Science of Speed (with Matt Jordan) via HMMR Media

From HMMR Media:

Speed is a common theme in our discussions on training. If you have listened to a few episodes you will continually hear us talking about how the effectiveness of maximal strength method is generally overestimated. In fact our second episode was about the advantages of submaximal training. But why does fast training work so well?

To help answer that we turned to Matt Jordan. Jordan is Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Canadian Sport Institute-Calgary, where he has helped over 30 World and Olympic medalists in a variety of sports. Most recently, however, he has been best known for the outstanding strength training article series he has put together Stuart McMillan (links below) and is a must follow on Twitter at @JordanStrength.


Velocity in Detail (Bryan Mann) via HMMR Media

Two weeks ago, the team at HMMR Media provided an introduction to velocity-based training. It is a good primer on the topic. On this week’s podcast, HMMR Media brought in an expert: Dr. Bryan Mann.

Mann wears two hats as both a strength coach and professor at the University of Missouri. His focus is on velocity-based training and his doctoral dissertation focused on the topic. He has written extensively about the topic and continues to research. On this podcast, HMMR Media got him to cover a gauntlet of detailed questions:

  • Simple rules for implementing velocity-based training. Some of the research is complicated, but there are a few simple steps any coach can take to easily add a little value to each training session.
  • Why lifting is not just lifting. How different types of strength (starting strength, maximum strength, speed strength, etc.) need to be trained differently and how that works together with velocity based training.
  • How did he create his target velocity ranges for different exercises?
  • Do target velocity ranges need to be individualized? If so, how?
  • What is the difference between peak and average velocity? And when should each metric be used?

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PUSH Podcast - Dr. Mike T Nelson

PUSH Podcast - Dr. Mike T Nelson

Our first podcast and we're lucky to have an expert in the field of sport science, Dr. Mike T Nelson - one of our early beta testers. Listen to Dr. Mike T Nelson, PhD in Exercise Physiology, talk about how he designs programs for the average Joe, how athletes should incorporate variety into their workouts, his take on the role of technology in the world of strength & conditioning and why Lebron's low carb diet might impair the King's on-court performance.