Tag Archive for: Planning

HMMR Podcast Episode 92: Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (with Derek Evely)

Variation is a core training concept, but we tend to think of it as a way to avoid accommodation. What if it is more? What if it is a tool to drive you forward? Few coaches think about how to use change strategically over the long-term and on this week’s episode we take an in depth look at some concepts related to change with our guest and good friend Derek Evely. Read more

GAINcast Episode 54: On Target

Recently I published an article on HMMR Media discussing the role of specific strength exercises in team sports. It is a difficult question that I often get confronted with since I speak and write frequently about specific strength. Contrary to what many people thing, it is not about simply putting work into different categories in training. Good training is about making sure each element is on target, no matter its category. On this episode we talk about how to stay on target and how we often ignore on field training as a means of physical preparation. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 86: Simple Truths

The core fundamentals that guide our training are rarely the sexy things that will make us rich. Instead they are simple truths that simply work. On this episode Nick and I share some of the simple truths that make up the foundation of our training methods. Read more

An Alternative to Periodization

I’ve been coaching professionally for nine years and, like any young coach, I started out by reading anything and everything I could get my hands on, attending conferences and talking with other coaches. Scientists and coaches usually present research and theory behind training methodologies, combine them with practical experience and present positive results to support their work. Many of the basic principles of training I first learned about back then I still use today and have never let me down. Read more

The Art of Holding a Peak

Peaking at the right time matters, but for many athletes it is just as important to be able to hold that peak. For my athletes, at the high school level, the post season lasts nearly two months. Therefore we have to stay in top shape for a long period in order to qualify and place well at the state meet. I’ve always said one of the reasons I like the Bondarchuk program is how it is able to keep athletes at a top level after reaching their peak. Read more

GAINcast Episode 31: Optimizing Your Workout

Earlier this summer we looked at winning the workout, and on this week’s episode we dive deeper into the topic by providing specific ideas and tips on how to optimize your workout to get the most out of each session in terms of structure, organization, athlete buy in, and more. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 68: Get Organized

Get the most out of a training session is as much about how you do it than what you do. Optimal organization of training can make it efficient, more productive, better focused, and more beneficial to the athletes. On this episode we discuss some planning steps that can help you better organize your sessions. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 67: Fit It Into the Plan

In order to get the best results, strength coaches need to work with other coaches. Sometimes this is by choice, sometimes it isn’t, but in both cases you need to figure out how to fit your method into the overall plan. On this episode Nick and Martin share some tips about how to do this effectively. Read more

The Road to Rome

There are many roads to Rome but ultimately the goal is to get the destination. You can take different roads depending on your circumstances and constraints. Read more

GAINcast Episode 19: Winning the Workout

You have to win workouts before you can ever think about winning a competition. Winning the workout isn’t about intensity or duration or how much you vomit. Just doing work is not good enough at a certain level. It’s about how much thought you put into it and how you execute every single detail. On this week’s GAINcast, Vern discusses which details count and tips for how you can win your workouts. Read more