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Tim Noakes: Sports Scientist Extraordinaire, Redefining the Limits of Human Performance (Re-broadcast)

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From Ironman triathletes, marathon runners, Tour de France cyclists to rowing, rugby and football – Tim Noakes’ research shakes up the consensus and opens the path to new, higher performance horizons.

We cover dehydration and water intoxication, optimal training methods, and what coaches need to know about the connections between the brain and the body. There’s even some information about how to swim nearly naked at the North Pole. The show is hosted by sports psychologist Glenn Whitney.

“It would be easy to train athletes if they were just bodies without brains.” – Tim Noakes

Tim is the author of The Lore of Running, considered by many to be one of the definitive works on the subject, plus he has written and co-written about a dozen other books and over 100 scientific papers.

His latest book is called Waterlogged: The Serious Problem of Overhydration in Endurance Sports. It’s an impressively comprehensive examination of the subject and one that is making many executives in the sports drink industry squirm.

Tim also practices what he preaches, having competed in over 70 endurance and ultra-endurance running races and he’s still highly active now that he’s passed his 60th birthday.

His ideas and research shake up the conventional wisdom and break open new, more creative and effective ways of thinking about human performance.

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Running Coach & Chiropractic Richard Hansen On Healthy High Performance

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A doctor of chiropractic and a passionate running coach – it makes for a really interesting conversation about everything from injury prevention, barefoot running to raw kale smoothies.

Richard Hansen is head of Roots Running, a Boulder, Colorado-based Olympic development group focused on distances from 1,500 meters to the marathon. Richard also leads a busy medical practice called High Altitude Spine & Sport, whose aim is to provide current, evidence-based treatment and education for athletes.

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Rio Focus: Coaching Ashton Eaton For a Place In History (Re-broadcast)

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For long-time followers of the podcast and or track and field, Harry Marra needs no introduction. He¹s graced us with his presence twice before. Back again after a triumphant season  guiding decathlete Ashton Eaton to World Championship Gold in Beijing and heptathlete Brianne Theisen Eaton to the silver in the same competition.

Coach Marra gives us some intimidate insights into this critical period leading up to the Olympics in Rio. Asthton, who holds the world record as well as having won Olympic Gold in  London, quite possibly deserves the title the greatest athlete of all time. Certainly his case will be strengthened if his tops the table in Brazil this summer. And if Brianne can break through and win gold, the three quite possibly will become the most successful training trio in history.

As you will hear in this interview, at 68 Coach Marra may or may not be on the verge of retirement but either way, this is yet another generous insight from him into the mind of a master coach.

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Sports Coach Radio is a series of weekly in-depth interview with world-class sports coaches, scientists and writers, hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching and leadership advisor. Follow us on Twitter, where we post coaching tips and links to interesting articles just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.

Topics: Decathlon, Ashton Eaton, periodization, Olympics, 400m, guarding against complacency, Rio 2016, focus, mental toughness, brain training, power vs. speed endurance, Harry Marra, Brianne Theisen-Eaton

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Rio Focus: Sprint Star Dafne Schippers’ Coach Bart Bennema (Re-broadcast)

Sprinting, “The Female Usain Bolt” (Re-broadcast)
dafne_schipper_beijin_2015Bart Bennema is coaching one of the biggest breakthrough athletes of the year – in any sport! She’s 23 year-old Dutch woman Dafne Schippers, recently crowned 200 meter sprint champion in the 2015 Beijing Track & Field World Championships, as well as the silver medallist in the 100 meters.

Given her unusual height and power over both 100m and 200m, some experts are starting to call her the female Usain Bolt although her Netherlands training environment is the opposite of a Caribbean island.
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A mere six months ago, Dafne was focused on the seven events of heptathlon, and not doing too badly. In fact she placed 3rd at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.

Bart, a former national-class decathlete, has been coaching Dafne since she was a teenager. Bart, who is 38, also coaches Nadine Fisser, a Dutch heptathlete who strong in sprint hurdles.

As they pause before getting ready for Rio, this is a candid and wide-ranging interview covering one of the most exciting career phases that any athlete and coach pairing can experience. We talk about handling increasingly intense commercial demands of an athlete with global star appeal, accusations of doping, mood management and curbing the frenetic enthusiasm of athletes who have a tendency to over-train
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Sports Coach Radio is a series of weekly in-depth interview with world-class sports coaches, scientists and writers, hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching and leadership advisor. Follow us on Twitter, where we post coaching tips and links to interesting articles just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.

