HMMR Podcast Episode 314: Jump around (with Jeremy Fischer)

At first glance, throwers and jumpers might seem like they live on opposite ends of the athletic spectrum, but they have more in common than you might think. Both even groups require athletes to produce immense amount of power in short bursts, focus on highly technical and specific training, and be patient over years of development. On this week’s podcast world-class jumps coach Jeremy Fischer looks at some of the parallels between the event groups and their training.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 313: Throwing smarter (with Brian Bedard)

Success in the throws often comes down to being smarter. Smart enough to master the fundamentals of technique. Smart enough to understand and communicate with athletes. And smart enough to put everything together. On this week’s podcast Colorado State coach Brian Bedard shares his approach to coaching smarter, including his lessons on leadership, communication, and technique.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 312: The double threat (with Cory Martin)

Cory Martin is best known as one of the best combo throwers of all time: 22 meters in the shot put and 75 meters in the hammer throw. He’s also put together one of the best combo training programs around: combining the influences of his two coaches and mentors Jerry Clayton and John Smith. On this week’s episode we take a look at both of those topics by exploring parallels between different throwing events, how to cross-train them, and how he’s integrated difference influences into his own program.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 311: The warm up bonus episode

On our last episode coach Rett Larson explained his approach to warming up, both the theory and practice. This week, we’re sharing a bonus episode where we discuss our own approach to the warm up. As with the rest of our training program, the warmup is constantly evolving. We go in detail into the what and why we do now and how that has evolved over the last few years.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 310: Weaponizing warmup (with Rett Larson)

For many strength coaches, the warmup is the best weapon they have. It’s a dedicated time each day to work with athletes, whether they make it in the weight room or not. But to really get the most out of it, you have to have a plan to allow you to use the time effectively, build athlete buy in, and gain the confidence of the coaching staff. On this week’s episode Rett Larson joins us to share his plan and philosophy of warming up based on his experience in the Olympic volleyball world.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 309: Feeling the throw (with Matthew Denny)

Diamond League discus champion Matthew Denny is one of the best all-around throwers in the world, having won Commonwealth medals in both the discus and the hammer throw. He’s also on of the best big time performers, having thrown personal bests at the Olympics, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and Diamond League finals in recent years. He credits both his all-around success and peaking ability to his ability to feel the throw, a skill he developed over countless reps of trial and error. On this week’s episode he talks about how to develop feeling, what he feels in his throw, his current technical focus, and some surprising parallels between the discus and the hammer.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 308: Developing the champ (with Dylan Armstrong)

When Ethan Katzberg won the world championship title in the hammer throw last month, he surprised a lot of people. But for his coach Dylan Armstrong, it was what they had been training four years for. On this week’s podcast Armstrong breaks down how they used those years to develop Katzberg from a multi-sport high school athlete into the youngest world champion in the event’s history.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 307: World champs review (with René Sack)

The world championships finished last weekend and there was plenty to talk about in the throwing events: surprise champions, new records, and a changing of the guard in some events. On this week’s podcast German national coach René Sack joins us to break down the action, discuss our favorite moments, and identify the trends we saw emerge in Budapest.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 306: Under the armour (with Carrie Lane)

The worlds of throwing and endurance have a lot of differences, as well as many surprising similarities. Carrie Lane spent coaches world-class throwers before turning her attention to building stronger and faster endurance athletes. On this week’s podcast she joins us to discuss the different planning challenges presented by both populations, the balance of sprint training for non-sprinters, the influence of Bondarchuk on her programming, and the value of climbing.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 305: World champs preview (with Don Babbitt)

The world championships in track and field starts next week. There is some thrilling action ahead in the throwing events, and University of Georgia coach Don Babbitt joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about trends in technique, which countries are hot, which not, and what we are looking forward to the most.

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