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In this episode, Gerry is back to answer your questions and discuss a litany of topics in strength and conditioning.To start, Gerry and Mike talk about the infamous Aaron Donald video and how a retort video about Patrick Mahomes has been blowing up on social media when it comes to quality strength and speed training.From there, the conversation turns to various topics like prioritizing speed training in strength and conditioning programs and where many schools and organizations are missing the mark when it comes to this.Then, things finish up with a conversation on training for throwers and why you might not be seeing improvement in your 40-yard dash. All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Episode Timestamps2:45 - Revisiting the Patrick Mahomes Video12:15 - Nick Chubb17:50 - Dealing with Criticism from Others When Starting25:45 - When Should You Sprint?29:20 - Working with D1 Qb35:40 - Bar Speed and Tools to Use38:00 - Recovery Programing42:15 - Texas Tech Hip Mobility VideoSupport the show
Episode 196 is a big one! Gerry has special guest Kyle Boddy from Driveline Baseball in to discuss Driveline, his time at Cincinnati, his future goals, and much more!They cover tons of topics including the importance of culture, working for big orgs, Twitter talent getting jobs, working hard (and smart), and much more! This is an episode you DON’T want to miss!Episode Timestamps6:45 - Improving Weak Spots to Improve 40 Time14:05 - Quality Intent > Switching Things Up Just “Because”16:15 - Follower Question on Improving Ankle and Leg Stability18:45 - Best Way to Absorb S&C Content Online26:20 - Building Culture at Driveline30:00 - Kyle’s Experience balancing Driveline and Joining an Organization32:05 - Kyle’s Plans Moving Foward… GM?39:40 - Baseball Organizations Pulling Talent from Twitter51:00 - Gerry’s Start in S&C54:00 - Importance of Strong Partners/Employees58:40 - Gerry’s Upcoming GoalsSupport the show
This week on the podcast Gerry invites Edwin Porras onto the show to discuss ACL rehabilitation. Edwin is the Fantasy Points Medical Analysts and a DPT for the Minnesota Twins, and he brings a ton of knowledge on the evolution of ACL rehabilitation to the show. The two discuss all things ACL, including overuse/fatigue, working with strength coaches, exposure to certain training, and much more.As always, Gerry also tackles his best tweets of the week. You don’t want to miss this episode! All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management! Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Episode Timestamps1:50 - Getting in Touch with Gerry3:00 - Average Vs Elite Athletes4:37 - Speed Training, Fatigue, and Rest5:55 - Disorganized Lifts in High School9:49 - Issues With Some Physical Therapists19:50 - Dealing With Both Parents and Athletes23:30 - Overuse and Fatigue28:00 - Lack of Exposure to Higher Speeds and Intensities in Training37:38 - Staying in Your Lane41:45 - Phases of ACL Rehab49:30 - Collaboration of Strength Coaches and Physical Therapists52:02 - Edwin’s Closing ThoughtsSupport the show
In Episode 194 of the podcast, Gerry and Mike continue to discuss recent events in the S&C world and respond to followers!Gerry covers ACLs, gym culture, working core and keeping parents happy, starting new programming, Nick Chubb, Derrick Henry, and much more!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)2:50 - Interest in an ACL Episode9:41 - Can Your Athletes Lead New Athletes in the Gym?18:10 - Working Core and Keeping Parents/Athletes Happy24:30 - Gerry Reviews a Follower’s Programming - Young Programming29:00 - Starting a New Program as a Coach37:55 - Nick Chubb40:40 - LSU, USC, and Derrick HenrySupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
On episode 193 of the podcast, Gerry dives into hot topics in the sports world, and gets real on controversial topics!Gerry covers a ton in this episode! Patrick Mahomes training, 60s in baseball (and why they suck), programming mistakes to avoid, dealing with bad days, and more are all covered.If you have a question for Gerry or want to share a trending topic on the S&C world, make sure to reach out and you may find your topic on the show!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)4:50 - Patrick Mahomes Twitter Video15:55 - Teaching Vs. Performing22:25 - Stop Caring about the 60 for Baseball34:45 - Issues with Planning Around Muscles (for Athletes)39:00 - Questions to Ask When Starting Your Training Splits40:15 - Pogo Jumps42:40 - Adjusting on Athlete’s “Bad Days”Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
In episode 192, Gerry tackles hot topics on the strength and conditioning world, and dives into a ton of valuable content!The crew goes over why speed ladders don’t help Aaron Donald, training young athletes, the use of one rep maxes, box squats, and much more! All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Episode Timestamps3:45 - Aaron Donald Training Flaws11:00 - Being Efficient With Your Training Time17:00 - Issues with College Exercise Science Courses22:05 - 3-2-1 Rule with Young Athletes34:45 - Why Maxing isn’t Needed37:08 - Improving Stretch Reflex on Jumps42:20 - Controversial Tweet on Box Squats and Their Role in JumpingSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
In this episode of Muscles and Management, Gerry gives a FULL breakdown of what it takes to handle the chaos that is "in-season," training.To start, the episode goes through the usual week in tweets. Gerry is FIRED up this week regarding topics such as asking coaches for free help, marketing your playing career to boast strength coach prowess and much more.From there, the conversation breaks down strength training during a sporting season. From defining what the off-season is and what the in-season is, the mentality difference for younger athletes vs. those who are more advanced and building a plan that maintains flexibility, this episode has it ALL.All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
