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Feb 20, 2017

Professor and practitioner Bryan Mann from the University of Missouri joins our episode for the third time to discuss turning ideas into methods. Many more coaches have now started to use velocity tracking devices, but how do you create a method out of it? Mann shares his thoughts, and also discusses the latest research on velocity-based training, new technology, his new book, and different methods to easily individualize training such as APRE. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2017/02/hmmr-podcast-episode-90-method-man-with-bryan-mann/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Members receive exclusive benefits like our monthly sports science newsletter, online hangouts with experts, and webinars, including our new webinars on periodization trends and plyometrics. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Feb 13, 2017

For this week's episode we sent out a request for listener questions and you responded with a suggestions on a wide range of topics. We tackle them all head on, covering plyometrics, in-season straining, transferring drills, work-life balance and more. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2017/02/hmmr-podcast-episode-89-qa/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Members receive exclusive benefits like our monthly sports science newsletter, online hangouts with experts, and webinars, including our new webinars on periodization trends and plyometrics. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Feb 6, 2017

Jumping is an integral part of athletic development and training for all power sports. But we have a little different approach to it than most coaches. On this episode we discuss using mutli-jumps as a tool for athletic development, including a detailed look at Nick Garcia's jumping progression, periodization, and more. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2017/02/hmmr-podcast-episode-88-jumping/

Today's episode is also a sneak peak of HMMR Plus. To learn more about jumping and see our circuits demonstrated, join now. In addition you will get access to other videos and additional benefits. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Jan 30, 2017

After decades coaching elite track and field and rugby, Kelvin Giles has turned his attention more recently to youth development. Kids are no longer learning how to move, and we need to address it from the ground in both our approach to training and coaches education. On this episode Giles joins us to discuss foundational movements, coaches education, the pillars of performance, advice to beginning coaches, and how national governing bodies can support performance. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2017/01/hmmr-podcast-episode-87-the-mentor-with-kelvin-giles/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Members receive exclusive benefits like our monthly sports science newsletter, online hangouts with experts, and webinars, including a new webinar with Vern Gambetta and Martin Bingisser on periodization and planning trends. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Jan 23, 2017

The core fundamentals that guide our training are rarely the sexy things that will make us rich. Instead they are simple truths that simply work. On this episode Nick and Martin share some of the simple truths that make up the foundation of their training methods. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2017/01/hmmr-podcast-episode-86-simple-truths/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online hangouts with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Jan 16, 2017

Professional running coach Danny Mackey of the Brooks Beasts is literally married to his job. As he wrote about on HMMR Media last year, his team includes his wife, elite middle distance runner Katie Mackey. On this week's episode we sit down with Danny and Katie to discuss how they make the most of the set up, what they are striving to improve upon, and the key factors in building a team. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2017/01/hmmr-podcast-episode-85-married-to-the-job-with-danny-and-katie-mackey/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online hangouts with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Jan 9, 2017

A rush of athletes announce their retirement after every Olympics. For many, the reason to go is because they want to go out on top. Is that the right reason? In this week's episode Nick and Martin discuss retirement and also look back on Ashton Eaton's career. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2017/01/hmmr-podcast-episode-84-going-out-on-top/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online hangouts with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Jan 2, 2017

For the first time ever the HMMR Podcast and the GAINcast join forces to co-host the first episode of 2017. As the new year gets underway we chat about the state of training for sports with GAINcast host Vern Gambetta. Topics span from how to use injury prediction, Olympic lifting, finding context in training, doping, and more. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2017/01/hmmr-podcast-episode-83-state-of-the-sport-with-vern-gambetta/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online hangouts with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Dec 26, 2016

Olympic weightlifting is a great tool to develop explosive power, but is it the best tool? Top weightlifting coach Matt Foreman joins the podcast this week to discuss the use of Olympic weightlifting in training for other sports, and shares some secrets about the art of coaching learned from a career in the sport. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/12/hmmr-podcast-episode-82-olympic-lifting-with-matt-foreman/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online hangouts with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Dec 19, 2016

