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IFAST Podcast #7 – The Evolution of Continuing Education

Continuing education is a critical piece of any professional’s growth. But where do you START with con ed? And how that process evolve over the years? In this episode of the IFAST podcast, Bill and I talk about: Our initial forays into continuing education, The role of seminars – including the best type of seminars for […]

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Strategy

Successful exercise selection and session organization includes both the ability to choose the right exercises for a specific individual within a specific context and to coach that individual through the proper execution of those exercises. Thus, exercise selection by the coach requires both establishing a strategy for decision making and strategies for proper execution. Let’s […]

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Brian Pannuzzo on Building Habits and Long-Term Success

Despite a successful, high-paying career in Wall Street, Brian Pannuzzo risked it all to move across the country with his family and start a new career. He worked as a financial advisor and bond trader for firms like Merryl Lynch, but after realizing that his stellar career came at the cost of his health and […]

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IFAST Podcast #6 – Why We Train ALL Of Our Clients Like Athletes

When you get started training clients and athletes, it may sound cool to train “exclusively” elite athletes. But at the end of the day, few (if any) facilities make the majority of their revenue training high-level athletes! Instead, the general population is where most fitness facilities pay their bills. The athletes are cool, but the […]

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Videos to Watch – Week of 12.8.19

Well it’s another week, and we’ve got more videos for you to check out. Let’s do this! 30- vs. 60-Minute Workouts What changes when you only have 30-minute to get a workout in, versus a standard 60-minute training session? And what do you have to think about or consider to ensure you’re still delivering a […]

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9 Ways to Level Up in 2020

As we are about to begin a new decade, many of us are starting to make plans and goals we want to achieve for the new year. But personally, I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, because statistics show that around 90% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by the end of January. […]

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IFAST Podcast #5 – How We Train Professional Athletes at IFAST

Many young strength coaches and entrepreneurs dream of training pro athletes. And while this can be an awesome space to work in, it leads to a lot of questions: How do you get started training pros? What factors play a role in your success? How does training a pro differ from a young athlete? Or […]

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Videos to Watch – Week of 12.1.19

Hey friend! First and foremost, I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving holiday. And while the extended break did slow my roll a little bit on video production, Bill and I still have three awesome new videos for you this week!   How Much In-Season Vertical Jump Training? I’m sure the liquor glasses are piquing […]

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Dr. Keith Baar on Building Bulletproof Tendons

As a former athlete who considered himself mediocre, Dr. Keith Baar became curious as to why some people respond well to a training program and grew stronger while others didn’t adapt the same way. He followed this curiosity into an internship in strength and conditioning at the University of Michigan’s football team for his undergraduate […]

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IFAST Podcast #4 – Building YOUR Business with Incentives and Word of Mouth Marketing

When you’re starting out you might have a vision of what the “ideal business” looks like, but understand that over time all businesses evolve to become YOUR business. Here are just a few of the topics that we cover: How did we create and organize our business structure to optimize client interaction? Where did we […]

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Videos to Watch – Week of 11.24

So I’m trying a new thing this week, and you’ll have to let me know what you think. Bill and I are both creating a ton of video content these days, so each week I’m going to post a recap of all the cool stuff we’ve shot from the week before. So without any further […]

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Tony Holler on Coaching, Sprinting and Feeding the Cats

With a father whose entire life was about coaching and a mother whose two brothers became career football coaches, Tony Holler has an apparent coaching bloodline. So, it’s no wonder that he lives his life as a coach, coaching track for 38 years, football for 28, and basketball for 14. As a father, he has […]

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IFAST Podcast #3 – Hiring the Perfect Coach

Hiring the right people is one of the most critical pieces of the business puzzle. This is even more true in a small business, where the entire culture and community of a business can be shifted when you bring on a new team member. In this show, we discuss a variety of topics: Our unique […]

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Chris Duffin on Building Superhuman Strength

Growing up, Chris Duffin was what he called a “little skinny nerd,” but once he started weightlifting to balance his intellectual and physical aspects, Chris found a new confidence that positively impacted other parts of his life. He maintained this passion for strength building, coaching on the side of an 18-year leadership career in the […]

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Random Thoughts on Squatting Basketball Players

A while back, me and my boy Joey Burton (an NBA skills coach) were sitting back and athletic development, and some of the goals we want our athletes to achieve. That discussion prompted a lot of thought and reflection on my part, and made me want to jot some of my thoughts down on video. […]

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