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Synapse Performance Podcast

By David Nolan

The Synapse Performance Podcast bridges the gap between science & application bringing your expert guests in the areas of performance science & athletic development. It's a must listen for any athlete or coach interested in pragmatic evidence-based information.

  1. 1.
    Episode 129 - Paul Fisher, Adrian O'Brien & Mark Germaine: Navigating a Lockdown GAA Pre-Season and Do GAA Need to be Big and Strong?01/14/2021
    1:17:34
  2. 2.
    Episode 128 - Tim Smithies - The Role of Sports Science in E-Sports01/07/2021
    35:52
  3. 3.
    Episode 127 - Mark Germaine - CBD Supplementation and Listener Questions01/02/2021
    1:00:27
  4. 4.
    Episode 126 - Jordan Sullivan - Lessons from UFC Fight Island and Where Athletes Get it Wrong with Sweating When Cutting Weight12/09/2020
    47:42
  5. 5.
    Episode 125 - Dr Aoife Lane: The Future of Sports Science in Gaelic Games12/02/2020
    34:30
  6. 6.
    Episode 124 - Dr. Neil Welch - Speed, Acceleration and Deceleration for Field Based Sports11/26/2020
    45:57
  7. 7.
    Episode 123 - Brian Fitzpatrick - Performance Analysis and Effective Organisational Structure11/20/2020
    50:34
  8. 8.
    Episode 122 - Broderick Chavez - Performance Enhancing Drugs & Avoiding Drug Detection in Sport11/05/2020
    1:01:45
  1. 9.
    Episode 121 - Rich Clarke - Addressing Criticisms of the UKSCA & the Future Goals of the Organisation10/29/2020
    1:08:22
  2. 10.
    Episode 120 - Keir Wenham-Flatt: Why S&C Is A Broken Industry, And What We Can Do To Fix It.10/23/2020
    52:23
  3. 11.
    Episode 119 - Dr. Tom Maden-Wilkinson - Rate of Force Development: Deep Understanding and Nuances10/15/2020
    49:02
  4. 12.
    Episode 118 - Arthur Lynch - Research Review: Monitoring And Regulating Resistance Training & How We Structure A S&C Program10/07/2020
    1:35:33
  5. 13.
    Episode 117 - Kate McDaid - Nutrition for the Female GAA Athlete & Lessons Learned from Building a Successful Nutrition Consultancy.09/25/2020
    47:32
  6. 14.
    Episode 116 - Building A Successful Off-Season For The GAA Athlete with David Nolan & Mark Germaine09/18/2020
    1:09:48
  7. 15.
    Episode 115 - James Fitzgerald - Differentiating Training For Elite Performance Versus Health, Autonomy In Fitness, Periodization In Crossfit & Functional Fitness As An Olympic Sport09/11/2020
    49:18
  8. 16.
    Episode 114 - Dr. Jake Reed - Athlete Monitoring and the Pros & Cons of Technology in Strength and Conditioning09/03/2020
    1:03:14
  9. 17.
    Episode 113 - Dave Hembrough - Sport for Development and Using S&C as a Vehicle for Positive Societal Change08/28/2020
    1:09:40
  10. 18.
    Episode 112 - Hugh Gilmore - Q&A on Sports Psychology: Practical Advice and Recommendations08/21/2020
    53:05
  11. 19.
    Episode 111 - Mikey Kiely - The Physiological Demands of Horse Racing08/13/2020
    43:00
  12. 20.
    Episode 110 - Insights into the current employment landscape for sports scientists and S&C coaches in Ireland08/06/2020
    11:10
  13. 21.
    Episode 109 - Rob Pacey - Insights into Professional Sports, Consulting & Developing Multiple Revenue Streams07/23/2020
    1:02:06
  14. 22.
    Episode 108 - Dr. Reid Reale - Insights into Performance Nutrition in the UFC Performance Institute07/17/2020
    56:26
  15. 23.
    Episode 107 - Dr. John Fernandes: Discrimination and Non-Diversity in Academia & Sport07/02/2020
    1:03:28
  16. 24.
