Podcast #3: Patrick Peterson on Sports Science, Intervention vs. No Intervention, and What Transfers to Sport

NOTES: “Some people are so afraid to load us up and hit us with volume. That’s what makes our immune system better.. movement literacy.. it goes down the chain” “Sometimes the best question you can ask is ‘how are you feeling today?’” Sleep: “Who knows, maybe he’s able to recover in those 6 hours, he’s…

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Thoughts 8

Academia: If a 135 lbs. Deadlifter walked up to me and gave me tips on my 600 Deadlift, I would dismiss everything they could say. But if someone has advanced degrees in Ex. Phys. and a list of certifications, everyone feels more inclined to listen. Why? Academia doesn’t give someone the right to speak as…

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Podcast #2: Jeff Moyer (DC Sports Training) on 1×20, Vision Training, and Warm-Ups

Notes: On the 1×20 System: “What is the least amount we need to do to get the highest result we need?” “The most minimalist approach I know of… the 1×20 system.” At Hamilton College, half did 5/3/1 Vertical Integration, half did 1×20. Every 8-weeks, vertical jumps and single-leg broad jumps… after about 24 weeks, I…

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Podcast #1: Terrence Kennell (TK) on sports preparation, nasal breathing, and running

Notes The push-pull dynamic between S&C and AT and how it differs with rugby: “Every team will have a rehab coach, that person is that middle ground communication between the two departments.” Agility training: Basically playing games, “constantly changing the rules of the game.” On your feet-based sports: “At the end of the day, running…

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Thoughts 7

Injury Reduction Strategies – Do these actually work the way we think they work (e.g. reinforcing good movement patterns, strengthening joint stabilizers, lengthening ‘tight’ tissues) or do they work because they take away from the volume of weight room/sport practice? If athletes have 90 minutes to practice and you take 30 minutes to static stretch,…

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3 Concepts for Juicy Tendons

I had Patella Tendinopathy in my early 20s. For 3 years, I couldn’t dunk, squat, or sprint without pain. Doctors told me to rest. This did not work. LOADING my tendons worked and now I rarely have issues. I wish I had known the following information years ago. 1) Tendons are not Ligaments Tendons connect…

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Thoughts 6

The two camps in S&C: On the one side, it is about putting athletes through high volume/high intensity training so that they become more robust and better able to deal with high levels of stress. On the other side, it is about minimum effective dose, doing as little volume/intensity as possible while still making progress.…

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Thoughts 5

Conversation with an Athletic Trainer:  When someone comes in with injury or pain (this is very contextual), we are quick to say it’s because they are weak.  Do all athletes really need to get stronger in the traditional sense or can injury/pain be a neurological issue?  A ‘weak’ hamstring can often be strengthened immediately with…

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Thoughts 4

Apathy is a terrible quality to possess. Forcing energy – If a drill/exercise is actually engaging, then energy doesn’t need to be forced.  Do athletes need to cheer each other on during a snap down or layup line?  No.  If they are maxing on squats, energy will come naturally.  If they are executing a competitive drill,…

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Muscle Remembers: Why Gains Come Back Easy After Time Off

If you take time away from lifting, what will happen to your gains?  And when you get back to training, how long will it take to get your muscle back? Researchers at Keele University looked into these questions. Hypothesis Skeletal muscle ‘remembers’ periods of muscle growth, making it easier to gain back muscle after taking time…

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