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Outside The Rack #49- William Wayland

“At the end of the stress is what matters, the tools that are used are just the way of getting there.”

What’s up everybody and welcome the 49th episode of Outside The Rack brought to you by Kinetic Performance the makers of Gymaware. In this show we are going to try to dive a little deeper into the minds of the top practitioners in the world of sport performance to learn a bit more about who they actually are and how they got to where they are at today. Today we are joined by the Head of S&C at Powering-Through, William Wayland. William, thanks for being with us today.

Before we start, who is William Wayland?

A strength and conditioning consultant for the European PGA tour and a gym owner in the UK. 

1) Describe a learning situation that brought about an epiphany in your career

Getting away form stimulus for athletes having to look a specific way. 

2) If you could ask one question and you know you would get the answer what would that be and why?

How much of it is you? 

3) What’s your escape?

Three things: 1) cigars, 2) sauna, 3) architecture and history.

Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Strength Coach Network!

We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

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Podcast 247- An Instagram Live Q and A with Devan McConnell

“I’ve learned a ton from them, again, about really even more specific thought processes around training a hockey player than I’ve ever thought of, and I’ve played the game for 30 years at this point.”

This episode of The Podcast is brought to you by Exxentric, the makers of the kBox and kPulley. Exxentric is the world leader in fly wheel training technology providing multiple pieces to fit your budget and needs to better serve your athletes. North American customers looking for more info should contact Andreas at andreas.ahlstrom@exxentric.com or 503-739-1391. All others, or to learn more about the kBox, kPulley and flywheel training, please go to their website at: https://exxentric.com/.

Recently I got to catch up with Devan McConnell on an Instagram Live talk. Devan and I talked about the novelty (at the time) of “COVID Life”, and what he was seeing up in New Jersey. Next, he shares with us what the move from college to the NHL was like, and what were some of the growing pains of the move. Devan also talks with us about special exercises, and how using specific pieces of technology in training has helped him widen his view to how they can better serve their players. We finish off talking about communication, and how much he has learned from the players upon arriving with The Devils. 

We are hoping to provide the best possible content for strength coaches with each of our shows. If feel this could provide value for anyone else in the strength and conditioning field please feel free to share.

Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Strength Coach Network!

We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

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My Thoughts Monday #147- Living And Leading With Our Experience Living In “Plan B”

“When we start to get frustrated can we start to bring ideas that can help eliminate our frustration, that can eliminate other peoples, let’s call it, lack of vision as to how they can be more flexible and more adaptive.” 

This My Thoughts Monday is brought to you by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord, ForceDecks, the GroinBar and HumanTrak. With all their products providing evidence-based solutions to performance professionals so they can get the right information, for the right decision, at the right time. Make sure to go check out all their great products at: www.valdperformance.com 

As we continue to progress into this return to sport during COVID-19 I’ve had the luxury of being able to discuss with a lot of practitioners about their plans, policy’s, and procedures in the process.  Many of these coaches has expressed the same concerns, and that is a lack of leadership. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I share where I feel we, as performance practitioners, can lead better, and really help drive our departments forward because we are so used to having to evolve and be agile and flexible with what we do. 

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We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

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Outside The Rack #48- Chas Ossenheimer

“Humor is the best medicine in the world.”

What’s up everybody and welcome the 48th episode of Outside The Rack brought to you by Kinetic Performance the makers of Gymaware. In this show we are going to try to dive a little deeper into the minds of the top practitioners in the world of sport performance to learn a bit more about who they actually are and how they got to where they are at today. Today we are joined by the Assistant Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning at Ole Miss, Chas Ossenheimer. Chas, thanks for being with us today.

Before we start, who is Chas Ossenheimer?

 A husband, a father, and family is always first. 

1) Describe a learning situation that brought about an epiphany in your career

Learning at Baylor that it’s not about sets and reps, but the intangibles with the athletes. 

2) If you could ask one question and you know you would get the answer what would that be and why?

What are the power-ball numbers next week? 

How did everything begin?

3) What’s your escape?