    Episode 106 - Dr Fionn McSwiney: An Objective Discussion on the Ketogenic Diet for Athletic Performance & Health06/04/2020
    1:01:34
  17. 25.
    Episode 105 - Kedric Kwan: Philosophical Thoughts Pertaining to Physical Development05/29/2020
    1:17:38
  18. 26.
    Episode 104 - Dr. Stephan Behan: The Importance of Physical Literacy and Fundamental Movement Skills for Lifelong Health and Physical Activity Participation04/13/2020
    1:05:43
  19. 27.
    Episode 103 - Hugh Gilmore: Athlete Identity, Coping with Anxiety & Uncertainty, Motivation vs. Commitment, Pragmatic Advice for Coaches Dealing with Stressed Athletes04/06/2020
    1:05:44
  20. 28.
    Episode 102 - Conor O'Neill - GAA Nutrition: Behaviour Change, Body Composition & the Realities of Building a Nutrition Coaching Business03/20/2020
    1:05:32
  21. 29.
    Episode 101 - Mark Germaine - Insights into GAA Performance Nutrition: Practical Advice for GAA Players02/14/2020
    56:51
  22. 30.
    Episode 100 - What is Science? What Does it Mean to be Evidence-Based? ft. Alan Flanagan, John Kiely & Ciaran O'Regan02/05/2020
    1:25:32
  23. 31.
    Episode 99 - Does Psychological & Emotional Stress Impact Adaptation to Exercise?12/20/2019
    31:30
  24. 32.
    Episode 98 - Luke Jenkinson - Early Specialisation & The Utilisation of Isometrics in S&C11/22/2019
    52:34
  25. 33.
    Episode 97 - Sami Dowling & Shane Cahill - The Realities of "Making It" in the S&C Industry11/08/2019
    1:18:50
  26. 34.
    Episode 96 - Dr. Harry Dorrell - Using Velocity Based Loading to Optimize Adaptation to Resistance Training10/25/2019
    56:47
  27. 35.
    Episode 95 - Dr. Oliver Barley - The Potential Applications of Heat Acclimation for Combat Sports Weight Cutting Strategies10/10/2019
    1:07:40
  28. 36.
    Episode 94 - Broderick Chavez - Understanding the Tenants of Biology & the Importance of Blood Work10/03/2019
    1:12:23
  29. 37.
    Episode 93 - Hugh Gilmore - Behaviour Change, Applied Sports Psychology Strategies & Bullshit in Psychology09/27/2019
    1:06:35
  30. 38.
    The Functional Movement Screen? Does it have uses or is it pointless - Episode 92 ft. Andrew Patton & Arthur Lynch09/20/2019
    55:17
  31. 39.
    How to Ensure You Get High Quality Data from Performance Testing - Episode 91 - Solo Podcast09/13/2019
    31:41
  32. 40.
    A "how to" guide to becoming a S&C coach and is S&C over-emphasized in sport? - Episode 9008/30/2019
    31:06
  33. 41.
    Children are Not Just Small Adults: Insights and Advice for Youth Coaching - Episode 89 ft. Shane Smith08/16/2019
    52:23
  34. 42.
    Coaching UFC Fighters and Other Elite Athletes Online - Episode 88 - Dan Garner08/01/2019
    49:02
  35. 43.
    Steroids in GAA & Rugby, Advice for young S&C coaches, Assumptions & more.. Listener Q&A Episode07/26/2019
    35:19
  36. 44.
    Optimizing Performance for Boxing: A Detailed Discussion of S&C for the Sport of Boxing - Episode 86 - Dr. Alan Ruddock06/28/2019
    1:02:09
  37. 45.
    Questions You Want Answered! - Episode 85 - Listener Q&A06/21/2019
    33:40
  38. 46.
    Why You Probably Don't Actually Understand Force & Mechanics as an S&C - Episode 84 - Dr. Dan Cleather06/14/2019
    57:50
  39. 47.
    Is Weight Training the Key to Tackling Childhood Obesity? - Episode 83 - Helen Collins06/07/2019
    45:26
  40. 48.
    Does Different Training Influence the Type of Muscle Growth Which Occurs? Episode 82 - Dr. Cody Haun - Myofibrillar versus Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy05/31/2019
    55:54
  41. 49.
