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Alex and Will sit down weekly and talk about all things powerlifting. General chit-chat, case studies and interviews with lifters and coaches. Sign up for our Newsletter for free stuff! https://mailchi.mp/a5b20bad6a42/weakly-weights-newsletter
 
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The boys sit down and chat about coaching technique. We cover what technique entails, what coaching/teaching strategies exist to improve it, how these relate to the principles of programming, and how we can systematically diagnose errors of execution. We also discuss how concrete our perceptions of technique should be and whether technique is a ...…
 
The boys answer your questions about powerlifting competition - covering topics including general nutrition recommendations, rehydrating after a weight cut, dealing with nerves, altering meet plans, and more. They also answer a completely unrelated training question (FFS, Dennis) and some less-serious ones.…
 
Thomas Lilley joins Alex for his second Weakly Weights episode, this time talking all things online coaching. Who does online coaching suit? Can anyone be coached online? What are some of the challenges we face as online coaches? Tune in to find out!By weaklyweights.
 
Nick Walters joins Alex today today all things muscles and mindset. As a competitive bodybuilder and powerlifter, Nick has some interesting insights into the differences in training, mindset and competition between the two sports. We discuss how his training experiences in bodybuilding have shaped his system as a powerlifting coach, as well som ...…
 
3-time IPF world champ Natalie Hanson joins the boys to talk about equipped powerlifting. We explore some of the similarities and differences in execution of the powerlifts in the equipped world, hear some stories about her competitive history, and talk about how training demands change with the move to equipment. We also chat about coaching, t ...…
 
Charlie joins the boys to talk about how Melbourne Strength Culture use principles of autoregulation to improve powerlifting training. We talk about the process of learning to appraise RPE/RIR, how hard "effective" training should be, and whether progressive overload is something that we ought impose, or something that occurs as a result of pri ...…
 
The boys talk shop about nutrition - covering nutritional needs for bulking/cutting, as well as getting into the practicalities of actually making diets effective and sustainable for powerlifters.By weaklyweights.
 
The boys sit down and chat about things that they consider important in continuing your development as a coach. We cover basic principles of training and movement assessment, our attitude to learning and self-appraisal, and why having an overall vision/system of training and coaching delivery is important.…
 
The boys chat about two strength blocks that Will has prepared. We look at a low and a high frequency training program, discuss the differences and their relative merits, as well as some considerations for the application of either approach in your own training.By weaklyweights.
 
Australia's number one ranked powerlifter joins the boys to chat about her history as an athlete and coach. We cover her earliest forays into competitive sport and powerlifting and then learn how she came to train in her seemingly unconventional manner. Jess also talks to us about her processes for maximising competition performance and for mov ...…
 
Tino joins the boys to talk about his unusual life. We cover his involvement in figure skating, in which he had Olympic aspirations, before joining Disney on Ice and performing as a lead in multiple shows. Matt tells us about his time in the army, and deployment in Afghanistan, and then we discuss the impact of his recent horrific injury on his ...…
 
The boys wrap up the "Programming the..." series. We cover phase-specific considerations for the deadlift in the major training variables (frequency, intensity, volume, specificity), individual difference in training tolerance and needs, and synergy/interference with other lifts. We also answer audience-submitted questions.…
 
Weakly Weights goes international. The boys hook up over zoom for a surprise QandA, asking the other party questions from listeners that they have to answer with no preparation. Plenty of stupid stuff, as well as discussions on the nature of coaching, why coach-client relationships and buy-in can matter as much as the substance of your actual c ...…
 
Jess joins the boys to talk about her powerlifting career. We cover how she began in the sport, her rise to international competition, and the lessons it has taught her.By weaklyweights.
 
The boys go over the results of Powerlifting Australia's national championships, held in Melbourne over the weekend. We cover the results in each class and pick apart some of the tighter battles that occurred. Will congratulates himself a lot for coming second.By weaklyweights.
 
