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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #237: Sam Gardner- "Could You Do It?"


Samuel Gardner is currently in his 6th year supporting Team USA as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Sam has worked with medalists from the London, Sochi and Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sam has also spent time working as an Athletic Development coach in professional basketball supporting the Santa Cruz Warriors and Golden State Warrios. He also spent a year working as a contracted Strength and Conditioning coach for the US Department of Defense while working with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion.

Sam has been certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a RSCC and CSCS. He is also dual certified through USA Weightlifting (USAW) as a sports performance coach and club coach. Sam is a level-1 certified USA Track and Field (USATF) coach as well as a level-1 Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and level-1 anthropometrist through the International Society of Anthropometrics (ISAK) as well as a Nike SPARQ certified tester and a level-1 Precision Nutrition Coach.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • Working with ParaOlympic Athletes.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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