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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Episode 249: Michelle Boland - Critical thinking, training principles, and making life decisions

This episode's guest is Michelle Boland from Michelle Boland Training (MBT).

Michelle grew up in central Massachusetts where her interest for athletics and playing sports began. Michelle played soccer, basketball, and ran track at the collegiate level while studying Nutrition. After reflecting on her life passion for athletics and sports performance training, she decided to pursue a higher education degree in strength and conditioning (M.S.) and exercise physiology (PhD) at Springfield College (MA).

Michelle has had several years of professional experience as a strength and conditioning coach at a Division 1 institution working with a nationally ranked top 5 Women’s Ice Hockey team, a nationally ranked top 10 Men’s Ice Hockey team, and other teams including Field Hockey, Women’s Soccer, and Men’s Basketball. Michelle then created her own company, Michelle Boland Training, in order to support others in achieving their performance and fitness goals to the best of her abilities.

On this episode Michelle and I discuss:

  • Michelle's background
  • I ask Michelle about her "Strategy" course
  • I ask Michelle about her biggest influences
  • I ask Michelle about her training system
  • I ask Michelle how she has evolved as a coach and person
  • I ask Michelle about her decision making process throughout her coaching career and life
  • I ask Michelle if she could share with us any resources that could help people in their decision making processes
  • Michelle and I discuss core values and fulfillment 
  • I ask Michelle how she learns?
  • I ask Michelle, if she could invite 5 people to dinner, dead of alive, who would she invite and why?

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

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - michelleboland-training.com

Facebook - Michelle Boland

Twitter - @mboland18

Instagram - dr.michelleboland

 

Podcast's Mentioned:

Physical Preparation Podcast - Building a Principles-Based Approach to Training with Michelle Boland

 

Books Mentioned:

Status Anxiety

Make it Stick

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Bill Hartman 

The Intensive

Dan Sanzo

Pat Davidson

Springfield College, MA, USA

North Eastern University, MA, USA

Postural Restoration Institute (PRI)

Robert Sapolsky

Daniel Kahneman 

St. Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Brett Bartholomew

Dan Boothby

Zac Cupples

Ben House

Doug Kechijian

Lucy Hendricks

Frans Bosch

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (MBSC)

Mike Boyle

Dave Tenney

Joel Jamieson

Araon Davis

James Fitzgerald

Cal Dietz

Dunning–Kruger effect

Tri-Phasic Training

French Contrast Training

Fergus Connolly

Lee Taft

Justin Moore

Mike Robertson

Jim Kwik

Mary-Beth Cooper

Jordan Peterson

Ben House

 

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Episode 248: Derek Evely - Long term athlete development

This episodes guest sees the return of Derek Evely from EveltrakSport.com

On this episode Derek and I discuss:

  • Whats new with Derek
  • Derek shares with us his thoughts on long term athletic development (LTAD)
  • I ask Derek how would he educate parents on LTAD

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

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - eveltraksport.com

Facebook - EveltrakSport.com

Twitter - @eveltrak

Instagram - eveltrak

 

Podcast's Mentioned:

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

No Wristbands! We Drink For Free

 

Articles Mentioned:

Periodization Paradigms in the 21st Century: Evidence-Led or Tradition-Driven?

Periodization Theory: Confronting an Inconvenient Truth

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Derek's educational courses and resources 

Dan Pfaff

Stu McMillan

Boo Schexnayder

ALTIS Education courses

Charles van Commenee

Frans Bosch

Kevin Tyler

Peter Tchiene

Iordan Krouchev

Dan Carlin

Hardcore History 50-55 – Blueprint for Armageddon Series

Tom Novak

Hammerman USA

Jim Coxworth

Dylan Armstrong

Shane Niemi

Gary Reed

Istvan Balyi 

John Kiely

Vladimir Issurin

Charles Poliquin

Neil Young

Mike Young

James Baker

Charlie Francis

Mike Smith

Vesteinn Hafsteinsson

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Episode 247: Chris Korfist - current thoughts on enhancing human performance

This episode's guest sees the return of Chris Korfist from slowguyspeedschool.com

On this episode Chris and I discuss:

  • What's new with Chris
  • Chris shares we us his current thoughts on hamstring training and rehabilitation 
  • I ask Chris how he navigated COVID-19 as a teacher
  • We discuss training methods to dampen neural inhibition
  • I ask Chris for his thoughts on using light and color to improve sport performance
  • I ask Chris for his thoughts on warm ups
  • Chris tells us about some of the new educational courses offered by RPR
  • I ask Chris about training the feet
  • I ask Chris about coaching pedagogy 
  • I ask Chris about his experience with England rugby and AUT in New Zealand

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

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - slowguyspeedschool.com

Website - reflexiveperformance.com

Facebook - Chris Korfist

Facebook - Reflexive Performance Reset

Twitter - @RPR_system

Instagram - korfist1

Instagram - rpr_system

 

Podcast's Mentioned:

The Professional Athlete Podcast with Ken Gunter - 33. Chris Korfist - Speed Expert, RPR Co-Founder, Author

Episode 215: Chris Korfist, Cal Dietz, and JL Holdsworth - Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR)

 

Books Mentioned:

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, 1)

Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy

People and Resources Mentioned:

