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Steve Ingham, performance scientist, leader and author, explores the science, art, purpose and origins of high-performance. Steve interviews and discusses these concepts with the people who have been there and done it, whether it’s achieving at the highest level, been the driving force in making remarkable performance happen or those who have explored and researched aspects of human performance in real-depth.
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Presented by Tim Caple "Talking Sports Books" does exactly that every month we review the best Sports literature talking to a selection of authors about their recent releases and rounding up the best sellers lists in the UK and USA
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HEAT acclimation ain’t just good for HOT 🔥 weather - it MAKES you FITTER! Prof. Chris Minson wants you to understand that although heat ACCLIMATION is essential for performance in hot environments, it is also useful for HEAPS of other uses - including just plain old PERFORMANCE! In the 121st episode of The Training Science Podcast, Chris and Paul d…
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Today, I’m joined by Geir Jordet, the world's leading expert on the psychology of penalties and author of "Pressure: Lessons from the Psychology of the Penalty Shootout." Geir brings an extensive background in sports psychology, with a focus on high-pressure performances in football. He has studied and published analyses on every major penalty shoo…
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Jens Voet wants you to understand that what is PLANNED will not always MATCH what is EXECUTED⚖️ . While short-term this could be just fine, but perhaps this is not such a good thing in the long run. Work on that COACH-ATHLETE relationship and do some sound monitoring to know when things are going wrong 🌡️. In the 120th episode of The Training Scien…
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The biggest weapon ⚔️of SELF DESTRUCTION? YOUR STRENGTHS! Iñaki de la Parra wants you to understand that YOU can be your WORST enemy 🔫, especially if you are only focused on the thing you LIKE. There is an inherent danger of overdoing what comes easy to us. Find someone you can trust, to HELP YOU! In the 119th episode of The Training Science Podcas…
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In this insightful episode I speak to with Tim Jones, the Associate Performance Director at British Swimming. A former Olympic athlete in the grueling 200m butterfly, Tim has transitioned from elite swimming to coaching, and now to a leadership role that spans multiple sports disciplines. With extensive experience across swimming, athletics, and gy…
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You think supplements are only good ONCE 🤔💭 you have dialed in everything else? Well… THINK AGAIN! Dr Jose Antonio would like you understand that if you are LACKING in various parts of your training and/or food department, then it is likely that you will 📢 BENEFIT EVEN MORE by taking protein, caffeine and creatine. And if not: NO WORRIES, just stop…
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So, how many AVOCADOS 🥑 do you eat?! Christian Meier wants you to understand that EVERYTHING in life is about BALANCE. You cannot just push into ONE direction of training, nutrition or anything else without encountering downsides that WILL impact your sport and life. In the 117th episode of The Training Science Podcast, Paul and Christian discuss: …
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Welcome to the Supporting Champions podcast, hosted by performance scientist Dr Steve Ingham. In this episode, Steve is joined by Professor Sam Marcora, a leading researcher whose psychobiological model has revolutionized our understanding of training and performance. Together, they delve into the fascinating intersection of psychology and physiolo…
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Are you ACTIVELY 🔥 developing your people for the REAL WORLD 🌎? Dr Steve Ingham @ would like you to make SURE that you are SYSTEMATICALLY જ⁀➴ working towards the PROGRESS of your staff, trainees, students, interns etc. in REAL WORLD working skills. From the very start the EXPECTATIONS should be know to them! In the 116th episode of The Training Sci…
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Profiling and training SPEED🏎️ individually might be 30% (!!!) of any SPRINTING performance - get ON IT! Prof. Dr. JB Morin would like you to consider that if you do not cover, train or assess the WHOLE SPECTRUM of what your athletes can or cannot do, then you are likely leaving BIG 💥💨 gains on the table. Does 30% matter to you? In the 115th episod…
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In today’s episode I’m delighted host Iñigo Mujika. It is no exaggeration to say that Inigo is one of the World’s leading applied physiologists with a particular specialism in endurance training, tapering, and peaking strategies and has an extensive background working with elite athletes across various sports. In this episode, Iñigo shares insights…
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PROTECT 💪 your coach for everything that you possibly can - it is WORTH IT! James Bunce wants you to understand that you NEED ✅ the coach and the coach NEEDS YOU✅. Be there for them as much as you can, so that you can build a long-term relationship. In the 114th episode of The Training Science Podcast, Martin and James discuss: 🚀 How HELPING TO PER…
