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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.The American Ganster, born on the mean streets of West Linn, Oregon sits down with the Strength Chat hosts and talks all things fighting, strength, life, and even his recent appearance on Celebrity Apprentice. Chael and host Chris Duffin go WAY back to the Oregon state wrestling championships where they both participated, unknown to either of them that they would be friends later in life. This is one of the most fun, laughter-filled episodes we've recorded so make sure to tune in! Video podcast available below.Introduction and background of guest [00:43] Chris recounts his defeat to Baumgartner in the Oregon state wrestling championship 20 years back [01:21] Discussing the extreme demands that sports like wrestling and fighting place on athletes [05:06] Chael recounts his experience as professional athlete [06:23] We talk about the mental makeup of a fighter [07:01] Chael recounts his professional failures [08:10] Importance of cultivate a winning attitude to succeed as an athlete [10:13] Adopting an “All in” attitude with no fallback plan will help you find the path to success [11:24] Chael recounts some of his proud moments while fighting in the UFC [14:50] Importance to forget the bad, learn from it but not dwell over it [15:40] Chael talks about the one thing about UFC that he truly resents – inability to take up more...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!This week's guest is none other than Mr. 3000 himself, Donnie "Super D" Thompson. Know as the first person in history to total 3000 pounds in the Big 3 powerlifts, Donnie has made a name for himself in recent years as an innovator and educator when it comes to strength and human movement. That may sound familiar, as it's something we're known for as well. In this episode we cover "Body Tempering" or Donnie's name for his instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization method, as well as lifting, life, and the industry as it stands. A great episode not to be missed by anyone!Make sure to check out Donnie's website here. You may purchase his Bow Tie on Rogue Fitness and IASTM products can be found on our store here! Introduction and background of guest [00:50] We talk about the state of affairs in college sports and professional sports [02:01] Donnie talks about avoiding injury without compromising on your gains [02:27] Discussing Donnie’s impressive collaboration with physical therapists [03:38] We talk about the recent fad where people blindly follow so called strength “coaches” on social media [05:39] Learn about the high rate of injuries among high school athletes and the common problems faced by them [07:19] Discussing the unimpressive standards of strength coaches in high school [11:32] Donnie shares more details about his “Body tempering” method, also called assisted soft tissue mobilization method [16:01] We delve into ankle strengthening and explain why it is so important for athletics [18:12] Understanding the science behind body tempering; we draw parallels to thumb rolling [21:42] Learn about the concept of tissue diffusion and how it relates to body tempering [23:49] Common protocols used...

This week our hosts sit down with Dr. Ryan DeBell, the founder of the Movement Fix. Ryan started the Movement Fix as a resource to all on the basics of human movement and how to move pain-free whatever your goal may be. He record his own podcast and provides hours upon hours of free written and video content for his followers. In many ways, his mission is very similar to ours. In this podcast the hosts and Ryan discuss the business of movement and rehab; and how to get yourself heard in an industry with thousands of voices trying to push something down your throat and sell you something in the hopes of making a quick buck. Introduction and background of guest [01:00] The origins of the “Movement Fix” [02:50] Comparing and contrasting one-on-one coaching versus reaching out to multiple people [06:08] The challenges of working with virtual clients and coming up with audio and video content that connects [10:56] Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of working with virtual clients [11:49] Ryan discusses the various articles that he writes on – he talks at length about his passion for crossfit [12:58] Chris provides his take on cross-fit exercises [15:58] Factors that go into designing a fabulous cross-fit program [16:25] Ryan provides his perspective on cross-fit exercises [17:20] Discussing Ryan’s endeavor, Movementproviders.com – easily look up providers on this great resource [18:31] Ryan shares information about his Daily Domination journal – helps health providers who are lacking in business areas [23:33] Get $10 off by using the coupon code Strengthchat10 on Ryan’s business website [27:23] Find out how the Daily Domination journal can help you – define your goals, manage your time and hit them with alarming regularity [28:39] We talk about the utter of Lack of business acumen in clinicians, especially...

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 high-level strength and conditioning coach Christian Bosse. Christian has been coaching at the international and Olympic levels in Tennis, BMX, Track Cycling, Mountain Bike, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Equestrian, Shooting...

This podcast is our first roundtable Q&A! This week the hosts are joined by Coach Zac Harris and Brady Cable of Kabuki Strength. Together they go through a list of questions asked by you, our listeners and followers! Tune in and get a glimpse into our philosophy, sense of humor, as well as some great insight into a random assortment of questions from people like you!I am having trouble with shoulder mobility when it comes to squatting. What exercises should I do? [01:50] Refer multiple videos by entering keyword "Shoulder" on kabuki.ms [02:00] Who are you top three favorite powerlifters of all time? [03:06] Parameters that we consider in velocity based training [03:42] Is Kabuki strength planning on coming out with its own whiskey? [04:32] Prescribed program for a powerlifter who is beat up and is unable to generate enough velocity [05:53] Chris explains how velocity based training has evolved over the years at Kabuki strength [07:19] Best way to do rehab training for high strung tendonitis caused by weight shift in squat and overuse [10:58] Changing your stance to deal with tendonitis [13:07] Core principles for designing an effective strength program [13:39] Discussing the importance of understanding individuals goals and capacities before designing an effective strength program [15:04] Any good advice for related groin pain besides the typical ball squeeze? [17:15] Passive compression with a floss band is recommended for dealing with groin pain [17:52] Tips for squatting and dead lifting for those suffering from scoliosis [19:15] How to keep a neutral spine when lifting weights [21:05] Learn to lift with great movement quality in order to prevent injury [22:44] Does your body tighten up due to poor movement quality? [24:42] Zac and Chris gives some tips to bench press the right way [26:30] Chris describes how to...

