Iron Game Chalk Talk with Ron McKeefery
Episode #318: Lance Walker “Don’t Spread The Peanut Butter To Thin”

Episode #318: Lance Walker “Don’t Spread The Peanut Butter To Thin”

June 25, 2019

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Executive Vice President and Global Performance Director of Michael Johnson Performance. Former NFL, NCAA, and High School S&C coach, as well as published author, former human performance lab coordinator, NIKE Performance Council Member, and exercise science researcher.

Performance coach, registered physical therapist, adjunct professor and clinical instructor with over 25 years of sports performance training and sports medicine experience spanning over 50 professional, elite, collegiate, high school, and youth sports. Current and past athletes include First Round NFL/NBA/CHL/MLB draft choices, Olympic Gold medalists, World Champions, World Record Holders, Champions League Stars, and Hall of Famers.

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.

Establishing a Strength and Conditioning System.

Age specific training.

Why are we training deceleration?

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #317: Garrett Keith “Great Game But A Lousy God”

Episode #317: Garrett Keith “Great Game But A Lousy God”

June 18, 2019

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Garrett Keith has been the strength and conditioning coach at WCA for 9 years and previously held the same position at American Christian Academy for 5 years.

Garrett is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the national strength and conditioning association (NSCA), is a Certified Underground Strength Coach through Zach Even-Esh's Underground Strength Gym, and is a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS) through Joe DeFranco and Jim Smith. He is also the Alabama state director for the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA).

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.

Working with the Multi-Sport athlete.

Strength and Conditioning as part of the academic curriculum.

How the NHSSCA has helped support him and HS Strength Coaches around the world.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #316: Mike Gentry “Little Less Me, Little More We”

Episode #316: Mike Gentry “Little Less Me, Little More We”

June 11, 2019

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Retired as Associate Athletics Director for Athletic Performance in 2016 after a thirty four year career directing the collegiate strength and conditioning programs at East Carolina University and Virginia Tech.

Inducted into the USA Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2011.

Currently Adjunct Instructor for Baker University – Online Doctoral Program within the School of Education

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 good, bad, and ugly parts of the profession.

Longevity in the field.

The potential of a pay bubble in S&C profession.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #315: Matt Gildersleeve “Fail Fast”

Episode #315: Matt Gildersleeve “Fail Fast”

June 4, 2019

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Matt Gildersleeve enters his first season as head football strength and conditioning coach. Gildersleeve comes from the University of Akron where he spent the past seven seasons. He oversees UB football's strength program as well as the nutrition program and fueling station.
Gildersleeve just concluded his seventh season at Akron, his third season as the director of football strength and conditioning, and his first as the nutrition specialist. He was promoted to director in the spring of 2016 after serving as the head coach of football strength and conditioning for two seasons. He helped lead the Zips to a MAC East Division title in 2017.

Gildersleeve earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Mount Union in 2012. The Dean's List student was a four-year letterwinner at tight end for the Purple Raiders, helping Mount Union to four Ohio Athletic Conference championships and the 2008 national championship.

A native of Phoenix, AZ, Gildersleeve earned a master's degree in sport science and coaching principles from Akron in 2014. He worked as a graduate assistant with the Zips until he was named the assistant director of football strength and conditioning in January 2014. Gildersleeve was promoted to head coach of football strength and conditioning in May 2014.
Gildersleeve is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is Precision Nutrition Level I certified.
He is married to Ana Martin-Sacristan a former Academic All-MAC long jumper and runner from Akron.

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.

Auto-regulation using velocities.

Reactive strength index.

Empowering your staff.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #314: Jason Lake “Keep Pushing”

IGCT Episode #314: Jason Lake “Keep Pushing”

May 28, 2019

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Jason is currently a Reader in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics at the University of Chichester where he teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate biomechanics modules and coordinates their MSc in Strength and Conditioning.

His research attention has focused on the mechanical demands of resistance exercise and vertical jumping, more recently focusing on methods used to assess the force-time characteristics of vertical jumping, the calculation of power output, in addition to consideration of appropriate methods for deconstructing the vertical jump force-time curves. He also continues focus on the mechanical demands of weightlifting derivatives and asymmetry at the foot-floor interface. 

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 best to improve your vertical jump.

What are the benefits of utilizing force plate technology.

Proper testing protocols.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #313: Rod Cole “Do They Love The Sport”

IGCT Episode #313: Rod Cole “Do They Love The Sport”

May 21, 2019

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Rod Cole is entering his 10th season at the helm of the Athletic Performance program at Tarleton State University, as well as his 35th year of coaching, with 28 years at the college level and seven in the high school ranks. “We are excited to have Rod Cole in our department because he brings tremendous experience to our strength and conditioning program,” said Athletic Director Lonn Reisman. “With his experience as a strength and conditioning coach at highest level of the NCAA, Rod adds to the development of our student-athletes. He is the one who can help us take the next step through his knowledge and enthusiasm.” Cole came to Tarleton in 2009 after spending 15 years in the Big XII Conference. He spent 2008 as a strength and conditioning consultant with his own consulting business, Ever Stronger. Cole also served as the head football coach at BVCHEA High School in Bryan/College Station, a home school football team that finished the year 8-3. Cole remains involved in home school athletics in Stephenville by assisting with the Stephenville FAITH home school football, basketball and volleyball teams on which his children compete. He served as the director of football strength and performance at Texas A&M in 2007 after spending the previous 14 seasons as the director of strength and conditioning at Kansas State. Prior to being named the director at KSU, he served four months as the assistant strength coach under longtime New York Giants Strength and Conditioning Coach Jerry Palmieri. Cole received his Master Strength Coach certification in 2004 and was named the National Strength Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Strength Coaches Society in 1998. He is also a two-time recipient of the Big XII Conference Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year Award (1997 and 1999). He has trained over 150 athletes who have gone on to perform in the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, CFL, international professional basketball leagues, or the Olympics. Some of the most notable athletes trained by Coach Cole are NFL players Darren Sproles, Jordy Nelson, Von Miller, Ryan Tannehill, and Terence Newman. Several of Cole’s former assistants are now serving at all levels of sport in the strength and conditioning field. Cole, who has worked with more than a dozen current and former NCAA Division I head football coaches as well as former NFL head coach Raheem Morris. He graduated from Bethany College in 1984 before receiving his master’s degree in sports administration from Wichita State in 1988. Cole and his wife, Stacey, have seven children - Aubrey, Kade, Kressyn, Shadd, Zane, Delaney and Charlsey - and four grandchildren. Kade, a former Tarleton linebacker, is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. Shadd plays basketball at Howard Payne University.

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.
Overall program organization.
Running a successful intern program.
Having longevity in the field.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #312: Joel Proskewitz “Eat Your Humble Pie”

IGCT Episode #312: Joel Proskewitz “Eat Your Humble Pie”

May 14, 2019

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Joel Proskewitz is the founder of PerformanceRx - a high performance, personal training and injury rehabilitation facility based in London, UK. Joel is also an executive member, master clinician and lead course instructor for Professor Stuart McGill’s Backfitpro Inc., specialising in low back rehabilitation. Joel has worked with Professor McGill for the past 13 years learning his approaches for assessment and performance training. He is the instructor for the McGill Assessment, High Performance and Back Mechanic courses. Along with this, Joel also teaches his own training course - Deconstructing the Squat and Deadlift. *Joel is a 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan karate and is also a qualified international coach/instructor. *Mr Johannesburg Natural Bodybuilding Champion 2002 *He was one of the S&C coaches to the Olympic Heavyweight South African Rowing Pair (Bronze in Athens 2004) and also the strength coach to the South African National Karate Team. He qualified with the NSCA in 1996 and soon opened (with his business partner) the very first personal training gym in South Africa - he operated his business for 10 years before moving to the UK in 2006.

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.

Low back mechanics and strength training.

Relation of martial arts to coaching.

Can proper biomechanics reduce risk of injury.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #311: Matt Jay “Strength Underpins Resiliency”

IGCT Episode #311: Matt Jay “Strength Underpins Resiliency”

May 7, 2019

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Matt is an athletic performance coach and educator who received his Undergraduate degree from Wollongong University and Masters from Edith Cowan University, Australia. His work experience has included time as a Physical Education and Science Teacher, Director of Athletic Development in a High School Setting, Performance Manager for EXOS in China working in Track and Field and Elite Academy Coordinator at the Cronulla Sharks. He is currently working as a NRL Athletic Development Coach for the Cronulla Sharks delivering athletic performance programs. His primary area of interest is in elite strength, speed and power development along with long term athletic development.

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 to team build with your High Performance unit.

Coaching in different cultures.

What is most unique about working in Rugby League.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #310: Justin Schwind “Take Ownership”

IGCT Episode #310: Justin Schwind “Take Ownership”

April 30, 2019

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Oversaw and managed day-to-day operations of the South Alabama Football Program and helped manage departmental budget Supervised a staff of assistants and GA strength coaches along with day-to-day operations for 17 Division 1 varsity sports Designed and implemented strengthening and conditioning programs for SEC football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, track and field, and women’s tennis teams Maintained team calendar and year-round recruiting events Coordinated and directed Joey Jones Football Camps during the summer for ages of 6-21 Managed and conducted football game day operations and travel Liaison to the NFL and scouts for all 32 teams Adjunct professor for a 400 level advanced sports and conditioning class Oversaw design and creation of new collegiate 44,000 square foot athletic facilities including weight, equipment, and locker rooms Organized and implemented a research study on the relationship of exercise and brain function at Baylor College of Medicine Founded and operated a sports performance company/coach’s clinic Taught Physical Education and Special Education in grades 6-12 in the Texas Public Schools Served as the NSCA State Director for Alabama Charted and ran compliance software ARMS for practice and travel logs

In This Episode We Discuss:
Which stop in his journey made the biggest impact and why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Preparing a Special Operations soldier for selection.

Making the move from collegiate to tactical.

The next area S&C coaches should focus on to create jobs.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #309: Matt Wan “Consistency Is King”

IGCT Episode #309: Matt Wan “Consistency Is King”

April 23, 2019

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Matt Wan is the Founder and CEO at Momentous, a sports nutrition startup on a mission to change the supplement industry. Momentous is the first and only brand of its kind to collaborate directly with dietitians and strength coaches from all four Major Leagues and NCAA. After launching their first product line last year, they already have more than 40 professional sports teams as customers. While still a very young company, they’ve raised money from an impressive variety of individuals and institutions. The Board of Directors at the company includes the former CMO of Exos and CEO of Isopure, Chris Hickey, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and world-renowned mountaineer Jimmy Chin, and mega-entrepreneur and media personality, Rob Dyrdek. Matt currently lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His passion for nutrition and training started at an extremely young age when then 49ers strength coach Dave Scholz took Matt under his wing in the 6th grade. Dave, now an advisor to Momentous and the Head Strength and Conditioning coach at Texas Tech, systematically introduced Matt to the world of performance training and nutrition and Matt’s obsession grew from there. Matt founded Momentous and dropped out of Harvard the next year to pursue the business full time.

In This Episode We Discuss:
The Momentous story.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Problems in the supplement market.

Taking risks and betting on yourself.

Leadership and management of clients and employees.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #308: Donovan Santas “How Does It Effect Home”

IGCT Episode #308: Donovan Santas “How Does It Effect Home”

April 16, 2019

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Donovan Santas, RSCC, CSCS is a seasoned strength and conditioning coach with more than 20 years experience in professional baseball, who presently serves as the Head of Strength & Conditioning for the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club. In his current role, Santas oversees all aspects of strength and conditioning with-in the organization's High Performance model, from staff development and supervision to facility design and management, through amateur draft research and interdisciplinary collaboration. Over the course of his two-decade-plus career in baseball, Santas has served in almost every strength & conditioning role possible: from intern and minor-league coordinator to major-league strength coach and department head. A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Santas has spoken at both national and local conferences and written for the NSCA Performance Training Journal. He’s also an active member of the Professional Baseball Strength Coaches Society, previously serving on the Board of Directors. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Santas grew up in Wisconsin but now resides in Florida with his wife Dana and son Luke.

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.

Growing and longevity in the field.

Organizational and facility design.

Maintaining a work/life balance.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #307: Mike Hill “It’s About The Program”

IGCT Episode #307: Mike Hill “It’s About The Program”

April 9, 2019

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Michael Hill, a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, has been with the Georgetown University Athletic Department since 2004 and is currently the Director of Sport Performance working specifically with Men’s Basketball while overseeing the development of all 29 sports. In May 2017 Hill was recognized as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) which is the highest honor a Strength Coach can achieve. In 2014 the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) named Hill 1 of the top 4 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the country. Hill’s certifications and memberships include the CSCCa-MSCC, NSCA-RSCC, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 24 Hour Fitness CPT, APEX, SAC Level 1, and CPR/AED from the American Red Cross. Hill most recently in 2018 became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification Board Member. He is also a board member for Body Mechanix Fitness Cooperative in San Francisco, CA., a Consultant for SiSu Systems in Washington, DC, a Consultant for Go Pro Workout in Nashua, NH, an advisor for Monkii Bars in Boulder, CO, and an Advisor for the Perch Fit in Cambridge, MA. He had previously worked in California as a Fitness Manager at 24 Fitness before moving to the Washington, D.C., area where he has also worked with Episcopal High School in Va., Potomac High School in Va., and The Catholic University of America in D.C. Hill has a bachelor's of arts in Health Promotions and a minor in Coaching from the University of Northern Iowa while also holding a master's degree in Sports Industry Management (SIM) from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. Hill resides in Arlington, VA with his wife Laura and daughter Helena.

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.

Leading 29 sports and over 750+ athletes.

Setting oneself up for success.

Weight room as a learning environment.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #306: Eric Krause “Plan For What You Have”

IGCT Episode #306: Eric Krause “Plan For What You Have”

April 2, 2019

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Eric Krause was born just outside of Philadelphia in Dublin, Pennsylvania. He is the youngest of 2 other siblings (Jarod, Shelly). While in HS he was a multi-sport athlete (football, basketball, track, & powerlifting). He graduated from Temple University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Eric is currently in his eighth year at FGCU in 2018-19, serving as the Associate Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Krause began his time at FGCU as an intern assisting with all sports. After a year, he was promoted to full-time assistant strength and conditioning coach, in charge of the development of men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and cheer. In his tenure at FGCU, Krause has been tasked with all aspects of the strength and conditioning programs for a multitude of sports including women's basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, swimming and diving, men's soccer, men's and women's golf and men's and women's tennis. Currently, he is tasked with the development and implementation of all strength & conditioning program aspects for Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Swim & Dive, and Men’s & Women’s Tennis. Prior to his time at FGCU, Krause had the pleasure of being mentored by some of the best in the business, including Ron McKeefery and Frank Wintrich. Furthermore, throughout his career, Krause has had the great honor of working with a host of very talented athletes, some of which have since gone pro or become Olympians: OLYMPIANS- Lani Cabrera, Evita Leter, Karen Vilorio MLS- Rodrigo Saravia, Nico Samayoa, Preston Kilwein, Kamar Marriott, Aaron Guillen WNBA- Whitney Knight EURO-PRO BBALL-Sarah Hansen, Brittany Kennedy, Anthi Chatziagiakoumi PGA- Daniel Mazziota, Krause is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has also been certified by USAW and Precision Nutrition. Eric and his lovely wife, Christina live in Fort Myers. This Christmas they were blessed with the arrival of their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Mila Elena Krause.

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.

Managing multiple sports and giving them the attention they deserve.

Sharing a space with Campus Rec.

