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You're only limited by what you think you're limited by

This episode of the Ritter Sport Performance podcast features Tom Rushton, current mid-distance coach at Energy Standard who has been in post since May 2017. In past years, Tom spent 4 years as a club coach in western Canada, 2 years at the University of British Columbia as an age-group coach and 4.5 years in Montreal as an NTC coach. Under his care, 100% of his athletes from the coaching …
Date: 03:10:43 10.04.2018
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Performance

Strength and Power for Swimming with Vern Gambetta

SSC Sports Medicine* podcast features a talk with Vern Gambetta on the pool deck in Portland, Oregon about strength and power training, periodisation and timing of dry land training for swimming.  Topics cover 'go to' exercises, the role of multi chain single arm symmetry lifts, the need to prepare to swim, not swim to prepare and also touch on the performance benefits of …
Date: 11:35:44 14.02.2018
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Starts, Turns, Periodisation, Dry-land

How to keep athletes healthy when travelling

In this BMJ podcast, Sean Carmody is joined by David Dunne to discuss practical considerations for the travelling athlete. During his time with Orreco, David has worked closely with athletes from professional golf and the NBA, most of whom face gruelling travel demands during competition. David and Sean delve into the strategies the practitioner can employ to help reduce the risk of illness, …
Date: 15:01:20 30.12.2017
Categories: General
Keywords:  Travel, Health

Do you know athletes who have a wheeze and get short of breath easily? Surely asthma, right?

Respiratory conditions are often neglected in the world of sports medicine. In this BMJ talk medicine podcast recorded at the famous Centre for Health & Human Performance in London, two world leaders enlighten us on respiratory conditions in sport. Guest Dr James Hull is Consultant Respiratory Physician with a specialist expertise in assessing athletes with unexplained breathlessness. …
Date: 07:52:49 10.10.2017
Categories: General
Keywords:  Asthma, Breathing

What core skills do you need to be a sports nutritionist?

Dr Kevin Currell, the Director of Science and Technical Development at The English Institute of Sport has over 10 years of experience working in sports nutrition. His work  with elite athletes of British Triathlon, British Athletics and GB Canoeing team supports their nutritional needs during performance. Hear more about Kevin's sports career journey and the core skills needed …
Date: 10:21:10 11.07.2017
Categories: General
Keywords:  Nutrition

Nutrition pearls for sport performance

Fresh from the BMJ UK undergraduate student conference, Professor Graeme Close shares pearl after pearl on this top podcast. What do you do in a first consultation? How does nutrition in team sport vary from individual sport? What’s the key to a successful pre-game routine? How should nutrition change when an athlete is injured? Supplements? Coffee? Sleep? Take home tips – all in …
Date: 13:49:59 23.02.2017
Categories: General
Keywords:  Nutrition

The science of sports performance and injury prevention

Dr James Bilzon joined the Department for Health at the University of Bath in May 2008 following a 13-year career as an Exercise Physiologist in various Ministry of Defence (MOD) departments. Following a 3-year period as Director of Studies for the MSc in Sport & Exercise Medicine, he became Head of Department for Health in August 2011. He currently holds a number of Honorary appointments …
Date: 12:43:03 23.09.2016
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Sports science, Injury

Anders Ericsson: Dismantling the 10,000 Hour Rule

Anders Ericsson is a Swedish psychologist and Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University who is internationally recognized as a researcher in the psychological nature of expertise and human performance.  Anders Ericsson: Dismantling the 10,000 Hour Rule by Good Life Project  Anders Ericsson talks about decades of his research focused on the …
Date: 12:30:11 23.09.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Talent, Training

Swimming World Magazine 2016 Rio Olympic Review

2016 Rio Olympic Review   Revisit All The Top Aquatic Performances From the RIO Olympic Games. Editorial Coverage Sponsored by FINIS Swim | Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu's millions of monthly readers.
Date: 13:28:56 17.09.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Olympics

Michael Phelps' last lap and a chat with Bob Bowman

USA Today Sports' Nicole Auerbach and Sam Amick recap the overall performance by Michael Phelps and USA Swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Phelps walked away with five gold medals and one silver, to run his career-best tally to 28 total Olympic medals - 23 gold. He displayed raw emotion and appreciation and says retirement is next, as he's in a much better place than he was four …
Date: 15:37:50 15.08.2016
Categories: General
Keywords:  Phelps

Nutrient Timing and Dietary Routines

Often when athletes and coaches think about nutrition they tend to focus on the dilemma of making the best choices in foods and fluids to support health and performance.  However, one other important factor that is frequently overlooked is the structure and routine of their daily diet.  As EIS Performance Nutritionist for British Swimming, Alex Popple produced these guidelines to …
Date: 16:41:55 17.04.2016
Categories: GeneralCoaching
Keywords:  Nutrition, Diet

Coaching Bootroom

In the sports coach UK Talent and Performance videos below, Danny Kerry, 2015 High Performance Coach of the Year and Head Coach of England and Great Britain Women's Hockey team, offers his experiences to other coaches.
Date: 23:51:11 20.12.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Coaching, Performance

Swimming Technique, Fall 2015

- The Role of Assistant Coach Technique Preparation for the 2016 Olympics - Effect of an Instructional Intervention on Swimming Technique & Performance - Improve Your Backstroke Starts - Diving Into Meet Warmup - A Little Bit of Magic - Swimming Breaststroke From the Hands Down - Developing the "Boxer's Muscle' for Swimming - Brain Over Brawn - The Breaststroke Turn - Out In …
Date: 10:36:43 07.11.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Technique

Triathlon Training Plan Zone October

Training plan zone octoberStay injury free. Change your attitude. Nail your open water swim with performance enhancing tips.
Date: 02:52:10 12.10.2015
Categories: General
Keywords:  Triathlon

Improving Sporting Performance

The EIS Performance Solutions team work to help coaches and Performance Directors to improve the performance of their athletes by developing the Performance Pathway to feed the pipeline of new talent into sports, optimise training programmes, improve the health and availability to train of their athletes and to maximise performance in competition. EIS: Improving Sporting Performance BrochureThe…
Date: 15:48:09 05.10.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Performance

Sports Science Infographics

If you are interested in sports science and like infographics, then we may just have made your day. Visit Yann Le Meur's site dedicated to coaches and athletes aiming to improve their performance. Click here to find out what is new in Sports Science. Follow @YLMSportScience  
Date: 19:12:09 11.09.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Infographic

The science behind the perfect swimming dive

The swimming start is broken into three phases: on-block flight underwater Take a look at some of the research which could help athletes set themselves up for better start performances. Cate Campbell of Australia starts in the Women's 50m Freestyle Final...Cate Campbell of Australia starts in the Women's 50m Freestyle Final during day sixteen of the 16th FINA World Championships …
Date: 14:23:46 06.09.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Start

Orchestrating success

Orchestrating successThe responsibility of a coach is not just to prepare athletes for competition but also to help them through the action. Research with Olympic athletes has shown coach behaviour during competition can have both positive and negative effects on performance. New research with successful coaches has identified what coaches can do during competition. The results suggest a theory…
Date: 23:13:01 02.09.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Competition

How to find undervalued talent

For six months Rasmus Ankersen (www.rasmusankersen.com) travelled around the world to crack the secrets of the world's best performance hotbeds. The Gold Mine Effect talks about the sporting 'gold mines' of talent that he visited whilst researching his book, and what they can teach sports people - and their coaches - about achieving the very best in their own sports. In this …
Date: 08:18:01 02.09.2015
Categories: Coaching
Keywords:  Talent