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.
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