Episode 36 - Peaking for Powerlifting & In-Season Training for Athletes

February 22, 2018

In this afternoon edition of The Strength House Podcast, we sit down over a single beer and answer a handful of listener-submitted questions, including:

  • How to design a peaking program for powerlifters
  • Using closed-loop and open-loop speed and agility drills for athletes
  • In-season training considerations for baseball and softball players
  • And much more! 

This week's beer: Tree House Brewing Co. "Present Moment" (Charlton, MA)

 

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Episode 35 - Susan Sotir

February 6, 2018

It's the return of The Strength House Podcast with special guest Susan Sotir, a professor of exercise science at Springfield College in Massachusetts. We had Susan over to the gym to talk all things readiness and recovery, including:

  • What wearable devices work best for tracking readiness
  • How we track progress and evaluate an athlete's day-to-day readiness to train
  • How to best communicate with athletes about outside-the-gym stresses
  • And much more!

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Episode 34 - Joe Sullivan

December 22, 2017

This week's special guest is word-class powerlifter Joe Sullivan. As the fourth-ranked all-time lifter in the 220 pound class, Joe had some incredible insight on:

  • Overcoming issues with confidence and self-esteem
  • Getting mentally prepared to handle huge weights
  • Grip issues with the deadlift
  • And much more! 

This week's beers: Perennial Artisan Ales "Abraxas" (St. Louis, MO) and Tree House Brewing Co. "That's What She Said" (Charlton, MA)

More from Joe Sullivan

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joesullivanpowerlifter/

EliteFTS articles/training log: https://www.elitefts.com/author/joseph-edward-sullivan/

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Episode 33 - Brittany Diamond

December 1, 2017

This week's special guest is pro strongwoman and Boston-based trainer Brittany Diamond. We chat with Brittany about:

  • How she went from a track athlete and rower to a strongwoman
  • How she trains for strongwoman besides training the competition events
  • The accessability of strength sports for women
  • Taking selfies with Arnold Schwarzenegger 

This week's beers: Frost Beer Works "Lush" (Hinesburg, VT) and Burlington Beer Co. "Elaborate Metaphor" (Burlington, VT)

More from Brittany Diamond

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/b_dimez/

 

Website: https://bdimeztraining.com/

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Episode 32 - Kevin Cann

November 17, 2017

This week we're joined by Kevin Cann of Total Performance Sports in Malden, MA. Kevin has studied and trained under legendary Russian powerlifting coach Boris Sheiko and shares some excellent insight about:

  • High frequency and submaximal intensity to build neuromuscular coordination
  • Using exercise variations instead of overusing coaching cues
  • Why he listens to Taylor Swift when he lifts
  • And much more!

This week's beers: Tree House Brewing Co. "Tornado" (Monson, MA) and Tired Hands Brewing Company "Hophands" (Ardmore, PA)

More from Kevin Cann

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kwcann/

Precision Powerlifting Systems: https://www.instagram.com/precision_powerlifting_systems/

 

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Episode 31 - Steve Tripp

November 3, 2017

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Steve Tripp of The Top Strength Project in Providence, RI, this week. Steve's a national level powerlifter and strongman competitor who's got tons of under-the-bar experience and wisdom. We talk about:

  • How well-rounded training has shaped his lifting career
  • His gruesome forearm injury and how we came back even bigger and stronger
  • What REALLY constitutes high volume
  • A good old fashioned rant about the state of the fitness industry

This week's beers: Tree House Brewing Co. "Bear" and "Old Man" (Monson, MA)

More from Steve Tripp

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/strippcam/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steve.tripp.988

The Top Strength Project: https://www.thetopstrengthproject.com/

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Episode 30 - Common Themes of Successful Training Cycles

October 20, 2017

We recently had a handful of lifters compete in powerlifting meets or set gym PRs, so this week, we discuss their programs and what made them successful. We chat about:

  • Two 600-pound deadlifters
  • A sub-165 male lifter who benched nearly double bodyweight at a national meet
  • A female lifter's first 315 deadlift

This week's beer: Tree House Brewing Co. "Double Shot (Kenya Karimikui)" (Monson, MA)

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Episode 29 - Pat Davidson

October 5, 2017

It's not every day we get a podcast guest who's insanely strong, smart AND loves Tom Brady. This week, we sat down with Pat Davidson, a PhD with pro strongman and MMA experience, to talk about...

  • How research and experience helped him develop his MASS program
  • The importance of dopamine in building habits and consistency
  • Why Tom Brad is the greatest quarterback of all time

This week's beers: Mikerphone Brewing "One Man Wrecking Machine" and "Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit" (Elk Grove Village, IL)

More from Pat Davidson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pat.davidson.794

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daddy_bonez/

MASS program: https://rebel-performance.com/product/mass/

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Episode 28 - Dani Overcash

September 29, 2017

This week's episode of The Strength House Podcast features physical therapist and powerlifter Dani Overcash. She's a columnist for EliteFTS and has put up some absurdly strong numbers in the 123 class (358 squat, 192 bench press, 440 deadlift). We talked about:

  • How she implements PRI methods with her powerlifters
  • How to overcome plateaus as you transition from an intermediate to advanced lifter
  • Fixing hip impingement during the squat
  • And much more!

This week's beers: Fort Hill Brewery "Jigsaw Jazz" and "Fresh Pick" (Easthampton, MA)

More from Dani

EliteFTS column

Instagram: @danicashpt

 

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Episode 26 - Bench Press Extravaganza (Supa Sumo & Heavy Mettle)

September 10, 2017

This week's episode covers everything you need to know about the bench press. It's also the first-ever episode recorded inside the new gym, so watch the video to get a little virtual tour at the end. We talked about:

  • Why training the bench more frequently is crucial
  • Picking the right accessory exercises
  • The importance of training the chest directly with isolation movements
  • How to become a student of the bench press  

This week's beers: Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. "Supa Sumo" (Decorah, IA) and Trillium Brewing Co. "Heavy Mettle" (Canton, MA)

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