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Speed & agility for team sports; moments, constraints & affordances – A framework for thinking

Reverse engineering is a key strategy commonly utilised in performance sport. Most versions aim to define physical markers or competition statistics as targets to work towards. But is this truly reverse engineering the problem? While a useful step, and certainly worth undertaking as a means for gaining some clarity, does it go far enough towards addressing the…

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Jesse Wright – Soft skill development (High Performance Consultant, Founder of the Balance The Bar Initiative & Author)

Episode 90: Andy McDonald chats to Jesse K. Wright, founder of the Balance The Bar initiative, is a  high performance consultant, Amazon best-selling author, coach, and public speaker. His career has spanned over two decades in the team sport culture, in…

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Research Unpacked: Dr Andras Hegyi – Region-dependent hamstrings activity in Nordic hamstring exercise & stiff-leg deadlift

Episode 89: For this first Research Unpacked style episode Alistair McKenzie chats to Dr Andras Hegyi a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nantes, France. For part one Alistair and Andras discussed his work on region-dependent hamstrings activ…

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Ian Gatt – The Sporting Hand & Wrist (GB Boxing Head of Performance Services / Lead Physio and Anthony Joshua‘s Physio and Cutman)

Episode 88: Andy McDonald chats to Ian Gatt the GB Boxing Head of Performance Services / Lead Physio. Ian is also the Physio and Cutman for boxer Anthony Joshua and an experienced sports Physio with a background working for the EIS prior to boxing as wel…

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Dr. Matt Jordan – Force velocity Individualisation & changing post-Injury movement patterns (Director of Sports Science at the Canadian Sports Institute Calgary)

Episode 87: Andy McDonald chats to Matt Jordan the Director of Sports Science at the Canadian Sports Institute Calgary, an S&C Coach, Consultant and Educator. Over his career, Matt was the personal strength coach to 30 World and Olympic medalists, and ha…

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Dr. Kelly Starrett – Diagnosing & optimising athlete readiness (Coach, Physical Therapist, Author, Speaker, and Co-Founder of The Ready State)

Episode 86: Ben Ashworth chats to Dr. Kelly Starrett – A Coach, Physical Therapist, Author, and Speaker. Along with his wife Juliet, Kelly is co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008 and has gone on to revolutionize th…

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Cory Schlesinger – Paradigm shifts through coaching experiences (Phoenix Suns Director of Performance / Head of Strength & Conditioning)

Episode 85: Andy McDonald chats to Cory Schlesinger the Director of Performance / Head of Strength Strength & Conditioning at NBA team the Phoenix Suns. Cory has over 20 years of experience in basketball beginning as an athlete, collegiate level S&C coac…

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Daniel Bove (Director of Performance and Sports Science for the New Orleans Pelicans)

Episode 84: Andy McDonald chats to Daniel Bove the New Orleans Pelicans Director of Performance and Sports Science. After receiving a B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University and an M.S. in Exercise Science from University of South Florida, Daniel …

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Laura Penhaul (Performance Manager & Consultant for Expeditions/World Record Attempts/Elite Sport)

Episode 83: Ben Ashworth chats to Lura Penhaul a Physiotherapist who is also impressively a double World Record holder, Performance Manager and Consultant for Expeditions/World Record Attempts/Elite Sport and Corporate Speaker. Laura as Physiotherapist h…

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Dr Steve Ingham (Supporting Champions Director And Performance Consultant)

Episode 82: Ben Ashworth chats to Dr Steve Ingham a Performance Consultant and the Director of Supporting Champions. Steve earlier in his career was the British Olympic Association Sports Science Manager and then English Institute of Sport as the Head of…

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