Interview With Phil Daru On How To Train Like An Elite Athlete

Phil Daru is a certified functional strength coach and functional range conditioning movement specialist with over a decade of experience coaching athletes and general public. Daru has degrees in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science also a former D1 football player for Alabama State University. Along with being a former professional mixed martial artist Daru has worked with multiple world champions as a strength coach for fighters such as Joanna Jedrzejczyk, King Mo Lawal, Tecia Torres, Dustin Poirier, Amanda Nunes, all at the world famous American Top Team. Was awarded the “Best MMA S&C coach of the year award” for the 2012 Florida MMA Awards. Now a competitive strength athlete Daru has fully invested in progressing himself and others through a systematic approach to initiate a positive change in there health, and performance.

Key Points:

1. What got Phil to become a strength and conditioning coach (3:36-6:10)

2. How to build a workout Routine (6:10-10:55)
You have to start with assessment protocol of:
– How the individual move in certain movements?
– Does he need more Strength/Power/Speed?
– Doing a few tests like: dynamic strength index, 10-20 sprint test
– What does the athlete need most and foremost?
– Make sure you have a basic line of strength, stability and mobility. Only then you can add power and after that speed.

3. How do elite athlete train and can they get into “overtraining” (10:55-13:00)

4. Common thing Phil see among all elite athletes (13:00-15:15)
Their ability to handle stress and take on the world as it is and do what they need to do on a daily basis. There are no excuses, everybody works hard.

5. How to eat as an athlete (15:15-20:12)
– 0.8-1 gram of protein per pound of body weight
– 2-4 grams of carbs per pound of body weight (the leaner you are, the more carbs you need)

6. What define Phil as a coach (20:12-22:24)

7. How does Phil manage his stress (22:24-26:30)
Having a good solid team around him, and scheduling each day and finish the 3 most important tasks first each day before 12 at noon.

8. How to start building your brand on social media (26:30-30:33)

9. Top 5 books recommendation (30:33-33:00)
– The laws of human nature
How to win friends and influence people
Organizing tomorrow today
Extreme ownership
Can’t hurt me

10. Top 5 Apps recommendation (33:00-34:30)
BT Lite for aerobic capacity
– Flex Strong
Polar beat
Google sheets & docs

11. How to grow a good-looking beard (34:30-36:50)
Bulldog conditioner
Hot com
Beard balm
Beard oil

12. Phil’s Legacy (36:50)

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