StrongFirst Podcast Episode #20
Professor Carmen Bott is a strength and conditioning coach from Vancouver, British Columbia who specializes in physical preparation for combative and collision sports athletes.
00:56 – Coach Bott talks about her history and how she got into the sports science space.
02:41 – Coach Bott’s thesis on basketball.
05:14 – Her first experience with Pavel in 2004.
09:00 – How Coach Bott ended up marrying her trainer and mastering the kettlebell.
12:00 – How strength training can be taboo for wrestlers.
13:40 – How much conditioning for athletes during the season.
17:41 – What kind of off-season high-level athletes get.
21:33 – The difference between training athletes in different sports.
26:28 – Which muscles are most important to train for wrestling.
31:05 – How much Coach Bott uses Olympic lifting and how much she uses kettlebells.
38:35 – Why you need to understand kinematics.
40:25 – The books Coach Bott recommends.