210: World Cup reflections (with John Pryor and Leigh Egger)
Release Date: 11/18/2019
Summer is in full swing and we've got a lot of different ideas on our mind: why social media turns us into absolutists, how every tool has a place, what we are doing to continue adapting training to COVID-19, and how to make the best brisket. We cover them all on this week's episode, with a few rants mixed in as well. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: » More notes: This episode is brought to you by . Become a member for full access to our videos, articles, and podcast archives. Our site July site theme is physical education, so check back for more...info_outline 227: Warming up better (with Johnny Parkes)
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When it comes to field sport training, our go to resource is John Pryor. The Rugby World Cup just came to an end, so it is a good time for us to check in with him and his colleague Leigh Egger about their experiences preparing Fiji Rugby. They also dive into the evolution of their new training app focusing on the foundations of performance: core strength and hip function. For more information on this topic, read the complete show notes at: http://www.hmmrmedia.com/2019/11/hmmr-podcast-episode-210-world-cup-reflections-with-john-pryor-and-leigh-egger/
- This month’s site theme is foundational strength. Join HMMR Plus so that you don’t miss out on our archives and new resources, including the previous episode and our most recent GAINcast.
- You can follow Egger and Pryor on Instagram at @SpeedPowerPlay, or visit their website for details on upcoming clinics and other projects. They also present together for Frans Bosch, including upcoming seminars in Australia and the US.
- The SpeedPowerPlay app is live. You can download it here for iOS. Egger did a recent member video on core training that included a preview of the app.
- Last year we wrote two articles on Pyror and his first experiences with Fiji Rugby: searching for transfer and cultural perspectives in training.
- We also have many many more resources from Pryor, Egger, and their friend Frans Bosch. Egger and Bosch break down hip lock in member video lesson 15. In Lesson 11, John Pryor shares his approach to robust running and using a constraints-led approach to improve running ability for team sports. Egger has written several articles of HMMR Media, which can be found here. We also have details written interviews with John Pryor and Frans Bosch. Both interviews are included in our book Training Talk: Conversations with a Dozen Master Coaches.
- Pryor was also a guest with Frans Bosch on a two-part GAINcast interview on GAINcast 135 and GAINcast 136. Egger was a guest on HMMR Podcast 204.