Mentoring a young staff.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #305: Clare Quebedeaux “Win With People”

IGCT Episode #305: Clare Quebedeaux “Win With People”

March 26, 2019

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Clare Quebedeaux joined the Buckeye strength and conditioning program in 2018. Prior to Ohio State, Quebedeaux was the director of strength and conditioning at Southeastern Louisiana University, working with the football, basketball, women’s soccer, women’s tennis and men’s golf programs. She was also an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Temple University and the University of Hartford. She served as a graduate assistant for strength and conditioning while attending University of Tennessee. Quebedeaux earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2010. She went on to receive her master’s in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise physiology from University of Tennessee in 2013. Quebedeaux is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a certified strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach Association.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in her journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake she has made and how she learned from it.
The Ohio State Culture Playbook.
Operating and optimizing a large staff.
Marriage within athletics.
Best piece of coaching advice she has ever received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #304: Michael Silbernagel “Baptized By Fire”

IGCT Episode #304: Michael Silbernagel “Baptized By Fire”

March 19, 2019

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Michael Silbernagel has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Marauders since the department started in January 2011. He oversees three assistant coaches and the year-round strength and conditioning for the University of Mary athletic teams.
Silbernagel served as the Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Colorado State Rams from 2005-10 and was the Head Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Football from 2006-2010. During his time at CSU, Silbernagel designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's golf, swimming and diving, and women's water polo teams and assisted in implementing strength and conditioning programs for football and men's basketball.
A graduate of Valley City State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in Physical Education and Health, Silbernagel attended graduate school at the University of North Dakota. As a graduate assistant strength coach at UND, Silbernagel worked with the men's and women's track and field teams and the men's and women's swimming and diving teams and assisted with men's hockey, and football. He earned a master's degree in Kinesiology at North Dakota in 2005. Silbernagel possess several professional certifications. He is Strength and Conditioning Coach certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, a certified Strength and Conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a certified Sports Performance Coach and Olympic Club Coach through USA Weightlifting and is level 2 FMS certified through the Functional Movement Systems.
In May of 2017 he was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, which is the highest honor in his profession. A competitive power lifter, Silbernagel is the 2010 USA Power Lifting 242-pound Raw National Champion. Silbernagel and his wife, Jenny, have sons named Hunter and Carter.

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.

Creating an athlete profile on a budget.

Training in concepts not absolutes.

Power of social media to build a brand and educate your athletes.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #303: Fred Hale “Fight The Good Fight Every Single Day”

IGCT Episode #303: Fred Hale “Fight The Good Fight Every Single Day”

March 12, 2019

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Fred Hale is in his fifth at Eastern Michigan University as his third as the co-Director of Sports Performance. Hale joined the EMU Sports Performance staff after serving as a sports performance coach at Power Train Sports Institute for one year.

Prior to his time at Power Train Sports Institute, Hale was an intern for the Buffalo Bills before spending a year with the University of Tennessee, working primarily with the football, baseball and track and field teams.

Hale attended Mercyhurst University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science in 2011. The 27-year-old went on to earn his master’s in exercise science in 2012 from Mercyhurst while working with the rowing team. In the 2011-12 season, the rowing team won the Dad Vail Regatta, which is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. He is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) under the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA).

A native of Mentor, Ohio, Hale was a three-sport athlete participating in football, wrestling and track and field while garnering all-state honors in football and wrestling at Mentor High School. Hale went on to play football and wrestle at Mercyhurst University where he earned all-conference and All-American honors.

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.
Lessons learned from coaching in both Private and Collegiate Setting
Dynamics of a Co-Head Strength Coach department.
Lessons learned from putting together a new facility at Eastern Michigan.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #302: Chris Grautski “Not A One Size Fits All”

IGCT Episode #302: Chris Grautski “Not A One Size Fits All”

March 5, 2019

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Chris Grautski is in his first full academic year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the College of the Holy Cross in 2018-2019.

Grautski joined the Crusaders after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Assumption College for a year and a half. He also spent three seasons as an assistant football coach and strength and conditioning coordinator for multiple programs at Assumption from 2013-2015.Prior to his time at Assumption, Grautski was the defensive line coach and strength and conditioning coordinator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Three years.

He was previously the defensive line and strength and conditioning coordinator at Fitchburg State University for two seasons. Grautski began his strength and conditioning career as an intern at Holy Cross in 2008-2009, assisting with the football, field hockey, men's basketball, men's ice hockey and men's lacrosse teams. Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Grautski is a 2009 graduate of Worcester State University with bachelor’s degree in health science. He was a four-year starter on the defensive line for the Lancers, serving as a team captain for two years. Grautski went on to earn his master’s degree in leadership and management from Fitchburg State in 2013.

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.

Being a Sport Coach and a Strength Coach

Using technology to prevent injuries.

How to create an environment of support.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

 

Episode #301: Matt Toohey “Be Willing To Learn”

Episode #301: Matt Toohey “Be Willing To Learn”

February 26, 2019

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In my Seventh season at NRL club the Newcastle Knights but my first year in a new role as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach after previously having held the role of Elite Pathways Physical Performance Manager.

I also spent two seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Wyong Roos in the NSW Cup. A graduate of the University of Newcastle, I also completed my Masters through Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.

I’m a Level 2 S&C coach through the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.

 

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.

Going from an intern to the National Rugby League.

Challenges and benefits of working with the Academy System.

Benefits of International Professional Development.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #300: Erik Schwager “Listen To Understand”

IGCT Episode #300: Erik Schwager “Listen To Understand”

February 19, 2019

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Erik Schwager joined the Wolves as the Director of Strength, Conditioning and Sports Performance and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in August 2015.

Accomplished in his field, Schwager brings with him extensive experience from the collegiate and professional level of athletics. Most recently he served as an assistant at Limestone College where he started the strength and conditioning program for football. At Limestone he also designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for men’s basketball, track and field, cheer and dance.

Before his time at Limestone he spent two years as the assistant strength & conditioning coach at the University of Hartford. At Hartford, Schwager was responsible for designing, implementing, supervising and scheduling strength and conditioning programs for baseball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, track and field and golf. He also supervised intern and volunteer staff while maintaining a strong line of communication with both coaches and athletic trainers to develop rehabilitation programs that complement activities designed by the sports medicine staff.

In addition to dealing directly with equipment company representatives, he also assisted in equipment purchases which enhanced student-athletes’ athletic performances and spoke with recruits and their parents about the strength and conditioning program during recruiting trips. Prior to his time at Hartford, Schwager was the associate strength and conditioning coach at Hillsborough CC in Tampa, Fla. from February –June of 2011 and was the minor league strength and conditioning coach for the Batavia Muckdogs, the Single-A minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Additionally, he has worked with Princeton University football, the University of South Florida and Michigan State University at the internship or volunteer level. Both of the latter were with the football programs and Olympic sports. Schwager has also had numerous articles published, with the majority coming on www.SmarterTeamTraining.com. One of his articles has also been published on www.ronmckeefery.com, which is run by current Eastern Michigan Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ron McKeefery. Some of Schwager’s Articles Include: “The Fundamental Football Position” “Locked In or Checked Out? It’s Your Choice” “The Hemi vs. The Hybrid in Sport” Schwager earned a Master’s in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and holds a Bachelor’s in Recreation Management with a concentration in Fitness Management from Lock Haven University earned in 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.

How best to work with the a large amount of athletes with limited space and resources.

How best to communicate with disgruntled coaches.

How to make where you are at the big time.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #299: Chris “Tex” McQuilkin “Fundamentals of the Fundamentals”

IGCT Episode #299: Chris “Tex” McQuilkin “Fundamentals of the Fundamentals”

February 12, 2019

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Director of Training for Power Athlete and has been working with John Welbourn since 2012. Former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder and 3-year team captain for Marymount University.

Coached S&C collegiately with Georgetown University as well as interned at University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems for swimmers, fighters, and field & court sport athletes.

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.
Breaking into the field as a young coach.
Definition of athleticism.
Where sport coaches miss the mark with conditioning.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #298: Todd Barbour “Check Your Ego At The Door”

IGCT Episode #298: Todd Barbour “Check Your Ego At The Door”

February 5, 2019

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Todd Barbour was named Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports in February of 2008. His responsibilities in that area include overseeing all components of Olympic sports student-athlete development in the areas of strength, power, speed, agility, mobility, recovery and conditioning. Development and oversight of the budget and continued development and upgrade of 2 weight rooms utilized by their 16 Olympic Sport teams. Barbour’s responsibilities also include providing direction and leadership to establish, implement and accomplish unit objectives; hiring, mentoring and training of strength and conditioning coaches; and policy and procedure development and implementation. Since joining the Razorbacks they have enjoyed tremendous success in the SEC and on the National stage. The Razorbacks have celebrated 3 National Championships, 31 SEC Championships, and have celebrated record breaking years for their 16 sports. Prior to joining the Razorbacks, Barbour developed and private training center in Colorado and served as the Director there for 4 years. Barbour also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State University for 6 years where he served as the lead assistant with football and head strength coach for baseball, softball, and both men’s and women’s golf teams. Barbour and his wife of 24years, Angie Barbour, have 3 boys, Tysen (17), Ayden (15) and Tanner (14).

 

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 to stay in the business for over 25 years. 
His hiring process for coaches.  
Lessons learned from renovating two weight rooms.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #297: Keir Wenham-Flatt “People Have To Know You Exist”

IGCT Episode #297: Keir Wenham-Flatt “People Have To Know You Exist”

January 29, 2019

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Keir Wenham-Flatt is the Director of Strength & Conditioning/Coordinator of Football Performance at the College of William & Mary, an NCAA Division 1 institution in Williamsburg, Virginia. Prior to his arrival in the USA, Keir was most well known for time in professional rugby in the UK, Australia, Argentina & Japan, most notably a 4th place finish at the 2015 Rugby World Cup with Los Pumas Argentina. Keir is the co-founder of www.strengthcoachnetwork.com, a unique education, networking and career guidance platform which helps strength & conditioning coaches to achieve their professional goals AND career stability.

 

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.
OODA Loop Concept
Validity of American Football Performance Test
Traditional weightlifting and its application to sport.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #296: Jerry Palmieri “What Is Your Legacy”

IGCT Episode #296: Jerry Palmieri “What Is Your Legacy”

January 22, 2019

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New Jersey native and longtime Tom Coughlin assistant, Jerry Palmieri served 12 season as the Giants’ strength and conditioning coach, a position he assumed on Jan. 13, 2004. He was with the Giants for Tom Coughlin’s entire tenure as head coach. Palmieri was the New Orleans Saints’ assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2003. Prior to that he spent nine years as a strength and conditioning coach under Coughlin, one at Boston College (where he was the director of strength and conditioning operations) and eight with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Palmieri began his career as a strength coach at the University of North Carolina in 1982. From there he moved to Oklahoma State University (1984-86) and Kansas State University (1987-92) before joining Coughlin at Boston College. In addition to his coaching experience, Palmieri has taught physical education classes and written articles about strength and conditioning for national publications. Palmieri is a 1980 graduate of Montclair State University. He received a master’s degree in exercise physiology from North Carolina in 1984. Palmieri was a three-time New Jersey Golden Gloves champion (1976-78) and competed in international competitions as a member of the 1978 and 1979 USA Boxing Teams. He was honored as the 2007 Samson’s NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. In 1999, Palmieri was honored by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society as Coach of the Year, and then in 2018, this organization presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a member of NY Giants’ staffs that won 2 Super Bowl Championships (2007 and 2011). Currently, Palmieri volunteers for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes advancing that ministry in North Jersey. He also speaks on topics of strength & conditioning and his faith, while also conducting workshops on 3 Dimensional Coaching. Palmieri was raised in Dumont, N.J. He and his wife, Ellen, also a New Jersey native, have two married children.

 

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 impact of a coach. 
Golden Age of Strength and Conditioning
How to survive and retire in the field of S&C. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #295: Dr. Pat Davidson “Don’t Drink Your Own Kool-Aid”

IGCT Episode #295: Dr. Pat Davidson “Don’t Drink Your Own Kool-Aid”

January 15, 2019

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Pat Davidson, Ph.D, is an Exercise Physiologist, private strength and conditioning coach, author, and traveling lecturer. Pat was a faculty member at Springfield College and Brooklyn College. Pat has competed in strongman for world championships in the 175 pound class and fought professionally in mixed martial arts. Pat is the author of MASS and MASS 2, and has created the, Rethinking the Big Patterns series of seminars.

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.
Categorical thinking when programming. 
Sensory motor matching for proper biomechanics. 
Hormone hypothesis for hypertrophy.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #294: Shelton Stevens “Everyday is a Job Interview”

IGCT Episode #294: Shelton Stevens “Everyday is a Job Interview”

January 8, 2019

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Coach Shelton Stevens currently works as a Human Performance Specialist for the United States Special Operations Command where he trains the most elite Special Forces Units in the world. In his previous role, Stevens led the Liberty University Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department. Serving in the Directors role Coach Stevens was responsible for the direction, development, and oversight of the entire department. His job is to work collaboratively with head coaches, assistant strength and conditioning coaches, team doctors, athletic trainers, nutritionists, exercise science, sport psychologists, and the entire sports performance team to ensure that all systems are efficient and effective to best benefit student-athletes. Stevens arrived at Liberty in September of 2015 as the Head Baseball Strength Coach which he was quickly promoted to Director at the beginning of the 2016 academic year. While at Liberty Stevens got the opportunity of designing two multi-million dollar performance facilities. Prior to joining the Flames' staff, Stevens had served as Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning at Arkansas State University beginning in January 2014. While at Arkansas State, he directed and designed the strength and conditioning programs for the baseball and 2014 Conference Champion volleyball team. He also assisted in the day to day operations for the Red Wolves football team under the guidance of Matt Shadeed who now is the Director of Sports Performance at the University of Massachusetts. Stevens earned experience at Mercer, where he was Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning from June 2013 through January 2014. His main responsibilities were with the baseball, softball and lacrosse programs, while he also assisted with football and men's basketball. While at Southern Miss from January 2011 through November 2012, Stevens served as Head Assistant of Strength & Conditioning under Paul Jackson who now serves as the Director of S&C for football at the University of Mississippi. His first season with the Golden Eagles the football team soared to its best record in school history at 12-2, a Conference USA championship and a victory in the Hawaii Bowl. Stevens also designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for the baseball, soccer, volleyball and golf teams. Stevens led Nova Southeastern's department from June 2009 through January 2011, where he served as an assistant strength coach for five months before being promoted to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the age of 24. He built a strength and conditioning program from the ground up, while overseeing 17 athletic teams and had the opportunity to design the Sharks first ever Athletic only weight room. Prior to working at Nova Southeastern, Stevens completed strength and conditioning internships at Florida State, Wofford and Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he was mentored by renowned strength and conditioning coach Tommy Moffitt. He assisted with LSU's nationally ranked football team and 2009 national champion baseball team. Stevens is a member of the Certified Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), where he holds his Strength & Conditioning Coaches Certification (SCCC). He is also certified through the United States of America Weightlifting association (USAW), the national governing body for weightlifting in the United States. Additionally, Stevens is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he is a certified Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator and a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC) and is also certified in Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR). Stevens graduated with his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Palm Beach Atlantic in May, 2007. He earned a Master of Education degree, with an emphasis in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern in August 2010. A native of Waynesboro, Va., Stevens, and his wife, Macie, were married on May 16, 2015. They were blessed with a little boy on February 24th, 2018 (Steele Stevens). They currently reside in Cameron, NC.

