94 episodes

Come with us as we delve into the mysterious and exciting world of sports science…
This entertaining podcast explores:
• The science behind the world’s best athletes.
• Current issues and events in the world of sport.
• How to master the art and science of coaching.
Every Monday, Matt Solomon chats with various experts to uncover the science and secrets behind what makes the best athletes in the world so damn good at what they do. They’ll also dive into global issues and events affecting the world of sport, such as COVID-19 and gene doping.
Though anyone is welcome to join us on this enjoyable journey, this podcast is primarily for:
• S&C coaches/sports scientists
• Physiotherapists
• Nutritionists/Dieticians
• Physical education teachers
• Sports enthusiasts
• Knowledge-seeking athletes
If you’re any of the above, we challenge you to listen to an episode and not fall in love with this laugh-out-loud, brain-swelling podcast.

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    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

Come with us as we delve into the mysterious and exciting world of sports science…
This entertaining podcast explores:
• The science behind the world’s best athletes.
• Current issues and events in the world of sport.
• How to master the art and science of coaching.
Every Monday, Matt Solomon chats with various experts to uncover the science and secrets behind what makes the best athletes in the world so damn good at what they do. They’ll also dive into global issues and events affecting the world of sport, such as COVID-19 and gene doping.
Though anyone is welcome to join us on this enjoyable journey, this podcast is primarily for:
• S&C coaches/sports scientists
• Physiotherapists
• Nutritionists/Dieticians
• Physical education teachers
• Sports enthusiasts
• Knowledge-seeking athletes
If you’re any of the above, we challenge you to listen to an episode and not fall in love with this laugh-out-loud, brain-swelling podcast.

    Athletics Secrets You Need To Out-Jump Your Opposition

    Athletics Secrets You Need To Out-Jump Your Opposition

    In episode 94 Thomas Cortebeeck, Assistant Jumps Coach at the Danish Athletic Association, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    How to categorise jumps
    How to improve unilateral jumping
    How to program gym exercises to improve jumping


    About Thomas


    "Thomas Cortebeeck, M.Sc. is a Danish Jumps and S&C Coach Specialized in Human Performance Optimization.


    He works with athletes ranging anywhere from the developmental level to the highest Olympic Level including several Danish record holders. His main interest is translating and applying the principles of biomechanics and exercise physiology to match the context of elite athletes. Further, with a practical background from elite sprinting, he’s thoroughly dedicated to not only be skilled in the academic part of performance optimization, but also the craft."


    Instagram: @videnform


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    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
    ​ Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research


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    • 28 min
    Make Data Make Sense: Contextualising Data In The Athlete's Story

    Make Data Make Sense: Contextualising Data In The Athlete's Story

    In episode 93 Casper de Wit, Strength & Conditioning Coach & Sport Scientist, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    The importance of data in elite teams
    How to contextualise data for athletes and coaches
    What athletes can do to maximise their data use


    About Casper


    "Cas de Wit is the Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Sport Scientist for the Judo programme at Olympic Training Centre Papendal.


    He has a background in rowing. Throughout his studies he participated in Crossfit and Powerlifting. He changed his academic studies from cognitive neuroscience to human movement science as he was more interested in physiology, training, and S&C.


    Directly after his masters he undertook an internship at S&C Coach at Sport Centrum Papendal, with the Dutch Olympic Team.


    In the Olympic program you get to work with a smaller programmes when starting out, for Casper this included Motocross, Volleyball, and Olymic archery team which he did for 3,5 years.


    His work with the Judo program is 60/40% S&C/Sport Science. The hybrid function works because of the good team in the program. Doing both role allows him to be pesent with the athletes a lot and find out where opportunities for improvement are regarding both S&C and science. "


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    ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese
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    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
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    • 20 min
    Take Your Warm Up To The Next Level With These 3 Essential Games

    Take Your Warm Up To The Next Level With These 3 Essential Games

    In episode 92 James De Lacey, Strength & Conditioning Coach, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    The importance of games in the warm up
    How to use games from the first minute
    3 key types of games
    How to integrate these into the training session


    About James


    "James was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Romanian Rugby Union. He has previously worked in America’s professional rugby competition Major League Rugby with Austin Elite and the NZ Women’s National Rugby League Team. He is a published author and has completed a MSc in Sport & Exercise Science from AUT, Auckland, NZ."


