The barbellzercher squat has to be the best squat that most people never do.
I've never gone into a gym or training facility and observed someone performing a zercher.
And, rarely do a I hear about someone incorporating zerchers into their program, yet it's such an effective and valuable squat variation that makes it almost impossible to squat improperly.
Author, podcaster, entrepreneur, and health expert Abel James joins me this week on the podcast.
Abel has helped millions of people reclaim their health with his top rated podcast, "The Fat Burning Man Show."
He's the author of the new book, "The Wild Diet: Get Back to Your Roots, Burn Fat, and Drop Up to 20 Pounds in 40 Days."
This is an information packed session discussing nutrition, training, and how to achieve long term health and fitness success.
What makes the Russian style kettlebell swing such a unique exercise?
Specifically, what makes the exercise so unique and effective for optimizing back health?
It's so valuable, that I wrote a recent article for StrongFirst about my personal experience and how the kettlebell swing has greatly contributed to keeping my back strong and pain-free after a major injury years ago.
But, what specifically makes this exercise different compared to other major lifts and exercises?
In this short episode, I'll share some simple key strategies I used to speed recovery after dealing with a training setback this week.
Unfortunately over the last few days, I got hammered with an illness, but was able to bounce back quickly with the simple strategies I share in this week's episode.
Whether you're dealing with getting sick, a minor injury, or any training related setback, this simple approach will help you come back strategically for the long term.
Just a few quick tips this week on dealing with adversity, optimizing recovery, and getting back to training.
Jordan Harbinger is this week's podcast guest.
Jordan is the co-founder of "The Art of Charm" podcast and is an expert in the skill of confidence.
Mindset is everything.
In this interview, you'll learn why confidence is central to our success and you'll learn how to build the skill quickly or take your confidence to an even higher level (without being perceived as arrogant).
Here's some of what you'll learn about this week:
Does the kettlebell snatch really improve aerobic capacity?
The answer may seem obvious to those who’ve expereinced the power of the full body explosive exercise, but now we have new science to support the claim.
If you know anything about the kettlebell snatch, I'm sure your guess would be as good as mine in that it would improve cardiovascular fitness with the right training protocol.
But, would you guess a signfiicant improvement in just a few short weeks with minimalist snatch based program?
There's a brand new study that looked at the kettlebell snatch in 17 female collegiate soccer players and it's a very interesting study on the continued benefits to support the latest science in the area of kettlebell training.
Jason Ferruggia is this week's podcast guest.
Jason is a renowned strength coach, writer, podcaster, and entrepreneur.
He's a return guest to the show (we did an interview way back in episode #46).
We covered 3 big topics in this unique interview:
Matt Foreman, author of Bones of Iron and Olympic Weightliftingfor Masters, is this week's podcast guest.
Matt has been a competitive weightlifter for 20 years and actively competes in various strength meets and competitions each year.
Matt is a football and track and field coach in Phoenix, Arizona. His writing is featured on Catalyst Athletics.
I'm honored and excited to share this great interview with you.
This episode is the 2nd half of the 2 part interview series, so if you haven't heard Part I, please listen to that first.