 

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.
Tactical vs Collegiate Setting. 
Advantages of working with multiple sports. 
Takeaways throughout career at each step of the process.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #293: Matt Wenning “Don’t Be Afraid of Risk”

IGCT Episode #293: Matt Wenning “Don’t Be Afraid of Risk”

January 1, 2019

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Matt is a beast, World records? Try 3.  Add in a bunch of national and state records to that list, along with a equiped total of 2665 lbs and you could say Matt knows how to build strength.

Combine that with a Masters Degree in Biomechanics and a Bachelors in Exercise Science and it's fair to say that Matt is one of the most knowledgeable lifters on the planet.

Matt has helped our armed forces get stronger and avoid injury, and founded Ludus Magnus gym in the pursuit of these goals for everyone.

The Experience? Masters of Science in Sport Biomechanics, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Director and Co-Founder of MAW, directing over 6000 troops in strength, conditioning and wellness for the U.S. Army, including Infantry and Ranger Divisions

Over 10,000 hours experience working with and training Division 1-A athletes, including NFL players and Olympic competitors.

Stength and Wellness Coordinator for Washington Township Fire Department, developing long term training protocals for 135 firemen and administration personel.

The Accomplishments?  2011 World Record Holder at 308lbs, Former all time World Record Holder with 2665 lb total, World record Raw Squat (no wraps) - 832 lbs, World record Equipped Squat - 1197 lbs, 2010 APF National Champion, 2009 IPA National Champion, UPA National Record Holder - Open Division

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 stayed healthy in the sport of Powerlifting
Machines vs Free Weights. 
Being a entrepreneur in the Sports Performance world.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #292: Kevin Hendry “Don’t Give Up To Early”

IGCT Episode #292: Kevin Hendry “Don’t Give Up To Early”

December 27, 2018

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Based in Vancouver, Canada, Kevin Hendry is the Director of Education for RAD Roller and the Director of Movement & Manual Therapy at Innovative Fitness. He is a Practicing Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Osteopathy. Kevin has a decade of experience coaching and he consults with BC Hockey League Players, NCAA Division 1 athletes, NHL hockey players, CFL football players, Canadian National Team athletes. His athletic background revolved around team sports growing up including baseball, basketball and soccer and he is a provincial champion in each. He is an avid traveler and has been to 30 countries on 6 continents.

 

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.
Psychology of getting people to yes.  
Movement and Manual Therapy
His role with Rad Roller. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #291: Brad Leshinske “Time Is Precious”

IGCT Episode #291: Brad Leshinske “Time Is Precious”

December 20, 2018

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As a strength and conditioning coach for 14 years, the road to my current position has been a blast. I started as an athlete at North Park University playing football. As a senior I worked at Atheltico Physical therapy doing rehab aid work with adults and athletes. Post graduation I worked as a personal trainer at Highland Park were I began their first speed and agility class. I worked with over 60 clients a week in personal training and with over 30 athletes a week in sports performance. I left Highland Park and worked at TP Sports, just training athletes. Within that facility we had some of the best athletes on the south side of Chicago train there. My boss left and I opened my own shop,Atheltic Edge Sports Performance in 2008. During that time from '08 -'12 I trained over 5000 athletes in various sports. I moved to Florida in pursuit of helping a friends business out in which we trained more than 100 athletes a day from youth do professional. In 2014 I moved back home to Chicago and have been working for Fit Code LLC for 3 years and I am happy to come to Mount Prospect and train athletes and adults in the realm of Human Performance.

Neumann Haus Racing team Lewis Men's Volleyball - 4 NCAA All Americans final 4 appearance in 2011 Lewis Women's Volleyball - 2 NCAA All Americans Lewis Women's Soccer Lewis Men's and Women's Golf Lewis Baseball Program Lewis Mena's and Women's Swimming First Allience Volleyball Club Michio Volleyball Club Queen of Peace HS Volleyball Brother Rice Football,Baseball, Rugby (4 state championships), Members of Hockey, Volleyball (player of the year baseball 2010) Members of St. Rita Football, Baseball, Hockey Members of Mount Carmel Football,Baseball, Hockey, Wrestling (Player of the year baseball 2010) Members of Mother McCauley Volleyball, Lacrosse, Softball (player of the year 2011) Members of USA Soccer Women's team Members of Mexico Soccer team 10 MLB players over 250 collegiate athletes in various sports Over 200 all conference and all state athletes 7 player of the year award winners in football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf I have also been a sought after writer for such publications as performance menu by catalyst athletics, Wod talk, IYCA, and over 75 blog articles written.

Presentations: Galzier Sports Performance Clinic 2016 - Implementation of Plyometrics Glazier Sports Performance Clinic 2016 - Proper Warm Up for Sports Performance NSCA 2017 Illinois State Clinic - New Research on the FMS NSCA 2017 NBA Coaches Symposium - New Assessment Protocol for Athletes NSCA 2017 Illinois State Clinic - Program and Design for the Return to Play Athlete Fit Code LLC - 2014- Present 30 presentations from Nutrition to Program and Design

 

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.
Giving back to coaches. 
Role of a S&C at the High School level. 
Leaving a legacy in the field.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #290: Drew Massey “Necessity Breeds Action”

IGCT Episode #290: Drew Massey “Necessity Breeds Action”

December 13, 2018

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Coach Drew earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Bethel College in 2003 along with his Master of Science in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University in Pennsylvania in 2008. He is a former college football player who has always had a passion for the sport and training. Drew has served as a part of Bethel College’s coaching staff, a wellness director for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and as the head trainer for MPower Fitness working with the rehabilitation of collegiate and professional athletes. Drew loves continually educating himself on new techniques or principles regarding training and coaching. When he is not teaching and coaching, he is a full time dad to his beautiful 8 year old daughter, Hope. His favorite fitness quote is, "Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it."

 

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.
Private vs. Collegiate
Loading progressions
Female speed development. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #289: Jorge Carvajal “Build A Career Around Your Passion”

IGCT Episode #289: Jorge Carvajal “Build A Career Around Your Passion”

December 6, 2018

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Jorge Carvajal ,CSCS, USAW, is a performance coach and consultant who has worked with elite athletes in multiple sports and the tactical world for over twenty seven years. He has trained thousands of athletes, at the University of Florida, the University of Nebraska, the U.S. Olympic training center, along with 200 professional athletes in the NFL, including first round selections, MLB, NBA, NHL, World Surf League Big Wave Tour surfers, and Tactical Athletes in the Fire Service, Law Enforcement SWAT/SRT, and Military Special Opetations communities. He specializes in using a holistic approach toward Athlete optimization.

 

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 to protect against coaching burnout.  
What he has learned mentoring other coaches. 
Importance of mindfulness and recovery.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #288: Tim Kontos “Let Your Work Do The Talking”

IGCT Episode #288: Tim Kontos “Let Your Work Do The Talking”

November 29, 2018

Tim Kontos, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, is in his 20th year as the Director of Sports Performance for VCU Athletics. In 2015, Kontos was named as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, the highest honor given in the profession.

His honors were further elevated by VCU after being named Associate AD for Sports Performance in July 2016, then to Associate Athletics Director for Sports Performance and Student-Athlete Wellness in September of 2018 where he oversees the sports medicine, sports psychology and sports nutrition departments in addition to the sports performance department.

Kontos designs, implements and supervises all strength, speed and agility programs for The Rams’ Baseball and Volleyball teams. In addition to his direct sport oversight, Kontos oversees 16 of VCU’s 17 sports. Kontos has worked to develop a holistic approach to Sports Performance since his arrival at VCU in 1998. Kontos has built a program that believes in educating athletes beyond the “what” and puts emphasis on the “why” behind their program. Although each program is built around the needs of the sport, principles of nutrition, psychology, and recovery are common themes in addition to strength and conditioning.

A firm believer in leading by example, Kontos is a competitive powerlifter and most recently squatted 600lbs in December of 2015 placing him seventh on the all time highest squat for his age and weight class. A 1997 graduate of Radford University, Kontos spent two years as strength and conditioning coach for the ice hockey team at his alma mater, where he supervised off-ice workouts for speed and strength training. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Radford. Kontos is a Level-1 Club Coach through the United States Weightlifting Association, a Level-1 Coach through the United States Track & Field Association, and a Functional Movement Screen Practitioner.

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.
  • Secret to staying in one place for 20 years. 
  • His role as an Associate AD and how he works with all other departments. 
  • Advice to the next generation of Strength and Conditioning Coaches.  
  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
IGCT Episode #287: Joseph Coyne “What Would My Grandmother Say”

IGCT Episode #287: Joseph Coyne “What Would My Grandmother Say”

November 22, 2018

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Joseph Coyne is an exercise physiologist, sport scientist and sports nutritionist from Gold Coast, Australia. He is currently the Director of Athletic Development for Lindisfarne AGS. He has previously been the Physical Preparation Coach for the Chinese Athletics Association's jump & sprints section; where he handled the rehabilitation and strength & power training for China’s best track & field athletes.

Prior to that, he was the Performance Manager at the Chinese Olympic Committee’s National Sports Training Centre in Beijing in the lead up to the Rio Olympics. Athletes supported by this program won 34 medals (including 19 gold medals) at the 2016 Olympics. As a speaker, Joseph has lectured at a number of international conferences including in China, United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

 
 

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.
Where most go wrong with coaching sprinting and jumping. 
Test he uses to monitor his athletes.  
Working with different cultures.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #286: Monte Sparkman “Man The Most Dangerous Room”

IGCT Episode #286: Monte Sparkman “Man The Most Dangerous Room”

November 15, 2018

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Monte Sparkman enters his sixth year coaching at Richland High School. Prior to his arrival at Richland, Sparkman had coaching stops at Burkburnett, The Virginia Military Institute, and most recently at North Ridge Middle School. Coach Sparkman currently serves at the Texas NHSSCA state director. Sparkman was a 3 year letter winner in football and earned his undergraduate degree from Baker University in 2002. He received his master’s degree in education in 2007 from Wayland Baptist University. Sparkman is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified Club Coach and Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting, and a certified Level 2 coach through USA Track and Field. Sparkman has also competed nationally in powerlifting with a best total of 2200lbs. Sparkman is married to the former Sabrina Kingston of Burleson, TX and they have two children: Jacqueline Shea (9) and Alexandra Rea (6).

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.
Conjugate training system. 
How to get the most out of a High School period. 
How he uses the Block Zero approach.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #285: Matthew Solomon “Your Network Needs To Work For You”

IGCT Episode #285: Matthew Solomon “Your Network Needs To Work For You”

November 8, 2018

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Matt is a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Team NL (Dutch Olympic Team).

He was also the Lead Academy Sports Scientist/Strength and Conditioning coach at Al Shabab Al Arabi 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.
Converting a internship into a full time position.
Positives and negatives to working abroad. 
Working with Para Olympic athletes.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #284: Taylor Johnson “Your Mind Is Your Money Maker”

IGCT Episode #284: Taylor Johnson “Your Mind Is Your Money Maker”

November 1, 2018

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Taylor is a unique mind when it comes to looking at all aspects of performance. He came from collegiate and professional sport, including the NFL SF 49ers, and has become laser-focused on utilizing his insights to create and support performance cultures from the ground up in gaming and esports. He took this energy and founded IPI (Innovative Performance Institute) with the vision to promote health and wellness to millions of people worldwide through esports. That included comprehensive initiatives for elite training, research, and education for 5 esports organizations, 15 professional teams, a developmental academy, as well as the creation of a revenue-generating business vertical.

Taylor has both a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Biology as well as certifications in strength and conditioning training, corrective exercise, nutrition, and sports performance. 

 

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.
History of ESports and how Strength and Conditioning has a role.  
His transition to a new environment. 
What cognitive load is and how to train for it.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #283: Aubrey Watts “Get A Seat At The Table”

IGCT Episode #283: Aubrey Watts “Get A Seat At The Table”

October 25, 2018

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Aubrey started her coaching career in gymnastics working in the field for over 10 years with developmental through elite gymnasts. This lead her to pursue her BS in Kinesiology from CSU, Long Beach. Following her undergraduate degree, Aubrey worked at Velocity Sports Performance in Redondo Beach, CA as a Sports Performance Coach and Operations Coordinator. There she worked with a variety of athletes ranging from youth in physical literacy to elite Combine Prep groups specializing in speed and agility and recovery sessions.

In 2014, Aubrey started at the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in Colorado Springs, CO as the Performance Center Coordinator and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. There she managed the Performance Center as well as coached several teams including the Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association, Fountain Valley School Men’s Ice Hockey, Cheyenne Mountain High School Women’s Field Hockey, Women’s Lacrosse, and Men’s Ice Hockey, Colorado College Ultimate, and Colorado Springs Police and Fire. Aubrey also managed the NSCA internship program throughout her time there overseeing and mentoring 12 classes of interns. In addition, she assisted in the development, training, and teaching of the NSCA’s Foundations of Coaching Course. During her time at the NSCA, Aubrey also obtained her MS in Sports Management from Texas A&M University in 2017.

As of March 2018, Aubrey now works as the Coaching Education Coordinator at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). There she helps gather and create content through the USOC Coaching Education Newsletter, Team USA Mobile Coach App, Team USA Prep Center Online Educational Platform, and several in person training courses for Team USA Pipeline Coaches as well as National Team Coaches. She also works closely with the National Governing Body Coach Educators to help push Coaching Education throughout Olympic and Paralympic Sports.

Aubrey has spoken at several conferences such as Mountain-Con, Hammer Strength Regional Clinic, NSCA State Clinics, as well as several International Coaching Programs. She is also passionate about promoting women in sport and sits on the USOC’s Women’s NET Committee. When she is not working, you can find her on the slopes in Colorado or traveling looking for the next adventure.

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.
Importance of a holistic approach to coach education. 
How to find yourself and your coaching voice. 
Ways to build a rock solid network.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #282: Jeff Hurd “Win Each Part Of Your Day”

IGCT Episode #282: Jeff Hurd “Win Each Part Of Your Day”

October 18, 2018

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Jeff Hurd was born in Pomona, Calif., and raised in Parker, Ariz. where he graduated from Parker High School in 1976. Jeff was Student Council President in addition to his participation in sports and extra curricular activities during his four years at PHS.

Following high school, Jeff went on to become a two-year baseball letterman at Imperial Valley Junior College in El Centro, Calif., before transferring to Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kan., where he earned two more letters and graduated with a degree in physical education in 1981.

Jeff then returned to Parker High School as a volunteer assistant baseball coach for one season, while substitute teaching in the school district.

He returned to Fort Hays State University as a graduate assistant for the Tigers and in 1984, received his Master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in exercise physiology.

Jeff served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Delta State University (’85-’86), Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Clemson University (’86-’87) and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Western Michigan ( ’87-‘’92).

During the 1992 and 1993 football seasons, Jeff was an intern Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. He returned to the university setting for the 1994 football season at Tulsa University.

Jeff returned to the National Football League with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach from 1995-1997.

The Kansas City Chiefs made him their Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in 1998 through 2006.

Jeff came out to the West Coast in 2007 to become, the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Diego Chargers.

Jeff Hurd has more than 25 years of experience in the field of strength and conditioning, most of which has been in the National Football League (NFL) from 1992 until 2016, finishing his career with the Minnesota Vikings as their assistant strength and conditioning coach. Over his twenty-three years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 203-165-0.

Jeff and his wife, Kathy, have three children: Eric, Austin and Audra.

 

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 got started in the profession. 
What Strength and Conditioning Coaches are not thinking about for life after S&C. 
What he likes and dislikes about the profession.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #281: Johnny Parker “Make Them Feel Special”

IGCT Episode #281: Johnny Parker “Make Them Feel Special”

October 11, 2018

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At the forefront of modern strength coaching for athletes, Johnny Parker began his coaching career in 1969 at Indianola Academy in Mississippi. Well before weight training was common in sports, he spent 10 years coaching at the collegiate level, where at Indiana University he became the first strength and conditioning coach in the Big 10.

