HMMR Podcast Episode 272: Q&A

It’s time to open the listener mailbag again. On this episode we answer some questions about using video in training, isometrics, hypertrophy, post-competition routines, throwing technique, and more.

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Notes and quotes

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:45 – How do you use video in training and competitions?
  • 6:30 – The lost art of the detailed technical analysis: “Video is so easy and simple to use now that we often use it superficially, when it should be a detailed tool for catching what you’re eye can’t. We take a quick look at the last throw, not the last month or year to see if we’re making the progress we expect.”
  • 10:30 – Using isometrics with elite athletes.
  • 13:15 – Maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a coach.
  • 16:15 – Routines and boundaries: “How much should you put in as a coach? Put as much passion into coaching an athlete as they do into being coached.”
  • 19:30 – Spin vs. glide in the shot put.
  • 21:00 – Post-competition routines.
  • 24:30 – How training changes as an athlete ages: “In order to improve you need to increase volume, especially volume of specific work.”
  • 28:15 – How important is maximum weight room strength for throws: “Understand what creates your throw. Do you find distance through your speed, athleticism, coordination, or strength? Then you’ll know how much each factor can help you improve.”
  • 32:00 – Hammer throw questions.
  • 32:15 – How important is hypertrophy: “In most cases, if you have a good long-term plan you’ll get to the right size. Rarely is there a need to focus extra energy on isolated hypertrophy work.”
  • 37:45 – American football in the UK.

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