Woodworking, building things from scratch. 

Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Strength Coach Network!

We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

#StrengthCoach, #StrengthAndConditioningCoach, #Podcast, #LearningAtLunch, #TheSeminar, #SportsTraining, #PhysicalPreparation, #TheManual, #SportTraining, #SportPerformance, #HumanPerformance, #StrengthTraining, #SpeedTraining, #Training, #Coach, #Performance, #Sport, #HighPerformance, #VBT, #VelocityBasedTraining, #TriphasicTraining, #Plyometrics

Podcast 246- An Instagram Live Q and A with Nick DiMarco

“Parts of everything are somewhat truthful.”

This episode of The Podcast is brought to you by Exxentric, the makers of the kBox and kPulley. Exxentric is the world leader in fly wheel training technology providing multiple pieces to fit your budget and needs to better serve your athletes. North American customers looking for more info should contact Andreas at andreas.ahlstrom@exxentric.com or 503-739-1391. All others, or to learn more about the kBox, kPulley and flywheel training, please go to their website at: https://exxentric.com/.

Recently I got to catch up with Nick DiMarco on an Instagram Live talk. Nick answers some questions from Instagram, starting with morphocycles including where the idea came from, and how they’ve communicated these ideas to their coaches. We also discuss building trust, communication, program building, and how all three of these work together for us to be best by the athletes we get to work with. 

We are hoping to provide the best possible content for strength coaches with each of our shows. If feel this could provide value for anyone else in the strength and conditioning field please feel free to share

Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Strength Coach Network!

We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

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My Thoughts Monday #146- Be Confident, But Ready To Make Changes

“If you don’t believe in it yourself, why would anyone else believe in what you’re doing?”

This My Thoughts Monday is brought to you by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord, ForceDecks, the GroinBar and HumanTrak. With all their products providing evidence-based solutions to performance professionals so they can get the right information, for the right decision, at the right time. Make sure to go check out all their great products at: www.valdperformance.com

The return to sport programming for athletes has been a huge point of conversation through this whole “break” that we have had. Along with building the plan, handling sport coaches along with it has been at the front of everyones mind. This is why it’s vital for coaches to have confidence in, not just the program, but how they communicate what and why they’re doing what they are doing as well, is vital. We also need to be ready and confident in our plans to take care of the athletes that have set backs. What’s our back up plan? What’s our plan for kids that have set backs? How are we, as a performance staff as a whole, going to handle these issues? In this weeks My Thoughts Monday, I share our plans for that, and why this set up the way we do and what some of our “Plan B” ideas are.

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We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

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Outside The Rack #47- Terrence Kennell

“Don’t show your hand on the first day.”

What’s up everybody and welcome the 47th episode of Outside The Rack brought to you by Kinetic Performance the makers of Gymaware. In this show we are going to try to dive a little deeper into the minds of the top practitioners in the world of sport performance to learn a bit more about who they actually are and how they got to where they are at today. Today we are joined by the Houston Astros Strength and Conditioning Rehab Coordinator, Terrence Kennell. Terrence, thanks for being with us today.

Before we start, who is Terrence Kennell?

Military kid who’s a lover of life, skate boarding, and colorful shirts.

1) Describe a learning situation that brought about an epiphany in your career

My second week in Japan, when the team was on the road and I was with athletes by myself having to communicate with athletes who don’t understand English. 

2) If you could ask one question and you know you would get the answer what would that be and why?

At what point does S and C stop mattering in elite sport?

3) What’s your escape?

My three biggest escapes are: skateboarding, travel, and sitting outside with a drink. 

Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Strength Coach Network!

We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

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Podcast 245- An Instagram Live Q and A with Chris McCormick

“There are a lot of things that we can change that don’t require money or anything like that, it’s just a willingness to change your ideas to do that.”

“It’s not necessarily the information we have, it’s how we project it to people.”

“Just because it’s the best thing doesn’t mean it’s the right thing.”

