August 5, 2016
It was warming up in Columbia, South Carolina during the ASAP SEC Strength Tour..... as it neared 100 degrees. But the palm trees nearby and comfy AC in the University of South Carolina Gamecocks' football strength training center made it all worth it as we got to see the Director of Football Strength & Conditioning, Jeff Dillman.
Coach Dillman and his staff rolled out the garnet and black carpet for ASAP as we got an insiders look at how the "Iron Gamecocks" go about their training regime. We captured pics, video and this podcast and also got to have a few pieces of bubble gum, too!
July 30, 2016
ASAP made its way to the ATL to check in on the fast growing program at Georgia State University. It's located right in the heart of downtown Atlanta and is home to around 50,000 students! So by enrollment numbers it's the largest college in Georgia. The athletics program is a member of the Sunbelt Conference and the Panther Football squad won their first bowl game last year after only 6 years of existence. Not bad.
Scott Holsopple is the head strength and conditioning coach for the Panthers and you won't find a more dedicated coach. He stations himself in a loft apartment just a mile or two away from the facility and he has definitely has a grasp on the dining scene in downtown. Let's start with his great suggestion of catching brunch at Ria's Bluebird...where The New York Times Review rated their pancakes as "world's finest". They were!
Coach Holsopple joined us a few months ago for an ASAP Podcast that was recorded at the Hammer Strength Clinic Battleground Academy Tennessee.
In this podcast, Scott discusses his background, what's going on at Georgia State Football, their brand new strength training center, the conditioning day, and the progress the team has made as they prep for the 2016 season.
July 30, 2016
There's a lot of talk and writing about the Paleo Diet and it's almost a Gluten-Free world that we live in now...... or is it? And what is the big deal about gluten? And for that matter, the Paleo Diet? What is a Paleo Diet?
In this ASAP Podcast, which was recorded at the Leo Seals Jr. Football Complex on the campus of Mississippi State University, we reached out to the MSU Bulldogs' Sports Dietitian Kelly White. She has joined us in the past for this popular ASAP Podcast. In this podcast, we get to the heart of the previously stated issues!
Please excuse our technical issue with regards to the recording quality
July 26, 2016
ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power headed down to Starkville, Mississippi. No, we didn't wait for a cool off. We like to get down there to feel, first hand, the SEC heat! So after a dinner the night before at Oby's, that included some alligator poboys, we settled in at the newest Marriott in town to get ready to see the 'Dawgs in a morning training session. After the workout, we tracked down new Head Strength And Conditioning Coach Nick Savage, who is midway through his first year at Mississippi State University.
July 24, 2016
ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power recently caught up with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Fighting Irish of The University of Notre Dame.
- Hip Mobility
- Freshman orientation process and functional motion screening
- Split Training set-up at Notre Dame
- Strength,Speed & Conditioning Days
- Dynamic Speed Days
July 2, 2016
Coach Ron McKeefery is a long time professional in the business of strength training & Conditioning. He's spent time at the University of South Florida, the University of Tennessee Vols, some stints as an assistant with some NFL teams , and he's presently the Head Strength Coach at Eastern Michigan.
June 22, 2016
ASAP Podcast with Ohio State Football Sports Nutrition/ Dietitian Sean McMickle.
In this podcast we discussed:
- path to becoming a sports dietitian
- How to eat like a Buckeye Football Player
- Great foods to help you recover from training sessions
- Smoothie recipe!
June 14, 2016
June 2016 Podcast with veteran Strength & Conditioning Coach Aaron Hillmann.
April 30, 2016
The great Pro Football star and former Ohio State Buckeye Cris Carter gave a "straight from the heart" talk to over a thousand high school football coaches at the Ohio State Football Coaching Clinic
April 30, 2016
Ohio State's Head Football Coach Urban Meyer speaks to over a thousand football coaches at The Ohio State Football Coaching Clinic
April 30, 2016
The NFL Draft is on the clock and I discussed that...and some of the big draft picks from the Cincinnati Bengal past. Coach Wood also shared some thoughts on his upcoming, June 2016, FOOTBALL STRENGTH CLINIC that will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio
April 12, 2016
Here's everything you need to know about this new, really cool, online strength coaching software called TEAMBUILDR. This ASAP Podcast was conducted by ASAP Podcast host Ed Cicale with the Co-Founder of TEAMBUILDR, Hewitt Tomlin.
April 11, 2016
It's in the heart of Atlanta where Georgia State University's Head Strength Coach Scott Holsopple keeps the Panthers on the path. I was able to catch up with Scott, a featured speaker at the 2016 Battleground Academy (Tenn) Hammer Strength Clinic, and he did not disappoint! He gave a very nice presentation and unfurled a ton of ideas to help motivate players and coaches as they go about the grind that is college football.
In the podcast, you'll sense the passion and love Coach Holsopple has for his profession...and get a few tips for running a strength program.
April 10, 2016
Our long time colleague Al Johnson is is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the East Tennessee State University Buccaneers down in .....of all places.... Johnson City, Tennessee!
In today's ASAP Podcast, brought to you by TEAMBUILDR, you'll get a sampling of why Al Johnson is still one of the premier strength coaches in the field. PASSION!
This coming season, the ETSU Buccaneers have will begin a second year of football a definitely have a well experienced coach directing their training regimen as Coach Johnson has a resume' that basically speaks for itself. He's well connected, networked and well known throughout the strength training community, having worked with several big time programs that include the Baltimore Orioles and of course his tenure at Ohio State that culminated in a 2002 BCS National Championship with the Buckeyes. He also spent 14 years at Morgantown, West Virginia with WVU's Mountaineers.
January 10, 2016
Here's our 2016 ASAP Podcast opener with our "most listens" guest, who has made many appearances over the years: Former Cincinnati Bengals Strength Coach Kim Wood.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Upcoming Bowl Games
- The NFL
- Head Injury
- MOVIE REVIEW: CONCUSSION starring Will Smith
- NFL Network Special Feature on: Paul Brown
- New Univ of Maryland Strength Coach Rick Court
- Kim Wood's interesting kitchen
November 25, 2015
Summer podcast with Michigan State Head Football Coach Mark Dantonio.
Michigan State Football is rising and one of the secrets is their head coach! He has a tremendous understanding of the game and its players and is always candid and willing to give advice to young coaches!
November 4, 2015
Think you've seen and know a little bit about baseball? Imagine being involved with nearly 5,000 games! That's how much involvement in the game of baseball that today's ASAP Podcast guest Dusty Baker has had. Baker knows the history of the game from his days as a kid...with his own heroes. History of the game as a star player.... History of the game with today's brand of game and players, too. And he has the stories to go with the experience. For example, in this podcast, Dusty talks about some of the "strength training" that the great Hank Aaron did. He also tells about the evolution of strength training in baseball and how different it was. Dusty also has seen the huge changes in the relevance of sports nutrition for players
September 27, 2015
This ASAP Podcast was recorded at Mississippi State University with Kelly White, the Sports Performance Nutritionist for the Bulldogs.
She started working for the MSU football squad in 2014. We discussed some of the different needs for athletes in training for optimal performance. In addition, we talked about the requirements that have to be met in order to become a dietitian and sports nutritionist.
This podcast is sponsored by TEAMBUILDR the online strength training software that's accessible from any device...anywhere!