The Journey to Weightlifting Excellence with Wes Barnett – The Barbell Life 394

Tune in to today’s episode of The Barbell Life Podcast as we speak with Coach Mash’s first weightlifting coach, two-time Olympian Wes Barnett, now the VP of Business Development at Thorne HealthTech.

Get ready for one of the best episodes to date as we discuss:

  • Playing Basketball and training for Weightlifting together
  • How did Weightlifting improve his basketball game? P.S. He was Mr. Basketball in Missouri
  • A slower development might be best as he only won one Junior Nationals
  • What happened when he found a way to train in Weightlifting and Basketball year-round?
  • What was it like to be one of the first group of six at the Olympic Training Center in December of 1990?
  • How his development in St. Joseph, MO, and Overland Park, Kansas prepared him for the volume at the OTC
  • The improvement he experienced when provided food, sports medicine, medical care, top-level facilities, competitive teammates, and a great coach.
  • What were the benefits of the Olympic Training Center?
  • Wes relives some of his fondest memories.
  • We discuss some interesting thoughts on Youth Development
  • His mindset towards his first Olympics in Barcelona versus his second in Atlanta
  • We take a close look at Sports Psychology
  • A culture shift towards winning versus just showing up at the Olympics
  • He gives us a close look at what it was like to qualify for the Olympics in his hometown of St. Joseph, MO, and the improvements he made from then until Atlanta, 1996
  • Why did his passion for quality sports supplementation take him to Thorne HealthTech?
  • What makes Thorne the choice of all serious drug-free athletes?
  • Check them out at www.Thorne.com

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Sports Science and Technology in a High School Program with Doug Gle – The Barbell Life 393

Check out today’s episode of the Barbell Life as we talk to Traverse City High School’s own Coach Doug Gle as we talk about all the ways he’s advanced their strength and conditioning program.

Tune in as we talk about:

  • Lessons from Coach Kraemer at Northern Iowa
    • Olympic lifting derivatives
    • Attention to detail
    • Focusing on every sport
    • Weightlifting Regressions
  • Sport Science for High School
    • Testing with GymAware
    • Concept Relative Power- Power/Bodyweight
    • Progressing athletes during football playoffs with velocity
    • Peak Velocity Thresholds for Cleans
  • The technology used in his high school program:
    • Laser Timers
    • VBT with GymAware and Flex Units
    • Flywheels
    • Laser Grid for Ground Contact Time by Muscle Lab
  • How to get Buy-In from a girl that Cleaned 95lb every day and from boys going too heavy.
  • How to Get Buy-In from the powers that be
  • Writing Grants to earn $70,000 for equipment
  • How to write a grant in under an hour
  • Going back to school to coach in high school
  • And more!

THE BARBELL LIFE IS SPONSORED BY:

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Biomechanics and the Human Matrix with Zac Cupples – The Barbell Life 392

Listen to today’s episode of The Barbell Life Podcast as Coach Mash talks to Coach Zac Cupples, DPT and CSCS.

This episode promises to be informative regarding the Human Matrix and more:

  • Common sense approach to Biomechanics and Movement
  • The truth regarding the science behind the new age Breathing Movement
  • Physiological differences between Nose Breathing and Mouth Breathing
  • Why it’s important to increase one’s capacity to hold their breath
  • Relationship between breathing and sleep
  • Insight from 11-years of being a Physical Therapist and Strength Coach
  • Unique insight from working in the Hospital setting, Private, and even in the NBA.
  • Human Matrix Movement principles
  • How to improve dysfunctional movement back to physiological norms
  • Commonsense Approach to Assessment
  • Why you should check out Isleep.com and use code ‘HST10’
  • And more!

Website: ZacCupples.com

Instagram: @zaccupples

THE BARBELL LIFE IS SPONSORED BY:

American-made strength equipment manufacturer providing the best quality, best value, best support & best people so you can build a better athlete.

 

Coaching Insights with Missy Mitchell-McBeth – The Barbell Life 391

In today’s episode of The Barbell Life Podcast, we talk to Coach Missy Mitchell-McBeth. She gives insight into coaching that most of us will never have because she has coached at the Division I Collegiate level, big time Texas High School level, and now she’s entering the world of education with Powerlift.

