IGCT Episode #229: Jen Widerstrom- “Build Trust Then Leap”

October 12, 2017

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At the forefront of the health and fitness community, Jen Widerstrom is widely known for her role as America’s big hearted body coach and emotional backbone for the NBC's long standing and hit series, "The Biggest Loser.” No one helps an individual take their first steps of fitness better then she does as she masterfully teaches people to fight for and believe in themselves.

By looking at the weight loss journey from the inside out, Jen’s approach isn’t as simple as a basic diet and exercise plan. Her methodology stands upon honoring the individual and through applying her self-experienced tools of success, people thrive and small victories are transformed into huge accomplishments.

Work ethic, authenticity and sincere devotion to living in service of others enables her to be considered an irreplaceable extension of family to those she trains.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in her journey impacted her the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake she has made and how she learned from it.
Importance of building a personal brand, to stand out from the masses.
The art of the difficult conversation.
Best piece of coaching advice she has ever received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #228: Adam Nelson- “Effort With Social Good”

October 5, 2017

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Adam Nelson has been involved with strength and conditioning as an athlete and a coach for almost 30 years. The three sport all-state athlete from Georgia pursued a collegiate athletic career in football and track and field at Dartmouth College. He was the first freshman to ever play varsity football in the Ivy League and one of only a handful to win 7 heptagonal championships in track and field. After graduating Dartmouth in 1997, Adam moved to Palo Alto, California to train for the 2000 Olympic Games.

At the 2000 Olympic Trials in Sacramento, Adam set a new Olympic Trials record in the shot put establishing himself as a favorite for the Sydney Olympic Games. In Sydney Adam won the Silver medal missing out on the gold by less than 3 inches. That loss solidified Adam’s decision to continue training for the 2004 Olympic Games and, ultimately, led to a 12 year career as a professional shot putter. In the following decade Adam continued to lay a path of excellence unmatched in the throws in almost 50 years, not missing a final or finishing lower than 2nd at a major championships until an injured Nelson competed in the 2008 Olympic Games missing out on his first finals. He retired as the only shot putter in history to win an Olympic and World Championship Gold.

In the years since “retiring” from full-time competition Adam has continued to work and train with athletes all over the world across a multitude of sports. He’s run a sports performance facility training athletes of all ages, sizes and shapes in Athens, Ga, worked with NBC and ESPN as an expert analyst of track and field, represent track and field athletes as an agent, and currently serves as the CFO/COO of The D10.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
How he has dealt with adversity and recommendations for your athletes. 
How to put your athletes in the right mindset before walking into the weight room.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #227: Anthony Morando- “Give Full Disclosure”

September 28, 2017

One of the latest additions to the UMD men's and women's hockey staffs, Anthony Morando was hired this past July as the strength and conditioning coach for both programs."

Morando's resume is impressive, and most recently included a role as a performance manager at EXOS in Grand Forks, N.D., for two years, where he also coached athletes at the pinnacle of their sport.

Prior to his time in Grand Forks, Morando was the head strength and conditioning coach at Boston University for the men's hockey and women's golf programs from March 2011until May 2015.  He managed and trained NHL and professional hockey players during summer months in addition to his BU athletes, and ran an annual pro-camp in August.  In addition, he also spent time with the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks during their 2014 development camp.

Morando started his coaching career as a graduate assistant strength coach at Boston College from 2006-2008.  While with the Eagles, he implemented training programs, nutrition and performance upgrades, as well as assisted with the special teams coach on game days.

A graduate of Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., Morando earned his B.S. Degee in applied exercise science in 2007 and is currently working on a M.S. Degree in kinesiology.  He is married to former University of North Dakota women's hockey standout and U.S National Team member Monique Lamoureux.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
  • Preseason hockey training. 
  • How is training hockey players different.
  • Approach he takes to training the female athlete.  
  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #226: Dave Reynolds- “Be A Farmer & Plant A Seed”

September 21, 2017

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For the past 15 years I have served as the Head of Strength and Conditioning at The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I coached 6 years at UT Chattanooga where I served as the assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.

I am married to my best friend (Katie) for the last 25 years. We have 5 Kids, 3 boys and 2 girls (1 daughter in law and a soon to be daughter in law). In my off time I am an avid duck hunter and upland game bird hunter. I also have been known to write a couple of articles for Train Heroic. Strength and Conditioning is my passion and I feel my calling.

I love to help kids reach their goals of playing their sport at the next level. I have been blessed at Baylor to have helped around 150 kids go on to play their sport at the college level. I am USAW certified and our programs are all Olympic based. I have the three best assistants in the world in Julian Kaufman, and Brice Johnson, and Eric Westmoreland (98' National Champion UT Vol).

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
How he has gained support from Administration.
Best way to organize HS Strength Training Classes.
His charitable initiative and how we can help. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #225: Scott Shirley- “Lift For Life”

September 21, 2017

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Scott Shirley is Executive Director of Uplifting Athletes and CEO of Pledge It. Uplifting Athletes is a national nonprofit inspiring the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. Shirley established the organization while on the Penn State football team and started the inaugural “Lift For Life” event in 2003.

Today, Uplifting Athletes has college chapters across the country. Each chapter is run by current student-athletes, providing them with practical job skills while learning how to leverage their popularity to make a positive and lasting impact. Uplifting Athletes has had an estimated economic impact of more than $400 million on the rare disease community. In 2014, the desire to incorporate sports with philanthropy drove Shirley to create Pledge It, an innovative performance-based fundraising application. Through this website, athletes from all levels of sport can engage their fans to support their needs or a charitable cause. Under Shirley’s leadership, Pledge It has worked with hundreds of the nations top teams and professional athletes. Through partnerships with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the American Cancer Society & CBS Sports, Pledge It has created two national programs (touchdownsagainstcancer.com and 3pointchallenge.org) to empower high school and college teams in the fight against cancer.

Shirley received his B.S. & M.Eng. from The Pennsylvania State University and went on to become an Executive Scholar in Nonprofit Management at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

Story behind Uplifting Athletes and Pledge It.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Why use S&C for fundraising. 
What makes S&C Coaches the right fit as a partner. 
Skills Student Athletes learn taking part in a Uplifting Athletes Chapter. 
Goals for the organization. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #224: Kevin Vanderbush- “Do Simple Things Well”

September 7, 2017

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Coach Vanderbush is in his 34th year as the strength and conditioning coach for all sports at Ben Davis High School. He teaches advanced weight training, which is a class that involves both strength training and athletic enhancement activities. He has received his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) credentials through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach – Emeritus (RSCC*E). He is also the Co-Founder of the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA). The Ben Davis strength program has been visited by over 350 different high schools from the Midwest including coaches from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Iowa, and throughout Indiana.

Coach Vanderbush has received four different national awards: • 2008 American Football Monthly’s Samson High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year • 2007 – NSCA – High School Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year Award • 2003 – AFLAC – National Assistant Coach of the Year Award • 2001 – Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society – National High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award

Ben Davis High School was listed 21st in Sports Illustrated Top 25 Sports High Schools in America in 2005. Since 1984 they have had twenty-two state championship teams in six different sports, as well as having been named National Champions in both Football and Girls Basketball. The football program has averaged over ten wins a year for the past thirty years and has won eight state championships. Two former BD athletes have gone on to win Super Bowl rings and a former soccer player has won World Cup and Olympic gold medals. Coach Vanderbush has been a regular presenter at conferences across the country and enjoys sharing what he has picked up over the years with other high school strength coaches. He is a strong believer that there are many “right” ways to train the high school athlete, and feels that strength and conditioning is a great platform to mentor, counsel and advise students at a very impressionable time in their life.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What needs to happen for their to be a S&C at every high school. 
Unique challenges of working with high school athletes. 
The NHSSCA's mission and purpose.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #223: Fergus Connolly- “Game Changer”

August 31, 2017

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Dr. Fergus Connolly is the Performance Director for University of Michigan Football. Prior to joining UM, Connolly spent two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers as Director of Elite Performance. Connolly has also worked as a performance consultant for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, New York Knicks, and multiple English Premier League, Australian Rules, and professional rugby teams. He also served as sports science director with the Welsh Rugby Union  and was strength and conditioning coach for the Bolton Wanderers FC.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
His book Game Changer.  
The TTPP model and what is being done in each category.
What he thinks the staff model should be.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #222: Dr. Andy Galpin- “Unplugged”

August 24, 2017

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Dr. Andy Galpin is a tenured Professor in the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton and Co-Author of the Best Seller "Unplugged". He was born and raised in beautiful Rochester, WA and is a die-hard Seahawks, Huskies, & Mariner fan. RIP Sonics. As a youth, Andy played every sport at his disposal, excelling at Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track & Field. While not playing, he worked at grocery stores, gas stations, hay fields, blueberry farms, and in the road construction business. It was during this time he discovered Strength & Conditioning. 

Andy took his limited talents to Linfield College to join their Football team and pursue a degree in Exercise Science. While he experienced great success in both (2004 National Championship and 2x Captain and immediate inductee into the "All Ugly" Team), the true reward of this time was the meeting of lifelong friend (Doug Larson). The two fed each other's pursuit of knowledge of human performance and led them to attend the University of Memphis for the Masters degrees in Human Movement Sciences. A bit of luck and excellent faculty mentoring led Doug and Andy to meet Mike Bledsoe and the man formally known as "Barbell Buddha" Chris Moore - all of which later led to the creation of the #1 Health & Fitness Podcast in the world Barbell Shrugged. It also marked the start of Andy's competitive Weightlifting (culminating in his 7th Place finish in the 2007 National Championships), Mixed Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu careers. 

Needing to know more about muscle, Andy spent 4 years studying the structure and function of human skeletal muscle at the single cell level, a feat which earned him a PhD in Human Bioenergetics in 2011. This also resulted in the friendship with frequent collaborator Dr. Jimmy Bagley and the ability to open up his own "Biochemistry and Molecular Exercise Physiology Laboratory" at CSU Fullerton.  

He now focuses his attention on teaching classes (Sports Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Designing Exercise Programs, Applied Strength and Conditioning, Athlete Assessment and Measurement, etc.) and running the BMEP lab (which studies the acute responses and chronic adaptations of human skeletal muscle in response to high force/velocity/power and fatiguing exercise from the whole body, down to the individual muscle fiber and even into the individual DNA. The team does this by taking muscle biopsies from non-athletes and elite athletes from different backgrounds (e.g. normal college student, MMA fighter, Boxer, Weightlifter, etc.) and use highly sophisticated laboratory techniques and equipment to address questions about single fiber "type", size, function, protein quantity, diameter, mitochondria, and myonuclear function. You can get all of our published research here. 

At heart, Andy is simply a story-teller and teacher. 

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Motivation and story behind writing Unplugged. 
How we have become dependent on technology and how to prevent. 
Why nature is so important.
Tech he recommends for College and Pro S&C.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #221: Rob Brokaw - “What Problems Can You Solve”

August 17, 2017

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Rob is going into his second year as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the North Bend Central Tigers (Nebraska) teaching strength and conditioning classes and supporting the athletic programs.

He is also the defensive coordinator for the football team and assist the JH track and field teams as the throws coach. In his quest for knowledge he created the Nebraska High School Strength and Conditioning Clinic to bring some top minds in strength and conditioning into Nebraska to help develop high school programs. www.nebraskahsstrengthclinic.com

Rob is Nebraska's State Director for the NHSSCA as well as the state Director for the NSCA, he serves on the leadership council for Nebraska SHAPE. Rob lives in North Bend Nebraska with is AMAZING wife Megan and their three daughters Piper (4) Klara (2) and Jordyn (1)

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
How he manages the high school multi sport schedule. 
Why he started and clinic and how to succeed at doings so. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #220: Cameron Black - “BTUF - Brain Training Games”

August 10, 2017

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Cameron Black is the Strength and Conditioning Manager for the NRL Referees.  This is the first role Cameron has had outside collision sports in his 10 year career. He has been fortunate to work in a variety of professional sports including NFL Athletes, Rugby Union, AFL and Rugby League. He has a passion for mastering the basics and improving the mental and emotional performance of his athletes. His philosophy is simple; be consistent, creative, empathetic and maintain your integrity in all things.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Why he choose to work with officials.
Brain Training Under Fatigue program.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #219: Jake Schuster - “Respect Your Uncles”

August 3, 2017

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Jake George Schuster is a sports performance coach and researcher specializing in speed and power, most recently with New Zealand Rugby & USA Field Hockey, about to start at Florida State University working with Track and Field.

Jake hails from Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up playing lacrosse and wrestling before entering the world of strength and conditioning and sports science. In his spare time Jake enjoys sailing and reading history books.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Speed and Power programming mistakes.
How to be most efficient. 
Well Traveled Wellness Podcast - Why he started and benefits. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #218: Matt Johnson - “Not Going To Wow You With Big Words”

July 27, 2017

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Matt Johnson is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at George Washington in Washington DC.

One of the three foundations of Coach Matt Johnson's strength and conditioning philosophy is sport specificity - maximizing athletes' movement and capabilities within their individual sport. Fittingly, Coach Johnson has been able to hit the ground running in his new role as GW Athletics' Director of Strength and Conditioning.

Coach Johnson's three-pronged philosophy - a "melting pot" formed from wide-ranging, high-level experiences in the strength and conditioning, sports performance and fitness realms - boils down into one simple goal - to make "technically proficient athletes."

"If an athlete can move efficiently in the weight room under load, then they're going to move efficiently on the basketball court, soccer field or lacrosse field," said Coach Johnson.

He'll oversee a GW Strength and Conditioning Department that will not only work to maximize the performance of student-athletes from all 23 varsity athletics programs, but also serve as a trendsetter in the industry. "We want to place GW on the forefront, be highly regarded and thought of as forward-thinking in utilizing new-age methodology and technology," said Coach Johnson, who recently served as a keynote presenter at the Stronger Team Huddle basketball strength and conditioning educational summit at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.

While possessing a varied background, Coach Johnson has carved his niche in basketball, a sport he played as an undergraduate at NCAA Division III Marywood University where he earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2007. He went on to complete his master's degree in kinesiology at Bridgewater (Mass.) State College in 2009 before working with the basketball, hockey and lacrosse programs at Division I Boston College and Bryant University. Johnson holds numerous gold standard strength and conditioning certifications such as the NSCA CSCS, NSCA CPT, USA Weightlifting Club Coach, USA Track and Field Level 1 and NASM PES.

Most recently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Montrose Christian School's nationally prominent basketball program, Coach Johnson trained former Mustang and current GW men's basketball student-athlete Kevin Larsen, and is also familiar with Patricio Garino and Miguel Cartagena from Montverde (Fla.) Academy, regular opponents of Montrose.

