In this short solo episode, I discuss an important component of Mental Toughness – control. In sport, business and in everyday life it can be very easy to get distracted by external factors that are out of your control. I go on to use Andy Murray's gutsy recent performances at the Australian Open Tennis tournament to illustrate my points sharing an exercise to help you better understand how to go about controlling the controllables and be able to set yourself process goals. Key Learnings What factors could Andy Murray control in his tennis match against Roberto Bautista Agut? Here are some examples; how he placed his focus, his attitude, tactics, body language, self talk, his pre-serve routines and communication with his team and spectators. What factors were outside of Andy Murray's control? His opponent's tactics, fitness and conditioning, skill level and decision making, scheduling of the match, temperature/weather conditions and umpire calls. Make success all about the things inside your control and set process goals as a result. Control the Controllables Handout Connect with David Charlton Sign Up to Conversations with Kids Join David @ The Sports Psychology Hub Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn Relevant Podcast Episodes Ep144: Jon Watkins - Mental Strength: What You Can Learn About Resilience From The Special Forces Ep135: David Charlton Gets Grilled By Grant Henderson Ep130: David Charlton - How to Deal with Self-Criticism using Self Compassion – Part 2 Ep125: Jack Hicks-Flynn - How is Psychology used in Professional Football Clubs Relevant Blogs Blog: Focusing on the Process as a Team Blog: Focus on the Process Blog: Why You Should Stop Setting SMART Goals Blog: Cricket Psychology Tips: Control the Controllables
Danny is entering his tenth year as a high-performance coach and injury management specialist and has predominantly worked with high-level military and athletes over the years. More recently, he has established himself as a fascial expert and released his marquee product Fascia Chronicles in 2022. Danny is currently the Director of Injury Restoration and Performance at Bachik Methods (Addison, Texas) where he specializes in severe injury management and return-to-play concepts for current and retired professional athletes. Previously, Danny spent six years as the Head Strength Coach at Virginia High Performance, where he specialized in working with Navy SEAL and Naval Special Operations Command personnel (Naval Special Warfare Development Group). Through his work at Virginia High Performance, Danny has become very proficient in working with complex injuries, brain injuries, and high-performing athletes within an interdisciplinary setting.He is also the Co-founder of Rude Rock Strength and Conditioning (2018), which is an online based platform providing training and a variety of educational content to individuals worldwide. Over the years, he has presented both nationally and internationally on the subject of fascia, published nearly 100 articles, and multiple webinars, and has been a prominent contributor as an author for the SimpliFaster organization. Above all else, he is also and husband and recently a new dad! If you liked this EP, please take the time to rate and comment, share with a friend, and connect with us on social channels IG @Kingopain, TW @BuiltbyScott, LI+FB Scott Livingston. All things LYM at www.LYMLab.com, download your free Life Lab Starter Kit today and get busy living https://lymlab.com/free-lym-lab-starter/
In episode 147, Greg Haff, Professor at Edith Cowan University, joins us. Specifically Greg will be looking at: Physiological advantages of cluster sets Disadvantages in using cluster sets What ascending cluster sets are Case study: How to use cluster sets to improve performance *About Greg "I am the course coordinator at Edith Cowan University and their master's a strength conditioning. I'm really into strength and I've been into strength since I was really young. At 11 I got introduced to strength training and I've been on that journey for the last 40 years of just trying to find out how to be the strongest I can be. So that took me all over the world to learn from all kinds of people academically as an athlete. And at the moment I'm a professor of strength. I mentor grad students and we try to answer questions that are really relevant to people's training, always in that strength domain, but in different ways." Social media: @Doc_Haff FREE 7d COACH ACADEMY TRIAL SIGN UP NOW: https://bit.ly/sfsepisode147 JOIN THE SCIENCE FOR SPORT TEAM: https://www.scienceforsport.com/join-our-team/ Learn Quicker & More Effectively, Freeing Up Time To Spend With Friends And Family Optimise Your Athletes' Recovery Position Yourself As An Expert To Your Athletes And Naturally Improve Buy-In Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More Improve Your Athletes' Performance Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research
In this episode of the Becoming HeadStrong podcast, Kristina talks all about feedback. Feedback comes in many shapes and forms from different people,including ourselves, and in different ways. We have complete control over the conversations we have with ourselves regarding the feedback we get. Listen along with Kristina to becoming the best version of ourselves using feedback from others!
