This month our special guest is veteran NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Asanovich.
Every once in a while, in any field of endeavor, somebody comes along who just says things a little bit better than everybody else.
Mark Asanovich is one of those guys.
Mark has been a successful strength coach at every level–high school, college, and pro–all the while maintaining an unwavering commitment to High Intensity Training. Not that easy to do when you’re hired and fired by football coaches who don’t know a pullover machine from a kettlebell.
Strength Training 101: this is a pullover machine
This is a kettlebell
Listen in on the conversation as Mark breaks down, in his special style:
- How being the “Try Hard” guy led him to a 30-year coaching career
- The High Intensity All-Star list of people who have influenced him
- The cross-country Odyssey he went on when he got started as a strength coach (this is crazy)
- The difference between physiology and philosophy-and why you need to understand both
- The 4 P’s of strength training
- The correlation between the strength training program and winning football
- The fallacy of presumption (vs. principle)
- The right kind of testing for athletes
- What “closed loop” and “open loop” mean, and what they have to do with strength training
- The critical importance of understanding motor learning, physiology and physics
- The #1 exercise every football player should do
- Why there is controversy in the strength training field
- The 3 critical principles of strength training
- The difference between training for football and training for the non-athlete (surprising!)
- How to figure out the right amount of training for yourself
- Why he could never be a Sumo Wrestling strength coach
- And much, much more!
To hear the Mark Asanovich interview, just click on the play arrow (the little triangle on the left) below:
P.S.–Mark is currently the Strength Coach for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League, and took time out of his busy in-season schedule to do this interview. Please show your appreciation by leaving a comment below and let Mark know what you thought of the interview. Thanks!