Video Lessons By Category

Sprinting and jumping
Lesson 4: Multi-jumpsIdeas on how to integrate jumping into training, how to progress movements, and demonstrations of key exercises.
Lesson 6: Basic speedTop youth sprint coach Joe McNab demonstrates speed, acceleration, and start drills to help improve sprinting mechanics.
Lesson 7: Robust runningField sports athletes need to have the ability to maintain sprint mechanics in a variety of situations and positions. John Pryor walks through his approach and demonstrates exercises he uses.
Lesson 15: Hip lockFrans Bosch explains hip lock, how to address it in training, and walks through training examples.
GAINtalk 6: Proprioceptive plyometrics (with Vern Gambetta)Vern Gambetta shares his approach to plyometric training in his full-length DVD on the topic.
Athletic development
Lesson 2: Warming upA look at the seven components of Nick Garcia’s head-to-toe standard warm up with a demonstration on each movement, plus two quick alternative warm up variations, and a written overview of all exercises.
Lesson 5: Medicine ball routinesFour key medicine ball routines to help develop coordination and explosiveness.
Lesson 8: Lifting for runnersA guide on why and how to implement a strength routine for distance runners with coach Carrie Lane.
Lesson 12: Mini-band exercise librarySteve Myrland demonstrates essential mini-band exercises.
Lesson 13: Leg circuitsExamples of five intense leg circuits and progressions to develop strength away from the barbell.
GAINtalk 1: Sticks and straps (with Steve Myrland)Former NCAA and NHL strength coach Steve Myrland explains and demonstrates how simple tools like sticks and straps can be used to develop strength and mobility.
GAINtalk 2: Assessing trainability (with Randy Ballard)The University of Illinois Associate Athletic Director for Sports Medicine explains their process for assessing sports-specific trainability of incoming and continuing athletes.
GAINtalk 5: Warming up (with Vern Gambetta)Vern Gambetta shares his approach to creating both general and sport-specific warmups in his full-length DVD on the topic.
Coaching, planning, and periodization
Lesson 1: The Basics of BondarchukA detailed look at concept of transfer of training and how it is put together in Bondarchuk’s periodization method.
Lesson 3: Periodization & planning trendsMartin Bingisser and Vern Gambetta take a detailed look back at the history of periodization and current trends in the area of planning.
Lesson 11: Understanding adaptationJohn Kiely dissects how the body adapts to training and how that impacts planning.
Lesson 14: Lessons from master coachesUsing case studies to identify three basic principles of training seen over and over in the work of master coaches.
GAINtalk 3: Team building (with Clay Erro)Top high school football coach Clay Erro explains his philosophy of team building and what that looked like over decades of experience.
GAINtalk 4: Lessons from the Sydney Roosters (with Lachlan Penfold)High performance director Lachlan Penfold explains the process and training plan that led the Sydney Roosters to the 2013 NRL title.
Lesson 9: Specific strength exercises for throwingNick Garcia and Martin Bingisser demonstrate their favorite specific strength exercises for throwing and discuss how to construct exercises and integrate them into training.
Lesson 10: Hammer throw techniqueA look at the core elements of hammer throw technique and how to train them.
Lesson 16: Specific strength framework for throwingGerman national discus coach René Sack shares his framework for developing specific strength in the throwing events along with video examples from training.
Lesson 17: Rotational throwing progressionsNick Garcia shares and demonstrates his teaching progressions for rotational shot put and discus.

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