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Connecting theory and practice, host Mike Jorgensen uses the athletic experience as a platform to explore current topics in sport science.

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Connecting theory and practice, host Mike Jorgensen uses the athletic experience as a platform to explore current topics in sport science.

    Ep.10: Elite ParaSport and Advocacy

    Ep.10: Elite ParaSport and Advocacy

    Christina Picton is an elite Para-Athlete that has been involved in Para Ice Hockey since 2004, playing at the local, provincial and national levels. She is currently the captain of the Canadian Women’s National Para Ice Hockey Team, was the first female sledge hockey player in Canada to try out for Hockey Canada’s Senior (Men’s)...

    • 33 min
    Ep.9: Transitioning to Pro Rugby

    Ep.9: Transitioning to Pro Rugby

    Andrew “Q” Quattrin joins Mike to talk about his experience transitioning to professional rugby. He currently plays for the Toronto Arrows (MLR) and recently represented Team Canada at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Mike and Q discuss the mindset he had during his university rugby career as he set his sights on professional rugby and...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep.8: ParaSport, Covid-19, and Tokyo 2020

    Ep.8: ParaSport, Covid-19, and Tokyo 2020

    After a series of knee injuries left her unable to continue to play stand-up sports, Danielle DuPlessis turned to ParaSport (wheelchair basketball) and quickly rose to the national team level. She was selected to the women’s national team in 2019 and participated in international tournaments in the United States, Germany, France, and Japan. Her rookie...

    • 31 min
    Ep.7: Balance, Visual Perception, and Injury Rehabilitation

    Ep.7: Balance, Visual Perception, and Injury Rehabilitation

    Katie is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research is focused on the effects of postural control and training experience on visual perception across the athlete spectrum. She completed an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Laurier, a certificate in Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal University,...

    • 41 min
    Ep.6: Volleyball as a Life Laboratory

    Ep.6: Volleyball as a Life Laboratory

    Before Kristine honed her skills as an elite coach, she was an athlete on Canada’s national volleyball and beach volleyball teams, and a 2001 inductee into the University of Toronto’s Sports Hall of Fame. Named Ontario Volleyball coach of the year, 3M National High-Performance coach of the year, as well as OUA coach of the...

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Ep.5: Greatness Doesn’t Happen on Empty

    Ep.5: Greatness Doesn’t Happen on Empty

    Steph and Mike are joined by Registered Dietician and Sport Nutritionist, Katie Jessop to discuss how nutrition fuels performance. Katie is a Masters swimmer and endurance cyclist who works with elite athletes. This episode includes a Q+A segment where Katie answers questions sent in from our listeners. Other topics include behaviour change, gut biomes, bodily...

    • 1 hr 23 min

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