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.
Coach and powerlifter, Matt Bartholomew, joins Alex to discuss the importance off a productive offseason period for competitive lifters. We touch on the training qualities that we're looking to improve, the implications this has on programming, and also the mental side of things. No interlude music this week (thank God).
Jamie joins the boys again. This time we discuss the upper extremity, the role of the shoulder in creating a stable bench press, and the common postural and movement deficiencies and compensations he observes in powerlifters. We learn where along the kinetic chain to look to address common technical issues
JP joins Will to chat shop about sumo deadlifting - how it differs from conventional deadlifting in terms of muscular demands, technique, cueing, whom a sumo stance might favour, and how to program for it effectively. We also get in the weeds discussing concepts of training transfer and so on.
Luke joins will to discuss all things volume - what it is, how we can measure and define it, and the issues in comparing routines using volume as a measure whilst trying to estimate their hypertrophic potential. We talk in a practical sense about ensuring sets are "effective", how much volume is necessary, and more. Inorganic phosphate.
The boys discuss how to maintain gains when you're away. We cover what adaptations we should focus on, the required training dose for maintenance, as well as practical aspects such as exercise selection and planning. We also cover dietary strategies to prevent skinny-fattening. We also cover alcohol and our track record with tactical vomiting