Cory Schlesinger – Paradigm shifts through coaching experiences (Phoenix Suns Director of Performance / Head of Strength & Conditioning)

Episode 85: Andy McDonald chats to Cory Schlesinger the Director of Performance / Head of Strength Strength & Conditioning at NBA team the Phoenix Suns. Cory has over 20 years of experience in basketball beginning as an athlete, collegiate level S&C coach and now NBA level coach. In this episode Andy and Cory use Cory’s coaching career as the timeline and narrative to discuss what ideas, methods and beliefs have changed or stood the test of time in his coaching practise. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Being a college athlete & coach simultaneously
  • What is ‘holistic’ coaching?
  • Olympic lifting
  • Changing methods & perspectives through experience
    • Sport Specificity 
    • Resistance Machines
    • Monitoring
    • Workload Timing
    • Micro Dosing 

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Andy is the Host / Co-Founder of Inform Performance and a dual qualified Physiotherapist / Strength & Conditioning Coach. Andy is based in Philadelphia & works for Total Performance who provide a multi-faceted, elite level diagnostic, rehabilitation and performance service. Delivered by a team of world leading specialists to organisations in the NBA, NFL, English Premier League, the LTA and England Rugby.