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Physical Preparation with Mike Potenza

Boston University strength and conditioning coach Anthony Morando (left) poses with Mike Potenza (center), his counterpart from the NHL's San Jose Sharks and Ken Hetzel of the Worcester Sharks.

Mike Potenza is in his 11th year as the San Jose Sharks strength and conditioning coordinator. Prior to his time with the Sharks, he had successful tenures at both public and private facilities across the US, including winning a national championship during his time at Wisconsin. In this show, Mike and I discuss why education […]

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Physical Preparation with Dave Tenney


Dave Tenney is currently the High Performance Manager for the Seattle Sounders, and he’s always one of my favorite guys to chat with. Whether it’s his knowledge of soccer, coaching, or sports science, he just has a ton of insight into our world. In this show, Dave and I talk about how he’s making the […]

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Physical Preparation with Ryan Horn


Ryan Horn is a guy I’ve wanted to have on the show for quite some time now, as he’s a guy with a ton of experience. With stops at Robert Morris, Liberty, VCU, Tulsa and now Wake Forest, he’s a guy that understands the sport of basketball, and how to build better basketball players. In […]

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Physical Preparation with Jordan Webb


(Lead photo courtesy of David Stanton Photography) For a young guy, Jordan Webb has been damn near everywhere. From EXOS, to USA Soccer, to the Cleveland Browns, to Oklahoma City Thunder, and most recently the Chicago Fire of the MLS, he’s an incredibly well-traveled and knowledgeable guy In this show, Jordan and I talk about […]

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4 Squat Variations You Should Try ASAP


A few weeks back, someone on Instagram asked me the following question: “Why would you want to load your quads on a squat?” Now I did my best to contain myself, but let me tell you – it wasn’t easy. If you want to know why squatting is a good thing, or why we should […]

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Physical Preparation with Garrison Draper


Garrison Draper is the performance director for the Philadelphia Union in the MLS. Beyond his time with Philly, he’s also worked with or interned with the Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders, and Columbus Crew. In this show, Garrison and I discuss a ton of topics related to soccer. Whether it’s incentivizing your athletes, how to train […]

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Physical Preparation with Lorne Goldenberg


Lorne Goldenberg is currently the owner of the Athletic Conditioning Center and Strength Tek Fitness and Wellness consultants in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this show, we talk about how a football guy trapped in hockey, became one of the most accomplished physical preparation coaches in the hockey world. But most importantly, we talk about what it […]

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5 Tips for Writing Better Gen Pop Programs


Note from MR: Todd Bumgardner and Chris Merritt are two guys I truly respect in our industry. Not only are the life-long learners, but they’re also guys who simply “get” the training process. In this article, Todd is going to give you some fantastic ideas on how to write better gen pop programs. And while […]

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Physical Preparation with Dr. Stuart McGill


Dr. Stuart McGill Spine is the Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo, and he is without a doubt the worlds foremost expert when it comes to low back pain and dysfunction. Beyond his work in the classroom, he is also an active coach and consultant, having worked with 1000’s of athletes […]

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Serum Testosterone: The New “How Much Do You Bench?”

Note from MR: After running my recent podcast with Dr. Ben House, it seems as though a ton of you are interested in what he has to say. And why not? I think there’s a ton of merit in being proactive about your health and well-being, versus the typical model where we only react once […]

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Physical Preparation with Shane Rye


Shane Rye is a Vice-President and Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance – Florida. Prior to joining the CSP team, he co-founded Athletic Development Performance, a Jupiter-based sports performance facility. In this show, Shane and I talk a ton about lacrosse training – specifically, the qualities it takes to be successful, the mistakes he’s made training […]

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Physical Preparation with Dr. Ben House


Dr. Ben House has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, which is one of the top ranked public universities in the United States. Dr. House is also a Nutritionist (CN), Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist (FDN), and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) In this show, Dr. House and I discuss how he […]

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