EP 302 is a conversation with Steve Magness. Steve is a world-renowned expert on performance. He is the author of the new book Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and The Surprising Science of Real Toughness. He is the co-author of Peak Performance. The Passion Paradox, and the author of The Science of Running. Collectively his books have sold more than half a million copies in print, ebook, and audio formats.Magness has served as an executive coach to individuals in various sectors. His work serves to apply the principles of which he writes. In addition, he's served as a consultant on mental skills development for professional sports teams.His writing has appeared in Outside, Runner's World, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, Men's Health, and a variety of other outlets. In addition, Steve's expertise in elite sport and performance has been featured in The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Guardian, Business Insider, and ESPN The Magazine.Steve received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and a graduate degree from George Mason University. He currently lives in Houston, Tx with his wife Hillary. Once upon a time, he ran a mile in 4:01 in high school, at the time the 6th fastest high school mile in US history.It was a great pleasure to have him on, we hope you enjoy the ride!If you liked this EP, please take the time to rate and comment, share with a friend, and connect with us on social channels IG @Kingopain, TW @BuiltbyScott, LI+FB Scott Livingston. All things LYM at www.LYMLab.com, download your free Life Lab Starter Kit today and get busy living https://lymlab.com/free-lym-lab-starter/
This week's special guest is local to Austin, Texas and is a legend in the field of strength training. Dr. Jan Todd, the Director of the Stark Center at The University of Texas and former powerlifter shares her story as a pioneer for women in the sport. Throughout the podcast, she dives into her extraordinary journey and experiences with some of the strongest humans the planet has ever seen. We also touch on her life in academia and the critical role she has played in breaking barriers and stigmas for women and weightlifting. Dr. Jan Todd is a Roy McLean Centennial Fellow in Sports History, and the Interim Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Todd is also the executive editor of Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture, that she and her husband Terry Todd founded in 1990. During her career, Sports Illustrated often described her as the “strongest woman in the world”. As a powerlifter, she set more than 60 national and world records (in five weight classes) and was included in the Guinness Book of Records for over a decade. Jan Todd was the first woman inducted into the International Powerlifting Hall of Fame and was in the first class of the USA-PL Women's Powerlifting Hall of Fame. You can reach Jan Todd at her email: firstname.lastname@example.org Additionally, you can get ticket information for the Arnold Strongman Classic at: https://www.arnoldsports.com/sports-and-events/strongman/arnold-strongman-classic/
In this episode of the Becoming HeadStrong Podcast, listen along with Josh as we announce the relaunch of our podcast! We are so excited to announce the new content we will be bringing to all of you each week. Josh also talks about his personal reflection and processing that came along with the the event on Monday Night Football this past week involving young Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Dr. Nick highlights the moments that define a performance. How does our preperation affect these moments when they come? We can prepare ourselves for these brief seconds that affect our overall perception of how a competition might have went. Listen along with Dr. Nick as he guides us through the preperation for these moments!
