ASAP Podcast #3 with S&C Coach Scott Greenawalt South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball

December 27, 2018

University of South Carolina Director of Basketball Strength Training, Scott Greenawalt, joins ASAP Podcast guy Ed Cicale in this  discussion on strength training for basketball. This is Scott's 3rd appearance on an ASAP Podcast. He always has some interesting insights into training as well as some good ideas to consider for program design. Coach Greenawalt has a high interest in bringing South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball to the forefront of college basketball, and that 2017 NCAA Final Four appearance certainly drives Greenawalt and his staff to one day reach that pinnacle again. He has a wealth of knowledge about basketball player development that also includes sports nutrition.  Gamecocks' Head Basketball Coach Frank Martin entrusts in Greenawalt, a coach who earns the respect of the players that he monitors on a day to day basis. He's now into his 7th season in Columbia. This ASAP Podcast is brought to you by The Sports Flooring Professionals at SpecAthletic.


ASAP Podcast with University of South Carolina Gamecocks Head Strength Coach Jeff Dillman

October 1, 2018

"Eighteen years of mistakes and eighteen years of asking questions has gotten me to where I am today" .... Coach Jeff Dillman


ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power made another visit to Columbia, South Carolina this summer to check in on the director of Football Strength & Conditioning Jeff Dillman. The first ASAP Podcast with Dillman was so popular, it called for a follow-up, so we headed over to the University of South Carolina's Brice-Williams Stadium, a towering place that's typical of the huge stadiums encountered in SEC Football. The Gamecocks' football strength training center is located at the north end, just a few yards from the palm trees and a line of Cockabooses that are a huge hit with the tailgating crowd on game day.

After a walk-thru of the strength training complex and having the opportunity to try some of the hip mobility innovations that Coach Dillman is employing, Coach Dillman and I slipped into his strength office, that serves as our makeshift recording studio to record this podcast. I was also able to snag a few pieces of bubble gum that's piled high in an official South Carolina Gamecocks bucket. We discus that and the training that has been going on at South Carolina Football. In addition, Jeff updated us on the huge changes that are coming with the new facility. He also is very pleased with the addition of Kristin Coggin, who coach refers to as "a game changer". 

"We try to do simple, better"... Coach Dillman

ASAP PODCAST with Coach Jeff Dillman sponsored by Pit Shark Strength Training Equipment

Things are looking up and bigger for the Gamecocks. In just a few months, they'll be transitioning to their new facility! And, it's going to be serious! Things are looking up and bigger for the Gamecocks. In just a few months, they'll be transitioning to their new facility! And, it's going to be serious! Before long, the Sorin gang will be doing a new install of their world famous Sorinex strength equipment. And look out, this is going to be the real deal set-up



ASAP Podcast with Coach Steve Bliss: Ohio State Football’s First Head Strength Coach

September 4, 2018
About forty years ago, Ohio State's legendary Head Football Coach Woody Hayes had discovered some members of his Buckeye football squad experimenting with some weight training while down in Coral Gables, Florida. Several members of the Buckeyes were hanging around, after a practice, in a weight room with some Miami Hurricanes football players while on a Sugar Bowl game team trip. The players were actually delaying the bus trip back to the team hotel. Anyway, Coach Hayes did some investigating that day and ended up getting the name of the Hurricanes' strength coordinator, Steve Bliss.   
Check out today's ASAP Podcast with Coach Steve Bliss and find out how the strength program at Ohio State was founded. Coach Bliss created a Master's Degree granting program with graduate assistant coaches to train the Buckeyes. Ted Lambrinides, Ken Mannie, Chip Morton, Rick Spielman, Julie Plank, Mike Medves, Don Moxley, Mark Asanovich and of course, Ohio State's Assistant Athletic Director for Football Sports Performance Mickey Marotti were just a few of the men and women who benefited from Steve Bliss's program!
Today's ASAP Podcast is sponsored by SPECATHLETIC. Give Kevin Cassidy a call and find out how to get Regapol floor in your training complex.  

