Archives for May 2018

Episode 135-Dr.Bryan Mann-Periodization Doesn’t Need An AED

“If we don’t read the tweets. We don’t read these 140 character things that people are putting out, and we go to the actual original works. We see there’s actual brilliance in there, and if we go with their terminology things start to make sense.”

Today we are joined by Dr. Bryan Mann to confusion he sees with coaches today.  The first thing he discusses is the idea that periodization is dead. Doc breaks down what periodization is and where the confusion is coming form because of vernacular. The main confusion in is what is periodization vs what is programming. Dr. Mann then goes into the role and importance of what the coaches and practitioners who came before us play a role in how we should be looking at all things training because many of the questions we have now, they already answered.   

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My Thoughts Monday #32-Jay DeMayo, University of Richmond-Using Our Interns Questions To Teach Our Staffs

“Social media is good and it’s bad. I think that a lot of people look at a lot of things that are put out on social media and then they’ll see a video and they’ll say “oh well that’s all that coach whatever his name or her name is does. He or she just has them do, you know, that one minute video I saw on instagram and that’s everything, or they don’t understand how they got there or they don’t understand where they’re going.”

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In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I discuss some thoughts on internship programs, why ours needed a renovation (spoiler alert it’s because I sucked at running it), how we are looking to improve it, and ways we are hoping to use it to help educate our interns better and share better information to coaches about what we are doing here to, hopefully, drive better discussions. 

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Flashback Friday, The 2015 Seminar, Andrew Althoff- Baylor Performance: Past, Present, and Future

“The Present, this is where we are at, The Wizard of Oz. What I’m going to show you guys this is what we actually do. No smoke, no mirrors. It’s going to be really clean and simple, and you’re probably going to be underwhelmed, but we try to keep it really simple and really clean don’t do anything fancy and it works. A simple plan executed violently, is better than executed a plan next week that’s perfect.”

Andrew Althoff provided a great breakdown on how the program at Baylor has been built and where they see it going. After a brief intro Andrew dives right into how and where they started, and what were the corner stones of their program they built off of. This step by step breakdown and self-evaluation starts with day one when the four people on staff had to be patient and count sets and reps to where they are now with 22 people on staff. This answers a question that we had as a staff at the time, and that is, “how is it that these groups go from being small to so massive?” Andrew’s step by step break down includes everything to staff selection and development, programming and how it has progressed from one “team” program to the multiple steps it is today, where and how they built the culture of the program, monitoring and how it evolved with their athletes and coaches, how these tie together and impact how they manage their athletes in every realm from nutrition, to training, to rehab.

This is a fantastic look behind the curtain for everything they’ve built at Baylor and one that I highly recommend for coaches looking to expand and build their department to learn from the past steps used to build one of the best in the country.

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Throwback Thursday- Podcast From 2012 with UAC’s Yosef Johnson

This Throwback Thursday is a follow up with Yosef Johnson talking about his article on precision, what it is to him and how important it truly is in the program. He also gives his insite on some of my idea’s about it and gives us a sneak peak as to what’s to come from Ultimate Athlete Concepts in 2012.

 

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Episode 134-Chris McCormick, Gardner-Webb University-Sunshine and Rainbows on Social Media May Be More Clouds and Dirt in Reality

“A lot of the time, you could win a lot of games and there may not be any impact from strength and conditioning.You might see them one time a week in the in season, but they go undefeated in conference play. OR, we know strength coaches that do an awesome job and then they don’t win a lot of games and they’re not part of a team that wins a lot of games.”

Today we are joined by former Gardner-Webb University Director of Athletic Performance Chris McCormick to talk about real world issues that he has seen as a director. Chris starts out by sharing with us what issues that we, as a profession, need to bring to the forefront about what we do. This leads right into us talking about culture and how that, and the players personalities, need to dictate training programs as much as the need for actual measurable results. Chris then shares with us how he uses open discussion with athletes and coaches to help impact what and how they program, along with how they can serve “two masters” by taking both of their incite. We finish discussing the connection between running your weight room like a business and athlete monitoring and how they connect in communication with our departments. 

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My Thoughts Monday #31-Jay DeMayo, University of Richmond-What We Say We Do May Corner Us

“So that would be like saying, ‘Team X last year had 7 ACL injuries, Team X this year only had 2. Does that mean that the strength coach did a better job with this team this year or the team last year? What if the team last year, even though they had more than triple the injuries had a better record, won a championship, went far in the tournament?”

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In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I share a discussion I had with a coworker on the responsibilities the strength coach carries when it comes to what we are attempting to improve in our athletes. We, as a profession, like to say that we “decrease the risk of injuries”, but today I share why I feel like us saying that is our main objective may put us in a corner when the rubber hits the road when injuries happen.

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Flashback Friday, The 2015 Seminar: Dr. Mike Gentry, Virginia Tech-Building a Winning Strength and Conditioning Program

Dr. Mike Gentry joined us for the 2015 Edition of The Seminar and shared with us every aspect of his training program at Virginia Tech. Dr. Gentry shared with us, not just the what’s and why’s to their program, but actually showed us video examples of how he trained the Hokies. Dr. Gentry was a trail blazer for the profession and a mentor to many, and in his 71-minute presentation he leaves no question as to why.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH 2015 PRESENTER, DR. BEN PETERSON

Today’s Throwback Thursday is an awesome video podcast with 2015 Presenter Dr. Ben Peterson. During our discussion Ben dives into monitoring, ways we can make it more efficient, and the things that he looks at when discussing monitoring with teams. Every talk I get to have with him is always enlightening, so I really hope you all enjoy this as much as I did.

 

 

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Episode 133-Scott Salwasser- Texas Tech- Prepare The Athlete For Where They Need To Be, Not Where Your Progression Says To Be

“I think that’s really where our profession is going, is you’ve got to have a grasp of the sport. That’s not to say that general means aren’t important. Just lifting weights, heavy squats, heavy deadlifts. That’s not to say that that’s not important, but I think that now, to be really great you’ve got to have a working knowledge of your sport.”

Today we are talking about developing movement skills that transfer to sport with the Director of Speed and Power Development at Texas Tech Scott Salwasser. After a brief introduction Scott dives right into it discussing how he separates the team into groups, and gathers knowledge about each position to provide the best carry over possible for his football players. We then dive down the planning rabbit hole and how the uniqueness of the football calendar sets up his programming, and some things that he does differently, why he does it, and where he see’s a major issue with many “traditional models” of speed development when it comes to football. Next, Scott breaks down how he advances agility work with his players, and how important technique and visual acuity is to having carry over to what they are trying to teach their players. We finish off discussing his programming of jumps and plyometrics for his athletes, and what two roles he sees them filling in his program.

 

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My Thoughts Monday #30-Jay DeMayo, University of Richmond- Who’s Fault Is It?

“Understanding what your specific skill set is and what you can provide for someone is one thing, but if they don’t understand it and they don’t understand: A) what the skill set is, or B) how it can be of value, how is it any way shape or form their fault when they look at it and are like “no I don’t want that” or “this isn’t important”?”

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Today I discuss a conversation that we have had in our office of late about who’s fault is it that admin and coaches may not understand what we, as strength coaches, do for our My Thoughts Monday. This seems to be a universal discussion that I have with coaches around the country, that other aspects of the department do not really understand what we are doing, why we are doing it, and what we can be doing better. To that, I ask the simple question, who’s fault is it? I share a couple things that we are starting to do, and how we are going to, hopefully, move forward to help better educate the coaches and administration on what we are able to do in hopes to drive deeper conversations. 

 

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