30 Oct Mark Reifkind: An Incredible 40 Years of Exercise Wisdom

(#18) In this session, I was very honored to interview long time strength coach, movement expert, and former competitive athlete, Mark Reifkind.

You’ll learn a ton in this information packed interview, where we discuss the theme of strength training over the age of 40.

Mark has extensive experience, as an athlete and an elite strength and performance coach.  The knowledge and passion he shares is unbelievable.

Here’s just a few samples of what we cover in this episode:

  • The difference between training for health and training for performance.
  • What is the unique blend of training and skill development that the kettlebell offers?
  • What type of training methods are best as we age to prevent ‘breakdown.’
  • What is “length-tension” and why is this important?
  • Discover the 7 primal movement patterns.
  • The #1 most important thing we need to remember in exercise training.
  • Should people over 40 train heavy?
  • 2 specific actions you can take after listening to the interview…
  • And much more…

Get your notepad and pen ready to learn from a man with over 40 years in the trenches of athletic training and performance.  Make sure you listen all the way through to take it all in.

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SHOW NOTES (things discussed in this episode).

You can find out more about Mark on his website, GiryaStrength.com.  Mark’s DVD’s are Restoring Lost Physical Function, Lats, The Super Muscle, and Mastering the Hardstyle Kettlebell Swing.  

The upcoming workshop in South Florida this January is Grumpy Old Men: Training Over the Age of 40 by Mark Reifkind, Dan John, and Tom Furman.  Learn to train properly as we “mature.”  This is a workshop not to be missed!  (Please note: I have no affiliation with this workshop, I just believe this is an outstanding learning opportunity.)

If you don’t have it, get the great book, The Swing by Mark’s awesome wife, Tracy. She is truly an inspiration to all of us!

And, the book I am currently reading on the topic of “practice” is Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better by Doug Lemov et al.

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Scott’s background as a strength coach, athlete, and former clinician are the basis for his one-of-a-kind approach to teaching strength, human movement, and peak performance. Scott is dedicated to helping serious fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and lifters all over the world, regardless of age, background, or training experience, become the best version of themselves through improved strength and skill development for a lifetime of health, happiness, and high-performance.

Scott is the passionate host of The Rdella Training Podcast, a leading weekly fitness podcast in Apple Podcasts where he interviews the most brilliant minds in the industry. Finally, he is the author of The Edge of Strength, available in Amazon and currently working on his follow-up book. To learn more about Scott, please visit our About Page.

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  • joseph
    Posted at 14:12h, 02 November Reply

    Hi Scott, thanks for bringing cutting edge interviews to the web! The segments with Mark & Tracy Reifkind are awesome. StealthBody.com is becoming my go to source for great Kettlebell information. Keep the interviews coming. I’d like to hear more about ‘Primal Move’ in the future…

    • Scott
      Posted at 23:42h, 03 November Reply

      Thanks Joseph!
      Primal Move is covered in detail in a future episode.
      I’ll be posting that in just a few weeks!
      Appreciate the kind remarks!
      Best, Scott

  • Building Strength First | StrongerFeet
    Posted at 22:33h, 05 November Reply

    […] out. I think the PrimalMove and MovNat style workouts will be helpful. I listened to the StealBody podcast this past week and Mark Reifkind was interviewed (if you’re not listening to this podcast you […]

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