ASAP Podcast with Head Strength Coach Molly Binetti: South Carolina Gamecocks Women’s Basketball

July 24, 2018
ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power headed to Columbia, South Carolina to check in with the new University of South Carolina Womens Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach Molly Binetti. She arrived just in time to get the summer training program off and running as the USC Gamecocks prep for their 2018-19 season. Within the South Carolina Basketball complex, Coach Binetti has her office inside the strength and conditioning center that's convenient to the team's nutrition and dining area right down the hall at Colonial Life Arena.
Coach Binetti has infectious enthusiasm and is driven by a very competitive winning spirit. She knows the ultimate team goals of the program are laser focused on winning and that's why she's so fixated the details of her team's training regimen. This NCAA women's program is just a year and a half removed from winning the National Championship. It's Big Time in Columbia, SC.
Listen in to today's podcast, sponsored by SpecAthletic and their Regapol sports flooring, and find out how Coach Molly Binetti is preparing the South Carolina Gamecocks for the coming season!

ASAP Podcast with University of Florida Baseball and Softball Head Strength Coach Paul Chandler

July 18, 2018

ASAP went to the top for this ASAP Baseball Strength Training Podcast! We ventured down to The Swamp for this one. Longtime University of Florida Gator strength and conditioning Coach Paul Chandler took a few minutes and shared some valuable information on strength and conditioning for baseball with ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power. Coach Chandler's office and Florida Gator's training center is located at the University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Find out how Coach Chandler runs his Gator Baseball and Softball training programs in this ASAP Podcast brought to you by: TEAMBUILDR

Paul Chandler is in his 10th season as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the baseball program and in his eighth season working with the Gator softball program at the University of Florida. His responsibilities include designing and implementing year-round strength, speed and conditioning workouts for the Gators in the Griffin/Oakley Strength and Conditioning Center. Chandler guides each student-athlete through an individual training program designed to enhance strength, as well as explosive power, speed, agility, endurance, coordination, balance, flexibility and mental toughness. 

Chandler previously assisted in the design, organization and execution of strength and conditioning program for the Gator football team. He was part of the staff for the 2006 squad that brought home the school’s second national championship and seventh SEC title.

At Florida, Chandler manages and organizes student-athletes’ data, organizes and administers weight room scheduling, purchasing and maintenance and assists in the planning of the strength and conditioning all-sports clinics and camps. He also helps with the mentoring of the strength and conditioning interns.

Prior to his return to Gainesville in January 2010, Chandler was a strength and conditioning coordinator at West Virginia for two years, working primarily with the Mountaineer football and baseball teams. Chandler went to Morgantown after a three-year stint at Florida as a strength and conditioning assistant coach for two years and as an intern for one. In that capacity, he worked with Gator football, throwers for the women’s track team and oversaw the strength and conditioning program for members of UF’s men’s and women’s swimming programs. 

BASEBALL ACCOLADES 2017 National Champions Seven College World Series Appearances (2010-11-12-15-16-17-18)

Five SEC Championships (2010-11-14-17-18) 14 MLB Big League Players (WVU and UF since 2010)

74 Total MLB Draft picks 24 All-America Selections 37 All-SEC Selections P Brady Singer (UF, 2016-18): 2018 SEC Pitcher of the Year, 2018 Dick Howser Trophy winner, 2018 Baseball America and Player of the Year 3B Jonathan India (UF, 2016-18): 2018 SEC Player of the Year, 2018 Consensus First Team All-American C Mike Zunino (UF, 2010-12): 2011 SEC Player of the Year, 2012 Dick Howser Trophy winner, 2012 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award winner, 2012 Johnny Bench Award winner P/1B Brian Johnson (UF, 2010-12): 2012 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year winner

SOFTBALL ACCOLADES 2014 & 2015 National Champions Five Women’s College World Series Appearances (2013-14-15-17-18) Five SEC Championships (2013-15-16-17-18) 20 All-America Selections 30 All-SEC Selections P Lauren Haeger (UF, 2012-15): 2015 Honda Sports Award, USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year, WCWS Most Outstanding Player P Kelly Barnhill (UF, 2016-present): 2017 ESPY Best Female Collegiate Athlete, 2017 espnW Player of the Year, 2017 Honda Sports Award, 2017 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year,


