Weekly interviews sharing knowledge, experience and best practice in sports science and strength & conditioning

How to develop some of the Premier League’s most promising young talent

How to develop some of the Premier League’s most promising young talent

This week’s Pacey Performance Podcast sees Rob joined by Matt Allen, the Head of Academy Physical Development at Tottenham Hotspur. Matt has been at Spurs for 11 years now, after initially working his way up as a student intern at Nottingham Forest and Norwich City....

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

On this week’s Pacey Performance Podcast, Rob speaks to Martin Buchheit and George Perry. Martin is something of a regular on the podcast, well-known in the sports science industry for his work as Head of Performance Intelligence Research at Kitman Labs, Head of...

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Dr. Keith Baar is the Head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis. His studies include how the musculoskeletal system functions, including how diet and physical activity affect muscle growth, and how tendons and...

Eccentric training; the why, when and how

Eccentric training; the why, when and how

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist at High Performance Sport New Zealand, Angus Ross. Angus is one of the most humble guys in the industry but has an incredible brain. Angus sits in that...

Isometric training; the why, when and how

Isometric training; the why, when and how

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at the Singapore Sport Institute, Danny Lum. There has been a distinct lack of information on isometric training, despite its reemergence in the literature and in...

Shifting the training ‘ideal’ when working in the NBA

Shifting the training ‘ideal’ when working in the NBA

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Performance Coach at the Golden State Warriors, Carl Bergstrom. I have been wanting to get Carl on the podcast for some time. I have wanted to chat to him about his transition into the NBA having...

Recovery, sleep & nutrition; the other 22 hours

Recovery, sleep & nutrition; the other 22 hours

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Physical Performance Coach at The FA, Pete Tierney, and Lead Performance Nutritionist at The FA, Chris Rosimus. The theme of this episode was teased last week by Bryce Cavanagh in part 1 of the...

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance, Medicine and Nutrition at the Football Association, Bryce Cavanagh. I am absolutely delighted to get Bryce onto this episode to chat about the inner workings at The FA....

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coach Consultant, Shayne Murphy. This episode is absolutely incredible! Case studies, reflections, challenging his own thoughts and beliefs, it had the lot. Shayne has a really interesting...

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen, David Cosgrave. I am absolutely delighted to get Dave on this episode of the podcast. He has been studying the Master of Sporting Directorship at...

Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation

Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Director at the University of Minnesota, Cal Dietz. Cal is someone that has influenced thousands of coaches all over the world through his book Triphasic Training. Not only that but Cal has...

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm, Lachlan Penfold. Lachlan has tasted a lot of success across an incredible career. That can of course can be put down to many different factors but in my...

Nutrition for the S&C Coach

Nutrition for the S&C Coach

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Nutritionist, James Morehen. It's been a while since I had a nutritionist on the podcast and it was an absolute pleasure to get James on the podcast. This episode is titled, 'nutrition for...

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners, David Slemen. This episode could possibly be the most important episode I have ever done. David gives us some incredible insights into what employers...

Velocity based training: preventing overtraining AND undertraining

Velocity based training: preventing overtraining AND undertraining

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at LSU, Jeremy Jacobs. I have been on the look out for sometime to get a guest on the podcast who is fully immersed in using velocity based training day in,...

Force plate analysis & assessing fatigue in the NFL

Force plate analysis & assessing fatigue in the NFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sports Science Coordinator & Assistant Strength & Conditioning at Miami Dolphins, Adam Lachance. Adam has a fascinating story, coming from a military background and ending up at the Dolphins...

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Scientist at the Brazilian National Team, Guilherme Passos. It was an absolute pleasure to get the sports scientist on from one of, if not the biggest footballing nations in the world. Guilherme...

Getting athletes fast when time is limited

Getting athletes fast when time is limited

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Owner of Spellman Performance, Les Spellman. With the NFL back up and running I thought it would be a perfect time to get a guest on the podcast who prepares these athletes for the coming months. Les is...

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Science & Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Dan Lewindon. Dan has been on my hit list since the release of High Performance Training for Sports (HPTFS) but it has...

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Program Director at ALTIS, Nick Ward. When Stu McMillan recommends someone to come on the podcast, I jump at the chance to get them on. Nick has had an incredible career as a coach, business owner,...

Programming and planning jump training & the importance of variation

Programming and planning jump training & the importance of variation

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Coach, Podcaster and Author, Joel Smith. I had so much fun on this podcast with Joel. Not only is Joel a great coach but he is a great character and thinker. I wanted to focus this episode around...

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Major League Sports Science Coordinator at the LA Dodgers, Kate Weiss. When Patrick Ward at the Seattle Seahawks says that I should speak to someone, I listen. After every episode of the podcast I ask...

Developing agility and change of direction speed

Developing agility and change of direction speed

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Athletic Performance Consultant, Lee Taft. Its been a long time coming! I wanted to get someone on the podcast who could chat about change of direction and I ended up asking Loren Landow for a...

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coordinator and Analyst at University of California, San Diego, Lauren Green. I wanted to interview a practitioner who was using force plates really effectively in a collegiate setting and...

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sophia Nimphius, Brian Gearity and Lorena Torres about the barriers encountered by females in strength & conditioning. Sophia is a Professor at Edith Cowen University and has featured on the podcast...

A Players Perspective on Sports Science and S&C

A Players Perspective on Sports Science and S&C

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to ex Professional Footballer, Paul Robinson and current Professional Footballers, James Coppinger and Romain Vincelot. It's been on my radar for a long time to get some current football players on the...

How to develop some of the Premier League’s most promising young talent

How to develop some of the Premier League’s most promising young talent

This week’s Pacey Performance Podcast sees Rob joined by Matt Allen, the Head of Academy Physical Development at Tottenham Hotspur. Matt has been at Spurs for 11 years now, after initially working his way up as a student intern at Nottingham Forest and Norwich City....

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

On this week’s Pacey Performance Podcast, Rob speaks to Martin Buchheit and George Perry. Martin is something of a regular on the podcast, well-known in the sports science industry for his work as Head of Performance Intelligence Research at Kitman Labs, Head of...

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Dr. Keith Baar is the Head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis. His studies include how the musculoskeletal system functions, including how diet and physical activity affect muscle growth, and how tendons and...

Eccentric training; the why, when and how

Eccentric training; the why, when and how

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist at High Performance Sport New Zealand, Angus Ross. Angus is one of the most humble guys in the industry but has an incredible brain. Angus sits in that...

Isometric training; the why, when and how

Isometric training; the why, when and how

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at the Singapore Sport Institute, Danny Lum. There has been a distinct lack of information on isometric training, despite its reemergence in the literature and in...

Shifting the training ‘ideal’ when working in the NBA

Shifting the training ‘ideal’ when working in the NBA

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Performance Coach at the Golden State Warriors, Carl Bergstrom. I have been wanting to get Carl on the podcast for some time. I have wanted to chat to him about his transition into the NBA having...

Recovery, sleep & nutrition; the other 22 hours

Recovery, sleep & nutrition; the other 22 hours

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Physical Performance Coach at The FA, Pete Tierney, and Lead Performance Nutritionist at The FA, Chris Rosimus. The theme of this episode was teased last week by Bryce Cavanagh in part 1 of the...

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance, Medicine and Nutrition at the Football Association, Bryce Cavanagh. I am absolutely delighted to get Bryce onto this episode to chat about the inner workings at The FA....

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coach Consultant, Shayne Murphy. This episode is absolutely incredible! Case studies, reflections, challenging his own thoughts and beliefs, it had the lot. Shayne has a really interesting...

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen, David Cosgrave. I am absolutely delighted to get Dave on this episode of the podcast. He has been studying the Master of Sporting Directorship at...

Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation

Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Director at the University of Minnesota, Cal Dietz. Cal is someone that has influenced thousands of coaches all over the world through his book Triphasic Training. Not only that but Cal has...

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm, Lachlan Penfold. Lachlan has tasted a lot of success across an incredible career. That can of course can be put down to many different factors but in my...

Nutrition for the S&C Coach

Nutrition for the S&C Coach

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Nutritionist, James Morehen. It's been a while since I had a nutritionist on the podcast and it was an absolute pleasure to get James on the podcast. This episode is titled, 'nutrition for...

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners, David Slemen. This episode could possibly be the most important episode I have ever done. David gives us some incredible insights into what employers...

Velocity based training: preventing overtraining AND undertraining

Velocity based training: preventing overtraining AND undertraining

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at LSU, Jeremy Jacobs. I have been on the look out for sometime to get a guest on the podcast who is fully immersed in using velocity based training day in,...

Force plate analysis & assessing fatigue in the NFL

Force plate analysis & assessing fatigue in the NFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sports Science Coordinator & Assistant Strength & Conditioning at Miami Dolphins, Adam Lachance. Adam has a fascinating story, coming from a military background and ending up at the Dolphins...

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Scientist at the Brazilian National Team, Guilherme Passos. It was an absolute pleasure to get the sports scientist on from one of, if not the biggest footballing nations in the world. Guilherme...

