Archives for June 2018

Flashback Friday, The 2015 Seminar: Dr. Bryan Mann, Velocity Based Training

“Look for more of the similarities that exist between than the differences.”

July of 2015 brought Dr. Bryan Mann to The Seminar for his first trip to RVA to discuss Velocity Based Training. After Dr. Mann gives the background of where his ideas came from starting back to his time at SMS in the early 2000’s. It came to full fruition at MIZZOU when he found that what he hoped to see correlated in their training actually had no statistical correlation. This ties right into the latest updates he has in the “grouping” of VBT levels. This leads him right into the reasons why VBT is important to the development of your athletes.

This presentation is an update to the original work Dr. Mann did on VBT and includes examples of where on the speed power curve are important and show up in different sporting events, the role of feedback on training, how it can act as a coach on the floor, the way it helps motivate athletes, and drive performance improvements. Bryan then dives into how this fits in with the Olympic lifts, and why he has moved to peak velocity from mean velocity when looking at them and what those velocities he’s been using. He then breaks down how the velocity curve is set up, how they can use velocity can determine 1RM for that day, and how it (VBT) can be utilized to monitor readiness of your athletes. He then discusses the research they did at MIZZOU on academic stress and its effect on injury rates in athletes. Dr. Mann finishes out by giving us examples of how you can fit VBT into your off-season training plan.

If there has ever been a thought of utilizing VBT, or any sort of bar speed monitoring tech, with your athletes then this presentation is an absolute must to have. The opportunity to hear from the man who wrote the book on VBT on how you can best implement this method is a reference that I cannot recommend enough and is one that I return to each time we are looking at attaching a Gywaware to a barbell with my athletes.

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The Drew Review: The Manual Vol. 2, Chapter 10: Vision Training in Athletic Performance by Jeff Moyer

“When you are a hammer everything looks like a nail, but you can’t fix every problem with that hammer.”– J. Moyer

The last chapter of The Manual Vol.2might be one of the more complicated topics in sports performance. That topic is “vision training,” and Moyer does a fantastic job at exploring all the facets of this elusive training stress and how a sport coach or strength coach can make simple changes to see results in their athletes. I felt this chapter was superbly put together in a way for the reader to comprehend the way vision effects the sport in which any athlete plays. From the theoretical foundations, eye musculature, and practical drills; this chapter truly is a thorough examination. A lot of material included in this chapter came from two practitioners in the visual training landscape, through which Moyer drew his observations; those practitioners are Dr. Bill Harrison and Dr. Joan Vickers. Vision training is, let’s be honest, not regularly focused on in a lot of the programs designed to train are athletes to become ready for the game. Moyer provides great evidence for you as a strength coach to at least take a look (pun intended) at this form of training. I really enjoyed reading this chapter and I absolutely agree with Moyer in that what we do as physical preparation/strength coaches/sport coaches/trainers should be done with the transfer of our training in the forefront.

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Episode 139-Loren Landow, Denver Broncos and Landow Performance- The 20 Second Move

“You have to be fluid and you have to ask a lot of really good questions.”

Today we are joined by Denver Broncos strength coach and Landow Performance Loren Landow. After a quick run down of how Loren got to the Bronco’s we get into the transition from the private sector and combine prep to working in The National Football League, what new challenges he sees and what parts are similar. Next, Loren shares with us some of the work he’s done with Mixed Martial Artists, and discusses his role in developing those athletes and some extremely unique obstacles that come with working with high level fighters. This leads into a really interesting step by step progression of how Loren’s work monitoring the training loads and readiness of his athletes has evolved. We finish off discussing how he sets his groups based on KPI’s with the Broncos and what characteristics he’s looking for in different groups. 

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My Thoughts Monday #36-Jay DeMayo, University of Richmond-An Example of Podcasts Helping Me With My Athletes

“I think that having that chip on your shoulder, especially at our level, when you’re not getting McDonalds All-Americans, when you’re not getting the 4 star, 5 star guys that are automatically going to have some sort of pro career that need to work that need to develop that need to have some sort of kick in the butt at times to to get to where they need to go.”

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In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I share how a specific podcast, and two specific shows on the MFCEO Project have helped me put together a plan on how to help my guys learn to make better decisions and assist with holding themselves accountable to themselves.

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Flashback Friday, The 2015 Seminar: Jim Snider, University of Wisconsin-Post Season Tissue Re-Education: A Post Season GPP Model

“The goal was basically to improve fascial alignment, improve joint range of motion, which is what we saw with that posterior lateral line. In my opinion, that’s what I was trying to work for.”