ASAP at Wake Forest Football with Head Strength Coach Brandon Hourigan

July 8, 2018

Big things are happening at Wake Forest University, especially with Brandon Hourigan at the helm. The Director of Sports Performance for Football is beginning his sixth year in Winston~Salem, where the football program is coming off another very successful season that ended with a bowl victory over Texas A&M. Coach Hourigan is enjoying every bit of the action there in North Carolina, and with the construction that's under way of the new sports performance center.... things are going to get even better! The structure will contain new weight room training centers for football, Olympic sports, and the basketball teams, as well. In addition, there will be meeting rooms, coaches offices, and nutrition areas. Take notice, the "Deacs" are about to get better!

This ASAP PODCAST is sponsored by 

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Podcast Topics

* Off-Season Training

* Sports Nutrition 

* Workout structure

* new facility upgrades


Louisville Cardinals Basketball Strength Training with Head Strength Coach Andy Kettler

July 5, 2018
ASAP launched out back on the road.... I-71 South to Louisville, Kentucky. That's where the University of Louisville Cardinals are and they train at the Yum Center Basketball Complex in the heart of the sprawling UL athletics region. There's a new basketball coach in town, Chris Mack, who compiled several stellar seasons at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. We got to speak to the coach while he took a breather at the Cardinals' Basketball Camp. Coach Mack takes over this Louisville program knows that it's all about winning. Tons of tradition.... banners.... 38 NCAA Tournament appearances and of course two National Championships!
When Mack arrived on campus he wanted to get someone to run his squad's strength training program. So, he hired a fellow Cincinnati St. Xavier High School alum.... Andy Kettler, who had been coaching with West Virginia Mountaineers Head Coach Bob Huggins for the past 10 years.
Andy has joined ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power for a few podcasts... one of which was from The Final Four Indianapolis! Today's ASAP Podcast is brought to you by:

ASAP Podcast at Duke Football with Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Noel Durfey

June 27, 2018

Durham, North Carolina. "Bull City"  Duke Blue Devils

One of the stops on the ASAP Summer Road Show is at Duke University. The school is an American treasure. Athletics has been a mainstay at Duke for over 100 years and their football squad is currently coached by David Cutcliffe who is known as a great offensiove mind. Coach "Cut" was one of the featured football analysts during last year's college football national championship with Alabama defeating Auburn in overtime. 

When Cutcliffe was offered the coaching job at Duke in 2007, he called on Noel Durfey to direct the strength and conditioning program for the Duke Blue Devils. In this ASAP Podcast, Noel and I discussed that big day and some strength training topics as well.

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North Carolina State University Nate Brookreson: Dir of Strength & Conditioning Olympic Sports & Craig Turner

June 18, 2018
The ASAP Road Show was at it again. This time we ventured down to Raleigh, North Carolina to talk to the NCSU Director of Strength & Conditioning for Olympic Sports, Nate Brookreson. Nate was able to share a lot of information about RPE: Rate of Perceived Exertion and also about the markers that they use when The ASAP Road Show was at it again. This time we ventured down to Raleigh, North Carolina to talk to the NCSU Director of Strength & Conditioning for Olympic Sports, Nate Brookreson. Nate was able to share a lot of information about RPE: Rate of Perceived Exertion and also about the markers that they use when analyzing performance training.
We also had a chance to conduct this podcast with Craig Turner, who is originally from Oldham, England. He holds both his BS (Hons) in science and football, as well as a PhD (an investigation into the sleeping patterns of youth soccer players during the competitive season) from Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Additionally, Craig is a certified strength & conditioning coach (NSCA), a BASES accredited sport & exercise scientist.
This ASAP Podcast is sponsored by SpecAthletic @SPECathletic The Sports Flooring Professional featureing Regapol Technology 

Purdue Boilermaker Football Strength Training / ASAP Podcast with Coach Justin Lovett