From 1984 until his retirement in 2008, he spent 21 years as an NFL strength coach, beginning with nine years in the New York Giants organization. Under Coach Bill Parcells, he helped them win Super Bowls in 1986 and 1990. Playing against the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV, the Giants set an all-time Super Bowl record for ball-control possession at 40 minutes and 33 seconds. Parker’s role as a strength and conditioning coach certainly contributed to the Giants’ tradition of excellence.

He then went on to spend seven seasons with the New England Patriots, followed by helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the first Super Bowl in team history in 2003. In 2005, Johnny went to the San Francisco 49ers before retiring in 2008. All told, his coaching practices, many of which are outlined in this book, helped to establish winning records with nine teams, including four Super Bowl appearances.

In addition to his Super Bowl triumphs, he received the President’s Award from the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society, presented annually to the NFL’s top strength and conditioning coach and was named to the USA Strength and Conditioning Hall of Fame’s inaugural class, along with his co-authors Al Miller and Rob Panariello and mentors Alvin Roy, Clyde Emrich, and Lou Riecke.

 

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 is good and bad with present day Strength and Conditioning
What advice would you give a young S&C to prepare for retirement. 
Motivation behind co authoring the book "The System".  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #280: Owen Walker “Be The Change You Want To See”

IGCT Episode #280: Owen Walker “Be The Change You Want To See”

October 4, 2018

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Owen is the founder and director of Science for Sport. He was formerly the Head of Academy Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning at Cardiff City Football Club, and an interim Sports Scientist for the Welsh FA. He also has a master’s degree in strength and conditioning and is a NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach.

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 does he want you to be the change.
Building your own USP.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #279: Simon Taylor & Steve Nightingale “Smile In The Face of Adversity”

IGCT Episode #279: Simon Taylor & Steve Nightingale “Smile In The Face of Adversity”

September 27, 2018

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Simon Taylor – UK high performance tennis centre in London, moved to Canada in 2011. Lead S&C coach and Director of Education at Twist Performance in Vancouver for 5 years prior to China.

Then multiple national teams, primarily Table tennis and Weightlifting prior to Rio Olympics in 2016. Helped Ding Ning to gold and Shi Zhi Yong to gold. Then moved to figure skating for 2 seasons and helped Sui Wenjing ad Han Cong to Olympic silver, they narrowly missed out on gold by less than 0.5 points.

Currently Simon was chosen by the COC to head up the new division called Team China, which is the all of the foreign support staff working with Olympic national teams.
 
 

 

Steve Nightingale - Following his graduation from University of Bedfordshire in 2009, Steve started teaching in a college in the UK, whilst also working with a semi-professional rugby team, and running private training in an MMA gym. In 2012, following the completion of his Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning (at Middlesex University, London), he moved to South Essex College to continue teaching, and at the same time took on the role of Head of Strength and Conditioning for the English Ice Hockey Association. During this time, he published several papers in Journal of Strength and Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning Journal, and the UKSCA Professional Strength and Conditioning Journal, as well as providing S&C and sports science support to the professional ice hockey team Coventry Blaze.

In 2016, Steve was recruited by the Chinese Olympic Committee to work as the strength and conditioning coach for the female ice hockey program, and followed this with supporting the Chinese National Short Track Speed Skating team in the build up to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Following the Games, Steve was appointed as Assistant Director of Sports Performance Services of Team China, a Chinese Olympic Committee project designed to standardise and improve the provision of performance services to the Olympic sports teams. Steve is a council member on the NSCA Hockey Special Interest Group, and in 2018 he worked with Adam Douglas (York University/Hockey Canada) to contribute a chapter to the Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning.

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.
Misconceptions and truths about coaching in China. 
Working within a different culture. 
Program design for the Olympic Quad athlete.  
Managing your ego when working with elite athletes and coaches.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #278: Noel Durfey “Not Everyone Loves It As Much”

IGCT Episode #278: Noel Durfey “Not Everyone Loves It As Much”

September 20, 2018

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Noel Durfey joined the Duke staff in January of 2008 and serves as Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach. Durfey came to Duke after working the previous seven years at the University of Mississippi including the last three as the Rebels’ Coordinator of Strength & Conditioning.

With the Rebels, Durfey worked primarily with the football and baseball programs while helping direct the staff’s efforts with all 18 varsity sports. The Ole Miss baseball team made appearances in the NCAA Tournament in six of Durfey’s seven years in Oxford.

Prior to working at Ole Miss, Durfey served stints at Tennessee (1996-98), BYU (1998-99) and James Madison (2000). As a graduate assistant at Tennessee, he helped with the football program along with swimming and diving, basketball and track and field. At BYU, Durfey assisted with the football team while working with the baseball and men’s basketball squads. He worked with the baseball, women’s tennis and men’s swimming and diving programs during his one year at James Madison.

Durfey lettered two seasons in baseball at Lincoln Memorial University before graduating in 1988 with a degree in physical education. He later earned a master’s degree in sport administration from the University of Tennessee in 1998. A native of Lambertville, Mich.,

Durfey is married to the former Kelly Jones of Knoxville, Tenn., and the couple has two daughters, Savannah Beth and Olivia Grace.

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.
Inseason training for College Football
Challenges of working at a prestigious academic school. 
Staying connected to your athletes outside of the four walls of the weight room.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #277: Pete McLean “No Quick Fixes”

IGCT Episode #277: Pete McLean “No Quick Fixes”

September 13, 2018

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Pete has been coaching athletic performance and strength and conditioning for 30 yrs Masters degree in Clinical Exercise physiology (1984) Began playing Rugby in college and continued playing men's premier level club rugby for 25 years - instrumental in developing my curiosity in athletic performance Started career in the commercial fitness industry - Worked in numerous health and fitness clubs, this is where i began to develop my training philosophy Worked as performance director for 5 Star Basketball camps for 10 yrs Began developing and running speed camps for college and high school athletes in the early 90’s

Started Speed Wins in 1994 - a speed development program focused primarily on high school athletes. We traveled around the country directing 3 day speed camps for sports clubs and high school sports programs Began coaching Track at Ridgefield High School and soon after began coaching Football also.

In 2000 the coaches and booster club at Ridgefield High School cited a need to implement a full fledged strength program so we designed a facility, raised the funds to purchase the equipment and built the Tiger Hollow Strength and conditioning center. It has expanded twice over the last 17 years and we have upgraded our equipment a few times over our evolution. We started the program with about 10 football athletes, now we work with all of the varsity teams and coach about 300 kids per season.

Certs - NSCA CSCS, American College of Sports Medicine: Exercise Specialist, CPT w/ enhanced qualifications, USA Weightlifting: Club Coach USA Rugby, level 300, World Rugby Level 200 cert.

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.
Long Term Athletic Development. 
Speed and movement development for High School athletes.  
How to help your athletes with the recruiting process.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #276: Derek Hansen “Solve The Problem”

IGCT Episode #276: Derek Hansen “Solve The Problem”

September 6, 2018

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Derek is an International Sport Performance Consultant that has been working with athletes all ages and abilities in speed, strength and power sports since 1988. His coaching career started in Track and Field, providing instruction to sprinters of all ages eventually working with collegiate sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. His career evolved rapidly working closely with some of the top performers in the world as a coach and a consultant – including Olympic medalists, world record holders, Canadian National team athletes, and professional athletes from numerous sports. He worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Simon Fraser University for 14 years, the first non-US member of the NCAA. He also serves as a performance consultant to numerous professional teams in the NFL, NBA, MLS and NHL, as well as major NCAA Division 1 programs throughout North America, specializing in speed development, strategic performance planning, return-to-competition protocols and neuromuscular electrical stimulation programming. Derek is asked to speak on speed development and high performance training on a regular basis for major events around the world and has also authored a number of books, chapters and journal articles on these subjects.

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 Signal and Noise. 
Role of a consultant, and how to not get thrown out of a room.  
How and Why he has chosen to give back to the S&C community.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #275: Zach Dechant “You Are Either Coaching It or Allowing It”

IGCT Episode #275: Zach Dechant “You Are Either Coaching It or Allowing It”

August 30, 2018

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Zach has been in place since 2008 at TCU as the Senior Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning. He oversees the development of Baseball, as well as the quarterback development for Football. Alongside these priorities he also handles the development and implementation of the Strength and Conditioning Internship Program.

During baseball off-seasons, Coach Dechant trains a group of 30+ current MLB / MiLB Frogs. The pro Frogs spend 4 months back on campus training for the upcoming season.

Previous experience to TCU has included two seasons with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the University of Wyoming, two years at Missouri State University, as well as time spent with the University of Washington as an intern.

Zach graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Wellness from Missouri State University in 2003. He is certified through the CSCCa, NSCA, FMS-1 and the USAW.

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.
Foundation program for all incoming athletes. 
Max strength and how stronger isn't always better.  
TCU Internship program.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #274: Todd Hamer “Be More Flexible Than Glass”

IGCT Episode #274: Todd Hamer “Be More Flexible Than Glass”

August 23, 2018

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Todd Hamer, a 20-year veteran in the collegiate strength and conditioning field, has been named Director of Strength and Conditioning at George Washington University, Director of Athletics and Recreation Tanya Vogel announced on Aug. 20.
 
Hamer comes to GW after spending the last 12 years at Robert Morris University, where he was responsible for training and overseeing student-athletes in more than 20 sports as the Director of Strength and Conditioning.
 
“Todd fully embraces and embodies our department’s mission and values,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Tanya Vogel. “His extensive background aligns perfectly with Associate Athletics Director Chris Hennelly. The two will work together to continue our steadfast commitment to student-athlete health and well-being while bolstering our efforts to improve human performance.”
 
Prior to his stint at Robert Morris, Hamer was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at George Mason (2004-07). That was preceded by strength and conditioning positions with Marist College, The Citadel and VCU.
 
"I am excited and honored to be named director of strength and conditioning at George Washington University,” said Hamer. “Under Tanya's leadership, the athletic department will achieve great success, and I can't wait to become a part of the process of improving our student-athletes. I am also humbled to join the small fraternity of strength coaches who have worked at GW. I hope to continue the success they have had and build upon the work that has already been done."
 
Hamer earned his bachelor of science in exercise science at Penn State University in 1999, and completed a masters in sports leadership at VCU in 2002. He is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, while also holding a membership with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. A nominee for the NSCA 2018 Strength Coach of the Year, Hamer is also a regular contributor to training websites and magazines.  

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.
Developing athletes outside of the weight room.  
Challenges of the Strength and Conditioning profession. 
His personal continuing education strategy.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #273: Dr. Aaron Wellman “What Are Your Big Rocks”

IGCT Episode #273: Dr. Aaron Wellman “What Are Your Big Rocks”

August 16, 2018

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Aaron Wellman is in his third season as the Giants’ strength and conditioning coach and third in the NFL following a 20-year career at the Division I collegiate level. 

When he arrived in 2016, Wellman significantly changed the Giants’ offseason and in-season training regimens, and the result was a substantial decrease in the number of season-ending injuries suffered by Giants players. 

Prior to joining the Giants, Wellman was an assistant director of strength and conditioning coach for the University of Notre Dame in 2015. 

Wellman spent the previous four years (2011-14) as the director of strength and conditioning at the University of Michigan. He was responsible for the yearly programming of strength, speed and football-specific conditioning. Wellman performed movement screenings to evaluate mobility and stability deficits along with subsequent programs to mitigate individual injury risk. He implemented athlete-monitoring systems including GPS and neuromuscular fatigue assessments. 

Prior to his tenure at Michigan, Wellman held similar director positions at San Diego State University (2009- 11) and Ball State University (2004-09). 

Wellman began his strength and conditioning career as a graduate assistant at Indiana University (1996- 98). He then spent three years as a full-time assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Hoosiers, and was primarily involved with the football, baseball and softball teams, as well as developing individual nutrition programs for student-athletes. 

Wellman also worked for three years at Michigan State University (2001-03). He was involved with all aspects of the strength and conditioning program for football and assisted with men’s and women’s basketball and ice hockey. 

Wellman is a registered master strength and con- ditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), a certified strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a specialist in performance nutrition by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). 

A native of Ligonier, Indiana, Wellman was a four- year member of the Manchester (Ind.) University football team. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 1996. Wellman added separate master’s degrees from Indiana University in applied sport science (1998) and nutrition science (2009). In May 2018, he received a doctorate from Bond University (Queensland, Australia), Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. 

Wellman and his wife, Shellie, have a son, Grant, and a daughter, Grace.

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.
Challenges faced in Training Camp. 
Difference between NFL and College.  
His morning routine.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #272: Aaron Feld “Be An Awkward Dad”

IGCT Episode #272: Aaron Feld “Be An Awkward Dad”

August 9, 2018

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Aaron Feld joined the Ducks in January 2018 as the football strength and conditioning coordinator. Feld came to Oregon from the University of Georgia, where he spent the previous three years as the assistant director of strength and conditioning while working with the Bulldogs’ football program.

Before working at Georgia, Feld was the head strength coach at the University of North Alabama and a volunteer strength coach at the University of Alabama, where he worked with Cristobal. Feld is a graduate of Mississippi State University and holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

He began his career at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where he worked with both the football and women’s basketball programs.

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.
Your role and relationship with the administration.
Using positive language with your athletes. 
How he blends the sport of football with the weight room.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #271: Allen Hedrick “Be Yourself”

IGCT Episode #271: Allen Hedrick “Be Yourself”

August 2, 2018

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Named the first ever Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at CSU-Pueblo in 2009, Hedrick boasts a wealth of experience that CSU-Pueblo student-athletes soak up like a sponge. A former strength and conditioning coach at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for three years, Hedrick spent 12 years at the United States Air Force Academy – three as an assistant strength and conditioning coach before moving into the head strength coach role, a position he held for nine years.

At the Air Force Academy, he was personally responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for football and volleyball while overseeing the entire strength and conditioning program.

Most recently, Hedrick was at the National Strength and Conditioning Association headquarters in Colorado Springs, where he first served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, then into the education department as the NSCA Education Coordinator until 2009.

During his career Hedrick has worked with a variety of athletes, from elementary school age athletes to athletes at the professional and Olympic level, including athletes who have medaled in the Olympic games (Bonnie Blair, speed skating and Matt Ghaffari, Greco-Roman Wrestling).

A frequent writer, Hedrick has been published over 100 times in a variety of publications on a variety of topics related to strength and conditioning and has published a book on strength and conditioning for football along with numerous DVD’s on a variety of topics related to strength and conditioning. In addition, Hedrick has spoken at numerous conferences and clinics, both nationally and internationally, including Guatemala, Japan, Australia, and China.

In 2003, Hedrick was selected by his peers as the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.

Hedrick, a graduate of Cal State-Chico in 1989, who earned his Master’s from Cal State-Fresno, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist of Distinction (CSCS*D) a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (FNSCA) and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC). He and his wife Stephanie reside in Pueblo and have two children, Lindsey and Brandon.

