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Live Life Aggressively Podcast w/Mike Mahler & Sincere Hogan

Nov 18, 2013

Mark Philippi ( is a world renown and highly respected strength coach, based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark & his wife Tracey, who is an equally renown nutrition expert, are the owners of the Philippi Sports Institute. Their clients range from high level professional athletes, such as Jason Giambi, pro MMA fighters, as well as high school athletes.

Mark is also known for his time as the head strength and conditioning coach for UNLV, as well as a top competitor in the World's Strongest Man competitions.

During episode #30 of the Live Life Aggressively podcast, Mark joins Mike & Sincere to discuss:

  • Mark's assessment differences and similarities used to asses the variety of athlete he and his coaches train
  • How he and his coach keep their athletes, pro and young, accountable to their nutrition programs
  • What is the in depth process Mark's wife, Tracey utilizes during her 90 min nutrition assessment with clients, and why
  • How Mark responds to over-bearing parents that attempt to tell him how to coach their kids
  • Mark's philosophy toward coaching small groups vs. large groups
  • Mark's shares how he makes his program available for those who may not be financial able to afford his services
  • How Mark programs for small group training classes, while addressing individual goals
  • Who and what are "fitness foster kids" and why they are bad for business in the long run
  • Mark's approach to working with various personality types simultaneously
  • Mark shares his approach to training professional mixed martial artists & pro fighters
  • Mark shares the transition from coaching in an established coaching environment such as UNLV and starting his own training facility
  • What is the process the Mark & Tracey utilize to run a successful training business, while seeking a balanced family/personal life
  • Who are Mark's mentors and how much of their training philosophies play a part in Mark's training and coaching approach

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