June 3, 2018
We headed north on I-65 out of Indianapolis. After a couple of back roads, ASAP arrived on the scene in West Lafayette and the campus of Purdue University.... well known for its engineering curricula. It's a prestigious university with stringent academic standards. It's also an original member of the Big Ten Conference (though known as the Western Conference in 1896), so they've been playing football there for a long time! Recently, the Boilermakers have had a resurgence under their head coach Jeff Brohm, who has the team's and fan's attention, especially after a seven win inaugural season and a Bowl victory over the Arizona Wildcats. 
That kind of turnaround doesn't get accomplished without a serious training regimen. Enter Purdue's Director of Football Strength & Conditioning Justin Lovett. He's embraced his opportunity under Coach Brohm and has the Boilermakers going full steam ahead in their brand new football performance center.
ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power, had to check it out! The place is astounding and the training is real! I sat down in Coach Lovett's office and fired up the recorder for this ASAP Podcast (technical difficulty with the recording) and gained some insight into this up and coming Big Ten program!
This podcast is brought to you by one of our longtime partners: TEAMBUILDR

The ASAP / Mary Wineberg Olympic Gold Podcast Re-release (2018)

April 10, 2018

One of our most popularly downloaded ASAP Podcasts has been our inspirational conversation with Olympian and gold medalist Mary Wineberg. Originally, this recording was released in three parts on the ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power website

Today, for the first time, this motivational interview is being released as a one part format, digitally remastered version!

Go for the Gold!!!

Mary Wineberg flanked on the left by former Cincinnati Bearcat team captain and presently  ASAP~Northern Kentucky Owner Doug Monaghan, and on the right, that's the former 7 year NFL veteran (Super Bowl) Rocky Boiman.


ASAP Podcast with Ohio State Football Physical Therapist Adam Stewart

February 26, 2018

ASAP Podcast with Ohio State Football Head Physical Therapist Adam Stewart. ASAP visited The Ohio State Football in February and caught Adam Stewart right before he had to head to a lecture hall to instruct a class. Adam explained how a physical therapist is involved with the team and what goes on during the off-season with the players. He also shares his thoughts on what the intangibles are for doing his job with the Buckeyes.

This ASAP Podcast is sponsored by

Pit Shark Strength Training Equipment


ASAP Podcast with Toledo Rockets Head Football Strength Coach Brad Bichey

February 15, 2018

For this ASAP Podcast, we traveled I-75 just about to its Ohio-Michigan border, crossed over the Maumee River to the University of Toledo. it's a pretty cool looking campus because just about all of the buildings are constructed with the same Indiana limestone. In fact, much of the football stadium, called the Glass Bowl, utilizes the same rock. Great looking college campus. And a couple of miles away is where our nutritional fuel-up took place.... a little place called Scrambler Marie's. And that's where to go for a really great breakfast. REAL. And that's the way we keep it on our ASAP Road Trips.

Today's Podcast catches us up with what's going on at this MAC Conference perennial standout


ASAP at Cincinnati Bearcats Football Strength Off-Season 2018 #CATS in Training Coach Brady Collins Podcast

February 1, 2018

It's year two getting kicked off for the Cincinnati Bearcats football strength staff. Last year they put down a foothold and the foundation is starting to take establish. And as the University of Cincinnati Director of Football Sports Performance, Brady Collins continues to develop the players in the bubble at U.C., the Head Football Coach, Luke Fickell, is out pounding the pavement and signing up top rated recruiting classes. The future is looking reallybright on the Clifton campus, where Mick Cronin's basketball squad is presently ranked in the nation's top ten. The football Bearcats have themselves a great goal to work for. Their 2018 opener has them scheduled in the Rose Bowl stadium for a match-up against the UCLA Bruins

But in the mean time. It's grind time with the brotherhood! Here's a few pics from last week's training session and an update ASAP Podcast with Coach Brady Collins! This ASAP Podcast is brought to you by AlphaDog Sports.... your one stop shop for all of your athletic training equipment needs!