On today's episode, I'm talking to Director of Sports Performance for UConn Women's Basketball Andrea Hudy about finding a job that shares your values. Throughout her career, Andrea has sought out opportunities to make sure she has the skills and the knowledge to provide her athletes with personalized programs to stay healthy and on the court. With UConn women's basketball, she's found an environment that celebrates the same values as her and has given her an opportunity to live out her mission.We talk about:How Andrea's approach to injury is shaped by her own experiences as an injured athlete.How her curiosity and desire to share knowledge has led her to take on additional degrees and research opportunities.How Andrea's using her work towards her PhD as an opportunity to seek out mentorship and collaborate with leaders in other fields. Click here to grab your free guide to defining your values.You can find the show notes and more resources at https://madamathlete.comKeep an eye out for new content or let us know what you'd like to see next by following us on social:Instagram: @theMadamAthleteFacebook: @MadamAthleteTwitter: @MadamAthlete
In this episode, Tim interviews surgeon Dr. Cheri Ong, founder of the Ong Institute about what are the secrets to recovering from surgery in less time. While Dr. Ong currently practices plastic surgery, she has extensive experience as a trauma surgeon, and knows first hand what inhibits the body from repairing itself following surgery, as well as some “hacks” to speed up that repair process. You can follow her on IG at @onginstitute. This podcast is sponsored by AloeMD, makers of an amazing pain relief and recovery cream that has brought me amazing results since I started using it. Learn more at http://www.aloemd.com and use the discount code "PBR" at checkout to save $5! If you are struggling with feeling stiff, sore, or in pain from your passion for pickleball, go to http://www.pickleballrecovery.com for your free guide to feeling better on and off the court!
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Kristina gives us a few ideas on building confidence. Every athlete wants to feel confident and this can lead to many results such as success and enjoyment. There are different tactics we can use at both the individual and team level to build our confidence. Listen along to learn about these ideas from Coach Kristina!
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Josh finishes up his two part series on anxiety and anxiety management by building off of the first episode on acceptance. After we acknowledge our feelings and see them for what they are, we can react and reframe our anxious thoughts and feelings. Listen along with Josh as he talks about one of his favorite strategies to slow down our mind and mentally "lock in."
David Joyce is back for a bonus episode! This episode is a speaking engagement he did while here in Austin. Coach Joyce speaks about how WHAT we are doing in the future will not change, but HOW we do it will change. In what way do we bring the future forward? Additionally, he addresses 8 complex issues that should be considered moving forward in our careers. One example is the economy, and understanding the stability and allocation of funds from your respective athletic departments. This is an amazing episode and will force you to consider issues you wouldn't normally associate with athletic performance. Enjoy! David Joyce is the Founder of Synapsing, a global strategy and decision-making consultancy linking the boardroom to the front line in complex environments. He has extensive experience leading elite sports around the world, stretching from Premier League and European Football, to the Olympics, from international Rugby o the NFL. You can reach Coach Joyce on Twitter: @DavidGJoyce, Email: David.email@example.com and Linkedin: David Joyce.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Josh starts part 1 of a two part series on anxiety and how we can handle it efficiently and effectively. The first step, before we can react to our anxious feelings, is to accept that they are there and real. How can we do this without being overwhelmed? Listen along with Josh as he breaks down the importance of recognizing anxiety before we can take action with it.
In episode 36 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Dr. Aaron Horschig (@draaronhorschig). He is a Sports/Orthopedic Physical Therapist, author, and speaker. He is also the founder of Squat University, a strength & conditioning specialist, an Olympic weightlifter, and a coach. We talk about the importance of mobility and how it can make a massive difference in your workout routine and your life. He also shares his daily routine with us to give us an idea of incorporating movement into your day-to-day activities. After graduating with his bachelor's in exercise science from Truman State University in 2009, Dr. Aaron Horschig received a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Missouri in 2012. Dr. Aaron now works at Boost Physical Therapy & Sport Performance in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Aaron published his first book, “The Squat Bible,” in the spring of 2017 and published it in numerous professional journals. His most recent appearance in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy presented a new way to periodize a weight-training program with the back squat after ACL reconstruction. Dr. Aaron's background includes being involved in Olympic weightlifting as an athlete and coach for over the past decade. His goal is to provide the highest quality rehabilitation to athletes who have sustained an injury and help our sports medicine society become proactive in approaching the athlete – both from a rehabilitation and training perspective. Learn more about Squat University: Squat University Web: https://squatuniversity.com/ Squat University FB: http://facebook.com/SquatUniversity Squat University IG: https://www.instagram.com/Squat_University Squat University YT: https://www.youtube.com/@SquatUniversity Personal IG: https://www.instagram.com/draaronhorschig/ Check out his podcast: https://squatuniversity.com/podcast/ Get a copy of his book: Rebuilding Milo - https://squatuniversity.com/featured-links/rebuilding-milo/ Show notes: [0:00] Intro [0:49] Dr. Aaron's journey to creating Squat University [2:51] The inspiration behind Squat University [6:58] The importance of mobility and the benefits of doing squats [12:42] "If you don't use it, you lose it" [16:30] How the footwear makes an impact on your body and mobility [23:38] Squat = moving better [28:25] Understanding load, and spinal flexion and extension [33:08] Why Dr. Aaron isn't a fan of Jefferson Curl [38:29] Technique is KEY [40:18] The Movement first approach [45:03] On bandaid joint mobilization [51:55] Backache due to prolonged sitting [55:03] Dr. Aaron's daily routine [1:1:23] The warm-up is part of your workout [1:02:8] Why being a strength conditioning professional alongside being a physical therapy works great [1:07:56] The future of Squat University [1:10:31] Biggest takeaway [1:11:26] Outro For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Free Beginner Desk Stretch Routine: https://bit.ly/FreeDeskStretchRoutine IG: https://www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Coaching Application: https://deskboundtherapy.typeform.com/to/KSexJVbO --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deskboundtherapy/support
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Hillary talks about not quitting. How can we remind ourselves to keep pushing and keep improving? How can we adapt to changes in the plan we have for ourselves? Listen in as Hillary walks us through strategies to be resilient and don't quit!
Andy comes from modest beginnings. At age 14, he started lifting weights and immediately knew it would be a part of his life from that moment on. He has created a career that allows him to be a Scientist, Teacher and Coach. He is a Professor at California State University, Fullerton and Director of the Biochemistry & Molecular Exercise Physiology Lab. He has worked with elite professional athletes for over 15 years. The list includes NBA All-Stars, MLB MVPs, Olympic medalists, NFL Pro Bowlers and Hall of Famers from multiple sports. His mission is to provide the world with free & accessible high-quality, accurate, and entertaining information that will inspire and improve the human condition by enhancing the understanding of human performance, nutrition, health and well-being. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tYcx5LC13U Brett Gilliland Welcome to the Circuit of Success. I'm your host, Brett Gilland. Today I've got Andy Galpin with me. Andy, how you doing? My man? Andy Galpin I'm doing amazing. How are you? Brett Gilliland I am doing great as well you're, uh, you out in California today? What part of California you at? Andy Galpin Yeah, I live in Southern California in, uh, long Beach. Brett Gilliland Long Beach. Very nice. Well, thank you for being with us today. And, uh, uh, as the intro says, obviously you've, you've got, you've built an amazing career and, uh, you are a world leading expert man. I feel, uh, very blessed to have you on the Circuit of Success and so, uh, appreciate your time. But if you could maybe just give us a little lay of the land, Andy, what's made you, the man you are today and, and kind of help getting you to where you've gotten. Andy Galpin Yeah, sure. I guess you want a little bitof the background is. Brett Gilliland Yeah. Andy Galpin Is that where you're going? Brett Gilliland Yeah. I always say people don't just wake up and become a doctor, work with athletes, do all the things that you're doing, man. There's a backstory there. And it's, it's my job to figure out that backstory. Andy Galpin You got it. So I was born in the Pacific Northwest, so in a, in a pretty small community, farming and logging, things like that. So I played every sport, uh, growing up. And then of course, like everyone I grew up with, I did every other job you could possibly. Do so working at grocery stores and pumping gas and hang in the summers and, um, cleaning stalls and things like that. Right. That's just, yeah. Everyone I grew up with, that's just what you did. Um, I was fortunate to actually, I went and played college football. From there, I got a degree in exercise science and was able to take that and I got a job down at Tempe, Arizona at a place called Athletes Performance. This was 2004. 2005, something like that. And, uh, at that, at the time that facility had probably over 200 professional athletes, Hall of Famers, number one draft picks, like very, very high level NFL major baseball guys. So I was there for about half a year and I realized like for sure I didn't wanna be a strength and conditioning coach was like my full-time job. And um, so I went then back to school and got my master's degree in human movement sciences. And obviously I wasn't competing in football anymore. But I then started competing in, in weightlifting or Olympic weightlifting, as you may, you know, see it in Olympics. Mm-hmm. Um, competing in combat sports and jujitsu and MMA and things like that. Um, then went, got my PhD in what's called human bioenergetics. It's like a fancy way of saying muscle physiology and metabolism and things like that. I continued to work with athletes, um, continued to train and compete in the combat sports. And then, uh, 2011 I came out here to California. Uh, started my lab, which is called the Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Lab, and then eventually took over the Center for Sport Performance out here. So, um, since then I, I'm in the last, you know,
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Amanda talks about control. Control is something we consistently work with clients on, and to the general listener, there is a good chance we have been told to control the controllables before. Coach Amanda gives us a practical example of how we can put this into action and keep progressing while feeling more in control.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Chelsea talks about feedback from others and that need for that feedback. Rather than thinking about those who are not reaching out to us and checking in, can we think about the people that are reaching out and checking in? Is it that no one is checking in or is it that just someone isn't?
