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Mark Watts is The Director of Education at elitefts™ and the NSCA Ohio State Director. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the College of Professional and Applied Studies at Urbana University. He has a Masters Degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion from California University of PA and a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University of PA. Watts has worked with athletes in over 20 different sports at the Division I, II & III levels for over 15 years as a strength & conditioning coach at places such as Denison University, The United States Military Academy at West Point, Allegheny College and Clarion University. Watts competes in both powerlifting and strongman competitions. He is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and is a USMC veteran.

Direct download: SPP_65_Mark_Watts.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Bob Alejo

  • Assistant AD/ Director of Strength & Conditioning
  • North Carolina State University

Topics Covered in the Podcast

  1. How Coach Alejo got started in the industry
  2. How the game of baseball has progressed
  3. Communication with Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists
    1. Abdominal Injuries  in Baseball
    2. Baseball Players vs Throwers
  4. Tommy John's Epidemic... A different take
    1. Total body strength is the best way to increase bat speed
    2. More resiliency in younger arms
    3. Innings thrown vs pitches thrown
    4. Monitoring the Bullpen
    5. Baseball is performed from your toes to the ends of your fingers
  5. Assessments
    1. Approach athletes like they're damaged goods
    2. Its not a one day deal
  6. Go to Exercises
    1. There is no exercise you should avoid
    2. Pressing overhead for overhead athletes
    3. Finding the Research
    4. About balance more than movement
    5. Variances between the
  7. In-Season Training
    1. High Intensity during the season
    2. Decrease the slope of the decline by lifting heavy
    3. If you can't gain strength at the rep range how can you maintain it?
    4. Low Volume reduces fatigue and soreness
  8. Conditioning and Speed
    1. Rest,sets, and intervals
    2. Quantify everything
    3. Low intensity tempo work
    4. Tempo to Speed Endurance to Speed
    5. Everything comes down to 1st step speed
  9. Strategies to build rapport with Sport Coaches
    1. Everything data driven!
    2. Start correlating your data
    3. If you are going to be fast, you need to be strong, If you are strong, you can change direction
  10. Best advice for young coaches
    1. Technology has enabled coaches to contact anyone
    2. You don't need to guess anymore
    3. Call your peers
    4. Your group is your group. Get them better first

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The Bob Alejo File

Assistant AD/Director of Strength and Conditioning Bob Alejo oversees all of the strength and conditioning efforts of the department, and coordinates the day-to-day efforts of the men's basketball team.

Prior to joining the Wolfpack staff in April, Alejo served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Oakland A's, a position he also held from 1993-2001. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of the organization's year-round physical preparation at both the major league and minor league levels. 

Prior to rejoining the A's, Alejo was the Director of Strength and Conditioning at UC Santa Barbara from 2005-2008. During that time he was also a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team as strength and conditioning coach for the Gold medal-winning men's beach volleyball team of Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser. 

From 1984-1993, Alejo served as strength and conditioning coach at UCLA where he worked with 23 men's and women's teams, including the men's basketball team while current Wolfpack head coach Mark Gottfried was an assistant coach. During his tenure in Westwood, the Bruins racked up 25 national championships and produced more than 100 All-Americans. 

Prior to joining the Bruins' staff, Alejo served as strength and conditioning coach for football at his alma mater, Chico State. He earned his B.A. in physical education from Chico State in 1982 and is a member of the Wildcats' Athletic Hall of Fame after a successful baseball career.

An accomplished lecturer and author, Alejo is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (through the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certification Commission) and holds the advanced NSCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach distinction. He has also been elected to three halls of fame: Chico State Athletics, Chico State Baseball (inaugural inductee) and the Chico Professional Baseball "Legends of the Diamond."

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Direct download: SPP_64_Bob_Alejo.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Joe Hashey Interview

Joe Hashey

Synergy Athletics

Fitness Business Empire

 

Topics Covered in the Podcast

How Joe got started

 

  1. 4 Knee Surgeries.... and a lot of questions
  2. The Start of Synergy Athletics
  3. Transitioning from only athletes to the adult population
  4. Psychology of completion

 

What do need to know to start the training process

 

  1. What the athlete wants and what the parents think they need
  2. The responsibility of college preparation
  3. Using communication with coaches as a learning experience

 

A general look at the training philosophy

 

  1. Concurrent Periodization with High School and College Athletes
  2. Repetition method to prepare for Max effort and dynamic effort
  3. Training Athletes vs training lifters
  4. Athletes need to know, like, and trust you
  5. Understanding bar speed 

 

Relationship Building

  1. Three phases: Individual, family, community
  2. Referrals vs giving back

What athletes really need

 

  1. Appropriate recovery
  2. Sleep cycle
  3. Travel Teams
  4. Nutrition
  5. Not a work-ethic issue.... at all

 

Teaching skills related to the business word

 

  1. Understanding learning styles
  2. Match the mental to the physical goals
  3. Uncomfortable equals opportunity for growth

 

How professional development has evolved

  1. Mature as a business person as much as a training
  2. Trainers approach to business vs business owners approach to business
  3. The point of diminishing returns
  4. Social Media Impact
  5. Find people to network with

Training Football Players

 

  1. Linear periodization for conditioning
  2. One good lift in per session, then address weaknesses
  3. Training In-season during the off-season
  4. Make better at the sport not the work-out

 

The Best advice for Trainers and Gym Owners

  1. You must be a life-long learner
  2. There are people that have done what you want to do

The Joe Hashey File

Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist, NSCA (2007 – present)
CPR and AED Certified (2006 – present)
Masters in the Arts Of Teaching – Colgate University (2006)

 

Achievements:
Youtube Partner – 8.2 Million Views on Fitness Videos.
Men’s Fitness, Contributing Author (2012)
Men’s Health, Contributing Author (2012)
Speaker NSCA National Conference, Las Vegas (2011 and 2012)
Speaker Central Ohio Strength Clinic (2011)
Author “Powerful Muscle Recovery Manual” (2011)
Speaker NSCA Vermont (2011)
Author “Bull Strength Conditioning Manual” (2010)
Speaker at Strength Coach 101 (2009)
Contributing Author – EliteFts, Straight to the bar, Critical Bench(2008- present)
Author “Bull Strength Training Manual” (2008)
Secrets of Strength Development Seminar Attendee (2009)
Head Modified Baseball Coach (2008 – 2009)
High School Assistant Football Coach (2006 – 2009)
Strength and Conditioning Coach – Hamilton High School (2005-2006)
Semi Professional Football All-Star (2004-2005)
Colgate University Football Player (2000-2002)

www.elitefts.com

Direct download: SPP_63_Joe_hashey.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Fred Eaves Interview

Fred Eaves

Director of Wellness and Athletic Performance

Battle Ground Academy

Topics in this Podcast

Topics Covered in this Podcast

How Coach Eaves got started in the profession

Taking over a New Program

  1. Assessing the situation 
  2. Identifying roadblocks
  3. Exceed expectations
  4. Under-promise over-deliver

The Multi-Sport Athlete

  1. Over-specialized and under-generalized
  2. The correlation between the number of sports played and injury rates
  3. The throwback kid: physicality, mentality, and resiliency
  4. The benefits of competing in other sports year round

Assessments

  1. Block Zero (Wildcat) assessments
  2. The Dynamic Movement Screen
  3. Relative strength
  4. Movement quality

Scheduling

  1. 8-period rotating schedule
  2. Tier System for everyone
  3. Regressing non-athletes in class
  4. Wildcat, white, grey, gold, blue programs
  5. Technique then Velocity then Load
  6. Counter-culture what the world tells us
  7. Do more of what they are not getting

In-Season Adjustments with the Tier System

  1. Manipulating sessions, volume, and intensity
  2. In-season: keep high intensity and control the volume
  3. Empowering older athletes
  4. RPE scales and HS athletes

Programming

  1. Rotating schedules for athletes
  2. 30 minute sessions during school hours
  3. MWF = Strength training, TH = Movement and Restoration
  4. Complex for the strength coach = simple for the kids and coaches
  5. Mixed gender versus boys and girls only

Go to Exercises/ Drills

  1. Trap Bar DL
  2. OlympicLifts
  3. Every situation is unique
  4. Overhead Squat
  5. Swiss Bar Presses
  6. Exercise selection for stress management
  7. Baseline with 3 regressions and 3 progressions

Monitoring/ feedback

  1. Why monitor if we can't do the basics
  2.  Be the best you that you can be
  3. APRE numbers for tracking
  4. Can't be numbers driven
  5. If you are only looking at the end number, you are not getting the whole picture
  6. Fighting against the Culture

