Rdella Training : Strength Training | Kettlebells

Rdella Training : Strength Training | Kettlebells

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RT 182 | A BIG Announcement (Plus Listener Q & A)  

In this session, I answer some GREAT listener questions about programming, progressions, kettlebells, and even supplementation. In addition, I also have a BIG announcement that you'll want to hear about as a valued listener of the RT podcast. If you could take a minute, please drop in a quick review in iTunes. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER SHOW NOTES: EliteManConference.com (*Use code "Rdella50" to save 50%) 4th National Congress of Strength (in Italy this October - stay tuned for more details on the Congress) Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 181 | Hayden Bowe And Stefanie Cohen – The Hybrid Performance Method  

Strength Athletes, Hayden Bowe and Stefanie Cohen, join the podcast this week in phenomenal "live in-person" interview session. In this session, I sat down with them "LIVE" in South Florida to do this amazing interview. Hayden and Stefanie have a truly unique approach to training - and performance - as they're successful in both competitive Olympic weightlifting and competitive powerlifting. You'll hear how they maximize their training approach with The Hybrid Performance Method. Here's what you'll learn this week: How Hayden and Steph found their way to elite performance Is it really possible to combine Olympic weightlifting and powerlifting Their "secret" to competition preparation How to effectively use training percentages - based on how you feel The #1 thing that makes them "successful" as athletes How Stefanie deals with the "stress" of her Physical Therapy education while training How her Physical Therapy background helps her as an athlete Key differences (and similarities) between Olympic lifting and Powerlifting The importance of general strength (you have to hear this!) The key lifts to get insanely strong in Olympic lifting (surprising?) Where (and why) traditional bodybuilding fits into the Hybrid approach How The Hybrid Performance Method was born - and what it's designed to do The #1 priority in good squat The most effective assistance exercise to get stronger in the Olympic lifts Their best advice to improve snatch strength How they approach their annual training plan What they do to "warm-up" What they do AFTER the competition is over... Great closing advice and 2 major takeaways from the interview... THIS INTERVIEW WAS "LIVE IN-PERSON" If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to become the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: HybridPerformanceMethod.com Bret Contreras Article on Hypertrophy @Hayden.Bowe on Instagram @StephiCohen on Instagram Great deadlifters are born, not made. Or are they? Iron Mind: Stronger Mind, Stronger Bodies Starting Strength Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 180 | Dr. Stacy Sims – How To Match Food And Fitness To Your Physiology  

Dr. Stacy Sims joins the show this week to discuss the unique topic of gender differences in training and nutrition. Stacy Sims is an environmental exercise physiologist, nutrition scientist, and specialist in performance nutrition and gender differences in athletes. She's also the author the innovative new book "ROAR: How To Match Food And Fitness To Your Unique Female Physiology For Optimum Performance, Great Health, And A Strong, Lean Body For Life." This session is filled with important training and nutrition nuggets, so you may want to listen through a few times to fully understand. Here's some of what you'll learn about this week: The one word that makes coaches turn red The truth about gender differences in training and nutrition Why she write her new book and what she hopes it will do for people The important differences between hormones for men and women The critical importance of BCAA's around training Training considerations around the menstrual cycle Why she's not a fan of vegan proteins and what she recommends Understanding "low carb" and the female athlete The biggest misunderstandings in training about men and women And so much more... If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to become the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: Stacy's New Book - ROAR Supporting Research by Dr. Stuart Phillips High vs Low Protein Study Dr. Stacy Sims on Facebook Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 179 | 5 Major Takeaways From The Perform Better Summit  

In this week's show, I'll share with you 5 of my biggest takeaways from the recent Perform Better Summit. The Perform Better Summit is a fantastic 3 day "live" event with some of the best names and authorities in fitness and performance training. Presenters included Gray Cook, Dr. Stuart McGill, Charlie Weingroff, Martin Rooney, Mike Boyle, Nick Winkelman, and many more. SHOW NOTES: PerformBetter.com Movement  The Back Mechanic Ultimate Back Fitness & Performance Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 178 | The Ultimate Shoulder Mobility Tool  

