151 episodes

Muscles and Management takes an in depth look at all things training, sports performance and business. Gerry DeFilippo is a strength & sports performance coach who takes the listener through a learning experience via his own work and findings with his athletes and business, as well as from the perspective of the coaches and personalities he brings on the show. This podcast will take on any and all topics in both strength training, personal fitness and business and welcome the perspective of some of the best coaches and business minds in the industry that Gerry has had the pleasure of connecting with and in turn brings to the podcast for the listener. Whether you are an aspiring gym owner, athlete or coach you will enjoy all aspects of this podcast as we dive into the "ins and outs," of the sports performance industry as well as what it takes to excel in business.

Muscles and Management Gerry DeFilippo

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Muscles and Management takes an in depth look at all things training, sports performance and business. Gerry DeFilippo is a strength & sports performance coach who takes the listener through a learning experience via his own work and findings with his athletes and business, as well as from the perspective of the coaches and personalities he brings on the show. This podcast will take on any and all topics in both strength training, personal fitness and business and welcome the perspective of some of the best coaches and business minds in the industry that Gerry has had the pleasure of connecting with and in turn brings to the podcast for the listener. Whether you are an aspiring gym owner, athlete or coach you will enjoy all aspects of this podcast as we dive into the "ins and outs," of the sports performance industry as well as what it takes to excel in business.

    Episode #151 Balancing Weight Gain and Continued Speed and Power Improvements with Cal Football's Brian Johnson

    Episode #151 Balancing Weight Gain and Continued Speed and Power Improvements with Cal Football's Brian Johnson

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    In this episode, Cal Football Sports Performance Coach Brian Johnson comes on the show to give his take on building size and adding weight to an athlete without adversely impacting their speed and power output.

    To start, Brian talks a bit about the process of starting at a new school or with a new organization and the challenges that can come with that. He also touches on his development as a coach and how his own college and pro playing career shaped him as a coach.

    From there, Brian talks a bit about adapting as a coach when things change and then the conversation turns to adding weight to an athlete's frame while also keeping their speed and power output in mind.

    All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!

    Episode Timestamps

    3:20 - Intro for Brian
    5:51 - Process of Coming to a New Place
    11:00 - How to Handle Job Opportunities 
    17:50 - Brian’s Time in the NFL
    22:30 - Brian’s Development as a Coach
    34:01 - Adapting as a Coach
    45:20 - Testing and Using Data
    53:00 - Workload Management
    1:00:05 - Final Thoughts
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode #150 Preparing Contact Sport Athletes with University of Maryland Football Director of Sports Performance Ryan Davis

    Episode #150 Preparing Contact Sport Athletes with University of Maryland Football Director of Sports Performance Ryan Davis

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    In this episode, Gerry welcomes University of Maryland Football Director of Sports Performance, Ryan Davis, to touch on preparation of contact sport athletes.

    To start, Ryan touches on his own athletic experiences and education through his journey up the ladder in the field and how both impacted/shaped him as a coach. 

    From there, the conversation turns to preparing contact sport athletes (mostly American football) for the rigors of sport and what they face on-field. Whether it is speed training, energy systems, intensity of gameplay or physical contact preparation, Ryan and Gerry detail much of the process involved in preparing contact sport athletes through an off-season AND during the season.

    All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode #149 How We "Made Gerry Ripped Again," with Julian LoCasto

    Episode #149 How We "Made Gerry Ripped Again," with Julian LoCasto

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    In this episode, Julian Lo Casto is back on the show to detail the ENTIRE process of the project known as "Make Gerry Ripped Again."

    To start, Gerry brings the listener through the past few years of his life and some of the habitual changes that occurred that have altered his diet and unfortunately led him to lose control of his physique and weight.

    From there, Julian hits on some common topics such as losing weight the "right," way vs. a rushed fad diet and the implications that can have for long term success. Additionally, the conversation turns to protein intake and how high level protein intake can be a major piece of a successful nutritional program.

    To finish up, Julian and Gerry bounce in and out of what went into Gerry's journey losing roughly 45 pounds over the past 6 months and the learning points the listeners can take for their own nutrition journey and the nutritional programming of athletes they may coach.

    All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!

