Episode 139: Jeff Moyer - All Things Motor Learning

This episode we have Jeff Moyer from Dynamic Correpondence back on the show to discuss all things motor learning.

Jeff was previous on the podcast back on episode 137.

On this episode about motor learning Jeff and I discuss:

  • Where did Jeff develop his passion for motor learning
  • Hard skills vs soft skills
  • How does Jeff distinguish between a physical capacity limitation vs a skill limitation
  • Jeff's thoughts on sprint drills
  • We discuss the use of re-coordination drills post strength training
  • What is Proactive Inhibition (PI)
  • What is the role of megacognition, constructivism, and mediation in motor learning
  • The role of specialized exercise in motor learning
  • Jeff addresses some of the criticism's that some coaches have about special exercises
  • Jeff talks about what the true conjugate sequence system was really about
  • Jeff talks about the importance of embracing mistakes in the learning process
  • Jeff tells us about the biggest lessons he has learned so far in his career
  • Jeff gives his top advice to all the listeners
  • If Jeff could invite 5 people to dinner dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

 

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

Stay Strong,
RB

 

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Episode 138: Dr. Ken Kinakin - Rehabilitation, SWIS, and Playing Full Out!!

This episodes guest is Dr. Ken Kinakin

Ken is is a chiropractor, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has also competed in bodybuilding and powerlifting for over 30 years and regularly lectures across Canada and United States and Europe to doctors and personal trainers on the areas of weight-training, rehabilitation and nutrition. Dr. Kinakin is the author of "Optimal Muscle Training" and is the founder of the Society of Weight-Training Injury Specialists – SWIS that educates and certifies doctors, therapists and personal trainers in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of weight training injuries.

On this episode Ken and discussed:

  • Ken's background
  • Ken's influences
  • What was it like to treat Tony Robbins
  • The good and not so good things that Ken see's within the training and rehabiliation profession
  • Assessing and treating the brain when dealing with chronic rehabilitation issues
  • Ken gives an overview of his rehabilitation system
  • How SWIS started
  • We discuss Anabolic Steriods and the need for more open and transparent information and education to be made more easily available to the masses
  • Ken's top advice 
  • Ken's top resources
  • If Ken could invite 5 people to dinner dead or alive, who would he invite and why

 

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

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

Swis Video Flix - OUTSTANDING RESOURCE 

Society of Weight-Training and Injury Specialists (SWIS)

David Leaf

The Carrick Institute

Tony Robbins


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Episode 137: Jeff Moyer - Biomechanics, Special Strength Training, and Training Transfer

This episodes guest is Jeff Moyer from Dynamic Correspondence Sports Training, which is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Jeff Graduated in 2004 from Hartwick College where he was a two sport athlete (Football & Track & Field).  Jeff has been a sport coach (Basketball & Football) at the youth, JV, Varsity and College level for football for over 10years.  Jeff has been in the strength in conditioning industry for over a decade, having worked in the medical, private, team, high school and collegiate settings, training clients from youth development, to rehabilitation and sport performance. 

Jeff has a relentless passion for all things physical preparation.  His pedagogy is heavily influenced by Eastern Bloc sport science, while apprenticing under Dr. Michael Yessis and Yosef Johnson of Ultimate Athlete Concepts.  Jeff has also been fortunate enough to extensively study with and work with Dr. Natalia Verkhoshansky, Mike Woicik of the Dallas Cowboys,  Louie Simmons of Wesitside Barbell and Fellowship under Dave Tate of EliteFTS.

Jeff has numerous published articles, podcasts and videos for various websites and publications. 

On this episode Jeff and I discussed:

  • Jeff's background
  • Jeff's influences
  • The good and not so good things that Jeff see's within the physical preparation profession, and what solutions would Jeff offer to help correct the not so 
  • Jeff speaks about biomechanics and transfer to training
  • Jeff gives us a deep insight into his training system
  • Jeff speaks about how to assess and training vision
  • Jeff speaks about special strength training
  • Jeff and I discuss variation in training
  • Jeff touches on some of his energy system training his does with his athletes
  • And much more

This was a great episode with Jeff and I hope you really it guys!

