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Fatigue Index Podcast: Analysing LFC’s Squad Leading Into The Festive Period

Fatigue Index Podcast: Analysing LFC’s Squad Leading Into The Festive Period

Daniel Rhodes and Simon Brundish are back again on this episode of the Fatigue Index Podcast. They discuss: Liverpool’s “new signing”, Lee Nobes. Is it a coup?  What is the role of Head Physio at a club?  A discussion about the Spanish doctor, Dr Ramon Cugat, who works with Guardiola. Liverpool’s upcoming block of fixtures until the FA Cup in early January Chronic load squad summary Injury update Any other business - Twitter: Go follow @caldbeck89 - Strength & Conditioning Coach - who is researching Contextual Sprinting. Si explains this, with examples from Liverpool and how it can affect injuries as well.   Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast: Time To Utilise The Squad!

Fatigue Index Podcast: Time To Utilise The Squad!

Gags Tandon, Simon Brundish and, professional physio Marty Loughran are back again on this episode of the Fatigue Index Podcast. They discuss: - Injuries to VVD, Salah, Mane, Milner and Keita - Update on where Ox will be in his rehab - Analysis of minutes played over the international break - Fatigue - analysis of chronic loads of players - A look at the upcoming fixtures Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast: Are Liverpool About to Hit Their Physical Peak?

Fatigue Index Podcast: Are Liverpool About to Hit Their Physical Peak?

Dan Rhodes, Simon Brundish and, professional physio Marty Loughran get together to discuss injuries, rotation and there's some squad analysis too. - The Michael Owen interview on BT Sport & his injuries - Injury Pathology - Development in sport for youngsters - Lallana’s injuries - #LFC Squad profile analysis - Projection on rotation coming up - Comparison of time played from last season Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast: Liverpool FC 18-19 Squad Analysis

Fatigue Index Podcast: Liverpool FC 18-19 Squad Analysis

Gags Tandon and Simon Brundish take a look at Liverpool's 18-19 squad with ten days to go until the transfer market closes. They discuss the following: - Analysis of defence, midfield and attack's coverage by minutes. Do Liverpool have enough plays? - What do Liverpool need to complete the squad? - A look at individual players' career numbers in terms of time played in a season. - Comparison of starters available for teams in the top 4 after the World Cup. - Overall view of fixtures and days in the season. Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast: Pre-Season Special

Fatigue Index Podcast: Pre-Season Special

Gags Tandon and Simon Brundish welcome Jordan Tyrer, performance coach at Liverpool Ladies FC, to discuss Liverpool FC's pre-season and go through the specific tests and their importance at the start of the season. They discuss: - Lactate testing and the distance Milner, Lallana and Keita covered - Functional Movement Screen - FMS - Range of Motion tests - Nordic Tests - The importance of all of the above at the start of the season Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast: World Cup Special

Fatigue Index Podcast: World Cup Special

Daniel Rhodes and Simon Brundish introduce the physical data from the World Cup thus far. Main headline figures and totals, followed by some examples and explanations of the poor use of data. How the conditions of the tournament influence it: weather, rest between matches & the sheer size of Russia. Then a look at more advanced metrics, how Si has broken it down into metres per minute on and off the ball, on an individual and team level and what does that tell us? - Does it tell us about team styles? - From that move onto tactics: who has stood out thus far? Who has struggled? - Briefly touch on the Liverpool players who have played. - Predictions. Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast – 2018/19 Fixtures Analysis

Fatigue Index Podcast – 2018/19 Fixtures Analysis

Gags Tandon is joined by Simon Brundish and Dan Kennett to discuss Liverpool's 2018/19 fixtures in full. The Premier League released the fixtures earlier today but Gags and co have added all of the other competitions to give more context and analyse where the season could be won or lost. Simon Brundish also looks at the days rest that Liverpool could have throughout the season and how sacrificing a domestic cup could be helpful.
Fatigue Index Podcast – Chris Nowinski Discussing Concussions & Loris Karius

