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ALTIS World

Inspire. Connect. Educate. Perform. ALTIS exists to develop the careers of the best athletes in the world, while revolutionizing coach & athlete education. Featuring guests ranging from Olympians, to World Class Coaches, to Paralympians, the ALTIS World podcast is our chance to share exclusive insights on themes ranging from athlete performance, to performance therapy, to current affairs, to coach & athlete development. Created for Athletes, Coaches, and Therapists alike, the ALTIS World Podcast brings the experiences of some of the brightest minds in sport, direct to you. If you enjoy what you hear, please spread the word!
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Now displaying: August, 2020
Aug 28, 2020

Today we are joined by longtime Baylor stalwart Mike Ford. In this episode Mike talks to us about his running and coaching career, in particular what it was like to be around Sanya Richards, Jeremy Wariner, Darold Williamson and Tiffani McReynolds.

1:45 - Growing up in Rochester, NY

13:45 - On the late Cedric Walker

21:30 - Heading to Waco, TX

29:25 - Baylor 400m Legacy

36:00 - Pro Training Group

44:00 - 400m Philosophy

50:00 - Hurdles Training w/ Tiffani McReynolds

1:00.30 - Athlete Buy-In

1:10.00 - Collaborating w/ Coaches

1:18.00 - Awesome Track Story

Aug 20, 2020

Today we welcome the always insightful and entertaining Coach Larry Wade from the UNLV Rebels. Larry talks about his professional and collegiate experiences, being a successful Boxing Fitness Trainer and some great stories involving Dominique Arnold.


0:45 Giddings, Texas Upbringing

5:00 College vs Terrence Trammell

7:45 Training at Early Day HSI

13:45 Adversity in Professional Career

16:45 Transitioning to College Coaching

21:45 Training Boxers

29:00 Rhythm & Timing in Boxing & Track

31:50 Mentality in Boxing & Track

34:25 100 Hurdle Philosophy

39:30 Training Week Setup

41:30 Differences vs 100H & 110H

43:15 Signs that an Athlete is Ready to Roll

47:20 Changing your Mind about Something

56:30 Great Track Story

Aug 17, 2020

Brendan James Cole is a former Australian Olympian in the 400m Hurdles and current coach/therapist consultant in various sports. He has formerly been employed by us at ALTIS and the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation.

SHOW NOTES:

1:40 - History as an Olympic 400m Hurdler

7:20 - Favorite training menu items as an athlete

13:30 - Ending the Athletic Career and Transitioning to Coach/Therapist

17:20 - Blending the lines between coaching and therapy.

23:35 - The psychological aspect of injury and reducing training gaps

25:25 - Safeguarding against dependency on manual therapy

28:25 - The difference between coaches with high-level athletic backgrounds and those without

35:45 - Applying track and field knowledge to Winter sports and the role of variability

51:00 - Introducing plyometric training in multiple settings

55:55 - Progressing plyometrics beyond the Rudiment Hop Series

1:04:17 - Footwear considerations and barefoot training

1:10:27 - Takeaways from other training groups on the Bobsled/Skeleton tour

1:14:30 - Targeting fascial health from a coaching and therapist perspective

1:21:50 - Multi-planar work with linear populations

1:24:48 - Current endeavors and closing comments

Aug 13, 2020

This week we welcome Coach Dave Hegland from Syracuse. Dave has helped develop a lot of fast hurdlers including Jarret Eaton, Donald Politt, Freddie Crittenden and Angelo Goss among others.

2:05 Coaching Background

4:00 Mentors

7:00 Training Philosophy Evolution

8:25 Limited Facilities & Cold Temperatures

11:00 Hurdle Training & Philosophy

13:40 Weekly Training Setup

19:50 Hurdle Talent ID

21:45 Development of Jarett Eaton & Freddie Crittenden

30:00 When are Hurdlers Ready to Run Fast

36:00 An Instance Where You Changed Your Mind About Something

42:00 Who Would You Like to Listen To

Aug 11, 2020

In this episode Jason Hettler discusses the social and developmental impact of Strength & Conditioning with Dave Hembrough. 

In the early stages of Dave’s career he found himself working with a variety of athletes at the Olympic, Commonwealth, and World Championship levels. This included sports such as rugby, table tennis, golf, boxing and downhill mountain biking. 

While Dave speaks very highly of these experiences, after 5-6 years he realized he was looking for more.

This episode covers Dave's current work as a Sport Scientist at Sheffield Hallam University and as founder of the Hallam Barbell Club. 

The episode ends with Dave sharing his personal Purpose Statement, his take on Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg’s motto, “Move fast and break things” and his answer to, “What does sport/competition mean to you?”.

Aug 6, 2020

Today we welcome Coach Sammy Dabbs. Sammy has coached athletes at the High School, Collegiate and Professional level. In this chat he shares with us his insights into his coaching journey, elaborate training setups and his love for toothpicks and root beer.

2:45 Coaching Journey

10:55 Texas Track Culture

13:55 Million Dollar Race with Marquise

22:55 Football vs Track Speed

26:45 HS, College and Pro Training

35:35 Cone Obstacle Courses

38:20 Bully Coaching

43:45 Knowing when Athletes are Ready

49:10 400H Philosophy

1:01:55 Fun Track Story

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