Mentoring/ Character Development

  1. The most important aspect of the job
  2. Model the behavior
  3. Be accessible
  4. Transactional versus transformational
  5. All you leave behind is how you effect, Trickle down, cyclical
  6. Set the legacy
  7. Perception is reality
  8. Put accountability back on the player

Advice for young coaches

  1. Differentiate yourself
  2. Humility
  3. It is a unique field.. Sacrifice
  4. Bringing others down to build your up
  5. Stay in the Eye of the Storm

How to contact you/ social media

The Fred Eaves File

Fred Eaves is currently the Director of Wellness and Athletic Performance at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, TN. He has 16 years of experience in the field that includes stops at UT-Chattanooga, the University of Tennessee, and Louisiana State University as well as multiple high schools in the state of Tennessee. Eaves was voted the 2013 Samson Equipment and American Football Monthly Central Region High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Battle Ground Academy’s Athletic Program has had tremendous success in the last year with state championships in men’s basketball, men’s soccer, Final Four appearances from baseball, women’s soccer, and a State Quarterfinal appearance from the football team. Eaves holds degrees from UT-Chattanooga, Tennessee Tech University, Lincoln Memorial University, and the University of Missouri. He currently serves as the Tennessee State Director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Coach Fred Eaves is entering his second season as the Defensive Line Coach for the Wildcats.  This is also Coach Eaves 16th year coaching overall. Coach Eaves coached three State Championship football teams and 1 state championship weightlifting team before coming to BGA. In addition to coaching, Coach Eaves is the Wellness and Athletic Performance Coordinator for all BGA students and athletic teams. Coach Eaves has trained 32 NFL Draft picks as well as 10 NCAA All-Americans. Among these players are Jerod Mayo, Arian Foster, and Randall Cobb. Coach Eaves has also been a featured author for American Football Monthly and Gridiron Strategies. He is also a featured speaker at the Hammer Strength clinic series. Coach Eaves has been a strength coach collegiately at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, The University of Tennessee, and Louisiana State University. He is married to Kristy Eaves and has two step children: Savanna and Grant Allen.

Battle Ground Academy

www.elitefts.com

Direct download: SPP_62_Fred_Eaves.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 10:58am EST

Elitefts SPP Mark McLaughlin Interview

Mark McLaughlin

  • Physical Preperation Coach
  • Owner of Performance Training Center

Topics Covered in this Podcast

Mark's Journey

  1. Catastrophic injuries in youth athletics
  2. 3 cases that got Mark's attention to research training
  3. Individual Training to Volunteer to Facility Owner

Assessments

  1. Extensive medical questionnaire
  2. Subjective information form athlete: What are your goals
  3. Omegawave assessments
  4. Warm-up and performance testing
  5. Sports Specific Conditioning
  6. Strength Assessments
  7. How much time are they willing to train?

Balancing the athletes schedule with training

  1. Number of games, fitness level, particular team or coach

Communication with Sport Coaches

  1. Educating parents and the athletes to avoid
  2. The Training is only one part of it
  3. Recovering is a crucial aspect
  4. Recovery need s to be individualized and personalized
  5. Recovery becoming natural
  6. Avoid glycolytic and lactic environments
  7. Allowing athletes to recover naturally
  8. HRV Fight or Flight vs. Rest and Relax

Training Youth Athletes

  1. Ban AAU Basketball and youth club sport games
  2. Educate coaches and parents
  3. A Platform for the education process
  4. Can science give us the data we need
  5. Governing bodies

Long Term Athletic Development Model

  1. The coaches don't have the tools to manage the process
  2. Education for when is the right and wrong time
  3. Differences between males and females
  4. The Formula 1 Analogy

HRV and other technology

  1. Charlie Francis observation of Ben Johnson
  2. Jay Schroeder Auto-regulation
  3. Coaches becoming great listeners
  4. Technology to embody the mission statement
  5. Buddy Morris, Tom Myslinski and the Omega Wave
  6. Observation plus training methodologies
  7. Learn from other coaches and how they implement their programs

Athlete Buy-In

  1. Quality trumps quantity
  2. Reducing Injuries in Athletes
  3. Educating parents and athletes on playing sport year-round
  4. Reducing games = reducing injuries
  5. Consistency of being active
  6. Helmets on before 9th grade?
  7. Concussions reducing exposures
  8. Best practices in terms of techniques

 What Athletes Need to Work on

  1. Running technique can fix itself depending on age
  2. Jumping, landing, bounding, etc
  3. Strength training: single leg bodyweight movement first
  4. Squat, Deadlift, Depth Jumps, etc. when the athlete is ready
  5. Its not the exercises but how they are integrated

The best advice for young coaches

  1. Be extremely open on everything
  2. Best practices of the most successful companies
  3. Develop a deep passion for learning
  4. Communication by embodies your values and must connect with a multitude of work

The Mark McLaughlin File

 

Founder of Performance Training Center. Mark attended college at the College of Sante’Fe in New Mexico. He is a native Oregonian currently living in Portland. His passion of all athletics flourished throughout his teen years. He participated and competed on various teams and in a variety of sports. Through his years of participation in sports and later in his education, Mark developed a deep commitment not just to sport but also to the complete well being of the athlete. This passion and commitment leads to continual self-education in the field of athletic performance enhancement. Mark has been active in the field of athletic performance enhancement since 1997. Mark has trained over 700 athletes on every competitive level ranging from Olympic, professional (NFL, MLB, CFL), college, high school and grade school athletes. As well as working with individual athletes, Mark works and consults with professional organizations (NFL, MLB, NBA), NCAA universities, high school, club, and youth sport organizations. In addition to Mark’s training and consulting services, he conducts speaking engagements with various organizations locally, nationally as well as internationally.

www.elitefts.com

Direct download: SPP_61_Mark_McLaughlin.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Chris Doyle
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Football
University of Iowa
 
Topics Covered in This Podcast
How Coach Doyle got started
  1. Strength & Conditioning and Football
  2. Same characteristics lead to success for any coach
  3. Sport Coach - Strength Coach Relationship
Biggest area of concern with 1st year players
  1. Be on Time, Listen-learn-apply, and work hard
  2. Teach athletes how to think
  3. Counter the recruiting process
  4. Adopt the team mindset
  5. We create habits and our habit creates us
  6. Teaching the program
Assessments
  1. Hybrid to FMS, back to a hybrid assessment
  2. Commonalities of Corrections
  3. The stack joint approach
Basic Off-Season Template
  1. The mistake of peaking everything at once
  2. 3 phases of the off-season
  3. Speed Training set-up
  4. Higher exposure, shorter volume
  5. Competitive Speed work. Measure it, rank it, post it
Exercise Selection
  1. Exercises must be: ground based, multi-joint,  and three-dimensional
  2. Five different levels in the program
  3. Block Periodization with older athletes
In-Season concerns
Two different groups are either playing or not
It's important to know who we are
 
Iowa Football
  1. We don't find talent we build it
  2. How little can we train and still gain in-season
  3. Technology to Modifying behavior vs modifying training
  4. Uncommon discipline, uncommon maturity
Developing rapport with athletes
  1. Everybody wants someone to believe in. Our job is to get people to believe in themselves - Dan Gable
  2. Flexibility with athletes
  3. Never allow your athletes to set the standards they don't know what they're capable of - Joe Moore
  4. Get in the rack and not hiding in your office
Staff Development
  1. Coach has learned more from his staff than they learned from him
  2. Read together, program together, think together
  3. Loyalty through the intern program
Advice for young coaches
  1. Maintain a beginners mindset
  2. How thirsty are you for knowledge?
  3. Read on a variety of subjects
  4. Go and visit good people
  5. Watch the best work in your field
  6. We don't coach weights we coach people - Johnny Parker
  7. Want to get paid well, offer something money cant buy
  8. Successful people aren't innovators they are early adapters - Mike Boyle
The Chris Doyle File

Chris Doyle is in his 16th year as strength and conditioning coach for the University of Iowa football program.

As the head of Iowa's strength and conditioning program, Doyle has helped the Hawkeye program participate in 11 bowl games since 2001, including the 2014 Outback Bowl. The Hawkeyes posted an 8-5 overall record in 2013, including a 5-3 Big Ten record to tie for second in the Legends Division. The Hawkeyes won bowl games following the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons, defeating ranked opponents in both 2009 and 2010. The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls four times in the past 12 seasons.

Iowa has appeared in seven January bowl games since 2001. The Hawkeyes have won 6-of-11 bowl games under Kirk Ferentz and his staff, including four January bowl victories. The January Bowl wins have come over Florida (2004 Outback), LSU (2005 Capital One), South Carolina (2009 Outback) and Georgia Tech (2010 Orange).

