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HMMR Podcast Episode 261: Thanksgiving hodgepodge

It’s the holiday season. That means it’s time for us to share what we are thankful for, as well as let off some steam. On this week’s episode we talk about some of our recent ideas on training, how to do more with less, a few timely rants, and organizational ideas for technical training.

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Some lessons on strength training learned over 60 years

I wanted to summarize some practical conclusions from my personal experiences so that young coaches and athletes starting out would not make the same mistakes I have made in my journey.

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Center of the universe

You folks out there who self-identify as strength coaches, the weight room is not the center of the universe. If you are going to develop a complete adaptable athlete ready to thrive in the competitive arena, then strength & power are important, but there are many ways to develop those qualities outside the weight room.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 258: Ringside (with Duncan Ogilvie)

Boxing is a sport shrouded in tradition. When you think of conditioning for boxing, you’ll likely imagine lots of running, jump rope, or a Rocky Balboa montage. Coach Duncan Ogilvie is trying to change that by focusing back on the basics. On this week’s episode we discuss strength and conditioning for boxing, integrating mini bands in training, the business side of coaching, and more.

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May 2021 in review: medicine ball training

The site theme in May was medicine ball training. As one of the most versatile training tools available, there is a lot you can do with a medicine ball. Throughout the month we shared some practical examples of how top coaches are using medicine ball training, as well as programming tips. Below we have links to all our new and archived content on the topic, including 5 new articles, 2 new videos, and 2 new podcasts from 8 contributors.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 238: Adapt and overcome (with the Melbourne Storm)

Sports around the world have been thrown into disarray due to the pandemic. The chaos brought some teams together and tore others apart. The Melbourne Storm seemed to get stronger as the year went on and just ended their 2020 campaign last month as National Rugby League champions. Performance director Lachlan Penfold and strength coach Dan di Pasqua join us on this week’s episode to look back at the difference makers for the team this year, as well as the evolving role of strength and sports science in the high performance model.

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HMMR Podcast Episode 203: Conditioning, ranting, and throwing

Strength and conditioning coaches normally understand what the S stands for in S&C. But how do you define the C? On this episode of the podcast we look into the often overlooked part of our job, as well as getting a few rants off our chest, and discussing the current state of American throwing.
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HMMR Podcast Episode 201: Sprinting and jumping (with Randy Huntington)

We often talking about sprinting and jumping as separate components of training, but when you look at the training of the world’s best sprinters and jumpers, there is more in common than different. Randy Huntington has worked with athletes ranging from world long jump record holder Mike Powell to Chinese 100-meter record holder Su Bingtian. He joins the podcast this week to discuss how he conceptualizes the two events and what his experience has been working in a new culture.
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HMMR Podcast Episode 196: Send in the clowns

There is something wrong with strength and conditioning in American collegiate football. The field is being overrun by clowns, and no one is speaking up about it. A lot of trust has been placed in the strength and conditioning coach, but that has only caused more scandals rather than better athletes. Vern Gambetta joins us on this podcast to talk about the problems facing the field and potential solutions to move the profession forward. Read more

A case study in holistic exercise design with Jean-Pierre Egger

As Chris McCormick wrote about yesterday, strength coaches can contribute significantly to the development of an athlete’s mental skills. But doing so isn’t about making them work until they puke. It’s about preparation with purpose. Read more