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  • Dr. Gene Coleman: A STT Exclusive

    Oct 17, 2014 | 29 min
    Dr. Gene Coleman has 46 years of university teaching experience including: 1) Assistant Professor and Director of the Exercise Physiology Lab at Eastern Kentucky University; 2) Associate Professor at Texas Tech University; 3) Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin; and 4) Professor and Chair of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Gene has 40 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach including: 1) Three years as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Basketball at Texas; 2) 36 years as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Houston Astros; and 3) 2 years as Strength and Conditioning Consultant for the Texas Rangers. D...
  • Rob Panariello: A STT Exclusive

    Oct 5, 2014 | 32 min
    Rob Panariello has more than 30 years of experience in the related fields of Sports Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and the Performance Training of Athletes. His experience includes the study of the Science of Strength and Conditioning of weightlifters and various sport athletes in Bulgaria, the former Soviet Union, and former East Germany. He previously held the positions of Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at St. John’s University of New York, the World League of American Football NY/NJ Knights, and the WUSA NY POWER Women’s Professional Soccer League. He continues to rehabilitate, athletic performance train, as well as serve as a consultant to many NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Collegiate an...
  • Dr Sheri Colberg: A STT Exclusive

    Sep 24, 2014 | 29 min
    Dr. Sheri Colberg is an author, exercise physiologist, and professor of exercise science at Old Dominion University, as well as an adjunct professor of internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. A graduate of Stanford University, UC Davis, and UC Berkeley, she specializes in research on diabetes and exercise, a topic in which she is considered to be a world-renowned expert. She has authored 10 books (including Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook: Your Guide to Peak Performance), 13 book chapters, and over 275 articles. In 2010, she chaired a position stand on "Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes" jointly for the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association. She also ...
  • Andrea Hudy: A STT Exclusive

    Sep 12, 2014 | 27 min
    Andrea Hudy joined the Kansas staff as the associate director of strength and conditioning in September 2004. She was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance in July 2008. Since her arrival Hudy has handled the strength and conditioning responsibilities for the KU men’s and women’s basketball team. Currently Hudy oversees the Anderson Strength and Conditioning Complex for all KU sports except football. Hudy came to Kansas after nine and a half years at the University of Connecticut, where she worked closely with the Huskies’ national champion men’s and women’s basketball teams. In all, Hudy was part of eight national championship teams while at Connecticut – two men’s ...
  • Ron McKeefery: A STT Exclusive

    Sep 3, 2014 | 33 min
    Ron McKeefery has served as a strength and conditioning coach at both the professional and collegiate level. Working with such professional organizations as the: Cincinnati Bengals (NFL), Kansas City Royals (MLB), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), and the Berlin Thunder (NFL Europe). Currently he is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Eastern Michigan University. Prior to Eastern Michigan he was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cincinnati Bengals, Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Tennessee, and spent 10 seasons with the University of South Florida (Div I BCS level). In his time at South Florida the Bulls transitioned from Div I-AA to the BCS ...
  • Allen Hedrick: A STT Exclusive

    Aug 27, 2014 | 38 min
    Allen Hedrick, M.A., CSCS, RSCC, FNSCA, is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo, a position he has held since 2009. Hedrick began his coaching career as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Fresno State University. Following graduation Hedrick was hired at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, a position he held for three years. Hedrick then moved on to the United States Air Force Academy, where he stayed for 12 years, the first three as an assistant and the final nine as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Upon leaving the Academy Hedrick worked at the National Strength a...
  • Daniel Taylor: A STT Exclusive

    Aug 21, 2014 | 43 min
    Daniel Taylor, MS, PES, CSCS is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Siena College and oversees those efforts for all eighteen Division I varsity programs at the college, as varied as Water Polo and Lacrosse. He has trained athletes who have advanced to the professional level in Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball and Basketball. Taylor was part of Siena Men's Basketball's historic three championships in a row (2008-2010) that led to two first round wins in the NCAA tournament (2008-2009.) Expanding on this success he helped physically prepare this past seasons team to success in winning the 2014 CBI Championship. Taylor previously worked with Men's and Women's Basketball at The College of Sai...
  • Justin Kavanaugh: A STT Exclusive

    Aug 12, 2014 | 31 min
    Coach Kavanaugh specializes in sports performance training. He has trained over 25,000 athletes, including hundreds of Division I college athletes, as well as NFL, MLB, NBA, Olympic athletes and UFC fighters. He is a former elite athlete with such credentials as being a high school All-American football player, a member of the Junior U.S. National Wrestling team, and Junior Olympic decathlete. He began training and coaching while still in high school, and after an injury ended his playing career, turned his passion and talent to helping others improve their game. He brings his training expertise to all levels – from professionals, to college athletes preparing for their chance at the next le...
  • Bert Sorin: A STT Exclusive

    Aug 6, 2014 | 29 min
    Bert Sorin is the President and co-owner of Sorinex Exercise Equipment, which specializes in innovative training solutions. Sorin and his father, Richard (founder of Sorinex), have been responsible for designing or developing some of the most useful training tools in the last three decades that have changed the training game. Bert and Richard run the manufacturing plant, as well as training center located in Columbia, South Carolina. Bert has competed at some of the highest levels of competition in these events, while compiling quite the list of awards and accomplishments. During his time at the University of South Carolina he was a four time Division I All-American in Track and Field (Hamme...
  • Dr. Mark Kovacs: A STT Exclusive

    Jul 29, 2014 | 33 min
    Dr. Mark Kovacs is a renowned performance physiologist, researcher, university professor, author, speaker and coach with an extensive background training and researching athletes at all levels. He serves the iTPA membership as its Executive Director. He formally directed the Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning and Coaching Education departments for the United States Tennis Association (USTA). He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the ITPA. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts in top journals including the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine, Sports Health, International Journal of Sport Physiology and Performance,...
  • Mike Barwis: A STT Exclusive

    Jul 29, 2014 | 38 min
    Mike Barwis is the founder and CEO of the Barwis Methods family of companies, including the Barwis Methods Training Centers. Mike is currently the Senior Advisor to the New York Mets. He was formerly the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Michigan, where he was directly responsible for the development and implementation of the football strength and conditioning program. Barwis worked at West Virginia University for a period of 14 years. He was appointed the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic sports in 2000, during which time he supervised all the University’s sports programs excluding football. In 2003 Barwis assumed the responsibility for the Mountain...
  • Dr. Greg Myer: A STT Exclusive

    Jun 18, 2014 | 33 min
    Dr. Greg Myer has published more than 180 articles in peer reviewed medical journals and has published books and several book chapters related to his research on the biomechanics of knee injury, sports performance and knee injury prevention training. Dr. Myer has received numerous awards for his excellence in sports medicine research. Among those awards are The Clint Thompson Award for the development of ACL prevention strategies; NCAA Research Award; National Strength & Conditioning Association Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year, the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons Nicolas Andry Award, and Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award. Dr. M...
  • Dr. Trent Nessler: A STT Exclusive

    Jun 11, 2014 | 34 min
    Dr. Trent Nessler is the CEO/Founder of Accelerated Conditioning and Learning, LLC, developer of the Dynamic Movement Assessment, Fatigue Dynamic Movement Assessment and author of the e-textbook Dynamic Movement Assessment: Reduce Injuries and Improve Performance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology, a Master’s in Physical Therapy and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with a focus on biomechanics and motor learning. He has been a physical therapist for over 15 years during which time he has treated high school, collegiate, Olympic and professional athletes for over a decade. Trent has also worked with the Tactical Athlete to assist in injury prevention and improved performance ...
  • Pete Holman: A STT Exclusive

    Jun 6, 2014 | 32 min
    Pete Holman is a Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, US National TaeKwon-Do champion and former US National TaeKwon-Do Team captain. Pete has 16 years experience working in rehab medicine and as a NSCA credentialed strength coach. He has performed Physical Therapy services with Hollywood stars the likes of Kevin Costner and Ed Bradley and Fortune 500 business moguls like the owners of Progressive Insurance and Jones Apparel of New York. He has also worked with professional athletes and strength coaches from the MLB, NFL, NBA, UFC and X-Games. Pete currently serves as the Director of Rip Training at TRX and is actively involved in programming and education deli...
  • Al Vermeil: A STT Exclusive

