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Pursuit Of Excellence Podcast

Each episode I have a chat with a fascinating person, from high achieving athletes, to super successful coaches, to the parents who go all out to support their athletic children. We talk through their why, behind their what, on their quest to pursue excellence. If your aim is to stretch and grow as an athlete, coach or parent, then this show is for you.
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I’m a big believer in what Lightning Fast Training Systems can do. I first met Duane and the Lightning Fast team in 2014 when they began working with the NFL’s on-field game officials. What’s impressed me most in the three… Read more “Ron Torbert (#62)”

Ron Torbert (#62)
National Football League Referee and Attorney

I have personally witnessed Coach Carlisle mentally and physically transform driven and focused individuals in a relatively short period of time. His training system and approach is perfect for a Business executive who is time challenged. He sessions are time… Read more “Paraag Marathe”

Paraag Marathe
Chief Strategy Officer and EVP of Football Operations | San Francisco 49ers

I’ve known Duane since he was 16 years old and we’ve maintained a close relationship throughout his professional career. One thing I know: he is extremely driven to help people achieve excellence and their goals.

Mike Woicik 6-time Super Bowl Champion
6-time Super Bowl Champion, Dallas Cowboys Strength and Conditioning Coach

In the time I spent with Coach Carlisle I witnessed, not only his innate ability to demand excellence simply by his presence and demeanor, but also his ability to bring out the best in everyone around him. Time and again,… Read more “Nicodemus Christopher”

Nicodemus Christopher
University of Missouri, Director of Athletic Performance for Men's Basketball

Duane Carlisle exemplifies excellence in Performance Training. He recognizes and understands the value of mental skills training in the development of champions. I highly recommend if you want to take your performance to the next level, take advantage of Coach… Read more “Pat Ivey, Ph.D.”

Pat Ivey, Ph.D.
Assistant Athletics Director for Athletics Performance, Arkansas State University

I lucked out finding Coach Carlisle to train me! He is fun and upbeat and always keept my workouts fresh and on target. He helped kickstart my workouts to the next level. It was a great experience and I highly… Read more “Kathryn Stewart”

Both personally and professionally, Duane Carlisle is by far one of the greatest individuals I have ever had the privilege to know, work with, and learn from. While Coach Carlisle is a best in class athletic performance coach, it is… Read more “Dr. Nick Winkleman”

Dr. Nick Winkleman
Head of Athletic Performance and Science | Irish Rugby Football Union

I have known and followed Coach Carlisle for years. As a strength coach myself, I know that if I have any athletes out west that needs top training, he would be my guy. He not only gets the training part… Read more “Brad Leshinske”

Brad Leshinske

Why should a mid-50's weekend warrior (like me) work with a somebody who trains some of the best athletes in the world (like Duane Carlisle)? Because Duane's skills bring even greater benefit to middle-aged men than to elite young athletes.… Read more “Aristotle Gault”

Duane is an initiative leader. His ability to clearly communicate and integrate sport science principles within a practical setting to a diverse range of individuals is a testament to what a great coach, leader and mentor Duane is.

Dr. Tania Spiteri, PhD, ESSAM
Professor, Notre Dame University in Perth, Australia

What sets him apart is his grasp of the full recipe needed for superior performance. When it comes to diet, I have consistently been impressed on the importance Coach Carlisle has placed on proper nutrition to help support performance goals.… Read more “Dr. Catherine Saenz, PhD, RD, CSCS”

Dr. Catherine Saenz, PhD, RD, CSCS
Assistant Professor, Jacksonville University

Coach Carlisle was my strength and conditioning coach my first 6 years in the NFL. As a rookie, he took me under his wing and helped me develop great training habits to improve nutrition, recovery, and athletic development. He was… Read more “Frank Gore”

Frank Gore
NFL All-Time 5th leading rusher, 5-time Pro Bowler and 14-year veteran

I have total confidence in Coach Carlisle when it comes to personal training. His knowledge in exercise science and motivational skills was critical to the longevity of my professional career.

Bryant Young
Atlanta Falcons, Defensive Line Coach, NFL 1990s All-Decade Team & 5-time Pro Bowler Super Bowl Champion, NFL 14 year veteran

Working with Duane has taken our officiating program to the next level. Duane has provided tools and resources for our Game Officials covering the entire range of both physical and mental performance. With Duane, our staff is better equipped to… Read more “Dean Blandino”

Dean Blandino
former Senior Vice President of Officiating, NFL

Upon assuming my role as Vice President of Officiating at the Pac-12 Conference, Duane and Lightning Fast were brought on board to develop and launch similar programs for our officials. After two years, Pac-12 football officials have shown improvement in… Read more “F. David Coleman”

F. David Coleman
Vice President of Officiating | Pac-12 Conference

Middle-aged guys (like me) have very different fitness goals than elite athletes. Duane has developed a proven approach that dramatically improves mobility and flexibility, as well as increasing strength and endurance. Duane draws on vast knowledge and fits it exactly… Read more “Nick Gault”

Nick Gault
Business Owner, Software Development Company

I have only positive things to say about Coach! He provided me with guidance to achieve my personal goals, made sure I always had correct form when executing moves, gave me new ideas for workouts to ensure I was always… Read more “Rosario Narváez”

Coach Duane Carlisle and I have been close friends for 12 years. He is a student, continually adding to his unsurpassed body of knowledge; he has a unique ability to teach and to explain; most of all, he is a… Read more “Johnny Parker”

Johnny Parker
3-time Super Bowl Champion Hall of Fame Strength and Conditioning Coach

I have been lucky enough to know Duane Carlisle for over 30 years. My initial experience was with a young committed eighteen year old athlete eager to improve. I watched Duane grow into a speed coach, an entrepreneur and then… Read more “Mike Boyle”

Mike Boyle
Internationally Renown Fitness, Strength and Conditioning Expert

Coach Carlisle is a one of a kind strength and conditioning coach! I've had the pleasure of working with Coach Carlisle throughout my college career at Purdue University. Not only does he know the body well, he knows the science… Read more “Brandon Cottom”

Duane and his team listened to our specific needs and put together an assessment and fitness program that meet those needs. Their execution and professionalism in implementing this program to a group that had never been exposed to such methods… Read more “Dave Yeast”

Dave Yeast
Coordinator of Baseball Umpires PAC-12 Conference

I have known Coach Carlisle since my freshman year of high school; from there, he motivated me to take a adopt a more proactive approach to health and wellness. As a compassionate, humble, and patient coach, he was able to… Read more “Salman Al-Rashid”

Salman Al-Rashid
Entrepreneur and Stanford Alumni

Coach Carlisle demonstrated a unique ability to work around my injuries while making the training sessions fun, productive and efficient. I loved working with him.

Trent Dilfer
NFL Network Host, "Soul and Ice", Super Bowl Champion QB, 13-year NFL Veteran

I’ve had the great opportunity to work with Coach Carlisle and believe he’s one of the most inspirational leaders I’ve been around. His passion and enthusiasm to bring out each athlete’s best is so admirable. What really makes Coach Carlisle… Read more “Cathy Wright-Eger”

Cathy Wright-Eger
John R. Wooden Leadership Institute Coordinator | Purdue University