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Mahoney Advanced Training

By George Mahoney
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Episode #162: Six Minute Monday (Don’t Be A Donkey)
In this episode we talk about the right way to stack supplements, why soccer coaches are so unique, and why you shouldn’t be a donkey
11:03
August 30, 2021
Episode #161: Six Minute Monday (Football Camp)
In this episode, all 6 tips and tricks are focused on football camp. Listen as we discuss the best way to recover, why watching too much film is a waste, and why Rocky Round XIV changed my life.
08:38
August 25, 2021
Episode #160: Six Minute Monday (Malice at the Palace)
In this episode we discuss the right way to hang clean, why I got a vibrating foam roller, and how one decision can change your entire life.
07:45
August 16, 2021
Episode #159: Joe Trunzo (How He Is Creating His Legacy At Advanced Training)
In this episode, we sit down with Joe Trunzo to discuss how he is creating his legacy at Advanced Training. This conversation comes immediately after Joe won his 3rd consecutive BELT at Advanced Training. His accolades include a 2019 Challenge Championship, a 2020 Toughman Championship and a 2021 Toughman Championship. He also currently holds the best overall time in Toughman Championship history.  http://www.mahoneyadvancedtraining.com/all-time-toughman-times.html Listen as discuss the following: What incident with his dogs caused him to leave Advanced Training What inspired him to come back and win it all ... one week before the Toughman Competition What his thoughts are on the current culture of Advanced Training What my thoughts are on why it is so important that he remains a pivotal part of our program.
01:03:05
August 13, 2021
Episode #158: Six Minute Monday (Competition Is For Losers)
In this episode we talk about the right way to bench, my experience with a Theragun, and why competition is for losers.
11:05
August 9, 2021
Episode #157: Dr. Tom (The Guru)
In this episode I talk about Dr. Tom and the impact he had on my life. There hasn’t been one day since I met him where I haven’t spoken about him, thought about him, or made a good decision based on his advice.
32:50
August 3, 2021
Episode #156: Six Minute Monday (Fooled By Randomness)
In this episode we discuss how to save every on conditioning drills, how to make heavy weights feel lighter, why you shouldn’t weigh yourself 5 times a day and why being “lucky” may be better than being great.
10:51
July 26, 2021
Episode #155: Six Minute Monday (How To Kick Start Your Day)
In this episode we discuss why you should sprint next to a line, how to recover from a poor night’s sleep, and how to kickstart your day.
06:42
July 19, 2021
Episode #154: Six Minute Monday (Eat the Captain)
In this episode we talk about the right way to back squat, how to get “rich”, and the trick I used for self motivation.
09:28
July 12, 2021
Episode #153: Six Minute Monday ( Being Average Is A Choice)
In this episode we discuss how to catch a punt, why you shouldn’t drink hot coffee right after a training session and why being “AVERAGE” is a choice.
08:51
July 5, 2021
Episode #152: Coach Q (DB Coach at Tottenville High School & Owner of Game Time Academy)
In this episode, I sit down with Coach Mike Q of Tottenville High School and Game Time Academy. Listen as we discuss what make a great defensive back, how he felt working with me on Special Teams, and what he has had to sacrifice on his life to allow him to coach at Tottenville, the Staten Island Boys Football League, and train athletes at his company Game Time Athletic Academy.
01:03:20
July 3, 2021
Episode #151: Six Minute Monday (Tom Galli)
In this episode, Tom Galli provides his own Six Tips and Tricks to get you started on your Monday
09:09
June 28, 2021
Episode #150: Six Minute Monday (No One Will Remember Your Name)
In this episode we discuss how to properly set up on bench press, how I instantly removed my foot pain, why you need to drive like a fighter pilot in Staten Island and why no one will remember your name.
08:29
June 21, 2021
Episode #149: Six Minute Monday (Superman Is An Awful Journalist)
In this episode we discuss how to keep your feet healthy, what type of omega-3 supplements to take and why Superman is an awful journalist)
08:35
June 15, 2021
Episode #148: Six Minute Monday (Happiness is Earned)
In this episode we discuss our new warm up, how to properly approach each training session, Rocky V and why you must earn your happiness.
09:51
June 8, 2021
Episode #147: Six Minute Monday (The Right Way To Make A Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich)
In this episode we discuss how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, the right way to bench press, how to add isometrics to your program and why two people can go to the same movie and see two different stories.
09:08
May 31, 2021
Episode #146: Sharpen Your Sword
Where do you draw the line between training to develop mental toughness and completely destroying your body. How do you keep your body and mind healthy without losing that edge? Listen as we dissect that topic and find out how “sharpening your sword” can give you the best of both worlds.
12:44
May 29, 2021
Episode #145: Six Minute Monday ( Strength and Passion)
In this episode we talk about how to recover from a sprained ankle, how Michael Jordan practiced, and the best way to kickstart your career.
08:31
May 24, 2021
Episode #144: Six Minute Monday (Randy Macho Man Savage)
In this episode we talk about how to add more sports specificity to your training, how to coach the modern athlete and why Randy Macho Man savage may be the truest GOAT athlete.
07:46
May 18, 2021
Episode #143: Climb Out Of The Hole
In this special episode, we break away from our normal 6 Minute Monday format and dive deeply into fear. How do you conquer it, how do you crush it, how do you use it to climb out of your hole?
