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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.Tony Gentilcore is perhaps best known as being one of the founders of Cressey Sports Performance, a world-renowned facility that has coached hundreds of pro athletes in recent years. Tony has recently started his own venture, which he discusses with our hosts! Besides being a well-known and respected strength coach, Tony is also a published writer with his material in numerous online publications - T-Nation, Men's Health, and others.Tune in as our hosts talk shop with Tony Gentilcore!Introduction and background of guest [2:23] Tony talks about his time with Cressey Sport Performance [8:03] Tony shares some memorable movements during his stint at the Cressey Sport Performance [14:20] Learn how Tony started out in the world of professional bodybuilding [14:52] Tony talks of his 8 year stint as an intern [16:58] Learn how Tony structured tailored appropriate programs for his clients [18:20] How did Tony’s authenticity help him as a fitness coach [19:28] Tony shares some important learnings from his experience as a fitness coach [22:13] Should a fitness professional consider working in a commercial gym [22:45] Having a longstanding sense of humility in the industry is important [24:26] How does online training compare to traditional, in-person training? [25:55] Learn how Tony managed to maintain quality of his online training [28:26] Are online fitness courses less consuming than traditional ones? [29:15] ...

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.Joe DeFranco is a world-renowned strength coach whose list of accolades is far too long to list in this brief description. He is the founder and owner of the world-famous DeFranco’s Gym. For the past two decades, athletes from around the world have hired Joe because of his remarkable ability to improve strength, speed, power, mobility, agility and sport-specific endurance. Joe’s training techniques have been featured in and on ESPN, Spike TV, NFL Network, WWE Network, Men’s Health Magazine, Men’s Fitness Magazine and in the NY Times best-selling book, The 4-Hour Body. His resume includes NFL players from all 32 teams, MLB & NBA players, WWE superstars, UFC fighters, Olympic athletes and high school & college All-Americans.Tune in as the Mad Scientist, Dr. Rudolph, and The Wizard of Training sit down and talk shop with Joe DeFranco!Introduction and background of guest [2:56] Joe talks about his five year stint at the Parisi Speed School [6:38] Joe talks of his current focus which is training trainers, additional coaches, and aspiring gym owners [12:37] Learn about the excellent facilities at the Parisi Speed School and their results [14:11] Following business principles in order to achieve success [19:28] We talk about the various scholarships for high school kids who excel in jumping and speed training [21:13] Can learning about bio-mechanics help increase running, sprinting...

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.Todd Hargrove joins the hosts on Strength Chat today. Who is Todd? From his bio:I'm an author, blogger, Feldenkrais Practitioner and Rolfer. I used to be an attorney.I write and speak about emerging science that is relevant to manual and movement therapists, such as bodyworkers, physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, yoga instructors, athletic coaches, etc. Most of the positive feedback I receive about my writing is that it synthesizes ideas from different fields and makes complex material easy to understand and apply. Tune in and check out another great, informative, and entertaining episode of Strength Chat!Introduction and background of the guest [1:13] Discussing Todd’s book: “A Guide to Better Movement “; making strength training additive to one’s life [1:47] Todd talks about making the transition from an attorney to author, blogger, Feldenkrais Practitioner and Rolfer [4:19] Todd shares how he deals with client issues as a rolfer [7:20] Understand the role of the nervous system to get a better range of motion [9:38] Discussing “pain science” and the impact of thoughts and emotions on pain [13:07] Do you need to take bio-mechanics into consideration while lifting and maintaining correct posture? [17:34] Need for greater collaboration between strength coaches and physical therapists [19:31] Todd shares his background as a Feldenkrais practitioner [20:08] Discussing how the DNS methodology and Feldenkrais’ teaching share a similar 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.After a bit of a break the last two weeks, Strength Chat is back in full swing with our 28th episode! This week's guest needs no introduction - he is well known in the sports and S&C worlds as one of the best! Dr. Charlie Weingroff has worked with professional sport organizations, collegiate teams, and some of the top rehab organizations in the world. In today's episode Dr. Weingroff gives us some personal thoughts on the industry, his experiences and what he is currently working on. Tune in and you might learn a thing or two!Introduction and background of the guest [1:17] Charlie talks about how he got into the industry, and how his athletic background helps him provide better service as a physical therapist [3:46] The powerlifting culture and the psychology of powerlifters [11:28] Importance of communication and right culture in professional athletics [13:05] Charlie talks about the highly lucrative coaching opportunities in world of professional athletics [14:16] Charlie shares information about his courses and seminars [21:36] Charlie talks about his experience while working with the Marine core [23:41] Learn how Charlie approaches coaching in professional basketball [26:30] Discussing the occurrence Hypoxia and Acidosis in professional basketball [27:39] How can you minimize Hypoxia and Acidosis in professional basketball? [31:31] Training approaches used by Charlie [34:02] Why is the Westside...

