58 episodes

The mission of this podcast is to provide athletes, coaches, and healthcare professionals up to date evidence based content & knowledge through real life experiences. Whether you are an athlete or on the sports performance/medicine side, this podcast's knowledge should help you become a strong individual within your setting. I hope to help assist in the space I am so passionate about to assure we are all strong together and that there are no weak links.

Host: Patrick Wood, ATC, CSCS

No Weak Links Patrick Wood

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

The mission of this podcast is to provide athletes, coaches, and healthcare professionals up to date evidence based content & knowledge through real life experiences. Whether you are an athlete or on the sports performance/medicine side, this podcast's knowledge should help you become a strong individual within your setting. I hope to help assist in the space I am so passionate about to assure we are all strong together and that there are no weak links.

Host: Patrick Wood, ATC, CSCS

    Ep 58: Field Rehab Session Structure, Planning & Progressions (Jared Hoare - Athletic Performance & Rehab Coordinator for the South Sydney Rabbitohs)

    Ep 58: Field Rehab Session Structure, Planning & Progressions (Jared Hoare - Athletic Performance & Rehab Coordinator for the South Sydney Rabbitohs)

    On this episode I interviewed Jared Hoare who is the Athletic Performance & Rehab Coordinator for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
     
    This episode’s focus is field rehabilitation progression and set up.
     
    Topics discussed…
    Jared's journey and time in the US college system.
    How the overall return to performance process works at South Sydney
    Who is involved.
    How the rehab plan is developed and the stages progressed through.
    How volume is progressed and general overload is progressed in the gym and field.
    How GPS is utilized to track the progression of the return to performance process.
    How the general field session layout for the day and week is set up.
    How high speed is integrated back into the rehab process.
    How integration back into the main squad happens and how to manage multiple athletes.
     
    You can follow/connect/contact Jared below…
    Twitter: @hoarehey
    LinkedIn: Jared Hoare
    Email: jhoare@rabbitohs.com.au
     
     You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
     
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    • 59 min
    Ep 57: Rehab/Reconditioning in Contact Field Sports (David Dwyer - Formerly Western Force Physical Performance Manager)

    Ep 57: Rehab/Reconditioning in Contact Field Sports (David Dwyer - Formerly Western Force Physical Performance Manager)

    On this episode I interviewed David Dwyer who has worked across multiple sports in different countries including with the Western Force in Super Rugby.
     
    This episode touches on his experiences across the different sports/countries, but focuses on the rehab/reconditioning of contact field sports
     
    Topics discussed…
    What is was like working across multiple different sports in different countries.
    His biggest takeaways from a professional perspective.
    His biggest takeaways from a communication/cultural perspective.
    What his main focuses are when a player gets injured.
    What he considers when developing a plan for the player
    He keeps the player as aerobically fit as he can during the injury period with training methods, etc.
    What his progressions back into contact/collision/combat are following injury for a lower and upper limb injury.
    How he integrates them back into drills and things he considers to determine readiness
    What he does to feel comfortable allowing them to return to games.
     
    You can follow/connect/contact David below…
     
    Instagram: @davejd19
    Email: daviddwyer@hotmail.com
     
     
     You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
     
    If you have enjoyed the show and could take the time to leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, it would be much appreciated as it will help the show reach a greater audience and help others learn as well.
     
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    • 54 min
    Ep 56: Hamstring Training, Monitoring, & Rehab (Alex Calder - Head of Sports Science at Houston Dynamo)

    Ep 56: Hamstring Training, Monitoring, & Rehab (Alex Calder - Head of Sports Science at Houston Dynamo)

    On this episode I interviewed Alex Calder who is the Head of Sports Science with the Houston Dynamo in the MLS
     
    This episode touched on sports science, but the main topic was hamstrings.
     
