Weakly Weights
051 - Programming the Beginner

051 - Programming the Beginner

April 11, 2019

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. 

050 - Lyle McDonald on the menstrual cycle and birth control

050 - Lyle McDonald on the menstrual cycle and birth control

April 4, 2019

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. 

049 - Competition day coaching

049 - Competition day coaching

March 28, 2019

The boys sit down and chat about competition day coaching - how to plan warmups and attempts for success. Discussions around setting expectations, the role of comp-day cueing, and why post-comp reflections are important. 

048 - Eric Helms on autoregulation

048 - Eric Helms on autoregulation

March 21, 2019

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. 

047 - Bryce Lewis on Sports Pscyhology

047 - Bryce Lewis on Sports Pscyhology

March 14, 2019

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. 

046 - Random training stuff

046 - Random training stuff

March 7, 2019

The boys talk through some training methods that they've appropriated for use with their clients and the thinking and influences that lead them to do so. We also chat about some sick arm and shoulder giant sets.

045 - Will Crozier on Recovery

045 - Will Crozier on Recovery

February 28, 2019

Will Crozier joins the boys to chat about recovery - why it is important, what stressors contribute to the overall "stress bucket" and which recovery modalities to emphasise.

044 - Matt Bartholomew on Offseason Training for Powerlifters

044 - Matt Bartholomew on Offseason Training for Powerlifters

February 21, 2019

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).

043 - Things we’ve learnt from each other

043 - Things we’ve learnt from each other

February 14, 2019

The boys sit down and chat about a few things that they've learnt from each other and how each of them have influenced each others' practice as coaches. 

042 - Jamie Smith on the shoulder and bench press

042 - Jamie Smith on the shoulder and bench press

February 7, 2019

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