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HMMR Podcast Episode 69: Fastball (with Kyle Boddy)

What type of tools does it require to hurl a ball 100 miles per hour? Is throwing a baseball like throwing a javelin? And what type of training does it take? Kyle Boddy, president and founder of Driveline Baseball, joins us on the podcast this week to discuss training pitchers and what he has taken from track and field in training his athletes. 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

GAINcast Episode 30: Coaching Shortcuts

In his nearly 50 years of coaching, Vern has learned many lessons the hard way. On this week’s GAINcast he shares some of his lessons learned that can hopefully serve as shortcuts for younger coaches and a reminder of effective training practices for more experienced coaches. 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

GAINcast Episode 29: Dryland Training (with Matt Kredich)

For the past year Vern has been working with University of Tennessee swim team to create integrated dry land training program. On this week’s episode Tennessee head coach Matt Kredich joins us to discuss his own training philosophy and how they are putting the pieces together in Knoxville. He provides unique insight on how head coaches and strength coaches can get on the same page to get team buy in to achieve results together. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 66: Down Under (with Dale Stevenson)

Former Australian international shot putter Dale Stevenson has switched sides to help the Kiwis as New Zealand’s High Performance Throws Co-ordinator. In this role he is also the coach of Tom Walsh, who won world indoor gold, the Diamond League title, and Olympic bronze this year. He sits down with us this week to share what he has learned in this new role, including his views on talent, technique, and training methods. Read more

GAINcast Episode 28: The Volume Trap

Volume is a core element of athletic development. When we start out with athletes, the first test is often how much they can handle. When we talk with other coaches, we first look at how much they do. But are we asking the wrong questions? On this episode of the GAINcast Vern looks at how we need to change our thinking about volume and get out of the volume trap. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 65: Olympic Recap

With the Olympics behind us, Nick and I take a look back at Rio to highlight our favorite moments, the best performances, the worst performances, and more. Read more

GAINcast Episode 27: Sports Science

Sports science is nothing new, but over the past decade it has moved more from the academic setting to the team setting. More and more teams are employing sports scientists and these teams need to address the new question of how to integrate sports science and performance. On this episode of the GAINcast we tackle this topic and look at how to best put the sport in sports science. Read more