Strength, endurance, health and injury rehabilitation advice from host Joe DeLeo, NSCA-CSCS, FMS, SFG I . This is your podcast resource for top notch tips, strategies, information and stories from strength & conditioning, rowing, running and other endurance sports as well as expert information on nutrition, health and wellness that can be applied to everyone from elite athletes to exercise enthusiasts. This podcast will feature interviews with elite and amateur athletes, strength and endurance coaches, health & wellness experts, and injury rehabilitation professionals. If you are looking to improve your health, strength, and fitness while simultaneously training smarter this podcast has something for you! Train Smarter. Get Stronger. Move Better. Race Faster. For more information and resources, go to http://leotraining.io/
Sizwe Ndlovu - Stroking South Africa to Gold
Sizwe Ndlovu stroked the South African Lightweight Men's Four to Olympic Gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games. He is the first black athlete to win a gold medal in the sport of rowing.
He and I discuss his rowing career, how his headmaster Tom Price was instrumental in him taking up and sticking with the sport of rowing, the race in London, and his work as a coach of junior rowers.
Kris Robertson - The "Strength Trap"
Kris Robertson is the strength and conditioning coach for Rugby Canada and owner of Kris Robertson Training.
In this interview Kris and I discuss the pitfalls of chasing greater and greater levels of strength as it relates to sport performance. He shares how he trains his athletes and what program design elements he focuses on to gain improvements in power and speed. We also touch upon jump training for speed development.
Episode 134 | Lebanese Rowing Federation - Farah Jaroudi & Rodrigue Ibrahim
On August 4th, 2020 a massive explosion erupted in the port of Beirut, Lebanon. The training center for the Lebanese Rowing Federation was completely destroyed from the blast. The facility was completely leveled and all rowing equipment is beyond repair. Farah Jaroudi and Rodrigue Ibrahim are rowers and coaches from the Lebanese Rowing Federation who share the history of rowing in Lebanon, their personal stories, and the current ReBuildreRow fundraiser taking place in coordination with World Rowing.
Kyra Edwards - Creating Accessibility and Diversity in Rowing
Kyra Edwards has raced for Great Britain at the junior, U23 and senior levels, and has won junior silver and U23 bronze World Championships medals. She has a degree in statistics from UCLA and is training for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games. Kyra and I discuss how to improve accessibility in the sport of rowing and her experiences as a Black mixed heritage athlete in a sport dominated by whites.
Alex Wolf - Strength and Conditioning for Rowing
Alex Wolf spent 15 years working for the English Institute of Sport where he held the positions of Head of Strength and Conditioning and more recently Head of Learning. He spent five years working with the GB Rowing team in preparation for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic games.
We discuss Alex's new book Strength and Conditioning for Rowing as well as leadership, communication, and trunk training.
Enjoy the interview!
Dr. Bryan Mann : The History, Science, and Application of Pliometrics
In this podcast interview Dr. Bryan Mann discusses the history, science, and application of pliometrics. Pliometrics or more commonly known as plyometrics was developed by Dr. Yuri. Verkoshansky.
This podcast explains how the name was quite literally, “lost in translation”.
Dr. Mann will also discuss applications and some research studies around pliometrics. I highly recommend viewing the video version of this interview as it includes some slides from Dr. Mann.
Enjoy the show!