While his and his staff's primary goal is to maximize performance enhancement in GW's student-athletes, Coach Johnson maintains perspective when it comes to his goal as an educator. "I'm building bodies, but also building minds. I want to be a positive mentor, to teach and lead our student-athletes to be successful inside and outside the lines. I am invested in every athlete I train - seeing them accomplish their goals means the world to me because I know how much it meant to me when I was in their position."

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
The 3 things he stresses to make a "Technically Proficient" athlete.
Why building minds and being a mentor is important.
Tactics he uses to develop his athletes character.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #217: Jim Krumpos - “Can You Coach”

July 20, 2017

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Jim Krumpos is in his third stint with the strength and conditioning staff at Arizona and currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Performance Enhancement/Director of Olympic Sports. He works with the Wildcats baseball, volleyball, soccer and diving programs. In his role, Krumpos designs and implements year-round workouts, focusing on strength, speed, agility, explosiveness, balance and conditioning. He produces sport-specific programs that include technique instruction, testing and evaluating, in addition to reconditioning injured student-athletes in conjunction with the sports medicine staff.

A 2003 graduate of Arizona, Krumpos has a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in physiology, physical education and psychology. He added a master's degree in liberal studies from UNC Charlotte in 2006.

His current certifications include P.I.C.P. strength and conditioning specialist level two, N.S.C.A. certified strength and conditioning specialist, USAW club coach, N.A.S.M performance enhancement specialist, N.A.S.M corrective exercise specialist, N.A.S.E specialist in speed and explosion, a level three fascial stretch specialist, fascial distortion therapist and is SCCC certified. Krumpos and his wife, Kristin, have a son, Carson, and a daughter, Abigail.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Year long Baseball Annual plan.
Position specificity in baseball. 
Travel recommendations.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #216: Jay Dawes - “Don’t Worry About Looking Foolish”

July 13, 2017

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Jay Dawes is an Associate Professor of Strength and Conditioning and the Coordinator for Athletic Performance at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He has worked as a strength/performance coach, personal trainer, educator, and post-rehabilitation specialist for over 18 years, He is currently the head strength and conditioning coach for the UCCS Men's and Women's Soccer and Women's Volleyball teams. He also coaches and consults with several law enforcement, fire, and military groups.

Jay's primary research interests are improving and measuring performance for Tactical athletes/first responders, and athletes. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction and a NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer with Distinction, and a Tactical Strength and Conditioning-Facilitator, the American College of Sports Medicine as a Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES); USA Weightlifting as a Club Coach, and the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association as a Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach. Additionally, Dawes has been recognized as a Fellow of the NSCA since 2009.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
  • Why S&C's should be involved in the research process.
  • Being involved in the NSCA. 
  • Challenges faced by Tactical Athletes.  
  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #215: Ryan Horn - “Work To Improve, Not Impress”

July 6, 2017

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Ryan Horn is in his third season with the Wake Forest basketball program in 2015-16. Horn serves as the Demon Deacons' Director of Athletic Performance.

Horn joined the Demon Deacons in April 2014 after working under head coach Danny Manning at the University of Tulsa where he helped the Golden Hurricane win the 2013-14 Conference USA regular season and tournament championships--the program's first league title since 2003.

Prior to Tulsa, Horn spent five seasons at VCU as the associate head strength and conditioning coach. Horn was directly responsible for designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for the Rams' men's and women's soccer, field hockey and golf teams while also assisting with men's and women's basketball.Horn spent three seasons at Tulsa and most recently directed the athletic performance programs for men's basketball and softball while assisting with football. He also previously worked with the Golden Hurricane women's basketball and women's soccer teams.

Horn began his professional career as a volunteer intern at Robert Morris University and Liberty University where he assisted with all aspects of the strength and conditioning program for football and men's and women's basketball.

Horn played football at East Stroudsburg University for one season and James Madison University for three seasons.

Originally from Inwood, W.Va., Horn graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor's degree in exercise science in May of 2007 and completed his master's degree through the VCU Center for Sports Leadership in 2008.

Horn is an approved mentor and strength and conditioning coach certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He is also a certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting and a Level 1 Track and Field Coach through USA Track and Field.

Horn and his wife, Ashley, have two children: son, Landon, and daughter, Addison.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Incorporating technology into the S&C program.
Using motivational tactics with his athletes.
Balancing family and work.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #214: Keenan Robinson - “Work Still Works”

June 29, 2017

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Keenan Robinson is currently the high performance director for USA Swimming. He has been working in the general physical preparation of swimmers for the past 14 years, with athletes ranging from 10 years old up to 31, in the club, collegiate and international setting. Coach Robinson merges his educational background in sports medicine and combines that with his on the floor experience with programming, exercise selection/ progression, and seasonal planning. This approach has led to swimmers reaching success at every level in our sport, including having athletes participate and win individual medals at the 08, 12, and 16 games.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
His new position with USA Swimming and the role of a High Performance Manager.
How he has grown working with the very Elite.
What needs to improve with Swimming S&C.
Our August 5th Swim LABx (Conference).
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #213: Travis Mash - “The Barbell Can Take You Places”

June 22, 2017

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Travis Mash has spent decades studying the barbell. He is one of the few people - if not the only one - to bridge the worlds of powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and athletic strength and conditioning. Travis was a World Champion and World Record Holder in powerlifting. He competed in a world-class level in Olympic weightlifting. He has coached professional Olympic weightlifters alongside Don McCauley and Glenn Pendlay at Team MDUSA and now coaches the most successful weightlifting team in America, Team Mash Elite. He has coached 8-year-olds, high school athletes landing D-1 scholarships, NFL players, NBA athletes, elite powerlifters, average Joes wanting to get in shape, Olympic hopefuls, and Olympians.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
How he blends Weightlifting with Powerlifting.
Why his kids are so strong.
How he has planted a flag and attracted some of the best in the world to come to him.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #212: Tim Anderson - “Pressing Reset”

June 15, 2017

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Tim Anderson has had the fortune and honor of being mentored by some of the top leaders in the fitness industry. Leaders like John Brookfield, the creator of Battling Ropes® and Dan John, author of Never Let Go, have been very influential in Tim's fitness career.

Tim is co-creator of the Original Strength System, a physical restoration system and co-owner of Original Strength Systems, LLC. Tim has also authored several books including Pressing Reset: Original Strength Reloaded, Habitual Strength, and Original Strength Restoration. He has traveled all over the world teaching the Original Strength System to fitness and medical professionals.

Tim is passionate about helping others learn how to move and obtain their physical restoration. The mission of his company, Original Strength, is "To change the world through movement." To learn more about Tim, or how you can regain your original strength, check out OriginalStrength.net.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What it means to have original strength.
What are "Resets" and how to incorporate them into your training program.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #211: Tommy Christian - “Make It So The Don’t Want To Let You Down”

June 8, 2017

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Tommy Christian is the Owner and Director of Training for TCBOOST Sports Performance, a leading speed development focused sports performance organization located in the Chicagoland area. He started his sports performance career at Northwestern University as the Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning (2000-2002). His role expanded to take over all the speed development duties for the football program and under his first season in this role, the team saw an average decrease in 40 yd times of .15 seconds.

Tommy broke off from NU to begin the process of growing TCBOOST in 2002, although he has continued to aid as a contract coach and speed consultant for NU football ever since. Over the past 17 years, Tommy has trained more than 600 Division 1 athletes, 160 players for the NFL Draft, 8 NFL Pro-Bowl players and over 40 other professional athletes ranging from the NFL, NBA, MLB, WNBA and Rugby Union. Tommy is the former starting inside linebacker for the Wildcats under Coach Gary Barnett (1992). During his playing career at Northwestern he was the top Iron Cat point winner for his combination of speed, strength, explosiveness, and stamina.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Tommy also holds the Etcheberry Certification for Tennis as well as the Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC) credential. Pairing an extensive athletic background and coaching experience with a degree in mechanical engineering, Tommy has a uniquely analytical and outside the box approach to developing speed and performance in athletes of all ages.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What common mistakes he see with athletes speed mechanics.
Best tactics to develop speed in a group setting.
Three things he did early to grow his business.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #210: Barry Heyden - “Bio Hacking Your Body”

June 1, 2017

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Barry Heyden is presently and has been with AlterG for 7 years as a Senior Specialist with AlterG Anti-gravity treadmills. He has helped bring AlterG technology to almost every Pro/College and Military facility in the USA. He was introduced to the AlterG while working as the Director of Sports Performance at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Barry spearheaded the development of the Hospital for Special Surgery Sports and Human Performance Center from November 2006 to 2008.

He also currently owns and operates Barry Heyden Performance Wellness NYC which consults with teams and athletes in program design and high performance training, recovery, injury prevention and nutritional needs.

Barry was also on the forefront of Blood Flow Modification training and became one of the first early adopters and certified Kaatsu specialists. He spent time with the Kaatsu staff that brought it out of Japan and with Dr Sato at the first International Conference outside of Japan, hosted at the Harvard Medical Center. He has trained plus educated many individuals, athletes and Pro/College and military programs on BFM training.

Barry completed his Exercise Science Degree with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition/Biomechanics from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He currently employs his accomplished academic, testing and clinical background in the development of training regimens designed to efficiently and effectively realize the predetermined objectives of both the athlete and fitness enthusiast.

Barry has also volunteered with the Police Athletic League and continues to do so with the Children’s Aid Society in teaching and training kids on fitness and conditioning for tennis as well as injury prevention for both tennis, basketball and baseball in Harlem, New York.

From 2001 until 2006, Barry was the owner/founder of Athlete International in Greenwich, CT and Westchester, NY. His presence was instrumental in bringing Athlete International to a high level of achievement. Prior to this, Barry has been at the forefront of progression training methodology for major league baseball. After three successive years (1994-1996) with the Pittsburgh Pirates(intern) and Texas Rangers (Minor League Director of Strength and Conditioning), Barry was hired to be the Director of Strength and Fitness Conditioning in 1997 for the New York Mets. Acknowledging one of the lowest injury ratios in all of professional baseball, the Mets had five years of success while Barry was with them from 1997 to 2001.

Barry has also served as a consultant with both the men’s ATP and woman’s WTA Professional Tennis Associations in past years.

While attending college Barry helped develop fitness and wellness programs at St. Frances Hospital and Edgewood Tennis and Racquet Club in Pittsburgh PA, worked for the physical therapy department at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and helped with developing a world class facility, the UZONE in Phoenix, AZ. Barry has been a leader in developing Sports Specific and Functional Training regimens that have become a standard for training programs throughout the Nation and World.

Recognized as a leader in the health, fitness and athletic development industry, Barry has established himself as a popular international speaker and author. “Conditioning for Baseball Done Right”(NIKKAN SPORTS SHUPPAN, Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc., Tokyo, Japan) has become an industry standard in Japan for training baseball players. Barry also served as a consultant for Bobby Valentine in developing the Conditioning Programs for the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What, Why, and How of Blood Flow modification.
How to keep your athletes healthy.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #209: Bob Alejo - “Only An Artist Understands An Artist”

May 25, 2017

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Bob Alejo is the Former Assistant AD/Director of Strength and Conditioning overseeing all of the strength and conditioning efforts of the department, and coordinated the day-to-day efforts of the men's basketball team.

Prior to joining the Wolfpack staff in April, Alejo served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Oakland A's, a position he also held from 1993-2001. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the organization's year-round physical preparation at both the major league and minor league levels.

Prior to rejoining the A's, Alejo was the Director of Strength and Conditioning at UC Santa Barbara from 2005-2008. During that time he was also a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team as strength and conditioning coach for the Gold medal-winning men's beach volleyball team of Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser. In addition was a member of the 2012 Olympic Team with the same beach volleyball duo.

From 1984-1993, Alejo served as strength and conditioning coach at UCLA where he worked with 23 men's and women's teams, including the men's basketball team while current Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried was an assistant coach. During his tenure in Westwood, the Bruins racked up 25 national championships and produced more than 100 All-Americans.

Prior to joining the Bruins' staff, Alejo served as strength and conditioning coach for football at his alma mater, Chico State. He earned his B.A. in physical education from Chico State in 1982 and is a member of the Wildcats' Athletic Hall of Fame after a successful baseball career.

An accomplished lecturer and author, Alejo is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (through the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certification Commission) and holds the advanced NSCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach distinction. He has also been elected to three halls of fame: Chico State Athletics, Chico State Baseball (inaugural inductee) and the Chico Professional Baseball "Legends of the Diamond."

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What being a part of "Money Ball" taught him about S&C.
How he has had success every where he has been.
How do you sustain a career in this profession.
What he would like to see changed about the profession.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #208: Brian Jordan - “Buyers Beware”

May 18, 2017

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Brian is approaching nearly 20 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach. Sixteen years of those years were spent in Professional Baseball with the Detroit Tigers and the Colorado Rockies Organizations. He served in the roles of the Major League strength and conditioning coach and Minor League strength and conditioning coordinator for the Colorado Rockies and as a Minor League strength and conditioning coach for the Detroit Tigers.

In the years before his position in professional baseball, Jordan served as a strength and conditioning coach for the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at the United States Naval Academy (1998). He had the opportunity to work with a variety of sport teams and athletes in both settings.

A native of Prospect Harbor, ME, Jordan received his BS in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College, Springfield, MA, where also he was a pitcher on the baseball team for four years. He is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (NSCA). Along with his NSCA membership, he is a member of the Colligiate and Professional Sports Dieticians Association (CPSDA), an international member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and former longtime member of the Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS), where he also served as the NL Minor League Representative and the NL Major League Representative over a 10 year span.

After nearly 20 years working with professional and amateur athletes and organizations in the field of sports science and nutrition, Brian has a new opportunity at NSF International where he works with professional and amateur sports leagues as an educator of dietary supplements and the NSF Certified for Sport® certification program. Brian's diverse background in athletics, sports science and dietary supplements makes for a unique perspective that he conveys in his many speaking engagements.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What the NSF is, and why should we be concerned.
Should we supplement.
How best to educate ourselves on a ever changing market.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #207: Davis Murphy - “Take Simple & Make It Very Hard”

May 11, 2017

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Davis Murphy has been in the fitness and strength and conditioning industry for more than 20 years. He is a consultant for and holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist w/Distinction (CSCS*D) and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator w/Distinction (TSAC-F*D), a Level 3 TRX Instructor, a Certified Personal Trainer, a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach from USA Weightlifting (USAW), Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructor (HKC), Advanced Olympic Lifting Certified (AOLC), and a Level 1 Functional Movement Screen (FMS) instructor. Additionally, his experience encompasses multiple club management, national and international TaeKwonDo competitor, and is the former Vice Chair of the Marine Corps’ High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) Advisory Committee.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Why he became a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
The High Intensity Tactical Training Program.
Dealing with purchasing and administration.
The NSCA TSAC program and credential.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #206: John Welbourn - “Don’t Just Preach To The Converted”

May 4, 2017

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete. He is a 9 year starter in the National Football League and NFL veteran. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early and retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL and other professional and Olympic athletes. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete and the CrossFit Speciality Seminar: Sports Specific Application. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie or at Power Athlete.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What attracted him to Crossfit as an athlete.
Current state of the union on "intensity".
How he balances work and life.
Power athlete HQ learning opportunities.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #205: Joe De Sena - “Spartan Up - If It is Not Fatal It’s Fixable”

April 27, 2017

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Joe DeSena founded Spartan Race in 2010 and has since grown the brand to be the world’s leading obstacle racing company with over 170 events in 25+ countries, 1 million-plus global participants, key sponsors including Reebok, two popular TV programs, and numerous other lifestyle products. Joe has been a lifelong entrepreneur, from selling fireworks at age eight, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to founding a Wall Street trading firm. An accomplished athlete, Joe has competed in every extreme sports adventure he could find, racing more than 50 ultra-distance events in his athletic career.

