Tag Archive for: Offseason

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 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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HMMR Podcast Episode 304: Summer time

It’s the summer time, which means championship season for track and field, and offseason training for many other sports. On this week’s podcast we recap the latest throwing results from the US championships, discuss summer training, and also cover common mistakes when implementing the Bondarchuk method.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 12: The Offseason

The World Championships started on Saturday, meaning that the offseason is near for elite athletes. But for the rest of us the offseason is already underway. I frequently get questions on what to do during the offseason. Should you be working on building a base of strength? Refining technique? Getting in reps of throws? Building aerobic endurance and work capacity? On this week’s episode of the HMMR Media Podcast Nick and I take a look at some factors to consider when setting up an offseason training plan. Read more

My First Offseason

The concept of an offseason is very foreign to me. I know all about the regular season, the preseason, as well as winter and fall training. But the offseason is truly uncharted territories. That is why I initially panicked when I sent Dr. B my training results after my last meet and received this short message in response: “Martin. Stop training. 3 Weeks passive rest. AB”

Three weeks might not sound like much, but let’s put that in perspective for me. Last year I took just ten days off after my season ended … and that was for my honeymoon. Read more