Bobby Stroupe is a coach, author, consultant, speaker, educator, and founder and president of Athlete Performance Enhancement Center. At APEC, he makes strategic decisions, designs training systems, and guides an elite team of coaches that power their two locations in Texas. Bobby has directed human performance systems for nearly 20 years. His coaching ranges from K-2 youth athletes to some of the top names in multiple professional sports, including first-round picks, as well as Super Bowl and World Series champions. Bobby is well-known for his work in the physical preparation realm for Patrick Mahomes, quarterback of the recent Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Coach Stroupe has been featured as a top trainer for multiple sports and athletic performances in Sports Illustrated and USA Today and on ESPN, NFL, and MLB networks, STACK, Bleacher Report, and many more.
Coach Stroupe holds a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In addition, Bobby belongs to an elite group of physical therapists, athletic trainers, and human performance practitioners as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science at the Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science and Physical Therapy. He has also been named an RSCC*D by the NSCA due to his 10+ years of demonstrating high standards and professional practice.
Bobby gives an overview on a variety of his “unorthodox” training methods, including locomotion complexes, tri-planar plyometrics and strength training, complex training, long-term development, and athlete autonomy. He gives his experienced and unique perspective on training with transfer to sport in mind.
In this episode, Coach Bobby Stroupe and Joel discuss:
- His take on working with athletes from a young age, and how his team approaches long-term athletic development.
- Locomotion progressions featuring “locomotion complexes,” triplanar and scalar breakdowns of basic motions such as skips, cariocas, and gallops.
- Using multiplanar jumps in combination with more static strength training means.
- Using different body alignments in strength training movements, such as lunge matrixes using variable foot positions.
- Bobby’s background with therapeutic education, and how that has impacted his work as a strength/physical preparation coach.
Bobby’s take on the efficacy of technology for training athletes.