Hayden Bowe: Youth Athletes in Powerlifting and Weightlifting

Hayden Bowe is one of the founders and owners of Hybrid Performance Method. Throughout his career, Hayden has worked with thousands of individuals and is accomplished in both the sports of weightlifting and powerlifting. In today’s episode, we chat with Hayden about a variety of training topics, but one in particular that we really enjoyed was training youth athletes and how to do it correctly.

This episode is brought to you in partnership with Ghost Strong Equipment, a leading supplier of strength training and strength sports equipment. 

In this episode of the BarBend Podcast, guest host Jake Boly talks to Hayden Bowe about:

  • What’s going on in the life of Hayden Bowe and at Hybrid Performance Method? (1:30)
  • Hayden’s background and how get got into strength sports (4:25)
  • How important is practicing specificity of a movement to avoid technical breakdown (11:00)
  • Creating a game plan for lifters that are running into technical issues during lifts (13:00)
  • Practicing a movement versus a variation for working around technical issues (15:45)
  • How to structure training to target very specific lagging areas (18:40)
  • A better way to focus on weak points without losing overall focus (19:30)
  • Hayden’s thoughts on youth athletes lifting in supplement to their sport (21:30)
  • How to gauge a coach’s expertise for a youth athlete (25:30)
  • Sport carryover to strength sports and potential commonalities between them (30:10)
  • Are parents limiting their child’s growth by limiting their versatility in sport? (32:40)
  • Can athletes limit themselves at times by only focusing on one style of training versus trying everything? (35:00)
  • How to structure an off-season and in-season for beginners in strength sports (38:00)
  • Advice for a lifter that might be timid with diving into one strength sport and truly immersing into it (41:00)
  • Hayden’s best dad stories that involved lifting and training growing up (44:00)

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