Episode #99 - "Make It Move" W/ Nathan Michaels (Devour Fitness)

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SummaryIn this episode, Mark Burik interviews Nathan Michaels, a trainer who specializes in training beach volleyball athletes. They discuss the growth of beach volleyball and the differences between training for indoor and beach volleyball. They also talk about common injuries in volleyball and how to prevent and recover from them. Nathan emphasizes the importance of strength training and mobility for injury prevention and performance improvement. He also provides tips for finding a knowledgeable trainer and balancing training and playing volleyball. In this conversation, Nathan Michaels and Mark Burik discuss the importance of strength training for volleyball players. They emphasize the need for athletes to move weights quickly, regardless of the load, in order to develop athleticism. They also discuss the use of velocity tracking to determine the appropriate speed for lifting. They highlight the importance of focusing on sport-specific adaptations rather than body composition. They also touch on the significance of rest and recovery, the role of soreness as an indicator of progress, and the importance of individualizing training programs based on body type and goals. Keywordsbeach volleyball, training, athletes, injuries, strength training, mobility, recovery, strength training, athleticism, velocity tracking, speed, sport-specific adaptations, rest and recovery, soreness, individualization

• Beach volleyball is growing rapidly, and junior players are becoming increasingly competitive and skilled.
• Injuries in volleyball, such as knee, hip, and low back pain, can be prevented or managed through strength training and mobility exercises.
• Finding a knowledgeable trainer who listens to your goals and needs is crucial for effective training.
• Training on sand can be beneficial for rehab and conditioning, but it should be balanced with training on hard surfaces to avoid overuse injuries.
• Balancing training and playing is important to prevent fatigue and optimize performance. Move weights quickly to develop athleticism
• Use velocity tracking to determine appropriate lifting speed
• Focus on sport-specific adaptations rather than body composition
• Rest and recovery are crucial for optimal performance
• Soreness is not always an indicator of progress
• Individualize training programs based on body type and goals Titles
• Preventing and Managing Injuries in Volleyball
• The Importance of Strength Training and Mobility The Role of Rest and Recovery
• The Importance of Lifting Speed Sound Bites
• "The difference between a double A adult and a 15 year old junior girl who has been training for three or four years, they're not even on the same playing field."
• "You can't go wrong with strong."
• "The braking systems for beach athletes tends to be quite a bit higher than when I'm comparing to some of the NBA line stats that I have access to."
• "Move the weight, make it move"
• "Ego doesn't matter"
• "Use velocity tracking to determine the range to work in"

00:00Introduction and Upcoming Events
03:19Fitness Talk Begins
04:14The Growth of Beach Volleyball and the Rise of Junior Players
09:10Preventing and Managing Injuries in Volleyball
25:12Training on Sand vs. Hard Surface
32:12Finding a Knowledgeable Trainer for Effective Training
34:40Balancing Training and Playing for Optimal Performance
36:11Developing Athleticism through Strength Training
38:21The Importance of Lifting Speed
41:00Sport-Specific Adaptations vs. Body Composition
43:18The Role of Rest and Recovery
47:47Soreness as an Indicator of Progress
49:53Individualizing Training Programs