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Nick Garcia and Martin Bingisser of HMMR Media discuss the top topics in strength and conditioning and the world of elite sports training.

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Nick Garcia and Martin Bingisser of HMMR Media discuss the top topics in strength and conditioning and the world of elite sports training.

    The influencers

    The influencers

    Creating your own program takes a lot of leg work. It isn't just about adapting a template to your situation; it is about seeking out influences and inspiration from numerous sources and making them your own. On this week's episode we dive into the program at Notre Dame High School by analyzing some of the foundational influences and how they have been adapted, as well as important elements done on the periphery.  
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2021/02/hmmr-podcast-episode-242-the-influencers/
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    More notes:
    This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. This month's site theme is microdosing, and we've got plenty of new articles, videos, and podcasts about how to get the most out of short training sessions. Become a member for full access to our videos, articles, and podcast archives. The full presentation from Nick was available as part of the GAIN Master Class series. Subscribers can watch the replay here. More on Nick's programming is also available in the HMMR Classroom, such as videos of his warmups, medicine ball routines, and multi-jumps. He also details his foundational phase, modular approach, and much more in his numerous articles on HMMR Media. On last week's GAINcast 209, Nick also shared an example of how he utilizes a variation of the 1x20 program for his basketball players.  

    • 30 min
    The mailbag (with Grant Cartwright)

    The mailbag (with Grant Cartwright)

    It's time to open the listener mailbag again. A few times a year we solicit listener questions and take them on air. This time, the format is a little different. Recently we've been getting a lot of great questions from Boston University's Grant Cartwright. So we invited him on to help us answer some questions, ask a few of his own, and talk about the major influences on his coaching.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2021/02/hmmr-podcast-episode-241-the-mailbag-with-grant-cartwright/
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    More notes:
    This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. This month's site theme is microdosing, and we've got plenty of new articles, videos, and podcasts about how to get the most out of short training sessions. Become a member for full access to our videos, articles, and podcast archives. You can learn more from Cartwright on Twitter (@gwcartwright) on Instagram (@gantcartwright). You can also follow his squad on Instagram (@terrierthrows). Cartwright's former coach Jerry Clayton was a guest on GAINcast 86. Several of the topics we covered today were looked at in more detail in the HMMR Classroom. Video Lesson 1 looks at Bondarchuk programming. Video lesson 16 shares René Sack's approach to specific strength training and planning. Alternative approaches to leg strength were also covered in GAIN Video 11. You can hear us answer more Q&A on Episode 213, Episode 199, Episode 176, Episode 174, Episode 143, Episode 126 and Episode 89.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The mobility man (with Kelly Starrett)

    The mobility man (with Kelly Starrett)

    When it comes to mobility, Kelly Starrett is the man. The topic was almost taboo when he starting teaching the CrossFit community about it. Now he's working with elite athletes and teams in nearly every sport around the world. On this week's podcast he joins us to talk about how we need to reframe the conversation around mobility and rethink youth development.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2021/01/hmmr-podcast-episode-240-the-mobility-man-with-kelly-starrett/
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    More notes:
    This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. This month's site theme is mobility, and we've got plenty of new articles, videos, and podcasts on the topic. Become a member for full access to our videos, articles, and podcast archives. You can learn more from Starrett on Instagram (@thereadystate), Twitter (@thereadystate). The Ready State offers free trial membership on their website, as well as a great podcast. Starrett is the author of several books, including Becoming a Supple Leopard: The Ultimate Guide to Resolving Pain, Preventing Injury, and Optimizing Athletic Performance, Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World, and Ready to Run: Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally. Two of our HMMR Classroom videos look in depth at training mobility: Lesson 24: Mobility sets with Steve Myrland and Joe Przytula and GAIN Video 1: Sticks and straps with Steve Myrland. Some new articles last week also looked further at mobility: What’s in a word: why we need to think beyond flexibility and mobility by Steve Myrland and What I think about when I think about mobility by Martin Bingisser.

