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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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6 Random Thoughts on Programming For and Coaching Young Athletes

Over the past couple of years, it seems like our training is all over the place when it comes to training our young athletes. The spectrum ranges from training kids like elite athletes, to treating them like Bubble Boy, and everything in between. So whether you’re a parent, a coach, or maybe a little bit […]

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Jim Ferris on Sustained Success Working with Pro Athletes

Jim Ferris is the founder of GYM Ferris Fitness and a Philadelphia-based fitness trainer and coach that seemingly went straight from graduating from West Chester University to training professional athletes and teams. He has worked in all levels of sports performance – from pro athletes and local teams to everyday fitness enthusiasts. Since 2009, he […]

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Pete Dupuis on Niche Domination in the Fitness Industry

Pete Dupuis is the Co-Founder, Vice President, and Business Director of Cressey Sports Performance. Cressey Sports Performance is a training facility that specializes in designing fitness programs for elite athletes and those who want to take their long-term health seriously. Pete joins me today to discuss the goal of Cressey Sports Performance and his relationship […]

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9 Ways to Survive “Off Days” in the Gym

Training to be the best version of yourself every day is everyone’s fitness mantra. Despite all the motivational talk, though, you will have days where you just can’t even. You know, days where you just aren’t in the mood to lift, run, or even get out of bed! We all have those days and it’s […]

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Danny Mackey on Trial, Effect, and Coaching Runners

Danny Mackey is a former Hansons-Brooks runner, Olympic Trials qualifier and currently the Head Coach of the Brooks Beasts Track Club. The Brooks Beasts is a running team owned by one of the top clubs in the US dedicated to middle and long-distance runners. He has a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics, has […]

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Brett Uttley on Tactical Periodization and Performance in Soccer

Brett Uttley is the founder of TOG Soccer and the Assistant Coach for the Rio Grande Valley Toros of the United Soccer League, the Houston Dynamo’s second team in Major League Soccer. Prior to serving as the first assistant coach for the Rio Grande Valley, he worked as the fitness coach for the Seattle Sounders’ […]

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