15 Feb Dr. Craig Marker – What It Means To Build The Anti-Fragile Self

(#197) Dr. Craig Marker is this week’s guest in a great interview session. We discuss his approach to building strength, with specific programming concepts and training applications. This session is literally jam-packed with specific training ideas to improve strength and performance.

Craig Marker, Ph.D is a fitness enthusiast who’s published over 50 articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods. Craig is a researcher and psychologist who understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition.

Craig’s upcoming book, The AntiFragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

Here’s what you’ll learn about this week in a fantastic interview:

  • How his background connects to strength and performance
  • Important considerations when looking at research
  • The most valuable lesson he learned from Pavel Tsatsouline
  • Who influenced Craig’s approach the most
  • What makes a great coach
  • Advice to those considering a StrongFirst certification
  • The articles he’s most proud of and why
  • How and why he uses an “intentional community”
  • The rationale of “Plan Strong” and Soviet Weightlifting
  • The rationale for Hybrid Power Conditioning
  • An explanation of the “What The Heck” effect
  • Hear about the very latest project from StrongFirst
  • The biggest misconception about strength training
  • The most valuable exercise???
  • Biggest mistake with the kettlebell swing
  • What is The Anti-Fragile Self

If it feels uncomfortable, you should probably do it. - Craig Marker Click To Tweet

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