In this episode Gerry welcomes on two great young strength coaches in Daniel Flahie and Cody Hughes. Daniel and Cody have experience working with more advanced and novice athletes alike, as well as some general population clients that gives them a refreshing and unbiased approach to all areas of programming and training.
The episode starts as the three discuss the importance of looking beyond barbell numbers when it comes to helping an athlete achieve their goals in their respective sport. As coaches who place a great deal of importance on being strong and getting athletes stronger, Gerry guides Daniel and Cody through the things they look for in terms of the transfer of strength training to sport to ensure athletes aren't simply padding one rep max numbers. Is a metric or tested number yielding important results?
From there, the conversation shifts to principle and philosophy based programming and the importance of not grounding your programming in an approach that is married to particular exercises or modalities. There is a time and a place for different types of programming, exercises and strategies and if we understand the main principles guiding programming we can have a better grasp on why they are being used.
To finish, the three talk about sports specific programming and how sport is only activity actually done in games, practice or the field of play. They discuss the methods they use to bridge training transferability to sport and why that is a better approach to training athletes versus trying to bring sports themselves into strength training.
All that and more on this Episode of Muscles and Management!