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Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Brian Carroll is no stranger to injury and rehab. After being assessed by Dr. Stuart McGill, he was told that he has one of the worst backs Dr. McGill has ever seen. The story doesn't end there however - and with the good doctor's help Brian was able to come back healthier than ever.Brian is also known for writing 10/20/Life as well as co-authoring The Gift of Injury with Dr. McGill. He is one of the top powerlifters of his generation and has loads of wisdom and knowledge to share with our listeners.Give it a listen, and as always - make sure to share with your friends and leave us a review. Introduction and background of guest [00:21] Brian details his various career achievements [06:28] Learn how Brian suffered a serious back injury which derailed his career [09:45] How did Stuart McGill help Brian recoup and get his career back on track? [10:35] Discussing the extent of Brian’s back injury [13:27] How did Brian manage to recover from his back injury? [14:37] Learn how bone callousing aided in Brian’s recovery [17:11] How did incorporating everyday walks into Brian’s training help him? [19:25] How long did Brian take to squat 1000 plus pounds after his injury? [21:35] How has Brian’s injury changed his training approach? [22:16] Has Brian become conservative in his training approach...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Today's Strength Chat guest is Martin Bingisser, all the way from Switzerland! Martin is a hammer thrower and coaches the Swiss national track team. He worked alongside and under Anatoli Bondarchuk, known as one of the most successful throwing coaches of all time. Martin also publishes content online on his site - HMMRMedia, which is a great resource for coaches and athletes from many disciplines.As always - tune in, share with your friends, and stay strong of mind and body friends!Introduction and background of guest [05:28] Martin shares how he got associated with Anatoli Bondarchuk, one of the most successful throwing coaches of all time [07:45] Should professional lifters consider training for powerlifting? [09:02] Martin explains how Anatoli Bondarchuk classifies different exercises [10:52] What is the benefit of going specific with your exercises? [12:57] Does lifting more help you become a better thrower? [13:28] Discussing the importance of maintaining your priorities [15:15] Does an off season training session really differ from an in season training season? [17:54] Discussing the benefits of having a maintenance phase in order to realize gains [20:44] What are the different metrics for measuring throwing success? [21:41] Does being more analytical help in powerlifting [23:48] What are the factors that affect how far you can throw? [26:31] Why should you always aim for some variation in powerlifting? [27:58] What...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.This week's episode is a live Q&A Roundtable where we take questions from our live listeners and IG audience and answer them live. Sitting in for Dr. Rudolph is Coach Brady, the skinniest man to deadlift 700 pounds.As always, make sure to comment, leave a review, and of course tell your friends about us!How do you come back from deadlifting or squatting lower back tweak? [3:42] Importance of recognizing your capacity as a lifter [7:33] I’m 6’5. Training should be different than average, and I’ve spent 8 long years for 75 pounds. When I lean on my squats, it seems like nothing ever happens. Any thoughts on training a tall lifter? [11:00] Which are the correct muscles to be used in lower squatting? Quads and hamstrings are the only ones listed [18:01] What kind of training would help for a good morning squat? [24:58] I’m interested in a velocity training with the device. Can you share on how I can start building a profile on how I can implement in my workout regimen? Basically a one-on-one on how to get started.  [25:28] Learn how incorrect movement and variability in training affects velocity [29:50] Is it better to maintain lower body weight and body fat before a meet? [31:45] The importance of getting accustomed to a weight cut prior to a meet [36:05] Thoughts...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Today's episode is much more personal than our typical episode. Our guest - live and in-person at the Kabuki Strength Studio - is one of the strongest men in the world in his day, Chad Aichs. Chad is a long-time friend of Kabuki and the Mad Scientist, and on today's show he opens up and shares his incredible story of a battle with depression, insomnia, and despair that he was determined to win, and did win.Chad Aichs is a world class and elite powerlifter in the SHW division. He began training seriously for powerlifting in 1999 in Sparks, Nevada, where he still currently trains at American Iron Gym. In the ten years since he started, Aichs has proven to be one of the strongest lifters in the world. His best lifts are a 1173 squat, 821 bench press and a 755 pull. Aichs' best total is 2733, which makes him one of the top lifters of all time.Tune in and enjoy! If you liked this episode or our show in general, please share with your friends and of course drop us a review! Introduction and background of the guest [5:48] Chad explains how his mental issues affected his lifting [10:03] Learn about the steps that Chad took to improve his mental strength and hence, lifting [12:55] How did better communication help Chad? [16:31] ...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.This week's guest is Alex Viada, the founder and mastermind behind Complete Human Performance. Alex is a lifelong athlete and the only person known to have ever deadlifted over 700 pounds within a week of running a 50 mile ultra-marathon. (This record is not official, but is most likely accurate as to date he’s just fairly certain nobody else has bothered to try it.) Alex has coached hundreds of athletes over a 13 year (to date) career, in many sports ranging from bodybuilding to ultra running to cycling to powerlifting.On today's episode we discuss Alex's new book - The Hybrid Athlete - among other topics including:Introduction and background of the guest [4:02] Is it alright to have a beer or a drink after you training in order to unwind? [7:19] Does running a triathlon stall your training progress? [10:08] Are there advantages to endurance enhancing workouts in strength training? [13:49] Learning how endurance based exercises can help you [17:25] Can you use low intensity endurance training to recover from a strength session? How about using a strength session to recover from endurance training? [20:27] How can getting your heart rate in zone two help you [21:48] How do body conditioning exercises help you recover energy? [23:08] Learn how the conditioning exercises can help you arrive at the correct posture while squatting [24:39] Setting benchmarks...