Jim Snider came to Richmond in 2015 to share with us how he begins his offseason training with the hockey teams at Wisconsin. Jim starts out by sharing with us the objectives of this part of his program and why each of those objectives are so important at the early stages of the general part of his program. This includes each system and why the focus on them is so vital in setting the foundation to build upon later in the training program. Most of this part revolves around Fascia, it’s function, what is in it, and why “lining it up” matters. This leads him right into what the training is, how long this “block” goes for, how he implements it with his athletes, and examples of means he utilizes with his hockey players. This leads him to share the exact program that he uses including exercises, sets, reps/time, how long the phase lasts, and why he has selected all of that. Snides finishes out the talk sharing his thoughts as the pros and cons to the results, and some things that he feels like he needs to improve the program to better set the table for each of his athletes in the future.


 

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Episode 138-Justin Kavanaugh, Sport and Speed Institute- Sniffing Out The B.S.

“I’m a big believer in intent matters the most. We aren’t judged on our intent, we are judged on our actions, but the intention is what’s going to maintain the relationship for a long period of time. Because even if, for some reason, you’re working with somebody and it doesn’t work out, if your intention was only to help or your intention was always positive then you’ll always be able to fall back on the fact that you did right by them. Maybe the end result wasn’t what you wanted but at the end of the day you didn’t screw somebody over.”

Today we are joined by The Sport and Speed Institute’s Justin Kavanaugh to talk training, coaching, business, and filtering through the noise. After a brief intro Coach Kav breaks down how he’s built his filter and how it all started with his family and the brutal honesty of his parents, and has led to how he looks at training, relationships, and business. The conversation then leads to educating yourself and your staff and how being invested in that is exceptionally important to how you handle your athletes. We then discuss what leads to winning, and what he sees as the most important factors in winning. We then get into training and some things that he does to build buy in with athletes ranging from high school to the pros.

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My Thoughts Monday #35-Jay DeMayo, University of Richmond-Stay Off Other People’s Lawns

“We gotta remember is there’s a chance, that that person who’s owning or running or working at that business, that gym or whatever they train people out of, they have to sell that to that kid. So, we need to understand that we need to be more open to talk to those people so we know the language they were speaking with those kids before they came to us.”

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In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I discuss a situation that we recently had a run in with. When we are looking at the differences between the private sector (business people) and the public sector (colleges-pros-high schools) there is a a bit of tension because some people over step their bounds when making statements about what someone in the other part of the field does, and once you start to come off as threatening people grow animosity towards that part of the profession. The moral of this story is, stay off each others lawn and play nice.

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Flashback Friday, The 2015 Seminar-Landon Evans, University of Iowa-Creating an Athlete

“If you’re not working together everything is going to be sub optimal, people are going to be pissed, people are going to be pointing fingers, and people are going to be asking a lot more questions going “why”.”

In 2015 we welcomed back Landon Evans to The Seminar to share with us the direction towards an athlete centered model they built. After a brief intro including his background Landon gets into nuts and bolts of the program that has evolved. This venture starts with where they were as a program in August of 2012 when Landon arrived with a conversation with the track and field staff that started with the sport coaches running their training to Landon “speaking their language” and working his way into the staff and building a relationship with sports medicine. The next step was the formulation of their sport performance group with the entire support staff to help better use their perspectives to formulate better ways of communicating with the coaches. The primary driver of the whole program is communication between the performance staff and the coaching staff with open and honest discussion.

This leads right into how they are designing training. The breakdown of weekly micro cycles and daily training is the driving force behind them moving the program forward. This includes the role of the sport coach and athlete in providing input and having autonomy provided in training. He closes discussing the role of monitoring and how they identify the who gets what and how often.

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Episode 137-Nate Harvey, EliteFTS- Paying Our Dues To Get Paid What?

“From the top down it’s messed up, I mean, what other profession do you need to have a masters degree and 2 years experience to start out at 12,000 a year.”

Today we are joined by Nate Harvey of EliteFTS.com to talk about training. Nate starts out by sharing with us how he got into training at a young age, and how EliteFTS had an impact on him as an athlete, and how his voyage as a coach has led him to working for EliteFTS. We then discuss the learning experiences he has had as a coach and the importance of asking questions in all of it. This leads him into what he has been contributing, education wise, and why he’s putting things out in the modes he is. We finish off discussing different “issues” that Nate sees in the industry and how we can maybe move forward in a more positive way. 

 

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My Thoughts Monday #34-Jay DeMayo, University of Richmond- Staying In Our Professional Lane

“You do need to stay in your lane because traffic always flows better when people aren’t going in and out of lanes, BUT you have to know what’s going on in those other lanes because if they need help in one of those lanes from you, you need to be able to change lanes and move over there to help them.”

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In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I share how my thoughts on PT and rehab have changed a bit based on what I’ve been physically going through, and how understanding what your role is in any process is so important to having smoother transitions in all aspects of sport performance.

 

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