Episode 200 - Zac Cupples - Optimizing human performance, the importance of communication skills, and an awesome Ronald Reagan impression

This episodes guest is my man Zac Cupples

Zac graduated from St. Ambrose University with a Doctor of Physical therapy in 2011, completing an orthopedic residency in 2013 to attain his OCS. He is a certified strength and conditioning coach (CSCS), and has spent a bulk of his career studying and becoming certified in various lines of thought (Postural Restoration, FMS, SFMA, Dry Needling, Precision Nutrition, Certified Speed and Agility Coach, and many more).

You can check out Zacs full bio here.

On this episode Zac and I discuss:

  • Zac's background
  • What are the good and not so good things that Zac currently see's with the physical therapy and human performance professions, and what solutions would he offer for the not so good things he is seeing
  • I ask Zac - how can we teach and encourage critical thinking skills?
  • I ask Zac to share with us his model to optimizing human performance
  • Zac and I discuss the importance of having a social network
  • I ask Zac about his growth so far as a human being
  • I ask Zac how he has used adversities in his life to facilitate his communication when working with his clients?
  • I ask Zac when do we stop making allowances for peoples behavior?
  • I ask Zac to outline his in person assessment process with a patient
  • I ask Zac what have been the biggest lessons he has learned so far in his life
  • I ask Zac how does his learn?
  • I ask Zac for his top resources
  • Zac does an amazing Ronald Reagan impression
  • I ask Zac, if he had only 1 year left on planet Earth - how would he spend that year and why?
  • I ask Zac, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - www.zaccupples.com

Facebook - Zac Cupples

Twitter - @ZCupples

Instagram - zaccupples

 

Books Mentioned:

Bad Science

Sapiens

Obstacle is the way

The Ego is the Enemy

The Brain that Changes Itself

Behave

Extreme Ownership

Subtle Art of Not Giving Fuck

Biology of Belief

Why we Sleep

The Dichotomy of Leadership

Total Recall


Podcasts Mentioned:

Arnold Schwarzenegger Interview (Full Episode) | The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast)


Videos Mentioned:

Arnold Schwarzenegger - A Great Man - Bill Burr

Songs Mentioned:

The Isley Brothers - Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2 (Audio)

The Notorious B.I.G. - "Big Poppa"

Articles Mentioned:

Why Do We Give Caffeine a Free Pass?

People and Resources Mentioned:

Bill Hartman

IFAST

St. Ambrose University

Eric Oetter

Kanye West

Seth Oberst

St. Mary's University, London

Dan Cleather

Jon Goodwin 

Ben Goldacre

Mike Boyle

Tony Robbins

Jack White 

Meg White

Ryan Holiday

James Fitzgerald 

Jocko Willink

Charlie Sheen

Robert Sapolsky

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bruce Lipton

Mark Manson

Eric Barker

Eric Cressey

Sean Connery

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Eminem

List of James Bond actors

List of American Presidents

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com


ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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Episode 199: Val Nasedkin - Learning, HRV, and Windows of Trainability

This episodes guest is Val Nasedkin of Omegawave

Val Nasedkin is the Co-Founder & Vice President of Business Development for Omegawave, a company that merges the fields of neurology, cardiology, and exercise physiology with mobile computer technology. Using EKG, HRV, and DC potential measurements, Omegawave devices offer sports-specific outputs on readiness to train and guidance for achieving specific physiological adaptations. Their technology has been used by multiple Olympic Federations; premier soccer teams such as FC Barcelona; teams from the NFL, MLS and NHL; and various other leading sports organizations.

As a former elite athlete and coach with decades of experience testing elite athletes, Val learned that the type, volume, and intensity of the training load should not be the primary focus, but rather the timing of when the load is applied. 

Note - for some reason my Mic was not connected up properly for this interview but the audio is still good enough, and Val is crystal clear. I am a little low. 

On this episode Val and I discuss:

  • Val's background
  • I ask Val why did he move to America
  • I ask Val for his biggest influences 
  • I ask Val what are the good and not so good things that he currently see's with the sports preparation profession, and what solutions would he offer for the not so good things that he see's
  • I ask Val what is more important - Technical, Tactical, Psychological, Physical?
  • I ask Val what technology in the future could help us measure skill acquisition and learning?
  • I ask Val how can we as coaches improve our terminology to develop our communication?
  • Val shares with us his thoughts on Heart Rate Variability 
  • I ask Val to discuss the Windows of Trainability 
  • I ask Val what have been the biggest lessons he has learned in his career?
  • I ask Val how does his learn?
  • I ask Val for his top and current book recommendations
  • I ask Val what is one thing he does everyday that is essential to each day?
  • I ask Val for his top life advice?
  • I ask Val what was it like to grow up in the former Soviet Union?
  • I ask Val, if he had only 1 year left on planet Earth - how would he spend that year and why?
  • I ask Val, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - www.omegawave.com

