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IGCT Episode #96: Chris Gaviglio – “Show Me You Are Ready To Train”

Chris Gaviglio is the current Strength and Conditioning manager for the Queensland Academy of Sport. Chris has been involved with elite sport for over 15 years working across multiple Olympic sports and professional football codes in both the northern (Bath Rugby) and southern (Wallabies and Gold Coast SUNS AFL) hemisphere.

During his time in the UK (Bath Rugby), Chris was involved with UKSport in multiple applied sports science projects. His major project involved monitoring salivary hormones (testosterone and cortisol) responses to competition and training in rugby union. This work is now currently being formalized into a PhD, which is almost complete.

By |March 26th, 2015|Episodes|0 Comments

IGCT Episode #95: Rick Brunner – Start With Good Science

For the past 28 years, Rick Brunner has helped over 1,500 explosive athletes and their strength and conditioning coaches in football, baseball, hockey, basketball, track and field sprints, throws, and jumps, Olympic weightlifting, and many others achieve breakaway gains in reaction, starting power, maximal speed, striking force, and power-endurance. As a nutrition scientist and coach, Rick pulls the facts from thousands of research studies to make practical sense of their application in real-world training/nutrition plans. Rick calls upon his extensive training and collaboration with Soviet and Russian scientists since the 80’s to help deliver modern useful information that athletes in

By |March 19th, 2015|Episodes|0 Comments

IGCT Episode #94: Rachel Balkovec – Damsel in the Dugout

Rachel is a native of Omaha, Nebraska and is a former NCAA Division I catcher.  She has spent the last 6 years working with athletes in organizations such as Louisiana State University, the Chicago White Sox, Arizona State University, the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League and internationally with Los Tigres Del Licey Beisbol. She rejoined the Cardinals organization in February of 2014 after having first been with the organization in 2012 at the rookie league affiliate, Johnson City Cardinals. At the age of 26, she became the first female strength and conditioning coach in the history of

By |March 12th, 2015|Episodes|0 Comments

Dan Lopez – Intern Discussion Topic “Carb Backloading Utilization for Collegiate Football”

Dan Lopez leads a discussion on “Carb Backloading Utilization for Collegiate Football”.

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Designed for those strength coaches who are unable to afford the time or money to do an onsite internship.  Coach McKeefery takes the same 8 lectures and assignments  he gives his interns and put them online.  Each week for eight weeks you will go through the same education program his interns go through.  Click here for more details.  

By |March 8th, 2015|Tribe TV/Blog|0 Comments

IGCT Episode #93: Matt Vincent- The Drifta Lifta

Matt is a professional strength athlete. He has competed in all different arenas including Track and Field Powerlifting, Strongman, Highland Games, and Weightlifting. Being able to travel the world competing and training with the best athletes you can find, has given him a unique perspective on strength training for athletes. His biggest goal was to meet and learn what he could from the best so that he could apply it all to his own training. This 1st hand knowledge has been priceless in helping him develop programming to reach max potential for strength athletes.

Starting as a collegiate shot-putter he lettered

By |March 5th, 2015|Episodes|0 Comments