    Jun 1, 2014 | 38 min
    Al Vermeil is President of Vermeil Sports and Fitness, Inc. VSF specializes in athletic assessment, conditioning and training. All clients receive individualized evaluations and programs. VSF's reputation for being on the cutting edge of developing athletes has lead it to become an international consulting business. His knowledge and implementation of new techniques and training methods have made Vermeil's programs highly visible and respected throughout the sports world. He has developed successful training programs in a wide variety of sports including football, basketball, baseball and golf. Vermeil is often the featured speaker at many coaching clinics including the National Strength and...
  • Dr. Tudor Bompa: A STT Exclusive

    May 26, 2014 | 33 min
    Dr. Tudor Bompa theories are primarily prevalent in the area of theory of planning-periodization, periodization of strength, power, speed, agility, and endurance, age-group training, periodization of fitness and weight loss, periodization of bodybuilding, psychological periodization, and periodization of nutrition, have revolutionized training in most counties of the world. Dr. Bompa has published 14 books, all best sellers, translated into 18 languages. Most of these books are used as textbooks in universities, coaching institutions, certification programs, and continuing education in over 180 countries of the world. Dr. Bompa has also been a very prolific coach. In only 8 years of internat...
  • Doug Jarrow: A STT Exclusive

    May 19, 2014 | 31 min
    Doug Jarrow is the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Chicago Cubs. He has spent time in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as the Major League Strength & Conditioning Coach as well as a minor league strength and conditioning coordinator. Prior to LA, Jarrow was a minor league strength and conditioning coach in Pittsburgh’s system and Tampa Bay also. Doug earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland and began his Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Virginia where he served as a Graduate Assistant S&C Coach. Jarrow earned his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Springfield (Mass.) College where he also serv...
  • Sue Falsone: A STT Exclusive

    May 14, 2014 | 30 min
    Sue Falsone is the founder and owner of two businesses: Structure and Function and Dr. Ma’s Systemic Dry Needling. Sue worked at Athletes’ Performance for 13 years, last serving as the Vice President of Performance Physical Therapy and Team Sport. She holds the distinction of being the first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the United States. She was named a Distinguished Alumni at Daemen College and has been inducted into her high school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Sue has presented at state, national and international level conferences in areas focusing on pillar strength, integration of physical therapy and performance training, and comprehensive kinetic chain ...
  • Donovan Santas: A STT Exclusive

