Weakly Weights
073 - Natalie Hanson on equipped lifting and soft-skills of coaching

073 - Natalie Hanson on equipped lifting and soft-skills of coaching

September 13, 2019

3-time IPF world champ Natalie Hanson joins the boys to talk about equipped powerlifting. We explore some of the similarities and differences in execution of the powerlifts in the equipped world, hear some stories about her competitive history, and talk about how training demands change with the move to equipment. We also chat about coaching, touching on differences between men and women, how individuals' motivations can influence their training decisions and engagement, and how body ideals can influence athletes' decisions to gain weight for their sport. 

072 - Charlie Athanassiou on Autoregulation and Mindset

072 - Charlie Athanassiou on Autoregulation and Mindset

September 6, 2019

Charlie joins the boys to talk about how Melbourne Strength Culture use principles of autoregulation to improve powerlifting training. We talk about the process of learning to appraise RPE/RIR, how hard "effective" training should be, and whether progressive overload is something that we ought impose, or something that occurs as a result of prior training. We also chat mindset, covering what goes into successful goal-setting in training, before hitting him with the 4 questions that tell us everything that we need to know about a person. 

071 - Bulking and cutting for powerlifting

071 - Bulking and cutting for powerlifting

August 30, 2019

The boys talk shop about nutrition - covering nutritional needs for bulking/cutting, as well as getting into the practicalities of actually making diets effective and sustainable for powerlifters. 

070 - 7 ways to be a better coach

070 - 7 ways to be a better coach

August 23, 2019

The boys sit down and chat about things that they consider important in continuing your development as a coach. We cover basic principles of training and movement assessment, our attitude to learning and self-appraisal, and why having an overall vision/system of training and coaching delivery is important. 

069 - High vs Low Frequency program comparison

069 - High vs Low Frequency program comparison

August 16, 2019

The boys chat about two strength blocks that Will has prepared. We look at a low and a high frequency training program, discuss the differences and their relative merits, as well as some considerations for the application of either approach in your own training. 

068 - Jess Sewastenko on her training and coaching philosophy

068 - Jess Sewastenko on her training and coaching philosophy

August 9, 2019

Australia's number one ranked powerlifter joins the boys to chat about her history as an athlete and coach. We cover her earliest forays into competitive sport and powerlifting and then learn how she came to train in her seemingly unconventional manner. Jess also talks to us about her processes for maximising competition performance and for moving successfully between weight classes. 

067 - Mat Tinson on his road to powerlifting

067 - Mat Tinson on his road to powerlifting

August 2, 2019

Tino joins the boys to talk about his unusual life. We cover his involvement in figure skating, in which he had Olympic aspirations, before joining Disney on Ice and performing as a lead in multiple shows. Matt tells us about his time in the army, and deployment in Afghanistan, and then we discuss the impact of his recent horrific injury on his training and mindset. 

066 - Programming the Deadlift

066 - Programming the Deadlift

July 26, 2019

The boys wrap up the "Programming the..." series. We cover phase-specific considerations for the deadlift in the major training variables (frequency, intensity, volume, specificity), individual difference in training tolerance and needs, and synergy/interference with other lifts. We also answer audience-submitted questions. 

065 - “Surprise” QandA

065 - “Surprise” QandA

July 18, 2019

Weakly Weights goes international. The boys hook up over zoom for a surprise QandA, asking the other party questions from listeners that they have to answer with no preparation.
Plenty of stupid stuff, as well as discussions on the nature of coaching, why coach-client relationships and buy-in can matter as much as the substance of your actual coaching service, why certain lifts don't seem to improve, when to try sumo, and considerations for substituting one movement for another. 

064 - Jess Zukowski on her powerlifting career

064 - Jess Zukowski on her powerlifting career

July 11, 2019

Jess joins the boys to talk about her powerlifting career. We cover how she began in the sport, her rise to international competition, and the lessons it has taught her.