Gymchat 189 - Training Athletes II (with Kyle Bohannon)

Run faster, throw further.


Thanks again to everyone who joined us for the discussion last week. Much appreciated.

As we received so many questions afterward (and as the audio quality was a little sketchy in parts), we'll be holding a 'Part II' this week.

NB : If this is the first time you're joining us for one of the Video Gymchats, welcome. There are three basic ways to watch this (depending on whether you want to ask a question or two, or just sit back and take it all in) - full details here. However you like to do it, we've got you covered.


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This looks superb. Mike Gillette's 'Rings of Power' explains the various ways to use - progressively - this incredible tool. With clear emphases on both strength and rehabilitation, it's an ideal starting point for many. Particularly the 'over 40' (of which I'm a proud member) crowd. For a glimpse into the world of 'Rings of Power', a brief quote from the review page :
If you care about getting strong, staying strong, and remaining injury free, Rings of Power is essential reading. I incorporated rings into my own training program a couple of years ago and am glad I did. At 45 years old, I am able to continue my strength pursuits unhindered by the joint and tendon injuries that plague many in the over-40 athletic community. - Dr Chris Hardy
Mike Gillette's 'Rings of Power'. Perfect.
NB : To see the other training-related books we recommend, swing by the 'Recommended Reading' page. And for a complete list, head on over to Goodreads.

Details -

Who Strength & Conditioning Coach Kyle Bohannon and Personal Trainer Kirk Fontaine
Topic : Training Athletes II
When : Wed Oct 31, 9pm EST (here's how to find out when that is in your timezone) Kirk will post the full details in his Google+ stream (you can follow him here).
How : Google+ Hangout. Follow either Kirk or Scott for details on the live feed.

See you there.


Previously : In Gymchat 187 we discussed Bodyweight and Suspension Training (with Pierre Johnson). Thanks to everyone who was able to watch live, always the best way to keep up with what's going on.

If you missed the discussion (or are new to the Video Gymchats and just want to see what they're like), it's available on Kirk's Youtube Channel. Enjoy.


Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 32) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing computer guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Stalkers may wish to track his every move via Twitter, Google+ or Facebook; everyone else is cordially invited to hop over to his online home. Enjoy.



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Looking At : Apr 5, 2015

I'm on-the-road for the next week or so - experiencing the joys of hotel workouts and somewhat sporadic internet connections. Will be posting plenty of photos (over at scottbirdphotography.com) when I get back.


Gymchat 176 - Fitness & Health Devices Chas Melichar.Quick reminder : this week we're taking a peek at the most obvious outputs of the 'Quantified Self' idea - the devices themselves. The various products and services which can help fine-tune your workouts, speed up recovery, share new techniques and a whole lot more. No matter what your strength-training goals are, there's likely a device designed to help. Which ones do you currently use, or are considering? What sorts of things would you like to see?
Looking At : Sep 16, 2012 Echo Point, Blue Mountains. During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Forums and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.


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