Podcast Interviews

Ranell Hobson (Academy of Sport Speed): Training around the menstrual cycles of female athletes.

Ranell Hobson is the founder of the Academy of Sport Speed Australia (ASSA). She is an S&C Coach with a specialty in Speed. Through her private coaching, Ranell has helped hundreds of athletes modify their physical qualities and biomechanics to maximise speed performance. Ranell is in her 6th year as S&C Coach GWS Fury Premier League (Netball) and 3rd year as the Speed Specialist for NSW Baseball.

In 2019 Ranell was awarded the ‘ASCA Performance Development Coach of the Year’ for her work as S&C Coach of the Premiership winning GWS Fury Premier League U23’s Netball team. Ranell is a regular presenter at Strength & Conditioning and Fitness Conventions and has delivered her Explosive Speed Development courses and Athlete clinics across Australia, the UK and Asia. An elite masters athlete in her own right, Ranell has won 6 World Championship Medals, holds multiple State, National and Oceania titles in the Sprint events and is a previous World Record holder in the 4 x 100m.

In this episode Ranell discusses:

  • The importance of increasing strength through peak weight velocity in female athletes.
  • How she integrates strength training on the track, pitch and court.
  • When to focus on strength/power and when to back off during the menstrual cycle.
  • How she organises her training programs within a squad of female athletes according to their cycles.
  • The opportunities to get better at the individual details within a team context.

You can listen to the episode in full here.

You can check out Ranell’s work at www.academyofsportspeed.com  and keep up to date with her via the Instagram account: @academyofsportspeed .

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