    Why It's Time to Stop Using the Acute:Chronic Workload Ratio!... and Other Dogmas in Sports Science - Episode 81: Dr. Franco Impellizzeri - Arguments Against the ACWR, Worst Case Scenario & Tactical Periodisation05/24/2019
    1:27:15
  42. 50.
    Episode 80 - Robbie Bourke: Effective Interning, Networking & Continual Development12/20/2018
    1:11:48
  43. 51.
    Episode 79 - Dr. Gary Mendoza - Driving Behaviour Change & Employing Motivational Interviewing12/07/2018
    42:08
  44. 52.
    Episode 78 - Steve Thompson - Velocity Based Training: A Comprehensive Overview of Practical Applications & Future Directions11/27/2018
    56:44
  45. 53.
    Episode 77 - Fergus Connolly, PhD. - A Holistic View of Athletic Performance: Sports Science, Data vs. Insight, S&C, and Career Lessons11/06/2018
    1:00:56
  46. 54.
    Episode 76 - Dr Eric Helms: Career Lessons, Motivations & Metacognition in Sports Sciences10/28/2018
    1:10:09
  47. 55.
    Episode 75 - Lee Bell: The Science of Overtraining & the Realities of Professional Fitness Writing10/15/2018
    55:42
  48. 56.
    SPP - Episode 74 - Alex Kolliari-Turner - The Science of Anabolic Steroids: A balanced and comprehensive discussion about steroids09/11/2018
    1:10:06
  49. 57.
    Episode 73 - Dr. Paul Rimmer - How to Conduct a Needs Analysis, Individual vs. Team Coaching, Nutritional Monitoring Strategies08/22/2018
    1:06:08
  50. 58.
    SPP - Episode 72 - Jacob Schepis: Client Buy-In, Effective Coaching Systems & Learning from Past Mistakes07/20/2018
    1:14:59
  51. 59.
    SPP - Episode 71 - Dr. Cody Haun: Extreme Volume Training and the Proportional Supplemental Protein Hypothesis, The Realities of a PhD.07/13/2018
    1:05:05
  52. 60.
    SPP - Episode 70 - Dr. Austin Baraki: Resistance Training for Chronic Disease & The Biopsychosocial Model of Pain & Training Fatigue07/07/2018
    1:01:22
  53. 61.
    SPP - Episode 69 - Dr. Israel Halperin - Metascience: Strengthening Sports & Exercise Sciences, Internal Validity of Research & A Rationale for Case Studies06/30/2018
    52:53
  54. 62.
    SPP - Episode 68 - Andy Morgan - Coaching Philosophies, Networking, Personal Development06/21/2018
    58:51
  55. 63.
    Episode 67 - Patrick Umphrey - Empathy, Rates of Progression, Pragmatism & Building a Loyal Tribe06/07/2018
    53:58
  56. 64.
    SPP Ep.66 - Dr. Catherine Norton: Protein Quality & Distribution, Applied Sports Nutrition in an Elite Environment05/31/2018
    45:30
  57. 65.
    SPP - Episode 65 - Jim Elli: Practical Nutritional Approaches for Powerlifters05/25/2018
    1:02:03
  58. 66.
    Episode 64 – Pascal Flor – Considerations for the Female Physique Athlete05/17/2018
    44:53
  59. 67.
    Episode 63 – Alan Flanagan: Circadian Rhythms, Saturated Fats & Why We Must Approach Nutritional Science in a Unique Way.05/11/2018
    1:11:09
  60. 68.
    Episode 62 - Panel Discussion: Dr. Quinn Henoch, Dr. Greg Lehman & Dr. Paul McCarroll04/30/2018
    1:21:06
  61. 69.
    Episode 61 - Speed & Agility Development for the GAA Athlete04/16/2018
    37:54
  62. 70.
    Episode 60 - Ciaran O'Regan (Part II) - Combat Sports & Brain Damage, Life Lessons from the Samurai04/07/2018
    59:16
  63. 71.
    Episode 59 - Ciaran O'Regan - S&C considerations for field sports & combat sports.03/31/2018
    46:16
  64. 72.