    Check James' websites: https://sweetscienceoffighting.com/ and liftbigeatbig.com


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    ​ Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More
    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
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    • 25 min
    Coaches & Athletes: Turn The Ego Volume Up And Down To Maximise Sporting Performance

    Coaches & Athletes: Turn The Ego Volume Up And Down To Maximise Sporting Performance

    In episode 90, Martin Buchheit and George Perry, , join us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    When ego is useful or detrimental
    How to turn your ego volume up and down to suit the task at hand
    How to improve performance though ego optimisation


    About Martin and George


    "Martin: I am a very passionate strength and conditioning coach that progressively developed into an applied sport performance scientist, with a main emphasis on football (soccer). My work (>200 publications) has focused on intervention strategies and profiling assessments that may improve players’ physical and technical potential, using a scientific approach whenever possible. Using my background in strength & Conditionning (2 Msc), statistics (1 Msc) and a PhD in exercise physiology, I have developed different training 'tools' such as the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness to program high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and the 5'-5' (now 4'-3') running test to monitor training status using accelerometers, GPS and heart rate (variability). I also have extensive experience with fitness and strength training, injury prevention, recovery, nutrition, match analysis and youth development. I have been ranked as the 4 (2019) to 6th (2021) scientific expert in Soccer in the world.


    Currently, I consult and speak for various organizations, and hold the position of Head of Performance at Lille OSC, together with the role of Head of Performance Research at Kitman Labs, in charge of the Performance Intelligence Research Initiative with Derk McHugues"


    "George: George M. Perry is a track & field and athlete performance coach, sports businessman and writer... he has done a little bit of just about everything in the sports world. He lives in Tulsa, OK (USA)."


    Twitter: @mart1buch @AtlasCoached
    Instagram: @egoalsbook @mart1buch @georgeaboutsports


    Book: https://www.amazon.com/EGOals-Exercising-your-high-performance-environments/dp/B09HJ5VV51/


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    ​ Position Yourself As An Expert To Your Athletes And Naturally Improve Buy-In
    ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese
    ​ Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More
    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
    ​ Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research


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    • 30 min
    Use Elite Level Sleep Science To Instantly Improve Your Sport Performance

    Use Elite Level Sleep Science To Instantly Improve Your Sport Performance

    In episode 90, Jonathan Charest, Director of Athlete Sleep Services at the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    How much sleep you really need
    How to improve your sleep hours and quality
    Physiology underpinning sleep and performance


    About Jonathan


    "Jonathan Charest is the Director of Athlete Sleep Services and a Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist at the Centre for Sleep & Human performance. He works to develop and optimize sleep for athletes (regional to international level). He focuses on how to optimize sleep, training and travel schedule for athletes, occasional athletes, and student-athletes.


    In addition to his bachelor’s in psychology (Sherbrooke University), Jonathan is currently completing his Ph.D. in psychology (Laval University). He possesses expertise in behavioral sleep medicine (CBT-I), circadian rhythms disorders as well as the specific reality of the athletic population.


    Jonathan has been an invited public speaker for sleep at International Conferences. As an ex-athlete, Jonathan believes in the importance of sleep, recovery and regeneration in the performance environment and alongside Dr. Samuels and the entire team at CSHP, brings a strong commitment to athletes, coaches, and teams to deliver education, screening tools, and research-based strategies to establish healthy sleep hygiene for athletes throughout their career, and for a lifetime."


    Twitter: @Jocharest1
    Instagram: @jo_charest


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    ​ Position Yourself As An Expert To Your Athletes And Naturally Improve Buy-In
    ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese
    ​ Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More
    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
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    • 25 min
    Exercise And Pregnancy: Why It's Important And How To Do It Safely

    Exercise And Pregnancy: Why It's Important And How To Do It Safely

    In episode 89, Victoria Forsdick, Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor at the Australian Institute of Sport, joins us.


    Specifically you will learn:



    Underpinning physiology of pregnancy in sport
    Special considerations when returning to sport
    How to support new mums in sport and exercise


    About Victoria


    "Dr Victoria Forsdick is a sport and exercise medicine doctor based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia. Before joining the AIS for 2021 she has worked within women’s sport for the past couple of years as a team doctor for a Women’s Australian Rules Football Club. Victoria is passionate about women’s sport, health and equality and is undertaking research at the AIS in this area. Her research - The Mum-Alete project - is looking at women returning to elite sport after having a baby and the facilitators and barriers that contribute to a successful or unsuccessful return."


    Twitter: @drvforsdick


    Here is the link to our research website for Australian athletes to complete: https://www.ais.gov.au/health-wellbeing/the-mum-alete-project
    Here is the link to the AIS Female Performance Health Initiative page which has great resources for coaches, athletes etc. https://www.ais.gov.au/fphi


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    ​ Position Yourself As An Expert To Your Athletes And Naturally Improve Buy-In
    ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese
    ​ Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More
    ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance
    ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes
    ​ Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research


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    • 22 min

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