Vern has a few quotes he is famous for, and perhaps none more so than telling coaches to “Train movements, not muscles.” This is one of the foundations of his philosophy and it helps to take a step back and look at why it is so important. Therefore on the question we address on this episode of the GAINcast is:
This Episode’s Question: Why is it so important to train movements instead of muscles? And how do we do that?
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
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
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
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
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