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Dr. Nick addresses what he calls the space between awful and awesome. This can be seen through emotions, self-talk, performance conditions, and many more aspects of how we are performing. We naturally strive to always be on the awesome side of that continuum, but what do we do if we aren't able to be all the way to the right?
Brianna had one of her former Stanford athlete's, Katie Meyer take her own life recently. The following link will take you to a place where you can read about the Katie's Save mission, and donate to a cause that is dedicated to helping student-athletes navigate the dynamics of campus life and the pressures that come from sport. Thank you for your help! https://www.katiessave.org In this episode, Brianna Kanz, Assistant AD for Sport Performance at Santa Clara hops on to talk shop and catch up with Ant! This episode is very much free-flowing, but also touches on topics related to her journey, finding peace in your life while in the strength and conditioning industry, grounding, yoga, her objectives as an Assistant AD, and most importantly, mental health.
On this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Kristina talks about how we can be at our best as a team. How can we bring the best version of ourself to bring out the best in others? Sometimes our teammates are unable to bring their best to any given day, but we can bring our attitude and effort to them to elevate how much they can bring. As individuals, we are able to bring down the team as a whole or bring it up. This all falls down to being greater than great.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Josh talks about being grateful and acknowledging it each day. This can help you stay present and keep the life around you in perspective. Along with this, Coach Josh also talks about his Thanksgiving experience back in Minnesota and how it reminded him of an exercise he uses with clients.
If you are looking to take your athletic career to the next level dm me ‘ fight ‘ on instagram @coach_dusseault and I will reach out to you to see if I can help! Follow me on my other social media channels; TikTok: @coachdusseaultYouTube: @Coach Dusseault Conditioning This podcast is to help athletes build their dream careers in sport! In order to achieve that you need so much more than just skills. In this show we talk about the mindset of an athlete, we talk about the lifestyle you need to succeed, we talk about every single element OUTSIDE the sport that you need to improve in order to make this your career!
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach HIllary talks about attitude. We have all been in a moment where we did not have the positive attitude we want, but how can we bring that attitude up when we need to? Coach Hillary breaks down some strategies involving looking back on past performances to bring our attitude back up right now in the present.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Amanda gives us some practical tips for pushing through fear. Fear is a shared human experience, and we need to understand that first. How can we accept that fear is there rather than deny it is there? How can we allow it to be with us while healthily controlling it? Get answers to these questions and more in this episode to help push through fear and even use it in your favor!
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Chelsea breaks down what trust looks like in a team. How can we build trust within a team outside of the usual practices, meetings, etc.? We need to foster an environment where we know each human on the team and not just the athlete. We can learn more about eachother including hobbies, pasttimes, and other areas of life to build a more trusting relationship.
