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Nick Showman

Owner - Showtime Strength & Performance

Owner - Natural Ohio Bodybuilding Association

Topics Covered in this Podcast

1. Ownign two business at 25 tears old.  How Nick got to wear he is now.
2. Lessons learned from owning a facility
3.The most important factors in opening a facility
4. Designing the facility. What goes where
5. Initial assessments of athletes
6. Where we are filling in sports
7. What to look for with assessment tools. From landing to squatting.
8. Year long In-Season training
9. ImplementingCircuit training to address weak points
10. What are the most important movements fro all athletes in all sports.
11. Communication strategies with parents, sport coaches, and strength coaches
12. Marketing through education.
13. Hosting events for fundraising
14. The biggest challenges with youth athletes
15. Exercises to avoid
16. Olympic Lifts with athletes
17. Keeping Speed training simple and adjusting volume
18. Drills for success on the field or court
19. Creating a culture for success
20. How to reach Nick Showman

The Nick Showman File

Nick Showman
Owner Showtime Strength & Performance
National Academy of Sports Medicine- Performance Enhancement Specialist, Youth Exercise Specialist.

Previous Experience

  • Dension University- Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach 2009-2012
  • Granville High School- Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach 2010- 2013
  • Total Athletic Development- Sports Performance Coach 2010-2013
  • Columbus State Olympic Weightlifting Club Member 2009-2011

Since focusing on strength & conditioning, Nick has competed in bodybuilding, strongman, and powerlifting and learned training methods from the best in the world in each sport. 

Nick has helped athletes begin their athletic careers as children and has helped many athletes get to the collegiate level in sports.

 

www.elitefts.com

http://www.showtimestrength.com

Photo courtesy of Ken Snow

 

Direct download: SPP_42_Nick_Showman.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 2:44pm EST

Nate Harvey, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at State University of New York at Buffalo

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. How Coach Harvey got started in coaching
  2. Transitioning from Football to the Olympic Sports
  3. The SUNY Brockport connection; D3 to Big Time S&C
  4. A typical template at SUNY Buffalo
  5. Adjusting the template based on sport
  6. Biggest misconceptions with the Conjugate system
  7. How the conjugate system fits in the collegiate setting
  8. How the conjugate system can help beginners
  9. Dynamic Effort Movements
  10. Go to movements for Max Effort work
  11. In-season considerations
  12. Developing rapport with sport coaches
  13. Assessing athletes
  14. Adding volume in a team setting
  15. Why coaches need to train
  16. Advice for young strength coach
  17. Building confidence in the weight room that a carries over to the field
  18. The RMU Strength & Speed Seminar
  19. How to reach Coach Harvey

@SUNYUBStrong

The Nate Harvey File

Harvey is entering his third year in the Sports Performance Program at the University at Buffalo. During this time he has either assisted in or directed the training of each one of UB’s athletic teams at one time or another.

Harvey holds a Master's Degree in Applied Physiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. During his time in graduate school at UB he also served as a volunteer assistant in the sports performance department.

Prior to his time at the University at Buffalo he spent time as a high school football coach, sports performance coach in the private sector and a Fitness Director for Xerox Recreation Association in Rochester, NY.

Harvey’s undergraduate work was completed at SUNY Brockport in Exercise Physiology and Physical Education. At Brockport he was a four year letter winner in football and eventual Usafootball.com All-American selection. He completed his undergraduate work with an internship in the Buffalo Bills strength and conditioning department.

He has been training himself for twenty years and uses this ‘under the bar’ experience to help his athletes reach their maximal potential. Recently, he earned his Elite Powerlifting status in August of 2009 in only his third competition entered.

Harvey resides in Buffalo with his wife Hillary and two children Natalie and Rocco.

@SUNYUBStrong

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http://articles.elitefts.com/features/interviews/3-questions-with-coach-nate-harvey/

Direct download: SPP204120Nate20Harvey.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

Ashley Jones

Team Elitefts Columnist

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Author, Rugby Strength Coach

Topic Covered in this Podcast

1. How Ashley got started in the profession
2. Minimum requirements for raining athletes: Overseas vs the States
3. Misconception about Rugby training; Rugby vs Rugby League vs American Football
4. Programming considerations for Rugby
5. Assessments for Rugby Players
6. Differences between in-season and off season training for Rugby
7. Setting up the game week in-season
8. Developing a system for workload based on the individual
9. Similarities to NFL Coaching Philosophies
10. Technical vs tactical vs Physical preparation
11. Monitoring Conditioning and speed work
12. A more creative way to implement conditioning
13. Top-ups to address biomotor qualities
14. Strength Training for Rugby eBook
15. Advice for young coaches
16. Future plans and how to reach Ashley

The Ashley Jones File
Ashley Jones, MS, CSCS, is a rugby strength and conditioning coach who has worked with the elite of the game. Jones has been employed by the Crusaders (Super XV competition), New Zealand All Blacks, and the Australian Wallabies rugby teams over the last decade. He has worked in the sports physical performance conditioning and fitness industries since 1978 and has worked in various professional sports across three countries.

- Biography & photo courtesy of nsca.com

Articles by Ashley Jones

http://articles.elitefts.com/author/ashley-jones/

Buy "Engineering Physical Performance: Strength Training for Rugby: A Neural, Mechanical & Metabolic Approach Here:

http://www.flexcart.com/members/elitefts/default.asp?m=PD&cid=370&pid=6364

About the Book:

-New from International Strength and Conditioning Coach Ashley Jones.

-Ash shares his thoughts and specific training modalities in a raw cut to the tin information packed bible.

-No flashy graphics in this book, it is all about the information and the athletes.

-With 89 A4 pages this e-book allows Ash to share much of his world class experience and hands on insights into over 35 years at the coal face of strength training.

-Many of the world’s best rugby players have trained under Ash’s careful tuition including the All Blacks, Crusaders and Wallabies.

-An absolute must read for strength and conditioning professionals working in rugby.

Direct download: SPP204020Ashley20Jones.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Elitefts SPP Jay DeMayo Interview

Jay DeMayo

University of Richmond

Central Virginia Sports Performance Seminar

Topics Covered in this Podcast

1. Coach DeMayo’s career path
2. Off-Season training for basketball
3. Monitoring athletes
4. Acclimating First-year players
5. The transition to In-season training
5. Program considerations for swimming and diving
6. Training divers vs swimmers
7. Plyometircs of swimming
8. Special Exercises for swimming
9. The CVASPS Seminar
10. Advice for young strength coaches
11. How to contact Coach DeMayo

The Jay DeMayo File

Jay DeMayo has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s and Women’s Basketball at the University of Richmond since October 2005.  Jay is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Cortland where he was a two year starter on the Men’s Soccer team.  Prior to taking over the responsibilities of Men’s and Women’s Basketball at UR Jay worked with every team on campus as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach working.  During his tenure at Richmond, Coach DeMayo has worked with five All-Americans, and 10 Atlantic 10 championship teams.  Presently Jay is also responsible for the dry land training for NOVA Aquatics LLC, one of the top youth swim clubs on the eastern seaboard where he has coached over twenty athlete’s whom have qualified for Olympic Trials.

Coach DeMayo’s constant effort to better himself as a coach has brought him numerous certifications.  Coach DeMayo has his Level I coaching certification from USA Track and Field, is certified as an American Kettlebell Club Coach, United States Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Coach DeMayo has also been a presenter for four consecutive years at the Pennsylvania State Clinic at Juniata College.  At the PA State Clinic Coach DeMayo has spoken on “Training Soccer Players, Developing a 3 Day Strength Training Program,”  “Max Effort Training for Sports,” and “Lift Preparation, The Next Evolution of the Warm Up,” “Developing a Progression for Auxiliary Lifts” and “Teaching the Squat and Deadlift.”  Coach DeMayo has also presented at the University of Richmond Sports Performance Clinic and with the Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball Academy.  Coach DeMayo has also been involved in developing the Basketball Strength Symposium in Raleigh, NC, and the Central VA Sports Performance Seminar.

