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In this episode Gerry welcomes on veteran strength coach Zach Even-Esh to discuss keeping it simple and sticking with what works to get athletes stronger, faster and more powerful.
With the prevalence of social media in strength training, there is a tendency for athletes to see flashy training that lacks substance. In some ways, this has led some trainers, coaches and athletes to abandon what is simple (sprinting, squatting, lifting heavier to get stronger etc.) in favor of what is "sexier," and appeals more to complication.
To start, Zach and Gerry discuss the difference between doing an exercise the RIGHT way and simply doing it. Additionally, they go over the importance of establishing proper movement BEFORE adding load and piling on top of dysfunctional movement.
From there, the two talk about mastering the basics and building quality movement patterns and earning the right to move heavier weight with more complex movements. Lastly, the conversation turns to the importance of strength training and striving for gains and improvements year-round, ESPECIALLY for young athletes who are developing.
All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!
1:17- The Importance of Doing an Exercise The Right Way
5:45- Information is Easy to Come By, But Hard to Implement Correctly
10:15- Listening to The Wrong Voices in The Industry
13:25- How Easy it is to Open a Gym, and Why That Can Be a Problem
20:10- Dealing with Weakness From Injuries
23:20- Sports Specificity
27:15- You are Dealing with PEOPLE and Adaptation
32:45- Training Year-Round
37:10- Intensity Based on Season
40:05- Seek out The Type of Athlete You Want to Train
43:55- Invest in Yourself
56:46- Mini Q&A Question 1
57:39- Sprinting Fast to Get Faster
1:01:18- Mini Q&A Question 2
1:03:14- Importance of Timing with Static Stretching