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

Vernon Griffith on Communication, Mindset, and Lasting Impact in Youth Athletics

Vernon Griffith is an adventurer, father, husband and enjoyer of life. He is also the co-owner and head strength and conditioning coach for Virginia High Performance, a privately owned performance facility located in Virginia Beach. Vernon oversees the high performance programming and recovery for the youth athletes, college athletes and the military veterans that come through the […]

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Pat Davidson on Coaching, Cuing and Creating Savages

Dr. Pat Davidson is truly a renaissance man. With a Ph.D. in exercise physiology and a career in strongman, the guy has pushed the limits both physically and mentally. But most importantly, he’s a guy that I always love chatting with, because he’s always thinking about the training process, and how to get the most […]

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Jim Laird on the Evolution of a Powerlifter

Jim Laird is the owner of Gym Laird Strength and Conditioning, and has worked as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. Jim has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector.  But perhaps most importantly, Jim has worked […]

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The BIG Sleep Podcast

Sleep is something that many of us struggle with on a daily (or nightly) basis. We know we should sleep more. Or maybe we know that we never feel rested and refreshed when we wake up in the morning. So what do we do about it? How much sleep do we really need? And what […]

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Sam Pogue on How to Integrate Kettlebells, Maces and Clubs Into Your Programming

Sam Pogue is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Onnit, a Senior Coach for the Onnit Academy, and the co-founder of the Fitness Break Room, an online fitness community that specializes in telling the stories and strategies of some of the industry’s most successful players. Sam specializes in helping fitness trainers and fitness professional pivot into the industry. Sam, […]

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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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