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Cory Schlesinger on Struggle, Failure and “Care Bear” Training

Cory Schlesinger is in his third 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. In this show, Cory and I talk about why he’s so frustrated with […]

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Ryan Horn on Coaching, Accountability, and Upholding the Standard

Ryan Horn is in his fifth season with the Wake Forest basketball program, and serves as the Demon Deacons’ Director of Athletic Performance. With previous stops at Robert Morris, Liberty, VCU, and Tulsa, he’s a guy that understands the sport of basketball, and how to build better basketball players. But beyond the X’s and O’s […]

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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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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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What is “Sports Science”?

Note from MR: I don’t normally run a ton of guest content, but I’ve gotten a ton of good stuff submitted lately – and I guarantee this one is going to make you think! I’m actually reading “Unplugged” right now, and I think a lot of Adam’s thoughts in this article will follow suit. Plus, […]

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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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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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Setting up for Speed: Base, Balance and Angles

Over the past five years, I’ve made a concerted effort to become a better coach of speed and agility exercises. I’ve read books, purchased products, and actively sought out some of the best speed coaches in the world. Just looking back at our own seminars here at IFAST, we’ve brought in Boo Schexnayder, Lee Taft, […]

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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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Physical Preparation with Ryan Horn

Ryan Horn is a guy I’ve wanted to have on the show for quite some time now, as he’s a guy with a ton of experience. With stops at Robert Morris, Liberty, VCU, Tulsa and now Wake Forest, he’s a guy that understands the sport of basketball, and how to build better basketball players. In […]

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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 Mike Coval

Mike Coval is a gym owner in Ann Arbor Michigan, and a guy who is doing some amazing work with his young basketball players. He’s also a former IFAST intern, and I couldn’t be more excited to have him on the show. In this episode Mike and I are going to go in-depth into his […]

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How to Hack Team Sports Conditioning Tests

Over the past couple of years, team sports conditioning tests have become the bane of my existence. Well, let me preface that – bane of my existence along with early sports specialization, everyone being a nutrition expert, and a host of other things. But I digress… First and foremost, these tests are often stupid and […]

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Interview with Alan Stein

Alan, thanks for taking the time to be with us here today. Could you start by telling us a little bit about yourself and your current position? My pleasure. It’s always an honor to share my journey! I am a father, husband, coach and business owner / entrepreneur (in that order). I am currently the […]

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