Chad Englehart - Head Strength & Conditioning - Washington Commanders

The Moffitt Method Podcast

Aug 16 2023 • 56 mins

Join us in this exhilarating episode as we sit down with Coach John Englehart, the esteemed conditioning coach who's been transforming athletes' lives since 2017. From humble beginnings as an assistant coach to his meteoric rise, John's journey is truly inspiring. Discover the secrets behind his success as he shares his wealth of experience from his time with the Florida Tuskers and his directorship at Xcel Sports Performance.

With a Master's degree in human movement and multiple prestigious certifications, John's expertise is a game-changer. From advanced training methodologies to cutting-edge corrective exercises, this podcast is your ultimate guide to unleashing peak performance in sports and fitness. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or an aspiring enthusiast, Coach Englehart's insights will leave you motivated and ready to conquer your goals.

Chad Englehart is entering his 14th season with the Washington Commanders and his seventh as the team's head strength and conditioning coach in 2023 after being promoted to the role during the 2017 offseason.

00:03:04 - When did you know that Strength & Conditioning is what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?
00:12:06 - How is this year's training camp different from your first rookie training camp back in 2010?
00:14:03 - Have the players changed in 14 years?
00:16:26 - How is training young athletes different than training NFL athletes?
00:24:20 - Do y'all do any conditioning with the team during practice/training?
00:26:41 - How much involvement do you have in practice?
00:30:20 - How much communication is there between you, the player performance department, sports medicine, PTs, etc.?
00:31:28 - Who is in charge of "return to play"?
00:33:33 - Can you talk about what's going in in training camp and what are the workouts like?
00:37:49 - How does the off season differ from the in season?
00:44:32 - How do you handle free agents during the off season?
00:46:37 - How important is communication and accountability in the weight room in your organization?
00:50:04 - Can you talk about the importance of your staff and what those guys mean to you?
00:52:09 - Any advice for young coaches?


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