Episode 259: Tim Caron - Influences, training system, and strength deficit

This episode's guest is Tim Caron.

Tim is the head coach at Allegiate. Tim's last stop before Allegiate was as head strength and conditioning coach for football at Army West Point. He served in that role for three seasons, the final of which Army defeated Navy for the first time in fifteen years. Prior to that, Tim was an associate strength coach at USC where he was in charge of swimming and diving, and assisted with football. He was directly in charge of nutrition, return to play, and the football’s internship program. 

 

On this episode Tim and I discuss:

  • Tim's background?
  • Tim's influences
  • I ask Tim about his training system
  • Why did Tim write "Strength Deficit"
  •  

This was a great discussion with Tim and I hope you guys really enjoy it

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

Website - https://linktr.ee/CoachTimCaron

Instagram - coachtimcaron

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Performance Health Podcast 

How I Built This - NPR

Books Mentioned: 

Strength Deficit

Anti-Fragile 

Good to Great 

American Caesars

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Mark Kilgallon (No internet contact information)

Tim Mullen 

Craig Fitzgerald 

Eric Ciano 

Neal Peduzzi 

Aaron Ausmus

Noel Durfey 

Bobby Knight 

Mike Boyle

Charles Poliquin 

Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s

Stu McMillan

Charlie Francis 

Bill Hartman 

Isaac Newton

Abraham Lincoln 

Charles Darwin

Robert Hooke

 

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Episode 258: Robert Jacobs - Charles Poliquin, Jack Kruse, and Coaching

This episode's guest is Robert Jacobs from Outlaw Strength.

As an international Lecturer/Coach and Published author, Rob has spent the last 21 years as a strength and conditioning coach.  Coaching professional athletes, physique and bikini competitors, strongman competitors, title holders and World Champions in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judoka's for Team USA.

Rob has worked with a diverse range of athletes; coaching Olympians and medalists in the sports of Soccer, National Champions in Track & Field, and NFL athletes from the Bengals, Giants and Vikings. Proudly, he has coached over 31 athletes in multiple sports to NCAA Division 1 scholarships.  

Rob has been coached and mentored privately by the late Charles Poliquin.  He has spent years studying directly under Charles and other acclaimed coaches like Loren Seagrave (Track & Field), Boris Sheiko (powerlifting) Jud Logan (Track & Field), Derek Woodske, Andre Benoit and functional medicine doctors Dr Robert Silverman and Dr. Bob Rakowski.  

Throughout his time coaching, Rob has also spent time as a head coach for Track and Field events like the Hurdles, Triple Jump, and Long Jump. He is currently an active strongman competitor who has competed at the USS National Championships

On this episode Rob and I discuss:

  • Rob's background?
  • Charles Poliquin's influence on Rob
  • Rob's training system
  • I ask Rob for his thoughts on Charles Biosignature 
  • How did Rob get introduced to Jack Kruse's work?
  • We discuss client buy in

This was a great discussion with Rob and I hope you guys really enjoy it

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

Website - outlawstrength.com

Instagram - robertcjacobs

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Muscle Intelligence Podcast - Episode 33 - The Coach's Coach - Phil Learney

Books Mentioned: 

Lights Out 

Why We Sleep 

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Charles Poliquin

Jack Kruse

Eoin Lacey

John Connor

Andre Benoit

Paul Chek

Ian King

Louie Simmons

Tim Caron

Poliquin Iinternational Certification Program (PICP)

Phil Learney

Ben Pakulski 

Bruce Lee

Mark Houston 

Andrew Huberman

Eric Helms

OPEX Fitness

James Fitzgerald 

Braverman Test 

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Episode 257: Jim Kielbaso - President & CEO of the IYCA discusses long-term athletic development (LTAD)

This episode's see's the return of Jim Kielbaso.

Jim Kielbaso is currently the President & CEO of the International Youth and Conditioning Asssociation (IYCA).

Jim was previously on episode 141.

