The Performance Podcast | Strength Training, Olympic Weightlifting, Performance, Fitness, Speed | Wil Fleming and Coach Dos (general)

We answer questions from you all like:
Why Muscle Snatches are awesome, Micro-Dosing training for performance, training hamstrings for performance.

And more!
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On this episode coach Dos and I talk about athlete nutrition.

Including my favorite recommendations for long term success for athletes.
Why macro counting makes me want to pull my hair out.
And how Dos has been a vegan for almost 30 years, and how to do vegan nutrition for athletes.
We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at nspa.org

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On this episode Coach Dos talks to Matt Cather, owner of CozmoSize. Coach Cather has built a viral and recognizable brand from scratch and done so in some challenging conditions. Learn how he did it.

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In this episode Coach Dos and I discuss, Teaching MRT and why these methods make for great training. Training for Soccer, why weightlifting is about pushing and not pulling, and when to use different variations in weightlifting movements.

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On this episode Coach Dos interviews Mike Yudin. Mike has produced dozens of MLB Players, top softball, volleyball, and football players all out of his garage in CA. Learn how Mike has become the go-to guy in his area, and how he continually produces results.

We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at www.nspa.org

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In this episode Dos takes inspiration from the book, The death of expertise, to talk about what that means in fitness and performance.

We talk about expertise vs influence
Changes I have made in my snatch technique, and why I'm still making changes 20 years in to weightlifting.

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In this episode Coach Dos and I talk about how to create a system for performance.

Inspired by some of the information from the recently wrapped Speed and Power Summits we go over what a coach needs to do to ensure that their athletes perform on the field and court.

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ATTENTION: If you use Olympic Lifts you have to listen to this episode.

On this episode, coach Mike McKenna and I go over the 5 things you have to do to be great at weightlifting technique.
This episode is perfect for weightlifters and athletes alike. We distill weightlifting down to the most important points.
We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at www.nspa.org

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I make one of the most outlandish claims ever, but it is 100% true. Check it out on this episode, as well as cool stuff we've learned from lee Taft on speed training, Joe DeFranco and the prowler.

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at www.nspa.org

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Vince is a coach at Force Fitness and Performance. After 4 years of d1 soccer Vince has become a great young strength coach in our industry and someone I constantly learn from.

He talks about lessons learned at Cressey Performance
Transfer of training for court and field sports
What we prioritize in our programs at Force Fitness.

We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at www.nspa.org

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Jordan Berke is the co-founder of Squats and Science and RepOneStrength.com. His companies are aiming to revolutionize barbell tracking technology and move it into a 3D sphere.

On this episode we talk about:
Best methods for using VBT in training
How to go beyond VBT and do true Motion Based Training
Some of the unique numbers they will be able to quantify with the development of RepOneStrength.

Learn more at reponestrength.com.
We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at NSPA.org

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Brian Buck is the Director of Customer Success for Sparta Science. Sparta Science is an industry leading solution for reducing injuries and optimizing performance with validated scientific assessments.
We talk about what kind of information Sparta Science looks for in their assessment.
How more data is helping them get better.
Brian's journey from the Minor Leagues to MLB strength coach to high tech company.
We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at www.nspa.org

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Coach Scott Thom is a basketball strength and conditioning and player development coach at Marin College. He has held the same position at Cal and at Washington State University.

On this episode coach Dos interviews him about creating buy in, how to teach through discipline , the differences in training at the high school, college and pro level and more.

Learn more at www.scottthom.com

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We interview Geralyn Coopersmith, CCO of Flywheel Sports and formerly of NIke, and Equinox.

Geralyn talks about her path from personal trainer to working for global corporations like Equinox, Nike, and Flywheel sports
She shares the unique traits that she has found in successful trainers from her time leading education for Equinox and Nike.

We are brought to you by the NSPA. Learn more at www.nspa.org

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In this episode I interview Dave Ballou, Director of Athletic Performance, Indiana University.
We talk about Coach Ballou's journey from high school strength coach to Director at at Big Ten university, and how that happened.
What he got wrong at the high school level, and what that spurred him on to do going forward.
How they train for power
The number one marker for speed on the football field
We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at NSPA.org

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Dr. Chris Holder is the head strength and conditioning coach at Cal Poly University.