In this solo episode, I'll discuss one of the best shoulder mobility tools I've come across - and it's NOT a kettlebell! This amazing device not only improves shoulder mobility and overall shoulder "health" but it does so much more... In this session, I'll share my complete review and how I use this tool in my own training program as a great addition to anything I do. I highly recommend this amazing tool for mobility, stability, strength, conditioning, motor control, and as a simple and effective "warm-up" for any training regimen. Learn about all the great benefits of this amazing tool in this short episode. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS GREAT TOOL. SHOW NOTES: The ShouleRok Episode 164 With Chris Duffin KabukiStrength.com Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 177 | Josh Trent – A Driving Force For Wellness  

Josh Trent joins the podcast this week. This is a unique interview, packed with value and useful information. Josh is a wellness consultant, corrective exercise specialist, digital health coach, podcast host and founder of Wellness Force. His motivation to create Wellness Force and coach over 10,000 training sessions is rooted deep in the fabric of where he came from; an early childhood and adolescent life plagued with weight and health struggles. In his podcast – Wellness Force Radio – Josh interviews some of the most inspiring and passionate experts in the areas of behavior change, health, wellness technology and fitness. In this session, Josh takes us through his fitness journey and shares how he was able to break his unhealthy habits and is now on a mission to empower greater wellness in over one million lives through technology. During our talk, we also chat about about a number of topics including the emotional side of training, fitness tracking apps, improving sleep, the link between stress and food, habits, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and the list goes on. This is a very unique interview and I can promise that you’re going to get a lot of value from this one. Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode: Josh shares his fitness journey and how he broke free from an unhealthy lifestyle Why emotional work is a MUST if you want to change the way you look and feel What is digital health and how can it help you show up more powerfully in your own life? The BEST apps and tools that you can use to track your wellness journey Discover the 4 most important pillars to better health How to quantify your sleep so you can optimize your life How a lack of sleep can have a major impact on your hormones Top tips and strategies to improving your sleep Find out why strength is fundamentally irreplaceable The simplified approach to eating better The psychology behind good eating and understanding the link between stress and food The low and slow approach to training & nutrition Using movement breaks to ramp up your energy levels The 3 most powerful habits you can implement today Learning the art of emotional intelligence Josh explains what wellness means to him Why mindfulness is the most important piece to optimizing health What is Wellness Force Radio all about? The importance of being fully self-aware If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to become the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: Wellness Force Nudge Coach Garmin Jawbone Beddit Muse Motivation Manifesto The Way of the Superior Man I've got a great coffee recommendation - and my preferred blend. Check out Renegade Roast for a clean, premium coffee bean. I guarantee, you'll love it! Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

Interrogation 06 | Find Your Why With Jean-Francois Salvadori  

The final interview in this interrogation series features an awesome session with Jean-Francois Salvadori. Jean-Francois is a forty-something father of two, athlete, and busy professional who shares his great story, lessons, and key advice in this short session. Here's what you'll hear about in this session: How he balances work, family, and training Life lessons from Judo How his training continues to evolve How he finds the time - even with a hectic schedule His lessons in dealing with injury The "competitive" mindset His big advice and take away action... SHOW NOTES: The Fighter's Mind Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 176 | Steph Gaudreau – Valuable Life Lessons In Strength And Health  

