Muscles and Management

Episode 154 Grant Darnell: Air Force Special Ops. Head of Strength and Conditioning

May 26, 2021 Gerry DeFilippo Season 3 Episode 154
Muscles and Management
Episode 154 Grant Darnell: Air Force Special Ops. Head of Strength and Conditioning
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Episode 154 Grant Darnell: Air Force Special Ops. Head of Strength and Conditioning
May 26, 2021 Season 3 Episode 154
Gerry DeFilippo

*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*

In this episode, Gerry welcomes Air Force Special Ops. Head of Strength and Conditioning, Grant Darnell, to talk various areas surrounding strength and conditioning (programming and training) AND career aspects of the field.

To start, Grant details his experience in the field over the past decade, including his most recent eight year stint at Wayne State working with the football team. The two discuss movement quality and Grant's powerlifting background as well as using social media as a coach.

Then, the conversation turns to baseball and strength and conditioning being behind when it comes to perceptions and what baseball players need. From heavy lifting to lifting for pitchers, the two tackle myths and misconceptions about training for baseball players.

To finish up, Grant touches on building a training schedule around a team and their sport activities and tips for strength coaches on how to handle these situations.

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

Episode Timestamps

3:30 - Intro on Grant

5:05 - Training Soldiers vs Young Athletes

15:00 - Movement Quality

20:10 - Social Media

25:00 - Baseball is still behind the times

31:00 - Baseball & Lifting Heavy

40:00 - Building a schedule around team activities

49:20 - Body Weight fluctuations and Gerry’s Weight Loss

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

Show Notes

*SHOW TIMESTAMPS FEATURED AT THE END*

In this episode, Gerry welcomes Air Force Special Ops. Head of Strength and Conditioning, Grant Darnell, to talk various areas surrounding strength and conditioning (programming and training) AND career aspects of the field.

To start, Grant details his experience in the field over the past decade, including his most recent eight year stint at Wayne State working with the football team. The two discuss movement quality and Grant's powerlifting background as well as using social media as a coach.

Then, the conversation turns to baseball and strength and conditioning being behind when it comes to perceptions and what baseball players need. From heavy lifting to lifting for pitchers, the two tackle myths and misconceptions about training for baseball players.

To finish up, Grant touches on building a training schedule around a team and their sport activities and tips for strength coaches on how to handle these situations.

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

Episode Timestamps

3:30 - Intro on Grant

5:05 - Training Soldiers vs Young Athletes

15:00 - Movement Quality

20:10 - Social Media

25:00 - Baseball is still behind the times

31:00 - Baseball & Lifting Heavy

40:00 - Building a schedule around team activities

49:20 - Body Weight fluctuations and Gerry’s Weight Loss

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