Paige Rice is a Dance Researcher from Edith Cowan University.
In this episode Paige and I discuss her current research on the Strength and Conditioning Interventions she has performed on Dancers. This involves a 12 week training study looking into a variety of variables including Jump height in a Grand Jeté and changes in Muscle and Tendon properties.
A great intro to sport science for some and a fantastic insight into new research for those who are familiar with Dance Science.
This is episode features Dan Lonsdale. Dan is an experience S&C coach who is an expert in a variety of areas. Dan's experience spreads across a multitude of Sports, however, recently Dan has spent the majority of time in the world of Gymnastics. It is always an interesting conversation between Dance Healthcare professionals and Gymnastics. As there are a number of similarities in the cultures and artistic nature of the disciplines, despite the requirements of the athletes being quite different.
In this episode we discuss: Screening, Culture, Coaching Relationships, Jumping and Landing.
This episode brings you insight into the world of Hormones and their impact on Dance performance. Specifically Nicky discusses her research into Eating Disorders and Relative Energy Deficiency amongst Dancers and Athletes. She also talks about valuable the information for Dancers, Students, Practitioners, Parents and Teachers regarding overall health and the links between mental health, behaviour, performance and nutrition.
Get in touch with Nicky at www.health4performance.com or www.nickykeayfitness.com
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