Getting athletes fast when time is limited

Getting athletes fast when time is limited

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Owner of Spellman Performance, Les Spellman. With the NFL back up and running I thought it would be a perfect time to get a guest on the podcast who prepares these athletes for the coming months. Les is...

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Science & Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Dan Lewindon. Dan has been on my hit list since the release of High Performance Training for Sports (HPTFS) but it has...

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Program Director at ALTIS, Nick Ward. When Stu McMillan recommends someone to come on the podcast, I jump at the chance to get them on. Nick has had an incredible career as a coach, business owner,...

Programming and planning jump training & the importance of variation

Programming and planning jump training & the importance of variation

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Coach, Podcaster and Author, Joel Smith. I had so much fun on this podcast with Joel. Not only is Joel a great coach but he is a great character and thinker. I wanted to focus this episode around...

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Major League Sports Science Coordinator at the LA Dodgers, Kate Weiss. When Patrick Ward at the Seattle Seahawks says that I should speak to someone, I listen. After every episode of the podcast I ask...

Developing agility and change of direction speed

Developing agility and change of direction speed

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Athletic Performance Consultant, Lee Taft. Its been a long time coming! I wanted to get someone on the podcast who could chat about change of direction and I ended up asking Loren Landow for a...

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coordinator and Analyst at University of California, San Diego, Lauren Green. I wanted to interview a practitioner who was using force plates really effectively in a collegiate setting and...

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sophia Nimphius, Brian Gearity and Lorena Torres about the barriers encountered by females in strength & conditioning. Sophia is a Professor at Edith Cowen University and has featured on the podcast...

A Players Perspective on Sports Science and S&C

A Players Perspective on Sports Science and S&C

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to ex Professional Footballer, Paul Robinson and current Professional Footballers, James Coppinger and Romain Vincelot. It's been on my radar for a long time to get some current football players on the...

How to develop some of the Premier League’s most promising young talent

How to develop some of the Premier League’s most promising young talent

This week’s Pacey Performance Podcast sees Rob joined by Matt Allen, the Head of Academy Physical Development at Tottenham Hotspur. Matt has been at Spurs for 11 years now, after initially working his way up as a student intern at Nottingham Forest and Norwich City....

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

On this week’s Pacey Performance Podcast, Rob speaks to Martin Buchheit and George Perry. Martin is something of a regular on the podcast, well-known in the sports science industry for his work as Head of Performance Intelligence Research at Kitman Labs, Head of...

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Dr. Keith Baar is the Head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis. His studies include how the musculoskeletal system functions, including how diet and physical activity affect muscle growth, and how tendons and...

Eccentric training; the why, when and how

Eccentric training; the why, when and how

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Strength and Conditioning Specialist at High Performance Sport New Zealand, Angus Ross. Angus is one of the most humble guys in the industry but has an incredible brain. Angus sits in that...

Isometric training; the why, when and how

Isometric training; the why, when and how

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at the Singapore Sport Institute, Danny Lum. There has been a distinct lack of information on isometric training, despite its reemergence in the literature and in...

Shifting the training ‘ideal’ when working in the NBA

Shifting the training ‘ideal’ when working in the NBA

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Performance Coach at the Golden State Warriors, Carl Bergstrom. I have been wanting to get Carl on the podcast for some time. I have wanted to chat to him about his transition into the NBA having...

Recovery, sleep & nutrition; the other 22 hours

Recovery, sleep & nutrition; the other 22 hours

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Physical Performance Coach at The FA, Pete Tierney, and Lead Performance Nutritionist at The FA, Chris Rosimus. The theme of this episode was teased last week by Bryce Cavanagh in part 1 of the...

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance, Medicine and Nutrition at the Football Association, Bryce Cavanagh. I am absolutely delighted to get Bryce onto this episode to chat about the inner workings at The FA....

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coach Consultant, Shayne Murphy. This episode is absolutely incredible! Case studies, reflections, challenging his own thoughts and beliefs, it had the lot. Shayne has a really interesting...

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen, David Cosgrave. I am absolutely delighted to get Dave on this episode of the podcast. He has been studying the Master of Sporting Directorship at...

Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation

Triphasic training & the importance of experimentation

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Director at the University of Minnesota, Cal Dietz. Cal is someone that has influenced thousands of coaches all over the world through his book Triphasic Training. Not only that but Cal has...

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Scientist at the Brazilian National Team, Guilherme Passos. It was an absolute pleasure to get the sports scientist on from one of, if not the biggest footballing nations in the world. Guilherme...

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Major League Sports Science Coordinator at the LA Dodgers, Kate Weiss. When Patrick Ward at the Seattle Seahawks says that I should speak to someone, I listen. After every episode of the podcast I ask...

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coordinator and Analyst at University of California, San Diego, Lauren Green. I wanted to interview a practitioner who was using force plates really effectively in a collegiate setting and...

The future of player tracking and choosing the right GPS metrics

The future of player tracking and choosing the right GPS metrics

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lecturer in Sport Science at La Trobe University, Matthew Varley. Matthew presented on the Performance MDT webinar recently (which you can watch below) and I really enjoyed his presentation, 'Athlete...

Load management, in-season training, and recovery in ice hockey

Load management, in-season training, and recovery in ice hockey

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at LA Kings, Matt Price. I am delighted to bring Matt on the podcast today as he's another one that has been on my list for a long time. Matt recently hooked me...

Load management and GPS. Are we missing a piece of the puzzle (?)

Load management and GPS. Are we missing a piece of the puzzle (?)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Tim Doyle. I am delighted to get Tim on the show to discuss his work in the military and his research and PhD supervision which involves the use of inertial...

Developing the most influential apps in sports science and what’s next

Developing the most influential apps in sports science and what’s next

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lecturer at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and App Developer, Carlos Balsalobre. Pretty much everyone in the world of sports science and strength and conditioning will know Carlos' work whether that be...

The acute chronic workload ratio; magic cut offs and questionable metrics

The acute chronic workload ratio; magic cut offs and questionable metrics

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine, Franco Impellizzeri. I am absolutely delighted to welcome Franco Impellizzeri to the podcast. Anyone who has read any research into soccer, sRPE or...

Choosing the right force plate metrics and using them effectively

Choosing the right force plate metrics and using them effectively

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the St. Louis Blues in the NHL, Eric Renaghan. Eric is the only person I have had on the podcast who is currently working in the NHL which makes this an...

Training Load Masterclass

Training Load Masterclass

As part of this masterclass episode focusing on training load, I am speaking to Mathieu Lacome, Richard Akenhead, Adam Sheehan, Aaron Coutts and Shane Malone. After the great success of the sprint masterclass episode and the velocity based training masterclass...

Fitness profiling, training load monitoring and predictive modelling

Fitness profiling, training load monitoring and predictive modelling

This is part 2 of the chat with Shane Malone and Shane Mangan. You can find part 1 here. In this episode we delve a little deeper into training load monitoring and the intricacies around using GPS and other methods. Shane Mangan also speaks on Elo predictive modelling...

Pacey Performance Podcast #169 – Mathieu Lacome

Pacey Performance Podcast #169 – Mathieu Lacome

Mathieu Lacome is the Sports Scientist at one of the most biggest football (soccer) clubs in the world, Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Mathieu has been in the industry for nearly 10 years, originally working at university level and progressing to be strength and...

Pacey Performance Podcast #168 – Sam Robertson

Pacey Performance Podcast #168 – Sam Robertson

With '2 full-time jobs', Sam Robertson is the Head of Research & Innovation at both Victoria University and Western Bulldogs in the AFL. Sam is best known for his views and experience of machine learning and analytics (which are demonstrated in this excellent...

Pacey Performance Podcast #163 – Simon Thomas

Pacey Performance Podcast #163 – Simon Thomas

Simon comes onto the podcast on the back of a Super Rugby Championship last season and a tour with the Maori All Blacks. Simon is the Head of Physical Performance at Crusaders in New Zealand and brings a wealth of experience & knowledge of working in Rugby Union....

Pacey Performance Podcast #142 – David Gray

Pacey Performance Podcast #142 – David Gray

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at Hurricanes Rugby in New Zealand, David Gray. This episode has come around at the perfect time with the British & Irish Lions being on tour...

Pacey Performance Podcast #139 – Dr Daniel Cohen

Pacey Performance Podcast #139 – Dr Daniel Cohen

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am DELIGHTED to bring you Dr. Daniel Cohen, co-founder and head of sports science at ForceDecks. Daniel is also a lecturer and researcher at the University of Santander in Colombia. Daniel has become the face of...

Pacey Performance Podcast #137 – Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan

Pacey Performance Podcast #137 – Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the pleasure in speaking to 2 guys who I have got to know a lot over the last 12 months, Aled Walters and Adam Sheehan, both at Munster Rugby. Aled is Head of Athletic Performance while Adam is Strength &...