05:59
May 10, 2021
Episode #142: Six Minute Monday (Putting a Saddle On a Mustang)
In this episode we talk about the benefits of a short walk after eating, how to ensure your team has their priorities straight, and why you should never try to put a saddle on a mustang
08:45
May 3, 2021
Episode #141: Six Minute Monday (Guy In A Red Ferrari)
In this episode we discuss how to make your loaded carries twice as challenging, why I put pads under my feet when I bench, tips on how to get ripped for the summer, and how to be a guy in a red Ferrari
10:04
April 25, 2021
Episode #140: Six Minute Monday (Clean Up Your Gut)
In this episode we discuss the right foot placement on a trap bar deadlift, the importance of gut health, how to ensure you achieve your goals, and a deer that looked like he took SARMS
08:44
April 18, 2021
Episode #139: Six Minute Monday (Mario Mock)
In this week’s Six Minute Monday, Mario Mock is our guest speaker. He talks about intermittent fasting, how to have a sick core, and his personal advice on saving money.
08:31
April 12, 2021
Episode #138: Six Minute Monday (Sprinting Until Your Shoes Fall Off)
In this episode we talk about how not to over-coach, how Sun Tzu influences football programs, how to cut the time of having work done in your house by half, and why Ray Lewis and Eddie George were like two male lions fighting for the pride.
07:40
April 5, 2021
Episode #137: Six Minute Monday (How To Win 5 CrossFit Championships)
In this episode we discuss the best way to engage your glutes on a squat, how to meditate while eating, why you will never be as rich as Warren Buffet, and the surprising secret behind Matt Fraser winning 5 CrossFit Championships in a row.
11:27
March 29, 2021
Episode #136: Austin Kapetanakis ... The “Yogi” Who Helped Me Walk Again
Austin Kapetanakis is a yoga instructor / CrossFit competitor who literally is saving my life. Before meeting Austin, I couldn’t sleep more than two hours without waking up in excruciating pain ... leaving me unable to walk a flight of steps or tie my shoes. Listen as we discuss what he prescribed and how he had me almost completely pain free in a few week. To hear some of his guided meditations, click the link below. https://www.baptistepoweryogawithaustin.com/meditate/recordings
01:07:49
March 24, 2021
Episode #135: Six Minute Monday (The Best Way To Fight A Crocodile)
In this episode we talk about the best way to fight a crocodile, the Challenge Curse, why bracing your core can make you weaker and how to “spice” up your workout by using our FREE exercise directory.
09:11
March 22, 2021
Episode #134: Is The Toughman Even Tough?
In this episode we once again debate the validity of our current “feed the cats” training style. To some, there is no other way to get tough than to puke. To others, the only way to improve endurance is to go slower, lighter, and longer.
37:04
March 16, 2021
Episode #133: Six Minute Monday (Piano Man)
In this episode we talk about cracking eggs, how to jump more explosively and why you end up sitting next to a Piano Man if you keep missing your training sessions.
08:57
March 14, 2021
Episode #132: Six Minute Monday (Marco Polo)
In this episode we discuss the difference between a training max and a competition max, why sleeping was killing me, and how to effectively create one decision that eliminates 1000 other decisions.
09:20
March 6, 2021
Episode #131: Six Minute Monday (Nick Sinodinos)
In this episode, Nick Sinodinos provides us with his 6 tips and tricks that are making him more efficient and effective in the weight room, the board room, and on the football field.
08:39
March 1, 2021
Episode #130: Six Minute Monday (Keith Eppinger)
Keith Eppinger of Advanced Training shares his 6 tips and tricks on this week’s episode of 6 Minute Monday
06:45
February 22, 2021
Episode #129: Six Minute Monday (Ring That Bell)
In this episode we discuss the right leg width for deadlifts, a sick speed / cardio workout, James Harrison, and the impact of simply ringing a bell.
08:25
February 15, 2021
Episode #128: Six Minute Monday (Rich Friend With A Boat)
In this episode we discuss how to spring while injured, why you need to have a low “embarrassment” threshold and why you need to find a rich friend with a boat.
10:24
February 7, 2021
Episode #127: Six Minute Monday (Joe Schillaci)
In this 6 Minute Monday, Joe Schillaci takes over as our guest speaker. Listen as we discuss why he never wants to spot Joe Sarno again, why he loves the Slow Carb Diet, and he plans on “Chopping Wood and Carrying Water”
07:37
February 1, 2021
Episode #126: Six Minute Monday (Animal Farm)
In this episode we discuss how chewing slowly can give you a six pack, why I love and hate Joe Sarno, and why George Orwell proves that storytelling is an awesome method of education.
06:52
January 25, 2021
Episode #125: The Challenge Of Fall 2020 (With James Uske and Pete Amerosi)
In this episode, we dissect the 2020 Fall Challenge. For the first time ever, we have 2 guests (James Uske and Pete Amerosi) on at the same time. Listen as they discuss their journey all the way from week 1 of the 12 week season all the way to the championship round of the playoffs.
01:24:12
January 22, 2021
Episode #124: Six Minute Monday (Max Deadlift With Your Tongue)
In this episode we talk about how to use your tongue to Max out of deadlifts, how to live like a minimalist, and why moving is the ultimate tool for recovery.
05:40
January 18, 2021
Episode #123: Six Minute Monday (The Go-Giver)
In this episode we discuss how to quietly improve your grip strength, how to train around a hamstring injury, and why being a go-getter may be unfulfilling.
06:39
January 11, 2021
Episode #122: The Top Ten Myths of Youth Training
In this episode we debunk the top ten myths of youth training. Listen as we discuss if lifting weights will stunt your growth, if jogging is the best way to lose weight, if you should play one sport once a year and much more.
