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In this episode Gerry welcomes on former Oakland Athletic's and UCLA strength and conditioning coach Bob Alejo.
Bob currently serves as the Senior Associate Athletic Director at California State University Northridge, a role new to the sports performance world and the burgeoning High Performance Model of strength and conditioning and sports medicine. Bob's day-to-day duties involve serving as a voice to the Athletic Director in ensuring that a professional with expertise and experience has the hand in hiring strength, athletic training and sports performance staff.
Bob and Gerry discuss the essence of the High Performance Model, an organizational structure that helps ensure the cohesive relationship of a program or organizations sport, strength and athletic training staffs. Bob details how the High Performance Model operates, with the goal of each department having full control over their respective areas and collaborating to the benefit of the athlete. Additionally, the two discuss the role of each department and what it will take for this structure to make its way to major Division I Sports and the professional sports level.
From there, the conversation turns to the qualities differentiating competent and expert strength coaches, as well as the true definition of the "core," and what you may want to focus on to make sure your core training is achieving what it needs to.
All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!
5:45- High Performance Model
7:58- Injuries & Overworking
10:00- The Problem with Being Underprepared as an Athlete
15:55- There isn’t one way to do Things, but There are Wrong Ways
25:15- Being Hired by People Not in the Industry
34:40- Coaches Stepping on Your Toes as a Trainer and How to Deal with it
38:45- Difference Between Good & Great Trainers
46:10- Dealing with Coaches who are Doing Things Completely Wrong
52:05- “Tell Me what you are Doing and I’ll Tell you what we Used to Call it”
55:10- Build Programs Based on what the Athlete is Always Doing
59:05- Core Work Should be Treated like Every Other System
1:05:00- Bob’s ACL Presentation & “Injury Prevention”
1:07:40- Bob’s Tweet on Core Stability
1:11:30- Pay Attention to Citations in Studies
1:14:23- Bias in StudiesSupport the show