Reb Brock with his three sons

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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