Gritty. Resilient. Passionate. Spartans aren’t soft. Spartans overcome obstacles. And yes, Spartans burpee.

Spartan is a sport, community, a philosophy, a training and nutrition program – with daily advice, a podcast, a series of books, an activity for kids, workout gear, a media channel, an NBC Sports series, a digital magazine, and a timed obstacle race.

Reebok Spartan Race is innovating obstacle racing on a global scale. With more than 130 races around the world annually – we offer three core races each escalating in distance, obstacle count and challenge level. The Spartan Sprint (3+ miles/20+ obstacles), the Spartan Super (8+ miles/ 25+ obstacles) and Spartan Beast (12+ miles/ 30+ obstacles). Courses are riddled with signature obstacles: mud, barbed wire, walls, rope and fire. Challenge yourself to complete all three and become part of the TRIFECTA tribe.

We also offer a kids race (½ – 1 mile), Special Spartans (for racers with intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities), and for those who looking to push themselves even further, the Hurricane Heat (bootcamp-style challenge) and the Ultra Beast (26+ miles, 60+ obstacles).

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Understanding functional fitness and it's benefits.
Dealing with stress.
What is obstacle immunity.
How to change your "Frame of Reference"
How he motivates his team and himself.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #204: PJ Nestler - “Open Your Mind To The Business Side”

April 20, 2017

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Coach PJ is a human performance specialist with over a decade of experience preparing top athletes for competition, and a life mission to help athletes and coaches realize their true potential. Over the past ten years, Coach PJ has trained dozens of athletes from the UFC, NFL, NHL and MLB. His passion for combat sports and commitment to excellence, has driven him to become a leader in combat sports performance training. He has worked extensively with over 100 fighters, including multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champions and Top 10 ranked UFC fighters. Outside of training top athletes, Coach PJ is devoted to sharing his knowledge and experience, with the purpose of elevating the fitness profession.

He has appeared as: Speaker for the NSCA • Fitness training consultant for Equinox • Expert contributor to STACK, Barbell Shrugged, Breaking Muscle, Strength Performance Network, and Fight Camp Conditioning • Expert guest on Barbell Shrugged, Fight Camp Conditioning, and Fitness Candor Podcasts • Presenter for the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation • In multiple publications such as Gracie Magazine and Sports Agent Blog

Through application of his progressive training philosophy and unique approach to every situation, Coach PJ continues to raise the bar for fitness professionals. He has emerged as a sought after expert in human performance and trainer education.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Why he became a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What is being done well and not well by coaches working with combat athletes.
The business side of coaching.
What makes him and his facility unique.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #203: Cato Rutherford - “Do The Basics Exceptionally Well”

April 13, 2017

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Cato is the Owner/Director of Lift Performance Centre and has a long history of education, experience and proven results in the fitness industry. Cato has worked with a broad range of clients from High Profile Athletes to general health clients, which formed the perfect foundation upon which to build the award winning Lift Performance Centre. Cato now focuses on developing business to service a growing demand in high quality training and strength coaching services in Australia. Cato’s efforts are towards supporting and educating his staff, designing and delivering high quality education and consulting to sporting teams and private parties. Lecturing and Public speaking: Lecturer Poliquin Group, Level Up Continuing Education, FILEX, Fitness First Raise the Bar Summit.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

Why he became a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Running a Sports Performance business in Australia.
Parallels between business and Strength and Conditioning.
What makes him and his facility unique.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #202: Tiffany Byrd - “Meet Them Where They Are”

April 6, 2017

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Tiffany Byrd enters her first year as the Director of Sport Nutrition after joining the OU Athletic Department in March of 2013. Byrd will be responsible for developing comprehensive nutrition programs geared toward improving training, performance, and recovery of all student-athletes.

She will work with teams and individual student-athletes providing direction and communicate the value proper nutrition has on promoting health and enhancing athletic performance.

Byrd joins the Sooners after serving in a similar capacity at Baylor University for the Department of Athletic Performance. During her tenure at BU, Byrd served as the Director of Sports Nutrition and was responsible for the nutrition aspects of all 19 programs primarily serving football, men’s basketball, defending national champion women’s basketball, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball. Some of Byrd’s day-to- day responsibilities for the Bears included pre- and post-workout supplementation, meal planning, nutrition education, body composition, and supervision to nutrition student interns.

Prior to her appointment at Baylor, Byrd completed an internship with the University of Alabama. During her time with the Crimson Tide, Byrd worked primarily with football and women’s gymnastics, along with men’s & women’s golf, softball, soccer, baseball, and women’s tennis.

Four of these teams won a national championship during or immediately following Byrd’s tenure. Byrd completed a sports nutrition internship with the University of Oregon football program prior to the Ducks playing for the national championship. She followed this up with a stint in the same capacity with the University of Louisville athletic program. Byrd has also served as a consultant to the University of Nebraska women’s gymnastics team in 2012, where the Lady Huskers went on to win a Big Ten championship.

An Orlando, Florida native, Byrd graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Fitness, and Health Promotion from Nebraska and a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Alabama.

As an athlete, Byrd competed for the University of Alabama women’s gymnastics program that won the NCAA championship in 2002. After transferring to the University of Nebraska, Byrd was named “Newcomer of the Year” and led the Lady Huskers to a Big 12 Championship. She was later voted team captain for her senior campaign and also won the team’s “Inspiration Award”. During her 5 th year, the four-year Academic All-American helped the Lady Huskers to a second Big 12 Championship in 3 years.

Byrd is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics who is licensed in the state of Oklahoma. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly ADA), the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), and the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA).

Byrd has been married to her husband Jay since March 2011 and currently resides in Norman.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Why she became a Sports RD.
What experience in her journey impacted her the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake she has made and how she learned from it.
Challenges of running a Sports Nutrition program.
Best tactics used to address those issues.
Recommendations for programs that don't have a RD.
Where she sees the profession going.
Best piece of coaching advice she has ever received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #201: Micah Kurtz - “Live In The Moment”

March 30, 2017

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Micah Kurtz was named the 2016 National High School Strength Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is in his 8th year as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at AC Flora high school in Columbia, South Carolina. In the past five years, AC Flora has won 12 state championships. The school was named the #1 athletic program of the year by The State newspaper in both 2014 and 2015. Coach Kurtz also serves as the Strength and Conditioning Consultant Coach to the 9 time high school basketball national champion and winner of the 2016 Dick’s National Tournament Oak Hill Academy. He has also been named the South Carolina Strength Coach of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 by the state coaches association. Coach Kurtz is an active speaker at strength and fitness conferences across the U.S. and has delivered presentations in both China and Hong Kong. He is the South Carolina State Director for both the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

In This Episode We Discuss:

Why he became a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Challenges of running a High School program.
What an annual program looks like for the multi sport athlete.
What makes him and his program unique.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #065

March 27, 2017

Today's Questions:
1. Joey - Do you have any tips or pointers when it comes to applying for GA positions?
2. David - What are your thoughts on NASM's OPT Model?
3. Jeremy - What are my recommended family style books?

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IGCT Episode #200: Mark Asanovich - “You Take Care Of Those Kids”

March 23, 2017

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Mark Asanovich is a fourteen-year National Football League (NFL) Strength & Conditioning Coach veteran. Asanovich spent six seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, after spending six seasons as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Head Coach Tony Dungy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He served as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Baltimore Ravens in 2002 and for the Minnesota Vikings in 1995. Prior to joining the Vikings, Asanovich served as the strength & conditioning coach at Anoka High School from 1987-95. During his tenure there, the school captured state football championships in 1990 and 1994. Anoka also won state titles in soccer (1989), wrestling (1991), and basketball (1992) during his eight years at the school. Asanovich came to Anoka after spending 1986 in a similar capacity at The Citadel and 1984 & 1985 at The Ohio Sate University. The Buckeyes won the Big Ten Football Championship in 1984 and defeated Brigham Young in the Citrus Bowl in 1985 . Recognized in Who's Who Among American Teachers, Asanovich was a contributing author in Death in the Locker Room II: Drugs and Sports (Elite Sports Medicine Publishers, 1993), and High Intensity Strength Training (Perigue Books: Putnam Publishing, 1993). Asanovich was one of the first fifteen Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists and former Minnesota State Director for the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He and his family reside in Victoria, Minnesota.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Why he became a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Definition of strength, and the 4 P's.
Why we need to focus on protecting the brain, and how to do so.
Advice he has for aging Strength Coaches.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #064

March 20, 2017

Today's Questions:
1. Rich - How to handle criticism from football staff?
2. Javier - Do you train Skill players separately from the team?
3. Andrew - Should I look for a mentor to take my career to the next level?

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IGCT Episode #199: Carmen Bott - “Think Like A Scientist, Act Like A Coach”

March 16, 2017

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Carmen is the founder of Human Motion Strength & Conditioning.

Carmen’s current client list includes performance-minded, driven athletes: Pro football (CFL), Amateur & Pro MMA, National level Boxers and a contract with Wrestling Canada preparing athletes for Nationals, Worlds and the Olympic Games.

Carmen has been in the sport performance and fitness training industry for over 20 years and is considered a resource in exercise prescription and strength coaching for the combative and collision sport athlete population(s). Carmen holds a bachelor’s in Human Kinetics and a Master’s degree in Science. Coach Bott’s methods are grounded in science, but it is her 20+ years of experience that allow her to transfer the science into practice.

Carmen lectures internationally in the field of sport science and performance enhancement. She provides workshops for her peers and scientific information for the media and credible websites. Carmen is on also on Faculty at Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in the Department of Kinesiology where she instructs Exercise Physiology & High Performance for Sport.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Her journey as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Biggest mistake she has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Common areas of need for Mat Sport athletes.
What makes her program unique.
Advice for Female S&C's wanting to work in Gladiator sports.
Best piece of advice she has ever received for working with coaches.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #063

March 13, 2017

Todays Questions:
1. Matt - With your interns from the past and up to the present, what are some your expectations of them? In regards to responsibilities and your expectations in the weight room.
2. Chris - My question to you is do you think it would be more important for me to get some practical experience in the way of volunteering before seeking out a Graduate Program to enroll in?
3. Alex - I have a career goal of eventually working within a team for the NFL and breaking into strength and conditioning in the USA, and although that may be a while off yet I am just asking the question if yourself or any one else you may know of can offer any advice about any teams or facilities in the US who take on interns or offer brief placements in strength and conditioning?
4. Chiara - Thought on music in the weight room?

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IGCT Episode #198: Dave Forman - “Focus On The Job You Have”

March 9, 2017

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Virginia Military Institute Athletics Director Dr. Dave Diles announced on May 23, 2016 that Dave Forman has been named Director of Strength and Conditioning/Head Football Strength Coach. Forman began his duties the following month, as the director and supervisor of all aspects of Keydet football strength and conditioning. Forman replaces Jimmy Whitten who accepted a position in the VMI Physical Education Department beginning with the 2016-17 academic year. Forman comes to VMI from the University of Colorado where he was the Director of Sports Performance working the Buffaloes’ football program from January, 2013 through December, 2015. Forman oversaw the entire CU Sports Performance department and designed and outfitted a 12,500 square foot $1.5 million Champions Center Weight Room. Prior to his time at Colorado, Forman served as Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at San Jose State University from January, 2011 through January, 2013 and was a staff member of the 2012 squad that was a Military Bowl participant. Forman had moved to San Jose State from nearby Stanford where he served three years as a Cardinal strength and conditioning assistant coach from 2008-10 and worked with the football and wrestling programs. In Forman’s final year at Stanford, the Cardinal under head coach Jim Harbaugh enjoyed a banner season going 12-1 including an Orange Bowl title and a final fourth place ranking in the major polls. While in Palo Alto, Forman also worked with Stanford’s wrestling program that finished a university all-time best 11th place at the 2011 NCAA Championships. Forman has ties to the Shenandoah Valley area at James Madison University where he began his strength and conditioning career as an undergraduate student assistant and was a member of the football team as a linebacker from 1999-2002. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from JMU and later earned a M.S. in Exercise Science at the University of Mississippi, Oxford in 2006. “Coach Dave Forman brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to VMI,” said VMI head football coach Scott Wachenheim. “First, Dave’s time at Stanford gave him access to the most recent innovations occurring in the strength and conditioning field. Secondly, Dave gained valuable leadership skills by implementing his own programs at San Jose State and the University of Colorado. Finally, Dave gained familiarity with the state of Virginia and Virginia Military Institute while playing football and graduating from James Madison University. I believe Dave will have an immediate positive impact on our program.” Forman’s extensive work experience also includes an internship with the Detroit Tigers 2004 spring training and a volunteer strength and conditioning coach at the University of Southern California in 2005. He completed a summer internship at the University of Notre Dame in 2006 before holding positions as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sacramento State (2006-07) and Northern Arizona (2007) prior to his move to Stanford. "I am very honored and grateful for this opportunity, “said Forman. “Thank you to Dr. Diles, Coach Wachenheim, and everybody involved with the search process for their trust and faith in me. I am ecstatic to be able to return to the Shenandoah Valley, and I am so fortunate and excited to get to work with the very high caliber cadet-athletes of VMI." A native of Glendale, N.Y., Forman is a graduate of St. Francis Prep (Fresh Meadows, N.Y.). He is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Unique challenges he faces at a Military Institution
A typical training day.
How to survive the ebb and flow of this profession
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #062

March 6, 2017
Today’s questions:
1. Perry - Coach Mac, In "CEO Strength Coach" you mention an alternative route to the GA experience by volunteering under a respected coach for 30-40 hours a week and working a part-time job while doing Grad school online. Do you have anymore advice for someone looking at doing this? Also, would you still recommend this route if you had the opportunity to be a GA under the same coach?
2. Blair - I wanted to ask for some advice with regard to opportunities in the USA?
3. Joey - In your opinion what's the best way to stand out in this industry, that is becoming social media driven.
4. Matt - I just started an internship with a Division 1 Football Team within the S&C staff. Would you have any advice for me?
 
