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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 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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    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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    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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    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
    Rethinking VBT (with Wil Fleming)

    Rethinking VBT (with Wil Fleming)

    Velocity-based training has been gaining traction over the last few years as the technology becomes more affordable. Many of the resources out there, however, keep discussing the same old approaches to VBT. Weightlifting coach Wil Fleming just published a new book on VBT based on his experience using it in a sport that is based around the barbell. On this week's podcast we discuss some of the methods he has tried out and how they can be adapted to other sports.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/11/hmmr-podcast-episode-236-rethinking-vbt-with-wil-fleming/
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    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 theme is technology and sport. Stay tuned for more on the topic. Want to try out VBT training? The Vmaxpro velocity measurement device is available in our store providing expert data at an entry level price. Fleming is the owner of Force Fitness and Performance in Bloomington, Indiana. You can follow Fleming on Instagram (@wilfleming), Twitter (@wilfleming) and his website. You can also follow his weightlifting club 1Kilo on Instagram (@1kilo.wl) and pick up some gear in the 1Kilo Shop. Even more details on this topic are in Fleming's new book Velocity-Based Training for Weightlifting: Current Concepts & Applications. He's got some video on creating a velocity profile and other topics up on YouTube as well. You can also learn more generally about weightlifting in his book Complete Olympic Lifting Handbook. Fleming was also a guest on Episode 147, where he shared lessons from hammer throwing and weightlifting. Some past episodes that talked about velocity-based training: Episode 15, Episode 17 with Bryan Mann, and Episode 221 with Simon Overkamp. We also discussed a different approach to the topic in this article. The topic of how Olympic lifting fits into the training of non-lifters has been a topic we’ve addressed on numerous occasions on this site. In particular, check out the multi-part roundtable discussion we had with weightlifting coaches (including Fleming). We also covered weightlifting with Matt Foreman on Episode 82.

    • 54 min
    Half truths of training

    Half truths of training

    Lots of people write about common myths or the core principles of training. But it's easy to find what always works and always doesn't. What about the half truths of training? What about the statements that hold some water until you take them too far? On this week's podcast we share some of the half truths we encounter in training and how to navigate them.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/11/hmmr-podcast-episode-235-half-truths-of-training/
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    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 theme is rethinking periodization. Stay tuned for more on the topic. Two products mentioned on the show that are available in the HMMR Store: the Vmaxpro velocity measurement device and our hammer throw wires. In talking about transfer, we referenced our interview with PJ Vazel our last episode. Vazel was previously a guest on Episode 61 where we looked at the Russian doping case and the current anti-doping landscape. We also referenced the discussion of instability training we had on our last member hangout about training for mountain biking.

    • 30 min
    The outsider (with PJ Vazel)

    The outsider (with PJ Vazel)

    What happens when a top sprint coach takes a hammer thrower into his training group? PJ Vazel has coached some of world's best sprinters but more recently is known for his work in guiding Quentin Bigot to a silver medal in the hammer throw. On this week's podcast he discusses the parallels between the events and what he learned from transitioning between them.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2020/10/hmmr-podcast-episode-234-the-outsider-with-pj-vazel/
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    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 theme is rethinking periodization. Stay tuned for more on the topic. Vazel was previously a guest on Episode 61 where we looked at the Russian doping case and the current anti-doping landscape. You can learn more about Vazel on Instagram (@pjvazel) and Twitter (@pjvazel). We talked a bit about VBT and the Vmaxpro device towards the end of the episode. The Vmaxpro device is for sale in the HMMR Store. Vazel also help provide some of the archival information used for this year's memorial post to Harold Connolly.

    • 58 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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