Category Archives for "Powerlifting"

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…

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…

Coaching Wisdom with Mike Boyle – The Barbell Life 360

Coach Mike Boyle needs no introduction.

He and I have had some discussions before about areas where we disagree – but no one can doubt the accomplishments and the knowledge of this man. And when you’ve been in the game as long as Coach Boyle, you gain coaching wisdom that simply doesn’t come any other way.

So it was a privilege to have him on the podcast today.

THE NEWEST EVOLUTION OF MASH PROGRAMMING

The latest and greatest methods from Travis Mash as he continues to innovate Mash Mafia programming.

Weightlifting - Powerlifting - Super Total

Garage Gym Warrior - Functional Fitness - Strength and Conditioning

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

  • How he changed the way hockey players train
  • The math of one-legged squats that will blow your mind
  • Giving props to Boyle on the power of unilateral squats
  • The best way to learn athleticism in kids (and how to make them injury proof)
  • Why you shouldn’t always try to learn from the training protocols of the Russians and Westside Barbell
  • and more…

Athlete Monitoring Made Simple – The Barbell Life 359

It’s one thing to throw out a 12-week program and check in with your athletes a few weeks later.

But to get maximum gains? To have the maximum protection against injury?

Well in that case you’ll want to monitor an athlete closely along the way to adjust as necessary – sometimes on a day-to-day or even a set-to-set basis.

And today on the podcast we share some simple and inexpensive ways to do that effectively.

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:

  • The golden ratio for deloading
  • What really matters in sleep
  • Why we have some athletes squatting much less
  • How to know if it’s a bad program or just a bad day for the athlete
  • Inexpensive methods of monitoring that rival the super expensive equipment
  • 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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