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HMMR Podcast Episode 41: Building a Team

Last week Nick and I talked about building a team culture, but before you have a culture you need a team. On this week’s episode we share some ideas of getting kids to turn out and try your sport. Read more

GAINcast Episode 5: Context and Progression

Two essential elements of training are context and progression. Context establishes the nature of the relationship of the various components of training within the system. And progression, in its simplest form moves the workload from simple to complex, easy to hard and general to specific. On this episode of the GAINcast Vern talks about how context and progression can be properly integrated in training. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 40: Team Culture

Team culture can be as important to success as whatever methods you use as a coach. On this week’s podcast we talk about what team culture is, how to groom it, and how to adapt it to different situations. Read more

HMMR Podcast Episode 39: Beast Mode (with Noah Bryant)

Noah Bryant is one of the rare power athletes that achieved success in many sports. In the shot put he was a multiple-time NCAA champion and made Team USA. He has also put up world class numbers in Olympic lifting (210kg clean) and powerlifting (raw 500 pound bench press). He joins the podcast this week to reflect on some lessons learned in his career and how strength needs a strong culture to thrive. Read more

The GAINcast Podcast

Join us on the new GAINcast podcast. Read more

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