Courtesy of www.cvasps.com

Direct download: SPP203920Jay20DeMayo.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

Elitefts SPP Adam Feit Interview

Interview with Adam Feit

Director of Sports Performance at Reach Your Potential Training

Founder of The Young Strength Coaches Corner

www.adamfeit.com

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. Adam's career path: paying dues
  2. The Springfield College advantage
  3. From a young assistant to a younger head coach
  4. Developing assistants for the next step
  5. Finding what makes you stand out as a coach
  6. Empowering assistant coaches
  7. Nutritional strategies for athletes
  8. Adjusting from college to the NFL
  9. The decision to make the move into the private sector
  10. Communication with youth athletes
  11. The experience of a private sector like RYPT
  12. The YSCC : From networking to coaching frustrations to career advice
  13. How to reach Adam

The Adam Fiet File

Courtesy of www.igotrypt.com

Certifications:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS)
  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association- Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (CSCCa-SCCC)
  • United States Weightlifting Coach- Level 1 Certified (USAW-1)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine-Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM-PES)
  • Precision Nutrition- Certified Nutritionist (PN-1)

Education:

  • B.S. Applied Exercise Science (Springfield College, 2006)
  • M.S. Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention  (California University of Pennsylvania, 2009)

Adam Feit is the Director of Sports Performance for Reach Your Potential Training and is responsible for the design and implementation of the center's sports performance programs. Adam brings a host of college and professional strength and conditioning and nutrition experience to Reach Your Potential Training. Previously serving as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach and Nutrition Coordinator for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, Adam designed and implemented the strength and conditioning programs for the Panthers' specialist and quarterback position groups. Adam also supervised the strength and conditioning programs for the offensive and defensive skill players while overseeing the entire team's performance nutrition program, including meal plan design, supplement protocols and on/off-site meal services.

Before joining the Carolina Panthers, Adam served as the Head Sports Performance Coach for Eastern Michigan University in 2010-2011. Adam designed sports performance programs for football and women's soccer, while supervising a full-time staff in charge of 21 varsity sports. While at Eastern, Adam implemented the university's first nutrition training table and supplement station and directed major advancements and renovations to the school's strength and conditioning facilities.

Prior to assuming head coaching responsibilities at Eastern Michigan, Adam served as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Louisville's Football Team. At Louisville, he assisted with the design and implementation of the football team's athlete development programs through the 2008 and 2009 football seasons.

Earlier in Adam's career, he served as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He also performed strength and conditioning internships with Arizona State University, US Olympic Training Center, University of Connecticut and Springfield College.

As a college athlete, Adam played football for Springfield College in Springfield, MA. During his years as an offensive lineman, he was a team captain and garnered all-consensus 1st Team All-American and All-Empire 8 League honors. As the Division III's East Region Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2006, he helped Springfield win its' only Empire 8 Championship and reach the second round of the NCAA playoffs. Adam also represented Team USA in the Division III All-Star game, the Aztec Bowl, in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Adam's passion for sports performance doesn't end with coaching. He is an active competitive lifter in Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting and strongman. Adam is married to Mary Kate Feit (Jones), also a sports performance coach and competitive lifter, and have a newborn son Cody. 

When not coaching, training or spending time with family, you can find Adam writing on his blog at http://www.adamfeit.com or working with his online social network of young strength and conditioning coaches with the YSCC (Young Strength Coaches Corner).

Direct download: SPP203820Adam20Feit.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

Carl Valle Interview

Topics Covered in this Podcast

1. The decision to take a risk

2. The gap between technologoy and application

3. From HRV to GPS: Assessing Readiness

4. Overtesting Syndrome

5. Practical procedures for testing

6. Facial Coding for readiness

7. Evaluating muscle tissue with TMG

8. Using GPS to adapt workload

9. Communicating and Education team coaches to morph tactical and physical training

10. VBT Training: A metric of a metric of a metric

11. Perspective on the athlete managment system

12. The 3 data sets that all coaches want

13. Technology and job securtiy

14. Jurassic Park for Coaches and the 3 levels of technology

15. Quick Take-a-ways for coaches: The 4 Ss

16. Speed training made simple for sport coaches

17. How to reach Carl

About Carl Valle

Since 1997 I have coached Track and Field at every level, from high school to the Olympic level in the sprints and hurdles. Having the privilege of working with great athletes that have been All-American and school record holders, many rewarding experiences made me love both the sport and working with great people. After years of seeing athletes fall through the cracks in the US  and abroad, I decided to create a unique solution to leverage the great coaching community and medical network by organizing those resources

Direct download: SPP203720Carl20Valle.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 10:58am EST

Ryan Horn is the Director of Athletic Perofrmnace of Men's Basketball at Wake Forrest University.

Topics Covered in this Podcast

1. Ryan Horn's Career Path

2. Coming in to a new role at a new school

3. Utilizing Technology in the Athletic Performance Setting

4. "You can't manage what you don't manage."

5. Off-Season Training

6. The Upsidedown Pyramid

7. The role of the Athletic Performance Coach

8. "My job is not to ask questions, its; to give answers."

9. Assessment & Evaluation

9. "I'd much rather teach, than correct."

10. Off-Season carryover into the Season

11. Perceptual vs Objective monitoring for readiness

12. How to reach Coach Horn

 

The Ryan Horn File:

Ryan Horn is in his first season with the Wake Forest basketball program in 2014-15. Horn serves as the Demon Deacons' Director of Athletic Performance.

Horn joined the Demon Deacons in April 2014 after working under head coach Danny Manning at the University of Tulsa where he helped the Golden Hurricane win the 2013-14 Conference USA regular season and tournament championships--the program's first league title since 2003.

Horn spent three seasons at Tulsa and most recently directed the athletic performance programs for men's basketball and softball while assisting with football. He also previously worked with the Golden Hurricane women's basketball and women's soccer teams.

Prior to Tulsa, Horn spent five seasons at VCU as the associate head strength and conditioning coach. Horn was directly responsible for designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for the Rams' men's and women's soccer, field hockey and golf teams while also assisting with men's and women's basketball.

Horn began his professional career as a volunteer intern at Robert Morris University and Liberty University where he assisted with all aspects of the strength and conditioning program for football and men's and women's basketball.

Horn played football at East Stroudsburg University for one season and James Madison University for three seasons.

Originally from Inwood, W.Va., Horn graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor's degree in exercise science in May of 2007 and completed his master's degree through the VCU Center for Sports Leadership in 2008.

Horn is an approved mentor and strength and conditioning coach certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He is also a certified Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting and a Level 1 Track and Field Coach through USA Track and Field.

Horn and his wife, Ashley, have two children: son, Landon, and daughter, Addison.

Courtesy of Wake Forrest Athletics

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Direct download: SPP203620Ryan20Horn.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Elitefts SPP - ACL Prevention with Dr. Tim Hewett

Timothy Hewett, PhD

Director, OSU Sports Health & Performance Institute
Director of Research, OSU Sports Medicine
Professor, Departments of Physiology & Cell Biology, Family Medicine, Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering


Topics in This Podcast

1. Recent trends in ACL injury

2. How the NBA utilized Dr. Hewitt

3. Biomechanical casues of ACL injuries

4. Post injury factors

5. Screening for risk factors

6. The best exericers for reducing ACL injuries

7. Prevention and training... one in the same

8. When to starting training to prevent ACL injuries

9. Why education is the most important aspect of prevention

10. How soon is too soon to come back from an ACL injury

11. Why reinjuries happen

12. The emotional toll from an ACL injury

13. Information about the ACL Workshop: 

www.regonline.com/2014aclworkshop

 

Education and Background

  • B.A. Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati 1984
  • B.S. Biology the University of Cincinnati 1984
  • Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Cincinnati College of
    Medicine 1990

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology, Department of Pharmacology & Cell
Biophysics, University of Cincinnati 1993

Experience & Interests

As Director of Research, Dr. Hewett is responsible for the oversight and coordination of a multi-disciplinary research program, as well as the development of strategic OSU Sports Medicine priorities.

Hewett joined Ohio State in 2010 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he served as director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center. He is nationally recognized for his work in the area of knee injury prevention in female athletes.

