Episode 77: Interview with Derek Hansen - Speed Development

This episodes guest is Strength and Conditioning and Track and Field Coach Derek Hansen.

Derek has been working been working with athletes in strength, speed, and power sports since 1988. Originally working with Track and Field athletes, Derek expanded his services to assist athletes in all sports with an emphasis on speed development. He has since with some of the top performers in the world as a coach and as a consultant - including Olympic medalist, world record holders, Canadian National Team athletes, professional sports organizations and professional athletes from numerous sports.


You can find out more about Derek on his website - Strength Power Speed 

On this episode Derek and I discussed:
- Derek's Background and Influence
- The good and bad that Derek see's within the Training Profession
- Derek's Training Philosophy
- Absolute Speed for Field Based Athletes
- Managing the Central Nervous System throughout the training process
- Hamstring injuries and rehabilitation
- Advice and Resources

Hope you guys really enjoy the show.

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RB

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Episode 76: Interview with Denis Logan from EXOS - All about Strength Development

This episodes guest is Denis Logan from EXOS.

Denis serves as a Performance Specialist in the education department at EXOS. Prior to joining EXOS he was a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Aviator Sports Performance in New York. 

On this episode Denis and I discussed:
- Background and Influences 

- All things strength development
- Denis' training philosophy
- What concepts from Westside can we take and use with our athletes
- Denis' top resources
- Advice to all coaches
- Much More

Hope you guys really enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 75: Interview with Dan Pardi - All about Sleep

This episodes guest is Dan Pardi from Dan's Plan.

Dan is an entrepreneur and researcher who's life's is centered on how to facilitate health behaviors in others.He is the developer of  "Loop Model to sustain Health Behaviors" to help people live a healthy lifestyle in the modern world.

Dan does research with Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department at Stanford, and the Departments of Neurology and Endocrinology at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Dan's current research looks at how sleep influences decision making (publications). 

Dan also works with Naval Special Welfare to help the most elite fighters in the world maintain vigilant performance in both combat and non-combat conditions. 


Formerly, Dan served as Board Chairman of the Investigator Initiated Sponsored Research Association, a global non-profit aimed to promote best practices in the arena of academic research grants.

Early in his career, Dan served as a Division 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach where he designed year-round training protocols for 13 athletic teams.


On this episode Dan I discussed:
- What got him interested in Sleep Research?
- Dan's thoughts on the evolutionary Perspective of Circadian Timing
- Sleep Pressures and Wake Drives]
- Circadian Timing in Blind People
- The affect of Blue light on the skin at nighttime
- Sleep restriction and decision making, particularly with food choices
- Dan's Plan
- The Ideal Body Weight Program
- And much more

Hope you guys really enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB 

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Episode 74: Interview with Lee Taft

For this episode I'm delighted to bring Lee Taft back onto show.

Lee was previously on the show back on episode 19.

Lee is a strength and conditioning coach who is highly regarded as the top multi-directional speed specialists around currently.

On this episode Lee and I discuss:
Lee's brand new product - Complete Speed Training

- Program design for Multi-Directional Speed
- Lee's Philosophy for Multi-Directional Speed development
- Subconscious Learning of skill
- Lee's experience at EXOS' phase 4 mentorship in 2013
- Lee's Multi-Directional Speed Instructor Certification Course
- And Much More

This was a great one. Enjoy!!

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RB

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Episode 73: Interview with Rob Taylor

This episodes guest is Strength and Conditioning Coach Rob Taylor.

Coach Taylor is the founder and owner of SMARTER Team Training.

Taylor was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Loyola University Maryland for over seven years. Rob was a strength and conditioning consultant for athletes on the Women's Lacrosse's World Cup Champions Team Australia in 2005, and was the Head Strength Coach for Team Australia's 2009 World Cup team that played in the world championship game also. He has worked with professional organizations such as the Anaheim Angles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Mutiny, and San Antonio Silver Stars.