Facebook - omegawave

Twitter - @Omegawave 

Instagram - omegawave

 

Books Mentioned:

Stress of Life

Dexterity and Its Development

Pavel Tsatsoulines books

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

University of Oregon 

Yuri Verkhoshanksy

Henk Kraaijenhof

Randy Huntington

Dick Brown

James Smith

Keir Wenham-Flatt

Pyotr Anokhin - Theory of functional systems 

Nikolai Bernstein

Albert Einstein

Carl Sagan

Lev Matveyev


Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com


ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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Episode 198: Elliott Richardson - Building a High Performance Program from the Ground up, MSc at St. Mary’s University, and How to get more from less in the weight-room!

This episodes guest is Elliott Richardson who is the head physical preparation coach at Acadia University.

Elliott is entering his third full year as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Acadia University. He is a graduate of Acadia’s Kinesiology Program before going on to play 3 years in the CFL. As an undersized athlete he attributes much of his success to the enhancement of his athletic abilities through year round training. More importantly the lessons that year round physical preparation taught him are the cornerstones of the philosophies he is looking to impart on current athletes who want to reach a higher level of athletic achievement.

Follow Elliott on Twitter @ERichStrength

On this episode Elliott and I discuss:

  • Elliott's background
  • Elliott and I touch on how constraints help you to be more creative
  • Elliott shares wit us the difference between American and Canadian football
  • I ask Elliott to share with us his influences 
  • I ask Elliott what are the good and not so good things that he currently see's with the physical preparation profession, and what solutions would he offer for the not so good things that he see's
  • Elliott and I discussion auto-regulation 
  • I ask Elliott about his MSc dissertation that he completed in at St. Mary's University in 2018
  • I ask Elliott what have been the biggest lessons he has learned in his life and career
  • I ask Elliott how does his learn?
  • I ask Elliott to share with us his top life advice
  • Elliott and I speak about the issues with short-term training studies
  • I ask Elliott what is one thing that he does every day that is essential to his day?
  • I ask Elliott for his top and current book recommendations
  • I ask Elliott of he only had one year left on planet earth, how would he spend that year and why?
  • I ask Elliott, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?
  • I ask Elliott about his MSc experience at St. Mary's

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - www.acadiaathletics.ca

Facebook - Elliott Richardson

Twitter - @ERichStrength 

Instagram - erichstrength

 

Books Mentioned:

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Special Strength Training Manual for Coaches

Periodization 5th Edition 

12 Rules for Life

Game Changer

 

Podcast Mentioned:

Mind Muscle Project Podcast

Neil DeGrasse Tyson - Cosmos - PART 1/2 | London Real

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

St. Mary's University - MSc Strength and Conditioning Program

Jon Goodwin

Bill Hartman

Mike Boyle

Joe Kenn

Charles Poliquin

Mike Robertson

Eric Cressey 

Dan Baker

Dan Cleather 

Bill Bowerman

Phil Knight

James Smith

Buddy Morris

Malcolm Galdwell

Ken Seaman

Coach Cummins?

Evan Peikon

Max El Hag

Training Think Tank

Preliplins Chart

Bryan Mann

Mladen Jovanović

Keir Wenham Flatt

Yuri Verkhoshanksy

Val Nasedkin

Fergus Connolly 

Pat Beith

Dave Ballou

Matt Rhea

Neil deGrasse Tyson

London Real

Brian Rose

Dave Tate

Ron McKeefery

James Fitzgerald 

Mike Israetel

Mike Stone

Elon Musk

Malcom Galdwell

Liam Hennessy 

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com


ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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Episode 197: Tim DiFrancesco - Professional sports, coaching burn-out, happiness, and fulfillment

This episodes guest is Tim DiFrancesco from TD Athletes Edge.

Tim DiFrancesco PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, spent 6 seasons as a head strength and conditioning coach in the NBA and is a renowned thought leader in sports medicine and athletic performance. He is the founder of TD Athletes Edge.

On this episode Tim and I discussed:

  • Tim gives us an his background  
  • I ask Tim what was his mind-set like when he took the role with the Bakersfield Jam
  • I ask Tim to share with us his whole experience working in professional basketball - here we talk about coaching burn-out, fulfillment, and happiness
  • I ask Tim who have been his biggest influences
  • I ask Tim for his top and current book recommendations

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,

RB


Show Notes:

Website - www.tdathletesedge.com

Facebook - TD Athletes Edge

Twitter - @tdathletesedge

Instagram - tdathletesedge

 

Books Mentioned:

The One Thing

The Best Team Wins


People and Resources Mentioned:

Bakersfield Jam (Now known as the Northern Arizona Suns)

LA Lakers

Mike Boyle

James Smith

Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Jesus

Martin Luther King Jr

Jacque Fresco

Nelson Mandela 

 

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com

ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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Episode 196: Mike Reinold & Kiefer Lammi from Champion Physical Therapy & Performance

This episodes guests are Mike Reinold and Kiefer Lammi from Champion Physical Therapy and Performance.