Hewett, who also serves as a tenured professor in Ohio State’s department of physiology and cell biology, completed a doctorate in physiology and biophysics from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and has a post-doctoral fellowship in molecular biology. His research interests range from the molecular alteration of muscle contraction to the development of new methods for injury prevention and athletic development.

Hewett is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine. He has more than 220 peer-reviewed publications, over 15,000 citations and an h-index of 70. He has authored a book and multiple book chapters.

He is a permanent member of the National Institutes of Health MRS Study Section and is on the Editorial board for several medical journals. He is an international expert in the field of injury prevention, especially of ACL injuries. Dr. Hewett has received several prestigious awards, including the NCAA, Excellence in Research, Systematic Review and O’Donoghue Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Clint Thompson Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association. He has been a Keynote speaker at many national and international conferences. His work has been cited on hundreds of occasions in lay press journals, including over ten in The New York Times, as well as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, NPR and CBS. Dr. Hewett is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, The Orthopaedic Research Society and The American Physiological Society and is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

Advising Narrative

I am a Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Cell Biology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Family Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, as well as the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University. I have a doctorate in Physiology and Biophysics and post-doctoral fellowships in Molecular Biology and Biomechanics. I am an international leading expert in the field of injury prevention, with a special focus on ACL risk factor and prevention research. Thus far I have published over 220 peer-reviewed articles with over 15,000 citations in the medical literature, an h-index over 65 and have also authored a book and several book chapters. A permanent member of the National Institutes of Health MRS Study Section, I also serve on the Editorial board for several medical journals. My awards include the NCAA, Excellence in Research, Systematic Review and O’Donoghue Awards from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Rose Excellence in Research Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, the Clint Thompson Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association and a Young Investigator’s Award from the American Heart Association. My work has been cited on hundreds of occasions in lay press journals, including over ten in The New York Times, as well as Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, NPR and CBS. My professional memberships include the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, The Orthopaedic Research Society and The American Physiological Society and I am a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

Books

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Understanding and Preventing Non-Contact ACL Injury. Champagne, IL: Human Kinetics, January 2007.

 

12th Annual ACL Workshop
State of the Art Prevention and Rehabilitation Program

Saturday, October 11, 2014
from 8 am - 5:30 pm
Medical Education and
Resource Center (MERC)*
619 Oak Street
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Maps and directions may
be downloaded from
www.cincinnatichildrens.org
*This is NOT held at the Main Hospital.

This workshop is designed for physicians, athletic trainers, physician assistants, nurses, occupational or physical therapists, students, researchers, strength and conditioning specialists, sports medicine and orthopedic health care professionals.
The ACL workshop is a day dedicated to the prevention, training, and rehabilitation of athletes who are at risk for ACL injuries. The world renowned team at the Human Performance Laboratory in the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center will detail the latest prevention programs for female athletes. We will utilize state-of-the-art 3D motion analysis to teach athlete screening techniques. We will also teach neuromuscular training methods that focus on proper core and knee control and landing techniques.

www.elitefts.com

 

 

Direct download: SPP203520Tim20Hewett.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

Elitefts SPP - James "The Thinker" Smith

James "The Thinker" Smith Interview on Elitefts Sports Performance Podcast

Topics in this Podcast

Self-educated beginnings
Learning from SEAL training
How James connected with elitefts
Combining the WSBB and the Charlie Francis Training System
Segregation between the sport coach and the physical preparation coach
Relationships between physical preparation and high performance sports training
Thermodynamics to explain coaching systems
What James would do different at the college level
The problem with tactical performance training
Addressing the injury potential of collision/ combat sports
How to contact James

 

Direct download: SPP203420James20Smith.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (I-FAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mike has made a name for himself as one of the premier performance coaches in the world, helping clients and athletes from all walks of life achieve their physique and sports performance goals.

Topics in the Podcast

How Mike got into the Profession

How Mike hooked up with elitefts.com

Making the Connection between Rehab and Performance

The difference between medical based and performance based re-hab

The 2 sides of the R7 Philosophy origin

Creating systems for program design

Treat everyone like an athlete

Assessments and screening for new clients and athletes

What most athletes need and what their biggest weaknesses are

Mike's staple movements regardless of athlete or client

The benefit's of standardizing training templates

Progressions, Regressions, and Exercises Variations

The one thing that will help any athlete or lifter

Mike's advise for people getting into the profession

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Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (I-FAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mike has made a name for himself as one of the premier performance coaches in the world, helping clients and athletes from all walks of life achieve their physique and sports performance goals. - See more at: http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/who-is-mike-robertson/#sthash.SpfwXzgI.dpuf
Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (I-FAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mike has made a name for himself as one of the premier performance coaches in the world, helping clients and athletes from all walks of life achieve their physique and sports performance goals. - See more at: http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/blog/who-is-mike-robertson/#sthash.SpfwXzgI.dpuf
Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (I-FAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mike has made a name for himself as one of the premier performance coaches in the world, helping clients and athletes from all walks of life achieve their physique and sports performance goals. - See more at: http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/#sthash.9BBe83cW.dpuf
Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (I-FAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mike has made a name for himself as one of the premier performance coaches in the world, helping clients and athletes from all walks of life achieve their physique and sports performance goals. - See more at: http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/#sthash.9BBe83cW.dpuf
Direct download: SPP_33_Mike_Robertson.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 11:23am EST

Matt Rhodes Interview.

1. How you got to the position you are now.  A little history.

2. What are some of the steps you (and any coach) need to do when first taking over a program

3. What are some of the biggest differences you have seen in terms of the various universities you have coached at.

4. Basic program philosophy and who you set up your training program.

5. The exercises you could not do without, regardless of sport or season.

6. The changes you have seen in the industry from whenyou started out.

Matt Rhodes
Matt Rhodes, who possesses more than 10 years as a personal trainer, weight lifter and coach, has been named head strength and conditioning coach at Morehead State.
 
"Most of all, I look forward to working with our student-athletes," Rhodes said. "I'm very excited to be a part of the Morehead State family.  This is a great opportunity for me."
 
Rhodes served as an assistant coach at Rhode Island in 2013-14, where he supervised the strength program for men's basketball, men's track, baseball and softball.
 
"It became obvious after initial conversations that Matt was the right choice," said Senior Associate Athletic Director Richard Fletcher, who headed the search committee. "His enthusiasm for the field, plus his desire to see student-athletes succeed, made it apparent he would be successful in overseeing and continuing our goals of improving the strength and conditioning program."
 
He was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Albany (N.Y.) in 2012-13. Rhodes directed activities for women's soccer and baseball.
 
Rhodes also held coaching positions at Pittsburgh, Yale and Choate Rosemary Hall High School (Wallingford, Ct.).
 
He served as outside linebackers coach at Richmond for three seasons (1999-2001).
 
Rhodes was a member of the Massachusetts lacrosse program in 1995 and 1996. He transferred to Arizona and was a member of the football program in 1997 and 1998.
 
"Being a Division I athlete, Matt knows the everyday rigors our student-athletes face, and he can guide them in improving their overall physical condition, which in turn helps them succeed individually and helps their team succeed as well," Fletcher added. 
 
Rhodes earned his bachelor's degree from Arizona in 1999.
 
 
Direct download: SPP_32_Matt_Rhodes.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Alwyn Cosgrove Interview

Alwyn Cosgrove, Team Elitefts, Results Fitness

Born in Scotland and initially exposed to fitness training through an intense competitive sport martial arts background, Alwyn Cosgrove began reading and studying any training related material he could get his hands on. This led Alwyn to formal academic studies in Sports Performance at West Lothian College and then progressed on to receiving an honors degree in Sports Science from Chester College, the University of Liverpool.

During his career as a fitness coach, Alwyn began with assisting in martial arts lessons in 1986 and teaching fitness classes in 1989, and has studied under all of the top fitness professionals and coaches in the world and has worked with a wide variety of clientele, from general population clientele to several top level athletes, World Champions, and professionals in a multitude of sports.

A sought after expert for several of the country’s leading publications including a regular contributor to Men’s Health Magazine, Alwyn has co-authored five books in the “New Rules of Lifting” series and currently spends his time consulting on fitness training, training clients, training his staff at Results Fitness, speaking on the fitness lecture circuit, and coaching fitness trainers worldwide in their businesses. For the past 13 years, with his wife Rachel, Alwyn runs Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California – which has been twice named One of America’s Top Gyms by Men’s Health Magazine, a gym which specializes in programs for real-world, busy people and prides itself on “changing the way fitness is done – period!”

