Ep. 26: Politics vs Strength & Conditioning

Election Day is here!  Finally!!!  This election cycle has been absolutely crazy, but it got me thinking about parallels between how we make political decisions and how we make decisions about strength & conditioning and business. First things first, this episode is NOT about politics.  It’s all about exploring the ways in which we make […]

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Mark Watts

Ep. 25 – Mark Watts: A Coaching Journey

Mark Watts is one of those rare guys who has been a college coach, worked in a business setting, and eventually realized what he was born to do – teach and coach youth sports.  Mark spent years paying his dues, surviving on low wages and learning from great coaches before he finally got his chance […]

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Darl Bauer how much strength is enough?

Ep. 24 – Darl Bauer: How Much Strength is Enough?

How much strength is enough?  This question has probably been discussed by every strength coach in the world, yet there still isn’t a definitive answer.  West Virginia University Associate Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Football, Darl Bauer, and I have talked about this dozens of times, so we thought it would be great to […]

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Ep. 23 – Lon Record: Hammer Strength/LifeFitness

Lon Record has been a college strength & conditioning coach at the highest levels (Notre Dame, Villanova, etc.) and is now the National Athletics Manager for Hammer Strength/Life Fitness.  He has been able to utilize his knowledge and experience as a strength coach in more of a sales/consultant role to help schools create outstanding facilities.  […]

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The Impact Show with Jim Kielbaso

Ep. 22 – Licensure in Strength & Conditioning

High-quality strength & conditioning coaches and personal trainers have always tried to separate themselves from low-quality professionals.  For years, there have been discussions about creating a government-regulated license that would keep poorly qualified or uneducated people out of the profession.  There has never been a great way to make this happen, but it has become […]

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Wil Fleming Olympic Lifting

Ep. 21 – Wil Fleming on Olympic Lifting

When it comes to Olympic Lifting, Wil Fleming has pretty much done it all.  He has competed at the National level, coached at the Olympic training center and has produced multiple products that teach performance coaches how to use the lifts.  He has even created a course called The Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach that will […]

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Cliff Avril

Cliff Avril – Seattle Seahawks: 0-16 to Super Bowl Champ

Cliff Avril of the Seattle Seahawks joins us to discuss his journey from an 0-16 season to Super Bowl Champion.  We talk about the people in his life that helped him achieve massive success, and the people he is impacting through his foundation www.CliffAvrilFamilyFoundation.org. Cliff talks about the difference between his experiences with the Detroit […]

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The Impact Show

Ep. 18 – Building a List & Red’s Favorite Equipment

Episode 18 is a 3-part show with the following segments:  Jim on hard conversations coming from NFL cuts Ryan Ketchum of Fitness Consulting Group on Building a List Red Wakeham of Michigan State sharing his favorite non-standard, pieces of training equipment Here are some the links to products Red talked about on the show: Free […]

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