Pacey Performance Podcast #129 – Darren Burgess (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #129 – Darren Burgess (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have a part 2 with Darren Burgess, High Performance Manager at Port Adelaide in the AFL. Darren appeared on the podcast on episode 19 so it was great to hear what has changed at Port over the last 2 years. Darren also...

Pacey Performance Podcast #97 – Richard Akenhead

Pacey Performance Podcast #97 – Richard Akenhead

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am chatting to football physiologist at ASPETAR in Qatar, Richard Akenhead. Richard's name often gets brought up when chatting about GPS and load monitoring when I am out and about in my day job. There seems to be a...

Pacey Performance Podcast #67 – Gil Blander

Pacey Performance Podcast #67 – Gil Blander

In episode 67 I talk with Gil Blander. Now, Gil is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Inside Tracker which is a company which provides science-based blood analytics to athletes and the general population. In the episode Gil takes us through the journey of why...

Pacey Performance Podcast #56 – Andrea Hudy

Pacey Performance Podcast #56 – Andrea Hudy

In this episode I speak with Andrea Hudy, Assistant Athletics Director of Sports Performance at the University of Kansas and Author of Power Positions. It was a pleasure to speak with Andrea after reading her book earlier in the year and after speaking with her...

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Scientist at the Brazilian National Team, Guilherme Passos. It was an absolute pleasure to get the sports scientist on from one of, if not the biggest footballing nations in the world. Guilherme...

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Major League Sports Science Coordinator at the LA Dodgers, Kate Weiss. When Patrick Ward at the Seattle Seahawks says that I should speak to someone, I listen. After every episode of the podcast I ask...

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coordinator and Analyst at University of California, San Diego, Lauren Green. I wanted to interview a practitioner who was using force plates really effectively in a collegiate setting and...

The future of player tracking and choosing the right GPS metrics

The future of player tracking and choosing the right GPS metrics

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lecturer in Sport Science at La Trobe University, Matthew Varley. Matthew presented on the Performance MDT webinar recently (which you can watch below) and I really enjoyed his presentation, 'Athlete...

Load management, in-season training, and recovery in ice hockey

Load management, in-season training, and recovery in ice hockey

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at LA Kings, Matt Price. I am delighted to bring Matt on the podcast today as he's another one that has been on my list for a long time. Matt recently hooked me...

Load management and GPS. Are we missing a piece of the puzzle (?)

Load management and GPS. Are we missing a piece of the puzzle (?)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Tim Doyle. I am delighted to get Tim on the show to discuss his work in the military and his research and PhD supervision which involves the use of inertial...

Developing the most influential apps in sports science and what’s next

Developing the most influential apps in sports science and what’s next

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lecturer at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and App Developer, Carlos Balsalobre. Pretty much everyone in the world of sports science and strength and conditioning will know Carlos' work whether that be...

The acute chronic workload ratio; magic cut offs and questionable metrics

The acute chronic workload ratio; magic cut offs and questionable metrics

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine, Franco Impellizzeri. I am absolutely delighted to welcome Franco Impellizzeri to the podcast. Anyone who has read any research into soccer, sRPE or...

Choosing the right force plate metrics and using them effectively

Choosing the right force plate metrics and using them effectively

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the St. Louis Blues in the NHL, Eric Renaghan. Eric is the only person I have had on the podcast who is currently working in the NHL which makes this an...

Training Load Masterclass

Training Load Masterclass

As part of this masterclass episode focusing on training load, I am speaking to Mathieu Lacome, Richard Akenhead, Adam Sheehan, Aaron Coutts and Shane Malone. After the great success of the sprint masterclass episode and the velocity based training masterclass...

Fitness profiling, training load monitoring and predictive modelling

Fitness profiling, training load monitoring and predictive modelling

This is part 2 of the chat with Shane Malone and Shane Mangan. You can find part 1 here. In this episode we delve a little deeper into training load monitoring and the intricacies around using GPS and other methods. Shane Mangan also speaks on Elo predictive modelling...

Pacey Performance Podcast #169 – Mathieu Lacome

Pacey Performance Podcast #169 – Mathieu Lacome

Mathieu Lacome is the Sports Scientist at one of the most biggest football (soccer) clubs in the world, Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Mathieu has been in the industry for nearly 10 years, originally working at university level and progressing to be strength and...

Pacey Performance Podcast #168 – Sam Robertson

Pacey Performance Podcast #168 – Sam Robertson

With '2 full-time jobs', Sam Robertson is the Head of Research & Innovation at both Victoria University and Western Bulldogs in the AFL. Sam is best known for his views and experience of machine learning and analytics (which are demonstrated in this excellent...

Pacey Performance Podcast #163 – Simon Thomas

Pacey Performance Podcast #163 – Simon Thomas

Simon comes onto the podcast on the back of a Super Rugby Championship last season and a tour with the Maori All Blacks. Simon is the Head of Physical Performance at Crusaders in New Zealand and brings a wealth of experience & knowledge of working in Rugby Union....

Pacey Performance Podcast #142 – David Gray

Pacey Performance Podcast #142 – David Gray

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at Hurricanes Rugby in New Zealand, David Gray. This episode has come around at the perfect time with the British & Irish Lions being on tour...

Pacey Performance Podcast #139 – Dr Daniel Cohen

Pacey Performance Podcast #139 – Dr Daniel Cohen

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am DELIGHTED to bring you Dr. Daniel Cohen, co-founder and head of sports science at ForceDecks. Daniel is also a lecturer and researcher at the University of Santander in Colombia. Daniel has become the face of...

Pacey Performance Podcast #137 – Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan

Pacey Performance Podcast #137 – Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the pleasure in speaking to 2 guys who I have got to know a lot over the last 12 months, Aled Walters and Adam Sheehan, both at Munster Rugby. Aled is Head of Athletic Performance while Adam is Strength &...

Pacey Performance Podcast #129 – Darren Burgess (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #129 – Darren Burgess (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have a part 2 with Darren Burgess, High Performance Manager at Port Adelaide in the AFL. Darren appeared on the podcast on episode 19 so it was great to hear what has changed at Port over the last 2 years. Darren also...

Pacey Performance Podcast #97 – Richard Akenhead

Pacey Performance Podcast #97 – Richard Akenhead

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am chatting to football physiologist at ASPETAR in Qatar, Richard Akenhead. Richard's name often gets brought up when chatting about GPS and load monitoring when I am out and about in my day job. There seems to be a...

Pacey Performance Podcast #67 – Gil Blander

Pacey Performance Podcast #67 – Gil Blander

In episode 67 I talk with Gil Blander. Now, Gil is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Inside Tracker which is a company which provides science-based blood analytics to athletes and the general population. In the episode Gil takes us through the journey of why...

Pacey Performance Podcast #56 – Andrea Hudy

Pacey Performance Podcast #56 – Andrea Hudy

In this episode I speak with Andrea Hudy, Assistant Athletics Director of Sports Performance at the University of Kansas and Author of Power Positions. It was a pleasure to speak with Andrea after reading her book earlier in the year and after speaking with her...

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

Real-world training load monitoring and winning the World Cup

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Sports Scientist at the Brazilian National Team, Guilherme Passos. It was an absolute pleasure to get the sports scientist on from one of, if not the biggest footballing nations in the world. Guilherme...

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

Training load monitoring and recovery strategies in Major League Baseball

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Major League Sports Science Coordinator at the LA Dodgers, Kate Weiss. When Patrick Ward at the Seattle Seahawks says that I should speak to someone, I listen. After every episode of the podcast I ask...

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

Force plate fundamentals and developing sound return to play protocols

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coordinator and Analyst at University of California, San Diego, Lauren Green. I wanted to interview a practitioner who was using force plates really effectively in a collegiate setting and...

The future of player tracking and choosing the right GPS metrics

The future of player tracking and choosing the right GPS metrics

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lecturer in Sport Science at La Trobe University, Matthew Varley. Matthew presented on the Performance MDT webinar recently (which you can watch below) and I really enjoyed his presentation, 'Athlete...

Load management, in-season training, and recovery in ice hockey

Load management, in-season training, and recovery in ice hockey

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at LA Kings, Matt Price. I am delighted to bring Matt on the podcast today as he's another one that has been on my list for a long time. Matt recently hooked me...

Load management and GPS. Are we missing a piece of the puzzle (?)

Load management and GPS. Are we missing a piece of the puzzle (?)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Tim Doyle. I am delighted to get Tim on the show to discuss his work in the military and his research and PhD supervision which involves the use of inertial...

Developing the most influential apps in sports science and what’s next

Developing the most influential apps in sports science and what’s next

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Lecturer at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and App Developer, Carlos Balsalobre. Pretty much everyone in the world of sports science and strength and conditioning will know Carlos' work whether that be...

The acute chronic workload ratio; magic cut offs and questionable metrics

The acute chronic workload ratio; magic cut offs and questionable metrics

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Medicine, Franco Impellizzeri. I am absolutely delighted to welcome Franco Impellizzeri to the podcast. Anyone who has read any research into soccer, sRPE or...

