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The GAINcast Podcast

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GAINcast Episode 4: Periodization and Planning

Periodization is just a fancy word for planning and creating a good plan should be central to any coach’s approach. It is something that effective coaches have done forever. On this week’s episode Vern dives into the topic of periodization and planning. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 38: Meet Prep

On this week’s episode it is time for another listener question. Top high school coach Bill Pendleton of Esperanza High School in Orange County asked us:

Outside of throwing technique and lifting cycles, what can a coach do in practice to help athletes perform well at competitions?

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GAINcast Episode 3: What is GAIN?

GAIN is more than just a coaches conference, it is a learning experience. But what makes it different? And how did Vern come up with this formula? On this week’s episode Vern talks about the history of GAIN, what he is trying to create, and what keeps people coming back for more. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 37: Becoming a Better Coach (with Vern Gambetta)

Coaching mentor Vern Gambetta joins us again to discuss the best ways to become a better coach. With the proliferation of coaching courses, websites, and other options to improve your know how, we discuss some tips that have helped all of us improve our coaching abilities. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 36: Strength and Endurance (with Steve Magness)

On this week’s episode distance coach, writer, and podcaster Steve Magness joins us again on the podcast to talk about what endurance coaches miss when they think about strength training, and what strength coaches miss when the think about training endurance. Read more

GAINcast Episode 2: Train Movements Not Muscles

Vern has a few quotes he is famous for, and perhaps none more so than telling coaches to “Train movements, not muscles.” This is one of the foundations of his philosophy and it helps to take a step back and look at why it is so important. Therefore on the question we address on this episode of the GAINcast is:

This Episode’s Question: Why is it so important to train movements instead of muscles? And how do we do that?

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Athletics and the Law

As some you might know, my life as a coach is more or less a very very time consuming hobby. I make my living as a lawyer. Thankfully for you readers I don’t devote many posts to topics like the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or Qualified Intermediary rules. But over the last few weeks several legal topics have come up in track and field and it gives me a chance to combine the two topics. While well outside my area of expertise, the House of Run Podcast invited me on this week’s episode to take a quick look at four legal topics that have arisen recently: Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 35: Movement Mastery (with Shawn Myszka)

Movement is the key to sport. As Vern always says, we need to train movements, not muscles. On this week’s podcast we are joined by Shawn Myszka to discuss motor learning, movement analysis, and improving movement through specific strength exercises. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 34: Credit Where It’s Due

If you are friends with Nick on Facebook, you likely saw Nick’s rant last week about giving credit where it is due. After reading it, we decided to stop our regularly scheduled program, and cover this important topic on our podcast this week. Read more