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LEO Training: Strength & Conditioning | Endurance | Health | Performance | Injury Prevention | Joe DeLeo

Strength, endurance, health and injury rehabilitation advice from host Joe DeLeo, NSCA-CSCS, FMS, SFG I . This is your podcast resource for top notch tips, strategies, information and stories from strength & conditioning, rowing, running and other endurance sports as well as expert information on nutrition, health and wellness that can be applied to everyone from elite athletes to exercise enthusiasts. This podcast will feature interviews with elite and amateur athletes, strength and endurance coaches, health & wellness experts, and injury rehabilitation professionals. If you are looking to improve your health, strength, and fitness while simultaneously training smarter this podcast has something for you! Train Smarter. Get Stronger. Move Better. Race Faster. For more information and resources, go to http://leotraining.io/
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Dec 17, 2017

LT 099 | Dr. Stuart McGill & Brian Carroll - The Gift of Injury

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This week's podcast features two return guests: Dr. Stuart McGill and Brian Carroll.

Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor emeritus of the University of Waterloo, where he was a professor for 32 years. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate back-pained people and enhance both injury resilience and performance.

Brian Carroll is world class powerlifter with over a decade of elite class lifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, Brian returned to world class form and was able to establish a new world record for the squat at 1185 pounds all after his back injury.

This interview tells the story of Brian’s injury and his journey back to health and elite performance with the help of Dr. McGill.

Here are 3 things you will learn from this interview:

  • The importance of being an athlete 24/7
  • What's one piece of advice you both would give to our youth to better prepare them to strength train?
  • The value of assistance work

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Gift of Injury you can find it on Amazon.com, Powerrackstrength.com and BackFitPro.com and I will also include those links in the show notes.

Interview Topics and Questions:

Brian and Dr. McGill

  • Who came up with the title "The Gift of Injury" and what's the meaning for each of you behind this title?
  • What does being an athlete 24/7 mean?
  • What's one piece of advice you both would give to our youth to better prepare them to strength train?
  • Regardless of sport, why is it important to only compete at competitions a few times a year?
  • What do we need to do to change the mindset of chasing reps and adding weight? This is not a mindset that athletes intuitively possess.
Brian
  • What does it mean to "Practice the way we plan to compete." and to "approach every lift with intent and meaning".
  • The value and importance of assistance work. What do you look for when coaching an athlete and how to select the appropriate exercise.
  • Your decision to retire and over the next several years lower your body weight.
 
Dr. McGill
  • Why "knee to chest" stretches and rolling around | use of a foam roller are not good for the back or performance?
  • How the Big Three provides a stiffening, bracing effect for several hours after performing them reduces micro movements.
  • Bone callousing: quick explanation of theory and how this was a key part of Brian's rehab

Show Notes:

Dec 4, 2017

LT 098 | Alex Wolf - Training for the Complete Rower

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In this week's podcast episode I had the pleasure to sit down with Alex Wolf, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for English Institute of Sport.

Alex Wolf is the Head of Strength and Conditioning for the English Institute of Sport where he leads a team of 60 plus Strength and Conditioning Coaches working with the majority of Olympic and Paralympic sports for Team GB.  Alex spent almost six years working with GB Rowing including the preparation for London 2012 where the GB Rowing Team topped the medal table with their best ever medal haul.  Alex has spent over a decade working in elite and high performance sports working across Olympic, Paralympic and Professional sports in the UK and abroad. Alex is currently completing his PhD around neuromuscular physiology and biomechanics out of the Biodynamics Laboratories at Imperial College, London.

In addition, he is the co-author of the book "Training the Complete Rower" along with Coach Paul Thompson. This interview is a fantastic look into the training principles executed by one of the most successful rowing teams in the world. Alex discusses the strategies and principles of the book as well as the key lessons he learned that he feels are invaluable to rowers.

3 Things you will learn:

  1. Evidence of strength training improving force development and power
  2. What skills/lifts give the best return to the rowing stroke?
  3. Technique vs. load - Why going heavier does not always translate to greater force production

Interview Topics:

  • Training Paradigm of: fundamental skill development, conditioning training, high force and speed training, specific sports performance
  • Evidence of strength training on force and power development for endurance athletes and balancing this during these types of efforts during the weekly training sessions.
  • How do you evaluate/assess a brand new athlete?
  • Why do you want to complete explosive strength training prior to heavy strength training and not the reverse?
  • Technique vs. Load - Why going heavier does not always translate to increases in force production.
  • and much more!

Show Notes:

 

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