On this episode we dive deep on implementing meditation practices to improve performance in athletes (and coaches too).

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at www.nspa.org

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In this special episode I interview coach Travis Mash of Mash Elite Performance and Mash Mafia weightlifting.

Coach Mash is one of the most successful and well rounded coaches in America in strength sports. He has worked with NFL players, 100's of division 1 athletes, been the coach for the USA world team in weightlifting and was a world record powerlifter himself.

We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at NSPA.org

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We interview Sean Skahan of the Minnesota Wild.

Sean tells us about his path to being one of the longest tenured strength coaches in the NHL (talk about awesome mentors!)
The unique challenges of being an NHL strength coach.
How to walk the line of working with athletes who have another strength coach.

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On this live episode from the NSPA National conference we interview Bobby Smith, owner of RYPT training.

Bobby talks about how he sets the tone with every session everyday in his facility.
How he has become the GO-TO place for female athletes to train in New Jersey.
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On this episode we interview the authors of the new book INTENT: A Practical Application To Sport Science For Athletic Development, Justin Roethlingshoefer and Devan McConnell.
Justin is the strength coach for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL, and Devan is the director of hockey performance at UMASS Lowell.
This episode is packed with the applications for sport science data in your athlete performance programs.
Learn more at www.hockeysummit.com.

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On this episode recorded live at the NSPA national conference, we have the Godfather of speed, Lee Taft.
We talk about the innateness of speed, vs weightlifting
The Plyo step and it's origins
And the "most athletic thing Lee has ever seen"

We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more and become a certified coach at NSPA.org

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On this episode we have one of our favorite repeat guests ever, Alwyn Cosgrove.
We talk about
What prompted him to get on instagram after avoiding it for a long time.
Why he ran over 30 races in 2017.
Why creating competition opportunities for your clients is a MUST
How to train for obstacle course races and how this growing sport is an untapped market

We are brought to you by the NSPA, check them out at NSPA.org

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On this episode we interview, Donnie Maib, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Olympic Sports at the University of Texas.
We talk about:
How he got to UT.
Playing football with Goldberg
Eliminating unimportant data for your athletes
How a 90kg clean changed the way he trains for volleyball
How he trains his top ranked teams on a yearly, monthly, and weekly basis.

Connect with Coach Maib on instagram @donniemaib
Thanks to the NSPA, our sponsor, NSPA.org

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On this Christmas edition of the mailbag we take your questions about:
Should you train strength and energy systems on the same day?
How should you progress your agility training with athletes?
How I trained to set 3 (more) national records in weightlifting?

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at nspa.org

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On this episode Coach Dos and I talk to Henry Ruggiero, Director of Physical Performance for MLS club, Real Salt Lake.

We talk about how he got to this position.
How to train his players during a 9 month in-season period.
How RSL trains athletes differently based on positions.
How to use data to influence future training decisions.
LTAD and RSL's academy system.

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at NSPA.org

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On this episode Coach Dos and I talk to the CEO and founder of the NSPA and Athlete's Acceleration, Pat Beith.
We talk about his story to create AA and the NSPA.
What makes the NSPA different
How to have success with online info-products.

This episode is brought to you by the NSPA. Learn more at NSPA.org

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On this episode Coach Dos and I go through our favorite exercises in the big movement categories. 

Explosive, and where does rotational power fall in this

Knee Dominant, why front squats are better than back squats

Hip dominant, and why we don't love deadlifts

Push, Pull and why you can't beat a push-up. 

Plus our favorite core exercises. 

We are brought to you by the NSPA, attend their national conference at http://nspa.org/

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On this episode Dos and I interview Matt Durant, head strength coach at the University of La Verne. 

Coach Durant talks about:

His history and how his father being a strength and football coach for over 42 years made him choose his profession. 

