Bobby Stroupe on Evolved Foot and Upper Body Work, Single-Set Training Models, and the Holistic Value of a Sports Performance Professional Just Fly Performance Podcast

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Today’s show welcomes back coach Bobby Stroupe.  Bobby Stroupe is the Founder and President of Athlete Performance Enhancement Center (APEC) and has directed human performance systems for nearly 20 years, working with a full range of athletes from youth to professional.



In my search for higher-transfer, holistic methodology in sports performance training, I’ve met few coaches who have covered more bases than Bobby Stroupe.  On our last show, which aired just over a month ago, we talked about several of Bobby’s “unorthodox” methods in training speed, power strength and more in light of athletic needs, and I still had about half of the questions left on my own list to ask him.



Bobby is back on the show to cover the rest of the questions we missed last time.  He will discuss his influences and how he got to where he is today as a coach, including some of the mentors and coaches that have influenced the way he trains. Bobby explains how he incorporates heavier strength training into his sessions and how his single set mentality is a huge impactor on performance (and a defining factor of great athletes).   Finally, Bobby shares his views on upper body training, as well as training the foot and the relationship between the two.



In the middle of the show, Bobby gets into the “8 factors” by which a strength coach can impact an athlete, which was such gold! I hope you come away from this show as excited as I was about coaching my next training session.



Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster and Lost Empire Herbs.







View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage.



Head to www.lostempireherbs.com/justfly for 15% off of your purchase!







Timestamps and Main Points



04:41 – The story behind DJ Stroupebob



06:01 – How Bobby differentiates himself and his unorthodox training system from other coaches



07:30 – Influential mentors and coaches Bobby has learned from + Lessons learned from studying animal movement and mastering gravity and space



14:49 – How much time do you spend on heavy-weight lifting versus other types of training?



19:52 – Lifting is like a drug + Metrics Bobby measures and pays attention to



23:17 – From 7-day cycles to 14 or 21-day cycles in assigning the frequency of heavy strength work



24:42 – Bobby’s thoughts on the single set mentality



29:20 – How to get improve your athletes’ single set mentality, especially for overly analytical athletes



31:19 – Applying Parkinson’s Law to athletes



34:36 – Ideas on partnering with sport coaches and incorporating sports specific movements in training



37:01 – Having a holistic influence to make our value seen: 10 ways coaches affect athletes



40:27 – Bobby’s perception of other successful coaches + How to expand your coaching capabilities



43:35 – His approach to and evolution with upper body training for athletes + The relationship between the feet and upper body



46:11 – How do you use weighted gloves, clubs, maces and other training tools?



50:25 – When you should not use weighted balls and gloves



54:12 – Complexities in training the foot + Basic foot functions to see before elevating training



1:01:43 – What is a driver?







“There’s no doubt that knowing what gets your athletes going is part of your job.”



“You can do high-level,

Today’s show welcomes back coach Bobby Stroupe.  Bobby Stroupe is the Founder and President of Athlete Performance Enhancement Center (APEC) and has directed human performance systems for nearly 20 years, working with a full range of athletes from youth to professional.



In my search for higher-transfer, holistic methodology in sports performance training, I’ve met few coaches who have covered more bases than Bobby Stroupe.  On our last show, which aired just over a month ago, we talked about several of Bobby’s “unorthodox” methods in training speed, power strength and more in light of athletic needs, and I still had about half of the questions left on my own list to ask him.



Bobby is back on the show to cover the rest of the questions we missed last time.  He will discuss his influences and how he got to where he is today as a coach, including some of the mentors and coaches that have influenced the way he trains. Bobby explains how he incorporates heavier strength training into his sessions and how his single set mentality is a huge impactor on performance (and a defining factor of great athletes).   Finally, Bobby shares his views on upper body training, as well as training the foot and the relationship between the two.



In the middle of the show, Bobby gets into the “8 factors” by which a strength coach can impact an athlete, which was such gold! I hope you come away from this show as excited as I was about coaching my next training session.



Today’s episode is brought to you by SimpliFaster and Lost Empire Herbs.







View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage.



Head to www.lostempireherbs.com/justfly for 15% off of your purchase!







Timestamps and Main Points



04:41 – The story behind DJ Stroupebob



06:01 – How Bobby differentiates himself and his unorthodox training system from other coaches



07:30 – Influential mentors and coaches Bobby has learned from + Lessons learned from studying animal movement and mastering gravity and space



14:49 – How much time do you spend on heavy-weight lifting versus other types of training?



19:52 – Lifting is like a drug + Metrics Bobby measures and pays attention to



23:17 – From 7-day cycles to 14 or 21-day cycles in assigning the frequency of heavy strength work



24:42 – Bobby’s thoughts on the single set mentality



29:20 – How to get improve your athletes’ single set mentality, especially for overly analytical athletes



31:19 – Applying Parkinson’s Law to athletes



34:36 – Ideas on partnering with sport coaches and incorporating sports specific movements in training



37:01 – Having a holistic influence to make our value seen: 10 ways coaches affect athletes



40:27 – Bobby’s perception of other successful coaches + How to expand your coaching capabilities



43:35 – His approach to and evolution with upper body training for athletes + The relationship between the feet and upper body



46:11 – How do you use weighted gloves, clubs, maces and other training tools?



50:25 – When you should not use weighted balls and gloves



54:12 – Complexities in training the foot + Basic foot functions to see before elevating training



1:01:43 – What is a driver?







“There’s no doubt that knowing what gets your athletes going is part of your job.”



“You can do high-level,

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