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MAM Podcast S01E07 Risk vs Reward and a Review of the 2022 Winter Seminar

LISTEN Risk vs Reward and a Review of the 2022 Winter Seminar | WATCH Show Notes Today’s Discussion Points:  Risk v Reward and Durability Thread from – Is strength training for performance the same as strength training for durability? Is it possible to be more durable but less explosive, or does higher strength/power… READ MORE

MAM Podcast S01E06 – Special Guests Drew Massey, Carlos Felix, and Miller Lite

Listen Special Guests Drew Massey, Carlos Felix, and 🍻 | Watch Show Notes Today’s Discussion Points:  Shoveling Snow is a lot of work Drew Massey Website: Game Time Fitness Instagram: @gametimesportstn   Personal: @masseystrengthcoach Carlos Felix –  Website: Fitness Pro Education Instagram: @fitnessproeducation Personal: @coachfelixatl Three biggest barriers for entry into exercise Financial / Access… READ MORE

MAM Podcast S01 E05: In-Season Training: the “Why” and the “How”

Listen In-season Training – the “Why” and the “How” | Watch Show Notes Today’s Discussion Points:  In-season Training – the Why It’s possible now to play the same sport year round and in-season training is almost year round  Do you value playing more games or value improving and recovering physically? “You won’t have to… READ MORE

MAM Podcast S01 E03: Minimal Effective Dose and How To Find Your Niche

LISTEN Minimum Effective Dose & Finding Your Niche | Podcasting WATCH SHOW NOTES Discussion Points:  1). What is the idea of “minimum effective dose” in training and how does it apply to general population clients and athletes? More is not better, better is better “Train race horses, not work horses” – Tony Holler Play… READ MORE

To train, or not?

We’ve all had it happen. Goals in sight. A solid training plan laid out, ready for that client to rock. Progressions, regressions, lateralizations all lined up on deck. Then…the dreaded words come out of their mouth. “I tweaked my back”. “I pulled something”. “The old joints are aching today”. Shit. There goes that plan. …or… READ MORE

​​The art of accountability.

This is a Guest Article written by Megan Pomarensky… The art of accountability. Non-compliance is not a thing. Let’s get this straight. If a client isn’t following through on a program, it’s your fault. Not the client’s fault. Your fault. Let’s back up here, and I’ll explain why. Behavior Change. That’s really what we’re doing with… READ MORE

5 things Therapists can learn from Coaches

This is a Guest Article written by Megan Pomarensky… Therapists have a lot to learn from coaches. The disconnect between therapy and training is HUGE. Strength coaches are in a unique position. Clients often actively seeking them out, to push them closer to their goals, wanting to try new things, and to do all the… READ MORE

Stick Deadbug Anti-Extension

I was originally shown this exercise by my friend @diamondphysiquesj during the @stickmobility Level 1 Course and have been have been using it consistently ever since then.⠀⠀I find this to be hugely valuable drill to begin teaching clients how to maintain a connection between their rib cage and pelvis during hip extension. By starting in the supine position the… READ MORE

Toe Touch Squat

Need to warm up your hips before squatting?⠀⠀The Toe Touch Squat should be your go-to pre-squat warm up drill. I also l like using this drill to re-teach proper squat form to clients who have trouble sitting back into their hips.⠀⠀Here are some of the reasons I love this drill:⠀⠀– The forward flexion component allows… READ MORE