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

Andrew Paul on Giving Athletes 100% Opportunity and 100% Growth

Andrew Paul is the senior athletic performance coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Prior to his time in OKC, he also made stops with EXOS and the University of Missouri Andrew and his staff is one that I’ve always admired, and their set-up in OKC is second-to-none. In this show, Andrew and I talk about […]

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Cory Schlesinger on Struggle, Failure and “Care Bear” Training

Cory Schlesinger is in his third year as the sports performance coach for the Stanford University’s Men’s Basketball team. Prior to his time there, he’s also put in work at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Santa Clara, and the Olympic Training Center. In this show, Cory and I talk about why he’s so frustrated with […]

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Stacey Hardin on Purposeful Collaboration in Pro Sports

A native of Fairfield, California, Stacey Hardin joined Minnesota United as part of the medical staff for their inaugural season in Major League Soccer in 2017. She is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the delivery of medical care for all teams in the Minnesota United Organization. Additionally, she serves as the Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Head […]

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Ryan Horn on Coaching, Accountability, and Upholding the Standard

Ryan Horn is in his fifth season with the Wake Forest basketball program, and serves as the Demon Deacons’ Director of Athletic Performance. With previous stops at Robert Morris, Liberty, VCU, and Tulsa, he’s a guy that understands the sport of basketball, and how to build better basketball players. But beyond the X’s and O’s […]

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Michelle Boland on Resets, Asymmetry and Variability Days

  Michelle Boland is the owner of Michelle Boland Training and coaches at Northeastern University Sports Performance. She works with women’s ice hockey, field hockey and rowing, as well as assisting with men’s basketball. Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in nutrition, master’s degree in strength and conditioning, and Ph.D in Exercise Physiology. One thing I […]

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Michael Mullin on Breathwork, Models and Integrative Training

Michael Mullin is a clinically-based athletic trainer with over 27 years of experience in physical therapy, rehabilitation and performance training.  He is the owner of “Integrative Rehab Training LLC” which provides fitness rehab services, consulting and educational programming. He specializes in the treatment, rehabilitation and training of individuals and groups and has worked with all […]

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Lance Walker on Speed Development, Deceleration and Thinking Bigger

Lance Walker is the Global Director of Michael Johnson Performance, and is a former NFL, NCAA, and High School S&C coach. Lance has been in the physical preparation world for over 25 years, and his career spans over 30 professional, elite, collegiate, and high school sports. His client roster is pretty darn elite as well, […]

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Jordan Syatt on Building Consistency and Making Fitness Fun

Jordan Syatt is an Elite powerlifter, Gary Vayernchuk’s personal fitness coach, and a 27th degree black belt in chugging coffee. He owns and operates his online fitness brand, Syatt Fitness and he also runs Unicorn Magic Coffee Co, a politically incorrect membership-based coffee club. In other words, Jordan has severe ADD and has his hands […]

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Darren Burgess on Training and Life in the English Premiere League

Darren Burgess is the head of high performance for Arsenal Football Club. Prior to this, he’s held similar roles for Liverpool , Port Adelaide of the AFL, and the Australian national soccer team. This is Darren’s second time on the show, and one thing I love about chatting with him is how it feels like […]

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Joe Kenn on Coaching in the NFL and “Chasing Simplicity”

Joe Kenn is a 30-year vet in the strength and conditioning game, which includes the last 8 years where he’s been the head strength and conditioning coach for the Carolina Panthers. Joe is a guy I first met years ago, when he and Adam Feit had me come down to speak at Louisville for the […]

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Aaron Cunanan on Sports Science, Athlete Monitoring, and Being Evidence Driven

Aaron Cunanan is a doctoral fellow in the Sport Physiology and Performance PhD program at East Tennessee State University. He received his master’s degree in kinesiology and wellness from LSU Shreveport. Aaron served as an assistant coach under Dr. Kyle Pierce at the USA Weightlifting Center for High Performance and Development in Shreveport, La., from […]

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BJ Gaddour on Bringing Intelligent Fitness to the Masses

BJ Gaddour is a former fat guy turned cover model and the former fitness director for the Men’s Health brand. You can follow him everywhere on social media @BJGaddour and access all of his programming at BJ is a guy I’ve known for years. Between our time speaking together at the Elite Fitness Workshops, to […]

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Matej Hocevar on Microdosing Info, KPI’s and World Travel

  Matej Hocevar is a guy I often refer to as the World’s Most Interesting Man. Whether it’s speaking multiple languages, traveling the world, or simply his curiosity and zest for life, he’s a guy I feel honored to call a good friend. Matej is also the owner of Vigor Move and Live in Ljubljana, […]

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Pat Rigsby on Building Your Ideal Fitness Business

Pat Rigsby is a guy I’ve known for years now, and he’s my go-to resource when it comes to running my businesses. And I’ll say this – IFAST and RTS wouldn’t be where it is today without Pat and his guidance. In this show, Pat and I talk about how a collegiate baseball coach pivoted […]

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Dan Sanzo on Mindset, Coaching and Becoming a Mentor

Dan Sanzo joined Northeastern University Sports Performance in fall 2013.  He is the Associate Director of Sports Performance and Head of Strength and Conditioning.   He is responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for women’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer.  In addition, he coordinates the transition of athletes from rehabilitation to full strength and […]

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