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Physical Preparation with Pat Davidson


Pat Davidson has got to be one of the smartest meatheads I’ve ever met. With a Ph.D. in exercise physiology and a career in strongman, the guy has pushed the limits both physically and mentally. In this show, Pat and I are going to discuss his diverse athletic background, why he got into education, and […]

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Lat Activation for Bigger Pulls


Ever missed a heavy deadlift, clean, or snatch because the bar got out in front of you? I have – and it sucks! You get the bar moving off the floor, but then, the bar drifts out in front, rounding you over, and putting you in a horrible position to finish the lift. Not only […]

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Physical Preparation with Boo Schexnayder


Boo Schexnayder is a world-class coach speed and jumps coach, and someone that you can most definitely learn a thing or two from. I saw Boo at a BSPMBG seminar a few years ago, and was floored with the depth of his understanding in regards to athletic development. In fact, he was so good that […]

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FREE Single-Leg Training Video


Yes, this is an “old” post (but still, incredibly valuable). And while I’m sure some of the exact details of my argument have changed, the big picture philosophy has not. Yes, I’m putting it up again because I know people have not seen it. In fact, I actually posted this all in the way back […]

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11 Reasons to Attend the 2015 Physical Preparation Summit


I don’t know about you, but there are certain events I put on my calendar every year. The Boston Sports Medicine Conference, the Central Virginia Sports Performance Seminar, and the Sounders Sports Science seminar immediately come to mind, because they consistently bring in the best in the athletic development world. So it should be no […]

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Physical Preparation with Darcy Norman


I’m constantly humbled and grateful for the coaches that I get to talk shop with on this show. Darcy Norman and I met several years ago at the Seattle Sounders Sports Science seminar, and he’s a top notch guy who is constantly evolving and growing. Darcy has been a performance coach for EXOS, he was […]

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RTS Coaching: Low-Cable Split-Squat


I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: When it comes to training, I’m pretty vanilla. I’m a big believer in using the big lifts (i.e. squats, deads, chins, rows, push-ups, etc.) with brutally efficient and effective technique. AND In my opinion, split-stance exercises are a must-have in your programming . In case you […]

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Physical Preparation with Mark McLaughlin


Mark McLaughlin is a guy I’ve admired from afar for many years. However, when I brought him in to speak at last years Midwest Performance Enhancement seminar, it really opened my eyes as to how methodical, calculating and precise he is when it comes to the training of his athletes. In this show, Mark and […]

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RTS Coaching: Reach AND Row


Chances are if you’ve pushed weight for any period of time, you’ve performed some dumbbell rowing variations. The primary focus when rowing is obviously on the upper back, and getting a nice retraction through the shoulder blade. However, I contend that we can get even more out of this exercise by actively reaching with the […]

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Physical Preparation with Tim DiFrancesco


Tim DiFrancesco is the head strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, and I’m a huge fan of his because he’s got such a truly refreshing approach to both training and rehabilitation. In this show, we’re going to cover why Tim feels today’s athletes aren’t as durable as those in years past, how […]

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RTS Coaching: Reset Every Rep


Many moons ago, I was attending a Perform Better seminar in Chicago. Gray Cook was giving one of his signature presentations, when he made the following comment: Stopping doing one set of five. Instead, do five sets of one. – Gray Cook When you sit back and think about it, it’s pure genius. Too often […]

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Physical Preparation with Buddy Morris


Buddy Morris is the physical preparation coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, and is easily one of the most well-read and most knowledgeable coaches I’ve ever met. Now I’m going to tell you, this is NOT your average interview. In fact, I don’t think Buddy even let me ask a question until we […]

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