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Athletics and the Law

As some you might know, my life as a coach is more or less a very very time consuming hobby. I make my living as a lawyer. Thankfully for you readers I don’t devote many posts to topics like the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or Qualified Intermediary rules. But over the last few weeks several legal topics have come up in track and field and it gives me a chance to combine the two topics. While well outside my area of expertise, the House of Run Podcast invited me on this week’s episode to take a quick look at four legal topics that have arisen recently: Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 35: Movement Mastery (with Shawn Myszka)

Movement is the key to sport. As Vern always says, we need to train movements, not muscles. On this week’s podcast we are joined by Shawn Myszka to discuss motor learning, movement analysis, and improving movement through specific strength exercises. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 34: Credit Where It’s Due

If you are friends with Nick on Facebook, you likely saw Nick’s rant last week about giving credit where it is due. After reading it, we decided to stop our regularly scheduled program, and cover this important topic on our podcast this week. Read more

GAINcast Episode 1: The Journey Continues

Vern Gambetta is embarking on his 46th year of coaching. And with the new year comes a new adventure. We are happy to announce our second podcast here on HMMR Media: the GAINcast where each episode Vern will tackle one question from the world of athletic development. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 33: Technology in Training

If you ask people what has changed the most in training over the last decade or two, the first answer will most often be something related to technology. Technology has become a huge part of our lives and, as a result, a growing part of training. From gadgets to apps, they can add value in many ways. But they can also be a distraction. On this week’s episode we talk about how we use technology to help our training and ways we also ensure it does not hurt our training. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 32: Movement Screens (with Randy Ballard)

Screening movement has become a big trend in sports medicine and injury management. But what needs to go into a movement screen to make it effective? On this week’s episode University of Illinois Director of Integrated Performance and Interim Director of Sports Medicine Randy Ballard joins us to share how he creates an effective movement screen that addresses his athlete’s individual needs. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 31: General Development

Two weeks ago on our podcast we talked about specific development, what we look for in specific strength exercises, and what to keep in mind as a coach. On this week’s episode we take the same approach to general development. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 30: Review Time

With the year winding down, Nick and I thought we would take a look back at our own performance in 2015. We discuss what new things they tried last year, what worked, and what failed. We also discuss topics that interest us now and where are thoughts are heading for 2016. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 29: Specific Development

Nick and I talk all the time about the simple exercise classification scheme we have taken from Bondarchuk. We try to focus more energy on the specific developmental exercises (SDEs) where the competition movement and strength training converge. But what do we look for when we choose an “specific strength” exercise from this category? And what are some of our favorites? On this week’s episode we dive into those questions. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 28: Block Training (with Tony Ciarelli)

We often talk about traditional periodization methods and Bondarchuk’s approach on the podcast, but these are hardly the only ways to put together a training plan. One method is block training and on this week’s podcast guest coach Tony Ciarelli describes how he has adapted block training to his throwers. Read more