How one viral video changed his life. 

The unique challenges of being a D3 strength coach. 

We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn about their national conference at http://nspa.org/

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On this episode Coach Dos and I go over our bedrock principles of training. 

Wil's Principles:

1) Weightlifting is the fastest way to improved power. 

2)Everyone needs GPP before special preparation.

3)Weightlifting movements are a terrible for conditioning

Dos' Principles:

1)Everyone needs power.

2)Programming is the critical key to improvement.

3) Every session should aim to improve work capacity.

We are brought to you by the NSPA, Learn about their national conference at nspa.org/national-conference

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On this episode Coach Dos and I interview Coach Tim Socha, University of Washington Strength Coach.

Last year, Socha played a key role in the Huskies winning the Pac-12 and earning a berth in the College Football Playoff.  He was named the FootballScoop.com National Strength Coach of the Year.

We talk about the 4 levels of training at UW. 

How to create competition in your team

How he uses the Olympic lifts with his athletes

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, Learn more at NSPA.org

 

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On what might be our best episode ever, Coach Dos and I interview Brian Nguyen.

Brian has gained fame as the trainer of Mark Wahlberg.

Brian shares with us his journey from working in the NFL, to working on movies, running a successful gym. 

How 2 tragedies have shaped his career.

Why all the training tools in the world can't beat your number 1 tool, your heart. 

How connecting with the people around you is what we are made to do. 

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, check out info about their national conference http://nspa.org/nspa-nationalconference/

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On this episode I interview Mike Yudin, Owner of Team Yudin about his success and his athletes. 

We talk about how he developed 6 MLB draft picks this year. 

How he trains his baseball players and softball players.

If they use Olympic Lifts for baseball and softball.

How he keeps his athletes for 5+ years routinely. 

How he has dominated his local market for training.

We are brought to you by the NSPA

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This is a special episode of the Performance Podcast. From the Archives of a show that no one listened to (the performance weightlifting podcast) comes an interview with Greg Everett. The foremost American coach in weightlifting. 

 

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On this episode coach Dos and I talk about: 

My training leading up to my next weightlifting meet. 

The most successful way to periodize a weightlifting program when you aren't on drugs. 

How this method is very close to alternating linear periodization. 

Why rest is the most important part of your periodization. 

How to bring periodization into group training and why that is the next evolution of group training for the masses. 

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more about the NSPA by checking out Coach Dos' Certified Program Design Specialist Course

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Dr. Rob Bell is a sports psychologist who has worked with professional athletes, elite professional teams and collegiate teams. 

In this episode we talk about Mental toughness. 

Why mental toughness is more often caught than taught. 

How routine can take away stress during competition.

Why every great athlete has had a "hinge" moment. 

The one thing that every athlete could do Today to have a better mental game. 

Learn more from Dr. Rob Bell at DrRobBell.com

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA

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Coach Dos interviews David Padilla solo!

Coach David Padilla is an amazing young strength coach in the South Florida area, and he offers his best advice to coaches looking to get into collegiate and high school strength and conditioning! 

 

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, Be on the lookout for the NSPA national summit in Texas Jan 5-7

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On this episode Dos and I talk to our good friend and bossman of DVRT/Ultimate Sandbag's Josh Henkin. 

We discuss: 

Why rotational training has to be a part of a complete program

How everyone should rotate to transfer to sport and life. 

Then we dig into the meat of the podcast and discuss the difference between workouts and training, and why only good coaches are training their athletes and clients. 

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, check out Dos' Certified Program Design Specialist course HERE

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In this 4th installment of the return of the Performance Podcast we answer listener questions. 

Why is power training important at all ages?

Should you quit calling it a clean "pull"?

When should you open a bigger gym, and why? 

And more! 

As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, check out Coach Dos' Certified Program Design Specialist Course HERE

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We're still back! 2 weeks in a row, I guess you could say it's getting serious. Coach Dos and I talk about athlete development, what's appropriate at different ages, and what's realistic to expect. 