ASAP Podcast: Brandon Hourigan Director of Sports Performance for Football @ Wake Forest University

January 30, 2018

During the summer workouts of 2017, ASAP traveled to Winston~Salem, North Carolina to talk strength training with Coach Brandon Hourigan. He told us all about the happeneings at Wake Forest and the great plans of their athletics expansion that includes a new sports performance center that is currently under construction. It will contain new weight room training centers for football, olympic sports, and the basketball teams, as well. In addition, there will be meeting rooms, coaches offices, and nutrition areas. 

This ASAP PODCAST is sponsored by SpecAthletic, the sports performance flooring specialist.

Brandon Hourigan is in his second season as a Director of Sports Performance at Wake Forest. The 2015-16 season will be his eighth season working with head coach Dave Clawson. Hourigan came to Wake Forest after three seasons with Clawson at Bowling Green. He was responsible for overseeing the strength and conditioning for all 18 sports at BGSU.

Hourigan brings with him a vast array of experience with multiple sports from his time at Bowling Green, Virginia, Richmond and Northeastern. In 2009-10, he served as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach at Virginia, where he worked closely with the football program.

Prior to Virginia, he was the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Richmond from 2005-08, where he also worked with head coach Dave Clawson for three seasons (2005-07). He oversaw all of the fitness duties for the Spiders, who won the 2008 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision title. Hourigan also worked with multiple other sports during his time at Richmond.

Before his appointment in Richmond, Hourigan was the assistant coordinator of speed, strength and conditioning at Northeastern University. He worked with the Huskies' football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's hockey, volleyball, men's and women's soccer and men's and women's track and field programs.

Hourigan has also worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate level at Arizona (2001) and Clemson (1998-99). He also served as a strength and conditioning intern for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL in 1999.

Hourigan graduated with a bachelor of sciences in physical education from Plymouth State University where he was a four-year letterwinner in football. At Clemson, he completed work toward a masters of sciences in guidance and counseling.

Hourigan is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the United States Weight Lifting Association and has both his First Aid and CPR certification.


ASAP Podcast with DR. Robert Burger M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Specialty

December 17, 2017

ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power Podcasts caught up with Dr. Robert Burger a few years ago at the football symposium held at Beacon Orthopedics West in Cincinnati. In this podcast, Dr. Burger talks about his background and what led him to the foreground of orthopedic surgery, with specialty to sports medicine, in the midwest. He also speaks about the more prevalent injuries found in athletics today and the rehabilitation of those injuries.

Dr Burger was a former Notre Dame Fighting Irish football player who worked himself into the starting line-up on a team that had Joe Montana as their starting quarterback. The hard work that Burger embraced, earned him an opportunity for a National Championship with that squad! Years later, Dr. Burger's son Bobby made the Notre Dame team as a tight end. Another son, Chris starred at Xavier University in Cincinnati as a Captain of the golf team. Meanwhile, another son, Joe Burger, starred at Ohio State Football, also playing for a National Chamionship in 2014. Later, the 5 time OSU scholar athlete was elected Captain for the 2016 Buckeyes.




ASAP Podcast with Univ of Maryland Sports Dietitian Jordan Jennewine

October 30, 2017
The University of Maryland is moving towards becoming one of the most progressive athletics programs in all of college sports. The Assistant Athletic Director for Football Sports Performance is Rick Court and he's a guy on a mission. Coach Rick Court is changing the whole deal in College Park, Maryland. It ain't playtime..... more like pay time! The new Head Football Coach D.J. Durkin hired the fiery coach to instill a whole new training culture and attitude, and inspire the Maryland Terrapins to a different echelon in Big Ten Conference play. 
Their newly refurbished Cole Field House is already paying dividends in College Park, Maryland. And, it's not even completely finished yet!
One major hire to Coach Court's staff was the addition of the Terrapins' sports dietitian. Jordan Jennewine, an R.D. (Registered Dietitian) is part of a culture change at the university and has already forged a positive impact. Her knowledgeable educational background, coupled with being a former track star, allowed her to hit the ground running and help get the University of Maryland Terrapins football squad to become a competitive force in the Big Ten Conference.
Find out how Jordan Jennewine makes it happen at UM and also the process of becoming a Sports Nutritionist. Oh, and she's revealed one of the team's favorite smoothie recipes..... one that she created!
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ASAP Podcast with Maryland Terrapins’ Performance Coordinator Mason Baggett