35:40
January 7, 2021
Episode #121: Six Minute Monday (Clean Up Your Gut)
In this episode we discuss how to set up properly on the back squat, the best way to clean up your gut, and how an app ruined my days, my nights, and my dreams)
06:31
January 4, 2021
Episode #120: How To Make Your Program The Mona Lisa
In this episode, we are going to discuss how to create a training program that is a work of art. Inspired by a conversation with Rob “Migz” Minlionica (a former trainer for the NY Jets) , this podcast dissects how to take exercises and group them together into a beautiful program that helps you and your clients achieve your goals.
01:02:24
December 30, 2020
Episode #119: Six Minute Monday (Hot Chocolate)
In this episode we discuss the right way to do a push up, how to get everything you want in life, and how to enjoy a guilt free hot chocolate after a workout in the cold
06:46
December 28, 2020
Episode #118: Bigger, Stronger, Slower
In this episode, we will discuss why it is virtually impossible to get bigger, faster and stronger in the gym (at the same time). Listen as we discuss how mass is the enemy to speed and how our goal in the weight room should be to lift as heavy as possible, as often as possible, as fresh as possible.
55:08
December 24, 2020
Episode #117: Six Minute Monday (Back to the Future)
In this episode we talk about the right leg with on sumo deads, how to do a reverse plank, why the Patriots are the greatest organization at anything ever, and how Back to Future almost went straight to a dumpster
08:53
December 22, 2020
Episode #116: Random Thoughts on Snow and Struggle
In this episode, we get inside my head as I discuss my random thoughts on training in the snow and forcing yourself to be uncomfortable
19:52
December 19, 2020
Episode #115: Six Minute Monday (Lessons From Jerry Seinfeld)
In this episode we talk about how to properly close grip bench press, why LMNT has the greatest customer service ever, and productivity tips from Jerry Seinfeld
07:15
December 14, 2020
Episode #114: Six Minute Monday (The Sopranos)
In this episode we talk about the right way to stretch, how the Air Raid is similar to the Double Wing, and how a renegade CEO saved The Sopranos
08:04
December 7, 2020
Episode #113: Kevin Wallen of the Island Guys Podcast
Kevin Wallen, of the Island Guys podcast ,covered our Thanksgiving Toughman this year. What better way to get his thoughts on the event (and podcasting in general) than to have him on the show?
32:21
December 4, 2020
Episode #112: Six Minute Monday (Walt Disney)
In this episode we discuss how to make sprinting fun, how sitting properly will improve your sleep and how people couldn’t have been more wrong about Walt Disney
08:46
November 30, 2020
Episode #111: 2020 Thanksgiving Toughman Competition
In this episode, we breakdown the 2020 Thanksgiving Toughman Competition.
41:48
November 29, 2020
Episode #110: Six Minute Monday (Star Wars)
In this episode we discuss the right way to set up for bench press, how to keep your feet healthy and how I have gained a new respect for soccer.
07:27
November 23, 2020
Episode #109: Joe Mreczko (The Champ of the 2020 Challenge)
In this episode, we interview the champ of the 2020 Challenge, Joe Mreczko. Listen as we discuss his rise from worst to first and how he created the will to overcome the biggest and baddest man in Advanced Training
54:56
November 19, 2020
Episode #108: Six Minute Monday (The Failure of Dave Chappelle)
In this episode we discuss how to double the effect of your bench press, a new pre-workout drink and how the failures of Dave Chappelle
06:10
November 16, 2020
Episode #107: Six Minute Monday (Don’t Puke In My Drill)
In this episode we talk about the right way to hang clean, how to sleep better, and how to avoid puking in one of my drills
05:35
November 9, 2020
Episode #106: Six Minute Monday (How to Stop Cramping)
In this episode we talk about the correct shin angle on dead lifts, why sitting is stressing you out, and how to stop cramping after a hard training session. To access the electrolyte mix mentioned in the podcast, use the link below. https://drinklmnt.com/pages/georgemahoney?rfsn=4692095.55cac6&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=georgemahoney&utm_campaign=varietypack&utm_content=&utm_term=
06:57
November 2, 2020
Episode #105: Six Minute Sunday (Carvel Sundae Dasher)
In this episode we talk about how to not fall forward on a squat, a great strategy to cut down on email, and my favorite sundae dasher from Carvel.
06:15
October 26, 2020
Episode #104: Six Minute Monday (Humbled by Bill Gates)
In this episode, we talk about how I was humbled by Bill Gates, the right way to recover after heavy squat session, and how I bravely fended off a German Shepard in the park
06:60
October 19, 2020
Episode #103: Six Minute Monday (The MVP Machine)
In this podcast we talk about how to get the most out of your squat jump, The MVP machine and why Staten Island drivers never disappoint when it comes to a complete and total lack of consideration.
06:39
October 12, 2020
Episode #102: Six Minute Monday (Cobra Kai)
In this episode we discuss the proper set-up for deadlifts, how data analytics is changing baseball, and a life changing quote from none other than Johnny Lawrence
06:22
October 5, 2020
Episode #101: Six Minute Monday (The Coaches’ Rules For Life)
In this episode we talk about why I pay at the pump, why I love special teams and why failure is a necessary part of becoming a champion
08:01
September 28, 2020
Episode #100: George Mahoney ... The Man Behind the Mic and Madness Of Advanced Training
In this episode, we do a reverse interview... where Joe Mreczko interviews me to try to get behind the scenes knowledge of my life and how it influenced Advanced Training. Listen as we discuss how my childhood, my coaches, and my wife all influence the way I coach and live today.
