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Podcast #57: Brett Bartholomew on How To Become A Conscious Coach

Podcast #57: Brett Bartholomew on How To Become A Conscious Coach

Brett Bartholomew is Director of Performance at Unbreakable Performance in Los Angeles and Bartholomew Strength online. Brett has worked with NFL UFC and Olympic athletes around the world yet is as down-to-earth as it gets in this field. Many people are posting neat quotes on Twitter about the “soft skills” we all need to succeed, while […]

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Podcast #56: Paul Venner on Dynamical Systems in Baseball and Ultimateinstability

Podcast #56: Paul Venner on Dynamical Systems in Baseball and Ultimateinstability

Paul Venner is Performance Lead of the Dutch National Baseball Team and a disciple of Frans Bosch. In this chat Paul talks us through how he is revolutionizing baseball training, as well as his sports equipment company and it’s unique offerings. Definitely a unique chat with some very actionable learnings!! How can the unique situation of Dutch […]

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Podcast #55: Dr. Jeremy Sheppard on Leadership Styles, Growth Mindsets, & Surfing Across Hemispheres

Podcast #55: Dr. Jeremy Sheppard on Leadership Styles, Growth Mindsets, & Surfing Across Hemispheres

Dr. Jeremy Sheppard is Director of Performance Services at the Canadian Sports Institute, based in British Columbia. After an epic journey through the Australian Institute of Sport system and directorship at Surfing Australia, Coach Sheppard has returned home to Canada in an administrative role. What leadership styles have proven effective across both hemispheres? How does […]

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Podcast #54: Steve Ingham on How To Support A Champion and Great Britain’s Olympic Success

Podcast #54: Steve Ingham on How To Support A Champion and Great Britain’s Olympic Success

Steve Ingham is Director of Science at the English Institute of Sport, working with elite athletes as a physiologist and administrator through six Olympiads. Steve has recently published How to Support a Champion: The Art of Applying Science to the Elite Athlete . In this chat we review Steve’s learnings from a career at the top and […]

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Podcast #53: Carl Valle On Peaking For Olympic Games and Sensible Sports Technology

Podcast #53: Carl Valle On Peaking For Olympic Games and Sensible Sports Technology

Carl Valle is a renowned sports technologist at Spikes Only, working with sprinters, jumpers, and team sports alike. Carl is known for his no-nonsense tweets about sports technology, monitoring, and biomechanics applications. In this chat we go over how to peak athletes for pinnacle events and where sports technology is headed. Bring a notebook!!  How can we […]

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Podcast #52: Frans Bosch on Dynamical Systems, Japan’s Rugby Rise, and Whether or Not To Lift Weights

Podcast #52: Frans Bosch on Dynamical Systems, Japan’s Rugby Rise, and Whether or Not To Lift Weights

Frans Bosch is arguably the most sought-after sprinting consultant on the planet. When not lecturing at Fontys Hogeschool in Holland, Frans consults with a wide range of teams which have included Wales Rugby, Japan Rugby, Adelaide Crows, and West Ham United. Frans is a noted proponent of dynamical systems modelling for sports performance, and we break […]

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Podcast #51: Dr. Ian McKeown on Exercise Selection and the Elements of an Elite Performance Culture

Podcast #51: Dr. Ian McKeown on Exercise Selection and the Elements of an Elite Performance Culture

What key elements go into creating a world-class high performance culture, from athletes to staff to administrators? Find out here from Port Adelaide Football Club Head of Athletic Development Dr. Ian McKeown. Learn the logic behind exercise selection and what accessory work Port Adelaide favor, Ian’s favorite books, and much much more!! In this continuation of one of […]

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Podcast #50: Dr. Ian McKeown on a Day In The Life at an AFL team and Coaching in Real Life vs Outer Space

Podcast #50: Dr. Ian McKeown on a Day In The Life at an AFL team and Coaching in Real Life vs Outer Space

What’s it like to be the Head of Athletic Development at a leading AFL team, in one of the most forward-thinking performance staffs on the planet? Dr. Ian McKeown, aka “Mackers”, fills us in with one of the most candid and informative interviews on the podcast to date! We also chat about how the Twitter superstars […]

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Podcast #49: Darcy Norman on World Cup Wins, International to Club Transitions, and Cultural Management

Podcast #49: Darcy Norman on World Cup Wins, International to Club Transitions, and Cultural Management

Darcy Norman is Director of Performance at AS Roma Football (Soccer) Club in Italy. Previously he was at Highroad Cycling team and EXOS with Bayern Munich and the German National Soccer team, an integral part of their dominant 2014 FIFA World Cup victory. Having gone back and forth between national teams and club sides multiple […]

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Podcast #48: Lachlan Wilmot on Power Development, Matchweek Programming, and the Origins of Quidditch

Podcast #48: Lachlan Wilmot on Power Development, Matchweek Programming, and the Origins of Quidditch

Lachlan Wilmot is Lead Strength and Power Coach at the Greater Western Sydney Giants, currently the hottest (and healthiest) performing team in the AFL. Lachlan and I discuss everything you need to know about building robust and powerful athletes! How can ideal weight be maintained while developing power? Which pieces of the puzzle fit when during a […]

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