Choosing the right force plate metrics and using them effectively

Choosing the right force plate metrics and using them effectively

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the St. Louis Blues in the NHL, Eric Renaghan. Eric is the only person I have had on the podcast who is currently working in the NHL which makes this an...

Training Load Masterclass

Training Load Masterclass

As part of this masterclass episode focusing on training load, I am speaking to Mathieu Lacome, Richard Akenhead, Adam Sheehan, Aaron Coutts and Shane Malone. After the great success of the sprint masterclass episode and the velocity based training masterclass...

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

On this week’s Pacey Performance Podcast, Rob speaks to Martin Buchheit and George Perry. Martin is something of a regular on the podcast, well-known in the sports science industry for his work as Head of Performance Intelligence Research at Kitman Labs, Head of...

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance, Medicine and Nutrition at the Football Association, Bryce Cavanagh. I am absolutely delighted to get Bryce onto this episode to chat about the inner workings at The FA....

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen, David Cosgrave. I am absolutely delighted to get Dave on this episode of the podcast. He has been studying the Master of Sporting Directorship at...

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm, Lachlan Penfold. Lachlan has tasted a lot of success across an incredible career. That can of course can be put down to many different factors but in my...

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Science & Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Dan Lewindon. Dan has been on my hit list since the release of High Performance Training for Sports (HPTFS) but it has...

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Program Director at ALTIS, Nick Ward. When Stu McMillan recommends someone to come on the podcast, I jump at the chance to get them on. Nick has had an incredible career as a coach, business owner,...

What makes a good S&C coach and tactical periodisation

What makes a good S&C coach and tactical periodisation

Its episode 300... What an incredible journey it has been over the last 6 and half years. I have had the privilege to speak to so many great practitioners, scientists and coaches, and episode 300 is no different. Today I am speaking to Head Coach at England Rugby,...

Remote coaching and monitoring with Nike athletes

Remote coaching and monitoring with Nike athletes

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance Services at Nike, Keith D'Amelio. Keith was recommended to me via Blake Maclean, previously at OKC Thunder and now at UTS and I am glad he did. This chat with Keith was...

Skill based conditioning & periodisation stratgies in football

Skill based conditioning & periodisation stratgies in football

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at Preston North End FC & Founder of Colour-Fit, Tom Little. Over the last 5/6 years, Tom has become a really good friend of mine and it was great to finally get him on the...

Lessons and key principles from 20+ years in the AFL

Lessons and key principles from 20+ years in the AFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to High Performance Manager at the West Coast Eagles, Glenn Stewart. Glenn is a very hard man to get hold of but when you do he's an absolute gent! This was an incredible chat with one of the most...

Building performance teams, platforms, and assessing team culture

Building performance teams, platforms, and assessing team culture

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at US Men's National Team, Steve Tashjian. This is the third time I have had Steve on the podcast and there is a reason for that. Firstly he's a great guy but secondly, he has a...

Are we being over cautious with young players (?)

Are we being over cautious with young players (?)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Medical and Performance Solutions Specialist, Grant Downie. Grant is the first guest on the podcast who has been honored with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and I can't believe that I nearly...

Breaking down silos within performance and technical staff

Breaking down silos within performance and technical staff

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at Notre Dame, Kyle Skinner. Kyle comes on the podcast with only 2 days to go before the Notre Dame-ACU Human Performance Summit when he...

Working as a strength & conditioning coach in a foreign country

Working as a strength & conditioning coach in a foreign country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Athletic Performance at Connacht Rugby, Dave Howarth. This podcast sees me speaking to a member of staff from a third Irish provincial team after Adam Sheehan and Aled Walters appeared from...

From working with Premier League footballers to the Royal ballet

From working with Premier League footballers to the Royal ballet

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Lecturer at St Mary's University & Technical Lead at The Royal Ballet, Matt Springham. Matt comes on the podcast with a wealth of experience in both professional football (soccer) but also...

What does a head coach look for in a fitness coach (?)

What does a head coach look for in a fitness coach (?)

We FINALLY have a Head Coach on the podcast! Joining ex Hearts and MK Dons Head Coach, Robbie Neilson is Sports Scientist & S&C Coach, John Hill. These guys worked together both at Hearts and more recently at MK Dons. On the podcast, guests always talk about...

Pacey Performance Podcast #160 – Nick Ruddock

Pacey Performance Podcast #160 – Nick Ruddock

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Performance Gymnastics Coaching Consultant, Nick Ruddock. With so much talk over recent weeks about the use of gymnastics in team sports settings, especially with youth development...

Pacey Performance Podcast #159 – Huw Bevan

Pacey Performance Podcast #159 – Huw Bevan

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Performance & Rugby Operations at Dragons Rugby, Huw Bevan. This episode is the first one where I have been contacted by a head coach saying 'you need to get our guy on,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #153 – Eric Cressey

Pacey Performance Podcast #153 – Eric Cressey

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to President of Cressey Performance, Eric Cressey. Eric is THE man when it comes to physical preparation for baseball in the US so naturally, rotational sports was high on the agenda for...

Pacey Performance Podcast #151 – Nic Gill

Pacey Performance Podcast #151 – Nic Gill

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Strength & Conditioning Coach for the All Blacks, Nic Gill. Nic has been on my radar for a podcast for a long time and I was delighted when we found time in the diary to get it...

Pacey Performance Podcast #147 – Sean Cumming

Pacey Performance Podcast #147 – Sean Cumming

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Bath, Sean Cumming. Sean is an expert when it comes to the topic of relative age effect, biological maturity and...

Pacey Performance Podcast #140  – Pete McKnight

Pacey Performance Podcast #140 – Pete McKnight

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Coaching and Sports Science at Hintsa Performance, Pete McKnight. Hintsa Performance is a company who provide performance coaches for a number of athletes, the most notable being drivers in...

Pacey Performance Podcast #137 – Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan

Pacey Performance Podcast #137 – Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the pleasure in speaking to 2 guys who I have got to know a lot over the last 12 months, Aled Walters and Adam Sheehan, both at Munster Rugby. Aled is Head of Athletic Performance while Adam is Strength &...

Pacey Performance Podcast #136 – Fergus Connolly

Pacey Performance Podcast #136 – Fergus Connolly

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at University of Michigan Football, Fergus Connolly. Fergus has an unbelievable CV with time spent in the English Premier League, the NFL, International rugby, club rugby, NBA...

Pacey Performance Podcast #131 – Dr Craig Duncan

Pacey Performance Podcast #131 – Dr Craig Duncan

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Sports Science at Football Federation Australia, Dr Craig Duncan. Craig's name has been mentioned numerous times when speaking with podcast guests and after a recent push from Darren Burgess to...

Pacey Performance Podcast #130 – Alex Wolf

Pacey Performance Podcast #130 – Alex Wolf

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport, Alex Wolf. Alex has been on my radar a LONG time and finally I have been able to get in touch with him and line up a chat. Alex has...

Pacey Performance Podcast #129 – Darren Burgess (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #129 – Darren Burgess (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have a part 2 with Darren Burgess, High Performance Manager at Port Adelaide in the AFL. Darren appeared on the podcast on episode 19 so it was great to hear what has changed at Port over the last 2 years. Darren also...

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to strength & conditioning coach and now author, Brett Bartholomew. Brett has been on twice before and things have changed again for Brett since last time he was on, moving away from Unbreakable...

Pacey Performance Podcast #122 – Jordan Webb

Pacey Performance Podcast #122 – Jordan Webb

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to the newly appointed strength and conditioning coach and head of sports science at Notre Dame University, Jordan Webb. Jordan has a fantastic CV for someone so young with stints at Chicago Fire,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #119 – Steve Tashjian (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #119 – Steve Tashjian (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Director at Columbus Crew, Steve Tashjian. Steve appeared on the podcast on episode #110 and because our chat went down so well and because Steve is so keen to share, a second episode...

Pacey Performance Podcast #117 – Tim Pelot (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #117 – Tim Pelot (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I speaking to Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach at the US Olympic Committee, Tim Pelot. This is a part 2 with Tim after I enjoyed speaking to him so much in part 1 and it was so well received. The episode was...

Pacey Performance Podcast #110 – Steve Tashjian

Pacey Performance Podcast #110 – Steve Tashjian

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Director at Columbus Crew in the MLS, Steve Tashjian. Steve and I have been in contact for a while now and thankfully finally managed to get a date in the diary and get to chat. Steve...

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to performance coach, Jorge Carvajal. After much back and forth, Jorge and I finally were able to sit down and have a chat and not even the recent hurricane could stop us. It was great to speak with Jorge...

Pacey Performance Podcast #107 – Grant Jenkins

Pacey Performance Podcast #107 – Grant Jenkins

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to performance coach and director of PropelPerform. Grant has been on my radar for a while with his interesting views on the strength and conditioning industry and how we engage with athletes, especially...

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Manager at Harris & Ross Physiotherapy and former HP Manager at Red Bull, Darren Roberts. This is Darren's second appearance on the podcast and we have a very specific topic in mind...