    May 3, 2014 | 31 min
    As an NSCA-Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Donovan Santas has six years’ experience as the Head Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club. Since receiving a B.S. in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he’s worked in professional baseball for over 15 years. A published author, Santas wrote “Do Athletes Maintaining Health, Well-Balanced Diets Really Need Nutritional Supplements?” for the NSCA Performance Training Journal. His expert advice and work with athletes has been featured repeatedly in Stack Magazine and on Krush Sport Performance Radio 1260. He ...
  • Dr. Markus Deutsch: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 30, 2014 | 30 min
    Markus Deutsch holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology and has almost 20 years of experience in sports science. He is the CEO of Fusion Sport and is the inventor of the SMARTSPEED product line. His deep understanding of Sports Performance assessment, training and athlete monitoring allows him to guide the evolution and integration of the Fusion’s SMARTSPEED products, SMARTABASE athlete data management solutions and technical integration from a strong background as strength & conditioning coach and sport scientist. Over the years he has worked as a Sport Scientist and Strength & Conditioning coach to many elite teams and athletes, including the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team and Chelsea Footbal...
  • Tracy Prosser: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 29, 2014 | 27 min
    Tracy Prosser is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Central Florida. She works directly with men’s soccer, women’s soccer, rowing and women’s golf. Additionally, she assists with the strength and conditioning duties for the football team. During her time at UCF, Prosser has directly contributed to four different team’s championship seasons. Cheer – National Champions 2007; Softball – Conference USA Tournament Champions 2008; Women’s Basketball – Conference USA Tournament Champions 2009; and Women’s Soccer – C-USA Regular Season Champions 2009 and 2010. Prior to UCF, Prosser spent five years at her alma mater, Xavier University. As an assistant at Xavier, she wo...
  • Paul Chandler: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 26, 2014 | 33 min
    Paul Chandler is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the baseball program and the Gator softball program at the University of Florida. His responsibilities include designing and implementing year-round strength, speed and conditioning workouts for the Gators in the Griffin/Oakley Strength and Conditioning Center. Chandler guides each student-athlete through an individual training program designed to enhance strength as well as explosive power, speed, agility, endurance, coordination, balance, flexibility and mental toughness. In addition to working with UF’s baseball program, which made three-consecutive NCAA College World Series appearances for the first time in school history fro...
  • Jonathan Chaimberg: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 26, 2014 | 27 min
    Jonathan Chaimberg, President of Adrenaline Performance Center, is one of the most dedicated and respected trainers/strength coaches in North America. A former national wrestler, he is now the strength coach for many athletes on Canada's National Wrestling team. In addition, Jonathan trains some of mixed martial arts most accomplished athletes preparing innovative programs for their benefits. In the last few years, he has added to his already impressive clientele list. He now trains athletes in the NHL, MLB, World Tennis association and the world Boxing Association. Mr. Chaimberg is also the strength and conditioning editor of Canada's #1 fitness magazine " inside Fitness " Some of his fitne...
  • Bob Alejo: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 26, 2014 | 34 min
    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 ...
  • Fred Koch: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 23, 2014 | 34 min
    Fred Koch, P-SCE is a gym owner, trainer, former “Ironman” magazine columnist, creator of the Ironman Training System, author of Applied Futuristics – Strength Training for Sports, coauthor of Killer Abs – The New Science of Ab Training, former strength coach of the Norwegian Biathlon A-teams, and inventor of the AbMat®. With over 30 years of training experience- having worked with many of Norway’s top professional and amateur athletes, including Ole Einar Bjorndalen - Fred has developed a wealth of knowledge that has been directly applicable to training for bodybuilders, amateur and professional athletes, first responders, and even the United States Navy SEALs. Over the years, he has writte...
  • Dave Tate: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 21, 2014 | 40 min
    Dave Tate is the co-owner and founder of Elite Fitness Systems. He has been in the strength field as a coach and consultant since 1986 and has been involved in the sport of powerlifting since 1982. He has logged more than 10,000 hours of personal training and strength consulting sessions with novice to elite athletes, and has published hundreds of articles on strength development. For all his work in the field, Dave has been presented with a lifetime achievement award from the Society of Weight Training Injury Specialists. Dave is a world ranked powerlifter, with his best lifts being a 935 squat, a 610 bench press, a 740 deadlift, and a 2205 total. Dave has a B.Sc. in Exercise Science from T...
  • Garrett Sherrill: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 20, 2014 | 32 min
    Garrett Sherrill is the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Kansas City Royals for his second stint with the organization. He has also been the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach with the San Francisco Giants organization. Prior to San Francisco, Sherrill held the same position with the Royals. In addition, Sherrill has directed the MLB Off-Season training program at Athletes Performance in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and worked with various athletes at Velocity Sports in Friendswood, Texas. Sherrill received his master’s degree in Human performance from the University of Houston Clear Lake and Bachelor’s from Texas State University. The SMARTER Team Training Audio In...
  • Pat Byrne: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 18, 2014 | 30 min
    Pat Byrne, Founder and Vice President of Fatigue Science, has applied his over 30 years of experience in risk management, performance optimization and health and safety to change the way professional sports teams and 24/7 workforces manage their sleep and fatigue to optimize performance and mitigate risk. He is the innovator of Fatigue Science’s Readiband, which incorporates the US Army’s SAFTE model that turns sleep data into fatigue, performance and accident risk data. Prior to founding Fatigue Science, Pat held positions at Global Fatigue Management Inc., WorkSafeBC, and the International Occupational Hygiene Association. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed...
  • Dave Van Halanger: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 12, 2014 | 29 min
    Dave Van Halanger was named Director of Player Welfare after serving ten years as Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Georgia. During his time at UGA, he has been part of a staff that has led Georgia to 106 victories, two SEC championships, four SEC Eastern Division titles, seven bowl victories, and six top ten finishes in the final national polls including No. 2 in 2007 and No. 3 in 2002. Van Halanger spent 18 years as FSU's strength and conditioning coach and five years as head strength coach at his alma mater, West Virginia, where he is credited with starting WVU's first organized weight training program. Van Halanger has worked with 29 consecutive bowl teams spann...
  • Scott Savor: A STT Exclusive

