ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power finally got to Atlanta to see the new and upgraded facilities at Georgia State University Football. The Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Scott Holsopple, is quite pleased with the way things turned out and has nothing but positive vibes about how the Panthers are progressing as they make their way toward their opening game against Ball State.
Georgia State University is located right in the heart of downtown Atlanta and is home to around 50,000 students! So by enrollment numbers, it's the largest college in Georgia. The athletics program is a member of the Sunbelt Conference and the Panther Football squad won their first bowl game last year after only 6 years of existence. Not bad. And with Coach Holsopple, the Panthers won't find a more dedicated coach. In fact, he stations himself in a loft apartment just a mile or two away from the facility....an easy jaunt for he and his Alaskan Husky. And he already has a grasp on the dining scene in downtown. Let's start with his great suggestion of catching brunch at Ria's Bluebird...where The New York Times Review rated their pancakes as "world's finest"...... They were! I am already planning a trip back for more.
Coach Holsopple joined us a few months ago for an ASAP Podcast that was recorded at the Hammer Strength Clinic Battleground Academy Tennessee. In this fresh podcast, Scott discusses his background, what's going on at Georgia State Football, their brand new strength training center, the conditioning workout that we observed , and the progress the team has made as they prep for the 2016 season. By the way, the weather that day was typical Atlanta, Georgia summer hot. HOT. And Holsopple was sporting a heavy duty Georgia State hoodie along with just as thick sweat pants. With the athletes sweating profusely all around, and myself, from time to time, ducking into the facility for a cold drink a quick hit of air conditioning, the coach never wavered. But that's Coach Holsopple!