March 29, 2020
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Dr/Coach Josh Nelson. Josh is the assistant AD/ applied health and performance scientist. We talk about his diverse passed positions, how he got into the field, and his motivation. We continue on to the day to day of this unique and somewhat scarce position, and how he affects change at the university. Later we talk about some of the technology they implement to elevate the student athlete experience, and how the tech helps them make decisions. Lastly we talk about tactical periodization in soccer, and how it applies to other sports.
March 22, 2020
On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Coach Isaac Rodgers. Isaac and I dive into some of the exciting things that he is helping to implement at Limestone Strength. We talk about initial assessments and modifications for injured athletes, as well as some day to day KPI's they take and how they use that to drive day to day decisions in the weight room. We also talk about how we as strength coaches can use social media beneficially, as well as some of the downfalls for young coaches. We then move onto the importance of self development, and also considerations for athletes that have had to take extended periods of time off of training for whatever reason, and how to reintegrate them.
March 15, 2020
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Coach Joel Smith. We talk about a plethora of high level concepts. Joel and I discuss plyos/ sprint training and volume considerations, and how that changes for specific sports and age groups. We also talk about acceleration concepts of inside edge of the foot, and incomplete knee extension, which starkly contrasts what most coaches and athletes have been taught. Later we discuss some concepts of how some of these ideas transfer to specific lifts in the weight room, and how we can get more benefit from our weight room sessions in regard to speed and explosiveness in relation to sport. You can check out more of Joel's work at https://www.just-fly-sports.com/
March 8, 2020
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Coach Jim Kiritsy. If you haven't heard Coach Kiritsy talk before, GET ON IT RIGHT NOW. We talk about how he has been able to rise to the level that he has now, and how he continues to separate himself. We also discuss how he has really been able to lay down roots and raise the level of not only the football department, but how he has been able to add value to the whole athletics department. Additionally, we discuss the differences between the S and C world/ training in the south/ southeast and everywhere else. Lastly, we talk about priorities, financial literacy in the profession, and how we need to organize our values system before anything else. There were a couple places where my audio equipment failed me, but the gold shines through.
March 1, 2020
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Coach Evan Peikon. We talk about how he is able to effectively and efficiently uses tech (specifically the moxy monitor) and balances that with the art of coaching. We also discuss how moxy has influenced how he implements training sessions, and then dive into NME (neuromuscular efficiency) testing, and combating respiratory limitations in athletes. You can check out more about Coach Peikon here https://www.trainingthinktank.com/
February 15, 2020
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Sam Moore. We dive into none other then...periods, yes you read that right. We talk about her PhD research on female athletes and their periods, and how we can better serve them. We dive into some specifics such as volume and intensity recommendations during different phases, to improve overall adaptation, as well as nutritional factors to consider. We also discuss general variables of importance in data management across all athletes, and how sports science can better serve the populations they work with.
February 9, 2020
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Christ White. We talk about his early background and the influence of P3 on his programming, and we also discuss how Coach White has adjusted his approach to training for this season, and some of the testing/details of implementing his current program. We also get a bit into his background in kettlebells and Qigong, and how that has influenced the lens he views things through.
January 26, 2020
On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Josh McAllister. We dive into his unconventional journey into performance, and then we focus in on is current role. We talk about technology, how they utilize it, and what factors they are monitoring. We also discuss load management for different groups (starters, bench, etc) and specific injury prevention protocols for different muscle groups. Great insight into a different organization for young strength and conditioning coaches, or any coach looking at different factors in soccer.
January 20, 2020
On this episode of the podcast I talk with Coach Jamie Pasquin. We start it off with some of Coach Pasquin's past experiences and how working with such a large amount of sports influences his outlook now. We also talk about his contribution to " The Gamut of Performance: The young strength and conditioning coach's guide to success", and the thought framework that underlies the book/ chapter. We then dive into the training process, and how that looks for different sports, as well as how you can individualize programs for different sports while still adhering to scientific principles and not training into a gimmick. We round the conversation out with some personal development concepts that dive deep into self reflection and self awareness, that are rooted in psychology. If you haven't purchased the book yet, be sure to check it out here https://www.amazon.com/Gamut-Performance-Strength-Conditioning-Success/dp/1687076014/ref=sr_1_1?crid=25MIZ2FFUDUMS&keywords=gamut+of+performance+book&qid=1579550569&sprefix=gamut+of+perofrm%2Caps%2C234&sr=8-1