Tag Archive for: General Training

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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GAINcast Episode 280: Training trends and current events

On this week’s episode we discuss some recent training trends and current events, including the World Indoor Championships, competition scheduling in an Olympic year, zone 2 training, the NFL combine, and much more.

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Sports Science Quarterly – Q1 2024

Every quarter we take a deep dive into the latest research in sports science. In this edition we look at the latest research on the psychological states of top performance, utilizing skill acquisition support, sleep extension, the muscle morphology, and more.

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When will we learn?

Warning this is a Rant! Volume is not a biomotor quality. It is a major stimulus at certain times in a year and a career. So why do we see swim teams and distance running programs go to extremes of volume training for prolonged periods of time to the extent that the athlete is so beaten down that they are 10 to 15 seconds off their personal bests in certain events. This is not necessary! It ceases to be training and borders on abuse.

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Announcing GAIN 2024 coaching by design workshops

GAIN started 2007. Until 2023 we have had an annual conference, this year instead, we are having GAIN Coaching by Design workshops. The annual conference held in June each year will resume in 2025. In addition, we are going international with an event in Melbourne, Australia in November. GAIN Coaching by Design workshops are open to professionals seeking innovative training ideas.

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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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Rethinking knee injuries in female athletes

A growing and unacceptable disparity between male and female athletes—worldwide—is the disproportionately higher numbers of serious knee injuries suffered by female athletes relative to males. The only good news associated with this reality has been the extraordinary progress made in orthopaedic surgery in repairing damaged knees. New techniques, tools and procedures represent genuine improvements in the way we respond to ruptured ACL’s. But why, from a coaching standpoint, have we failed so completely to match the progress in repairing injured knees with similar progress in preventing injuries from happening in the first place?

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GAINcast Episode 279: Athlete profiling (with Jason Hettler)

What sport you play is different than how you play that sport. In the game of tennis, for example, vastly different styles of play emerge, which require a different approach to preapre for. On this week’s GAINcast Jason Hettler of IMG Academy Tennis explains their process of profiling athletes, matching to game style, and individualizing training.

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No pain, no gain?

No pain, no gain was a very prevalent attitude when I began coaching in the late Sixties and surprisingly it continues to persist today.

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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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