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Weight Training in the World of Soccer

Weight training practitioners were shocked by recent comments from English Premiere League coach Maurizio Sarri, where he claimed to ban his players from lifting weights. Those controversial statements emphasized the apparent disconnect between the prevailing “old-school” mindset in soccer training and current perspectives on strength and resistance training. What approach can be taken in reconciling […]

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How to Build Elite Olympic Weightlifters with Travis Mash

Travis Mash is the founder of Mash Elite Performance, a world-class training company responsible for coaching the most successful weightlifting team in America – Team Mash Elite. Travis’ company also coaches and trains several NBA and NFL players, elite powerlifters, children and high school athletes as well as ‘Average Joes.’ He is a former World […]

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Kelly Starrett on Building the Mobility WOD Empire

Kelly Starrett is a physical therapist, coach, speaker, and author of the book Becoming a Supple Leopard. He is also the Founder of Mobility WOD, a fitness program that focuses on giving people the ability to do basic maintenance on themselves through pain elimination, injury prevention, and performance optimization. Kelly joins me today to share […]

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Training Young Athletes at Game Time Sports and Training with Drew Massey

Drew Massey is the Executive Director of Game Time Sports and Training, a premier sports and performance training facility based in Columbia, TN. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2003 from Bethel College and in 2008, he obtained his master’s degree in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University in Pennsylvania. Following […]

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4 Keystone Habits for Training, Nutrition, Recovery and Mindset

Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or you’re an experienced enthusiast trying to create a program for yourself or your clients, developing healthy habits is critical to achieving your goals and seeing profound results in your fitness routine. But, beyond merely going to the gym and working out, how can you develop healthy habits […]

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3 Loading Types You’ve Likely Never Heard Of

Note from MR: Chris Merritt is one of my favorite coaches when it comes to program design, and finding ways to be creative about your programs. That’s why when he asked to write a guest post for the site on different loading types, I was all ears! Needless to say, there’s some cool stuff in […]

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Lachlan Wilmot on Preparation, Culture and the Art of Coaching

Lachlan Wilmot is in his second season as the Head of Athletic Performance for the Paramatta Eels of the National Rugby League. Prior to this assignment he spent time with the GWS Giants, AIS-AFL Academy and NSW/ACT AFL Academy. In this show, Lachlan and I cover a ton of ground and discuss what it’s like […]

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5 Random Training Thoughts

I’m BAAAACCCCKKKKKK. It’s been a little while since I wrote a new article, and while the podcast is still humming along, there’s something very humbling about writing that I have really missed. As such, I’m going to jump back in today with a “Random” article, with the hope being that this will spur me into […]

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MR Radio Show: Acceleration Exercises, Gen Pop Programs, and Advice for Introverts

This week we have another MR Radio Show. However, unlike last week’s show where I just monologue for 2 hours straight, this show is going to focus on YOUR specific questions and concerns. But enough from me, let’s do this! Show Outline Here’s a brief overview of this week’s show (along with time stamps, because […]

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40 Thoughts for Turning 40

A few months back, I celebrated my 40th birthday. So I’ve been thinking about this show for a while now. I knew I wanted to do a 40 Thoughts type show, but I also didn’t want to feel rushed when getting it out there. We had a ton going on at that point in time, […]

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Andrew Paul on Giving Athletes 100% Opportunity and 100% Growth

Andrew Paul is the senior athletic performance coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Prior to his time in OKC, he also made stops with EXOS and the University of Missouri Andrew and his staff is one that I’ve always admired, and their set-up in OKC is second-to-none. In this show, Andrew and I talk about […]

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Cory Schlesinger on Struggle, Failure and “Care Bear” Training

Cory Schlesinger is in his third 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. In this show, Cory and I talk about why he’s so frustrated with […]

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Stacey Hardin on Purposeful Collaboration in Pro Sports

A native of Fairfield, California, Stacey Hardin joined Minnesota United as part of the medical staff for their inaugural season in Major League Soccer in 2017. She is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the delivery of medical care for all teams in the Minnesota United Organization. Additionally, she serves as the Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Head […]

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Ryan Horn on Coaching, Accountability, and Upholding the Standard

Ryan Horn is in his fifth season with the Wake Forest basketball program, and serves as the Demon Deacons’ Director of Athletic Performance. With previous stops at Robert Morris, Liberty, VCU, and Tulsa, he’s a guy that understands the sport of basketball, and how to build better basketball players. But beyond the X’s and O’s […]

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Michelle Boland on Resets, Asymmetry and Variability Days

  Michelle Boland is the owner of Michelle Boland Training and coaches at Northeastern University Sports Performance. She works with women’s ice hockey, field hockey and rowing, as well as assisting with men’s basketball. Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, master’s degree in strength and conditioning, and Ph.D in Exercise Physiology. One thing I […]

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