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Episode 23: USAW Dir. of Coaching, Mike Conroy
On this episode I speak with USA weightlifting's director of coaching education, Mike Conroy. We talk about developing weightlifters, the growth of weightlifting in the USA, and he tells you about my broken nose at the OTC in 2000. Coach Dos and I answer questions about when it is right to wear a belt, and how to cycle rep ranges in 3 week programming blocks. 
Episode 11: The Future of Training with Alwyn Cosgrove
In this episode Coach Dos and I interview Alwyn Cosgrove about what is working now, and what he sees as the future of training for fat loss and training for performance. 
Staying healthy while training at a high level, training as a masters athlete, and how to squat more
On this episode Coach Dos and I talk about how to stay healthy while training, even at an elite level. Training as a masters athlete and how to make your squat go up without killing yourself. We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at
Velocity in weightlifting, experimentation, and enter-train-ment
In this episode coach Dos and I go old school, we talk about everything on our mind including: Mace training Instagram enter-train-ment Velocity profiles in weightlifting experimentation in your programming As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at
Bobby Smith- Coaching with intensity and fire
On this live episode from the NSPA National conference we interview Bobby Smith, owner of RYPT training. Bobby talks about how he sets the tone with every session everyday in his facility. How he has become the GO-TO place for female athletes to train in New Jersey. We are brought to you by
Mike Yudin: How to become the go-to coach in your area
In this interview Coach Dos interviews Mike Yudin.    Mike is the go-to baseball, volleyball, and softball strength coach in Southern California. He has helped literally hundreds of athletes play at division 1 and in professional baseball and softball.    Mike talks about how he went from training in big box gyms to having one of the most state of the art gyms in the country right in his garage.   Mike talks about being a life long learner, and why it has helped him become an awesome coach.    Learn more about Mike (seriously, every post is about his athletes dominating) TEAM YUDIN TRAINING
Lee Taft
On this episode Coach Dos and I discuss doing full Olympic lifts for athletes and why that is suddenly a hot trend and I interview Lee Taft.  Lee talks about: The Plyo step and how he discovered it. How repositioning is the key to reactive speed the reactive tier system how he programs for speed with athletes how to use "corrective" strategies to make athletes faster
Dane Miller-American Weightlifting
In this episode I talk to Dane Miller of Garage Strength and Earth Fed Muscle about the recent announcement that weightlifting is leaving the Olympic Training Center and The future of American weightlifting (prior to the news that CJ Cummings won a Junior World Championship).     
Weightlifting Coach and Farmer Dane Miller
On this episode Coach Dos and I interview weightlifting coach, strength coach, and farmer Dane Miller.    We talk about his gym Garage Strength (, farming, how to create culture in a gym, and why he started his own supplement business ( because of shadiness in the supplement industry. 
Squat and deadlift aren't enough for your program
In this episode coach Dos and I talk about what you need to use to fill out your program and why squat and deadlift might get you most of the way there but aren't enough to make great athletes.    We also take listener questions from our facebook and twitter accounts
David Padilla- Advice for Young Strength Coaches
Coach Dos interviews David Padilla solo! Coach David Padilla is an amazing young strength coach in the South Florida area, and he offers his best advice to coaches looking to get into collegiate and high school strength and conditioning!    As always we are brought to you by the NSPA, Be on the lookout for the NSPA national summit in Texas Jan 5-7
High Performance High School Programs w/ Nick Brattain
In this episode I interview Nick Brattain of Brattain Sports Performance and Newman High School in New Orleans. We talk about: Starting from scratch at Newman High School. Living up to expectation of excellence at Newman, home of OBJ and the Mannings. How he started a thriving gym and has a full time job as a high school strength coach. We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more at
Mike McKenna-Biggest weightlifting mistakes
Coach McKenna is one of the most highly regarded coaches in all of USAW, and shares with us from his vast experience in weightlifting and coaching. He talks about getting his gym off the ground His amazing coaching tree from whom he has learned so much He talks about the biggest weightlifting mistakes How to coach athletes
Lee Taft- The Godfather of Speed
On this episode recorded live at the NSPA national conference, we have the Godfather of speed, Lee Taft. We talk about the innateness of speed, vs weightlifting The Plyo step and it's origins And the "most athletic thing Lee has ever seen" We are brought to you by the NSPA, learn more and become a certified coach at
54: Build the ultimate Home Gym
On this episode Coach Dos and I talk about how to build your ultimate home gym set up. We discuss different budget options from small to HUGE, but give youa  blueprint for staying fit or getting strong at home. 
