CCU Podcast - Straight to the Source: Ethan Grossman athletic performance bodybuilding business development education fitness strength training Sep 12, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews Ethan Grossman, IFBB Pro Men’s Open Bodybuilder, the Co-Founder of Strength Score, a fitness software company and a strength and conditioning coach at Hype Gym in Manhattan, NY.

In this episode, Paul and Ethan discuss:

- Ethan’s path to becoming an...

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Coaches Thoughts - Stop Ignoring Your Blind Spots coaching education exercise performance strength training training Sep 08, 2023

A common thread amongst high performers - Always seek to be proven wrong!

I've been doing the CCU podcast on and off for about 2 years. At first, it was Tony and I and we'd periodically have interview guest on and then now, I have a new guest every week.

I've had the pleasure of speaking with...

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A Pragmatic Approach to a Long Off-Season off season performance periodization powerlifting program planning programming Sep 07, 2023

The term “Off-Season” is essentially the period of time between competitions. The off-season is also a period where life takes precedence over lifting. There is more freedom and flexibility. Now, this doesn’t mean that you are not training, or not training hard, it just...

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CCU Podcast - Scaling the Rehabilitation to the High Output Athlete: Dr. Andrew Lock back pain biomechanics education injury prevention rehabilitation spinal health strength Sep 05, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews Dr Andrew Lock, world-renowned Physiotherapist, speaker and the strength rehab professional to many of the world’s biggest athletes and their coaches. He has created many unique, successful rehabilitation protocols that are recognised globally.

Paul and Dr....

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New Content: Visualization in Sports Performance mental health mental performance psychology sports performance stress management visualization Sep 01, 2023

In this new module in the CCU Coaching Foundations, Paul discusses visualization in sports performance, reviews the relevant research and provides examples for implementing strategies with your athletes:

Visualization in sports is a powerful mental technique employed by athletes to enhance...

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All Things Deload Pt.3 deload deload strategy performance powerlifting strength training training Aug 31, 2023

At this point, you have read Part 1, so you understand the purpose of the deload and since that was so interesting, you read Part 2 (hyperlink) so you understand what considerations should be understood when it comes to planning the deload. The missing piece of implementation is where the rubber...

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CCU Podcast - Food on the Mind: Jeb Stuart Johnston client centred coaching diet mindset nutrition nutrition coaching psychology Aug 29, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews Jeb Stuart Johnston, nutrition coach and owner of Food on the mind.

Paul and Jeb discuss:

  • Jeb’s origin story and evolution as a coach
  • The involvement of psychology and communication in nutrition coaching
  • The intersection of science and the individual
  • ...
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All Things Deload Pt.2 deload performance programming recovery technical proficiency training training intensity Aug 24, 2023

If you read part 1 (click here), you should understand what a deload is and why it should be implemented in some way into your training plan. As mentioned previously, there is no set guidelines for what a deload is required to be beyond a decrease in intensity, volume, or both. Deloads can take...

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CCU Podcast - Bridging the Gap: Jenn Bushell assessment strategies education functional movement musculoskeletal injuries sport training Aug 22, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews Jenn Bushell.  Jenn is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Athletic Therapist who specializes in working with athletes dealing with complex musculoskeletal injuries.

Paul and Jenn discuss:

  • Background and experience
  • Competitive history
  • Different...
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All Things Deload Pt. 1 deload education fatigue performance recovery strength training training Aug 18, 2023

What is a Deload?

Prior to beginning a discussion, it is important to define the terms in which you will be speaking. The term discussion is used because there is no right, or wrong, nor black, or white. Training is as much art as it is science. Application of principles is individual and goal...

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New Content: Glute Bridge vs. Barbell Squat coaching community exercise selection lower body research strength training training Aug 17, 2023

New content posted into the CCU Coaching Foundations module.  

Paul discusses the differences, similarities and cross-over between the Glute Bridge and the Barbell Squat.

"In training, the choice between different movements holds benefits depending on the training context. The glute...

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CCU Podcast - The Modern Meathead: Ben Yanes biomechanics education human movement podcast social media training Aug 16, 2023

On this episode, Paul interviews Ben Yanes, biomechanics nerd and the owner of Modern Meathead.

In this episode, Paul and Ben discuss:

  • Ben’s background story
  • What is a modern meathead?
  • Can you train intelligently and train hard?
  • Social media and its role in education
  • Dealing with the...
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