 

This week's episode is brought to you by the NSPA. Check out the Speed and Power Summit recordings on sale now by going HERE

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The newest episode returns with our new sponsor the NSPA. On this episode me and Dos talk about what's been up, some of the cool new things we have learned since our last episode about a year ago. 

 

We dive into online training and where the industry is heading. 

 

Thanks to the NSPA, our sponsor, check out the Complete Speed and Power Summit (which we can't stop talking about) HERE

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We have a new show on the Performance Podcast Network. The Performance Weightlifting Podcast, is a bi-weekly show with me and Dane Miller as hosts. Listen in as we interview the best coaches in weightlifting, to see how they are getting it done. 

 

On this episode check out an awesome interview with Greg Everett, author of Olympic Weightlifting: A complete guide for Coaches and Athletes and coach of the Catalyst Athletics weightlifting team. 

Check out more about Greg at Catalyst Athletics

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In this interview Coach Dos interviews Mike Yudin. 

 

Mike is the go-to baseball, volleyball, and softball strength coach in Southern California. He has helped literally hundreds of athletes play at division 1 and in professional baseball and softball. 

 

Mike talks about how he went from training in big box gyms to having one of the most state of the art gyms in the country right in his garage.

 

Mike talks about being a life long learner, and why it has helped him become an awesome coach. 

 

Learn more about Mike (seriously, every post is about his athletes dominating)

TEAM YUDIN TRAINING

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On this episode dos and I discuss some recent instances of rhabdomyolysis in collegiate strength and conditioning. 

 

I interview Jim Kielbaso, owner of Total Performance training center in Wixom, Michigan about training for speed. 

We talk about creating horizontal force instead of vertical force. 

How to actually do that, and what it actually means. 

How to coach speed effectively with your athletes, and the right technique for running really fast. 

 

Learn more about Jim:

Jimkielbaso.com

Jim's Podcast:

THE IMPACT SHOW

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On this episode I talk to Coach Dos about tempo in strength training and why lifting fast is the way to go. 

 

I also interview Bobby Smith and Adam Feit of Reach Your Potential Training about: 

Plyometrics

How they train female athletes

And their unique training system. 

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On this episode Coach Dos and I discuss doing full Olympic lifts for athletes and why that is suddenly a hot trend and I interview Lee Taft. 

Lee talks about:

The Plyo step and how he discovered it.

How repositioning is the key to reactive speed

the reactive tier system

how he programs for speed with athletes

how to use "corrective" strategies to make athletes faster

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In this episode I talk to Dane Miller of Garage Strength and Earth Fed Muscle about the recent announcement that weightlifting is leaving the Olympic Training Center and The future of American weightlifting (prior to the news that CJ Cummings won a Junior World Championship). 

 

 

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On this episode Dos and I revisit HIIT again after an episode of Sweat Inc showed that some trainers are still not getting it. 

 

Dos lays out some of his best protocols for HIIT and we answer some listener questions

 

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On this episode we have Alwyn Cosgrove on to answer listener questions. Including, how to determine the benefit of an exercise (front squats vs zercher), marketing and how to differentiate your business in a crowded field. If lifters over 40 should only do bodyweight exercise and more. 

 

Learn more about Alwyn at: 

 

www.resultsfitnessuniversity.com

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In this episode I take you through a 12 week preparation cycle for a weightlifting meet including what to do to ensure ultimate success on the platform at the meet itself. 

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On this episode Coach Dos and I interview weightlifting coach, strength coach, and farmer Dane Miller. 

 

We talk about his gym Garage Strength (www.garagestrength.com), farming, how to create culture in a gym, and why he started his own supplement business (www.earthfedmuscle.com) because of shadiness in the supplement industry. 

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In this episode Coach Dos and I switch roles and he intereviews me on how to start a gym. How to know if it is the right time, how to finance, if financing is the right way. We even dive into the most effective facebook marketing strategies. 

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In this episode coach Dos and I talk about what you need to use to fill out your program and why squat and deadlift might get you most of the way there but aren't enough to make great athletes. 