On this episode Jim and I discuss:

  • What's new since we last spoke?
  • Jim's background and how he got involved in the IYCA
  • I ask Jim about the IYCA's - Certified Athletic Development Specialist (CADS) course
  • We discuss long-term athletic development (LTAD) for 6-11 year olds
  • I ask Jim at what age should you start testing physical qualities with youth athletes?
  • We discussed about the importance of adversity in the development of youth athletes

This was a great discussion with Jim and I hope you guys really enjoy it

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

Website - jimkielbaso.com

Website - iyca.com

Facebook - International Youth Conditioning Association

Twitter - @IYCA

 

Books Mentioned:

Ultimate Speed & Agility

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

IYCA certification, courses and resources 

Certified Athletic Development Specialists (CADS)

Mike Gittleson

Ryan Giggs 

Frans Bosch

Dave Jack

Kwame Browne

Brett Klika

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Episode 256: Bret Contreras - A discussion on hypertrophy

This episode's guest is Bret Contreras.

You all know who Bret is!

On this episode Bret and I discuss:

  • What's new since we last saw each other in February 2017?
  • I ask Bret about long-term hypertrophy development 
  • I ask Bret about quad development for a tall individual
  • Bret talks about his "Strong Lifts" program
  • I ask Bret about the mind-muscle connection
  • I ask Bret about the importance of both mechanical tension and volume.
  • I ask Bret if he ever takes a 1-2 week break from heavy lifting?
  •  

This was a great discussion with Bret and I hope you guys really enjoy it

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

Website - bretcontreras.com

Facebook - Bret Contreras PhD

Twitter - @bretcontreras

Instagram - bretcontreras1

 

Books Mentioned:

Christian Thibaudeau's Guide to Hypertrophy

 

Research Mentioned:

Understanding effort in task performance


People and Resources Mentioned:

Chris Beardsley

Mel Siff

T-Nation

Christian Thibaudeau

Vince Gironda

Jay Culter

Dorian Yates

Tom Platz

Lee Priest 

Chris Cormier

James Steele

Dante Trudel

Dog Crap (DC) Training

Scott Stevenson 

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Episode 255: Tom Clough - Head of Athletic Performance at Ulster Rugby

This episodes guest if Tom Clough.

Tom is currently the Head of Athletic Performance at Ulster Rugby.

On this episode Tom and I discuss:

  • Tom's background?
  • Why did Tom intern at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC)?
  • How did Tom support himself financially during his internship at MBSC?
  • How did Tom deal with a year out of coaching when he got let go from Bradford Bulls?
  • Who have been Tom's biggest influences on him both professionally and Personally?
  • I ask Tom, what are the good and not so good things he currently see's within the physical preparation field, and what solutions would he offer to counteract the not so good things he currently see's
  • We discuss work-life balance and coaching burn-out
  • What is Tom's exact role at Ulster Rugby?
  • How does Tom create an interdisciplinary coaching staff at Ulster Rugby?
  • How does Tom create an environment for continually feedback?
  • How are final decisions made at Ulster Rugby?
  • How much information does Tom need to present to the Head coach on a daily basis?
  • How has Tom developed his communication and leadership skills?
  • What is a typical day and week like at Ulster Rugby for Tom currently?
  • What does Tom do for his own training currently?
  • How does Tom learn?
  • What are Tom's top and current book recommendations?
  • I ask Tom, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

This was a great discussion with Tom and I hope you guys really enjoy it.

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Facebook - Tom Clough

Twitter - @TCloughie

Instagram - s21tac

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Episode 246: Keir Wenham-Flatt - The future of coaching education


Books Mentioned:

Green lights

Never split the difference 

Belonging 

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Huddersfield Giants

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC)

Bradford Bulls

Kevin Till 

Ben Jones 

Eric Cressey

EXOS (formerly Athletes Performance)

Hull Kingston Rovers

Ulster Rugby

Mike Boyle

Francis Cummins

Jamie Peacock

Tim Sheens

Dan McFarland

Nick Winkelman 

Joel Smith 

Keir Wenham-Flatt

Jason Cowman

Matt Godfrey

Shane Carney

Mikey Kiely

Matt Maguire

Matt Daniels

Nathan Mill

Gary Vaynerchuk

 

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Episode 254: Augustine Agyei - Lead Performance Coach at Landow Performance

This episodes guest is Augie Agyei. Augie is the performance coach director, NFL & NFL combine prep lead performance coach, and internship director at Landow Performance, CO, USA. 

