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Physical Preparation with Ken Clark

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Over the last year we’ve had some world-class speed coaches on the show, but Ken Clark brings a unique background to the table. Not only has he coached elite level sprinters, but he’s working in the research world as well to help us better understand speed development. In this show, Ken and I talk about […]

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RTS Coaching: High Intensity Continuous Training (HICT)

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  In recent years, there’s been a ton of talk about energy systems development, and the best ways to prepare our athletes for their sport. One method that has garnered quite a bit of attention is high intensity continuous training (HICT). This method is somewhat unique, in the fact that you will perform HICT for […]

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Physical Preparation with Eric Cressey

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Eric Cressey and I have been good friends for years. Whether it was writing articles for T-Nation or giving presentations, it’s been awesome to watch him grow and evolve over the years. In this show, Eric and I talk about how he got into the world of physical preparation, how he built an incredibly successful […]

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Physical Preparation with Chad Kolarcik

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A few years back at one of the Seattle Sounders seminars, I was listening to Chad Kolarcik talk about his strength training program with the team. And the more he detailed his program, the more I realized that he and I think very similarly with regards to athletic development. In this episode we’re going to […]

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RTS Coaching: Hips Up on RDL’s

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Like I mentioned last week, the RDL can be a very difficult lift to coach. Another common mistake I see is when athletes want to bend the knees excessively, or almost try and “squat” the weight down. Not only does it make for a terribly inefficient lift, but you fail to load the hips and […]

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31 Random Thoughts on Speed and Agility Training

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Speed and agility training has been a focus of mine for several years now. Around 2010 I came to the realization that if I wanted to become a more complete coach, a true physical preparation coach, that I had to get better at programming conditioning and coaching speed and agility work. Since then, I’ve made […]

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Physical Preparation with Lee Taft

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Lee Taft is a guy that has been absolutely integral in my development as a physical preparation coach. While I’ve always been comfortable around the weights, a topic like speed and agility requires someone to mentor you, and in many ways, Lee has been that mentor for me. In this episode, we’re going to discuss […]

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RTS Coaching: Chest Over the Bar on RDL’s

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I’ve been a firm believer for years that the Romanian Deadlift, or RDL, is the most difficult lift to teach in the gym. Whether it’s poor stability patterns through the spine, failure to move through the hips, or too much knee motion, there’s just a lot going on in this seemingly simple exercise. As such, […]

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Dissecting the Wall Drill

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When it comes to speed development, no topic is more polarizing than the wall drill. (Except maybe the speed ladder, but that’s a discussion for another day.) Some coaches love wall drills and use them as their go-to tool when teaching acceleration mechanics. Others feel that they are absolutely worthless, and would never consider using […]

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Physical Preparation with Doug Kechijian

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  Doug Kechijian is a guy I initially met a few years ago when he was a PT student for Bill. We immediately connected because of our similar age and affinity for everything 80’s, but Doug is an awesome guy and someone I’m excited to have on the show here today. In this episode we’re […]

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RTS Coaching: The Knees Extended Bear

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A few months back, I introduced you to a new core training exercise: The Bear. I love the bear because it really targets the obliques, and also reinforces good reaching patterns for my athletes. However, if you’re anything like me, you always want to get to the next level. Enter, the knees extended bear… Now […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of Coaching

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I don’t know about you, but when I went to school there wasn’t a textbook or a course for coaching. We could get all the anatomy, physiology and biomechcanics that our little heart desired. But when it came down to the nitty gritty details of helping a real, live person get better? Sorry, but that […]

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