**NOTE - Kabuki Strength Lab will be hosting a BFR seminar by Owens Recovery Science on July 29th!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.We're thrilled about this week's episode, as it's by far one of the most technical and nerdy ones we've done so far! This week's guest is none other than Dr. Mario Novo, DPT, PT, BFR-R, Cert-DN. He is a results-driven sport orthopedic physical therapist, clinical educator, and university professor who specializes in strength/conditioning and blood flow restriction rehabilitation (BFR-R).In this episode of Strength Chat we discuss in detail the intricacies of BFR training and it's application to strength sports and athletes in general. If you've wanted to understand more about this topic or just get a technical, yet easy-to-understand introduction to BFR - this is the episode you need to listen to!Introduction and background of the guest [00:45] Mario shares how he started off in the physical therapy profession [01:50] Tendency of current PT’s to stick to an antiquated training model [04:34] Training and dealing with injuries which result in acute pain during muscle contraction [05:50] Understanding blood flow restrictions and using it in performance training [08:17] Mario shares how the concepts of BFR were initially adopted at the Centre of intrepid [10:26] Discussing how BFR is vastly different from a simple knee wrap and results in continued arterial flow and helps recover [15:09] Mario...

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 needs no introduction. Eric Cressey has worked with hundreds of major league baseball athletes and professional athletes of all major disciplines. Eric owns Cressey Sports Performance with facilities in Florida and Massachusetts. He has published hundreds of articles on strength and conditioning or sports performance, and is himself a record-holding powerlifter. He holds a kinesiology degree and too many certifications to list here. We are honored to have Eric on our show and we hope you'll tune in for an interesting conversation between him and our hosts!Introduction and background of guest [01:00] Eric shares his training philosophy [05:44] Factors taken into consideration while recruiting in the fitness industry – we discuss the need for professionalism [08:27] Eric shares how he does not prefer to talk on the phone [12:34] Hiring employees who are a good cultural fit [15:12] Need of coaches to respond courteously to client requests [16:02] Eric talks of the various influences that have shaped his training regimen [19:37] Does the organization’s philosophy majorly affect Eric as he takes on the responsibility of their training? [24:15] The challenge of dealing with amateurs in the right way [25:51] Eric talks about his experience with training big league athletes [27:57] Top factors that make a good basketball coach [30:40] Individualizing the strength and conditioning regimen of a...

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 our hosts sit down with Guido Van Ryssegem. Guido has been in clinical practice for 29 years and has been working in the strength and conditioning arena for 34 years. He is co-owner and co-founder of Safe Recovery, LLC. Guido is a practitioner and faculty at Oregon State University, and has published in the Asian Journal of Martial Arts. Guido is also invited faculty for the University of Oregon, Western University, Willamette University, local Community Colleges, and private schools. He has practiced for the Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles. His expertise extends to his own Kinetic Integrations Exercise Specialist Certification. He is a board certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Registered Nurse (RN) and Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) while also certified by the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE).Guido serves as Northwest regional coordinator of the NSCA and is an NATA COR and Occupational Task Force Member. He is on the AQX Sports Incorporated and the Elevation Fitness advisory board. Additionally, he is an Athletes Performance Institute mentorship program presenter.Guido developed the Kinetic Integrations Exercise certification program that includes a corrective exercise approach to resolve movement dysfunctions after injury, a sedentary lifestyle, repetitive movements and incorrect movement. He presents nationally and internationally on this methodology. Guido has also published in the International Journal Of Sports Rehabilitation.Introduction and background...

