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Elitefts SPP: Bryan Mann Interview

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

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

Articles by Bryan Mann

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Powerlifting by Bryan Mann & Dan Austin

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Developing Explosive Athletes eBook

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The APRE eBook

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Elitefts™ Collegiate Line

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Articles by Mark Watts

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Mark Watts' Training Log

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Elitefts™ Q&A

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Elitefts™ SPP on iTunes

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Mark Watts on Twitter

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Direct download: Elitefts_SP_Episode_12.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

David Allen, Elitefts™ Columnist & Owner of NBS Fitness

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

Articles by David Allen

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Elitefts™ Collegiate Line

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Sports Performance Articles at elitefts.com™

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Articles by Mark Watts

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Mark Watts' Training Log

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Elitefts™ SPP on iTunes

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Mark Watts on Twitter

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NBS Fitness

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Direct download: Elitefts_SPP_David_Allen.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

Interview with Martin Rooney

Elitefts™ Articles by Martin Rooney

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Train to Win: 10th Anniversary Edition

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Rooney's Rules: Ordinary Thought for Living an Extraordinalry Life

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Training for Warriors: Trainig Secrets tha Every Fighter Needs to Win At

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Parisi Speed School Training DVDs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- See more at: http://www.trainingforwarriors.com/our-team/#sthash.j53KlzC0.dpuf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- See more at: http://www.trainingforwarriors.com/our-team/#sthash.j53KlzC0.dpuf
Direct download: Elitefts_SP_Episode_15.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Elitefts SPP: Anthony Donskov

Anthony Donskov Interview

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

 

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

 

 

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


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Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

Buddy Morris Interview

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

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

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

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

Topics Covered in this Podcast

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

 

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Download the ebook here!

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

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


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

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

Ask Buddy “Coach X” Morris a Question

Articles by Buddy “Coach X” Morris


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Direct download: Elitefts_SPP_Buddy_Morris.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Interview with Dan Stevens

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

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

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

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

Topics Covered in this Podcast

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

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

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    Elitefts Sports Performance Podcast Episode 4: Cam Davidson Interview

    Elitefts™ Sports Performance Podcast Episode 3: Tom Palumbo Interview

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

    Elitefts™ Sports Performance Podcast Episode 1: Dan John Interview

  14. Five exercises Coach Stevens couldn't do without
Direct download: Elitefts_SP_Episode_8.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 1:21am EDT

Elitefts SPP: JL Holdsworth & Nic Bronkall

Interview with JL Holdsworth & Nic Bronkall

JL Holdsworth - Owner

Nic Bronkall - Director of Strength & Conditioning

The Spot Athletics

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

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

 

Topics Covered in this Podcast

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

 Articles by JL Holdworth

Articles by Nic Bronkall

JL Holdsworth's Training Log


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


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

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

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

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  1. Specific skill vs. physical training

Interview with Joe Kenn Part 2

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Carolina Panthers

Joe Kenn is undoubtedly one of the most influential strength and conditioning coaches in the industry.  The number of coaches that "House" has had an impact on stretches throughout the professional, collegiate, high school, and private sectors. Coach Kenn has been and mentor to me since I started reading his articles on elitefts™ and read The Coach’s Strength Training Playbook which outlines the Tier System; a system that I have used with my athletes with great success.

Joe has become a friend and I am able to speak to him regularly.  I was honored to introduce him when he presented at the NSCA National Conference this past summer and privileged to be one of the first to review his new eBook: The Coach's Strength Training Playbook for Football before it was released.  Here is my review of his manual:

In today’s saturated sports performance market, there are eBooks that surface left and right on various topics with an underlying motivation to make a profit. Most of these manuals turn out to be promotional platforms written by individuals who have never actually coached athletes in a team setting.  Real coaches want to cut through the creative formatting and flashy marketing without reading through another theoretical guide based not on anecdotal evidence but on personal beliefs.  This is not that kind of eBook.

Make no mistake, Joe Kenn’s “The Coach’s Strength Training Playbook for Football: A Championship Program” is anything but watered-down and solely theoretical.  Coach Kenn opens the doors to an entire off-season of training in a detailed format.  This data was collected during the off-season training of a highly successful team in a BCS conference with a number of NFL drafted players.  No component of preparation was left undocumented including sets, reps, percentages, target times, and performance testing data.

There is a reason Joe “House” Kenn is arguably the most decorated and influential strength & conditioning coach in the industry.  His attention to detail, straightforward guidance, and unwavering integrity is evident in every one of the 280 plus pages.  Coaches that truly want to help their athletes succeed on the football field and in the weight room will appreciate the effort and honesty of Coach Kenn’s writing.  This is the type of information that strength coaches covet and will flourish with.  A must read for any coach beyond the over-simplification of athletic performance. “The Coach’s Strength Training Playbook for Football: A Championship Program” is written from the sack. Words Win.