 

We also take listener questions from our facebook and twitter accounts

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On this episode coach Dos and I talk about how to train for power and explosiveness without using Olympic weightlifting. Learn how to evaluate methods of training for power and how to get the most out of your training sessions when equipment, time or abilities are short. 

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Coach Dos goes deep on how to design programs. Exclusively on the Performance Podcast, learn how Dos designs programs. 

Coach Dos just released Complete Program Design this is a must have product for coaches of all levels. Learn EXACTLY how he designs programs, with descriptions of how he coaches the movements, 6+DVD's, and the kicker...

Dropdown, editable workout cards. 

Check out Complete Program Design HERE

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Where most coaches go wrong with continuing ed. 

 

Coach Dos and i talk about what we see trainers doing wrong when it comes to their continuing ed, and why it is important to have a plan and then stay in your own lane! 

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Make sure to check out Complete Olympic Lifting Handbook on Amazon. 

In this episode hear all about my new book, and catch up on some of the cool stuff Dos and Wil have been doing!

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In this episode I interview OLIFT magazine editor in chief, Anton Jefferson. 

 

OLIFT magazine was founded in 2012 and brings great weightlifting content from lifters and coaches in a print format every quarter. 

 

If you are interested in OLIFT you can check out their fundraising Kickstarter page...

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

On this episode Coach Dos and I talk about how to build your ultimate home gym set up. We discuss different budget options from small to HUGE, but give youa  blueprint for staying fit or getting strong at home. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_54-_Home_Gym_Set_up.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

On this episode coach Dos and I talk about unconventional training tools like the sandbag, sled, kettlebells and more. We give you a blue print on how to consider if they are worthwhile additions to the barbell and dumbbell, and tell you why you are making a big mistake if you are replacing your current tools and not just adding to them. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_53-Unconventional_Training_Tools.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

Coach Dos and I are BACK! We talk about getting the most out of your athletes, lifestyle modifcation, and some info I got from Baylor strength coach Kaz Kazidi. Coach Dos and I riff on the idea of "Celebrity Workouts" and who you should listen to! 

Join us WEEKLY from now on on Tuesdays!

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_53-The_Return.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

In this episode I talk with Matt Kuzdub of PUSH Strength. Matt is the Sports Scientist behind the awesome technology of the PUSH band. PUSH is an awesome way to track readiness, power output, strength, and speed in your Olympic lifts and training in general. We talk about applications for use for athletes, CrossFit, and Olympic weightlifting. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_51-_Matt_Kuzdub_of_PUSH.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

On this special 50th episode I am on the line with the crew that started it all. I talk with Coach Dos, Josh Henkin, and Chad Skrederstu about the current fitness industry, the future of the fitness industry, and how to be a better trainer. We talk about why internet trainers are the worst, how to spot someone that is making up a program on the spot, and how quantifying your clients readiness is necessary for the best training programs possible. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_50-_Josh_Dos_Chad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Coach Dos is back! on this episode we talk about strength training for female athletes. What are the differences between males and females, should we look to instagram for how to train athletes, and the mentality of females in the weightroom (hint: they rock!). 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_49-_Strength_training_for_females.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

On this episode I talk with 2 really cool guys trying to change the very nature of Strength and conditioning and performance training in the middle east through their company Kinetik SCJassim Alaamer and Khaled AlNasir are 2 young coaches who have decided to form a company to transform education and the entire fitness profession in the Middle East. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_48-_Kinetik_SC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

This week we talk to all around good guy, and trainer to the stars Ben Bruno. Ben talks about the difference between training athletes, and stars, teams vs. individuals. Listen in to this great episode!