    Episode 58 - Dominic Munnelly - A Sustainable Way to a Healthier You03/24/2018
    41:31
  65. 73.
    Episode 57 - John Kiely - The Nuances of Periodisation & The Role of Stress in Athletic Performance03/16/2018
    55:59
  66. 74.
    Episode 56 - Dr. James Hoffman, Dr Quinn Henoch, Dr. Greg Lehman - Highlights & Best Bits10/06/2017
    34:10
  67. 75.
    Ep. 55 - Listener Questions  09/29/2017
    41:34
  68. 76.
    Episode 54 - Bryce Lewis - Cueing, Importance of Communication & Goal Setting.09/22/2017
    40:05
  69. 77.
    Episode 53 – Mike Tuchscherer – Alternatives to Periodisation, Peaking & Tapering, The Role of Personality on Training Style (And a Few Tangents)09/15/2017
    58:29
  70. 78.
    Episode 52 – Listener Questions – Lifting Accessories and Weight Fluctuations/Cuts08/18/2017
    32:38
  71. 79.
    Episode 51 – Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky – Exosomes: Current Research and Future Possibilities08/11/2017
    48:45
  72. 80.
    Episode 50 - Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum - Powerlifting Injuries & Impact on Heart Health, Weight Training Effects on Bone Health & Quality of Life08/04/2017
    57:37
  73. 81.
    Episode 49 - Danny Lennon (Part II) - An Unbiased Look at Artificial Sweeteners & Gluten07/27/2017
    35:24
  74. 82.
    Episode 48 – Danny Lennon (Part I) – Aggressive Dieting & Weight-Cutting for Same Day Competition07/23/2017
    45:28
  75. 83.
    Episode 47 - Listener Questions - The Realities of Research. Why Aren't More Studies Conducted in Elite Level Athletes? Why Does so Much Research Focus on the Obese and Elderly?07/16/2017
    21:54
  76. 84.
    Episode 46 - Gar Benn – Expectations vs. reality of owning a gym/online fitness business & how to build a positive training environment.06/25/2017
    55:50
  77. 85.
    Episode 45 - Jordan Syatt – Dogmatic Fitness Trends, Nutritional Tracking, Increasing Your Social Media Following & Networking in Your Industry06/09/2017
    33:19
  78. 86.
    Episode 44 - Dr. Stephen Patterson - Blood Flow Restriction Training & Ischemic Pre-conditioning06/01/2017
    51:08
  79. 87.
    Episode 43 – Dr. Greg Lehman – What is Pain? Is Good Posture Over-rated? Is Myofascial Release Just a Fad?05/25/2017
    42:53
  80. 88.
    Episode 42 - Dr. Bobby Cheema - Exercise and Caner, Non-communicable Diseases, Progressive vs. Reactive Healthcare, The Importance of Muscle Mass in Disease Prevention05/19/2017
    40:26
  81. 89.
    Episode 41 - Kris Saunders Stowe - Exercise for Wheelchair Users, Overcoming Stigma & Misconceptions about Disability and Exercise05/11/2017
    32:15
  82. 90.
    Episode 40 - Michael Goulden - Anatomical Variation, Exercise Mechanics, Optimising Exercise Selection & Execution04/14/2017
    52:08
  83. 91.
    Episode 39 - Menno Henselmans - Metabolic Damage, Reverse Dieting, Genetic, & Chasing Your Passion04/07/2017
    53:56
  84. 92.
    Episode 38 - Solo Podcast - David Nolan03/25/2017
    21:46
  85. 93.
    Episode 37 - Sarah Doyle - Body image, confidence, public speaking and developing a positive outlook.03/18/2017
    41:04
  86. 94.
    Episode 36 - Dominic Munnelly - Crossfit, The Value of Sports Science Training & Negative Relationships with Food. 03/11/2017
    50:21
  87. 95.
    Episode 35 - Steve Hall - Online Personal Training as a Business, Evidence Based Practice02/23/2017
    53:07
  88. 96.
    Episode 34 - Prof. Martin Gibala - Sprint Interval Training & "The One Minute Workout"02/23/2017
    33:58
  89. 97.