Direct download: SPP_31_-_Alwyn_Cosgrove.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

Brian Cain Peak Performance
 
Topics Covered in this Podcast
 

 

1. How Brian Cain has helped me as a coach.
2. How Brian got into the mental conditioning game
3. Why mental conditioning and not sport psychology
4. The 4 Rs x 2
5. Process over outcome
6. Function over feelings
7. Run to Roar
8. Ten deadliest words
9. Change "have to" to "want to" to "get to"
10. Compared to What?
11. How people can get a hold of Brian

 

Brian Cain’s vast experiences in peak performance coaching, mental conditioning, and sports psychology make him your ideal coach, if you are looking to save time, maximize results and take your performance to the next level.

He has worked with some of the top high school, collegiate and professional teams and athletes; has motivated corporate audiences from 5 to 5,000 to reach their true potential; and has helped thousands of people like you break through their mental barriers and reach their peak performance.

Cain energizes and educates his audiences with a unique teaching style that keeps you on the edge of your seat, totally engaged in the transformation and learning process. His teaching style is unique to his personality.

A world-class educator, motivational and corporate speaker, Cain has worked with State, National, Olympic and World Champions to master the mental game. If you demand the absolute best from yourself and your team and are looking to DOMINATE the competition, you are exactly the audience who benefits from Cain’s custom mental conditioning and peak performance training programs – designed to help you achieve maximum success in a minimum amount of time.

Cain has helped thousands of successful coaches and athletes like you take their world-class performance to an even greater level through a comprehensive and consistent mental conditioning program. If you are tired of falling short of your potential and watching other coaches, athletes, and teams steal your success, or if you’re looking for that little 1% difference in your approach that will generate a massive difference in your consistency and results, Cain is the coach and corner man you need to unlock your potential and take your game to another level.

As you climb the ladder of success, there are fewer and fewer people who will tell you the truth, give it to you straight and teach you the exact success strategies you must master to take your already-successful performance to the next level.

If you are serious about competition and performing your best when it means the most, Brian Cain is the Peak Performance Coach and Mental Conditioning Expert you need.  Cain has helped thousands of successful coaches and athletes like you take their world-class performance to an even greater level through a comprehensive and consistent mental conditioning program.

If you are tired of falling short of your potential and watching other coaches, athletes, and teams steal your success, or if you’re looking for that little 1% difference in your approach that will generate a massive difference in your consistency and results, Cain is the coach and corner man you need to unlock your potential and take your game to another level.

For free mental conditioning tips and tricks, check out the most recent posts in Cains sports psychology blog. To learn more about how Cain can help you and your program, Contact Cain today!

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Direct download: Elitefts_SP_Episode_29.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

Interview with University of Buffalo Head Strength & Conditionign Coach, Greg Pyszczynski.

Topics in this Podcast

1. Making the transition as a first time head coach

2. Taking over a program with coaching turnover

3. Transitioning a new program during Spring Ball

4. Coach Pyszczynski's journery through coaching

5. Having so many different coaching influences

6. Greg's expertice on training the neck and head

7. External factors leading to head injuries

8. The trickle down effect with concussions

9. Quantifiable data with neck strength

10. The basic of implementing a program to reduce head and neck injuries

11. Standards for neck strength and size

12. University of Buffalo's Summer Porgram

13. Block Periodization in training Football

14. In-Season Football Training adjustment with the TV schedule

15. Motivatiing the next genreation of athletes

16. Advice for young Strength Coaches

 

Direct download: Elitefts_SP_Episode_27.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Joe DeFranco Interview

Interview with Joe DeFranco of DeFranco's Training Systems

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. How Joe became a pioneer with implementing maximal strength in sports performance
  2. Strength builds the foundation for all athletic activity
  3. How Joe adjusts his basic templates per sport, season, and training age
  4. From high school freshman to All-Pro: Brian Cushing's training evolution
  5. Preparing athletes for the NFL Combine
  6. The challenge of training WWE Wrestlers
  7. How Joe extended Triple H's career with his training
  8. The benefits of the box squat for athletes          
  9. Special strength exercises for speed development
  10. The use of prowlers and sleds in training

Articles by Joe DeFranco

DeFranco's Training Systems Official Website

Direct download: Elitefts20SPP_20Joe20DeFranco20Interview.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 11:42am EST

Elitefts SPP: Dan Baker Interview

Dan Baker of danbakerstrength.com and formerlly of the Brisbane Broncos

Topics Covered in This Podcast:

1. Coach Baker's transition from professional coaching

2. Wave-Cycling for In-Season training

3. Neuarl deload vs. Volumbe deload

4. Maintaining intesity in-season

5. Coach Baker's go-to lifts

6. Reflection of strength vs. building strength

7. Weekly in-season training schedule

8. Training for rugby vs. other sports

9. monitoring strength & power during the season

10. The PSychological aspect of training in-season

11. The state of strength & conditioning in Australia vs. the rest of the world

12. The biggest mistake when conditinign team sports

13. The biggest issues of LSD conditionign & circuit training

14. Integrating the Technical & tactical development with physical development

15. The best lessons Coach Baker got in the profession

Dan Baker is one of the worlds leading authorities upon strength and power training for sports athletes. A PhD in sports science specializing in the testing and training of strength and power, he has the scientific knowledge and practical know how to implement effective strength and power training for sports athletes. Unlike most Phd’s he does not work as a full-time lecturer or in a laboratory – he trains athletes. No science bullshit – just the stuff that works.

Some things about Dan Baker
As a strength & conditioning coach
Strength and power training coach of the Brisbane Broncos Rugby league team since 1995 (title winners 1997, 1998, 2000, 2006)
Former champion powerlifter and powerlifting coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach to elite international and national level athletes in the following sports – rugby league, rugby union, powerlifting, diving, soccer, track & field, netball, mixed martial arts to name a few
A Level 3 Strength and Conditioning Coach and Master Coach of Strength and Conditioning as recognized by the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association

As an Educator and Mentor for strength & conditioning coaches
Dan is the National President of the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association (ASCA) which is the not-for-profit body recognized by the Australian Federal Government to educate and accredit strength & conditioning coaches within Australia.
Dan continues to lecture to all levels of ASCA coaches, from Level 1 beginner Coaches through to the Level 3 Elite Athlete Coaches.
Dan is a sought after Educator of Strength & Conditioning Coaches because he makes the science easy and tells it straight. The practical implementation is what it is all about.
Life memberships
In Australian sport and social life, the “Club” is important. Dedicated club members are sometimes bestowed an honour titled “Life Member” for endless hours of dedicated work on behalf of the Club or Organization. Dan has three Life Memberships.
Dan is a Life Member of the ASCA.
Dan is a Life Member of North Kirra Surf_Lifesaving Club
Dan is a Life Member of the University of Queensland Powerlifting & Weightlifting Club.

Some cross-training workouts to enhance your energy system fitness

Recent trends in high-intensity aerobic training

Direct download: Elitefts20SPP_20Dan20Baker20Interview.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

Dr. Michael Yessis Interveiw

Dr. Michael Yessis received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and his B.S. and M.S. from City University of New York. He is president of Sports Training, Inc., a diverse sports and fitness company. Dr. Yessis is also Professor Emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, where he was a multi-sports specialist in biomechanics (technique analysis) and sports conditioning and training.

Dr. Yessis has served as training and technique consultant to several Olympic and professional sports teams, including the L.A. Rams and L.A. Raiders football teams, Natadore Diving Team, and the U.S. Men’s Volleyball Team. He has also trained hundreds of athletes in different sports and developed unique specialized strength exercises that duplicate what takes place in execution of the game skills. By doing these exercises athletes improve their performance on the field very quickly.

During his fifty plus years of working with athletes, and as president of Sports Training Inc, Dr. Yessis developed what has come to be known as the “Yessis System” for improving running speed. His three-step method has been successfully used to improve athletes in football, soccer, baseball, basketball, track and other sports.  Most notable is the improvement in sports technique.

