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Exploration of how psychological research can be applied to improving performance, accelerating skill acquisition and designing new technologies in sports and other high performance domains. Hosted by Rob Gray, professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, the podcast will review basic concepts and discuss the latest research in these areas.
 
Improve your understanding of Human Movement! This information-dense, no-BS podcast is a platform for physical therapists, strength coaches, personal trainers, and anyone who moves to learn the science of human movement. Host Matt Casturo, DPT, CSCS, discusses exercise science, coaching, training techniques, and more. Follow along on Instagram @themovement system or head to www.themovementsystem.com to learn more. Studying for the CSCS Exam? Check out my Study Course and Practice test on www ...
 
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A look Michaels and Palatinus’ 10 commandments for ecological psychology and their implications for skill acquisition research and coaching. Why are the principles of the ecological approach a package deal? Articles/Links: A Ten Commandments for Ecological Psychology More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my a…
 
In this episode we break down 5 Steps to writing a Strength and Conditioning Program. Head to www.themovementsystem.com for more info. Get the 5 Step Guide here: https://the-movement-system.mykajabi.com/opt-in-to-email-free-programming-guide Learn more about Program Design 101: https://the-movement-system.mykajabi.com/programdesigncourse…
 
How does pain shape learning and re-learning to move? How does it change the field of affordances available to an athlete? What is the best way to treat it? Articles/Links: Pain and the field of affordances: an enactive approach to acute and chronic pain https://youtu.be/Xn05zbO4Y-w More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Pa…
 
Why did I make the switch in my career from thinking about skill as an indirect, predictive process involving internal models to direct perception, ecological dynamics? Why do I think the latter is a better approach to understanding and developing skill? Articles: “Markov at the Bat”: A Model of Cognitive Processing in Baseball Batters A model of m…
 
What is the difference between using online vs offline information to our control our actions on the one hand and the dichotomy between direct vs indirect perception, on the other? How have these been used incorrectly in many attempts to integrate skill acquisition approaches? An attempt at some clarification. Articles/Links: Expert Anticipatory Sk…
 
How can we apply an ecological approach to coaching volleyball? Are the ideas of “repetition without repetition” and motor synergies supported by research on this sport? What has research shown about the benefits of using the CLA and differential learning in volleyball? https://youtu.be/c_yWNTxzaVE https://youtu.be/oULzGe8Lnf4 More information: htt…
 
In this episode we dive into the research on maximizing muscle hypertrophy. . We discuss information from 2 studies and from the book Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy by Brad Schoenfeld. . Episode Sponsor: Strength Coach Pro . Learn more at www.themovementsystem.com . Follow along on IG @themovementsystem to learn more about Program De…
 
Can athletes learn to use the auditory information available in a sports environment to improve their performance? Can we see all around us with sound? For those that aren’t familiar with his story, Brian Bushway started to go blind when he was 14 and now has no response to light at all. But amazingly he can still see! Brian has learned to echoloca…
 
How can we make isolated, at home sports training more representative? A discussion with Ryan and Brett from SwitchedOn Training. Links: https://www.switchedontrainingapp.com/ More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc) Subscribe in iOS/Apple Su…
 
A few updates on the first month of my book release. And how do we achieve balance in looking at the different theories of skill acquisition? Is it possible to integrate the different approaches? Articles: Two visual systems and two theories of perception: An attempt to reconcile the constructivist and ecological approaches Information Processing a…
 
What exactly are Linear and Nonlinear Pedagogy? How does Nonlinear Pedagogy relate to ecological dynamics? Articles: The Role of Nonlinear Pedagogy in Supporting the Design of Modified Games in Junior Sports More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics…
 
Why do we need both ecological psychology and behavioral dynamics to understand skilled behavior? What is metastable attunement and how does it capture this combination? Articles: Metastable attunement and real‑life skilled behavior Interpersonal Distance Regulates Functional Grouping Tendencies of Agents in Team Sports Desideratum for GUT: A funct…
 
