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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The boys go over the results of Powerlifting Australia's national championships, held in Melbourne over the weekend. We cover the results in each class and pick apart some of the tighter battles that occurred. Will congratulates himself a lot for coming second.
Dr Mike joins the boys for a discussion on the basis of phasic structure. We talk about what adaptations underpin powerlifting performance, how training specifically for certain adaptations may aid or interfere with others, and the implications that this has for program design. We also talk about changes in lifters' developmental needs over their careers and why the relative duration and degree of observed interference between different training styles may change with time.