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.
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.
To hear more on these topics, listen to the full episode above. Also be sure to subscribe to our podcast and review it on iTunes.
- This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. Become a member for full access to our videos, articles, and podcast archives. This month’s theme is coaching excellence, with a look at what makes top coaches stand out and how coaches can get better.
- For more ideas on Olympic lifting teaching progressions, listen to the recent Episode 243 with former USA Weightlifting director of coaching education Michael Conroy. Ideas on programming can be heard from Wil Fleming on Episode 236, who also has some free programs available on his site.
- We have some resources on the site from a few of the coaches we’d like to sit down and talk with: Dave Dumble, John Pryor, Angus Ross, and Jüri Tamm.
- You can hear us answer more Q&A on Episode 241, Episode 213, Episode 199, Episode 176, Episode 174, Episode 143, Episode 126 and Episode 89.