Albert Coleman (albert @ phxstrength.com) became interested in strength exercise in high school to improve his performance as a baseball player. A few years later in 1999, Al passed the SuperSlow Exercise Specialist Certification Following. He then spent the next 10 years under the tutelage of Master Instructor Rob Serraino and honed his craft.
From 2010-2019, Al worked for RenEx/Overload Fitness where he served as Director of Education working in close concert with Ken Hutchins, Josh Trentine and Gus Diamantopoulos in refining the RenEx Protocol.
Currently, Al and Nicole run PHX Strength in Reston, Virginia. PHX Strength applies their very own Automated Muscle methodology in improving exercise performance for clients to achieve their optimal health and fitness.
In this episode, Al discusses attention and motor learning, effects of internal vs. external focus on exercise, the metronome method, how to train clients on the MedX Chest Press, and much more.
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- 3:55 – Articulating muscle failure to clients
- 11:15 – Attention and motor learning
- 18:01 – Effects of internal vs. external focus on exercise
- 29:10 – Importance of trunk stabilization
- 34:46 – Benefits of wearing mouth guards
- 38:26 – Constraints led approach to motor learning
- 44:26 – How to use a metronome during workouts
- 47:45 – Identifying muscle failure: Is tracking TUL necessary?
- 59:44 – Primary postural task and supra-postural task
- 1:03:19 – Consistency of speed, Muscular loading
- 1:14:21 – How to train clients on the MedX Chest Press
- 1:37:56 – Using metronomes to develop timing skills
Selected Links from the Episode
- Super Slow Technical Manual
- Super Slow
- Overload Fitness
- Attention and Motor Skill Learning by Grabriele Wulf
- Bernstein’s Hammer
- MedX Chest Press
- Big 5 Workout
- Pareto Principle
- New Age Performance
- Masseter Muscles
- MedX Lumbar Extension
- Nautilus Inc.
- Hypertrophy: Muscle Fiber Growth Caused by Mechanical Tension by Chris Beardsley
- Becoming a Supple Leopard: Movement, Mobility, and Maintenance of the Human Animal by Kelly Starrett
- Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy
- TED Talks
- Xiphoid Process
- Iliopsoas Complex
- Longus Colli
- Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAI)
- Sustainable Success
- Valsalva maneuver
- Automated Muscle
- PHX Strength
Donnie Hunt says
Guys, this was awesome. Sitting here processing all this content. The central theme that keeps coming to me is getting the various factors, out of your way, or mostly out of your way so the trainee can focus on effort, the task at hand. I really like the running around the track analogy, not cutting across the track. I am trying not to veer off into a rambly comment here. I feel like there is so much awesome information in this podcast/discussion.