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Strong By Design Podcast

Mar 10, 2021

MMA fighter and elite strength coach Phil Daru is a warrior.

As the famous expression from biblical scripture reads, iron sharpens iron as one man sharpens another. In order to BE the best at anything in life, you need to train with and like the best.

In Boca Raton, FL, Daru Strong Performance Gym is where champions are made.

Today coach Chris Wilson gets inside the mind of a warrior as champion coach Phil Daru dives deep into his past, his passion for fighting, his love of training and why he’s not yet satisfied.


"Dustin winning his fight was amazing with Conor (McGregor), definitely a highlight of my career but I'm not satisfied yet." -Phil Daru


Time Stamps

0:24 – Welcoming today’s special guest on ‘Strong By Design’ podcast

3:13 – Strength and Conditioning Coach Phil Daru recounts how he got into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

5:45 – Phil shares his journey from MMA fighter to one of the best strength coaches / trainers in the fitness industry

8:08 – Phil talks about his struggles with concussions and how it has impacted his life

15:30 – The birth of ‘Daru Strong Performance Gym’

23:21 – The hardest part of being a coach / trainer

26:40 – Phil shares his proudest moment as an MMA fighter

32:05 – Phil’s favorite lift and impressive PR total

42:15 – Phil on training with elite athletes and MMA fighters

49:01 – Connect with Coach Phil through his social media channels




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