Gus Stark

Boot Up: Greg Goldin, Extender of Human Potential

Cody Worsham
Cody Worsham
Digital Media Reporter

Fresh off another heart-stopping road win for LSU -- this time a 92-88 overtime victory at Mississippi State -- we break down the Tigers' second half comeback, fueled by Naz Reid and Tremont Waters' offensive outbursts and a glorious set play in overtime. We also preview LSU's home contest with Auburn at 1 p.m. Saturday.

But first, we sit down with LSU's strength and conditioning coordinator -- or, as he refers to himself, Extender of Human Potential -- Greg Goldin. Greg has been by Will Wade's side since their days at VCU, and he's been Wade's strength coach for every game he's been a head coach. 

He's also one of the most engaging and interesting people you'll ever meet, a man of incredible strength and energy who LSU's players rave over and who Wade thinks is -- and I quote -- "some sort of wizard."

We dive deep into that wizardry on the show. We talk protocols and routines. We talk philosophies and relationship-building. We talk weight lifting and conditioning. We also hear some fantastic stories, because Greg's story is fantastic, from sleeping on the floor covered in crickets to following a screaming Wade to Chattanooga, VCU, and, eventually, LSU. 

Show outline: 

0:00 - Goldin's screaming Will Wade impression

4:45 - Extender of potential

6:00 - How he got into S&C

9:50 - Corner sheets of paper

11:10 - Two shirts, please

11:50 - Life on the floor

12:45 - Grasshoppers and Greg

14:20 - Mornings with Will Wade

15:15 - Why Wade called screaming one day

15:50 - Where's Chattanooga?

16:50 - The Lost Art of Simple

17:45 - The five basic movement patterns Goldin uses daily

19:45 - Giants and Genetic Freaks 

21:50 - Weight lifting school

24:00 - Technology and high performance models

25:00 - The Titanic

27:30 - Managing stress vs. applying stress

28:45 - Working with Will Wade 

35:00 - Mississippi State breakdown/Auburn preview

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