Looking back on 2019: top training resources

Each year we try to get a little bit better, and looking back at 2018 I think we achieved that goal. Throughout the course of 2019 our 27 contributors produced 52 new podcast episodes, over 300 articles, 11 premium video lessons, 12 monthly themes, over 120 research articles summarized in our Sports Science Monthly reports, 4 member hangouts, and dozens of new exercises in movement library.

To help you sort through all the great content, we’ve assembled our top 30 articles, 10 podcasts, and 5 videos from the year, as well as some more highlights and links. If you want more, you can browse our archives and also check out our top content from 2013201420152016, 2017, and 2018. Become a HMMR Plus member to get access to everything in our site archives.

Videos, podcasts, and themes

Each month this year we focused on a different monthly theme. Find links to each monthly theme below, as well as our top new videos and podcasts. For more videos, become a HMMR Plus member and visit the HMMR Classroom.

Top new video lessons
  1. GAINtalk 8: Total speed – Basic speed concepts and drills in this full-length DVD from Vern Gambetta.
  2. Lesson 21: Rebuilding the foundation – Steve Myrland walks through his NHL offseason training approach and programming with his athlete Jack Skille.
  3. GAINtalk 6: Proprioceptive plyometrics – Vern Gambetta’s plyometric exercises and progressions.
  4. Lesson 19: Wrestling – Wrestling coach Andy Stone shares ideas of how wrestling concepts can be integrated into training for other sports.
  5. GAINtalk 7: Foundations of movement and rhythm – Greg Thompson shares ideas from the PE classroom about teaching movement and rhythm.


Our roster of world-class coaches contributing to HMMR Media has grown to 27 this year, including 5 new authors: Leigh Egger (rehabilitation physiotherapis, Feyenoord Rotterdam), Chris McCormick (Director of S&C for Olympic Sports, Florida Atlantic University, James Marshall (Head Coach, Excelsior Athletic Development Club), Tracy Fober (Owner, Iron Maven Performance), Domhnaill Fox (Physiotherapist, Sports Medicine Ireland).

We’ve categorized our most popular articles by topic below.

Sports science
  1. The definitive guide to caffeine and performance by Craig Pickering
  2. The science of warming up by James de Lacey
  3. Sports science monthly archive by Craig Pickering
Physical literacy
  1. Long and strong: why athletes need both by James Marshall
  2. The ingredients for a solid foundation by Nick Garcia
  3. Moving beyond the plank by James Marshall