Physical Preparation Podcast

The Physical Preparation Podcast

The Physical Preparation Podcast is a one-stop-shop for trainers, coaches and athletes, where I’ll interview the best and brightest in our industry. Please subscribe via one of the links below to get updates for every new show!

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Luka Hocevar on Collecting Role Models and Hunting Skillsets

My good friend, entrepreneur and coach, Luka Hocevar, always seem to move a thousand miles an hour. And with the many hats he wears, you may get a different answer every time you ask him what he does. While he dabbles in real estate, he is also the Founder, Owner, and Operator of Vigor Ground […]

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Joel Smith on the Who, What, When, Where and Why of Elastic Training

Joel Smith considers himself a “born mover.” As a young athlete, his passion for developing his athletic outputs—from movement and sprinting to jumping and dunking—led him to play at the national level in track and field and athletic performance coaching. However, his mentality towards athletic development revolved around strength. It wasn’t until learning from other […]

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Jeremy Frisch on Plugging the Holes of Youth Athletic Development

According to youth sports coach, Jeremy Frisch, playing sports can open up whole new worlds for any person. Jeremy’s the Director and Owner of Achieve Performance Training, a physical fitness facility in Clinton, Massachusetts that focuses on youth athletic development. Jeremy believes that it’s essential for kids to explore experiences, making it more critical for […]

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5 Things I Need to Say

The thing about change is—whether it’s good or bad—it forces you to reflect on where you’re at, where you’re going, and where you want to be. So many pivotal moments in my life—from meeting my mentors, opening a gym, to raising kids—have taught me about being a coach, entrepreneur, and father. With the amount of […]

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Brett Jones on Kettlebell Training, Movement Screens, and the Evolution of a Coach

Brett Jones is grateful to the many mentors who have provided opportunities for him and allowed him to stand where he does now in his career. He’s the Director of Education at StrongFirst, the school of strength founded by Pavel Tsatsouline, who introduced Russian kettlebell to the West in 1998. Brett has been teaching—and swinging—the […]

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Keir Wenhamm-Flatt on Reverse Engineering, Pre-Season Testing and the Optimal Block

To the strength and conditioning coach, speaker, and consultant, Keir Wenham-Flatt, asking the right questions is as crucial as getting the right answers. Keir is the founder of Strength Coach Network, a platform that helps strength and conditioning professionals climb the coaching career ladder. He has presented at major sporting organizations, including the NFL, NBA, […]

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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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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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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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Brady Howe on the Power of Soft Skills in Leadership and Athletic Development

Brady Howe has had many titles throughout his career. He has been an athletic trainer, strength coach, and equipment manager for various institutions and teams, including the Utah Flash, Weber State University, the Salt Lake City Stars, the Idaho Stampede, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Phoenix Suns. But the common threads that run through these […]

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Eric Cressey on the Evolution of Baseball-Specific Training

It’s not an exaggeration to say that Eric Cressey’s work ethic is incomparable. In addition to being the Co-Founder and President of Cressey Sports Performance—widely considered one of the premier facilities for baseball-specific training—Eric is a prolific writer who has authored over 500 articles and five books, including Maximum Strength and The High Performance Handbook. […]

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