Episode 101: Interview with Eric Helms - Hierarchy of Strength and Hypertrophy Training

This Episodes guest Eric Helms from 3D Muscle Journey.

Eric is a coach, athlete, author, and educator. A trainer since the early 2000’s, he’s worked in the US Air force, commercial gyms, private training studios, medical fitness and strength and conditioning facilities. As a part of 3DMJ he coaches drug free strength and physique competitors at all levels. Eric has competed since the mid 2000’s in natural bodybuilding, unequipped powerlifting and  recently in Olympic lifting. He earned pro status as a natural bodybuilder with the PNBA in 2011 and competes with the IPF at international level events as an unequipped powerlifter.


Eric has published multiple peer reviewed articles in exercise science and nutrition journals and writes commerical fitness publications. He has taught undergraduate and graduate level nutrition and exercise science and speaks internationally at academic and commerical conferences for fitness, nutrition and strength and conditioning. Eric has a BSc in Fitness and Wellness , an MSc in Exercise Science, a second MSc in Sports Nutrition , and is a Strength and Conditioning PhD Candidate at AUT in New Zealand.

On this episode Eric and I discussed:
- Eric's Background & Influences
- The good and not so good things that Eric see's within the Training Profession
- Eric's Hierarchy for both Strength and Size Development
- Training to Failure
- And much more

This was a great episode guys so I hope you all really enjoy it.

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

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Episode 100: Interview with Frans Bosch - Strength Training and Coordination

This episodes guest Frans Bosch.

Frans is an international lecturer in motor learning and training theory at Fonty's Sports College in the Netherlands. He has worked as a consultant and specialist for Welch and Japanese National Rugby Teams and West Ham United Football Club.

Frans is co-author to one of the most renowned books on running - "Running" that he co-authored with Ronald Klomp.

Recently Frans just released the English edition of his second book - "Strength Training and Coordination"

On this episode Frans and I discussed:
- Frans Background

- Why Frans decided to write this book?
- The difference between a reductionist approach vs complex biological approach to training
- Muscle Architecture (Parallel vs Pennate Fibres) and its influence on Sprinting
- Can Hypertrophy be detrimental to Muscle Architecture and thus the Skill and Motor Control of Running?
- What are Attractors and Fluctuators?
- The 7 Attractors that drive Linear and Multi-Directional Speed
- Knowledge of Performance vs Knowledge of Results & External vs Internal cues
- The Concept of Muscle Slack
- We had an in depth discussion on Specificity, the components that make up Specificity, and training transfer
- Constraint Based Learning of Motor Learning

Hope you guys really enjoy this show!!

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 99: Interview with Dr. Gregory Haff - Periodization

This episode's guest is Dr. Gregory Haff. Greg is an Associate Professor and Course Coordinator for Strength and Conditioning within the School of Medicine and Health at Edith Cowan University. 

Greg is also the current President of National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Dr. Haff is one of the top published sport scientists in modern times and has recently co-edited the 4th edition of the NSCA's Essentials of Strength & Conditioning, and also was co-author along with Tudor Bompa for the 5th edition of Periodization

On this episode Greg and I discuss:

- Greg's background and influences

- What does the term Periodization mean to Greg
- Greg's thoughts on John Kiely's writings on Periodization 
- We discuss what Greg sees as a Holy Grail issue in Periodization - Training Residuals
- Why Greg believes Strength Development is Fundamental 
- Training Compatibility of Alactic-Aerobic Qualities 
- Greg and I have a great discussion on Energy System Development


The audio on this episode is shaky. I do apologize. I had recorded a number of episodes back to back and I did not know the audio recordings where coming out so poorly. 

I will have Dr. Haff back on again with much better audio quality.

Anyway for now, Enjoy.

Stay Strong,

RB

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Episode 98: Interview with Daniel Martinez - Sport Science and Studying at Edith Cowan University

This episodes guest is Strength and Conditioning Coach Daniel Martinez.

Daniel is located in San Antonio, Texas, where he is involved in the development of a number athletes across multiple sports, particularly volleyball.

Daniel is currently completing his Masters in Strength and Conditioning at Edith Cowan University.

