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.
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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