246 | Matt Nichol & Learning from Legends in Strength & Conditioning


WOW! What a BEAST of a podcast with Strength Coach, Matt Nichol.

This is STRONG Life Podcast ep. 246.

I first heard of Matt around 2004 when I was attending the first ever pilot certification for The IYCA which was being held by Brian Grasso.

Here's just SOME of what we talk about in this episode:

  • The early days of Matt's career as a Strength & Conditioning Coach from the mid 90s
  • The who's who of Strength & Conditioning / Sports Performance that Matt has worked with and studied directly under, such as Charles Poliquin, Charlie Francis, Tudor Bompa, Johnny Parker, Dr. Ken Kinakin, Paul Chek and Dr. Mauro DiPasquale.
  • When and How did Matt begin his private facility from a storage closet and still operates today where pro athletes seek out Matt & his staff.
  • The experience Matt had when trying to start a business of fitness testing for middle school Physical Education
  • Thoughts on prehab / rehab current day vs 10, 15 and 20+ years ago
  • What did Matt learn while working with the first ever Russian Hockey player to defect to The USA
  • Lessons from the old Soviet Sports system when training youth athletes and developing high level athletes
  • Lessons learned from Johnny Parker while at The 49ers
  • Lessons learned from wrestling and being a multi sport athlete
  • Plus much more! Prepare to be educated and inspired BIG time!

Listen / Watch below:




Resources Mentioned in this episode:

Matt Nichol Website

Dr. Ken Kinakin SWIS Symposium

Dr. Mauro DiPasquale

Paul Chek

STRONG Life Resources

3 Responses

  1. So much good information to research.

  2. Another great podcast, Zach, thanks!
    Matt’s story about the the storage closet really resontaed with me.

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