    Apr 12, 2014 | 31 min
    The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too. Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on iTunes and iHeartRadio at http://sttpodcast.com . Join STT on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . Subscribe to STT on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/SMARTERTeamTraining . And follow us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SMARTERTeam . SMARTER Team Training has been developed to focus on athlete and team d...
  • Dr. Jeremy Bettle: A STT Exclusive

    Mar 20, 2014 | 26 min
    Dr. Jeremy Bettle joined the Nets after serving at UC Santa Barbara as Director of Sports Performance as well as Assistant Athletics Director. At UCSB, he was directly responsible for the strength and conditioning of all 20 intercollegiate programs. Prior to joining UCSB, Bettle was the Director of Wellness and Athletic Programs for Hayashida Physical Therapy in Santa Barbara, while also serving as the regional strength and conditioning coach for USA Rugby. Bettle has also held positions as a strength and conditioning coach at Middle Tennessee State University, a technical manager for USA Rugby, and a speed development consultant with Viadana Rugby, the premier professional rugby organizatio...
  • Jeremy Scott: A STT Exclusive

    Mar 13, 2014 | 31 min
    Jeremy Scott, who has spent his career optimizing the performance of collegiate and professional athletes, is the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Temple University. Coach Scott previously spent 14 seasons at Penn State as the speed development coach and assistant strength and conditioning coach for the football program. He was responsible for developing players’ speed, reaction, agility, quickness and acceleration, as well as working on proper running mechanics and high-intensity strength training. His expertise was a valuable resource in lowering 40-yard sprint times and preparing players for the drills used in evaluation at the NFL combines. After PSU and prior to Temp...
  • Speed, Squats, Coaching And More

    Mar 8, 2014 | 24 min
    There have been many requests to share Coach Taylor's presentations on the STT Audio Interview Series. In this BONUS EPISODE on STTPodcast.com you can listen to a conversation Rob has with over 1,000 football coaches in attendance talking speed mechanics, squatting tips and tendencies, enhancing yourself as a coach, and much more. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parents, and athletes too. Visit STT at http://www.SMARTERTeamTraining.com . Listen to STT on...
  • Sean Glaze: A STT Exclusive

    Mar 8, 2014 | 32 min
    Sean Glaze has identified the traits that all great teams share, and uses that distilled knowledge from his background as a successful teacher and coach to help school faculties, corporate groups, and university athletic programs improve their team performance with fun and impactful team-building events and speaking topics. He earned his Bachelors Degree in English at Georgia Southern University in 1992, and then added his Masters and Specialist Degrees in Education from Jacksonville State University in 2003 and 2004. Twice named to "Who's Who Among America's Educators," Sean inspired students and faculty alike with his enthusiasm and humor as a high school literature teacher. The SMARTER Te...
  • Dr. Mike Young: A STT Exclusive

    Feb 21, 2014 | 32 min
    Dr. Mike Young is the founder and co-owner of Athletic Lab. Mike is the guiding force behind Athletic Lab’s training philosophy & methodology. He oversees all training, instructor quality & staff education.Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University and a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting & a CrossFit Level 1 coach. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of ...
  • Anthony Glass: A STT Exclusive