In this episode of Muscles and Management, Gerry gives a full breakdown of power development for athletes.To start, Gerry recaps his week in tweets and also answers the usual follower question, this week pertaining to club sports and the unfortunate “year round,” wear and tear athletes face with the current sporting structure.From there, the conversation turns to power development. Starting with getting the most you can out of conventional speed and strength training. Then, Gerry discusses the concepts of rest, intent and getting started with basic bar speed training.To finish up, Gerry discuses progressing to loaded sprints and jumps and the overall spectrum of power training from the most basic all the way to the most advanced.All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*On episode 188 of the podcast, Gerry goes through his inboxes to give his insight on everything speed training and development related! This is a special podcast you don’t want to miss out on if you are someone looking to improve your speed or a coach looking to develop programs to improve your athletes. Gerry tackles multiple topics, including loads for loaded sprinting, volume for basic acceleration/deceleration, programming, and much more!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Episode Timestamps1:10 - Review of Last Week’s Episode5:15 - This Week in Tweets16:00 - QOTW - Certification Guidance22:00 - Loads for Loaded Sprinting25:45 - Volume for Basic Acceleration/Deceleration28:10 - Programming Speed Work with Limited Time/Space31:02 - Springing and Jumping after a Leg Day33:55 - Volume and Consideration for Sprint TrainingSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*In this episode, Gerry starts things off as usual with a recap of last week's episode on building a social media brand and discusses some of the key points from the episode. Then, he gets into his favorite tweets from the past week as well as answering one of YOUR questions.From there, the conversation shifts to the show topic, "sport specific training." Gerry talks about his preference for the terms transferability over specificity and the pitfalls of looking at the surface of a sport movement and trying to replicate it in training.Then, everything you need to know about transferability is addressed including watching sport, learning about it and aiming to find all the aspects that go into a movement. This includes planes of motion, speed of movement, energy systems and more.If you want to better understand the balance and relationship between training and sport, this episode is for you!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Episode Timestamps6:10 - Week in Tweets16:20 - Guidelines, Protocols, and Principles in the Weight Room19:00 - Basic Terminology and Common Misconceptions20:27 - Idea of “Sport Specific” and Avoiding Confusion21:30 - Robustness vs. Sport Qualities22:30 - Transferability25:30 - Biggest Issues with Specificity27:45 - Unstable Surface Training30:35 - Marketing Ploy’s of Specificity31:36 - Understanding Sports and What They Require37:40 - Timeline for Transferability Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*In this week’s episode of the Muscles and Management Podcast, Gerry goes over social media and how to implement it as both a coach AND a player. Gerry has had success building his brand and business via social media, and he has plenty of insight on what works and how to execute!The episode covers the importance of social media, the basics of a good profile, building your brand, being consistent, interacting with others, and LOTS more. This episode is PACKED with information that can help any athlete for coach thrive in the social media world.All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*In episode 185 of the podcast, Gerry discusses the connection between Strength Training and Speed Development. A common question when it comes to speed is: “How strong is strong enough?” Gerry tackles this question head on and provides tons of information on how to use programing to improve speed via strength. Gerry covers programming, relative strength/power, guideless for strength, and much more. If you are a coach or athlete looking to improve your speed, you will not want to miss the episode! All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Episode Timestamps4:10 - Tweets of the Week6:48 - No CSCS13:00 - Follower Question of the Week - Success Without a CSCS16:52 - How Speed Can Improve with Strength Gains - New/Young Athletes20:45 - Things That Can Help with Speed Development24:00 - Relative Strength and Power31:35 - Common Guidelines to Determine When an Athlete Is “Strong Enough” 35:00 - What to Do When You Feel You Are “Strong Enough.” Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*In this episode of the podcast, Gerry drops a knowledge bomb on building training cycles. If you are a coach or athlete looking to build an effective training cycle, this is the episode you can't miss.Gerry goes into detail on testing before building a program, segments of cycles, scheduling, and much more. This is an episode you don't want to miss!