About This Episode: Rori and Alyssa invite nutritionist, nutrition coach, and competitive bodybuilder Christy Alexon onto the show to discuss proper nutrition and eating habits for maximizing strength and muscular development. Christy holds a PhD in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness from Arizona State University, and lectures on nutrition and metabolic science at Arizona State as a Clinical Associate Professor. Christy also has an extensive training background, having competed in powerlifting and currently competing in natural bodybuilding in the bikini division. As a result, Christy has both in-depth scientific knowledge and practical experience in getting as strong and muscular as possible, while minimizing body fat. Dr. Alexon walks through the macronutrients that comprise every lifter's diet, and suggests target macro ranges (protein, carbs, and fat) for novice lifters. She explains the basic biochemistry of metabolism and building muscle, and how each macro contributes to the anabolic process. More importantly, however, she points out the eating habits of successful lifters, and how to build a sustainable lifestyle around your own nutritition and training. You can follow Christy on Instagram at @drchristyalexon. When she's not teaching or training, Christy offers nutrition coaching through Rennaissance Periodization. https://rpstrength.com/team-member/christy-alexon-phd-rd Join our Facebook Community for free form checks, live Q&As & more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PRS.Barbell.Mastery Got questions or guests you'd like to hear on the show? Submit them here: https://forms.gle/7Vu2HmgHoeQY9xM59 Get in touch with the show! Web: https://www.progressiverehabandstrength.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rori IG: @rorimegan_prs Alyssa IG: @alyssahope_prs
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Kristina helps guide us to the mental toughness we have already shown. We strive to become more mentally tough than we were yesterday, but it is also important to acknowledge the toughness you already have. Kristina breaks down several areas that we can look at within ourselves to show the mental toughness we already have while we search for greatness.
This EP features an emerging leader in the world of speed, Les Spellman. Over the course of the last 10 years, Les has slowly become one of the world's elite speed performance coaches - training NFL, Rugby players, Olympians, NCAA athletes, and emerging high school and youth level kids across a variety of sports. Les believes that speed is not only an inherent trait but an essential skill that can be mastered, the X factor that separates good from great. Les and his company Spellman Performance help athletes & coaches by mastering speed through biomechanics, advanced technical training, and personalized speed profiles & programs inside the Universal Speed Rating software. I was pleasantly surprised by our dynamic and interesting conversation about everything NOT speed which I am sure you will enjoy!If you liked this EP, please take the time to rate and comment, share with a friend, and connect with us on social channels IG @Kingopain, TW @BuiltbyScott, LI+FB Scott Livingston. All things LYM at www.LYMLab.com
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Josh discusses the Law of Effect. This general rule is primarily rule is applied to teams and group settings often, but how can we apply it to ourselves? How can we use our own self-talk and internal communication to improve our performance? Tune in with Josh this week to learn an effective tool to help in our pursuit of being the best version of ourselves.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Hillary targets being present or being here now. We find ourselves thinking futuristically often telling ourselves we will be happy once we achieve something in the future. We need to, however, enjoy the process and the moments that bring us to the outcome. The moment can be hard and challenging, but if we can enjoy those parts as well, it will be more fulfilling in the end.
In this EP you are introduced to an impressive performance practitioner, Jo Clubb. Jo is an international Sports Science Consultant. Her company, Global Performance Insights, works with sports teams, organizations, and individuals worldwide. Previously, she worked as an Applied Sports Scientist for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL, and Buffalo Sabres in the NHL, as well as Chelsea Football Club and Brighton and Hove Albion in English soccer. She shares sports science content through her blog, and YouTube channel, and by publishing in scientific textbooks and peer-reviewed journals. We had a great conversation about her life and career, many quality elements to take away from this one. Enjoy!If you liked this EP, please take the time to rate and comment, share with a friend, and connect with us on social channels IG @Kingopain, TW @BuiltbyScott, LI+FB Scott Livingston. All things LYM at www.LYMLab.com
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Amanda talks about team cohesion. Coach Amanda has worked with athletes of all ages and backgrounds on team cohesion which shows it's importance. How can teams stay united and aling towards the same goals? What are the different kinds of team cohesion that can be seen in different teams across genders? Amanda answers these questions and others in this episode!
