EPISODE 40 - Building Speed, Sprinting & High Performance w/ Derek Hansen

In episode #40 Dr. Bubbs sits down with Derek Hansen, international sport performance consultant whose clientS include multiple Olympians, professional athletes and elite college athletes. Derek explores the evolutionary importance of sprinting, explains how sprinting offers a variety of training effects (not just linear), talks micro-dosing high intensity work in-season, how sprinting is key to protect against injuries, implications for hockey players training on dry land, how personal trainers can effectively add sprint to their clients' regimes and so much more. Phenomenal stuff here from one of the best in the world!

Lay-Ups

1) Sprinting is a basic and essential human function 

2) Sprinting is one of the purest expressions of fight or flight response

3) Sprinting recruits maximum resources from the body, thus triggering tremendous change in fitness and health. 

Performance Hacks

1) Always be critical of your work; how can you do things BETTER (not just do MORE work).

2) Hamstrings are protected in sprints of 10m (greater activation glutes, quads, calfs)

3) Hockey players exhibit same faults on dry land as they do on the ice (and corrections on dry land transfer back to ice).

Coffee Talk

Derek's morning "stochastic resonance" (i.e. coffee!) 

 

About Derek Hansen

Derek is an International Sport Performance Consultant that has been working with athletes all ages and abilities in speed, strength and power sports since 1988.  He has worked closely with some of the top performers in the world as a coach and a consultant – including Olympic medalists, world record holders, Canadian National team athletes, and professional athletes from numerous sports.  He worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Simon Fraser University for 14 years, the first non-US member of the NCAA.  He also serves as a performance consultant to numerous professional teams and NCAA Division 1 programs throughout North America, specializing in speed development, strategic performance planning, return-to-competition protocols and neuromuscular electrical stimulation programming.  Derek is the founder and primary contributor to StrengthPowerSpeed.com, one of the premier sources of high-performance training information on the Internet.

 

EPISODE 18 - Movement, Mobility & Training Equals Rehab w/ Dr. Charlie Weingroff

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs connects with world expert therapist and strength coach Dr. Charlie Weingroff PhD who discusses the "Joint By Joint" theory of optimal movement, if 10-minutes is enough to improve your general mobility and flexibility, the myths around core training, the pitfalls of Russian twists and how to truly train in flexion, as well as training athletes with different body types, and a whole lot more! Charlie's insights are always profound and right on the mark, and he provides some simple and actionable take-aways for desk workers and athletes to improve movement and build better health and performance.

Movement & Mobility "Lay Ups" From This Episode

1) Start your day with 5-10 minutes of movements at each joint (think 1950s calisthetics!). This helps move synovial fluids to support healthy, pain-free joints. 

2) At work - get up and/or reach toward the ceiling every 15-30 minutes.

3) You can accomplish A LOT with just a 10-Minute Workout - be efficient with your time! 

Movement & Mobility "Performance Hacks" In This Episode

1) "Drawing In" abs is a very inefficient way to "contract" core.

2) If training in flexion, stay IN FLEXION! (e.g. beware of the Russian Twists)

3) For athletes with disproportionate levers it's more difficult to "load" squat/deadlifts without higher joint wear. Olympic lifts are typically still very suitable, out of hang position. 

Coffee Talk

Charlie's early morning (3.30-4am) "energy" drink (only found in USA!).

About Dr. Charlie Weingroff

Dr. Charlie Weingroff is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He’s a member of the Nike Executive Performance Council and serves as the Physical Performance Lead and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team.  

Charlie spent 12 seasons in professional basketball, highlighted by his time as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA and he was also the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency for the United States Marines Corps, Special Operations Command.  

Charlie is currently a Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Drive 495 in Manhattan, NY and Fit For Life in Malboro, NJ. 

Follow Charlie on Twitter @CWagon75 and Instagram at CHweingroff, or visit his website http://charlieweingroff.com

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