Coach's Thoughts - What is Optimal? coach's thoughts coaching nutrition optimal strength training training Oct 11, 2023

I'm using these "Coaches Thoughts" blogs as a means of self-reflection and I absolutely recommend that you all do the same in some capacity.  Getting your thoughts on paper serves as a phenomenal way to organize your brain and work through concepts in a tangible manner, rather than just...

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New Content - Hill Sprints and Speed Development hill sprints performance speed development sprinting strenth and conditioning training Oct 04, 2023

In the realm of athletic performance, the incorporation of hill sprints stands as a distinctive and highly effective methodology that warrants serious consideration. While the mechanical resistance provided by hill sprints may not align with conventional strength training paradigms, their nuanced...

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MAP Minutes - A Lifetime of Fitness: Susan Oneid fitness and health fitness practices fitness trends nutrition strength training training Oct 03, 2023

In this new segment of the podcast, MAP Minutes, Paul sits down with the most influential person in his life, his mother Susan Oneid.  Susan is a real estate broker and lead of Oneid Team.  

They discuss:

  • How Susan was initiated into fitness
  • The evolution of fitness across her 40+...
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Coaches Thoughts - The New Generation... Are they lost? athletes coaches thoughts education nutrition social media training Oct 02, 2023

I'm using these "Coaches Thoughts" blogs as a means of self-reflection and I absolutely recommend that you all do the same in some capacity.  Getting your thoughts on paper serves as a phenomenal way to organize your brain and work through concepts in a tangible manner, rather than just...

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CCU Podcast - A Systems Approach to Bodybuilding: Nick Gloff bodybuilding coaching exercise prescriptions goal achievement integration vs. isolation training Sep 26, 2023

This week, Paul sits down with Nick Gloff, Bodybuilder, Nerd, Head Coach and Owner of Team Gloff.

Paul and Nick discuss:

  • Breaking down bodybuilding and embracing details
  • The Team Gloff Exercise Library
  • How to establish a runway of progression
  • Dealing with pain and exercise prescriptions
  • Handling...
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CCU Podcast - For the Love of it All: Nat Galloway business development coaching fitness and health powerlifting strength and conditioning strength training training Sep 19, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews Nat Galloway.  Nat is a veteran of the British Military, owner and photographer at Galloway Media, owner of Capable Violent Professionals apparel company and a coach with Master Athletic Performance.

Paul and Nat discuss:

  • Nat’s journey from military to...
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Considerations for Coaching Young Lifters coaching mental performance strength and conditioning training volume and intensity weight training Sep 14, 2023

“You could make them do anything and they would grow.” 

“He could jerk off in the corner and get stronger.” 

“It doesn’t take a genius to lead a novice to PR’s.”

 

Coaching young lifters comes with much more responsibility than most...

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CCU Podcast - Straight to the Source: Ethan Grossman athletic performance bodybuilding business development education fitness strength training Sep 12, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews Ethan Grossman, IFBB Pro Men’s Open Bodybuilder, the Co-Founder of Strength Score, a fitness software company and a strength and conditioning coach at Hype Gym in Manhattan, NY.

In this episode, Paul and Ethan discuss:

- Ethan’s path to becoming an...

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Coaches Thoughts - Stop Ignoring Your Blind Spots coaching education exercise performance strength training training Sep 08, 2023

A common thread amongst high performers - Always seek to be proven wrong!

I've been doing the CCU podcast on and off for about 2 years. At first, it was Tony and I and we'd periodically have interview guest on and then now, I have a new guest every week.

I've had the pleasure of speaking with...

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All Things Deload Pt.3 deload deload strategy performance powerlifting strength training training Aug 31, 2023

At this point, you have read Part 1, so you understand the purpose of the deload and since that was so interesting, you read Part 2 (hyperlink) so you understand what considerations should be understood when it comes to planning the deload. The missing piece of implementation is where the rubber...

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All Things Deload Pt.2 deload performance programming recovery technical proficiency training training intensity Aug 24, 2023

If you read part 1 (click here), you should understand what a deload is and why it should be implemented in some way into your training plan. As mentioned previously, there is no set guidelines for what a deload is required to be beyond a decrease in intensity, volume, or both. Deloads can take...

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CCU Podcast - Bridging the Gap: Jenn Bushell assessment strategies education functional movement musculoskeletal injuries sport training Aug 22, 2023

In this episode, Paul interviews Jenn Bushell.  Jenn is a Registered Kinesiologist and Certified Athletic Therapist who specializes in working with athletes dealing with complex musculoskeletal injuries.

Paul and Jenn discuss:

  • Background and experience
  • Competitive history
  • Different...
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