I first met Andy about 5 years ago when I delivered one of my S&C In Injury Rehab courses for him. He recently contacted me to see if I would speak on his new podcast. It was a pleasure to spend some time chatting to Andy and I'm certainly in good company. Some of his other speakers include, Graeme Close (I've worked alongside Graeme at a couple of professional football clubs), Matt Little and Rob Madden to name a few.
We have a good old chat and if you listen to the podcast you're going to pick up some insight around the following topics:
My motivations and drivers to work in sports performance.
Sweat the basics. Resist the temptation to skip the basics and his 'Marshmallow Test' concept aligned to the convenience culture we now live in and people's flawed expectations around rapid results from training.
5 key areas and training principles that I recommend in athletes I train and for you to follow.
How manipulating both movement quality and chaos within training can develop robust athlete health.
How to optimize your training time.Strategies to apply to get most 'bang for buck' in the gym and on the field of play and ensuring the is 'no fluff' in your training plan.
Consistency is king!! Developing threads and themes to your training plan for optimal results.
Training load progression. How, when and Why and the importance of keeping a training log in performance enhancement and injury risk reduction.
Am I ready to return to training and sport. Key principles around ensuring adequate rehabilitation and conditioning has been completed prior to RTP.
How to create 'buy in' and keep athletes motivated to adhere to training plans to achieve individually 'meaningful targets' and outcome, performance and process goal setting.
How to avoid 'death by data' by collecting relevant objective testing data in the right context and using this to influence programme design.
3 key pillars of the 'recovery cycle'
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