The Coaches Collaboration Podcast, Episode 003


The Coaches Collaboration Podcast #3


By The Complete Athlete

with Josh Pearson and Cole Warren


Cole Warren contact

Instagram: @colewarren_shp


Josh Pearson contact

Instagram: @getcomplete


Rhomboid Muscle: are rhombus-shaped muscles associated with the scapula and are chiefly responsible for its retraction. They are innervated by the dorsal scapular nerve.

(2:27) Pre-Workout

Josh: Condense


(4:10) Pre-Workout

Cole: Gnosis Singularity

(6:30) How do you balance your job and still getting better at powerlifting?

(12:20) Meal prepping.

(12:57) When you get back into competition training again, will you change what you meal prep?

(16:20) Do you track calories, macros, your weight?

(19:09) You need to be aware that the stuff you do outside of the gym affects the gym.

(20:30) You’ll use less energy if you do it right.

(21:30) Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

Cole: With RPE, I still go into the gym with a number in mind.

(25:05) Videotaping

Josh: It is really important that you videotape it because what it looks like isn’t how it feels.

(26:00) Psyching yourself out of lifting heavy

(27:24) Amanda Lawrence at 2018 Nationals in Spokane, WA

  • Squat: 525#; unofficial American Record

    • Opener: 498#

    • Second Attempt: 525#

    • Final Attempt: 547#

  • Bench: 237#

    • Opener: 225#

    • Second Attempt: 237#

    • Final Attempt: 242.5#

  • Deadlift: 540#; unofficial American Record

    • Opener: 485#

    • Second Attempt: 518#

    • Final Attempt: 540#

  • Took second place; added 84# to total

(45:10) Off-Season Work for Amanda Lawrence

(51:00) Predictability in Your Lifts

(55:45) The Season of Sickness: To Train or Not To Train?

The Complete Athlete (TCA)

A fitness consulting and educational company that focuses on providing research and practice-based continuing education for trainers and coaches of all kinds.

  • Relevant fitness and nutrition research and study notes provided

  • Videos on the latest research regarding

    • Nutrition

    • Recovery

    • Movements

  • Templates for workout programs and nutrition guides

Salutem Health and Performance (SHP)

An online coaching company specializing in powerlifting.

Send Us Your Lifts on Instagram

Josh and Cole will review your lifts!


Your lifts should be around 65-70% of your 1RM.

Send a triple set of the lift.