Steph Gaudreau joins the podcast this week for one of the most dynamic interviews I’ve had on the show. This is a fun, free-flowing, and incredibly informative chat session! Steph is a holistic nutritionist, weightlifting coach, best-selling author, blogger, and founder of StephGaudreau.com. She helps women get strong, fit and confident so they can stop wishing and start doing. Steph is the author of two bestselling books, The Performance Paleo Cookbook and The Paleo Athlete. She is also the creator of the top-rated podcast Harder to Kill Radio, in which she interviews experts in fitness, nutrition and mindset about how to achieve greater health. In this session, Steph shares her story and explains how she quit her job as a science teacher to pursue a life in the strength game. We also talk about a variety of topics such as back pain, training methods, health & longevity, sleep, and so much more! In this fantastic interview, you'll learn the big picture approach to training to optimize health and start taking full control of your life. Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode:   Steph takes us on her journey through the strength game, from science teacher to pursuing a passion for health & wellness Find out what Steph is doing to overcome years of back pain What is the “Low Back Fix” program all about? Steph’s big picture approach to optimizing health, helping others, and empowering women! The importance of choosing training methods that fit into YOUR life Discover the #1 most important quality of strength How important is conditioning? Understanding why bodyweight training is so crucial Building a resilient body that can stand the test of time Why you should ditch the couch! Steph reveals the daily routine to getting the best sleep EVER! The safe supplement that your body might be missing Parting advice - take some micro action today and get closer to achieving your goals! If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to becoming the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: StephGaudreau.com WomensStrengthSummit.com Harder to Kill Radio StupidEasyPaleo.com The Performance Paleo Cookbook The Paleo Athlete The Talent Code The Little Book of Talent My preferred kettlebell brand can be found here: RdellaTraining.com/kettlebell Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

Interrogation 05 | The Obvious Advice (For Getting Great Results) With Caine Folkes-Miller  

Next up in the interrogation series is a fantastic new interview with Caine Folkes-Miller. Caine is a 42-year-old management consultant who travels relentlessly, yet still finds time to train, eat healthy, and get great results from his programs. Here's what you'll hear about in this quick, valuable interview: Caine's journey from "skinny fat" to performance athlete How he discovered kettlebells - and the program the kick-started his training How a simple training philosophy "struck a cord" - and made an impact How he manages training programs with busy travel Great tips and tactics for optimal health - even when traveling The big action (and obvious takeaway) from this interview SHOW NOTES: Kettlebell Domination Program My Fitness Pal Strength Matters Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 175 | David Joyce – High Performance Training And Injury Prevention  

David Joyce, a world leading expert in athletic performance and injury prevention, joins the show this week to discuss his approach to peak performance and preventing injury. David is the head of athletic performance for GWS (Greater Western Syndey) Giants in the Australian Football League in Sydney, Australia. He specializes in strength and conditioning, sports medicine science, nutrition, psychology, recovery, and rehabilitation. He has a Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Masters in Sports Physiotherapy, as well as in Strength & Conditioning. He’s been a part of two Olympic teams with China and Great Britain, and he’s worked in the English football Premier League. He is also the co-editor of two ground-breaking books – Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation and High-Performance Training for Sports –  together with Daniel Lewindon. These books have gathered many of the world’s top experts and compiled their knowledge and insight on all topics related to proper injury prevention, rehabilitation, and optimal performance. Their goal was to give us two masterful hands-on guides - and they’ve achieved that goal brilliantly. In this episode, David and I discuss the content from both books and the close relationship between pain, injuries and their proper treatment. We go through topics such as the evolution of training in the world of professional sports, different types of injuries, and their various treatments. Not only will this dynamic interview give you the knowledge and resources to prevent and recover from injuries, but it will do it in a way that’ll ensure you’re performing at your highest level. We go through topics such as the evolution of training in the world of professional sports, different types of injuries, and their various treatments. Not only will this dynamic interview give you the knowledge and resources to prevent and recover from injuries, but it will do it in a way that’ll ensure you’re performing at your highest level. The content is fantastic, but the truth is that we only scratched the surface on these topics. I'm extremely honored to bring you this session. Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode: The most common injuries experienced in the unique game of Australian football Find out how David’s books are bridging the gap between pathology and performance Why rehab is about much more than just getting someone back on their feet How to get the most out of David’s books (and take action with what’s most relevant to you) How athletes today are different from the athletes of the past Why an interdisciplinary approach to training will have a MASSIVE impact on team performance Why pain is NOT a linear response to injury What is pain really - and how does it impact an athlete's performance? Discover effective strategies for dealing with tendon injuries Learn conventional modalities for managing pain The importance of strength as it applies to injury resilience Discover the most important strength quality for an athlete And more... If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to becoming the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: High-Performance Training for Sports Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation David Joyce Twitter Giants APU Twitter

Interrogation 04 | Leaving Corporate America To Pursue A Passion For Fitness With Jessica Aspiras  

