HMMR Podcast Episode 225: Post-lockdown

In many parts of the world, the lockdown is coming to an end and training restrictions are slowly being lifted. The same is true for us. On this episode the podcast we look at how we are returning to training with our athletes, including what logistical and programming changes we’re making.

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Notes and quotes

  • 1:45 – A look behind the quarantine gains phenomenon: “Quarantine might have been more stress in some respects, but it was also less walking around, less school to worry about, and less overall activity. For many athletes this meant they could focus more resources on training and they’re seeing the benefits now.”
  • 8:15 – Tips for back together: “We’re not going to blast them the first two weeks back. We have to see where they are at first.” “To start with, underestimate your max. If it is easy, you can move it up. That’s better than overdoing it.”
  • 11:30 – Changes to exercise selection and periodization: “Change up the exercise so there is not as much of the tendency to compare numbers to pre-corona. You don’t want athletes dwelling on the 5-10kg if everything else is going well.”
  • 15:30 – Dealing with restrictions on training.
  • 20:00 – Logistics of running a weight room with restrictions.
  • 25:00 – Play by the rules.
  • 28:30 – Final thoughts.

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