Football Talk

An insight into rehab and s&c within a professional football club. James Jowesy and Phil Masfield sit down with Will Whitney and Shane Murphy to discuss their roles at Manchester City Football Club.

 Will and Shane have worked with RedPill’s Phil and Jowsey for over 18 months. They are employed by Manchester City Football Club.

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Culture In Sport

Culture in Sport

Different sports display different cultural characteristics.

Phil Mansfield and James Jowsey explore their experience of different sports to highlight the varying cultures in each one. From sportswear to admitting injury, every sport is different. Is there an opportunity to learn from one another? 

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Talk The Torque

Phil Mansfield and James Jowsey discuss torque, from a scientific perspective.

‘A torque acting on a body is created by a force acting a distance away from the axis of rotation.’

 Axis of rotation in a gym setting… a bicep curl is the elbow.

The forces are the key component within the torque concept. Without the forces there can’t be a torque.

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How do you understand your athlete? How much is too much?

RedPill Podcast Listener Question:

‘How do you get to understand your athlete? How much is too much? how much is not enough? Both In terms of weekly volume, level of fatigue, optimal performance for the athlete.’

Phil: “That is the game, everything stems from this question.”

Jowsey: “Unlike the science of gravity - when we drop something out of our hand 100% of the time it will hit the floor, when it comes to a training response, the bodies adaptation to sport and demand, in all studies we read, across the different parameters from injuries to performance, we don’t see 100 out of 100, we don’t see 100%.”

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Skill vs Threshold - A Conversation

Technical discussion for listeners around the trade off of skill vs threshold. Plus some key take home points that can be applied to training.

Phil Mansfield and James Jowsey discuss 'Skill vs Threshold' and how they balance their programming taking this two elements into account, specifically for CrossFit.

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Under the skin of Sam Briggs

An honest and frank discussion with the humble and immensely likeable Sam Briggs.

Phil Mansfield sits down with Sam to discuss what makes her tick. What does it take to be a professional CrossFit athlete? Who does she look up to? Who is in her fantasy CrossFit team? Get to know Sam a little better and take a listen.

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