The next installment of the interrogation series features Jessica Aspiras. After a very successful job in corporate America, Jessica left her job to pursue her true passion - a career in fitness. Hear how she left the "corporate world" and put together a 6 week plan to purse her passion. She talks about her lessons from "corporate life" that were transferrable to her career in fitness. Jessica has a great story and you'll get her key advice to take away from this short interview session! SHOW NOTES: JessicaAspirasFitness.com MaineWarriorGym.com StrengthsFinder Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 174 | Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman – Driven: A Fighter’s Journey From Classroom To Cage  

Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman, is today’s guest on the podcast and he’s here to share his transformational life story, from classroom to cage. This is a fun and informative interview that I know you’re going to love! Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman is a professional mixed martial arts fighter, speaker, and mentor. Following a successful high school wrestling career, Charlie took his talents to Lock Haven University where he achieved a top 12 finish at Division I Nationals and 1st Team All-Academic. After teaching Spanish for three years and winning Spike TV’s Pros vs. Joes, Charlie decided to leave his job to pursue a master’s degree and begin his professional fighting career—“The Spaniard” was born. In 2011, he was ranked as high as #7 in the world. His book – Driven: My Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage – imparts lessons from nearly a decade in the cage. Hear about what's it like fighting as a world title contender on live national TV, igniting a Twitter storm with the toughest man on the planet, and starting a family along the way. How exactly do you go from being a Spanish teacher to a professional fighter? With his story, you’ll get to step into the mind and life of a mixed martial artist who fights not only for money but for prizes far more lasting. In today’s episode, Charlie takes us on his EPIC journey to becoming a world-renowned UFC fighter. Along with the new book, we discuss the epiphany moment that changed his life, the biggest challenges he had to face, his approach to strength training and much more. This powerful interview is going to change how you think about success and will inspire you to set a new standard for excellence in your own life.   Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode: The epiphany moment that changed Charlie’s life forever Taking the necessary actions to make something happen Find out how Charlie got his nickname “The Spaniard” The evolution to becoming a UFC fighter Charlie reveals the BIGGEST challenges he faced as a fighter The importance of putting yourself in uncomfortable situations The 5 minutes of darkness leading up to a fight A better understanding of proper nutrition and recovery The importance of muscular endurance and body awareness Hear about Charlie’s approach to strength training Talent vs. skill - which is more important? Can people develop their skills indefinitely? How to confidently deal with the haters Understanding your values and living by them Why small decisions are the keys to success A step-by-step approach to finding a mentor Charlie explains his drive to help others If you don’t promote yourself, nobody else will Developing a standard of excellence in everything you do If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to becoming the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: Driven: From Classroom To Cage The Alchemist Charlie-Brenneman.com Culture of Excellence - Mentoring Program Some of my favorite educational resources can be found here: RdellaTraining.com/learn Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

Interrogation 03 | Fitness Internships And How To Always Get Better With Justin Grinnell  

The 3rd installment of the interrogation series features fitness professional and coach, Justin Grinnell. Justin Grinnell is a strength coach, personal trainer, nutrition enthusiast, training facility owner, husband, and father. He's also the owner of State of Fitness in East Lansing, Michigan. In this short interview session, you'll hear: Justin's journey through bodybuilding, powerlifting, weightlifting, running, and even yoga What makes his personal training business so successful Learn about his innovative "fitness internship" program The big thing he learned from Mike Boyle What he does to constantly get better and evolve Key advice to take away from this interview... Please take a minute to post a review in iTunes! To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER SHOW NOTES: MyStateOfFitness.com  GrinnellTraining.com Justin's Fitness Internship Program Justin's ebook on building an internship Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 173 | Eric Goodman – True To Form With Foundation Training  

