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Jorge Carvajal on Building Coaching Around a Life

Jorge Carvajal is a performance coach and consultant who has worked with elite athletes in multiple sports and the tactical world for over twenty five years. He has trained thousands of athletes, at the University of Florida, the University of Nebraska, the U.S. Olympic training center, along with numerous professional athletes from the NFL, MLB, […]

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Zac Cupples on the Life of a Mercenary PT

Zac Cupples is a former NBA Physical Therapist and Strength Coach who utilizes a multimodal approach to help individuals become the best version of themselves. He completed his doctoral degree and orthopedic residency at St. Ambrose University. Zac is currently working both as a traveling Physical Therapist in Page, AZ, and provides movement consultations, mentoring, […]

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Physical Prep Podcast #100 – The Random Episode

  Before I get into the show, let me start by simply saying “Thank You.” I really didn’t know what to expect when I started the podcast back up, and I’m constantly in awe with regards to the outpouring of support I’ve received from all of you. So from the bottom of my heart, thank […]

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Anthony Donskov on Elite Hockey Development and Performance

Anthony Donskov is the founder and head performance coach at Donskov Strength and Conditioning. He’s also the author of the amazing book, Physical Preparation for Hockey: Biological Principles and Practical solutions. But more importantly, Anthony is a guy who I deeply respect. He’s constantly searching for better answers, and putting in the work to help […]

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Should You Squat Tall Athletes?

One thing that truly bothers me about our industry is black and white statements, all-encompassing statements. If you look at it from a global view, everything we do is a shade of gray – there are rarely “good” or “bad” things to do. So when the following post came up last week on Instagram, I […]

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19 Ninja Tricks to Help You Write Better Training Programs

If you’re a trainer or coach, you have to write programs. And trust me – there are tons of great resources out there to help you. I’m preferential to my Physical Preparation 101 product, but again, I’m biased… But here’s the thing – the X’s and O’s are all fine and dandy, but sometimes you […]

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Mike Connelly on How to Build the “Anti-Corporate” Gym

Mike Connelly is a Chicago native with a penchant for finding the brighter side of life.  Perhaps most importantly, his key to success thus far in life is to not take himself too seriously and just keep swinging. Mike is the owner of Rebell Strength and Conditioning, a consultant for an NHL team and along […]

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Cory Schlesinger on Building Collegiate Basketball Athletes

Cory Schlesinger is in his second year as the sports performance coach for the Stanford University’s Men’s Basketball team. Prior to his time there, he’s also put in work at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Santa Clara, and the Olympic Training Center Cory is a guy who I first connected with on Instagram, and honestly, […]

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Insights from Pro Soccer

Note from MR: You guys know I’m a big fan of Adam Loiacono, and for good reason. He’s not only bright beyond his years, but his real-world experience with the New England Revolution (and now with the Atlanta Hawks) gives us some unique insights into professional sports. In this guest article, Adam discusses what might […]

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Dr. Andy Galpin on How to Unplug from Tech and Social Media

Dr. Andy Galpin is an associate professor at Cal State Fullerton. There, his research interests include the acute responses and chronic adaptations to human skeletal muscle following high intensity/velocity/power exercise. He’s the co-author of the new book Unplugged, which discusses how to use technology to better serve us, while not becoming a slave to it. […]

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Matt Nichol on Power, Conditioning and Hip Health in Hockey

Matt Nichol received his Bachelor of Education degree (Kinesiology/History) from McGill University and his Masters of Kinesiology & Masters in Coaching Theory from York University. He is a veteran Strength and Conditioning Coach with over 20 years of field experience. He has worked with teams in the NHL, NFL, CFL, KHL and privately with athletes […]

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Aaron Davis on Assessment, Monitoring, and Fatigue

Aaron Davis is a Sports Performance & Health Coach with 12 years experience coaching athletes and teams across multiple sports. Utilizing multiple diagnostic technologies and labs, Davis firmly believes health and performance go hand in hand. He is a constant student of sports performance and health – drawing upon knowledge from leading experts in the field. […]

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