Today\u2019s podcast features 格兰特·福勒 and Kevin Foster. Kevin Foster is a former NCAA DI javelin thrower training for the 2021 Olympic trials.\u00a0 He is the owner of the Javelin Anatomy Instagram的 page, a regular writer for Just Fly Sports, and was the guest 上 episode #164. of the podcast. 格兰特·福勒 is the owner of Fowler Fitness in The Woodlands, Texas. \u00a0Grant works as a private training and 上 line performance consultant and specializes in program design and injury prevention.\u00a0 Grant is a different thinker who has a distinctive \u201cnon-linear\u201d and adaptable style to his training program design and previously appeared 上 episode #190 of the podcast. In 上 e of my recent chats with Kevin, he mentioned how his training for javelin had exploded in his time working under the GPP programming of 格兰特·福勒.\u00a0 As we chatted about 上 episode #190, Grant has a rotating-PR version of training for performance, and uses a unique non-linear style in his work.\u00a0 Kevin\u2019s strength and athleticism reached new levels using this method, and so 上 the podcast today, we dig into some of the specifics and philosophies that went into building Kevin\u2019s training program. In addition to Kevin\u2019s training for javelin throwing, we also get into some great discussion 上 mobility training, training holism and reductionism, general strength and capacity, and much more. Today\u2019s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster, supplier of high-end athletic development tools, such as the Freelap timing system, kBox, Sprint 1080, and more. View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage Timestamps and Main Points What Kevin Foster has been learning in regards to the importance and specifics of what a general foundation should look like for an athlete, and the negative aspects of skipping this type of work in favor of maximal power work too soon in a system How much mobility do athletes really, truly need in their programs? The possibility of looking at training \u201ctoo\u201d holistically, and never doing any specific isolated work to approach weak points Ideas 上 time spent actually working 上 上 e\u2019s maximal strength capabilities, and then how rotating those movements fits into continual progress with less effort How Kevin\u2019s training progress exploded while utilizing Grant\u2019s training system in regards to lift strength and short-approach javelin throws How Grant structured Kevin\u2019s training program utilizing a rotation of maximal effort lifts, and any adjustments that have come in since last program Ideas 上 individualizing workouts 上 a day in favor of athletes being able to make PR\u2019s and create incremental progress How to taper in a program where you have a non-linear progression Kevin\u2019s take 上 getting the needed general tools to achieve the highest specific mastery in sport, and considerations 上 where too much focus 上 maximal strength could potentially be a drawback Grant\u2019s two favorite recovery modalities for athletes \u201cWe go straight into these programs that revolve around powerlifting and Olympic lifting, max vertical jumps, velocity-based training, this that and the other, but we ignore the foundation of isolated joint mobility, getting your hips moving, spine moving, spinal segmentation\u201d Foster \u201cThere are some people who look at training, almost too holistically.\u00a0 There was a point in time when it was almost too reductionist\u201d Fowler \u201cI think that stretching goes hand in hand with relaxation, and too many athletes have the ability to turn off their muscles.\u00a0 Relaxation is the single most under-appreciated elements of athleticism out there right now\u201d Foster \u201cWe maximal strength train people for 20-30 minutes, maybe at the most, and in-between that we are doing a lot of other things\u201d Fowler \u201cWhen I go in the gym, it\u2019s easy to pick an exercise, pick a rep scheme you haven\u2019t done in a while, and that\u2019s pretty much it\u201d Fowler \u201cA lot of people aren\u2019t ready to train that intuitive, so you have to structure things more in the beginning, but a lot of people should get to that point (of intuitive training where they are responsible for a number of training decisions)\u201d Fowler \u201cYou always had an opportunity to hit a new best (PR in training by means of variation), I think there is something pretty powerful about that\u201d Foster \u201cIf you have a little too much variability with your big lifts, and those high-stress exercises, if you haven\u2019t been exposed to that stimulus in a while, so we cut back the variability in some of the higher intensity stuff (in a taper period)\u201d \u201cIf you are not scared of that 5-minute lunge anymore, week after week after week, then I think you are a better athlete for that, you are more confident and you can channel that energy\u201d \u201cMy big takeaway has been always maintain that level of general strength and structure, and always have that in order to funnel into the specific work I am doing\u201d About 格兰特·福勒 格兰特·福勒 is the owner of Fowler Fitness in The Woodlands, Texas. \u00a0Grant works as a private training and 上 line performance consultant. \u00a0Grant specializes in program design and injury prevention, and works with athletes 上 the high school, collegiate and professional levels.\u00a0 Grant is a different thinker who has a distinctive \u201cnon-linear\u201d and adaptable style to his training program design. About Kevin Foster Kevin is a former Division I javelin thrower for the University of Connecticut. He is currently training to compete post-collegiately for the 2021 Olympic trials while working as a private trainer and consultant. He runs the Javelin Anatomy Instagram的 page whose mission is to break down and simplify the anatomy and physics that go into the javelin throw in a logical, critical, and holistic manner.