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Lance Walker on Speed Development, Deceleration and Thinking Bigger

Lance Walker is the Global Director of Michael Johnson Performance, and is a former NFL, NCAA, and High School S&C coach. Lance has been in the physical preparation world for over 25 years, and his career spans over 30 professional, elite, collegiate, and high school sports. His client roster is pretty darn elite as well, […]

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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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Lee Taft on Program Design for Elite Speed and Agility

Lee Taft is a speaker, consultant and coach for people across the globe get faster. Whether it’s working with high-level athletes, or taking a staff and helping them take their speed game to the next level, Lee is a guy that consistently delivers the goods. And in a lot of ways, Lee is like the […]

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Cam Josse on Building a Blazing Fast 10

Cameron Josse is the Director of Sports Performance for DeFranco’s Training Systems in East Rutherford, NJ. He has been working with DeFranco’s Training Systems since 2013 and has quickly built up a resume working with a multitude of athletes in high school and collegiate sports, as well as professional athletes in the NFL, NHL, UFC, […]

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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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4 More Highly Effective Tips for Top Speed Training

Note from MR: This is part two of a series on top-speed training by Travis Hansen. Enjoy! In the previous article, I reviewed or introduced to you the value of 4 specific speed tactics, which will help you or your athletes develop greater horsepower at the top end of a sprint.  You also saw how […]

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Physical Preparation with Travis Hansen

Travis Hansen is the director of the Reno Speed School in Reno, Nevada. He’s currently the leading authority on speed development for the International Sports Sciences Association, and has worked with athletes of all ages and abilities. In this show, Travis and I talk about his minimalistic approach to coaching acceleration, the biggest programming mistakes […]

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4 Highly Effective Top Speed Training Tips

Note from MR: Travis Hansen is a guy who knows a thing or two about speed training.  I always enjoy reading his materials, and I often pick-up a thing or two that I can immediately add to make my own speed sessions better. In this article, Travis covers four tips you can use to improve your […]

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Random Thoughts – February 2017

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here. I’ve had a few guys in for their NFL/CFL pro-day training, and needless to say, 9-10 sessions per week takes up a fair amount of your week! Beyond that, I’ve been working on a handful of fairly major projects that have taken up the rest of my […]

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5 Qualities EVERY Athlete Should Train

Building an athlete requires building multiple physical qualities. When I first started in this industry, I took a lot of pride in the fact that I was “strength and conditioning coach.” But I think in many cases, we took the title “strength and conditioning” a little bit too literally. And if we’re being totally honest […]

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Physical Preparation with Ty Terrell

Ty Terrell is a guy I’ve known for years. We first met years ago when we attended one of our IFAST seminars with Lee Taft, and he stuck around long enough Bill and I ended up giving him a job at IFAST. But in all seriousness, Ty is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever […]

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Physical Preparation with Ken Clark

Over the last year we’ve had some world-class speed coaches on the show, but Ken Clark brings a unique background to the table. Not only has he coached elite level sprinters, but he’s working in the research world as well to help us better understand speed development. In this show, Ken and I talk about […]

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31 Random Thoughts on Speed and Agility Training

Speed and agility training has been a focus of mine for several years now. Around 2010 I came to the realization that if I wanted to become a more complete coach, a true physical preparation coach, that I had to get better at programming conditioning and coaching speed and agility work. Since then, I’ve made […]

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Physical Preparation with Lee Taft

Lee Taft is a guy that has been absolutely integral in my development as a physical preparation coach. While I’ve always been comfortable around the weights, a topic like speed and agility requires someone to mentor you, and in many ways, Lee has been that mentor for me. In this episode, we’re going to discuss […]

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Dissecting the Wall Drill

When it comes to speed development, no topic is more polarizing than the wall drill. (Except maybe the speed ladder, but that’s a discussion for another day.) Some coaches love wall drills and use them as their go-to tool when teaching acceleration mechanics. Others feel that they are absolutely worthless, and would never consider using […]

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