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IGCT Episode #197: Kathryn Alexander - “Put Yourself Out There”

March 2, 2017

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Kathryn Alexander is an independent personal trainer based out of Hyde Park Gym in Austin, Texas. She received a B.S. in kinesiology from Louisiana State University, where she began her personal training career at the Department of University Recreation in 2005. Kathryn earned an M.Ed. in clinical exercise physiology from the University of Texas and worked in the Human Performance Lab. She completed her graduate internship with the Austin Fire Department where she later became a full time exercise physiologist. She now uses her research and tactical background to help clients achieve their health, strength and conditioning goals.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Her involvement in Tactical training.
How to be ready for "Real Life".
How to build a personal brand.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #061

February 27, 2017

Today’s questions:

Andy - I struggle with plyometrics and understand how complex it can be. I have started to use very basic exercises to help improve landing mechanics and absorbing forces such as single leg hops and now into bounding but I am really struggling to move forward from this as well as trying to keep it fun for the athletes. Do you have any resources or ideas which you would suggest?

Andy - I have an athlete who is a soccer player in-season and I have been asked to plan their program for the reminder of the season [4 months]. He play's every Sunday and can only train twice a week with a training age of 3 years. I was going to try and maintain strength and power over the months but struggling to see what kind of conditioning I may need to include [if any due to 3 soccer training sessions each week] or any ideas of how I can plan the weekly sessions [session 1 strength / session 2 power for example]

Jesse - I’m wondering whether you have any tips/advice on what more I can do to assist my chances in securing a position in the US?

Ben - Recently I have seen an influx of strength & conditioning jobs overseas (United Kingdom, Australia, China). As a seasoned strength coach, I was wondering if you had any advice for someone (me) who is looking to get a strength coach job in another country (i.e., any websites or foreign job markets you would recommend).

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IGCT Episode #196: Jacques Devore- “Look At It With Fresh Eyes”

February 23, 2017

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Jacques DeVore founder of Sirens and Titans Fitness.

Jacques began his career in fitness training as an elite athlete. He has competed as a wrestler in both high school and college, in cross country, track, lacrosse, martial arts, and both mountain bikes and road bike races. His primary foundation of training was wrestling, which requires great functional fitness and a good understanding of body composition and nutrition.

His experience and passion for exercise fueled his desire to focus on the science of strength and conditioning. Jacques is licensed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Specialist in Conditioning and Strength.

He also coaches cyclists and passed the examination to be an Expert Cycling coach for USA cycling. Jacques also established a career outside of sports and fitness in the management of money and the trading of securities which requires extensive time and energy. Jacques was constantly struggling with ways to train that required minimal time during his regular travel. So, he developed short workouts, for himself, which provided superior fitness gains while on the road.

Over 20 years ago Jacques took his deep exercise knowledge and his experience in business to become CEO of Vert Sports Performance center in Santa Monica where he also actively began training world class athletes, including football players prepping for the NFL combine, basketball players in the NBA, tennis, wrestling, grappling, track, baseball, and many other sports. Jacques decided to leave Vert and open Titan Sports Performance in Santa Barbara and created his own training center. Titan was the first sports performance center in Santa Barbara at the time.

Over the last 15 years Titan has provided training to hundreds of athletes, teams, and individuals in Santa Barbara.. For all of Jacques life he has been a competitive athlete, coaching, and training other athletes and individuals on how to improve their fitness. He has not only trained others but is living proof of his training methods. He has kept his fitness at a level that allows him to competitively race his bicycle with minimal training time. Jacques has accomplished this through his understanding of the science of how the human body performs and responds to training.

Jacques has been a resident and active member in the Los Angeles business community since 1984. He is past president of Business Exchange 100, a Los Angeles professional business organization. Jacques has been a “Big Brother” of Los Angeles to 3 little brothers over the last 18 years, is a past member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles, and a past member of the Executive Committee. Also, Jacques was a member of the board of the Daniel Freeman Hospital Foundation prior to the hospitals sale to Tenet healthcare. Jacques was born in Texas and raised in California. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California Davis and an MBA from Pepperdine University and was a visiting scholar to MBA students at Stanford University. To see a list of athletes Jacques has trained and more, Click on this link: www.sirensandtitansfitness.com

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
What prepared him for working with a variety of athletes.
His high Intensity Short Rides for preparing distance cyclists.
His upcoming book.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #060

February 20, 2017

Today’s questions:
Tim - As someone who wants to become a strength/human performance coach, what is the best way of going about a masters degree and being a grad assistant with strength coaches. I will be getting my undergrad in exercise science fall 2017, and I am starting to look for potential colleges to get my masters degree. However, I'm confused if I should just focus on a strength and conditioning focus or a masters in kinesiology or something similar is better?
Joey - In your opinion as a coach, does Heart Rate Variability(HRV) affect athlete performance?
Jay - What the most important things I could teach or expose him to now and to see what things worked best for you when you were working with your interns and young coaches?

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IGCT Episode #195: Corey Beasley - “Improve Your Craft”

February 16, 2017

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Corey has been involved in the exercise world for 18 years. He has worked in small studios, corporate gyms, independent, as a gym owner and now online.

His website showcases strength coaches and programs for combat athletes, such as mma, bjj, wrestling, boxing, etc.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Issues combat athletes face.
What a typical offseason looks like.
What a typical fight prep training camp looks like.
Tools he uses for ESD.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #059

February 13, 2017

Today’s questions:
Dwayne - How would he go about getting past the eyeball test?
Dwayne - What should a young coach publish and speak about?
Hamish - What typically do young up and coming S&C Coaches lack?
Colin - What's the best way to move from volunteering to a full time position?
Nick - How do you gain respect from players in the collegiate setting if you did not play in college yourself?
John - You often talk about branding yourself. How can a young strength coach 'brand' them self?

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IGCT Episode #194: Ben Butterfield - “Talent Got You Here, Effort Will Get You The Rest of the Way”

February 9, 2017

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Ben Butterfield is currently the Director of Sports Performance at Wentworth Institute of Technology a Division 3 school located in Boston, MA. He also oversees the year round development of the Assumption College Women's Field hockey team. He is currently entering his 4th year working with both programs.

During the summer months he owns a Strength and Conditioning Clinic for high school athletes. Ben has had a number of stops in the D1,D2,D3 setting and working in the private and public sector. His stops include, Velocity Sports Performance, Field house SP, Booth by Performance, WIT, Assumption College, Boston College, U of Maine, Northeastern University, and the Buffalo Bills.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Advice young Strength & Conditioning Coaches.
Biggest challenges working with Division 3 Athletics.
Where he thinks the field is headed.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #058

February 6, 2017

Today’s questions:
Nick - What was your biggest challenge breaking into the field of Strength and Conditioning?
What is one thing you wish you could tell your younger self after all of the experience you have gained?
Alyssa - Should I become a member of the NSCA?
Jeff - What is your training philosophy?

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IGCT Episode #193: Ingrid Marcum - “Rebuild The Foundation”

February 2, 2017

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Ingrid Marcum, CSCS, is a multi-sport elite athlete who has been helping others reach their own fitness and athletic goals since 1997. Ingrid has coached athletes from various sports – including time as a strength coach at the College of William and Mary, for the USA Field Hockey Women’s National Team and as a Battling Ropes consultant to the US Soccer Women's National Team. She currently owns and operates BGB Fitness in Chicago and teaches internationally. Ingrid specializes in helping athletes rebuild their foundation to decrease pain and improve performance. As an athlete, Ingrid was a Division I All-Conference gymnast, a two-time Olympic Trials competitor and USA National Champion in weightlifting, as well as a World Team member and an alternate to the Olympic Team as a push athlete with USA Bobsled.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Her journey into the field.
Biggest mistake she has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Where does "Iron Valkyrie" comes from.
The importance of being a lifelong athlete.
How she focuses on decreasing pain and improving performance with her athletes
Benefits of multiple implements and tools.
Best piece of advice she has ever received for working with coaches.
Her favorite Book/App/Website recommendation.

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #057

January 30, 2017

Today’s questions:
Jason - Ron, do you use gym aware or tendo units with your team? If so, do you use different velocities for new athletes compared to veterans during a periodization block?
Marc - Coach question about squats and 90 degrees! Where did 90 degrees come from? I watch my 18 month old and she squats @$$ to ankle. I watch discovery channel and 80 year olds selling food and trinkets on the street squat @$$ to ankle. So why isn't that the standard?
John - In the next 10 years, how do you think the field of Strength and Conditioning will change based on any patterns you've seen from the last decade or recently?
Gary - How do you like to maximize the power equation and which areas do you emphasize (force vs. velocity) - and does it depend on the athlete/position?
Joe - High weight/low reps vs. low weight/high reps in the weight room - where do you think low weight/high reps need to be used in the weight room? Would you consider high reps based on training specificity goals?
Derek - How can new coaches entering the field demonstrate value? How can we change the low entry level salary when a MS and numerous years of experience is required?
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IGCT Episode #192: Brian Schilling - “You Can’t B.S. Those Guys”

January 26, 2017

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Professor Brian K. Schilling joined the Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences department during summer 2016 as its chair and teaches research methods.

His research focuses on the physical demands among military, police, fire, and rescue personnel, and also how to best train to meet these demands.

Schilling earned his master’s in exercise science from Appalachian State University during 1999, and his Ph.D. in biology from the University of Memphis during 2004. He currently serves as the president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation, which awards scholarships and research grants.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Advice on how S&C's can get more involved in the research process.
What constitutes a great S&C internship experience from an academic perspective.
How he has helped Tactical and Combat athletes manage intensity
Benefits of Flywheel training and current research.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

 

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Ask Coach Mac: Episode #056

January 23, 2017

Today’s questions:
Mario - What are some of the easiest things to over look in a team S&C program?
Mark - Could you give an example/breakdown of a "Special Workout", and how its incorporated/implemented?
Chris - In your opinion what is the most challenging part about transitioning to a new school/program? How did you overcome any obstacles that you came across while making the transition?
Anthony - What's your favorite variation of the squat? And why?
Chris - What is your advice regarding treatment of a Hamstring other than stretching/ice?
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IGCT Episode #191: Zac Woodfin - “Small Piece Of The Pie”

January 19, 2017

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Zac Woodfin garnered the title of Interim Director of Athletics at Southern Miss on Dec. 20, 2016, after the announcement of the departure of Bill McGillis.

Woodfin joined Southern Miss staff in January 2015 as the head strength and conditioning coach.

Woodfin handles the Golden Eagle football strength and conditioning needs and also oversees the other 15 Southern Miss sports. In 2014, Woodfin was named FootballScoop Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year while serving as head strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater, UAB. Woodfin helped the Blazers improve from 2-10 in 2013 to 6-6 in 2014. Woodfin spent three seasons with the Green Bay Packers as assistant strength and conditioning coach, before accepting the position at UAB.

He also was hired as a performance specialist at Athletes’ Performance in Los Angeles, working with many clients who played for various organizations in the NFL, NBA, MLB, as well as Olympic athletes.

Woodfin broke into the strength industry as a volunteer at Alabama and UAB, and then spent four years working with Athletes Performance in Los Angeles.

A native of Prattville, Ala., Woodfin graduated from UAB in 2004 with a Bachelor’s in exercise science.

Following a college career in which he became UAB’s all-time leading tackler (372 stops), he signed as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers (2005). Woodfin later signed with the Baltimore Ravens and spent two seasons with the organization before a stint in the World Football League and with the Houston Texans.

Woodfin is married to the former Fawn Burke and has a son, Valor, and a daughter, Violet.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Why did he choose Strength and Conditioning after playing in the NFL.
What skill sets did he learn to put himself in a position to be considered for the "Interim" AD position.
What advice does he have for Strength Coaches after having worked in administration.
How he prepared his staff to be able to lead if called upon.
First thing he is going to do when he get back to just being a strength coach.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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ACM Episode #055

January 16, 2017
Today’s questions:
  • My take on Oregon situation.
  • Denny - How do you gauge how hard to push your guys?
  • Bernie - Where do you draw the line between doing what you know is right and what your head coach may want?
  • Chris - What is the right way to go after a job at your school if your boss leaves?
  • Mark - How to get back into football after taking a job with a different sport?
  • Questions from the live audience.  Be sure to like my Facebook "Coach" page so that you can catch episodes live www.Facebook.com/rmckeefery

 

 
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IGCT Episode #190: Dave Hembrough - “Untangle The Puzzle”

January 12, 2017

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Dave Hembrough is a sport science officer and the lead S&C coach at The Centre for Sport and Exercises Science (CSES), Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is also is the Lead S&C coach for England Volleyball and the head coach of Hallam Barbell Weightlifting Club. Dave has coached across various sports at different levels from grassroots to high performance over the last 15 years. This includes taking the GB Women's volleyball team to the 2012 Olympics, supporting athletes who won 5 Medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in diving and table tennis and supporting world champions in boxing and downhill mountain biking. Dave leads a successful consultancy and internship programme at Sheffield Hallam University and supports developing coaches across a number of community ventures as well as in performance focused sports. Dave is values driven, positive and future focused. He believes that as coaches we have the responsibility to leave a lasting positive impression in the space that we briefly occupy.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
How he started and runs his Performance Consultancy Program.
How he uses Strong Saturday and other programs to make a lifelong impact.
The opportunity that exists with training "youth" athletes.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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ACM Episode #054

January 9, 2017

Today’s questions:
* What should you do if you have a lawsuit brought against you?
* If you had 3000 square feet, What would you put in that weight room?
* What certifications do I recommend and why?
* Difference between a PLAE Mastermind and Summit?
* Additional questions asked by Facebook Live crowd.

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IGCT Episode #189: Bill Foran - “Dream Big & Work Hard”

January 5, 2017

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Bill Foran has been the HEAT’s strength and conditioning coach since its inception as he begins his 29th season with the organization and his 19th in the position of Assistant Coach/Strength & Conditioning. He is charged with improving the proper health, strength and overall conditioning of the HEAT players. To achieve these goals, Foran supervises a combination of strength training, plyometrics, conditioning, stretching and nutrition to ensure the players’ maximum results on the court.

Foran originally joined the HEAT as a strength and conditioning consultant during the 1988-89 season before becoming a full-time staff member as the team’s strength and conditioning coach. Prior to coming to the HEAT, Foran spent four years as the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Miami. There, Foran helped keep UM’s football players in shape for the championship years of 1987 and 1989. Prior to his tenure at UM, he spent four years in a similar capacity at Washington State University.