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.We are thrilled to announce this week's guest on Strength Chat, although in the professional sports world he shouldn't need any introduction! Brandon McDaniel is the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the LA Dodgers Major League Baseball team. Prior to joining the Dodgers he worked as a performance specialist for EXOS training military personnel, although his sports career stretches even farther back before that! Our hosts are no strangers to high-caliber sports, with Rudy Kadlub having coached college football at the D1 level and Chris Duffin having worked with professional athletes in multiple disciplines. Tune in and you might learn something this week about the world of strength in professional sports!Introduction and background of guest [01:48] Tracing Brandon’s professional journey [02:44] Brandon shares his experience of working as performance specialist for EXOS training military personnel [07:08] Learn how Brandon ended up being a coach for LA Dodgers [08:06] Discussing how the coaching mindset has evolved and strength and conditioning has become mandatory for baseball players [08:50] Applying DNS principles to strength and conditioning of baseball players [13:21] Brandon discusses his training philosophy, his focus on better movement and how his approach differs according to player’s age and background [16:07] Making incremental, slow changes instead of going for a complete build-up [19:21] What are the reasons for player injury early on...

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.Matt Wenning is on the most accomplished powerlifters and most respected strength coaches on the planet. He is one of only a handful of people to total over 2600 lbs in a professional competition, hold an all-time world record of 2665 lbs in the 308-lb class, and bench press over 800 lbs in a full powerlifting meet. He currently the owner and a private strength coach at Ludus Magnus gym in Columbus, Ohio, a personal trainer to many executives and professionals at Capital Club Athletics, and contracted by the US Army. He also works with firefighters, physicians, children with disabilities, and all forms of athletes in the Columbus, Ohio, area. We loved having him on the show to discuss movement, lifting, and life. Make sure to visit his website.Introduction and background of guest [01:34] Matt shares details of his bench press and squatting world records [09:25] Learning what to do and what not to do by observing and interacting with powerlifting legends [14:22] Systems and recovery tools to remain injury free [18:00] Body signs and tests for determining that you need to slow down on your training [18:55] Matt talks about his training approach which is a mix of conjugate and linear prioritization [22:13] Discussing the pros and cons of introducing variety in training regimen [27:36] Matt talks about his...

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. John Rusin is not your run-of-the-mill physical therapist. Over the years he's made a name for himself as one of the most respected and educated coaches and sports performance therapists in the industry, working with high-level athletes and providing free knowledge and information to the masses. In this episode the host and Dr. Rusin discuss the industry as it stands, injury prevention, and other components of Dr. Rusin's work. A great episode with an industry leader!Make sure to check out Dr. Rusin's website!Introduction and background of guest [01:28] John delves into the concepts and benefits of pain free training methodology [03:40] Sharing the foundational principals of pain free training [06:26] What are some of the foundational movement patterns for pain free training? [07:00] Discussing the body’s inability to differentiate between sources of stress [09:01] Avoid succumbing to an adrenaline rush and working out in spite of lack of sleep [09:59] What are some of the aftereffects of working out in spite of lack of sleep and rest? [11:13] Discussing the importance of bringing about sustainability of physical practices [11:37] John talks about his training career and his mindset [12:56] Discussing the importance of inculcating an injury preventive training approach [13:28] Communicating and understanding that injury free training will not result in decreased performance [17:24] Systems for managing pain free...