Listen in today as we discuss:

  • Insight from a 17-year coaching career
  • Coaching at TCU to Texas High School
  • Now Powerlift Business Development and Education as this is a new possibility for upcoming strength coaches and exercise science majors
  • What are the Non-Negotiable Pieces of Equipment for High School?
  • Non-Negotiable Movements: Squat, Hinge, Push, Pull, Unilateral
  • Cultivating relationships with athletes from a real coach’s perspective
  • How to lose great strength coaches starters pack
  • How to become an incredible High School Strength Coach
  • How to ensure that your athletes leave with a love for the weight room and exercise
  • Why the High Pull shouldn’t exist?
  • And so much more from an outspoken coach that I have come to respect so highly on Twitter.

Don’t forget to check out our new Athletic Performance and International Weightlifting programs!

THE BARBELL LIFE IS SPONSORED BY:

American-made strength equipment manufacturer providing the best quality, best value, best support & best people so you can build a better athlete.

All About Strength and Conditioning with Ricky McFarlane – The Barbell Life 390

Today on the Barbell Life Podcast, we have an OG Mash Athlete turned Strength Coach
extraordinaire, Coach Ricky McFarlane owner of PWR Sports and Human Performance
in England. He is the coach to some of the best Boxing, MMA, Football (aka Soccer), and
Rugby Athletes in the UK.

Today we talked about:

  • How to get funding together for a top rate facility
  • What it’s like to profit with 99% of customers being athletes
  • How he survived while Opening a new facility a week before COVID
  • Contracting as Head of Sport Science for a Professional Team
  • What it’s like to coach Professional MMA Athletes with enough never being
    enough
  • The key to buy-in is Education
  • His Assessment and relationship to UFC Performance Institute
  • Bo Sandoval is a leader in the industry
  • Some of his assessment strategies:
    • Unilateral and Bilateral jump testing
    • DSI
    • Joint ROM
    • Joint Asymmetry and Force Capability
  • Tips for training top athletes:
    • Isometrics
    • Loading is key to lower injury rates
    • Flywheel to lower injuries and create power-producing joints
    • Micro-dose strength training
    • 80% decrease with tendon injuries due to Flywheel
  • GymAware for Velocity Based Training
    • jumps every morning
    • Daily Readiness
    • Force-Velocity Curves
  • All Sports Science must aim to increase game day performance example would be Max
  • Favorite Movements:
    • Posterior Chain(reverse hypers, GHDs, Nordic Leg Curls, Jefferson curls,
    • Sled Dragging
    • Squats, Deadlifts, Pull-Ups, Belt Squat
    • Flywheel,
    • DB Floor Presses, Landmine Presses, Z-Press,
  • Utilizing Daily Undulating Periodization
  • Strength and Hypertrophy at the beginning of the week
  • Closer to the game: power and speed
  • His best business advice for all of you aspiring coaches
  • Establishing a Top Culture FYI, you have to lead the way
  • A body only knows a stressor and adaptation. It doesn’t know deadlift, squat, etc.
  • Find out about the research he’s Publishing soon
  • And more!

THE BARBELL LIFE IS SPONSORED BY:

American-made strength equipment manufacturer providing the best quality, best value, best support & best people so you can build a better athlete.

Strength and Conditioning Greatness with Reb Brock – The Barbell Life 389

Today we talked to someone that has been a true pioneer for the cause of strength and conditioning. His mentors led him down a road of pure greatness. Whether in the high school, collegiate, professional, or private sector, you will learn a lot today.

Listen in as we discuss:

  • Being a part of the system that trimmed recovery times from 24 months to 12 months recovery from Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Open Chain Exercises to Closed Chain for recovery
  • What was it like having Jon Cole as his first Coach(1970’s):
  • His first strength coach, January 1982, Indiana University (Coach Bell Montgomery, Strength Coach), one of the first full-time strength coaches.
  • Mexico Highlands University- Todor Bompa periodization and Zatsiorsky
  • Experience teaching at a 2A school in Texas and started implementing: Jody Vaughn 1995-1998 wife of Olympian Chad Vaughn
  • Lessons learned from Ursula Garza Papandrea
  • His Program: Max Effort, Dynamic, and Volume
    • Uses pauses to strengthen and to work on technique.
    • Sets and Reps Max Effort- Wendler’s 5-3-1
    • Sets and Reps Dynamic
    • Sets and Reps Volume
    • Tests at the beginning of the first semester and right before
    • Now works on ankle and T-Spine Mobility
    • The intent is everything with timing systems and velocity based training
    • “Every coach is a thief.”
    • Has to modify for 40-60 kids a class

Don’t forget to check out our new Athletic Performance and International Weightlifting programs!

THE BARBELL LIFE IS SPONSORED BY:

American-made strength equipment manufacturer providing the best quality, best value, best support & best people so you can build a better athlete.