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GAINcast Episode 127: Individualization Q&A

In his nearly 50 years of coaching, Vern quickly learned the need to adapt the training plan to the athlete and has run into all types of different individuals along the way. On this episode of the GAINcast we have a Q&A with Vern on individualization, the July HMMR Media site theme. We cover a variety of topics such as when to start individualization, how to individualize in team sports, the role of testing, and more. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 153: Sprinting myths (with Brian FitzGerald)

When it comes to high school sprinting, few can match the credentials of Brian FitzGerald. The 2016 USA Today national track coach of the year has led athletes to California state titles in each of the past four decades, including athletes named Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News. When coaching beginners it is important to know the basics. It is also important to know the myths that people wrongly pass off as the basics. On this episode FitzGerald dispels some of those myths and explains his five-step approach to teaching sprint mechanics. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 147: Dial it in (with Wil Fleming)

It takes a special athlete and coach to achieve success at multiple sports, but that’s just what Wil Fleming has done. Being successful at multiple sports requires an ability to dial in training, and target programming to the specific needs of an athlete. On this episode of the podcast Fleming joins us to share the lessons he learned as a national championship competitor in both hammer throwing and weightlifting, and how that has shaped his approach to programming. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 76: Ready Made Programs

Ready made programs have proliferated in the internet era. With a simple search coaches can find hundreds of programs they can take off the shelf and use with their athletes. On this week’s episode Nick and Martin talk about some of the pros and cons of using ready made programs and what are some of the best ones out there. In addition, they discuss adapting plyometrics to training and building a strength reserve. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 56: Sequencing

The effectiveness of your training doesn’t just come down to what you do, but how you do it. Doing things in a different sequence can result in a completely different effect. On this episode of the podcast we discuss the role of sequencing in training, tips on setting up your own training, as well as some of the benefits and disadvantages of different approaches. Read more