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Podcast #63: Ben Kenyon on Purposeful Coaching and Being YouNique

Podcast #63: Ben Kenyon on Purposeful Coaching and Being YouNique

Ben Kenyon is Head of Athletic Performance at the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. In this interview, Ben talks us through his journey through the NCAA ranks, where he practiced management skills across a multitude of sports, onto the NBA where he’s learned how-and how not to-push elite athletes to be their […]

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Podcast #58: Jamie Tout on GPS Best-Practice and How to Make Tech Work For You

Podcast #58: Jamie Tout on GPS Best-Practice and How to Make Tech Work For You

Jamie Tout is Sports Performance Director at VXSport Athlete Monitoring company and Strength and Conditioning Coach of the New Zealand Black Ferns XVs team. Armed with decades of experience in elite sport, Jamie provides valuable insight from the trenches of the sports tech world. Want to know how to make GPS work for you? Curious […]

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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 #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 #45: James Smith on Consulting Careers and Building Team Success

Podcast #45: James Smith on Consulting Careers and Building Team Success

James Smith runs AthleteConsulting.net as a full-time consultant after a decade spent working at the top level in Portugal, Great Britain, and America. James has written several books including the excellent Applied Sprint Training (link on blog). James gives fantastic and unique advice on the industry and what different paths we can take. We speak […]

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Podcast #39: Saying YES to Adventures and Aussie Rules Dominance with David Joyce

Podcast #39: Saying YES to Adventures and Aussie Rules Dominance with David Joyce

In part one of our interview with David Joyce, we discuss what it’s like to learn from working in elite sport across four countries. As Physical Performance Director of the Western Sydney Giants of Aussie Rules Football League, David has a front-row seat to AFL’s dominant role in the Sports Science field. He’s also published two […]

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Doctoral Middle-Earth: Onward and Upwards

Doctoral Middle-Earth: Onward and Upwards

Greetings all!! It’s been a while. Things have been happening. Some bad, but a whole lot of good. Last time we spoke, I was in Florida, working in pro baseball, wondering what was happening next. I’m taking the advice of some friends with regards to WTW and doubling down on what I’ve done best: Content […]

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The Science Behind The Sweat: Heat Adaptation Explained

The Science Behind The Sweat: Heat Adaptation Explained

NOTE: This series originally appears on the blog of Thanyapura Sport Resort Phuket, partners of WTW where we are regular contributors to their content. You can check them out here, and please use our name if you book a visit for discounted rates 🙂 Do you even Science? We do, and today it’s time to […]

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Is Heat Training The New Altitude Training? Get Out In The Sun If You Want To Boost Performance, A Primer.

Is Heat Training The New Altitude Training? Get Out In The Sun If You Want To Boost Performance, A Primer.

NOTE: This article originally appeared on the blog of Thanyapura Sport Resort Phuket, partners of WTW where we contributed to their content. You can check them out here, and please use our name if you book a visit for discounted rates 🙂  Many elite sporting events occur during summer months in warm climates. How much […]

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Podcast #8 Part 1- Nutritional Strategies for Performance & the Importance of Nutritional Education in Games Players with Dr. Sophie Killer.

Podcast #8 Part 1- Nutritional Strategies for Performance & the Importance of Nutritional Education in Games Players with Dr. Sophie Killer.

On today’s episode of the Well Traveled Wellness Podcast we speak to Kent University lecturer Dr. Sophie Killer. Sophie has provided nutrition consultancy for Premier League football clubs, international basketball teams and Olympians, all whilst pursuing her interests in carbohydrate research. Are you a games player who is unsure about how to manage your nutrition? […]

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