Monthly Archives: September 2012

Michelle & Matt Talk Training

Michelle Magnan

When I met Matt Jordan, a sports physiologist and strength and conditioning coach, on a recent sunny afternoon in Calgary to chat about the training of elite athletes, I was not at peak condition myself. Earlier that week, I’d tweaked my lower back while doing kettlebell swings at the gym. I hadn’t attempted any workouts or running since.

This injury-induced rest was not, as Matt would say, “purposeful rest.”

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SportsLab NYC: Professional Athletes Put Their Injuries in the Capable Hands of Dr. Keith Pyne

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ATLX focuses its Spotlight Profile on Dr. Keith Pyne and SportsLab-NYC, where Dr. Keith Pyne has treated more than 1,100 elite athletes across a variety of professional sports, drawing on his revolutionary program of diagnostics and tailored rehab treatment.

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In the Training Room With Robert Dos Remedios

It's what every athlete reads as they leave the training room at College of the Canyons, and Coach Robert Dos Remedios makes sure it's the truth: "You Got Better." Coach Dos talks building body capacity, mental toughness, coaching up athletes by sport and position, and doing work.

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Stanley Cup Champs Train Off the Ice

Chad Moreau is a trainer, doctor and the owner of, a website where hockey players can obtain their own unique tailored training routines. Moreau discusses his work with professional and amateur hockey athletes from his methods, training philosophies, injury prevention and unique training programs.

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Dr. John Ivy Says Timing is Everything

Get an in-depth perspective on the relationship between nutrient timing and athletic performance from Dr. John Ivy, a world-renowned author, researcher, professor, and head of the department of Kinesiology & Health Education at the University of Texas. Dr. Ivy explains why it pays for athletes to be nutritionally punctual.

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Jeff “Mad Dog” Madden: 30 Years of Earning His Nickname

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We've all noticed him scouring the sidelines as the strength & conditioning coach at the University of Texas. So ATLX brought him in to discuss the training of elite athletes from football to baseball to track & field. Listen up, because throughout his illustrious career, Coach Madden has seen it all.

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Teena Murray: How She Made It Big in a Profession Dominated by Men

The story of a girl from a tiny Canadian hockey town who became one of the most respected coaches in the world of strength & conditioning. ATLX expert Master Coach Teena Murray writes a spotlight blog about her journey to the top of the game - training elite athletes at the University of Louisville.

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ATLX 1 on 1: Proactive Sports Performance and Ryan Capretta

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Capretta talks about his experience training the top-performing professional, collegiate and high school athletes and what we can learn as everyday athletes from one of most respected elite coaches in the country.

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ATLX Feature: The Training of Elite Athletes

An elite athlete's performance goes well beyond the bounds of the game...

Whether it’s our Olympic athletes training for gold, our favorite professional or collegiate players gearing up for a new season or weekend warriors wanting to better their game, there is an army of behind-the-scenes strength and conditioning coaches, sports docs, nutritionists, trainers, physical therapists, researchers, sports psychologists and other specialized experts helping athletes to maximize their performance and stay healthy.

ATLX went behind the scenes to meet some of these uniquely qualified coaches and experts, all of whom bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and a proven track record in their respective fields. We call them the “athletes behind the athletes” and they are truly a special breed. They have trained and treated the most famous superstars of sport, the military’s Special Forces and everyday athletes alike. We are excited to share their decades of collective experience and some of their favorite stories with you in our debut ATLX feature theme, The Training of Elite Athletes.

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