HMMR Podcast Episode 159: Lessons from GAIN

Every June, we both make a trip to Houston for Vern Gambetta’s annual GAIN conference. With faculty included strength coaches, sport coaches, physical therapists, trainers, academics and sports scientists from a variety of professional and amateur sports, it provides a chance to learn and share. On this week’s podcast we broadcast live from the event and recap the key lessons learned on each day of the event.

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Notes and quotes

GAIN took place from June 12 to 16 in Houston, Texas. This was the 11th edition and included a factuly from multiple sports and professions. For more about the faculty, read about them here.

Day 1 recap
Day 2 recap
  • 21:00 – Practical sessions with Greg Thompson, Jimmy Radcliffe and thoughts on leg circuits.
  • 25:00 – Peter Weyand on filtering knowledge, Jimmy Radcliffe on robust running, and Steve Magness on training tools.
  • 27:45 – Dan Noble and training at the Hill Academy.
  • 30:00 – Randy Ballard on integrated performance teams and what we like to learn at clinics.
Day 3 recap (with guest Dan Noble)
Day 4 recap
  • 48:00 – Defining your training philosophy.
  • 50:15 – Landon Evans and having processes to pass along sports science information.
  • 51:15 – Making the champions choice.
  • 53:00 – Final reflections on GAIN 2018.

To hear more on these topics, listen to the full episode above. Also be sure to subscribe to our podcast and review it on iTunes.

Further reading

The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:

  • The site theme in June is the art of coaching, with new content coming from some of the best coaches around. Join HMMR Plus so you don’t miss all the content on this topic, as well as past episodes of the podcast, our deep article archives, video library, and more. Join our hangout on June 21 to chat with other members about the topic.
  • Several of the presenters discussed have been guests previously on the HMMR Podcast or GAINcast, including Peter Weyand, Randy Ballard, Dan Noble, Steve Myrland, and Greg Thompson.
  • Dan Noble joined our conversation. He was also a guest on Episode 111. You can find him on Twitter at @coachnoble45. We also referenced James Marshall’s blog as a top reference.
  • To learn more about the leg circuits we discussed watch Lesson 13 in the HMMR Classroom and listen to Episode 146.