Direct download: Elitefts_SP_Episode_25.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

Scott Umberger, Co-Owner and Head Physical Preperation Coach at Umberrger Performance

 

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. How Scott got started in the field
  2. Basical Philosphy of Developmeing ther Athlete
  3. Social Media's influence on the profession
  4. One of the issues with CrossFit and Coaching
  5. Training youth athletes
  6. The nature of youth sports
  7. Asseesment and evaluation of Athletes
  8. Sprint and deceleration mechanics
  9. APRE procotocl in the private sector

Scott’s passion for performance enhancement started at an early age, stemmed by his desire to receive a Division I scholarship.

 

Sports Science Knowledge

 

One year interning at University of Pittsburgh under renowned coach, Buddy Morris changed everything. After working with Buddy,Scott spent two years working as Todd Hamer’s Assistant Strength & Condition Coach at Robert Morris University training 600 of their athletes.

 

The influence of James Smith, who is regarded as the leading American expert on Soviet Sport Science,  led Scott to an understanding of Sports Science held by handful of Americans.  Since Sport Science doesn’t exist in the U.S.(Scott confirmed this during his exploration of a PhD at PSU).  Scott’s knowledge has been obtained via mentorships, self study of his small library of translated foreign materials, videos, seminars with foreign Sports Scientist, and personal correspondence with leading experts and Sport Scientists.  This knowledge of non-U.S. Sports Science is essential because of the understanding of human performance that this non US research has uncovered through the study of 20,000+ elite athletes.  The funding for this kind of research does not exist in the US.  This monetary investment in Sport Science research is one of the very few ways that the world can be thankful towards communistic regimes.

 

Speed

 

Attempting to “get the edge” on the competition, Scott read and has tried everything that he could get his hands on.  Taken under the wing of D1 track coach, Waddie Freeman his senior year of high school, Scott reduced his 40 yard dash time from 4.6 to 4.4. Scott played football, baseball, and ran track in high school. This led him to compete at the Division I level in football and track at Robert Morris University.  Scott’s personal experience teamed with his extensive knowledge of the late sprint coach Charlie Francis’s methodologies present a very unique mix of knowledge and practice experience regarding speed development.

 

Strength

 

Scott spent three months training at the strongest powerlifting gym in the U.S., Westside Barbell.  There he gained an advanced knowledge of the three powerlifts, the bench, the squat, and the dead lift.  He also learned about the concept of strength and its application to specific athletic scenarios.
Scott currently competes in the sport of power lifting and has dead lifted 635 and bench pressed 420 in competitions. He has also squatted 645 and bench pressed 505 in training at a drug free body weight of 192.

 

Resume

 

As part of his 17,000 hours in the trenches training experience, Scott has worked with over a 2,000 athletes and clients:
• high school and college athletes
• Male and female athletes in hockey, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, softball, baseball, swimming, tennis, track.
• Fitness/figure competitors
• REAL Professional athletes (NHL, NFL, Arena Football , MLL&NLL-pro Lacrosse, World Championship Games.)
• Olympic Silver Medalist- USA Olympic Woman’s Hockey Team
• 3 All-Americans (track, swimming, hockey)
• 2 Hobe Baker Trophy Finalist (Heisman Trophy of College Hockey)
• A top 10 NCAA scorer in Men’s Hockey
• FINA Master World Championship Qualifying Swimmer
• ECAC/IC4A qualifying track hurdler
• Professional Hockey, Basketball, and Soccer players in Europe(Finland and Italy)
• Two Major D1 walk on football players- one who made OSU’s team when they were ranked #1 and WVU when they were top in the 20.
• Celebrities- Country Music Superstar Martina McBride and Actor Jake Gyllenhaal

 

Scott practices what he preaches.  Research is fantastic but it is useless if it’s not applied in a real world setting.  Scott studies and applies knowledge on himself before having his athletes use it.  He’s squatted 650 lbs, dead lifted 635 lbs in competitions and bench pressed 505 in the gym at a body weight ranging between 190-200 lbs.  In August of 2013 he completed a Tough Mudder Race(which is consider the most legit race of it’s kind in the US) which is a 12 mile “mud run” with 20+ obstacles.

 

Though it’s Scott’s formal education(BS, MS) that enhanced his abilities as a coach, it’s the intensive study of  ”The Soviet Sports Science,” as well as Sport Science stemming from sources outside of the United States(primarily Premier League Soccer and Australian Sports Science) that have really separated him from the majority of the field.   Real world success with real athletes using his “in trenches training experience,”  as well as a unique blend of leadership and knowledge of legitimate non US Sport Science makes Scott a rare commodity as a physical preparation coach in the US.

Direct download: Elitefts20SPP_20Scott20Umberger20Interview.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

Interview with Cal Dietz, Head Strength & conditionign Coach for Olympic Sports at the University of Minnesota and co-author of Triphasic Training.

Topics in this Podcast

What Cal attributes the success of his teams to

How Triphasic Training has evovled

Tripahsic Training in relation to non-cyclycal sports

General Overview of Triphasic Training

Approximate loads for eccentric and isometric training

Three-day undulating model

Post-Activation Potentiation & French Contrast Training

Peaking cycle, skill aquisition, and Olympic lifting

Sports-Specific conditioning

Advice for young strength & conditioning coaches

Cal Dietz's Bio

Cal Dietz has been the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. Since Dietz's return to Minnesota he has developed the Strength and Conditioning Programs and over seen the daily progress in Men's Hockey from 2000-present, Men's' Basketball from 2004-2010, Women's Hockey from 2003-present, Men's Golf from 2000-present, Women's Golf from 2006-present Men's Swimming from 2000-Present, Track and Field from 2000-present, Baseball from 2000-2007, 2010 -present, and Wrestling from 2000 to 2004. During his tenure, Dietz has trained: a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, athletes that have achieved 400 All-American honors, 29 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and NCAA Team Champions, and 13 teams finish in the top four in the nation. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and Professional Boxing.

Also, during his time at the university help founded and chairs the Sport Biomechanics Interest Group with its purpose to explore the physiological and biomechanical aspects of advanced human performance encompassing the various aspects of kinesiology, biomechanics, neuro-mechanics and physics. This will be achieved by utilizing extensive research theories and applied knowledge in the multi-disciplinary field of human performance. Utilizing through a collaborative effort which involving numerous professional perspectives from diverse areas of academia such also include professionals from Mechanical engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Orthopedics, and Physiology. Dietz is also a member of the Gender Equity Committee at the University of Minnesota and currently represents the University as a member of the Big Ten committee to develop performance enhancing policy for anabolic and ergogenic aids.

During his time at the university, Dietz has given numerous lectures around the country, as well as publish several scientific articles and dozens articles on training. Most recently, Dietz co-authored the the top selling book, Triphasic Training: A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance.

Prior to returning to Minnesota, Dietz was the strength coordinator at The University of Findlay, overseeing 26 men's and women's sports, in addition to coordinating the university's fitness center, coaching the offensive line with the football program and teaching strength and conditioning classes. He is no stranger to Minnesota athletics after serving as a graduate assistant strength coach while pursuing his graduate degree. During this time Dietz was the first assistant to football and assisted with a Majority of Olympic Sports.

The Shelby, Ohio, native earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Findlay in 1996 and his master's degree from Minnesota in kinesiology in May, 2000. During his athletic career at the University of Findlay Dietz won three National team championships, two in football and one in wrestling. Highlights of his career was earning 2 All-American honors in Football and winning the NAIA National Duals MVP in wrestling. In 1995 he received the NAIA College Sports Magazine Athlete of the year and was inducted into the University's of Findlay's Hall of Fame in 2005.

Dietz married Karyn Bye, a member of the U.S. Olympic Women's Hockey Team which captured the gold medal in 1998 and silver medal in 2002. The couple resides in Hudson, Wis., with their daughter, Tatum Lynn Born in May 2003 and Brody Michael born July 2005.

Triphasic Training

Triphasic Training is the pinnacle of sports performance training. That’s not hype. Cal Dietz, strength coach at the University of Minnesota, has the results to back up this claim – a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, over 400 All-Americans, 30 Big Ten/WCHA championship teams, 7 NCAA National Team Champions, and 14 teams that finished in the top four in the nation.