Coach Scott Caulfield joined us over Zoom from The Green Mountain State to discuss his great career. Coach Caulfield has done it all from his service in the United States Navy to being the head coach at the NSCA headquarters. We talk about his unorthodox coaching philosophy and some of the research he conducted at the University of Denver on The Social Construction of Strength and Conditioning. (Also see the Dr. Gearity interview, Episode 34) Coach Caulfield also catches us up on the life of a strength coach in division 3 collegiate athletics. Lastly, we cover his time in the military and how that helped shape his career.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Dr. Nick breaks down how we can strive for our plan A while not feeling entitled to it. What do we do if Plan A goes sideways? How can we prepare ourselves for a situation in which we need to adapt? Having a Plan B can be key in our ability to push through situtations in which things are not always on schedule.
Happy Halloween HeadStrong family! In this episode, Coach Kristina, talks about fear and scary events that can come up during performance. A lot of these times, it can affect us physically through heart rates, the shakes, and countless other ways. Coach Kristina gives us three tips to handle these fearful situations: Don't drag it out, dissociate your fear, and make a decision to get through your fear.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Josh talks about the difference between positivity and optimism. A lot of times as athletes and performers, we are told to just "be positive." When in fact, this can push our feelings to the side when we need to acknowledge these feelings before growing from them. In reality, we should strive to be optimistic to allow us to continue to build and build.
Sports Nutritionist, Coach, and Author, Steph Gaudreau, joins the podcast to talk about the importance of proper nutrition and the consequences of low energy availability for strength athletes. Her personal experiences with poor nutrition habits led her to dig into the science behind nutrition. She primarily focuses on women strength athletes but is a wealth of knowledge for all individuals. In this conversation, Steph shares the importance of social media literacy and how to discern credible resources of the science that is communicated freely and unfiltered on the internet. We get into the details of training nutrition, quality of food choices, and the impact of nutrition on your mental health and performance. Steph also provides some practical tips for athletes who desire to take on a fat-loss phase or those competing in a weight-class restricted strength sport. THE GRITTY DETAILS An athlete does not have a specific look. If you are training with intention and intensity your athletic endeavors will require good nutrition practices, sleep habits, and a focus on long-term goals for sustained performance. Low energy availability (LEA) occurs when the amount of energy that you are expending through daily functions and training exceeds the amount of energy that you consume through nutrition. LEA leads to a decrease in muscle strength, lack of motivation, increased risk for injury, and poor sexual health. It also leads to negative psychological outcomes. Carbohydrates are not making us fat. Carbohydrates are the primary energy source for most exercise and are your body's preferred energy source. The important factor to consider is food quality when it comes to carbohydrate intake. Athletes should focus on strategic fat loss phases that are guided by a credentialed person that truly knows what they are doing to minimize muscle loss and strength adaptations. CONNECT WITH THE GUEST Follow Steph on Instagram Find information about working with Steph on her website. Learn more from Steph on the Fuel Your Strength Podcast. Check out A'Naja on episode 377 of the Fuel Your Strength podcast. CONNECT ON SOCIAL Follow the Podcast on Instagram Follow your host
EP 290 features Brandon Marcello, the Chief Innovation Officer for JAG Consulting. He drives forward-thinking and cutting-edge strategies across a variety of human-performance portfolios. With over 25 years of experience in the performance enhancement industry and extensive involvement in both the applied and research worlds, he has implemented successful, high-performance training programs for professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes. Brandon is currently the lead human performance advisor for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Center's (DEVCOM) Optimizing the Human Weapons System effort.Prior to his work with JAG, Brandon served as the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University for seven years. Before his appointment at Stanford, he served as the Director of Performance for USA Softball.In the late '90s, Marcello was a Performance Specialist at the International Performance Institute of the IMG Academies, when in 1999 he was approached by Mark Verstegen to join him to help create EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance, a world-class training facility for professional and elite athletes. A recognized author, researcher, and international presenter, he routinely speaks around the world on a number of topics pertaining to elite-level training and performance. Above all of his accomplishments, he is also a proud father and husband.Catch EP 290 tomorrow on all streaming services.Meanwhile, drop in at our shop and get your LYM Cap today at https://lymlab.com/shop/ or download your FREE Life Lab Starter Kit at https://lymlab.com/free-lym-lab-starter/
