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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

    Pacey Performance Podcast #315 - Guilherme Passos (Sports Scientist for the Brazilian National Football Team)

    Pacey Performance Podcast #315 - Guilherme Passos (Sports Scientist for the Brazilian National Football Team)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Scientist at the Brazilian National Team, Guilherme Passos. It was an absolute pleasure to get the sports scientist on from one of, if not the biggest footballing nations in the world. Guilherme was recommended to me by Alan McCall at Arsenal who has been a huge help with getting some great guests on the podcast over the last few years. Gui has published a number of research articles looking at movement patterns and activity profiles of elite football players in Brazil which can be found here. If you're interested in understanding how the best, most recognisable nations in the world implement sports science, this episode is for you.
    In this episode we discussed...
    Who is Guilherme Passos (background, education and current role)?
    Real-world monitoring with a national team
    What matters before and during tournaments
    Tracking players all over the world in between tournaments
    Subjectives

    Working in a culture where technical aspects are so highly regarded
    Differences in demands across countries and continents

    Layering data
    What other data is meaningful in a national team environment?
    How does all the data interact to allow you to make decisions?

    Guilherme can be found on Twitter @guipassosramos
    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 150 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

    • 56 min
    Pacey Performance Podcast#314 - Les Spellman (Owner of Spellman Performance)

    Pacey Performance Podcast#314 - Les Spellman (Owner of Spellman Performance)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Owner of Spellman Performance, Les Spellman. With the NFL back up and running I thought it would be a perfect time to get a guest on the podcast who prepares these athletes for the coming months. Les is an absolute gun but I threw something a little bit different at him for this episode. We went through three hypothetical athletes, all of which most coaches will have come across in their careers, with Les giving his take on how he would improve their sprint performance. For me, this gives a really nice insight into the thought processes of a top class coach who is preparing top class athletes.
    If you enjoyed this episode with Les Spellman you may enjoy these episodes with Stu McMillan, Ken Clark and Jason Hettler.
    In this episode, we discuss -

    Who is Les Spellman (background, education, and experience)?
    Dealing with different athletes
    Team sport athlete who has never done dedicated sprint work before
    Athlete who has persistent hamstring issues
    Team sport athlete who has a short time to make speed improvements


    Les can be found on Twitter @les7spellman

    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

    • 59 min
    Pacey Performance Podcast #313 - Dan Lewindon (Head of Performance Science & Medicine at LTA)

    Pacey Performance Podcast #313 - Dan Lewindon (Head of Performance Science & Medicine at LTA)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Science & Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Dan Lewindon. Dan has been on my hit list since the release of High Performance Training for Sports (HPTFS) but it has taken me 5 years to take action and get him on the podcast. HPTFS had an incredible impact on my development as a coach but the book also had a huge impact on the podcast. Aaron Coutts, Stu Cormack, Dan Baker, Derek Hansen among others really came to my attention from that book and led me to get them on the podcast. I hope you enjoy this episode with Dan Lewindon.
    In this episode we discussed...
    Who is Dan Lewindon (background, education and current role)?
    Building a multi-disciplinary team
    Structure
    Making quick changes

    Character
    Skills and competencies
    Dealing with silos
    Continued education
    Minimal support staff with small budgets


    Delivering holistic performance support
    What does this mean?
    Understanding the demands of the sport

    Tennis
    Structure of support in the UK
    Big rocks
    Establishing what's important
    Improving what's important


    Dan can be found on Twitter @DanLewindon
    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 150 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 3 min
    Pacey Performance Podcast #312 - Alek Gross (Head of Sports Science at Southampton FC)

    Pacey Performance Podcast #312 - Alek Gross (Head of Sports Science at Southampton FC)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Sports Science & 1st Team fitness Coach at Southampton FC, Alek Gross. It was an absolutely pleasure to get Alek on again and speak to a fellow Yorkshireman. Alek featured in episode 96 so after 5 years it was well worth an update. It is so refreshing to have someone of Alek's position in Premier League football speak so openly about what he does and doesn't do in his environment. If you are interested in the realities of working in professional football at the first team level, give this a listen. 
    If you enjoyed this episode with Alek Gross you may enjoy this Championship Football Roundtable episode.
    In this episode, we discuss -

    Who is Alek Gross (background, education and current role)
    Dealing with Covid
    Forcing players to be independent
    Programming and planning for an uncertain return
    Reflections

    Speed in football
    Individualising repeat sprint ability
    Influencing pitch based training
    "We don't have time, just get them to sprint" is a common argument against the overemphasis on drilling

    Transfer

    Advice for young practitioners
    Universities vs applied world
    Getting and keeping a job in football


    Alek can be found on Twitter @aleksgross

    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 8 min
    Pacey Performance Podcast #311 - Nick Ward (ALTIS Program Director)

    Pacey Performance Podcast #311 - Nick Ward (ALTIS Program Director)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Program Director at ALTIS, Nick Ward. When Stu McMillan recommends someone to come on the podcast, I jump at the chance to get them on. Nick has had an incredible career as a coach, business owner, lecturer and now Program Director at ALTIS. As well as his role at ALTIS, we discuss the skills he has developed in these various different roles which have enabled him to have such a long and successful career in strength and conditioning. 
    In this episode we discussed...
    Who is Nick Ward (background, education and current role)?
    History lesson
    Newcastle academy
    Industry trends that have come and gone
    SAQ
    Other examples?

    Surviving the industry
    Being adaptable


    How speed training education is applicable to the 'everyman coach'?
    Content vs context
    How perfect is perfect technique

    Nick can be found on Twitter @NickWardUK
    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 150 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 12 min
    Pacey Performance Podcast #310 - Joel Smith (Coach, Podcaster & Author)

    Pacey Performance Podcast #310 - Joel Smith (Coach, Podcaster & Author)

    In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Coach, Podcaster and Author, Joel Smith. I had so much fun on this podcast with Joel. Not only is Joel a great coach but he is a great character and thinker. I wanted to focus this episode around plyometrics and jump training and we used the episode with Boo Schexnayder as a base from which to build. With Joel having so much going on with his business, Just Fly Sports, as well as the discussion points below, we were able to have a good chat around entrepreneurship in strength and conditioning and content creation.
    If you enjoyed this episode with Joel Smith, you will enjoy these episodes with Boo Schexnayder, Eamonn Flanagan and Dave Hamilton.
    In this episode we discussed...


    Who is Joel Smith (background, experience, current role)

    Philosophy
    Importance of experimentation
    “Two paths of training”
    Programming and planning jump training
    Horizontal and vertical jumps
    Structuring strength training in and around jump training
    Importance of variation
    Changes due to body type


     Coaching
    Focusing on what’s going on at the foot
    Working out someone’s movement strategy and how that guides exercise selection, cueing etc

    Joel can be found on Twitter @justflysports
     
    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

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