Iowa has won 97 games over the past 12 seasons, including 57 Big Ten games. The Hawkeyes earned a share of the Big Ten title in both 2002 and 2004 and tied for second in 2009. Iowa has finished in the Big Ten's first division in 11 of the past 13 years.

Doyle is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCCa). He was presented with the certification of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach in May, 2013. The certification is considered the highest honor that can be achieved in the coaching profession of Strength and Conditioning, and represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise and longevity in the field.

The NSCA named Doyle the Big Ten Strength Coach of the Year in 1999. He was one of 20 nominees for the Professional of the Year Award, given annually and selected by the NSCA membership. The award recognizes college professionals who have shown excellence in strength training and conditioning programs.

He served as director of strength and conditioning for the University of Utah in 1998. Under Doyle's direction the Utah basketball team played in the national championship game. While in Utah, Doyle also served as state director for the NSCA.

Doyle was assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Wisconsin from 1996-98. He oversaw the training programs for football and hockey teams during this time. The Badger football team participated in two bowl games (Copper and Outback) and the hockey team won the WCHA championship during his tenure.

As a strength and conditioning professional, Doyle has tutored 180 student-athletes who have advanced to the professional ranks in the NFL, NHL and NBA. Iowa has had a total of 40 players selected in the past 10 NFL drafts, including six in each of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 drafts, and three in the most recent NFL Draft.

Overall, 49 Iowa players have been drafted in the past 12 years, with six first round selections and nine players being selected among the top 50 picks. In addition, 53 additional Hawkeye players signed free agent contracts in the past 10 years. Iowa, since 2003, has seen five former walk-ons selected in the NFL Draft.

Over the past 12 years, 114 of 128 (89 percent) of Iowa's senior starters were selected in the NFL Draft or signed to an NFL free agent contract. Six Hawkeyes were selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, while six additional seniors signed free agent contracts immediately following the draft. Iowa and Alabama were the only two programs to have a first round draft selection in three consecutive years (2010-12).

Doyle has mentored 49 former assistants who have advanced in the field of Strength and Conditioning, with 19 becoming head strength and conditioning coaches.

Doyle served as offensive line coach at Holy Cross from 1992-95. He also worked as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame in 1991 and Syracuse in 1990. Notre Dame won the 1992 Sugar Bowl following the 1991 season and Syracuse won the 1990 Aloha Bowl.

Doyle was a three-year starter on the offensive line at Boston University from 1986-88. He served as a student assistant for the football program there in 1989.

Chris earned his B.S. in human movement from Boston University in 1990 and his M.Ed. in education from Boston University in 1991.

Doyle was born June 30, 1968. Chris is from Quincy, Massachusetts, and attended Boston College High School. He was inducted into the Boston College High School Hall of Fame in November, 2004. Chris and his wife, Tia, have three sons, Declan, Donovan and Dillon.

Strength and Conditioning Mission Statement
The University of Iowa Football Program is committed to providing the ultimate training experience for each student-athlete. Our focus is to build the total athlete while reducing the risk of injury through individual evaluation and program design. Developing strong relationships with each athlete is a fundamental building block essential to the success of Iowa Football.

Doyle's Coaching Career
Iowa Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, 1999-present
Utah Director of Strength & Conditioning, 1998
Wisconsin Assistant Strength Coach, 1996-97
Holy Cross Offensive Line Coach, 1992-95
Notre Dame Graduate Assistant, 1991
Syracuse Graduate Assistant, 1990

Direct download: SPP_60_Chris_Doyle.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

Evan Marcus

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Minnesota Vikings

Topics Covered in this Podcast

How Coach Marcus got started

  1. Getting an edge in athletics
  2. D3 to DI
  3. Meeting Rock Gullickson
  4. Not just Xs and Os but communicating with Athletes

Challenges at coaching at the professional level.

No matter what level, coaches are there to help athletes

Character Development
Your assessments, the biggest issues you face with athletes

  1. Don't assume anything
  2. Breaking everything down to its implest terms

Communication with private sector coaches

  1. Player would preferably train with former college coaches
  2. Expectations with more buy-in

Communication with the Medical Staff

  1. Point A to point B
  2. Overall goals for the players

Training before and during OTAs

  1. Working with professionals
  2. Knowing what to expect
  3. "Go-to" exercises with progressions and regressions
  4. Giving freedom to choose exercises
  5. Focusing on movement speed for older athletes

In-season training

  1. Maintain = good enough
  2. Being the strongest during the season

Technology in terms of readiness

Staff development

  1. No mixed messages for athletes
  2. The trust factor with staff
  3. Everyone believes in the same things

Advice for young strength coaches.

  1. Just because you are in the NFL doesn't make you a good strength coach
  2. Taking advantage opportunities
  3. Young coaches don't want to pay their dues
  4. Trying out what you read

 The Evan Marcus File

Having joined the Vikings in 2014 as Head Strength and Conditioning coach, Evan Marcus enters his 9th NFL season this fall and has been in the field for 25 seasons.

In Marcus’ first offseason with the Vikings, he oversaw a complete transformation of the club’s weight training facility and revamped the strength and conditioning philosophies. Under Marcus’ direction, the club now uses a free weight based program, which places an emphasis on power, speed and quickness.

During his NFL career, Marcus has been a part of 2 Division Champions- New Orleans in 2000 and Miami in 2008. The 2000 Saints won their NFC Wild Card playoff game over St. Louis at the Superdome to give the franchise their 1st playoff win in the 34-year history of the club before advancing to the NFC Divisional Round against Minnesota. The NFC West title for the Saints was their 1st since the 1991 season and marked the 1st winning season for the club in 8 years. The 2008 Dolphins went 11-5 to win the AFC East, completing one of the great turnarounds in NFL history after going 1-15 the previous season. The 10-win improvement tied the biggest single-season jump in NFL history. The AFC East championship was the Dolphins’ 1st Division title since 2000.

Marcus oversaw strength and conditioning efforts at Virginia from 2011-13 as Director of Football Training and Player Development for the Cavaliers, marking his second stint in Charlottesville, the first coming as Head Strength Coach from 2003-06. Combined with his leadership at UVA, Marcus was head strength coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2008-10 and held the same position in 2007 with the Atlanta Falcons, where he worked with then DC Mike Zimmer.

Marcus began his NFL coaching tenure from 2000-02 as an assistant with the New Orleans Saints. His start in the field came at the college level with positions at Arizona State (1991-92), Rutgers (1993), Maryland (1994), Texas (1995-97) and Louisville (1998-99).

A 1990 graduate of Ithaca College, Marcus earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science. As a student-athlete he lettered 3 times as an OL with the Bombers and was a starter on the NCAA Division III national championship team in 1988.

A native of Union, NJ, Marcus attended Cranford High School. He earned his master’s degree at Arizona State in 1992. Marcus and wife, Lori, have a son, Jake, and daughter, Anna.

Bio from Minnesota Vikings

Direct download: SPP_59_Evan_Marcus.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Tobias Jacobi

  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Assistant Football Caoch
  • Teacher

Strong Rock Christian School

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. The Journey
  2. The family sacrifice
  3. Gong from a a head position
  4. Dealing with being let go
  5. Being humble and
  6. You cannot be successful without an ego in this profession
  7. Becoming a better coach by fitting in with other coaches
  8. The transition from college to high school
  9. The multi-sport athletes
  10. Parents vs sport coaches
  11. Getting kids strong in limited time
  12. As little specialization as possible
  13. Consistency is king
  14. Box Squats for all athletes
  15. Chris Doyle and programming
  16. Assessments for athletes
  17. Coach Jacoby's 5 Specific Assessments
  18. What a typical training week looks like
  19. What Coach Coach Jacoby wants all his athletes to talk with him
  20. Taking pride in your last name
  21. Implementing a leadership program
  22. Communicating with Sport coaches and parents
  23. Face-time is vitally important
  24. Have the best interest of the athlete in mind
  25. E-Mail is the devil
  26. Get out of the weight room
  27. If the only time coaches see you is in the weightrom than that is all you will ever be to them.
  28. Advice for young coaches
  29. Figure out what you don't know and learn it.
  30. Call or visit the best coaches in the industry

Tobias Jacobi File

Past Job Experience
Strong Rock Christian School; May 2014 - Current
East Carolina University; January 2012-May 2014
Charleston Southern; May 2008-January 2012
Kent State; July 2006-April 2008
Western Carolina University; July 2002-July 2006
Elon University; June 2001-July 2002
North Carolina Chapel Hill; August 2000-May 2001
Cumberland University; November 1999-August 2000
Education
Cumberland University
B.S. Physical Education 2000
minor Health

www.elitefts.com

Direct download: SPP_58_Tobias_Jacoby.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 11:42am EST

