Dr. John Kiely – A Modern Perspective on Periodization (Senior Lecturer in Performance and Innovation, University of Limerick)

Episode 111: Dr Andy McDonald chats to Dr John Kiely a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Performance Consultant and Senior Lecturer. John has a wealth of experience and has enjoyed a career with roles at UK Athletics, Munster Rugby, Irish Rugby, Egypt Football World Cup Squad 2018, various Irish NGB’s and more! Currently John is a Senior Lecturer in Performance and Innovation, PE and Sports Sciences at The University of Limerick, where he is supervising PhD candidates working within professional multi-disciplinary performance environments and pursuing practice-based post-graduate qualifications. Among John’s well known academic contributions he has published an article titled “Periodization Theory: Confronting an Inconvenient Truth” – This article combined with Johns present day perspective is the basis for this podcast conversation. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Origins of periodisation 
  • Has planning of training changed?
  • Are there key fundamentals when organising training?
  • Biopsychosocial considerations to physical preparation

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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.