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How to Build Elite Olympic Weightlifters with Travis Mash

Travis Mash is the founder of Mash Elite Performance, a world-class training company responsible for coaching the most successful weightlifting team in America – Team Mash Elite. Travis’ company also coaches and trains several NBA and NFL players, elite powerlifters, children and high school athletes as well as ‘Average Joes.’ He is a former World […]

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Physical Preparation with Wil Fleming

Wil Fleming is an Olympic lifter, sports performance coach and the owner of Force Fitness in Bloomington, Indiana. Wil and I originally met years ago in a business mastermind group run by Pat Rigsby. He’s also a guy I’ve really come to respect, as he’s someone that not only talks the talk, but walks the […]

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Interview with Grant Gardis

Grant “Rufus” Gardis is a guy I’ve been lucky enough to know for the last 5 or 6 years, and I’ve got to admit, he may be one of the sharpest coaches you haven’t heard of. The guy is just a wealth of coaching knowledge, and it’s an honor to chat with him here today. […]

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Deadlifts vs. Clean Pulls

How Picking Stuff Up Can Be Totally Different (Note from MR: This is a guest post from my good friend Wil Fleming. Wil is a very sharp guy and knows his stuff when it comes to O-lifting and power development, and I think you’re really going to enjoy this post!) For a long time in […]

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Dan Brown Guest Blog: Changing the World Through Movement

Mike’s note: I recently interviewed Dan, one of our key coaches at IFAST. I really enjoyed reading this guest post from Dan, and I hope you do, too! Planting the Seed of Change I’m known as an Oly-lifting guy, but this is not a post about weightlifting. Instead, it’s a post about how we can […]

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Interview with Dan Brown

Dan Brown is one of the newest additions to the IFAST Team, and I’ve got to say, we’re really lucky to have him! Dan is incredibly versatile – in his coaching career he’s done everything from 1-on-1, to bootcamps, to working as a Division-1 strength coach at Purdue University. Needless to say, I think he’s […]

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Interview with Wil Fleming

Wil Fleming is a guy that I’ve learned a ton from over the past few years. He’s not only an awesome strength and conditioning coach, but also the co-owner of a legit fitness business (Force Fitness) in Bloomington, Indiana. Luckily I got Wil to slow down for a few minutes to bang out this interview. Enjoy!

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Q&A: Power Development

Last week I had the honor of doing a podcast with Greg Everett and Robb Wolf, and there was a question that came up about power development. I’m going to paraphrase a bit here, and then we’ll get into the meat of the post: Eric Cressey doesn’t feel as though there’s much carryover between the […]

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