Over the past decade, Coach Dietz has worked with thousands of collegiate and professional athletes, incorporating the latest scientific research into developing his Triphasic Training method. His approach breaks down athletic movements into their three components -- eccentric, isometric, and concentric -- allowing for the continuous development of athletes, maximizing their strength, speed, and power.

In this easy-to-understand book, Coach Dietz has teamed up with exercise physiologist, Ben Peterson, to explain the physiological foundations of Triphasic Training and how they can be applied to training, making athletes bigger, stronger and faster than ever before. The authors give examples of complete programs, as well as examples of how to incorporate the Triphasic method into existing programs, with descriptions on adapting it to virtually any scenario.

Included in the book:

- 5 complete 24-week training programs designed for 6-day, 5-day, 4-day, 3-day, or 2-day training models.

- Over two dozen tables showing when and how to modify exercises to ensure continuous improvement in athletes.

- Peaking programs for football lineman and skill players; swimmers; baseball, volleyball, and hockey players (among others).

- A complete 52-week training program for football.

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Direct download: Elitefts20SPP_20Cal20Dietz20Interview.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 3:55pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Ron McKeefery Interview

Interview with Ron McKeefery, Director of Sports Performance at Eastern Michigan University.

Topics in the Podcast

1. His Presentation at the 2014 NSCA Coaches Conference
"Only if you sacrifice for a cause will you truly love it"

3. The "How to" of relationship building.
"We are in this instant gratification society"

5. The 3 Roles of being a Strength Coach (Technician, Manager, Entrepreneur)

6. Paying your dues in the field.
"Seventeen years in this profession and I am just learning how to ask the right questions."

7. The Internship Program and Hiring Assistants
"I try to hire what I'm not."
"Hire slow and fire fast."

8. Coach McKeefery's Biggest Influences

9. The first things that need to happen when taking over a program.
"Get the right thought into the player's head instead of their own."

10. How the weight room relates to the field

11. The importance of the lifting partner

12. The Iron Game Chalk Talk, Strength on Demand, and his transparent view on why he started his website.

13. Coach's Future Speaking Engagements

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Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

Interview with Megan Young, University of Aubrun Strength & Conditioning Coach

As a native of Durham, NC, Megan Young attended the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. There, she earned a B.A. in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science. She competed there as a NCAA Division I, varsity student-athlete, earning multiple awards in the Discus and Shot Put events. Megan went on to Baylor University to complete her master’s degree in Exercise Science, with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. During that time she was a graduate teaching assistant and interned with the Baylor Athletic Performance Staff. Her duties were to assist with football and most Olympic sports teams. Coach Young is currently in her fifth year at Auburn University, where she is directly responsible for year-long programming and implementation of all strength and conditioning related activities for the Tigers’ women’s soccer and women’s basketball programs.  

 Coach Young is the Public Relations Director and serves on the Board of Directors for the Young Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Coach Young has worked with multiple SEC conference and NCAA championship teams as well as professional athletes. Megan is currently working towards a PhD of Adult Education at Auburn University and holds the following certifications: NSCA CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), USATF, Coaches Course Certification, USAW, Weightlifting Level 1 Certification and CSCCa, Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified – John Stucky Award Recipient

 

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Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:13pm EST

Mark Uyeyama Interview

Mark Uyeyama (ooh-ee-YAH-muh) is in his fifth season with the 49ers, and second as head strength and conditioning coach, after having served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2008-10. In 2011, Uyeyama was named Samson Equipment’s NFL Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly.

Uyeyama is responsible for overseeing the team’s strength and conditioning program, which includes strength, power development, speed, recovery and regeneration, as well as the nutritional program for the players. He brings an individualized approach to the strength and conditioning position within a team-based context.

Uyeyama served as San Francisco’s assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2008 to 2010 after having served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Utah State University from 2004 to 2007.

Uyeyama graduated from Utah in May of 2000 while working as a student assistant strength coach for two years. He then became a graduate assistant at USU before moving to another graduate assistant position at Arizona State from 2001 to 2003, when he was promoted to a full-time assistant.

Prior to working in the strength and conditioning field, Uyeyama played football at Butte Community College in Oroville, CA and Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.

He earned a master’s degree in higher and post secondary education from ASU in May of 2003.

Uyeyama is married to his wife, Tara.

 

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Direct download: Elitefts_SP_Episode_21.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 1:47pm EST

Shawn Windle, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Indiana Pacers

Topics Covered in this Podcast

1. What are the main objectives of the Indiana Pacer programs

2. Adapting training based on the hectice NBA schedule

3. What a typical training session looks like in-season

4. Getting the rookies up to speed on the Pacer way

5. Communicatin between personal trainers in the off-season

6. How the game of basketball has changed

7. Problem solving with the sports medicine staff

8. Advice for young strength coaches

The Shawn Windle File

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Indiana Pacers

 

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Rutgers University

 

Strength & Conditioning Coach

University of Connecticut

 

Direct download: Elitefts20SPP_20Shawn20Windle20Interview.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

Carlo Alvarez, Coordinator of Sports Performance for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Topics included in the Podcast

Setting expectations

Spring Training organization

Communication trumps education

How basebal players have evolved

Reinforcing relationships with private sector coaches

Critical components of training at the high school level

Coach Alvarez's influences in coaching

How the field has changed in terms of methodology

Advice for young coaches in the field

 

The Carlo Alvarez File

Coordinator, Sports Performance

Pittsburgh Pirates

Director, Strength & Conditioning

St. Xavier High School

Head Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning

Cincinnati Reds

Asst. Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning

Cleveland Indians

Assistant, Strength and Conditioning

University of Notre Dame

Internship, Strength and Conditioning

University of Cincinnati

 

Head, Strength and Conditioning

St. Xavier High School

 

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Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Brett Bartholomew

Brett Bartholomew: Performance Specialist at Exos (Formerly Athletes Performance)

Brett Bartholomew is a performance specialist at EXOS (formerly Athletes Performance) Phoenix, AZ. He currently directs the NFL program for all EXOS facilities and works with athletes ranging from major/ minor league baseball, United States Special Forces & Boxing/MMA.
 
Prior to working with Athletes Performance, Brett served as an strength & conditioning coach with Southern Illinois University-Carbondale as well as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He obtained his B.Sc degree in Kinesiology at Kansas State University, and his M.S. Ed from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he studied and wrote research on the topic of Motor Learning. He is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S) and is a current member of the NSCA

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Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Jeff Connors Interview

Interview with Jeff Connors, Assistant Athletic Deirector for Strength & Conditioning at East Carolina University.

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. What motivated Coach Connors to write Strength Coach: A Call to Serve
  2. The biggest lessons learned from his father and coach
  3. The changes with instilling discipline with today's athletes
  4. Hiring a staff and communicating foundational principles in philosophy
  5. General overview of the off-season program
  6. Adapting the training to enhance acceleration
  7. The key components that every athlete needs
  8. Advice for young coaches trying to to get into the profession

Buy Strength Coach: A Call to Serve

Strength coaching is, in many ways, a scientific endeavor, blending the latest theories of performance enhancement with practical strategies to build mobility, speed, flexibility and power. But for Jeff Connors it is also a calling.

For thirty years Connors has devoted himself to helping collegiate athletes excel on the field by grinding away relentlessly in the weight room, and through those decades he has crafted his own distinctive philosophy of his profession, using both his heart and his head.

Part memoir and part training manual, this book gives football fans, strength coaches and exercise enthusiasts alike a thorough inside look into Connor’s world -- where speed and power can lead to Saturday victory and young men forge character through long, tireless hours away from the roar of the crowd.

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Buddy Morris Interview

There are coaches in the industry that have paid their dues above and beyond what most of their colleague have.  To day that Buddy Morris has paid his dues in order to get back the National Football League is an understatement.  With thirty-four years of coaching experience under his belt, Coach X starts his second stint in the NFL as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Arizona Cardinals. 

