On this episode of the podcast I talk with Coach Matt King of UConn Football. Coach King highlights some of the most influential lessons hes learned on his journey, and also discusses the macrocycle of training for football.
On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Coach Zweifel of Building Better Athletes. We talk about layering a play based model of training that focuses on movement variability with younger athletes, and also how implementing this type of model can have a great benefit with older populations as well. Another point we touch on his long term HUMAN development, and how proper training can set individuals up for a high quality of life after sport. You can check out more about BBA here https://www.building-better-athlete.com/
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Mark McLaughlin of Omega Wave. We talk about how he uses the system to prescribe optimal loads to enhance adaptation with athletes.
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Denzel Dejournette of the WWE NXT. We talk about his journey from high school wrestling, to college wrestling, to the WWE NXT. We talk about the skills and mental strategies he has had to develop to ascend to each level, and how he plans to use his platform to manifest his gifts. Additionally we talk about the role that strength and conditioning has played in his journey, and its importance in the life and longevity of the professional athlete.
On this episode of the podcast I sit down with the highly talented Imani "Chaos" Chew. We talk about her journey into breaking, as well as components of breaking. We also get into some of the major influences on her life and her dance style, and finally we discuss factors that contribute to her success as a dancer.
On this episode of the podcast, I sit down with PhD researcher Ben Strafford. We discuss the Athletic Skills Model, and how parkour can be used as a donor sport for athletic development in youth team sports. You can check out the articles Ben references here, https://sportsmedicine-open.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40798-018-0132-5, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Athletic-Skills-Model-Optimizing-Development/dp/1138707333, https://www.athleticskillsmodel.nl/en/home-en/.
On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Coach Charles Burdick of the Portland Timbers. We discuss his approach to testing and assessment, in addition to his approach to energy system development and strength training. We also touch on increasing compliance in regard to strength training, and how things shift during off-, pre-, and in-season periods. You can check out the resources that Coach Burdick referenced on weekly training structure, foot care, and the hamstring capacity test at these links; https://rugbystrengthcoach.com/in-season-training/, https://www.dremilysplichal.com/, https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/8/713.long
GPP Episode 55: Dr. Mike Young- The Process of Expanding as a Professional & Speed Training for Soccer
On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Dr. Mike Young of Athletic Lab. You can check out more about Dr. Young at https://athleticlab.com/
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Coach Lucy Hendricks. We talk about her development as a coach, and her approach in working with clients with persistent pain issues. You can check out more of Lucy's content at https://holisticfitnessconnector.com/
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Coach Cam Davidson. Coach Davidson is the Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement at Penn State. We talk about his background and how competitive wrestling and weightlifting has shaped his view of things. We then dive into his structure of training for hockey and volleyball as well as some resources and experiences that have had a big impact on Cam as a coach.