Tag Archive for: Podcast

HMMR Podcast Episode 291: What’s your engine? (with Nathan Ott)

Every coach aims for technical improvement, but few have a clear method for achieving it. Throwing coach Nathan Ott has a clear process. It starts with defining the key engine an athlete uses to move, creating a plan together with the athlete, and maintaining focus and accountability. He joins us on this week’s episode to discuss how he views technical development, its interaction with physical preparation, and examples from world champion Brooke Andersen.

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Top training resources of 2022

It’s been another year of learning on HMMR Media. In 2022 our 36 contributors produced 52 podcast episodes, over 100 articles, 4 premium video lessons, 6 site themes, 20 detailed research article summaries in our Sports Science Quarterly, and dozens of new exercises to our movement library.

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GAINcast Episode 259: Top books of 2022

Vern is a notorious reader on a wide range of topics. On this week’s GAIN cast he looks back at his top books of 2022, breaking down more than 20 titles for listeners.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 290: State of the sport (with Vern Gambetta)

The year is coming to end, which means it is time for our annual combined episode of the GAINcast and HMMR Podcast to discuss the state of training for sports. We share highlights from our favorite episodes of the year, discuss training trends like isometrics, microdosing vs. split training, and what we’ll be trying out in 2023.

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GAINcast Episode 258: State of the sport (with Nick Garcia)

The year is coming to end, which means it is time for our annual combined episode of the GAINcast and HMMR Podcast to discuss the state of training for sports. We share highlights from our favorite episodes of the year, discuss training trends like isometrics, microdosing vs. split training, and what we’ll be trying out in 2023.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 289: Finding focus (with Tony Ciarelli)

High performance success has a lot of factors. Even each factor, such as technique, is multifaceted. It is hard, or even impossible, to focus on everything at once. Success, therefore, comes through finding focus. On this week’s podcast coach Tony Ciarelli joins us to talk about he tries to find focus in his periodization, and also in his approach to teaching technique.

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GAINcast Episode 257: Rethinking agility (with Bill Knowles)

The debate about the transfer of change of direction and agility training is a bit like the debate about general and specific training. Specificity is a critical factor, but not all general training is the same. And specific training can also be counterproductive if you don’t understand what you’re training for. On this weeks GAINcast, Bill Knowles joins us to discuss how he sees the spectrum of agility training and how a purposeful approach can improve performance all along the spectrum.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 288: Quick tips

As the year comes to close, we look back to share some quick tips from what we learned this year, new things we are trying out, lessons from the John Smith interviews, and how to successfully blend different training methods.

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GAINcast Episode 256: Live Q&A

On Vern’s recent visit to Switzerland we did a live Q&A, answering questions and exchanging ideas on a variety of topics including: measuring strength, building connections, enhancing training transfer, best practices for combining different training methods, rethinking overload, strength training for endurance athletes, and more.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 287: Part 2 (with John Smith)

Last month Ole Miss coach John Smith joined our podcast for a rare interview looking at his unconventional approach to strength and power training. The conversation got a lot of people thinking and left us with many more questions. Thankful we were able to get him back on this week’s episode where we dived into many more throws-specific topics such as throwing heavy and light implements, peaking strategies, individualization, technical models, motor learning, and more.

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