This episode will feature Nick Winkelman. Nick is the Head of Athletic Performance & Science at the Irish Rugby Football Union. He has earned a PhD from Rocky Mountain University with an emphasis in motor learning and sprinting. Nick is formerly the Director of Education and Performance at EXOS where he headed the NFL Combine Prep and worked with athletes from the MLB, NBA, NHL.
The episode covers aspects of the demands of rugby and how to meet these demands through speed training, the weightroom, and conditioning. Thoughts on the weekly setups for the off-season and the in-season and the types of monitoring tools the rugby teams are using and how they are implementing and making changes in training based on those tools.
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