    Episode Timestamps

    2:48 - Julian Introduction
    5:10 - Summary of Gerry’s Weight Journey
    11:40 - Losing Weight the Wrong Way & Meal Frequency
    15:15 - How Losing Weight and Protein Go Together
    22:00 - Freedom of Choice
    27:00 - Challenges for Normal People
    36:00 - Common Issues During a “diet”
    42:50 - Issue of All or Nothing Mentality
    51:30 - Falling out of Love Lifting
    1:00:10 - Enjoying the Process
    1:04:15 - Knowing How to Count Macros Is Just the Beginning
    1:09:30 - Closing Thoughts
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode #148 Effectively Implementing and Leading Athletes BEYOND Programming with Pratik Patel

    Episode #148 Effectively Implementing and Leading Athletes BEYOND Programming with Pratik Patel

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    In this episode, Gerry welcomes on Pratik Patel. Pratik has spent multiple years with high level college and professional organizations and also has a background in nutrition AND training.

    To begin, Pratik talks a little about job security with companies or organizations vs. what you can expect in a private sector type environment. He then discusses his experience with his last job with the New York Football Giants and the type of work it took to effectively communicate with all areas of the sports performance model for an NFL organization.

    From there, the conversation turns to areas such as the differences between being a good programmer vs. actually leading and implementing a program. The conversation then finishes with player buy-in, how you can ensure you bring something unique and valuable to the table as an S&C professional and much, much more.

    All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!

    Episode Timestamps

    4:00 - Power of the Internet & Changes from Covid
    8:00 - Security of a Job with a Company vs Private Sector
    20:40 - Things Other than Money That Are Important
    27:00 - Programming Ability Doesn’t Equal Leading a Program 
    35:00 - Communicating with Other Coaches and People in the Program
    39:00 - Getting Credit/Getting Blame
    46:00 - Navigating Making Changes to What Athletes Are Used to Doing
    52:00 - Getting Players to Buy-in
    57:10 - What Do You Do That’s Different?
    1:01:10 - Pratik’s Final Thoughts
    Support the show (http://www.challengerstrength.com)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode #147 Optimizing Training in Team Settings with Daniel Guzman

    Episode #147 Optimizing Training in Team Settings with Daniel Guzman

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    Los Angeles Football Club head of sports performance, Daniel Guzman, stops by on the show to talk his path in the field, influences for young coaches and optimizing the training of athletes in team settings.

    How large teams can impact what we do as strength coaches and some things he has learned in his career to effectively train large groups of athletes and connect with them.

    All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management.

    Episode Timestamps

    4:30 - Daniel’s Beginnings
    10:55 - Improving Speed and Debunking Myths
    20:09 - Mentors for Daniel
    24:30 - Foundational Pieces for Daniel in the Beginning
    30:00 - How to Adjust as Things Change
    43:15 - Don’t Be Afraid to Learn from the Athlete
    48:50 - Balance of Letting Athletes Be Themselves and Making Sure They Succeed
    1:02:20 - Training a Lot of Athletes at Once
    1:08:00 - Final Thoughts
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode #146 Everything You Can Do to Get Faster That Doesn't Involve Sprinting with Brendan Thompson and Mike Whiteman

    Episode #146 Everything You Can Do to Get Faster That Doesn't Involve Sprinting with Brendan Thompson and Mike Whiteman

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    If you want to get faster, get your athletes faster or just enjoy quality sprint training, this episode is for you.

    Mike Whiteman and Brendan Thompson are two of the best coaches in sports performance today and they take us on a full journey on everything speed training that doesn’t DIRECTLY relate to sprinting.

    We know the importance of sprinting, but what ELSE can we do to improve speed? Acceleration and loaded sprinting, extensive plyometrics and improving ground contacts and the entire spectrum of skill development.

    All that and more on this episode of Muscles and Management!

    Episode Timestamps

    4:40 - What Is New with Brendan and Mike
    9:00 - Working with Large Groups in the Covid-era
    10:45 - How Brendan and Mike Started Together
    21:28 - Working with Athletes That Are Already Well-versed in Programming
    29:20 - Athletes and Sprinting
    36:40 - Speedwork at Full Speed
    46:30 - Ground Contact & Extensive Plyometrics
    59:30 - Genetic Gifts Vs Hard Work
    1:05:00 - Acceleration, Bullet Belt, & Improving Athletes First 10 Yards
    1:16:30 - Closing Thoughts



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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

lfost35 ,

Excellent Podcast

Gerry provides high quality S&C information in a way that’s very easy to understand. I wish I had a trainer like him during my HS and college baseball days. My athletic days are over, but still throughly enjoy his content, and implement a lot of his methods into my current training. Highly recommend giving this podcast a listen!

JoeAratari ,

Amazing Resource! 5 Stars!

I’ve gotten to know Gerry a bit over social media over the last few years and I am glad to call him a friend in the field. Gerry’s knowledge and wisdom is WELL beyond his years and his podcast is an amazing resource to dive into. As far as S

gmoney_myguy ,

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Gerry is a great trainer. He’s done a great job with so many kids and his pod cast are fire!!!!!!

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