Physical Preparation with Ty Terrell


Ty Terrell is a guy I’ve known for years. We first met years ago when we attended one of our IFAST seminars with Lee Taft, and he stuck around long enough Bill and I ended up giving him a job at IFAST.

But in all seriousness, Ty is one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met, and someone who has dedicated his life to becoming a great coach. Most importantly, I’m proud to have him as a coach at IFAST.

In this episode Ty and I talk about his overarching coaching philosophy, what we’re doing right – and wrong- with regards to speed training, and how we should be using the weight room to make faster athletes.

Show Outline

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

  • How he got started in the world of physical preparation, and why he felt compelled to “follow his passion.”
  • His overarching philosophy when it comes to training.
  • What we’re doing right – and wrong – when it comes to speed development.
  • Ty’s physical prerequisites to being fast and agile (and my answer to the same question, since he flipped it on me!)
  • Mistake recovery: What it is, and why you should be training it with your athletes.
  • The role of strength training in a speed program.
  • The concept of transfer, and how Ty tries to maximize transfer of training to on-the-field performance.
  • The BIG Question.
  • The lightning round, where we discuss Ty’s favorite athlete of all-time (hint: DUKE!), his one-word response to the name “Lee Taft,” the books he’s reading right now, and why he’s seen Deadpool multiples times already.

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