49: Strength Training for Female Athletes
Coach Dos is back! on this episode we talk about strength training for female athletes. What are the differences between males and females, should we look to instagram for how to train athletes, and the mentality of females in the weightroom (hint: they rock!). 
46: Steve Maxwell
Steve Maxwell is our guest on the podcast. We talk about his journey as a nomad, and why its useful to have a big backpack. We talk about the benefits of Kettlebells in group training and how much you should prioritize strength in training for athletes. 
44: Dave Gleason, make a lasting impact with your athletes
Dave Gleason is one of the best performance coaches that I have ever met. Dave works with youth athletes at Athletic Revolution in Pembroke, MA. Dave is world renowned for his coaching abilities and use of long term athletic development to make better athletes. Check him out at    
Breaking through Adversity w/ Tom Morris
On this episode I interview Tom Morris from Indiana University. Tom was one of my collegiate strength coaches, and 7 years ago he was in a catastrophic bike accident.  He tells us how he overcame that tremendous adversity to now lead the strength department of a Power 5 school.  In the Coach Dos segment we talk about, lifting on game day, designing conditioning programming for team sports and more. 
Episode 30: Tyler English, Bodybuilder and Powerlifter
In this episode (one in which Coach Dos is on vacation), I interview Tyler English, pro natural bodybuilder,  about his approach to bodybuilding and how bodybuilding has helped him become a better raw powerlifter.   I also answer listener questions about warming up for an Olympic lifting meet, and how to train for Olympic lifting competitions. 
Episode 31: Becoming a Juggernaut w/ Chad Wesley Smith
While Dos is away on vacation, I interview Chad Wesley Smith, founder of Juggernaut Training Systems ( We talk about how he got started, what he has learned from team Juggernaut athletes, How PE is screwed up in the US, the basic tenets of the Juggernaut Method, why belief might be the most important part of a successful program, and the upcoming "Become Unstoppable 3" seminar. 
Episode 29: What is Paleo(f)x? w/ Keith Norris
On this episode I interview founder of Paleo(f)X founder Keith Norris. We talk about his innovative product ArxFit, and different ways to train power on the the force velocity curve, and how he got one of the biggest fitness and health events off the ground. Coach Dos and I answer questions about how to get large groups to work on form and if Olympic lifts are right for 45 year olds. 
Episode 21: Special Strength w/ Martin Bingisser
On this episode Wil talks to Swiss national throws coach, Martin Bingisser, about his training and about what he has learned from his coach, Anatoly Bondarchuk. Dr. Bondarchuk is known as the world's foremost authority on special strength, and Martin shares his practical experience and interpretations of Dr. B's training philosophy. Coach Dos joins me at the end of the show to answer listener questions. 
Episode 19: CrossFit in Social Media
On this episode, Coach Dos and I start by talking about the article "Why I Don't Do Crossfit" but end up giving you some fitness related social media rules. We also answer listener questions, about straps in Olympic lifting, and assistance exercises for performance and Olympic weightlifting.
Episode 15: A Bit of Everything (just listener questions)
On this episode coach Dos and I answer a backlog of questions, on everything from Olympic lifting, to rowing, to hip thrusts, programming, youth training and more. We cover by far the most ground we have covered in one episode yet!
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Mar 26th, 2014
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Oct 17th, 2019
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