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Welcome back to the "Talking Sports Books" show and coming up in this edition we are joined by Sky Sports Boxing commentator Andy Clarke to talk about his new book "The Knockout" which looks in depth at sport's most decisive moment the book features comment from Deontay Wilder, Carl Froch, Tony Bellew, Ricky Hatton . The book looks at the effects o…
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Are you ❗PUSHING❗ your abilities & fitness with … methods you NEVER😱 tried before?! Svein wants you to understand that to reach IMPROVEMENTS year after year, pretty much in any sport you need to be willing to EXPERIMENT. Trial and error might be the very best approach ✅ for any new “thing” or training plan. In the 113th episode of The Training Scie…
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Today, I’m joined by Stephen Seiler, a renowned expert in sports science, to explore the integration of technology in sports performance, education, and health. Stephen brings a wealth of knowledge from his extensive research into the physiological aspects of endurance training and his insights into the optimal use of technology in enhancing athlet…
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Do NOT LEAD with your EMOTIONAL COMMITMENT to IMPROVEMENT 🚀! Dan Howells wants you to understand that communication and problem-solving TOGETHER come before any actual solutions. If you think you have recognized SOMETHING WRONG, take several steps back first 👣. In the 112th episode of The Training Science Podcast, Paul and Dan discuss: 📖 how you ca…
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So you THINK you are USING BIG & IMPORTANT 👨🏼‍💻 data? How about JUST showing up ✔️? Jake Schuster wants you to understand that the best KPIs might be rather on the SIMPLE end of the spectrum. Have you ever considered how often you just SHOW UP for the “BIG STONES” in your training? In the 111th episode of The Training Science Podcast, Paul and Jake…
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In this episode, we spotlight the journey and insights of Mehdi Kordi. With a rich and varied background, from biomedical science, to aerospace physiology, to accountancy, to mice in the Andes (yes you heard me correctly), then ultimately into a career in sports science and eventually coaching at the elite end of cycling. First Mehdi was at British…
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HONESTY 😇, OPENNESS and CLARITY are CENTRE 🎯 at any new team “MERGER”! Chris Domogalla wants you to understand that whether you are coming with a manager and coaching staff into a new team, or just as an individual on the performance staff, you need to prioritize LETTING YOUR GUARD down, being OPEN, HONEST, and very CLEAR 💯 about where you are comi…
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More from the "Best of Talking Sports Books" the fist 50 editions.In this clip we talk to George Sephton the "Voice of Anfield "about how he came to get the job as Anfield stadium announcer for Liverpool FC and some of his early memories and the affection in which he is held by the club and in particular Kenny Dalglish.George's book "My 50 Years wi…
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SPORT and TRAINING is 💖 EMOTION! Dr Marco Cardinale wants you to understand that you need to be EMOTIONALLY connected to the PEOPLE you are working with. They are NOT machines, and every emotion that you could possibly imagine are going on inside of them. And remember that you are ALLOWED to have them too. It is rather a 🎯 STRENGTH of our field ove…
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Welcome back to the Supporting Champions Podcast. Today, we're exploring the transformative power of focusing on solutions, not problems, with the insightful Paul Z Jackson. From his early days as a comedy writer and improvisation teacher to becoming a pivotal figure in the world of applied improvisation, Paul's journey is as fascinating as it is v…
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Getting MORE 💪 done with the sessions you are already doing! Frank Kuhn wants you to understand that you can LOTS 🏆 done as a professional team in ONE DAY. There is no “MUST train 2x/day”. In the 108th episode of The Training Science Podcast, Martin and Frank discuss: 💪🏽 Coach-coach relationship - especially between specialists and the head coach. …
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In this edition of the show we will be going back to the European Championships of 1988 with author Steven Scragg who will release his new book detailing the tournament the matches the players and the coaches. Also we will hear from the producer of "Test Match Special " for over 30 years Peter Baxter about the early days of commentary and broadcast…
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In this episode I speak to Meike Bartels, a renowned researcher in wellbeing and happiness. Meike's research work uncovers the layers that contribute to our sense of fulfilment, exploring how genetics, environment, and personal habits intertwine to shape our happiness. In our conversation, Meike highlights that wellbeing is an evolving state, influ…
