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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.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...

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 doubleheader are two incredibly knowledgeable and accomplished individuals - Dr. Michael Rintala and Dr. Richard Ulm, both from the Prague Institute of Rehabilitation. They are instructors on DNS [Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization], which is a school of thought that is foundational to our own movement philosophy here at Kabuki Strength. Topics include:Bracing Strategies Eccentric and Concentric Loading Breathing while Bracing Youth Athletics Athletic Development Ideal Maturations of the Nervous System Introduction and background of guest [05:06] Explaining the concepts of Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS) and developmental kinesiology [08:32] Discussing how the central nervous system matures during development [09:30] Understanding the difference between DNS and other systems, and why it is the “Gold Standard” in the world of fitness [11:06] Learning how DNS is about integrating muscles into global movements [14:51] Understanding the concept of deep stabilizing system in the DNS system [15:40] Comparing and contrasting intra-abdominal pressure to a bracing strategy [18:15] Learn how DNS will help you hone your bracing strategy while lifting weights [19:41] Minimizing the abdominal cavity for efficient handling of heavy weights and a stable foundation [20:49] Eccentric activation of the diaphragm is necessary before the start of any activity as opposed to a faulty concentric pattern [22:48] Discussing the extension compression stabilizing strategy [24:50] Learn how an extension compression stabilizing strategy is more suited for a raw lift...

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 long-time friend and The Mad Scientist's ultimate hype-man Dr. Raphael Castro, from New York! Dr. Castro is a licensed chiropractor who works with a large athletic population.Among some of the topics discussed are:Dr. Castro's introduction to chiropractic His experiences working with Crossfit athletes Dealing with old injuries and issues All about kinesio tape and how it works Communicating with patients effectively The power of the mind How strong Raphael actually isNext week we go on a break and will return with awesome guests and episodes the following week! Thanks for tuning in!Introduction and the background of the guest [04:29] Raphael shares details about his seminar [06:46] What led Raphael to starting his business [09:31] The importance of athletes taking advice from doctors with a background in fitness [15:42] Raphael shares details about his clients, a majority of whom are Crossfit athletes [16:50] Raphael explains why Crossfit athletes form a big percentage of his clientele [17:50] Approaches to deal with fitness injuries [21:06] Can you train in spite of a herniated disc? [25:44] Raphael shares how he manages to balance his work and family commitments [28:57] Understanding how the Kinesio tape works and its many benefits [30:41] Access rocktape for studies on Kinesio tape [33:37] Learn why it is critical to apply Kinesio tape the right way [36:49] Discussing...

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.Defining upper back tightness [05:30] Recommended exercise for strengthening the upper back [06:38] Reasons for doing a higher number of reps [09:25] Upper back strength and tightness for squats [10:29] Importance of using your lateral muscles while exercising your upper back [11:04] Point at which volume becomes detrimental to motor patterns for squats for beginner and advanced lifters [11:50] Learning to relax is the right way to work out your shoulder and make it a powerful tool [14:32] Will using the shoulder rock fix poor posture and shoulder impingement? [17:43] Discussing the importance of variability of posture [19:53] The best assistance exercises for squats [21:12] Applications of reactive neuromuscular training [25:21] Dealing with hip pain issues in squat exercises [27:35] Check out the tutorial on squat issues by logging on to www.kabuki.ms [27:52] Best way to switch from a conventional to a sumo dead lift [29:57] Shifting weights on the balls while squatting [36:13] Comparing sumo and conventional deadlifts [39:11] The effect of excessive deadlifting on your squatting exercises [40:58] Typical per day protein and calorie consumption for a powerlifter [41:35] Purpose of doing no handed front squats during deadlifts [43:05] Ideal caffeine consumption for a powerlifter [45:07] Best way to strengthen your hook grip [47:46] Discussing whether chin-ups are better than rows or vice versa [48:18] We share details about upcoming videos...

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 guest is Cameron Josse!Cameron Josse is the Director of Sports Performance at DeFranco’s Gym at the Onnit Academy. He has worked with DeFranco’s Gym owner Joe DeFranco since he was 17 years old. As a former athlete in DeFranco’s training programs, Cameron was exposed to Joe’s unique approach to developing all the tools needed to succeed in athletics, eventually landing him on staff at DeFranco’s Gym. Cameron has worked with a wide variety of athletes, from youth all the way up to professional. He uses his experience as a former high school and collegiate athlete to enable him to connect with the athletes he deals with on a daily basis. Coupling all of the core principles of DeFranco’s Gym in addition to the unconventional training methods found at Onnit, Cameron aims to create fully optimized athletes that dominate on the field of play.Introduction and background of guest [06:36] Importance of keeping an open mind in coaching [13:26] Building relationships is critical for success [15:31] The origins of velocity based training [18:07] The struggles that athletes faced while finding speed [21:12] Velocity deficits and how to deal with it [22:57] Inability to contract muscles when you are velocity deficient [25:15] Experimenting with a powerlifter's (Minimal Velocity Threshold) MVT to enhance performance [26:15] Average and optimal MVT levels for powerlifters [26:58] Favorable physical attributes...