59:47
September 24, 2020
Episode #99: Six Minute Monday (Coaching By Not Coaching)
In this episode we talk about how to not fall through a wall while doing back squats, why should try to impress the select few vs the many, and how to be a better coach by not coaching.
08:24
September 21, 2020
Episode #98: Six Minute Monday (The Social Dilemma)
In this episode, we discuss the right way to perform a lat pulldown, how social media can drain your wallet and your mind, and how I got “scolded” at the park.
08:09
September 14, 2020
Episode #97: Six Minute Monday (The Trap Bar Deadlift)
In this episode we discuss how to properly set up on the bench press, why I switched to a trap bar deadlift, and how the CEO of Match.com lost his girlfriend
07:06
September 7, 2020
Episode #96: How To Actually Live Your Mission
In this episode, we discuss how the members of Advanced Training committed to living their mission. First step .. define it! Second step ... get an accountability coach! Third step ... relentlessly execute it every day
01:14:12
September 4, 2020
Episode #95: Six Minute Monday (Nintendo vs Sega)
In this episode we discuss the best way to sleep, how to handle your first session back in the gym and how Sega used expert marketing techniques to steal customers away from Nintendo
07:15
August 31, 2020
Episode #94: Coach Brian Neville, Head Football Coach of Tottenville High School
It’s not often you get an opportunity to get inside the mind of a head football coach. Listen as Coach Neville and I discuss his journey from Assistant to Head Coach to mentor. Not only does this man “Feed the Cats”, he knows how to win! He has been a personal mentor of mine as a head coach and his willingness to continue learning from anyone, anywhere has impressed me tremendously from Day 1. Enjoy!
01:10:12
August 28, 2020
Episode #93: Coach Kevin McDonough (K-Mac), Advanced Training’s Definition of Success
Kevin McDonough didn’t get much playing time in high school. While many others who face such adverse situations would quit, K-Mac used the situation to fuel his desire to become a Division I College Football Coach and mold many other overachievers along the way. Listen as we discuss his journey from bench warmer to intern to full time coach at Cornell University.
01:27:29
August 25, 2020
Episode #92: Six Minute Monday (Rich Dad Poor Dad)
In this episode, we discuss how to keep your lower back flat on RDL’s, how to run the Toughman faster and why it’s a myth that owning a house can be a great investment.
09:19
August 23, 2020
Episode #91: How Joe Trunzo Won the 2020 Toughman (Plus Bonus Interviews With His Competitors)
In this episode, Joe Trunzo reveals the secrets, tricks, and training tactics he used to win the 2020 Toughman. If that wasn’t enough, Joe Mreczko follows up with several other competitors to get their thoughts on the event and how they are going to prepare for next year
01:14:49
August 18, 2020
Episode #90: Six Minute Monday (How to Effectively Blow a Red Light)
In this episode, we discuss how to blow a red light, profound advice from Two-Face, and why your lifting program is making you slow.
07:09
August 17, 2020
Episode #89: James Munson, From Pirate to Plebe to Marine
In what universe does a 5’ 8” 160lb safety win every award in New York City and then go on to play at Navy? In a universe where that guy starts training like an animal at the age of 10 and never looks back. Listen as we discuss his journey from Tottenville Pirate to Navy Midshipmen to United States Marine. Hear how being the son of football coaching legend helped mold him into the man he is today. Prepare to be humbled and inspired ....
01:08:34
August 12, 2020
Episode #88: The 2020 Toughman
In this episode we dissect each competitor’s performance in the 2020 Toughman. Fail to listen at your own peril ...
01:29:14
August 11, 2020
Episode #87 Teddy Clohessy, The Ultimate Competitor
Get inside the mind of the ultimate competitor, Teddy Clohessy. How did a 5’ 10” 180lb athlete become the defensive player of the year? How did he win 3 consecutive Toughman Competitions? What was he thinking before and during each event? Listen to learn how his mindset is what both separated him from the pack and at the same time kept him humble.
53:07
August 4, 2020
Episode #86: Six Minute Monday (The Pomodoro Technique
In this episode of 6 Minute Monday, listen as we discuss how to become ultra productive using something called the Pomodoro Technique, how to properly brace while performing the bench press, and why our podcast is aimed at an audience of ONE
07:00
August 3, 2020
Episode #85: Vin Ferrante, From Toughman Champ to Two-Time Ironman
Vin Ferrante was the first ever Advanced Training Champ back in 2008. Now he is a 2-time Ironman. In this episode, listen as we dissect his transition from offensive lineman to Ironman, how he breaks out his training, how he stays healthy, and most importantly, the impact high school football had on his overall never give up attitude.
01:23:28
July 29, 2020
Episode #84: Dave Wilkie, Army Ranger, Fireman, Deadlift Champ, All-Around Hero
Dave Wilkie served 4 tours in Afghanistan as an Army Ranger. Listen as we discuss how high school football gave him the physical and mental foundation to help him reach an elite level at “boot camp”. Hear how his training changed from deadlifting 600lbs to walking 5k “Rucks”. Most importantly, listen as we discuss why he wanted to become an Army Ranger and what impact his father had on that decision.
01:12:57
July 20, 2020
Episode #83: Matt Castellano, Nose Tackle Turned Body Builder
Matt Castellano went from a nose tackle built like a fire hydrant to a professional body builder who resembles the Incredible Hulk. Listen as we discuss how his training, diet, and lifestyle transformed him to make him look like a Super Hero
01:04:48
July 13, 2020
Episode #82: Tony Holler, Feed the Cats with Short, Fast Football Practices
Tony Holler is a state champion track / football coach who forever changed the way I run football practices and training sessions. His mantra of “Feed the Cats” focuses on optimizing your players speed, health, and happiness by having short sessions that keep them fresh and energized. Listen as we discuss the optimal football practice warm-up, how torturous weight room sessions and long practices can ruin players, and how fast players make championship teams.
