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
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
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.
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
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
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
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?”.
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