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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19 Ninja Tricks to Help You Write Better Training Programs

If you’re a trainer or coach, you have to write programs. And trust me – there are tons of great resources out there to help you. I’m preferential to my Physical Preparation 101 product, but again, I’m biased… But here’s the thing – the X’s and O’s are all fine and dandy, but sometimes you […]

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Mike Connelly on How to Build the “Anti-Corporate” Gym

Mike Connelly is a Chicago native with a penchant for finding the brighter side of life.  Perhaps most importantly, his key to success thus far in life is to not take himself too seriously and just keep swinging. Mike is the owner of Rebell Strength and Conditioning, a consultant for an NHL team and along […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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