01:53:43
July 6, 2020
Episode #81: Joe Sarno, Creator of Head Strong Fitness (The Student Becomes The Teacher)
Joe Sarno, an Advanced Training Legend, joins us to talk about his journey to start his own training outfit called Head Strong Fitness. I couldn’t think of a more fitting name for a program run by one of the most mentally tough people I have ever been around in my life.
55:01
July 2, 2020
Episode #80: 42 Pieces of Advice You Never Wanted
For my 42nd birthday, I decided to share 42 pieces of advice you never wanted. The topics include business, lifting, football, love, friendship, car maintenance, and much more.
20:11
June 26, 2020
Episode #79: Six Minute Monday (Linebacker Drills)
Why speed ladders will get you benched, how a lack of passion can lead to a lack of followers, and why innovation doesn’t always equal invention ... all this and much more on this episode of Six Minute Monday
06:22
June 22, 2020
Episode #78: Joe Igneri (The Tasmanian Devil of Nose Tackles)
Joe Igneri played Nose Tackle like the Tasmanian Devil. He had to or he wouldn’t have lasted at 5’6”. Listen to his journey as we discuss his career from blowing out his knee, to missing his junior year, to coming out of retirement and becoming the focal point of the “Golden Years” of Advanced Training.
43:49
June 16, 2020
Episode #77: Coach John Fortunato (The Ultimate Team First Player / Coach)
Coach John Fortunato represents one of the best success stories of high school football. From 4th string Offensive Guard as a freshman, to starting middle linebacker as a senior, Coach Fortunato transformed himself into a man who put his team above all else. I wish every athlete and coach I dealt with in high school football had his same mindset and work ethic.
57:03
June 12, 2020
Episode #76: Quarantine Questions (Sica, Minichello, Fina)
In this episode we perform 3 mini-interviews using rapid fire Q&A questions. The focus is not only how people are getting through this pandemic, but how they are optimizing their time during this situation.
47:42
May 31, 2020
Episode #75: Quarantine Questions (Sarno, Boragi, Carroll)
In this episode we perform 3 mini-interviews using rapid fire Q&A questions. The focus is not only how people are getting through this pandemic, but how they are optimizing their time during this situation.
33:07
May 28, 2020
Episode #74: Quarantine Questions (The Mulligan Brothers)
In this episode we perform 2 mini-interviews using rapid fire Q&A questions. The focus is not only how people are getting through this pandemic, but how they are optimizing their time during this situation.
28:03
May 26, 2020
Episode #73: Quarantine Questions (Coach Manos)
In this episode we interview Coach Manos using rapid fire Q&A questions. The focus is not only how on how he is getting through this pandemic, but how he is optimizing his time during this situation.
18:57
May 23, 2020
Episode #72: Quarantine Questions (Mike Hoffler, “Big Sean” Badon, and Rob Wallen
In this episode we perform 3 mini-interviews using rapid fire Q&A questions. The focus is not only how people are getting through this pandemic, but how they are optimizing their time during this situation.
19:06
May 21, 2020
Episode #71: Quarantine Questions (Pete Amerosi, Bobby Alberino, and Uncle John)
In this episode we perform 3 mini-interviews using rapid fire Q&A questions. The focus is not only how people are getting through this pandemic, but how they are optimizing their time during this situation.
28:40
May 19, 2020
Episode #70: Quarantine Questions (Joe Mreczko, Joe Derideta, and (my other sister) Marlo DiMonda
In this episode we perform 3 mini-interviews using rapid fire Q&A questions. The focus is not only how people are getting through this pandemic, but how they are optimizing their time during this situation.
18:50
May 17, 2020
Episode #69: Quarantine Questions (Joe Trunzo, James Uske and My Sister ... Lorin Casertano)
In this episode we perform 3 mini-interviews using rapid fire Q&A questions. The focus is not only how people are getting through this pandemic, but how they are optimizing their time during this situation.
20:46
May 15, 2020
Episode #68: Six Minute Monday (Eat Your Protein Shake)
Eat your protein shake, end meetings fast, and Batman Europa. All this and much more on this weeks episode of Six Minute Monday
06:10
May 4, 2020
Episode #67: Six Minute Monday (The Last Dance)
The Last Dance, racing a stranger, and getting jacked without weights ... all this and much more on this week’s episode of Six Minute Monday
08:21
April 27, 2020
Episode #66: Six Minute Monday (Katie Mahoney)
The Iron Shiek, Gym Pet Peeves, and hating the cold ... all this from Mrs Mahoney on this week’s Six Minute Monday
06:20
April 19, 2020
Episode 65: Why Does The Coronavirus Impact Us So Differently?
Why does the Coronavirus give one person the sniffles and send another person to the hospital? Why are so many people talking about an ACE-2 receptor? Aren’t there natural cures out there that keep me immune? Find out this and much more on this episode of the Advanced Training podcast
28:14
April 17, 2020
Episode #64: Six Minute Monday (Patriot Reign)
Myths about the New England Patriots, how to save your back by lifting like a golfer, and using my bucket as a war drum... all this and much more on this Six Minute Monday
12:17
April 13, 2020
Episode #63: Pat Brennan ... Head Strength Coach of the US Army
Pat Brennan wasn’t born the Head Strength Coach of the US Army. Along the way he many stops that tested his will, including sleeping on cots in a gym, sleeping in roach infested hotels, and taking unpaid jobs just to gain experience. Listen as Coach Brennan tells his story of resilience and persistence that has paved the way for him working at NCAA powerhouses like Alabama, the Buffalo Bills in the NFL and now the US Army.