Topics: Sprinting, Athletics, Track & Field, 100m, 200m, Dafne Schippers, Usain Bolt, Shelly Ann Fraser Price, Bart Bennema, Netherlands, Beijing 2015, Michael Johnson, Allyson Felix, Dafne Schippers

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Sprint Coaching Legend Clyde Hart of Baylor, U.S. Olympic Team (re-broadcast)

Michael Johnson, Jeremy Wariner, Sanya Richards-Ross (re-broadcast)

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A living legend of track and field coaching. And not just living – still working and still helping win Olympic gold medals and World Championships.

Sports Coach Radio is a weekly in-depth insight to the people and passion behind winning performances. It’s hosted by Sports Psychologist Glenn Whitney and you can listen to it on this site or on Apple iTunes.

Coach Hart guided Sanya Richards-Ross to double gold in London, in the individual 400 meters and in the four by 400 relay.

He’s also the man behind about a dozen other Olympic medals including Jeremy Wariner, and none other than Michael Johnson, four-time gold medallist and still holder of the 400 meter World Record.
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Sprint Legend Michael Johnson on Strength and Conditioning and Mental Focus (Rebroadcast)

Speed endurance, high intensity training, NFL Combine preparation (Rebroadcast)

michael_johnson_runningFor track and field aficionados and followers of Olympic sports in general, the legendary sprinter Michael Johnson needs little introduction. But I’ll say a few words anyway as reminders: Michael is still holder of the 400 meter world record and a former holder of the 200 meter record.

He is the only athlete in history to hold world records and win Olympic gold medals in both those events at the same time. Michael’s breakthrough performances were in Atlanta in 1996 but he also struck gold in Barcelona and Sydney in a career at the very top than spanned over a decade.

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S&C Speed/Agility Master Coach Vern Gambetta

We had Harry Marra on the show a few weeks ago for the third time, so it’s only fair to pair him with Coach Vern Gambetta, Harry’s long-time friend and colleague and also one of Sports Coach  Radio’s favorite guests.
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Coach Gambetta heads up the Gambetta Athletic Improvement Network or GAIN,  which you can find on gambetta.com. This time around we talk about recent experience in Europe in football soccer and rugby, over-training and over-reaching issues, mindless coaching mistakes,doping issues and much more.

Coach Gambetta has focused on speed, strength and agility for a vast variety  of Olympic and professional sports including stints with the New York Mets, the Chicago White Sox and the
Cincinnati Reds baseball teams, in basketball with the Chicago Bulls, in football with the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in football, and in soccer the Tampa Bay Mutiny as well as
the U.S. Men’s World Cup Team. He also works extensively in swimming.

Sports Coach Radio is a series of weekly in-depth interview with world-class sports coaches, scientists and writers, hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching and leadership advisor. Follow us on Twitter, where we post coaching tips and links to interesting articles just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.

“It’s easy to make people slow, hard to make them fast. Train speed all the time at all times of the training year in appropriate forms.” – Coach Vern Gambetta

Topics: Strength & conditioning, speed, agility, sprinting, S&C, training mistakes, periodization, weight training, Vern Gambetta

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Usain Bolt Supremacy Author & Cycling Expert Richard Moore

Sprinting, Jamaicans, Cycling, Doping
Usain_Bolt_Supremacy_Richard_MooreThis week we’ve got one of the best sports journalists out there, especially if you’re into cycling and/or track and field.

Richard Moore’s latest book is The Bolt Supremacy, Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory. We talk a lot about training methods, winning mindsets, doping and lots of colorful characters, from Lance Armstrong, to Justin Gatlin and from Carl Lewis to Chris Froome.

Richard other books include Sky’s The Limit: British Cycling’s Quest to Conquer the Tour de France, Slaying the Badger: LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France, The Dirtiest Race in History: Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final, and Heroes, Villains and Velodromes, about Olympic Champion track cyclists Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins among many others.Cycling-and-Track-Expert-Richard-Moore

Probably the best place to keep up with Richard is Twitter: @RichardMoore73 and www.thecyclingpodcast.com

Sports Coach Radio is a weekly series of in-depth interviews with world-class coaches, sports scientists and sports thinkes, hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching and leadership psychologist. You can follow us on Twitter, where we post useful articles and coaching tips just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be very grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.

Topics: Usain Bolt Supremacy, Jamaican domination in sprinting, training methods, doping, Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins, Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador, Vuelta a Espana, Carl Lewis, Ben Johnson, Linford Christie

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Justin Gatlin Coach Dennis Mitchell on Dealing with Haters and Beating Bolt

Justin Gatlin, Strength Training for Explosive Sports
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Just ahead of the World Championships in Beijing, here’s a rebroadcast of the two-part interview with Dennis Mitchell, Justin Gatlin’s coach, first aired on February 15 last year.

Both Gatlin and Mitchell have attracted much criticism and both have been sanctioned for violating doping regulations. Mitchell addresses these issues and lessons learned from spending years as a pariah in this wide-ranging, in-depth conversation.