Pacey Performance Podcast #94 – Damian Hughes

Pacey Performance Podcast #94 – Damian Hughes

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking with professor of organisational psychology and change at Manchester Metropolitan University, Damian Hughes. Damian is also an acclaimed author and was a recent keynote speaker at the Catapult Summit at...

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

On this week’s Pacey Performance Podcast, Rob speaks to Martin Buchheit and George Perry. Martin is something of a regular on the podcast, well-known in the sports science industry for his work as Head of Performance Intelligence Research at Kitman Labs, Head of...

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance, Medicine and Nutrition at the Football Association, Bryce Cavanagh. I am absolutely delighted to get Bryce onto this episode to chat about the inner workings at The FA....

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen, David Cosgrave. I am absolutely delighted to get Dave on this episode of the podcast. He has been studying the Master of Sporting Directorship at...

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm, Lachlan Penfold. Lachlan has tasted a lot of success across an incredible career. That can of course can be put down to many different factors but in my...

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Science & Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Dan Lewindon. Dan has been on my hit list since the release of High Performance Training for Sports (HPTFS) but it has...

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Program Director at ALTIS, Nick Ward. When Stu McMillan recommends someone to come on the podcast, I jump at the chance to get them on. Nick has had an incredible career as a coach, business owner,...

What makes a good S&C coach and tactical periodisation

What makes a good S&C coach and tactical periodisation

Its episode 300... What an incredible journey it has been over the last 6 and half years. I have had the privilege to speak to so many great practitioners, scientists and coaches, and episode 300 is no different. Today I am speaking to Head Coach at England Rugby,...

Remote coaching and monitoring with Nike athletes

Remote coaching and monitoring with Nike athletes

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance Services at Nike, Keith D'Amelio. Keith was recommended to me via Blake Maclean, previously at OKC Thunder and now at UTS and I am glad he did. This chat with Keith was...

Skill based conditioning & periodisation stratgies in football

Skill based conditioning & periodisation stratgies in football

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at Preston North End FC & Founder of Colour-Fit, Tom Little. Over the last 5/6 years, Tom has become a really good friend of mine and it was great to finally get him on the...

Lessons and key principles from 20+ years in the AFL

Lessons and key principles from 20+ years in the AFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to High Performance Manager at the West Coast Eagles, Glenn Stewart. Glenn is a very hard man to get hold of but when you do he's an absolute gent! This was an incredible chat with one of the most...

Building performance teams, platforms, and assessing team culture

Building performance teams, platforms, and assessing team culture

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at US Men's National Team, Steve Tashjian. This is the third time I have had Steve on the podcast and there is a reason for that. Firstly he's a great guy but secondly, he has a...

Are we being over cautious with young players (?)

Are we being over cautious with young players (?)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Medical and Performance Solutions Specialist, Grant Downie. Grant is the first guest on the podcast who has been honored with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and I can't believe that I nearly...

Breaking down silos within performance and technical staff

Breaking down silos within performance and technical staff

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at Notre Dame, Kyle Skinner. Kyle comes on the podcast with only 2 days to go before the Notre Dame-ACU Human Performance Summit when he...

Working as a strength & conditioning coach in a foreign country

Working as a strength & conditioning coach in a foreign country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Athletic Performance at Connacht Rugby, Dave Howarth. This podcast sees me speaking to a member of staff from a third Irish provincial team after Adam Sheehan and Aled Walters appeared from...

From working with Premier League footballers to the Royal ballet

From working with Premier League footballers to the Royal ballet

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Lecturer at St Mary's University & Technical Lead at The Royal Ballet, Matt Springham. Matt comes on the podcast with a wealth of experience in both professional football (soccer) but also...

What does a head coach look for in a fitness coach (?)

What does a head coach look for in a fitness coach (?)

We FINALLY have a Head Coach on the podcast! Joining ex Hearts and MK Dons Head Coach, Robbie Neilson is Sports Scientist & S&C Coach, John Hill. These guys worked together both at Hearts and more recently at MK Dons. On the podcast, guests always talk about...

Pacey Performance Podcast #160 – Nick Ruddock

Pacey Performance Podcast #160 – Nick Ruddock

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Performance Gymnastics Coaching Consultant, Nick Ruddock. With so much talk over recent weeks about the use of gymnastics in team sports settings, especially with youth development...

Pacey Performance Podcast #159 – Huw Bevan

Pacey Performance Podcast #159 – Huw Bevan

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Performance & Rugby Operations at Dragons Rugby, Huw Bevan. This episode is the first one where I have been contacted by a head coach saying 'you need to get our guy on,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #153 – Eric Cressey

Pacey Performance Podcast #153 – Eric Cressey

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to President of Cressey Performance, Eric Cressey. Eric is THE man when it comes to physical preparation for baseball in the US so naturally, rotational sports was high on the agenda for...

Pacey Performance Podcast #151 – Nic Gill

Pacey Performance Podcast #151 – Nic Gill

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Strength & Conditioning Coach for the All Blacks, Nic Gill. Nic has been on my radar for a podcast for a long time and I was delighted when we found time in the diary to get it...

Pacey Performance Podcast #147 – Sean Cumming

Pacey Performance Podcast #147 – Sean Cumming

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Bath, Sean Cumming. Sean is an expert when it comes to the topic of relative age effect, biological maturity and...

Pacey Performance Podcast #140  – Pete McKnight

Pacey Performance Podcast #140 – Pete McKnight

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Coaching and Sports Science at Hintsa Performance, Pete McKnight. Hintsa Performance is a company who provide performance coaches for a number of athletes, the most notable being drivers in...

Pacey Performance Podcast #137 – Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan

Pacey Performance Podcast #137 – Aled Walters & Adam Sheehan

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the pleasure in speaking to 2 guys who I have got to know a lot over the last 12 months, Aled Walters and Adam Sheehan, both at Munster Rugby. Aled is Head of Athletic Performance while Adam is Strength &...

Pacey Performance Podcast #136 – Fergus Connolly

Pacey Performance Podcast #136 – Fergus Connolly

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at University of Michigan Football, Fergus Connolly. Fergus has an unbelievable CV with time spent in the English Premier League, the NFL, International rugby, club rugby, NBA...

Pacey Performance Podcast #131 – Dr Craig Duncan

Pacey Performance Podcast #131 – Dr Craig Duncan

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Sports Science at Football Federation Australia, Dr Craig Duncan. Craig's name has been mentioned numerous times when speaking with podcast guests and after a recent push from Darren Burgess to...

Pacey Performance Podcast #130 – Alex Wolf

Pacey Performance Podcast #130 – Alex Wolf

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Strength & Conditioning at the English Institute of Sport, Alex Wolf. Alex has been on my radar a LONG time and finally I have been able to get in touch with him and line up a chat. Alex has...

Pacey Performance Podcast #129 – Darren Burgess (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #129 – Darren Burgess (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have a part 2 with Darren Burgess, High Performance Manager at Port Adelaide in the AFL. Darren appeared on the podcast on episode 19 so it was great to hear what has changed at Port over the last 2 years. Darren also...

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to strength & conditioning coach and now author, Brett Bartholomew. Brett has been on twice before and things have changed again for Brett since last time he was on, moving away from Unbreakable...

Pacey Performance Podcast #122 – Jordan Webb

Pacey Performance Podcast #122 – Jordan Webb

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to the newly appointed strength and conditioning coach and head of sports science at Notre Dame University, Jordan Webb. Jordan has a fantastic CV for someone so young with stints at Chicago Fire,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #119 – Steve Tashjian (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #119 – Steve Tashjian (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Director at Columbus Crew, Steve Tashjian. Steve appeared on the podcast on episode #110 and because our chat went down so well and because Steve is so keen to share, a second episode...

Pacey Performance Podcast #117 – Tim Pelot (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #117 – Tim Pelot (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I speaking to Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach at the US Olympic Committee, Tim Pelot. This is a part 2 with Tim after I enjoyed speaking to him so much in part 1 and it was so well received. The episode was...

Pacey Performance Podcast #110 – Steve Tashjian

Pacey Performance Podcast #110 – Steve Tashjian

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Director at Columbus Crew in the MLS, Steve Tashjian. Steve and I have been in contact for a while now and thankfully finally managed to get a date in the diary and get to chat. Steve...

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to performance coach, Jorge Carvajal. After much back and forth, Jorge and I finally were able to sit down and have a chat and not even the recent hurricane could stop us. It was great to speak with Jorge...

Pacey Performance Podcast #107 – Grant Jenkins

Pacey Performance Podcast #107 – Grant Jenkins

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to performance coach and director of PropelPerform. Grant has been on my radar for a while with his interesting views on the strength and conditioning industry and how we engage with athletes, especially...

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Manager at Harris & Ross Physiotherapy and former HP Manager at Red Bull, Darren Roberts. This is Darren's second appearance on the podcast and we have a very specific topic in mind...