01:07:35
April 9, 2020
Episode #62: Six Minute Monday (Ski)
We have another guest episode this week, brought to you by our man who only needs one name ... Ski.
06:34
April 6, 2020
Episode #61: How To Combat The Coronavirus By Being S.O.B.E.R
Don’t worry, this episode isn’t about not having a drink during the pandemic. What it is about is 5 simple things you can do every day to combat the Coronavirus. S-Self Improvement, O-help Others, B- take care of your Body, E- take care of you Employment, R- set Routines
27:55
April 2, 2020
Episode #60: Six Minute Monday (James Uske)
Peyton Manning, Peanut Butter and Moneyball ... all this and much more on this week’s Six Minute Monday
07:20
March 29, 2020
Episode #59: Six Minute Monday (Attacked at the Park)
The best help wanted ad ever, being attacked at the park, and how to pick the minor electroshock therapy ... all this and much more on this week’s Six Minute Monday
09:42
March 23, 2020
Episode #58: How To Train When Your Gym Is Closed
If you live in NYC, you officially have no access to a public gym. If you have some fight left in you and you still want to train like a beast, this episode will not only breakdown some sick bodyweight movements .... it was also give you a framework to maintain your current level of training with little to know “equipment”.
30:05
March 18, 2020
Episode #57: Six Minute Monday (Mike Leach)
Mike Leach, RPR, and a security guard who almost called an ambulance because of how I was training ... all this on another Episode of Six Minute Monday.
06:46
March 16, 2020
Episode #56: The 7 Deadly Wastes of Football
I love football, but I hate the time wastes that come along with it. In this episode, hear how I took what I learned from Lean Six Sigma and the Automotive industry to make a football program as efficient as possible.
34:34
March 13, 2020
Episode #55: Six Minute Monday (Joe Mreczko)
Fasting, efficiencies in running, Teddy Roosevelt, and Inception. Find out how all these things can make you more efficient and effective in this week’s Six Minute Monday
06:31
March 9, 2020
Episode #54: Rob Minlionica ... From the NY Jets to High School Volunteer
Rob Minlionica trained with AT in 2014-2015. He then worked his way onto to the NY Jets Staff as an athletic trainer. Out of nowhere, he asks if he can tape ankles and stretch out our players at my last game as a high school football head coach. Find out why in this Episode of the Advanced Training Podcast.
49:54
March 4, 2020
Episode #53: Six Minute Monday (How to Get Rich)
Rent vs buy, “neglecting” your core, and making tomorrow great by being smart today ... all this and more on this Episode of Six Minute Monday
07:01
March 2, 2020
Episode #52: Double Your Pull-Ups (The Secret Formula)
Want to dominate your next pull-up test? Listen in on the secrets we use to get people to double their pull-ups and look like 50-cent in “It’s Your Birthday”.
27:59
February 26, 2020
Episode #51: Six Minute Monday (Joe Sarno)
A new way of teaching, high volume squats, and not drinking caffeine. Find out how these things can make you more efficient and effective in the weight room, the board room, and any other room you operate in.
06:43
February 24, 2020
Episode #50: The George Mahoney Story, From Walk-On to Unsung Hero
What better time to tell my dismal college football story than in Episode #50. Imagine being told you were only good enough to film practice? Imagine getting laid out on Day 1 of practice? How would you respond? Listen now to hear my story. I hope it inspires you to be resilient. I hope it explains why I coach the way I coach.
40:35
February 18, 2020
Episode #49: Six Minute Monday (Pete Boragi)
Meal prep, a stranger rocking an Advanced Training Shirt, calling out your wife’s workout plan, and Teddy Roosevelt... all this and much more on this week’s guest episode of Six Minute Monday
07:08
February 17, 2020
Episode #48: Six Minute Monday (1.5x Speed)
Hear how 1.5x speed, getting your back broken by Bane, and listening to electric crackling will make you efficient and effective in the weight room, board room, and on the football field
07:22
February 11, 2020
Episode#47: Bobby Alberino, The Advanced Training Pull-Up King
Bobby Alberino holds the Advanced Training record for pull-ups (49). He is also ranked #4 in All-Time Power Points. While his training resume speaks for itself, his football background (as a player and coach) needed to be heard. Listen as we discuss how he went from FB to LB to CB in under 2 years. Hear why opposing running backs feared him and how his experience has made him a better performance coach of current football players.
01:15:16
February 5, 2020
Episode #46: Six Minute Monday (By Pete Amerosi)
Pete Amerosi is the guest speaker for this Six Minute Monday. Listen to his tips on hotel gyms, combatting laziness, and eating healthy on the road.
06:45
February 3, 2020
Episode #45: Joe Derideta ... The OG of Advanced Training
Joe Derideta was the very first member of Advanced Training. After a 15 year break, he is now back and tearing it up with the young bucks. In this episode, listen as we discuss the insanity of the first AT warm-up, how we used bowling pins as toys, and why a 1/4 front squat almost tore his wrists off.
