacey Performance Podcast

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The Pacey Performance Podcast aims to bring together the minds of the best strength and conditioning coaches & sports scientists from the world of professional sport.

Episodes

Pacey Performance Podcast #149 - Phil Graham-Smith (Head of Biomechanics at Aspire Academy)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Biomechanics at Aspire Academy, Phil Graham-Smith. Phil has held some fantastic positions in his career from biomechanics consultant at UK Athletics with the jump squads to Head of Directorate at University of Salford. Now in his role at Aspire, Phil also makes time to continue the growth of Force Decks, a dual force plate system which is getting some serious traction worldwide and is fast becoming the go-to system in professional sport.

In this episode, you will learn -

Who is Phil Graham Smith (background, experience, and current role)
Pacey Performance Podcast #148 - Mick Byers & Luke Heath (Athletic Performance Specialist & Rehabilitation Physiotherapist)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Mick Byers and Luke Heath who are Athletic Performance Specialist and Rehabilitation Physiotherapist respectively, at the GWS Giants. Their Head of Department, David Joyce has been on the podcast twice already and it was great to get these guys on to discuss the return to play/performance process.

In this episode, you will learn -

Who are Mick Byers & Luke Heath (background, experience, and current role)? Responsibilities in the RTP process
Pacey Performance Podcast #147 - Sean Cumming (Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Bath)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Bath, Sean Cumming. Sean is an expert when it comes to the topic of relative age effect, biological maturity and youth development. I know there are lots of listeners out there coaching youth populations so I am hoping that recent podcasts featuring Rhodri Lloyd, Joe Eisenmann and now Sean will give those coaches some fantastic information to take a use in their practice. 

In this episode, you will learn -

Who is Sean Cumming (background, experience, and current role) Benefits and limitations of earl [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #146 - Ruud van Elk (First Team Sports Scientist at PSV Eindhoven)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to First Team Sports Scientist at PSV Eindhoven, Ruud van Elk. As I say in the podcast, it has been a real mission of mine to get more guests on from Europe as it seems to be very UK, US, and Australia heavy, so I am delighted to get Ruud on the pod. Ruud is a top guy and comes with a glowing reference from a LOT of people that I have spoken to.

In this episode, you will learn -

Who is Ruud van Elk (background, experience, and current role) Athlete tracking Creating systems and proce [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #145 - Lachlan Penfold (Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm, Lachlan Penfold. Lachlan has an incredible CV with clubs including Golden State Warriors (NBA), Sydney Roosters (NRL) and the Brisbane Lions (AFL). After an incredible year at Golden State when he was there as Head of Physical Performance and Sports Medicine, naturally, his work in the NBA was a topic we delved deep into. I hope you enjoy the episode.

In this episode, you will learn -

Who is Lachlan Penfold (background, experience, and current role) Lessons learned from the NBA
Pacey Performance Podcast #144 - Rhodri Lloyd (Senior Lecturer in Strength & Conditioning at Cardiff Metropolitan University)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Rhodri Lloyd. Rhodri is Senior Lecturer on the Strength & Conditioning course but also has numerous publications in the area of youth and adolescent training and a book titled Strength and Conditioning for Youth Athletes which is co-edited with Jon Oliver. If you are interested in getting full texts of some of Rhodri’s research, you can visit his Researchgate page HERE.

In this episode, you will learn -

Who is Rhodri Lloyd (background, experience, and current role) [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #143 - Dr Liam Hennessy (Coach & Director of Setanta College)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Director of Setanta College, Dr. Liam Hennessy. Dr. Hennessy has coached a number of world class athletes including three-time major winning golfer, Padraig Harrington. As well as coaching, Dr. Hennessy is Director of Setanta College in Ireland which offers numerous courses in strength and conditioning and regularly invites world leading coaches to speak at its workshops and conference.

In this episode, you will learn -

Who is Dr. Liam Hennessy (background, education and current roles) The danger in an uninformed reliance on technology
Pacey Performance Podcast #142 - David Gray (Head of Strength & Conditioning at Hurricanes Rugby)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at Hurricanes Rugby in New Zealand, David Gray. This episode has come around at the perfect time with the British & Irish Lions being on tour in New Zealand and getting a 31-31 draw against David’s Hurricanes on Tuesday this week. David is another practitioner in the ‘Brit abroad’ category having worked in New Zealand for the last few year.

In this episode, you will learn -

Who is Davie Gray (background, experience, and current role) Working in NZ and differences/similarities with Europe [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #141 - Dr. Anthony Shield (Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, Dr. Anthony Shield. Dr. Shield and his colleague Dr. Opar are the brains behind the NordBord, a tool to measure eccentric and isometric hamstring strength which prompted a lot of discussions in this episode. As well as the work he has done himself in this area, Dr. Shield also supervises a number of Ph.D. students who are looking further into the hamstrings and their functions.

In this episode, you will learn - 

Who is Tony Shields (education, background etc)
Pacey Performance Podcast #140 - Pete McKnight (Director of Coaching & Sports Science at Hintsa Performance)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Coaching and Sports Science at Hintsa Performance, Pete McKnight. Hintsa Performance is a company who provide performance coaches for a number of athletes, the most notable being drivers in Formula 1. Pete leads a number of coaches who work one-on-one with the drivers but he also works on the research and innovation side of things at Hintsa. Pete has also been chairman of the UKSCA for a number of years now and has helped the organisation develop a growing reputation in the UK and abroad.

