Physical Preparation with Josh Bohnotal


Josh Bohnotal is a guy I’ve known for years. From his start with the Chicago Bulls to his current position at Purdue University, he’s a guy I’ve always respected and learned a thing or two from.

And if you like basketball, this is going to be your show. In this in-depth interview, Josh and I discuss the mistakes he’s made in his career, how he structures his off, in and pre-season programs, and how he uses restorative and facilitative training sessions in-season to help his athletes perform at the highest levels.

Show Outline

Here’s a brief overview of what Josh and I covered:

  • How he got into the world of physical preparation.
  • His career arc – starting with his dream job at the Chicago Bulls, to working with the Purdue men’s basketball team today.
  • The extensive assessment Josh takes the guys through first-thing in the off-season.
  • How he outlines his off-season training program  – where he takes us step-by-step through both his training blocks, and individual training weeks.
  • What an individual training session looks like in the off-season.
  • What Josh is doing differently this off-season, and how he’s putting the onus back on the players.
  • The shifts in training when moving from the off-season to pre-season periods, and then again from the pre-season to competitive season.
  • How Josh is keeping a high training frequency in-season with his basketball team, without killing them.
  • The BIG Question
  • A “not-so-fast” lightning round where we discuss his work with divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson made him a better coach, his favorite books, and his best Al Vermeil story.

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  1. Great Podcast that i listened to earlier today. I am about to listen again only this time my note pad and pen are ready!!! Thanks Mike and Josh!

    • Thanks Jeff! I was really happy with this show. Josh is an amazing coach and I love the transparency he gives us!

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