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PEOPLE 🎯 are the BIGGEST super weapon of your team - NOT TECH! Stephanie Mocks wants you to understand that you need to BUILD TRUST in PEOPLE and their SKILLS - although some cool gadgets and toys are useful in exercise and sport science, you cannot work with your team if they are an “extension of yourself”. In the 107th episode of The Training Sci…
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From the best of "Talking Sports Books" where we look back at some of the great stories told over the first 50 editions of the show, in this extract former BBC Radio Head Football Correspondent Mike Ingham remembers his early days and dealing with Brian Clough at Derby County . To listen to the full feature with Mike head to the website or stream f…
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Sometimes it may be GOOD to feel SLOW & BAD 😬! Hard training should not all be flowers, ponies & “smart” tools. Phil Sesemann wants you to understand that it is OK to feel tired and keep training. If you are doing HEAPS of long or hard sessions, at some point in the next few weeks it will get harder. But you will rebound 🚀 if you structure your tra…
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In this episode, we're joined by Prof Stuart Biddle, a leading figure in the psychology of physical activity, based at the University of Southern Queensland. Stuart's extensive work in exercise science and psychology provides groundbreaking insights into how exercise impacts our wellbeing. Our discussion today spans Stuart's illustrious career, fro…
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START right in the middle of NUTRITION & FOOD 🌮🍕🥪! Gordo Bryn wants you to understand that there is a significant difference between what WORKS FOR YOU as a normal, or even average, human being - and what works on the fringes. Remember that there are such things as OUTLIERS. In the 105th episode of The Training Science Podcast, Paul & Gordo discuss…
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Are you a TALL POPPY 🌹? Or more of a small ego 😎? IT MATTERS! David Lipman wants you to understand that it is a necessity to adjust your attitude, language and behavior as a coach or consultant depending on WHERE you are - the culture of each place has very specific and SUBTLE KEY aspects that you need to consider. In the 105th episode of The Train…
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From the "Best of Talking Sports Books" In this extract from "I'm With The Cosmos" Steve Hunt who left Aston Villa aged just 20 to team up with some of the greatest players ever to play the game including the greatest of them all Pele. Steve remembers what it was like for a precocious young talent in the spotlight of the worlds media and how ignori…
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Joining me this week is Andrew Rogers, a Chartered Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist with over two decades of experience spanning elite sport, business, healthcare, prison services and more. As co-director of Changing Minds UK, Andrew brings a real wealth of knowledge on the psychological aspects of high performance, resilience, and emoti…
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From "The Best Of Talking Sports Books" with Tim Caple the first 50 editions the incredible tale of Steve Hunt born in Aston Birmingham who was told by then Aston Villa manager Ron Saunders "There's bloke in the canteen who wants to sign you and were letting you go" and that was it off he went to sign up for the New York Cosmos in the same team tha…
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Movement assessment with your EYES 👀 - maybe NOT THE BEST IDEA?! Christopher Chapman wants you to understand that your eyes are NOT THAT good at analyzing movement. When you are looking at large measurement errors through your eyes, you want to make sure to have other tools and processes in place to get around that. In the 103rd episode of The Trai…
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In this edition of the "TSB" show we look at "Formula One The Legends Cult Heroes and Their Legacies" with the author and journalist Tony Dodgins we relive some of the most memorable moments over the last 70 plus years of the sport and answer the question who was the greatest and who will win this years championship. Pete Cavill also joins us to ta…
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What is 👉THIS for? What is THAT👈 for? HOW are you ENGAGING your players?! Anthony Couderc wants you to consider that you ALWAYS need to EXPLAIN with patience WHY your athletes are doing what you are asking them to do. As long as it has APPLICATION for their sport, they will likely happily do it 💯- they just need to know! In the 102nd episode of The…
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In this episode I speak to David Robson, an award-winning science journalist. David's insightful exploration into the realms of cognitive psychology and human behaviour, particularly in his books 'The Intelligence Trap' and 'The Expectation Effect,' offers a fresh perspective on how our minds work, especially in high-performance environments. David…
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ALL TRAINING is a POTENTIAL THREAT! What are YOU 😲 going to do about it?! Scott Livingston wants you to understand that in the context of neurology, all types of INPUTS could be PERCEIVED as DANGER to your athletes - they do not need to be injured for it either. In the 101st episode of The Training Science Podcast, Paul and Scott discuss: 🧊 The PRO…
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