Dr. Eric Goodman joins the show today to talk about optimizing movement patterns, so you can build a solid foundation for strength and overall health. Eric has spent years studying human physiology and movement. He has trained world-class athletes for better performance and has helped heal people of all ages and occupations from lifelong debilitating pain. As the creator of Foundation Training, Eric combines his experience as a strength coach, personal trainer and Chiropractor to create a simple strengthening program that facilitates the body’s natural healing ability and quickly improve degenerative movement patterns. His new book - True to Form: How to Use Foundation Training for Sustained Pain Relief and Everyday Fitness - will show you how to transform ordinary physical actions into active and mindful movements that help to eliminate pain, boost energy, and strengthen the body. By harnessing the body’s natural movement patterns, you can be fit, healthy, and pain-free for good. In this episode, Eric and I discuss the principles behind his new book and how building a foundation for strength starts with better movement. We talk about injuries, movement patterns, the Hip Hinge, decompression breathing, and much more. This insightful interview will leave you with a better understanding of what causes pain, so you can eliminate it from your life and safely train for the long term.    Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode: Dr. Eric Goodman shares his story and unique background What you can do with your body and for your body If you give the body an opportunity to heal, it will heal How to become strong, healthy and happy with Foundation Training Manage your poor movement patterns and create a new lease on life! What is Foundation Training? The fundamentals of Foundation Training Find out how Foundation Training can prime you for BIG movements Why lifting more weight is only one ingredient to getting stronger Find out what Foundation Training can do for plantar fasciitis, shin splints, heel spurs, knee pain, and more! Why Eric still struggles with the hip hinge The 2 factors that have the biggest impact on the hip hinge Discover the most important exercise for good movement and why doing it correctly is pivotal to preventing injury “True To Form” - teaching 15 of the most accessible exercises and solutions to your most common problems Why people who don’t care are being taken advantage of by the health care system "The 21st-century body" – what is it and how it’s different from the body of our ancestors? Decompression breathing  - why it’s important and how to do it correctly Overcoming physical and mental barriers through better movement Why the continued pursuit of fitness is a right and privilege How High-Intensity Training can actually hinder your body’s capabilities You can’t build strength with dysfunction - why optimizing movement is the foundation for any form of training Find out which Superhero is putting his hammer behind “True to Form” And, great parting advice to take action with after hearing this interview... If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to becoming the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: FoundationTraining.com True To Form

Interrogation 02 | Strength Training And Well-being As We Age With Jim Hatcher  

The next short interview in the interrogation series features Jim Hatcher.  Jim has an amazing story and mission, not only because he's 74 years young, but because he's got a powerful message for all. And if Jim can do it, anyone can! Here's what you'll hear about in this short session: Special considerations for training with the older population What are the REAL goals for the "older" client - that we all need to know The story of how he became the "oldest" StrongFirst kettlebell instructor What we can all take away from this short, powerful interview! Please take a minute to post a review in iTunes! To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER SHOW NOTES: SFG Certification: An Event For All Ages by Jim Hatcher Jim on the Strength Matters Podcast Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 172 | Zach Long – Strength And Performance Meets Physical Therapy  

Zach Long, Founder of The Barbell Physio, is this week's guest on the podcast. He joins the show to talk about strength and performance as it relates to his approach as a physical therapist. Zach is a Doctor of physical therapy, strength and conditioning coach, mobility expert, and Founder of The Barbell Physio. He specializes in improving athletic performance and injury rehabilitation of athletes of all skill levels. His expertise is sought out by high-level athletes in Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, professional bodybuilding, the NFL, and elite runners and swimmers. In this episode, Zach teaches you how to break down movement and identify limitations to achieve maximal results. During our discussion, we talk about the future of physical therapy, injury prevention, programming, rehab tools, mobility exercises, and many more awesome topics. This dynamic interview is loaded with solid advice and resources that are going to SERIOUSLY help you optimize your movement, so you can perform better and improve your health!   Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode: Zach explains his journey to becoming a Physical Therapist The future of physical therapy - where strength & conditioning meets injury prevention Zach reveals the BEST rehab tool you can have in your arsenal as a physical therapist Adapting to your clients needs and seeing how they move under the bar The benefits of “Landmine Exercises” Hear what Zach recommends for improved hip mobility, motor control, and core stability The importance of proper technique Find out what’s causing the most common injuries Why just because a muscle can be stretched, doesn’t mean it’s tight! Why you should be pinpointing specific mobility limitations The #1 thing you can do to prevent mobility issues and injury Active range of motion vs. passive tension Learn how to avoid corrective exercises that aren’t doing you any good! The stability, mobility, and motor control discussion... The top 4 rehab professionals that have influenced Zach the most Why you NEED to separate yourself from others as a physical therapist The 5 training tips and insights you wish you knew! Should you get someone else to take over your programming? The MAJOR impact of outsourcing your programming Discover the 3 most important exercises for better movement Find out what is limiting your performance in the squat! How to find someone who can help you break down your movement and identify limitations Learn about the upcoming Global Performance Summit (see below) And so much more... If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to becoming the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: TheBarbellPhysio.com Dissecting The Squat HeavyMetalBarbellClub.com Movement by Gray Cook Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service The Edge of Strength Facebook Instagram DON'T MISS THE GLOBAL PERFORMANCE SUMMIT! GlobalPerformanceSummit.com To check out the specific kettlebell I use and recommend, go to RdellaTraining.com/kettlebell. Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