In episode 134, Kirsty Elliott-Sale, Professor of Female Endocrinology and Exercise Physiology at Manchester Metropolitan University, joins us. Specifically Kirsty will be looking at: Impact of the menstrual cycle in sport Key phases and their importance in sport How/whether to adjust training around the menstrual cylce About Kirsty "I completed my undergraduate degree and PhD [Exercise Physiology] at Liverpool John Moores University. My PhD examined the effects of female reproductive hormones on muscle strength and since then my work has primarily focused on female athletes. I worked as a Lecturer at Brunel University and the University of Brighton, before undertaking a four-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Kings College London. I worked at Nottingham Trent University between 2009 and 2022. I joined the Institute of Sport at Manchester Metropolitan University this year as a Professor of Female Endocrinology and Exercise Physiology. In addition to my research on female athletes, which includes the menstrual cycle, hormonal contraceptives, the Female Athlete Triad and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, my work in recent years has involved designing and implementing exercise interventions during and following pregnancy in a variety of populations including servicewomen (i.e., military personnel), athletes, and women with obesity. I have co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, expert statements, and editorials on/for sportswomen. In addition, I work with many organisations such as the English Institute of Sport, the Football Association, The Australian Institute of Sport, The European Club Association, and The Wu Tsai Performance Alliance and am on several special interest groups and advisory boards related to female athletes." Twitter: @ElliottSale FREE 7d COACH ACADEMY TRIAL SIGN UP NOW: https://bit.ly/sfsepisode134 Learn Quicker & More Effectively, Freeing Up Time To Spend With Friends And Family Optimise Your Athletes' Recovery Position Yourself As An Expert To Your Athletes And Naturally Improve Buy-In Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More Improve Your Athletes' Performance Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Hillary talks about letting go of mistakes. A highlight of this episode is to control our reactions to mistakes. Are you going to learn from it and move forward or sit on that mistake? Mistakes can build up and weigh us down, so we need to choose to let go of these mistakes to keep ourselves from slowing down from this weight.
In the 500th episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Amanda breaks down professionalism in collegiate sports. With college athletes now able to make money, there was a lot of celebration. However, there are some negative effects that can arise from this. Amanda breaks down how this affects sport specialization, contract and money chasing by athletes, and outcome motivation opposed to the love of the game.
Ryan Banta. Ryan is an Athletics Coach and a Member of the Missouri Track & Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was USTFCCCA Girl's Coach of the Year 2022, and MTCCCA Coach of the Year 2021 & 2022, Ryan is the Author of the Sprinter's Compendium and has a Master's in Positive Psychology from the University of Missouri. Above all his coaching accolades he is a proud father of two beautiful girls and a husband, and he is dedicated to mentoring and coaching the amazing athletes he serves. Enjoy this conversation.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Dr. Nick revisits the idea of pressure. Coaches can sometimes encourage athletes by letting them there is "no pressure," but is this productive or minimalizing the moment? Nick breaks down how we can redirect this pressure towards preperations and the process to handle it in a controllable way while also reaping the benefits of pressure.
In this episode of Becoming HeadStrong, Coach Kristina talks about what we want to be as players, performers, coaches, etc. Once we can find out what we want to be, we can use this to guide ourselves towards that goal. Kristina also connects this to the role of parent, coach, and leader, as these positions also need to ask what their players want to be, so they can be a guide to that goal.
This EP features the Head of Sports Medicine for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA, Eric Oetter. Eric directs an interdisciplinary team of athletic trainers, performance coaches, physical therapists, sports scientists, psychologists, and dietetic chefs supporting the Grizzlies' athletes. Eric grew up in Georgia where he was a state-champion sprinter and college football player at Georgia Tech. In 2016, he left Georgia Tech's Applied Physiology Ph.D. program - studying brain and nervous system plasticity - to join the Grizzlies. Eric earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Emory University School of Medicine and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has been published in both academic journals and print media. This is a great conversation about those who influence and shape our practice and ultimate success, enjoy!