Augie is certified through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and through Greg Roskopf’s Muscle Activation Techniques as a Muscle Activation Technique Specialist. His mix of experience and knowledge provides a well-rounded approach to the way he interacts and train his athletes. Under Loren, he has had opportunities to work and or assist with athletes in the NFL, MLB, professional MMA organizations, collegiate, and high school athletes from all sports as well. He has been assisting Loren with the Combine Prep for 3 years now.

On this episode Augie and I discuss:

  • Augie's background?
  • What did Augie learn from his time selling cell phone sells that he now applies to his coaching today
  • What is Augie's role at Landow Performance
  • Augie outlines the training system that is executed at Landow Performance
  • I ask Augie about data collection among some of the athletes at Landow Performance
  • We discuss program design
  • We discuss agility training 
  • Who have been Augies biggest influences on him as both a person and as a coach
  • What advice would Augie give to young coaches?
  • I ask Augie how does his learn?
  • Augie gives us his current and top book recommendations
  • I ask Augie, what are the good and not so good things he currently see's within the strength and conditioning field and what solutions would he offer to counteract the not so good things he currently see's?
  • I have Augie, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

This was a great discussion with Augie and I hope you guys really enjoy it

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - landowperformance.com

Facebook - Augustine Agyei

Twitter - @Persistence21

Instagram - persistence21

 

Books Mentioned:

Make it stick

Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great


People and Resources Mentioned:

Loren Landow

ALTIS

Dan Pfaff

Fergus Connolly

Brett Bartholomew 

Deci & Ryan - Self determination theory

Eric Telly

Amber Felchle

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC)

Shawn Myszka

Rob Gray 

Marco Candido

Mike Guadango

Charlie Francis 

Jim Kwik

Jim Kwik’s FAST Method Will Help You Learn Faster

Jesus 

Abraham Lincoln

Martin Luther King Jr

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Jacque Fresco

Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride

Nelson Mandela

Maya Angelou

Michael Jordan

Adolf Hitler

Michael Jackson

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Episode 253 - Cal Dietz - current thoughts on enhancing human performance

He's back!

Cal has been an Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. During his tenure, Dietz has trained athletes that have achieved 400+ All-American honors, Teams that have won 33 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and 10 NCAA Team Champions. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, MMA and Professional Boxing.

On this episode Cal and I discuss:

  • How was Cal's Covid experience?
  • Whats new with Cal regarding his current thoughts on human performance
  • Cal discusses the GOAT drill
  • I ask Cal about the role of neurotransmitters in learning from the GOAT
  • I ask Cal about his assessment process with his athletes
  • I ask Cal how does he differentiate's between a technical issue or a capacity limitation?
  • Cal discusses the importance of training the feet for force transfer 
  • I ask Cal - how does he learn?

This was a great discussion with Cal and I hope you guys really enjoy it

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - www.xlathlete.com

Facebook - Cal Dietz

Twitter - @XLATHLETE

Instagram - cal.dietz

 

Podcast's Mentioned:

Mike and Brooker Show - Episode 21 Cal Dietz

Mike and Brooker Show - #46 Cal Dietz returns

 

Videos Mentioned:

The Goat Performance Drill Part 1 - Raise Your Performance Ceiling

The Goat Performance Drill - Part 2 - Advanced 3 Ring Method

The Goat Drill One - Example

The Goat Drill Front View

Functional Transfer Complex in the Structure of workout

Straight Leg Prime times 

 

Books Mentioned:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Everything Is F*cked: A Book about Hope

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Dan Fichter

Perry Nickelston 

Chris Korfist

Albert Einstein

Deion Sanders

Dan Pfaff

Al Vermeil

performancemadesimple.com

Mark Manson

 

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Episode 252 - David Joyce - High Performance Training for Sports - Part Duex!