    • 56 min
    The state of sport

    The state of sport

    We're bringing back our annual tradition to start off the year with a combined episode of the HMMR Podcast and GAINcast to discuss the state of training for sports. A lot has changed over the past year, so we sit down to discuss some of the biggest issues facing sports, how things looks going forward, and what we're looking forward to in 2021.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2021/01/hmmr-podcast-episode-239-the-state-of-sport/
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    More notes:
    This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. Become a member for full access to our videos, articles, and podcast archives. Our guest Vern Gambetta is the host of the GAINcast. Subscribe now if you haven't already. We recorded similar episodes to kick off 2019 (Episode 188), 2018 (Episode 135), and 2017 (Episode 83). Adapting to COVID and lockdowns has been covered from several angles this year including our Episode 219 roundtable and Episode 225 about post-lockdown training. Monitoring has been a recurring theme over the last few months, with some input on the topic from Lachlan Penfold and Dan di Pasqua on Episode 238, Eddie Jones on GAINcast 204 and GAINcast 192 with Aaron Coutts and Franco Impellizzeri. Nick shard more about his passion for BBQ and brisket on Episode 228 and Episode 13.  

    • 45 min
    Adapt and overcome (with the Melbourne Storm)

    Adapt and overcome (with the Melbourne Storm)

    Sports around the world have been thrown into disarray due to the pandemic. The chaos brought some teams together and tore others apart. The Melbourne Storm seemed to get stronger as the year went on and just ended their 2020 campaign last month as National Rugby League champions. Performance director Lachlan Penfold and strength coach Dan di Pasqua join us on this week's episode to look back at the difference makers for the team this year, as well as the evolving role of strength and sports science in the high performance model.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/12/hmmr-podcast-episode-238-adapt-and-overcome-with-the-melbourne-storm/
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    More notes:
    This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. Become a member for full access to our videos, articles, and podcast archives. This month's site communication and coaching. Stay tuned for more on the topic. Penfold was a guest on Episode 62 where he discussed his experiences working with the Golden State Warriors. He went in more detail on training team sports on GAINcast 184 earlier this year and GAINcast 131. Before his success with the Melbourne Storm, Penfold also helped the Sydney Roosters to championships. He broke down his approach with Sydney in GAIN Video 4: Lessons from the Sydney Roosters available for HMMR Plus members to stream. You can find both Penfold and di Pasqua on Twitter (@lachlanpenfold and @dan_dipasqua).

    • 57 min
    Attentional focus (with Kevin Becker)

    Attentional focus (with Kevin Becker)

    A succesful coach doesn't just know the sport, they can communicate it. That often means helping athletes focus their attention in the right way on the right things. This is thought of as the art of coaching, but there is a science behind the art. Kevin Becker is a leading researcher in the area and our latest HMMR Classroom lesson explains the science of cueing, feedback, focus, and more. He joins this week's podcast to give an introduction to the topic.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/12/hmmr-podcast-episode-237-attentional-focus-with-kevin-becker/
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    More notes:
    This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. Become a member for full access to our videos, articles, and podcast archives. This month's site communication and coaching. Stay tuned for more on the topic. You can find the full video lesson in the HMMR Classroom where Becker looks more at attentional focus, optimal feedback strategies, constraints in training, and more. You can read more research from Becker on his ResearchGate page. He is also currently accepting applications for masters and PhD students interested in motor learning. You can also learn more about him on his faculty bio and in his interview on the Perception Action Podcast. Visit our motor learning topic overview page for more on motor learning, including many articles and videos about Frans Bosch’s approach to motor learning. We also referenced some resources on throwing that show how cues might look in actions, including Video Lesson 17: Rotational throwing progressions, our interview with Vesteinn Hafsteinsson, and our article on cue staleness.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Tesboston ,

Episode 206 Gravity

Really great episode exploring an unfamiliar sport (to me). Guest was great and the alternate sport really made me listen for commonality.

Dabutae ,

Very Informative

The guest did a good job of explaining the methods he uses to construct his programs. Also, what was the book he referenced about the 3 zones?

ThrowfarAZ ,

A great show

Martin and Nick do such a great job. The content and guests are fantastic! Some of the greatest throwing minds out there!

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