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Episode TimestampsSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END* In this episode, Gerry is here to give you a rundown on the art of sled sprinting and tips you can use to add it to your training.To start, Gerry touches on a review of his week of tweets. From progressive overload and building strength, programming templates for coaches and moving past thinking “this is what we did in my day,” a wide variety of topics are reviewed.From there, the conversation shifts to everything sled sprinting. Dispelling myths about resisted sprinting, benefits for mechanics and output and all the way to loading strategies. This podcast gives the full layout to a coach or athlete looking to learn about loaded sprints.All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Episode Timestamps3:55 - Complete Guide to In-Season Programming5:05 - This Week in Tweets: Maxing out, Breaking from old Habits, and Programming Templates14:03 - Tweet of the Week15:54 - Loaded Sprinting: Common Myths25:18 - Mechanical Benefits of Loaded Sprinting29:00 - Output Benefits of Loaded Sprinting31:33 - Mechanical Issues to Consider when Doing Loaded Sprints32:45 - General Loading Principles38:30 - Loading Based on Time44:45 - Other Tools for Building Sprint SpeedSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*It’s episode 182 of the Muscles and Management Podcast, and this week Gerry dives into in-season training. We cover scheduling, programming, and much more in this jam packed episode covering everything you need to know about training your athletes during the season!Gerry goes through in-season training and how to best implement programming for your athletes. He covers all the bases including difficulties that can arise, building a schedule, flexibility, deciding on volume, and much more!As always, Gerry also covers the week on twitter, his shoutout and tweet of the week, and much more. You don’t want to miss this episode!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Episode Timestamps7:35 - Tweets of the Week11:35 - What we can learn from Joe Judge14:49 - Keep Things Simple for Young Athletes20:15 - When Does “In-Season” Specific Training Matter for a Younger Athlete?24:42 - Wanting Everything to Be Perfect, and Other Mistakes27:05 - Building an Outline37:00 - Always Be Flexible40:20 - Separating Training into “High” and “Low” CNS Days, and Other StructuringSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE ENDIn this episode of the Muscles and Management Podcast, Gerry dives into velocity-based training and how to implement it. As always, Gerry goes over his week in tweets, as well as his favorite tweet of the week, this time by Zane Hunt (@z_hunt2). Then, velocity-based training is discussed in great detail. Gerry discusses what velocity based training is, the importance of INTENT, measuring bar speed, how to apply the training, and much more!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Episode Timestamps2:10 - Joe Judge5:10 - Week in Tweets12:12 - Tweet of the Week14:00 - Question of the Week: Band Assisted Jumps18:00 - What is Velocity-Based Training?29:00 - The 4 Speed Zones Gerry Uses35:50 - INTENT40:00 - Applying VBTSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
Season four of Muscles and Management debuts with a comprehensive break down of training ability for athletes.In this episode of the Muscles and Management Podcast, Gerry focuses on agility training. He covers the difference between change of direction and agility, programming based on need, why the environment is important in agility training, and overall progression structures. Gerry also takes time to talk about his week on Twitter, questions from followers, and his favorite tweet of the week!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Episode Timestamps4:00 - PT vs Strength Coaches7:05 - Trap Bar Deadlift (yes, it counts)10:25 - Working with limited time15:15 - Programming Speed Days: How many times a week?17:03 - CSCS Importance19:10 - Change of Direction vs Agility25:40 - Programming based on need28:04 - Environment: The Need to Evaluate36:00 - Overall ProgressionSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
In episode 179 of the podcast, Gerry goes solo on the topic of depth jumps. Gerry goes DEEP into why he uses them, variations and the progression in high-volume programs, testing, optimal results, and much more. If you are a coach looking to learn more or start using depth jumps this is a must listen!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Episode Timestamps4:45 - Why Gerry Started Using Depth Jumps7:30 - Variations During High Volume Program11:15 - Progression of Jumps20:00 - Once a Solid Base has been Established25:20 - Depth Jumps in a Sport Setting29:15 - Getting to Optimal Outputs and TestingSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
On episode 178 of the podcast, Gerry and special guest Cody Hughes talk about cleans and how they should be fit into an athletes program. They cover their history with the clean, their current philosophies, and situations cleans might make sense. They also discuss their thoughts on the CSCS, the importance (or lack of) of certifications, how strength coaches should be hired, and much more! This is an episode you do not want to miss!All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!Show Timestamps2:05 - Baseball Performance Summit11:50 - The Continued Debate on Cleans18:05 - Opportunity Cost in Training 20:10 - Newbie Gains27:30 - Efficiency with Teams in a Short Amount of Time31:30 - Who the Clean Makes Sense for and Advice for Young Coaches37:00 - Pay for People's Time. Bring Something to Offer.39:58 - Thoughts on the CSCS; How We View Certifications46:15 - How Strength Trainers Should Be HiredSupport the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)
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