HMMR Podcast Episode 315: How the coaches train

We often talk on the show about how coaches train their athletes. On this week’s podcast we turn the tables and look at how coaches train themselves. Finding time to squeeze a workout in is not always easy, and neither is balancing age, family, and many other factors. Our friends Carissa Sain, David Maris, and Donie Fox join us to share their tips.

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Carissa Sain is the head women’s basketball coach and atheltic development coach at Illinois Tech. Donie Fox is a physiotherapist and sports coach based in Dublin, where he cofounded RTP Physio. David Maris is currently a physical education teacher and track coach at the British International School of Houston.

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Key quotes and topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 3:45 – Planning for coaches (and the aging athlete)
  • 10:15 – Nick’s personal routine
  • 13:45 – Playing sports vs. training
  • 22:00 – Being a guinea pig
  • 26:45 – Training with athletes
  • 32:30 – Coaching and training in different styles
  • 34:45 – Defining goals for your own training
  • 39:00 – Actual vs. ideal training time
  • 44:00 – Walking the dog and other social activities
  • 46:30 – Monitoring and recovery
  • 54:30 – Your go-to workouts

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