Dr. and Coach Josh “Nellie” Nelson is the Assistant AD, Applied Health and Performance Science at Penn State University where he’s doing the definition of this podcast – bringing the research to the reps. In his role, he’s unattached to another department within athletics so he and his staff are in a unique position of educating athletes, coaches and administration alike. With the aim of guiding all involved to data driven increased performance, the focus is on relationship building, trust, and collaboration.
Notable Time Stamps
0:03:50 Sport Scientist Role in Collegiate Athletics
0:06:45 Path to Becoming a Sport Scientist
0:12:20 Sport Science in Professional vs Collegiate Athletics
0:15:40 Athlete Buy-in with Sport Science
0:24:45 Sport Science Stigma
0:31:30 Sport Sciences in the Trenches
0:42:48 Challenges in Sport Science
0:56:10 Big 10 Football is Back
0:59:20 If You Knew Then What You Know Now
Episode 31 Lance WalkerLance Walker ended up being such a good guest, he's our first double header, appearing on this episode and next Beyond Sets & Reps episode. In this episode we go into the weeds of performance and how metrics carry over - and how to explain...
Episode 30 Duane Carlisle & Scott HopsonWith two guests on this Research 2 Reps Roundtable episode, it felt more like adding a couple co-hosts to the podcast with the breadth of experience and expertise they brought. We didn't waste time - we got right into the...
Episode 29 Dr. Stuart PhillipsOur guest this week, Dr. Stuart Phillips, is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University in Canada and specializes in researching the impact of nutrition and exercise on skeletal muscle protein turnover. If that...