Mike Boyle

Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning

 

Topics Covered in this Podcast

The Beginnings

How Coach Boyle got his Start

Having Mike Woicik as a roommate

Appointing himself as the BU Strength Coach

Training

Training for Hockey

Getting strong is getting strong regardless of sport

Why there is a steroid problem in Track & Field

Defining strength in an unconventional way

Unilateral Training for Sports

The Bilateral deficit research

The influence of Mark Verstagen

How a coach defines strong vs what is strong for their sports

Youth Training

What we are doing wrong

The Matheny Manifesto

The 10,000 Rule

Greg Rose's Cyclone Circuit

Basic Motor Qualities

Early Specialization

Soccer in Brazil and Baseball in the Dominican

The number 1 problem in youth sports....the parents

The responsibility of the strength coach

Staff Development

Pick the Right People

Get people that want to work

Educating through a solid set of resources

Book club for professional development

Making the coaches do the workout

Advice for Young Coaches

Unlike the rest of the business world

Make yourself invaluable

Whats our conversation going to be like when I see you

Recommending coaches for future jobs

Contact Info

 

The Michael Boyle File

 

Michael Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Functional Training and general fitness. He currently spends his time lecturing, teaching, training and writing. In 1996 Michael co founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, one of the first for-profit strength and conditioning companies in the world. Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning exists for one reason: to provide performance enhancement training for athletes of all levels. Athletes trained range from junior high school students to All Stars in almost every major professional sport.

 

Prior to Co- founding Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Michael served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University for 15 years, also for the past 25 years he been  the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men's Ice Hockey at Boston University.  Mike also was the Boston Red Sox  strength and conditioning coach in 2013 that won the World Series. In addition to his duties at Boston University and the Red Sox, from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Michael was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 1998 US Women's Olympic Ice Hockey Team, Gold Medalists in Nagano and 2014 Silver medalists in Sochi, and served as a consultant in the development of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

Michael has been a featured speaker at numerous strength and conditioning and athletic training clinics across the world and has produced 20 instructional videos in the area of strength and conditioning available through M-F Athletic. Michael has also lectured all over the world. In addition, Michael published Functional Training for Sports for Human Kinetics Publishers. Mike and his wife Cindy have 2 children, Michaela and Mark and reside in Reading.

Courtesy of MBSC

Direct download: SPP_57_Mike_Boyle.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Ted Perlak Interview

Ted Perlak

Assistant Athletic Director for Strength & Conditioning

University of Delaware

  1. How Ted Got Started in
  2. Development of Your Staff
  3. Sport Coach Relationships
  4. Starting Over of as a New Coach
  5. Durability
  6. Five Things every coach wants and every athlete needs
  7. Adjusting the facility
  8. Communication at the beginning of the year to add buy-in
  9. The lost art of technique
  10. Not what you emphasis it what you tolerate and what you allow
  11. Its about Progress
  12. The Four "Knows" of Programming
  13. Why you Eat the Frog First
  14. Fitting exercises in the Training template
  15. Back to Front Approach
  16. The Conjugated Tier System under Prilepin's Table
  17. Training Schedules
  18. Two 2-Week Microcycle
  19. Collision vs Contact vs Non-Contact Sports
  20. Preparing for Practice
  21. Using Velocity Based Training In-Season
  22. SS Yoke bar and Chains for squat progressions
  23. Expecting the Worse to be surprised
  24. Nutrition with Athletes
  25. The added benefits of Velocity based Training
  26. What is the biggest challenge with Freshman
  27. What Coach Perlak does to make himself a better coach
  28. The internet and strength & conditioning
  29. There are two types of strength coaches
  30. Advice for Young Strength Coaches
  31. What Ted Learned from Joe DeFranco
  32. Personalities and Communications

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Articles by Ted Perlak

The Ted Perlak File

Ted Perlak, who spent the last 12 years as a strength & conditioning coach at the NCAA Division I level, has been named head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Delaware, Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric Ziady announced Friday.

Perlak, who most recently worked as strength & conditioning coach at Colonial Athletic Association newcomer Elon University, will begin his tenure at Delaware on May 19.

“We are excited to have Ted join the Blue Hens family and serve as the leader of our strength and conditioning program,” said Ziady. “This position is critical to the success of our athletics teams here at Delaware and we are confident that Ted’s knowledge and innovation in this area along with his hard work and dedication will help prepare our student-athletes for great success on the playing fields.”

At Delaware, Perlak will be responsible for the strength and conditioning efforts for Delaware's 21 sports programs and nearly 600 student-athletes, designing and implementing strength and conditioning plans for all of the Blue Hen men's and women's athletic teams. His primary role will be working with the UD football and volleyball programs.

“It’s a great honor to be named the head strength & conditioning coach at the University of Delaware,” said Perlak. “During the interview process I had the opportunity to see the vision of the administration and it is something I’m excited to be a part of. The opportunity to work with Coach (Dave) Brock and his staff along with all the other coaches makes this 100 percent a place my family and I want to be. I can’t wait to get started.”

Perlak spent the 2013-14 season at Elon, a current member of the Southern Conference that sponsors 17 intercollegiate sports, including football. The Phoenix will join the CAA as a full-time member in all sports this fall.

“I am really excited to welcome Ted and his family to the University of Delaware,” said Brock, who will begin his second season as head coach this fall. “This hire represents a great opportunity to upgrade one of the most critical areas of all successful football programs. I can't wait for Ted to get going with our players as we enter the summer phase of our strength and conditioning.”

Perak previously spent eight seasons at Fordham University, including the last six seasons as the head strength and conditioning coach. While at the Bronx, N.Y. school, he worked closely with the football, basketball, soccer, softball, and track and field teams.

Prior to his stint at Fordham, Perlak served as the director of strength and conditioning at Iona College for two years. While at Iona, he was responsible for the design, implementation and coaching of all varsity athletic programs. He also supervised and organized staff participation in off-season and preseason workout sessions.

Perlak served as the strength and conditioning coordinator at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa., in 2004 where he designed and executed the strength and conditioning program. He was also responsible for off-season and preseason workouts.

Perlak has been involved with the United States Olympic Training Center, serving as a strength and conditioning resident intern from January until May of 2004. In that role he assisted the staff in developing and implementing programs for Olympic, Olympic hopefuls, Pan-American, and Paralympic individual athletes and national teams.

A 2001 graduate of Worcester (Mass.) State College, Perlak was a four-year starter and two-time captain with the football team before earning a bachelor's degree in health science with a concentration in exercise science.

Following a year in which he served as the strength and conditioning coordinator at his alma mater, Perlak worked at Temple University as an assistant and earned his master's degree in sport administration there in 2004.

A native of Pittsfield, Mass., Perlak and his wife, Christine, have a daughter, Rueby Mae.

University of Delaware Athletics

Direct download: SPP_56_Ted_Perlak.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 10:21am EST

Elitefts SPP: Cory Schlesinger Interview

Cory Schlesinger

Assistant Director of Sports Enhancement for men's basketball

University of Alabama-Birmingham

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1.  The Nautilus Checklist
  2. A Strength Coach at age 19
  3. Intern to Director
  4. The advantage of being an assistant
  5. General and Foundational Strength
  6. Noon ball to a new job
  7. The Coyote Kettlebell Club with Dan John
  8. Primal Movements - Motor Skills
  9. Movement for Body Awareness
  10. Complexes for multiple modalities
  11. Assessments for basketball players
  12. Joint by Joint from the ground up
  13. Don't need to be a genius to see dysfunction
  14. Modifications by height
  15. Olympic Lifting Variations for taller players
  16. Multiple squat variations
  17. the Wingspan Phenomena; Training Spiders
  18. Off-Season = Should be most variation
  19. Changes in the culture of Basketball
  20. Physicality can dictate the way players play
  21. The beauty of the younger sport coach
  22. The Southern culture in basketball
  23. Players are not education and it's not their fault
  24. Technology in sports performance
  25. Technology reinforces what you already know
  26. How weight training can turn into regeneration
  27. Experience beats technology
  28. Perceived maxes based on velocity: Fast and Smooth
  29. Programming  strength training in-season
  30. Off-Season Training
  31. Linear periodization using RPE
  32. Olympic Complex
  33. Conditioning throw extensive complexes and sled work
  34. Key to communications need to be transparent
  35. Find the universal language
  36. Mentoring
  37. Learning how to learn
  38. Identify how others learn
  39. Feel to replicate
  40. Give credit where credit is due
  41. How to reach Cory.

