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Episode #51 "Ask Daru & Mac"

After a short hiatus, the Fight Strength Podcast is back on air! In the months gone by since the last episode, questions from Phil's and the show's followers have been piling up - so Phil & Mac waste no time and get busy answering some of them. If you haven't already, hurry up and cast your vote for Phil at the World MMA Awards!! You have until the end of May 2019 to show your support and vote for Phil in the category "Trainer of the Year". This is a massive honour, and there is no more...


Episode #50 with Dan Garner

Episode #50 is finally here! What a milestone! What a privilege and an honour to be joined AGAIN by Canadian Strength Coach and Nutritionist, Dan Garner! Hardcore followers of this show will remember Dan Garner's first appearance as a guest back on episode #19 of the Fight Strength Podcast! This time around, we had the opportunity to get Dan in the studio in-person during his Australian Seminar tour. Unfortunately due to that pesky little thing called timezone difference, we were not able...


Episode #49 with Dan Leith

Episode #49 is here! Featuring co-founder of Lockhart & Leith Nutrition, Dan Leith, your hosts Macgregor McNair and Phil Daru dive deep into the world of nutrition and weight cutting for elite MMA fighters. Dan Leith is responsible for the nutrition and weight cutting process for countless UFC fighters and celebrities including UFC "champ champ" Daniel Cormier, Cain Velasquez, Luke Rockhold, Cody Garbrandt, Uriah Faber, Michael Chiesa, as well as pop icon Demi Lovato. In a very short...


Episode #48 "Ask Daru & Mac"

In this week's episode, your hosts Phil Daru and Macgregor McNair choose a select few questions from Phil's Instagram followers and dive deep to answer in as much detail as possible. Some of the topics and questions were: * Understanding short term stimuli to create long term adaptations. * Understanding the law of diminishing returns. * What are the three essential exercises for Wrestling and MMA? * What is the best way to improve upper body endurance? * Tyron Woodley's energy...


Episode #47 with Phil and Mac

Welcome 2019! To kick off the new year, Phil and Mac bring you another instalment of the Fight Strength Podcast, and dive deep into some of the more technical and specialised elements of high performance coaching for elite MMA S&C coaches. After a very busy couple of months with coaching, international travel, seminars, Christmas and New Years - Phil and Mac are back in their saddles to bring you the highest quality information and insights. Some of the topics covered in this episode...


Episode #46 "Singapore Seminar Special"

In an extra special episode, your hosts Phil Daru and Macgregor McNair team up once again with S&C brainiac, Dan Howard, on location in Clarke Quay, Singapore to recap the "Daru Strong Combat Sports Performance Seminar" held on Oct 22nd-24th at Strength Avenue, Singapore. The guys chat candidly over a few beers about their experience in magnificent Singapore, the content of the seminar they just presented, a variety of questions and scenarios which were brought up during the seminar, and...


Episode #45 with Dr. Christiana Marron

In a stand-out episode, this week your hosts Phil Daru & Macgregor McNair are joined by Dr. Christiana Marron. Christiana is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer. She has been hailed as one of the brightest up-and-coming Physical Therapists in the country, attracting work with an endless stream of high profile athletes in New York and south Florida. The fascinating journey Dr. Christiana has been on in both her personal and professional life...


Episode #44 "Ask Daru, Mac & Dan"

On this week's show, Phil and Mac are joined once again by coach Dan Howard from Melbourne's Absolute MMA. The guys chat at length about the concept of a UFC 165lb Super Lightweight Division. Phil shares some inside info about this week's tweets from both Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier suggesting that their upcoming fight at UFC 230. To address a couple of requests from the audience, Phil, Mac and Dan tackle some of the myths and fallacies out there to do with strength and conditioning for...


Episode #43 with Dr. Corey Peacock

In this week's episode, we feature the S&C juggernaut behind all of the killers coming out of Henry Hooft's HK365 gym in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Corey Peacock holds several titles, degrees and qualifications, not the least of which being Director of Sport Science for the Fight Science Institute. Some of the topics discussed are Kamaru Usman's preparation as an alternate for the UFC's upcoming welterweight championship bout featuring Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till at UFC 228. In an...


Episode #42 with Dan Howard

Our "extra special" guest for this week's episode is none other than Dan Howard from Melbourne's Absolute MMA. The guys chat at length about MAS (maximum aerobic speed) testing for athletes and it's relevance to optimizing performance and recovery in fight athletes. The guys also chat about some exiting new changes to the Fight Science Institute (FSci-I), and announce that the Fight Strength Podcast is now the official podcast of the Fight Science Institute with Dan and Mac being inducted...


