Mon, 25 December 2017
On this Christmas edition of the mailbag we take your questions about:
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at nspa.org
Mon, 18 December 2017
On this episode Coach Dos and I talk to Henry Ruggiero, Director of Physical Performance for MLS club, Real Salt Lake.
We talk about how he got to this position.
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at NSPA.org
Mon, 11 December 2017
On this episode Coach Dos and I talk to the CEO and founder of the NSPA and Athlete's Acceleration, Pat Beith.
This episode is brought to you by the NSPA. Learn more at NSPA.org
Mon, 4 December 2017
Mon, 27 November 2017
Mon, 20 November 2017
On this episode Coach Dos and I go through our favorite exercises in the big movement categories.
Explosive, and where does rotational power fall in this
Knee Dominant, why front squats are better than back squats
Hip dominant, and why we don't love deadlifts
Push, Pull and why you can't beat a push-up.
Plus our favorite core exercises.
We are brought to you by the NSPA, attend their national conference at http://nspa.org/
Mon, 13 November 2017
On this episode Dos and I interview Matt Durant, head strength coach at the University of La Verne.
Coach Durant talks about:
His history and how his father being a strength and football coach for over 42 years made him choose his profession.
How one viral video changed his life.
The unique challenges of being a D3 strength coach.
We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn about their national conference at http://nspa.org/
Mon, 6 November 2017
On this episode Coach Dos and I go over our bedrock principles of training.
1) Weightlifting is the fastest way to improved power.
2)Everyone needs GPP before special preparation.
3)Weightlifting movements are a terrible for conditioning
1)Everyone needs power.
2)Programming is the critical key to improvement.
3) Every session should aim to improve work capacity.
We are brought to you by the NSPA, Learn about their national conference at nspa.org/national-conference
Mon, 30 October 2017
On this episode Coach Dos and I interview Coach Tim Socha, University of Washington Strength Coach.
Last year, Socha played a key role in the Huskies winning the Pac-12 and earning a berth in the College Football Playoff. He was named the FootballScoop.com National Strength Coach of the Year.
We talk about the 4 levels of training at UW.
How to create competition in your team
How he uses the Olympic lifts with his athletes
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, Learn more at NSPA.org
Mon, 23 October 2017
On what might be our best episode ever, Coach Dos and I interview Brian Nguyen.
Brian has gained fame as the trainer of Mark Wahlberg.
Brian shares with us his journey from working in the NFL, to working on movies, running a successful gym.
How 2 tragedies have shaped his career.
Why all the training tools in the world can't beat your number 1 tool, your heart.
How connecting with the people around you is what we are made to do.
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, check out info about their national conference http://nspa.org/nspa-nationalconference/
Mon, 16 October 2017
On this episode I interview Mike Yudin, Owner of Team Yudin about his success and his athletes.
We talk about how he developed 6 MLB draft picks this year.
How he trains his baseball players and softball players.
If they use Olympic Lifts for baseball and softball.
How he keeps his athletes for 5+ years routinely.
How he has dominated his local market for training.
We are brought to you by the NSPA
Mon, 9 October 2017
This is a special episode of the Performance Podcast. From the Archives of a show that no one listened to (the performance weightlifting podcast) comes an interview with Greg Everett. The foremost American coach in weightlifting.
Mon, 2 October 2017
On this episode coach Dos and I talk about:
My training leading up to my next weightlifting meet.
The most successful way to periodize a weightlifting program when you aren't on drugs.
How this method is very close to alternating linear periodization.
Why rest is the most important part of your periodization.
How to bring periodization into group training and why that is the next evolution of group training for the masses.
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more about the NSPA by checking out Coach Dos' Certified Program Design Specialist Course
Mon, 25 September 2017
Dr. Rob Bell is a sports psychologist who has worked with professional athletes, elite professional teams and collegiate teams.
In this episode we talk about Mental toughness.
Why mental toughness is more often caught than taught.
How routine can take away stress during competition.
Why every great athlete has had a "hinge" moment.
The one thing that every athlete could do Today to have a better mental game.
Learn more from Dr. Rob Bell at DrRobBell.com
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA.
Mon, 18 September 2017
Coach Dos interviews David Padilla solo!
Coach David Padilla is an amazing young strength coach in the South Florida area, and he offers his best advice to coaches looking to get into collegiate and high school strength and conditioning!
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, Be on the lookout for the NSPA national summit in Texas Jan 5-7
Mon, 11 September 2017
On this episode Dos and I talk to our good friend and bossman of DVRT/Ultimate Sandbag's Josh Henkin.
Why rotational training has to be a part of a complete program
How everyone should rotate to transfer to sport and life.
Then we dig into the meat of the podcast and discuss the difference between workouts and training, and why only good coaches are training their athletes and clients.
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, check out Dos' Certified Program Design Specialist course HERE
Mon, 4 September 2017
In this 4th installment of the return of the Performance Podcast we answer listener questions.
Why is power training important at all ages?
Should you quit calling it a clean "pull"?
When should you open a bigger gym, and why?
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, check out Coach Dos' Certified Program Design Specialist Course HERE
Mon, 28 August 2017
Coach Dos and I talk about "strength standards," how strong might be too strong (or why chasing that extra strength might not actually help).
We talk about how we go about getting people strong, clue: consistency.
We wrap up with a visit from my main man Jack, so listen to the end!
As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more about my certification, the CWPC, HERE
Mon, 21 August 2017
We're still back! 2 weeks in a row, I guess you could say it's getting serious. Coach Dos and I talk about athlete development, what's appropriate at different ages, and what's realistic to expect.
This week's episode is brought to you by the NSPA. Check out the Speed and Power Summit recordings on sale now by going HERE
Mon, 14 August 2017
The newest episode returns with our new sponsor the NSPA. On this episode me and Dos talk about what's been up, some of the cool new things we have learned since our last episode about a year ago.
We dive into online training and where the industry is heading.
Thanks to the NSPA, our sponsor, check out the Complete Speed and Power Summit (which we can't stop talking about) HERE