Category Archives: Strength & Conditioning

Episode 48: Training & Treatment of The Barbell Athlete



The ClinicalAthlete crew is back! In this episode, we tackle the training and treatment needs of Barbell athletes. What are the key principles for sustainable training? How can the lifter be involved in the training process? How do we best manage injuries with these athletes, and what should clinicians be focusing on? We discuss these things and more!

Want to learn more about training and treating Barbell athletes?

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Episode 45: Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science with Greg Lehman



Awareness of the ‘science of pain’ seems to have increased over the last several years (a good thing!). With the understanding that “psychosocial” factors may play a role in the experience of pain, what role does biomechanics play? Do biomechanics matter in terms of managing the pain experience for our athletes? If so, how and when? We discuss these things and more with internationally recognized clinician and educator, Greg Lehman.

Check out Greg’s website for FREE educational downloads, awesome blogs, and his course schedule: http://www.greglehman.ca/

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Episode 44: Injuries in Powerlifting: Crunching The Numbers with Andrew Patton



How prevalent are injuries in powerlifting? Is there a difference between male and female? Does having a pre-existing training limitation increase your risk of injury? Are there other risk factors to consider? We ask these questions and discuss the answers with PhD candidate Andrew Patton, as he dissects his longitudinal study on powerlifting injures.

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Links to the articles we discussed in the show:
Part 1: http://bit.ly/2Z5cDAt
Part 2: http://bit.ly/2MnLcMi

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Episode 42: The Rise of the Masters Athlete: Redefining what it means to be “older” with Christina Prevett



Is training and rehab for our Masters athletes really that much different? What are the common misconceptions and legitimate considerations when working with our older athletes? We welcome Christina Prevett, MScPT, PhD(c) onto the show to discuss these topics and more!

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@christina_prevett
@staveoff
@themastersathletecollective

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Episode 40: Overhead Lifting For Athletes with Marcos Soriano



Are weightlifting overhead derivatives useful for athletes who are not competitive weightlifters? What do we really mean when we say force output, rate of force, and impulse of force? Can the push press and jerk carry over to our ability to jump? Is there an argument for the use over overhead derivatives versus the bench press for upper body strength in athletes? We discuss these things and more with sports scientist Marcos Soriano.

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Instagram: @marcos_soriano1991
Twitter: @marcosasoriano1

Marcos’ website:
www.thefitnessgate.com

Marcos’ ResearchGate Page:
http://bit.ly/marcosresearch

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Episode 38: The Nordic Hamstring Curl, Screening, and Injury Risk: What We Know with Dr. Nicol van Dyk



What does the current evidence tell us about the effects of Nordic Hamstring Curl on injury rates? What does injury “prevention” really mean, and what factors should we consider to decrease risk? We discuss these things and much more with clinical researcher Dr. Nicol van Dyk.

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@nicolvandyk

Nicol’s recent paper on the Nordic hamstring curl
https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2019/02/26/bjsports-2018-100045

Nicol’s Google Scholar citation page:
http://bit.ly/2vbIa3j

Nicol’s ResearchGate page:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicol_Van_Dyk/research
Nicol’s paper on screening:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29643091
Roald Bahr’s paper on screening:
https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/13/776
Nicol’s Power BI tool to assess the influence of each study on the evidence of nordic hamstring curls: http://bit.ly/2IviOoD

Recent papers on using systematic reviews to guide practice:
https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2019/04/08/bjsports-2018-099958
https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2019/04/08/bjsports-2018-099959


Episode 37: Using Emerging Strategies in Powerlifting Programming with Mike Tuchscherer (Part 2)



How do we minimize assumptions and simplify the powerlifting programming process? How do we maximize progress for the individual? How can we minimize uncertainty when peaking for competition? What does “fatigue” actually mean? We discuss these things and more with powerlifting coach and elite powerlifter Mike Tuchscherer.

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@miketuchscherer
@reactivetrainingsystems

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https://www.reactivetrainingsystems.com/

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Episode 36: Using Emerging Strategies in Powerlifting Programming with Mike Tuchscherer (Part 1)



How do we minimize assumptions and simplify the powerlifting programming process? How do we maximize progress for the individual? How can we minimize uncertainty when peaking for competition? What does “fatigue” actually mean? We discuss these things and more with powerlifting coach and elite powerlifter Mike Tuchscherer.

Follow Mike and RTS on Instagram:
@miketuchscherer
@reactivetrainingsystems

Learn more about RTS training & free training tools:
https://www.reactivetrainingsystems.com/

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Episode 29: Training Load Markers and What We Need to Know with Franco Impellizzeri, PhD



What are internal and external training load markers? What is important information to track with our athletes, and what is fluff? How can we best use the evidence to guide our sports medicine decisions?
We discuss these topics and much more with performance coach and researcher Franco Impellizzeri.
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Episode 23: Physique Athletes – Injury Risk & Psychological Factors with Eric Helms



Competition prep for physique athletes is hard. Why do injury rates seem to be higher during this time? What are the optimal training and nutritional strategies when preparing for a show? Are all types of cardio created equal? Is cardio necessary at all for a show-prep cut? We welcome internationally recognized coach, competitor, and researcher Eric Helms, PhD onto the show to discuss these topics and more.

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