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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.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...

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 Dr. Stasha Gominak, a medical professional and researcher currently working on the link between vitamin D and sleep health, among other important topics in health discourse. In today's episode, our hosts and Dr. Gominak dive deep into the importance of sleep as it relates to health, strength, and performance. They also discuss the current research on sleep, vitamin D, and even gut health.A must-listen episode of Strength Chat for sure! Check out more about Dr. Gominak at her site drgominak.comIntroduction and background of guest [04:00] Importance of paralyzing your body in deep sleep [05:20] Generating growth hormones in slow wave sleep to repair your body [06:05] Understanding how the brain, growth hormones and growth receptors work in tandem while you are sleeping [06:43] Learning how the body grows in formative years and in puberty [07:49] Getting into the correct sleep state [09:28] The benefits of studying sleep cycles for head ache patients [09:53] Understanding the correlation between Vitamin D and deep sleep [11:30] Learning how excess vitamin D can prevent you from getting deep sleep [12:15] Consider opting for an annual blood work to monitor your vitamin D and vitamin B [13:12] Intake of vitamins without proper consultation can result in deleterious effect [14:07] Correcting the misconception that it is safe to play around with vitamin B [16:50] Learning how...

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.Phil Daru is a rapidly rising strength coach for Professional MMA Athletes, and creator of Daru Strong Specialized Training Systems.He is a former D1 football player, Strength Conditioning Coach for American Top Team, retired Pro MMA fighter, and has degrees in sports medicine and exercise science.We're thrilled to have Phil on our show to discuss how the world of movement and strength is exploding in side the fighting sports world.Make sure to check out more information on Phil at his site darustrong.comIntroduction and background of guest [04:19] Phil shares details of his star studded clientele [08:11] Discussing the problem with being overly sport specific during training [09:11] Preserving joint angles and keeping them as safe as possible [09:53] Regulating breathing to increase power [10:58] Moving multi directionally with good core stability [13:38] Learning to better withstand injuries by developing greater core stability [14:25] Building higher capacity to enable longer duration work [15:36] Discussing anaerobic lactic and alactic training sessions [16:24] Ways to auto-regulate MMA fighters [18:04] Using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to monitor and train fighters better [19:04] Understanding the science behind HRV [20:31] Applying Velocity Base Training to Mixed Martial Arts [22:02] Understanding the psychology of a MMA athlete [23:20] Challenges faced by coaches from different backgrounds while training MMA athletes [25:30] Do not blindly apply powerlifting training principles to MMA [27:04] Similarities...

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.Cal Dietz is a man with a resume that can't be summed up in one paragraph, so we won't even try. He is the strength and conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota and has coached countless teams and individuals to the international elite and professional levels in many different sports.During his time at the university he helped found and chairs the Sport Biomechanics Interest Group with its purpose to explore the physiological and biomechanical aspects of advanced human performance encompassing the various aspects of kinesiology, biomechanics, neuro-mechanics and physics. This will be achieved by utilizing extensive research theories and applied knowledge in the multi-disciplinary field of human performance.During his time at the university, Dietz has given numerous lectures around the country, as well as publish several scientific articles and dozens articles on training. Most recently, Dietz co-authored the the top selling book, Triphasic Training: A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance.Tune in as our guests talk shop with this legend in the S&C field!Introduction and background of guest [07:33] Diet and nutrition in team sports [09:48] Negative impact of a protein deficient diet [11:20] Starting your day with a protein rich diet [12:05] Importance of eating right and following a rest and recovery regimen [12:35] The importance culture and leadership in fitness training [13:47] HRV readings...

Make sure to check out Dr. McGill's new book "Gift of Injury"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.Legendary Dr. Stuart McGill joins us again on Strength Chat, for the first time since a year ago when he was on Episode 2. Lots of developments since then that are covered in this podcast, as well as an announcement of a new book he is releasing!Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, where he was a professor for 32 years. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate back-pained people and enhance both injury resilience and performance. This produced over 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, several textbooks, and many international awards. He mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey.During this time he taught thousands of clinicians and practitioners in professional development and continuing education courses around the world. He continues as the Chief Scientific Officer for Backfitpro Inc. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts, medical groups and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation.Introduction and background of guest [05:04] McGill shares the premise of his book, “Gift of Injury” [06:45] Discussing the experimental bone callousing process in order to treat injury [08:29] Learn how over exercising will lead to serious injuries...

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.Jacob Lonowski is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Georgia State University. Tune in as the hosts sit down with another professional from the collegiate world of athletics and talk strength training, performance, and a bunch of other stuff.Introduction and background of guest [03:51] Benefits of being a strength and conditioning coach in a collegiate setting [09:00] The current disappointing coaching approach at high school and college level [11:34] Jacob elaborates how he deals with athlete injuries and structures their training [12:29] Need for a national level approach to fitness standards and physical education [13:58] Why is physical education not give the importance that it deserves? [15:42] We discuss the current trend of overly focusing on early results rather than long term athlete development [16:47] Drawbacks of the selection-based Bulgarian style training model [19:11] Need to let go off expression based measurements and focus on a development based model  [20:22] Should high school and college athletes, rather than coaches be responsible for for their own development? [22:28] The current faulty short term approach of NCAA [24:32] Discussing the vicious cycle that leads to immense pressure to win [25:22] Current challenges of implementing the long term development model [27:54] What are some of the current changes that should be made at collegiate level? [30:04] Need for responsible leaders in the world of strength...

