The Performance Podcast | Strength Training, Olympic Weightlifting, Performance, Fitness, Speed | Wil Fleming and Coach Dos

On this episode Dos interviews Coach Matt Shaw of the University of Denver. 

Shaw oversees the UD's strength and conditioning program with an emphasis on men’s hockey and men's soccer, while also managing team monitoring and the department’s staff education. Since his arrival in 2012, he has trained and consulted with athletes from the NHL, KHL, MLS, MLL and PLL.
During Shaw’s time with the Pioneers, he has helped the hockey team to the 2017 National Championship, three Frozen Four appearances and seven NCAA Tournament appearances

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On this episode we talk with Josh Henkin about how to build resiliency and how to assess movement properly in weightlifters. 

We talk about building a simple screen of human movement which can reveal big weaknesses and we discuss how to move better when an athlete's sport is single planar!

Check out more from Josh at

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On this episode Coach Dos and I have a roundtable with Josh Henkin about balance training, barefoot training and power training. 

We go through some of the biggest problems with fitness trends, and how to evaluate good information. 

Learn more about Josh at Ultimate Sandbag

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On this episode we interview Coach Todd Wright, the Vice President of Player Performance for the LA Clippers. 

Coach Wright has one of the best resumes in the game and has unmatched credentials in basketball performance. 

On this episode he talks about influential moments in his career. 

How one player's nagging injury changed the lens with which he views performance.

How to manage a team of experts on a professional staff devoted to player performance.

Check out his gym HERE

Direct download: Performance_Podcast-_Todd_Wright.mp3
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On this episode I interview Coach Lew Caralla. Coach Caralla went viral earlier this year for his incredible speeches to his teams. This might be our best episode ever. 

Coach Caralla talks about his mentors that got him to the place he is now. 

How getting fired in back to back years shaped him and his resolve.

How he became a master motivator to his athletes. 

Why love is overused by coaches and players.

Check out Coach Caralla on instagram

Direct download: Performance_Podcast-Lew_Caralla.mp3
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We are super pumped to have Rick Huegli on this episode. Rick is the S&C director at Lakeside School in Seattle. Prior to that he was the S&C director at the University of Washington for Football. 

We talk about the difference between high school and college coaching.

Why knowing the "person" is the most important factor in coaching high school athletes.

Direct download: Rick_Huegli-_Performance_Podcast.mp3
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On this episode I interview Alec Pagan of RPE 11 about coaching strongman. 

He talks about the resistance he's faced coming from "outside" strongman.

The lessons from traditional S&C which inform his programming. 

He talks about the best movements from strongman for traditional strength and conditioning. 

Learn more about Alec on his Instagram

Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Alec_Pagan.mp3
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On this episode Coach Dos goes it solo and talks to Josh Henkin about a very hot topic. 

Knees over toes

Risers for squatting 

and more.

Check out Josh at

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On this episode Coach Dos and I talk to Donnie Maib, Director of Performance for Olympic Sports at the University of Texas. 

We talk to coach Maib on how to reinvent yourself in the performance field. 

How to learn new skills that will make you a better coach. 

How to coach your kids! 

Check out more from Coach Maib at

Direct download: Performance_Podcast-Donnie_Maib.mp3
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On this episode Coach Dos and I interview Bob Alejo from Cal State Northridge. 

We talk about Coach Alejo's incredible experience level and why that's not happening in today's S&C field. 

We talk about "Sports Science" and how that can be a tricky term.

We talk about how Coach Alejo became the only MUST FOLLOW on S&C twitter. 

Direct download: Performance_Podcast-Bob_Alejo.mp3
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On this episode, Coach Dos and I have the opportunity to interview our most successful strength coach ever!

Andrea Hudy of UCONN has 9 national titles as a coach, dozens of first round NBA draft picks and has coached some MAJOR basketball programs at Kansas, Texas, and UCONN. 

Coach Hudy talks about the "keys to success" of the teams she's coached. 

She talks about why professionalism is the biggest secret to being a successful coach.

She talks about words of wisdom to young females in the performance field.


Direct download: Performance_Podcast-_Andrea_Hudy.mp3
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In this episode Dos and I talk about our favorite subject.

Power Development!

We talk about why everyone should be muscle snatching.

How to develop power, how to measure power accurately. 

Why speed and load are important not one or the other.

Direct download: Performance_Podcast-Power_Dos_and_Wil.mp3
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Coach Nate Brookreson joins us to talk about how he has developed one of the most extensive networks of performance coaches in the country. 

He talks about the unique challenges he has faced as the Seattle Kraken are set to begin their inaugural season next year, and he gets the chance to build a program completely from scratch.


Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Nate_Brookreson.mp3
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On this episode Coach Dos talks with Mike Gattone, USA Weightlifting's Director of Performance and Sport. 

Coach Gattone has had an incredible career and discusses the path he's taken from professional sports (the Chicago Bulls), Sports Marketing with Gatorade, and his time with USA Weightlifting. 

He tells us about working with Al Vermeil. 

How to create a system of training over just exercises.

How using the Olympic lifts are important to performance of field and court athletes.

How Team USA may do at the Olympics this year.

This is a great episode you don't want to miss!

Direct download: Performance_Podcast-Mike_Gattone.mp3
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On this episode Coach Dos and I interview Coach Ron McKeefery. Coach McKeefery ( has one of the most incredible careers in S&C having coached at all levels and has helped 200 coaches move on to professional careers in coaching.

We talk about the key to creating culture with your athletes, and the key with culture for your coaches. 

The current role of technology in S&C. 

His book the CEO Strength Coach

And the importance of being an entrepreneur as a strength coach

Direct download: Ron_McKeefery_Performance_Podcast.mp3
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On this episode Coach Dos and I interview Tanner Maher, the Coordinator for S&C for Football at the University of Florida. 

Tanner tells us about:

how Junior College molded him.

The blue collar culture they are creating at UF.

How to develop trustworthy relationships with your athletes.

The 3 questions you should ask your players when they arrive

This is a great episode!


Direct download: Performance_Podcast_Tanner_Maher.mp3
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On this episode Coach Dos and I interview Brian Johnson, the director of football performance at Cal Berkley. 

Coach Johnson (@_coachbee1) fills us in on his philosophy of training. How he progresses and regresses movements and what it takes to be a successful coach. 

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Direct download: Brian_Johnson_Pod-2021.mp3
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