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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

    Elitefts Sports Performance Podcast Episode 6: Joe Kenn Interview

    Elitefts Sports Performance Podcast Episode 5: Todd Hamer Interview

    Elitefts Sports Performance Podcast Episode 4: Cam Davidson Interview

    Elitefts™ Sports Performance Podcast Episode 3: Tom Palumbo Interview

    Elitefts™ Sports Performance Podcast Episode 2: Chad Scott, Tim Kontos, & Jon-Michael Davis Interview

    Elitefts™ Sports Performance Podcast Episode 1: Dan John Interview

  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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