    Feb 9, 2014 | 28 min
    Anthony Glass is the director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports at Ohio State University. Glass oversees strength and conditioning efforts for all sports at Ohio State with the exception of football. He came to Ohio State after four years at the University of Georgia, where he directed all strength and conditioning efforts for 20 sports, with the exception of football, in the Bulldog athletics program. Prior to his tenure at Georgia, Glass spent one year in a similar position at Boston College. Prior to that he spent four years with the physical conditioning/strength and conditioning program at Northern Illinois, where he also earned an MS.Ed. degree. While at Northern Illinois...
  • Dr. Josh Funk: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 31, 2014 | 29 min
    Josh Funk, DPT, CSCS is the Founder and President of Lax Factory, which is a comprehensive lacrosse program based in Western Maryland. With Lax Factory, he specializes in individual player development and is a club team coach throughout the year. Outside of skill development and coaching, Josh works as a physical therapist and performance coach. With his background he is able to work with athletes on a broad continuum of rehabilitation, training and skill development. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT ...
  • Skip Cronin: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 27, 2014 | 28 min
    Skip Cronin manages and directs EliteForm. EliteForm is a Sports Science company out of Lincoln, Nebraska that uses 3D depth cameras to measure athletic movement in open space. Driven by the idea of objectively measuring athletic performance and a love to ‘talking shop,’ Skip drives the business of EliteForm by working to translate the needs of sports performance into functional tools for the strength and conditioning community. While still a start-up company, EliteForm has over twenty-five clients ranging from High School programs to NFL teams including, the University of Nebraska, the University of Kansas, the Philadelphia Eagles and South Sydney Rabbitohs, to name a few. The SMARTER Team ...
  • Bob Palka: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 24, 2014 | 27 min
    For the first 19 years of Bob Palka's career, he learned some valuable lessons about business. After gaining extensive experience in manufacturing, quality engineering and design from some of the most respected companies in the world, Bob acquired the Jacobs Ladder patent and manufacturing equipment in July of 2004. Bob’s background as an All-America athlete at Penn State University drew him to the uniqueness of the Jacobs Ladder design and functionality. Just prior to the acquisition of the company, Bob suffered two herniated discs in his lower back. After an extensive physical therapy program that included Jacobs Ladder, Bob was able to rehabilitate his back to avoid surgery and continue h...
  • Bill Parisi: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 23, 2014 | 34 min
    Bill Parisi is an internationally recognized fitness business expert and the founder and C.E.O. of the Parisi Speed School. Bill holds a degree in finance from Iona College and was a two-time NCAA Division I Track it was time to launch the program nationally through a franchise format. In 2005, the Parisi Speed School began franchising to existing health related businesses to expose as many athletes as possible in the U.S. Now in 2013 there are over 75 facilities in 27 states across the country, and the Parisi Mission continues to expand. According to Franchise Times (2009), the Parisi Franchise was named one of the top growing franchises in the U.S. Today, Bill still presents to thousands ...
  • Lee Hillman: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 19, 2014 | 31 min
    Lee is CEO of Performance Health Systems, LLC, the manufacturer and worldwide distributor of Power Plate® and bioDensity™ branded advanced-technology health, wellness and exercise equipment. Since 2003, Lee has also served as President of Liberation Advisory Group, a private management-consulting firm. From 2006 to 2008, Lee served as Chairman and CEO of Power Plate International, developing a highly successful global business, manufacturing and distributing high-tech medical and exercise equipment. Previously, he served as CEO and Chairman of Bally Total Fitness, at the time, the world’s largest health club chain. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and CFO of Bally Entertainment...
  • Mike Golden: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 12, 2014 | 32 min
    Mike Golden is the football strength coach at the University of Massachusetts. Golden has 17 years of collegiate coaching experience that includes stops at South Florida, East Carolina, South Carolina and UConn. Golden came to UMass after spending the last two years at South Florida with head coach Skip Holtz. There he supervised the football program's year-round weight training, speed, agility, and conditioning sessions. As the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, he also oversaw the development of rehabilitation and performance enhancement programs for all of South Florida's sports. Prior to South Florida, Golden helped Holts build East Carolina into one of the top football p...
  • Mike Golden: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 11, 2014 | 32 min
    Mike Golden is the football strength coach at the University of Massachusetts. Golden has 17 years of collegiate coaching experience that includes stops at South Florida, East Carolina, South Carolina and UConn. Golden came to UMass after spending the last two years at South Florida with head coach Skip Holtz. There he supervised the football program's year-round weight training, speed, agility, and conditioning sessions. As the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, he also oversaw the development of rehabilitation and performance enhancement programs for all of South Florida's sports. Prior to South Florida, Golden helped Holts build East Carolina into one of the top football p...
  • Nathan Moe: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 9, 2014 | 30 min
    Nathan Moe was named South Dakota State's head strength and conditioning coach in August 2005 and served in that position until being promoted to assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning in May 2011. Moe works directly with the Jackrabbit football, volleyball and men’s basketball teams, and also oversees the design and implementation of the year-round strength and conditioning programs for all of the Jackrabbits 21 varsity sports. Moe came to South Dakota State after heading the strength and conditioning program at Eastern Illinois University for three years, where he oversaw the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for all 22 of the Panthers varsi...
  • Keith Gray: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 8, 2014 | 29 min
    Keith Gray is the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Previously he spent 13 years on the University of Georgia’s strength and conditioning staff. Gray joined Georgia’s staff as a full-time assistant in 1999, and was promoted to associate head strength coach in 2003. During his tenure with the Bulldogs, he was an assistant with football, working with the 2002 and 2005 SEC Championship teams and the 2003, 2006 and 2008 Sugar Bowl squads. Gray also worked as the director of strength and conditioning with the women’s tennis teams as well as the women’s gymnastics program, which captured five SEC titles and two NCAA National Championships. Prior to his role at ...
  • William Hicks: A STT Exclusive

