116 episodes

Come with us as we delve into the mysterious and exciting world of sports science…
This entertaining podcast explores:
• The science behind the world’s best athletes.
• Current issues and events in the world of sport.
• How to master the art and science of coaching.
Every Monday, Matt Solomon chats with various experts to uncover the science and secrets behind what makes the best athletes in the world so damn good at what they do. They’ll also dive into global issues and events affecting the world of sport, such as COVID-19 and gene doping.
Though anyone is welcome to join us on this enjoyable journey, this podcast is primarily for:
• S&C coaches/sports scientists
• Physiotherapists
• Nutritionists/Dieticians
• Physical education teachers
• Sports enthusiasts
• Knowledge-seeking athletes
If you’re any of the above, we challenge you to listen to an episode and not fall in love with this laugh-out-loud, brain-swelling podcast.

Science for Sport Podcast Science for Sport

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Come with us as we delve into the mysterious and exciting world of sports science…
This entertaining podcast explores:
• The science behind the world’s best athletes.
• Current issues and events in the world of sport.
• How to master the art and science of coaching.
Every Monday, Matt Solomon chats with various experts to uncover the science and secrets behind what makes the best athletes in the world so damn good at what they do. They’ll also dive into global issues and events affecting the world of sport, such as COVID-19 and gene doping.
Though anyone is welcome to join us on this enjoyable journey, this podcast is primarily for:
• S&C coaches/sports scientists
• Physiotherapists
• Nutritionists/Dieticians
• Physical education teachers
• Sports enthusiasts
• Knowledge-seeking athletes
If you’re any of the above, we challenge you to listen to an episode and not fall in love with this laugh-out-loud, brain-swelling podcast.

    Qualities You Need To Maximise Your Impact On Physical Performance

    Qualities You Need To Maximise Your Impact On Physical Performance

    In episode 116, Nicole Rodriguez, Strength & Conditioning Coach, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    Three key ways any coach can improve their impact on an athletes performance
    How athletes can get the best out of their coach


    About Nicole


    "Nicole is a physical development coach currently working with younger age groups. Having previously been based in the US working with various American sports on the adult and professional level. Currently she is based in Poland and is working in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic along with some other European Union countries."


    Instagram: @n.rodriguez.coach
    Twitter: @NicoleRod


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    Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
    Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research


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    • 24 min
    Avoid Key Mistakes When Returning From ACL Injury

    Avoid Key Mistakes When Returning From ACL Injury

    In episode 115, Justin Richardson, Head of Sports Rehabilitation at Athletes Authority, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    ACL injury and it's importance
    Phases of ACL rehab
    Mistakes and misconceptions around ACL injury
    Whether ACLs are necessary for sport performance


    About Justin


    "Justin is the Head of Sports Rehabilitation at Athletes Authority in Sydney, Australia. He is a physiotherapist and an ASCA level 2 strength and conditioning coach. Justin has a special interest in optimising ACL rehabilitation and has been the key figure in establishing the Athletes Authority rehabilitation program. He has presented domestically and internationally on the topic of ACL rehabilitation"


    Instagram & Twitter: @jrehab_


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    ​ Position Yourself As An Expert To Your Athletes And Naturally Improve Buy-In
    ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese
    ​ Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More
    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
    ​ Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research


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    • 28 min
    How You Can Stop Heat Destroying Your Physical Performance

    How You Can Stop Heat Destroying Your Physical Performance

    In episode 114, Sam Ballak, Applied Sport Scientist at Sport Centrum Papendal, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    How heat impares performance
    The role of humidity in performance
    How to combat heat related performed impairment


    About Sam


    "Dr. Sam Ballak is an applied sport scientist focussing on physiological topics like training in the heat and cooling applications in the heat, but he is also interested in topics like recovery and conditioning. In his current job he supports various TeamNL programs training at Papendal, the Dutch Olympic training centre.
    Because of his PhD in muscle physiology and his coaching background (athletics) is able to use scientific knowledge and translate that to practical advices, suitable for use in elite athletes.
    During his 8 years at Papendal Sam has mostly been involved with athletics, BMX cycling, track cycling, judo, snowboard and skeleton.
    In preparation for Tokyo 2020 Sam advised numerous TeamNL coaches and athletes for optimal preparation in the hot and humid conditions."


