In this episode Eric Helms covers how to go about Identifying solid research articles, what he thinks are some promising new research articles, Identifying needs for movement selection & programming for advanced athletes advice, The science behind strength from hypertrophy vs and strength from neurological gains, how to apply Auto regulation, advice for weight class restricted athletes and how to go about making weight. I hope you guys enjoy the podcast, Eric shares a ton science and breaks it down to application. Also if you haven’t checked out his books, The Muscle and Strength Pyramid go do so now, I highly recommend them.
In this episode Jason Tremblay covers how The Strength Guys came to be, what data and metrics are valuable to track, uses for peak volume, how to apply progressive overload, the science behind speed training, specificity in powerlifting vs field & court sports, modifiable training factors such as volume, intensity, frequency, rest & duration), meet attempt selection, setting an athletes expectations prior to a meet and RPE vs percentage.
In this episode Mike Tuchscherer covers emerging strategies, a method he created starting with a bottom up approach to training. He covers how to implement emerging strategies from developmental blocks to pivot blocks, how to count athlete exposures and time to peak, periodization models, athlete profiling & mindset, how far out from competition to start emerging strategies, frequency & intensity in training, estimating 1rm & RPE.
Adam Bisek is a personal trainer and nutrition coach. He has been in the industry for around 14 years and has a history as a physique competitor. In this podcast Adam covers his thoughts on industry certifications, where he starts when a client comes to him, calculating caloric needs and macronutrient distribution, differences in general population vs competitive physique, assessing weekly nutritional changes, the hierarchy of muscle building nutrition, diet strategies, meal composition and timing, reverse dieting, optimizing muscle protein synthesis, metabolism misconceptions & progressive overload vs progressive resistance. I hope you guys enjoy the podcast, Adam gives a lot of insight into nutrition and training strategies for both the competitive athlete and general population.
Dr. Gabrielle Fundaro is a Renaissance Periodization nutrition consultant and also runs vitamin PHD Nutrition. She has her PHD in skeletal muscle physiology and biochemistry. She specifically studied the role of the gut microbiome in human metabolism. In this podcast Gabrielle covers how we define gut health, the role of digestion in health & performance, how gut health and the microbiome differ, how we assess and influence the microbiome, FODMAP, food allergies, food intolerances and GI distress, food sensitivity tests, general population and competitive athlete diet strategies, meal timing, IIFYM, pre & post workout nutrition and the effects of alcohol. I hope you guys enjoy the podcast, Gabrielle gives a lot of insight into nutrition for both health and performance.
Joey Flexx has been in the powerlifting space ever since he was a teen. He has a ton of anecdotal knowledge relating to his experience to share with others. Joey runs Flexx training systems which is the team to many of the best powerlifters in the world. In this podcast you can truly see Joey’s passion for the sport. He covers how he goes about assessing athlete needs, how to help develop a better grasp on auto regulation in athletes, how he goes about peaking, what training high level athletes involves, post competition strategies and goal assessment, how he is able to be a coach and competitor at the same time and upcoming raw national advice.
Dr Michael Ray is a Doctor of Chiropractic who takes a truly evidence based route in his practice. In this episode Michael covers his view on the philosophies and evidence of specific practices and interventions, Everything pain and rehab, placebos, dealing with injury, athlete rehab biases, rehab progressions for a competitive athlete, and views on healthcare, Imagining and cortisone shots. I really enjoy how Michael empowers his clients with a knowledge first approach and I hope you can take away even a sliver of everything he has to offer.
Kyle Dobbs has a vast experience in everything training, athletics and business. He covers his thoughts on certifications and principles, how to know when to apply certain principles, how to create an autonomic shift to a parasympathetic state, what warming up should look like, how to select exercises for sport and plane of movement, specificity vs variability in training and how these apply to performance and health, addressing athlete biases, the role of the rib cage and pelvis in anatomical movement, and diaphragmatic breathing. I hope you guys enjoy the episode. Kyle is a great genuine guy with a ton of knowledge to share.
Jake Tuura spent 6 years in academia, was the assistant strength and condition coach at University of Minnesota Duluth and is now a strength coach at division 1 Youngstown State University in Ohio.
In this episode Jake dives deep into Training for tendon health & performance, implementing isometrics and eccentrics, Dunking, General training outside of sport and if there really is such a thing as bad mechanics & poor movement quality.