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

Vision Training - Dr. Bill Harrison - Slow Down The Game

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Episode 136: Jas Randhawa and Iordan Krouchev -All Things Performance Therapy

On this episode I had the pleasure of having two of my brother's from other mothers on the podcast!

Jas Randhawa and Iordan Krouchev.

Jas is the head of Performace Therapy and Sports Medicine at Altis in Phoenix Arizona. This is Jas' second appearance on the ATSW podcast. We previously had a great conversion back on Episode 122.

Iordan is a physiotherapist, and strength and conditioning coach based out of Action Sport Physio and at Core Excellence, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

On this episode the three of us discussed the following topics:

  • What research and area's of study the three of us were doing at the time that the podcast was recorded
  • We spoke about utilizing periodization strategies when applying different therapeutic inputs with athletes
  • We also spoke about the need to individualize and correctly dose performance therapy with athletes on a moment to moment basis. Just like we do when it comes to other aspects of the athletes preparation.
  • We touched on assessments and monitoring
  • Any big changes at Altis since Iordan and I interned there 

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

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

Altis University - Foundation Course

Altis 360 

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Episode 135: Yosef Johnson - Thoughts on Maximum Strength Training for athletes, Special Strength Training, and LTAD

This episodes guest I am delighted to have Yosef Johnson back on the podcast.

Yosef was previously on the podcast back on episode 86.

On this episode Yosef and I discuss

  • Whats new with Yosef and UAC
  • Yosef's thoughts on how important maximal strength training really is for non-strength sport athletes
  • Yosef's discusses his thoughts on special strength training
  • Yosef speaks about why introducing an intense stimulus too soon in an athletes development is not optimal
  • Yosef speaks about training efficiency and the minimum effective dose
  • Yosef speaks about how to balance the paradox of training specificity vs variation

This was a great episode guys and I hope you really enjoy.

Stay Strong,

RB

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Episode 134: Gary Schofield of Greater Atlanta Christian School

This episodes guest is Coach Gary Schofield.

Gary is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Greater Atlanta Christian School. He is also afounding member of The National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) which was created to allow coaches to grow as true professionals. It's mission is to educate, equip and empower coaches to make a positive impact in the lives of all student-athletes. 

On this episode Gary and I discussed

  • Gary's background
  • Gary's influences
  • The good and not so good things that Gary see's within the physical preparation profession
  • Gary and I have great conversation about coaching pedagory
  • Gary and speak about the importance of developing yourself as a partner, father and friend as well as developing yourself as a coach
  • Gary gives a detail insight in his training system and philosophy
  • Gary discusses his assessments that his uses within his system
  • If Gary could invite 5 people to dinner dead or alive who would he invite and why?

 

This was an oustanding episode with Gary and I hope you guys enjoy it.

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes: 

Editors Note: During the Podcast (39:50) I mis-spoke when I named James Smith as the mentor I was referring too. I actually meant to say James Fitzgerald of OPEX, not Jame Smith of OPEX obviously. Both James Smith (The Thinker) and James Fitzgerald are wondering friends and mentors of mine, but I did mean to say James Fitzgerald's name. 

Some other podcasts Gary has been on:

Mike Robertsons Physical Preparation Podcast

Episode 27 - Impact Show with Jim Kielbaso

Garys PLAE Interview with Ron McKeefery

 

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Episode 133: Don Chu - All Things Plyometrics

This episodes guest is legendary Strength and Conditioning coach and Physical Therapist Don Chu.

Dr. Chu has developed an extensive reputation in the field of sports rehabilitation and in the areas of fitness and conditioning. He has been credited with bringing "Plyometric Training" to the attention of the athletic world through his application of theoretical knowledge into practical demonstrations. Dr. Chu has published six books, (including "Jumping into Plyometrics", now in its 2nd edition), written articles in referred journals and contributed chapters in many other books. His lectures on Plyometrics and other topics in Sports Medicine have been heard throughout virtually every state and many foreign countries over the past decade.