As the indoor track season is starting it's time to make sure you have a good plan for what competitions you'll compete in. As with other parts of training, an individualized approach is required for athletes in this area. On this episode we walk through the pros and cons of different approach to laying out a competition plan. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/12/hmmr-podcast-episode-81-competition-planning/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online hangouts with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Dec 12, 2016

Every few months we need to let Nick blow off some steam or he will explode. On this week's episode we share some rants based on the latest news and trends in sports. We look at offseason training, social media, the bench press, proposal by European Athletics to improve track and field, and the role of strength coaches in the NCAA. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/12/hmmr-podcast-episode-80-nick-rants-again/

LAST CHANCE! Nick, Martin and Coach McNab will host a workshop in Los Angeles on December 17. It will provide a hands on look at the theory and practice of athletic development from the ground up. Sign up early to get a discount. Learn more here: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/store/seminars-and-consulting/los-angeles-athletic-development-seminar/

Dec 5, 2016

Germany is the world's dominant power in throwing. Despite having just 15% as many citizens as the US, they had twice as many finalists in the throws at this year's Olympic Games. To get an idea of how the country ticks and trains we spoke with leading coach René Sack. Sack leads a group near Leipzig including two-time World Championship medalist Nadine Müller. On this episode he talks about the German system, programming, priorities in training, and more. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/12/hmmr-podcast-episode-79-deutschland-with-rene-sack/

SIGN UP NOW! Nick, Martin and Coach McNab will host a workshop in Los Angeles on December 17. It will provide a hands on look at the theory and practice of athletic development from the ground up. Sign up early to get a discount. Learn more here: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/store/seminars-and-consulting/los-angeles-athletic-development-seminar/

Nov 28, 2016

Thanksgiving is a time for thanks, and on this week's episode Nick and Martin give thanks to some of their mentors by sharing a few stories about how one moment can be pivotal in an athlete's development. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/11/hmmr-podcast-episode-78-thanksgiving/

SIGN UP NOW! Nick, Martin and Coach McNab will host a workshop in Los Angeles on December 17. It will provide a hands on look at the theory and practice of athletic development from the ground up. Sign up early to get a discount. Learn more here: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/store/seminars-and-consulting/los-angeles-athletic-development-seminar/

Nov 21, 2016

Top high school sprint coach Joe McNab has been producing some of the country's best sprinters and relays for decades at Notre Dame High School. With beginners the process has to be simple and he walks us through his core speed principles, how he built a culture of speed, and his experience working with field sports. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/11/hmmr-podcast-episode-77-fast-kids-with-joe-mcnab/

SIGN UP NOW! Nick, Martin and Coach McNab will host a workshop in Los Angeles on December 17. It will provide a hands on look at the theory and practice of athletic development from the ground up. Sign up early to get a discount. Learn more here: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/store/seminars-and-consulting/los-angeles-athletic-development-seminar/

Nov 14, 2016

Ready made programs have proliferated in the internet era. With a simple search coaches can find hundreds of programs they can take off the shelf and use with their athletes. On this week's episode Nick and Martin talk about some of the pros and cons of using ready made programs and what are some of the best ones out there. In addition, they discuss adapting plyometrics to training and building a strength reserve. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/11/hmmr-podcast-episode-76-ready-made-programs/

SIGN UP NOW! Nick and Martin will host a workshop in Los Angeles on December 17. It will provide a hand on look at the theory and practice of athletic development from the ground up. Sign up early to get a discount. Learn more here: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/store/seminars-and-consulting/los-angeles-athletic-development-seminar/

Nov 7, 2016

The nutrition world is so filled with gurus and pseudo science that it can be difficult to separate the truth from fiction. Olympian and HMMR Media sports science correspondent Craig Pickering joins this week's episode to give us an update on the latest research and insights from the world of nutrition and what that means to us as athletes. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/11/hmmr-podcast-episode-75-science-and-nutrition-with-craig-pickering/

SIGN UP NOW! Nick and Martin will host a workshop in Los Angeles on December 17. It will provide a hand on look at the theory and practice of athletic development from the ground up. Sign up early to get a discount. Learn more here: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/store/seminars-and-consulting/los-angeles-athletic-development-seminar/