    Jan 1, 2014 | 31 min
    Assistant athletics director for athletic performance William Hicks Jr. is responsible for the strength and conditioning program for Syracuse’s 21 intercollegiate athletics teams. He is the primary strength and conditioning coach for the Orange football program. Hicks and his staff develop programs to increase conditioning, strength, speed and agility for all sports teams. He joined the Syracuse staff as strength and conditioning coach in 2000 after working at his alma mater, North Carolina State, for 16 years. He was an assistant on the athletic improvement staff from 1986-90 before being promoted to coordinator of the program in 1994. He was named assistant athletic director for football o...
  • Al Johnson: A STT Exclusive

    Dec 31, 2013 | 30 min
    Allan Johnson is the assistant director of sports performance for football at Northwestern University bringing more than 25 years of experience at the high school, collegiate and professional level as a strength and conditioning professional. Johnson spent 13 years with West Virginia and five years at Ohio State, coaching in 17 football and basketball postseason games, including helping the Mountaineers to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament and helping the Buckeyes reach three BCS National Championship games. Johnson was the first strength and conditioning coach in the history of the Baltimore Orioles and one of the first five in all of Major League Baseball. A 2003 inductee into the Streng...
  • Scott Sinclair: A STT Exclusive

    Dec 30, 2013 | 32 min
    Scott Sinclair came to Marshall after nine years as an associate director of strength and conditioning at UCF, where he worked with the football program along with baseball and track & field. With the football program, he was directly responsible for the speed and agility programs in addition to the program’s administrative duties. In May 2012, he was awarded the highest honor in his field when he was certified as a master strength and conditioning coach (MSCC) at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association's national conference. The title of master strength and conditioning coach represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise as well as longevity in the field....
  • Scott Bennett: A STT Exclusive

    Dec 29, 2013 | 31 min
    Bringing nearly 23 years of experience in the strength and conditioning field, Scott Bennett is Radford University’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to his appointment, Scott worked as the Senior Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the James Madison Dukes where Bennett was directly responsible for programming baseball, softball, volleyball, and men’s tennis. He was also in charge of mentoring student interns, graduate assistants, and volunteers. Although Scott’s career has taken him as far west as Wyoming, he is no stranger to the New River Valley—having worked at Virginia Tech under Associate Director of Athletics for Athletic Performance Dr. Mike Gentry. During his st...
  • Brett Klika: A STT Exclusive

    Dec 29, 2013 | 32 min
    Brett Klika is an award-winning human performance specialist, motivational speaker, author, and educator. In his 14-year career, Brett has accrued more than 20,000 hours of training with youth, athletes, executives, and every day people around the world as a consultant for various fitness companies and fortune 500 corporations. He uses this knowledge and experience to educate and motivate people from all walks of life through his writing, speaking, DVD’s, and personal correspondence on improving life performance through health. His unique, practical approach to health teamed with his infectious passion for helping people recently resulted in him being named the 2013 IDEA Personal Trainer of ...
  • David Herbert: A STT Exclusive