On this Episode Don and I discussed:

  • Don's Background and Influence
  • LTAD and Plyometrics
  • Don's Training Philosophy 
  • Don's thoughts on Jump Profiliing and using it as a diagnostic tool for program prescription
  • Don's thoughts on the need for Strength Development as a precursor to utilizing true plyometric training 
  • How Don implements his plyometric programming over the course of a microcycle
  • Don's take about using both depth jumps and drop jumps within an athletes program
  • Don's thoughts on Eccentric and Isometric Training methods
  • Don's use of monitoring and readiness strategies
  • Don's biggest lessons that he has learn in his career
  • Don's Top advice for all the listeners

 

This was another top class episode guys, so I hope you enjoy it!

Stay Strong,
RB

Show Notes:

- Don's resources

Special Strength Training Manual for Coaches

Derek Hansen

Al Vermeil

Rob Panariello

Gregory Myer

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Episode 132: Mike Young of Athletic Lab

This episodes guest is Dr. Mike Young of Athletic Lab.

Mike is the founder & owner of Athletic Lab. Mike is the guiding force behind Athletic Lab’s training philosophy & methodology. He oversees all training, instructor quality & staff education.

Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting & a CrossFit Level 1 coach. He is on the advisory board for the Korean Weightlifting Federation and has been featured in publications ranging from the New York Times to ESPN Insider.

Mike has coached athletes to National and / or World Championship appearances in 5 sports (bobsled, skeleton, track & field, triathlon, weightlifting) as well as directing the training plans for professional athletes in the MLS, MLB, NFL NHL and PGA and has coached at 4 Division 1 NCAA programs.

On this episode Mike and I discuss

  • Mike's background
  • Mike's influences
  • The good and not so good things that Mike see's within the profession
  • Mike's walks us through his training system for a brand new athlete at the Athletic Lab
  • Mike gives an in depth discussion on his training philosophy
  • Mike's gives his thoughts on training residuals and fatigue
  • Mike's thoughts on acceleration, max velocity, and change of direction development for field based athletes
  • Mike talks about his use of olympic lift variations with his athletes
  • Mike gives his top advice and resources
  • And Much More

This was an awesome episode with Mike and I hope you enjoy it.

Stay Strong,

RB

Show Notes:

Proformance Website

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Episode 131: Max Aita of Juggernaut Training Systems - All Things Weightlifting

This episodes guest is Max Aita of Juggernaut Training Systems

Coach Max Aita has spent the better part of 20 years in the sport of Weightlifting and Powerlifting. He draws his training methodology and knowledge from the many great coaches whom he has personally worked with including; Steve Gough (USA), Ivan Abadjiev (BUL), Boris Sheiko (RUS).

Max has produced over half a dozen senior national medalists in Weightlifting, Multiple All time World Record holders in Powerlifting, and has worked with CrossFit Regional and Games level competitors to develop strength and Olympic lifting technique.

Max has also used his extensive knowledge of training and experience to create “hybrid” programs for athletes that wish to compete in both Weightlifting and Powerlifting or Weightlifting and CrossFit simultaneously.

On this episode Max and I discussed:

  • Max's Background
  • Max's Influence
  • The good and not not good things that Max see's within the physical preparation profession
  • Max gives a detailed discription of the Bulgarian weightlifting system and also talk's about his timed being trained under the legendary Ivan Ibadjev
  • Max talks about his program design for olympic lifting and how he individualizes his programs for his lifters
  • Max get's into an indepth discussion on training volume and intensity over the course of a lifters career
  • Max's talks about his technical models for teaching the lifts
  • Max talks about his first book which he has just released - Weightlifting Technique Triad
  • Max's top resources 
  • Max's thoughts on RPE for weightlifting
  • Max's thoughts on American Weightlifting
  • Max and I discuss drugs in Sport
  • Max discusses the use of Olympic lift variations with athletes
  • Max's hobbies outside of coaching and lifting
  • If Max could invite 5 people to dinner dead or alive who would he invite and why?
  • And much more

This was an awesome episode with Max and I hope you enjoy it.

Stay Strong,

RB

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Episode 130: James Smith - Critical Thinking

He's back!

James Smith from Global Sport Concepts rejoins me for his monthly interview on the ATSW podcast.

On this episode James discusses the topic of critical thinking.

This was another amazing episode with James. 

As always you will be left with a lot to think and mediate about after listening to this episode.

Enjoy my friends,

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

You can connect with James for consulting services here.

James' outstanding books can be found here also.

 

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