Shrugged Collective

Swimming & Sport Specific Strength Training w/ Lucas Ferreria – Episode 9

 The Barbell Shrugged crew is joined by Brazilian swim coach Lucas Ferreria.

Doug’s Highest Qualities (0:57)
Introduction (2:50)
Lucas Background (4:54)
Swimming Gel Myth (10:05)
Swimming Mechanics (11:21)
School of Thought: Swimming Training (13:50)
Swimming Compared to Running (15:15)
Olympic Stories, Michael Phelps (17:20)
Long and Short School of Thought, Training (22:14)
Crossfit Endurance (26:18)
Swim Training & Coaching (27:05)
Lucas’s Coaching Background (30:00)
Water Polo (31:04)
Improving Speed (31:28)
Adapting to Water Resistance (32:00)
Aquatic Ape Theory (32:44)
Sports Specific (34:40)
Webbed Toes Adaptation (36:52)
Bone Density of Chris Moore (37:25)
Examples of High Intensity, Low Volume Coaches & Training (38:07)
Music and Training (41:05)
Range of Motion (42:08)
Developing Athletes (44:10)
Traditional Training for Boxing/Wrestling/MMA (45:33)
Doug’s Method of Training (48:35)
Broad Crossfit Training at Faction (50:47)
Med Ball Clean and Jerks (53:02)
Doug’s Training Experience (54:45)
Chris’s Food Analogy (56:06)
Purpose of Training Program (58:08)
Weightlifting Versus Metcons (59:53)
Psychology Behind Training (1:00:38)
Swimming in Gel with Myth Busters (1:04:40)
Buoyancy with Air Anima (1:06:10)
Lucas’s Training Method and Opinions (1:08:55)
Professional Athlete Training and Injuries (1:13:08)
Crossfit Competition Cycles and Basic Programs (1:16:50)
Introduction from the Break (1:21:10)
Crossfit’s Strength Training for Swimmers (1:22:22)
Studies on Muscle Physiology (1:29:15)
Main Goal to Be a Better Athlete (1:31:10)
Bone Density (1:32:14)
Endurance and Adaptation and Laying a Foundation (1:33:00)
Athletic Development and Simplicity (1:36:22)
Foundational Basics and Goals (1:39:48)
Doug’s Quote (1:44:06)


Chris Moore is a writer, recovering meathead, fledgling raconteur and rabid imbiber. He's also cohost and resident potty mouth on Barbell Shrugged, a weekly podcast devoted to Crossfit, strength, fitness and all things brash. His experience is drawn from over twenty-years spent training for and competing in American Football, Powerlifting, a bit of strongman and a dash of mixed martial arts. Also, it's possible that he's had one too many cups of coffee. A caffeine fever is a hell of a thing, you know?

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