Muscles and Management

Episode #135 Gena Bradshaw: Beyond the Barbell- How Coaches Can Better Handle the Psychological Component of Athletic Development

January 13, 2021 Gerry DeFilippo Season 3 Episode 135
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Episode #135 Gena Bradshaw: Beyond the Barbell- How Coaches Can Better Handle the Psychological Component of Athletic Development
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Muscles and Management
Episode #135 Gena Bradshaw: Beyond the Barbell- How Coaches Can Better Handle the Psychological Component of Athletic Development
Jan 13, 2021 Season 3 Episode 135
Gerry DeFilippo

*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*

Muscles and Management welcomes Strength/Track & Field Coach Gena Bradshaw on the show for this installment!

Gena has beat cancer (TWICE!), competed in track and field at the collegiate level and now trains athletes as part of her family business, Bradshaw Personal Training.

The episode starts with Gena talking about her education and what it was like growing up with two parents who are strength coaches and personal trainers.

From there, both Gena and Gerry talk about handling the mental and emotional aspects of athletic development and several ways you can help improve your athlete’s performance by understanding how they feel, think and behave.

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


Episode Timestamps

5:00 - Gena’s Training Background

10:45 - Training Your Own Kids

19:00 - Specialization Vs Not

24:45 - Mental Side of Training

29:00 - Coaching Female Athletes

34:00 - Using the Scale When Training Young Female Athletes

40:45 - Gena’s Experience Working with Parents

45:50 - Getting out of Comfort Zone

49:00 - Gena’s Work as a Business Coach

55:00 - Gena’s Final Thoughts

Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)

Show Notes

*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*

Muscles and Management welcomes Strength/Track & Field Coach Gena Bradshaw on the show for this installment!

Gena has beat cancer (TWICE!), competed in track and field at the collegiate level and now trains athletes as part of her family business, Bradshaw Personal Training.

The episode starts with Gena talking about her education and what it was like growing up with two parents who are strength coaches and personal trainers.

From there, both Gena and Gerry talk about handling the mental and emotional aspects of athletic development and several ways you can help improve your athlete’s performance by understanding how they feel, think and behave.

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


Episode Timestamps

5:00 - Gena’s Training Background

10:45 - Training Your Own Kids

19:00 - Specialization Vs Not

24:45 - Mental Side of Training

29:00 - Coaching Female Athletes

34:00 - Using the Scale When Training Young Female Athletes

40:45 - Gena’s Experience Working with Parents

45:50 - Getting out of Comfort Zone

49:00 - Gena’s Work as a Business Coach

55:00 - Gena’s Final Thoughts

Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)