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Episode 109: Interview with Dan Pfaff - Training Theory, Pedagogy, and being a Generalist

This episodes guest is none other then Coach Dan Pfaff.

Where do I even begin with Dan's Bio? The man is just a legend within the Track and Field and Sports Performance world. He has coached multiple Olympic (9), World (9), and National Medalists. Some of Coach Pfaffs most notable athletes have been/are:

Donovan Bailey - 1996 Mens 100m Olympic Champion

Canada's Mens 4x100 Rely Team - 1996 Olympic Champions

Greg Rutherford - 2012 Mens Long Jump Olympic Champion, 2016 - Mens Long Jump Olympic Bronze,  2014 Mens Long Jump Commonwealth Champion, 2014 & 2016 mens Long Jump European Athletics Champion, and 2015 Mens Long Jump World Champion

Dan is currently the Head coach at Altis, Phoenix, Arizona, in the USA. Previously Dan was one of the Head coaches for team GB for the London 2012 Olympics. 

On this episode Dan and I discussed many topics including:

- Dan's Background & Influences
- The good and not so good that Dan see's with the entire sports performance Profession
- Dan's Training Philosophy - where we discuss - assessment, program design, organization of the training process, the genesis of Dan's 3-Day Rollover, the importance of the microcycle set up
- Dan's take on the Pedagogy of Coaching
- Dan's top advice and resources to all the listeners
- And much more

This was an amazing episode guys.

I hope you all enjoy it!

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 108: Interview with David O’Sulliavn

This episode see's a return of Physiotherapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach David O'Sullivan. 

David was previously on the podcast back in May 2015 on Episode 72.

David is currently the clinical director of Prosport Physiotherapy Huddersfield and founder and CEO of ProSport Academy, which is one of the top online Sports Rehabilitation Mentorship courses available. 

David has also previously served as the Head Physiotherapist of the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Club , Leeds Rhinos and also serve as a head physio with Munster Rugby. For a more in depth look into David's backgroud - click here. 

On this episode David and I discussed: 
- Whats new with David since we last spoke

- Pre-Season Screening
- Hamstring Injuries
- The biggest gaps not being filled by universities with regards to physiotherapy degrees
- ProSport Academy Mentorship
- Pain, the Brain and Performance
- And more

This was another whopper.

Hope you guys enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 107: Interview with Mike Stone - The Godfather of Sport Science!

This episodes guest is none other than Dr. Mike Stone of East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Stone is currently the Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Director in the Department of KLSS at ETSU. Prior to joining ETSU he was the Head of Sports Physiology for the USOC. From 1999 through 2001he was Chair of Sport at Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Stone's service and research interests are primarily concerned with physiological and performance adaptations to strength/power training. Dr. Stone is also an adjunct professor at Edith Cowan University in Perth Australia, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, (Physiology), School of Medicine, Johnson City, TN.

Dr Stone has 140+publications in reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to several texts in the areas of bioenergetics, nutrition, and strength/power training.Additionally, he has co-authored two textbooks dealing with strength and conditioning. Dr. Stone was the 1991 NSCA Sports Scientist of the Year and was awarded the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He is a Fellow of the UKSCA and NSCA. He has coached several international and national level weightlifters (including one Olympian) and throwers in both the United States and Great Britain.

On the episode Dr. Stone and I discussed:

- Mikes Background and Influences 

- The good and not so good things that Mike currently see's within Sport Science

- What excites Mike most about sport science currently

- We discuss Programming and Periodization

- The importance of Training Residuals

- The Transfer of Training

- Training Compatibility of physical qualities  

- Fibre Type Transitions that can occur in Training

- The balance between training specificity and variation to attain optimal performance

- Hypertrophy effects on speed development

- Mikes thoughts on Frans Bosch’s work on strength training and motor learning


This was a beauty guys! 

Enjoy!

Stay Strong,

RB

 

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Episode 106: Interview with David Joyce - Injury Risk Profiling and Pain and Performance

This episodes guest is David Joyce who is the Head of Integrated High Performance at the GWS Giants in the AFL in Australia. 

David is also the co-author with Dan Lewindon of two of the most popular sports performance and rehabilitation books to be publish in recent years - High Performance Training for Sports and Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation.

On this episode David and I discuss:

- Davids Background and Influences
- The good and not so good things that David is currently seeing with the professions of Physical Preparation and sports rehabilitation
- We get into a deep discussion about the two chapters that David co-wrote with Dan Lewindon about injury risk profiling and the and David Butler on Pain and Performance
- David also parts with his top advice to all the listeners

This was an awesome episode with Joycie.

Hope you guys enjoy it.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Show Notes

Giants AUP - Twitter Handle

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Episode 105: Interview with Pat Davidson - Part 3 - Biggest Lessons Learned,Top Advice and More

Hey everyone welcome back to the third and final part to my interview with Pat Davidson.

If you haven't listened to Parts 1 and 2 - click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.

On this Final Part of my interview with Pat we discuss:

- What Pat considers to the biggest mistakes that he has learned from so far in his career
- Pat's top advice to all coaches
- And so much more

Enjoy Part 3 guys.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 104: Interview with Pat Davidson - Part 2 - ESD & Mass

Welcome back to Part 2 with Pat Davidson.

If you haven't listened to Part 1 - click here to check it out.

In this Part we continue our discussion on
- Energy System Development & Pats Book MASS

Enjoy Guys.

Stay Strong,

RB

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Episode 103: Interview with Pat Davidson - Part 1 - Background, Influences, Training Philosophy, LTAD

This episodes guest is Pat Davidson.

Pat has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and has previously been a Professor of Exercise Science at Brooklyn College and Springfield College. Pat has an extensive background in Strongman Training, wrestling and Martial Arts. Pat is one of the most intelligent and well read individuals I have had the pleasure to interact with on the show. Pat is one of those rare individuals who realizes that its all connected. To put it simply - Pat "Gets it!"


On this episode Pat and I discussed:

- Pats Background & Influences
- The good and not so good things that Pat see's within the Physical Preparation Profession
- Pat's Training Philosophy
- Pat goes in deep detail in a Long-Term Athlete Development
- Pat's goes in deep detail with regards to Energy System Development
- We discuss the genesis of Pat's Hypertrophy building program - MASS
- What Pat considers to the biggest mistakes that he has learned from so far in his career
- Pat's top advice to all coaches
- And so much more.

This was such a monster of a podcast that I have decided to split it up into 3 Parts.

Enjoy Part 1.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 102: Interview with Paul Chek - Child Development

This Episodes guest in none other than the one and only Paul Chek! 


Paul was previously on the Podcast way back on Episode 6.

On this episode Paul and I discussed everything and anything to do with Child Development and how to optimal guide a child to reach its full potential!

The area's we cover on this episode were:

- Paul's essentials for optimizing Child Development
- Paul speaks about the lessons he learned from raising his first son Paul Jr and how this experience will shape his parenting with his new born son Mana
- Paul also speaks about how to get balance right between guiding a child's development vs interfering with a child's development
- And Paul touches on so many other area's during the entire interview.

This was an awesome show guys and I hope you all really enjoy it!

Stay Strong,
RB

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Show Notes:

The Chek Institute

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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:

Shredded by Science Academy

3D Muscle Journey

3D Muscle Twitter 

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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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