In addition to coaching, Hedrick also competes in the sport of weightlifting and finished third at the National Masters Weightlifting Championships in 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.
Importance of being yourself.  
The value of publishing and its effect on your career.  
Advancing groups based on historical averages.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #270: Mike Rehfeldt “Little More Carrot Than Stick”

IGCT Episode #270: Mike Rehfeldt “Little More Carrot Than Stick”

July 26, 2018

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Mike Rehfeldt joined the University of Cincinnati as the director of strength and conditioning in June 2012, bringing with him more than 11 years of professional experience including time as strength and conditioning assistant with the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars and as the head strength coach with the UFL's Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Rehfeldt works directly with the UC men's basketball and women's lacrosse teams. Rehfeldt had been assisting the Cincinnati Bengals' strength and conditioning program since August 2011, creating pre- and post-workout nutrition protocols, introducing training techniques to reduce recovery time and planning and instructing training of developmental players.

Prior to assisting with the Bengals, Rehfeldt served as head strength and conditioning coach with the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL from 2009-2011. Among his duties in Sacramento, he created and installed an off-season and in-season strength and conditioning program and designed and equipped the team's weight room.

Rehfeldt worked as a strength and conditioning assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2006-09, implementing training and rehabilitation instruction for injured players and instructing group training sessions. While with the Jaguars he also served as the director of athletic development at the S3 Athletic Development Center at Yates in Jacksonville.

A native of Blaine, Minnesota, Rehfeldt earned a degree in physical education from St. Cloud State University in 2005. He resides in Northern Kentucky.

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.
Hypertrophy for Basketball players. 
Programming based on Omegawave. 
Using light therapy to improve performance and sleep.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #269: Zach Houghton “Give What You Can”

IGCT Episode #269: Zach Houghton “Give What You Can”

July 19, 2018

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Zach Houghton was hired as the Director of Sports Performance for Mens Basketball in July 2017. He works primarily with the men’s basketball and men’s golf programs.

Prior to USF, Houghton was the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Northern Michigan University where he oversaw all aspects of training 14 varsity sports. He held this position from July 2016 - July 2017. Houghton held the very same role at Moravian College from July 2014 to July 2016. At Moravian, he oversaw all aspects of managing and training of 21 varsity sports. Under his guidance, Moravian College renovated their sports performance center which is featured in numerous articles and websites.

Before Moravian, Houghton was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach / Wellness Coordinator at Wayne State University from April 2014 to July 2014. At Wayne State, he trained six varsity sports and oversaw all wellness coordination of over 11,000 university employees. Houghton also interned and was a graduate assistant at Wayne State University from November 2012 to April 2014.

Before strength and conditioning, Houghton was a four-year starter and two-time captain for the Wayne State University football team. He was apart of the 2011 national runner-up team, and 2010 GLIAC South championship team. In 2011, he was given the Ultimate Warrior award for his commitment in the weight room. Houghton is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, along with a certified sports performance coach through United States of America Weightlifting. He has both his Masters of Arts in Sports Administration and his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Wayne State University. He and his wife Rochelle reside in Wesley Chapel, Florida, along with their dog Tyson.

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.
Coaching at all three levels.
Responsibilities outside of S&C. 
Giving back to the profession at a young age.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #268: Rapheal Ruiz “Coaches Golden Rule”

IGCT Episode #268: Rapheal Ruiz “Coaches Golden Rule”

July 12, 2018

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Raph Ruiz, in his own words...Throughout my career in Human Performance, I stand resolute in my ability to help athletes to earn athletic eXcellence by properly implementing scientifically-based training systems that are orthopaedically-sound & performance-driven. Experiences in a blessed career have taken me through three Tampa Bay pro teams with the Buccaneers under Tony Dungy, the Mutiny & the Devil Rays.

I worked with individual, high-profile careers of the NFL’s Deion Sanders, MLB’s Gary Sheffield, boxing’s Antonio Tarver & many Olympic swimmers. I am very fortunate to have been an integral part of 5 University of Tampa’s National Championships. I do not mention these in a boastful manner, but as a testament to my dedication towards preparedness, putting myself in the best position to be successful when opportunities arise, but more importantly gifting this mindset to the athletes under my guidance.

The fortuitous accomplishments of my family of athletes have not created complacency, slowed my enthusiasm or dedication, but rather continually sharpens my craft against a perpetually rising standard. Filipino Martial Arts, Football and Track & Field started my scholar-athletic career as the paving stones to earning my Kinesiology degree from Sam Houston State University where I began framing a training system for developing highly effective athletes.

This journey took me through those experiences at the pro teams level, sports academies, premiere health clubs and eventually settling into a niche as the Director of Performance with Div II University of Tampa. At the S&C helm of Spartan Athletics from ’99-‘09, our athletes won National Championships in Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball and back-to-back Baseball. Commensurate with those rings, in an era of epidemic ACL & Shoulder injuries, is our proud accomplishment of dramatically reducing catastrophic injuries incurred and a reduction in severity & length-of-time injured. This is a milestone in that most schools are still experiencing a rise in the opposite direction, especially overhead athletes such as volleyball, baseball/softball & swimming. Alongside one of my very dear friends, John Welbourn and I created CrossFit Football/ Power Athlete HQ which offered a laser-focus on comprehensive on-field performance and sound strength & conditioning program to the CrossFit community. Also, I am very proud of what I have built as many elite athletes called my Pro Select Systems their home.

This encompasses my Pro Draft Prep, Fight Science Camps and Pro Off-Season Programs. But, I am most proud of the development of our ‘HERO’s Initiative’ (Highly Effective Rescue & Operator). This program serves preparation for selection, current Special Operators, elite SWAT LEOs and Fire Rescue, as well as return to quality-of-life for the retired. Its success has driven innumerable benefits throughout our entire training population of athletes, especially with young, rising stars and teams all vying for the development of invaluable X-factors such as team cohesion, effective communication, composure under duress & noble-warrior mindsets that many coaches, athletes and parents desire for well adjusted rising stars ready to take on the world. I am constantly struggling, yet perpetually striving to be the best role model for my son Raider, the best husband for my wonderful wife Stephanie and the most loving companion for our Kino, Max, Adi & Teros while I help others build their foundation of a championship culture and centers of excellence.

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.
Looking at S&C as a series of coordinated movements. 
Developing athletes long before the accolades.  
His learning process.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #267: Bill Gillespie “There Is A Purpose”

IGCT Episode #267: Bill Gillespie “There Is A Purpose”

July 5, 2018

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Bill Gillespie returned to the Liberty University campus during the winter of 2005 and serves the athletic department as the director of the strength and conditioning program, including the oversight of the weightlifting and conditioning efforts for the football program. He was promoted to his current position as Assistant AD for Strength and Conditioning in the Summer of 2018.

Gillespie has more than 20 years of experience in collegiate strength and conditioning and two years of experience at the professional level after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks from 2003 until just prior to his return to Liberty.

During his time in staff, Gillespie has been part of a program that has won eight Big South titles (2007-10, 2012-14, 2016) and saw the program make its first-ever appearance in the NCAA FCS Playoffs in 2014.

Gillespie got his coaching start at the collegiate level here at Liberty. He served as assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1983-91, while also serving the university as assistant track and field coach in 1983-85 and 1987-91 and head track and field coach in 1986.

After leaving Liberty in 1991, Gillespie spent 11 years as a member of the strength and conditioning staff at Washington. Gillespie joined the staff as assistant strength and conditioning coach in 1991 and was promoted to Director of Strength and Conditioning in 1999.

Gillespie helped the football program make nine bowl appearances during his tenure, including three-consecutive trips to the Rose Bowl. The Huskies earned a 34-14 victory over Michigan on January 1, 1991, to cap off an undefeated 12-0 season and earn a number two national ranking in the polls.

Gillespie was named Pac-10 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2001, while finishing as a finalist for National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2001. Before joining the Seattle Seahawks' strength and conditioning staff, Gillespie served as the defensive line and strength coach at Decatur High School in Federal Way, Wash., in 2002.

Gillespie is a world-renowned weightlifter, as he is a 62-time world record holder in the bench press after a lift of 804.5 lbs. at the WABDL World Cup Bench Press and Deadlift Championships in April of 2009. He is also a 23-time world champion in the bench press.

Gillespie, a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) Master Strength and Conditioning Coach program, received his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies from Liberty in 1983. Gillespie and former associate strength and conditioning coach Dave Williams gave Liberty the first pair of CSCCA Master Strength Coaches at the same institution at the NCAA Division I FCS level.

While at Liberty, Gillespie was a four-time All-American and a two-time small college national champion in the shot put and a two-year letterwinner on the football team. Gillespie is the former school record in the shot put with an outdoor mark of 55' 8 ½", a mark which stood for 24 years. He was also Liberty's 1983 recipient of the Rock Royer/Mac Rivera award, given annual to Liberty's top graduating student-athlete.

The native of Tacoma, Wash., and his wife, Anita, have two children – Cameron, who is a former member of the football team, and Rachel. Gillespie and Cameron are the strongest father/son combo in the bench press of all-time in the world.

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.
All things Bench Press. 
Staying strong inseason. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #266: Ted Perlak “Everyplace Has Problems”

IGCT Episode #266: Ted Perlak “Everyplace Has Problems”

June 28, 2018

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Ted Perlak was named head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Delaware in May, 2014. He was promoted to the position of assistant athletic director for strength & conditioning in March, 2015 and earned the title of assistant athletic director for sports performance/head strength and conditioning coach in January, 2017. In July 2018, Ted was named Associate Athletic director for Sports Performance/head Strength and Conditioning coach.

At Delaware, Perlak is responsible for oversight of all operations of the strength and conditioning department, including staff supervision, budget management, facility maintenance, and administrative duties. Working in unison with Senior Associate AD for Health, Well-Being, and Sports Performance Eric Laudano, Perlak works with specific sports in developing the physical strength, endurance, flexibility and agility of Delaware's athletes. He designs programs customized to each sport's specific needs, oversees maintenance of the varsity weight training facilities, and works closely with the Sports Performance team in enhancing the overall health and wellness for sport programs and student-athletes. His primary role is working with the UD men's basketball program with secondary duties with women's basketball and baseball. “It's a great honor to be named the head strength & conditioning coach at the University of Delaware,” said Perlak when accepting the role. “During the interview process I had the opportunity to see the vision of the administration and it is something I'm excited to be a part of. The opportunity to work with so many great coaches makes this 100 percent a place my family and I want to be.”

Perlak most recently worked as strength &?conditioning coach at Colonial Athletic Association foe Elon (N.C.) University in 2013-14 where he oversaw a 17-sport program, including football. Perak previously spent eight seasons at Fordham University, including the final six as the head strength and conditioning coach. While at the Bronx, N.Y. school, he worked closely with the football, basketball, soccer, softball, and track and field teams. Prior to his stint at Fordham, Perlak served as the director of strength and conditioning at Iona College for two years. While at Iona, he was responsible for the design, implementation and coaching of all varsity athletic programs. He also supervised and organized staff participation in off-season and preseason workout sessions. Perlak served as the strength and conditioning coordinator at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa., in 2004 where he designed and executed the strength and conditioning program. He was also responsible for off-season and preseason workouts. Perlak has been involved with the United States Olympic Training Center, serving as a strength and conditioning resident intern from January until May of 2004. In that role he assisted the staff in developing and implementing programs for Olympic, Olympic hopefuls, Pan-American, and Paralympic individual athletes and national teams.

A 2001 graduate of Worcester (Mass.) State College, Perlak was a four-year starter and two-time captain with the football team before earning a bachelor's degree in health science with a concentration in exercise science. Following a year in which he served as the strength and conditioning coordinator at his alma mater, Perlak worked at Temple University as an assistant and earned his master's degree in sport administration there in 2004. A native of Pittsfield, Mass., Perlak and his wife, Christine, have a daughter, Rueby Mae.

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.
Sports performance team collaboration. 
Having consistency within the S&C department. 
How to acclimate athletes when they arrive to campus.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #265: Dan Baker “Grow and Develop”

IGCT Episode #265: Dan Baker “Grow and Develop”

June 21, 2018

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Dan Baker has been President of the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) since 2004 and a member of the ASCA since its inception. He has also been a member of the NSCA since 1987 and completed his CSCS in 1988. He has a PhD in sports science from Edith Cowan University (ECU), and is an Adjunct lecturer in the Masters of Strength & Conditioning program at ECU as well as St. Marys University (London, UK). His Phd involved a number of studies upon strength, velocity and power in professional rugby league players and he has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications. As a strength and conditioning coach, he worked for the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League team for 19 years, winning the NRL title four times. He has also worked with professional rugby union, including the 20015 World Cup 2nd placed Australian national team. Previously he has worked with national league or international level athletes in the following sports ~ soccer, field hockey, netball, Olympic diving, MMA, track & field and power-lifting. He has the official designation of ASCA Master Coach of Elite Athlete Strength & Conditioning within the ASCA’s Professional Coach Accreditation Scheme (PCAS).

 

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.
All things Velocity Based Training. 
The Australian S&C Education System along with the ASCA.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #264: Lew Caralla “Love First”

IGCT Episode #264: Lew Caralla “Love First”

June 14, 2018

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Lewis Caralla was tabbed as the new football head strength and conditioning coach prior to the 2018 season. Caralla brings a wealth of experience from programs such as Michigan, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech and most recently Lousiana-Lafayette.

Caralla comes to Buffalo from Louisiana-Lafayette where he spent the last two years as the director of strength and conditioning. Prior to Caralla's arrival at Lousiana-Lafayette, the team finished 4-8. In his first season with the Ragin' Cajuns, the team went to the 2016 New Orleans Bowl.

Caralla was the director of strength and conditioning at North Texas in 2015. Prior to his stint with the Mean Green, Caralla spent three seasons as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Michigan. He also served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Mississippi State and Georgia Tech.

Following his graduation from Defiance College, where he was an all-conference running back and team most valuable player, Caralla served as an intern strength coach at both Virginia and USF as well as a graduate position at Mississippi State. He earned a master's degree in kinesiology from Mississippi in 2010.

He is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC), the United States Weightlifting Federation and the American Red Cross.

Caralla and his wife, Lori, have a son, Marshall and a daughter, Ali.

 

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.
Interviewing his players when taking over a new program. 
Making hard work exciting. 
Living what you say.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #263: Duane Carlisle “Chase After Excellence”

IGCT Episode #263: Duane Carlisle “Chase After Excellence”

June 7, 2018

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Coach Duane Carlisle is a Premier Health and Wellness Consultant, former Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Francisco 49ers, John Maxwell Certified Teacher, Speaker, and Top High-Performance Coach to business executives and sports officials. He is the owner of Carlisle Performance Systems (CPS). As part of CPS, Coach Carlisle and his team consisting of Sports Scientists, Sports Psychologists, and Sports Nutritionists work directly with high profile NFL executives to develop personalized fitness training strategies, analytical performance assessments, mental preparation exercises, and wellness education for all Football Officials within the organization. In conjunction with working with the #1 Sports Property in the US (NFL), he works at Stanford University's - School of Medicine’s -Health Improvement Program. There, he designs fitness programs for faculty, administrators, and leads intensive fitness sessions for Business Executives from around the world. He also provides wellness and performance consulting for PAC 12 officials.

From the grid-iron to the boardroom and everything in between, Coach Carlisle has helped countless individuals achieve their goals, both physically and professionally. He believes that training shouldn't be aimless, but it should be purposeful and deliberate. These are the principles that he lives by to win each day.

His positivity, depth of knowledge, passion, and commitment to his clients have set him apart from the rest. He is an outstanding resource for fitness enrichment and has developed workshops to empower athletes and business executives to pursue exceptional results.