Dr Mike joins the boys for a discussion on the basis of phasic structure. We talk about what adaptations underpin powerlifting performance, how training specifically for certain adaptations may aid or interfere with others, and the implications that this has for program design. We also talk about changes in lifters' developmental needs over the ...…
 
The boys talk about programming the bench press. We cover phase-specific changes in how we approach the training variables, discuss elements of individual differences, and answer questions from our listeners.By weaklyweights.
 
The boys chat about deloads - what they are, when and why we implement them, how to deload in different phases, and how your needs for a deload will change across your training lifetime.By weaklyweights.
 
The boys go in depth on programming the squat - phase-specific discussions about how we consider each training variable, individual factors that influence squat training tolerance and needs, and the synergy/interference between squat training and the other powerliftsBy weaklyweights.
 
The boys talk about the potential of seeing powerlifting in the Olympic Games. We discuss the criteria for eligibility, how powerlifting stacks up, what the status of weightlifting means for PL, and if we were to make it what competition structure would make most sense.By weaklyweights.
 
The boys chat about advanced lifters - we discuss what changes between advanced lifters and beginner/intermediates, how much training they ought to do, how heavy it should be, and how we might manipulate training variables such as frequency, variation and specificity in training.By weaklyweights.
 
Chrissy joins Will to discuss the practical approach to managing niggles and minor injuries during training, how to interact with professionals who are managing you, and the way in which coaches can interact with physios to get the best outcomes for their clients. We also cover how to get the most out of coaching, and how athletes and coaches c ...…
 
Simon joins will to talk about para powerlifting - what the sport is, how the execution of the bench press differs between it and 3-lift powerlifting, and what he has learnt from his time spent studying the bench press under both schools.By weaklyweights.
 
Matt Gary, coaching education director of the USAPL and previous head coach of numerous national teams, joins the boys to discuss his training philosophies. We cover the influences on his training methods, how they differ from the norms, and his considerations in structuring training for powerlifters across different phases. We then discuss his ...…
 
The boys chat about training intermediate powerlifters - we define them, speak about the differences in requirements between individuals, and how we can structure training phases to help navigate the journey to advancement.By weaklyweights.
 
Rob Flett of the Lift Education Podcast joins the boys for a discussion of sleep - we cover what the different phases of sleep are, their importance, how the quantity and quality of sleep can affect your training, adaptations, health and psychology, as well as some ways to improve sleep quality and performance.…
 
The boys talk about training the beginner - covering what a beginner is, their developmental needs, how to introduce the movements, appropriate loads/relative intensities, volumes, use of variation and periodisation for those who are new to the sport.By weaklyweights.
 
Lyle McDonald joins the boys to discuss the menstrual cycle, its influence on performance and adaptation, and how coaching female athletes may differ from males. We also discuss different forms of birth control and their impacts on performance.By weaklyweights.
 
The boys sit down and chat about competition day coaching - how to plan warmups and attempts for success. Discussions around setting expectations, the role of comp-day cueing, and why post-comp reflections are important.By weaklyweights.
 
Eric Helms joins the boys for a chat about autoregulatory strategies in powerlifting. We cover methods of autoregulation, the variables that impact the accuracy of RPE/RIR assessment, and how we can program practically to mitigate their inaccuracies. Lots of great takeaways for coaching athletes and powerlifters.…
 
2018 u105kg IPF World Champion and head coach of The Strength Athlete, Bryce Lewis, joins us to talk about the role of sports psychology in powerlifting and powerlifting coaching, as well as his personal experience in managing anxiety at competition and the strategies that he has employed.By weaklyweights.
 
The boys talk through some training methods that they've appropriated for use with their clients and the thinking and influences that lead them to do so. We also chat about some sick arm and shoulder giant sets.By weaklyweights.
 
Will Crozier joins the boys to chat about recovery - why it is important, what stressors contribute to the overall "stress bucket" and which recovery modalities to emphasise.By weaklyweights.
 
