In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Head of Strength & Power at GWS Giants, Alex Natera. Anyone that has read or seen Alex’s work knows that he is an incredible practitioner. He first came on the podcast back in episode 44 and 45 chatting about sprinting and also his PhD in repeat power ability. This episode we cover some of the same topics but get a refresher on how Alex thinks about these things but new to this episode is some amazing discussion around isometrics, something Alex has become world-renowned for. This is an incredible chat with Alex and one I know you will absolutely love.

If you liked this episode with Alex, you may enjoy these episodes which also focus on sprinting; James Wild, Dan Pfaff, Sprint Masterclass.

Hope you enjoy this episode with Alex Natera.

  • Who is Alex Natera?
  • Philosophical changes over the last 5 years – what have you changed your mind on?
  • Developing a sprint programme
    • Working with sprinters vs team sports
      • Learnings from institute life
    • Run specific isometrics – building the system into the wider programme
    • Max strength training vs co-ordinative strength
  • In-season maintenance/development
  • ‘Repeated power ability’
    • Thoughts changed on this?

Alex can be found on Twitter @alex_natera

This episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast is sponsored by Hawkin Dynamics, the team behind the worlds only wireless force plate system. Hawkin Dynamics can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @hawkindynamics

This episode is also sponsored by IMeasureU. IMeasureU are a world leading inertial platform to precisely quantify body movement and workload metrics in the field. IMeasureU can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @imeasureu.

This episode is sponsored by BLK BOX, leaders in performance training equipment & facility design. BLK BOX manufacture and distribute a full range of strength training equipment across Europe from their Headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland. BLK BOK can be found at and you can follow them on Twitter @blkboxfitness and Instagram @blkboxfitness.

This episode is also sponsored by Kitman Labs. Kitman partners with leading sports teams to achieve consistent success, on and off the pitch. Over 150 teams across the globe use Kitman Labs’ Athlete Optimization System to simplify daily operations and rely on the company’s unique analytics to uncover the factors that influence success. You can find Kitman Labs at and on Twitter @kitmanlabs.

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