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The Bootstrap Barbell StrongCast every week brings together the coolest peeps in the strength community, giving you insights into their training history and big lessons they've learned along the way, opinions on current topics in the space, and the actionable insights, tactics, and routines that you can implement immediately into your own practice.
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EP22 - On longevity and loving the process with Matt Wenning
1 day ago
SHOW NOTES: https://www.bootstrapbarbell.com/strongcast/ep22-matt-wenning Probably been in the game longer than most of you little guys have been alive, Matt is one of the strongest, smartest, and most experienced people in the sport of powerlifting. He also has extensive experience in the training of everyone from sport-specific athletes, to firemen, to tactical operatives. In our conversation, we get into his biggest gripes with the way most people train, common misconceptions about the Westside Conjugate method, and his approach to programming for the wide variety of athletes he coaches. Time Stamps: A breakdown of what Matt does in his day-to-day, along with a breakdown of the types of athletes he trains - 3:00 How he was first exposed to powerlifting - 9:00 Matt breaks down what periodization is in a broad term - 12:00 On the subject of equipment vs. raw lifting - 14:00 Why longevity is often-times more importance than short-term progress when it comes to getting better in the long term - 22:00 On the misconceptions regarding the use of Westside/conjugate/concurrent training protocols in raw lifters - 23:00 The dangers of basing your own training of the the most elite lifters in the world - 34:00 The importance of loving the process - 38:00 Why you should be spending most of your training year training submaximally - 43:00 What made Matt make the switch into raw lifting - 49:00 How he came to coach such a variety of individuals over time - 1:04:00 The biggest changes he made to the training of his tactical athletes - 1:05:00 How to point out the reason behind weaknesses in athletes, and then go about fixing them - 1:13:00 The importance of always learning, no matter how experienced you might be - 1:16:00 The strategies Matt uses to stay healthy in the offseason - 1:21:00 Why he prioritizes his health above all else when away from competition - 1:23:00 Matt's plans for seminar's and travel in the next year or so - 1:25:00 The "Quick Questions" begin - 1:29:00 Links from the show: The Science and Practice of