Coach and powerlifter, Matt Bartholomew, joins Alex to discuss the importance off a productive offseason period for competitive lifters. We touch on the training qualities that we're looking to improve, the implications this has on programming, and also the mental side of things. No interlude music this week (thank God).…
 
The boys sit down and chat about a few things that they've learnt from each other and how each of them have influenced each others' practice as coaches.By weaklyweights.
 
Jamie joins the boys again. This time we discuss the upper extremity, the role of the shoulder in creating a stable bench press, and the common postural and movement deficiencies and compensations he observes in powerlifters. We learn where along the kinetic chain to look to address common technical issues…
 
The boys sit down to chat about 8 trends amongst powerlifters that are counterproductive to their development in the sport and how changing your actions and attitudes can make you better.By weaklyweights.
 
JP joins Will to chat shop about sumo deadlifting - how it differs from conventional deadlifting in terms of muscular demands, technique, cueing, whom a sumo stance might favour, and how to program for it effectively. We also get in the weeds discussing concepts of training transfer and so on.By weaklyweights.
 
Luke joins will to discuss all things volume - what it is, how we can measure and define it, and the issues in comparing routines using volume as a measure whilst trying to estimate their hypertrophic potential. We talk in a practical sense about ensuring sets are "effective", how much volume is necessary, and more. Inorganic phosphate.…
 
The boys discuss how to maintain gains when you're away. We cover what adaptations we should focus on, the required training dose for maintenance, as well as practical aspects such as exercise selection and planning. We also cover dietary strategies to prevent skinny-fattening. We also cover alcohol and our track record with tactical vomiting…
 
The boys talk about some simple strategies for succeeding in your powerlifting debut. We cover good training practices, goal-setting and attempt selection, as well as strategies for preparing, eating and handling yourself on the day. We also discuss standup comedy and drugs.By weaklyweights.
 
Sherro joins the boys for a chat about why it is important to keep powerlifting in perspective for your long-term development and enjoyment of the sport, and why he has chosen to take some time away from the sport.By weaklyweights.
 
Will prepares two programs for an imaginary lifter in a developmental period - one which is more hypertrophy-oriented, another designed to facilitate fixing technical issues. The boys discuss the overlap between the two concepts, where the programs differ, and how else you could go about addressing the issues they identified in their sample lif ...…
 
The boys talk about changes they've made in their programming, attitudes to technique and competition coaching in their time as powerlifting coaches and why those changes have come about. We debut a new jingle from Loko.By weaklyweights.
 
Jamie Smith, owner of Melbourne Strength Culture, joins the boys to talk through assessing and rectifying movement issues in powerlifters. He talks through his assessment procedures, the common issues he observes in powerlifters and goes in-depth on the process and importance of bracing correctly.By weaklyweights.
 
The boys review Will's prep for his last competition and how the plan they detailed in Episode 13 went. They discuss what went well, what went badly, and what they'd change in future. Alex also outlines his reasons for the programming decisions he has made for Will in the leadup to his next competition in a few weeks' time.…
 
The boys answer your questions. How to learn about programming, how often to compete per year, which accessories are most important, and what happens if you skip them, tips for getting in calories, cardio and powerlifting - do they mix, and many more. Plus we answer a bunch of dumb questions and squabble. A long episode, but heaps of breaks so ...…
 
Chrissy and Bec join the boys and explain their transition from physique-oriented training to powerlifting. They talk about how and why they got into the sport, the lessons it has taught them, and how it has shaped their and their clients' attitudes.By weaklyweights.
 
The boys sit down to talk about long-term development. We discuss how athletes' needs change over a career, how goal-setting can be used at each level of advancement and the role of your attitude to training in fostering ongoing engagement in the sport.By weaklyweights.
 
John Paul Cauchi joins the boys to talk about coaching internationally and the attributes of successful competitors and coaches. He dives into his personal mindset around competition and hard attempts, and shares some anecdotes about competition. Billie Asprey interjects. JP and Billie (nearly) drop the hottest diss track of 2018.…
 
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