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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.

    The first hurdle (with Steve Ingham)

    The first hurdle (with Steve Ingham)

    What are the hurdles we face in sports performance? What hurdles do we face in getting a job, in supporting athletes, and in moving profession forward? Steve Ingham has looked closely at all of these questions as both a sports physiologist and consultant. On this week's episode he joins us to share how he approaches these issues, as well as his new book and online community.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/10/gaincast-episode-200-the-first-hurdle-with-steve-ingham/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    GAIN 2020 has shifted online, with a monthly interactive master class series. Sign up now to subscribe to hear these events and others in the series. GAIN Alumni can also get access to all events by renewing their membership. The GAINcast is also sponsored by HMMR Media. Join HMMR Media to get access to a vast library of online training resources, video, articles, podcasts, and more. Ingham was previously a guest on GAINcast 63. You can also learn more from him on Twitter (@ingham_steve). We discussed both of Ingham's books on this episode: The First Hurdle: A guide to searching, applying and interviewing for jobs in sports performance and How to Support a Champion: The art of applying science to the elite athlete. Ingham also has frequent blogs and podcasts on his website. His new membership site allows has a vast amount of resources available. You can use this affiliate link to learn more and sign up here.

    • 42 min
    Systems thinking

    Systems thinking

    The best teams in the world aren't just teams, they are systems. A system lends order and structure to enable the coach and athlete to focus on the process. It provides a framework to build on. On this week's GAINcast we look at the power of systems, what makes a good system, and how systems fall apart.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/10/gaincast-episode-199-systems-thinking/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    GAIN 2020 has shifted online, with a monthly interactive master class series. The October event will look more at systems and periodization. Sign up now to subscribe to hear these events and others in the series. GAIN Alumni can also get access to all events by renewing their membership. The GAINcast is also sponsored by HMMR Media. Join HMMR Media to get access to a vast library of online training resources, video, articles, podcasts, and more. Vern wrote about this topic recently in a post about systemic sport development. Some related GAINcasts: on GAINcast 50 we looked common traits of serial winning coaches with Sergio Lara-Bercial. Last week's GAINcast 198 looked at the related topic of periodization.

    • 35 min
    Perspectives on periodization

    Perspectives on periodization

    Every few years the periodization debate heats up. Periodization is an essential component to success in any sport, but traditional approaches need to be adapted to keep up with modern science and the changing demands of  modern sport. On this episode of the GAINcast, we look at our own evolution when it comes to periodization, including both criticisms and solutions to the problem of planning.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/09/gaincast-episode-198-perspectives-on-periodization/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    GAIN 2020 has shifted online, with a monthly interactive master class series. The September event takes place this week with James Marshall. The October event will continue on the same theme as this episode, including practical adaptation strategies to fill the gap where periodization falls short. Sign up now to subscribe to hear these events and others in the series. GAIN Alumni can also get access to all events by renewing their membership. The GAINcast is also sponsored by HMMR Media. Join HMMR Media to get access to a vast library of online training resources, video, articles, podcasts, and more. You can find a wealth of  periodization resources available for HMMR Media members. Some of the specific resources mentioned on this podcast: John Kiely's seminal article on periodization that kicked off the recent debates and Nick Bourne's dissertation. Past GAINcast episodes that discussed periodization: GAINcast 4 on periodization and planning, GAINcast 61 on the future of periodization with John Kiely, and GAINcast 67 on periodization trends with Dave Tenney.

    • 41 min
    Repetition without repetition (with Grace Golden)

    Repetition without repetition (with Grace Golden)

    Traditionally the rehabilitation process chases pristine movements. Grace Golden has a different approach: explore permutations of each movement and force the athlete to respond to their environment. After presenting at last month's GAIN Master Class, Grace Golden joins this week's GAINcast to discuss her principles of rehabilitation, as well as how to create a team approach to returning athletes to play.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/09/gaincast-episode-197-repetition-without-repetition-with-grace-golden/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    GAIN 2020 has shifted online, with a monthly interactive master class series. Golden presented at the August event. If you liked today's podcast, sign up now to hear her full presentation, as well as many more to come. GAIN Alumni can also get access to all events by renewing their membership. The GAINcast is also sponsored by HMMR Media. HMMR Media members can also access Golden's latest Master Class Series presentation. Be sure to join HMMR Media to get access to a vast library of online training resources, video, articles, podcasts, and more. For more from Golden, listen to her appearance on HMMR Podcast 172, as well as a panel discussion on progressions on GAINcast 163. You can find Golden on Twitter at @gmgolden2. You can also learn about her background from the University of Oregon webpage. Other resources mentioned on this episode: GAINcast 184 with Lachlan Penfold and the Physio & the Art of Human Performance hosted by Donie Fox and Tracy Fober. Some examples of repetition without repetition from members of the GAIN community: James Marshall, Kelvin Giles, Tracy Fober, and Justin St. Clair Newman.

    • 46 min
    Performance teams (with Dave Reddin)

    Performance teams (with Dave Reddin)

    Dave Reddin has helped assemble performance teams and structures at England Rugby, the Football Association, and British Olympic Association. Together, they achieved historic results. On this week's GAINcast he joins us to discuss how coaches can best work together to support a team, as well as thoughts on how sports science and monitoring can best fit into the performance equation.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/08/gaincast-episode-196-performance-teams-with-dave-reddin/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    GAIN 2020 has shifted online, with a monthly interactive master class series. Learn more and sign up now. GAIN Alumni can also get access to all events by renewing their membership. The GAINcast is also sponsored by HMMR Media. Join HMMR Media to get access to a vast library of online training resources, video, articles, podcasts, and more. We recently talked more about monitoring GAINcast 192 with Aaron Coutts and Franco Impellizzeri. GAINcast 134 also discussed how sports science has lost its way in football with former Manchester United coach Tony Strudwick. This was also a topic on GAINcast 184 with Lachlan Penfold. Reddin's former colleague at England Rugby Calvin Morriss was also mentioned on this episode and a guest on GAINcast 176. You can follow Reddin on Twitter (@dave_reddin). He also dove into more details on his experience with the FA on the Training Ground Guru podcast.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Role of competition in development

    Role of competition in development

    Sport is about competition. Without games or races, training often has little meaning. Sports are being forced to reevaluate their structure due to the global pandemic, so it as good a time as any to rethink what we can get out of competition and how to organize it. Competition is about more than the final score and the more we set up competition to focus on that, the better. We share some thoughts and ideas on this week's GAINcast.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/08/gaincast-episode-195-role-of-competition-in-development/
    The following links were referenced in the podcast or provide some additional reading material on the topic:
    GAIN 2020 has shifted online, with a monthly interactive master class series. Learn more and sign up now. GAIN Alumni can also get access to all events by renewing their membership. The GAINcast is also sponsored by HMMR Media. Join HMMR Media to get access to a vast library of online training resources, video, articles, podcasts, and more. Two past episodes also looked at competition: GAINcast 145 of transitioning from training to competition and GAINcast 122 explores competition management. Read some more thoughts on the dual meet from Vern.

    • 30 min

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