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The Pacey Performance Podcast aims to bring together the minds of the best strength and conditioning coaches & sports scientists from the world of professional sport. . This will give listeners the opportunity to hear how these coaches got to where they are today, their views on topical issues, situations they come across and how they deal with them in the trenches day to day

Pacey Performance Podcast Robert Pacey

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The Pacey Performance Podcast aims to bring together the minds of the best strength and conditioning coaches & sports scientists from the world of professional sport. . This will give listeners the opportunity to hear how these coaches got to where they are today, their views on topical issues, situations they come across and how they deal with them in the trenches day to day

    Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football with Shayne Murphy (Performance Coach Consultant)

    Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football with Shayne Murphy (Performance Coach Consultant)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coach Consultant, Shayne Murphy. This episode is absolutely incredible! Case studies, reflections, challenging his own thoughts and beliefs, it had the lot. Shayne has a really interesting story, coming over from Ireland to go onto work at one of the biggest clubs in the world and then leaving just 18 months ago to be a full-time consultant. We cover developing quality movement in footballers, the transition from full-time employee to consultant as well as changing the way he think about rehab, and much more.   
    In this episode we discussed...
    Who is Shayne Murphy (background, education, and current role)
    Consultancy v full-time
    Lessons and reflections
    Advice for others thinking about it

    Human movement
    How an S&C coach views 'good movement' vs a coach
    Being guided by the style of play

    Injuries
    Energy leaks
    Identifying where they are from profiling?

    Hamstring rehabilitation case study
    Identifying the problem, not focusing on the symptom

    Conditioning v fitness
    What is the difference
    Designing sessions and drills to meet the demands of the game & style of play


    Shayne can be found on Twitter @SDMperformance

    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.
    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics
    This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.
    This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.
    This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com
    Enjoy
    PP

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country with David Cosgrave (Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen)

    Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country with David Cosgrave (Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen, David Cosgrave. I am absolutely delighted to get Dave on this episode of the podcast. He has been studying the Master of Sporting Directorship at Manchester Metropolitan University and its because of this we focused a lot of this episode on how Dave manages and leads staff over in Denmark at FC Copenhagen.
    In this episode, we discussed...
    Who is David Cosgrave (background, education and current role)
    Leadership & management
    Philosophy on management of people
    Building a team
    Cultural fit

    Molding a team
    Followership

    Players as stakeholders
    Building & changing a culture
    What does this actually look like day to day

    Managing up as well as down

    Performance role transitions
    Practitioner to leader
    Working at home to working abroad


    David can be found on Twitter @davecosgrave
    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics
    This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.
    This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.
    This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com.
    Enjoy
    PP

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation with Cal Dietz (Associate Director at the University of Minnesota)

    Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation with Cal Dietz (Associate Director at the University of Minnesota)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Director at the University of Minnesota, Cal Dietz. Cal is someone that has influenced thousands of coaches all over the world through his book Triphasic Training. Not only that but Cal has created an incredible amount of resources in the form of videos, articles and tutorials which continue help coaches. It was an absolute honour to speak to Cal as he's been on my list of people I have wanted to get on the podcast for some time.
    In this episode we discussed...
    Who is Cal Dietz (experience, background and current role)
    Triphasic training
    The methodology
    Importance of eccentric focused training
    Speeding up periodisation (2 ecc, 2 iso, 2 con)


    Where does isometric training fit?
    French contrast training
    Importance of sequencing at different stages of a cycle
    Performance pattern cycling

    Training the foot and ankle
    Assessing the need
    Why so important
    More important for some sports over others?
    Ways to train 

    Breathing
    The science
    The benefits and your positive experiences
    Practicalities of including in a programme

    The goat performance drill
    Circles
    Core and stablisation 
    Neural perplexity 


    Cal can be found on Twitter @XLATHLETE

    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.
    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics
    This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.
    This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.
    This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com.
    Enjoy
    PP

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL with Lachlan Penfold (Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm)

    Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL with Lachlan Penfold (Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm, Lachlan Penfold. Lachlan has tasted a lot of success across an incredible career. That can of course can be put down to many different factors but in my opinion, success leaves clues. It isn't by chance that he has won the NRL final with Sydney Roosters in 2013, lost in the final of the NBA playoffs with Golden State Warriors, and has won two out of the last three NRL finals with Melbourne Storm. This podcast is a reflection of what has been a fantastic career spanning rugby union, water polo, AFL, NBA and rugby league.
    In this episode, we discussed...
    Winning environments
    Creating a culture of winning
    Differences across sports
    How did you change?

