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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Recent Podcasts

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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Scott Fuchs on Body Types, Training and KPIs for Throwing the Javelin

Two-time All-American javelin thrower Scott Fuchs didn’t start his athletic career in track and field. Nope, Scott started off in baseball, which took over his life when he was 13 years old. Knowing that he could play at the collegiate level, Scott went on to play for a Division III institution right out of high […]

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Big Picture Program Design

Whether you’re new to the game or a savvy veteran, many coaches struggle with designing programs for their clients and athletes. While some feel challenged because they don’t understand the fundamentals of program design, others may feel hindered by a lack of design systems and principles. And trust me, I know…because I struggled too when […]

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Jelani Floyd and Dan Poneman on the Life of an NBA Agent

Becoming NBA agents wasn’t part of Jelani Floyd and Dan Poneman’s plan…like many people, they wanted to play for the NBA as kids. While Dan was in high school a website in high school where he ranked top basketball players in the state. He later found his niche in athletics not as a player, but […]

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Ben Eisenmenger on Strongman Training, Competition and Life

Ben Eisenmenger’s passion for training and physical preparation began early in his life, when he started doing workouts from muscle magazines in his basement using his father’s weights. Much of his inspiration came from his father, who lifted weights despite having cerebral palsy. Ben eventually pursued wellness and training full-time after college and trained for […]

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Ron McKeefery on Creating Community, Culture and Success

The best rewards of working in the world of physical preparation and strength and conditioning aren’t always financial, but that doesn’t mean you can’t build monetary stability while doing what you love as a strength coach. Ron McKeefery, Assistant Athletics Director for Fresno State University, exemplifies how that’s possible. In fact, Ron—who is recognized internationally […]

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