Chrissy joins Will to discuss the practical approach to managing niggles and minor injuries during training, how to interact with professionals who are managing you, and the way in which coaches can interact with physios to get the best outcomes for their clients. We also cover how to get the most out of coaching, and how athletes and coaches can effectively communicate.
Simon joins will to talk about para powerlifting - what the sport is, how the execution of the bench press differs between it and 3-lift powerlifting, and what he has learnt from his time spent studying the bench press under both schools.
Matt Gary, coaching education director of the USAPL and previous head coach of numerous national teams, joins the boys to discuss his training philosophies. We cover the influences on his training methods, how they differ from the norms, and his considerations in structuring training for powerlifters across different phases. We then discuss his history of elite-level competition coaching and how he changes his style and strategies depending on the situation and the needs of the athlete.
Rob Flett of the Lift Education Podcast joins the boys for a discussion of sleep - we cover what the different phases of sleep are, their importance, how the quantity and quality of sleep can affect your training, adaptations, health and psychology, as well as some ways to improve sleep quality and performance.
The boys talk about training the beginner - covering what a beginner is, their developmental needs, how to introduce the movements, appropriate loads/relative intensities, volumes, use of variation and periodisation for those who are new to the sport.
Lyle McDonald joins the boys to discuss the menstrual cycle, its influence on performance and adaptation, and how coaching female athletes may differ from males. We also discuss different forms of birth control and their impacts on performance.
Eric Helms joins the boys for a chat about autoregulatory strategies in powerlifting. We cover methods of autoregulation, the variables that impact the accuracy of RPE/RIR assessment, and how we can program practically to mitigate their inaccuracies. Lots of great takeaways for coaching athletes and powerlifters.
2018 u105kg IPF World Champion and head coach of The Strength Athlete, Bryce Lewis, joins us to talk about the role of sports psychology in powerlifting and powerlifting coaching, as well as his personal experience in managing anxiety at competition and the strategies that he has employed.