Elitefts Sports Performance Podcast


Sports and Fitness





February 2015
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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




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.







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