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May 24, 2021

When I was a young boy, I loved the NY Giants. One of their main rivals was the Washington Redskins. When I eventually went to college in VA, most of the football fans were rabid Redskins fans. While I never converted to a ‘Skins fan, I did follow them closely and loved their rivalry with “my” team. Especially since legendary Redskins’ Coach Joe Gibbs’ son J.D. played with me at William & Mary. 


The Redskins star QB in the ’90s was Mark Rypien. Mark became “famous” and a “hero” to the Redskins nation when he guided them to a win in Super Bowl 26 and earned MVP honors. Well, it has come full circle today as I have Mark Rypien “Live” at the TDE Headquarters & Fitness Quest 10 to record today’s podcast episode. 


Here are some of the things Mark & I discuss:

- The difference between the NFL then versus the NFL today.

- The legendary Coach Joe Gibbs and what he learned from him.

- Strength and Conditioning in the ’80s & ‘90s vs. today.

- Some of Mark’s best teammates and some of his toughest foes.

- How does he feel about the name change from the Washington Redskins to The Washington Football Team.

- His son Andrew, who lost his battle to an inoperable brain tumor, and how that IMPACTS him today.

- What drives Mark today and where he finds happiness.


Thank you, Mark Rypien, for being a guest on the IMPACT Show!

Follow Mark at @rypienmark on IG, check out all the great things about his foundation -, and do yourself a favor and watch the documentary Quite Explosions - You can listen to his own podcast called “MVP TALKS” anywhere podcasts are found.


Also, please SHARE the episode on your Social Media or in a newsletter as the knowledge, insights, and wisdom Mark shares are great. Thank you in advance!


Please be sure to tag Mark and me so I can reciprocate some love! 

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1:42 - Meet Mark Rypien, former Washington Redskins Quarterback.

3:04 - Let’s talk about legendary Head Coach Joe Gibbs. What made him so special?

5:02 - Strength and Conditioning back in the 80’s & 90’s vs. today.

9:48 - Mark shares some of the best teammates he played with on the Redskins and some of his toughest foes.

12:42 - Thoughts on the name change from Washington Redskins to The Washington Football Team?

14:40 - Mark shares his journey loving Basketball & Baseball to playing Football.

25:33 - What is Mark doing now to create IMPACT?

33:03 - Mark’s mindset going through the illness & ultimate death of his young son.

45:06 - Marks shares his routine now and what he’s doing to be a difference-maker.

49:01- Close...Thank you Mark Rypien for sharing from your heart and soul!




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Todd Durkin is one of the leading coaches, trainers, and motivators in the world. It’s no secret why some of the world’s top athletes have trained with him for nearly two decades. He’s a best-selling author, a motivational speaker, and owns the legendary Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, where he leads an amazing team of 42 teammates.


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