Tag Archives: Strength Training

Getting The Best Out of People

I believe my skills lie in getting the best out of people on a daily basis. To me, that’s what performance coaching is all about and these are 6 key principles I try to stick by.

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Episode 12: Rhys Ingram

rhysRhys Ingram is an S&C coach for the EIS working with GB Taekwondo on how the sport has evolved since London 2012, what it takes to win, interpreting subjective opinions from technical coaches and what they’ve been up to in preparation for the Olympic Games in Rio this year.

This episode marks a slight change to the format of the show as I’m very happy to welcome Rob Anderson of Fortius Training into the mix!  Rob will be providing segments on relevant resources, cpd & jobs as well as some interviews in the future as we strive to deliver more regular content.  I’m also pleased to say that when I started the podcast back in October 2015, I set myself a target of 1 per month and this episode means I’ve beaten that goal for the first year.  Thanks for listening and enjoy the show.

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Podcast Feedback

WCC podcastThis is an open letter to everyone who’s been listening to The World-Class Coaching Podcast.
So far I’ve had some great feedback, some helpful constructive criticism and one fairly amusing troll on YouTube (I know who you are!).

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Episode 8: Tim Pelot

Tim PelotTim Pelot is a Senior Physiologist/S&C Coach for the US Olympic Committee. In what I personally found a really interesting interview, Tim exposes how little I know about volleyball and gives fantastic insight into the US Olympic volleyball programme, including how this might differ between positions and between beach vs indoor versions of the sport. We also delved further into the growth mindset concept and I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. In the later sections I review Jon Gordon’s The Energy Bus and round up current job opportunities.

 

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Episode 4: Rich Blagrove

Rich BlagroveRich Blagrove, Leader of the Undergraduate programme in Strength & Conditioning Science at St Mary’s University, discusses strength training for endurance running as well as considerations for concurrent training methods in all sports and some of his latest research. I also review David Epstein’s brilliant book The Sports Gene and give a heads up to various CPD, intern and job opportunities that are out there at the moment. Continue reading

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The Hardest Part of My Job…. is Me!! (part 2)

I’ve been writing this post on and off for ages now and I’ve decided to scrap everything I’d written (I’ll post it in a 3rd additional part) and be honest.  Or at least tell you my latest revelation!  This wasn’t intentional but I’ve recently come to the realisation that the hardest part of my job is me.  There are several sub components but it all boils down to who I am.
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Episode 3: Chris Bishop

chris-bishopThis third episode features an interview with Chris Bishop, as well as discusses the final chapter of High Performance Training for Sports on recovery methods and as always gives an up to date list of current CPD and job opportunities. Continue reading

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Welcome to The World-Class Coaching Podcast!

So I’ve got a big new project on the go and I’m pretty darn excited about it!

To complement the blog, I am now presenting “The World-Class Coaching Podcast”!

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Circuband: Simple, Versatile & Effective

I need to share something that I honestly believe is a fantastic and highly useful product!  I believe that everyone from elite athletes to anyone just looking to include some healthy exercise in their life could benefit from this.

Basically it is a high quality resistance band with attachable handles.  The possibilities for exercises are endless.  You can take it anywhere with you due to it’s compact size and light weight.  Thus it’s perfect for elite athletes and everyday warriors alike to use either in the gym or on the road.

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Diving S&C 0.1

As part of this blog I’ll be writing about my role with British Diving.  For the first post, I’m starting with a quick introduction and overview of the week’s schedule.

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