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

Dan Sanzo on Mindset, Coaching and Becoming a Mentor

Dan Sanzo joined Northeastern University Sports Performance in fall 2013.  He is the Associate Director of Sports Performance and Head of Strength and Conditioning.   He is responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for women’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer.  In addition, he coordinates the transition of athletes from rehabilitation to full strength and […]

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The BIG Q&A Show

So needless to say, I’m trying something VERY new this week! I had a scheduling issue with my interviewee, and I definitely didn’t want to miss a week, so this show is all about YOU. If you get my newsletter, I reached out to ask for questions for this week – and the response was […]

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BJ Bliffert on Kettlebell Training, Coaching and Sport

BJ Bliffert is the founder of Full Throttle Athletics and the North Texas Kettlebell Club where he helps busy people live a “high performance lifestyle” without the use of dangerous workouts or fad diets. Over the last 20 years he’s been fortunate to help thousands of busy people get into the best shape of their […]

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The MR Radio Show – May 2018

If you’ve followed this site for any period of time, you probably know my “Random Thoughts” articles are some of my most popular. As such, I tried to do something very similar with this week’s podcast! In this show I cover six topics that I’ve been thinking a ton about, so I hope you enjoy […]

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John O’Neil on Developing the Youth Baseball Player

John O’Neil is the Director of Performance at CSP-Massachusetts. After working at the Annex Sports Performance Center and Drive495, John returned to Cressey Sports Performance in 2017. Over the past few years, John has coached people of all ages in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey, as well as working as a high school baseball […]

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Shawn Myszka on Developing Elite Game Speed

Shawn Myszka currently serves as a Personal Performance Advisor & Movement Coach for over a dozen NFL players each year, where he guides the performance of players to the limits of their potential. Through his frequent presentations at strength coach and sport conferences nationwide, Shawn has become a sought-after clinician and leader in the field […]

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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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