To inquire about Coach Carlisle’s expertise or to book him to speak at your next event, visit www.coachcarlisle.com. Specialties: Motivational Speaker; Fitness and Wellness Consultant; Performance Coaching; Training & Conditioning; Personal Training; Team Building

 

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.
Differences between working with kids, professional athletes, and general population.
Identifying gaps in the market. 
Challenges of the coaching profession.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #262: David Boyle “All About The Team”

IGCT Episode #262: David Boyle “All About The Team”

May 31, 2018

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David’s career in elite sport has spanned over a 36-year period, as a professional player and transitioning into in high performance coaching (Strength and Conditioning) for three national codes, (NRL, ARU and NBL). NRL clubs include South Sydney, St. George Illawarra, Wests Tigers, Cronulla Sharks and Penrith Panthers.

He spent 4-years with the Australian Rugby Union and 18-years with the Illawarra Hawks NBL. David is an Accredited ASCA Level 3 S&C Coach and Accredited Master Coach, the highest level, within the ASCA Professional Coach Accreditation Scheme, presenter and board member of the ASCA.

He completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Sport Management) and lectures on Sports Performance at Australian College Physical Education. He now consults in areas of High Performance Coaching and Facility management.

 

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 good, bad and ugly of a 36 year S&C career. 
How best to work with sport coaches. 
Tactics he has used to stay connected to his players.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #261: Lee Taft “Small Doses”

IGCT Episode #261: Lee Taft “Small Doses”

May 24, 2018

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Lee Taft, known to most simple as “The Speed Guy”, is highly respected as an athletic movement specialist. The last 29 years he has devoted the majority of his time training multi-directional speed to all ages and ability. He has spent much of this time teaching his multi-directional speed methods to top performance coaches and fitness professionals all over the world. Lee has also dedicated countless hours mentoring up-and- coming sports performance trainers, many who have gone into the profession and made a big impact themselves.

His innovated approach to training has impacted how many coaches teach athletic movement. Lee brought to light the importance and fine points of the innate quality of repositioning- “Plyo Step”, “Hip Turn”, “Directional Step” and connection to fight or flight. According to Lee, “Speed and agility done right is about making sure we marry the natural movements athletes have with effective and efficient body control to maximize speed and quickness”.

Lee has been asked to speak at numerous strength and conditioning and sports performance events across the world and has produced many instructional videos in the area of multi-directional speed and movement training. In addition, Lee has written several eBooks specifically on movement techniques and speed development. Lee and his wife Jennifer have 3 children, Jae, Bailee and Brennen and currently reside in Indiana.

 

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 view on multi directional speed.  
Reactive Tier System for Speed
Why he believes there is too much "OverCoaching".  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #260: Dr. Nikos Apostolopoulos “Less is More - microStretching”

IGCT Episode #260: Dr. Nikos Apostolopoulos “Less is More - microStretching”

May 17, 2018

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Dr. Nikos Apostolopoulos is the Founder and Developer of microStretching® and Stretch Therapy®. He is the Director of the microStretching Clinic, the first in the world to pioneer the development of therapeutic and performance enhancement microStretching®. This recovery regeneration technique, based on functional-clinical anatomy, has been used to treat many professional, elite, and amateur athletes, as well as individuals suffering from various musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Apostolopoulos graduated from the University of Wolverhampton (PhD - Muscle Physiology and Inflammation) and the University of Toronto (BPHE - Sports Medicine). He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and the International Society of Exercise and Immunology (ISEI). He has lectured and worked internationally as a consultant and therapist to various sports organizations and federations. Specialties: Recovery-Regeneration Specialist

 

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.
Best practices for recovery and regeneration. 
The principles behind microStretching.  
Mental side of prepping between training sessions.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #259: Rob Pacey “Build Your Network”

IGCT Episode #259: Rob Pacey “Build Your Network”

May 10, 2018

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Rob is an accredited strength and conditioning coach (ASCC) but is most known for hosting the Pacey Performance Podcast. Rob comes from a background in professional football (soccer) as both a player and coach. He also has experience as an S&C coach at Huddersfield university but more recently has worked in the sports technology space with Catapult and Vald Performance. Currently, Rob is consulting for a number of companies in the sports tech world, using his knowledge of the industry as an athlete, coach and business development manager.

 

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 orgin and mission of Pacey Performance Podcast.
Entrepreneurship and commercial side of the business.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #258: Derek Wohlers “Is Your Foundation Rock or Sand”

IGCT Episode #258: Derek Wohlers “Is Your Foundation Rock or Sand”

May 3, 2018

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Derek Wohlers holds professional certifications as a personal trainer, sports medicine specialist and is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SCS). Prior to opening Life Performance Enhancement, Derek was an educator, coach, trainer and consultant working for athletic programs at the high school and university levels, sport instruction organizations and college recruiting businesses. An expert in human performance, in addition to his private clients, he has trained professional athletes in the MLB, NCAA, NAIA, USA Track and Field, and PGA.​ Derek has completed specialized continuing educational courses in: • Shoulder Performance • Weight Training for Weight Loss • Optimal Muscle Training • Strength Training Past 50 • Focus on Health, Fitness, & Body Composition • Performance Nutrition • Beginning Strength Training for Kids Private Gym in Upland, CA Private Training Facility Private Training Facility in Upland, CA Private Training Facility Private Gym for individuals and small groups Private Training Facility He is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association and the International Fitness Professionals Association. He coaches and consults for the Baseball Factory, a preparation program for college baseball players. Derek currently oversees the pitching and performance training regimen at Bonita High School in La Verne, California. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, he competed as a member of the Cougars baseball program. Derek began his coaching career at his alma matter where he served as pitching coach and oversaw the year-round strength and conditioning regimen for five seasons. During his tenure there, the program made back-to-back appearances in the college world series in 2007 and 2008. Derek will complete his Masters in Theology degree from Veritas Evangelical Seminary. Derek and his wife Ericka attend Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas.

 

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.
Life Performance Academy.
His evaluation process.  
What Seminary can teach you about being a S&C.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Derek Wohlers holds professional certifications as a personal trainer, sports medicine specialist and is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SCS). Prior to opening Life Performance Enhancement, Derek was an educator, coach, trainer and consultant working for athletic programs at the high school and university levels, sport instruction organizations and college recruiting businesses. An expert in human performance, in addition to his private clients, he has trained professional athletes in the MLB, NCAA, NAIA, USA Track and Field, and PGA.​ Derek has completed specialized continuing educational courses in: • Shoulder Performance • Weight Training for Weight Loss • Optimal Muscle Training • Strength Training Past 50 • Focus on Health, Fitness, & Body Composition • Performance Nutrition • Beginning Strength Training for Kids Private Gym in Upland, CA Private Training Facility Private Training Facility in Upland, CA Private Training Facility Private Gym for individuals and small groups Private Training Facility He is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association and the International Fitness Professionals Association. He coaches and consults for the Baseball Factory, a preparation program for college baseball players. Derek currently oversees the pitching and performance training regimen at Bonita High School in La Verne, California. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, he competed as a member of the Cougars baseball program. Derek began his coaching career at his alma matter where he served as pitching coach and oversaw the year-round strength and conditioning regimen for five seasons. During his tenure there, the program made back-to-back appearances in the college world series in 2007 and 2008. Derek will complete his Masters in Theology degree from Veritas Evangelical Seminary. Derek and his wife Ericka attend Christ's Church of the Valley in San Dimas.

 

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.
Life Performance Academy.
His evaluation process.  
What Seminary can teach you about being a S&C.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #257: Dr. Corey Peacock “Never Say No”

IGCT Episode #257: Dr. Corey Peacock “Never Say No”

April 26, 2018

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Dr. Corey Peacock is currently serving as the Head Performance Coach and Sports Scientist at Peacock Performance Inc. In this role, he is responsible for providing strength & conditioning, physiological analysis, and injury prevention methodologies for some of the world’s ‘Elite’ Combat Athletes. As a former collegiate football player and coach, Corey graduated from Kent State University with a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. He works closely with many Strength & Conditioning professionals from the NFL, NHL, MMA and NCAAF and is regarded as one of the top Performance Coaches and Sports Scientists in South Florida. Along with coaching, Dr. Peacock serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Nova Southeastern University. As a researcher, he has contributed multiple peer-reviewed publications integrating the fields of exercise physiology, athletic performance, and supplementation. Notable Clients: Michael Johnson Anthony Rumble Johnson Michael Chandler Volkan Oezdemir Linton Vassal Kamaru Usman Dezmond Green Luke Rockhold Matt Mittrione Danny Roberts Chris Algieri Robin Van Roosmalen Andre Soukhamthath Stephan Struve Chas Skelly

 

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.
Athlete evaluation process. 
Concept of peaking. 
X factors in fight prep.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #256: Justin Lovett “Meet Them Where They Are At”

IGCT Episode #256: Justin Lovett “Meet Them Where They Are At”

April 19, 2018

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Justin Lovett is in his second season as director of football strength & conditioning. He was hired Dec. 21, 2016.

Lovett joined the Boilermakers after three seasons in a similar capacity at Western Kentucky. During his time with Hilltoppers, Lovett helped build WKU to back-to-back Conference USA championships (2015 and 2016) and two straight bowl victories (2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl and 2015 Miami Beach Bowl). Five players were selected by National Football League teams during his time in Bowling Green, including a school-record-tying three in the 2016 draft. Western Kentucky went 30-10 overall during Lovett's time, including a 19-5 mark in CUSA play.

Prior to WKU, Lovett spent two seasons with the strength & conditioning staff at Georgia. The Bulldogs posted a 20-7 overall record, played in the 2012 SEC championship game and in two January bowl games (2013 Capital One Bowl and 2014 Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl) during his time in Athens. Including first-rounders Todd Gurley, Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree, a total of 15 players were selected by NFL teams in his two seasons at Georgia.

Lovett worked with the Denver Broncos from 2009 to 2011, starting as an intern before moving to assistant strength & conditioning coach the final two years. While with the Broncos, the team won the 2011 AFC West and was among the top five teams in the NFL in terms of having the lowest amount of practices and games missed by starters in 2009 and 2011. Denver had eight players voted to the Pro Bowl during Lovett's time there.

Lovett got his start among the collegiate ranks at UTEP from 2008 to 2009. He served as the strength & conditioning coach for Miners' soccer and track & field teams, and assisted with football and softball. Lovett served as the head strength & conditioning coach at Grandview High School in Aurora, Colorado, from 2004 to 2008 and as the director of sports performance at Miramont Sports Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, from 2003 to 2004.

A two-sport athlete in football and baseball at the University of Findlay, Lovett earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science from Colorado State in 2003 and a master's degree in exercise science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He played semi-professional football in the Colorado Football Conference from 2000 to 2003 and was a Colorado Golden Gloves amateur boxer in 2002. Lovett holds certifications from the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified), National Strength & Conditioning Association (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (Performance Enhancement Specialist & Corrective Exercise Specialist). A native of Beavercreek, Ohio, Lovett (born Jan. 8, 1977) and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Tillman and Lyndon.

 

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 he wished he would have done to better prepare to be a Head S&C. 
What is unique about his program. 
Mistakes he has made and how to avoid them when building a new weight room.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #255: Jonathan Mike “Microspeed And Macropatience”

IGCT Episode #255: Jonathan Mike “Microspeed And Macropatience”

April 12, 2018

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Jonathan Mike, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, USAW, NKT, is a currently a Visiting Professor in Kinesiology at University of Southern Mississippi, and has been an Assistant Professor in the Exercise Science Program at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. He earned his PhD in Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque). He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Exercise Science from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky while also serving as a strength and conditioning assistant. He also worked for the University of Louisville as a strength coach and has been a frequent contributor and guest host of several websites and radio shows. He has been a member of the NSCA Certification Exam Developing Committee (NSCA-CPT) and Job Analysis Committee, and a current member of the Personal Trainers Special Interest Group. He has spoken at numerous NSCA local, state, regional and national conferences including the 2014, 2015, and 2016, and 2017 NSCA Personal Trainers Conference, and other organizations. He has authored or co-authored various works related to sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. Further, he has been published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal and Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research for the NSCA and have both authored & co-authored multiple book chapters in areas of sports nutrition and strength training and conditioning. In addition, he has co-authored many articles on a variety of topics in IDEA Fitness Journal and has authored articles for many consumer magazines including Oxygen Mag, Bodybuilding.com, Muscle and Body, Muscle Mag, and Flex. He is a journal editor for both Strength and Conditioning Journal, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, NSCA Coach, and Research Quarterly for Exercise. He has been competing in the sport of Strongman for several years. His research interests include eccentric training and adaptations, strength and power development, functional movement, exercise and energy metabolism, and areas of sports nutrition.

 

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.
Benefits of eccentric training. 
Use of non traditional/strongman implements into sport S&C.  
Blending classroom with the weight room.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #254: Chris Laskowski “Can’t Give What You Don’t Have”

IGCT Episode #254: Chris Laskowski “Can’t Give What You Don’t Have”

April 5, 2018

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A 2009 inductee to the Florida Atlantic Athletics Hall of Fame, Laskowski joins the Austin Peay staff as the Director of Sports Performance. His main responsibilities include strength and conditioning, as well as nutritional specialist. As a member of the Owls football program, Laskowski began his career as a walk-on in 2000. His outstanding play ascended him into a leadership role with FAU, where he was named the team’s MVP in 2002 and Co-MVP in 2003. His hard work was rewarded when he signed a free agent contract with the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts in 2005. He also made a professional stop at the NFL Europe’s Frankfurt Galaxy. Laskowski had previous stints at Old Dominion and Virginia before landing in Clarksville.

 

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 organizes his program.
What he feels is most unique about his program.  
Steps he and his coaching staff have taken to turnaround the program. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #253: Mike Potenza “We Don’t Want Rust”

IGCT Episode #253: Mike Potenza “We Don’t Want Rust”

March 29, 2018

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Mike Potenza M.Ed., C.S.C.S, TSAC-F Director for Strength and Conditioning for the San Jose Sharks Hockey team Managing Partner and Director of Performance for Tactical Fitness and Performance Potenza is a Managing Partner and Director of Human Performance for Tactical Fitness and Performance since inception (2009). TFP is an innovative small business with a specialized focus on Human Performance for the Tactical Operator. TFP created and managed the Human Performance Programs for two United States Air Force Pararescue teams within the National Guard Bureau. The 131st RQS (California) and 212th RQS (Alaska) began their programs in 2009 and 2012 respectfully. Potenza held the following roles and responsibilities as the Director of Performance with both the California team and Alaska team: 1. Design and implement the daily physical sustainment training program for over 100 Battlefield Airmen. 2. Provide direction to the full time Strength and Conditioning Coach on daily sustainment training implementation and Operator Specific programming. 3. Provide direction to the Physical Therapist resource who manages the therapy of all injured team members and who implements the reconditioning program efforts for all injured personnel. 4. Hire and direct the Orthopedic Manual Therapist as a team resource who treats soft tissue injuries, and performs Musculo-skeletal maintenance on the injured and healthy Operator population. The Human Performance Program uses this role to enhance injury recovery timelines, correct Musculo-Skeletal dysfunctions and perform daily structural maintenance to enhance the physical durability of team members. 5. Create a Physical Performance testing profile to measure Operator fitness. 6. Establish reporting metrics on injury trends, resource usage and team readiness. Graduate of Springfield College in 2000 with a bachelor of science degree in applied exercise science. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Potenza earned a master’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Human Movement Science from Boston University. While there he held a graduate assistant position within the Strength and Conditioning department working with all 21 Varsity intercollegiate sports. Other NCAA Strength and Conditioning Coaching experiences include; University of Wisconsin, Harvard University and Colgate University. During his time as a Master’s student Potenza had the opportunity to work as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for a private training facility that instructed professional, amateur and collegiate athletes in the Boston area. The facility specialized in strength training, metabolic conditioning, speed development, plyometric, flexibility and rehabilitation programming. Potenza is currently in his 12th year as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the San Jose Sharks hockey team. He is responsible for the team’s comprehensive health and performance enhancement program, including the physical testing and evaluations during training camp and rookie development camp. He works closely with the Athletic Training staff on the rehab and reconditioning programming of all injured players. Potenza oversees the Strength and Conditioning staff for the Sharks minor league affiliate (San Jose Barracuda, San Jose CA). He is also responsible for the physical fitness evaluations and design of the physical performance enhancement program for the 20 plus prospects within the San Jose Sharks organization. Potenza has implemented a specific strategy to track player readiness through workload monitoring, blood analysis and a daily health assessment. The information is used to create individualized workout routines, player supplementation strategies and on-ice training intensity/frequency.