On this episode Daniel and I discuss:
- Daniel's Background and Influences

- Daniel's overall thoughts on the training process, i.e. his training principles
- Daniels on the Reactive Strength Index and training to develop elasticity
- Daniel's thoughts on technology with the strength and conditioning profession
- Mistakes and Lessons learned so far in his career
- Advice to all coaches
- Would Daniel invite to dinner?
- And More


Hope you guys really enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:


Daniels Twitter Handle


Daniels Facbook 

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Episode 97: Interview with Eoin Lacey - Integrating Functional Medicine within Personal Training

This Episode's guest is Irish Strength and Conditioning Coach and Functional Medicine Practitioner Eoin Lacey of the Irish Strength Institute (ISI).

Eoin was a very early mentor of mine and it was an absolute pleasure to finally have him come onto the podcast.

On this episode Eoin and I discussed:
- Eoin's Background and Influence's

- The worst and best things that Eoin is currently seeing within the Training Profession
- How Eoin integrate's Functional Medicine within his business model
- Eoin's top tips on possible nutrition and lifestyle strategies that can improve one's overall health
- How Eoin deals with the constant demands on his health and wellness from his traveling around the world as his coaches and educates
- The biggest mistakes that Eoin has made in his career to date and what he has learned from these experiences
- Eoin talks about the upcoming ISI conference on July 23-24th, where Eoin will be speaking along side Dr. Eric Serrano and Bodybuilding expert John Meadows 
- Who would Eoin invite to dinner?
- And much more!

I hope you guys enjoy the show


Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

Click here to book your tickets for the 2016 ISI Conference 

Discount code for ATSW listeners - ATSW 150

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Episode 96: Interview with Vern Gambetta

This episodes guest I have the pleasure to have Coach Vern Gambetta back on.

Vern had previously on show on Episode 27

On this episode Vern and I discussed:

- What's New with Vern?
- Vern's thoughts on Sports analysis
- Vern's thoughts on the importance of Work Capacity
- The importance of meeting up face-face with other coaches
Vern's GAIN Mentorship
- And much more

Stay Strong,
RB


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Episode 95: Interview with Charlie Weingroff - Whats New and thoughts on FRC and PRI

This episode I am delighted to have Charlie Weingroff come back onto the show.

Charlie had been on the show previously back on Episode 17.

On this episode Charlie and I discussed:

- Whats new with Charlie

- Charlies thoughts on the work of Andreo Spina
- Charlies current thoughts on PRI
- Who would Charlie invite to dinner
- And More

Hope you guys enjoy the conversion.


Stay Strong,
RB


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Episode 94: Interview with John Kiely - Programming, Periodization, Cognitive Bias, and Experts vs Masters

This episodes guest is Strength and Conditioning Coach John Kiely.

John has been involved with Irish Rugby and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. 

John has also previously served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for UK Athletics.

On this episode John and discuss:

- John's background and Influences
- Programming and Periodization
- John speaks about Cognitive Bias
- John speaks on "experts vs masters", and the work of Philip Tetlock
- John also touches on the concept of "path-dependence"
- John's top advice to all the listeners
- And much Much More

I hope you guys really enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB


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Episode 93: Interview with Bret Contreras - Bret’s PhD Research, The 2×4 ebook, and Whats Next?

This episodes guest is my good friend Bret Contreras

Bret is a strength and conditioning coach, sport scientist, and researcher located in Scottsdale, Arizona in the USA.

Bret was previously on the podcast why back on episode 30.

On this episode Bret and I discussed:

- Bret's recently completed PhD research 

- Bret's 2x4: Maximum Strength ebook - Which to me is a great book that went under the radar!
- And what's next for Dr. Contreras (I know he won't want me calling him Dr :-)

This was a great episode guys, and I hope you all enjoy it.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 92: Interview with Bill Hartman - Principles of Rehabilitation, & Training, PRI, and much more

This episode's guest is Physical Therapist, Physical Preparation Coach, and Van Halen deadhard Bill Hartman.

Bill is the co-owner of IFAST and is one of the leading Physical Therapists and Sports Performance Coaches around today.  

Bill is a practitioner with the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) and Active Release Therapy (ART), and also holds certifications as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA, and as a Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting.

Bill also sits on the Board of Directors of the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA). 

Bill regularly works with athletes from high school, collegiate, and professional levels in a number of sports.



On this episode Bill and I discuss:

- Bill's Background and Influences

- Bill's Rehabilitation and Training Principles 
- PRI of course!
- Misinterpretations around proper breathing mechanics
- Biggest mistakes made and lessons learned so far in Bill's career
- Bill's Top Resources
- Bill's life advice for all the listeners
- IFAST University
- And more.

Hope you guys enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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