travis mathew

January 23, 2021

CGP Ep376 Junior’s Journey to College Special featuring Coach Melissa Luellen

In this bonus episode we jump deep into the murky waters of junior golf and collegiate golf. Cover topics like selecting a college and how to navigate the highly competitive world of junior golf. What tournaments should my child play? What college is the best choice for my student? What kind of questions should I […]
January 6, 2021

CGP Ep373 Stay in YOUR Lane!

Hey! Yeah YOU! How about you stay in YOUR lane?  I am asking you to do this for your own good. I know it seems like going outside your lane and getting involved in other people’s lanes would be more productive but….its not. FOCUS!!!! In this episode I share numerous examples where putting your energy […]
December 30, 2020

CGP Ep372 New Year’s Solution for your Resolution

If you know the Coach you will know that I HATE New Year’s resolutions. The thought of starting something new on the first day of the new year is silly. If this thing that you are committing to was so important you would have started it a long time ago! I have a better idea […]
December 23, 2020

CGP Ep371 The Glass & Gill Holiday Show

More anticipated than the arrival of Old Saint Nick himself, its the Glass & Gill Show! If you are new to the Glass & Gill Show its a series that is normally recorded while these two buddies travel the globe together and enjoy an adult beverage after 2 days of performing on stage! But in […]
December 17, 2020

CGP Ep370 Dr Emily Splichal

Dr Emily Splichal @dremilydpm is one of the world’s leading experts in enhancing performance through barefoot science. This makes for a rather stimulating conversation between Emily and the Coach! In this episode they go DEEP into neuroscience, mechanoreceptors, balance training, motor and sensory homunculus, and everything that connects the nervous system to performance. Dr. Emily […]
December 2, 2020

Deconstructing The SQUAT!

There are few more debated exercises in the world of strength and conditioning than the squat. Not whether we should squat or not squat but how? Knees out? Front or back? Ass to grass or avoid the butt wink at all costs? Single leg, split or bilateral? Strength coaches debate these concepts to exhaustion and […]
November 18, 2020

CGP Ep366 Coach Don Fleming

Coach Don Fleming is the man that inspired me to be the coach I am today. I was extremely lucky to have Coach Fleming at a time in my life when I was figuring out the world and how I could fit in it. He was my Richmond Hill High School PhysEd instructor and coached […]
November 11, 2020

CGP Ep365 Deconstructing the Deadlift

The deadlift is my one of my favourite patterns for rotational athletes…but not for the reasons you may think! The deadlift is one of the greatest vertical thrust exercises on the planet….but that’s not why I love it. In this episode we go DEEP into the Hip Hinge and how rotational athletes can use the […]
October 8, 2020

CGP Ep360 The Best of My Mentors | Mike Boyle

Mike will cringe when he reads this but the fact is, he is a mentor of mine and has been a huge influence on the strength coach and Perform Better presenter I have become today! I will never forget the day I was introduced to his book Functional Training for Sports. It defined a generation of strength coaches […]
September 18, 2020

Mentorship Podcast Carina Bender Abrams

The Mentorship Podcast, the series where my former Mentoree becomes my Mentor.  Carina @coachcarinapt is the “Mama Bear” for the Mentorship family! She has a such an amazing way of seeing life for what it is and pushing you to maximize your career. Down to earth and constantly mining deeper for the meaning of life. […]
November 13, 2019

CGP Ep314 Eric Cressey Talking Shoulders & Modern Baseball

Eric Cressey is one of the most influential performance coaches in not only MLB Baseball but all of professional sports. In this epic episode we go DEEP into the murky waters of baseball’s old school vs new school conditioning debate. So if you are still weighting bats, icing after a few innings or using Therabands to […]
August 21, 2019

CGP Ep303 BIKES!!! Disco Spin Class to Peloton

This is another edition of The Coach experimenting with new forms of fitness. Let me start by saying I hate BIKES! I don’t own one and don’t want one. I once fell off a stationary bike. That should tell you everything. But for your edumatainment I ventured into the murky waters of Spin Class, Peloton […]
August 7, 2019

CGP Ep301 Metabolic Recovery Myths with Brandon Marcello PHD

What if I told you there is no metabolic window, lactic acid flushing is like spinning your wheels and cryotherapy is straight up cold wrong when it comes to metabolic recovery? Some of our most trusted performance techniques are standing on shaky ground. Thats what happens when you put a topic like recovery in the […]
July 31, 2019

CGP Ep300 Lessons Learnt Over 300 Episodes

Celebrating 300 weeks of podcasting gold. 300 weeks without missing an episode. That is 5.7 years of podcasting! I started this podcast Oct 30th 2013 and it has transformed my life ever since. A community of Glisteners was born and the community his strong. Built on Grass Fed Buddah in De Coffee Ova Der! I […]
July 10, 2019

CGP Ep297 Programming Your Workouts

Do you ever show up at the gym and wing it? No plan, other than sweat and get pumped? You may accomplish your goal by accident but if you just took a few minutes to plan your session you could accomplish so much more. In this episode I look at programming from the athlete’s perspective […]
July 3, 2019

CGP Ep296 Perform Better Shoulders

I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I learned so much about shoulder health for the over head athlete this week at Perform Better and I wanted to share it with you. Yes, we get technical in this episode. Yes, I become a Humble Bee and learn from others. Yes, I […]