A graduate of Central Michigan University, he earned a dual degree in physical education and health education in 1977 and his master’s degree in exercise physiology from Michigan State University in 1981. Foran is the former president and co-founder of the National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association (NBCCA) and a published author. He is the main author, along with nine other NBA strength and conditioning coaches, of three published books titled Condition the NBA Way, NBA Power Conditioning and Complete Conditioning for Basketball. Foran was also the sole editor of High Performance Sports Conditioning.

Recognized as one of the best in his field, Foran was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2014. He had previously been honored as the 2009 Co-NBA Strength Coach of the Year, sharing the award, which is voted on by the strength and conditioning coaches of the NBA, with Dwight Daub of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Foran and his wife, Karen, reside in Pembroke Pines. Their son, Eric (the HEAT’s current Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach), graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Florida. Their daughter, Kaylee, is also a graduate of the University of Florida as well as the University of Miami Nursing program.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Fitness Business owner.
What advice he would have for a young coach that wants to work in the Pro's.
What are the positives and negatives of the profession.
What is most unique about him and his program.
How to gain support from ownership/administration.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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ACM Episode #053

January 2, 2017
Today’s questions:
  • How To Write A Book?
  • What should a young S&C focus on during their internship?
  • Difference between Ask Coach Mac, Pass The Mic, and IGCT?
  • What “Beyond The Chalk” is?
  • Additional questions asked by Facebook Live crowd.  
 
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IGCT Episode #188: Gus “BigDawg” Felder - “It’s Not Always For You”

December 29, 2016

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Gus Felder begins his first season as the Hurricanes’ Director of Strength and Conditioning. Felder arrives in Coral Gables after he spent the past two seasons at the University of Georgia where he served as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning.

Felder, brings over a decade of coaching experience to the University of Miami Strength and Conditioning program. Felder obtained his Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Health Education from Penn State while serving as a graduate assistant and Assistant football coach. He was also groomed there as an undergraduate and earned his bachelor's in Kinesiology. 



Felder played four years with the Nittany Lions from 1998-2002 and was named to the All Big Ten team in 2001 and 2002 at the left tackle and guard positions. After a short stint in the National Football League (NFL) with the Cleveland Browns, he began his coaching career in the high school ranks with Simon Gratz High School (Philadelphia), Melbourne High School (Florida), and State College Area High School (State College Pa) as head and assistant coaching positions. Felder also spent time at Cheyney University, and Clark Atlanta University, serving as the Director Strength and Conditioning and assistant football coach, with both Universities. He is a native of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who prepped at Berwick Area High School where he was an All-America offensive lineman. Felder is most inspired by his high school football coach George Curry and his words: "When you work hard great things happen". Felder and his wife Kelly have five children Destiny, Jazmine, Alexa, EJ and Faith.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Fitness Business owner.
Hiring and mentor/former boss on staff.
Using a variety of training philosophies.
Embracing the University's past traditions, alumni, and coaches.
Being open about his faith and how he shares it.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #187: Ian McKeown - “20 Years of Different Experiences”

December 27, 2016

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Ian is Head of Athletic Development at Port Adelaide FC, as a senior member of the performance team and the strength and conditioning delivery to the playing group where he deals daily with the interaction of performance enhancement, injury prevention, return to competition and long-term athletic development. Alongside working in one of the most competitive and physically demanding sports in the world Ian enjoys furthering his work in athletic development through collaboration with many research groups and consulting in a wide range of sports; most notably tennis and football. He is an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Specialist (ASCC) through the UK Strength and Conditioning Association and a Professional Coach as part of the Pro-Structure within the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association. He completed his PhD thesis in 2013 at the Australian Institute of Sport titled “Power development and movement ability in junior athletes”. Whilst completing his thesis Ian worked with the Matilda’s football team as National Coordinator of Physical Performance, he also spent 3 years coaching at the ACT Academy of Sport leading the strength and conditioning programs for hockey and women’s football. Prior to moving to Australia Ian worked as a strength and conditioning coach at the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland for many years, again leading the preparation of a multitude of sports at national and international competition.

 

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
Process he uses to screen during the week and post camps.
How they use tech within their program.
Their high performance model.
What they do during their reset period.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation

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IGCT Episode #186: Adam Larcom- “The Mindset of The Individual Sport Athlete”

December 15, 2016

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Adam graduated from physiotherapy in 2003 from LaTrobe University, also graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Applied Science.

His background however is in Strength and Conditioning. He has over 20 years of experience in this field.

At the elite level, Adam has become a highly sought after High Performance Coach and Consultant. He has worked with players and teams within the AFL, Australian ARC Wallabies and other various sporting teams, both domestically and internationally.

Athletics is another of Adam’s passions. Coaching at the elite level has enabled him to concentrate in sprinting, specifically 100 metre sprinting, nationally and internationally. This includes coaching the 2009, 2010 and 2011 100 metre Australian men’s national champion.

Adam has also coached athletes to World Championship Events and the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. He coached the Australian men’s 4 x 100 metre relay team in the 2009 IAAF World Championship in Berlin and more recently the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Korea.

Adam also works with several current AFL players and elite sport athletes to better manage their independent strength and conditioning programs.

Adam’s extensive experience is well regarded by all who work and see him

In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
The mindset of being a individual sport athlete.
How to incorporate team building activities in a individual based sport.
Advice he has for Track and Field S&C's.
How to prevent over development with low training age athletes.
Best piece of coaching/business advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation

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IGCT Episode #185: Dan Reardon - “You Must Know The Recipe”

December 8, 2016

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Dr. Dan Reardon CEO and co-founder of FitnessGenes, is a medical doctor of 9-years (MB ChB), BSc Human Anatomy, former Personal Trainer and gym owner, science and fitness writer and 2 times published book author, former science editor of Muscle & Fitness magazine UK, Europe and Australia, and advisor to a number of other fitness and nutrition related companies and products. Dan is fascinated with the concept of quantified self, and how far humans can take their performance simply by hacking their biology.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning/Fitness field.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Why we should be concerned with genetics and how to test for it.
How identifying and understanding the 43 fitness genes they look at will help you with your athletes.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #184: Henk Kraaijenhof - “Can’t Turn A Donkey Into A Race Horse”

December 1, 2016

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Henk Kraaijenhof coaching credentials include Nelli Cooman, Merlene Ottey, Troy Douglas and Tennis star Mary Pierce. His specialties are the physical and mental coaching, in particular stress and stress management and the methodology or training. When you consider both Ottey and Douglas ran world class times in their 40’s, something is working.

Henk Kraaijenhof currently works for Vortx and his blog is helpingthebesttogetbetter.com.

He has published work in performance, training systems and protocols for elite athletes and has also conducted research in the development and application of scientific training systems. Henk is also involved in scientific research projects in human sports performance in Norway, Estonia, Italy and the Netherlands. He is currently also working as a mentor for the Olympic coaches and Olympic talent coaches in Holland.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Fitness Business owner.
Can you truly improve speed.
How he protects athletes from injury.
How he incorporates mental conditioning into his training.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #183: Mark Fitzgerald - “The Iron Doesn’t Talk Back”

November 24, 2016

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Fitzgerald completed his first season as the strength and conditioning coach of the Anaheim Ducks. Fitzgerald joined the Ducks after serving as head of performance and nutrition of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), the world’s largest development hockey league with 52 Canadian and eight American teams participating in the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League. With the CHL, Fitzgerald oversaw the combine development program and implemented many unique nutritional and educational programs.

From 2009-14, Fitzgerald was the strength coach for the Toronto Marlies, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League. He is also the Owner and Head of Performance for Elite Training Systems, and Lead Training Advisor for Under Armour Canada.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
Most challenging aspect to working in the NHL.
What a typical training week looks like.
How he handles "Travel" with his players.
How he balances being a entrepreneur with being a Strength Coach.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation

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IGCT Episode #182: Nathan Parnham- “Fuel Your Passion, But Be Balanced”

November 17, 2016

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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

Nathan has been an S&C coach for over 13 years and has worked with athletes from a variety of sports at Jr, amateur, and professional levels. Nathan in some capacity has coached several current A-League (Football), NRL (Rugby League), WTA (Tennis), and professional combat sport athletes. Throughout his time as an S&C coach

Nathan has been the head of department at Westfield Sports High, Newington College, and North Sydney Bears RLFC. Nathan brings an impressive range of qualifications to the industry from an ASCA Level 2 Accreditation to a Masters in Strength and Conditioning (Edith Cowan University) to name a couple. His coaching style is direct, prescriptive, specific, and up to date with current research and effective trends within the industry.

In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
How he handles various motivations by students that are required to play sport.
How he has created buy-in from administration, coaching staffs, and parents.
How he schedules and formats his training sessions to get his athletes through.
How to maintain a positive work/life balance.
Best piece of coaching/business advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation

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IGCT Episode #181: John Mitchell - “Don’t Think About A Green Frog”

November 11, 2016

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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

John has been working in the Strength and Conditioning industry for 23 years. He has worked with athletes across a wide variety of sports including Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth games medallists. He is recognised internationally as a high quality strength and conditioning practitioner.

– Australian Institute of Sport 2015-present
– Ireland Rugby 7’s consultant 2015-present
– Australian Rugby Union National 7’s 2008-2014
– Canberra Capital Basketball (WNBL) 2000-2010
– Chinese National Women’s Basketball Team consultant 2005-2008

John worked as the Australian National Sevens Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for 7 years. During this time the Australian National Sevens team competed in the HSBC World Series, 2 World Cups and 2 Commonwealth games campaigns. His expertise in Rugby Sevens is highly sought after with an on going consultancy with the Ireland Rugby Sevens program.

John is currently a Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Australian Institute of Sport. As part of this role he is responsible for the National Men’s and Women’s Rowing crews which will compete in 2016 at the Rio Olympics. Additionally, John works with the National Centre of Excellence Men’s Artistic Gymnastics program.

John also worked as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canberra Capitals WNBL Team from 2000 to 2010, during this time the team won 6 national championships. His work in Basketball was recognised internationally when he worked as a consultant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Chinese Women’s National Team leading into the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

In 2009 John was recognised for his work in Strength & Conditioning when he was awarded Life Membership by the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA).

He has been a board member of the ASCA since 2005 and is an ASCA accredited Level 3 and Professional Coaching Structure Master Level Coach (PSM) He also presents at ASCA Conferences and Strength and Conditioning courses.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
How to work with a sport you are unfamiliar with.
Annual plan for elite rowing.
How to conduct a proper readiness questionnaire.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #180: Mike Jolly - “You Are Not Born Great”

November 3, 2016
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Throughout Mike Jolly's career he has been a wrestler, football player, football coach, trainer, training facility owner, inventor and now advocate. Consistent throughout has been Mike's passion for football. Today Mike's focus is on the safety of young athletes and raising awareness for the dangers of sub-concussive and concussive blows and teach how to minimize the damage from these blows with proper neck strengthening techniques.

Mike wrestled and played football at UCLA alongside good friends Mark Tuinei (Cowboys) and Luis Sharpe (Cardinals). Their long, productive careers in the NFL came crashing down due to CTE, a storyline that is becoming all too familiar. Motivated to change this fate for current and future athletes, and based on over 30 years experience in the fitness industry, Mike invented the Iron Neck as an innovative and powerful way to train the neck.

After a brief acting career (it's LA, who hasn't!), Mike entered into a career in strength and conditioning and started training elite athletes and celebrities. This led to Mike building and operating his own high end private training facility with 55+ trainers on staff, for over 10 years.

Mike coached two years at Santa Monica College (O-Line) and then two years at West LA College (Offensive Coordinator). Getting back into the game as a coach and working closely with young men, Mike again felt the impact of concussions and began to relentlessly research concussions and neck strength. This ultimately led to inventing the Iron Neck. Today, Mike speaks of the importance of neck strength and for coaches to adopt proactive concussion management approach to training.
In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Fitness Business owner.
What CTE is.
How to best prepare the neck for combat sports.
How to take a product from concept to completion.
How to balance performance with protection. 
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #179: Mickey Marotti - “It’s Not A Job, It’s A Lifestyle”

October 27, 2016
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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

Mickey Marotti is in his third season as the assistant athletic director for football sports performance at Ohio State and his 28th season as a coach. He is the person Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer trusts in the critical area of strength and conditioning training and overseeing sports performance, and he is an individual Meyer has worked with or hired four times.

"There are times in the year when the strength staff has more contact with the team than the coaching staff," Meyer said, "and I have complete trust in Mickey Marotti's abilities to prepare our student-athletes to be the strongest, fastest and mentally toughest football players they can be."

Marotti, called a "master" of motivation and mental preparation by Meyer, is indeed that: he has coached three teams now that have won national championships: the 2006 and 2008 Florida Gators and the 2014 Ohio State Buckeyes.

His work with the Buckeyes last season earned him American Football Monthly's FBS Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award.

From there he went on to the University of Cincinnati, where he spent seven seasons (1990-97) as head strength and conditioning coach for UC's 20-sport program. He also worked in the areas of diet analysis and planning and assisted in student-athlete rehabilitation from injuries.

Midway through Meyer's five-year run as an assistant coach at Notre Dame, Marotti had the opportunity to work with him again when he was named Notre Dame's director of strength and conditioning in 1998. He spent seven seasons in South Bend, coordinating all aspects of the strength and conditioning program for the 26-sport department, including developing a year-round program for the football team, coordinating camps, clinics and special events, and developing policies and regulations.

Marotti was then one of Meyer's first hires when he took over as head coach of Florida in early 2005. And from 2005-11 Marotti oversaw the complete strength and conditioning programs for all of Florida's intercollegiate sports. He also served as the director of the football athletic performance team.

Unique in the fact he is one of approximately100 strength trainers to hold a Master of Strength and Conditioning - the highest honor in his profession - certification, Marotti is also atypical in the things he has his players do that all lead to developing a mental and physical edge.

Marotti's talents helped Florida develop 22 All-Americans and eight first-round NFL draft choices during his seven years in Gainesville. And there is no disputing the team accomplishments the Gators achieved: two national championships, two Southeastern Conference championships and three 13-win seasons.

The well-conditioned and mentally tough Ohio State Buckeyes have been one of the best teams in the nation over the past two seasons, including a school-record 24-game winning streak and only the sixth undefeated season in school history in 2012 (12-0). Four Buckeyes have been named first-team All-American during this time, including cornerback Bradley Roby and defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins in 2012 and linebacker Ryan Shazier and offensive tackle Jack Mewhort this past season. Additionally, Buckeyes were named the Big Ten Conference's Defensive Player of the Year (John Simon in 2012) and Offensive Player of the Year (Braxton Miller in 2012 and 2013), quarterback of the Year (Miller in 2012 and 2013), Running Back of the Year (Carlos Hyde in 2013) and Chicago Tribune MVP (Miller in 2012 and 2013).

