Barbell Shrugged - Talking Training w/ CrossFit Games Athletes, Strength Coaches & More

This week on BARBELL SHRUGGED we interview PJ Nestler of Velocity Sports Performance. We talk about speed training and misconceptions around this training adaption. We discuss:

  • What true speed training looks like
  • How to test if your athlete is ready to work on a speed training session 
  • How to apply speed training in your program

 

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This week on BARBELL SHRUGGED, we head up to La La Land to kick it at Deuce Gym with Logan Gelbrich. Logan is the owner of Deuce, an open air CrossFit box in the heart of Venice, California. He also leads the CrossFit Strongman Course and is a modern renaissance man when he is not leading the Deuce Gym tribe. In this episode we discuss:

  • How Strongman training can be applied for any level of athlete
  • How to be a master in your specific fitness modality (gymnastics, weightlifting, etc.) while also having a dynamic view on training as a coach
  • How to build a coaching culture that is focused on growth 
  • How to have an intelligent relationship to intensity in your training based on your current level of fitness and lifestyle 
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And… We’re Back!

I want to start off by recognizing our team of incredible coaches who stepped up and led the Barbell Shrugged show through the better part of 2016. Chris “CTP” Norman, Mike McGoldrick, Alex Maclin, Kurt Mullican, and Mike McElroy, we have have nothing but gratitude for your work.

Doug and I are returning to the show stronger than ever with new vigor and we’re bringing Dr. Andy Galpin and Kenny Kane along for the ride. Galpin and Kane will be regular co-hosts and resident experts in their respective fields of Sport Science and Coaching. We’re excited that we will be able to create a really rich experience for you with their presence.

On today’s show we dive deep into the future of CrossFit, and Strength and Conditioning. We also get into a great discussion about the future of coaching. It’s not going to look anything like it does today. From each one of our perspectives we share what we’re currently seeing and where we think it’s going.

Enjoy!

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To scale or not to scale?  That is the question.

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Mike McElroy returns to the show and we talk programming.  If you've ever wondered where to even begin when thinking about designing a program this episode is great starting point.  We get asked all the time to do an introduction to programming concepts, so here you have it!  But by no means is this an end all be all discussion on programming, this is just meant to get the party started!  If you dig this we can delve deeper in future episodes.

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The goal of the Shrugged Strength Challenge is to help you GET STRONGER & add 50 pounds to your squat, while IMPROVING YOUR CONDITIONING to drop your "Helen" time by 3 minutes, and improve your overhead movement & mobility.

Now that might seem like a tall order, but it's already happening with our Shrugged Strength Challenge athletes.  We've seen it! In just 3 months of training our athletes have  dropped their "Helen" times by 2:30 on average! They've also gotten bigger squats and improved their mobility at the same time!

So whether you've been training for a while or just starting your strength & conditioning journey we're up for the challenge!


Following this program and sticking with it will help you with more than the things listed above.  Those are just our big goals to give us something to aim for.  Other goals we have for this include building a fun as shit tight knit online community, providing you accountability, and helping you with all the things you're going to have to master that go on outside of the gym.


We're about to enter our 4th year of running online training programs and we've learned a lot over that time.  We're taking what we know works and cranking it to 11.

This program is going to be hard work.  We like to say this program is for those who want to "TRAIN, not exercise."  And what that means is... we're not just going into the gym to break a sweat and get some exercise in.  We're going in with a plan, and we're going to work our ass off and stay committed through hell or high water to reach that goal.  To earn it.

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This is Talking Depth the after show to FULL DEPTH.  So if you haven't watched the latest episode in our FULL DEPTH series w/ Mike Burgener, go watch that first then come back!

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Squat Injuries, Fixes & Myths w/ Dr. Aaron Horschig of Squat University

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EliteFTS athlete and top 10 ranked powerlifter in the 181 class Christian Anto joins us to talk coaching, competing, and getting strong as shit.

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