Episode 80: Evolution of Coaching Practices ft. Vin Mangione and John Flagg

In this episode, Kevin joins Vin Mangione of Kenmore Barbell & Fitness and John Flagg of Clinical Athlete to discuss coaching relationships and the evolution of their coaching practices. John and Vin are both athletes on Team PPS, but between the three coaches, they coach over 150 athletes worldwide.

Vin Mangione holds an associate’s degree in Business from Niagara County Community College and a BA in Nutrition & Health from the State University at Buffalo. In 2015, he opened Kenmore Barbell & Fitness after spending time at his high school alma mater as a strength and conditioning coach. He’s recognized as a USAPL Club Coach, coaching 30+ local, national, & international athletes.

John Flagg holds a BS in Athletic Training from Salisbury University and MS in Public Health Education and Promotion from the Pennsylvania State University. He offers online strength sport coaching and currently works for Clinical Athlete as a provider.

Highlights include:
04:10: Vin Mangione’s background and path into coaching
06:45: John Flagg’s background and path into coaching
19:40: Meeting lifters in the middle when beginning a coaching relationship
38:00: The benefits of coaches training alongside their athletes

Let us know that you like this episode by giving us a 5-star rating or a review on Apple Podcasts! We are always looking for feedback to make the episodes even better. If you’re interested in being on the show or know someone who would make a great guest, you can email us at alyssaliftsthings@gmail.com.

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You can follow Kevin on Instagram at @kwcann and Alyssa at @alyssaliftsthings.

Intro/outro music from freemusicarchive.org
Artist: MELLViNS
Track: Way Down Below

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