Category Archives for "Athletic Performance"

A Revolutionary Look at Sports Training with Tony Holler – The Barbell Life 400

This week on The Barbell Life Podcast, we talk to Coach Tony Holler about a revolutionary way of looking at not only football practice but all sporting practices. He takes science and common sense and blends them into an obvious change that needs to take place in sports practices around the world.

Here’s a bit of what to expect:

  • The Wave Theory and how it is revolutionizing sporting practices all over the world
  • If the best high school football players experience 10 minutes of total go time, what should that mean for practice?
  • Why it’s a bad idea to crush athletes during practice
  • What does the concept ‘low density but high output’ mean
  • Positivity should rule practice, but how?
  • High Output waved with Fundamental days and what’s in each
  • Why conditioning doesn’t help with the 4th Quarter
  • If you can run 22 mph, then 19mph is easy all game long
  • Why should coaches let the game be the hardest day of the week
  • Importance of Speed in Reserve
  • If kids love the game, the coaches, and practice, they will do whatever it takes on Friday.
  • Playing football creates more capacity.
  • Sample speed work: 10 – 40yd dashes for time unless time drops and then cut it.
  • Championship Sleep minimum of 8 but optimal 10
  • Alan Bishop told him about Eat Like a Man for Nutrition
  • Punishment #1 a look of disapproval
  • Punishment #2 Remove work aka practice
  • What does “Feed the Cats” really mean?

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Debates and Common Ground with Alexis Maxence Leveille – The Barbell Life 399

In this week’s episode of The Barbell Life Podcast, I speak to Montreal Physio, Alexis Maxence Leveille. You might know him as @nobullphysio, and this show proves that people can disagree in a way that helps the world learn more and think critically. Once again, there are very few absolutes, but there are some best practices.

Listen in as we discuss:

  • We discuss the spinal flexion debate
  • Best practices for shoulder impingement
  • Careful of imaging, especially with the bursa
  • How to deal with subacromial pain
  • Smoking increases almost every risk factor
  • Hopefully, we teach all of you how to discuss topics with the intent of learning the truth versus proving your side

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Complexity of the Human Body – The Barbell Life 397

I put together a presentation that explains the complexity of the human body. This is my way of teaching you guys that absolutes are rarely a good thing. Too many people are picking one aspect of the human body to explain any problem or deficiency.

 

 

Today’s podcast is filled with nuggets like:

  • Mechanisms for ACL Injury
  • Mechanisms for Tendon Injury
  • How to prevent ACL and Tendon Injuries
  • The reason why a Full Range of Motion is king
  • Organization of the body
  • Why physiology is important when it comes to micronutrients
  • Is Dr. Andy Galpin the smartest Professor in all Universities?
  • Dr. Keith Baar’s research on Tendons
  • Dr. Tim Hewett’s research on ACLs
  • What happens at the Neuromuscular Junction and more!

Check out the full presentation here!

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Training and Mindset with NFL Punter Jake Schum – The Barbell Life 395

Tune in for today’s episode of The Barbell Life Podcast as we discuss training and mindset with NFL Punter Jake Schum. Let me warn you; he’s not the typical punter. Let’s just say that a punt returner might not want to break through the initial line of defenders.

Listen in now as we discuss:

  • Important Movements in the gym for Punting and why
  • How he started incorporating the Westside Barbell Conjugate Method
  • Strengthening the Low Back after injury
  • Biggest differences mentally and emotionally between College and Pro
  • What’s it like to go on a job interview every day?
  • The mental approach to punting in the NFL
  • Strength and Conditioning in college versus the NFL
  • Why is Westside the best side of Strength and Conditioning?

Listen in now!

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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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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.

 

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