Episode 089: Former Yankees Director of Strength Training Dana Cavalea


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Dana Cavalea spent 12 years with the New York Yankees Organization, many of those years as the Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance Enhancement winning a World Series in 2009.

In addition, he was the recipient of the 2009 MLB Nolan Ryan Award. This award is given to MLB's top Strength Coach as voted by his peers. During his career, Dana has had the opportunity to train greats such as Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Justin Verlander, and more. Currently he is a high performance speaker and consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, Workforces and Universities on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life balance, and most importantly improve daily performance/outcomes. All of this is known as Performance Enhancement. Dana has formulated plans and strategies to improve sleep, reduce pain, lower stress, improve body composition, speed-strength-power, as well as mindset training for maximal performance.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • His journey in Major League Baseball
  • Why the Yankees were so successful
  • Advice for coaches and parents of athletes

Website: DanaCavalea.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danacavalea

Twitter: https://twitter.com/danacavalea

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachdanacavalea

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTzgH9tgy--ekdtX7BprOEw

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/danacavalea

Recommended Books or Authors from Dana:

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