Episode #41 "Ask Daru & Mac"

In this week's show, Phil and Mac reminisce about the recent whirlwind 'Daru Strong Combat Sports Performance Seminar - Australian Tour' which they are both still recovering from! Phil shares his latest updates from some of the fighters he is working with, and utilising some conditioning/testing protocols he picked up during his time in Australia. Other topics discussed are the matchup between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz, Kayla Harrison's development as a newcomer to pro MMA, psychology...


Episode #40 with Macgregor McNair

FSP is BACK! This week Phil Daru welcomes your new co-host to the Fight Strength Podcast, Macgregor McNair! Mac is a seasoned strength and conditioning coach from Melbourne, Australia with 10+ years experience in the industry and has coached his athletes to 3x Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championships. Recorded on location at Mac's training facility in Melbourne, the guys talked on many topics including the current Daru Strong Combat Sports Performance Seminar - Australian Tour. Phil and Mac...


Episode #39 with Bo Sandoval

This week hots Phil Daru and Jason Burgos had on the Director of Strength & Conditioning for the UFC Performance Institute, Bo Sandoval. The guys talked on many topics. Including how he ended up working for the UFC, what makes the institute special with its various sections, the unique athletes hes worked with and much more. Remember to cast your vote for Phil as "Trainer of the Year" over at Follow the show, Phil, and Jason on social media at: Twitter: @DaruStrong &...


Episode #38 with Kayla Harrison

On episode 38 of the show co-hosts Phil Daru and Jason Burgos had the honor of chatting with two-time Olympic gold medalist, and debuting MMA fighter, Kayla Harrison. The guys talked with the new American Top Team prospect about her transition from Olympic competition to MMA, weight-cutting, nutrition, the hardest thing to learn in MMA, what made her choose the sport as her new career, and even cookies and her guest spot on the show Impractical Jokers. Remember to cast your vote for Phil...


FSP Overtime 11: King Mo/Bader, UFC/ESPN+ Deal, Dern Dedication, and UFC 224

On this edition of FSP Overtime, Phil Daru and Jason Burgos chat about the major MMA news in the early days of May. Topics include "King Mo" versus Ryan Bader at Bellator 199, the new partnership between the UFC and Disney/ESPN+, MacKenzie Dern's dedication to MMA, Colby Covington versus Joe Rogan, UFC 224 and more. You can follow Phil and Jason at the below addresses: Twitter: @DaruStrong & @CheapSeatsChat Facebook: Phil Bam Bam Daru & Jason Burgos Instagram: @DaruStrong &...


Episode #37 "Ask Daru"

On episode 37 of the show, Phil Daru and Jason Burgos go back to an oldie but a good theme. An all "Ask Daru" episode. Topics in listener questions include proper sauna use, three-day workout programs, the importance of sleep for athletes, aerobics in training, lifting strategies and journalism in the MMA business. Follow the show, Phil, and Jason on social media at: Twitter: @DaruStrong & @CheapSeatsChat Facebook: Phil Bam Bam Daru & Jason Burgos Instagram: @DaruStrong &...


Episode #36 with NovaGenix Co-Founder Tim Bruce

On this week's episode, Jason Burgos is joined by a guest co-host. The man that originally brought Burgos and Phil Daru together, MMA striking coach Dr. Paul Gavoni, and together Burgos and Gavoni interviewed NovaGenix co-founder Tim Bruce. The pair asked Bruce a whole bunch of questions about the popular healing treatment known as platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) therapy. Bruce talked about how the process is performed, the key factors that makes his clinic's treatments more successful than...


Episode #35 with Dr. Andreo Spina

On this week's episode of the Fight Strength Podcast, Phil Daru and Jason Burgos got the chance to chat with Dr. Andreo Spina. Dr. Spina is the creator of very unique functional range release system, the functional range conditioning mobility development system and the Kinstretch method of movement. The hosts asked Spina about how he developed this system, its purposes, how it came to be used by many professional sports organizations like the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Rangers and many...


FSP Overtime 10: UFC 223 Talk, McGregor Chaos, Bare Knuckle Fight Championship and More

On an all-new FSP Overtime, Phil Daru and Jason Burgos talk the latest news from the world of MMA. Topics include thoughts on Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Khabib Nurmagomedov's performances at UFC 223. Should Conor McGregor be fired after his antics at the Barclay's Center? The new promotion Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Dustin Poirier/Justin Gaethje and Santiago Ponzinibbio/Kamara Usman talk. Josh Barnett being cleared by USADA, and much more. You can follow Phil and Jason at the below...


Fight Strength Podcast: Episode 34 "Weight-Cut - Systematic Strategies"

This week, Jason Burgos and Phil Daru bring on multi-time guest and fill in co-host Tony Ricci. The trio talked about the brand new eBook Daru and Ricci have just published. The book? Weight-Cut: Systematic Strategies. Burgos asked several questions to these top-level MMA strength coaches on how this book gives informative insight into weight-cutting properly. With specific questions on the nutrition aspects of the book, the difference between men and women cutting, how the book helps in...