Fatigue Index Podcast – Chris Nowinski Discussing Concussions & Loris Karius

Dave Hendrick hosts this special Fatigue Index Podcast and is joined by AnfieldIndex's Sports Scientist, Simon Brundish. The outspoken duo welcome Chris Nowinski, CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, to discuss concussions and Loris Karius. Chris has a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience, is the author of Head Games and was a former WWE superstar that fought concussions. The former wrestler has led the campaign to raise awareness of concussions in sport around the world and in this podcast he speaks to Dave and Simon all about it. They cover what concussions are and what can happen when a player suffers from one on the pitch. They look at Loris Karius' situation in the Champions League Final and Chris answers the question on whether or not his mistakes could be down to suffering from a concussion.  Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast – Discussing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Injury

Fatigue Index Podcast – Discussing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s Injury

Gags Tandon speaks to AI:PRO's Sports Scientist, Simon Brundish, as well as physiotherapist Marty Loughran about Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury. Marty is a professional physiotherapist at The Performance Lab and a huge Liverpool fan. In this edition of Fatigue Index, topics include: - Different types of knee injuries  - What is the exact injury has Ox suffered - What length of time can we expect a player to be out for these injuries - Pro view on Ox's absence, will it be more than 6 months in their view? - Does fatigue play a part in Ox's injury or was it purely bad luck? - Discuss Joe Gomez's injury - Have Liverpool had bad luck with injuries? Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast – The Final Push

Fatigue Index Podcast – The Final Push

Daniel Rhodes hosts Simon Brundish for this edition of Fatigue Index, topics include: how beneficial was the extra days' rest this week? Looking at how intense the most recent six weeks have been in the context of the season; the difference between fan perceptions and sports scientists when it comes to tiredness and fatigue; injury updates; nailed on team selection; and the effect of the Champions League on domestic form. Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast – The Run In

Fatigue Index Podcast – The Run In

On the rare occasion that Liverpool FC get a week between games we thought we'd get Simon Brundish back on to update us with the latest highlights from his Fatigue Index analysis. Simon, our resident Sports Scientist, speaks to Gags Tandon and Daniel Rhodes about the following: - Introduction to Fatigue index for new subscribers - Update on the minutes played by players so far this season - A look at their career averages and how much more they are playing this season - How the players have been managed in busy periods - The different types of load, Simon always discusses chronic load but is it different depending on position? - A look at the upcoming busy schedule around the Champions League semi-final and what Simon's advice would be to Jurgen Klopp. Get all of this and more on the latest Fatigue Index Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast – Crunch Time For Liverpool

Fatigue Index Podcast – Crunch Time For Liverpool

It's the international break and that always seems to be a good time to take a look at the state of the squad, what their chronic loads are and how many minutes each have played. Gags Tandon speaks to Simon Brundish about Liverpool's Crunch Time... the next five games being so important in their quest to qualify for the Champions League next season and the huge quarter-final games against Manchester City this season. Subscribers also sent in questions about: - Managing the front three in the next five games - Mona Nemmer's nutritional work at the club - The difference made by the new physiotherapy and sports science teams - How VVD's fitness is doing - A look at the right-backs - The effect on the squad if Emre Can is out injured Get all of this and more on the latest AI Pro + Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast: Discussing The Proposed Winter Break

Fatigue Index Podcast: Discussing The Proposed Winter Break

Gags Tandon talks to Simon Brundish with news breaking about the proposed winter break for the Premier League. They discuss the following: - The proposed changes - Is February the right time for a break? - The advantages and disadvantages of a February winter break - How much of a difference does it make to Klopp's LFC? - An update on the fatigue index for LFC's squad Get all of this and more on the latest AI Pro + Podcast.
Fatigue Index Podcast – Post Transfer Window Squad Review

Fatigue Index Podcast – Post Transfer Window Squad Review

The transfer window slammed shut on Wednesday 31st January 2018 but the lights were out on any incomings on January 1st. There have been many outgoings in the squad though, notably Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, so Gags Tandon invited AI's resident Sports Scientist to analyse the squad and look at the following: - Fatigue Index Squad Review - a look at the minutes played compared to career and season averages. - Analysis of the remainder of the fixture schedule for Liverpool FC. - Where are there gaps in the squad after looking at the first two discussion points? Get all of this and more on the latest AI Pro + Podcast.