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Aaron Guyett on Habits, Rituals, and Discipline

Aaron Guyett is an entrepreneur, educator, retired Marine Corps Staff Sargeant, and devoted husband and father. Aaron founded the Innovative Results Fitness Playground after he served at the Corps, and, after becoming a Battle Ropes Master Coach for Onnit Academy, founded Battle Ropes Education, now part of Living.Fit. Aaron is dedicated to developing “leaders of […]

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How to Modify Training as You Age

One of the biggest questions I get from clients and former athletes alike is this: How do I modify my training as I age? Unfortunately, this often happens when someone is coming off one (or multiple) injuries, and it looking to train smarter – not just harder. In this video, I break down an example […]

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John Noonan on Sacrifices, Success and Mentorship

John Noonan is a Consultant, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Director of Noonan Performance. John has worked with professional youth, seniors, and international athletes from wide a range of performance sports – from professional football (soccer), rugby union/league, boxing, hockey, golf, and motorsport racing. Since his early childhood, John has always had a fascination with […]

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3 Training Qualities to Focus on During Quarantine

When it comes to training, we’re pretty much all struggling right now. You can’t hit the gym like you’re used to. Those strength gainzzz are slowly creeping away. And it’s like you can see your muscles shrinking right before your very eyes! So what do you do? Suck it up and take up basket weaving? […]

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The 4 Biggest Mistakes I’ve Made in Programming and Coaching

Over the last 20 years of my coaching career, I’ve definitely made every mistake in the book when in terms of writing programs and coaching athletes and clients. I got serious about coaching way back when I was at Ball State University in 2000, and ever since, I’ve done everything from one-on-one to large group […]

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Brian Buck on the Intersection Between Sports Science and Coaching

Brian Buck grew up a huge sports fan. The love of sports eventually parlayed itself into an opportunity to play college baseball in Southern California, and eventually, play in the minor leagues. This experience in professional baseball led him to the field of sports performance, working as a coach and trainer for several teams and […]

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One Simple Tip for Better Intern Training

Here at IFAST, we get a lot of questions about our internship program. After all, we’ve been running a very successful program since 2009 – and while we’ve been successful, we’ve definitely made our share of mistakes along the way, too! So when my guy Will Alli of Indiana University asked me what he could […]

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How Do You Get Better Buy-In on Resets?

One of the most common issues I hear from trainers and coaches alike is getting their clients and athlete to “buy-in” to doing resets, breathing, correctives, etc. And trust me – I know how it feels! It can be really tough to get your fast-paced, high-energy, or massively driven clients to slow down and do […]

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Geoff Girvitz on Programming and Coaching for the Gen Pop

Sports and athleticism used to feel like learning a second language to Geoff Girvitz, but he felt compelled to dig deeper into fitness. Today, as a fitness coach, writer, and the Founder of Bang Personal Fitness, Geoff supports his clients in making fitness a part of their life by reducing the complexity and confusion around […]

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IFAST Podcast #15 – The Journey of a Massage Therapist (with Jenny Owens)

We FINALLY have our first guest! Jenny Owens is a massage therapist and the owner of the Gingko Tree in Carmel, Indiana. Jenny is not only one of our most trusted resources within our professional network, but an amazing human being to boot. Here’s a brief overview of our show with Jenny: How Jenny’s uncle […]

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What is Physical Preparation?

What’s happening my friend…anything new? 😉 Of course, things are a little crazier across the world than usual. But with all that craziness, I’ve chosen to focus on the things that I have some control over. Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano used to say. “Control the Controllables” – and while it sounds a […]

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Lee Taft Talks Training Adults, Combines, and Strength Training for Speed

  Lee Taft – aka the Speed Guy – is a highly-respected and world renowned athletic movement specialist. Lee is devoted to sharing his training philosophy and teaching his multi-directional speed methods to performance coaches and fitness professionals worldwide. As a former physical education teacher, Lee has been teaching foundational movement to beginners and helping […]

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IFAST Podcast #14 – Considerations for Successfully Training Senior Clients

When you first start training in your 20’s or 30’s, it’s easy to assume that everyone you train is just like you. You know – young, healthy, fit, no previous injury history, etc. That’s why when you get your first “older” client, it can be quite a shock! In today’s episode, we break down what […]

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Erik Huddleston on The Life of a Serial Intern

Erik Huddleston is the Director of Performance at IFAST. Determined to become the high-level coach that he is today, Erik worked five Strength & Conditioning internship roles for private facilities and universities, including Texas Tech University and Indiana University. Erik received his degree in Exercise Science from Ball State University and his Master’s in Exercise […]

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Videos to Watch – Week of 3.2.20

Okay my friend sorry for the delay in posting these, but it’s been a busy couple of weeks. And on top of that, I caught some sort of bug which has knocked me out for the past 2.5 days – so I’m just excited to be back in the land of the living! So without […]

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