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The Core Training Collective

I’ve been coaching for close to 20 years now (I’m officially in my 19th year), and one thing I’ve learned over the years is that trainers and coaches love learning stuff they can use and apply immediately. If you go to a workshop, it’s called “Monday Morning” value. Sure they want to learn theory and […]

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Jim Krumpos on Culture, Community and Leadership in Physical Preparation

Jim Krumpos is in his third stint with the strength and conditioning staff at Arizona and currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Performance Enhancement and Director of Olympic Sports. He works with the Wildcats baseball, volleyball, soccer and diving programs. In this show, Jim and I talk about his dual role as a physical preparation […]

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Crush Your Hamstrings and Glutes with the ValSlide Leg Curl

I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the more I’m looking to get maximum bang for my buck when in the gym. And suffice it to say, the days of body part splits and hitting a single muscle-group during a training session are long gone! So if I’m going to do a […]

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7 Mantras I Use To Be Successful in Coaching and Life

“Mantra” may be one of those words that give you a funny feeling when you hear it. In fact, I’d imagine that a lot of people who even see the title of this podcast won’t listen to it, just because the word “mantra” is in the title! But in reality, mantras are a powerful tool that […]

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The Ultimate Dead Bug Video

If you love core training exercises, this is your video! The dead bug is one of, if not my favorite, core training exercise of all time. It’s easy to use, and can be done with little (or no) equipment. You can progress it from simple and easy, to extremely hard and challenging. And in this […]

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Ryan Patrick on Blending Movement and Training Savagery

Ryan Patrick is owner of Peak Fitness & Sports Training (aka PeakFAST) in Erlanger, Kentucky, which he opened 9 years ago. Ryan recently finished his Masters of Science from Colorado State University, and is a competitive powerlifting in the 90 kg division. Ryan’s a guy I’ve known for close to a decade, and someone I […]

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5 Things You Can Do TODAY To Be a Better Coach

Many of my podcast episodes discuss topics that you really have to think long and hard about. Things you have to unpack. But sometimes, it’s nice to have some easy wins – some thoughts or ideas that you can take and use right now, today. So in this show, we’re going to focus on 5 […]

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How to Dial in Your Half-Kneeling Exercises

What if I told you one exercise variation could help you: Loosen up your hip flexors, Strengthen your core, and Improve your stability and control in split-stance and single-leg exercises? Well guess what – half-kneeling can help you do all of those things! In this short video, I detail exactly how I coach half-kneeling exercises, and give […]

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Greg Everett on the Coaching and Culture of Olympic Weightlifting

Greg Everett is the owner of Catalyst Athletics, head coach of the USA Weightlifting National Champion team Catalyst Athletics, author of the books Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches and Olympic Weightlifting for Sports, director, writer, producer, editor and everything in between of the documentary American Weightlifting, co-host of the Weightlifting Life Podcast, and publisher of The Performance Menu journal. Greg […]

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Why Your Ankle Mobility Drills Aren’t Working

I can’t tell you how may times I’ve had clients or athletes come to me and say they have “stiff ankles.” Many have been doing ankle mobility drills for months (if not YEARS) on end, and getting little to no results. So what gives? Here’s something to consider… …what if your “ankle mobility” problem isn’t […]

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Luka Hocevar on the Art of Selling Fitness

Luka Hocevar is an entrepreneur, fitness coach, and owner of Vigor Ground Fitness. Vigor Ground is an amazing facility located in Seattle that focuses on helping clients achieve their fittest version of themselves through customized fitness programs. Luka joins me today to share his passion for fitness and his strategies in designing training programs for […]

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Why You Should STOP Belly Breathing

I don’t know about you, but I’ve made a ton of mistakes over the years. One of the big mistakes when I first started coaching breathing exercises was cuing everyone to “take a big, deep breath into their belly.” While the intention is good, I think more times than not, you don’t get what you […]

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