Greg Whyte joins fellow LJMU experts to discuss the Birmingham Commonwealth Games



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With knowledge across a range of sport science disciplines, LJMU experts have gathered to discuss the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 in a new episode of the 1823 Podcast.

How does the home advantage really benefit athletes? From familiarity of venues to no jet lag to contend with, and tried and tested nutrition readily available.

How does the recent concentration of championships, delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, contribute to the athletes’ preparation? Could this build upon success or cause burnout?

What are the final stages of preparation for any athlete on the eve of competition? How do you combat the panic?

What’s the next big thing in the world of sport nutrition? Could it be Cannabidiol (CBD) supplements and how would this be regulated?

Join LJMU for 40 minutes of in-depth discussion where these questions are unpicked through the lens of practicing professionals. Listen and subscribe to LJMU’s 1823 Podcast via your favourite podcast platform. 

Leading the conversation is Professor Greg Whyte from the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Greg is well known for optimising performance not only to help students and elite athletes, but for high profile charitable challenges, most recently supporting Owain Wyn Evans and Sophie Ellis Bextor’s 24-hour Children in Need challenges.

Joining Greg is Professor Graeme Close, a professor of human physiology who provides nutrition and physiology consultancy alongside academic research to some of the world’s leading sports organisations, including England Rugby.

Dr Amy Whitehead adds her expertise in the field of sport psychology and coaching, having worked for organisations such as St. Helen’s RLFC, British Cycling and the FA.

Head of Elite Sport and Athlete Management, Dave McDermott, who manages LJMU’s Sport Scholarship programme, completes the fab four with his oversight of the performance sport arm of LJMU where elite athletes - from jockeys to boxers - have benefitted from specialist research and hands-on support.



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