Bum Phillips

Ken Clark

John Cronin

Dan Fichter

Shawn Sherman

Dan Pfaff

Stu McMillan

Mike Boyle

Charles Poliquin

The Gait Guys

Shawn Allen

Bo Jackson

Eric Dickerson

David Montgomery

Mariana G. Figueiro

Deborah Zelinsky

Louie Simmons

James Fitzgerald

Postural Restoration Institute 

Joe Newton (coach)

Stan Reddle

Jon Clarke

Micheál Cahill

Eric Helms

Bret Contreras

Ulysses S. Grant

Abraham Lincoln

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

This episodes guest is Keir Wenham-Flatt from the Strength Coach Network and Rugby Strength Coach

On this episode Keir and I discuss:

  • Keir's background
  • Does Keir still have an ambition to work in the NFL?
  • I ask Keir what lesson's he learned from all his world travel?
  • Why Keir established the Strength Coach Network (SCN) and what are his aspirations for it going forward?
  • How fatherhood has changed him?
  • I ask Keir about his approach to being a parent
  • I ask Keir for his top and current reading recommendations
  • I ask Keir if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead of alive, who would he invite and why?

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

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - strengthcoachnetwork.com

Website - rugbystrengthcoach.com

Facebook - Strength Coach Network

Facebook - Rugby Strength Coach

Twitter - @StrCoachNetwork

Twitter - @RUGBY_STR_COACH

Instagram - strength_coach_network

Instagram - rugby_strength_coach

 

Video's Mentioned:

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Cosmos | London Real

 

Books Mentioned:

Power. The Training of Champions: From biomechanics to exercise physiology, the science of developing powerful athletes

The Sovereign Individual

The Checklist Manifesto

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Second Treatise of Government

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Strength Coach Network - ANNUAL Membership Discount Code for Sept 2021 - $50 off Annual Membership - CODE - SPRINT

Dr. Dre

Donald Trump

Erik Korem 

Chris McCormick

Wasps RFC

Sydney Roosters

EXOS

Ealing Trailfinders 

Chris Tombs

Rotherham Titans RFC

Scott Kuehn 

James Smith

Farman Street Blog

Shane Parish

Jacob Rees-Mogg

UKSCA

Rich Clarke

Nassim Taleb

Atul Gawande

Terrence Kennell

Mladen Jovanovic

Port Adelaide 

Elon Musk

Muhammad Ali

Marcus Aurelius

Christopher Hitchens

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Episode 245: Pat Davidson - A Coaches Guide to Optimizing Movement - Part 1

In this Part 1 Pat discusses:

  • The genesis of this book 
  • The Foundations of his model, covering the 7 movement pillars, which are; 1) movement quality, 2) movement quantity, 3) movement standardization, 4) movement progression, 5) movement strategy, 6) muscular orientation, 7) muscular action. 
  • From here, Pat breaks down each of the 7 pillars component parts in detail

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:

Albert Einstein

Leonardo Da Vinci 

Bill Hartman 

Bill Hartman's Intensive

Mike Israetel

Mike Boyle

Diane Lee

Mike Robertson

 

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Episode 244: Nick Ward - Education and development of a coach

This episodes guest is Nick Ward.

Nick is currently the programs director at ALTIS.

Almost 35 years on from starting as a coach Nick is active and helping people achieve their goals and improve their lifestyle – whether for the outdoors, on the sports field or the Olympic podium. As the AlTIS Programs Director Nick builds education and training resources that share experiences and extend processes. ALTIS is an elite training environment for athletes, and a global leader in the provision of education for sport performance.  The complexity of managing both the Performance and health of athletes is at the heart of the ALTIS approach.

 

On this episode Nick and I discuss:

  • Nick's background
  • I ask Nick if he was involved with the London 2012 Olympic games
  • I ask Nick what lessons he has learned from all his coaching experiences
  • I ask Nick what is the current mission and vision for ALTIS going forward
  • I ask Nick about how coaches can develop their information filter?
  • I ask Nick how he learns?
  • I ask Nick for his top and current reading recommendations
  • I ask Nick what life lessons has he learned over his life and career so far?
  • I ask Nick if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead of alive, who would he invite and why?

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

Stay Strong,
RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - Atlisworld.com

Facebook - Nick Ward

Twitter - @coach_nickward

Instagram - nickward_coach

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Pacey Performance Podcast #311 - Nick Ward

Upside Strength: Need for Speed course with Nick Ward - Episode #74 

 

Books Mentioned:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Lila

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 

Range

Change Maker

Killers of the Flower Moon

Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy

Crucial Conversations

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Rob Pacey

ALTIS

ALTIS courses

ALTIS Connect 

ALTIS AGORA Council

ALTIS 360

Dr. Terrence Orr

Barton Center for Orthopedics and Wellness

PT Revolution 

Stu McMillan

Dan Pfaff

Durham University

English Institute of Sport

UKSCA

Chris Turner

Mark Aston

Joseph Stalin

Niccolò Machiavelli

Johan Lahti

Matt Jordan

Chris Bishop

Rachel Balkovec

Cameron Josse

John Berardi

Precision Nutrition Level 1

Precision Nutrition Level 2

Stephen Covey

Steffan Jones

Robert Pirsig

David Epstein

James Patterson

Motivational Interviewing 

Nelson Mandela

Donald Trump

Alexander the Great

Mary Seacole

James Fitzgerald 

 

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