This episode's guest is David Joyce. David is the High Performance Leader and Strategy Specialist at Synapsing—a sports-strategy and decision-making consultancy.

For more than two decades in his career in elite performance, David has trained, rehabilitated, and maintained multiple world champions, Olympians, and more than 100 national champions. He was the Head of Athletic Performance of the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League. He is also the first athletic performance coach in history to work with team China after working with another national Olympic team.

On this episode Joycey and I discuss:

  • What's new with Joycey?
  • Why did Joycey get into consultancy work?
  • I ask Joycey if would ever considered returning to a full-time role with a sports organisation?
  • Why did he and Daniel decided to produce the 2nd edition of High Performance Training for Sports?
  • I ask Joycey on the structure the book, the contributors, and the topics covered within the book
  • I ask Joycey for his main take away's from this edition of the book
  • We discuss the chapter structure within the book
  • I ask Joycey if he and Daniel will produce a 2nd edition of Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation?
  • We discuss the timeline involved in the process for producing the 2nd edition of HPTS
  • I ask Joycey if Covid was a vice or a virtue in the production of HPTS
  • Joycey shares what a day in his life is currently like
  • I ask Joycey about parenthood
  • I ask Joycey how he learns?
  • I ask Joycey for his current and top book recommendations?
  • I ask Joycey if he meditates?
  • I ask Joycey, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead of alive, who would he invite and why?
  • Joycey shares with us the current services he provides and where he can be contact.

This was a great discussion with Joycey and I hope you guys really enjoy it

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Facebook - David Joyce

Twitter - @DavidGJoyce

 

Podcast's Mentioned:

The Armchair Expert Podcast

 

Books Mentioned:

High Performance Training for Sports 2nd Edition

Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation: Integrating Medicine and Science for Performance Solutions 1st Edition

Radical Uncertainty

Atomic Habits

Honeybee

The Good Ancestor 

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Daniel Lewindon

Brett Bartholomew

Nick Winkelman

Sam Robertson 

Jacqueline Tran

Matt Jordan

Martin Buchheit

Paul Laursen

John Kiely

Shona L. Halson

Lorena Torres-Ronda

Rett Larson

Stu McMillan

Jean-Benoit Morin

Darcy Norman

Keir Wenham-Flatt

Jas Randhawa

ALTIS

Mark Kilgannon

Woody Guthrie

Adolf Hilter

Barack Obama

Dax Sheppard

 

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Episode 251: Pat Davidson - A Coaches Guide to Optimizing Movement - Part 3 - Foundational Principles continued

In Part 3 Pat summarizes the first 3 of his foundational principles for optimizing movement and then goes onto discusses his final 3 foundation principles - Jacksonian dissolution, unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence, and the ability to climb up and down the evolutionary ladder

This was a great discussion with Pat and I hope you guys really enjoy it.

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - patdavidson.net

Facebook - Pat Davidson

Twitter - @pat_davidson_

Instagram - dr.patdavidson

 

Books Mentioned:

A Coaches Guide to Optimizing Movement

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Bill Burr

Connor Ryan

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Episode 250: Pat Davidson - A Coaches Guide to Optimizing Movement - Part 2 - Foundational Principles

In Part 2 Pat discusses:

  • Pat shares with us the content that is covered in his "Rethinking the Big Patterns 2.0" course. 
  • His current track and field training program
  • Pat's cover's the first three (of six) foundational principles from his book "A Coaches Guide to Optimizing Movement"

This was a great discussion with Pat and I hope you guys really enjoy it.

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - patdavidson.net

Facebook - Pat Davidson

Twitter - @pat_davidson_

Instagram - dr.patdavidson

 

Books Mentioned:

A Coaches Guide to Optimizing Movement

How Much Should I Train

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Bill Hartman 

Bill Hartman's Intensive

Iordan Krouchev

Connor Ryan

Derek Hansen

Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)

Athletic Weapon

Al Vermeil

Bill Walsh

San Francisco 49ers

Renaissance Periodization diet app

Jordan Shallow

IFAST

Mike Boyle

Applications of Systematic Exercise Prescription Seminar

 

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