52:49
January 29, 2020
Episode #44: Six Minute Monday (How to Park)
What is the best way to park your car? How can you immediately add 5 reps to your chin-up? How much is too much? Find out here in another installment of our 6 Minute Monday
07:41
January 27, 2020
Episode #43: Being Sore Isn’t a Sign of a Great Workout
Being so sore that you can’t walk down a flight of stairs or get off your couch isn’t something to brag about. What good is lifting weights or practicing if you can’t do it again? In this episode we talk about the right way to recover, so you can keep training and not feel like you got hit by a truck
23:60
January 22, 2020
Episode #42: Six Minute Monday (Slider Hack)
Batman, Dr. Dre and slider hacks ... what better things to talk about on a cold a dreary Monday morning
05:53
January 20, 2020
Episode #41: You Can’t Out Train Your Mouth
It doesn’t matter how hard you train, you can’t out train your mouth. Listen as we discuss how a bad diet can derail all of your efforts in the gym and on the football field. Learn how to EAT YOUR OPPONENT by eating the right foods, at the right time, in the right way.
36:16
January 16, 2020
Episode #40: Six Minute Monday (By Joe Trunzo)
Guest speaker and 2019 Challenge Champ Joe Trunzo takes over this weeks 6 Minute Monday. As always, it was a pleasure getting inside the head of the mastermind of Advanced Training
07:24
January 13, 2020
Episode #39: Sleep Is For Jacked People
Sleep is the number one thing that people give up to get better, but giving it up can make you worse (small, slow, weak and injured). In this episode learn how getting enough sleep will make you jacked. In addition we talk about how much sleep is enough sleep, when to sleep, and how to develop a sleep routine so you can get some much needed rest.
29:09
January 9, 2020
Episode #38: Sliders in the Snow
A little snow wasn’t going to stop Opening Day of the 2020 Challenge Season ... well at least most of us
13:20
January 6, 2020
Episode #37: The Subtle Art of Breathing
In this episode we discuss how breathing properly can help you run faster, bench bigger weight, not get sick, not get hurt, and burn fat. Basically it is THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO that is also the most neglected.
42:50
January 1, 2020
Episode #36: Six Minute Monday (Indiana Jones)
In this episode, we discuss Indiana Jones, the bench press, and information overload.
06:23
December 30, 2019
Episode #35: The Holy Grail of Strength
This episode breaks down a training program knowns as “The Holy Grail of Strength”. This program will not only help you crush your bench press max, you will feel like an animal along the way.
22:21
December 26, 2019
Episode #34: Six Minute Monday (Huge Biceps)
Learn how to reduce your email, get jacked biceps, and move like an animal in the jungle during this weeks Six Minute Monday.
06:30
December 23, 2019
Episode #33: Gary Reinl ... Don’t Ice That Ankle!!!
In this episode, we talk with Gary Reinl about the controversial topic of icing injuries. Gary is the author of the book “Iced” and has trained / consulted athletes and trainers at the elite levels. Also known as the Anti-Ice Man, Gary is leading the revolution that is now being called “The Meltdown”
01:20:06
December 19, 2019
Episode #32: Six Minute Monday (Madden)
In this episode, we discuss how to keep you player’s attention during practice, how to calm them down after practice, and how an arm wrestling match defined how we play Madden forever.
07:04
December 9, 2019
Episode #31: The Secrets of Strength
In this episode, we talk about the real secrets behind building strength, gaining muscle, and losing fat. Contrary to popular belief, lifting weights is only part of the equation to being a beast.
32:44
December 3, 2019
Episode #30: Special Thanksgiving Addition of Six Minute Monday
Stop hating yourself and start getting a back on track with these 6 tips and tricks to help you burn off all the fat you gained over Thanksgiving weekend
05:58
December 2, 2019
Episode #29: 2019 Thanksgiving Toughman
Listen as we breakdown the stories behind the story that led up to the dramatic finish of the 2019 Thanksgiving Toughman. There is way more to this than who moved the “toys” the fastest
41:18
November 29, 2019
Episode #28: Six Minute Monday (McDonald’s)
In this episode, we discuss an extreme push-up variation, how to stay fresh in the gym, why McDonald’s business model works, and how doing laundry may be the most efficient thing you do.
04:45
November 25, 2019
Episode #27: Sean Mulligan, The “Mule” Who Can’t Quit
Sean Mulligan won the 2010 Challenge after not one, but TWO, surgeries on his knee. While most people would use this as an excuse to quit, Sean used it to make him stronger than ever. Hear how he went from broken athlete, to Challenge Champ, to CrossFit Legend!
01:00:01
November 21, 2019
Episode #26: Six Minute Monday (Michael Jordan)
Listen as we discuss the most awesome / awful exercise ever, how to write an email someone will actually read and what separated Michael Jordan from his peers
05:37
November 18, 2019
Episode #24: Jon Goldman, The Ric Flair of Advanced Training
Listen as Jon and I discuss why he is the Rick Flair of AT, how a pre-teen bouncer became his training partner, and how he and his buddies took Advanced Training to Belmar
01:00:18
November 15, 2019
Episode #25: Frank Torres ... The “Joker” of Advanced Training
Frank Torres is one of the fiercest competitors in AT history. He is also the king of trash talking and mind games. No one is off limits, including me!!! Listen as we dissect his motivation behind his mind games and why he takes full responsibility for everyone’s gains at Advanced Training
56:22
November 15, 2019
Episode #23: Mike Morano, The Most Underrated Man In Advanced Training
Apparently having the number one bench press in Advanced Training History isn’t good enough to get you respect. In this episode, hear why this and many other oversights have made Mike Morano the beast he is today.
56:52
November 6, 2019
Episode #22: Six Minute Monday (The Joker)
Hear why free scholarships aren’t always free, why your big toe makes you fast and how the Joker is really the true hero of Gotham.