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. How the Arizona Cardinals job happened
  2. What's first on the agenda in Arizona
  3. High Low Sequencing and the weekly plan
  4. Adjusting volume of training based on position
  5. Acclimation and assessment
  6. Having a background in rehabilitation
  7. Paying dues and being comfortable with your level
  8. How things have changed in the NFL
  9. Modifications based on age and position
  10. Bringing in a world record holder as a coach
  11. Expectations for this year

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Elitefts SPP: Bryan Mann Interview

Bryan Mann: Assitant Director fo Strength & Conditioning and Assitant Professor of Athletic Training and Physical Therapy at the University of Missouri

Dr. Bryan Mann has been competing in the sport of powerlifting since 1996. He is the assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Missouri where he has worked since 2004. He has many powerlifting accolades to his name in raw, single ply, and multi-ply lifting. He is a researcher and author, having written several research publications dealing with training in Division 1 athletics, specifically football. He has written three books, most notably the Complete Guide to Powerlifting for Human Kinetics with co-author Dan Austin.

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The APRE eBook

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David Allen, Elitefts™ Columnist & Owner of NBS Fitness

David Allen is the owner and head trainer at NBS Fitness, the top training facility in Memphis, TN. David is a former college strength and conditioning coach who now works with personal training clients and athletes of all ages, professions, and experience levels. David played football in college while getting his degree in exercise science with a minor in nutrition. NBS Fitness is host to the best powerlifters, strongmen, bodybuilders, and serious trainees in Memphis. David currently competes in powerlifting and has previously competed in bodybuilding and Olympic lifting.

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NBS Fitness

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Interview with Martin Rooney

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Martin Rooney is an internationally recognized pioneer of strength and conditioning for the martial arts. He holds a Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Furman University.

Martin was a four-time All Conference, and four-time MVP performer in Track and Field at Furman and a member of the United States Bobsled team from 1995-1997, 2000. Following his exposure to MMA in the mid 1990s, Martin began training with Renzo Gracie and started training fighters shortly afterward. Since the foundation of the TFW system, Martin has traveled as far as Brazil, Finland, Mexico, Japan, Russia, England, Holland, Sweden, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Austria and the Middle East to train, compete, and conduct seminars and help prepare world class athletes for competition. Martin has been the martial arts consultant to the NY Giants and the NY Jets for over 5 years and a coach on the 2007 IFL World Team Champion New York Pitbulls. Martin is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under UFC fighter Ricardo Almeida and a black belt in Kodokan Judo under Olympian Teimoc Johnston-Ono.

Martin has lectured for the American College of Sports Medicine, the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, the Finnish Coaches Association, American Fitness Professionals and Associates, Perform Better and has been commissioned by Nike to run speed testing camps at a number of major universities. Martin has also presented for numerous companies on leadership and teamwork including Fortune 500 companies such as Marriot International and Hasbro.

Martin and his training have been featured on ESPN, ESPN2, Spike TV, Sports New York, Fox Sports Net, Fox Fight Game, the NFL Network, HDnet, NBC.com, Bodybuilding.com, tmuscle.com and in the New York Times, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, The Sporting News, Stack Magazine, FIGHT!, Fight Sport, Fighters Only, Grappling and Sports Illustrated for Kids.

He has written five books called “Train to Win”, “Success Patterns”, “The Team Renzo Gracie Workout”, “Training for Warriors”, and “Ultimate Warrior Workouts”, the latter two published by HarperCollins. Martin is also on the editorial council of Brazil’s Gracie Magazine and a regular contributor to Men’s Health and FIGHT!. Martin has also produced a 10-part DVD series on the Parisi Training Method and a 2-part series entitled “The Secrets of GameSpeed”. In all, these products have sold in excess of 100,000 copies to date.

In addition to training many world champion martial artists, Martin has also been a speed and conditioning consultant to the New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona State University, University of Alabama, Oregon State University, Rutgers University, Montana State University as well as other athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA and numerous top Division I colleges across the country. He has also trained numerous Olympians including one gold, four silver medalists, and one US Olympic Trials champion.

Over the last 11 years Martin has also developed one of the top NFL Combine training programs in the country producing the fastest athlete at the 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006 NFL Combine and first place finishers at ten different positions, including five all-time records. 130 athletes Martin has trained have been drafted to the NFL including the #2 pick overall Chris Long in 2008.

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Martin Rooney is an internationally recognized pioneer of strength and conditioning for the martial arts. He holds a Master of Health Science and Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science from Furman University.

Martin was a four-time All Conference, and four-time MVP performer in Track and Field at Furman and a member of the United States Bobsled team from 1995-1997, 2000. Following his exposure to MMA in the mid 1990s, Martin began training with Renzo Gracie and started training fighters shortly afterward. Since the foundation of the TFW system, Martin has traveled as far as Brazil, Finland, Mexico, Japan, Russia, England, Holland, Sweden, Thailand, Italy, Germany, Austria and the Middle East to train, compete, and conduct seminars and help prepare world class athletes for competition. Martin has been the martial arts consultant to the NY Giants and the NY Jets for over 5 years and a coach on the 2007 IFL World Team Champion New York Pitbulls. Martin is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under UFC fighter Ricardo Almeida and a black belt in Kodokan Judo under Olympian Teimoc Johnston-Ono.

Martin has lectured for the American College of Sports Medicine, the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, the Finnish Coaches Association, American Fitness Professionals and Associates, Perform Better and has been commissioned by Nike to run speed testing camps at a number of major universities. Martin has also presented for numerous companies on leadership and teamwork including Fortune 500 companies such as Marriot International and Hasbro.

Martin and his training have been featured on ESPN, ESPN2, Spike TV, Sports New York, Fox Sports Net, Fox Fight Game, the NFL Network, HDnet, NBC.com, Bodybuilding.com, tmuscle.com and in the New York Times, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, The Sporting News, Stack Magazine, FIGHT!, Fight Sport, Fighters Only, Grappling and Sports Illustrated for Kids.

He has written five books called “Train to Win”, “Success Patterns”, “The Team Renzo Gracie Workout”, “Training for Warriors”, and “Ultimate Warrior Workouts”, the latter two published by HarperCollins. Martin is also on the editorial council of Brazil’s Gracie Magazine and a regular contributor to Men’s Health and FIGHT!. Martin has also produced a 10-part DVD series on the Parisi Training Method and a 2-part series entitled “The Secrets of GameSpeed”. In all, these products have sold in excess of 100,000 copies to date.

In addition to training many world champion martial artists, Martin has also been a speed and conditioning consultant to the New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona State University, University of Alabama, Oregon State University, Rutgers University, Montana State University as well as other athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA and numerous top Division I colleges across the country. He has also trained numerous Olympians including one gold, four silver medalists, and one US Olympic Trials champion.

Over the last 11 years Martin has also developed one of the top NFL Combine training programs in the country producing the fastest athlete at the 2001, 2004, 2005 and 2006 NFL Combine and first place finishers at ten different positions, including five all-time records. 130 athletes Martin has trained have been drafted to the NFL including the #2 pick overall Chris Long in 2008.

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Elitefts SPP: Anthony Donskov

Anthony Donskov Interview

Donskov Strength & Conditioning is one of the premier training facilities in the country.  The biggest reason for this is its founder and head strength Coach, Anthony Donskov.

 

Donskov has established himself as one of the most knowledgeable and detail-oriented coaches in the industry.  His passion for continuing to improve as a coach in order to enhance the performance of his athletes is rivaled only by his undeniable core values in which he runs his business.

 

 

Every aspect of the comprehensive development of his athletes falls under these core values and the athletes at Donskov’s are immersed into a system of producing results.  There is a buy–in from the athletes and a collective culture of exceeding expectations from the coaches and interns.  Anthony Donskov is not only developing stronger, faster, and better conditioned athletes; but better young men and women.


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Buddy Morris Interview

Growing up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, my heroes were Pittsburgh sports figures.  The Steelers were almost surreal to me as a fan and other than attending Jack Lambert's Football Camp and training camps in Latrobe, Pennsylvania; they were untouchable.  The University of Pittsburgh Football players were in fact more than just giants of the game, they were part of our culture.  Guys like Jim Sweeney, Bill Fralic, and Mark Stepnoski were friends of my older cousins and in some way, almost like big brothers to all of us playing pick-up football in the cobblestone streets of the Iron City.  Dan Mario played baseball for my grandfather up until his junior year at Pitt. And, all of us "yinzers" were heartbroken when Tony Dorsett started wearing a start on his helmet and played for America's team. 

