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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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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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How to Write Power Training Programs

Power training is critical in athletics. Whether it’s the ability to juke a defender and break off a big touchdown run, hit a baseball 400 feet, or slam dunk a basketball, power is a key component that every performance coach must program for. However, before you blindly jump in and start doing 100 repetitions of […]

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Can You Guarantee Improved Performance?

Every athlete I’ve worked with wants to improve their performance. And many will do damn near anything to improve it. If you would’ve told me when I was 16 years old that you could help me jump higher to dunk a basketball, I would’ve done damn near anything.

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The Derrick Rose Vertical Jump Program?

(Lead Photo courtesy of Keith Allison) Derrick Rose is the elite of the elite. A former NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), the guy has a ridiculous amount of talent, and if he didn’t play for one of the Pacers most hated rivals, I’d have a total man-crush on him. DRose has made waves recently, saying […]

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Better Stability for a Bigger Vertical Jump

“Stability maximizes activation.” This was a quote from Bret Contreras following an article he had posted on T-Muscle last week. While I didn’t agree with the article entirely, this quote really stood out. There’s a delicate balance between the strength in the prime movers of a joint, and the strength of the underlying stabilizing muscles.  […]

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