July 11, 2017

Take one step into the University of Maryland's Football Strength & Conditioning facility and you'll be ready to grab a trapbar or attempt a set of logbar bench presses. Stuff can get crazy in there with the Assistant A.D. for Football Sports Performance Rick Court, who seemingly can be in multiple places at one time. His enthusiasm is infectious and the Terrapins are beginning to show evidence of over a year under Coach Court's watchful eyes. Not much gets past him and you'd best bring your "A" game or things could go south real quickly. The players are feeling the love. They're also starting to look like bigtime college football players. Coach Rick Court has orchestrated this scenario with Head Football Coach D.J. Durkin and together they have huge plans for the program at Maryland.

Of the many things that Court has under his umbrella, one big part is adding Mason Baggett as the team's Football Performance Coordinator. This move propels Maryland Football in unison with current sports science models. Bi-weekly meetings with the Sports Med Dept, the team nutritionist, academics as well as strength training operations and strength staff professional development keep Coach Baggett on the constant go. And, let's not forget his personal workout time that allows him to try to stay a step in front of the young Terrapins. As a matter of fact, myself and NFL sports science tracking data expert Ted Lambrinides, witnessed Mason perform a reverse heavy ball toss from the 10 yard line that sailed over the crossbar! 

Coach Baggett and I sat down in the Maryland Football Tight-Ends room to record this ASAP Podcast during our visit to College Park last week. Also, Coach Court, Baggett, Lambrinides and myself donned construction site hard hats for an exclusive tour of the renovation progress of the venerable Cole Fieldhouse, a 200 million dollar undertaking that promises to be one of the top training facilities in the world. Stop back to our ASAP website for facility update photos. 

For now, here's the ASAP Podcast with Coach Mason Baggett.


ASAP Podcast with Stephanie Horvath R.D. Tennessee Vols Football Team Nutritionist

July 1, 2017

The sports nutrition side of training for athletics has become a large slice of the pie in collegiate sports. Its importance is now thought of as a key factor in the overall development of athletes. Poor eating habits coupled with poor food choices is a double whammy against optimal growth. College coaches have a four to maybe five year window of opportunity to develop their athletes to their potential. And, of course, in some instances where a superb athlete may make the jump to professional sports, that time frame might even be shorter. Therefore, it's quite critical to begin the developmental process as soon as the athlete lands on campus. It's no longer a "Hey.... be sure to eat your fruits and vegetables" world. There's too much on the line.

ASAP went to The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and sat down at the table with Stephanie Horvath, who is the Director of Performance Nutrition at the storied Southeastern Conference football power where there are six National Championship banners in tow. A pretty impressive fact of college football history and Head Football Coach Butch Jones would like to make it a seventh one day. The Tennessee Volunteers' fan base has a huge amount of pride in the 'orange and white' and has high expectations. So to keep the progress rising, the the Vols will need every edge that they can get! That's where Stephanie Horvath enters the picture. Being a former Division 1 athlete herself, she understands the whole deal and how properly fueling the athletic body can give an athlete the edge that they desire. Since the coaches look for any advantage that they can attain, the nutrition aspect could be a difference maker and lead to a winning performance.  The fact that Stephanie was a member of the Indiana Hoosiers Rowing squad, she learned the value of proper fueling for athletics. It served as a catalyst for her career that landed her at Ol' Rocky Top and directing the sports nutrition program at U.T.. The athletes there are extremely glad she's now in Knoxville. Me too! Because, I got to try one of her Strawberry/Vanilla smoothies and it's a winner! Go Vols!

In this podcast, Stephanie shares her story of how she was able to encounter such a great opportunity with the Tennessee program. Even better, she explains some great tips for becoming a well educated athlete and some of the requirements for fueling those athletic endeavors!