EPISODE 23 - Building Strength, Speed and Power in Athletes w/ Clance Laylor

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs sits down with elite strength coach Clance Laylor to talk about his journey to training professional athletes. Coach Clance digs into his personalized system for building high level strength, power and speed in athletes: his use of Olympic lifts, sprints and exercise selection. He shares what he’s learned along the way, dispels training myths, and shares some of his daily morning movement and writing habits. Clance shares some great insights in this episode, so make sure to take notes! 

"Lay-Ups" From This Episode (simple, easy, actionable items)

1)  To develop fundamental mobility and flexilbity develop your capacity in the “Muscle Snatch to Overhead Squat” (link - https://athleteactivation.com/msohs/dlm17s3o08s/)

2)  Train in an environment with intensity and competition

3)  Put your head down and work

"Performance Hacks" in This Episode

1)  Clance’s athletes olympic lift every session

2)  Clance sprint days – Acceleration, Endurance, Specialty

Coffee Talk

Clance’s French Press and always Early Morning Movement

About Clance Laylor

Clance Laylor is the founder of the Athlete Activation System Strength Coaches Certification, a complex, systematically periodized athletic development approach that has maximized the performance of elite athletes from a variety of sports.

Clance is a secret weapon of top Olympians, competitive athletes, coaches, and driven professionals alike. Laylor’s reputation as a tough, no-nonsense Trainer skyrocketed with the success of his young client P.K. Subban, star defenceman of the Nashville Predators and winner of the coveted Norris Trophy and Olympic Gold at Sochi in 2014.

Find out more at:  www.athleteactivation.com and www.laylor.com.

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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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