Episode 2 - Teaching Movement

Chalk Talk – Episode 2: Teaching Movement

Chalk Talk – Episode 2: Teaching Movement

You wouldn’t teach calculus before covering algebra. The same thought process goes for teaching fitness education. Start with the basics!

Teaching foundational movements is the staple of a great fitness education. This episode we cover teaching movements like push ups, pull ups, and air squats.

Coach Sam Breslin and Coach Colin Reno talk about how we can introduce new movements and properly scale them so that students grow their skills and confidence in training.

Podcast Highlights

Push Ups: Knees or Elevated? (1:25-5:55)

Pull Ups: What is our goal? (5:55-12:15)

Air Squat: Points of Performance (13:05-23:15)

Cardio: Ways to get the Heart Rate Up (24:05-28:45)

 

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Episode 1 - Summer Workouts

Chalk Talk – Episode 1: Summer Workouts

Chalk Talk – Episode 1: Summer Workouts

Summer is here, which means so are summer lifts! How do you organize summer lifts to keep them fun, fresh, and engaging for every athlete?

Join Doug Curtin as he sits down with PLT4M’s Head of Performance, Coach Sam Breslin. Doug and Sam chat about starting up summer lifts, motivating athletes during the “dog days of summer”, and working through all of the challenges that come up along the way.

Whether you are heading into your first summer program or are a grizzled vet, tune in for Coach Bres’ summer lift takeaways.

Podcast Highlights

Part 1: Getting Summer Lifts Started
  • Handling all the logistics of opening the weight room (1:00-5:34)
  • What about Alumni coming back for the summer? (5:34-8:20)
  • Different ways to think about a “summer schedule”. (8:20-12:40)
  • Incorporating speed and agility during the summer: 12:40-15:13)
Part 2:  Making Summer Training Competitive and Engaging
  • Training Competitions and Getting Kids to Show Up: (16:00-20:10)
  • Running a Summer Competition and kids get “points”: (20:10-24:20)
  • Keeping things in Perspective #DogDays of Summer: (24:20-26:51)
Part 3: Managing Freshmen and Newcomers
  • Laying the foundation: Making a Plan and Modifications: (27:45-30:50)  
  •  Upperclassmen Leaders, Bringing Freshmen Into the Fold: (30:50-32:30)  
  • Thinking about the big picture, not just summer: (32:30-35:00)  

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PLT4M Chalk Talk

PLT4M Podcast: Chalk Talk Now Live!

PLT4M Podcast: Chalk Talk Now Live!

The PLT4M team is excited to announce the launch of our brand new podcast “Chalk Talk” hosted by PLT4M’s very own, Doug Curtin.

As a teacher or coach you are expected to have all the answers. If you have a passion for fitness, strength and conditioning, or just working with students and athletes, this is the podcast for you.

Join Doug Curtin as he explores the questions and challenges that face high school coaches and teachers. Coach Sam Breslin and Coach Colin Reno will be the main contributors to Chalk Talk, as well as a variety of guests that have experiences as teachers, coaches, nutritionists, and thought leaders in education, health, and wellness.

Each episode will be packed with informative and relatable stories, and we’re so excited to share them with you!

Check out our first episode! Episode #1 – Summer Workouts

Why Did We Decide To Create A Podcast?

  1. Here at PLT4M, our #1 goal is to equip high school teachers and coaches with information that empowers them.
  2. We saw the need for an outlet that brings all the topics and questions we hear the most frequently in a more accessible manner.

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Meet the team!

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