A native of Ambridge, Pa., Marotti was a four-year letterwinner as a fullback for West Liberty (W.Va.) University, serving as a team tri-captain in 1986 and winning first team NAIA All-Academic honors in 1987. He is a 1987 graduate of West Liberty with a degree in exercise physiology.

Marotti and his wife, the former Susan Laffey, have a son, Mitchell, and a daughter, Maddie.
In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
Why college over the pro's.
How to balance your family life with your professional life.
How he gives his coaches autonomy within the program.
Recommendations he has for coaches that have to manage staffs.
How he has integrated himself with the Football staff and Administration.
How he has handled success and players leaving early.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #178: Al Johnson- “Back In The Jungle”

October 20, 2016
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Former Ohio State football and Baltimore Orioles strength and conditioning coach Allan Johnson joined the Buccaneers’ coaching staff on Aug. 7 as an assistant coach in charge of strength training.

Johnson, who has spent the last three years at Northwestern University as the assistant director of sports performance for football, has more than 25 years of experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels as a strength and conditioning coach. He spent 13 years with West Virginia and five years at Ohio State, coaching in 17 football and basketball postseason games, including helping the Mountaineers to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament and helping the Buckeyes reach three BCS National Championship games – which included winning a national title following the 2002 season.

“We hit a home run with hiring Allan Johnson as an assistant football coach in charge of strength training,” Torbush said. “His resume speaks for itself and he will be a great asset not only to our program, but to the university and the community. He comes to us with the highest of recommendations from some of college football’s most respected names.”

Johnson was the first strength and conditioning coach in the history of the Baltimore Orioles and one of the first five in all of Major League Baseball. A 2003 inductee into the Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame, Johnson was named the 2002 National Strength Coach of the Year and is a six-time recipient of the Big East Conference Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award. In 2010, Johnson was elected into the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

“I am very excited and humbled by the opportunity to be part of the rebirth of ETSU football,” Johnson said. “The program, culture and championship staff that Coach Torbush is bringing together will be on a level to compete for championships. I want to thank Coach Torbush, Dr. Richard Sander and Lee Morrow for giving me this awesome opportunity to be part of a very special team at ETSU.”

Morrow, who is ETSU’s Director of Football Operations and himself spent 31 years as the program’s strength and conditioning coach, said Johnson is simply one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the country.

“I am extremely pleased that Al has made the decision to be part of ETSU football,” Morrow said. “Simply stated, we cannot get anyone better to fill this spot right now. His background, his accomplishments, his personality, and his integrity are of the highest rating. I expect people to ask how we were able to secure his services.”

Throughout his career, Johnson has trained thousands of athletes, including 118 football players who have been drafted in the NFL, 25 men's and women's basketball players drafted in the NBA or WNBA, and 51 baseball players drafted to play professional baseball.

Johnson is a regular speaker at local, regional and national conferences and clinics regarding strength, speed and conditioning topics, as well as motivation, leadership and team-building. Johnson also serves as a consultant for Nike Football Clinics, High Performance Nutrition, Training & Conditioning Magazine (Editorial Board), Maxx Football and Alpha Dog Sports.

Johnson is certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, CSCS, and certified with the National Association of Speed and Explosion, NASE. He also is certified as a Master Strength Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association. Johnson was recognized as one of the first 10 Master Strength & Conditioning Coaches in the World, by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association in 2002.

In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
What is unique about his program.
How he has handled building a rejuvenated program.
Importance of not worrying about the logo on your chest in this profession.
Best piece of coaching/business advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #177: Brian Clarke - “You Are Always On A Interview”

October 13, 2016
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Coach Clarke is entering his 7th year at Noblesville High School. He is a native of the northwest side of Chicago and graduated from Butler University. In addition, Clarke is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is entering his 13th year as a head strength and conditioning coordinator. Coach Clarke came to Noblesville in the summer of 2008 after highly successful stops at Warren Central and Pike High School (combined 11 high school state championships with the most recent by Noblesville Miller Baseball 2014 4A State Champs). In addition, Coach Clarke was named a semi-finalist for the National High School Strength Coach of the Year in 2007 by, American Football Monthly.

Coach Clarke is a strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer who is responsible for over 600 students daily, and has trained over one hundred-seventy five collegiate athletes including 2 current NBA players (Jeff Teague, Courtney Lee), professional baseball players, and NFL players. Clarke teaches Noblesville’s Athletic Weights class and is responsible for developing and implementing pre/post season strength and conditioning programs for all athletic teams. In addition, Coach Clarke is Noblesville High School’s Wellness Department Chair.
In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Structuring a elite high school strength and conditioning program.
The importance of cueing.
How he uses technology to benefit the athlete.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #176: John Sisk - “Keep Adding Tools”

October 7, 2016
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John Sisk, who has a wealth of experience with more than two decades in the profession, enters his fourth year as Georgia Tech's Director of Player Development.Sisk, who oversees the player development staff that works with more than 350 Yellow Jacket student-athletes, works directly with the football program. Sisk came to Georgia Tech after serving one season as Director of Strength Training & Conditioning at Furman. A 20-year veteran in the profession, Sisk served as the Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning at Vanderbilt from 2001-2010.

While at Vanderbilt, Sisk and his staff contributed to the football program's turnaround, which culminated in the Commodores' 2008 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl victory over Boston College. He coached four Vandy strength and conditioning All-Americans, including current Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler and Bears' offensive linemen Chris Williams were two National Football League first-round draft picks to progress through Sisk's strength training program at Vandy.

All told, Sisk directed the strength training regimen for 12 Vanderbilt players who signed NFL contracts, as well as four Major League Baseball first-round draft picks, including No. 1 selection David Price (Tampa Bay, 2007), No. 2 selection Pedro Alvarez (Pittsburgh, 2008), No. 7 selection Mike Minor (Atlanta, 2009), and No. 8 pick Casey Weathers (Colorado, 2007).

Sisk first worked in college athletics as an assistant strength coach at Furman in 1993 before serving as the strength and conditioning coach at Western Carolina. He went on to work on the staff at Clemson before taking the director's job at Vanderbilt in 2001.

A Waynesville, N.C., native, Sisk played football at Western Carolina, graduating with a degree in sports administration. Upon graduating, he spent three years as a football/strength coach at Tuscola (N.C.) High School.

In 2011, Sisk was one of eight recognized as a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC) by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning coach.
How he has handled being at a high academic, land locked school.
How he has put together an eclectic staff.
How he continuously challenges himself to use variety.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #175: Jim Kiritsy - “Basic Things Done Savagely Well”

September 29, 2016
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Jim Kiritsy enters his second season at Kennesaw State after being hired as director of strength and conditioning for football by head coach Brian Bohannon on March, 31, 2014.

In this role, Kiritsy is responsible for developing a comprehensive player development program designed to achieve three primary goals: injury prevention, athletic performance enhancement and mental discipline development.

Prior to arriving at Kennesaw State, Kiritsy served three seasons as associate director for strength and conditioning at The Citadel where his responsibilities included coordinating all aspects of the Bulldogs' men’s basketball and wrestling training programs.

He also was the top assistant in the development of football and oversaw the maintenance and upkeep of the facility, including equipment purchases, while managing and developing graduate assistants, interns and student managers.

While at The Citadel, Kiritsy trained three All-American wrestlers in Odie Delaney (2013), Ugi Khishignyam (2013) and Turtogokh Lusandori (2014), and two football All-Americans in Mike Sellers (2012) and Darien Robinson (2013).

Kiritsy joined The Citadel in June 2011 after spending two seasons at Vermont as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. While with the Catamounts, he worked directly with the men’s basketball, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse and the men’s and women’s soccer programs.

A 2009 graduate of Norwich University, Kiritsy received a bachelor’s of science degree in physical education with a concentration in coaching. While there he served as a part-time student assistant strength & conditioning coach. He also was a four-year (2005-08) letterwinner in football, serving as co-captain as a senior, and played baseball for three seasons (2006-08). He served as co-captain as a junior and missed his senior year due to an injury.

Kiritsy is a graduate of the Corp of Cadets from Norwich and served as a member of the Corps Honor Committee in 2008-09. He holds certifications in CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) from the American Red Cross, and is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

A native of Northbridge, Mass., Kiritsy attended Northbridge High School.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
How he uses variety to keep things fun.
His focus on developing his staff.  
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #174: Joey Batson- “Be The Best You, You Can Be”

September 22, 2016
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Joey Batson is in his 31st year as a strength & conditioning coach at the collegiate level and 20th year as the director of strength training at Clemson. He has served as a head strength & conditioning coach 27 of his 31 years of service.

Batson was named Master Strength & Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) in May of 2009.

During his tenure as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Clemson, Joey Batson has coached, in football, 40 All-Americans; 129 All-ACC selections; 63 semi-finalists or finalists for national awards; 27 Strength and Conditioning All-Americans; 12 NFL First Round draft picks; 75 NFL draft picks; 14 athletes chosen ACC Player of the Year; 4 Super Bowl Champions; and has helped Clemson to 18 bowl games, 10 Top-25 finishes, 2 ACC Championships, 4 ACC Atlantic Division Championships, and 1 National Championship appearance.

Batson is married to the former Susan Malone of Greenville, SC. The couple has two children, Michael and Benjamin.

In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
How has he been able to stick in one place for so long.
What advice would he have for struggling strength coaches.
Best piece of coaching/business advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #173: Aaron Ausmus - “You Are Not A Free Agent”

September 15, 2016
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Aaron is one of the newest additions to the Sorinex team. He has a long coaching career having most recently served as the head strength coach at USC from 2010-2014. One-time Trojan assistant who then headed up strength and conditioning programs at 4 universities, is in his fourth season as USC's head strength and conditioning coach. He returned to USC in February of 2010. Ausmus, was Tennessee's director of strength and conditioning in 2009, where he oversaw all of the Volunteers' teams. He began his strength and conditioning coaching career at Tennessee, his alma mater, first as a graduate assistant for 2 seasons (1998-1999) and then as a part-time assistant the next season (2000). He then became an assistant at USC for 3 seasons (2001-03), where he worked with the Trojans' 2003 national championship football team, as well as with the men's and women's track, women's soccer and men's golf teams. He spent the next 3 years (2005-07) as the head football strength and conditioning coach at Mississippi, then held a similar position at North Texas in 2008.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
How best to prepare for being fired.
Importance of branding.
Lower body training.
What he has been able to learn visiting programs around the country.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #172: Joe Quinlin - “Be Able To Defend Your Program”

September 8, 2016
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Now Available on iTunes http://bit.ly/1bPlMei

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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

Joe Quinlin, MS, SCCC, CSCS, has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach since June 2008.

During his time at Northwest, Quinlin has overseen 15 varsity sports and has been a driving force behind the success of Northwest athletics. His passion to improve student-athletes on and off the field is what makes him an instrumental part of the Bearcat family.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Quinlin was employed by the City of Maryville as a personal trainer from 2004 to 2008. During this time, he conducted speed and agility camps where he trained area high school and Northwest student-athletes.

A former member of the 1998 and 1999 National Championship football teams, Quinlin earned a degree in corporate recreation and therapeutic wellness from Northwest in 2000. He obtained his master's from West Virginia University before returning to Maryville in 2003.

He lives in Maryville with his wife, Kelly, who is the Head Athletic Trainer, and their children, Derek, Kori and Austyn.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning coach.
How to individualize programs for Australian Football League
Relationship with the Athletic Trainer.
Balancing the needs of a small school.
How he has stayed content being at one school
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #171: Dana Santas - “Be Your Authentic Self”

September 1, 2016
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Now Available on iTunes http://bit.ly/1bPlMei

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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

Dana is the "Mobility Maker," CNN Yoga Expert, Sports Mobility Trainer in MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA & PGA. Specializing in professional sports, Dana integrates Radius Yoga into athlete training to enhance performance and decrease injury. She’s the team yoga mobility trainer for numerous teams in MLB, the NHL, the NFL and the NBA, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Orlando Magic, and Tampa Bay Lightning; she’s also mobility consultant to many other pro & collegiate teams, including USF Men’s Basketball, and private yoga trainer for dozens of individual professional and Olympic athletes, including PGA, LPGA and WTA pros.  While living in Boston, she proudly served as yoga trainer to the Boston Fire Department.
In this episode we discuss:

Her journey into the S&C/Mobility field.
Biggest mistake she has made in S&C/Mobility field and how she learned from it.
The biggest mobility issues she sees with athletes today.
Quick improvement tips and assessment ideas for mobility with your athletes.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #170: John Garrish- “Be Counter Cultural”

August 25, 2016
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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

John Garrish is the Director of Athletic Development and Performance for both North Broward Preparatory School and the Boca Raton Football Club. He is responsible for the long-term oversight, management, direction and conduction of athletic development and strength and conditioning programs for all of North Broward’s student-athletes from the school’s 21 varsity sports.

Garrish is also a decorated athlete, he played one year of football at the Air Force Academy before transferring to Wagner College. During his time at Wagner College he participated in both football and track and field. Garrish set the weight throw and hammer throw records in his second season at Wagner College and qualified for the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America meet in the hammer throw.

In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
High School Roundtable
What has he taken from all the interviews he has done.
Best piece of coaching/business advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #169: Gunnar Peterson - “Keep It Light & Fun”

August 18, 2016
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Gunnar Peterson is a Beverly Hills-based personal trainer whose clients include celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday people. Gunnar works with each on an individual basis, focusing on achieving long-term results through challenging and constantly varied workouts. He is widely recognized for his expertise in functional training and his commitment to developing and implementing innovative fitness techniques. With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Gunnar’s dynamic approach, boundless energy and humor only add to the effectiveness of the experience his clients enjoy. With a client list as diverse as his training methods, Gunnar emphasizes strength training modalities that can be transferred from the gym to daily life, from training camp to championship game. He has worked with athletes from the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, USTA, professional boxing (male AND female!) and various NCAA sports. Many film and television celebrities have also sought Gunnar’s guidance in preparing for roles and have stayed on to become devoted clients, making him part of their fitness regimen.

Gunnar’s innovative approach and his devotion to pursuing and communicating only the most credible and effective fitness information have resulted in several corporate partnerships and business opportunities. Gunnar currently enjoys relationships with Gatorade/Propel, Under Amour, Epson and Dolce & Gabbana.

He is the developer of Core Secrets, a project done with the Gunthy-Renker Corporation, that is an 18 DVD fitness system featuring full-body and body-part specific workouts focussed on strengthening the core of the body. In the Spring of 2010, Gunnar released, in partnership with Giam and Shape magazine, the ‘Best Ever Hollywood Workout’ DVD. He released his first book, G-Force, in January 2005 (Regan Books). Now out in paperback as The Workout, the book is about training, making it a part of your life, creating and maintaining a positive mindset, and improvising to keep workouts effective and interesting. Through his own fitness product development company, Outside Shot, Gunnar has created The Bottom LineC™, a total body exercise machine, The RAC™, an accessory that incorporates weighted upper body work with Spinning®, and Hoop Hands™, a basketball-specific resistance training aid.

