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Athletic Shoulder Health & Performance

“The multifactorial complex nature of sports injuries arises not from the linear interaction between isolated and predictive factors, but from the complex interaction among a web of determinants” Bittencourt et al. (2016)1 Shoulder overload injuries in the career of elite level throwing & overhead athletes, tendon problems in jumping athletes, hamstring injuries in soccer players;…

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Sean Smith (Performance Coach at University of Louisville)

Episode 74: Andy McDonald chats to Sean Smith a Performance Coach at the University of Louisville. Sean heads up the internship program at Louisville so in this conversation both he and Andy discuss how he runs and organises coach development at the Univ…

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Véronique Richard (Cirque du Soleil – Mental Performance Consultant)

Episode 73: Ben Ashworth chats to Véronique Richard a Mental Performance Consultant for Cirque du Soleil. Véronique has also worked for the INS Quebec, Water Polo Canada, and many other elite organisations. Véronique has a Ph.D in sport sciences and her …

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Nic Gill (All Blacks Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Episode 72: Andy McDonald chats to Nic Gill the All Blacks Strength & Conditioning Coach. Nic has been with the New Zealand Rugby Union / All Blacks for 13 years and is also an Associate Professor of Human Performance at the University of Waikato. In thi…

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Ian Gatt (GB Boxing Head Of Performance Services)

Episode 71: Andy McDonald chats to Ian Gatt the GB Boxing Head of Performance Services. Ian is an experienced sports Physio with a background working for the EIS prior to boxing as well as lecturing at Sheffield Hallam University and UCL. In this episode…

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Clive Brewer – Part 2 (Performance Specialist)

Episode 70: Andy McDonald & Ben Ashworth chat to Clive Brewer for a part-2 conversation following the part-1 we recorded for episode 65. Clive is a Performance Specialist in Applied sports science, strength and conditioning and integrated sports medicine…

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Limb Symmetry vs Symmetry + Performance

  We place a lot of stock in limb symmetry but critically we need to couple this with performance. During a conversation with Mick Hughes (soon to be released as a podcast) we  discussed the significance & need for baseline information during RTP benchmarking. Especially in the context of a potentially de-conditioned uninvolved limb becoming…

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The Importance of Strategic Leadership within Physical Performance Support

For a physical performance department to gain a competitive advantage in elite sport, where the objectives of optimising physical output while minimising time loss to injury are common, effective leadership can be the differentiating factor! Performance practitioners who possess leadership skills that harness the capabilities of the department to achieve world leading support processes may separate the exceptional…

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Eric Cressey (NY Yankees Director of Player Health & Performance / President & Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance)

Episode 69: Following the Inform Performance X Elite Baseball Development Podcast Swapcast last week, this week Eric Cressey is the guest on the Inform Performances podcast. In this episode both Andy McDonald and Ben Ashworth ask Eric the questions as th…

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Eric Cressey – Part 1 (Inform Performance x Elite Baseball Development Podcast Swapcast)

Episode 68: Inform Performance X Elite Baseball Development Podcast Swapcast. In this episode Eric Cressey chats to Inform Performances own Ben Ashworth the Director of Performance for AC Sparta Prague and Director of the Athletic Shoulder. Eric is one o…

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