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The Unorthodox Performance Podcast
93 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Ben sits down with Lee Johnson of sports mode UK and discusses all aspects of sport psychology, ranging from anxiety, stress, goals setting and much more. Lee shares the benefits of various tools to improve your mental health and working on your sports psychology as an athlete. Lee has a great take on a lot of things and shares a wealth of knowledge.
147 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Ben sits down with Andy Marshall of Villain Strength. Andy has over 20 years of experiences as a coach and has worked with such a huge range of clients. Andy dives into some of the lessons he has learnt over the years in coaching, his own training and life. Andy openly discusses dealing with Crohn's Disease and how this taught him some lessons about a health first approach which he then took into his coaching. Andy is a very process-orientated individual and shares his thoughts on this.
97 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Ben sits down with Ffion Davies a Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, Polaris Champion, ADCC & EBI Veteran. Ffion is an amazing athlete with some huge accomplishments but still sticks to her morals and has some outstanding opinions on some of the stigma attached to certain aspects of being a female athlete. Ben discusses with Ffion her upcoming match on Grapple Fest, strength training as a female, weight cutting, menstruation and equal opportunity for female athletes in Jiu-Jitsu. This is a must-listen!
110 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Andrew Hardwick (Brotherhood Health Performance)
Ben sits down with Andrew to discuss returning to the mats following the lockdown period, methods of returning in a safe, as possible, manner and the benefits of an off-season period. Andy is an experienced competitor and coach who has a wealth of knowledge!
112 minutes | May 27, 2020
Ben sits down with Rhys Jones, strength & conditioning coach to several of Wales' top MMA prospects including the current Cage Warriors Lightweight World Champion Mason Jones. Ben and Rhys discuss different components of strength and conditioning for MMA. Rhys shares his experience working with Mason throughout his career and shares some amazing principles for anyone looking to further their performance with some structured training.
58 minutes | May 21, 2020
Chris Lowe Nutrition
Ben sits down with Chris Lowe to discuss all things nutrition. Chris has such a huge knowledge of nutrition and dives into some fueling strategies for athletes, his key recommendations and gives some specific recommendations for combat sports athletes. Chris shares some absolute gems of knowledge including his infamous Law of Halves.
117 minutes | May 14, 2020
Ben sits down with Chris Miah, a professional MMA fighter and performance coach. In this episode, Ben discusses his views on training during the lockdown, the benefits of an offseason, gaps in UK BJJ/MMA Strength & Conditioning as well as some of Chris's plans for a future project coaching youth/grass routes MMA athletes.
99 minutes | May 7, 2020
Mike Leng (Unorthodox Nutrition)
Ben sits down with Mike to discuss how he got into nutrition coaching, veganism, fuelling competition and training, along with working with special populations like female athletes.
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