Sports Podcast - Episode 13published 6 May 2020

Training During the Coronavirus Pandemic – with Martin Spohrer, Eintracht Frankfurt – Ep. 13

Welcome to the Firstbeat Sports Podcast where we talk with coaches and sports scientists to explore the latest in performance monitoring and how it is making a difference in NCAA and pro sports alike. We’re going to connect you with practical advice from the best in the business to help you take your athletes to the next level.

On the line today is Martin Spohrer. Martin is Strength and Conditioning Coach at Bundesliga soccer club Eintracht Frankfurt.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic
  • Monitoring players remotely
  • Keeping players focused and motivated
  • Building fitness of new signing
  • Playing ‘ghost games’

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  • Martin’s coaching background (0:55)
  • How Coronavirus has affected Eintracht Frankfurt (3:23)
  • Eintracht Frankfurt’s remote training program (4:24)
  • Using internal load data when not being able to see athletes (5:10)
  • Home workout videos on social media (6:09)
  • How to implement home workouts with athletes (8:29)
  • Playing ‘Ghost games’ with no fans (9:55)
  • How to complete the Bundesliga season – a game every day? (10:44)
  • Quickfire questions (11:37)
  • How Eintracht Frankfurt uses Firstbeat in normal situations (14:45)
  • Getting new players up to speed conditioning-wise (15:57)
  • Key Firstbeat metrics for Eintracht Frankfurt (17:19)
  • Communicating data to coaching staff and players (17:44)
  • Martin’s best advice for aspiring S&C coaches (19:34) 

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