The Cory Schlesinger File

Cory Schlesinger is an Assistant Director of Sports Enhancement to work with the Blazers' men's basketball program along with the men's golf program.

"Coming to UAB is a dream job and it is a destination," Schlesinger said. "Mainly because I get to work specifically with Coach Jerod Haase. I believe in Coach Haase, and I believe that he will win and win at a high level."

Schlesinger served a pair of internships at the University of North Carolina, in 2008 and 2009, while Haase was an assistant coach on Roy Williams' staff with the Tar Heels.

“Cory’s knowledge for strength and conditioning is something that I love,” Haase said. “He is always trying to learn and grow as a coach, but what he brings with his knowledge is what already really sets him apart from others. He is young and energetic like the rest of our staff and will fit right in.  We have a chance to be really good in a lot of different ways and I think strength and conditioning is in good shape.”

Schlesinger plans to not only get the Blazers' men's basketball players in best possible shape for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign, but also have their bodies ready for the long, grueling season.

"One of my major goals is to impact the team in the offseason but also in season, when traveling with the team on the road," Schlesinger said. "Whether it be training, nutrition, supplementation or regeneration sessions, I want the guys recovered and ready for the next game."

Schlesinger, a native of Hillsville, Va., spent the last three years as Director of Strength and Conditioning at Santa Clara University, working with student-athletes on the men's and women's basketball teams.

Prior to joining the staff at Santa Clara, Schlesinger spent time at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. In addition, he was a sports nutritionist for the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) along with being a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and also earned certification in United States Weightlifting.

Schlesinger earned his master's degree in education with a concentration in exercise science at Campbell University in 2011. During his time as a graduate assistant, he worked with the volleyball, men's soccer, swimming and diving, golf and tennis programs, while also assisting with football.

A former basketball player at Berea College in Berea, Ky., Schlesinger graduated with a bachelor of arts in physical education with a concentration in exercise science and sports medicine in 2009. During his time as an undergraduate, Schlesinger completed a pair of internships at Wake Forest in 2007 under strength coach Ethan Reeve and a pair of internships at North Carolina in 2008 and 2009.

At UNC he worked under strength coach Jonas Sahratian where he helped train the men's basketball team.

"None of my experiences and I would not be where I am at today without Coach Jonas Sahratian," Schlesinger said. "He's my mentor and biggest influence and I owe everything to him for helping and guiding me."

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Direct download: SPP_55_Cory_Schleshinger.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Frank Wintrich Interview

Frank Wintrich

Director of Football Sports Performance

Brigham Young University

Topic in this Podcast

How Coach Wintrich got started
Assessments
Olympic Lifts
High Low Sequencing
In-Season Training
Technology
The ABCs
Advice for Young Coaches

The Frank Wintrich File

Provides the BYU football program with integrated short and long term physical preparation training. A highlight of this training is the implementation of the multi-year system of training known as P.A.D.S. This program incorporates a holistic approach to the development of athletes, ensuring the mastery of one skill before moving forward with the development of a more advanced skill. Training begins with developing the minds of athletes through the utilization of the Self Aware Athlete program. This educational resource teaches athletes how to understand their bodies in order to better provide for their everyday physical and emotional needs. Performance Program Principles dictate athletes train safely, with a focus on strength development along with skills specific to their individual needs and most importantly developing the Warrior Mindset – a program established in conjunction with former USMC Force Reconnaissance Marines and Sport Psychology PhD’s.

Years at BYU

  • 2015-present

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Sports and Fitness Management – Kentucky Wesleyan College, 2002

Before BYU

  • Director of football performance, University of North Texas 2011-2014

  • Associate director of strength and conditioning, University of South Florida, 2008-2010

  • Director of athletic development, The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, 2006-2007

  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach,  Utah State University, 2004-2005

  • Coaching assistant,  Arizona State University, 2003

  • Head strength coach, Hardin-Simmons University, 2002

Playing Career

  • A team captain two consecutive years and a two-time All-American at linebacker for Kentucky Wesleyan College

Personal

  • Hometown: Seminole, Florida

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Direct download: SPP_54_Frank_Wintirich.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Eric Cressey Interview

Topics Covered in This Podcast

  1. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity
  2. The biggest changes Eric has seen in Baseball
  3. Assessments for athletes
  4. Communication with coaches
  5. Do no harm, do no good?
  6. Educating athletes
  7. Best scheduled scenario for In-season training
  8. This may not be bad, but is there something better?
  9. Emotional separaration of
  10. Traits of Elite level players
  11. Torso Injuries in Baseball. Why?
  12. Theres what you know and what you can implement - Mike Boyle
  13. Eric Cressey's "Bang-for-our-buck" exercises
  14. Deadlift tips for athletes.
  15. Speed Training for Baseball
  16. Replicating & Simulation versus carryover on the field
  17. The importance of Staff Synergy
  18. The Law of Repeated Exposures
  19. The best advice for young coaches
  20. How to reach Eric, upcoming events

The Eric Cressey File

Eric Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, with facilities located in Hudson, MA and Jupiter, FL.  A highly sought-after coach for healthy and injured athletes alike, Eric has helped athletes at all levels - from youth sports to the professional and Olympic ranks - achieve their highest levels of performance in a variety of sports.  Behind Eric's expertise, Cressey Sports Performance has rapidly established itself as a go-to high performance facility among Boston athletes - and those that come from across the country and abroad to experience CSP's cutting-edge methods.  Eric is perhaps best known for his extensive work with baseball players, with more than 100 professional players traveling to train with him each off-season.

Cressey, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, received his Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science through the University of Connecticut Department of Kinesiology, the #1 ranked kinesiology graduate program in the nation. At UCONN, Eric was involved in varsity strength and conditioning and research in the human performance laboratory. Previously, Eric graduated from the University of New England with a double major in Exercise Science and Sports and Fitness Management.

An accomplished author, Cressey has authored over 500 published articles in all.  Eric has published five books and co-created four DVD sets that have been sold in over 60 countries around the world.  Eric has been an invited guest speaker in five countries and 19 U.S. states. His Master’s thesis, “The effects of 10 weeks of lower-body unstable surface training on markers of athletic performance,” was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and Cressey was a co-author for the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) High School Strength and Conditioning Certification. He serves on the advisory boards for both the IYCA and Precision Nutrition, and is a baseball consultant to New Balance.

As a competitive powerlifter, Eric holds several state, national, and world records. A mainstay in the Powerlifting USA Top 100 lifts in his weight class, Cressey is rapidly approaching Elite status with competition bests of 540 squat, 402 bench, 650 deadlift, and 1532 total in the 165-pound weight class.  He is recognized as a coach who can jump, sprint, and lift alongside his best athletes to push them to higher levels - and keep them healthy in the process.

Eric's writing and his work with athletes have been featured in such local and national publications as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, ESPN, T-Muscle, Yahoo Sports, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Baseball America, The Worcester Telegram, Perform Better, Oxygen, Experience Life, Triathlete Magazine, Collegiate Baseball, Active.com, The Metrowest Daily News, Parents and Kids, and EliteFTS.  In the business world, Eric has worked with several start-up companies as both an angel investor and advisor.

Although prepared in a variety of bodies of knowledge, Cressey specializes in applied kinesiology and biomechanics as they relate to program design and corrective exercise; maximal relative strength development; and athletic performance enhancement. Feel free to contact Eric at ec@ericcressey.com.

About Cressey Performance

Cressey Performance is a high-performance training facility designed by athletes for athletes, and those looking to make a serious commitment to their long-term health. CP provides athletes with an environment in which they can identify and work toward quantifiable improvements both inside and outside the training facility.  With an emphasis on individualized goals and needs, each client is provided with unique programming and the coaching necessary to carry out these measures effectively. Recognized for its no-nonsense, motivating training environment with just the right mix of science and attitude, the knowledge displayed and results attained at CSP has led to success at local, national and international levels.

