Join us, Dr. Jeremy Gentles and Coach Christine Coniglio as we discuss the science, coaching, politics and economics of sport and its institutions.
In recent years there has been a reinvigorated and growing interest in the investigation and use of potentiation complexes in strength and conditioning. In this episode we chat with Dr. Hugh Lamont to discuss the possible upsides and downsides of potentiation, mechanisms of postactivation potentiation (PAP) and strategies to consider when using potentiation complexes. This is a must listen for practitioners interested in or already using potentiation strategies!
Women's Pay In Sport
Equal pay for equal work right? Not so fast! As the U.S. women's soccer team doubles down on their demands for equal pay by calling out FIFA and suing U.S. Soccer, they highlight economic ignorance that has plagued us for some time. Of course, U.S. women's soccer is not the only example of the trouble with demanding equal pay for men and women in sport. In this episode we chat with John Phelan about women's pay in sport, economic fallacies and the impact these efforts may have on women's professional sport.
Licensure in Strength and Conditioning
Should you need a license to work as a strength and conditioning coach, sport scientist or sport coach? Unfortunately, those beating the drum for licensure simply assume that licensure improves the licensed profession. Perhaps more accurately, those calling for licensure have not for a second, considered what the current evidence suggests about licensure. In this episode we chat with Dr. Dick Carpenter about licensure, and the impact licensure generally has on quality, safety, and costs.
Paying Athletes and the College Cartel
Should college athletes get paid? If someone or some school is willing to do so, we sure think they should be! In this episode we chat with Andy Schwarz about paying college athletes, the college cartel the NCAA has presides over, and the history of how we got here. This is an excellent episode and we hope to have Andy back soon.
Is equity in health and physical activity a reasonable goal? We think not!
Scroll through social media, open the paper or drone through the nightly news and you will probably see mention of equality/inequality or social justice. Unfortunately, this theme has crept into narratives from exercise and sport science related organizations and initiatives. In this episode we chat with Dr. Jim Nuzzo about his recent critique(s) of the equity in health and physical activity initiative from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Weightlifting Derivatives – Common questions and problems – Part 2 of 2
This episode is part 2 of 2 of our discussion with Dr. Tim Suchomel. In this episode we continue our discussion of Olympic derivatives with more of a lightning round of questions we have heard from practitioners over the years. Enjoy!