The icon who prepared most of those men was why, in a round-a-bout way, I became a strength and conditioning coach myself.  Buddy Morris has always been someone who most of us looked up to.  Even when he told you things you didn't want to hear about training and physical preparation.  Coach X became a staple of elitefts.com and videos of when Dave and Jim visited he and Mylo when they were coaching the Cleveland Browns still rank as some of the top learning experiences.

If there is one thing that is evident is that Buddy Morris was meant to be a strength coach.  Buddy makes no apologies for being who he is. He has the knowledge and the experience to validate what he believes, while always questioning whether there is a better way to do things. Buddy knows it was, is, and will never be about him.

"Buddy's one of the All-Timers, he helped start this profession," explains Joe Kenn, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Carolina Panthers. "Nobody talks enough about Buddy being one of the pioneers." With over 3 decades of experience, no one can deny Buddy Morris' impact on the strength and conditioning profession and the athletes he has coached.

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. Taking over at the University of Buffalo
  2. Outside influences on loading parameters
  3. Good players make good coaches
  4. GPP for the athlete
  5. Speed work and the strength deficit
  6. Combine training
  7. Collegiate vs. NFL training
  8. The age of the internet
  9. What Buddy has learned from Charlie Francis
  10. Who else has been influence for Coach X
  11. Speed Training for sport
  12. Advice for young coaches

 

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American Football Physical Preparation was written to expose football players, physical preparation and sport coaches, to the concepts of one of the original coaches of physical preparation for football, Buddy “Coach X” Morris. In this book, you will find information regarding the theory, methodology, bioenergetics, biodynamics, and bio-motor abilities, as they pertain to American Football. This information is unique, as it explains why football is an alactic-aerobic sport, which bio-motor abilities are most important, how biodynamics play into exercise selection, and how each team, side of the ball, position, and even individual, needs their own specific programming.

In the final section of the book, you will find practical examples of training cycles, monthly blocks, training weeks, and individual workouts, all tailored for five distinct training groups: Line, Combo, Skill, Quarterback, and Kicker/Punter. As a whole, American Football Physical Preparation will give all readers an exclusive look, and insight, of how the training process is organized, programmed and implemented, in a large team setting for American Football.


Buddy Morris is a strength and conditioning legend, bodybuilder, and rehab specialist who will run our Performance Center. He has over 31 years of experience in the strength and conditioning field. He has worked as the Head Strength Coach for the NFL Cleveland Browns as well as the Head Strength Coach for the University of Pittsburgh for 20+ years. He has coached 5 NFL Hall of Famers and trains NFL players year round.

He is known nationwide and has contributed to numerous fitness magazines, books, and articles. His weight room at the University of Pittsburgh “The Pitt Iron Works” was named one of the top ten toughest gyms in America by Muscle & Fitness Magazine.  Buddy  was recently named one of the “65 Most Influential Strength Coaches of All-Time.”  Recently Tony “Goose” Siragusa, spoke highly of Buddy on Howard Stern’s radio show and in his new best selling book, “Goose.”

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James Clear Interview

Transforming your Habits with James Clear

  1. What really drives success
  2. Transforming your habits
  3. Changing behavior
  4. Designing your environment for success
  5. Creating a personal annual review
  6. Repetition versus striving for perfection
  7. Dealing with criticism
  8. One thing successful people do

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Interview with Dan Stevens

From the first time I met Dan Stevens, one thing was evident; he cares about the athletes he trains as much as he loves training himself.  His professional life revolves around it.  Stevens, who is the head strength and conditioning coach at Thomas Worthington High School and Worthington Kilbourne High School, has mastered the art of being two places at once… literally.  A distinction and job title he earned via a coin flip of all things, after budget cuts in the Worthington, Ohio school district.

Stevens utilizes decades of under-the-bar experience and training athletes to and consistently build his knowledge base.  He is the epitome of a life-long learner, which is evident by his involvement with the elitefts™ Learn to Train seminars and the amount of correspondence he has with the best coaches in the profession.

I sat down with Dan in the weight room at Worthington Kilbourne High School and like every other time I have interacted with Dan, I gained perspective about coaching on so many levels.

Dan Stevens is a rock in a sea of new methods and under-qualified coaches. Stevens has survived the storm of change and has stood by his principles and his unwavering integrity.  Coach Stevens has one of the most important and influential jobs in the country, a fact he covets and a job he does extremely well.

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. Balancing training between two high schools
  2. Training 5/3/1 in two days per week
  3. Training high school softball players
  4. What high school strength and conditioning programs really need
  5. Why more volume is important at the high school level
  6. Programming in 3-week waves
  7. Differences between training freshman and seniors
  8. Coach Steven's manifesto
  9. Specialization in high school sports
  10. Strength is the most important factor
  11. Five exercises Coach Stevens couldn't do without

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  13. Wish List: How I Became a Single Ply Powerlifter

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  14. Five exercises Coach Stevens couldn't do without
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Elitefts SPP: JL Holdsworth & Nic Bronkall

Interview with JL Holdsworth & Nic Bronkall

JL Holdsworth - Owner

Nic Bronkall - Director of Strength & Conditioning

The Spot Athletics

Every time I travel to The Spot Athletics to met with JL Holdsworth and his staff, I learn a ton.  This time around, we filmed some plyometric videos with Nic Bronkall.  We also had an in depth discussion about weak muscle groups in the deadlift which forced my to review the basics of anatomy and physiology.  As usual, JL gave me some more drills and exercises to help with my weak points.  This time around, I got another drill to address my horrendous thoracic spine mobility issues using some bands.

While talking to JL and Nic, it was evident of how much they are on the same page and how passionate they are about helping athletes achieve their goals.  Along with the rest of the staff, JL and Nic take pride in how and why they coach.  It is because of this universal disposition that The Spot Athletics is truly unique. 

 

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. Rationale behind the Friday Technique Video series
  2. The internship process at The Spot Athletics
  3. Transitioning from the collegiate setting to the private sector
  4. Thoughts on conditioning
  5. The title of "Coach"
  6. Separating yourself
  7. Relationships with parents
  8. Assessing the needs of athletes
  9. Adapting programming from the assessment
  10. 5 drills or exercises every athlete should do
  11. 3 things you will never see The Spot Athletics' athletes do
  12. Specific skill vs. physical training

 Articles by JL Holdworth

Articles by Nic Bronkall

JL Holdsworth's Training Log


Nic Bronkall is the director of strength and conditioning at The Spot Athletics in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated with honors from Cleveland State University with a degree in health sciences with an emphasis on human factors and functions. He has also obtained his CSCS and USAW Level 1 sports performance certification as a coach. Nic worked under Tredell Doresy training and coaching a myriad Division I athletes. Nic also worked, for three years, as the strength and conditioning coach at a high school in north east Ohio.


With a BA in Exercise Science from Wayne State, Masters work at University of Kentucky in Coaching, a USAW Level-1 coaching certificate and well over 20,000 hours of practical experience, JL Holdsworth is one of the most respected strength coaches in the industry.

As a competitive powerlifter. JL has posted a 905 pound squat, 775 pound bench press, and 804 pound deadlift. He has also competed in mixed martial arts and grip competition.  He is the owner The Spot Athletics, where he works with athletes of all ages and sports disciplines.

I believe in highly specific training for each clients’ goals, specific sporting demands and individual weaknesses.  Most trainers put together a cookie cutter program and give it to all their clients.  However, my lifelong endeavor to learn about the human body enables me to bring each person past what they thought was their physical limit.  My programs address all areas of strength, the appropriate energy systems and a systematic conditioning of the nervous system to handle increasing work loads.  This produces maximal results in minimal time.  I also believe that the Fascial planes are the gateway to a healthy body and through myofacial release and highly specific stretching this system is trained and improved.  This individualized, whole-system approach allows goals to be reached faster and athletic ability to improve beyond what most think is possible.

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  1. Specific skill vs. physical training

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