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Throwback Thursday with Mike Robertson discussing "What is Corrective Exercise?"

This edition of Throwback Thursday brings us back to a discussion with Mike Robertson talking about his write up: "What is Corrective Exercise?" In this lead up to The 2012 Seminar, Mike dives into his definition of corrective exercise and how he came up with it. He also discusses the role of corrective exercise in programming, assessment, utilizing assessment and corrective exercise in a group setting along with reviewing some different methods of corrective work. We can't thank Mike enough...

Duration: 00:25:09

Episode 116: Mike Bewley: How a personal Litmus Test Truly Enhanced His Program.

“To me, that’s the ultimate Litmus Test. If you got something in your weight room, or you have some sort of mantra. Go to your kids and say “can you recite that? And more importantly can you define it?” If they can’t, it’s an opportunity for you to step back and say, “ok, how strong is my culture? How am I trying to support the staff upstairs? How am I trying to create that connection so we are all speaking and saying the same thing and reinforcing on and other’s end goals?” I think if you...

Duration: 00:47:42

My Thoughts Monday #13-Jake Jensen, Considerations for Athlete Tracking

“When you quantify something like sports, you have to understand that the statistical measure of how that quantifiable number relates to the sport needs to be done by someone who understands statistical measures.” This week’s My Thoughts Monday brings the return of The Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Eisbaren Hockey Club, Berlin, Germany, Jake Jensen. Jake shares with us his thoughts on implementing GPS technology as a means of injury prevention. The first point he touches upon is...

Duration: 00:15:10

Episode 116: Ron McKeefery, PLAE-Where in The World Is Coach Mac, and What Has It Taught Him?

“I think were we need to continue to challenge ourselves is, just because we are good at that, we may be good at the human side of it. We still need to be able to explain why we do what we do and teach up and teach down what we are doing.” Ron McKeefrey Today we are joined by PLAE Mac Performance’s Ron McKeefrey to discuss his travels and the lessons he’s learned through them. He starts by talking about what his job with PLAE entails, and why he found it so appealing. That leads him right...

Duration: 00:34:33

My Thoughts Monday #12-Chase Campbell, Indiana Fever-Building and Maintaining Buy In With Athletes.

“That was something I learned early on in my career. When I tried to walk into a program and lay the hammer down and pretend like I was the one in charge, and that it was my way or the highway. That usually doesn’t go over that well, at least from what I found out.” In this week’s My Thoughts, Indiana Fever Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chase Campbell discusses some methods he’s used for building and sustaining buy in. This “buy in”, in his opinion, starts with having an athlete led...

Duration: 00:12:35

Episode 114: Matt Wenning, Ludus Magnus- A Look at Training, Both Present and Future

“Obviously you can train harder when your younger but the philosophy is the same, which is, where are you weak and how do we fix these area’s so you’re less prone to injury, so we can train harder?” Matt Wenning joins us to discuss programming and the direction the world of training needs to move. After starting out with a brief background, Matt dives right into discussing some of the issues he sees in the world of training today. He touches upon the complexity of training, people rushing...

Duration: 00:36:21

Thursday Throwback-Cal Dietz On The Sport Back Squat

Today's Thursday Throwback podcast is with Cal Dietz. In the conversation Coach Dietz and Coach DeMayo discuss the Sport Back Squat, how to implement it, some progressions to using it and different forms of exercises that Coach Dietz implements. I’d like to give a huge thank you to Cal for taking the time to have this discussion. Just live every other conversation with him, I walked away a better coach, and hope you enjoy it as well. Post referenced: An Insider's Look At Coach Dietz's...

Duration: 00:42:40

Episode 113: Mladen Jovanović- Cultural differences around the world and there impact on coaching

“I don’t believe we can completely ditch the intuitiveness of the coaches. You want to use that data to help you, maybe to give you more question than give you concrete answers. It’s a combination of intuitive thinking and data driven facts.” Mladen Jovanović sits down with us to talk about his experiences traveling the world as a coach in each corner of the world. We start out discussing cultures around the world, and how those differences impact how you SHOULD work with athletes. This...

Duration: 00:31:51

Episode 112: Val Nasedkin, Omegawave-Readiness vs Preparedness vs Sport Mastery

“Because true and always true are different things.” Val Nasedkin sits down with us to talk about readiness, preparedness, and sport mastery in today’s edition of The Podcast. We start up catching up with Val, and what he’s been up to sense we last saw him at The Seminar. We then discuss the differences between readiness and preparedness, what are the differences, why it matters? This leads up to what’s actually important to be an athlete, and what makes up athlete preparedness. Next, he...

Duration: 00:51:59

My Thoughts Monday #11-Scott Brincks, University of Richmond-Are we doing too much, too little, or what's needed?

“The bottom line is, we are here because of the athletes. We are here because we love what we do, and that drives our passion but can also could our thoughts because we want it so bad for them. Sometimes, simple is the best. Sometimes, just hard work can be successful.” University of Richmond Director of Strength and Conditioning Scott Brincks asks the simple question to all of us today, “do we do enough, or do we do too much?” He asks this question, not just of the what’s, how’s, and...