Interrogation 01 | A Passion For Training With “Kat” Tabakova  

This is the first interview of the Interrogation Series on The Rdella Training Podcast. The Interrogation Series features "real world" stories and lessons from amazing people of the Rdella Training community. This is a GREAT interview to kick things off as Ekaterina "Kat" Tabakova shares her inspiring story and "lifestyle ninja" approach to training. This short, rapid-fire interview is content-rich with awesome resources and takeaways for every fitness enthusiast or coach - including an incredible resource to profile your approach to training (you have to hear about this one). Please take a minute to post a review in iTunes! To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER SHOW NOTES: KettlebellAcademy.co.nz The 8 Colors of Fitness Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 171 | Greg Nuckols – A Masterclass In The Squat  

Greg Nuckols, Founder of Strengtheory, joins me on the podcast this week to talk all about squatting - and so much more. Greg is a strength coach, world-class drug free powerlifter, fitness writer, and creator of Strengtheory. His passion is synthesizing scientific research and in-the-trenches experience to stay at the forefront of the strength game, and to become the best coach and athlete possible. With best lifts including a 755 lb squat, a 475 lb bench press, and a 725 lb deadlift, Greg has become one of the strongest drug-free athletes in the world. During this interview, Greg and I drill down on some of the most frequently asked questions people have when it comes to the squat. You'll learn key insights about spine extension, bracing techniques, common mistakes, and most importantly, how to experiment with your training so you can figure out what works best for you. If that wasn’t enough, Greg also shares phenomenal resources that can help your training right now. Here’s the topics and discussion points you’ll hear about in this week’s great episode: How to Squat: The Definitive Guide Find out why most people are overanalyzing the squat! Playing around and doing what works for you Discover the 2 most important squatting principles that apply to everyone Build a BIGGER squat with these spine extension and bracing techniques The importance of building the hard and soft skills as a coach The 3 coaches that influenced Greg the most with his training Greg reveals the skills that every great coach has in common Why you can’t replace in-person coaching How to sort through contradicting research and identify the best training information possible The story behind how Strengtheory got started The Complete Strength Training Guide for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Lifters Greg shares his approach to writing successful articles The BIG mistake that most people make with the squat Constantly improving and fine tuning your squat Injury management and taking time off Why you should stop trying to learn everything from everyone And, great parting advice for all of us... If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to become the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: Strengtheory.com Instagram How to Squat: The Definitive Guide The Complete Strength Training Guide for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Lifters JamesClear.com Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life Science and Practice of Strength Training Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

