In the second episode of The Gathering, Ben Smith, Noah Ohslen, Scott Panchik, and Emily Bridgers are interviewed by renowned physical therapist and mobility expert Kelly Starrett. The group met up in San Francisco, CA to talk about training challenges and how they overcome them to achieve their goals. This episode covers topics such as:
How many times should you attempt to hit a weight?
How do you know when to keep pushing and when to back down?
How to differentiate between soreness/small tweaks and something that could be a more significant injury
What do you use to recover from training and competitions?
The group’s answers varied quite a bit on some questions, but reached a consensus on others. Ben Smith revealed that he’s had sessions where he attempted a weight 20 times or more before hitting it at the end. Scott Panchik says three incomplete reps is his limit. But when it came to pushing themselves and preferred recovery methods, they were all on the same page.
If you haven’t watched it yet, check out The Gathering Episode 1.