Episode 93: Interview with Bret Contreras - Bret’s PhD Research, The 2×4 ebook, and Whats Next?

This episodes guest is my good friend Bret Contreras

Bret is a strength and conditioning coach, sport scientist, and researcher located in Scottsdale, Arizona in the USA.

Bret was previously on the podcast why back on episode 30.

On this episode Bret and I discussed:

- Bret's recently completed PhD research 

- Bret's 2x4: Maximum Strength ebook - Which to me is a great book that went under the radar!
- And what's next for Dr. Contreras (I know he won't want me calling him Dr :-)

This was a great episode guys, and I hope you all enjoy it.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 92: Interview with Bill Hartman - Principles of Rehabilitation, & Training, PRI, and much more

This episode's guest is Physical Therapist, Physical Preparation Coach, and Van Halen deadhard Bill Hartman.

Bill is the co-owner of IFAST and is one of the leading Physical Therapists and Sports Performance Coaches around today.  

Bill is a practitioner with the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI) and Active Release Therapy (ART), and also holds certifications as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA, and as a Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting.

Bill also sits on the Board of Directors of the International Youth and Conditioning Association (IYCA). 

Bill regularly works with athletes from high school, collegiate, and professional levels in a number of sports.



On this episode Bill and I discuss:

- Bill's Background and Influences

- Bill's Rehabilitation and Training Principles 
- PRI of course!
- Misinterpretations around proper breathing mechanics
- Biggest mistakes made and lessons learned so far in Bill's career
- Bill's Top Resources
- Bill's life advice for all the listeners
- IFAST University
- And more.

Hope you guys enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 91: Interview with Bryan Mann - Auto-Regulatory Progressive Resistance Exericise (APRE), Velocity Based Training (VBT), and More

This episodes Guest is Dr. Bryan Mann.

Bryan is the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Missouri where he has worked since 2006.

Bryan has many Powerlifting accolades to his name in Raw, Single Ply, and Multiple Ply lifting. 

Bryan is also a researcher and author, having written several research publications dealing with the training of Division 1 athletics, specifically Football.

Bryan has written 3 books, Auto-Regulatory Progressive Resistance Exercise (APRE)Developing Explosive Athletes: The Use of Velocity Based Training in Athletes, and The Complete Guide to Powerlifting - which Bryan co-authored with Dan Austin. 


On the episode Bryan and I discussed:

- Bryan's Background and Influences 
- The Good and not so good things that Bryan see's within the Physical Preparation Profession

- Bryan's Main Training Principles - His Big Rocks
- Auto Regulatory Progressive Resistance Exercise (APRE)
- Velocity Based Training for Raw Powerlifters?
- Biggest Mistakes and Lessons Learn so far in Bryan's Career
- Bryan's top resources
- Bryan's advice to all the listeners
- And upcoming projects and products that Bryan has on the horizon 

I Hope you guys really enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 90: Interview with Danny Lennon - Principles of Nutrition and Critical Thinking

This episodes guest is with my great friend and colleague Danny Lennon of Sigma Nutrition.

Danny has a degree in Biology and Physics, as well as a Masters in Nutritional Science and is one of the top Nutrition, Health, Wellness  and Performance educators online.

His podcast Sigma Nutrition is one of the Top Nutrition and Performance Podcasts available to everyone for free through iTunes, Stitcher and other android applications.

On this episode Danny and I discussed:
- Danny's Background and Influences

- Danny's Nutritional Principles
- Danny's advice on How to think more critically about information 
- Danny's Top Rescources
- And Danny's upcoming 2016 Sigma Nutrition 2 Day Seminar on April 9-10th at UCD, Belfield, Dublin

This was a top class episode and I hope you guys enjoy it.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 89: Interview with James Smith - Applied Sprinting Manual - Part 3

This Episode is Part 3 of our interview with Physical Preparation Coach James Smith where we continue our discussion surrounding James' latest book "Applied Sprint Training".

If you haven't listened to Part 1 yet you can find it here, and if you also haven't listened to Part 2, you can listen to it here.

Enjoy Guys!

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 88: Interview with James Smith - Applied Sprinting Manual - Part 2

This Episode is Part 2 of our interview with Physical Preparation Coach James Smith where we continue our discussion surrounding James' latest book "Applied Sprint Training".

If you haven't listened to Part 1 yet, you can find it here.

Enjoy Guys!

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 87: Interview with James Smith - Applied Sprinting Manual - Part 1

This episodes guest is Physical Preparation Coach James Smith.


James was a previous guest back on Episode 47.

On this episode James and I discussed topics from his latest book Applied Sprint Training.

The topics we got into were:

- Increasing the Alactic Threshold
- Maximum and Operational Outputs
- Extensive Tempo vs Maximum Aerobic Speed for Aerobic development
- Short to Long and Long to Short Protocols for Speed Development
- Vertical Integration
- Why James does not like the Yo-Yo Test for looking at aerobic capacity
- Aerobic Power Methods for aerobic development
- James' thoughts on using Olympic Lift Variations for Strength-Speed and and overall power development

This was an outstanding interview guys, and I hope you enjoy part 1.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 86: Interview with Yosef Johnson of Ultimate Athlete Concepts

This episodes guest is Yosef Johnson from Ultimate Athletes Concepts.

Yosef is the man behind Ultimate Athlete Concepts which is a multi-faceted company providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science.

On this episode Yosef and I talk about:
- Yosef background
- How UAC cam to be
- Dr Yessis' influence on Yosef
- The new UAC website and Yosef hopes for it moving forward
- And we finished the show talking about - politics, culture, environment and human behavior 

Hope you guys enjoy the show!

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 85: Interview with Matt Jordan - The Science of Strength and a Discussion on Periodization

This episodes guest is Sport Scientist and Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Jordan.

Matt has a degree in Kinesiology and a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Calgary. 

Matt has been the personal Strength Coach to more than 20 World and Olympic medalists, and has worked with elite athletes in many sports including: speed skating, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, hockey, football, volleyball, and mixed martial arts. 

Matt is now a Strength Coach, the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Canadian Sports Institute-Calgary, and the Director of Sport Science and Sports Medicine for Alpine Canada.

Matt is currently completing his Doctorate in Medical Science at the University of Calgary focusing on ACL injury/re-injury prevention in elite alpine ski racers.

On this episode Matt and I discussed:
- Matt's background and influences

- What are the good and bad things that Matt see's within the human performance profession
- Matt's thoughts on strength development and programming based off his contributions to Stu McMillan's article series (A coaches Guide to Strength Development) on Stu's blog
- An insight into Matt's PhD work on ACL injury reduction and rehabilitation
- And much more

This was another excellent show guys and I hope you enjoy it!

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 84: Interview with Derek Evely - All Things Bondarchuk - Part 2

This episode is Part 2 of our interview with Derek Evely.

If you haven't listened to Part 1 I would encourage you to do so before listening to Part 2.

Enjoy Part 2 guys!

Stay Strong,

RB

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