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Hustle and Grind, The 5-Hour Rule, and How I FINALLY Got Consistent with Meditation…

This week’s edition of the Physical Preparation Podcast is an MR Radio Show, and needless to say, it’s a bit random. While I love doing my little monologues at the start of the show, sometimes I get so many ideas backlogged there’s literally no way I’m going to be able to use all of them. […]

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Rob Rabena on Arm Care and Building Better Baseball Players

Rob Rabena is the Director of Sports Performance at Maplezone Sports Institute, located in Garnet Valley PA. At MSI, Rob and his team of strength coaches work with all levels of the baseball athlete from middle school up to the professional ranks. Prior to MSI, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cabrini […]

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Robbie Bourke on Building Explosive Power with Jumps and Throws

Robbie Bourke is a physical preparation coach from Ireland who focuses on Gaelic sports such as Gaelic football and hurling. I first met Robbie years ago at a seminar I did in Dublin, but we’d interacted for years online before that. Robbie is a very inquisitive guy, and peppered me with great questions over the […]

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Lee Taft on Program Design for Elite Speed and Agility

Lee Taft is a speaker, consultant and coach for people across the globe get faster. Whether it’s working with high-level athletes, or taking a staff and helping them take their speed game to the next level, Lee is a guy that consistently delivers the goods. And in a lot of ways, Lee is like the […]

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2018: Your WHAT and Your WHY

With the new year upon us, it’s time to not only reflect on the year past, but to game plan, strategize, and dream for the year to come. Personally, I love this time of year. I’m not necessarily the “New Years Resolution” kind of guy, but I do love the look and feel that a […]

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David Joyce on Training, Load Management, and Building Culture in Professional Sport

David Joyce has worked with hundreds of elite athletes, including multiple world and Olympic champions and is currently the Head of Athletic Performance at the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the Australian Football League. He has worked in professional rugby at club and international level in both the UK and Australia, in club and international […]

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Brian St. Pierre on the Fundamentals of High-Performance Nutrition

Brian St. Pierre is the Director of Performance Nutrition at Precision Nutrition, working with a host of fitness professionals, elite athletes, and professional sports teams including the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Browns, and more. Prior to his work with Precision Nutrition, Brian worked for three years at Cressey Sports Performance as the head Sports Nutritionist and as a Strength and Conditioning […]

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MR Radio Show: The Dream Job Thought Challenge, Lack of Experts, and the Value of Challenging Projects

In this week’s MR Radio Show, I cover a bunch of topics that have been bouncing around in my head for the past couple of weeks. My apologies if it’s a bit random, but I think there are a couple sections in here that will interest everyone! Show Outline Intro and Current Life Recap The […]

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What Assessments Work Best?

Note from MR: Today I’ve got a really interesting guest post from Dean Somerset on the topic of assessments. Before you read it, make sure to take a deep breath and put your personal preferences aside. Read with an open mind and listen to what he’s saying here. And if you want to learn more […]

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Brett Bartholomew on the Art of Conscious Coaching

Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, adjunct professor, and Founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, The Bridge Human Performance®. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces and members of Fortune 500 companies. Taken together, […]

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Cam Josse on Building a Blazing Fast 10

Cameron Josse is the Director of Sports Performance for DeFranco’s Training Systems in East Rutherford, NJ. He has been working with DeFranco’s Training Systems since 2013 and has quickly built up a resume working with a multitude of athletes in high school and collegiate sports, as well as professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, UFC, […]

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Step-by-Step Glute Training

Lots of people that I work with want a great set of glutes. Now I know what you’re thinking: “But Mike! You work with athletes! These people don’t care about training muscle groups…” First and foremost, I’m not talking about bodybuilding splits here. What I am talking about is building a set of glutes that […]

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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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