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Dr. Mike Israetel is one of the most recognized researchers and scientists in the strength community, having worked with hundreds of athletes and coaches, as well as created loads of high quality content in every format imaginable.Mike is a professor of Exercise Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and was previously a professor at the University of Central Missouri, where he taught Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, and Advanced Programming for sports and fitness. Mike’s PhD is in Sport Physiology, and he has been a consultant on sports nutrition to the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, TN. Mike has coached numerous powerlifters, weightlifters, bodybuilders, and other individuals in both diet and weight training. Originally from Moscow, Russia, Mike is a competitive powerlifter, bodybuilder, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grappler.In this episode we discuss:Introduction and background of the guest [5:08] Mike talks about his book, “Recovering From Training” [7:21] What are some of ways through ways you can get injured in a gym? [9:51] Importance of recovery in heavy load sessions [13:25] Discussing the negative effects of excessive workout; how can ignoring the recovery of muscles really affect you? [18:25] Mike explains why training within your MRV is crucial [21:02] An in-depth look into MRV and its various branches [25:10] How can consistent training help you stay within your MRV? [27:45] What is the key for increasing...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals. In today's episode we talk to one of the most cited authors in the strength and conditioning industry - Dr. Tim Gabbett! He holds a PhD in Human Physiology (2000) and has completed a second PhD in the Applied Science of Professional Football (2011) , with special reference to physical demands, injury prevention, and skill acquisition. Tim has worked with elite international athletes over several Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006) and Olympic Games (2000, 2004, and 2008) cycles. He continues to work as a sport science and coaching consultant for several high performance teams around the world.Tim has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at over 200 national and international conferences. He is committed to performing world-leading research that can be applied in the ‘real world’ to benefit high performance coaches and athletes.Some of today's topics include:Myths around loading Collecting data when there is too much data Physical sciences relationship to psychological and social sciences Chronic vs. acute load training Improving load capacityTimeline:Introduction and background of the guest [4:04] Tim sheds light on how technology has led to over complication of data [7:13] Highlighting the impact that technology has caused in Tim’s career [9:13] Tim addresses some of the challenges that go into collecting the right data [12:50] Learn how the rise of technology has diminished the value of Psychological and Social sport science [16:38] Tim...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Travis Mash is our guest today, and like most guests on our show, he hardly needs an introduction! Travis is one of the most recognized olympic weightlifting coaches in the world, as well as an accomplished lifter himself having broken Ed Coan's all-time pound-for-pound total record in powerlifting. He owns Mash Elite Performance in North Carolina where he coaches elite level athletes and lifters into world champions.On today's episode our hosts Brady Cable and Brandon Senn discuss Travis' new book on VBT, training principles, lifting culture, and the philosophy of training among other excellent topics! Enjoy!...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Lee Taft, known to most simply as “The Speed Guy”, is highly respected as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world!Sound like something we might be interested in? Sure is!Our hosts sit down with Lee and talk about multi-directional speed - Lee's specialty - and why it's important to athletic development. They discuss the "6 basic movements" and their integration into strength and speed training. Of course, plenty of other topics and touched on and discussed as well!Introduction and background of guest [03:58] Have coaches realized that multi-directional speed has led to higher athletic development? [05:45] Lee explains how he teaches speed to athletes [07:02] Describing the six basic movements and how we integrate these into different sports [09:27] Change direction without risk of injury - importance of proper joint alignment [13:04] Learn how reactive core training can help deal with change of position [15:23] Why are kids quick in changing direction? What can athletes learn how the innate “fight or flight” ability that kids possess?  [16:40] Lee lists some generalities that he stick to while strength training athletes [21:01] Does strength training become less important as he builds his skill? [23:40] Balancing strength and fluidity in sports [24:25] Lee explains how he increases his client’s velocity in the absence of sophisticated measurement tools [26:23] Balancing technology and convention is critical...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.This week we are honored to have the one-and-only Juggernaut himself, Chad Wesley Smith, on our podcast! Chad hardly needs an introduction, having become one of the most recognized strength coaches in the industry and one of the strongest men in the world!Chad's athletic background and transition to strength sports Chad's personal philosophy on programming and training VBT All sorts of other strength nuggets!As always, if you enjoyed this podcast and learned a thing or two, please leave a review and tell your friends about it!Introduction and background of guest [04:42] Chad shares details about his training regimen and shares how he ventured into powerlifting [08:19] The origins of Juggernaut [12:27] Velocity based training and how it can help you out throw your peers in shotput [15:08] Chad’s advice to young athletes aspiring to be take up shotput professionally [19:05] Who are the people in the world of powerlifting, track and fitness and weightlifting that Chad is most influenced with? [23:10] Most overrated ongoing things in the world of powerlifting; we talk about giving volume undue importance [26:06] Discussing the pros and cons of Bulgarian style training with intensity but no volume [29:14] We talk about athletes performing exercises with either no variations or too many variations [30:32] Difficulties faced while going for training for one meet to another meet [33:12] Importance...