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Whiteboard Weekly

By Jason Ackerman
Every week, hosts Karl Eagleman (Whiteboard Daily) and Jason Ackerman (Best Hour of Their Day) take a deep dive into a coaching cue or concept.
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Don't Squat the Burpee
In our 19th episode, Karl and Ackerman breakdown the controversial drawing of "don't squat the burpee." What image do you want to hear us discuss next?  Shoot us a DM @whiteboard_daily and if we pick your drawing, you'll win a prize!
39:59
March 8, 2021
Move the Dirt
"Training is like moving a big pile of dirt.  Some days you get a shovel, some days you get a spoon.  As long as you move a little dirt every day, you're heading towards your goal." -John Welbourn
36:21
February 8, 2021
Leave your ego at the door
For the first time, Karl and Jason breakdown one of Whiteboard Daily's perspective drawings.
39:33
February 1, 2021
Brush up the Shirt
Should you bang the bar or brush the bar?  Is it a hump or a thump?  Who has the best Olympic Lifting technique?  Karl and Ackerman break all of this down and more on today's episode. Check out the image here.
41:04
January 25, 2021
Tighter is Lighter
Jason and Karl are back.  After a brief holiday hiatus, we are back bringing you weekly episodes diving into one of Karl's amazing Whiteboard Daily drawings. In this week's episode we catch up on all that Karl has been up to and then dive into the cue of "tighter is lighter."
42:22
January 18, 2021
Crush the Can
In today's episode Ackerman and Karl take a deep dive into the drawing "crush the can."  While in the picture this cue represents the press, as you'll hear it can be used for many movements and we discuss multiple options to accomplish the same goal with our athlete of midline stabilization.
34:12
November 23, 2020
Silverback Stance
Keep your chest up and your posterior chain muscles engaged, as you pull your hips back, ready to pull the KB up to start the swing.⁣. The set up is called "Silverback stance" because it literally reminds you of a gorilla stance. But, as you'll hear in today's episode this cue can be used in so many movements, not just the kettlebell swing. Karl and Ackerman take a deep dive into this cue and explore many other cues and coaching methods along the way.
39:49
November 16, 2020
Same Message, Less Words
In today's episode Karl and Ackerman discuss the idea of talking less.  As coaches, sometimes we really want to express to our athletes just how much we know.  But, the truth is, if we know something really well, we should be able to explain it quickly and concisely.
38:26
November 9, 2020
Dr. Sean Pastuch | Active Life
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01:06:30
November 2, 2020
Keep it between the Bolts
In this week's episode, hosts Karl and Ackerman dive into a rowing drawing for the first time.  While the focus of the episode is based on the drawing and maintaining the chain between the two bolts on the Concept II erg, you'll also hear some other fantastic coaching advice when it comes to the erg, such as, the tempo athletes should be moving and the core to extremity philosophy as it pertains to rowing.
35:20
October 26, 2020
Move with a purpose
In today's episode Karl and Ackerman visit the drawing, "move with a purpose" most recently posted on Instagram on October 11, 2019.  While this drawing was in reference to burpees over the bar, Karl and Ackerman expand on this thought as it relates to other movements, training threshold, and even the business world. If you haven't already, please check out our all new membership site over on Patreon.  We have three tiers all with different benefits and your support helps us continue to pump out amazing content from our daily drawings to this podcast and so much more on the way.
31:50
October 19, 2020
Things anybody can Say
In today's episode, Karl and Ackerman look back on the drawing titled, "things anybody can say."  We often focus on specific cues on the podcast but today's topic is really all about what makes an exception coach, and the differences between a "cheerleader" and a coach. If you haven't already, please check out our all new membership site over on Patreon.  We have three tiers all with different benefits and your support helps us continue to pump out amazing content from our daily drawings to this podcast and so much more on the way.
36:14
October 12, 2020
Push the Earth Away
In today's episode Karl and Ackerman dive into the cue of "push the earth away."  So often we think of and coach the deadlift simply as a pull, but as we know it starts from the ground up. If you haven't already, please check out our all new membership site over on Patreon.  We have three tiers all with different benefits and your support helps us continue to pump out amazing content from our daily drawings to this podcast and so much more on the way.
