Muscles and Management

Episode #71 Meathead Monday: Quarantine Training Tips Part #2 and Adaptations vs. Variations (Featuring Kevin Poppe)

April 13, 2020 Gerry DeFilippo Season 2 Episode 71
Muscles and Management
Episode #71 Meathead Monday: Quarantine Training Tips Part #2 and Adaptations vs. Variations (Featuring Kevin Poppe)
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Muscles and Management
Episode #71 Meathead Monday: Quarantine Training Tips Part #2 and Adaptations vs. Variations (Featuring Kevin Poppe)
Apr 13, 2020 Season 2 Episode 71
Gerry DeFilippo

In this episode Gerry welcomes on Kevin Poppe, strength coach and owner of DST Houston.

Kevin joins Gerry in part #2 of his quarantine training tips to help athletes and coaches navigate this period of unknown while away from their standard training facilities and seeking to continue effective training while at home.

To start, the two discuss the importance of maintaining adherence to goals, time of the off-season for each athlete and still aiming to improve the attributes we would be if we were still at the gym. Kevin points out the effectiveness of plotting programs and goals and writing them down to stay on track.

From there, the conversation turns to training adaptations vs. seeking specific variations and how it can be helpful in training with limited equipment. If we seek to train speed, strength, power etc. vs. trying to do cleans, squats, or other specific variations we can much better accomplish what we need to. Adaptations equal freedom and ability to program with what you have while variations leave you putting together half-baked attempts at mirroring our usual training with equipment.

To finish, Kevin gives some tips for athletes and coaches during this time and the importance of utilizing the internet and social media to find help from coaches you can trust.

All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!

Show Notes

In this episode Gerry welcomes on Kevin Poppe, strength coach and owner of DST Houston.

Kevin joins Gerry in part #2 of his quarantine training tips to help athletes and coaches navigate this period of unknown while away from their standard training facilities and seeking to continue effective training while at home.

To start, the two discuss the importance of maintaining adherence to goals, time of the off-season for each athlete and still aiming to improve the attributes we would be if we were still at the gym. Kevin points out the effectiveness of plotting programs and goals and writing them down to stay on track.

From there, the conversation turns to training adaptations vs. seeking specific variations and how it can be helpful in training with limited equipment. If we seek to train speed, strength, power etc. vs. trying to do cleans, squats, or other specific variations we can much better accomplish what we need to. Adaptations equal freedom and ability to program with what you have while variations leave you putting together half-baked attempts at mirroring our usual training with equipment.

To finish, Kevin gives some tips for athletes and coaches during this time and the importance of utilizing the internet and social media to find help from coaches you can trust.

All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!

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