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_47-_Ben_Bruno.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Steve Maxwell is our guest on the podcast. We talk about his journey as a nomad, and why its useful to have a big backpack. We talk about the benefits of Kettlebells in group training and how much you should prioritize strength in training for athletes. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_46-Steve_Maxwell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

Jim Laird returns in this episode and brings with him Lucy Hendricks. Lucy and Jim do an excellent job of coaching people to better everyday performance and explain their techniques on how to coach breathing to live and perform better each and everyday. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_45-Jim_Laird_and_Lucy_Hendricks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT

Dave Gleason is one of the best performance coaches that I have ever met. Dave works with youth athletes at Athletic Revolution in Pembroke, MA. Dave is world renowned for his coaching abilities and use of long term athletic development to make better athletes. Check him out at www.coachdavegleason.com

 

 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_45-Dave_Gleason.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

On this episode Coach Dos and I talk about how to monitor your athlete's physical state, how much is too much, and what really causes over training

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_43-_Overtraining.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

In this episode, Coach Dos and I talk about Mark Rippetoe's most recent article on t-nation.com, and talk about the problems with internet trainers and strong opinions. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_42-_Rippetoe_article.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EDT

On this episode I interview one of my favorite people in the world, Grant Gardis, AKA Rufus Blackbone about hot to teach people to lift, developing youth weightlifters, physical literacy, and more. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_41-_Rufus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

In this episode Coach Dos and I talk about a missing piece to any athlete's puzzle: rotational training. We talk about the influence of anti-rotation work, and why it would be a mistake to only include anti-rotation. We also talk about how we implement this training for athletes to create more power. We finish the episode answering some listener questions about nutrition and favorite places to eat. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_39-Rotational_training.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

On this episode Coach Dos and I talk about how to approcach continuing education to give the best info you learn to your athletes and clients. We handicap the upcoming Perform Better Seminar in Long Beach and answer questions on the importance of hypertrophy for athletes. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

On this episode Coach Dos and I wrap up my experience at USAW nationals and then I interview Jim Laird. Jim and I talk about the culture of too much, knowing what's right for the new trainee, how breathing can improve EVERYTHING, and Jim shares why NO ONE should get a pedicure. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_36-Jim_Laird.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EDT

On this episode coach Dos and I interview Sue Falsone (www.suefalsone.com, www.systemicdryneedling.com). In this episode we talk about the T-spine, the diaphragm as a respirator and stablizer and why that is important, why the personal trainer needs to be equpped to deal with physical therapy issues, the first tool a physical therapist should put in their box, and the first tool a personal trainer should steal from a physical therapist. We also hit on the fact that practice drives research, not the other way around. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_35-Sue_Falsone.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode Coach Dos and I talk about the different types of periodization you might need to follow and go in depth on our preferred method of periodization. We also answer listener questions about confidence. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_33-Periodization.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Coach Dos is back! In episode 32 Coach Dos and I talk about Density training and how it might help you bust through some plateaus. How to do it right and how you might be doing it wrong. We talk about the value of aerobics and even the value of sloppy aerobics. We even answer a question about the best resources for training kids. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_32-Density_Training.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

While Dos is away on vacation, I interview Chad Wesley Smith, founder of Juggernaut Training Systems (www.jtsstrength.com). We talk about how he got started, what he has learned from team Juggernaut athletes, How PE is screwed up in the US, the basic tenets of the Juggernaut Method, why belief might be the most important part of a successful program, and the upcoming "Become Unstoppable 3" seminar. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_32-_Chad_Wesley_Smith.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:57pm EDT

In this episode Coach Dos and I talk about how important the bench press is in programming. We talk about how much it transfers to sport and whether the push press might be a better upper body pressing exercise. We answer listener questions about training for the sport of CrossFit, and whether Olympic lifts are important for older athletes. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_28-How_important_is_Bench.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

On this episode I interview a good friend of Coach Dos and me, Pat Cullen Carroll. We talk about his background in weightlifting, and how most people are screwing up Long Term Athletic Development. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_27-Pat_Cullen_Carroll.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode Coach Dos and I talk to creator of the Valslide and celebrity trainer, Valerie Waters. We talk about creating buy in from clients (even famous ones), getting results in a short term, and her favorite story about Jim Carrey. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Episode_17-_Valerie_Waters.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

In this episode Coach Dos and I interview Alwyn Cosgrove about what is working now, and what he sees as the future of training for fat loss and training for performance. 


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