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WHOOP Podcast

WHOOP Podcast

WHOOP VP of Performance Science, Principal Scientist, Kristen Holmes is joined by Rachel Vickery. Kristen and Rachel discuss getting introduced to pressure (2:35), developing interoception (10:54), creating coaching moments through ice baths (14:10), entering the...

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The Emergency Mind Podcast

The Emergency Mind Podcast

In this 1 hour podcast Dr Dan Dworkis, (Emergency Physician and Author of The Emergency Mind) and Rachel sit down and talk about Performance Under Pressure, Physiological Stress Response and the difference between "fixing broken" and "creating awesome". While it's...

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Unforgiving 60

Unforgiving 60

The guys from the Resilience Shield talk with Rachel about some of the common but rarely voiced challenges experienced by female athletes, performance in high pressure and high stakes environments and some ways you can optimise your performance in these environments....

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Talking Performance part 1 and 2

Talking Performance part 1 and 2

Jay Carter, Head Coach of Golf New Zealand and Talking Performance podcast host interviews Rachel about Performance, Performance in High Pressure Environments and explores breathing for performance in a bit more detail. Part 1 focuses more on the biomechanics of...

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The Magic Academy Podcast

The Magic Academy Podcast

Almost as free form as you can get! After spending two days working together with Premier League coaches for a "Challenging Conversations" workshop Rusty interviews (if that's the right word!) Rachel on helping good people do difficult things, executing under pressure...

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Leaders in Sport Podcast

Leaders in Sport Podcast

Leaders Performance Advisor Rachel Vickery discusses the importance of front-loading strategies when moving on from failure and setbacks in high-pressure scenarios. “I often talk about the difference between fixing broken and creating awesome,” Rachel Vickery tells...

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Leaders in Sport – Anatomy of a Champion Article

Leaders in Sport – Anatomy of a Champion Article

When elite teams fall at the final hurdle and fail to win under huge pressure it is often seen as incongruous with a successful run of form. However, Leaders in Sports Performance Advisor, Rachel Vickery, is not surprised. "Many high-performing teams misinterpret...

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Behind The Shield Podcast

Behind The Shield Podcast

This is the first time I've discussed publically some of the darker sides of a high-performance environment and my personal experience as an elite international gymnast. Particularly the challenges to identity, self-worth, managing toxic environments and the...

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Keep raising the bar

Keep raising the bar

This morning I did my "stairs workout" alone - 10 sets (70 floors) with 10 full push-ups at the top, 10 squats at the bottom wearing a weighted vest. The first few times I have done it it's been with a group of awesome guys. Super-fit, who have a high standard of...

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