It was an honor to do this interview, although it didn't feel much like one; more of a conversation that we have had many times before.

Topics Covered in Part 2 of this Podcast

  1. Maximum Effort Training for the Front Seven Article
  2. Mental Toughness
  3. Young Coaches Platform and the"New Methods"
  4. Embracing the Process
  5. Surviving the Profession
  6. Advice for Young Coaches
  7. Coach's New eBook: The Coach's Strength Training Playbook for Football: A Championship Program

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The Coach's Strength Training Playbook for Football: A Championship Program


More from Joe Kenn:

Articles by Joe Kenn

 Joe Kenn’s Push, Jump, Punch e-book

 Joe Kenn’s The Coach’s Strength Training Playbook

 Joe Kenn’s Tier System Training System DVD

Joe Kenn’s The Sled Work Outs DVD

Joe Kenn is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and knowledgeable strength coaches in the industry.  As the head strength & conditioning coach of the Carolina Panthers and founder of the Tier System, coach Kenn is one of the most sought after presenters in the country.

 

Over the last 20 plus years, “House” has coached athletes at The University of Louisville, Arizona State University, The University of Utah, Boise State University, and his Alma Mater, Wake Forrest University.  The number of athletes and assistant coaches who have benefited from his guidance reaches throughout the profession.

 

The Joe Kenn File:

Year

Organization

Position

2011 – Present Carolina Panthers Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
2009 – 2011 Big House Power Competitive Athletic Training Owner/ President
2008-2009 University of Louisville Director of Athlete Development
2003-2007 Arizona State University Head Coach of Sports Performance
2001-2002 Arizona State University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
1999- 2000 The University of Utah Director of Strength & Conditioning
1994-1998 Boise State University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
1991-1994 Boise State University Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
1991 Wake Forrest University Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
1989-1990 Pine Crest Preparatory School Assistant Football, Head Wrestling, & Head Strength Coach

Awards:

  • NSCA Professional Coach of the Year - 2013
  • CSCCa Master Strength & Conditioning Coach – 2009
  • NSCA College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year award – 2002
  • NSCA Mountain West Conference Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year – 2000
  • NSCA Big West Conference Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year – 1998
  • NSCA All-American Strength & Conditioning Athlete – 1988
  • Wake Forrest University Bill George Award – 1987


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Direct download: Elitefts_SP_Episode_7B2.mp3
Category:Sports and Fitness -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

Elitefts SPP: Joe Kenn Interview Part 1

Interview with Joe Kenn

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Carolina Panthers

Joe Kenn is undoubtedly one of the most influential strength and conditioning coaches in the industry.  The number of coaches that "House" has had an impact on stretches throughout the professional, collegiate, high school, and private sectors. Coach Kenn has been and mentor to me since I started reading his articles on elitefts™ and read The Coach’s Strength Training Playbook which outlines the Tier System; a system that I have used with my athletes with great success.

Joe has become a friend and I am able to speak to him regularly.  I was honored to introduce him when he presented at the NSCA National Conference this past summer and privileged to be one of the first to review his new eBook: The Coach's Strength Training Playbook for Football before it was released.  Here is my review of his manual:

In today’s saturated sports performance market, there are eBooks that surface left and right on various topics with an underlying motivation to make a profit. Most of these manuals turn out to be promotional platforms written by individuals who have never actually coached athletes in a team setting.  Real coaches want to cut through the creative formatting and flashy marketing without reading through another theoretical guide based not on anecdotal evidence but on personal beliefs.  This is not that kind of eBook.

Make no mistake, Joe Kenn’s “The Coach’s Strength Training Playbook for Football: A Championship Program” is anything but watered-down and solely theoretical.  Coach Kenn opens the doors to an entire off-season of training in a detailed format.  This data was collected during the off-season training of a highly successful team in a BCS conference with a number of NFL drafted players.  No component of preparation was left undocumented including sets, reps, percentages, target times, and performance testing data.

There is a reason Joe “House” Kenn is arguably the most decorated and influential strength & conditioning coach in the industry.  His attention to detail, straightforward guidance, and unwavering integrity is evident in every one of the 280 plus pages.  Coaches that truly want to help their athletes succeed on the football field and in the weight room will appreciate the effort and honesty of Coach Kenn’s writing.  This is the type of information that strength coaches covet and will flourish with.  A must read for any coach beyond the over-simplification of athletic performance. “The Coach’s Strength Training Playbook for Football: A Championship Program” is written from the sack. Words Win.

It was an honor to do this interview, although it didn't feel much like one; more of a conversation that we have had many times before.