Gunnar is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a graduate of Duke University. He is an editor and writes a regular column for Muscle and Fitness magazine, is on the advisory board for Fitness magazine as well as contributor to Clean Eating magazine. Gunnar is also regularly featured in Allure, Elle, In Style, In Touch, Us, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, and other magazines. His television appearances include The Today Show, Fox & Friends, CNN, CNN Headline News, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, Extra, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Lala’s Full Court Life, and numerous shows for E! and VH1.

Gunnar resides in Los Angeles with his wife, 3 children and 2.5 dogs.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Importance of branding yourself as a fitness professional.
How he builds relationships with celebrities.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #168: Lachlan Wilmot - “Rest-Recover-Reset”

August 11, 2016
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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

Lachlan Wilmot has been working in the fitness industry for over 11 years, working with both the general population and elite level athletes. After completing a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Lachlan continued his education, completing his Honours thesis in Sports Science.

Lachlan is approaching his fifth season as the Head Strength and Power Coach at the GWS Giants AFL Club based in Sydney, after a very successful career with the AIS-AFL Academy and NSW/ACT AFL Academy. Lachlan has recently been appointed to the position of Senior Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Sydney Athlete Development Program based at the state-of-the-art training facility used by GWS in Homebush Sydney. He is a highly sought-after international speaker and is considered to be one of the premier strength and power coaches in the country.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Her journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning coach.
How to individualize programs for Australian Football League
How he educates his athletes to handle travel
Testing for AFL athletes.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #167: Nick Grantham - “Don’t Take A Knife To A Gun Fight”

August 4, 2016
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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

Through his work as a Performance Enhancement Specialist working in high performance sport, Nick Grantham has gained a reputation for excellence working with a number of Olympic athletes. Nick Grantham is an accredited Sport Scientist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, while also attaining his National Strength and Conditioning Association certification, and in the process becoming one of the first people in the UK to hold both qualifications. He has over 15 years' experience in the development of high performance fitness and sport science service delivery to Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic medalists.

A published author, Grantham has recently written You’re Hired – an insiders guide to becoming a strength and conditioning professional, The Strength and Conditioning Bible – explaining how to train like an athlete, and contributed to “Secrets of Confident People: 50 Techniques to Shine” and “Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines: Volume I” – Sport Testing.

 
In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
The book writing process.
Deep dive into the Strength and Conditioning Bible and You're Hired.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #166: Darrell Gray- “Be Careful What You Are Passionate About”

July 28, 2016
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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

In his 18th year at Burke, Darrell is leading the men’s team for a tenth year. As part of his work Darrell directs and implements a comprehensive training and competition program for elite alpine skiing athletes aged 15 to 20. He also oversees three full time coaches to carry out the Burke Mountain Academy program, which contains on-snow projects throughout the year spanning North and South America as well as Northern Europe. Darrell has coached seven US National Team athletes and more than a dozen current Division 1 skiing athletes, including 2015 NCAA GS and SL Champions. He was the U.S. Ski Team Domestic Coach of the Year in 2006, Darrell has his Level 400 coaches’ certification and also runs the strength and conditioning program at BMA. He is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and also has his USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Certification.

In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
Strength and Conditioning demands of Alpine Skiing.
8 Key domains of their High Performance Institute
Best piece of coaching/business advice.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #165: Christmas Abbott - “Christmas In July”

July 21, 2016
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Christmas Abbott, the pint sized pistol whipping babe brings an attitude like none other to all of her endeavors. This ultimate girl boss brings the perfect combination of class & sass to each of the many hats she wears as: a National Best Selling Author, gym owner, NASCAR pit crew front tire changer, Nationally recognized Olympic Weightlifter, Crossfit competitor, Crossfit HQ Head Fitness Trainer, and Model.

Though Christmas wasn't born a natural athlete and faced a slew of bad decisions and influences - she continued to climb to get to where she is today. Through relentless passion and more hustle than anyone in the field, Christmas has earned her titles as Fitness Mogul, Business Woman, and Inspirational figure to millions.

In this episode we discuss:

Her journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake she has made and how he learned from it.
Advice she has for young female athletes.
How she reverse engineers tasks to excel in them.
Why you should brand yourself as a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #164: Skip Cronin - “Demonstrating Power”

July 14, 2016
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Skip Cronin manages and directs EliteForm. EliteForm is a Sports Science company based out of Lincoln, Nebraska that uses 3D depth cameras to measure athletic movement in open space. From motion capture technology used to measure athletic movement to motivational tools designed to improvement performance, EliteForm is driven by the idea of objectively measuring athletic performance. Skip drives the business of EliteForm by working to translate the needs of sports performance into functional tools for the strength and conditioning community. EliteForm has a wide range of clients spanning from the High School setting to professional organizations/teams, EliteForm’s ability to provide real-time feedback and show how one athlete’s power compares with another provides coaches with a valuable tool to use at any level of sport/competition.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Her journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning coach.
The story behind EliteForm.
Velocity based training.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #163: Robert Linkul - “Part Time Effort Equals Part Time Results”

July 7, 2016
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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

Robert Linkul is the head personal trainer and the owner of Be STRONGER Fitness. Robert has his masters degree in personal training from the United State Sports Academy (University of Alabama) and a bachelors degree in kinesiology from California State University of Sacramento. Linkul is the Southwest Regional Coordinator with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and was named the NSCA's 2012 Personal Trainer of the year. Robert serves as the chairman for the NSCA's personal trainer special interest group and is the career development columnist for the NSCA's personal training quarterly publication.

Linkul is an NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT *D) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS *D) with distinction. Robert has also earned a Master Sandbag Instructors Certification from Alpha Strong and is a CPT and CSCS exam preparation symposium instructor for the NSCA. Robert has been in the personal training industry since 1999 and has developed a semi-private group training style that few in the industry have mastered.

 

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
Ins and Outs of the Personal Training Business.
His involvement with the NSCA, and recommendations on how we can all be more involved.
His personal injuries, and how that has made him a better coach.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #162: Matt Mancz- “Do Something You Love”

June 30, 2016
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Matt Mancz is the primary strength coach for the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. Mancz also previously worked with the Orange football program. A 2012 SUNY Cortland graduate, Mancz joined the Syracuse staff as an intern in the spring of 2012 and was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach in August 2012. In his time at Syracuse, the football team won the 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl and the 2013 Texas Bowl, and both lacrosse squads have advanced to the Final Four with the 2013 Orange men reaching the NCAA championship game and the Orange women making the 2014 NCAA final.

Mancz has worked with a host of lacrosse All-Americans on both the men’s and women’s side, including Tewaaraton Award finalists JoJo Marasco (2013), Kevin Rice (2015), Alyssa Murray (2013, 2014) and Kayla Treanor (2014, 2015).

Mancz, who earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, was a member of the Cortland football team in 2009 and 2010. He is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA).

In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
Program design for Lacrosse, and how his is unique.
Best piece of coaching/business advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #161: Justus Galac - “Try It Before You Knock It”

June 20, 2016
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Justus Galac begins his third season as the strength and conditioning coach, after initially joining the Jets in 2012 as the assistant strength and condition­ing coach.

Served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Villanova football team (2005-11) and earned recognition as the Samson FCS Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2010 for his work with the 2009 FCS National Champion Wildcats.

In addition to his strength and conditioning responsibilities, Galac worked as a defensive assistant during his first two seasons with the Wildcats (2005-06). Galac arrived at Villanova from Dickinson College where he was a graduate assistant coach. In 2003, he was the team's defensive tackles coach, while in 2004 he coached the entire defensive line. Galac also served as the head junior varsity coach and Defensive Coordinator at Dickinson. He began his coaching career at his alma mater, SUNY College at Brockport, as a student assistant in 2002.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Misconceptions about NFL Strength and Conditioning.
How he develops and maintains relationships.
How he deals with Rookies, Senior Vets and everyone in between.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #160: Dan Noble - “Your Mess Is Your Message”

June 16, 2016

Dan Noble is an Athletic Development Coach at The Hill Academy. He is the owner of Noble Sports & Performance and directs our offseason programming through Hill Performance Training. Recently, Coach Noble served as the Director of Athletic Performance for the Chinese Women’s National Ice Hockey Program. Dan speaks and presents on many different topics, but specializes in the art of coaching and motivating athletes who are in the process of transitioning to the professional level.

Prior to working with The Hill Academy and launching Noble Sports and Performance, Dan played professional football in Europe as well as for the University of Guelph. It was in Guelph where Dan mentored under performance specialist Chris Mumford and world-renowned strength coach Vern Gambetta.

Dan obtained his Bachelors degree from the University of Guelph and received his Masters of Science in Education from D’Youville College. He is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and proud husband of Crystal and father to Kaden and Isla.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Her journey into the S&C field.
  • Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning coach.
  • How he trains youth hockey players to professional players and everything in between.
  • How he balances family and the profession.
  • The Hill Academy Performance Summit.
  • Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #159: John Cone - “Coaching Is Teaching In Short Pants”

June 9, 2016
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Dr. John Cone has a Ph.D. in kinesiology and M.S. in Exercise Physiology. He has extensive experience in sports working first as a coach and then as a sports scientist in Major League Soccer. He is currently a sports science consultant and educator for the United States Soccer Federation where he develops and delivers the sports science methodology for its licenses including developing the professional land academy directors’ licenses. He is the founder of Fit for 90, a sports science monitoring and consulting company that delivers sports science support and actionable monitoring to International, professional, collegiate and youth teams.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
Why should we should monitor and assess readiness.
Why you should think like an entrepreneur as a Strength Coach.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #158: Tommy Heffernan- “Actions Not Words”

June 2, 2016
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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

A member of the University of Hawai`i strength and conditioning staff since 1995, Tommy Heffernan handles the overall operation of the strength and conditioning program for a UH athletics department that consists of 21 intercollegiate sports and close to 500 student-athletes. He oversees three full-time assistants and three graduate assistants in the department.

Heffernan played for the UH football and baseball teams from 1988 to ’91, The former defensive back and slotback was a member of the 1989 team that appeared in the Jeep Aloha Bowl and was a student assistant in 1992 during the team’s Western Athletic Conference-title run and Holiday Bowl appearance. Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in Hawaiian history from UH in 1991, Heffernan taught at Kahuku where he also coached football and baseball. He returned to UH in 1995, serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coordinator under Curtis Tsuruda. Four years later, Heffernan took over the head job.

Heffernan is the founder of the Hawaii Strength Coaches Clinic, which was established in 2008. He has been designated Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association

Heffernan and his wife, Kealoha, have three children, Hilina‘i, Ho‘omana and Hala‘i, and they reside in Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu.

In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
Dealing with a unique culture in Hawaii.
Putting on a successful clinic.
Best piece of coaching/business advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #157: Stephen Rassel - “Battle Human Nature”

May 26, 2016
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Coach Steve Rassel is entering his seventh year as the Head Coach for Strength & Conditioning at Webber International University. Since his arrival in 2009, the Webber Athletic Department has experienced a significant reduction in injuries (namely those requiring surgical repair), as well as a substantial improvement in performance. Coach Rassel works with all 25 Warrior sports. Prior to coaching at Webber, Coach Rassel began his coaching career with the Boston Red Sox, working under Pat Sandora and Dave Page with both the Major League and Minor League players. He then served as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Daytona Cubs and was named the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Florida State League All-Star Game.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Her journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning coach.
How he has been creative in growing his staff.
The importance of an Athletic Director title for a Strength Coach.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #156: Nick Garcia - “Bondarchuk at Notre Dame High School”

May 19, 2016
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Coach Garcia is a graduate of St. Francis High School in Mountain View, CA, where he won ALL-WCAL honors as an offensive guard and shot putter in track and field. Coach Garcia continued his football and track career at San Jose City College where he started at linebacker and was a state finalist in the shot put. He then accepted a track scholarship to California State University, Northridge (CSUN). While at CSUN, Coach Garcia earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology and was a two-time Big Sky champion in the shot put. Coach Garcia teaches Physical Education, coaches the throwing events for track and field, and is the Strength and Conditioning coach.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Integrating the Bondarchuck system at the high school level.
A typical training period.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #155: Dave Schmitz - “The Band Man”

May 12, 2016
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Dave Schmitz, PT, CSCS, PES has been writing, teaching and training how to implement resistance band training for rehabilitation, general conditioning, and performance since 1996. He is the founder & co-owner of Resistance Band Training— the leading band provider worldwide. Along with being a co-author of the Amazon best seller, Total Body Breakthroughs, Dave is also the author and producer of numerous fitness & nutrition articles, E-books, DVDs. His passion is focused on trainers, clients, and athletes improve their body’s ability to handle momentum, gravity and ground reaction forces using elastic resistance. Dave also consults online with several high schools, universities, private performance training business and is also on the board of experts for the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA).

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
Why should we use Resistance Bands.
How to choose the appropriate Resistance Band, and how they are made.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #154: Dennis Keiser - “Chief Mechanic For Human Engine”

May 5, 2016
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Strength Coach Basic Training - Online Internship Program http://www.StrengthCoachBasicTraining.com

Dennis Keiser is the founder of Keiser Corporation and engineer behind the M series indoor fitness bikes that have become the best-selling indoor fitness cycles in the world. His innovations for exercise equipment have helped to change the way athletes train, physical therapists program rehabilitation, and help the general population with everyday fitness. Dennis graduated from Cal Poly, SLO with a mechanical engineering degree that helped pave the way for his first variable resistance machines. Keiser with the help of his younger brother, Randy, formed the Keiser Corporation in 1977 and in 1978 introduced the first air powered variable resistance machines. Since that time, Keiser equipment has played a pivotal role in developing world-class athletes and building championship teams in every major sport.

In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
History of Keiser and how it went from concept to completion.
Mechanical vs. Variable Resistance.
Best piece of coaching/business advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation

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IGCT Episode #153: Kurt Hester - “Be Einstein and The Rock”

April 28, 2016
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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced the hiring of Kurt Hester as the athletic department's Head Strength and Conditioning Coach beginning in June 2013.

Hester joins the Louisiana Tech Family after serving as a National Director of Training for the D1 Sports Training Center in Nashville, Tenn. since 2008. He worked with training several professional athletes from leagues such as the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Soccer (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL) and the NFL Combine classes. One NFL player notable to Tech fans that Hester has worked with is former Bulldog quarterback Luke McCown.

