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In this episode Gerry welcomes on track and field coach Tony Holler to get into the important AND some controversial topics regarding speed development and sports performance for team-sport athletes.
To begin, Tony discusses his core philosophies, and influences when it comes to how he trains his athletes and what has shaped his "feed the cats," mindset regarding speed and the importance of keeping athletes moving at maximum speed to get maximum results. As Tony says best, when trying to get faster, the fatigue so many often seek to show hard work is the enemy of success!
From there, Gerry and Tony go through the importance of sprinting at maximum speed in order to get maximum results and how recovery can have a role in athletes ability to get the most out of their speed work.
To finish up, the conversation turns energy systems for team-sports and breaking down the misconceptions regarding long distance running and how that is NOT ideal for team-sport athletes. As Tony describes, team-sport athletes can have success via stacking aerobic bouts on top of one another to have success in conditioning that has carry over to games. Finally, Gerry asks Tony his opinion on a common sports performance myth: quick feet and misapplication of "agility drills."
All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!
3:00 - How Tony Is Dealing with the Covid Situation
5:30 - Tony’s Influences
12:30 - Tony’s “Style”
16:45 - The Misconceptions in Regards to Sprint Training
25:00 - Dealing with Parents
32:00 - Doing More Doesn’t = More Results
38:30 - Plyometrics
46:15 - Insistence on Aerobic System (Stop Running Poles)
52:25 - Train Sports in a Way That Reflects the Sport’s Needs
1:01:10 - The 40 Yard Dash
1:03:05 - Common Myths
1:08:45 - Lifting During Season
1:12:03 - Introducing Speed Work to Athletes Who Have Only “Played the Game”
1:14:50 - Getting Athletes to Buy In
1:16:45 - Tony’s Final ThoughtsSupport the show