The Spiral Out Podcast
How Bad Do You Want It

How Bad Do You Want It

October 3, 2021

Discussion of the phrase and it's relationship to training for sport. 

Exercise Induced Pain: Pain Management
Exercise Induced Pain: Pacing

Exercise Induced Pain: Pacing

May 13, 2021

In this episode we delve into pain and how it interplays with pacing for endurance events. We also talk about the study referenced below. How much does pain dictate the pace we choose? How is pain helpful? What happens when an athlete is given analgesics prior to completing a task?

 

Reference for this episode: 

https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/japplphysiol.00761.2009

Exercise Induced Pain: Intro
Thoughts on Open and Quarter Finals

Thoughts on Open and Quarter Finals

April 25, 2021

Our thoughts on the CrossFit Open and Quarter Final. What we thought about the events and layout. 

Peridization:G.A.S.?

Peridization:G.A.S.?

February 27, 2021

Brief overview of General Adaptation Syndrome and Fitness Fatigue Model. We then give examples of unforeseen events that have caused us to adjust training plan for clients. 

 

References For This Episode:

https://journals.lww.com/nsca-scj/Citation/2003/12000/The_Fitness_Fatigue_Model_Revisited__Implications.7.aspx

 

Chapter 3: http://tarbiatbadani.urmia.ac.ir/sites/tarbiatbadani.urmia.ac.ir/files/u801/Molecular%20Exercise%20Physiology-2014.pdf

Periodization:Dart Throwing Chimps
Smoothness in Training and Sport

Smoothness in Training and Sport

January 8, 2021

In this episode, we discuss how we think training should be designed while keeping in mind movement smoothness and complexity. Our training examples are focused around high-skill movements in CrossFit (Snatch, Butterfly Chest To Bar), and our thought process behind the progressions from beginner to elite athletes. We also provide examples of how loss in movement complexity can be observed within hockey, running, and rowing. 

Smoothness:Complexity

Smoothness:Complexity

December 27, 2020

In this episode we elaborate a little more on the topic of movement smoothness or complexity. We discuss very briefly how it is measured within studies, then give examples of how you see varying degrees of movement smoothness when watching low and high skill level athletes.

Complexity of movement is used interchangeably with movement smoothness: 

High Complexity = Smooth movements

Low Complexity = Rigid or jerky movements

 

We recommend first reading this article below:

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40798-019-0215-y

 

Some additional readings: 

https://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Fulltext/2020/11000/Physiological_Evidence_That_the_Critical_Torque_Is.14.aspx
https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1113/jphysiol.2015.284380
https://journals.physiology.org/doi/pdf/10.1152/ajpregu.00019.2016
https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1113/EP086960
https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1113/EP087295
https://physoc.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.14814/phy2.14240

 

Intro to Movement Smoothness

Intro to Movement Smoothness

December 11, 2020

Trying to explain movement smoothness can be difficult. It is more easily observed then it is articulated. "You know what it is when you see it". In this episode we introduce movement smoothness, differentiate movement efficiency versus movement smoothness, as well discuss how we came to this topic and why we find it interesting. 

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