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The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat – hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.This week our hosts sit down with powerlifter and strength coach JL Holdsworth. His accolades far too long to list here, JL is also the founder of RPR, or the Reflexive Performance Reset methodology which he discusses in great detail on the show today. JL is also the owner of The Spot Athletics, a performance facility in Columbus, Ohio where he coaches athletes of all levels. Our hosts along with JL provide a great, informative episode for you today, so tune in!Introduction and background of the guest [2:44] JL reminisces the events that inspired him to keep in spite of periodical hiccups [7:35] The origins of Spot Athletics and the philosophy behind it [11:53] Discussing the responsibilities and limitations of a strength coach [16:32] Learn how people from all age groups can train with Spot Athletics [17:35] JL shares why he is absolutely against training while in pain [21:51] Discussing the older, traditional mentality of training in spite of pain [23:23] JL shares his fitness goal: Make people feel better after a training regimen [26:33] JL reflects on how his past experiences with Westside helped him while starting Spot Athletics [28:08] Discussing the evolving mentalities in the powerlifting world [31:29] JL highlights the lack of experts in the fitness industry [35:11] Discussing the role of the RPR in limiting the possibilities of injury [38:24] JL talks about the scope of his work and people in the industry he’s in contact with...

The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat – hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Dr. Bryan Mann has been competing in the sport of powerlifting since 1996. He is the assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Missouri where he has worked since 2004. He has many powerlifting accolades to his name in raw, single-ply, and multi-ply lifting. He is a researcher and author, having written several research publications dealing with training in Division 1 athletics, specifically football. He has recently published "Developing Explosive Athletes: Use of Velocity Based Training in Training Athletes". You can read his content on EliteFTS where he is a columnist or follow him on twitter!Introduction and background of the guest [1:36] Bryann reminisces on the mini-thesis he wrote about the relation between cleans and a vertical jump [6:33] Bryann shares how he ended up using incorrect statistics for his mini-thesis [8:08] Learning how velocity based training for the athletes lead to various improvements [10:15] Utilizing ZONE in velocity training: Can it be applied to exercise movements? [13:27] Greg shares how he uses velocity in SDE or SPE (Special Developmental Exercises and Special Physical Exercises, respectively) [16:05] Learn why zones is ideally suited for a team-sport environment [17:48] Bryann shares information about Gymaware, a tool he uses for monitoring velocity [20:02] How can you manually implement a velocity device in your training? [23:02] Choosing the right parameters for VBT while performing at the highest level [29:07] Discussing how the psychological aspect of the VBT improves power and strength [32:00] ...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [1:28] The origins of YAP and the philosophy behind it [4:03] The clinical process behind YAP; Phillip shares how he handles client issues using the YAP methodology [12:08] Phillip shares how he uses the skin rolling technique [14:00] Does manual therapy have to be painful in order to be effective? [15:50] Learn how “Yapping” helps relieve you from joint pains [21:03] Phillip explains as to why you feel weakness in the area subjected to yapping [26:05] Is yapping safe to use? Does it need more investigation? [29:28] Phillip shares how his treatment for back pain evolved over the years [34:03] Discussing the fearful mind set which prevents athletes from maintaining a neutral spine position during lifting [37:46] We talk about the increased chances of injury when maintaining improper movement [42:45] Phillip talks about his sports background [45:14] Phillip shares his contact details [48:12]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [00:46] Evan talks about his background and how he got into strength conditioning [2:41] Learn how Evan managed to fight and overcome cancer and in the process, inspire athletes [08:40] Methods to bring about mental toughness in athletes [15:37] Evan shares how he manages the hundreds of athletes and their coaching schedules [20:29] Does Evan believe in structuring position specific training? [25:43] Evan shares how he goes about with the data collection process [26:37] Learn how training evolves over winter, spring and summer sessions [28:00] What does Evan think of athletes venturing into private sector for training during down time? [32:06] Evan’s role in the training process and how he collaborates with the Head Coach [34:21] Evan talks about his time at Davidson [38:29] What does the general career path look like for a strength coach? [41:45] Evan talks about his experience with tempering equipment [43:45] How does Evan’s training program help athletes reach newer heights? [47:37] Does Evan change his training method differ for a superstar athlete and an average athlete [50:24] Evan’s advice for people looking to enter the field of SNC [53:40]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [0:33] Jordan shares details about his velocity measurement products and how it compares to other devices in the market [3:12] Jordan talks about the factors that led to the creation of his device, the V1; learn how V2 has improved over V1 [7:29] Defining auto-regulation, and comparing it to velocity measurement [10:22] Jordan shares how he tests different profiles [12:27] What are the factors that affect 1RM velocity? We discuss training age and height [15:07] Is it possible to come up a matrix that can accurately predict One-Rep Max?  [16:08] Discussing the relation of velocity to percentage of One-Rep Max, and how this enables the use of most current data [19:41] Can you make reliable decisions based on velocity based data? [25:21] Discussing range of motion and analyzing its effect when fatigue accumulates [27:30] Jordan talks about the process of collecting qualitative data from velocity based training [32:06] Jordan shares details about the SNS Barbell Facility [40:23] Jordan shares his contact information [41:15]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [00:39] Ian provides information about the origins of “King Sports International” and shares how it has evolved over the years [2:03] Ian talks about the benefits of introducing strength training for sportsmen [3:55] Ian shares his view on current strength training norms for kids [5:55] Live better through well thought of and structured strength training [07:55] We discuss the degeneration of a sportsperson body and hence, life quality due to incorrect coaching practices [09:26] Are there any commonalities in training patterns for different sports [12:21] Sharing views on early development model [14:15] What are some of the factors that have led to declining athlete quality? [16:53] What are some of the pros and cons that have crept in due to evolving strength and condition regimens? [20:07] We talk about the need for preventing dominant organizations to feed commercial information [22:16] We discuss how strength training texts have always been disconnected from reality [25:28] The critical need to protect your shoulder joint from any harm; understand optimal joint position is a factor or length, stability and tension [27:42] What are some of the factors that lead to injury due to throwing? We talk genetics and throwing style [30:55] Indicators for understanding an athlete’s work capacity [32:59] Preservation strategies for an athlete which ensure longevity [34:12] Guiding athletes to make decisions without thwarting their emotional or rational side [37:14] Should players always follow what the coach says? [40:32] Ian shares his contact information [44:37]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [00:46] A recap into how Kalle kicked off his career with Starting Strongman [1:24] Insight into the Strongman sport [7:01] We talk about how crossfit has led to increased interest in the Strongman sport [9:16] Kalle shares how he gets novices started off with the Strongman sport [12:14] Learn why the non-standardized nature of strongman renders it a more complex sport compared to powerlifting [12:56] Discussing how the Strongman sport requires athleticism as opposed to being strength [16:38] Kalle shares his strategies on reviewing deficiencies and discusses way to address them [18:07] Kalle shares how he approaches online training programs [24:07] Typical training program of an intermediate level Strongman [27:03] Comparing and contrasting training differences of a Strongman and a Powerlifter with regards to aerobic aspects [31:43] Is it possible to train for Strongman in a crossfit gym or in a commercial setting? [34:07] Easing novices into the Strongman sport [36:57] Advice for fitness trainers that don’t have the necessary tools at their disposal to start training for Strongman [40:08] Find more about Strongman via the YouTube channel, Starting Strongman or the Strongtalk podcast [42:27]...