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

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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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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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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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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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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Martin Rooney on Coaching, Motivation and Culture

Martin Rooney is a fitness expert, entrepreneur, presenter, and the best-selling author of Coach to Coach. A child of a physical education teacher and sports coach, Martin has always loved sports and fitness. He later received a track-and-field scholarship and completed his Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy degrees at the Medical […]

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Leo Totten on Coaching the Olympic Lifts at Every Level

Leo Totten has always had a fondness for athleticism. As a child, he knew he wanted to be a teacher and coach, so after completing his degree in Health and Physical Education at West Chester University, he became a high school P.E. teacher, coaching students in several sports. This background in physical education helped Leo […]

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Matt Hauck on Sports Science and Load Management in Professional Soccer

Matt Hauck was once a high school athlete who was curious about how he can improve his performance. This thirst for knowledge drove him to become a collegiate athlete and began his career in sports science while he was studying. Later, Matt graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Cum Laude at Western Oregon […]

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Stephanie Mock on Developing Better Systems, Coaches, and Athletes

Stephanie Mock is the Head Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning Coach at Mississippi State University. While attending West Virginia University for her Bachelor’s in Sports Science, Stephanie played on WVU’s Women’s Volleyball team and it was during this time that she found her niche and passion for strength conditioning – and how her training in […]

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Marcus Martinez: How to Unleash the Power of the Kettlebell

Marcus Martinez has loved fitness and physical training from an early age. He always wanted to own a gym, so he studied finance at Chapman University to learn how to run it as a business. While he was in the finance and accounting world, Marcus continued working on fitness training and received his first training […]

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Radley Haddad on Assessment, Evaluation and Coaching in Pro Baseball

Ever since he was a child, Radley Haddad has been passionate about baseball. Born and raised in Indiana, Radley started playing when he was six years old with his friends in their backyard. He played travel ball in high school and soon started his baseball career at West Carolina University, where he played for two […]

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Kim Schaper on Why Women Are NOT Small Men

Kim Schaper is a holistic wellness coach and certified personal trainer who is passionate about helping women claim their health and wellbeing. At age 19, Kim developed anorexia, which eventually paved the way to anxiety and depression. She frequented many different treatment centers over the years that followed. When she finally overcame her struggles in […]

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4 Key Ingredients to Client and Athlete Success

An athlete’s triumph lies in more than just training inside the gym or following a routine. After all, while many coaches take their clients and athletes follow specific training programs, not all of them achieve success on the field. In that case, what separates good athletes from great ones? What are the key factors that […]

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Venus Lau on Movement, Energy and Flow

Venus Lau is a certified trainer specializing in movement & flow since 2007 and located in Los Angeles. She has coached professional athletes, other coaches & movement professionals, celebrities, physical rehabilitation, kids, elderly, your average Jill & Joe, and everything in between. Venus has created several online fitness programs— and just launched her own VenusFit […]

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