 

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.
Mindset of Professional hockey players. 
What he wish he knew coaching that he knows now after spending a decade in the pros.  
Post season hockey training considerations.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #252: Andy McCloy “Lead With Your Heart”

IGCT Episode #252: Andy McCloy “Lead With Your Heart”

March 22, 2018

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Andy McCloy is the owner of BCI Sport Performance and Fitness. Over the last 18yrs BCI has supported well over 100 athletes who have gone on to attain college scholarships as well as 7 BCI trained athletes who have been drafted or made NFL rosters in the past 5yrs alone. BCI provides a wide range of services for athletes and general fitness clients alike and is committed to changing the face of health and athletics in their local community by way of their integrity based approach to the training process.

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 best to build a Performance Enhancement business.
Training Middle/Elementary school kids.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #251: Tobias Jacobi “Develop Belief Not Buy-In”

IGCT Episode #251: Tobias Jacobi “Develop Belief Not Buy-In”

March 15, 2018

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Tobias Jacobi coached 15 years at the collegiate level for Cumberland University, University of North Carolina, Elon University, Western Carolina University, Kent State University, Charleston Southern University, and East Carolina University. In 2017, he was named the NHSSCA National High School S&C of the Year.  Currently, he is the strength coach at Strong Rock Christian School. He holds a B.S. in Physical Education and is CSCS, RSCC*D, USAW-SP, TPI-L1, and USAT&F-L1 certified.

 

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.
Experience going from College to High School.
Training the Multi-Sport Athlete.
How to gain support from your administration, coaches, and parents.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #250: Nick Mueller “Regress To Progress”

IGCT Episode #250: Nick Mueller “Regress To Progress”

March 8, 2018

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Nick Mueller is the Director of Golf Education at RAD and a Master Instructor for RAD Levels 1 and 2. Passionate about performance, Nick’s experiences as a Strength and Conditioning Coach are many, working with athletes from various sport backgrounds at the amateur, professional and Olympic levels. Nick’s specialty lies in mobility restoration, movement efficiency and power production and performance of the rotary athlete, specifically the golfer. With his “regress to progress” approach to building resilient foundations for the athletes he works with, Nick is quickly becoming a widely sought after consultant for athletes on various professional tours as well as NCAA collegiate programs. Supplementing his Strength and Conditioning background, Nick is also a practicing Fascial Stretch Therapist. After suffering a serious neck injury playing college football, Nick is no stranger to the aftermath of dealing chronic pain and discomfort. As a kinesiologist, the science of Self-Myofascial Release and fascial stretch have given Nick great appreciation for those suffering in pain which is a driving factor is his passion to help restore pain free function to everyone, athlete or not.

A life long athlete and an avid adventurer, Nick’s travels have led him all over the world from hiking Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes to running half marathons in the Arizona desert. Nick is as much of a student of the game as are his students and loves playing golf whenever he gets the chance. Known as the “Mobility Caddie,” Nick’s mission is to spread his message to help as many golfers achieve their full potential as possible. “Mobility is power and golfers are athletes. Let’s start moving like one!”
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.
Philosophy regressing to progressing. 
Biggest misconceptions when training golf.  
You body as your business card.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #249: Bart Bibrowicz “Be A Good Teammate”

IGCT Episode #249: Bart Bibrowicz “Be A Good Teammate”

March 1, 2018

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Bart Bibrowicz is an Strength & Conditioning course working for Chinese Olympic Committee Teams as well he is course co-ordinator for our Polish Strength and Conditioning Association educational Conferences and international tutor for Elite Performance Institute. Biggest Education provider in Europe.
 
He has worked as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with Wroclaw Slask Basketball team who play in the Polish Premier Division as well as Pre-hab Specialist with the Polish Golf Association. Bart currently works as Performance Manager for Top Support Company in high performance facilties in Shenzhen. Bart graduated with a master degree in Physiotherapy in Wroclaw, Poland.
 
Bart is very passionate about both Strength & Conditioning service delivery as well as education. He currently sits on the committee board for the Polish Strength & Conditioning Association, has written numerous articles for Poland’s top fitness magazines and has presented at various conferences and seminars in Poland.
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 decision to seek out learning opportunities beyond his borders.
Advice for working outside of the country.
His role in the Polish S&C Association and why we should all be involved in our organizations.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #248: Stewart Venable “ABC’s - Always Be Coaching”

IGCT Episode #248: Stewart Venable “ABC’s - Always Be Coaching”

February 22, 2018

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P.E. Teacher/Head Strength Coach for Lincoln High School and Founder/Head Coach of the LHS Links Powerlifting Club for the past three (3) years. Coach Stewart Venable brings his passion, knowledge and over three decades worth of experience to Lincoln Public Schools District. Venable’s resume is astounding, and includes ownership of Athletic Results; his duties as Assistant Strength Coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University (’09-’12) and Immaculata High School (’08-’09); numerous certifications to include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA, USA Weightlifting Level 2 National Coach and numerous other certifications. He has articles concerning youth fitness programming, Strength and Conditioning and two Olympic Weightlifting articles published in the Lincoln Journal Star City Sports. Coach Venable has been a competitive Powerlifter for 16 years, Olympic Weightlifter for 10 years and currently competes as a T&F Thrower. He is the 2010 American Masters Weightlifting Champion, 2011 Masters National Champion, and has claimed other state and national titles. From 1990 to 2012 Venable was employed by the Department of Justice as a Lieutenant, Special Operations Response Team Leader and Sports Specialist. While working at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, he designed and implemented performance enhancement programs for inmates. Prior to his retirement he spearheaded an online fitness project for Department of Justice staff. Venable has served in the U.S. Army for seven years from 1981-1988 as an 11B Infantry Soldier. He was stationed at Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska and at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, HI. In 1988 he ETS (Ended His Term Of Service) and was Honorably Discharged.
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 experience working in the Military and Prison system.
Positives and negatives of working at the High School level. 
Importance of asking questions and reading.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #247: Phil Daru “Always Learn and Improve”

IGCT Episode #247: Phil Daru “Always Learn and Improve”

February 15, 2018

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Phil Daru is the Head Physical Preparation Coach at American Top Team, creator of Daru Strong Training Systems, and Director of Strenrth and Conditioning at Fight Science Institute. Phil has over 10 years of experience in coaching athletes specializing in Combat Sports. Phil began his coaching career as he was a actively competing as a professional MMA fighter at American Top Team. Prior to his career in mixed martial arts Phil played football throughout his childhood which eventually earned him a scholarship to Alabama State University where he studied Exercise Science and learned first hand how to run a strength program. By the age of 22 Phil opened his own training facility at the same time one the award for best s&c coach of the year for the 2012 Florida MMA Awards. Coaching over 100 Fighters in the past year now working with fighters at the world renown American Top Team HQ. Phil has worked with multiple word champions like Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Dustin Poirier, Will Brooks, King Mo Lawal, Tyron Woodley, Tecia Torres, And many more.
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.
Art of coaching fighters.  
Evaluation techniques for working with fighters. 
Working with weight cutting athletes.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #246: Matt Durant “Can’t Be Grumpy”

IGCT Episode #246: Matt Durant “Can’t Be Grumpy”

February 8, 2018

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Matt Durant is the Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of La Verne. Coach Durant has been at La Verne since the fall of 2002. From 2004-2005 Coach Durant was the assistant strength coach at College of the Canyons working under Robert Dos Remedios. From 2001-2002 Coach Durant was an assistant strength coach and football coach at Wingate University. Coach Durant started coaching at College of the Canyons from 1998-2001.
At La Verne coach Durant has over 500+ student and student athletes that he is directly responsible for and 19 sport teams. He is also an adjunct professor in the Kinesiology department and teaches upper division classes. He has developed curriculum in the department for students to get into the strength & conditioning profession. Coach Durant also is an adjunct professor at Mount San Antonino College Kinesiology department.
Coach Durant was the first ever strength coach at La Verne. He has grown the department from 2 platforms and random equipment to 16 platforms over80+ KB’s and more tools at his disposal than any other D3 school in the country. He oversees a staff that has 1 GA and anywhere from 5-10 interns depending on the time of the year. Along with the college, Coach Durant has trained and also trains multiple MMA athletes, Pro Athletes and Olympian Tae Kwon Do athletes. When Coach Durant is not working he is spending as much time as he can with his two boys, Lance-John and his two dogs Duke and Whiskey. Coach Durant’s hobbies are centered around his kids and surfing. He loves to travel and surf! In January 2018 Coach Durant was named NSPA National Strength Coach of the Year.
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.
Challenges of starting a program from scratch. 
Positives and negatives of Division 3. 
Being a single Dad, and raising his two boys around the weight room.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #245: Ryan Johnson “Be A Farmer and Plant Seeds”

IGCT Episode #245: Ryan Johnson “Be A Farmer and Plant Seeds”

February 1, 2018

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Ryan Johnson teaches physical education at Wayzata High School and is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Wayzata Public Schools, a position he began in 2000. Wayzata Athletics have captured 59 team state titles in his tenure and Johnson works directly with the three-time state champion football program as Director of Operations and Player Development. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) He serves as the Minnesota NSCA State Director, and is the Mid America Regional Director for the NHSSCA. In 2010 he was named the NSCA Minnesota High School Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year and in 2013 was named the NSCA State Director of the Year. Johnson was also named the NSCA 2017 National High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. A former volunteer firefighter, he also received an Award of Merit from the Minnesota Department of Health and Safety for participation in a lifesaving CPR/AED effort to revive a player that suffered sudden cardiac arrest while at practice. Johnson is a frequent clinician, speaker and his Wayzata Trojan Power program has been visited by over 50 other high school and small college programs. He also volunteered his time in the Rockford School District where he and his wife and four children reside by serving as the Rockford Area Athletic Association President and Youth Football Director.
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 plant his flag at the High School level. 
The summer Trojan Power program. 
How we grow S&C at the High School level. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #244: Max Lankheit “Coach The Athlete Not The Program”

IGCT Episode #244: Max Lankheit “Coach The Athlete Not The Program”

January 25, 2018

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Maximilian Lankheit currently works as a strength & conditioning coach for German Bundesliga side 1.FC Nuremberg. With over ten years coaching experience, he has been working with different populations and sports varying from youth athletes, personal training clients up to professional athletes. Together with his business partner he founded Northern Germany’s first athletic performance facility in 2011, which he successfully ran until selling his shares at the end of 2016. During this time, he also oversaw the academy strength & conditioning program of the Bundesliga club, 1.FC St. Pauli.  During his career he has had the privilege of also working as a performance specialist for EXOS, and continues to work as Michael Boyle’s European Master Trainer for the CFSC – Certification. Additionally, Lankheit is presenting around the world and writing for magazines on the topics of leadership, culture and team dynamics in High Performance Sport as well as on soccer-specific strength & conditioning.
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.
Force-Velocity profiling for jumping and sprinting
Individualizing team training.
Use of perception action coupling in agility training
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #243: Scott Salwasser- “Not Everyone Is The Same”

IGCT Episode #243: Scott Salwasser- “Not Everyone Is The Same”

January 18, 2018

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Scott Salwasser is currently the Director of Speed and Power Development at Texas Tech University, where he works exclusively with the Football program. He served previously on the strength and conditioning staffs at UC Berkeley, Sparta Performance Science, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Sacramento State and the Oakland Raiders. He competed nationally in Weightlifting as a graduate student at Sacramento State, and played intercollegiate Football as an undergraduate at UC Davis. He has a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and is CSCS certified, among other distinctions. He and his wife Katie have two daughters, Stella and Charlotte.
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.
Force-Velocity profiling for jumping and sprinting
Individualizing team training.
Use of perception action coupling in agility training
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #242: Dr. Rob Bell- “Respond Don’t React”

IGCT Episode #242: Dr. Rob Bell- “Respond Don’t React”

January 11, 2018

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Dr. Rob Bell is a sport psychology coach, author, and speaker.

He has written 6 books on Mental Toughness and his most recent book is titled: NO ONE Gets There AlONE.  Dr. Bell is a Certified Mental Performance Coach of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Since 2006 he’s consulted with hundreds of athletes, coaches, and teams.

Rob is a Sport Psychology coach for University of Notre Dame and has worked with Indy Eleven Professional Soccer, winners on the PGA Tour, an Olympic Silver medalist, ATP Champion, and the 2013 USTA National Champion.

He has spoken to Marriott and Walgreens and has caddied over 20+ events on professional golf tours. • A fomer university professor Dr. Bell has been featured on ESPN, The Golf Channel, Runner’s World, NY Times and Stack Magazine.  He graduated from of University of Tennessee, Temple University, & Shepherd University.  Married with 2 children, and you can follow on twitter @drrobbell or drrobbell.com
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.
Mental toughness - Can it be taught.  
Motivation behind "No One Get's There Alone"
What is a hinge moment.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #241: Mike McGurn- “Global Industry Small Community”

IGCT Episode #241: Mike McGurn- “Global Industry Small Community”

January 4, 2018

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International Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike McGurn has the prestigious honour of training three National Senior Irish Teams in different codes and winning two World Titles in two different sports. McGurn competed for Ulster and Ireland in cross country and athletics events. For his efforts was awarded a scholarship to study Sports Science in the USA for four years.

Once graduated and while lecturing in Workington, he became fitness coach for the local Rugby League club. He quickly became sought after by the cream of Rugby League. Known for his no-nonsense, hard working attitude, McGurn helped guide St Helens to the elusive treble - Challenge Cup, Super League and World Club Champions in the 2000/2001 season.

2002 saw him make the move back to Ireland after being head-hunted by Eddie O’Sullivan to join the national Rugby Union team as Head of Strength and Conditioning. In his tenure of 8 years he totally revolutionised the training structures and systems of the squad laying the foundations for what has become the most successful Irish Team ever. In 2008 he took up the position of Head of Strength and Conditioning for Ospreys Rugby Union club in South Wales. He also began working with boxer Bernard Dunne, helping the Dubliner become Super Bantam-Weight Champion of the World.

In November 2008 he enjoyed more success, this time with the Irish Compromise Rules team when they won the series beating Austrailia in both tests. McGurn consults teams and individuals and is currently lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Queens University Belfast, responsible for all of the Strength and Conditioning for rugby football gaelic hurling camogie and rowing teams at the university.. In 2010 and 2011 McGurn became National Fitness Coach to the Irish International Rules Team who played against their Australian counterparts in the AFL. Mike is a member of the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) and International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA)
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 maximizes cognitive training in a session.  
Sport specific training, what is it and is it possible. 
How to implement change in a program that does not have a good history.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #240: Pat Livesey- “Complete Warm Up”

IGCT Episode #240: Pat Livesey- “Complete Warm Up”

December 28, 2017

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Pat Livesey joined the RYPT team as an intern in the Spring of 2015 after graduating from the University of Louisville. Pat was a two-sport athlete and eight-time Varsity letter winner during his high-school career at Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, NJ. As the Captain of the Football and Baseball teams his senior year, Pat led the Baseball team to a Prep B State Championship and Non-public B North State Championship. His leadership and athletic vigor landed him a scholarship to Muhlenberg College for both Football and Baseball. After suffering an injury, Pat was no longer able to continue playing college sports, resulting in a transfer to the University of Louisville. Determined to continue pursing his passion for sports performance, Pat acquired a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science.

