Boot Up: Greg Goldin, Extender of Human Potential
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.
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