This episode of The Podcast is brought to you by Exxentric, the makers of the kBox and kPulley. Exxentric is the world leader in fly wheel training technology providing multiple pieces to fit your budget and needs to better serve your athletes. North American customers looking for more info should contact Andreas at andreas.ahlstrom@exxentric.com or 503-739-1391. All others, or to learn more about the kBox, kPulley and flywheel training, please go to their website at: https://exxentric.com/.

Chris McCormick joined us for an instagram live to discuss a vast array of things going on with his athletes. The conversation starts with a bit of a self review of the year, what improvements he has seen, where he feels he can improve, and what he is setting into place to make those improvements happen. Chris then shares with us how how role as a director has changed during this pandemic, and how he has tried to be creative to keep things as close to “normal” as possible. Chris then runs down the rabbit hole of our role, how he is trying to expand his, and how communication, or at times keeping quiet, are driving factors.

We are hoping to provide the best possible content for strength coaches with each of our shows. If feel this could provide value for anyone else in the strength and conditioning field please feel free to share

Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Strength Coach Network!

We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

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My Thoughts Monday #145- The What’s And Whys To Our Return To Sport Program

“We know intent is king, right, so if you are springing fast and jumping high, as explosively or far or whatever as possible, and you just cut the volume and work your way up with that, you’re going to get a heck of a lot more out of that you are if you’re moving 100 pounds, which is 50% of what you should be lifting.” 

This My Thoughts Monday is brought to you by Vald Performance, the team behind the NordBord, ForceDecks, the GroinBar and HumanTrak. With all their products providing evidence-based solutions to performance professionals so they can get the right information, for the right decision, at the right time. Make sure to go check out all their great products at: www.valdperformance.com 

As student athletes are starting to return to campus some coaches have already had the ability to start to work with their athletes, while some are starting in the near future. In this weeks My Thoughts Monday I discuss the plan that we have built for our athletes return to sport when they come back on campus, why we chose these things based on some of the conversations we have been lucky to have with coaches who are already “in the trenches.” This simple progression of basic progressive overload makes a lot of sense to me, but would love to get your input or feedback on the plan.

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We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

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Outside The Rack #46- Marc Megna

“There is always a part of us that thinks that we know more than we actually know. You don’t know what you don’t know.”

What’s up everybody and welcome the 46th episode of Outside The Rack brought to you by Kinetic Performance the makers of Gymaware. In this show we are going to try to dive a little deeper into the minds of the top practitioners in the world of sport performance to learn a bit more about who they actually are and how they got to where they are at today. Today we are joined by Anatomy at 1220’s, Marc Megna. Marc, thanks for being with us today.

Before we start, who is Marc Megna?

A kid from Fall River who played pro football, and now owns 3 training facilities.

1) Describe a learning situation that brought about an epiphany in your career

Last year going on a meditation retreat taught him to focus on what’s going on inside yourself.

2) If you could ask one question and you know you would get the answer what would that be and why?

Am I doing it right? 

3) What’s your escape?

Finding what he is made of in a hard workout (2K time trial), and time with his wife and dogs. 

Enjoy the content? Then you should check out The Strength Coach Network!

We built The Strength Coach Network to provide you three ways become the best practitioner possible. First, each month we add a new lecture from one of the best practitioners in the world to help keep you and your staff up to date with what the best of the best are doing with their athletes RIGHT NOW! Secondly, the forum provides you a new avenue to connect with practitioners around the world to find a unique point of view from coaches all over the world when it comes to career advice, training ideas, or any aspect of our lives in coaching. Finally, you get exclusive discounts on all products CVASPS related, INCLUDING your seat at The Seminar! When you add those three in with our library of over 100 sensational lectures, including all of those from The Central Virginia Sport Performance Seminar, you have found your one stop shop for continuing education for you and your staff. Make sure you hop over today and get your first 48 hours for only $1 by using the link here: https://strengthcoachnetwork.com/cvasps/

#StrengthCoach, #StrengthAndConditioningCoach, #Podcast, #LearningAtLunch, #TheSeminar, #SportsTraining, #PhysicalPreparation, #TheManual, #SportTraining,

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