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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. 121: Maximizing Muscle Growth for Strength Athletes w/Brian Minor

    Ep. 121: Maximizing Muscle Growth for Strength Athletes w/Brian Minor

    Brian Minor is a pro natural bodybuilder, powerlifter, and coach to many.

    Join us in this episode of the podcast as we discuss:
    - programming hypertrophy work for strength athletes
    - why soreness or "the pump" isn't always the best indicator for muscle growth
    - how to maximize the stimulus to fatigue ratio
    - dieting for performance

    Follow Brian!
    https://myojournal.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/bdminor/

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep 120: From Matveyev to Morgantown | Weightlifting Periodization w/Guy Hornsby, PhD

    Ep 120: From Matveyev to Morgantown | Weightlifting Periodization w/Guy Hornsby, PhD

    Guy Hornsby is a PhD, professor, coach, and has carried and developed a deep interest in periodization. This interest has bled into the work Guy has authored and been a part of.

    Join us as we further tackle the concept of periodization, continuing the discussion had by myself and Aaron Cunanan over the last two episodes.

    Follow Guy:
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Guy-Hornsby
    https://www.instagram.com/coachguyton/

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Ep. 119: Researching Elite Weightlifting Technique w/Aaron Cunanan, PhD (part 2)

    Ep. 119: Researching Elite Weightlifting Technique w/Aaron Cunanan, PhD (part 2)

    Aaron Cunanan has done it all in the sport of weightlifting. From coaching alongside Kyle Pierce to studying the technique of elite weightlifters and producing plenty of research to help practitioners and scientists, it goes without saying that he's got skin in the game.

    Join us in part two of the conversation as we discuss Aaron's time researching elite weightlifting technique and what exactly goes into conducting studies on these topics.

    Follow Aaron:
    https://twitter.com/aaronjcunanan

    • 34 min
    Ep. 119: Block Periodization | Confronting the Evidence w/Aaron Cunanan, PhD (part 1)

    Ep. 119: Block Periodization | Confronting the Evidence w/Aaron Cunanan, PhD (part 1)

    Aaron Cunanan has done it all in the sport of weightlifting. From coaching alongside Kyle Pierce to studying the technique of elite weightlifters and producing plenty of research to help practitioners and scientists, it goes without saying that he's got skin in the game.

    Join us in part one of this conversation as we discuss Aaron's background, his role at the UFC PI, and go on a deep dive into the current scientific support for block periodization.

    Follow Aaron:
    https://twitter.com/aaronjcunanan

    • 44 min
    Ep. 118: Programming a Champion | Hamp & Tripp Morris

    Ep. 118: Programming a Champion | Hamp & Tripp Morris

    On this episode of the podcast, I hosted the newly minted American record holder in the clean and jerk, Hampton Morris, and his coach/dad Tripp.

    We discussed all things development, including what Hampton’s program looked like when he started weightlifting vs what it looks like now. This covers the squats, comp lifts, handling misses and frustration, training to compete, and much more.

    This was a fantastic show and I hope you all enjoy getting to know more about a staple in USA Weightlifting, along with the person who helped get him there.

    Enjoy.

    Follow Hamp & Tripp:
    https://www.instagram.com/hamptonmorris/
    https://www.instagram.com/riled_chemist/?hl=en

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep. 117: The Science of Technique & Programming for Elite Athletes w/Stu Martin

    Ep. 117: The Science of Technique & Programming for Elite Athletes w/Stu Martin

    Stu Martin is the Head of Performance Strategy for British Weightlifting, playing a critical part in the success of Team GB at the national and international level. Stu has also recently co-authored one of the best papers, in my opinion, breaking down technique from both a science and practice standpoint.

    Join us as we discuss what it's like planning the journey for an Olympic-level weightlifter, what efficient technique is and how you'd go about teaching it, and programming considerations for beginners, intermediates, and elite-level athletes.

    Read this: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344750301_Weightlifting_An_Applied_Method_of_Technical_Analysis

    Follow Stu: https://www.instagram.com/strengthcoachsm/

    • 1 hr 22 min

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