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HMMR Podcast Episode 75: Science and Nutrition (with Craig Pickering)

The nutrition world is so filled with gurus and pseudo science that it can be difficult to separate the truth from fiction. Olympian and HMMR Media sports science correspondent Craig Pickering joins this week’s episode to give us an update on the latest research and insights from the world of nutrition and what that means to us as athletes. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 74: Equipment

Nick recently went through the process of remodeling and expanding his school’s weight room and he learned some valuable lessons on getting the most out of your equipment in managing the project. In this episode we discuss the most essential equipment for training, getting the best bang for your buck, and how facility layout can make your equipment useful or useless. Read more

GAINcast Episode 36: Physical Literacy

Learning to move is a lot like learning to read and write: you cannot write a novel without first learning the ABCs and how to string them together into words, sentences, and paragraphs. On this week’s episode Vern discusses physical literacy and how it fits into athletic development. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 73: Take the Plunge

Every week we discuss a variety of strength and conditioning topics on the podcast, but being a good coach is as much about experience as anything we will chat about. As coaches we need to jump in situations that might leave us exposed, but in the exposure we gain experience. On this week’s podcast we talk about gaining experience, setting up your own system and how much time is really needed to put together a training plan. Read more

GAINcast Episode 35: The Art and Science of Coaching Baseball (with Paul Davis)

Baseball is a sport that oscillates between tradition and modern analytics. Coaches like Paul Davis of the St. Louis Cardinals try to find a balance in the middle. As a developmental pitching coordinator and coach he has to understand the science of movement and the art of coaching. On this episode Davis joins us to walk through his approach to developing pitchers as athletes. Read more

GAINcast Episode 34: Live from Glasgow

Two weeks ago Vern and I got the opportunity to present at the Scottish Athletics annual coaching conference. At the end of the seminar we got that chance to pose some questions to all the presenters at a roundtable session. We recorded that discussion and present it as this week’s episode. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 71: Looking in the Mirror

With school back in session and fall training starting up, it is the perfect time for Nick and I to take a look at the past year and see what we did wrong and what we need to differently going forward. Self-reflection is a critical part of becoming a better coach, and on this episode we both highlight three things will be changing up for next season. Read more

GAINcast Episode 33: Connections

Connections are all around us in sport, but we often overlook them. Muscles connect, movements connect, athletes connect, coaches connect, disciplines connect, sports connect, and so on. On this episode of the GAINcast Vern discusses what role these connections play and how we as coaches can enhance connections. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 70: Records and Rio (with Kibwé Johnson and Benn Harradine)

Elite throwers Benn Harradine and Kibwé Johnson join the podcast for an end of season chat on a variety of topics. We discuss their impressions of Rio, preparing for the biggest stage, and how to deal with unexpected situations at major championships. In addition, we debate whether the men’s world records will fall and, if so, what it will take for someone to reach them. Read more

GAINcast Episode 32: Reflections

This past weekend both Vern and Martin presented at Scottish Athletics National Coaching Conference in Glasgow. During the seminar they took a few minutes away to share some instant impressions on the seminars they had heard so far, including topics like distance training, youth athletic development, and more. Read more