Physical Preparation with Ryan Horn


Ryan Horn is a guy I’ve wanted to have on the show for quite some time now, as he’s a guy with a ton of experience. With stops at Robert Morris, Liberty, VCU, Tulsa and now Wake Forest, he’s a guy that understands the sport of basketball, and how to build better basketball players.

In this show, Ryan and I talk about his thoughts on developing a complete basketball player, what it means to adapt – not abandon, and how there really is no off-season in collegiate basketball.

I’m telling you, Ryan absolutely crushes this interview. And if I can make a bold prediction, it’s probably one of the 5 best shows we’ve had to date.

Show Outline

Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this episode:

  • How Ryan got started in the world of physical preparation.
  • His long and winding path to his current position at Wake Forest.
  • Flipping the script, how he keeps his guys feeling right during the in-season training period.
  • The extensive monitoring process he uses with his athletes to determine their readiness and fatigue levels.
  • What a typical in-season training looks like for this basketball players.
  • How he transitions his athletes seamlessly from in-season to off-season training.
  • An overview of how Ryan structures his off-season workouts and training programs.
  • The shifts and adaptations he makes to his programs as athletes move from off-season to pre-season training.
  • The BIG Question.
  • An engaging and fun lightning round, where we discuss the beard, the book(s) he’s reading right now, and his best advice for young coaches listening in to the show.

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