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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!

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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

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Program Balance with Mike Tuchscherer – The Barbell Life 388

Today we have my favorite powerlifting coach in the world on the show for a second time, Coach Mike Tuchscherer. You probably already know him. If not, get ready for a treat. I promise you will learn something by listening to this episode. 

During the show, we discuss:

  • His latest lessons from personal injury
  • How just the right dose might yield more than the maximum volume
  • The often-overlooked importance of the almighty Front Squat
  • The importance of Leadership, Relationship, and Problem Solving for Coach-Client Relationship
  • The optimal number of sessions per week for Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift
  • How to hit big totals without Back Squatting much at all
  • Of course, we talk RPE since he’s the one that brought it to the strength world
  • So much more!

Every word from Mike is gold! Enjoy!

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.

Training Tools with Michael Chatman – The Barbell Life 387

Today we talked to Coach Michael Chatman, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s Basketball and Golf at Stanford University. He takes a very commonsense approach with yet some very unique perspectives on the way he approaches training for his athletes.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Anti-Rotation and Plyometrics to improve rotational power
  • Gary Gray 3D Analysis
  • Getting athlete buy-in with small wins
  • Meeting athletes where they are
  • Importance of understanding ‘What’s your program and why’
  • Advantages of the Front squat,
  • The forgotten art of Work capacity
  • Data, GPS, and a subjective spoken questionnaire
  • Disciplining athletes with ‘First strike is a warning shot, and second shot you get shot’
  • My personal favorite ‘Don’t worry about all the things, just know what you know’
  • And so much more

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.

Weightlifting and Coaching with Wil Fleming – The Barbell Life 386

Check out today’s podcast as Coach Mash talks to his friend and fellow Team USA Weightlifting Coach, Wil Fleming. Coach  Fleming is an incredible coach and happens to be the Head Coach of the amazing Coach Mary.

Tune in as they discuss:

  • His use of Coach Anatoliy Bondarchuk’s Transfer of training
  • Narrowing it down to what matters
  • Ways to produce vertical force
  • Individualization with Coaching
  • Ultimate Hard Gainer Squat Program
  • Uses of Velocity Based Training
  • And more!

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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.

Thriving Under Adversity with Sam Schaefer – The Barbell Life 384

In this episode of The Barbell Life Podcast brought to you by our friends at Dynamic Fitness and Strength, we talk to one of the most inspiring guests in the history of our show. Coach Sam Schaefer is a former athlete of the original online team. While in the military, he experienced an injury that led to 9-years of chronic pain.

You will learn to thrive under any and all circumstances. You will learn what it’s like to make the decision to voluntarily have your leg amputated. Most importantly, you will learn what it’s like to come out the other end more whole than before going under the knife.

Also in this episode:

  • How to endure 9 years of chronic pain at a 6-7 level minimum
  • What it’s like to go from Special Forces to constant pain
  • He had to be OK with the possibility that nothing would ever be the same
  • What it’s like to have a totally supportive wife in a relationship most of you will only dream of
  • The plan is that if he wants it, he’s going after it. 
  • How he plans on Competing at the Arnold in Highland’s Games
  • Learn about the best weightlifting cue I have heard in years, “Drive knees into ankles”
  • Learn to never stop moving forwards in life.
  • He is going full blast until his clock stops
  • Check him out on Instagram @Samschaefer1 and @Schaeferadaptivemethods 
  • 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.

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