RT 170 | Kelly Starrett – How To Free Yourself From Being Deskbound  

Dr. Kelly Starrett returns this week as a 4-time guest on the podcast to talk about a critical topic for enhancing your health and living a better life. Kelly Starrett is a movement teacher, strength coach, visionary physical therapist, international speaker, and co-founder of MobilityWOD.com, which has transformed how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. His first book, Becoming A Supple Leopard, is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and was one of the 100 Most Notable Books in 2013 on Amazon. His most recent book (co-written with his amazing wife Juliet and Glen Cordoza) – Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World – unveils a detailed battle plan for surviving our chair-centric society. This book provides creative solutions for reducing the amount of time you spend on your backside, as well as providing strategies for transforming your desk into a dynamic, active workstation that can improve your life. Deskbound is set to become a "game-changing" new approach to biomechanics and human movement. During our discussion, Kelly and I chat about the new book and the dangers of slipping into a sedentary lifestyle. More importantly, though, this interview will open up your eyes and remind you that as humans, we are all designed to move. Kelly outlines the benefits to optimizing your physical environment and teaches you simple approaches to standing more often, self-mobilization, resting load, and so much more!   Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode: Find out why humans are designed to move The correlation between kids with ADHD and movement How Deskbound is much different from related books The dangers of slipping into a sedentary lifestyle Discover the positive effects of creating a dynamic movement environment How squatting "ass to grass" can eliminate hip and lumbar disease A gradual approach to standing more often How to optimize your position and improve function Looking at the human being as a self-organizing system The concept of "practice makes permanent" How to avoid living in dysfunction and adapting poor positions Understanding the resting load for different positions What in the heck does sitting have to do with the boom in the adult diaper business? Discover a simple approach to standing more often If you can’t breathe in a position - you don’t own that position. The amazing benefits of sitting on the ground versus in a chair or couch For every 30 minutes that you sit, move for 2! The benefits of the “Fidget Bar” Understand posture vs. position Taking the load out of your spine with the “Captain Morgan Pose” Creating an environment where you can constantly move and adjust your position Deadlifting from the “Zombie Position” Putting the skill back into movement The benefits of performing 10-15 min of self-mobilization Learn how to avoid over mobilization The sliding surface concept His favorite mobility tool - and “Partner Smashing” Why exercise doesn't negate living a sedentary lifestyle Why you can’t "out-train" bad physiology The big question - are you walking enough?  Kelly explains how the Deskbound project came to life Find out how standing helped one company make an extra $40 million in sales Learn how YOU can become a part of the standing revolution Find out how you can win Kelly’s new book - Deskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts,

RT 169 | Steve Kamb – The Hero’s Journey To A Great Life  

Steve Kamb, author of Level Up Your Life and the Founder of Nerd Fitness, joins the podcast this week. For the past 5 years, Steve Kamb has transformed himself from wannabe daydreamer into a real life superhero and actually turned his life into a gigantic video game: flying stunt planes in New Zealand, gambling in a tuxedo at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, and even finding Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef. Steve’s book – Level Up Your Life – teaches you exactly how to use your favorite video games, books, and movies as inspiration for adventure rather than an escape from the grind of everyday life. Steve has helped hundreds of thousands of everyday people through his popular website, NerdFitness.com, to lose weight, get stronger, and live better. During our discussion, Steve shares his inspiring journey and the steps he took to build a life worth talking about. In this interview, you’ll learn how to shift your mindset and prioritize your time so you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode: Find out how Steve started leveling up his life and living the hero's journey The 3 mentors that have influenced Steve’s training What Steve's currently working on - specific training goals Why introducing chaos to your body will make you more resilient Learn how Steve finds balance between bodyweight and barbells Becoming conscious of your actions and prioritizing your time Turning life into a videogame and living the ultimate life Find out how Steve wrote 100,000 words in 4 months! How to eliminate self-limiting beliefs and gain momentum in ANYTHING you do Overcoming mental barriers and living like James Bond The importance of finding out what you’re truly capable of accomplishing The correlation between a healthy lifestyle and running a successful business Why you should never say “I don’t have time” ever again How to quit relying on motivation and start building systems that support your priorities If you enjoyed this week’s episode, please drop in a quick review in iTunes or Stitcher. It’s easy to review the show and it’s greatly appreciated to help the show grow. To see how to post a review in iTunes, go to RdellaTraining.com/review SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN ITUNES SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW THE SHOW IN STITCHER The Rdella Training® Podcast is released each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with “world class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry. The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to become the Premier Strength and Performance Podcast online interviewing the industry leaders to help people of all levels live their strength and discover their greatness. SHOW NOTES: LevelUpYourLife.com BeastSkills.com Anthony Mychal The 4 Hour Workweek Ido Portal Scrivener Spread the word! Please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

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