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 powerlifter and strength coach JL Holdsworth. His accolades far too long to list here, JL is also the founder of RPR, or the Reflexive Performance Reset methodology which he discusses in great detail on the show today. JL is also the owner of The Spot Athletics, a performance facility in Columbus, Ohio where he coaches athletes of all levels. Our hosts along with JL provide a great, informative episode for you today, so tune in!Introduction and background of the guest [2:44] JL reminisces the events that inspired him to keep in spite of periodical hiccups [7:35] The origins of Spot Athletics and the philosophy behind it [11:53] Discussing the responsibilities and limitations of a strength coach [16:32] Learn how people from all age groups can train with Spot Athletics [17:35] JL shares why he is absolutely against training while in pain [21:51] Discussing the older, traditional mentality of training in spite of pain [23:23] JL shares his fitness goal: Make people feel better after a training regimen [26:33] JL reflects on how his past experiences with Westside helped him while starting Spot Athletics [28:08] Discussing the evolving mentalities in the powerlifting world [31:29] JL highlights the lack of experts in the fitness industry [35:11] Discussing the role of the RPR in limiting the possibilities of injury [38:24] JL talks about the scope of his work and people in the industry he’s in contact with...

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. Bryan Mann has been competing in the sport of powerlifting since 1996. He is the assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Missouri where he has worked since 2004. He has many powerlifting accolades to his name in raw, single-ply, and multi-ply lifting. He is a researcher and author, having written several research publications dealing with training in Division 1 athletics, specifically football. He has recently published "Developing Explosive Athletes: Use of Velocity Based Training in Training Athletes". You can read his content on EliteFTS where he is a columnist or follow him on twitter!Introduction and background of the guest [1:36] Bryann reminisces on the mini-thesis he wrote about the relation between cleans and a vertical jump [6:33] Bryann shares how he ended up using incorrect statistics for his mini-thesis [8:08] Learning how velocity based training for the athletes lead to various improvements [10:15] Utilizing ZONE in velocity training: Can it be applied to exercise movements? [13:27] Greg shares how he uses velocity in SDE or SPE (Special Developmental Exercises and Special Physical Exercises, respectively) [16:05] Learn why zones is ideally suited for a team-sport environment [17:48] Bryann shares information about Gymaware, a tool he uses for monitoring velocity [20:02] How can you manually implement a velocity device in your training? [23:02] Choosing the right parameters for VBT while performing at the highest level [29:07] Discussing how the psychological aspect of the VBT improves power and strength [32:00] ...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [1:28] The origins of YAP and the philosophy behind it [4:03] The clinical process behind YAP; Phillip shares how he handles client issues using the YAP methodology [12:08] Phillip shares how he uses the skin rolling technique [14:00] Does manual therapy have to be painful in order to be effective? [15:50] Learn how “Yapping” helps relieve you from joint pains [21:03] Phillip explains as to why you feel weakness in the area subjected to yapping [26:05] Is yapping safe to use? Does it need more investigation? [29:28] Phillip shares how his treatment for back pain evolved over the years [34:03] Discussing the fearful mind set which prevents athletes from maintaining a neutral spine position during lifting [37:46] We talk about the increased chances of injury when maintaining improper movement [42:45] Phillip talks about his sports background [45:14] Phillip shares his contact details [48:12]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [00:46] Evan talks about his background and how he got into strength conditioning [2:41] Learn how Evan managed to fight and overcome cancer and in the process, inspire athletes [08:40] Methods to bring about mental toughness in athletes [15:37] Evan shares how he manages the hundreds of athletes and their coaching schedules [20:29] Does Evan believe in structuring position specific training? [25:43] Evan shares how he goes about with the data collection process [26:37] Learn how training evolves over winter, spring and summer sessions [28:00] What does Evan think of athletes venturing into private sector for training during down time? [32:06] Evan’s role in the training process and how he collaborates with the Head Coach [34:21] Evan talks about his time at Davidson [38:29] What does the general career path look like for a strength coach? [41:45] Evan talks about his experience with tempering equipment [43:45] How does Evan’s training program help athletes reach newer heights? [47:37] Does Evan change his training method differ for a superstar athlete and an average athlete [50:24] Evan’s advice for people looking to enter the field of SNC [53:40]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [0:33] Jordan shares details about his velocity measurement products and how it compares to other devices in the market [3:12] Jordan talks about the factors that led to the creation of his device, the V1; learn how V2 has improved over V1 [7:29] Defining auto-regulation, and comparing it to velocity measurement [10:22] Jordan shares how he tests different profiles [12:27] What are the factors that affect 1RM velocity? We discuss training age and height [15:07] Is it possible to come up a matrix that can accurately predict One-Rep Max?  [16:08] Discussing the relation of velocity to percentage of One-Rep Max, and how this enables the use of most current data [19:41] Can you make reliable decisions based on velocity based data? [25:21] Discussing range of motion and analyzing its effect when fatigue accumulates [27:30] Jordan talks about the process of collecting qualitative data from velocity based training [32:06] Jordan shares details about the SNS Barbell Facility [40:23] Jordan shares his contact information [41:15]...