In this episode, you will learn -

Who is Pete McKnight (background, education and [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #139 - Dr. Daniel Cohen (Co-Founder of ForceDecks and Lecturer & Researcher at the University of Santander)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am DELIGHTED to bring you Dr. Daniel Cohen, co-founder and head of sports science at ForceDecks. Daniel is also a lecturer and researcher at the University of Santander in Colombia. Daniel has become the face of ForceDecks over the last few years with the company becoming a leader in providing force plates and the associated software to some of the best organisations in the world. If you are interested in learning more about jumping and jump data, this podcast is most certainly for you!

In this episode you will learn -

Pacey Performance Podcast #138 - Inigo Mujika (Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the pleasure of speaking to Inigo Mujika, Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country. Inigo has an unbelievable list of publications to his name in the areas of strength training for endurance athletes, tapering and peaking. Inigo even has a book with Yann Le Meur which looks amazing.

In this episode you will learn -

Who is Inigo Mujika (background, education and current role) Strength training for endurance athletes - barriers and benefits Periodisation of strength training for the endurance at [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #137 - Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan (Head of Athletic Performance & Strength & Conditioning Coach)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the pleasure of speaking to 2 guys who I have got to know a lot over the last 12 months, Aled Walters and Adam Sheehan, both at Munster Rugby. Aled is Head of Athletic Performance while Adam is Strength & Conditioning Coach but also a genius when it comes to monitoring the guys with GPS. Munster have a HUGE game this weekend against Scarlets in the Pro12 final so it was great to catch these guys before the big day.

In this episode you will learn -

Who are Aled Walters and Adam Sheehan (background, education and current roles) Last year compared to this year (2 sites and how that impacted traini [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #136 - Fergus Connolly (Director of Performance at University of Michigan Football)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at University of Michigan Football, Fergus Connolly. Fergus has an unbelievable CV with time spent in the English Premier League, the NFL, International rugby, club rugby, NBA etc etc. With a background in manufacturing technology as well as computer science, Fergus does not come through the traditional sports science or strength & conditioning routes. 

In this episode you will learn - 

Who is Fergus Connelly (background, education and current role) How do we assess a technology for its use within a given environment
Pacey Performance Podcast #135 - Joe Eisenmann (Director of High Performance & Education at USA Football)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance & Education at USA Football, Joe Eisenmann. Joe primarily works with the younger age groups and with Joe being an expert in that field, we go into depth chatting about USA Football’s LTAD model. It was also extremely interesting as an Englishman, how Joe feels about foreign sports scientists entering the US and taking up new roles.

In this episode you will learn -

Who is Joe Eisenmann (background, education and current role) Foreign coaches working in the US Safety conce [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #134 - Nigel Tilley (Consultant Physiotherapist on the PGA European Tour Golf)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to consultant physiotherapist at the PGA European Tour Golf, Nigel Tilley. Nigel has a very interesting role which takes him all over the globe working with world’s best golfers. Given that he worked for the Bahamas FA in a previous role, Nigel certainly has a cracking CV.

In this episode you will learn -

Who is Nigel Tilley (background, education and current role) Demands of golf and training to meet them The role of the S&C coach in golf
Pacey Performance Podcast #133 - Cheri Mah (Research Fellow at the University of California San Francisco Human Performance Centre)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Cheri Mah, Research Fellow at the University of California San Francisco Human Performance Centre. Cheri is an expert when it comes to sleep and in this episode talks about how athletes can improve the quality and duration of their sleep. In this episode, we run through some real life scenarios and get Cheri’s view on dealing with common headaches coaches have when traveling for away matches.

In this episode you will learn -

Who is Cheri Mah (background, education and current role) How sleep can affect athletic performance
Pacey Performance Podcast #132 - Bob Alejo (Assistant Athletic Director / Director of S&C at North Carolina State University)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking with Bob Alejo, Assistant Athletic Director and Director of S&C at North Carolina State University. I must thank Bob for coming on the podcast and being so open about what he does. Bob has an incredible amount of experience working in the collegiate, professional and private settings so to get him on the podcast was a real honour.

In this episode you will learn -

Who is Bob Alejo (background, education and current role) Strength as the basis for all development A strength and conditioning coach’s [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #131 - Dr Craig Duncan (Head of Sports Science at Football Federation Australia)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Sports Science at Football Federation Australia, Dr. Craig Duncan. Craig’s name has been mentioned numerous times when speaking with podcast guests and after a recent push from Darren Burgess to get him on, we had to make it happen. Craig is presently Director of Performance Intelligence Agency, a senior lecturer in sports science at The Australian Catholic University (ACU) and also consults to numerous high-performance organisations, including Football Federation Australia.

In this episode you will learn -

Who is Craig Duncan (background, education and current role(s)) Pro [...]
Pacey Performance Podcast #130 - Alex Wolf (Head of Strength & Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport)  

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport, Alex Wolf. Alex has been on my radar a LONG time and finally, I have been able to get in touch with him and line up a chat. Alex has been through a number of Olympic cycles with one of the most successful Olympic programmes Britain has ever had in rowing, so it was great to get his insight into that programme.

In this episode you will learn -

Who is Alex Wolf (education, background etc) Working with GB Rowing Nutrition knowledge for [...]
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