My guest on today’s podcast is Coach Nick Curson, owner of Speed of Sport. He has produced multiple World, National, International, and Collegiate Champions. He is the head strength and conditioning coach for the famous ALA Boxing Gym in Cebu, Philippines and his primary areas of study are Eastern Bloc Strength & Conditioning, Plyometrics, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Rehabilitative Exercise.
Speed of Sport is owned and operated by Nick Curson. With over 18 years of experience in nearly every type of strength training modality, Nick has studied extensively with top scientists, sports trainers, strength coaches, Olympic lifters, physical therapists, bio mechanical engineers, professional boxing trainers, martial artists, and more to develop the unique system of training for speed that we discuss on today’s show.
During our discussion, you’ll discover:
-Why Nick is so into training the nervous system when it comes to full body performance (vs., say, the cardiovascular or muscular system)…[10:50]
-The training components Nick emphasizes that most other coaches and personal trainers don’t…[14:40]
-Why heavy strength training is something that you shouldn’t do very often vs. power and speed training…[24:30]
-How to strike a balance between muscle hypertrophy and muscle speed…[34:30]
-The best way to measure the speed of your muscles and rate of force development…[38:45]
-Why Nick always starts by training an athlete’s feet and proprioception…[46:40]
-How this type of training can be used by endurance athletes like triathletes, marathoners and obstacle course racers…[54:32]
-How new “biohacking” headsets like tDCS can increase rate of force development, power and explosiveness…[58:45]
-Nick’s top body weight exercises for developing speed…[61:40]
-And much more!
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