ASAP Basketball Training Podcast with Kentucky Wildcats’ Strength Coach Robert Harris

October 6, 2016
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As usual, ASAP Podcasts only settle for the top professionals in the business. And in this case, nothing changes..... straight to the pinnacle. College basketball's all time winningest program! We went right to the head of the class for this one. We have been to Lexington previously as we have always been in close contact with Coach Ray "Rock" Oliver. But Rock has moved up to an administration role at Kentucky. Nowadays, the man in charge of training the elite players that Head Coach John Calipari recruits for the Kentucky Wildcats is Coach Robert Harris. He took over after a stint as the assistant for Coach Oliver and the transition has been as smooth as an uncontested Wildcat layup. Harris knows the ropes and knows how to motivate top level athletes to push themselves. His background also had stops at Arkansas and even spent some time working with NFL players just up I-75 North at the Cincinnati Bengals, where he learned and gathered some insights under Coach Chip Morton. 


ASAP Podcast with Strength Coach Dave Andrews: Pitt Panther Football 2016

September 26, 2016

ASAP Podcast at the University of Pittsburgh with Pitt Panthers Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Dave Andrews. 


ASAP Podcast with Coach Rick Court @ The University of Maryland

September 8, 2016

Our 2016 ASAP Podcast with The Asst. Athletic Director for Football Sports Performance: Coach Rick Court


Clemson Tiger Strength Talk with Veteran Asst’ Director of Football Strength Training Larry Greenlee

August 24, 2016

Here's our exclusive ASAP Podcast with Clemson Football's Asst. Director of Strength & Conditioning, Larry Greenlee.  


ASAP Podcast at the University of South Carolina Gamecocks with Director of Football Strength Jeff Dillman

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! 

ASAP at Georgia State Panthers Strength with Coach Scott Holsopple

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.

ASAP Podcast at Mississippi State Bulldogs with Sports Dietitian Kelly White

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

ASAP Podcast at Mississippi State Bulldogs with Coach Nick Savage

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.


ASAP Podcast with Strength Coach Paul Longo: University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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. 
We discussed:

  • Hip Mobility
  • Freshman orientation process and functional motion screening
  • Split Training set-up at Notre Dame
  • Strength,Speed & Conditioning Days
  • Dynamic Speed Days

ASAP Podcast with Strength Coach Ron McKeefery Eastern Michigan Univ.

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. 6a00d83453dfa869e201b8d200a895970c-pi


Football Nutrition with Ohio State Football Dietitian Sean McMickle

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
  • Protein
  • Fats
  • Sugar! 
  • Smoothie recipe! 

ASAP Podcast with Strength Coach Aaron Hillmann

June 14, 2016

June 2016 Podcast with veteran Strength & Conditioning Coach Aaron Hillmann. 


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.
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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.