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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.

    Skills session planning (with Kevin Becker)

    Skills session planning (with Kevin Becker)

    A lot of information is out there about session planning for strength training. But that is only part of the equation for athletes and coaches. A bigger question is how can we better plan skills training to enhance motor learning? On this week‘s episode Professor Kevin Becker joins us again to brainstorm how we can rethink traditional session plans to help athletes acquire and improve skills.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: https://www.hmmrmedia.com/2022/09/hmmr-podcast-episode-282-skills-session-planning-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. You can read more research from Becker on his ResearchGate page. You can also follow him on Instagram (@drbeckerthrows). At GAIN this year Becker shared this extreme example of differential learning in the shot put as an example of thinking outside the box. Becker was also a guest on Episode 237 where he discussed feedback and cues. You can learn more in his full video lesson in the HMMR Classroom where he shares ideas on attentional focus, optimal feedback strategies, constraints in training, and more. 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.

    • 45 min
    Finding flow (with Steve Myrland)

    Finding flow (with Steve Myrland)

    Good training sessions have a flow. A flow in intensity, a flow in organization, and they help athletes find a flow state as well. On this week's podcast we sit down with Steve Myrland to exchange ideas on session planning and a few tricks we all have to optimize training session planning and execution.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: https://www.hmmrmedia.com/2022/08/hmmr-podcast-episode-281-finding-flow-with-steve-myrland/
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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. Myrland contributes to HMMR Media. You can find an archive of his articles on a variety of topics. He was a previously a guest on Episode 149, as well as GAINcast 25 and GAINcast 108. There are lots of practical videos from Myrland in the HMMR Classroom including mini band exercises in Video Lesson 12 mobility sets in Video Lesson 24, and sticks and straps in GAIN Video 1. In addition we have a presentation from him on long-term athlete development in Video Lesson 18 and a case study in rebuilding an NHL player in Video Lesson 21. Nick discussed his modular training, which he detailed in this article. In addition he referenced the influence of Glenn McAtee who was a guest on Episode 43. On the most recent GAINcast 249, Vern Gambetta also shared some ideas on rethinking training session design.

    • 46 min
    Father knows best (with Mitch Crouser)

    Father knows best (with Mitch Crouser)

    In the last few years Ryan Crouser has cemented himself as the top shot putter in the history of the sport. Behind the scenes along the way has been his father, helping him from his first throw to his world record. On this week's episode Mitch Crouser joins us to discuss his own throwing career, the long-term development plan he put in place for Ryan, how they developed their technical model, and what the future holds for the both of them.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: https://www.hmmrmedia.com/2022/08/hmmr-podcast-episode-280-father-knows-best-with-mitch-crouser/
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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. You can follow Mitch Crouser on Instagram (@mitchcrouser) as well as his son Ryan (@rcrouser). There are a ton of interesting tidbits about Ryan Crouser and his training in this recent Track and Field News interview. Mitch and his brothers were the focus of a Sports Illustrated feature story back in 1985. For more interviews with top shot putters, check out Episode 98 with Reese Hoffa, Episode 46 with John Godina, Episode 267 with Andy Bloom, Episode 42 with Adam Nelson, and Episode 278 with Ryan Whiting. To learn more about shot put, check out the HMMR Classroom where we have video lessons on Nick Garcia’s rotational throwing progressions, Don Babbitt’s rotational shot put master class, and specific strength exercises for throwing.

    • 52 min
    The long road back (with Tuomas Seppänen)

    The long road back (with Tuomas Seppänen)

    In 2016 Tuomas Seppänen was on the verge of a breakthrough when everything went wrong. It took him years to build but now, at age 36, he is throwing better than ever. On this week's podcast he joins us to discuss his long road back to the top, including overcoming vertigo, rehabilitating injury, adjusting his training, dealing with the pandemic, balancing work, and much more.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: https://www.hmmrmedia.com/2022/08/hmmr-podcast-episode-279-the-long-road-back-with-tuomas-seppanen/
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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. You can follow Seppänen on Instagram (@moukarituomas). Koji Murofushi was a big influence on Seppänen. You can read about some of his biomechanical research, as well has an introduction to hammerobics and some of the unique gym methods used by Murofushi. We discussed some ideas on accelerating the hammer in this episode, and even more ideas on the topic can be found in our Video Lesson 30: Accelerating the hammer.

    • 49 min
    Behind the scenes (with Ryan Whiting)

    Behind the scenes (with Ryan Whiting)

    For the first time ever, the World Championships will take place in the United States, bringing the world's best throwers to battle it out in Oregon. The action kicks off next week, but this week we already sit down with Shaun Pickering to break down each event with the top storylines, predictions, and more.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: https://www.hmmrmedia.com/2022/07/hmmr-podcast-episode-278-behind-the-scenes-with-ryan-whiting/
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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. You can follow Whiting on Instagram (@ryanwhitingusa) and also his team Desert High Performance (@deserthighperformance). We previewed Oregon22 on last week's Episode 277 with guest Shaun Pickering. We also wrote about 5 throwing stories to follow at the World Championships. For more interviews with top shot putters, check out Episode 98 with Reese Hoffa, Episode 46 with John Godina, Episode 267 with Andy Bloom, and Episode 42 with Adam Nelson. We've also had Whiting's former coach Dave Dumber on Episode 215. To learn more about shot put, check out the HMMR Classroom where we have video lessons on Nick Garcia's rotational throwing progressions, Don Babbitt's rotational shot put master class, and specific strength exercises for throwing

    • 1 hr
    277: Oregon22 preview (with Shaun Pickering)

    277: Oregon22 preview (with Shaun Pickering)

    For the first time ever, the World Championships will take place in the United States, bringing the world's best throwers to battle it out in Oregon. The action kicks off next week, but this week we already sit down with Shaun Pickering to break down each event with the top storylines, predictions, and more.
    For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: https://www.hmmrmedia.com/2022/07/hmmr-podcast-episode-277-oregon22-preview-with-shaun-pickering/
    » Support the show: join HMMR PLUS to get full access to our coaching resources.
    More notes:
    This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. Become a member for full access to our videos, articles, and podcast archives. You can follow Pickering on Twitter (@ShaunDPickering) and Instagram (@ShaunDPickering). You can learn more from Pickering in our Olympic debrief on Episode 255. He was one of many that provided detailed commentary and debriefing on the Tokyo Olympics. Pickering is heavily involved with the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund, which provides grants to developing athletes. You can make a donation on their website. For more about the Oregon22 Coaches Club, visit the Global Athletics Coaching Academy website.

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 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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