Ask the Expert: Trevor Ragan (TrainUgly.com)

Trevor Ragan is a US based coach educator, blogger and public speaker. He has delivered TEDx talks on Overcoming Fear and Learning like a Jungle Tiger! He is the founder of Train Ugly, a fantastic provider of workshops, articles and visual essays on learning, the Growth Mindset and the process of training and skill development. […]

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The Athlete Archive: Mark Robertson (Scotland & GB Sevens)

Mark Robertson is a former International Rugby Sevens player and Olympian, amassing 56 tournaments for Scotland Sevens, securing their first ever HSBC World Series win in London, as well as winning a silver medal for Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics. What was your sporting journey growing up and how were you introduced to […]

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Ask the Expert: Dr Richard Blagrove (Birmingham City University)

Richard is the Course Leader for the BSc Sport and Exercise Science at Birmingham City University, previously working at St Mary’s University for eight years as Programme Director for the BSc Strength and Conditioning Science, and was Lead S&C Coach for Sport and Health Services. Richard is an Accredited S&C Coach and previously a Director […]

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Book review: Why We Sleep

Title: Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams Author: Matthew Walker (PhD) Topic: Sleep, Health, Performance, Learning, Memory Appropriate for: Literally everyone but especially – Parents of athletes, Teachers, Athletes, Coaches, Support Staff Overall rating: 5/5 – go out and get it now!!! Overview: I first heard about this book after listening to […]

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Ask the Expert: David Dunne (Performance Nutritionist)

David Dunne is a Performance Nutritionist at Harlequins Rugby Union Club, as well as a consultant to a range of Professional and Olympic athletes. He is a visiting lecturer at St Mary’s University, Surrey University and Liverpool John Moores University and is currently completing a PhD in Digital Health and Behaviour Change. 1)What has led […]

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It’s not you, it’s Gordon Ramsay…

Imagine you are dining in a nice Michelin Star restaurant. You enjoy a delicious starter, followed by a great main course and a decadent dessert. You have had a fantastic experience and your tastebuds have been sent into overdrive. It’s a brilliant experience and you’ve thoroughly enjoyed yourself. You thank the chef and the service […]

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Ask the Expert: Peter Gardiner (Sportif Judo)

Peter Gardiner is the Founder and Director of Coaching at Sportif Judo. He has previously held positions as the National Coach for Denmark and India, Director of Coaching for Judo Scotland and Director of Development for British Judo. He has been a professional judo coach and coach educator all his life and lectures on coach […]

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Ask the Expert: Olie Trotman (Swansea City Academy & Athletic Development Wales)

In this Ask the Expert interview, we speak with Swansea City Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach and Director of Athletic Development Wales – Olie Trotman! 1)What has led you into youth sport? I think the fact that I enjoyed playing a variety of sports whilst growing up taught me how impactful youth sport can be. […]

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Ask the Expert – Des Ryan (Arsenal FC Academy)

Des Ryan is the Head of Sport Medicine and Athletic Development at Arsenal FC Academy. He has a wealth of experience in developing youth athletes for the rigours of senior level elite sport in both football and rugby. We are sure this interview will prove valuable for anyone involved in coaching young athletes.

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