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I (Joshua Gibson) interview elite level weightlifters, coaches, and experts in the field of strength and power development.

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I (Joshua Gibson) interview elite level weightlifters, coaches, and experts in the field of strength and power development.

    Ep. 127: A Deep Dive into the Psychosocial Aspects of Weightlifting w/Hugh Gilmore, Sport Pysch (part 1)

    Ep. 127: A Deep Dive into the Psychosocial Aspects of Weightlifting w/Hugh Gilmore, Sport Pysch (part 1)

    Hugh Gilmore is a sport psychologist who has worked with British Weightlifting and many other sports and athletes.

    In part one of this discussion we cover the psychosocial aspects of weightlifting, from both a coach and athlete perspective.

    Follow Hugh:
    https://www.instagram.com/hughjohngilmore/
    https://podiumpsychology.com/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 126: A Weightlifting Life w/Mike Burgener

    Ep. 126: A Weightlifting Life w/Mike Burgener

    Mike Burgener has quite possibly done more for the sport of weightlifting than anyone else. He's had his hand in the development of some of the best lifters and coaches this country has seen. Not only that, but he was also a critical part in the spread of weightlifting to CrossFit.

    Join us as we cover a range of topics, everything from the abolition of the press and changes in programming since, to what serving in the Marine Corp has done for his demeanor and coaching style.

    Enjoy.

    Follow Coach B:
    https://www.instagram.com/mikeburgener/

    Follow me:
    https://www.instagram.com/josh_philwl/

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep. 125: A Masterclass on Skill Acquisition w/Keith Davids (PhD), Kevin Cann, Robbie Bourke (part 2)

    Ep. 125: A Masterclass on Skill Acquisition w/Keith Davids (PhD), Kevin Cann, Robbie Bourke (part 2)

    This is an attempted continuation of part one, maybe the greatest podcast i've ever recorded, discusses skill acquisition and details often taken for granted in practice. I was honored to be joined by Keith Davids, a PhD and Professor of Motor Learning at Sheffield Hallam University, Kevin Cann (Coach of Precision Powerlifting Systems), and Robbie Bourke (host of the All Things Strength & Wellness podcast).

    Join us as we talk all things skill acquisition, differences in learning ability between individuals, specificity vs general training, and more!

    Enjoy.

    Keith's social:
    https://www.shu.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/staff-profiles/keith-davids
    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=8-HGETEAAAAJ&hl=en

    Kevin's social:
    https://www.instagram.com/kwcann/
    https://www.instagram.com/precision_powerlifting_systems/

    Robbie's Social:
    https://robbiebourke.podbean.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/bourkie_55/

    My social:
    https://www.instagram.com/josh_philwl/

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep. 124: The Science of the Pull in Weightlifting w/Shaun Joffe, MSc

    Ep. 124: The Science of the Pull in Weightlifting w/Shaun Joffe, MSc

    Shaun Joffe is a researcher, weightlifting coach, and lecturer at St. Mary’s University. He’s just started his academic journey after a long stint in S&C and has already managed to produce some great research.

    In this podcast we discuss two publications, both looking at different aspects of the pull and particular performance variables associated with each. We explain why coaches should possibly start incorporating more work in the start position, particularly deadlifts. We also take a few twists and turns, discussing exercise selection, periodization, and biggest lessons learned.

    This was a fantastic show and I hope you all enjoy our deep dive into some high quality research that’s been done by Shaun and his collaborators.

    Enjoy.

    Follow Shaun:
    https://www.instagram.com/shaunjoffe/
    https://twitter.com/Joffe1

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Ep. 123: Bondarchuk for Weightlifting w/Derek Evely (part 2)

    Ep. 123: Bondarchuk for Weightlifting w/Derek Evely (part 2)

    Derek Evely is a throws coach who has traveled the world. He's worked in the UK, Canada, China, etc., coaching elite level talent and working with the best coaches to walk this planet.

    Join us for this chat as we discuss all things Anatoly Bondarchuk. The direct application to weightlifting wasn't the center of this talk, but we go into enough detail that you can somewhat work things out yourself.

    Enjoy.

    Buy Derek's course and save 20% with the code: Philwl023

    Follow Derek:
    https://www.instagram.com/eveltrak/
    https://twitter.com/eveltrak
    https://www.eveltraksport.com/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ep. 122: The Art of Coaching w/Derek Evely (part 1)

    Ep. 122: The Art of Coaching w/Derek Evely (part 1)

    Derek Evely is a throws coach who has traveled the world. He's worked in the UK, Canada, China, etc., coaching elite level talent and working with the best coaches to walk this planet.

    Join us for this chat as we discuss all things coaching, what Derek does well, what he wishes he could do better, and why coaching isn't just copying and pasting a system.

    Enjoy.

    Follow Derek:
    https://www.instagram.com/eveltrak/
    https://twitter.com/eveltrak
    https://www.eveltraksport.com/

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

shiluludalin ,

Great information every time

The podcast gets quality people that give quality information. That all you can ask for.

Olga Pisarskiy ,

Hidden Gem

I just discovered this podcast. Loving all the information and insight being put out through the interviews with elite weightlifters and knowledgable coaches!

DuBaran ,

Phenomenal

Josh’s knowledge and interviewing abilities are nothing short of remarkable. He brings the passion and philosophy of strength sports together that creates riveting episodes.

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