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Northwestern’s strength coach is the most intense person ever


If Northwestern’s players are even half as intense as their strength coach, Kentucky is doomed in the Music City Bowl.

Alex Spanos, the Wildcats’ strength coach, became an internet star last month after videos of him pumping up the team on the sidelines in an extra tight polo shirt went viral. Words cannot do Spanos justice; he is a spectacular ball of energy that must be seen to be believed.

A few weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune profiled Spanos, who claims he wears a large polo, not a “smedium” as the internet speculates. He was a linebacker at Robert Morris and now, works 80-hour weeks at Northwestern, waking up each day at 4:30 a.m. to “slam” protein shakes and get to the gym. His typical breakfast includes 40 grams of protein from six whole eggs, Greek yogurt, bacon, sausage, cheese, and vegetables. My goodness.

And yes, he does get cold wearing a polo with cutoff sleeves in frosty Chicago, but he says he does it on purpose so he’s “always on his toes.” (Also, those guns aren’t going to show off themselves.)

No wonder Northwestern had such a good season. How could you not be hyped with this guy around?

BEAT MSU #strengthtraining #football #ncaafootball #northwesternfootball #gameday #win

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I mean…

Sometimes he just gets so hyped he has to stop what he’s doing and do some pull-ups:

Spanos’ awesomeness extends to his social media accounts. The son of Greek immigrants, he refers to himself as a “Kalamata Olive”:

Appropriately, ALL OF HIS PICTURE CAPTIONS ARE IN ALL CAPS:

COOKING TURTLE SOUP TODAY

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THESE HUSKERS OF CORN DON’T STAND A CHANCE AGAINST THESE CATS

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HUMP DAY BABY GET JACKED. GOT SOME LITTLE KITTY CAT NITTANY LIONS COMING IN 3 DAYS!

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We could all learn something from Spanos. Talk about someone who lives every moment of life to the fullest.

CATS WIN BABY

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Mitch Barnhart, open the checkbook and give this guy everything he wants.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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13 responses to “Northwestern’s strength coach is the most intense person ever”

  1. binarysolo

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug.

    1. BBNDan7

      I think you mean steroids in this case lol

    2. binarysolo

      Steroids too, but this dude is clearly on stimulants!

    3. East Ky Wildcat Blue

      he is probably on a cocktail of estradiol , dexamethasone , lanosterol ,cycloartenol and cyclopentaperhydrophenanthrene

  2. real truth

    You gotta go full extension on the pull-ups if your gonna be that nuts

  3. TBW3011

    Typical meathead.

  4. Angelo

    Kidney stones on the way! Bloody urine and flank pain radiating to the testicle. Too much protein…

    1. East Ky Wildcat Blue

      R U a dr or something

  5. JD

    No thank you. Looks like a nut case. A lot of the players seemed uncomfortable to he around him.

    1. ClutchCargo

      Ha! He does seem to be having his own one-man pep rally in most of those videos.

  6. Irish son

    Kentucky is doomed anyway

    1. East Ky Wildcat Blue

      why what happen ?

  7. ukkatzfan

    We could probably use him as a cheerleader until WWE needs a heel.