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Weightlifting Programming Episode #60


Coach Joe drops a bunch of weightlifting knowledge bombs on us!


Episode at a Glance

In Episode 60 the Doc (Danny Matta) turns the bright lights of truth around on his partner Coach Jock (Joe Szymanek). Joe shares divulges ideals, philosophies and programming methods for Olympic Weightlifting.

Coach Joe’s Biography

Website: http://joesbarbell.com

Instagram: @joesbarbell


Quick Show Guide

0:00 Show Intro


The Catch Up: Doc Danny (Matt) and Coach Joe (Szymanek) reunite after a week apart. The fellas catch each other up on their family lives and trip out on the resiliency of children.


Simple is BETTER! Joe talks about simplifying your programming and how doing so has led to one of his athletes to hit a 2x bodyweight clean & jerk.


What makes Coach Joe’s Programming Style unique? Is it the methods? Is it using 4 & 6 reps sets instead of 5’s? Why is Danny such a pussy? What is the best way to start your lifting cycle? These important life questions are answered here.


Coach Joe educates on the importance of learning barbell control & tempo. If you aren’t keeping the bar and maintaining a connection with it you are fucking up. How can it be fixed? What can you do to get a proper tempo and control?


Coach Joe’s tag line is #PushNotPull so what the hell does that exactly mean?


Joe and Danny talk about the best programming and execution approach for someone who can’t afford a 1 on 1 coach.


You’ve been lifting for 6 years. The gains train has slowed down and you are starting to see some attrition in your numbers, find out Coach Joe’s secret for fighting off the plateau.


If you’ve been lifting for any amount of time you are no stranger to accessory work. You probably spend as much time on it as your do your primary lifts. So how do you know which ones are right for your? Do you really need to do that set of Reverse Fly’s?


Every weightlifting program last a different amount of time. So what does coach Joe think is the appropriate “cycle” time for a progression? Joe also shares what he believes to be THE BIGGEST key to becoming a successful weightlifter.


Closing remarks.


Post Comments about this episode, potential topics, suggestions for interviews and questions to the Doc and Jock Website, facebook page, and twitter account.  Also be sure to reach out to Dr. Danny and Coach Joe at their personal social media accounts listed below in the show sponsor section.  

Webpage http://docandjock.com/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doc-and-Jock/413659638795840?fref=ts

Twitter @docandjock

Instagram @DOCandJOCKpodcast


Also, please check out these links to the articles and content creators mentioned during our conversation.

Website: http://joesbarbell.com

Instagram: @joesbarbell

More on the Show Sponsors

Mobility WOD – The ultimate guide to resolving pain, preventing injury, and optimizing athletic performance. www.mobilitywod.com

Doc and Jock would like to thank official Show Sponsor Mobility WOD for their support.  Please gang head over to www.mobilitywod.com for all you mobility needs where you will find the latest MWOD products, episodes, upcoming seminars, daily MWODS, help finding a provider and the subscription services Mobility WOD Pro.  Mobility WOD PRO is a perfect resource for any coach looking to up their positional knowledge base and infect their community with true suppleness!      

Webpage Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/905586666194729/

#HeelsOff facebook forum https://www.facebook.com/joesbarbell?fref=ts  

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/BarbellsandBabies

Twitter @JoeShu2326

Instagram @JoesBarbell


Performa Sleep – Better Performance through Better Sleep.  www.performasleep.com

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Exclusive to the Doc and Jock audience, Performa Sleep is providing a discount code to receive $75.00 of the purchase of any size mattress.  Simply head over to www.performasleep and enter the code JOCK75 at check out.  Along with $75.00 off Performa Sleep already offers a 90 day money back guarantee and free shipping.  

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/PerformaSleep/?fref=nf

Twitter and Instagram – @PerformaSleep


Athletes’ Potential – Where Movement is Medicine!   http://www.athletespotential.com/

Dr. Danny offers an assortment of services.  If you are in the Atlanta area be sure to look him up.  If you are not in Atlanta please be sure to shoot him an email or follow him on the social sites listed below.   

facebook page https://www.facebook.com/athletespotential?fref=ts

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzbIpnafDLDvqCztuFkdsdQ

Twitter @AthPotential

Instagram  @dannyMattaPT


Joe’s Barbell – where lifting at JOE’S is just a click away. http://joesbarbell.com/

Coach Joe offers a variety of live and online training options including a private facebook group titled #HeelsOff where you can get his honest and FREE opinion on your movement and unfiltered take on Weightlifing. Join the conversation at any of the links below.

Webpage Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/905586666194729/

#HeelsOff facebook forum https://www.facebook.com/joesbarbell?fref=ts  

YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/BarbellsandBabies

Twitter @JoeShu2326

Instagram @JoesBarbell

Thanks for listening and remember, If you have a BODY you’re an ATHLETE

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