Coach Taylor has has also been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at UNC Greensboro. He left to pursue a graduate degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware, while working as an assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Rob has also worked with the athletic department at Cincinnati, Princeton, and Villanova. At each of these institutions he helped numerous athletes reach their dreams of becoming professional athletes. Rob's athletes have gone on to be drafted by the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS, MLL, NLL, and participate in the Olympic Games.

On this episode Rob and I discussed:

- Rob's background and influences
- Rob's coaching philosophy
- Rob's Training System
- Rob's thoughts on neck training
- The biggest things that Rob has learn in his career so far
- Rob's top resources
- And much more.

Hope you guys enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 72: Interview with David O’Sullivan

This episodes guest is Dave O'Sullivan.

Dave is the clinical director for ProSport Physiotherapy Huddersfield and Head Phyiotherapist for the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League Club. Dave has worked with some of the worlds top Rugby Union and Rugby League players as well as Elite runners and Gaelic Footballers through his company ProSport Physiotherapy in Huddersfield.

Dave is also the head tutor with the ProSport Academy, which is an intensive 12 month mentorship program designed to cater for ONLY 25 rehabilitation specialists to bring their mastery of sports injury rehabilitation to the next level.

On the show Dave and I discussed:
- Dave's rehabilitation philosophy

- Problems that Dave see's with the rehabilitation of sports injuries
- ACL rehabilitation with Danny McGuire when Dave was with the Leeds Rhinos - Click here for the video
- Biggest things Dave has learn in his career so far
- Dave's top resources
- The ProSport Academy Mentorship Program

Hope you guys enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 71: Interview with Greg Robins

This episodes guest is strength and conditioning coach Greg Robins of The Strength House and Cressey Sports Performance.

On this episode Greg and I discussed:
- Greg's background and influences
- Greg's take on problems he see's within the the strength and conditioning profession
- Greg's training philosophy
- We discussed Greg's ebook that he co-author with Eric Cressey The Specialization Success Guide
- Biggest lessons Greg has learned so far in his career
- Advice and resources
- And much more

Hope you guys enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 70: Interview with Kelly Starrett

This episodes guest is physical therapist and strength coach Kelly Starrett of Mobility WOD and San Francisco Crossfit.


Kelly is authored of the New York times best-selling book - "How to be a supple Leopard".

On this episode Kelly and I discussed:
- Kellys background and influences
- Problems within the training and rehabilitation fields
- Training and rehabilitation philosophy
- His take on the "knees out debate"
- Thoughts on Gray Cook and the FMS
- Biggest lessons he has learn in his career to date
- And much more

Hope you guys enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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Episode 69: Interview with James Hanley

This episodes guest is strengh coach James Hanley.

James is the Founder and Owner of Revolution Fitness here in Dublin, Ireland. Rev Fit currently has two locations on Dublin's North side with a thriving membership.

James is also a very accomplished powerlifter with over a decades worth of experience under the bar.  

On the episode James and I discussed:

- James background and influences 
- Problems that James see's within the fitness and training profession
- James training philosophy
- We discuss powerlifting training and some tips for those looking to increase their lifts
- Biggest things James has learned so far in career
- James recently released Alpha Blueprint Training System
- Advice and resources 
- And much more!

Hope you guys enjoy the show.

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RB

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Episode 68: Interview with Bill Wolcott

This episodes guest is Bill Wolcott founder of the Healthexcel and author of the Metabolic Typing Diet.

Bill Wolcott is the world's leading authority on Metabolic Typing, a revolutionary dietary technology that enables people to optimize their health and fitness by identifying their own highly individualized nutritional needs, and tailoring their diets accordingly.

As a nutritional expert, Bill has a very unique background. For over 20 years he has provided technical consulting services to health professionals throughout the United States and Europe - including MDs, nutritionists, naturopaths and chiropractors. In this capacity, Bill has personally developed computer-based, customized "metabolic profiles" on tens of thousands of patients.

On this episode Bill and I discussed:
- The History of Metabolic Typing 

- The Fundamental Homeostatic Controls (FHCs) of Metabolic Typing
- The Dominance Factor
- Can changing environments impact your Metabolic Type?
- How do circadian rhythms impact your metabolic type?
- And more

Hope you enjoy the show.

Stay Strong,
RB

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