Episode 27 - Tim Morrill on speed and agility for Ultimate

July 10th, 2013

I am very excited to have Tim Morrill on the show this week. We talk about "speed and agility development". 
Tim is amazingly passionate and knowledgeable about training for Ultimate. He is also incredibly prolific online; make sure you check out the links below after listening to the show! 
In this episode he talks with energy and enthusiasm about speed and agility training for Ultimate athletes. If you are serious about being the best you can be you have to listen! 


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Episode 20 - Melissa’s Mission for Ultimate Athletes

May 22nd, 2013

Melissa Witmer on UTalkRawThis week the amazing Melissa Witmer joins us! Melissa's mission is "to improve the sport of ultimate by giving players the tools they need to train like the serious athletes they are".

To achieve this inspiring goal she founded "Ultimate Results" in 2010, and is incredibly prolific online. You need to check out her blog and her numerous sites (links below).  She is also the author of "The Ultimate Athlete Handbook".

In this episode we focus on planning an Ultimate training program and the important things you, as an Ultimate player, need to consider when planning a progressive training and conditioning program in the build up to and during the season.

Links mentioned in this episode:Melissa Witmer low release Ultimate Frisbee throw

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Episode 19: the Ultimate Physios on surviving tournaments

May 15th, 2013

UltimatePhysios.jpgThe Ultimate physios are back! It is awesome to have Angela and Laura back on the show; they are part of the outstanding medical team that supports GB Ultimate and the UK domestic tournaments. Check out episode 7 to hear more about them and the some great advice for Ultimate players of all levels from these two very experienced sports physios.

In this show we talk through a typical weekend tournament and the best things to be doing to maximise your performance, reduce injury risk and generally keep yourself going. Starting a few days before the tournament and then go through every stage of a typical tournament (including the journey, arriving, sleeping, first game and between games) and then finish up a day or say after you get home. At each stage we discuss the best strategies and things to think about to enusre you are at your best when you need to be.

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Episode 13: Jools on preparing your body for layouts

April 3rd, 2013

Jools Murray

This weeks show is based on a question from Peter who, after hearing episode 10 on Strength and Conditioning with Jools Murray, emailed to ask the following question:

"Jools talked about how training should be functional in terms of how it applies to the sport situation. I'm interested in how this applies to laying out ... At my Uni team we've had a problem in the past with freshers seeing experienced players laying out, and suddenly being very keen to emulate that, sometimes with injurious results. There can also be a lot of pressure from experienced players to lay-out in important games (I'm sure most people have heard shouts of "Lay it!" from the sideline).

So ... my question is, how best can we prepare our bodies for laying out? How best can we teach beginners (and experienced players...) to lay out safely?"

Thanks Peter, that is a very true observation and a truly excellent question. So to help answer it I have dragged the lovely Jools back on the show!

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Episode 10: Jools Murray on Strength & Conditioning

March 13th, 2013

joolsthrow.jpgIn episode 10 I have the great pleasure of speaking to Jools Murray. Jools started playing Ultimate in 2002 and has played with many club and GB teams since.

Jools studied S&C at Bath and is currently doing a Masters in Strength & Conditioning and working with England Institute of Sport.

We discuss strength and conditioning for Ultimate, both to minimise injury and maximise performance.

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Episode 7: Angela & Laura the Ultimate physios

February 20th, 2013

Laura and AngelaIn this episode I am delighted to be speaking to Angela George & Laura Partridge, two of the wonderful physio's who look after us at tournaments and also work closely with the GB teams.

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