Throughout the year we’ve had the pleasure of hosting 34 guests on the HMMR Podcast, including coaches of Olympic champions and world record holders. On this week’s podcast we’ve pulled together some of our favorite moments with athletic development coaches that think different. We cover a wide range of topics such as the art of coaching, individualization, circuit training, transfer of training and more with guests Michael Lepp, Jerome Simian, Boo Schexnayder, Steve Myrland, Dan Noble, JB Morin, and James Marshall.
Notes and quotes
This episodes combines highlights from the following episodes:
- Episode 140 with Michael Lepp of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing
- Episode 173 with Jerome Simian, strength coach for top French athletes including world decathlon record holder Kevin Mayer
- Episode 162 with leading jumps coach Boo Schexnayder
- Episode 149 with functional training pioneer Steve Myrland
- Episode 165 with Dan Noble of the Hill Academy
- Episode 154 with leading researcher JB Morin
- Episode 175 with long-term athletic development expert James Marshall
- 3:30 -Michael Lepp episode: “No matter where it is in the organization, the foundation is good people. You can have better equipment, but the people still have to know how to use it. “
- 16:30 – Jerome Simian episode: “I always start with the end, what are we trying to do? What limiting factors prevent the athlete from getting there? My job is to remove the limiting factors so the athlete can express power in the chosen pattern.” “I have an obligation to results, not an obligation to means. “
- 23:00 – Boo Schexnayder episode: “Some coaches tend to individualize too much. When you bring an athlete into a program you can over analyze and training becomes gimmicky. I take a generic approach with everybody until I learn about the athlete. “
- 32:30 – Steve Myrland episode: “Barbells require the body to organize itself the bar, rather than optimize the movement for the athlete. Functional equipment asks your body what it can do; less functional equipment tells your body what it can do. “
- 40:15 – Dan Noble episode: “Circuits are not about just doing randomized exercises. It’s about exercises connected for a reason. Done well, it’s a form of contrast training. “
- 48:00 – JB Morin episode: “Beginners are like a full tube of toothpaste, press anywhere and something comes out. But elite athletes are nearly empty tubes, you have to find the right place to push the tube for anything to come out. “
- 55:00 – James Marshall episode: “Why would I spend an hour in the car to take my son to practice and watch someone tell them what to do while they barely touch the ball? Why not just play? Adults are getting in the way of children developing. “
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- Episode 140 (Michael Lepp), Episode 149 (Steve Myrland), Episode 154 (JB Morin), Episode 162 (Boo Schexnayder), Episode 165 (Dan Noble), Episode 173 (Jerome Simian), and Episode 175 with James Marshall.