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.
The boys go in depth on programming the squat - phase-specific discussions about how we consider each training variable, individual factors that influence squat training tolerance and needs, and the synergy/interference between squat training and the other powerlifts
The boys talk about the potential of seeing powerlifting in the Olympic Games. We discuss the criteria for eligibility, how powerlifting stacks up, what the status of weightlifting means for PL, and if we were to make it what competition structure would make most sense.