31 Aug How To Bulletproof Your Shoulders

(#255) What are the best exercises for strong, powerful, healthy shoulders? In this session, I'll discuss 7 proven exercises to keep your shoulders supple and strong. While there are many considerations when strengthening the shoulders, I'll share what I have found to be most valuable in recent years to maintain strong and injury-free shoulders. If you're looking to optimize health of the shoulders, listen and learn about the rationale for this progressive approach.
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23 Aug Shoddy Science? Benefits Of The Overhead Press

(#254) Does the latest research shed new light on the overhead press? Or is this shoddy science that leaves little practical application? In this episode, I'll discuss some of the latest kettlebell science. Unfortunately, this study had a major flaw and I'll tell you what it is and why it's important to understand the limitations of a study like this. Additionally, I'll share some specific applications to performing a safe and effective overhead press, whether you use a kettlebell or any other training implement. I'll even offer a "call to action" for future research in this area. To maximize the effectiveness of the much-debated overhead press, take a listen to this week's episode.
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15 Aug PJ Nestler – Breathe Better, Recover Faster, And Optimize Health With XPT

(#253) PJ Nestler returns to the podcast this week to discuss his role as Director of Performance with XPT. This session is not only cutting-edge, but it's filled with ideas and next steps to optimize health and performance - at any level. Coach PJ is a human performance specialist with over a decade of experience preparing top athletes for competition, and a life mission to help athletes and coaches realize their true potential. Over the past ten years, PJ has trained dozens of athletes from the UFC, NFL, NHL and MLB. He's a wealth of information and gets results with his athletes and students. XPT (or Extreme Performance Training) is a performance lifestyle based on the fundamentals: Breathe, Move, Recover. XPT is inspired by the training techniques and lifestyle habits of big wave surfer, Laird Hamilton and former Pro-Athlete, Gabrielle Reece. For more information, visit XPTLife.com. Here's some of what we cover this week on the show:
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10 Aug Differences Between Muscle Building And True Strength Training

(#252) What's the difference between training for maximum muscle building and true strength training? Yes, this is often misunderstood. Is there perhaps one key distinction and driver for hypertrophy? Maybe. Thanks to a great question from Ian (one of our loyal listeners to the podcast), I wanted to answer this question in detail - especially since I'm a former bodybuilder. While it's true that resistance exercise will provide gains in both strength and muscle, the way we manipulate training variables has a great deal to do with maximizing results in either area. Hypertrophy or strength? I'll explain the key differences.
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18 Jul How To Make Training Easy And Effortless (Part II)

(#249) Here's part II of the "pillar" content series. If you haven't heard part I, please go back and listen to episode 248 before listening to this session so that you better understand the full scope of content. In this episode, we'll discuss the critical NEXT STEP you must do to make your training easy and effortless. If you struggle with motivation, drive, or even consistency, then this 2-part series is a "must listen to." And, even if you're training is solid, I'd still highly recommend the actions in these 2 important episodes to keep you driving forward. In this session, I introduce the powerful concept I call Value-Based Training.
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