Pro Football Hall of Famer and Ohio State Buckeye All-American Cris Carter

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


Ohio State Head Football Coach Urban Meyer at Ohio State Football 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


ASAP PODCAST NFL Draft Talk & June Clinic: with Bengals’ (ret.) Strength Coach Kim Wood

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


ASAP Podcast with TEAMBUILDR Co-Founder Hewitt Tomlin

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. 6a00d83453dfa869e201b8d1bd5f89970c-pi


ASAP Podcast with Georgia State University Panthers Strength Coach Scott Holsopple

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.
This ASAP Podcast is brought to you by BiPro All Natural Whey Protein Isolate

ASAP Podcast with East Tennessee State Univ Strength Coach Al Johnson

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. 


2016 ASAP Podcast Kick-Off with Coach Kim Wood

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

ASAP Podcast with Michigan State Head Football Coach Mark Dantonio

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!

ASAP Podcast with Washington Nationals Manager Dusty Baker

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


ASAP Podcast with Kelly White: Mississippi State University Sports Nutrition Dietitian

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!

ASAP Podcast with Head Strength Coach Rick Court of Mississippi State University

August 2, 2015

Our 2015 ASAP Strength Tour led us once again to America's Deep South. It's a far cry from Vermont or even somewhere like Cincinnati. And, it's downright hot and humid down there! But that doesn't seem to phase the Mississippi State Bulldogs at all. In fact, they seem to thrive in it. One thing is for certain, their opponents better be training for those types of conditions if they're planning a trip to Starkville. 

Anyway, we caught up with Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Rick Court, the guy who masterminds the training regimen for the 'Dawgs. Coach donned a long sleeved white Adidas climate control shirt underneath his official Mississippi State Bulldogs Football shirt. He comes out of the gates at full speed and doesn't stop to catch his breath until a group workout ends. Then, he recharges and is ready to go for the next group. He flat out loves the strength coaching profession. We have known about him since his G.A. days at Bowling Green, then Toledo and San Diego State. Ohio State..... and now he's settled in at Mississippi State. Coach Court has a full grasp of how to prepare college football players and is always willing to share his knowledge of training with other coaches and those involved with college athletics. 
In our ASAP Podcast, Coach Court tells us what the Bulldogs have been up to, information about today's workout session and how they are prepping for the 2015 campaign. 

ASAP Podcast with Alex Marvez of & FOXSports1 Senior NFL reporter/SiriusXM NFL Radio host

June 27, 2015

Alex Marvez is the SiriusXM NFL Radio host who is also   & FOXSports1 Senior NFL reporter. Alex took a few minutes for this ASAP PODCAST with Ed Cicale while in attendance at Kim Wood's FOOTBALL STRENGTH CLINIC 2015.  The two talk about current issues in the NFL and also neck & head training.

Marvez has the most popular radio show that features the NFL and is always entertaining and informative on what's happening in the National Football League.

Catch his radio shows on:
Sirius XM Radio Channel 88:
7-11pm Monday thru Friday 
2-6pm Saturday
10am till 2pm Sundays
Read his work at    Follow him:      @alexmarvez

Strength Coach Kim Wood: June 20th 2015

June 20, 2015

Coach Kim Wood is hosting his 5th Annual FOOTBALL STRENGTH CLINIC. Here's a podcast from June 2oth 2015. Coach Kim Wood bangs the drum to call all coaches to the clinic.... and describes whats on tap. 


May 2015 ASAP Podcast with Coach Kim Wood

May 20, 2015

Here's the May 2015 Edition Podcast with one of our regular ASAP PODCAST guests: Coach Kim Wood. 

Coach Wood was the first full time strength coach in the National Football League (NFL) and spent 30 years with the Cincinnati Bengals.
In this podcast, Coach Wood discusses the NFL's "DeflateGate" along with bringing us up to speed on his upcoming clinic.

Team Penske Strength Training Program ASAP Podcast: with Jon Rowan

May 3, 2015

Here's a podcast with the Director of Sports Performance at Penske Racing, JonRowan. We recorded this podcast at a recent strength training seminar held at the Georgia Institute of Technology..... Georgia Tech. 


FOOTBALL STRENGTH .com 2015 Strength Clinic Promo Podcast

April 14, 2015

In what has become an annual event in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kim Wood is having the 5th training clinic on June 26th & 27th. Anyone working with football athletes...or those involved with sports performance are encourage to attend this clinc. 

Coach Kim Wood is the retired strength coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. He served for 30 years as the first full time strength & conditioning coach in the National Football League.  Now you can meet and discuss football strength training with the coach, as well as coaches from afar. You can also hear from some very knowledgeable coaches who serve as clinic speakers.


The Kim Wood April 2015 Podcast

April 1, 2015

Do you have a vintage 1905 barbell in your kitchen? Kettle bells right next to them... strength training equipment throughout your home? Well, if you're the retired Cincinnati Bengal Strength Coach Kim Wood, you do! Football and strength training have been intertwined into his life. He spent thirty years training NFL Players.... lived the life.... working for Paul Brown....Forrest Gregg... Dick LeBeau Sam Wyche! Super Bowls. The whole deal.

After having lunch at The Proud Rooster, a chicken place restaurant in the University of Cincinnati campus area, we headed back to his huge English Tudor home to record this podcast. The house contains some of the most hard to find and vintage strength training artifacts known to mankind. Coach Wood was also one of three co-founders of the Hammer Strength fitness training equipment. Strength training equipment, especially the older stuff, fascinates him. And, so does the National Football League! 
Checkout the podcast for some talk on training...his days with Paul Brown and the Bengals.... and some current chat on the NFL. He's basically an NFL Insider and knows tons about the daily grind of football.