    Influence of a head coach
    Where you go for inspiration



    Influence from your time in other sports
    What did you learn that you still come back to now?


    How have players changed over your career?
    How have you had to adapt?



    Lachlan can be found on Twitter @lachlanpenfold
    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics
    This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.
    This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.
    This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com.
    Enjoy
    PP

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Nutrition for the S&C Coach with James Morehen (Performance Nutritionist)

    Nutrition for the S&C Coach with James Morehen (Performance Nutritionist)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Nutritionist, James Morehen. It's been a while since I had a nutritionist on the podcast and it was an absolute pleasure to get James on the podcast. This episode is titled, 'nutrition for the S&C coach' because there are still so many S&C coaches out there who are acting nutritionists. In smaller organisations, nutrition support often gets put onto the S&C coach or sports scientist so this episode dives into some key concepts that non-nutritionists need to know.
    In this episode we discussed...
    Who is James Morehen (background, education and current role[s])?
    Working within academia
    The realities of publishing

    The link between S&C and nutrition
    The basics for S&C's covering both roles
    Focusing on behaviour change
    Assessing needs and monitoring progress
    Recovery
    Injury risk

    Body composition
    Pre-season vs in-season
    Fuelling for such high loads in pre-season

    Approaching those that need body composition changes

    Demystifying recent trends
    Veganism
    Intermittent fasting


    James can be found on Twitter @james_morehen

    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Perch. Engineered at MIT, Perch uses small and mobile cameras to monitor and manage weight room performance without detracting from it. Perch is velocity based training. No strings attached. For exclusive deals and offers, tell them Rob sent you by going to pacey.perch.fit/.
    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics
    This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.
    This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at blkboxfitness.com and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.
    This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 500 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs' Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company's unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at kitmanlabs.com and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com.
    Enjoy
    PP

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport with David Slemen (Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners)

    Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport with David Slemen (Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners, David Slemen. This episode could possibly be the most important episode I have ever done. David gives us some incredible insights into what employers really want from their performance staff. David has worked alongside hundreds of organisations to help them find the best staff. The FA, Leicester Tigers and the LTA are just some of his clients. If you are wanting to break into the industry or are wanting to take the next step on the career ladder, this episode is an absolute must.
    In this episode, we discussed...
    Who is David Sleman (background, education and current roles)
    Elite Performance Partners
    Aims and services


    The rise of specialist-generalists
    What really matters to employers
    Same for those organisations that don't come to you?

    'Cultural fit'
    Gauging that when searching for candidates


    The effects Covid-19 is having/going to have on performance departments
    Smaller departments?
    Shift in expertise?

    Common conclusions to why performance coaches aren't paid better
    Supply vs demand
    Lack of understanding of administration
    New profession & lack of chartered status
    Are these reasons correct?


    Leadership/followership
    Developing these qualities
    At what level do they become a deciding factor

    Tips for coaches
    'Lower level' to 'mid-level'
    Mid-level to senior level


    David can be found on Twitter @daveslem
    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Output Sports – a Swiss Army Knife for optimising off field performance. Output Sports have developed a one-stop portable tool for comprehensive, valid and reliable athlete assessment. You can learn more about Output on outputsports.com or follow them on social media on @OutputSports where you can schedule a demo.

    This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the world's only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at hawkindynamics.com and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics
    This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at imeasureu.com and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.
    This episode is also sponsored by Omegawave, the only non-invasive readiness technology to assess both brain and heart. Omegawave can be found at omegawave.com and you can follow them on Twitter @omegawave.
    This episode is also sponsored by Athlete Monitoring the world’s most comprehensive, versatile and cost-effective Athlete Health & Performance Management platform for elite sports. You can find their website at athletemonitoring.com or on Twitter @athletemonitor
    Keep up to date with everything that is going on with the podcast by following on Twitter @strengthofsci or visiting strengthofscience.com.
    Enjoy
    PP

    • 1 hr 17 min

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