Mitchell hit gold in 4 X 100m in the Barcelona Olympics. In addition to Gatlin, he is training a dozen other world-class athletes from about 10 different countries, at his club Star Athletics, based in Montverde, Florida, near Orlando.

Dennis_Mitchell_Justin_GatlinSports Coach Radio is hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching and leadership psychologist. You can follow us on Twitter, where we post useful articles and coaching tips just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.

Topics: Justin Gatlin Coach Dennis Mitchell on dealing with haters & beating Usain Bolt, 100m, sprinting, World Athletics Championships, Beijing 2015, Track & field

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Athletics Master Coach Dan Pfaff On The Art of Individualty

Track & field, explosive sprinting; jumps; master coaching
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It’s a great pleasure to have master coach Dan Pfaff back on the show. He’s one of the very most accomplished coaches in track and field, having worked with over 49 Olympians, including nine medallists, most recently helping Britain’s long jumper Greg Rutherford win a gold medal in London. The Canadian 100-meter champion Donovan Bailey was also one of his athletes.

Among Coach Pfaff’s many others achievements: he has tutored five world record holders. He’s also served on the coaching staff at five Olympic Games for five different countries and nine World Championship staffs for six different countries.

Coach Pfaff also provides consultancy to players and teams in professional football, baseball, hockey, golf, tennis, soccer and to the Canadian Winter Olympic Program.
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He is currently Education Director and Lead Jumps Coach at the World Athletics Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Now here’s something I learned on World Athletics Center website: Coach Pfaff been married to the same woman for 42 years, which is exactly twice as long as I have been married. Hats off to him!

Topics: Athletics, track and field, master coach, long jump, high jump, weight training, periodization, high intensity intervals, over-training, optimizing performance, Dan Pfaff, World Athletics Center

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Running Coach: Middle Distance Legend Steve Cram

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It’s an honor to have on the show this week one of the legends of middle distance running – Steve Cram, a man who set world records, in the 1,000 meter, 1,500 meter and the mile, all in 1985. He was also among the top 800 meter runners of his generation, carrying on a fascinating multi-Running-Coach-Steve-Cram-1year rivalry with his countrymen Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe.

Several of Steve’s times are still up there among the very fastest ever run.

Steve has a lot going on, including serving as primary coach for British 1,500 meter standout Laura Weightman, providing ad hoc coaching to a wide range of professional and amateur athletes and acting as lead athletics commentator for the BBC.

In this wide-ranging interview you’ll hear all about his transition from athlete to coach, preferred training methods and his view on all sorts of trends, from low-carb diets to barefoot running.

Sports Coach Radio is a series of weekly in-depth interviews with world-class sports leaders, coaches and sports scientists. It’s hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching adviser and leadership consultant. Follow us on Twitter, where we post coaching tips and links to interesting articles just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.

Topics: Running coach, The Mile, 1500m, middle distance coaching, Steve Cram, Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett, Laura Weightman, athletics, track and field, periodization, altitude training, low carb diets, running coach, barefoot running

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Building Speed Endurance With Track Coach Jimson Lee

Track 200m and 400m, athletics, sprinting
speed-endurance-jimson-leeSpeed endurance. One of the most physiologically challenging of athletic pursuits. It combines explosive velocity with the ability to hold onto a high intensity when your lungs are crying out for mercy

Jimson Lee is an expert on speed endurance, particularly in track and field, including the 200 meter and 400 meter events. He heads up the highly engaging blog called – what else? speedendurance.

In this interview we discuss a wide range of topics from Usain Bolt to Michael Johnson, of course, the effect of genes on athletic performance and the difference between the various metabolic systems. Don’t forget that we have already had several top coaches in speed endurance area on the show, including Michael Johnson himself and his former coach, Clyde Hart, who currently coaches top women’s 400 meter runner Sanya Richards-Ross. Those interviews are available in the SportsCoachRadio.com archives.

Key topics: Speed endurance, track sprinting, 200 meters, 400 meters, Michael Johnson, Usain Bolt, Jeremy Wariner, David Rudisha, Sanya Richards Ross, Allyson Felix, speed endurance training

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Soccer Coaching: Strength & Conditioning Specialist Mike Young

soccer-coach-strength-coach-mike-youngStrength and conditioning is back in focus this week. Soccer and track specialist Mike Young works extensively with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer as well as running the Athletic Lab, a top-notch training facility based near Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Mike has a PhD in kinesiology with an emphasis in biomechanics. He’s worked across numerous American professional and Olympic sports, including with players in the NFL and in Major League Baseball.

