Achieving the “correct” depth in the back squat exercise continues to be debated; more of that here. Babies, basketball players, power-lifters, and Crossfit all seem to complicate the issue. Are the GOAL and TIME what ultimately determine the role and “look” of the back squat within any training program?

The Back Squat

Meeting Date: 12 / 16 / 15

Attending Members: Harrison BernsteinAlison BlakeJon Greenwich Patrick RahmGrady RenfrowJohannah Zabal

Early considerations on monitoring technology in health & performance. What do we monitor now and what will we be monitoring in the future? The discussion reverts to familiar, low-tech monitoring methods. Going forward, what potential uses and challenges will there be? What about obtaining consent to collect and store data?

Monitoring

Meeting Date: 11 / 18 / 15

Attending Members:  Alison BlakeJon GreenwichPatrick RahmTim Ridley

A “back to basics” discussion on programming. A review of the principles underlining any training program with a focus on the interaction between variation and progressive overload. Inevitably, the art of coaching any program makes its way into the discussion. Programming for fat loss finishes things off.

Programming

Meeting Date: 10 / 21 / 15

Attending Members: Alison BlakeJon GreenwichPatrick RahmTim Ridley