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May/June 2022 in review: jumping

Throughout May and June we looked at team at jumping. Our team of contributors put together 1 new video lesson, 4 new podcasts and 6 new articles on the topic from 9 contributors. Find links to both our new and archived resources on jumping below.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 277: Oregon22 preview (with Shaun Pickering)

For the first time ever, the World Championships will take place in the United States, bringing the world’s best throwers to battle it out in Oregon. The action kicks off next week, but this week we already sit down with Shaun Pickering to break down each event with the top storylines, predictions, and more.

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GAINcast Episode 245: It depends . . .

Perhaps the two most important words in programming are: it depends. We often focus on the exercise or structure, forgetting about the context. But the context is what makes or breaks training. On this week’s GAINcast we look at finding context in training.

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Lessons on bounding from John Pryor

Bounding is a core component of track and field training and one of the most powerful forms of plyometrics. As with any powerful tool it is a double edged sword. Used effectively it can be one of the best tools to develop reactive strength. Used poorly it can hinder mechanics or lead to injury. In our latest video lesson, coach John Pryor looks in detail at bounding and discusses how he uses bounds effectively for his athletes. Below are four key lessons that I took away from him.

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GAIN 2022 in the books–the best ever!

GAIN 2022 was amazing! After being online for two years it was so great to be back together in person.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 276: Learnings from GAIN

Vern Gambetta’s GAIN conference took place for the first time since 2019, and we were there to experience it. On this week’s podcast we reflect on our biggest learnings and takeaways from GAIN 2022.

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Coloring outside the lines

This week the GAIN community has gathered together for its first in-person event since early 2020. It’s refreshing to sit around and exchange ideas again. And it’s refreshing to be challenged. Good coaches challenge convention and color outside the lines. That is our theme at GAIN 2022 and something I talked about in my first keynote to set the stage for the event. You can watch it for free below and learn more about the GAIN Network.

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GAINcast Episode 244: Coloring outside the lines

GAIN 2022 starts tomorrow and our theme this year is coloring outside the lines. On this week’s GAINcast we share some ideas on coaching, what the lines are, and when to know when to color outside the lines.

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A guide to jumping for throwers

When I think of jumping for throwers, Werner Günthör is the first athlete that comes to mind. The 130-kilogram Swiss shot putter could almost fly and this explosive strength helped him capture three world titles. Jumping is perhaps the ultimate expression of power and can play an integral role in preparing throwers. But as with anything, it needs to be adapted to the needs of the sport and athlete, especially in a sport whether athletes can be massive. Below are a few considerations for integrating jumps into the physical preparation of throwers.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 275: Championship debrief

The California State Championships are perhaps the hardest competition in high school sports. This year Nick sent 6 throwers to the meet and walked away with 7 podium finishes. On this week’s podcast we take a look at the meet, how to prepare for it, and the unique path each athlete took to achieve their success this season.

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