20 episodes

Athletic development pioneer Vern Gambetta dives into one training question each episode.

GAINcast with Vern Gambetta HMMR Media LLC

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Athletic development pioneer Vern Gambetta dives into one training question each episode.

    182: Skill acquisition

    182: Skill acquisition

    Skill acquisition is the science that underpins movement learning and execution. In other words, skill acquisition is what underpins sport. There is not performance without skill acquisition. On this week's GAINcast we explore some simple ideas that can help coaches improve skill acquisition amongst their athletes. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/02/gaincast-episode-182-skill-acquisition/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    The GAINcast is brought to you by GAIN and HMMR Media. Applications for GAIN are now open and you can learn more here, including links to all our past interviews with faculty members, registration information, and more. GAINcast 179 also gives you a sneak peek at GAIN 2020. The February site theme on HMMR Media is skill acquisition. Check the site throughout the month for more on the topic, including last week HMMR Podcast with Gary Winckler. We've looked at similar topics on several other episodes including GAINcast 109 on drills, GAINcast 168 on getting better, and GAINcast 161 with David Epstein. Vern has also put together blog posts on skill acquisition vs. motor learning and drills. One podcast recommended in this episode: Learner lab with Trevor Ragan.

    • 36 min
    181: Reading, learning, and living

    181: Reading, learning, and living

    Coaches often aim to get better at various facets of training. One thing we forget: we can also get better at learning. On this week's GAINcast we share lessons learned on learning, how to improve what you get out of reading, and much more. We also include references to our recent books, articles, and podcasts that can jump start your learning. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/02/gaincast-episode-181-reading-learning-and-living/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    The GAINcast is brought to you by GAIN and HMMR Media. Applications for GAIN are now open and you can learn more here, including links to all our past interviews with faculty members, registration information, and more. GAINcast 179 also gives you a sneak peek at GAIN 2020. Some books recommended in this episode: The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson and The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Some podcasts recommended on this episode: Dolly Parton's America, Cautionary Tales, The Art of Manliness, Finding Mastery, and Sound Opinions. Some articles recommended in this podcast: "Productivity isn't about time management, its about attention management," "The future of America's contest with China," Seth Godin's blog, and our own Sports Science Monthly column. For some book recommendations, check out Vern's book picks for 2019. Prior episodes mentioned in this podcast: GAINcast 131 with Lachlan Penfold (including more from Penfold in the GAINtalk 4 video), GAINcast 177 with Keith Baar, and HMMR Podcast 214.  

    • 35 min
    180: Sub 2 (with Dr. Michael Joyner)

    180: Sub 2 (with Dr. Michael Joyner)

    Dr. Michael Joyner has been writing about the limits of human performance for decades and back in 1991 was one of the first to analyze the possibility of a sub 2-hour marathon. On this episode of the GAINcast, Joyner breaks down recent two hour attempts, the role of technology in pushing performance forward, and what trends he sees on the horizon for endurance athletes. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/01/gaincast-episode-180-sub-2-with-dr-michael-joyner/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    The GAINcast is brought to you by GAIN and HMMR Media. Applications for GAIN are now open and you can learn more here, including links to all our past interviews with faculty members, registration information, and more. This month’s theme on HMMR Media is the future of training. Stay tuned for more on the topic throughout the month and join HMMR Plus so that you get full access to our video, article, and podcast archive here on HMMR Media. Joyner was a guest on GAINcast 59, where we discussed more about the limits of performance and also how coaches can analyze sport science research. You can learn more from Dr. Joyner on Twitter @DrMJoyner and on his personal blog. His research interests are also outlined here. For more on the sub 2 topic, you can read his original research paper on the topic, this more recent article, plus a good Runner's World article on the topic.  

    • 42 min
    179: Bonus Episode – GAIN 2020 sneak peek

    179: Bonus Episode – GAIN 2020 sneak peek

    GAIN 2020 is coming up in June and today we're announcing all the details about this year's event. Once again GAIN is bringing together some of the top minds from a variety of fields and sports. Listen in to this week's GAINcast for a full preview of the event, including background on all of our presenters and an inside look at what will be new in 2020. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/01/gaincast-episode-179-gain-2020-sneak-peek/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    The GAINcast is brought to you by GAIN and HMMR Media. Applications for GAIN are now open and you can learn more here, including links to all our past interviews with faculty members, registration information, and more.

    • 28 min
    178: Looking back to move forward

    178: Looking back to move forward

    Looking back to move forward may at first seem counterintuitive, but by looking back you can gain perspective. On this week's GAINcast we look ahead towards a new year and a new century. But to do so we first look back and discuss how we can mine our own experiences and the experiences of others to see what the future of training entails. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/01/gaincast-episode-178-looking-back-to-move-forward/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    The GAINcast is brought to you by GAIN and HMMR Media. Registration for GAIN 2020 will open up in mid-January. This month's theme on HMMR Media is the future of training. Stay tuned for more on the topic throughout the month and join HMMR Plus so that you get full access to our video, article, and podcast archive here on HMMR Media. Vern also covered this topic in a blog post today. You can learn more about a few of the classic training ideas we discussed in the episode: Mach sprint drills and training ideas from John Jesse.

    • 42 min
    177: Training tendons (with Keith Baar)

    177: Training tendons (with Keith Baar)

    Tendons and other connective tissue are often thought of as non-trainable, but more and more research is showing that they are more responsive to load than we thought. Professor Keith Baar is a leading researcher on the topic and joins this week's GAINcast to talk about how connective tissue works together with muscles and bones to produce movement. We also dive into how connective tissue can be trained, as well as several other topics he has been researching. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2019/12/gaincast-episode-177-training-tendons-with-keith-baar/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    The GAINcast is brought to you by GAIN and HMMR Media. Join HMMR Plus so that you get full access to our video, article, and podcast archive here on HMMR Media. This month's theme on HMMR Media is reactive strength, with some great new resources from Warren Young and many other leaders on the topic. Baar 's full background can is outlined in his UC Davis faculty biography and information about the Functional Molecular Biology Lab. You can also find him on Twitter (@MuscleScience). You can download some of Baar's research via ResearchGate and also watch a great lecture on training to improve musculoskeletal performance on YouTube.

    • 50 min

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