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

Keir Wenham-Flatt is a rugby strength & conditioning specialist and founder of, 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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Brandon Marcello on Life as a Performance Strategist and Consultant

Dr. Brandon Marcello has nearly 20 years experience in the performance enhancement industry. As a high-performance strategist, he takes forward-thinking organizations and elite athletes to the next level of their game – and careers. Having extensive involvement in both the applied and research worlds, he has implemented successful, high performance training programs for professional, Olympic and collegiate […]

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Mike Irr on Winning an NBA Championship

Mike Irr recently completed his 2nd season with the Golden State Warriors as their Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. Overall, Mike has seven years of NBA experience, having previously served as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Charlotte Bobcats from 2008-11 and as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Bulls from 2006-08. […]

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Mike Ranfone on Training the High School and Collegiate Athlete

Mike Ranfone is the founder and president of Ranfone Training Systems located in Hamden, Connecticut, and for the past decade he’s dedicated himself to improving athletes as a performance coach and manual therapist. Mike is one of those guys that I’ve heard about for years, but had never actually crossed paths with, so I was […]

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Mike Young Discusses Everything Plyometrics

Mike Young is the Director of Performance and Research at the Athletic Lab, an athletic training facility in Cary, North Carolina. Whether it’s his work with track and field athletes, classifying plyometrics, or training soccer players, Mike is a guy who I’ve truly enjoyed learning from for years. In this show, Mike and I discuss […]

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Darcy Norman Reflects on His First Two Years with AS Roma Soccer Club

Darcy Norman is the Director of Performance for Serie A club AS Roma. Prior to his stint with the club, he’s also spent time at Bayern Munich, and won a world cup as the fitness coach for the German National team. So yeah – in the soccer world, Darcy is a pretty big deal! In […]

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Rob Pilger on How to Build a Better Boxer

Rob has been involved with boxing since 1990, and the strength and conditioning industry since 2001. He has interned with and studied under some of the biggest pioneers of the industry, including Paul Chek, Charles Poliquin, Louie Simmons, Mike Boyle, and Tom Purvis. He’s also spent time observing legendary boxing coaches working such as Freddie Roach. […]

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Rob Oshinskie on Single-Leg Training, Deceleration and Sports Performance

Rob Oshinskie is the owner of Victory Sport and Fitness in State College, Pennsylvania. I was originally put on to Rob’s work via our mutual friend and awesome human being Lee Taft, so when Lee gave me the seal of approval I knew I had to get Rob on. In this show, Rob and I […]

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Darren Burgess on High Performance and Life in the AFL

Darren Burgess is the Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide of the AFL. This is actually his second stint with the club, and prior to this tenure he also spent time with Australian National Soccer team, as well as Liverpool FC of the English Premiere League. In this show, Darren and I discuss Aussie […]

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Using the Micro to Build the Macro

It’s been an awesome week at RTS and IFAST. Lots of training going on, working on a handful of new projects, and making some serious headway on my goals – so needless to say, I’m pretty darn pumped! It took a bit longer than expected, but I also wanted to wrap the week with a […]

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Jeremy Frisch on Young Athlete Development

Jeremy Frisch is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Mass. Prior to that, he was the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Holy Cross athletic department. In this show, Jeremy and I discuss his philosophy on training young athletes, how to work with sports clubs to improve athletic development, and […]

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Dan Noble on Motivation and the Art of Coaching

Dan Noble is in his 10th year as the strength and conditioning coach and director of Physical Education at The Hill Academy. He is also the owner of Noble Sports and Performance. In this show, Dan and I talk about how he got his early motivation via Hulk Hogan, his thoughts on the art of […]

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The MR Radio Show

This show is all about improvisation. Unfortunately one of my interviewees had a scheduling conflict, so it forced me to try something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now: The MR Radio Show (I couldn’t really call it an hour, because it’s only 40 minutes). But in this show, I discuss a bunch […]

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John Welbourn on Football Development and Playing in the NFL

John Welbourn was a 10-year NFL veteran, with a professional career that spanned stops with the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, and New England Patriots. Since retiring, he’s become the founder of Power Athlete HQ. In this very wide ranging show, John and I discuss the concept of the shovel and the spoon, how a […]

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Developing the Youth Basketball Player with Rod Root

Rod Root is a performance coach, basketball fanatic, owner of Teamwork Bloomington (a sports performance and fitness facility in Bloomington, Indiana), and a mentor/teacher to young athletes. Rod is a very serious rec league/pickup basketball player at the local YMCA and by his own accounts he’s probably logged more 1-on-1 games (and losses) than any […]

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