The Coaches Collaboration Podcast, Episode 004


The Coaches Collaboration Podcast #4


By The Complete Athlete

with Josh Pearson and Cole Warren


Cole Warren contact

Instagram: @colewarren_shp


Josh Pearson contact

Instagram: @getcomplete


(0:00) Taekwondo and Wrestling

(7:20) What are the greatest lessons you have learned from martial arts that have transferred into weightlifting, training, and coaching?

(8:30) Josh’s recent 4-week phase of the snatch.

  • 90%+ of your 1RM is where you will see changes happen.

  • Find the nuances in each lift to make it fun.

  • Refine each small nuance.

  • To get to the next level, you need to learn something new.

(11:00) General Phases, Strength Phases, and Peaking Phases

  • “Find Excitement In The Nuance”

(12:20) Crossfit

  • “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times” -Bruce Lee

(15:58) Exercising vs Training

(18:58) “In the gym, we are building strength, we are not testing strength”

(23:50) 2017 USAW Championship

(28:00) Is there an art to missing a lift?

(37:35) Use bumper plates when weightlifting training. Use metal plates when powerlifting training.

(39:00) Learning to use the “whip”; the oscillation of the bar

(42:40) The USAPL and the USPA

(47:30) Powerlifting Raw: shoes, belt, knee sleeves; NO wrist wraps

  • Powerlifting Equipped: shoes, belt, knee wraps

(53:18) Classic Raw

  • Raw with Wraps

  • Equipped Lifting (squat suit; single-ply and multi-ply levels)

(58:57) Lifting with a belt

  • As a beginner, you should start lifting raw

(1:03:05) As someone who is new to powerlifting, or layed off for a while, how often should they train?

  • Is this sustainable, or are you going to get hurt?

  • “A good coach explains first. A bad coach argues after.”

(1:30:45) Where should you begin when just starting weightlifting?

  • VERY IMPORTANT: There are stages to every movement!

  • “Glorify The Grind”

(1:37:05) Dark Days: Behind the scenes of lifting

(1:49:13) Landing Versus Catching Video:

(1:56:26) Clean and Jerk with Improper Form Video:

(1:59:03) Dancing Deadlift Video:

(2:03:00) Basic weightlifting weekly training routine

(2:04:53) Programming Bent-Over-Rows

  • One of the best movements you can do to improve your deadlifts

(2:13:35) The many types of coaches

  • When a trainer needs a trainer

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.