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Glenn Robinson III on Basketball, Fatherhood, and Leaving a Legacy

Glenn Robinson III is someone I’m privileged to call a friend. I remember watching his father, Glenn Robinson Jr.—also known as “The Big Dog”—when I was a young player growing up. I loved watching the Big 10 and seeing The Big Dog himself go at it. So, many years later, when I got to work […]

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Michael DeSanti on the 3 Commodities: Time, Love and Energy

The author of New Man Emerging, Michael DeSanti, has always had a fascination for the human condition. He dedicated much of his younger years to learning about spirituality, psychology, human design, health, and wellness. However, it wasn’t until later—when he was working in the corporate world—that he discovered that his passions for human development and […]

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How Do I Master a New Topic?

In our industry, it can be overwhelming to dive into a new topic that you’re unfamiliar with. After all, how do you even begin to learn a massive topic like speed, strength or conditioning? Well I’ll tell you the first thing…it’s not listening to every random on the Internet that has an opinion on the […]

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The CARS Approach to Coaching

Here’s a big question to ponder… Why do clients or athletes come to train with you? How can you create a better connection with them? Or help make sure that they not only enjoy your training, but that they stick with your for the long haul? This is obviously a pretty deep topic, but here […]

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Joel Jamieson on the Train, Recover, and Repeat Mindset

When Joel Jamieson, Founder and CEO of 8WeeksOut, began working with athletes and clients in his gym 20 years ago, he realized the key role of recovery, as well as its unpredictability. While the results of training were driven by recovery, recovery was, in turn, driven by factors coaches couldn’t track inside the gym: sleep […]

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Dr. Amy Bender on the Science of Sleep

As soon as Dr. Amy Bender’s aunt took her to a sleep lab, she became fascinated about sleep research. In fact, she was so fascinated that she eventually found herself landing a job as a sleep technologist at Washington State University, where she would go on to complete her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, focusing on […]

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How Often Should You Progress an Exercise?

One of the most common questions I get asked is: How often should I progress a client or athlete’s exercises? It’s a great question, and unfortunately, there’s no hard and fast rules here. But in this short video, I do my best to walk you through my thought process, and give you some guidelines as […]

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Is Multi-Directional Speed Training Just for Athletes?

Do you give multi-directional speed training as much attention when training your young athletes, as you do to your 50-year-old client? You should! Every client and athlete desires the same thing, to improve skills that will translate into more complex demands or tasks. Not only are coaches improving fitness qualities with exercises, but they are […]

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Chris Chase on Establishing Standards and Improving Performance in Basketball

With a truly pragmatic approach to training, Chris Chase emphasizes establishing standards in his programs. KPIs, he notes, provides a framework that helps players get to where they need to be. Perhaps this is wisdom drawn from experience; after all, Chris has coached at every level there is. He has served as Strength and Conditioning […]

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Molly Galbraith on Training during and after Pregnancy

Like many people, Molly Galbraith was unhappy with her body when she was 18 and would spend years struggling with insecurities. But, when she discovered how she could stop comparing herself to other women, Molly dedicated her life to supporting women and helping them feel strong, confident, and empowered in their lives and bodies. She […]

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Wil Fleming on Assessing and Implementing VBT in Olympic Weighlifting

Running Force Fitness and Performance was great, but Olympic weightlifter and sports performance coach Wil Fleming wanted to focus on his true passion… …coaching. After 10 years of owning and operating Force, Wil decided to sell the business in 2018 and founded 1Kilo Weightlifting. At 1Kilo, Wil specializes in coaching Olympic weightlifting for athletes both […]

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The Ground Prep Series

I’ve noticed a few things as I’ve gotten older… It takes a bit longer to warm-up or feel like I’m ready to train. While not necessarily “sore,” there are definitely times when I feel stiff or achy prior to training. And last but not least, sometimes I just need to do a little bit more […]

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