Episode 17 of the Performance Concepts Chat features Charlie Weingroff. We spend a good portion of the episode discussing Charlie’s new DVD Project T=R3 and how he goes into great detail about his comprehensive approach to all things related to performance, recovery, rehabilitation, personal growth and making athletes better. Our conversation is not so much about specifics and tools, but more along the lines of a philosophical discussion on how to help people and solve problems. Charlie touches on the passion he has for connecting with his audience and creating an environment for discussion, debate and growth. And, even though Charlie acknowledges that he may have detractors from time to time, he embraces those challenges and turns them into positive outcomes for both his clients and himself. One thing that you will take away from this interview with Charlie is that he is not happy with the status quo and is always pushing himself to find more effective ways to make people better. And, in many ways, this attitude guides his approach to sport and life.
Charlie Weingroff is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is currently a Physical Therapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Drive 495 in Manhattan, NY and Fit For Life in Marlboro, NJ. He also is a member of the Nike Executive Performance Council and serves as the Physical Performance Lead and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team. Prior to returning to his home of NJ, he was the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marines Corps Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, NC. He graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 1996, and went on to earn an MSPT in 1999 and DPT in 2010 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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