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Eric Cressey on Baseball Development, Daily Schedules, and The Myth of “Balance”

Eric Cressey is the president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Peformance, which is world-renowned for the results it gets with baseball players. This past year alone, he trained both Cy Young award recipients, and CSP is widely considered one of the premiere facilities for baseball specific training. Personally, Eric and I have been friends for […]

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Training the In-Season Soccer Athlete

So this podcast is going to be a little bit different from ones I’ve done in the past. When doing the MR Radio Show, I’ve tried several formats – me talking on various topics, me talking about one common theme for an extended period of time, etc. But in this show, I’m going to do […]

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Mladen Jovanovic on Flexible Programming and Agile Periodization

Mladen Jovanovic is a physical preparation coach from Belgrade, Serbia. While he’s currently working on his Ph.D. research on velocity-based training, he’s held past positions at prestigious clubs like the Port Adelaide and the Aspire Academy. In this show, Mladen and I discuss how you can use load zones or rep zones to give the […]

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John Kiely on the Past, Present and Future of Periodization

John Kiely is a senior lecturer at the University of Lancashire, but he has worked extensively with athletes across numerous sports. And while his Ph.D. research currently focuses on the topic of coordination, he’s probably most well-known for his thoughts on the topic of periodization. In this show, John and I take a deep dive […]

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Artemis Scantalides on Building the Female Physique

Artemis Scantalides is a former ballet dancer turned Kung Fu black belt, and the ninth woman in the world, and the lightest and smallest to date, to complete The Iron Maiden Challenge (a 24kg – 53lbs Pull-up, Pistol Squat, and Strict Military Press). Artemis seeks to empower women through strength as she continues to encourage and inspire […]

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Dan John on How to Dominate The Weights for a Lifetime

Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record. Dan spends his […]

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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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