Episode 92: Coaching, Culture, and its Effects on Athlete Performance ft. Vin Mangione and John Flagg

In this episode, Kevin joins Vin Mangione of Kenmore Barbell & Fitness and John Flagg of Clinical Athlete to discuss coaching, culture and its effects on athlete performance. John and Vin are both athletes on Team PPS, but between the three coaches, they coach over 150 athletes worldwide.

3:30: Variability between and amongst lifters during training
11:00: Specificity in exercises and individual differences within those exercises
18:00: Ability to make adjustments using accommodating resistance
19:30: Utilization of variations in place of cueing
26:00: When do we fix technique and when do we focus on weight lifted?
39:00: Long-term program planning to fix technique and habits
48:30: Relative progress and social media55:30: Ecological dynamics of online and in-person powerlifting coaching
1:04:00: The importance of movement variability and “evidence-based” science

Vin Mangione holds an associate’s degree in Business from Niagara County Community College and a BA in Nutrition & Health from the State University at Buffalo. In 2015, he opened Kenmore Barbell & Fitness after spending time at his high school alma mater as a strength and conditioning coach. He’s recognized as a USAPL Club Coach, coaching 30+ local, national, & international athletes.

John Flagg holds a BS in Athletic Training from Salisbury University and MS in Public Health Education and Promotion from the Pennsylvania State University. He offers online strength sport coaching and currently works for Clinical Athlete as a provider.

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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