John Kiely is a strength coach and sport scientist and Senior Lecturer in Elite Performance at the Institute of Coaching & Performance, University of Central Lancashire in Preston, United Kingdom. He has extensive athletic performance training experience with athletes across numerous sports. John has been the strength and conditioning coach for Irish rugby and has worked with coaches for Olympic and World Champions in other sports. He also won multiple titles in kickboxing and boxing in his time as an athlete.
Coach Kiely is an honors graduate in sports science from Limerick University. He also earned a master’s degree in strength and conditioning from Edinburgh University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Central Lancashire. He has been published in both practical coaching and peer-reviewed journals.
John talks about some highly significant, underutilized aspects of training. He covers training variability and its neurological impact, how to most efficiently develop coordination in athletes, and the concepts of reflexes in sport, as well as internal versus external cues, given the rules of coordination in training.
In this podcast, Coach John Kiely and Joel discuss:
- Differences between humans and animals in movement and performance.
- Developing reflexes for greater performance.
- Strength training to maximize movement skills.
- Proficiency of athletic movement and how to develop it.
- Regaining the ability to interpret sensory information after injury.
Podcast total run time is 1:21:28.
Keywords: adaptation, coordination, internal cues, neurology of performance