Alex Marvez is the SiriusXM NFL Radio host who is also FOXSports.com & 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.
We just checked in on one of Coach Ken Mannie's former players and assistants Paul Harker. Mannie, one of the most renowned in the business, is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Michigan State Spartans and takes pride in the fact that many of his former staffers meet up with success in their own careers after departing East Lansing. No question that it must be difficult to lose a quality coach..... though it speaks wonders for Mannie's program. Coach Paul Harker is carrying on the tradition at the "Cradle of Coaches" Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and helping to build a strong Redhawk program. And just this week, Graduate Assistant Coach Niko Palazeti departed the Duffy Daughtery Building where the Spartans train and headed south to Starkville, Mississippi to join Coach Rick Court and the Bulldogs. Much like Mannie, Paul Harker and Niko Palazeti empahsize neck training! Check out Niko in action in the video! HOW: Neck Training Video
Paul Harker appears in some pics in this article that refers to a terrible injury in 1998 to cornerback Amp Campbell. The article is an excerpt from COACH & ATHLETIC DIRECTOR and written by Coach Ken Mannie. The article clears the air on why neck training is a priority
He been referred to as a "live wire" and definitely loves his job to the fullest. ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power has known him since his G.A. days. Now, Head Strength Coach Rick Court directs the training program at one of the top college football programs in the country. We last saw Court down in Atlanta when he was a featured speaker at Coach John Sisk's Georgia Tech Strength Clinic. Rick will be the feature speaker at this year's FOOTBALL STRENGTH CLINIC and is sure to provide some pertinent and valuable information to help coaches at any level to prepare their players for the demanding game of football. DATE: June 26th/27th This is the fifth annual clinic that is spearheaded by the former, and longtime, strength coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, Kim Wood. Along with Coach Court, Wood's clinic will also have plenty of other reputable and knowledgeable coaches as speakers. Here's our last call podcast with information pertinent to the clinic.
The event, which draws from a national base, will take place on June 26th and 27th. The Friday evening session, 7:00pm--9:00pm, will include social networking opportunities with top colleagues and professionals in the strength and conditioning field. Adult beverages and snacks provided. The Saturday slate will commence at 9:00am (registration from 7am-9am).
We checked in on Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. This MAC member institution is upgrading their facilities to the next level with leaps and bounds. With their new indoor facility...the David and Anita Dauch Indoor Sports Center, their state of the art strength training facility and future Athletic Performance Center about to break ground, Miami University has thrust itself back into a lead position in the conference. Head Strength Coach Paul Harker and Assistant Strength Coach Adam Thackery basically rolled out the red carpet for ASAP media guy Ed Cicale and ASAP Sports Science Director Ted Lambrinides. We got a look at the new "indoor" as well as a look at some of the training going on there. Check out the pics and video for a close look.
Here's some facility video and football strength training footage
The retired Cincinnati Bengal Strength Coach Kim Wood Podcasts have an incredible following on our ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power website. The webstats and podcast "PLAYS" shoot up every time. So here's more with Coach Kim Wood. In this podcast, Coach Wood speaks a bit on "Deflate-Gate" and how coaches are getting somewhat smarter in there planning and philosophies.... and reminds us about his upcoming annual clinic.The front end of this podcast had technical difficulties, so I deleted that part and saved what I could!
We are saddened at the news and sudden death to our professional colleague and friend Doug Davis who passed away suddenly from an illness.
Davis, 33 was the Director of Football Strength & Conditioning at Purdue University. Prior to that, Coach Davis worked with Coach Darrell Hazell at Kent State and as Assistant Strength Coach at Ohio State on former Head Coach Jim Tressel's staff.
Last week's trip to Atlanta, Georgia went very well! Traffic through the mountains was not a problem and stopping in Knoxville gave a chance to have some more Dead End Barbeque. The stuff is always serious good at the University of Tennessee Strength Clinic.... and it was equally good this time, too. While I'm on the restaurant subject, the next morning was a great opportunity for a late breakfast in Marietta, Georgia at The Cafe 33. This place is a must for a great cup of coffee and the build your own omelette! From there it was on to ATL. We did about a four mile walk through downtown and then settled in for some fine southern cooking at Mary Macs Tea Room. After that, it was time to head to the Georgia Tech Strength Clinic. That's where we met up Rick Court, one of the event's main speakers, and recorded this podcast. Be sure to be in Cincinnati Ohio at Kim Wood's FOOTBALL STRENGTH Clinic #5 in June! Coach Court will be a featured speaker for that clinic!
Here's a podcast with the Director of Sports Performance at Penske Racing, Jon Rowan. We recorded this podcast at a recent strength training seminar held at the Georgia Institute of Technology..... Georgia Tech.
We have just returned from another great strength training clinic trip. Finally, we headed south to Atlanta where the weather was unreal. And, it's always a treat to visit John Sisk and the Georgia Tech Ramblin' Wreck Training Center. Prior to the Friday night clinic start, I added a great high protein meal and a serious dining experience at Mary Macs Tea Room. After about a four mile walk, the southern cooking definitely hit the spot. From there, I was ready to relax and get some training pointers......but then, Clinic Director Lon Record introduced Speaker/clinician Rick Court of Mississippi State University. Relax mode was officially over. You've seen him, Brady Collins and Nick Savage in this ASAP MSU Segment & Video. Court explained in fine detail the methods and strategies of his MSU "Hail State" Bulldogs "atypical" training regimen. The fiery strength coach did not hold back and did an encore presentation during the Saturday Demonstration Segment of the clinic. Overall, it was a very nice, well organized clinic with some very educating speakers.
Click the photo below for more pics from the clinic and the very impressive Georgia Institute of Technology, where one in every six graduates of the prestigious school are millionaires!
Starting officially in September 2015, East Tennessee State University will once again be fielding a football team after a discontinuance of the program in 2003. They have a schedule, a new stadium and and an off-season strength and conditioning program that's going full steam ahead. In fact, our long time colleague Al Johnson is is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the ETSU Buccaneers down in .....of all places.... Johnson City, Tennessee!
So the Bucs 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.
In what has become an annual event in Cincinnati, Ohio, Kim Wood is having the 5th FOOTBALLSTRENGTH.com training clinic on June 26th & 27th. Anyone working with football athletes...or those involved with sports performance are encouraged 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. Here's Coach Kim Wood's Clinic Promo Podcast: