HMMR Podcast Episode 290: State of the sport (with Vern Gambetta)

The year is coming to end, which means it is time for our annual combined episode of the GAINcast and HMMR Podcast to discuss the state of training for sports. We share highlights from our favorite episodes of the year, discuss training trends like isometrics, microdosing vs. split training, and what we’ll be trying out in 2023.

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Notes and quotes

  • 0:00 – Introduction.
  • 1:45 – Favorite podcast episodes of the year.
  • 4:00 – Learning from throwers.
  • 7:00 – Isometrics: “Isometrics are a training method. It needs to fit into the program, not be the whole program.”
  • 12:00 – Isometrics for youth athletes and defining priorities with beginners.
  • 14:30 – Back to the basics.
  • 17:15 – Selling out.
  • 20:30 – Spectrum squats, the origin story, and variations of ordering exercises.
  • 24:30 – Moving to 2x a week lifting and microdosing vs. split routine: “The weight room is a facilitator to movement. You’re not in there to be lifters, you’re in there to improve your sport performance.”
  • 32:30 – Weight room layout design.
  • 34:30 – Future trends.

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