"Kurt has phenomenal respect across the industry," Holtz said. "We are thrilled to have him join the Louisiana Tech Family. His background, experience and knowledge is a huge asset and brings him instant credibility with the University's student-athletes. He is going to have a huge impact in our athletic department and I am looking forward to him working with all of our student-athletes."

Concurrent to his tenure at D1 Sports Training, Hester also worked as the Director of Training at the Manning Passing Academy as he designed a training program for over 1,300 high school athletes and delivered a specific training seminar for high school and college coaches.

From 1997-2008, Hester was the owner and Director of Performance at HS2 Athletic Performance in Mandeville. He developed and mentored area coaches for college and professional coaching careers with several going on to BCS-level schools and NFL teams. Over 500 athletes he worked with received collegiate scholarships during that time as he oversaw the development of over 400 junior and senior high students per day.

Hester was an assistant strength coach at LSU from 1995-98, working with the speed development program for then-football coach Gerry Dinardo and worked primarily with the LSU baseball team as it won two national championships under legendary coach Skip Bertman. Hester also worked with the men's basketball, women's soccer and women's golf programs as well as with the varsity cheerleaders.

He graduated from Tulane University in 1995 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in exercise physiology. He also served as a graduate strength coach at Tulane for two years.

Hester has certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association and also has his Speed Agility & Conditioning certification as well as his Level 1 certification from the United States Weightlifting Association.

Hester is married to the former Seana Durman. The couple have three children: Sydney, Rieleah and Remy.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
What makes his program unique.
How he forms such great relationships with his athletes.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #152: Liane Blyn - “Crawl Before You Walk”

April 21, 2016
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Is the co-owner and Director of Sports Performance. She and her husband Rich opened ABT in June of 2008. Liane is also the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Franklin High School. Prior to opening ABT, she had been the director of Sports Performance of Poliquin Performance Center and Parisi Speed School in Andover, MA. She has 12 years of full-time experience as the strength and conditioning coach at Boston College, Arizona State University, University of Nevada-Reno, and Northern Arizona University. She has worked directly with Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Golf, Wrestling, Field Hockey, Track, Swimming & Diving. She has also trained athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. She is a graduate of Endicott College and Miami University (Ohio). Liane is an accomplished drug free power lifter and strongwoman competitor. She competes on both the National and International level and has represented the United State Powerlifting team in Seven World Championships and two World Games. Liane also represented the United States in the 2003 ESPN’s Worlds Strongest Woman Competition.

In This Episode We Discuss:

Her journey into the S&C field.
How she became one of the Strongest Women in the World.
Biggest mistake she has made as a Strength and Conditioning coach.
What makes her program unique.
How she used a Powerlifting Team and Summer Camp to build a culture at Franklin HS.
Progressions she uses with High School Athletes
What needs to happen to put a S&C in every High School.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #151: Ken Mannie - “Callused Knuckles, Bloody Hands, & A Fire In The Heart”

April 14, 2016
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Ken Mannie enters his 21st year as Michigan State's head strength and conditioning coach for football, while additionally directing and overseeing the strength and conditioning programs for all men's and women's sports. A 41-year coaching veteran, Mannie is the longest-tenured head football strength and conditioning coach in the Big Ten Conference.

Mannie's "Fourth Quarter" and "Bottom Line" offseason conditioning programs have been a significant reason for Michigan State's success in the Coach Mark Dantonio era, as the Spartans have earned a school-record eight consecutive bowl bids, including back-to-back victories in the 2014 Rose Bowl and 2015 Cotton Bowl.

In July 2014, Mannie was inducted into the USA Strength/Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame, Collegiate Division, in recognition of over three decades of service and contributions to the strength and conditioning profession.

In May 2015, Mannie was elected to the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Board of Directors.

Mannie is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (NSCA) and holds an honorary certification with the International Association of Resistance Trainers (IART). In May, 2002 at its annual conference in Salt Lake City, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association awarded Mannie the title of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC).

Mannie has been a keynote speaker and roundtable participant at several national conventions and seminars.

In both 2006 and 2007, he was named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers in recognition for his numerous and ongoing educational efforts in the field of strength and conditioning and in bringing awareness to the anabolic drug abuse problem in sports. He has been recognized and is widely-published on his adamant stance against performance-enhancing drugs.

In June 2007, the Michigan State Varsity S Club inducted him as an honorary member. He has written over 300 articles and four book chapters on the various aspects of strength/conditioning, speed/power development, sports nutrition, motivation, athletics, and the anabolic drug abuse issue.

Since 2000, Mannie has written the monthly column "Powerline" for Coach and Athletic Director, the nation's oldest and most prestigious coaching publication. He is also a frequent contributor to the Championship Performance newsletter.

He also serves on the advisory boards for the National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA), the information-based Athletic Strength and Power (ASAP) website, and the Ultimate Strength and Conditioning website.

Prior to his arrival at Michigan State, Mannie spent nine years in a similar capacity at the University of Toledo (1985-94). He worked for Nick Saban in 1990 when the Rockets won a share of the Mid-American Conference title and finished 9-2.

He served as a graduate assistant along with MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio at Ohio State in 1984, working with the Buckeyes' Big Ten championship football team.

A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Mannie taught and coached on the high school level for 10 years (1975-84). He spent nine of those years at his alma mater Steubenville Catholic Central where he coached football, wrestling and track.

He began his coaching career as a student assistant at Akron in 1974, working with the offensive guards and centers.

A former walk-on, Mannie became a three-year letterman and two-year starter at offensive guard for Akron from 1971-73. He started on the 1971 Zips team that finished 8-2 and ranked eighth nationally in the Division II polls.

He earned his bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Akron in 1974 and received a master's degree in exercise science from Ohio State University in 1985.

Married to the former Marianne Saccoccia, he and his wife have a daughter, Alaina Mannie Burghardt, who is a 2010 graduate of Michigan State University.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
How he has been able to stay in one position for so long.
How he incorporates leadership training into his program.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #150: Tim Pelot - “Trust Your Training”

April 7, 2016
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Tim has been has been in the strength and conditioning field for the past 15 years. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach in the collegiate, private, & professional settings prior to current role at the Olympic level. He worked at all 3 of US Olympic Training Centers, Chula Vista, CA. Lake Placid, NY and Colorado Springs, CO. While coaching at the United States Olympic Training Centers, Tim trained the US National Men’s and Women’s teams in the following sport disciplines: Bobsled, Skeleton, Luge, Alpine Ski, Freestyle and Greco Wrestling, Volleyball, Track Cycling, Judo, Speed Skating-short track, Swimming (mid-long distance), Beach Volleyball and Waterpolo. He has helped his teams achieve 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 Olympic Silver Medal and 1 Olympic Bronze Medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games along with earning World Championship titles in both 2014 and 2015.
In this episode we discuss:

His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.
Most unique aspect of his program.
Rest and recovery strategies used by Olympic Athtletes.
Best piece of coaching advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #149: Brandon Lilly - “Be Honest with Your Kids”

March 31, 2016
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Brandon is a top ranked powerlifter, author of "The Cube Method", and "365STRONG", as well as a respected strength coach. Brandon is ranked as one of the strongest powerlifters of All-Time, having world class totals in multiple weight class, raw, and equipped — *2,110 lbs Raw Belt Only, 
*2,237 lbs Raw with Knee Wraps and 
*2,612 lbs Multiply Equipped.

His efforts as a lifter, and a coach have helped cause a paradigm shift in the sport of powerlifting. His Cube Method has helped over a dozen men total 2,000 lbs or more in raw divisions, and over twenty women total over 1,000 lbs or more.

He has worked, and consulted with athletes from Seal Team 2, Seal Team 4, Norwegian Seal Team, University of Kentucky Football, Cincinnati Bengals, Numerous Crossfit Gyms and Juggernaut Training Systems among others.

In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
His Cube Method explained.
Where he sees Performance Coaching going.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #148: John Mitchell - “Be True To What You Do”

March 24, 2016
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Coach Mitchell is the strength coach and offensive line coach for Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial High School. He serves both male and female sports for the school. His programs seek to develop strength and power through a myriad of techniques ranging from Olympic lifting to Power lifting. He also places a large emphasis on injury reduction through the total body approach of strengthening each athlete for his/her sport. He has previously worked at Austin Reagan, New Braunfels Canyon, PSJA Memorial, A&M Consolidated High Schools in the same capacity.

He holds certifications through the NSCA (CSCS) and the USAW. He has spoken at dozens of clinics on topics ranging from squat mechanics, kettlebell techniques, and developing the female athlete. He also hosts a strength clinic every year for high school coaches.

He resides with his tolerant wife Marissa and daughters Tatum and Avery.

In This Episode We Discuss:

His journey into the S&C field.
Biggest mistake he has made as a Strength and Conditioning coach.
What makes his program unique.
How he has incorporated team building and mental toughness into his program.
What a typical day looks like, and how he manages so many athletes.
What needs to happen to put a S&C in every High School.
Best piece of advice he has ever received for working with coaches.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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IGCT Episode #147: Tom Morris - “Embrace The Little Things”

March 17, 2016
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Thomas Morris is in his seventh year at IU and serves as the Head strength and conditioning coach. Morris works with the Hoosiers' women's basketball and men's soccer team, and during his tenure at IU has also served as strength and conditioning coach for the track and field, men's tennis and diving teams.
Morris has developed and implemented sport specific strength, conditioning, flexibility, speed and agility programs for Indiana's 24 men's and women's NCAA Division I programs.
Prior to his arrival in Bloomington, Morris served as the head speed, strength and conditioning coach at LaSalle University from October of 2004 to June of 2005. At LaSalle, Morris developed and implemented year-round strength and conditioning programs for 12 varsity sports, including football, men's basketball and women's basketball.
Morris served as a graduate assistant strength coach at Penn State before his stint at LaSalle, completing requirements for a master's degree in education and health education in the fall of 2006. While at Penn State, Morris worked primarily with the football team.
Morris earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology with a movement science option from Penn State. He is a certified USA Weight Lifting Club Coach and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Morris and his wife Christa, who is a Learning Specialist in the IU Athletics Academic Services department, reside in Bloomington.
In this episode we discuss:
His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
His mountain bike accident and how that has affected his job.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
How he has used his personal tragedy to motivate his athletes. 
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #146: Joel Jamieson - “Never Stop Learning”

March 10, 2016
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Joel Jamieson is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength and conditioning for combat sports. He has more than 7 years experience working with many of the top athletes in the sport and has trained over 30 of the biggest names in MMA, including 7 world champions. He formerly served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Pride FC and currently works in a similar capacity for Dream.
Prior to his work in MMA and combat sports, he spent time training D-1 football players and worked in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. He has trained countless teams and athletes from the NFL, MLS, NHL and NBA and Olympic competitors from 5 different sports.
Joel is also the founder of 8weeksout.com and author of the highly acclaimed book, “Ultimate MMA Conditioning.” Since its release in 2009, it has been sold in more than 40 countries and widely regarded as the definitive book on the subject. His articles have been published in a variety of online and print magazines such as Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health UK, Healthy For Men, Fighting Fit, and various journals. He is also a frequent presenter at local and national training conferences.
In this episode we discuss:
His Strength and Conditioning journey.
Biggest mistake he has made, and how he learned from it.  
What is HRV and how to use it.
Why we should train the oxidative system for Anaerobic sports. 
Best piece of coaching advice.
Their favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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IGCT Episode #145: Bobby Smith - “Complete Guide To Jump Training”

March 3, 2016
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Bobby Smith was a 3 sport stand-out athlete at Hopatcong High School.  In football, he was an All-Conference running back and Top 100 in NJ.  In basketball he scored over 1000 career points.  And in track and field, he was the top javelin thrower in the country his senior year, winning the Meet of Champs, the Golden West, and High School Nationals.
Although highly recruited to throw the javelin in college, his love for football and the javelin lead him to Monmouth University, where he was able to compete for both teams.  In college, Bobby experienced 4 major injuries / surgeries (ACL reconstruction, Meniscectomy, Tommy John surgery, and ankle reconstruction).  But with hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude, he came back strong from each injury.  He was the captain of the football team and the track and field team his junior and senior years, All-NEC conference running back his senior year, NCAA Division I Track and Field Men’s Field Athlete of the Year Mid-Atlantic District 2006, Javelin – 5th place Division I NCAA championships 2005, Javelin – NCAA Division I All-American 2005.
After college he committed his training to the javelin and moved to California to train with one of the top javelin coaches in the country.  During his time in California, he worked part time at Velocity Sports Performance in Irvine where he was able to work under some of the top trainers in the business.  In 2008 he won the USA Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR with a personal best throw of 76.06M.  Unfortunately, due to USATF Olympic qualification rules, he was just shy of the Olympic “A” standard distance and was not able to compete in the Beijing Olympics.  But this didn’t stop him from continuing his Olympic quest.  He moved to the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Ca. and had the good fortune to work with some of the best trainers, sports medicine personnel, coaches, and support staff in the industry.
In 2010 he moved back to NJ to continue his training and married his longtime girlfriend, Sharon Wentworth.  Sharon is the owner of Elite Sports Physical Therapy, the premier sports medicine facility for competitive athletes.  In May of 2011, Bobby and Sharon decided to open their own sports performance facility.  Elite Sports Performance Center was born and opened in March of 2012.
In this episode we discuss:
His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Why start a performance facility.
His and Adam Feit's new product "Complete Jump Training: Coaches Guide To Jump Training"
4 Categories of jump training.
4 Training Zones.
How he progresses athletes through jump training.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
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IGCT Episode #144: Sean Manuel - “Learn To Love People”

February 25, 2016
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Sandor (Sean) Manuel was born in 1973 in Berkeley California to Sicilian and African American parents, Francine and the late Samuel Manuel. His father played center position for the football team at Alcorn State in Mississippi and his mother attended the University of San Francisco and afterwards received a master’s degree in physical therapy from Columbia University in New York. Sandor was one of four boys and an identical twin.  Played football at Laney Community College for 2 years, then received a scholarship to New Mexico State University along with his identical twin where they played together along with Head UNLV coach Tony Sanchez. Earned All-Conference honors and All-American honors at New Mexico State University.  Drafted to the 49ers 7th round in 1996 played there till 1997, NFL Europe 1998, then picked up by Kansas City Chiefs from 1998-99.  Spent one year in the XFL with San Francisco Demons 2001.  Started Coaching at California HS, San Ramon CA in 2004 with Tony Sanchez.  Coached there until 2009.  Earned American Monthly National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year 2008.  Came to Gorman in 2010 as Strength and Conditioning Coach and quality control; earned American Football Monthly National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year 2012.  Currently the Offensive Line and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Gaels.
In this episode we discuss:
His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Biggest mistake he has made in S&C and how he learned from it.
Secret to Bishop Gormans athletic success.
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation
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