Category Archives for "Functional Fitness"

Breathing, Posture, and Movement with Arianna Hoffman – The Barbell Life 371

When I first heard about how many athletes were working on their breathing, I honestly wondered if it was a scam.

But after digging into the research… and after seeing the results that many have had…

Now I’m a believer.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg on what we talked about with Arianna Hoffman.

So listen in to this podcast today to hear from Arianna all about movement, breathing, posture, planks, assessment, coaching certifications, and so much more.

JUST LAUNCHED: DATA DRIVEN "GOLD LEVEL" COACHING

Make the quickest and most dramatic progress possible with the expert coaching of Mash Elite... combined with cutting-edge data-driven decisions.

* Fully Customized Programming

* Unlimited Technique Analysis

*Data-Driven Athlete Monitoring

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Mouth taping for better breathing, better sleep, and more gains
  • RKC planks as a teaching tool
  • The magic equation of pain
  • A simple but balanced program for all planes and movements
  • Charles Poliquin using step ups to reveal dangerous weaknesses
  • and more…

Your Questions Answered (and Team Update) – The Barbell Life 368

It’s time once again for my favorite type of podcast.

We get to the questions that YOU have asked.

I love talking with amazing guests, but I always wonder if the conversations I love are what listeners love.

But with these Q&A podcasts, we KNOW we’re helping people.

Plus we have a brief update on the incredible meet results that we’ve been seeing lately (and what we’ve learned from it).

JUST LAUNCHED: DATA DRIVEN "GOLD LEVEL" COACHING

Make the quickest and most dramatic progress possible with the expert coaching of Mash Elite... combined with cutting-edge data-driven decisions.

* Fully Customized Programming

* Unlimited Technique Analysis

*Data-Driven Athlete Monitoring

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Constructing a powerbuilding program
  • Recommendations on not using pre-workout supplements?
  • Recovering from sore low backs
  • Training as you get older
  • How to train as a male cheerleader and rodeo athlete
  • and more…

Sean Rigsby on American Weightlifting and Tales of Glenn Pendlay – The Barbell Life 363

Now that weightlifting is getting geared back up post-COVID, we’ve got my good friend Sean Rigsby on the podcast today to talk all about what’s going on in American weightlifting.

And along the way, we also talked about some wild stories from the past about Glenn Pendlay and the MuscleDriver days.

Protocols for Aches and Pains, Muscular Imbalances & Recovery

Work Harder. Train Longer. Prevent Injury.

Prevent injury, reduce pain and maintain joint health with Travis's specific corrections for your individual muscular imbalances.

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • CRAZY high frequency experiments from Glenn Pendlay (10x a day?!?)
  • A separate S&C coach just for accessory work for weightlifters
  • CJ, Olivia, and stats
  • People over podiums – and the problems with many coaches
  • “Females are built for weightlifting.”.
  • and more…

Mechanisms for Speed with Lee Taft – The Barbell Life 362

I have admired Coach Lee Taft for a while.

And on this podcast, he simply blew me away with his knowledge. In particular, his thoughts around the nervous system and specific drills were golden.

THE BEST OF EVERY WORLD: MASH ELITE PROGRAM SAMPLERS

These samplers of programs cover weightlifting, powerlifting, functional fitness, athletic performance, and more. With all these programs at your hands, coaches can handle any athlete who comes their way - and athletes can explore a variety of approaches.

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Built in mechanisms that can make us move faster
  • The crucial 7 patterns
  • Creating “super fast highways” in the brain to maximize speed
  • The art of creating specific drills
  • What makes him mad at the military
  • and more…

Coaching Natural Athletes with Craig Cheek – The Barbell Life 361

The other night I couldn’t sleep… but it ended up being a blessing.

Because I got on to Twitter and participated in some great discussions with Craig Cheek. He’s got some fascinating opinions on “self organization” and coaching naturally athletic kids.

So listen in to hear about it all – maybe you’ll have your mind changed on this one.

THE BEST OF EVERY WORLD: MASH ELITE PROGRAM SAMPLERS

These samplers of programs cover weightlifting, powerlifting, functional fitness, athletic performance, and more. With all these programs at your hands, coaches can handle any athlete who comes their way - and athletes can explore a variety of approaches.

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • How exactly should you coach people who are naturally athletic? Direct them – or stay out of their way?
  • Understanding maturity in high school athletes
  • Speaking truth to delusional athletes…but giving teen girls confidence
  • Do kids need free play – or directed activity?
  • Arguments for and against “self organization”
  • and more…

The New Science on Velocity Based Training with Coach Bryan Mann – The Barbell Life 358

If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you’ll know I am a huge fan of velocity based training.

So it is my privilege to once again have Bryan Mann on the podcast – the man who knows more about VBT than anyone else on the planet.

We talk today about how some people go too far with velocity, and we talk about how to get jacked with velocity. This one was so fun.

OPEN UP NEW POSSIBILITIES IN STRENGTH

Mash Elite's Guide to Velocity-Based Training

By measuring bar speed (simple to do with your smartphone), you can guarantee each and every training session is as effective and safe as possible.

LISTEN IN TO TODAY’S PODCAST AS WE TALK ABOUT:

  • Hypertrophy and velocity
  • Do some coaches over-rely on velocity?
  • It’s about the speed of RELAXING, not contracting
  • Changing terms because of so many misunderstandings
  • What changes with velocity based training as we age
  • and more…
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