Cory Schlesinger – Paradigm shifts through coaching experiences (Phoenix Suns Director of Performance / Head of Strength & Conditioning)

micro dosing monitoring nba resistance machines sport specificity strength and conditioning workload timing Apr 28, 2024


Episode 85: Andy McDonald chats to Cory Schlesinger the Director of Performance / Head of Strength Strength & Conditioning at NBA team the Phoenix Suns. Cory has over 20 years of experience in basketball beginning as an athlete, collegiate level S&C coach and now NBA level coach. In this episode Andy and Cory use Cory’s coaching career as the timeline and narrative to discuss what ideas, methods and beliefs have changed or stood the test of time in his coaching practise. 

Topics Discussed: 

  • Being a college athlete & coach simultaneously
  • What is ‘holistic’ coaching?
  • Olympic lifting
  • Changing methods & perspectives through experience
    • Sport Specificity 
    • Resistance Machines
    • Monitoring
    • Workload Timing
    • Micro Dosing 

Where you can find Cory: