In this episode Gerry welcomes on Arkansas Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach Blaine Kinsley. Gerry looks through Blaine's Twitter to find some his most impactful tweets on various key topics in the realm of strength and speed training.
To start, the conversation heads towards a very argued point in strength and conditioning... power cleans. Blaine explains why he likes cleans, but why he may not use the for every player he trains and how he makes that decision. The two then discuss the importance of not getting too caught up in variations (exercises) and more on what works to achieve the adaptation (effect) that you are looking for.
From there, Gerry opens the discussion on some of Blaine's tweets related to motor recruitment for athletes, the importance of it and what exercises push an athlete to recruit more motor units. Additionally, they go over how this can help determine how transferable training is to sport (Verkhoshansky's Principle of Dynamic Correspondence) and how it should guide your programming.
To finish up, the discussion explores areas such as the joint-by-joint model and stable vs. mobile joints, how you can assess or help athletes in these areas and keeping it simple when it comes to building strength, speed, power and endurance.
All that and more on this episode!