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Direct download: SPP_53_Eric_Cressey.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

Elitefts SPP: Gary Schofield Interview

Gary Schofiled

Heade Strength & Conditioning Coach

Greater Atlanta Christian School

NSAC Southest Regional Coordinator

Topics in this Podcast

How Gary Schofield got started.
From D3 Baseball to the NBA
Think different to make a difference
High School Strength & Conditioning in the Southeast
What a typical day looks like
Adapting the training for athletes that are in-season
Monitoring Athletes at the High School Level
What gets measured matters
The role of an Educator in a Physical Education Setting
Five Premises for Every High School Strength Coach
What does a High School plan look like
Three factors when developing a plan.
Speed and Agility Progressions for Athletes
Rest & Recovery is the best thing I have added to my program
4 phases of Agility Training
4 Phases of Linear Speed Development
Sports are not played for sport; sports are played for scholarships
The Criticism of CrossFit. Why?
Coaches Rock, Experts Rule
Can’t have impact without Connection
Coach Schofield’s Biggest influences

Coach Schofield on Twitter

Greater Atlanta Christian School

NSCA Southeast Region on FaceBook

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Direct download: SPP_52_Gary_Schofield.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

Elitefts SPP - Power Athlete Interview

Power Athlete

John Welbourn, Luke Summers, Cali Hinzman, Tex McQuilkin, Bobby Goodfellow

Topics in this Podcast

1. How did Power Athlete get started: From he NFL to training athletes
2. What is the most important takeaway for attendees of a seminar
3. The challenge of teaching lifters to be athletes: the missing link of movement
4. The mental barrier of training being the test
5. Starting position determines success on the field and the weight room
6. Adapting training to the population and their goals
7. Key component of the warm-up (targeting the population and the movements).
8. Addressing demands and Opportunity: Scaling across a population
9. ACL injury prevention strategies: Identify injury mechanisms, 4 factors
10. Performance Perspective Cueing
11. Coaching cues and addressing weakpoints for the Olympic Lifts
12. Emotional, tactical and mechanical cues
13. Using the Olympic lifts as a means to an end
14. Common mistakes with the Olympic lifts and strategies to fix them.
15. Violence in the Pull and Using Strongman implements to teach hip extension
16. The Tone of Coaches dictating athletic performance
17. Assessing grip training for the overall athlete
18. Speed and agility: progressions and the most carry-over
19. The 5 Exercise question, well maybe more
20. Motivating athletes in a variety of settings (collegiate vs private) etc.
21. What PA has coming up in terms of events and contact info

What is Power Athlete?
Power Athlete is a training system and community for building strong, efficient, fast, powerful athletes.

With performance at the forefront, we see the emergence of Power Athlete HQ, a site continuing where CrossFit Football leaves off; as an online resource dedicated to providing coaches and athletes of various backgrounds comprehensive insight into meeting their training goals.

From day one, CrossFit Football has had a singular focus to develop strength, speed, and athleticism in its power athletes.  While fitness is just one component of athleticism, efficient movement and stability are paramount in sport.  We strive for perfection of movement, strength of body and mind, and put an emphasis in training as we fight. Power Athlete HQ worked with thousands of athletes ranging from amateur to professionals and have decades of experience coaching and playing at professional levels.

One thing is clear: in competition, very few rise to the occasion, the majority tend to fall to the level of their training. To account for this, we believe in the persistent pursuit of perfection with our athletes.

The Power Athlete team is dedicated to providing relevant content to our followers with one goal in mind: creating strong, efficient, fast and most importantly, powerful athletes.

John Welbourn

John Welbourn is the creator/operator of CrossFit Football and Power Athlete. He is a 10 year NFL veteran. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft. He went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John also is owner of CrossFit Balboa, an S&C gym in Orange County, CA. CrossFit Balboa is one of a handful of Westside Barbell certified gyms in the world. In addition to training MLB, NFL and other professional and Olympic athletes, John travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie.

Luke Summers

Luke has been training athletes in CrossFit, Weightlifting, and Olympic Lifting since 2007. He spent 6 years pushing pencils in “Corporate America,” spending 3 of those years moonlighting as a Strength & Conditioning Coach before and after work. Luke was an athlete his whole life and played multiple sports, but his primary focus was football. He played up through college until a neck injury forced him to hang it up. He travels with the CrossFit Football staff and has coaches a variety of athletes from amateur to professional levels in football, baseball, and track.

Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers.Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals.With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CrossFit Football and testament to it's effectiveness.In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ.

Tex McQuilkin

MS, CSCS, CHES
Former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain. Coached strength and conditioning collegiately with Georgetown University Men's and Women's lacrosse and Women's Crew, as well with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz of 1-FortyFour-1 studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Head coached CrossFit Dupont's program for two years in Washington D.C. Received a Master's in Health Promotion Management from Marymount University in 2010, and has been a coach for Power Athlete since October, 2012.

Bobby Goodfellow

Bobby grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania where coal-country football and wrestling rule the land.  Like most kids in his blue collar town, Bobby played football, ran track and field, and wrestled from a young age.  It didn’t take long to see his affinity for football and it became the focus of his interests through high school.  Bobby competed in powerlifting and strongman, and was a professional ski instructor and alpine race coach throughout college.  After college, Bobby chased a job to Washington, DC, got the field sport bug, and jumped head-first into Super League Rugby – playing Inside Center for Potomac Athletic Club.

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Direct download: SPP_51_Power_Athlete.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 10:30am EST

Elitefts SPP: Ross Bowsher Interview

Ross Bowsher, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Arkansas Tech University

Topics in this Interview

How Ross got started in the profession
Networking through powerlifting
Mentors that allow their assistants to grow
"You can make it other ways"
Training is training no matter where you are
Motivating athletes: "You have to want to have to train”
Running a DI program at the DII level
Why hasn’t small schools adapted this model?
Trusting your assistant by trusting who they learned from
Velocity based training
Using Force plate to determine strength & speed qualities
Weak point training at the highest level
Brian Mann is the man using VBT for preparedness
Knowing your athletes: jousting preparedness by bar speed
Developing high force at slower speeds
Differences in technique based on body types
From Charlie Francis to Dwayne Carlisle; From the weight room to the field.
The speed work and the weight room are married
Working with Throwers
Weak Point training with throwers
The Law of Individual differences
You have to survive it to be great at it
The best of advice for young coaches? Compete
I am my best coach when I was training
If you have not pushed yourself, these kids do not believe you
Three things to learn from Johnny Parker
Harold Nash Moses Cabrera Box Squat
Max Effort DL with Pat Ivy
This does happen if you do not live the life

The Ross Bowsher File

Ross Bowsher, who has spent the last nine years as a strength and conditioning coach at the Division I level, has been selected as the first Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Arkansas Tech University, announced Director of Athletics Steve Mullins on Tuesday.

Bowsher, who most recently served as Sports Performance Assistant at Big Ten member Purdue University, will officially begin his duties at Arkansas Tech on July 1.

"We are excited to have Ross join the Tech family and serve as the leader of our strength and conditioning program," said Mullins. "The addition of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program will benefit all of our student-athletes and programs here at Arkansas Tech, and we are confident that the knowledge and expertise that Ross brings to this position will help prepare our student-athletes for great success in competition."

At Arkansas Tech, Bowsher will be responsible for the strength and conditioning efforts for Tech's 10 sports programs and nearly 300 student-athletes, designing and implementing strength and conditioning plans for all of the Wonder Boys and Golden Suns athletic teams.

"I feel privileged to be at Arkansas Tech," said Bowsher. "I feel like I've worked under two of the best strength coaches in the nation in coach Jim Peal and coach Duane Carlisle. I spent time at Purdue under coach Carlisle building a sports performance program from the ground up that is considered one of the nation's best, and I'm excited to bring what I learned under both coaches to Arkansas Tech."
 
Bowsher has served as the Sports Performance Assistant at Purdue from 2011-14, where he oversaw the sports performance programs for baseball and the track and field throwers while assisting with football. Previously, he spent 2005-2011 at Butler University on the staff of veteran strength and conditioning coach Jim Peal, who worked with four national championship teams, four Final Four squads, and one FCS national championship team in football.

Prior to joining the staff at Butler, Bowsher served as the Associate Director of Sports Performance at Athlete's Edge in Indianapolis from 2003-05.

Bowsher received an associate's degree in health and human performance from Vincennes University in 2001, before completing the NSCA 18-credit hour certification program in 2004 from IUPUI. In 2008, he earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of Indianapolis. He is currently certified through the CSCCa.

He played baseball at both Vincennes and the University of Tennessee-Martin.

Bowsher has attained elite powerlifting totals in both the 242 and 275 weight classes, and is a member of the International Powerlifting Association and American Powerlifting Federation. He is currently in the top 50 in the world Power Lifting USA rankings in the squat and deadlift, and is in the top 100 in the bench press.            

