TSPS0007 Nick Grantham Sports Performance S&C

Welcome to episode 7 of The Sports Performance Show

In this episode I discuss strength and conditioning for sport with leading sports performance coach and 1st team strength and conditioning coach at Newcastle United FC

Nick Grantham …

We discuss

·      Nick’s motivations and drivers for his work in sports performance

·      Sweat the basics – resist the temptation to skip the basics and his ‘Marshmellow 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 Nick recommends in athletes he trains 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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And prepare to perform