Episode 46: Coaches’ Corner #6 ft. Zac Cooper & Ryan Gleason

The Coaches are back with another Coaches’ Corner, this time focusing on variations within powerlifting programming. Each coach has a unique way that they use variation, and they spill on what is most effective in training.

03:30 Why you can’t always give people what they need before what they want
19:25 How speed affects technique
33:10 “Good” and “bad” variations
46:20 How mobility indicates performance and weaknesses
56:00 Why variation should precede specificity
01:04:25 Injury and soreness in training

Check out these solo episodes on Boston’s Strongcast:
Episode 20 with Ryan Gleason
Episode 25 with Zac Cooper

Check out the previous Coaches’ Corners:
Episode 43: Coaches’ Corner #5
Episode 39: Coaches’ Corner #4
Episode 35: Coaches’ Corner #3
Episode 31: Coaches’ Corner #2
Episode 27: Coaches’ Corner #1

Let us know that you like this episode by giving us a 5-star rating or a review on Apple Podcasts! We are always looking for feedback to make the episodes even better. If you’re interested in being on the show or know someone who would make a great guest, you can email us at alyssaliftsthings@gmail.com.

Interested in coaching for any level of powerlifting in any corner of the globe? Check out Precision Powerlifting Systems all over the web:


You can follow Kevin on Instagram at @kwcann and Alyssa at @alyssaliftsthings.

Intro/outro music from freemusicarchive.org
Artist: MELLViNS
Track: Way Down Below

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