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GMS Training Podcast

28 EpisodesProduced by Stew AJ & AidWebsite

Follow the programming and thoughts of training a group of athletes as they transition through the performance pathway in the pursuit of following the athletic dreams and also the development of coaching activity.Musings about improving sports performance, speed, strength and power. Along with stayi… read more

28 Episodes | 2020

Winter Training Update and why we added hills back in!?!

December 11th, 2020


Todays episode is an update on training for the sprints squad coached by Stew during the lockdown 2.0 in the UK and discussions around competition opportunities that may occur.

We take a look at why Hills have been …

Sprinting With Sticks

December 4th, 2020


Good title, you think? Hard to really think of a better one... But it does what it says on the tin!!

In todays episode we discuss the use of Sticks when sprinting, not to be confused with acceleration sticks/wickets, …

RANT EPISODE - Elite Sport classification and of course, Coleman News

November 6th, 2020


In this edition Stew and Aid simply rant! As we enter a second Covid lockdown the uk government have allowed "Elite" sport to continue, unfortunately the definition of what is elite across different sports is so …

Internal Rotation - Extension and Big Butts and an all too familiar rant.

October 24th, 2020


In todays episode we go into the role of Hip Internal Rotation and running/sprinting and some compensatory cues you can spot and how you can work to …

GPP - Futher Considerations for Athlete Preparation, where have they come from? where are the going?

October 18th, 2020


Todays episode, we take a little deeper look into GPP considerations for athletes with this time a bit more emphasis on the gym, but of course unless …

GPP - Considerations for Athlete Preparation

October 4th, 2020


In this episode Stewart takes a look at the GPP, a traditional time for coaches and athletes to layer fitness into their athletes, but is this really …

Post Championship feelings

September 13th, 2020


In our last episode Stew and Aid made some bets on the speed power events at the british athletics championships, so who won on the track and off?

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British Athletics championships predictions

September 3rd, 2020


Stew and Aiden go face to face in their gambling predictions for this weekends British athletics championships being held in Manchester. A bet of £1 on each of the speed power events... who will win the money? only one …

Track / Game Side Therapy

August 23rd, 2020


Todays episode we discuss the role of track side therapy in keeping athletes moving during sessions and even those playing games. What quick …

Speed Theory - What are the main 3 elements of getting faster?

August 19th, 2020


Today we take a quick shallow look at how to develop speed.

Speed development is simple right? getting faster is as simple as just sprinting often and at maximum intensity.

Well, actually there are 3 main elements to …

Acute Injury Treatment

August 9th, 2020


So whats best for an injury? Ice or Heat?

We all have heard about RICE (Rest Ice Compression and Elevation) but is this really the best thing to do in the initial stages of an injury? 

We take a look at the …

Tempo For Speed Power Athletes - The whats and the Whys

August 2nd, 2020


Today we take a look at what actually is tempo, explaining the difference or even similarities with the "Tempo" done by distance runners. Break down …

Catch up after short break - Crazy races / Funding / Social Media Call Outs

July 26th, 2020


In this episode we have a general catch up chat about whats changing in our own lives as we start opening up after the covid 19 shut down. Discuss some strange racing coming out of the USA and also some of the funding / …

New 2020 Sprint Spikes! New releases, Spike stiffness and recommendations

July 5th, 2020


Today we take a look at the newly released Nike Superfly Elite 2 and the Puma Tokyo Future and brush sprint spikes along with the previously released spikes from Adidas, the Prime SP and the Finesse,

A look into a little …

Coach & Author Ryan Banta - Introduction to the Critical Mass System (Part 1)

June 28th, 2020


We meet Coach and Author Ryan Banta, the head coach of Parkway central High School and Author of the Sprinters Compendium and proponent of the …

Team Sport Acceleration - None Sagital

June 21st, 2020


In this episode we delve a little into acceleration for team sports during none Sagital movement. Discuss the role of Transverse movement and …

Whereabouts Failures - World 400m champion Naser provisionally suspended by AIU

June 14th, 2020


Well we have to discuss whats going on in the world or track and Field.

And to kick this episode off we discuss the situation of the World champion …

Book Club 1 - Basic introductory books to get into sports coaching and therapy

June 7th, 2020


This is the 1st episode of "Book Club" starting at a basic level of books to introduce those who are starting out o their career, either as parents helping out or those wanting to focus and set themselves up on the …

Achilles Injury, How to identify and treat.

May 31st, 2020


In today's episode we discuss the Achilles, some misconceptions around tendinitis and tendonosis.  How a coach can visually identify their athlete not coping with the pain and also how we can get that issue rehabbed …

Guest UK Coach David Sadkin

May 24th, 2020


In this episode we have a discussion with UK Sprints Performance coach David Sadkin, who in 2019 guiding the progression of young British 400m to the world championships and this year was hoping to have extended that to …

Team Sport, Pre and Post Season Training

May 20th, 2020


A brief look into the concepts of team sport periodisation and specifically the role of Pre-Season training. Our position on preparation for the …

Shin Splints

May 17th, 2020


In this episode we take a look at what actually are "Shin Splints", what are the muscle actions involved and how you cant treat them to get back to …

Can we be Faster after Covid 19?

May 14th, 2020


With the lack of facilities our athletes and sportspeople are having to train on different surfaces such as parkland grass. But how will this effect the desired outcome of training and the future games or races?


Covid 19, Work and Training

May 13th, 2020


Today we discuss what we are and aren't doing during Covid 19. How our work life has taken a hit and also its affect on training and testing our athletes remotely.


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The Feet (Lower Leg) role in speed development and strengthening

May 10th, 2020


In this episode Aiden throws a curve ball and starts a discussion at the request of clients on feet. So we discuss the role of feet or the lower limb …

Favourite Athletes and Throw Back

May 9th, 2020


In this episode, Stew asks Aid about who his favorite British Athletes are. But Aid threw a curveball and names an Athkete from Stew's past, Joel Fearon. Joel is a Winter Olympic Bronze Medalist in the 4 man Bobsleigh …

Welcome and Hello!!!

May 8th, 2020


We introduce ourselves, a simple hello to Stew a performance enhancement specialist, track and field speed coach and a World Masters Athletics …

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