Welcome to the 'Director's Cut': Your one stop shop for all the latest discussions on all matters relating to sport & exercise science, strength and conditioning, and healthy living. I am your host, Tim Hanway, the Sports Performance Director here at Velocity Sports Performance in Norwood Massachusetts. This podcast is all about presenting the latest trends, theories and practice relating to human performance, fitness and nutrition with some of the best and brighest up-and-coming coaches the world-over. We may not be household names or have all the answers, but we certainly ask all the right questions! This podcast is designed for everyone looking to be the best versions of themselves: Whether coaching at the highest level; chasing Olympic glory as an athlete, or simply looking to be in the best shape of your life. We challenge our audience to think critically and promise to break down some of the most challenging concepts within our field, so that you the listener can enhance your lifestyle and career ! So what are you waiting for? Check us out here at the "Director's Cut"!
The Director's Cut: Episode 16- How to Keep New Years Resolutions & Enjoy Superbowl Sunday
On the latest episode of the 'Director's Cut', I welcome back Holistic Nutritionist Jennifer Hanway as we discuss various tips, tricks and hacks on how to make New Years Resolutions and Transformation Challenges stick!
Specifically, Jenny discusses how just a couple of hours of food prep per week can successfully set you up for success, as well as what foods certified organic may not necessarily be the best or most cost-effective option...
Finally, Jenny discusses practical ways you can truly enjoy Super Bowl Sunday without sabotaging your diet, as well as how to combat cheese cravings when dairy intake is limited.
Check out www.jenniferhanway.com for additional advice on recipes and training tips, or attend one of her hands on 'Superfood Society' events to learn how to prepare healthy meals from the master herself.
The Director's Cut: Episode 15 - Tips on Training During the Holidays and When on the Road
In the latest episode of the 'Director's Cut' I welcome back Head Coach Danny Blumenthal, where we discuss various tips and hacks on how to keep your training momentum during the holidays or when you're on the road. Stuck at a hotel gym with a lat pull-down and a treadmill machine? No problem! Only have access to your own bodyweight and luggage? Likewise we got you covered. Don't let extended time on the road de-rail your process and effort! Nevertheless, we also discuss why an enforced rest period can also be a good thing too...
The Director's Cut: Episode 14 - Being a Culture Athlete
On the latest edition of the 'Director's Cut' I discuss the concept behind being a 'Culture Athlete'. In expanding upon my recent blog post discussing the power of mindset (http://www.velocitysp.com/norwood/articles?news_id=2843), I share 7 tips that each athlete can employ in order to help their team and coach develop a winning team culture. Not only do these tips lead to success on and off the field, but they can help an athlete really stand out from the crowd: Especially during try-outs. And the best part? They have nothing to do with how fast you can run or high you can jump. They are FREE to use and the best part is that anyone can use them in order to take their sporting potential to even greater heights!
The Director's Cut: Episode 13- All-American Wide Receiver Nate Robitaille on Combine Preparation
On this latest edition of the 'Director's Cut' I interview Wide Receiver and professional football player, Nate Robitaille on what in-season training means to him, as well as his advice to all high school athletes looking to play at the next level.
Nate and I re-visit some of his favorite and most brutal training regimes, as well as discuss his tips and tricks towards acing the NFL combine.
The Director's Cut: Episode 12- Interview with Olympic Alpine Coach Mike Sinicropi
On today's episode of the 'Director's Cut', I catch-up with one of the original contributors to the podcast, Head Coach Mike Sinicropi. We discuss Mike's unique coaching journey from working 15 hour days, volunteering and working for 'peanuts', to now overseeing entire Olympic programs including Alpine sports for Team USA and South Korea.
In addiiton, Mike and I discuss the true definition of 'coaching' as well as the perceived value behind it: How many people out there actually assess the credentials and experience of their trainers or coaches? With gym memberships as low as $1 per month, it can be hard to assess the true value of quality coaching!
However,there is a reason why a premium training service from an experienced coach like Mike should be seen as an investment, and like a fine wine, cheap is seldom better!
The Director's Cut: Episode 11- Jennifer Hanway Interview all about the importance of Gut Health
On this Episode of the 'Director's Cut', I interview Jennifer Hanway on the importance of 'Gut Health'. As Jenny explains, gut health is often the missing link between hard work in the gym and achieving the body people want. Even if training and nutrition are optimized, poor gut health can have a significantly negative impact upon achieving solid results, especially as they relate to lean muscle gain and fat-loss!
Being a fitness and nutritionist professional that is currently taking the Boston scene by storm, Jenny has experience working with clients the world over, including members of the British Royal Family and actors on a certain HBO show involving Dragons! She has a successful line of classes, training services and online cookbooks, which can be found on her website www.jenniferhanway.com
Enjoy our discussion on how to achieve the best possible health and performance gains through your gut!