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Should You Squat Tall Athletes?

One thing that truly bothers me about our industry is black and white statements, all-encompassing statements. If you look at it from a global view, everything we do is a shade of gray – there are rarely “good” or “bad” things to do. So when the following post came up last week on Instagram, I […]

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Practical Basketball Conditioning

Note from MR: Last week, my guy Zac Cupples killed it with his guest article, “The 3 Biggest Basketball Conditioning Mistakes.” But one thing that always frustrates me is when someone comes up with a problem, but does take it to the next level and give you a solution. So if you enjoyed that last […]

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The 3 Biggest Basketball Conditioning Mistakes

Note from MR: Zac Cupples is a guy who I’ve known for years, and back in the day he even studied under the Jedi Master Bill Hartman here at IFAST. And you know I don’t put a ton of guest content on the site, mostly because I only want to publish high-quality content. However, when you […]

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Physical Preparation with Josh Bohnotal

Josh Bohnotal is a guy I’ve known for years. From his start with the Chicago Bulls to his current position at Purdue University, he’s a guy I’ve always respected and learned a thing or two from. And if you like basketball, this is going to be your show. In this in-depth interview, Josh and I […]

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Physical Preparation with Dawn Scott

Dawn Scott is an amazing resource to have on the Physical Preparation Podcast. She’s currently the physical preparation coach for the US Women’s National team, and she has some really unique insight as to what goes on at the highest level of sport. In this show Dawn and I chat about what’s going on with […]

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The Ultimate Guide to the NFL Combine

Note from MR: This was originally posted in February, 2014. This week, some of the baddest mofos on planet Earth will descend upon Indianapolis for one reason: To show just how bad ass they are! The NFL combine has become not only an awesome event for pro teams and scouts to evaluate potential talent and […]

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5 Benefits of Single-Leg Training

The debate between unilateral (single-leg) versus bilateral (double-leg) lifts has raged on for nearly a decade. In one camp, you have coaches that really, truly believe that single-leg lifts are on par (in all respects) to bilateral lifts. And on the other hand, you have coaches who would never, ever, consider having their athletes perform […]

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5 Thoughts on Off-Season Baseball Training

When you think of elite baseball development, it only makes sense to think of Cressey Sports Performance. Whether it’s the 39 guys they had in the major leagues last year, or the 100’s of minor league and developmental guys they training, it’s obvious they’re pretty darn good at what they do. At IFAST, we may […]

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Physical Preparation with Kevin Boss

Kevin Boss made it to the top of the mountain with regards to his athletic development. Not only was he one of the few who made it to the elite ranks by playing in the NFL, but in doing so he took home a world championship with the New York Giants. However, as you can […]

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What is Athleticism?

What is Athleticism

by Ty Terrell, IFAST Coach Who do you think of when you think “athletic”? Is it LeBron James? Russell Westbrook? What about a gymnast – is he/she athletic? And one more question: Who is more athletic – Stephen Curry or Russell Westbrook? You said Westbrook didn’t you? I don’t blame you. But let’s define what […]

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No More Pulled Hamstrings!

With spring right around the corner, there are a few things you can bank on: More broskis in the gym curling their way into oblivion, Tons of people out “running to get into shape,” and A handful of new hamstring pulls at your local physical therapy clinic! I joke, but I’ve seen it first hand. […]

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Interview with Ty Terrell

Ty, thanks for taking the time to be with us here today. Could you start by telling us a little bit about yourself? Absolutely. I am currently a coach at IFAST and have been there for about a year and a half. Prior to that I was a director at a YMCA and ran an […]

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Are US Soccer Players Out of Shape?

A few weeks back, US Men’s National Team coach Juergen Klinsmann stirred the pot with regards to his thoughts on the fitness of US soccer players. Furthermore, he stated that the MLS season should be lengthened to 11 months, following the approach that many clubs around the world use. This obviously leads to a ton […]

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Mike Roncarati Interview

Mike Roncarati is not only an awesome coach and physical therapist, but a good friend as well. And when you get the opportunity to interview an NBA-caliber coach/therapist, you jump at the opportunity! In the interview below, Mike and I talk in-depth with regards to his philosophy, off-season and in-season programming, as well as the […]

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My Top 5 Moves for Athletic Power

Let’s start with an important, yet not so obvious statement…. Athletes are not professional lifters. Does strength have carryover to what they do on the field or court? Absolutely. But is it the be-all, end-all of athletic development? Absolutely not. When it comes to developing a well-rounded athletic development program, you can’t put in everything […]

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