The TeamBuildr Podcast

The TeamBuildr Podcast

Strength coaches getting real.

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March 3, 2021 69 min

Joel is widely considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength and conditioning for combat sports and is the new-age godfather in energy system training. In addition to influencing and improving coaches in a multitude of sports around the world, Joel has personally trained over a dozen world champion athletes as well as consulting and working with many elite organizations ranging from the Navy SEALS to professional s...

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On this week’s TeamBuildr Podcast, we are proud to be joined by Shelton Stevens. Shelton is entering his third year as a Human Performance Specialist at US Special Operations Command, where he is a strength coach for elite tactical soldiers in the military. Before making the jump to tactical, he coached at college strength programs for over 10 years, most recently as Director of S&C at Liberty University. Shelton is also a busi...

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Joining us on The TeamBuildr Podcast this week is Liane Blyn. Liane is currently the Director of Sports Performance & Olympic Sports at Arizona State University but she is the game for about 20 years now as a strength coach, athletic trainer, business owner and international competitor. In this episode, we touch on the salary gap between assistant coaches and strength coaches, how she feels about being recognized as being a ...

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Matt Bruce is an Olympic Weightlifting National Champion, Co-Founder of the online training program powerhouse Brute Strength, and a High School strength and conditioning coach. In this episode Matt tells us his journey of becoming a coach after retiring as an athlete at the age of 28 and how he saw an opportunity in CrossFit to share his weightlifting expertise through online programming.  

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This week we welcome the strongest strength coach in the industry, J.L. Holdsworth who is a champion powerlifter, an international speaker, and the founder/head coach at his training facility in Ohio, The Spot Athletics. With a hulk-like frame and many success, he can be intimidating but once you start talking to him you witness his vulnerable side about the mistakes he’s made along the way but also his passion to serve his coaches...

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Alyssa is the owner of Rocket Community Fitness in Seattle, a social justice-oriented fitness community that prides itself on its inclusivity. As a supporter of both the CrossFit methodology and the communities it cultivates, found herself at the forefront of CrossFit’s leadership upheaval this summer when an email exchange between her and former CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman garnered media attention.

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Hewitt Tomlin and James Peters, the co-founders of TeamBuildr get on the mic for the final episode of the 2020 and reflect back on the year like what it was like to transition a team of employees to working from home indefinitely and hiring new employees during the pandemic. Hewitt and James don't take themselves too seriously, they thrive in an informal setting, and they're not afraid to get candid about the beginning stru...

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Episode 13 of The TeamBuildr Podcast welcomes Craig Hoffman, a Sports Media veteran of nearly a decade. His unique combination of experiences as a sports beat reporter, radio host, on-air personality, and strength coach side hustler make for an incredible guest.

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This week we are joined by Vanessa Severiano, a fitness and wellness veteran who boasts nearly 20 years of experience creating, developing and managing mega brands and startups in the space. In this episode we speak to her about how the desire to work for fun brands pulled her away from being an attorney, how being a great salesperson is rooted in being a great communicator, and how her definition of success has changed over the ye...

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Sean Pastuch, the owner and founder of ActiveLife joins us this week on The TeamBuildr Podcast. In this episode we talk to Sean about how he became so confident, overcoming failures and setbacks in building a business and his purpose in starting ActiveLife.

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Welcome back to another episode of The TeamBuildr Podcast. We've made it to episode #10 and we're proud to welcome Ron McKeefery on with us. Ron is currently the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance with football at Fresno State University but his resume also includes being the author of two best selling books and working multiple professional teams. Coach McKeefery has an entrepreneur mindset when it comes to ...

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We're excited to welcome Rachel Balkovec, the first woman hitting coach in the MLB to The TeamBuildr Podcast this week. In this episode we talk to Rachel about how she got interested in wanting to work in baseball, why she changed her name on her resume when applying for jobs, and what she means when she says "I'm Not Done Yet."

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Welcome back to another week! Today we have Ryan Gallop here, Director of Performance at NAKOA Performance and Physical Therapy. In this episode, you'll get to hear how Ryan got into training action sport athletes, his experience with extremely cold ice baths to help with stress management, and how he is still able to keep up with young guys on his rugby team.

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We welcome Erica Suter, a private youth athlete performance coach, to episode 7! In this episode we talk to Erica about early specialization, getting youth athletes to be thinking about more not less, and how as a coach you need to spend time taking inventory on your own life.

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Deerick Smith is the Director of Strength and Conditioning and Assistant Football Coach at Southside Charter High School in Arkansas. He is a football coach turned strength coach who now has a passion for coaching all sports, learning new speed training techniques, and implementing technology in the weight room.

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Jerred Moon is the founder and CEO of End of Three Fitness and Garage Gym Athlete which are both 100% online programs of educating coaches and training athletes, so he's basically ahead of the curve here. In this episode we chat about he prices his online programs, his solid morning routine, and the basics of a building a garage gym.

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We're back with another episode and this week we had John Beerbower on the mic. John is currently at McHenry West High School in Illinois where he serves as the Assistant Divisional Chair for PE, Health, and Drivers Ed as well as serving as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the district. He has been awarded the Illinois Coach of the Year from the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) and he take...

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Michael Rankin, the Director of Strength of Conditioning at Drexel University sat down with us for episode three as we talked about the future of college athletes amid the Covid pandemic, how he expects his athletes to return to training, his brutal birthday challenges, and his alumni program called Athletes For Life. 

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Tex McQuilkin, Director of Training and Education at Power Athlete HQ tells us how he developed his training philosophy, got started working at Power Athlete HQ, where he sees the future of recruiting, training, and coaching as well his love of lacrosse. Episode 2 if full of insight from someone who has coached at the DI, DIII, and high school setting and has taught seminars all over the world.

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Cory Walts, Director of Strength and Conditioning and The University of Pennsylvania also know as Penn sat down with us to talk about the importance of being a 'professional' in the world of strength and conditioning.

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