During his time at the University of Louisville, he immersed himself in both the educational and philanthropic opportunities available, becoming an avid member of the Health and Human Performance Club, working on the fitness staff at the student recreational center, and volunteering as a member of the Louisville Women's Basketball practice squad (2011-2012). After graduating, Pat sought additional experience in the field of sports performance, working as an intern for Seton Hall University Strength and Conditioning (Winter 2015) and RYPT (Spring – Summer 2015). Pat was promoted to an Assistant Performance Coach of the RYPT team.

Pat completed his master's degree at California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sports Performance and Injury Prevention. When not coaching, Pat enjoys participating in various athletic events. He completed the 2015 New Jersey Half Marathon as well as multiple Reebok Spartan Races across the Tri-State area completing the 2015 & 2016 Spartan Trifecta.
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 transition from being an athlete to coach.
How to structure a proper warm up.  
Being a young coach in the field, but still giving back.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #239: Justin Roethlingshoefer & Devan McConnell - “Intent”

IGCT Episode #239: Justin Roethlingshoefer & Devan McConnell - “Intent”

December 21, 2017

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Justin Roethlingshoefer
Justin Roethlingshoefer is the strength and performance coach for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League. He supervises the club’s strength and conditioning program for all players. Justin has a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science from Westfield State University and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Louisville and is a certified strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He founded The Hockey Summit, an all-inclusive training camp for professional hockey players utilizing the same techniques in this book.

Devan McConnell
Devan McConnell was named the Head Hockey Performance Coach in 2014. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight and development of all aspects of physical development for the Ice Hockey team, including strength, speed, and power development, energy system development, nutrition, recovery and regeneration, physiological monitoring, sport science, technology integration, as well as coordination of analytics, long term athletic development, and tactical periodization. In addition to this role, he is responsible for the physical development of the Field Hockey team. McConnell was named UMass Lowell's first Director of Sports Performance in September of 2011. The position was tasked with integrating a cutting edge sports performance program into the University's athletic department. At the time, UMass Lowell had never had a dedicated Performance Director or Sports Performance program. Under his direction, a comprehensive performance based model was introduced, focusing on movement quality, athletic development, and injury reduction strategies.

Prior to joining UMass Lowell, McConnell served as the Sports Performance Coordinator at Stanford University from 2008-11. He worked closely with the women's basketball team, along with men's and women's volleyball, all of which were regulars in the NCAA Tournament. During his tenure, Women’s basketball competed in 3 straight Final Fours, the Women’s volleyball team competed in two Final Fours, the men's volleyball program won the 2010 NCAA Championship. While at Stanford, McConnell also served as the Performance Education Coordinator, instructing the Cardinals' personnel, building a staff library and scheduling guest speakers. He continues in his role as educator, both as an Adjunct Professor within the Department of Physical Therapy at Lowell, and as an internationally recognized speaker on all topics of performance enhancement. Devan has also authored multiple articles on strength and conditioning for ice hockey. Before his appointment to Stanford, McConnell worked at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, one of the leading sports performance facilities in the Northeast. He also spent time working with two NHL teams, the Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks.

McConnell is a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). He is also a Functional Movement Screen Specialist. In addition, he is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker on the topics of hockey, physiological monitoring and athlete development and is regarded as one of the foremost experts in the hockey performance field. McConnell received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Fitchburg State in 2008. While attending Fitchburg State, he was a standout hockey player, twice recognized as the team's Most Valuable Player and was in contention for All America honors. He also holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science, Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University. A native of Lake Stevens, Washington, McConnell resides in Lowell with his wife Erica, and their two children, Finnegan and Dublin.

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.
Their new book "Intent" and motivations behind writing it. 
Uniqueness of the use of technology in sport and training centers
Implementation of a system.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #238: Greg Dea- “Hacking Perfomance”

IGCT Episode #238: Greg Dea- “Hacking Perfomance”

December 14, 2017

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Greg Dea is an Australian Sports Physiotherapist consulting out of Virtus Human Performance in Mornington, Victoria. He completed a Bachelor of Science (1996) and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in 1999, competing for the university as a track sprinter.

As a consultant clinician and injury risk advisor to the Australian and British Defense Forces in Australia and Europe, Greg refined tactical and sporting injury management. To transition to national and international level sports physiotherapy, Greg completed a Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy out of Latrobe University in 2008. He worked full time in Australian football for 2 years before being recruited to the position of Sports Medicine Coordinator at the Northern Territory Institute of Sport in Darwin, Australia.

Greg's experience and results were seen as an asset in international sport, so he was recruited, in 2014, to head the Performance Physical Therapy service for EXOS at the Shanghai Research Institute of Sports Science, China - training national court handball players, track sprinters, throwers, gymnasts and distance runners. In 2015, he was recalled to China to help manage the China Women's Volleyball team as they prepared for the 2015 World Grand Prix tournaments, culminating in victory at the 2015 FIVB World Cup. ​ ​He has rehabilitated and trained world champion swimmers, volleyball teams, paralympic athletes, and national champion football teams.

Greg is also an industry writer for Breaking Muscle and OTP Books. Greg is a Functional Movement Systems Instructor.
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.
Hacking performance using a robust function paradigm
Secrets for success from the toughest athletic environments
How motor control could be the limiting factor for performance.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #237: Sam Gardner- “Could You Do It?”

IGCT Episode #237: Sam Gardner- “Could You Do It?”

December 7, 2017

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Samuel Gardner is currently in his 6th year supporting Team USA as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Sam has worked with medalists from the London, Sochi and Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sam has also spent time working as an Athletic Development coach in professional basketball supporting the Santa Cruz Warriors and Golden State Warrios. He also spent a year working as a contracted Strength and Conditioning coach for the US Department of Defense while working with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion.

Sam has been certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a RSCC and CSCS. He is also dual certified through USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a sports performance coach and club coach. Sam is a level-1 certified USA Track and Field (USATF) coach as well as a level-1 Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and level-1 anthropometrist through the International Society of Anthropometrics (ISAK) as well as a Nike SPARQ certified tester and a level-1 Precision Nutrition Coach.
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.
Working with ParaOlympic Athletes.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #236: Jeff Kahn- “Sleep - The Foundational Element”

IGCT Episode #236: Jeff Kahn- “Sleep - The Foundational Element”

November 30, 2017

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Jeff Kahn is CEO and co-founder at Rise Science. A Chicago based sleep improvement company that believes that improved sleep is the most potent performance and recovery enhancing activity that exists.

Jeff got his start in sleep science while studying engineering at Northwestern University. After doing sleep and performance research in conjunction with Northwestern's Athletic Department and armed with two engineering degrees, he started Rise Science to bring optimal sleep to other elite athletic programs across the country.

Rise now works with many clients across the professional and collegiate spectrum from Super Bowl contenders, to NCAA National Champions;  including Alabama Football, Clemson Football, Oklahoma State Football, The Dallas Cowboys, The Jacksonville Jaguars, The Chicago Bulls and several other NBA partners.

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.
Is sleep a piece of the pie or the whole pie. 
The discipline of optimal sleep.
Four steps to a successful sleep program. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #235: Brian Sipotz- “Average Of Crowd You Run With”

IGCT Episode #235: Brian Sipotz- “Average Of Crowd You Run With”

November 23, 2017

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Brian is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Miami University in 2004. While at Miami, he played four years of NCAA hockey and was drafted by the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers in 2001. Brian played seven years of professional hockey, six of those with the Thrashers AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. Currently, he is the head varsity hockey coach at Dexter High School, and a Hockey Masters private instructor. He is also an instructor at Hockey University, a summer-long youth development camp.

Brian used his experience and extensive training background to open Advantage Strength and Conditioning with the intention of improving athletes in both the physical and mental aspects of sport. He has experienced athletics at an elite level, and strives to help others achieve their athletic goals.

He is also co-owner of www.hockeystrengthandconditioning.com.

Brian now lives locally with his wife Kelly, son Cole and daughter, Cooper.

IGCT Episode #234: Chip Sigmon- “Be Ruthless In Pursuit of Knowledge”

IGCT Episode #234: Chip Sigmon- “Be Ruthless In Pursuit of Knowledge”

November 22, 2017

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Versa Pulley - http://versaclimber.com/vp-versapulley/

Chip Sigmon is a Charlotte based Strength & Conditioning Coach / Personal Trainer / and Wellness Coordinator who operates his business out of Europa Sports Products. Chip’s clients include top level professional, college, and high school athletes, plus top business men and women. Chip works with each client on an individual basis, focusing on achieving long term results through challenging and consistently varied workouts.

With Chip’s 30 years of fitness experience he is well recognized for developing and implementing innovative fitness and athletic performance programs. With his dynamic approach and energy you’ll not only find his workouts effective but enjoyable as well.

With a client list as diverse as his training programs, Chip emphasizes strength training methods and modalities that will transform your athletic performance, or transform the way you look and feel no matter what age.

Many clients have been with Chip for 5 to 15 years mainly because they know his knowledge and devotion to each client is of the utmost importance. So if you’re searching for an athletic performance coach or personal trainer then give Chip a call.  Chip is also the author of the Book, “ 52 Week Basketball Training” Publisher, Human Kinetics, which you can read about here.

 

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 the field has changed in his 30 years in the profession.
What advice would he have now for a young coach getting in.  
Where his passion for learning comes from.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #233: Katie Fowler- “Anyone Worth Your Time Will Have A Conversation”

IGCT Episode #233: Katie Fowler- “Anyone Worth Your Time Will Have A Conversation”

November 16, 2017

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Woodway - http://www.woodway.com/
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Katie Fowler is in her third season as the strength and conditioning coach for the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team. Prior to joining the Gamecocks she spent three seasons as the assistant director for basketball performance at the University of Maryland, where she worked with women's basketball and helped the Terrapins to the NCAA Sweet 16 (2013) and two NCAA Final Fours (2014, 2015) in addition to continuing to work with Maryland alumnae playing in the WNBA.

Fowler began working in college athletics at the University of Virginia as part of the basketball sports performance staff, which was directed by former Gamecock strength and conditioning coach Mike Curtis, spending one season (2011-12) working with the Cavaliers' men's and women's basketball teams.

Fowler obtained her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri where she was also a member of the women’s basketball team. Upon graduation, she went on to receive her master's degree from the University of Washington in 2009. A career that began as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Iowa State includes one season as an assistant women's basketball coach at University of Illinois-Springfield and two years as a personal trainer before she joined the University of Virginia sports performance staff.

Fowler is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She also holds Precision Nutrition Level-1 Certification and a Fascial Stretch Therapy Certification.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in her journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake she has made and how she learned from it.
How she built upon a strong culture when she arrived.
What a typical inseason lift looks like.
How she handles different training ages in female athletes.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #232: Jim Davis- “Become Competitive About The Process”

IGCT Episode #232: Jim Davis- “Become Competitive About The Process”

November 9, 2017

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Train Heroic - http://trainheroic.com/
Gym Aware - https://kinetic.com.au/gymaware.html
Woodway - http://www.woodway.com/
Versa Pulley - http://versaclimber.com/vp-versapulley/

Jim Davis is the Staff & Student Wellness Coordinator at New Trier High School, founder of the Illinois High School Powerlifting Association, and Director of the Good Athlete Project.

In addition to earning degrees from Harvard University, Northwestern University, and Knox College, Jim was an international semi-professional football player and champion powerlifter.

His current research revolves around exercise-induced neural enhancement and effective methods in human development in psychology.

 

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 role as a Wellness Coordinator and how others could do something similar. 
Motivation behind the Good Athlete Project
How to start a Powerlifting Club and Association. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #231: Kevin Hollabaugh- “Knowing Is Not Understanding”

IGCT Episode #231: Kevin Hollabaugh- “Knowing Is Not Understanding”

November 2, 2017

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Intek - https://intekstrength.com/
Train Heroic - http://trainheroic.com/
Gym Aware - https://kinetic.com.au/gymaware.html
Woodway - http://www.woodway.com/
Versa Pulley - http://versaclimber.com/vp-versapulley/

Coach Hollabaugh's coaching experience has taken him from the University of South Florida to sports performance facilities in Cincinnati, and Indianapolis before creating the ProForce program. Coach Hollabaugh also serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Cincinnati where he teaches Methods in Applied Strength and Conditioning for the Athletic Training department.

Kevin received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Master's degree in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Cincinnati. While studying for his Bachelor's he worked as a student athletic trainer for UC Football and played for the UC Club baseball team.

Upon graduating with his Bachelor's from UC, Coach Hollabaugh received the following credentials: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USAW), and Functional Movement Screen Expert (FMSC). He also served as a Graduate Assistant at the University of South Florida where he worked with the football, baseball, men's & women's basketball, and women's volleyball teams.

Coach Hollabaugh has trained many individuals ranging from inspiring young athletes to future hall of fame professional athletes, with an engaging, scientific, technique-focused style. He has a background as a multiple sport athlete, and still has a passion for baseball and sand volleyball. He currently resides in Cincinnati, OH with his wife Meghan, son Mason, and dog, Crosley. CSCS - Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach USAW- USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach FMSC - Certified Functional Movement Specialist CSAC - Certified Speed and Agility Coach

 

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.
Strength and Conditioning for a pitcher. 
Recommendations on managing travel ball. 
Accounting for stress facing the High School Baseball player. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #230: Sean Greeley- “Are You The Best Or The Cheapest”

IGCT Episode #230: Sean Greeley- “Are You The Best Or The Cheapest”

October 19, 2017

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Former pro athlete, former fitness business owner. Cancer survivor, competitor, and leader. Get to know Sean, and you’ll understand why NPE is the organization fitness business owners around the world depend on to help them grow.

Sean has guided NPE to the position of the acknowledged global leader in the field of business leadership, mentorship, and coaching in the fitness industry. By helping NPE clients systemize their businesses and maximize their opportunities, Sean has created an organization which “walks the walk” when it comes to performance.

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.
Importance of listening to your own voice, and thinking outside the box.
Branding yourself as a S&C.
Advice for a S&C going into business for himself/herself.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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

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

October 12, 2017

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Train Heroic - http://trainheroic.com/
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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.

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

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

October 5, 2017

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Versa Pulley - http://versaclimber.com/vp-versapulley/

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.

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

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.
IGCT Episode #226: Dave Reynolds- “Be A Farmer & Plant A Seed”

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.

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

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.

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

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

September 7, 2017

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Intek - https://intekstrength.com/
Train Heroic - http://trainheroic.com/
Gym Aware - https://kinetic.com.au/gymaware.html
Woodway - http://www.woodway.com/
Versa Pulley - http://versaclimber.com/vp-versapulley/

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.

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

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

August 31, 2017

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Intek - https://intekstrength.com/
Train Heroic - http://trainheroic.com/
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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.

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

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

August 24, 2017

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Train Heroic - http://trainheroic.com/
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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.

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

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.

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

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

August 10, 2017

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Please “Thank” our sponsors who bring this show to you for free:
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Intek - https://intekstrength.com/
Train Heroic - http://trainheroic.com/
Gym Aware - https://kinetic.com.au/gymaware.html
Woodway - http://www.woodway.com/
Versa Pulley - http://versaclimber.com/vp-versapulley/

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.