    Episode 33 - Omar Isuf - Building a social media brand, Networking & the Supplement Industry02/16/2017
    56:38
  90. 98.
    Episode 32 - Dr Llion Roberts - Cold water immersion, recovery periodisation & inflammation in exercise02/09/2017
    44:38
  91. 99.
    Episode 31 - Molly Galbraith - Female weight training myths - Pregnancy & exercise - Cellulite, stretch marks & other "flaws" - Building a successful brand02/03/2017
    55:55
  92. 100.
    Episode 30 - Dr. Trisha Scribbans - Sprint Interval Training vs. Endurance Training, Responders vs Non-Responders to Exercise01/24/2017
    36:03
  93. 101.
    Episode 29 - James Krieger - Insulin & fat oxidation, Protein timing & critical thinking01/12/2017
    33:47
  94. 102.
    Episode 28 - Dr. Vandre Casagrande Figuieredo - Ribosome biogenesis and it's role in muscle hypertrophy, Cold water immersion and hypertrophy12/30/2016
    32:13
  95. 103.
    Episode 27 - Dr. Kevin Murach - The impact of concurrent training on muscle hypertrophy, strength and power.12/16/2016
    37:28
  96. 104.
    Episode 26 - Nick Tumminello – Delusions of Personal Trainers & client acquisition / retention.11/30/2016
    30:38
  97. 105.
    Episode 25 - Ben Coomber - Goal setting, stress, Motivation & why "eating clean" is not the full answer11/24/2016
    33:28
  98. 106.
    Episode 24 - Philip Graham - Diabetes: The facts and implications for exercise and health11/18/2016
    35:04
  99. 107.
    Episode 23 - Brad Loomis 3DMJ - Periodisation for the advanced athlete, minimising strength loss when dieting & unexpected roles of the coach.11/11/2016
    46:30
  100. 108.
    Episode 22 - Professor Jose Antonio - High protein diets & health, Children's sports nutrition & research misconceptions.11/04/2016
    36:05
  101. 109.
    Episode 21 – Dr. Brad Dieter Metabolic damage, Bodyweight Regulation &Interpreting Data for Sport Nutrition10/28/2016
    38:05
  102. 110.
    Episode 20 – Dr. Quinn Henoch: Muscle tightness, mobility buzzwords & how to improve mobility & strength10/19/2016
    43:25
  103. 111.
    Episode 19 - Andy Morgan: Fat loss diets & weight fluctuations, Tracking Progress & Client communication (direct & indirect).10/13/2016
    50:16
  104. 112.
    Episode 18 - Dr. James Hoffmann10/07/2016
    53:49
  105. 113.
    Episode 17 - Luke Johnson10/03/2016
    47:20
  106. 114.
    Episode 16 - Andrea Valdez09/27/2016
    33:27
  107. 115.
    Episode 15 - Alberto Nunez09/22/2016
    35:23
  108. 116.
    Episode. 14 - Dr. Aaron Horschig (Squat University)09/17/2016
    52:39
  109. 117.
    Episode 13 - Dr. Andy Galpin09/07/2016
    51:45
  110. 118.
    Episode 12 - Jorn Trommelen, PhD. Candidate08/30/2016
    28:58
  111. 119.
    Episode 11 - Dr. Mike T Nelson08/22/2016
    49:35
  112. 120.
    Episode 10 - Dr. Edward Coughlan- Skills acquisition specialist08/15/2016
    56:03
  113. 121.
    Episode 9 - Robert Linkul08/07/2016
    54:16
  114. 122.
    Episode 8: Dr. Tim Gabbett08/03/2016
    40:15
  115. 123.
    Episode 7 - Professor Stuart Philips07/19/2016
    35:24
  116. 124.
    Episode 6 - Greg Nuckols07/11/2016
    48:20
  117. 125.
    Episode 5 - Mike Israetel07/05/2016
    48:49
  118. 126.
    Episode 4 - Eric Helms 3D muscle journey06/29/2016
    39:52
  119. 127.
    Episode 2 - Arthur Lynch, PhD fellow06/29/2016
    46:48
  120. 128.
    Episode 3 - Danny Lennon Sigma Nutrition06/29/2016
    51:49

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