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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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Trevor Rappa and Greg Spatz on Streamlining Rehab and Performance

Trevor Rappa and Greg Spatz are doctors of physical therapy and physical preparation coaches who treat and train along the continuum of rehabilitation to performance as co-founders and co-owners of Resilient Performance Physical Therapy with their third partner Doug Kechijian. Resilient functions out of gyms in Manhattan, New York and will be expanding to Chatham, […]

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What is “Sports Science”?

Note from MR: I don’t normally run a ton of guest content, but I’ve gotten a ton of good stuff submitted lately – and I guarantee this one is going to make you think! I’m actually reading “Unplugged” right now, and I think a lot of Adam’s thoughts in this article will follow suit. Plus, […]

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Bill Hartman on Building a Powerful and Pain-Free Body after 40

Bill Hartman is known for finding solution for people in pain that have failed with other forms of treatment. He’s the owner of IFAST Physical Therapy, and my business partner at Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training. He’s also the author of the upcoming book, All Gain – No Pain: The Over 40 Comeback Guide to […]

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3 Simple Ways to Classify Your Unilateral Exercises

As trainers and coaches, we love to classify our exercises. We have our quad dominant and hip dominant lifts. We have horizontal and vertical pressing and pulling. And of course, we’ve got elbow flexion and extension, because we have to find a way to make arm training sound sophisticated, right? But when it comes to […]

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Nick Littlehales on Optimizing Sleep to Maximize Performance

Nick Littlehales is an International elite sports sleeping recovery coach, and regarded as a leading industry expert with over 30 years’ experience in the world of sleep, sleeping habits and sleeping product design. He’s recognized as the world’s first ever sports sleep coach with over 17 years dedicated to elite sport and elite athletes. Now that I’ve […]

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Practical Basketball Conditioning

Note from MR: Last week, my guy Zac Cupples killed it with his guest article, “The 3 Biggest Basketball Conditioning Mistakes.” But one thing that always frustrates me is when someone comes up with a problem, but does take it to the next level and give you a solution. So if you enjoyed that last […]

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20 Tips for Young Coaches

This week’s episode of the podcast is going to be – how do I describe it – a bit different. It all started with one simple question: If you could give one piece of advice to a young coach or trainer, what would it be? This had been buzzing around in my brain for a few […]

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The 3 Biggest Basketball Conditioning Mistakes

Note from MR: Zac Cupples is a guy who I’ve known for years, and back in the day he even studied under the Jedi Master Bill Hartman here at IFAST. And you know I don’t put a ton of guest content on the site, mostly because I only want to publish high-quality content. However, when you […]

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Keir Wenham-Flatt on How to Build an Elite Rugby Athlete

Keir Wenham-Flatt is a rugby strength & conditioning specialist and founder of www.rugbystrengthcoach.com, the web’s #1 resource for rugby strength & conditioning information. Currently the Head of Strength & Conditioning for Toshiba Brave Lupus in the Japanese Top League, Keir has worked with seven professional rugby teams on four different continents. This includes Los Pumas Argentina […]

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10 Physical Prep Summit Takeaways

It’s hard to believe, but the 2017 Physical Prep Summit is in the books! This is event is the culmination of six months of blood, sweat and tears, so it’s always bittersweet after we wrap up. However, I wanted to do a little write-up here to pull it all together. And this is a pretty […]

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