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.Almost everybody who is serious about powerlifting, or even strength in general has probably heard of the acronym "RPE". Today, we have the guy that came up with that on the show - Mike Tuchscherer!Mike over the years has come to be known as one of the best and most educated strength coaches in the world, as well as a decorated powerlifter himself. He founded and owns Reactive Training Systems, an education and coaching company.We're honored to have him join the Strength Chat guest family and can't wait for you all to tune in and check out this week's episode!Introduction and background of guest [04:37] RPE in strength training [06:08] Mike shares how he got into strength coaching [07:09] Is online coaching easier than in person fitness coaching? We talk about the various communication issues that you run into as an online coach [10:15] Importance of managing and collecting feedback as a online coach [12:20] Learn how different individuals respond to similar training inputs [13:45] Mike talks about how he has changed his opinion regarding the effectiveness of speedwork [14:39] Mike shares how he uses speed work currently in training [17:11] Individualizing a training process [20:02] Should you train with higher intensity and lower reps? Or otherwise? [20:38] Does enjoying a training process make it more productive? [22:35] Comparing RPE based training to fixed...

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.You've all probably seen a video of Tony on IG or social media somewhere - he's a badass former Marine, ex-SWAT and Narcotics Officer who currently specializes in high-performance tactical training for athletes and LE/Military alike.Tony came down to the Lab for a weekend of shooting, training, and general badassery!Our hosts sit down with Tony in-person to discuss his unique training methodologies, plans for the future, and everything in-between. Make sure to tune in, share with your friends, and check out some of the other cool content we've published from Tony's trip to the Lab.Introduction and background of guest [05:15] Discussing Tony’s hybrid program which consists of MMA, conditioning, agility and strength training [07:20] Defining a hybrid athlete [10:29] Evaluating and starting off with a new client [11:07] Building up endurance without compromising an athlete’s strength [11:47] What is the most challenging aspect of Mike’s training? [13:19] Dealing with athletes who work long shifts [14:41] What are some of the deficiencies that you run into while training athletes? [15:53] Designing different recovery regimens   [17:52] Learning why it is important to do cardio via MMA and Jujitsu [19:58] Real world less than ideal movements challenge police officers and firefighters [21:40] Analyzing fitness standards for police officers and firefighters [24:54] Controlling your breathing and learning to shoot in high stress conditions [28:51] Tony shares some...

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.Dave Tate's life motto is "Live, Learn, Pass On". This is something we wholeheartedly can get behind here at Kabuki Strength, as education has been a cornerstone of our company since it's very beginning.Today our hosts sit down with Dave and talk life, business, and challenges faced in this industry. Dave has years of experience in Powerlifting and strength sports, and his insight is invaluable.Tune in and hear from one of the industry's most iconic and successful leaders!Introduction and background of guest [02:57] David shares his mentoring/training philosophy [05:30] David states his core business philosophy [07:31] Need to balance passion and business sense while running and managing a business [09:14] As a gym owner, is possible to have proper work-life balance? [14:00] David’s advice to young people who are planning on venturing into business; we state the importance of having the right values [16:14] Changes that David’s foresees in the training world; we talk about the need to question age old equipment designs [23:41] The wisdom of using high grade, insured gym equipment [28:25] The current state of the accessory market [29:51] Always get a NDA signed before sharing a new product idea with anyone [30:23] The increasing popularity of multi-purpose machines due to space constraints [33:03] How has powerlifting evolved over the years? What does the future hold for...

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 Dr. Craig Liebenson! We don't want to do the injustice of not introducing him properly, so here's a complete bio from his website! Dr. Liebenson is the Director of L.A. Sports & Spine a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center providing one on one musculoskeletal care. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth Australia and consultant for the  the Anglo-European Chiropratic College M.Sc. programs in Chiropractic Rehabilitation. The first ever chiropractic member of the McKenzie Institute (U.S.) Board of Directors he serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation; the PM&R  Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation; the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy; and Journal of Manual Therapy. Dr. Liebenson is the first health care provider in California to receive a Certification of Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on Achievement of Recognition for Delivery of Quality Back Pain Care. He is actively engaged in ongoing research on the spinal stabilization system as a Visiting Scholar at Pr. Stuart McGill’s Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo. He began studying with both Dr. Karel Lewit and Pr Vladimir Janda beginning in 1987 and began hosting Pavel Kolar’s programs in the late 1990’s.Dr. Liebenson publishes extensively and is the editor of  the...