Courtesy Arkansas Tech University

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Direct download: SPP_50_Ross_Bowsher.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

Brian Thompson, PhD

Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Director of Strength and Conditioning

Springfield College

Topics in this Podcast

How Brian Got Started
Managing the Duel Role
The Springfield Curriculum; 3 major components
What are the key requirements for every student
Looking in the Mirror
Advice on Internships
How does Coach Thompson evaluate graduate assistants
Coach Interactions with Athletes
The responsibility of carrying the torch
Coaches reacting to criticism
Scheduling teams in the small school setting
Traveling to China and observing training
Assessments
Programing Templates
What you should know by the time you earn your BS
The role of Nutrition in Coaches
Advice for young coaches
How to reach Dr. Thompson

Brian Thompson, PhD

Associate Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
Director of Strength and Conditioning
Office: ATES 206
Email: bathomps@springfieldcollege.edu
Phone: (413) 748-3495

Courses Taught

  1. Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  2. Strength and Conditioning
  3. Strength and Conditioning Applications
  4. Exercise Testing and Prescription for Special Populations
  5. Stress Management
  6. Measurement and Evaluation

Biography

Brian Thompson is the director of strength and conditioning/head strength and conditioning coach, a professor of exercise science, and the graduate strength and conditioning program director at Springfield College, where he has worked since 1998. In addition to teaching in the applied exercise science program, he is responsible for the strength and conditioning program design and implementation for all 24 teams at Springfield College as well as teaching and advising in the graduate strength and conditioning program.  Thompson first started working in the field of strength and conditioning in 1987 and has trained athletes at the elementary school, middle school, high school, collegiate, professional, Paralympic, and Olympic levels. He has presented and/or conducted strength and conditioning related workshops in Australia, China, Mexico, Taiwan and throughout the United States. Thompson received a bachelor's degree in athletic training from Ball State University and a master’s degree and doctoral degree from the University of Illinois.

Certifications

  1. CSCS*D
  2. RSCC*D
  3. ATC
  4. LAT
  5. USAW
  6. FMS

Recent Presentations

  1. “Movement Preparation”, BA Thompson, Shandong Sports Bureau, May 30, 2014, Jinan, China.
  2. “Functional Movement Screening”, BA Thompson, Tianjin Sport University, May 28, 2014, Tianjin, China.
  3. “Developing Explosive Power”, BA Thompson, Tianjin Sport University, May 28, 2014, Tianjin, China.
  4. “Breathing Techniques in Strength and Conditioning”, BA Thompson, Tianjin Sport University, May 28, 2014, Tianjin, China
  5. “Functional Training in Sports”, BA Thompson, Tianjin Sport University, May 27, 2014, Tianjin, China.
  6. “Individual Differences in Training”, BA Thompson, Tianjin Sport University, May 27, 2014, Tianjin, China.
  7. “Periodization for Sports”, BA Thompson, Tianjin Sport University, May 26, 2014, Tianjin, China.
  8. “Strength and Conditioning Roundtable”, BA Thompson, International Performance Training Summit, May 25, 2014, Beijing, China.
  9. “Developing Strength and Conditioning Professionals – for coaches”, BA Thompson, International Performance Training Summit, May 24, 2014, Beijing, China.
  10. “Developing Strength and Conditioning Professionals – for athletes”, BA Thompson, International Performance Training Summit, May 24, 2014, Beijing, China.
  11. “Strength Training for Children” via video, BA Thompson, Institute of Physical Education and Sport in Algeria 1st International Conference, May 11, 2014, University of Khemis Milania, Algeria.
  12. “Strength and Conditioning”, BA Thompson, STCC Health and Wellness Club, March 7, 2014, Springfield, MA.
  13. “Upper Body Exercise Physiology”, BA Thompson, USOC Paralympic Summit, February 1, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  14. “Circuit Training for Wheelchair Athletes”, BA Thompson, USOC Paralympic Summit, February 1, 2014, Champaign, IL.
  15. “The Paralympic Athlete”, BA Thompson, New England ACSM Annual Fall conference November 15, 2013.
  16. “Practicum, Internship, & Fieldwork Placement Opportunities in 2014”, BA Thompson, New England ACSM Annual Fall conference November 15, 2013.

Recent Publications

  1. Luk, H.Y., Winter, C., O’Neill, E. & Thompson B.A.  The Comparison of Muscle Force Imbalance in Powerlifters and Jumpers.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2013, April 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Ambekonaker, J.P, Redmond, C.J., Winter, C., Nelson, C., Ambegaonkar, S., Thompson, B. & Guyer, S.G.  Ankle Stabilizers Affect Agility but Not Vertical Jump or Dynamic Balance Performance.  Foot & Ankle Specialist, December 2011 (4), 354-360.

Professional Memberships

  1. National Strength and Conditioning Association
  2. National Athletic Trainers Association

Courtesy Springfield College

www.elitefts.com

Direct download: SPP_49_Brian_Thompson.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:57pm EST

Evan Simon

Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach

Oregon State University

 

Topics in this Podcast

The Journey

The most important aspects of arriving at a new school and implementing your program

Big 10 - Pac 12 Stigma

Goals of the Winter phase

An overview of the winter program

individual differences with speed components

Using Prilipen’s chart to adjust volume

rotating auxiliary movements

Indicator Movements

Olympic Lifting Overhead Lifting

Manager of Stress

Assessments of athletes

mobility concerns with prehabilitation

Spring Ball considerations

Staff development (advice for young coaches

2 ways to get jobs

demanor and coaching cues

How can people reach Coach Simon

Evan Simon Bio

 
Courtesy: Oregon State University Athletic Communications
Release: 12/23/2014

Evan Simon was appointed Oregon State’s head football strength and conditioning coach in January of 2015. His duties include the development, implementation and monitoring of all strength and conditioning aspects of the Beavers’ football program.

Simon arrived in Corvallis after two years as the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Wisconsin. He helped the Badgers to New Year’s Day appearances in the Capital One Bowl and Outback Bowl.

Prior to working in Madison, Simon was the director of strength and conditioning at Utah State University from August 2009-January 2013. The Aggies appeared in two Famous Idaho Potato Bowl games – USU hadn’t played in a bowl game since 1997 prior to his arrival.

From January 2006-July 2009, Simon was the associate director of strength and conditioning at the University of Utah. He was part of staff that led Utah to a 13-0 season, a victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and a final national ranking of No. 2 following the 2008 season.

The native of Lexington Park, Md.,  also spent 15 months as the head strength and conditioning coach at Davidson College in North Carolina and over two years as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Kentucky.

Simon has been a speaker at several national strength and conditioning conventions. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified strength coach via the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

He is a 2002 graduate of Frostburg State in Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, and holds a master’s degree (2004) from Kentucky in exercise physiology.

He and his wife Linda have two daughters, Abbi and Robyn.

SIMON PROFILE
Assignment: Football Strength and Conditioning Coach
Year at OSU: 1st
Hometown: Lexington Park, MD  
Education:  B.S. in health and physical education from Frostburg State (2002); master’s degree in exercise physiology from Kentucky (2004)
    
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Football Strength and Conditioning Coach - Oregon State, 2015-present
Football Strength and Conditioning Coach – Wisconsin, 2013-2015
Director of Strength and Conditioning – Utah State, 2009-2013
Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning – Utah, 2006-2009
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Davidson – 2004-06
Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Kentucky – 2002-04

BOWL GAMES
2015 Capital One Bowl
2014 Outback Bowl
2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
2009 Sugar Bowl
2007 Poinsettia Bowl
2006 Armed Forces Bowl

 

Direct download: SPP_46_Evan_Simon.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

Loren Landow

Founder of Loren Landow Performance

Director of Performance Enhancement - Steadman Hawkins Institute Denver

Topics in this Podcast

Mentally Preparing for the NFL Combine: 8 Weeks for 2 tenths
The training structure for combine prep
Positional and Individual Differences when teaching combine drills
The Biggest Mistakes athletes makes widen changing directions
What athletes do wrong on lei near acceleration starts
The Best strength training exercises for Speed and Agility
The Overlooked quality of Deceleration Training
How Brendan Schwab got Loren started training MMA fighters
Preparing Cat Zingano for her fight against Ronda Rousey
The Misconceptions: Why Strength & Power training is so important for MMA
There is no off-season in MMA. the organization of a training camp
Training when bodyweight is a factor
How Loren got into sports performance and who were his biggest influences.
The best advice Loren would give to young coaches
The best way to follow Loren

The Loren Landow File

Loren received his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology from the University of Northern Colorado. He also holds a number of additional certifications:

  • Muscle Activation Techniques Certified Specialist
  • Resistance Training Specialist - Mastery Level
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • USA Weightlifting (USAW) Certified Coach
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Advanced Level Trainer
  • American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals: Essentials of Post-Rehabilitation
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Coach Landow has trained hundreds of athletes in numerous sports to maximize their athletic potential while reducing their risk of injury. He has successfully trained over 400 professional athletes, including 30 NFL (football) All-Pros. Coach Landow has also trained the USA U-19 National Rugby Team, over 60 nationally and internationally ranked high school and collegiate tennis players. Olympians and athletes from the NHL (pro hockey), MLB (pro baseball), MLS (pro soccer), UFC (mixed martial arts), and NCAA (collegiate sports) have all been treated by Coach Landow.

