RedPill Training Podcast
RedPill Training Team Live Q&A
Phil Mansfield, James Jowsey and Jemma Chambers answer questions posed live by the RedPill Training Team.
Ash Grossman’s question:
In terms of programming how do you trade off the repetition required for progressive overload against practicing the randomness of competition in a CrossFit setting?
Paul Wools’ Question
How do you get Games athletes to relax, whether that’s in training or at the Games?
Cyril Grechi’s Question
With the CrossFit Open Just around the corner what would be your best advice for athletes to be as ready as they can mentally and physically with only a few weeks to go?
Steve Fawcett’s question
How does the Nordic curl fit into the functional continuum?
Ash Grossmann’s Question
I’d like to know more about your approach to testing your athletes. You hear a lot about testing a strength isn’t building a strength. You don’t want to max out too often because it’s not actually giving you the stimulus to get better – so how do you balance base lining and assessing improvement against actual training that’s improving performance in the long term?
Cyril Grechi’s question
We know you guys work with elite athletes quite a lot, but do you work with recreational or competitive athletes who like to compete on the weekend?
Episode Reference Papers
Heavy-Load Eccentric Calf Muscle Training For the Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendinosis 1988
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.
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?
Phil Mansfield and James Jowsey discuss strength training. This is for coaches and athletes struggling to increase their numbers even though they are putting in the work and time during strength training.
If you’re not getting the return on investment for time invested, then we need to look at why.
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.
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%.”
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.
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.
Phil Mansfield, James Jowsey and Jemma Chambers discuss the recent changes to the CrossFit season and qualifying structure to the CrossFit Games. They draw on personal experiences to reflect on the impact the changes have on their roles as coaches and the benefits and pressures on their athletes.
Phil Mansfield, James Jowsey and Jemma Chambers answer questions posed live by the RedPill Training Team. Phil Mansfield, James Jowsey and Jemma Chambers answer questions posed live by the RedPill Training Team.