Pacey Performance Podcast #94 – Damian Hughes

Pacey Performance Podcast #94 – Damian Hughes

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking with professor of organisational psychology and change at Manchester Metropolitan University, Damian Hughes. Damian is also an acclaimed author and was a recent keynote speaker at the Catapult Summit at...

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

Harnessing ego to increase player and coach performance

On this week’s Pacey Performance Podcast, Rob speaks to Martin Buchheit and George Perry. Martin is something of a regular on the podcast, well-known in the sports science industry for his work as Head of Performance Intelligence Research at Kitman Labs, Head of...

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

Working with the BEST footballers in the country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance, Medicine and Nutrition at the Football Association, Bryce Cavanagh. I am absolutely delighted to get Bryce onto this episode to chat about the inner workings at The FA....

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

Managing & leading in elite sport in a foreign country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Head of Physical Performance at FC Copenhagen, David Cosgrave. I am absolutely delighted to get Dave on this episode of the podcast. He has been studying the Master of Sporting Directorship at...

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

Success leaves clues. Reflections from NRL, NBA & AFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Director of Performance at Melbourne Storm, Lachlan Penfold. Lachlan has tasted a lot of success across an incredible career. That can of course can be put down to many different factors but in my...

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

Delivering holistic performance support with world class tennis players

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Science & Medicine at the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Dan Lewindon. Dan has been on my hit list since the release of High Performance Training for Sports (HPTFS) but it has...

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

Industry longevity, speed training education, and industry trends

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Program Director at ALTIS, Nick Ward. When Stu McMillan recommends someone to come on the podcast, I jump at the chance to get them on. Nick has had an incredible career as a coach, business owner,...

What makes a good S&C coach and tactical periodisation

What makes a good S&C coach and tactical periodisation

Its episode 300... What an incredible journey it has been over the last 6 and half years. I have had the privilege to speak to so many great practitioners, scientists and coaches, and episode 300 is no different. Today I am speaking to Head Coach at England Rugby,...

Remote coaching and monitoring with Nike athletes

Remote coaching and monitoring with Nike athletes

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance Services at Nike, Keith D'Amelio. Keith was recommended to me via Blake Maclean, previously at OKC Thunder and now at UTS and I am glad he did. This chat with Keith was...

Skill based conditioning & periodisation stratgies in football

Skill based conditioning & periodisation stratgies in football

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at Preston North End FC & Founder of Colour-Fit, Tom Little. Over the last 5/6 years, Tom has become a really good friend of mine and it was great to finally get him on the...

Lessons and key principles from 20+ years in the AFL

Lessons and key principles from 20+ years in the AFL

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to High Performance Manager at the West Coast Eagles, Glenn Stewart. Glenn is a very hard man to get hold of but when you do he's an absolute gent! This was an incredible chat with one of the most...

Building performance teams, platforms, and assessing team culture

Building performance teams, platforms, and assessing team culture

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at US Men's National Team, Steve Tashjian. This is the third time I have had Steve on the podcast and there is a reason for that. Firstly he's a great guy but secondly, he has a...

Are we being over cautious with young players (?)

Are we being over cautious with young players (?)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Medical and Performance Solutions Specialist, Grant Downie. Grant is the first guest on the podcast who has been honored with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and I can't believe that I nearly...

Breaking down silos within performance and technical staff

Breaking down silos within performance and technical staff

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at Notre Dame, Kyle Skinner. Kyle comes on the podcast with only 2 days to go before the Notre Dame-ACU Human Performance Summit when he...

Working as a strength & conditioning coach in a foreign country

Working as a strength & conditioning coach in a foreign country

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Athletic Performance at Connacht Rugby, Dave Howarth. This podcast sees me speaking to a member of staff from a third Irish provincial team after Adam Sheehan and Aled Walters appeared from...

From working with Premier League footballers to the Royal ballet

From working with Premier League footballers to the Royal ballet

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Senior Lecturer at St Mary's University & Technical Lead at The Royal Ballet, Matt Springham. Matt comes on the podcast with a wealth of experience in both professional football (soccer) but also...

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners, David Slemen. This episode could possibly be the most important episode I have ever done. David gives us some incredible insights into what employers...

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sophia Nimphius, Brian Gearity and Lorena Torres about the barriers encountered by females in strength & conditioning. Sophia is a Professor at Edith Cowen University and has featured on the podcast...

Writing a career development plan, the importance of mentorship, and CPD

Writing a career development plan, the importance of mentorship, and CPD

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Enhancement Specialist, Nick Grantham. Nick is on for a second time after the INCREDIBLE success of part 1 where we spoke about career development, internships and everything in between. I...

Getting and keeping a job in strength and conditioning

Getting and keeping a job in strength and conditioning

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Enhancement Specialist and Author, Nick Grantham. I must admit, its taken me far too long to get Nick on the podcast. Nick did feature as a round table guest in a Special Football Edition...

What skills coaches should be developing apart from coaching

What skills coaches should be developing apart from coaching

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am being interviewed by Brett Bartholomew. I asked Brett to be the one to do the interviewing because I knew that he would ask me questions that knocked me out of my comfort zone and I know it definitely did that....

Sports science research dissemination and infographics

Sports science research dissemination and infographics

Yann Le Meur has become a celebrity in the world of sports science after the creation and popularity of his infographics and little white men. I have been dying to get Yann on the podcast for a few years and I am grateful to podcast guests, Martin Buchheit and Mathieu...

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to strength & conditioning coach and now author, Brett Bartholomew. Brett has been on twice before and things have changed again for Brett since last time he was on, moving away from Unbreakable...

Pacey Performance Podcast #114 – Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley

Pacey Performance Podcast #114 – Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have another show with 2 guests, this time with Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley. Mark is now a 5th grade teacher having had a great career as a strength and conditioning coach and most known for his work with Elite FTS,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #111 – Scott Caulfield

Pacey Performance Podcast #111 – Scott Caulfield

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Scott Caulfield, head of strength & conditioning at the NSCA. Scott is definitely one of the nicest guys I have had on the podcast and we stuck into some great chat. Many people, including myself,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to performance coach, Jorge Carvajal. After much back and forth, Jorge and I finally were able to sit down and have a chat and not even the recent hurricane could stop us. It was great to speak with Jorge...

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Manager at Harris & Ross Physiotherapy and former HP Manager at Red Bull, Darren Roberts. This is Darren's second appearance on the podcast and we have a very specific topic in mind...

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners, David Slemen. This episode could possibly be the most important episode I have ever done. David gives us some incredible insights into what employers...

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sophia Nimphius, Brian Gearity and Lorena Torres about the barriers encountered by females in strength & conditioning. Sophia is a Professor at Edith Cowen University and has featured on the podcast...

Writing a career development plan, the importance of mentorship, and CPD

Writing a career development plan, the importance of mentorship, and CPD

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Enhancement Specialist, Nick Grantham. Nick is on for a second time after the INCREDIBLE success of part 1 where we spoke about career development, internships and everything in between. I...

Getting and keeping a job in strength and conditioning

Getting and keeping a job in strength and conditioning

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Enhancement Specialist and Author, Nick Grantham. I must admit, its taken me far too long to get Nick on the podcast. Nick did feature as a round table guest in a Special Football Edition...

What skills coaches should be developing apart from coaching

What skills coaches should be developing apart from coaching

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am being interviewed by Brett Bartholomew. I asked Brett to be the one to do the interviewing because I knew that he would ask me questions that knocked me out of my comfort zone and I know it definitely did that....

Sports science research dissemination and infographics

Sports science research dissemination and infographics

Yann Le Meur has become a celebrity in the world of sports science after the creation and popularity of his infographics and little white men. I have been dying to get Yann on the podcast for a few years and I am grateful to podcast guests, Martin Buchheit and Mathieu...

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to strength & conditioning coach and now author, Brett Bartholomew. Brett has been on twice before and things have changed again for Brett since last time he was on, moving away from Unbreakable...

Pacey Performance Podcast #114 – Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley

Pacey Performance Podcast #114 – Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have another show with 2 guests, this time with Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley. Mark is now a 5th grade teacher having had a great career as a strength and conditioning coach and most known for his work with Elite FTS,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #111 – Scott Caulfield

Pacey Performance Podcast #111 – Scott Caulfield

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Scott Caulfield, head of strength & conditioning at the NSCA. Scott is definitely one of the nicest guys I have had on the podcast and we stuck into some great chat. Many people, including myself,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to performance coach, Jorge Carvajal. After much back and forth, Jorge and I finally were able to sit down and have a chat and not even the recent hurricane could stop us. It was great to speak with Jorge...

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Manager at Harris & Ross Physiotherapy and former HP Manager at Red Bull, Darren Roberts. This is Darren's second appearance on the podcast and we have a very specific topic in mind...

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

Getting a job and navigating a career in elite sport

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Founding Partner at Elite Performance Partners, David Slemen. This episode could possibly be the most important episode I have ever done. David gives us some incredible insights into what employers...