    Key PDFs:



    Racinais 2018 Core temperature up to 41.5C during the UCI road cycling world championships in the heat
    Periard 2015 Adaptations and mechanisms of human heat acclimation applications for competitive athletes and sports
    Bongers 2017 Cooling interventions for athletes: an overview of effectiveness, physiological mechanisms, and practical considerations
    Beat the Heat - IAAF World Athletics Championships-1
    Periard 2021 Exercise under heat stress thermoregulation hydration performance implications and mitigation strategies


    Instagram: @sam.ballak
    Twitter: SamBal86


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    ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese
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    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
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    • 24 min
    Kill Sport Specific Training: The Truth Behind Maximising Sport Performance

    Kill Sport Specific Training: The Truth Behind Maximising Sport Performance

    In episode 113, Christian Woodford, Strength and Conditioning Coach at Woodford SSC, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    What sport specific training is
    How NOT to train for transfer
    What you should be doing in the gym for maximum sport performance


    About Christian


    "Christian Woodford’s name is the biggest in sports performance, injury prevention and rehab – return to perform in Australia (while pioneering the growth, development and understanding of applied sport science/athletic development in The Australian private sector). Over the last 8 years (est. 2012) Christian & WSSC have become world renowned and some of the best coaches in the world such as Joe Defranco giving their tick of approval to WSSC & Christian.


    Christian is known for his athlete centred and RESULTS driven approach to his coaching. Athletes from professional, semi professional, amateur to weekend warrior (both here and abroad) have all hire Christian to prepare them for sporting performance, injury reduction & rehab -return to perform coaching.


    Christian’s passion for applied sport science, coaching and the industry has developed him into the coach that is #changingthegame in the private sector not just in Australia but around the world.


    Christian offers consultancy for teams, individual athletes, coaches, students and upskill for other personal training, coaching companies."


    Instagram/Twitter: @coachwoodford @WoodfordSSC


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    ​ Optimise Your Athletes' Recovery
    ​ Position Yourself As An Expert To Your Athletes And Naturally Improve Buy-In
    ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese
    ​ Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More
    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
    ​ Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research


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    • 32 min
    Can Managing Mental Fatigue Bring You Next-Level Performance?

    Can Managing Mental Fatigue Bring You Next-Level Performance?

    In episode 112, Suzy Russell, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Australain Catholic University, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    The importance of mental fatigue
    Practical tips to deal with mental fatigue


    About Suzy


    "Dr Suzy Russell is a postdoctoral research fellow investigating mental fatigue and recovery at the Sports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre, Australian Catholic University, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport. She holds a PhD and Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Hons I) from the University of Queensland, with a track-record of high-quality research outputs, awards, and invited presentations. Suzy is an ESSA Accredited Sports Scientist, with previous applied experiences including roles as a performance analyst for professional teams, physiology and recovery consultant for national sporting organisations, product manager for a leading sports technology company, and project lead of sports specific mental health and wellbeing programs. Suzy works to achieve translational and impactful research, engaging with projects that aim to improve human performance, with a focus on optimising training and competition practices in elite athletes with specific attention to mental fatigue and recovery."


    Twitter: @suzanna_russell
    Instagram: @suz.russell


    https://www.acu.edu.au/research-and-enterprise/our-research-institutes/sprint-research-centre/our-people/dr-suzanna-russell


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    ​ Position Yourself As An Expert To Your Athletes And Naturally Improve Buy-In
    ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese
    ​ Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More
    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
    ​ Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research


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    • 23 min
    Strongman Secrets: Training Tips From The Planet's Strongest Athletes

    Strongman Secrets: Training Tips From The Planet's Strongest Athletes

    In episode 111, Colm Woulfe, Professional Strongman, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    What strongman is
    How it offers a unique physical stimulus
    What other sports can learn from strongman


    About Colm


    "Colm Woulfe completed his Masters Degree in Sport & Exercise at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.
    His thesis was on the acute physiological effects of strongman training.
    Since completing his masters degree Colm has worked as an online strength coach and personal trainer.
    He is also a professional strongman having won NZSM multiple times and has competed at WSM twice.
    Currently on a hiatus from competition due to covid restrictions and injury he plans to return to competition in 2023."


    Instagram: @thewolfmancolmwoulfe
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Wolfman-Colm-Woulfe-329205010438109/
    YouTube: https://youtu.be/lzEwwA95_gM


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    ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese
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    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
    ​ Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research


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