In this episode, Dr. Courtney Conley breaks down gait analysis and biomechanics. With her years of experience analyzing and improving gait mechanics, she shares insights on training tempo, lower extremity mechanics, the heel rocker, ankle rocker, eccentric control, and more! . If you are a personal trainer, strength coach, cscs, dpt, or student you…
 
What are the options for furthering your education in skill acquisition if you are a coach or practitioner. What should you be looking for in a program and advisor? More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc) Subscribe in iOS/Apple Subscribe in …
 
A chapter-by-chapter preview of my newly released book. Links: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09K1T1TG4 https://perceptionaction.com/book/ More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc) Subscribe in iOS/Apple Subscribe in Anroid/Google Support …
 
In this episode we break down the science of the stretch shortening cycle and reactive strength index. . We discuss the muscle physiology involved in utilizing the stretch shortening cycle and what you need to know as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. . If you are studying for the CSCS exam make sure you head to www.themovementsystem.com and check…
 
A discussion about how film and video can be used identify information-movement laws and affordances, and be used to guide an athlete’s exploration of perceptual-motor space. More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc) Subscribe in iOS/Apple Sub…
 
What does the research say about the role of movement variability in basketball? How do new players solve the degrees of freedom problem? How can we use the CLA to encourage the development of good variability and motor synergies in shooting? More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page …
 
My interview with Andrew Wilson from Leeds Beckett discussing this exciting new project he is coordinating with Southampton Football Academy: The Ecological Learning Lab. What is it all about and how can you get involved? Contact info: A.D.Wilson@leedsbeckett.ac.uk https://twitter.com/PsychScientists More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ M…
 
In this episode Chris Johnson PT, Performance Coach, Triathlete, Business leader discusses strength training, tendon health, and coaching strategies for endurance athletes. . We discuss functional strength training and program design for endurance athletes. Chris demonstrates his command of the literature and deep knowledge of the topics. . If you …
 
How do analogy instructions effect movement coordination? Is it better to use a separate analogy for each body part or an integrated one for the whole movement? Plus, a preview of the upcoming Skill Acquisition Summit. Article: Effects of different types of analogy instruction on the performance and inter-joint coordination of novice darts learners…
 
How can we apply an ecological approach to training martial arts and MMA? How can we redesign practice to make it more alive and representative? A discussion with Rafe Kelley, Shawn Myszka, Josh Peacock and Scott Sievewright. More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook …
 
How does the ecological approach to skill acquisition change the way we think about movement creativity? How can we promote it through practice design? Article: The effects of linear, nonlinear, and differential motor learning methods on the emergence of creative action in individual soccer players More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My …
 
In this CSCS Study Episode we break down the differences involved in program design for strength vs. power. . We discuss load assignment, volume, and other aspects of Strength and Conditioning Program Design. . If you are studying for the NSCA CSCS make sure to also check out www.themovementsystem.com for additional study resources. . Follow along …
 
How does cognition fit into an ecological approach? Was is the difference between technique, skill and action capacity? How should rule based vs physical constraints be used in practice? An emergent discussion on some topics related to applying an ecological dynamics approach in coaching https://youtu.be/Bqicr_vA5bU More information: http://percept…
 
When faced with changing constraints how do performers balance the competing demands of exploring solution space for a new movement solution and maintaining short-term performance success? Article: Exploration evoked by the environment is balanced by the need to perform in cricket spin bowling More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Resea…
 
Does more representative design lead to better transfer of training? Does it make athlete more adaptable and strategic in their play? What is the relationship between the CLA and representative design? Articles: Enhancing skill transfer in tennis using representative learning design More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Pa…
 
In this episode, we discuss how to manage CNS Fatigue/ Neuromuscular fatigue and optimize training. . We dive into the science of motor unit firing, motoneuron excitability, motor cortical excitability, and other neurophysiological variables that impact training. . We also break down how to practically apply this to training athletes with high/low …
 
How do skilled performers achieve both speed and accuracy? Is it by reducing variability in movement parameters (i.e., repeatability)? Or is by allowing movement parameters to co-vary and compensate for each other (i.e., motor synergies)? Articles: Control of Accuracy during Movements of High Speed: Implications from Baseball Pitching More informat…
 
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