Monday, April 19, 2010

Toledo Blade: Ten questions with Mike Barwis

Posted at 9:00am -- 4/19/2010

10 Questions with Mike Barwis

Mike Barwis is the director of strength and conditioning at the University of Michigan, and although he and his staff train many current and some former Wolverine athletes, Barwis is mostly known for his work with the football team. An intense figure whose voice moves as rapidly as it is deep and scratchy, Barwis is the essence of the prototypical strength and conditioning coach. He came to UM with close friend and football coach Rich Rodriguez from West Virginia, the alma mater for both.

When do you find time to work out on your own?
Really, really early in the morning or late at night, and occasionally I’ll work out in the afternoons with coach Rodriguez. I won’t eat lunch, I’ll push it back later in the day.

Hardest worker you’ve ever trained?
I probably have to list you 50 that are all similar personalities — amazingly focused, amazingly driven, and love to train. I could probably think of one attribute that each is unstoppable at.

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