06:46
November 4, 2019
Episode #21: Rob Mulligan, Advanced Training Deadlift King
While Rob Mulligan is the Advanced Training deadlift king and #8 all-time on our Power Point list, these are not even close to be the most impressive things about him. Listen as we discuss how he went from a back-up jv linemen to a college linebacker, how he went from an overweight guard to a guy with a six-pack, and how he went from partially paralyzed to dominating olympic lifts.
01:08:26
October 30, 2019
Episode #20: Six Minute Monday (Promotions)
In this episode, learn how to get veins popping out of your biceps, how wearing a black shirt can help get you a promotion and why you can’t out-train your mouth
06:31
October 28, 2019
Episode #19: Six Minute Monday (Reduce Email)
In this episode, learn how to get less email, why mistakes often lead to innovation, and how hanging around the weight room after a lift makes you more jacked.
07:18
October 21, 2019
Episode #18: Calculating Life ... How to 10x your happiness with simple math
In this episode, James Uske and I hack the secret equations of life. Learn how simple math can help you 10x your happiness and cut your anxiety, despair and disappointment in half.
58:15
October 16, 2019
Episode #17: Six Minute Monday (Post-It Notes)
Start your week off with Six Tips to help you in the gym, the office and in life. In this episode we talk about loosening up the hips, not breathing like a jerk, living a lie, Bill Gates, post-it notes, and how a mad-man with a band saw helped me jack up my bench press.
07:35
October 14, 2019
Episode #16: Six Minute Sunday (Mariano Rivera)
In this episode we cover 6 things that will help you wrap up this week and give you a jump start on the week coming up
05:19
August 18, 2019
Episode #15: Six Minute Monday (Home Depot)
This episode provides six quick “bullets” that provide inside information on exercises I am toying with, quotes I am thinking about, books I am reading and productivity hacks.
07:43
August 11, 2019
Episode #14: Joe Sarno, The Man who put the “Tough” In Toughman
In this episode, I interview back to back Toughman Champ Joe Sarno. Hear how he went from a non-contender to the most feared man in Advanced Training.
01:13:26
August 8, 2019
Episode #13: Dissecting the 2019 Toughman
In this episode, I “break down” the film of each competitor in the 2019 Toughman. Many, many seconds were left on the table. Let’s see how many men have the will to learn from both their mistakes and the mistake of others
59:15
August 2, 2019
Episode #12: What Makes The Great Ones Great
In this episode, we dissect the patterns and traits that make the great athletes so great. There are many references to the documentary “In Search of Greatnesses”, which I highly recommend you purchase
28:24
July 19, 2019
Episode #11: Joe Mreczko, From D1 Mascot to Advanced Training Success Story
In this episode I interview Joe Mreczko former Staten Island Yankee and St. Joe’s mascot. Hear his story, as he went from a guy who couldn’t finish a program to someone who won’t miss
01:10:52
June 23, 2019
Episode #10: Why Eating Less Can Make You Fat
In this episode, learn why the equation of calories in - calories out fails so many of us. Also learn why eating less and training more makes you tired, fat and injured.
29:55
June 16, 2019
Episode #9: How To Hack Any Conditioning Test
In this episode, we discuss how to beat any conditioning by dissecting it into small chunks. Not only do we talk about the recipe for success, we also talk about the recipe for failure. We even get into me doing some soul searching, questioning whether our Toughman is actually an impediment to Football progress.
38:44
June 11, 2019
Episode #8: How to get Jacked Up after getting Jacked Up
In this episode, learn how you can still train after breaking an arm or a leg. A little thing like a broken limb shouldn’t put a hold on your gains.
26:32
May 28, 2019
Episode #7: Pete Amerosi ... Overhead Squats, Onside Kicks, and Being Uncommon In A Common World
In this episode we talk with Pete Amerosi, Athlete of the Year at FDU. He’s a two-sport athlete turned strength coach, football coach and successful business man. He also overhead Squats like a beast!!!
01:22:49
May 24, 2019
Episode #6: How Madden Made Me a Bad Football Coach
This episode details how Madden made me a bad football coach. Despite being a 7 time Madden Champion, the victories on the screen only caused chaos on the field.
17:57
May 12, 2019
Episode #5: Interview with Joe Trunzo, From Madden Champ to Challenge Legend
In this episode, the self proclaimed oldest man in Advanced Training will let us all take a sneak peek inside his masterpiece of a mind. Hear how his obsession with Advanced Training history, WWE and Madden have molded him into one of the most complex figures ever part of our program.
01:18:02
April 28, 2019
Episode #4: Steve Armato - Football Player Turned CEO
Hear how a 4th and goal in high school changed his life forever. Listen in as we talk about his times at Advanced Training, why he never let anyone around him wear sleeves, and how his experience as an athlete helped become CEO of Lark Media
01:01:42
April 24, 2019
Episode #3: Your Football Practice is Making You Slow and Weak
Most football practices are designed to make you slow and weak. In this podcast, we dissect the typical football practice and exactly where most coaches go wrong.
11:49
April 4, 2019
Episode #2: Into The Fray
This super short podcast discusses how the poem from the movie “The Grey” hits home with our style of training.
06:57
March 23, 2019
Episode #1: Why Powerlifters Bench More Than Us
In this episode, we discuss the difference between training like a football player, a powerlifter, an Olympic Weightlifter and a Sprinter. While all modes have there place, one should not get significant more attention than others when training athletes for specific sports... like Football!
10:37
March 19, 2019