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

Barriers encountered by women in S&C

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Sophia Nimphius, Brian Gearity and Lorena Torres about the barriers encountered by females in strength & conditioning. Sophia is a Professor at Edith Cowen University and has featured on the podcast...

Writing a career development plan, the importance of mentorship, and CPD

Writing a career development plan, the importance of mentorship, and CPD

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Enhancement Specialist, Nick Grantham. Nick is on for a second time after the INCREDIBLE success of part 1 where we spoke about career development, internships and everything in between. I...

Getting and keeping a job in strength and conditioning

Getting and keeping a job in strength and conditioning

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Enhancement Specialist and Author, Nick Grantham. I must admit, its taken me far too long to get Nick on the podcast. Nick did feature as a round table guest in a Special Football Edition...

What skills coaches should be developing apart from coaching

What skills coaches should be developing apart from coaching

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am being interviewed by Brett Bartholomew. I asked Brett to be the one to do the interviewing because I knew that he would ask me questions that knocked me out of my comfort zone and I know it definitely did that....

Sports science research dissemination and infographics

Sports science research dissemination and infographics

Yann Le Meur has become a celebrity in the world of sports science after the creation and popularity of his infographics and little white men. I have been dying to get Yann on the podcast for a few years and I am grateful to podcast guests, Martin Buchheit and Mathieu...

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

Pacey Performance Podcast #127 – Brett Bartholomew (Part 3)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to strength & conditioning coach and now author, Brett Bartholomew. Brett has been on twice before and things have changed again for Brett since last time he was on, moving away from Unbreakable...

Pacey Performance Podcast #114 – Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley

Pacey Performance Podcast #114 – Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have another show with 2 guests, this time with Mark Watts & Aiden Oakley. Mark is now a 5th grade teacher having had a great career as a strength and conditioning coach and most known for his work with Elite FTS,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #111 – Scott Caulfield

Pacey Performance Podcast #111 – Scott Caulfield

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Scott Caulfield, head of strength & conditioning at the NSCA. Scott is definitely one of the nicest guys I have had on the podcast and we stuck into some great chat. Many people, including myself,...

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

Pacey Performance Podcast #108 – Jorge Carvajal

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to performance coach, Jorge Carvajal. After much back and forth, Jorge and I finally were able to sit down and have a chat and not even the recent hurricane could stop us. It was great to speak with Jorge...

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #105 – Darren Roberts (Part 2)

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to High Performance Manager at Harris & Ross Physiotherapy and former HP Manager at Red Bull, Darren Roberts. This is Darren's second appearance on the podcast and we have a very specific topic in mind...

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Dr. Keith Baar is the Head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis. His studies include how the musculoskeletal system functions, including how diet and physical activity affect muscle growth, and how tendons and...

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coach Consultant, Shayne Murphy. This episode is absolutely incredible! Case studies, reflections, challenging his own thoughts and beliefs, it had the lot. Shayne has a really interesting...

Return to play processes, hamstring injury prevention, and the ASH test

Return to play processes, hamstring injury prevention, and the ASH test

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague, Ben Ashworth. I first spoke to Ben at the start of 2017 when he was at Arsenal FC. At that time the Ash test was still in its infancy and although Ben could...

Preventing athletic hip and groin injuries

Preventing athletic hip and groin injuries

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at Sports Surgery Clinic, Enda King. This podcast with Enda was supposed to be just one episode but because there was so much incredible information, we decided to chop it in half...

Preventing and rehabilitating ACL injuries

Preventing and rehabilitating ACL injuries

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Rehabilitation at Sports Surgery Clinic, Enda King. I spoke to Enda back in December 2017 and in this episode, we crank it up a notch. Enda shares some incredible information on the...

Athlete centred care; rethinking athlete rehabilitation

Athlete centred care; rethinking athlete rehabilitation

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Sports Medicine at Healthy Baller, Teddy Willsey. I am absolutely delighted to get Teddy on the podcast. He works alongside his good friends, Blair O'Donovan who is Director of Physical...

Embracing chaos and making better decisions in the rehabilitation process

Embracing chaos and making better decisions in the rehabilitation process

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at South Sydney Rabbitohs, Jarrod Wade. Jarrod has recently been promoted to Head of Performance at the Rabbitohs so it was a great time for me to grab him and get him on the...

Hamstring Injury Masterclass

Hamstring Injury Masterclass

As part of this masterclass episode focusing on hamstring injuries, I am speaking to Dave Opar, Anthony Shield, Lachlan Wilmot, Ben Ashworth and Matt Taberner. After the great success of the sprint masterclass episode, velocity based training masterclass episode and...

Pacey Performance Podcast #166 – Enda King

Pacey Performance Podcast #166 – Enda King

Enda comes on the podcast as an expert in the areas of athletic groin pain and ACL rehabilitation. In all honesty, it's always a little intimidating when physiotherapists come on the podcast, especially those with as much knowledge of biomechanics as Enda. Sports...

Pacey Performance Podcast #165 – Justin Crow

Pacey Performance Podcast #165 – Justin Crow

Justin is a physiotherapist by trade but has been Physical Performance Manager at Essendon Bombers in the AFL for the past 4 years. Justin has an incredible amount of experience in the AFL, first with Collingwood and from 2011 with Essendon so it was great to get him...

Pacey Performance Podcast #156 – Bill Knowles

Pacey Performance Podcast #156 – Bill Knowles

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Director of Reconditioning and Athletic Development at HPSports, Bill Knowles. I have been stalking Bill for well over a year now so it was a pleasure to finally get our diaries...

Pacey Performance Podcast #154 – Nathan Mill

Pacey Performance Podcast #154 – Nathan Mill

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Medical Services at St Helens Rugby Football Club, Nathan Mill. Nathan is a physiotherapist who has a post graduate qualification in strength and conditioning and at St...

Pacey Performance Podcast #149 – Phil Graham-Smith

Pacey Performance Podcast #149 – Phil Graham-Smith

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Biomechanics at Aspire Academy, Phil Graham-Smith. Phil has held some fantastic positions in his career from biomechanics consultant at UK Athletics with the jump squads to...

Pacey Performance Podcast #148 – Mick Byers & Luke Heath

Pacey Performance Podcast #148 – Mick Byers & Luke Heath

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Mick Byers and Luke Heath who are Athletic Performance Specialist and Rehabilitation Physiotherapist respectively, at the GWS Giants. Their Head of Department, David Joyce has been on...

Pacey Performance Podcast #141 – Dr Anthony Shield

Pacey Performance Podcast #141 – Dr Anthony Shield

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, Dr. Anthony Shield. Dr. Shield and his colleague Dr. Opar are the brains behind the NordBord, a tool to measure eccentric and...

Pacey Performance Podcast #134 – Nigel Tilley

Pacey Performance Podcast #134 – Nigel Tilley

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to consultant physiotherapist at the PGA European Tour Golf, Nigel Tilley. Nigel has a very interesting role which takes him all over the globe working with world's best golfers. Given that he worked for...

Pacey Performance Podcast #125 – Ben Ashworth

Pacey Performance Podcast #125 – Ben Ashworth

In the episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to first team physiotherapist at Arsenal Football Club, Ben Ashworth. Although Ben is a physio, he also has an Msc in strength and conditioning from St Mary's University in Twickenham. Ben is an expert when...

Pacey Performance Podcast #120 – Bryn Abad

Pacey Performance Podcast #120 – Bryn Abad

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking with Strength & Power Coach at the Brisbane Lions, Bryn Abad. Bryn comes with a wealth of experience in rugby union, netball, and more recently AFL. I must thank Stu Mitchell for introducing me to Bryn...

Pacey Performance Podcast #109 – Selwyn Griffith

Pacey Performance Podcast #109 – Selwyn Griffith

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to head of rehabilitation at the Brisbane Lions in the AFL, Selwyn Griffith. As you can see from Selwyn's Twitter name, his background is osteopathy and as you will hear in the episode, his osteo...

Pacey Performance Podcast #101 – Dave Tenney (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #101 – Dave Tenney (Part 2)

In episode 101 of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Performance Manager at the Seattle Sounders in the MLS, Dave Tenney. Dave first appeared on the podcast back in 2014 so it was great to get him on again and see how things have progressed at the...

Pacey Performance Podcast #97 – Richard Akenhead

Pacey Performance Podcast #97 – Richard Akenhead

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am chatting to football physiologist at ASPETAR in Qatar, Richard Akenhead. Richard's name often gets brought up when chatting about GPS and load monitoring when I am out and about in my day job. There seems to be a...

Pacey Performance Podcast #95 – Phil Coles

Pacey Performance Podcast #95 – Phil Coles

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the great pleasure of speaking with Director of Medical Services at the San Antonio Spurs, Phil Coles. Phil's CV includes Liverpool Football Club, Newcastle Knights and the Socceroos (Australian national soccer...

