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Daniel Bove on Variability, Load Management and Winning in the NBA

Daniel Bove is currently serving as the Director of Performance for the Phoenix Suns. With the Suns, Daniel is tasked with managing the strength & conditioning and sports science departments. Before coming to Phoenix, Daniel worked as a strength & conditioning coach and applied sports scientist for the Atlanta Hawks.  With a diverse background in […]

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Dr. Ramsey Nijem on Developing Young NBA Talent

Dr. Ramsey Nijem begins his sixth season with the Sacramento Kings, and his fourth as the team’s head strength and conditioning coach. Dr. Nijem spent two seasons as the Kings assistant strength and conditioning coach prior to his current role. Before joining the Kings, Dr. Nijem was the head strength and conditioning coach at Santa […]

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10 Keys to Building Better Basketball Players

Growing up, I was absolutely obsessed with basketball. It wasn’t uncommon for me to spend 4, 6, and sometimes upwards of 8 hours a day working on my game. And while I loved playing the game, I might love coaching basketball players even more. In this show, I cover 10 ways we can help make […]

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Jim Ferris on Sustained Success Working with Pro Athletes

Jim Ferris is the founder of GYM Ferris Fitness and a Philadelphia-based fitness trainer and coach that seemingly went straight from graduating from West Chester University to training professional athletes and teams. He has worked in all levels of sports performance – from pro athletes and local teams to everyday fitness enthusiasts. Since 2009, he […]

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Cory Schlesinger on Struggle, Failure and “Care Bear” Training

Cory Schlesinger is in his third year as the sports performance coach for the Stanford University’s Men’s Basketball team. Prior to his time there, he’s also put in work at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Santa Clara, and the Olympic Training Center. In this show, Cory and I talk about why he’s so frustrated with […]

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Ryan Horn on Coaching, Accountability, and Upholding the Standard

Ryan Horn is in his fifth season with the Wake Forest basketball program, and serves as the Demon Deacons’ Director of Athletic Performance. With previous stops at Robert Morris, Liberty, VCU, and Tulsa, he’s a guy that understands the sport of basketball, and how to build better basketball players. But beyond the X’s and O’s […]

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Should You Squat Tall Athletes?

One thing that truly bothers me about our industry is black and white statements, all-encompassing statements. If you look at it from a global view, everything we do is a shade of gray – there are rarely “good” or “bad” things to do. So when the following post came up last week on Instagram, I […]

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Cory Schlesinger on Building Collegiate Basketball Athletes

Cory Schlesinger is in his second year as the sports performance coach for the Stanford University’s Men’s Basketball team. Prior to his time there, he’s also put in work at the University of Alabama Birmingham, Santa Clara, and the Olympic Training Center Cory is a guy who I first connected with on Instagram, and honestly, […]

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What is “Sports Science”?

Note from MR: I don’t normally run a ton of guest content, but I’ve gotten a ton of good stuff submitted lately – and I guarantee this one is going to make you think! I’m actually reading “Unplugged” right now, and I think a lot of Adam’s thoughts in this article will follow suit. Plus, […]

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Practical Basketball Conditioning

Note from MR: Last week, my guy Zac Cupples killed it with his guest article, “The 3 Biggest Basketball Conditioning Mistakes.” But one thing that always frustrates me is when someone comes up with a problem, but does take it to the next level and give you a solution. So if you enjoyed that last […]

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The 3 Biggest Basketball Conditioning Mistakes

Note from MR: Zac Cupples is a guy who I’ve known for years, and back in the day he even studied under the Jedi Master Bill Hartman here at IFAST. And you know I don’t put a ton of guest content on the site, mostly because I only want to publish high-quality content. However, when you […]

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Mike Irr on Winning an NBA Championship

Mike Irr recently completed his 2nd season with the Golden State Warriors as their Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. Overall, Mike has seven years of NBA experience, having previously served as Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Charlotte Bobcats from 2008-11 and as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Chicago Bulls from 2006-08. […]

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Setting up for Speed: Base, Balance and Angles

Over the past five years, I’ve made a concerted effort to become a better coach of speed and agility exercises. I’ve read books, purchased products, and actively sought out some of the best speed coaches in the world. Just looking back at our own seminars here at IFAST, we’ve brought in Boo Schexnayder, Lee Taft, […]

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Developing the Youth Basketball Player with Rod Root

Rod Root is a performance coach, basketball fanatic, owner of Teamwork Bloomington (a sports performance and fitness facility in Bloomington, Indiana), and a mentor/teacher to young athletes. Rod is a very serious rec league/pickup basketball player at the local YMCA and by his own accounts he’s probably logged more 1-on-1 games (and losses) than any […]

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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 […]

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