48 Best Interviews for Speed, Strength Training, Recovery & Inspiration

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If I can make one quote about this blog, it would be from Issac Newton. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants There is no way I would have the knowledge (and share the knowledge to you) if it weren’t for my previous coaches, as well asking questions to the smartest … [Read more...]

David Oliver Training with Joel Brown and Mike Hurst [PODCAST]

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The last time I saw David Oliver train was in Florida April 2012 when I was shadowing legendary coach Brooks Johnson.  You can watch that video here. I’ve seen David enough times at Diamond League meets, but when I did see him train, he was doing 300m sprints. What the heck is a 110m hurdler … [Read more...]

European Horizontal Jumps & Hurdle Symposium Nov 8-10, 2013

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Dates for the event is the 8-10th of November, 2013!  The seminar starts 16:15 at Friday 8th (registration possible from 14:00) and ends at 12:30 Sunday 10th (followed by Lunch at 12:45).  This is the second time it is held in Falun (about 250km northwest of Stockholm, Sweden) Click here … [Read more...]

Aries Merritt and Andreas Behm: Getting to the Top vs Staying on Top

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I’ve always stated that getting to the top is a lot EASIER that staying on top. So what do you do when you are the Olympic Gold medalists AND the current world record holder? What should you change? Do more, or something different, and get possible get injured? (been there, done that) I … [Read more...]

Interview with Yvette Lewis, Hurdler, Jumper, & Heptathlete? [SpeedEndurance TV]

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Yesterday at the meet hotel, I had the chance to sit down with 100m hurdler Yvette Lewis.  Yvette is a talented athlete where she also ranks nationally in the Triple Jump, even though she is probably best known for her 100m hurdles (12.76). This should come to no surprise, because she … [Read more...]

Aires Merritt 7 Steps to Success

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First, I want to congratulate Andreas Behm who has been appointed the Head Coach of the World Sprints Center at the World Athletics Center, based in Phoenix, Arizona. (read the press release here) Second, there was good article on The Guardian last Friday where they had a detailed piece on Aries … [Read more...]

Interview with Liam Collins, 400mH, Bobsled, Faces of Disco

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This is part 9 of the Freelap Friday Five Series, 2013 Edition. To review the 16 part 2012 edition, click here. Part 1 was Matt Scherer, Professional Pacer-Rabbit. Part 2 was Stuart McMillan, Bobsled and former UKA Sprint Coach. Part 3 was Dean Starkey, PV Coach and former Elite Pole Vaulter. … [Read more...]

Coaches Roundtable: Sports Medicine for Performance, Peaking and Recovery

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Presented by USATF-GA Coaches Advisory Committee (Thanks Ian Dube and Mike Goss for the info) When:  Monday March 25, 2013 - 8:00 PM EDT (5:00 PM PDT, 1 AM CEST… Central Europe changes to daylight savings on Sunday, 31 March) Topic:  Sports Medicine for Performance, Peaking and Recovery … [Read more...]

Conversation with Kebba Tolbert and Latif Thomas (Part 1)

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If you noticed the title of this article, I didn’t use the word “Interview”. Rather, I used the term “conversation” as that’s exactly what it is.. a conversation between 2 coaches that was recorded by Skype, then transcribed.  Remember, this is a transcript, and it was never meant to be an … [Read more...]

Interview with Andreas Behm (Aries Merritt’s Coach)

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I am starting to enjoy Glenn Whitney’s Blog SportsCoachRadio.com.  If you don’t know it, definitely check it out. In his recent interview, he had Andreas Behm on the show (Original article here) You can read the article I Want to Run the Most sub-13 Ever and Mike Young’s Interview with … [Read more...]

Interview with Andreas Behm (by Mike Young)

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Andreas Behm is the coach of Aries Merritt, the London 2012 Olympic Champion at 110mH, the 2012 Diamond League winner, and now the World Record holder with his 12.80 at the Brussels Diamond League. If you haven’t read the Aries Merritt Teleconference Excerpts, I recommend it as there are so many … [Read more...]