10 Jan 2021
Training Ideas, Films, Documentaries, Books and Podcasts

Here are lots more ideas on how you can continue to take part in physical activity – I hope there is something here for everyone. I have also included lots of sports films, documentaries, podcasts and book. Please share with your parents or anyone else you think would benefit.

Many of you have enjoyed using the Nike Training Club App, there is also the Nike Run Club App to record your runs and track your progress. If you run, cycle and swim you might prefer Strava to record your training.

If you would like to do some resistance training at home but do not have any weights you can buy a resistance band on Amazon for under £15.00. Here are some Resistance Band Workouts if you would like to add some strength training to your week.

Resistance Training for Teens is another great App – they are offering it for free during the COVID-19 breakout, download the App and use this 'school code' at registration: CF32B14B

Here are some 20 minute workouts and Dance Lessons

For swimmers Olympic Champion Adam Peaty has shared some workouts.

For basketball players here is a great free App.

Sport England has also added lots of “Stay In, Work Out” ideas on their website

Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medallist Max Whitlock is streaming live home training sessions at 1530 every Tuesday and Friday

Don Bradman, the greatest cricket batsmen of all time had some great ways to train indoors – even in 1932!

GB gymnast Aimee Fuller shares her six minute mobility routine

If you would like to use video to analyse your technique in any sport Hudl Technique is the best free App

School of Kicking has a free download for all rugby kickers – Dave Alred has coached the top goal kickers in the world including Jonny Wilkinson and Johnny Sexton

As many of you are now at home why not see if you can persuade the adults in your house to join in as well?

Here are some books, films, documentaries and podcasts:

Sports Films/Documentaries

The Blind Side

I, Tonya

Coach Carter

Any Given Sunday

Rocky IV

When We Were Kings

A League of Their Own

Chariots of Fire

NetFlix Documentaries


The Game Changers


Last Chance U

Katie – The Rise of the Female Boxer

Prime Video If you have Amazon Prime, Prime Video is included in the cost

Resurfacing with Andy Murray

The Edge

The Test

All or Nothing – lots of series with various sports teams

Death of a Gentleman



The Program

Fittest on Earth

As Good as it Gets

Building Jerusalem

Ted Talks (watch online or download the free App)

Malcom Gladwell – The Untold Story of David and Goliath

Caroline Paul – To Raise Brave Girls, Encourage Adventure

Trevor Ragan – How to Overcome Fear

Trevor Ragan – Learning Like a Jungle Tiger

BT Sport Films

Stop The Tour

No Hunger in Paradise

The Gaffer


Too Good to Go Down

Shoulder to Shoulder


Don’t Tell Me The Score with Simon Mundie – especially the Kate Richardson-Walsh and Dave Alred episodes

The Learner Lab

Experts in Sport a Loughborough University Sports Science Podcast

How to Fail Podcast with Elizabeth Day

The High Performance Podcast with Jake Humphrey and Professor Damian Hughes

Magic Academy

Books (all available on Amazon)

A Life Without Limits – Chrissy Wellington

Legacy – James Kerr

Sacred Hoops – Phil Jackson

When Nobody Was Watching – Carli Lloyd

The Little Book of Talent – Daniel Coyle

Women In Sport: Fifty Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win - Rachel Ignotofsky

You Are Awesome – Matthew Syed

The Chimp Paradox – Steve Peters

David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell

Sleep – Nick Littlehales

Sevens Heaven – Ben Ryan

The Fight – Norman Mailer

Desert Island Discs

Nicola Adams – Double Olympic Boxing Champion

Ian Wright – Football Legend

Kelly Holmes – Olympic 800m and 1500m Champion

Daley Thompson – Double Olympic Decathlon Champion

Billy Jean King – Tennis Legend

Freddie Flintoff – Ashes Winning England Cricketer

Nigel Owens – The World’s Best Rugby Referee

I hope you enjoy those. If you have any top tips of your own I would love to hear about them.

Best wishes

Mr Dossett