Physical Preparation with Mike Coval


Mike Coval is a gym owner in Ann Arbor Michigan, and a guy who is doing some amazing work with his young basketball players. He’s also a former IFAST intern, and I couldn’t be more excited to have him on the show.

In this episode Mike and I are going to go in-depth into his training. We cover everything from his assessment process, to his training programs, and even specifics with how he conditions his guys.

I’m telling you – Mike absolutely crushes this interview and I think you’re going to love it.

Let’s do this!

Show Outline

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

  • What originally got Mike into the world of physical preparation.
  • An overview of his gym, and the types of athletes he’s working with.
  • Why Mike is so passionate about the sport of basketball, and what it’s meant in his life.
  • His elevator pitch to parents who are interested in sending their kids to train with him.
  • What a standard training session looks like, and what he’s putting emphasis on to get his athletes healthy, strong and efficient.
  • His thoughts on vertical jump training, and the first thing he’s doing to improve an athelte’s vertical jump.
  • His thoughts on speed and agility work for basketball, and what he’s doing training-wise to help his athletes become faster and more explosive.
  • What Mike is doing year-round to build better conditioning for his basketball players.
  • The BIG Question!
  • A really fun lightening round where we talk training music, books, his favorite basketball player, and one piece of advice he’d give to aspiring basketball strength coaches.

Related Links

Mike’s Info:

Dr. Spina and FRC

Lee Taft

Joel Jamieson

IFAST University

Brad Schoenfeld – Science and Development of Muscular Hypertrophy

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