    Dec 18, 2013 | 30 min
    David L. Herbert, JD is an Ohio lawyer and Editor of The Exercise, Sports and Sports Medicine Standards A Tale of Pain, Gain, Greed & Lust. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to
  • Steve Kantor: A STT Exclusive

    Dec 4, 2013 | 30 min
    Steve Kantor is the owner and founder of Recovery Pump, a medical grade sequential pneumatic compression pump system with multichambered sleeves that has revolutionized the method and speed of muscle recovery for endurance, professionals and amateurs athletes alike. This is the result of reabsorbing the waste from the muscles after exertion and increasing venous return to remove those wastes preparing the muscles for full recovery and replenishment. The treatment becomes a daily part of any training program. Steve has also founded another company almost 20 years ago, a medical solutions supplier, that lead him to this new venture. In medical solutions, Steve has successfully treating thousan...
  • Tom Kelso: A STT Exclusive

    Oct 8, 2013 | 30 min
    Tom Kelso is currently an Exercise Physiologist with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. For 23 years he was in the collegiate strength & conditioning profession, serving as the Head Coach for Strength and Conditioning at Saint Louis University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Florida. Tom got his start in the field as an Assistant Strength Coach at Florida where he was also a weight training instructor for the Department of Physical Education. In 2006, Coach Kelso was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. In 1999, he was named NSCA Ohio Valley Co...
  • David Epstein: A STT Exclusive

    Sep 20, 2013 | 33 min
    David Epstein writes about sports science and medicine, Olympic sports, and is an investigative reporter. His science writing has won a number of awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists 2010 Deadline Club Award for an article on the genetics of sports performance; Time Inc.’s Henry R. Luce Award for public service for an article on the dangers of the dietary supplement industry; and the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association’s “Big Hearted Journalism” award for his story “Following the Trail of Broken Hearts,” on sudden cardiac death in athletes. That story included reporting on the death of his friend and former track and field training partner, Kevin Richards, and was se...
  • Ted Rath: A STT Exclusive

    Sep 4, 2013 | 33 min
    Ted Rath is the Detroit Lions assistant strength and conditioning coach. Before accepting the position with the Lions, he worked as a graduate assistant and was later promoted to assistant director of strength and conditioning at his alma mater, the University of Toledo. Rath was a linebacker for the Rockets (2003-2006) during which time the team went to two bowl games and captured multiple conference championships. The SMARTER Team Training Audio Interview Series has been developed to share insights from some of the best in the industry. Stay tuned for more insights, tips, drills, and techniques to come from STT. Be sure to share the STT Audio Interview Series with coaches, trainers, parent...
  • Michael Srock: A STT Exclusive

    Sep 4, 2013 | 29 min
    During Michael Srock’s fifteen years at James F. Byrnes High School, the Rebels have won the South Carolina 4A football state championship eight times in the last eleven years, with the most recent championship being the 2011 championship. The Rebels’ record since 2002 is 147-14. The Rebels also hold the distinction of earning the 2008 National SPARQ Training Challenge Championship. The Rebels Volleyball team also won the State Championship in 2008. In his tenure at Byrnes High, the Rebels have had 21 Shrine Bowl players, 26 North/South players, and 16 State Strength Meet Varsity Division Champions. Coach Srock programs and trains every sport (male and female) at James F. Byrnes High School....
  • Wil Fleming: A STT Exclusive

    Jun 26, 2013 | 32 min
    Wil Fleming is a sports performance coach and expert on being a more explosive athlete. His expertise comes from years of training and coaching athletes in multiple sports. His athletes are routinely the most explosive, fastest, and strongest on the field. He is also one of the strongest medium sized guys you will ever run into boasting some pretty decent numbers on the platform and in the weight room. Wil is the co-owner of Force Fitness and Performance and Athletic Revolution Bloomington, in Bloomington, IN. Force Fitness just turned 4 years old and is already one of the most successful training facilities in the Midwest with nearly 400 clients, 30 athletes earning Division I scholarships ...