HMMR Podcast Episode 246: The mailbag

Our mailbag is full, so it’s time to go through some listener questions about a variety of topics. On this week’s episode we dive into questions on the planning for truncated seasons, recovery, teaching the Olympic lifts, rest periods in circuit training, who do we want to grab a beer with, and more.

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Notes and quotes

  • 0:00 – Introduction.
  • 2:30 – Planning for a truncated season.
  • 7:45 – Recovery needs and recovery strategies.
  • 14:00 – The benefits of training big names: “The level a coach’s athletes have reached is not always an indication of a coach’s abilities. Top athletes can have bad coaches, youth coaches can be among the best in the world.”
  • 19:00 – Light bulb moments and accelerated teaching progressions.
  • 23:45 – Quality over quantity of throws: “50 quality throws are going to be better than 100 mediocre reps.”
  • 26:00 – Who would you like to sit down and talk to.
  • 31:15 – Rest and tempo on dumbbell and leg circuits. “With leg circuits, add reps and reduce rest as it gets easier. With dumbbell circuits, on the other hand, aim for maintaining tempo and rest while increasing load.
  • 33:45 – Teaching progressions for the cleans.
  • 36:15 – Programing to increase Olympic lifting.

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