We sit down with Ryan Fowler, chair of the CPU Coaching Committee to discuss the recently launched Coaching Certification Program.
S3E10 – Blaine Sumner
Blaine Sumner comes on to chat about his unorthodox training since he won the Worlds in 2016 and how he’s using this training to make himself the best ever. He also discusses his coaching and we have Rhaea Stinn come on as a special guest as she is currently being coached by Blaine.
S3E9 – Connor Lutz
We sit down with Connor Lutz, a multi-time international competitor, former world record holder and all around nice guy. He discussing how he sets up his own training and how he developed that style.
S3E8 – Clifton Pho
We sit down with Clifton to discuss his transition to sumo and hook grip as well as his goals and how attempt selection played into them.
S3E7 – Meet Peak Protocols
Avi, Ryan and Steve sit down before Steve headed off to the Arnold to chat about protocols for peaking.
S3E6 Keith McHoney
We sit down and have a great conversation with Keith about a number of topics including his warm up and training routine as well as his competitive history and the 2017 World team.
S3E5 Joel Boulianne
We sit down with Joel, the meet director for 2017 Nationals and the president of the QPF. We discuss both of those topics as well as his well established and very competitive club, Mo-Fo Barbell.
S3E4 Brody Laybolt
Brody sits down with us to discuss his training and how it’s progressed from RPE to percentage based. His club and how it’s transformed over the years and how working shift work has forced him to modify the way he trains.
S3E3 – Trent Blanchard
We sat down and talked with Trent about his year of lifting, both worlds and recently his performance at provincials. We asked him why he squats so much, how he plans his training cycle intensities and why he has such a fresh cut all the time.
S3E2 – Maria Htee
We chat with Maria Htee, the highest wilks holder in the womens classic division in Canada. We discuss her training, her recovery protocol, her experience at worlds and more!
S3E1 Staying motivated, competing through adversity and more
The three of us sit down and chat about a few topics that have come up recently. Staying motivated when you aren’t competing soon, competing through adversity or injury, deloading, and more.
S2E10 Brett Gibbs talks worlds, training and coaching
We sit down the two time World Champion Brett Gibbs and talk about his lifting from worlds as well as how he models his training as well as the training for his athletes.
S2E9 Worlds Recap 2
The three of us sit down to discuss five key characteristics of high performing athletes. Episode inspired by our time at IPF Classic World’s.
S2E8 Worlds Recap 1
This week just the three of us sit down to discuss Classic Worlds in Killeen Texas. We talk about Steve’s lifting and also about the importance of building a total.
S2E7 Marc Morris
We sit down with Dr Marc Morris to discuss his insights on nutrition from both a long term view as well as a short term view for making a weight class.
S2E6 Mallory Rowan and Maggie Morgan
Our guests this week are Mallory Rowan of LVD Fitness and Maggie Morgan. Mallory talks about starting LVD Fitness and how it has grown. Maggie discusses training for her first international event.
S2Special Joanna Rieber Drops in to Talk
Joanne Rieber happened to be in Moose Jaw so we decided to sit down and chat with her for a short conversation on upcoming worlds and this years nationals.
S2E5 – Brittney Bergen Talks about Being a Multisport Athlete
We sat down with Brittney Bergen this week to talk about training both powerlifting and weightlifting at the same time.
S2E4 – Bryce Krawczyk talks about RPE style training
Bryce Krawczyk sat down and talked to us about how he uses and modifies RPE style training with himself and his athletes.
S2E3 – Aras Kvedaras talks about working with powerlifters
Aras Kvedaras, chiropractor extraordinaire, joins us this week to talk about his work with the Canadian Powerlifting Union and some tips and tricks for people to try to stay healthy.
S2E2 – Stef Puddicome talks about Nationals and the Arnold
Stef Puddicome is our guest and we talk about her performance at Nationals and the Arnold. We also get into cutting weight and how the mental game changes and adapts over time.
S2E1 – Nationals Wrap Up and Future Plans
Our hosts spend some time discussing how their nationals went as well as future plans for the year.
Episode 10 – JP Cauchi discusses his training, his coaching and his plans for the coming year
JP Cauchi is one of the best 66kg lifters on the planet in the classic division. He holds the junior world records in the squat and deadlift and has won junior worlds twice. He is also quite an accomplished coach having worked with some of the best lifters around.
Episode 9 – Adam Ramzy talks about training and tracking metrics
Adam Ramzy may be one of the most well rounded lifters in Canada and he continues to improve by tracking metrics like it’s his job. Listen up and take something away from this.
Episode 8 – Kacey Baines and Sarah Leighton talk shop
We got a chance to sit down with two of the best female lifters in Canada, Kacey Baines and Sarah Leighton. They have both been in the sport a long time and we have a great conversation around training, competing and the changes in the sport.
Episode 7 – Kelly Branton recaps his lifting at Commonwealth’s
We sat down with Kelly the night he lifted and went over how his day went, the attempt selection and his experience that day.
Episode 6 – Marc Morris, Carla Ramsay and Ashley Bird Talk about coaching at the Commonwealths
We sit down with the Commonwealth coaching team and discuss what it’s like to be thrust into a high pressure coaching situation with a hundred athletes in a week.
Episode 5 – Mark Giffin discusses the CPU, it’s growth and future
We discuss the current state of the CPU in regards to doping control, coaching and refereeing. We also look to the future with what is needed to keep the CPU growing and flourishing.
Episode 4 – Rhaea Stinn talks about international competitions, weight classes and mental game
Rhaea Stinn talks about international competitions, weight classes and how to keep cool on game day.
Episode 3 – Tom Kean discusses program planning, design and volume loading
Tom Kean discusses program planning, design and volume loading.
Episode 2 – Kelly Branton, Equipped vs Raw, Overcoming Injuries
Powerlifting with Kelly Branton: Equipped vs. Raw Training, Overload Principles, Overcoming Injuries, Learning from Mistakes.
Episode 1 – Our Hosts and their History in the Sport
Introducing our hosts and their history in powerlifting and coaching.
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