Duration: 00:08:47


A little #ThursdayThrowback with a discussion from 2011. In the talk Dr. Yessis breaks down specialized exercises, what they are, and where the idea came from. ENJOY THE CONTENT? THEN YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT THE COMMUNITY! The Community is an extension of The Seminar providing EXCLUSIVE content from some of the best practitioners in the world! Follow the link below to check it out! #StrengthCoach, #StrengthAndConditioningCoach, #Podcast, #LearningAtLunch,...

Duration: 00:32:40

Episode 111-Ben Ashworth, Arsenal Football Club, A 21st Century Evaluation of The Shoulder

“It’s the thought process, rather than the tech, that will help people make those decisions around the endurance, the fatigue, sprint athlete, the high intensity athlete.” In today’s edition of The Podcast Arsenal Football Club’s Ben Ashworth joins us to discuss the research he has been part of with looking at the shoulder. After a brief intro Ben starts out discussing what is going on at the club now, and how the international fortnight will impact how they handle the players with club....

Duration: 00:36:43

My Thoughts Monday #10-Jake Jensen- Mental Toughness?

“In a lot of team sport situation mental toughness becomes a scape goat for underperforming athletes weather they lack tactical skill or physical conditioning it’s always convenient to blame mental toughness” Mental toughness is, and always will be, a point that divides our industry. Today, Jake Jensen shares his thoughts on it. Jake refers to research in to how he defines it, and looks to improve it with his athlete. This is through evaluating the athlete like we would in training and...

Duration: 00:11:04

Episode 110-Anna Kuzan, Grand Canyon University, Building relationships and culture from day 1

"There’s a lot of people out there you want to reach out the them and say, “how was it like early on?” because it wasn’t probably all the roses that they have now. They worked to get that respect. They worked there ASEES off to get that respect, and hearing how they worked their ass off, cause you’re going to be at a smaller school, or you’re gonna work for a coach that doesn’t really care for you. And you’re gonna want to know how to earn that person’s respect, and how to get it. What to...

Duration: 00:38:25

My Thoughts Monday #9: Bob Alejo-What is the state and future of the profession?

“So, let’s stop all the complaining. Let’s come up with a solution. What we don’t need is observations and advise. What we need are announcements. We are announcing what we are doing. Let’s start changing activity into accomplishment.” Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Community! The Community is an extension of The Seminar providing EXCLUSIVE content from some of the best practitioners in the world! Follow the link below to check it out!

Duration: 00:09:27

Episode 109: Matthew Ibrahim, TD Athletes Edge- Proper Dosage, Safety, and Communication to train around pain.

In today’s edition of the podcast we are joined by Matthew Ibrahim to discuss training and relationships. After a brief introduction, we get into Hip Hinge 101 including where the idea came from and what the goal is of the program/class. He then shares with us some frequently seen issues with clients and athlete’s and offers some simple ways to help improve those issues. Matt is putting out awesome content on social media too, make e sure you follow him here: Instagram: @matthewibrahim_...

Duration: 00:40:16

Episode 108: Jason Dierking, University of Louisville-Using evaluations as data points to drive training

“You got to find that balance between understanding you can’t be a slave to the numbers. You use it as information and it’s hugely valuable, but at the end of the day you have to take it in conjunction with the subjective piece, and how these players are responding and feeling.” Jason Dierking from Louisville sits down to share with us how he evaluates his soccer players and how that drives his programming. He starts out by talking about what he’s looking at by defining those parameters,...

Duration: 00:42:17

My Thoughts Monday #8: Matt Thome, Michigan Tech-What is Specificity Really?

2017 Seminar Presenter and Michigan Tech’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Thome joins us to discuss the idea of specificity. Having learned directly from Dr. Yessis, Dr. Bondarchuck, and Dr. Verkhoshansky, Matt has had a unique education on the topic. He shares with us some examples different ends of the “training spectrum” that can be specific for one, and complete general to the other. He then touches upon definitions and of the three Doctors listed above theories on...

Duration: 00:13:12

Episode 107: Sam Gardner, USA Paralympics- Working with athlete’s who are truly inspiring.

Sam Gardner from The USOC sits down to discuss his role in California with Paralympians. He starts out sharing his role and discussing what different types of athlete’s he gets to work with. Next, we go through each of the four different groups of Paralympians he works with, vision impaired, amputees, spinal injuries, and CP athletes. He then gets into the real day to day with working with these athletes, and gives real examples of how working with these athletes is a unique situation for...

Duration: 00:36:19

My Thoughts Monday #7: Chris Hays, University of Louisville, Addressing the Elephant in The Room

All too often athelte’s have issues or doubts with what is going on in training. Today, Lousiville Cardinals Assistant Strength Coach Chris Hays shares with how he handles this. Chris touches upon how it has helped with buy in, and building relationships. He talks about sharing the justification behind aspects of programming, training at different times of the year, adjustments you have made, and to explain your why. Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Community! The Community...

Duration: 00:10:10

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