Earlier this month Nick and I made the annual pilgrimage out to Vern Gambetta’s GAIN event in Houston. With leading coaches and specialists from a wide variety of fields, it was a great idea to exchange ideas about training with faculty members like John Pryor, Steve Magness, Bill Knowles, Jimmy Radcliffe, Michael Joyner, Vern Gambetta, and more. On this episode of the podcast we discuss the highlights and take aways from each day of the event.
This episode is organized chronologically. At the end of each day, Nick and I sat down together, went through our notes, and discussed each presentation and what we took away from it. Some highlights include:Doing more isn't just about more volume. Use other methods to create similar effects. @stevemagness Click To Tweet 'I don't hate the weight room, I hate what we do in it.' -Steve Myrland Click To Tweet
Watch how athletes move in the sport. Sprint tests don't reveal how they can move and perform. @fit3k Click To Tweet With reconditioning you find out what the athlete can do and build off of that. @billknowles_hps Click To Tweet The biggest mistakes often come when we mean well and do too much of something.' -Jimmy Radcliffe Click To Tweet
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The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
- To learn more about GAIN visit www.thegainnetwork.com or read Vern’s blog here on the site.
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- We’ve interviewed many of the GAIN faculty members on prior episodes of this podcast or the GAINcast:
- Several presentations also discussed the work of Frans Bosch. The best resource on that topic is his book on strength training and coordination.
- My own presentation was on key points from Bondarchuk that can be applied to other methods. You can learn more about Bondarchuk in our webinar on the topic available HMMR Plus members.