Episode 27 of The MoveMind Podcast explores the key two things you need to get your strength and conditioning up and running as a grappler; a program, and good exercise selection. Not all programs are created equal and the last thing you want to be doing in the weight room is wasting your time.
Felix gives lots of insight towards how to structure your learning towards skill development and acquisition, whether on the mats or in the classroom. We talk through what makes an average class and why, and Felix explains how becoming a professional teacher of language and chemistry taught him to be a better jiujitsu coach, and how teaching on the mats has made him a better teacher in the classroom. If you’re interested in becoming a better class instructor or teacher, whatever you like to teach; an academic subject or sport, this episode is for you!
Felix Adler (@rolling.pauker) is a teacher of english and chemistry during the day, and a BJJ purple belt based out of Wittlich, Germany.
Check out our engaging conversation around topics of how Rob swapped his academic path of philosophy for BJJ, why language plays such an important role in learning and coaching jiujitsu, and why being strong matters on the mats, and in life.
Mental coach Joey Fritz is back to talk about;
– Cory Sandhagen’s latest winning streak
– Compassion within violence and how they’re more closely linked than you might expect
– How contact/combat sports athletes can train their brains pre and post-impact to help reduce long term negative effects.
Whether you’re a coach or looking to be smarter about structuring your training, my conversation with Cian is going to jumpstart your brain. We dive into the idea of creating feedback loops for improved learning, Cian’s homemade nootropic recovery shake for body and brain, and the unique grading system he uses at Enhanced Performance to monitor and progress training for the members.
Cian Lanigan is a strength and conditioning coach and owner of Enhanced Performance, Vancouver, Canada.