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HMMR Podcast Episode 298: The struggle is real

We often talk about training methods and success stories on this podcast. But coaching has its struggles too. On this week’s podcast we talk about some of the struggles coaches face but often don’t talk about: athlete commitment, motivation, the role of parenting in athlete success, and how talent can make a coach look good.

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GAINcast Episode 266: Training camp (with Chris Webb)

The training camp is an integral part of the training process in many sports. But how can you get the most out of it? On this week’s GAINcast we share ideas around planning training camps to get the most out of them with swim coach Chris Webb. In addition, we look at optimal planning of multiple short training sessions, strategies to increase training quality, how much warmup is needed, and more.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 297: Finding your space (with Patryk Bielawski)

Designing the perfect training space is as much about the thought you put into it as the equipment you purchase. It’s more about finding the space you need rather than building the space you want. On this week’s podcast Patryk Bielawski of innovative equipment manufacturer Bridge Built joins us to look at factors to consider when putting together your own space so that you can get the most out of it.

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GAINcast Episode 265: Creating better movers (with René Wormhoudt)

Being a better mover solves a lot of problems: it makes it easier to pick up skills and adapt to new situations, which also helps reduce the risk of injury and increase the level of performance. Rather than focusing on your next injury prevention exercise, most athletes would be better off just becoming better overall movers. Dutch national football team coach René Wormhoudt joins this week’s GAINcast to discuss his training approach which builds upon this philosophy for both youth athletes and the world’s top athletes.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 296: It depends

Perhaps the two most important words in programming are: it depends. We often focus on the exercise or structure, forgetting about the context. How do you train before a competition? It depends. Are speed ladders good or bad? It depends. Are kettlebells or dumbbells better? It depends. On this week’s episode we talk about variety of training topics and try to answer the question of what it depends on.

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GAINcast Episode 264: Redefining LTAD (with Joe Eisenmann)

Long-term athlete development models are often packaged with convincing narratives and buzzwords. But they’re also full of a few myths as well. Dr. Joe Eisenmann’s career has combined his academic interests in pediatric physiology with his practical experiences in youth coaching. Combined he’s helped bring some common sense to the topic of LTAD. On this week’s podcast he talks about some of the history and misconceptions of LTAD, as well as his own approach to the area.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 295: Pedal to the metal (with Scott Russell)

With some athletes, the key to coaching is about getting them to put their foot on the gas. However, with elite athletes it can often the opposite. On this week’s podcast Scott Russell joins us to share some experiences from his career as a javelin thrower, PE teacher, and coach about when to step on the gas, when to take the foot away, and much more.

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GAINcast Episode 263: Odds and ends

Competition season is starting up again in many sports. We start this week’s GAINcast off by looking at how to best structure training in the days before a competition and how to learn what works best for your individual athletes. In addition we also talk about pre-meet workouts, psychological preparation, GPS data, single-factor models, and much more.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 294: The overhead athlete (with Dan Noble)

Training the overhead athlete is a topic that is shrouded in myths and misconceptions. On the week’s episode coach Dan Noble joins us to discuss how his training methods for overhead athletes have spanned the whole spectrum and how he came to his current approach. In addition we talk about the nuances of sports-specific preparation, the bench press, preparing athletes for training camp, and more.

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GAINcast Episode 262: The sprint lab (with Emily McClelland)

The SMU Locomotor Performance Lab is at the cutting edge of researching practical questions on sprinting and jumping. On this week’s GAINcast Emily McClelland joins us to discuss her latest research on vertical jumping and sex differences in short sprints.

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