Physical Preparation Podcast

The Physical Preparation Podcast

The Physical Preparation Podcast is a one-stop-shop for trainers, coaches and athletes, where I’ll interview the best and brightest in our industry. Please subscribe via one of the links below to get updates for every new show!

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Recent Podcasts

John Rusin on Authentic Movement, Injuries and Pain-Free Performance

Dr. John Rusin is one of the fitness and sports performance industry’s leading experts in the pain-free performance training model that blends the world of strength and conditioning with clinical movement based diagnostic treatment. Dr. Rusin’s present and past client list include MLB All-Stars, NFL All-Pros, Olympic Gold, Bronze and Silver Medalists, World-Record-Holding Powerlifters, Elite Bodybuilders […]

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JL Holdsworth on World Records, Epic Failures, and the Life in Between

Huge accomplishments mean even bigger failures. As an entrepreneur, father, husband, world champion powerlifter and grip sport enthusiast, JL has had his share of both. He is the founder of The Spot Athletics, which has two, 20,000sq. ft. private training facilities in Columbus Ohio and Co-Founder of Reflexive Performance Reset. With these experiences, JL is […]

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Craig Rasmussen on Goal Setting and Building Confidence with the Executive Athlete

Craig Rasmussen is the Director of Coaching and Programming at Results Fitness in Newhall, CA. Results Fitness been named one of the top 10 gyms in the United States by Men’s Health on multiple occasions. Craig has well over 18 years of experience in the fitness industry working with all levels, ages, and types of […]

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Connor Ryan on Training, Therapy, and Working to Blend the Model

Dr. Connor Ryan is currently working with the Arizona Coyotes as the physical therapist and also see’s patients in his own office in North Scottsdale AZ. He finished his undergrad in Exercise Physiology (2010) and then Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (2013). Prior to working with the Coyotes he worked […]

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7 BIG Mistakes I Made in the Fitness Industry

Look let’s be honest here… …very people like to admit their mistakes. And perhaps more importantly, even fewer want to be vulnerable and share them with the world! But that’s exactly what I’m doing in this episode. I’m giving you a sneak peak into some of the biggest mistakes I’ve made over the years. And […]

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Adam Loiacono on Coaching and Culture Across Professional Sport

Adam Loiacono, PT, DPT, CSCS is a physical therapist and performance coach with 10 years’ experience in sport. Adam has worked with various populations including men, women, and youth athletes. His experiences thus far have included opportunities in the NBA, MLS, and NWSL in various roles including rehabilitation, performance coaching, sport science, and a sport […]

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Donnie Maib on Growing and Evolving as a Coach

Donnie Maib has been the Head Coach for Athletic Performance for Olympic Sports since 2011. Maib oversees all aspects of athletic performance efforts for all sports at the University of Texas with the exception of Men’s/Women’s Basketball and Football. I first met Donnie at one of the PLAE summits a few years back, and he […]

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Tony Giuliano on Feedback, Internships and Becoming a Mentor

Tony Giuliano is the new Account Educator for EXOS at Google. Working under the Director for Talent Development, he is responsible for helping shape internal education for the account, introducing new hires to the EXOS methodology, and running the internship program. Before finding his way to Google HQ, he was pulling double duty as the […]

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Andreas Saltas on Training, Rehab, and Becoming the Bodmechanic

Andreas Saltas is a licensed Physical Therapist practicing in the state of New York. He attained his Bachelors Degree in 2009 studying physiotherapy at the Institute of Lamia in Greece. Andreas achieved his dream of working with both professional bodybuilders and powerlifters once he moved back to the states. But in addition to that, he […]

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Steve Calarco on Leveling Up Training and Nutrition with the Gen Pop

Steve Calarco is a Strength and Conditioning coach based out of Cromwell, Connecticut. During his ten years as a trainer. he has worked with a variety of clients, ranging from athletes as young as 9 years old, professional athletes, weekend warriors and of course the general population. One of the reasons I asked Steve to […]

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Joel Smith on Developing Linear Speed in Team Sports Athletes

Joel Smith, is an NCAA Division I Strength Coach working in the PAC12 conference.  He has been a track and field jumper and javelin thrower, track coach, strength coach, personal trainer, researcher, writer and lecturer. Joel also runs the incredibly popular JustFlySports.com website, where he has a ton of awesome articles and podcasts. In this […]

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5 Big Mistakes Trainers and Coaches Make When Opening a Facility

As trainers and coaches, it’s one of our missions in life to help and serve others. That’s why we get up early, stay at work late, and grind our days out – all because we love helping people. After a while, many of us decide that we want to live life on our own terms. […]

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Matt Wan on His Mission to Change the Supplement Industry

Matt Wan is the Founder and CEO at Momentous, a sports nutrition startup on a mission to change the supplement industry. Momentous is the first and only brand of its kind to collaborate directly with dietitians and strength coaches from all four Major Leagues, and after launching their first product line last year, they can […]

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Jim Krumpos on Culture, Community and Leadership in Physical Preparation

Jim Krumpos is in his third stint with the strength and conditioning staff at Arizona and currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Performance Enhancement and Director of Olympic Sports. He works with the Wildcats baseball, volleyball, soccer and diving programs. In this show, Jim and I talk about his dual role as a physical preparation […]

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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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