33:07
October 5, 2020
Whole Foot, Whole Time
In today's episode Karl and Ackerman breakdown the concept of driving through your entire foot during the Olympic Lifts as well as other movements. ***Be sure to check-out the all new Whiteboard Daily Patreon*** In addition, on today's episode we discuss the following concepts and coaches: Wil Fleming Chuck Carswell Talk Less, Move More 2020 CrossFit Games Stay on your heels Feet are talons Barefoot training Wearing gear too often Show muscles vs Go muscles
43:41
September 28, 2020
Go Underwater
In today's episode of Whiteboard Weekly, hosts Karl and Jason discuss the cue of "go underwater" as it pertains to the Front Squat and really any heavy lifts. In addition we discuss the following coaches and concepts: @lapizarradelcoach “tight” Mark Rippetoe Kelly Starrett Belts Passing Out Practicing Breathing and Bailing Golden Gate Bridge “this is gonna be hard” If you're loving our show, please consider leaving us a review!
32:23
September 21, 2020
Trap Door
In today's episode Karl and Jason breakdown the cue of "Trap Door."  We hear this cue a lot as it pertains to olympic lifting, specifically the clean and the snatch. Additional mentions and concepts we discuss: Coach B - 90% of missed lifts are due to poor foot position CrossFit’s influence on Weightlifting Greg Everett Glenn Pendlay Receive the Bar - Catch a cold Donkey Kick Jump hard not high Credit Card Vertical Jump hard land hard Lack of hip extension Get tall before small Chalk, tape, bumpers for landing position Setup of foot position efficiency Ogar - Gaslight mentality Sherwood - Break before broken Purpose of training Build / Tune / Test James Townsend
42:28
September 14, 2020
Don't Dump the Fish
In today’s episode Karl and Ackerman dive into the cue of “don’t dump the fish” as it applies to teaching the medicine ball clean.This cue is taken from Karl’s post that you can find here.Other coaching concepts and coaches we discuss: EC Synkowski Pull-Up Bar height Defending the kipping pullup Laces out Coaching in the positive Adrian Bozman Jolie Gentry Sevan Matossian Ben Bergeron The GPS coaching method Demonstrating one fault at a time Bob Ross As always, if you have feedback for us or specific Whiteboard Daily posts you’d like us to discuss on future episodes, please email us whiteboardweeklypodcast@gmail.com
42:44
September 7, 2020
Front Rack Clock Face
In today's episode Karl and Jason discuss the cue of "Front Rack Clock Face" as seen on 2/21/20 on the Whiteboard Daily Instagram. This cue was given to Karl by 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Alexi Torokhtiy. In addition to this cue Karl talks about the advantages and disadvantages of being a 6'7" athlete, his fastest 2k Row, and whether or not he can still dunk a basketball. Additional Coaching Concepts: Mobility -> Position -> Efficiency -> Strength Improving mobility in the Front Rack PNF stretching Why we don't do the "I dream of Genie" Front Squat Fat Face Talking less as a coach As well as quotes from: Will Fleming Pat Sherwood Chuck Bennington Chad Vaughn and more.
53:18
September 3, 2020
Hamburger
In this first episode of Whiteboard Weekly hosted by Karl Eagleman and Jason Ackerman we take a deep dive into the cue  "Hamburger" as it refers to the setup of the Deadlift.  This cue was originally heard by Karl at his L2 CrossFit Certificate Course by Seminar Staff member Nuno Costa. This cue is taken from Karl's post that you can find here. Other coaching concepts and coaches we discuss: Conscious Competence presented by Jon Gilson Filler Words Stealing Cues Empty Reps Posterior Chain Engagement Show muscles vs go muscles Additional posts referenced in today's episode: DL post Rising tide post Don't be a good guy Squeeze oranges/Make juice Stealing Cues Purchase a Violent Hip Extension shirt We'd love your feedback.  Have a specific post from Whiteboard Daily that you want us to discuss?  Shoot us an email whiteboardweeklypodcast@gmail.com.
48:45
August 31, 2020