In this episode of the Pacey Performance Podcast, I am speaking to Associate Professor at Australian Catholic University, Stu Cormack. I first contacted Stu back in 2017 so you could say its taken a while to line up, but it was definitely worth the wait. I watched Stu’s UKSCA presentation, ‘Monitoring training load and fatigue’ in the build up to this and I would highly recommend it. Its from 2015 but so many of the points are still applicable today. This episode compliments a lot of the messages from the recent episode with Matthew Varley so if you haven’t listened to it yet, its well worth an hour of your time. If you are monitoring load and fatigue, this episode with Stu is a great episode.

If you enjoyed this episode with Stu Cormack, you may enjoy these episodes with Hugh Fullagar, Matthew Varley and Jack Sharkey.

In this episode we discussed…

  • Who is Stu Cormack (background, experience and current role)?
  • Sports technology
    • Your journey with sports tracking technology
    • GPS and inertial sensors
    • Internal validation
      • How it’s done
      • Choosing the right metrics – sensitivity
  • Sports science vs strength & conditioning
    • Aligning with certain philosophies/approaches
    • One or the other or both?
  • Load and fatigue relationship
    • Individuality
    • Measures of NMF
      • CMJ
      • Sub max tests

Stu can be found on Twitter @StuCormack

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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