A high performing athlete requires superior skill, athleticism, and mental horsepower. On today's show, I sit down with my strength & conditioning coach of 14 years – Jay Dyer – to discuss how you can develop your physical prowess.

A large cohort of people believe that athletic superiority is reserved for a specific gene pool. Rather, the appropriate mindset should be that the largest share of our strength and speed is actually nurtured over time.

Jay Dyer is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and director of sports performance for MedStar Union Memorial Sports Medicine. Outside of his lacrosse S&C roles with Johns Hopkins University and Team USA, Jay’s trained Division I, II, and III athletes in football, basketball, baseball, soccer and field hockey. Included on his client roster are athletes from the National Football League, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball.

Today, Jay and I open up about our relationship from coach to athlete – discussing what's worked, and what hasn't – as well as how you can be thinking, preparing and training to compete at your best.

Suiting Up is a show that explores the psychology, playbook of tools, and strategies of the most influential people in sports, entrepreneurship, and entertainment.

Enjoy my conversation with my Strength & Conditioning Coach, Jay Dyer.

Jay Dyer

Jay Dyer

My Strength & Conditioning Coach

Show Notes

3:00 How Paul and Jay's Relationship Began
8:05 The Evolution of Jay Over The Past 15 Years
11:25 The Difficulties That Come With Team Training
14:00 The Need For Variety In Your Cardio Exercises
22:05 What Gets Jay Out Of Bed
23:25 How Jay Got His Start In Lacrosse
27:50 Working With The US National Teams
35:00 The Importance Of Listening
39:45 Teaching Explosiveness
43:45 What Traits Do a High Performing Athlete Exhibit?
50:00 Taking Time Off The Right Way
55:45 Eating The Right Way
58:45 Preventing Injury
64:45 Jay's Favorite Workout Tools

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