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The Performance Lab Podcast

Combining expert insight and storytelling, The Performance Lab Podcast is a show that explores the behaviours of leading athletes and coaches to give you the blueprint for success both on-and-off the pitch. Each episode, hosts Ben Welch and Rayan Wilson speak to the most compelling people in sport to understand the secrets of elite performance and help you to learn from them.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Asmir Begovic | How To Build Resilience

The life of an elite athlete is stressful. Talent and hard work will get in the game, but it’s resilience that keeps you at the top. Do you have the mental strength to bounce back from setbacks? Can you cope with the criticism and expectation? It’s not about manning up and shutting out your emotions, it’s about understanding your thought process and devising a strategy for dealing with failure. That’s exactly what Asmir Begovic has managed to do across a 16-year career that shows no signs of slowing down. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

45mins

23 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Chris Ramsey | How To Develop Young Players

Only 180 of the 1.5 million boys who play organised youth football in England will become a Premier League pro. That’s a success rate of 0.012 per cent. Developing a talented youngster into a competent pro is incredibly difficult, but few coaches have a better record for maximising potential than Chris Ramsey. During this conversation, QPR’s technical director, discusses the mistakes made by mini-Mourinho's, how to prepare an academy player for their first-team debut and the valuable lessons he learned as a community coach. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Paul McVeigh | How To Handle Pressure

Pressure has the power to overwhelm the most gifted of athletes - rendering a highly skilled performer into a bungling amateur. But there are strategies that can help you combat this crippling force. During this episode, former Premier League footballer turned performance psychologist Paul McVeigh, is going to help you modify your mindset so you can deliver when it matters most. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

51mins

9 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Glenn Murray | How To Improve Focus

Whether you’re a Sunday League clogger or a Champions League winner, you need to master the art of paying attention. This sounds simple, but thanks to the relentless stream of notifications pinging into our phones and the pressure to excel in our careers and our personal lives, it can be hard to focus for 90 minutes. To help you boost your concentration we’ve invited Nottingham Forest striker Glenn Murray onto the podcast to discuss his fantastic career. Glenn made it all the way from the muck nettles of non-league to the scoring charts of the Premier League, via the United Soccer League Championship. It was Glenn’s laser focus that helped him reach the top tier of English football. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

11 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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How To Handle Hate

During this episode we'll be exploring hate. It’s the emotion that creates and fuels rivalries, produces atmospheres where some professional athletes excel and others deflate like a day-old balloon. In fact, it can either sharpen or destroy focus in any walk of life. You’ll be hearing from elite athletes about how THEY handle hate and we’ll be using their experiences to help you manage hate in your life.Executive Producer and narrator: Ben WelchExecutive Producer: David HallProducer: Rayan WilsonEditors: Viraj Bhatia, Sam Jacot and Pete DormanDesign: David BrownFollow us:Twitter: https://twitter.com/TPL_PodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theperformancelabpod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePerformanceLabPodcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

25 Mar 2021

Rank #5