In addition, Coach Landow serves as a consultant for several professional organizations. He is highly sought after for his ability to analyze and correct biomechanics. As a certified Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist, he utilizes soft tissue massage techniques to correct imbalances and enhance muscle regeneration. Through his various innovative methods, Coach Landow has made dramatic improvements in an athlete’s speed, power, agility, coordination, and balance.

Other notable achievements for Coach Landow include:

  • Member of the SPEED advisory council, a position reserved for the top performance coaches in the country
  • Nationwide presenter and speaker for the leading associations in the performance industry
  • Appeared on "Team Carwin" on the UFC program The Ultimate Fighter 16 television program.
  • Author of the book My Offseason with the Denver Broncos: Building a Championship Team (While Nobody's Watching)

Bio Courtesy http://www.shcdenver.com

http://lorenlandowperformance.com

http://elitesportsservices.com

http://www.elitefts.com

Direct download: SPP_48_Loren_Landow.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Interview with John O'Sullivan, Founder of Changing the Game Project

Topics in this Podcast

What motivated John to start the Changing the Game Project

 

The role of a Former Athlete, Coach and a Parent

 

Formal Education for Youth Sports Coaching?

 

Project Play

 

Playing games vs practice

 

The US Developing a slow players on the field

 

Early Specialization: The Race to Nowhere

 

The Trickle down effect of early competition

 

The Role of Physical Education with Youth sports

 

Naperville, Illinois PE Program

 

Group Dynamics of Gender Roles

 

The 7 Cs of High Performance

 

Are we communicating to the right people?

 

Social media and Youth Sports

 

How to reach John O'Sullivan

 

The John O'Sullivan File

John started the Changing the Game Project in 2012 after two decades as a soccer player and coach on the youth, high school, college and professional level.  He brings to the table a wealth of practical, hands on knowledge garnered through years of working with players and their families on sport specific development, fitness and nutrition, college recruiting, and most importantly, nurturing positive, healthy, and supportive relationships between parents and their young athletes. He has complied much of this information in his #1 bestselling book Changing the Game: The Parents Guide to Raising Happy, High Performing Athletes, and Giving Youth Sports Back to our Kids.

 

Originally from New York, John is a 1994 graduate of Fordham University, where he was a team captain as a senior, and a member of the 1990 Patriot League Championship team.  After a stint playing professionally for the Wilmington (NC) Hammerheads of the USL, John began his coaching career as the Varsity Boys Soccer Coach at Cardinal Gibbons HS in Raleigh, NC.  He then moved on to become the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Soccer Coach at the University of Vermont, before delving into the world of youth club soccer.  Since that time, John has worked as a Director of Coaching for Nordic Spirit SC (Vt), Ann Arbor Youth Soccer Association (MI) and most recently as the Executive Director of Oregon Rush Soccer Club in Bend, OR.  He is currently the Central Oregon Regional Training Center Director for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.  He holds his USSF A License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and US Youth Soccer National Youth Coaching License.

 

John received his BA in History from Fordham University, and his Masters in History from the University of Vermont.  He resides in beautiful Bend, OR, with his wife, Dr Lauren O’Sullivan, and two wonderful children and aspiring young athletes: Maggie Shea, age 7, and Tiernan, age 5.

http://changingthegameproject.com/

http://www.elitefts.com

 

 

 

 

Direct download: SPP_47_John_OSullivan.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

Jonathan Mike Interview

Topics Covered in this Podcast

The Journey
Information overload. How to sift throughout the BS.
Supplementation takeaways
Zinc, Magnesium, and Vitamin D
The real deal on Gluten
The Science of Sleep
Carbs and Protein guidelines before sleep
Energy Systems
Increasing the Aerobic System without Volume
Isometrics specific to Joint Angle
The Benefits of Eccentrics among with basic guidelines
Ovetraining vs Overreaching and  the truth

The Jon Mike File

Jonathan Mike, PhD (candidate), CSCS, USAW, NSCA-CPT, studied exercise physiology at the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque). He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Mike has been lifting and training heavy for 14 years and has been competing in the sport of Strongman since 2007. He qualified for the national competition in 2009. He has a 635 pound raw deadlift and a 300 pound overhead press.

Direct download: SPP_45_Jon_Mike.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:56pm EST

Simon Sinek Interview

Author of Start with Why and Leaders East Last

Topics Covered in this Podcast

The Golden Circle for Coaches
Urgent at the Expense of the Important
How to undersell and over deliver when getting hired as a coach
What Chip Kelly may be onto something
Why people believed in Martin Luther King Jr.
Leadership is a skill and a practice
Why Leaders eat last
Coaches set the tone for any team
Pitfalls as a Business Owner
The three most important aspects of presenting

About Simon Sinek

Courtesy of www.startwithwhy.com

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

 

Imagine a world where people wake up every day inspired to go to work, feel safe while they are there, and return home at the end of the day feeling fulfilled by the work they do, feeling that they have contributed to something greater than themselves. 

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.
 
A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and his newest book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.
 
Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action.

He is best known for popularizing the concept of Why and for the talk he gave on the subject that became the second most watched talk of all time on TED.com. Sinek’s unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention and have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including: 3M, Costco, Deckers, Ernst & Young, HSM, jetBlue, KPMG, Pfizer, NBC/Universal, the military, government agencies and entrepreneurs. Sinek has also had the honor of sharing his ideas at the United Nations, the United States Congress and with the senior leadership of the United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, and United States Army.

 
Sinek shares his optimism with all who will listen. He speaks around the globe and has commented for local and national press, including The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, NPR, BusinessWeek. Sinek is active on Twitter and writes his own blog, simonsinek.com.
 
Sinek is an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He is also active in the arts and not-for-profit world, working with charity: water, an organization devoted to helping bring clean water to the over 700 million people around the world who don’t yet have it. He also serves on the board of the Tami Stronach Dance Company.
 
He lives in New York.

www.elitefts.com

www.startwithwhy.com

 

Direct download: SPP_44_Simon_Sinek.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

Elitefts SPP Charlie Weingroff Interview

Charlie Weingroff, DPT, ATC

Physical Therapist

Certified Athletic Training

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Topics Covered in this Podcast

1. How Charile got into the field
2. The rationale behind Training = Rehab, Rehab = Training
3. Where we are getting it wrong when it comes to integrating scopes of practices
4. How and why training works (and doesn’t ) in a military setting.
5. Recovery as it relates to performance
6. Making the most of assessment tools

7. The Best rationale behid the FMS I've heard
8. The idea of Joint Centration for Performance
9. The 5 exercise Drill
10. Why the Box Squat is beneficial
11. Advice for young coaches, PTs, etc.
12. How to contact Charlie

The Charlie Weingroff File

Charlie is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  He was most recently the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marines Corps Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, NC.  He is also Director of Clinical Education for the Vibraflex Whole-Body Vibration and Andante Medical, the makers of the SmartStep, mobile force plate.  He graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 1996, and went on to earn an MSPT in 1999 and DPT in 2010 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Prior to returning to his home state of New Jersey in the Fall of 2006 after 12 seasons of professional basketball, he was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA.   Among the highlights of his tenure in Philadelphia was being part of the medical staff that ranked 1st in the NBA in Player Missed Games in the 2005-06 season.

Through rehabbing patients, he subscribes to a movement-based approach popularized by the works of Dr. Vladimir Janda, Dr. Shirley Sahrmann, Dr. Stuart McGill, and Gray Cook.  In training athletes and clients, he champions the principles of the Functional Movement Screen and sound, evidence-based training principles.  Some of the methodologies Charlie is formally trained in include DNS, ART, Dry Needling, Graston, FMS/SFMA, and the RKC.

Aside from working with patients, athletes and clients, he is also under the bar himself.  In 2007, he achieved AAPF Elite status in the 220 weight class with a total of 1915 pounds. His best powerlifting competition total is 800 squat, 510 bench press and 605 deadlift.

Currently Charlie is training and rehabbing clients of all types at Drive495 in Manhattan, NYC and Fit For Life in Marlboro, NJ.  Charlie often teaches and speaks internationally and consults regularly with Nike, the Roddick-Lavalle Tennis Academy, Perform Better, and Equinox Fitness Clubs.

 

Charlie lives with his wife, Kristen, and dog, Rumble, in NJ.  You’re welcome to email him at charlie@charlieweingroff.com with questions for the Q&A section, to offer a comment, or to discuss a potential workshop at your facility.

http://www.elitefts.net/

http://charlieweingroff.com/

 

Direct download: SPP_43_Charlie_Weingroff.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

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