Oct 31, 2016

Nick recently went through the process of remodeling and expanding his school's weight room and he learned some valuable lessons on getting the most out of your equipment in managing the project. In this episode we discuss the most essential equipment for training, getting the best bang for your buck, and how facility layout can make your equipment useful or useless. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/10/hmmr-podcast-episode-74-equipment/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online meetups with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Oct 24, 2016

Every week we discuss a variety of strength and conditioning topics on the podcast, but being a good coach is as much about experience as anything we will chat about. As coaches we need to jump in situations that might leave us exposed, but in the exposure we gain experience. On this week's podcast we talk about gaining experience, setting up your own system and how much time is really needed to put together a training plan. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/10/hmmr-podcast-episode-73-take-the-plunge/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online meetups with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Oct 17, 2016

We all talk about speed as if it were one simple thing, but it is a complex combination of factors. On this week's podcast Speedworks founder and elite sprint coach Jonas Tawiah Dodoo walks us through the factors and discusses the nuances of training for speed in team sports and how to individualize speed training.For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/10/hmmr-podcast-episode-72-how-speed-works-with-jonas-tawiah-dodoo/

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online meetups with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Oct 10, 2016

With school back in session and fall training starting up, it is the perfect time for Nick and Martin to take a look at the past year and see what they did wrong. Self-reflection is a critical part of becoming a better coach, and this episode highlights three things they will be changing up for next season. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/10/hmmr-podcast-episode-71-looking-in-the-mirror/

This episode is brought to you by HMMR Media. Get 10% off hammer wires during October with the coupon code we give out in this episode. You can order wires in our store.

Oct 3, 2016

Elite throwers Benn Harradine and Kibwé Johnson join the podcast for an end of season chat on a variety of topics. We discuss their impressions of Rio, preparing for the biggest stage, and how to deal with unexpected situations at major championships. In addition, we debate whether the men's world records will fall and, if so, what it will take for someone to reach them. For more information about this topic, check out the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/10/hmmr-podcast-episode-70-records-and-rio-with-kibwe-johnson-and-benn-harradine/

This episode is brought to you by the North American Throws Symposium, held at the IMG Academy from October 28 to 30. Sign up at: http://coachoregistration.com/dbi-bin/meetinfopage.pl?Web_Site_Id=fl_img&Meet_Id=imgnoramet1602&Team_Id=&

This episode is also brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online meetups with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Sep 26, 2016

What type of tools does it require to hurl a ball 100 miles per hour? Is throwing a baseball like throwing a javelin? And what type of training does it take? Kyle Boddy, president and founder of Driveline Baseball, joins us on the podcast this week to discuss training pitchers and what he has taken from track and field in training his athletes. For more information about this topic, check out the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/09/hmmr-podcast-episode-69-fastball-with-kyle-boddy/

This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online meetups with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Sep 19, 2016

Get the most out of a training session is as much about how you do it than what you do. Optimal organization of training can make it efficient, more productive, better focused, and more beneficial to the athletes. On this episode Nick and Martin discuss some planning steps that can help you better organize your sessions. For more information about this topic, check out the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/09/episode-68-get-organized/

This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online meetups with experts. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Sep 12, 2016

In order to get the best results, strength coaches need to work with other coaches. Sometimes this is by choice, sometimes it isn't, but in both cases you need to figure out how to fit your method into the overall plan. On this episode Nick and Martin share some tips about how to do this effectively. For more information about this topic, check out the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/09/hmmr-podcast-episode-67-fit-it-into-the-plan/

This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online meetups with experts in various fields. Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

Sep 5, 2016

Former Australian international shot putter Dale Stevenson has switched sides to help the Kiwis as New Zealand's High Performance Throws Co-ordinator. In this role he is also the coach of Tom Walsh, who won world indoor gold, the Diamond League title, and Olympic bronze this year. On this episode of the podcast Stevenson discusses his views on talent, technique, and training methods. For more information about this topic, check out the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2016/09/hmmr-podcast-episode-66-down-under-with-dale-stevenson/

This episode is brought to you by HMMR Plus. Our new membership level offers exclusive new benefits like webinars and our monthly sports science newsletter as well as our monthly online meetups with experts (this month's topic will be "return to play"). Learn more at http://www.hmmrmedia.com/

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