Strength and Conditioning

Jesse Wright – Soft skill development (High Performance Consultant, Founder of the Balance The Bar Initiative & Author)

Episode 90: Andy McDonald chats to Jesse K. Wright, founder of the Balance The Bar initiative, is a  high performance consultant, Amazon best-selling author, coach, and public speaker. His career has spanned over two decades in the team sport culture, in…

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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 coac…

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Daniel Bove (Director of Performance and Sports Science for the New Orleans Pelicans)

Episode 84: Andy McDonald chats to Daniel Bove the New Orleans Pelicans Director of Performance and Sports Science. After receiving a B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University and an M.S. in Exercise Science from University of South Florida, Daniel …

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Sean Smith (Performance Coach at University of Louisville)

Episode 74: Andy McDonald chats to Sean Smith a Performance Coach at the University of Louisville. Sean heads up the internship program at Louisville so in this conversation both he and Andy discuss how he runs and organises coach development at the Univ…

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Nic Gill (All Blacks Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Episode 72: Andy McDonald chats to Nic Gill the All Blacks Strength & Conditioning Coach. Nic has been with the New Zealand Rugby Union / All Blacks for 13 years and is also an Associate Professor of Human Performance at the University of Waikato. In thi…

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Jesse Green (Sacramento Kings – Head of Sport Science)

Episode 67: Andy McDonald chats to Jesse Green the Sacramento Kings Head of Sport Science. Jesse is an experienced practitioner who before taking on the head role at the Kings was a Performance Analyst for the team. Prior to working in the NBA Jesse work…

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Clive Brewer (Performance Specialist)

Episode 65: Andy McDonald chats to Clive Brewer a Performance Specialist in Applied sports science, strength and conditioning and integrated sports medicine. Clive has a wealth of experience delivering high performance programs over a 20+ year career app…

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Chris Tombs – Velocity Based Training (Seattle Seawolves Performance Lead / S&C Coach and Educator)

Episode 59: Andy McDonald chats to Strength & Conditioning Coach and educator Chris Tombs. Chris’s expertise lies in both rugby and cricket where he has worked in Elite sport for the last 16 years. He is best known for the physical development of some of…

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Jesse Elis (Director of Health and Performance at the Portland Trail Blazers)

Episode 56: Andy McDonald chats Jesse Elis the Director of Health and Performance at the Portland Trail Blazers NBA team. Jesse is a PT with a background in professional tennis in the WTA and was formerly the Director of Physical Therapy at EXOS. In addi…

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Alex Wolf – Adaptation Led Programming (Performance Consultant, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Co-Founder of Wayfaring)

Episode 32: Andy McDonald chats to Alex Wolf the co-founder of Wayfaring. Alex is a Performance Consultant, Strength & Conditioning Coach and also an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the high performance. He has a wealth of ex…

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