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Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

Location:

United Kingdom

Genres:

Podcasts

Description:

Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

Language:

English

Contact:

01509222443


Episodes

E27 - The power of performance analysis

5/16/2021
Host Martin Foster is joined by performance analysis (PA) expert Mike Hughes and Donald Barron, Applied Performance Analysis Lead at Loughborough University to delve a little deeper into the subject and discover how performance analysis has grown immensely in sport with data now playing a key role in influencing decisions both on and off the field of play.

Duration:00:40:00

E26 - The importance of recovery in elite-level sport

4/20/2021
Within sport, it is well known that recovery plays an important part of any training schedule, but how exactly does this impact team sports? Host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Dr Tom Clifford, from the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Lauren Delany, Loughborough University alumna, and Performance Nutritionist for Leeds Rhinos, and Dr Will Abbott, Academy Performance Manager at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club.

Duration:00:48:24

E25 - Does stronger = faster?

3/3/2021
Host Martin Foster is joined by Professor JB Morin from Université Jean Monnet and Dr Bill Horg, Strength and Conditioning Lead at Loughborough University, to discuss measuring force, velocity and power in jumping and sprinting.

Duration:00:36:57

E24 - Exercise, immune system and cancer

1/21/2021
Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Mhairi Morris, Lecturer in Biochemistry from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. Mhairi and Martin discuss a whole host of topics around cancer, including how the immune system responds to the disease, the potential preventative benefits of exercise, and further advice on physical activity to improve the effectiveness of treatment.

Duration:00:19:02

E23 - Beating the Heat

12/15/2020
Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Lee Taylor, Reader in Exercise & Environmental Physiology, where they discuss the challenges posed by next summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan, which are widely anticipated to be the hottest and potentially most humid to-date.

Duration:01:06:10

E22 - Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

11/26/2020
Loughborough University's School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences’ Dr Richard Blagrove sits down in conversation with elite level ultrarunner and Red Bull athlete, Tom Evans.

Duration:00:46:04

E21 - Disordered eating - just how common is it in elite level sport?

10/7/2020
Former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff’s recent BBC documentary ‘Living with Bulimia’ sparked conversations regarding eating disorders, particularly amongst elite level athletes. But how commonplace are such health challenges? Dr Carolyn Plateau, Senior Lecturer in Psychology explains that eating disorders may well be more common in athletes than initially thought and touches on the role that coaches and parents can play in spotting the early signs of negative eating issues.

Duration:00:31:32

E20 - The truth about exercise and weight management

9/10/2020
Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr James King, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences to take a closer look at the relationship between exercise and weight management.

Duration:00:33:26

E19 - Para sport special: What does it take to become successful on the world stage?

8/24/2020
As the clock counts down to next summer’s postponed Paralympics Games, this week’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast takes a timely look at what it takes to create an optimum performance environment for ParalympicsGB. In this special episode, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Penny Briscoe, Director of Sport at the British Paralympic Association and Loughborough University’s Head of Para Sport, Nik Diaper.

Duration:00:32:45

E18 - Race, ethnicity, and racism in sports coaching

7/29/2020
In this week’s special edition of the Experts in Sport Podcast, host Martin Foster introduces an international online forum featuring leading academics looking at the key themes in race, ethnicity, and racism in sports coaching. Organised by Loughborough University’s Dr Steven Bradbury in collaboration with Dr Jim Lusted (Open University) and Dr Jacco Van Sterkenburg (Erasmus University) the forum features contributions from leading ‘race’ and sport scholars in the US, Europe and Australia.

Duration:01:03:44

E17 - ‘Support, develop, empower’ - the dual-career journey of an athlete

7/17/2020
Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Emily Cartigny (research associate for the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) and Simon Wombwell (Education and Development Manager at Loughborough University) to discuss the pros and cons within a dual-career, how the delivery of educational tools have had to be adapted during the lockdown period, and the importance of providing on-going support to the individual, with a particular focus on psychology and lifestyle.

Duration:00:32:39

E16 - Why the best players sometimes don't make it...

6/29/2020
Host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Loughborough University’s Richard Allen (Director of Football) and Jamie Taylor (Performance Rugby Coach) to discuss talent identification in sport and how professional clubs can do better to support player development.

Duration:00:29:31

E15 - As athletes begin to return to training – what should practitioners be doing?

6/16/2020
Regular hosts Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) and Dr Martin Lindley (Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences) are joined by Loughborough University’s Head of Strength and Conditioning Chris Wright, and fellow coaches Adam Whitney and Stephen Breisner to discuss how support teams now have the difficult task of managing workloads and helping ensure the transition back to the ‘norm’ runs as smoothly as possible.

Duration:00:30:27

E14 - How can dietary nitrates improve elite level athlete performance?

5/28/2020
Guest host Dr Martin Lindley, Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences, is joined by Dr Stephen Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead), as a number of topics, including the potential benefits of supplementation, are discussed.

Duration:00:31:53

E13 - What role does community sport play in tackling serious youth violence?

5/15/2020
With youth violence continuing to be a serious issue in UK society, this week’s Experts in Sport’ podcast looks at the role sport can play in supporting those at risk. Host Martin Foster is joined by Loughborough University’s Dr Carolynne Mason, Lecturer in Sport Management, from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and Graham Helm, National Doorstep Sport Advisor for StreetGames, a national charity that helps bring sport to disadvantaged communities.

Duration:00:34:00

E12 - Can supplements boost your immune system?

5/5/2020
Host Martin Foster is joined by regular contributor Dr Martin Lindley, Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences within the University’s School of Sport, Health and Exercises Sciences, and Mike Gleeson, Professor of Exercise Biochemistry, to discuss what role – if any – supplements can play for both the general population and elite level athletes.

Duration:00:31:03

E11 - Exercise, immune defence and illness in elite athletes

4/27/2020
With competition across the globe currently on pause, attention within sport has turned to maintaining athlete health and well-being. In this week’s Experts in Sport podcast, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by the University’s Lettie Bishop, Professor of Exercise Immunology, and Dr Martin Lindley, Senior Lecturer and Director of Biosciences within the School of Sport, Health and Exercises Sciences. The panel discuss exercise, immune defence and illness in elite...

Duration:00:28:15

E10 - Has concussion in sport hit crisis point?

2/25/2020
Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Dominic Malcolm, Reader in Sociology of Sport, and Kerry Glendon, a physiotherapist for Loughborough Sport to discuss concussions in sport.

Duration:00:38:00

E9 - What is Strength?

1/29/2020
Host Martin Foster is joined by Professor Jonathan Folland and Dr Richard Blagrove to discuss strength, how you build it and what methods are best for your fitness goals.

Duration:00:34:00

E8 - Does sponsorship in sport have an unhealthy relationship with junk food?

1/9/2020
To kick off 2020, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Joe Piggin, senior lecturer in Sport Management, to discuss junk food sponsorship in sport and its potential impact on wider society.

Duration:00:43:43