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 10 Skip CroninWe get nerdy this week with Skip Cronin, CEO of EliteForm, a velocity based training technology to enhance athlete training and performance. In addition to conversing about getting started with VBT - or any tech - and also how to then use that...
Episode 9 Richard 'Pops' SorinFrom a young age, Richard “Pops” Sorin approached the world thinking “what exists could be better.” Thus began his foray into designing weight training equipment as a hobby, bringing him closer to the strength icons he idolized. Now, 40...
Episode 8 Biomechanics & DataAn engineer by schooling, a coach at heart (and former head soccer coach), an exercise biomechanist for NASA, and the Chicago Cubs senior biomechanist, John DeWitt is Research to Reps personified. In this episode we discuss how to connect...