    Topics discussed…
    Alex’s definition of sports science
    How he utilizes sports science in a practical way
    What metrics/data is he collecting in relation to the hamstring to determine readiness or robustness
    Ways he is looking to improve these metrics in the gym and on the field
    How he monitors hamstrings through the season
    How he incorporates sprints and higher velocities
    NordBord usage in hamstring testing readiness
    Nordics, when and where he uses them
    Asymmetry important or not?
    End stage hamstring rehab
     
    You can follow/connect/contact Alex below…
     
    Instagram: @calder_05
    Twitter: @calder_05
     
     You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep 55: Quantifying & Training for Contact (Simon Thomas -Head of Performance at AG Rugby)

    Ep 55: Quantifying & Training for Contact (Simon Thomas -Head of Performance at AG Rugby)

    On this episode I interviewed Simon Thomas who is the Head of Performance for AG Rugby in the Major League Rugby competition in the USA.
     
    This episode’s main topic was quantifying and training for contact in a field based sports setting.
     
    Topics discussed…
    How ST tries to quantify training
    How he uses game demands to program for training
    How he tries to understand the conditioning side of contact
    Examples of conditioning for contact
    How he programs the gym side to aid in contact training
    How ST incorporates wrestle into programs and uses a team of professionals to help
     
    You can follow/connect/contact ST below…
     
    Instagram: @st_performancecoach
    Twitter: @stsandc
     
     You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
     
    If you have enjoyed the show and could take the time to leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, it would be much appreciated as it will help the show reach a greater audience and help others learn as well.
     
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    • 57 min
    Ep 54: Design & Periodization of a Field Sport Conditioning Program (Steve Hooper - Performance Coach at the Gold Coast Titans)

    Ep 54: Design & Periodization of a Field Sport Conditioning Program (Steve Hooper - Performance Coach at the Gold Coast Titans)

    On this episode I interviewed Steve Hooper who is a Performance Coach with the Gold Coast Titans rugby league club.
     
    This episode’s main focus of this topic was design and periodization of a conditioning program for rugby league, but has other great takeaways for any team field sport.
     
    Topics discussed…
    Important aspects of a pre season conditioning program
    The metrics Steve looks at to monitor/measure and improve
    What conditioning tests he uses
    How he implements the test results into training
    How he structures a week of conditioning/speed/multidirectional
    A general example of how a conditioning session would look for them
    How he plans gym along side field conditioning and max velocity work
    How this can best be applied at the sub elite level
    Biggest mistakes in designing a pre season conditioning plan
     
     You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
     
    If you have enjoyed the show and could take the time to leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, it would be much appreciated as it will help the show reach a greater audience and help others learn as well.
     
    Thank you for listening!

    • 57 min
    Ep 53: Speed Training for Junior/Youth Athletes (Toby Edwards, PhD - S&C Coach and Researcher)

    Ep 53: Speed Training for Junior/Youth Athletes (Toby Edwards, PhD - S&C Coach and Researcher)

    On this episode I interviewed Toby Edwards who is a strength and conditioning coach and researcher who just finished his PhD.
     
    This episode’s main focus was Toby’s PhD and speed training for junior/youth athletes.
     
    Topics discussed…
    Toby’s time interning as an S&C coach in the US college system
    Why he decided to go over and do that
    His biggest takeaways
    Why he decided to pursue his PhD
    Importance of determining if change is real in research and practical coaching
    Why speed is important for field based athletes
    Important components of acceleration and max velocity
    His PhD takeaways and how to implement them
    Biggest focuses for speed training in junior/youth athletes
    Drills and training a big group
    How he goes about limitations with time
     
    You can follow/connect/contact Toby below…
     
    Instagram: @tobyedwards_phd
    Twitter: @tobyedwards_phd
    Research Gate: here
     
     You can contact/follow me below…
     
    Instagram: @coachpatrickwood
    Twitter: @coachpattywood
    Website: www.patrick-wood.com
     
    If you have enjoyed the show and could take the time to leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts, it would be much appreciated as it will help the show reach a greater audience and help others learn as well.
     
    Thank you for listening!

    • 58 min

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