Fri, 23 May 2014
Interview with Joe DeFranco of DeFranco's Training Systems
Topics Covered in this Podcast
Wed, 21 May 2014
Dan Baker of danbakerstrength.com and formerlly of the Brisbane Broncos
Topics Covered in This Podcast:
1. Coach Baker's transition from professional coaching
2. Wave-Cycling for In-Season training
3. Neuarl deload vs. Volumbe deload
4. Maintaining intesity in-season
5. Coach Baker's go-to lifts
6. Reflection of strength vs. building strength
7. Weekly in-season training schedule
8. Training for rugby vs. other sports
9. monitoring strength & power during the season
10. The PSychological aspect of training in-season
11. The state of strength & conditioning in Australia vs. the rest of the world
12. The biggest mistake when conditinign team sports
13. The biggest issues of LSD conditionign & circuit training
14. Integrating the Technical & tactical development with physical development
15. The best lessons Coach Baker got in the profession
Dan Baker is one of the worlds leading authorities upon strength and power training for sports athletes. A PhD in sports science specializing in the testing and training of strength and power, he has the scientific knowledge and practical know how to implement effective strength and power training for sports athletes. Unlike most Phd’s he does not work as a full-time lecturer or in a laboratory – he trains athletes. No science bullshit – just the stuff that works.
Some things about Dan Baker
As an Educator and Mentor for strength & conditioning coaches
Wed, 21 May 2014
Dr. Michael Yessis Interveiw
Dr. Michael Yessis received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and his B.S. and M.S. from City University of New York. He is president of Sports Training, Inc., a diverse sports and fitness company. Dr. Yessis is also Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, where he was a multi-sports specialist in biomechanics (technique analysis) and sports conditioning and training.
Dr. Yessis has served as training and technique consultant to several Olympic and professional sports teams, including the L.A. Rams and L.A. Raiders football teams, Natadore Diving Team, and the U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team. He has also trained hundreds of athletes in different sports and developed unique specialized strength exercises that duplicate what takes place in execution of the game skills. By doing these exercises athletes improve their performance on the field very quickly.
During his fifty plus years of working with athletes, and as president of Sports Training Inc, Dr. Yessis developed what has come to be known as the “Yessis System” for improving running speed. His three-step method has been successfully used to improve athletes in football, soccer, baseball, basketball, track and other sports. Most notable is the improvement in sports technique.
Wed, 7 May 2014
Scott Umberger, Co-Owner and Head Physical Preperation Coach at Umberrger Performance
Topics Covered in this Podcast
Scott’s passion for performance enhancement started at an early age, stemmed by his desire to receive a Division I scholarship.
Sports Science Knowledge
One year interning at University of Pittsburgh under renowned coach, Buddy Morris changed everything. After working with Buddy,Scott spent two years working as Todd Hamer’s Assistant Strength & Condition Coach at Robert Morris University training 600 of their athletes.
The influence of James Smith, who is regarded as the leading American expert on Soviet Sport Science, led Scott to an understanding of Sports Science held by handful of Americans. Since Sport Science doesn’t exist in the U.S.(Scott confirmed this during his exploration of a PhD at PSU). Scott’s knowledge has been obtained via mentorships, self study of his small library of translated foreign materials, videos, seminars with foreign Sports Scientist, and personal correspondence with leading experts and Sport Scientists. This knowledge of non-U.S. Sports Science is essential because of the understanding of human performance that this non US research has uncovered through the study of 20,000+ elite athletes. The funding for this kind of research does not exist in the US. This monetary investment in Sport Science research is one of the very few ways that the world can be thankful towards communistic regimes.
Attempting to “get the edge” on the competition, Scott read and has tried everything that he could get his hands on. Taken under the wing of D1 track coach, Waddie Freeman his senior year of high school, Scott reduced his 40 yard dash time from 4.6 to 4.4. Scott played football, baseball, and ran track in high school. This led him to compete at the Division I level in football and track at Robert Morris University. Scott’s personal experience teamed with his extensive knowledge of the late sprint coach Charlie Francis’s methodologies present a very unique mix of knowledge and practice experience regarding speed development.
Scott spent three months training at the strongest powerlifting gym in the U.S., Westside Barbell. There he gained an advanced knowledge of the three powerlifts, the bench, the squat, and the dead lift. He also learned about the concept of strength and its application to specific athletic scenarios.
As part of his 17,000 hours in the trenches training experience, Scott has worked with over a 2,000 athletes and clients:
Scott practices what he preaches. Research is fantastic but it is useless if it’s not applied in a real world setting. Scott studies and applies knowledge on himself before having his athletes use it. He’s squatted 650 lbs, dead lifted 635 lbs in competitions and bench pressed 505 in the gym at a body weight ranging between 190-200 lbs. In August of 2013 he completed a Tough Mudder Race(which is consider the most legit race of it’s kind in the US) which is a 12 mile “mud run” with 20+ obstacles.
Though it’s Scott’s formal education(BS, MS) that enhanced his abilities as a coach, it’s the intensive study of ”The Soviet Sports Science,” as well as Sport Science stemming from sources outside of the United States(primarily Premier League Soccer and Australian Sports Science) that have really separated him from the majority of the field. Real world success with real athletes using his “in trenches training experience,” as well as a unique blend of leadership and knowledge of legitimate non US Sport Science makes Scott a rare commodity as a physical preparation coach in the US.
Fri, 2 May 2014
Interview with Cal Dietz, Head Strength & conditionign Coach for Olympic Sports at the University of Minnesota and co-author of Triphasic Training.
Topics in this Podcast
What Cal attributes the success of his teams to
How Triphasic Training has evovled
Tripahsic Training in relation to non-cyclycal sports
General Overview of Triphasic Training
Approximate loads for eccentric and isometric training
Three-day undulating model
Post-Activation Potentiation & French Contrast Training
Peaking cycle, skill aquisition, and Olympic lifting
Advice for young strength & conditioning coaches
Cal Dietz's Bio
Cal Dietz has been the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. Since Dietz's return to Minnesota he has developed the Strength and Conditioning Programs and over seen the daily progress in Men's Hockey from 2000-present, Men's' Basketball from 2004-2010, Women's Hockey from 2003-present, Men's Golf from 2000-present, Women's Golf from 2006-present Men's Swimming from 2000-Present, Track and Field from 2000-present, Baseball from 2000-2007, 2010 -present, and Wrestling from 2000 to 2004. During his tenure, Dietz has trained: a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, athletes that have achieved 400 All-American honors, 29 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and NCAA Team Champions, and 13 teams finish in the top four in the nation. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and Professional Boxing.
Triphasic Training is the pinnacle of sports performance training. That’s not hype. Cal Dietz, strength coach at the University of Minnesota, has the results to back up this claim – a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, over 400 All-Americans, 30 Big Ten/WCHA championship teams, 7 NCAA National Team Champions, and 14 teams that finished in the top four in the nation.
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