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 Stroupe returns to cover the rest of the questions we missed in the previous podcast. He discusses his influences and how he got to where he is today as a coach, including some of the mentors and coaches who have influenced the way he trains. Bobby explains how he incorporates heavier strength training into his sessions and how his single set mentality has a huge impact on performance (and is a defining factor of great athletes). Bobby shares the eight ways in which he believes a strength coach can impact an athlete.
In this episode, Coach Bobby Stroupe and Joel discuss:
- How much time we should spend on heavyweight lifting versus other types of training.
- Metrics Bobby measures and pays attention to.
- From 7-day cycles to 14- or 21-day cycles in assigning the frequency of heavy strength work.
- Bobby’s thoughts on the single set mentality.
- Having a holistic influence to make our value seen: 10 ways coaches affect athletes.
- The use of weighted gloves, clubs, maces, and other training tools.