Sports Coach Radio is hosted by Glenn Whitney, a mentor to coaches and a leadership consultant. Follow us on Twitter – the handle is @sportscoachtalk. If you like the show, we’d be grateful if you would take a couple of minutes to write a short review on the Apple iTunes page.

We’ve had some kind words posted recently by “Derek Healy,” someone using the handle “In Two Minds,” “Phil Andy,” and “JGonzo 723” – Many thanks, guys!

Key topics:

Technique Under Fatigue, CrossFit – Pros and cons, High fat, low carb, Paleo diets, Differences in metabolic demands of American football players versus soccer players, Rest and recovery – new directions, Back squat for sprinting athletes – Risks and rewards, Goblet squats

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Marathon Coaching: The Man Behind Meb’s Boston Triumph, Bob Larsen

Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi

marathon-coach-meb-keflezighi_bob-larsenWe have the coach behind one of the most stunning marathon victories in recent years on the show this week. Meb Keflezighi’s longtime mentor Bob Larsen joins us again, to tell us all about how Meb triumphed in the 2014 Boston Marathon, on the eve of his 39th birthday, becoming the oldest winner of the race in the modern era.

Bob is a true master coach, a model of modesty and servant leadership, with a pedigree that goes across most track and field events, starting with UCLA in 1979. He was inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame last year and in July was given the running’s prestigious Pathfinder Award.
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We last spoke with Bob in May 2013, and that interview is still available for download.

Sports Coach Radio is a series of weekly in-depth interview with world-class sports coaches, leaders and scientists, hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching adviser and leadership consultant. Follow us on Twitter, where we post coaching tips and links to interesting articles just about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.

Key topics: Marathon coaching, Boston Marathon, Meb Keflezighi, training older athletes, building strength, preventing over-training, prehabilitation, alternative endurance training methods

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USC Track & Field Director Smith Gilbert on Principle-Driven Leadership

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It’s a pleasure to welcome a true pioneer to Sports Coach Radio this week. Caryl Smith Gilbert is one of the very few women in the world to lead a major sports program for both men and women.

She’s director of track and field at the perennial powerhouse University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, as well as having coached at the London Olympics. One of her charges – multiple medalist DeeDee Trotter, is now an assistant coach at USC.

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Before joining the Trojans in 2013, Coach Smith Gilbert was six-time Conference USA Coach of the Year at the University of Central Florida. Prior to that, she held senior coaching positions at Tennessee, Alabama and Penn State.

Coach Smith Gilbert hails from the great state of Colorado, where she was two-time state champion in the 200-meter dash and long jump and a three-time champion in the 100-meter dash.  She went on to become a three-time All-American at UCLA.

Track & Field coaching, sprint coaching, DeeDee Trotter coach, values and principles, coaching philosophy, gender issues in coaching, athlete-to-coach transition,

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Running Coach Jay Johnson: Building Faster, More Robust Runners

Warming up, flexibility and balance: Running coach Jay Johnson

jay_johnson_running_coach_1We’re branching out a little this week into the world of middle and long distance running.

Coach Jay Johnson talks with us about his fresh and innovative approach to training.  Among the elite runners he’s helped recently are Renee Metivier-Ballie, Brent Vaughn and Fernando Cabada. Jay also writes for Running Times magazine and contributes to Nike’s sport marketing running group.

Now an independent coach and director of Boulder Running Camps, Jay was formerly Head Coach of Track and Cross Country at Pratt Community College in Kansas and before that Recruiting Coordinator and Middle Distance coach at the University of Colorado. You can find a lot of useful information and frequent blog postings on his website www.coachjayjohnson.com.

Boulder, Colorado running coach Jay Johnson on building faster, more robust runners.

 

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Carl Lewis’s Coach Tom Tellez on Creating the Self-Empowered Athlete

Sprint & Long jump expert, discusses illegal drugs
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The master coach of one of the most successful athletes of the 20th Century. I don’t think that’s an exaggeration. We’re honored to have Tom Tellez, the long-time coach of track and field legend Carl Lewis, join us for an in-depth conversation.
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Tom Tellez was head coach at the University of Houston for 22 seasons. In addition to working with Lewis, he also guided Joe DeLoach, Kirk Baptiste; Frank Rutherford, Leroy Burrell, Mike Marsh and Michele Finn-Burrell.

From 1984 to 1996, six of the seven U.S. sprinters who won Olympic Gold Medals were coached by Tellez, and seven of the USA’s 13 overall medals were claimed by his athletes.

Sports Coach Radio is a series of weekly in-depth interview with world-class sports coaches, leaders and scientist, hosted by Glenn Whitney, a coaching psychologist. Follow us on Twitter, where we post coaching tips and links to interesting articles ust about every day of the week. The handle is @sportscoachtalk. And we’d be grateful if you’d leave a short review of the show on the Apple iTunes page.

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