Pacey Performance Podcast #77 – Lachlan Wilmot

Pacey Performance Podcast #77 – Lachlan Wilmot

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to GWS Giants' strength and power coach, Lachlan Wilmot. Lachlan and I have been talking over the last couple of weeks and ever since the video of him holding the ankles of one of his players doing a...

Pacey Performance Podcast #73 – David Opar

Pacey Performance Podcast #73 – David Opar

In episode 73 of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking with hamstring expert, David Opar. With an ever increasing interest in the prevention of hamstring injuries in sport due to their relative frequency, it was great to get the world leading expert to discuss...

Pacey Performance Podcast #66 – David Joyce

Pacey Performance Podcast #66 – David Joyce

In episode 66 of the Pacey Performance Podcast I speak with Head of Athletic Performance at GWS Giants and co-editor of High Performance Training for Sports, David Joyce. This is David's second appearance on the podcast and was so pleased to get him on again. David is...

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Dr. Keith Baar is the Head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis. His studies include how the musculoskeletal system functions, including how diet and physical activity affect muscle growth, and how tendons and...

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coach Consultant, Shayne Murphy. This episode is absolutely incredible! Case studies, reflections, challenging his own thoughts and beliefs, it had the lot. Shayne has a really interesting...

Return to play processes, hamstring injury prevention, and the ASH test

Return to play processes, hamstring injury prevention, and the ASH test

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague, Ben Ashworth. I first spoke to Ben at the start of 2017 when he was at Arsenal FC. At that time the Ash test was still in its infancy and although Ben could...

Preventing athletic hip and groin injuries

Preventing athletic hip and groin injuries

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at Sports Surgery Clinic, Enda King. This podcast with Enda was supposed to be just one episode but because there was so much incredible information, we decided to chop it in half...

Preventing and rehabilitating ACL injuries

Preventing and rehabilitating ACL injuries

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance Rehabilitation at Sports Surgery Clinic, Enda King. I spoke to Enda back in December 2017 and in this episode, we crank it up a notch. Enda shares some incredible information on the...

Athlete centred care; rethinking athlete rehabilitation

Athlete centred care; rethinking athlete rehabilitation

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Sports Medicine at Healthy Baller, Teddy Willsey. I am absolutely delighted to get Teddy on the podcast. He works alongside his good friends, Blair O'Donovan who is Director of Physical...

Embracing chaos and making better decisions in the rehabilitation process

Embracing chaos and making better decisions in the rehabilitation process

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Performance at South Sydney Rabbitohs, Jarrod Wade. Jarrod has recently been promoted to Head of Performance at the Rabbitohs so it was a great time for me to grab him and get him on the...

Hamstring Injury Masterclass

Hamstring Injury Masterclass

As part of this masterclass episode focusing on hamstring injuries, I am speaking to Dave Opar, Anthony Shield, Lachlan Wilmot, Ben Ashworth and Matt Taberner. After the great success of the sprint masterclass episode, velocity based training masterclass episode and...

Pacey Performance Podcast #166 – Enda King

Pacey Performance Podcast #166 – Enda King

Enda comes on the podcast as an expert in the areas of athletic groin pain and ACL rehabilitation. In all honesty, it's always a little intimidating when physiotherapists come on the podcast, especially those with as much knowledge of biomechanics as Enda. Sports...

Pacey Performance Podcast #165 – Justin Crow

Pacey Performance Podcast #165 – Justin Crow

Justin is a physiotherapist by trade but has been Physical Performance Manager at Essendon Bombers in the AFL for the past 4 years. Justin has an incredible amount of experience in the AFL, first with Collingwood and from 2011 with Essendon so it was great to get him...

Pacey Performance Podcast #156 – Bill Knowles

Pacey Performance Podcast #156 – Bill Knowles

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Director of Reconditioning and Athletic Development at HPSports, Bill Knowles. I have been stalking Bill for well over a year now so it was a pleasure to finally get our diaries...

Pacey Performance Podcast #154 – Nathan Mill

Pacey Performance Podcast #154 – Nathan Mill

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Medical Services at St Helens Rugby Football Club, Nathan Mill. Nathan is a physiotherapist who has a post graduate qualification in strength and conditioning and at St...

Pacey Performance Podcast #149 – Phil Graham-Smith

Pacey Performance Podcast #149 – Phil Graham-Smith

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Head of Biomechanics at Aspire Academy, Phil Graham-Smith. Phil has held some fantastic positions in his career from biomechanics consultant at UK Athletics with the jump squads to...

Pacey Performance Podcast #148 – Mick Byers & Luke Heath

Pacey Performance Podcast #148 – Mick Byers & Luke Heath

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Mick Byers and Luke Heath who are Athletic Performance Specialist and Rehabilitation Physiotherapist respectively, at the GWS Giants. Their Head of Department, David Joyce has been on...

Pacey Performance Podcast #141 – Dr Anthony Shield

Pacey Performance Podcast #141 – Dr Anthony Shield

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I have the pleasure in speaking to Senior Lecturer at Queensland University of Technology, Dr. Anthony Shield. Dr. Shield and his colleague Dr. Opar are the brains behind the NordBord, a tool to measure eccentric and...

Pacey Performance Podcast #134 – Nigel Tilley

Pacey Performance Podcast #134 – Nigel Tilley

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to consultant physiotherapist at the PGA European Tour Golf, Nigel Tilley. Nigel has a very interesting role which takes him all over the globe working with world's best golfers. Given that he worked for...

Pacey Performance Podcast #125 – Ben Ashworth

Pacey Performance Podcast #125 – Ben Ashworth

In the episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to first team physiotherapist at Arsenal Football Club, Ben Ashworth. Although Ben is a physio, he also has an Msc in strength and conditioning from St Mary's University in Twickenham. Ben is an expert when...

Pacey Performance Podcast #120 – Bryn Abad

Pacey Performance Podcast #120 – Bryn Abad

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking with Strength & Power Coach at the Brisbane Lions, Bryn Abad. Bryn comes with a wealth of experience in rugby union, netball, and more recently AFL. I must thank Stu Mitchell for introducing me to Bryn...

Pacey Performance Podcast #109 – Selwyn Griffith

Pacey Performance Podcast #109 – Selwyn Griffith

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to head of rehabilitation at the Brisbane Lions in the AFL, Selwyn Griffith. As you can see from Selwyn's Twitter name, his background is osteopathy and as you will hear in the episode, his osteo...

Pacey Performance Podcast #101 – Dave Tenney (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #101 – Dave Tenney (Part 2)

In episode 101 of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to Performance Manager at the Seattle Sounders in the MLS, Dave Tenney. Dave first appeared on the podcast back in 2014 so it was great to get him on again and see how things have progressed at the...

Pacey Performance Podcast #97 – Richard Akenhead

Pacey Performance Podcast #97 – Richard Akenhead

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am chatting to football physiologist at ASPETAR in Qatar, Richard Akenhead. Richard's name often gets brought up when chatting about GPS and load monitoring when I am out and about in my day job. There seems to be a...

Pacey Performance Podcast #95 – Phil Coles

Pacey Performance Podcast #95 – Phil Coles

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I have the great pleasure of speaking with Director of Medical Services at the San Antonio Spurs, Phil Coles. Phil's CV includes Liverpool Football Club, Newcastle Knights and the Socceroos (Australian national soccer...

Pacey Performance Podcast #77 – Lachlan Wilmot

Pacey Performance Podcast #77 – Lachlan Wilmot

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking to GWS Giants' strength and power coach, Lachlan Wilmot. Lachlan and I have been talking over the last couple of weeks and ever since the video of him holding the ankles of one of his players doing a...

Pacey Performance Podcast #73 – David Opar

Pacey Performance Podcast #73 – David Opar

In episode 73 of the Pacey Performance Podcast I am speaking with hamstring expert, David Opar. With an ever increasing interest in the prevention of hamstring injuries in sport due to their relative frequency, it was great to get the world leading expert to discuss...

Pacey Performance Podcast #66 – David Joyce

Pacey Performance Podcast #66 – David Joyce

In episode 66 of the Pacey Performance Podcast I speak with Head of Athletic Performance at GWS Giants and co-editor of High Performance Training for Sports, David Joyce. This is David's second appearance on the podcast and was so pleased to get him on again. David is...

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Training tendons; implications for sprinting, jumping and rehabilitation

Dr. Keith Baar is the Head of the Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory (FMBLab) at the University of California Davis. His studies include how the musculoskeletal system functions, including how diet and physical activity affect muscle growth, and how tendons and...

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

Conditioning vs fitness. A paradigm shift in professional football

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Performance Coach Consultant, Shayne Murphy. This episode is absolutely incredible! Case studies, reflections, challenging his own thoughts and beliefs, it had the lot. Shayne has a really interesting...

Return to play processes, hamstring injury prevention, and the ASH test

Return to play processes, hamstring injury prevention, and the ASH test

In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Director of Performance at AC Sparta Prague, Ben Ashworth. I first spoke to Ben at the start of 2017 when he was at Arsenal FC. At that time the Ash test was still in its infancy and although Ben could...