15 Nov Anthony Renna – Behind The Scenes With The Strength Coach Podcast

(#227) Anthony Renna, fitness professional and longtime fellow podcaster, joins the show this week for a fantastic and entertaining chat about his experiences in podcasting. For the last 10 years, Anthony has been the voice behind The Strength Coach Podcast, which has been a leading fitness podcast. This is one of the coolest interviews I've done and it's also loaded with 'life lessons." You may know that I enjoy bringing you innovative guests and topics. Well, this is certainly one of them. Here's what you'll hear about this week:
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08 Nov Dr. Fergus Connolly – The Art Of Sports Science

(#226) Dr. Fergus Connolly, author of the revolutionary book Game Changer, joins the podcast this week for an incredible chat session. If you haven't heard about the book Game Changer yet, this book is one of the most talked about books in the area of sport performance ever written. Dr. Fergus Connolly is the performance director for the University of Michigan football program and prior to that he was with the San Francisco 49ers as the director of elite performance.

He’s also worked as a performance consultant for many other NFL and professional sports teams and has an extensive background in the area sports science.

This session is loaded with great insights and content, yet we only scratched the surface on the principles that are outlined in his book Game Changer. I'll know you'll absolutely love this session as much as I did. Here's what you'll learn in this week's show:
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01 Nov How Strong Do You Really Need To Be?

(#225) How strong do you really need to be? How strong is strong enough? I believe this question is NOT discussed enough and it's often misunderstood. In this week's session, I'll answer this question and provide practical applications for you - or for those you work with if you're a coach. I'll explain the "5 levels of strength" and why this model is important for long-term training success. The answer is contained in the "5 levels." You'll learn what level we want to avoid and what level is the "sweet spot" for long-term health and peak performance.
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Dr. Stuart McGill & Brian Carroll

25 Oct Dr. Stuart McGill And Brian Carroll – The Gift Of Injury

(#224) Dr. Stuart McGill and Brian Carroll return to the podcast this week to share their story about the "Gift of Injury." The NEW book, co-written by my guests, outline Brian's recovery from back injury and how he returned to elite level powerlifting with the help of Dr. Stuart McGill. Dr. Stuart McGill has been the professor of Spine Biomechanics at the University of Waterloo since 1986. He is widely regarded as the world-leading authority in Spine Biomechanics and has worked with individuals and teams all over the globe. Brian Carroll is a world-class powerlifter with over a decade of elite lifting under his belt. He came back from a devastating back injury and returned to the pinnacle of world-class powerlifting, while successfully becoming pain and symptom free. Their new book is a system to maximize function and optimize performance for the strength athlete and should serve as the definitive guide to back rehabilitation and training. Here's what you'll learn this week in an amazing interview with the authors:
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18 Oct Anton Jefferson – Finding Passion And Performance With Weightlifting

(#223) Anton Jefferson (Weightlifter, Coach and Entrepreneur) joins the podcast this week for episode #223 to share his passion for Olympic Weightlifting and what he's doing to help spread the word about the ultimate strength skill. Anton is a dynamic coach and passionate athlete, as you'll get to experience in the session. There are many great insights and nuggets in this one - and I know you'll get value from this week's episode. Here's what you'll learn in the session:
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11 Oct What’s The Most Valuable Exercise?

(#222) How would you answer this important question? What's the most "valuable" exercise for the human body? What exercise could enhance everything else without detracting from any training program or exercise approach? That's the question we'll discuss this week and I'll share my list of reasons on the answer. So, how would you answer the question? What comes to mind? Post your answer below or catch me on Instagram.
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04 Oct Steven Low – Overcoming Gravity, A Comprehensive Approach To Bodyweight Strength Training

(#221) Steven Low is the author of one of the most amazing and comprehensive books on Gymnastics and Bodyweight strength training I've ever seen. He joins the show this week to discuss his approach and key learnings as a coach and a clinician. Steven is the author of Overcoming Gravity, a complete systemic approach on bodyweight training. He is a former gymnast and coach who spends thousands of hours independently researching the scientific foundations of health, fitness, and nutrition. Steven holds a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland.
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27 Sep Donnie Thompson – Body Tempering, The Secret To Strength Preparation

(#220) Donnie Thompson joins the podcast this week to discuss the topics of Body Tempering, Fatbells, Kettlebells, and much more. He'll share personal stories, experiences, and his beliefs on why these tools and techniques are so effective and enhance training benefits. Donnie is a world-class strength and performance coach and has 8 all-time world records in professional powerlifting. He is most known for being the first human to ever total 3,000 pounds in powerlifting. He's known as "Mr. 3000." He's also the founder and inventor of many innovative training tools and techniques, including Body Tempering, Fatbells, and the Bowtie. His list of accolades is extensive and I'm very excited to have him join me on this week's episode. Here's a few things that you'll hear about this week:
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20 Sep Reclaiming Focus After Chaos

(#219) Well, I'm excited to finally get back to the show this week. In this episode, I'll explain why the long hiatus and share a simple formula I'm using to get back on track after dealing with chaos. I'll tell you about my personal story of dealing with mayhem and what I learned in the process. We'll also be getting back to the regular weekly episodes of the RT podcast and I'll share a little about what you can expect moving forward. Just a short "return episode" this week to let you know what's been going on and what's coming in the weeks ahead. As always, I have some tips and resources in this week's show, as well.
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26 Jul Just Breathe! 4 Techniques To Improve Physical Performance

(#218) This week I discuss one of the most important topics in strength and performance training - breath control. I'll discuss the critical importance of breathing for maximum performance and share 4 specific techniques you can use (or teach) in your training programs right now. Whether you're novice or advanced, proper breathing is essential for peak performance.
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