Topics Covered in Part 1 of this Podcast

  1. Coaching in the grid of the NFL season
  2. The transition from the collegiate setting to the professional level
  3. In-season training and exercises density
  4. The evolution of the Tier System
  5. Limitations on coaching at the college level

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The Coach's Strength Training Playbook for Football: A Championship Program


More from Joe Kenn:

Articles by Joe Kenn

 Joe Kenn’s Push, Jump, Punch e-book

 Joe Kenn’s The Coach’s Strength Training Playbook

 Joe Kenn’s Tier System Training System DVD

Joe Kenn’s The Sled Work Outs DVD

Joe Kenn is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and knowledgeable strength coaches in the industry.  As the head strength & conditioning coach of the Carolina Panthers and founder of the Tier System, coach Kenn is one of the most sought after presenters in the country.

 

Over the last 20 plus years, “House” has coached athletes at The University of Louisville, Arizona State University, The University of Utah, Boise State University, and his Alma Mater, Wake Forrest University.  The number of athletes and assistant coaches who have benefited from his guidance reaches throughout the profession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Joe Kenn File:

Year

Organization

Position

2011 – Present Carolina Panthers Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
2009 – 2011 Big House Power Competitive Athletic Training Owner/ President
2008-2009 University of Louisville Director of Athlete Development
2003-2007 Arizona State University Head Coach of Sports Performance
2001-2002 Arizona State University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
1999- 2000 The University of Utah Director of Strength & Conditioning
1994-1998 Boise State University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
1991-1994 Boise State University Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
1991 Wake Forrest University Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
1989-1990 Pine Crest Preparatory School Assistant Football, Head Wrestling, & Head Strength Coach

Awards:

  • NSCA Professional Coach of the Year - 2013
  • CSCCa Master Strength & Conditioning Coach – 2009
  • NSCA College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year award – 2002
  • NSCA Mountain West Conference Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year – 2000
  • NSCA Big West Conference Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year – 1998
  • NSCA All-American Strength & Conditioning Athlete – 1988
  • Wake Forrest University Bill George Award – 1987


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Todd Hamer Interview. 

There are coaches in our field who have made tremendous sacrifices to help their athletes and their assistants to improve in every aspect of their lives.  Todd Hamer not only understands the importance of developing and mentoring student-athletes from a physical standpoint, but takes pride in facilitating them to make a positive impact in all facets of their maturing process.

Todd Hamer is a friend and mentor who is continually combining a global, life-long learning process with real-world experiences which have made him one of the wisest strength & conditioning coaches in our field.  His track record of weight room management, long-term development of athletes, and the holistic preparation of assistant coaches is second to none.

I have invited Coach Hamer to speak at the Central Ohio Strength & Conditioning Clinic on three separate occasions and have watched him coach at Robert Morris University and at the elitefts™ Learn to Train seminars.  There has not been an interaction with Todd that I have not learned something about coaching athletes, mentoring people, and bettering myself.

This is an interview we did together at the Learn to Train 7 Seminar in November of 2013.

Topics Covered in this Podcast

  1. Balancing the training of so many sports at a smaller university.
  2. Developing assistant coaches and preparing them for the next job.
  3. The gap between the science of strength & conditioning and the practical application of it.
  4. Being a thermometer versus being a thermostat in the weight room.

 Articles by Todd Hamer


The 2013-14 athletic campaign marks the sixth season for Todd Hamer as head strength and conditioning coach at Robert Morris. Hamer is responsible for designing and implementing programs for each of RMU’s 23 Division I intercollegiate sports.

Named head strength and conditioning coach in May of 2007, Hamer came to RMU from George Mason University, where he served in the same capacity since 2004. At George Mason, Hamer was responsible for the women’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, baseball, women’s soccer, softball and women’s track and field teams.

A graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Science degree, Hamer received a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to George Mason, Hamer was the head strength and conditioning coach at Marist College from 2002 to 2004. He worked with each of the 23 intercollegiate programs for the Red Foxes and was also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Marist College Fitness Center. Before taking the position at Marist, Hamer was an assistant strength & conditioning coach at The Citadel in Charlestown, South Carolina.

In August of 2001, Hamer worked as a graduate assistant for Virginia Commonwealth University. At VCU, he worked with soccer, field hockey, track and field and volleyball in all aspects of strength and conditioning. He also assisted in the design of a new 5,500-square foot weight room at VCU.

A native of Moon Township, Pa., Hamer is a competitive powerlifter and competed in the International Powerlifting Association National Championships in 2002. He continues to compete and won the 2001 USAPL Virginia State Championship. In addition, he is a competitive member of the International Power Lifting Association. His best lifts are 545 pounds for squat, 425 pounds for bench and 540 pounds for deadlift. He is a regular presenter for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

- Courtesy of Robert Morris University Sports Information