Mike is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance. As a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, Mike uses his background in sport biomechanics, movement quality, muscles imbalances, and manual therapy to specialize in all aspects of human performance. He has worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries in baseball players.

Mike specializes in all sports and orthopedic injuries throughout the body, as well as enhancing movement quality and performance in people looking to get the most out of their bodies.

Mike is an active researcher and educator, teaching 100,000’s of fitness and rehabilitation professionals each year through his publications, website, and educational products.

Kiefer is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science with a focus in strength and conditioning at the University of Connecticut. While there, he walked on to the 4x National Champion Men’s Basketball team and played for two seasons while at the same time interning with the strength & conditioning program for men’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer.

After graduating from UConn, Kiefer interned at Cressey Sports Performance in Hudson, MA and went on to start a strength & conditioning program at a Division III college and also coach at a semi-private training facility in Connecticut. He has trained professional, collegiate, and high school athletes of various sports, as well as helped general fitness clients of all backgrounds move better and stronger than ever before.

Kiefer first and foremost considers himself a student of the field in pursuit of creating the best possible athlete experience to help each individual reach their goals.

On this episode Mike, Kiefer and I discuss:

  • The guys background 
  • I ask Mike how did he find the switch from professional sport to owning his own facility in the private setting
  • I ask the guys to discuss the integrated approach that they embrace at Champion
  • I ask the guys where is the line between the rehab realm vs the performance realm
  • I ask the guys to outline the training system at Champion
  • I ask the guys about Champions online training and educational platforms
  • I ask the guys how do they qualify the level their online clients
  • I ask the guys how do they monitor their online clients training?
  • I ask the guys about the nutritional support they offer within the online programming
  • I ask the guys about their top influences
  • I ask Mike - how does his build a team environment and open communication at Champion
  • I ask Mike - how does he ensure that his team continue to grow and still feel fulfilled 
  • I ask they guys - what are the good and not so good things that they currently see within the physical preparation and rehabilitation professions, and what solutions would they offer for the not so good things that they are seeing
  • I ask the guys - what have been the biggest lessons they have learned so far in their lives and career
  • I ask the guys - How do they they learn?
  • I ask the guys for their top resources
  • I ask the guys for their top life advice
  • I ask the guys if the have an essential daily ritual 
  • I ask the guys if they only had 1 year left on Planet Earth - how would they spend that year and why?
  • I ask the guys if they could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would they invite and why?

 

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - championptandperformance.com

Facebook - Champion Physical Therapy and Performance

Twitter - @ChampionPTP

Instagram - championptp

Books Mentioned:

Essentialism


Podcast Mentioned:

Mind Muscle Project: Ep 201 - How to gain extreme Flexibility with minimal effort with Dave Tilley


People and Resources Mentioned:

Mike Boyle

Eric Cressey

Boston Red Sox

Optimal Shoulder Performance - Cressey and Reinold

ALTIS

Kevin Wilk

James Andrews

Dan Pope

Dave Tilley

Jim Calhoun

Tuff Girl Fitness

Glenn Fliesig 

Lenny Maccrina

Mike Scaduto

Dan Pfaff

Warren Buffet

Eddie Vedder

Michael Jordan

Tupac Shakur

JK Rowling

Benjamin Franklin

Steve Jobs


Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com


ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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Episode 195: Fergus Connolly - Developing a High Performance Environment

This episode sees the return of Fergus Connolly, who was previously on the podcast back in episode 151.

Dr. Fergus Connolly is one of the world’s foremost human performance thought leaders and influencers, and has applied performance science with leading sports, military, and business teams. He is the only coach to have full times roles in every major sport, including soccer (Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers), professional and college football (San Francisco 49s and University of Michigan) and rugby (Welsh national team).

On this episode Fergus and I discuss:

  • Fergus shares with us whats new since the we last spoke
  • I ask Fergus about the upcoming books he is about to release - 59 Lessons and The Process
  • I ask Fergus if he had all the resources available to him - how would he set up a high performance environment 
  • I ask Fergus about the importance of appreciating the psychological element when interacting with players within an interdisciplinary team 
  • I ask Fergus what is a performance facilitator?
  • I ask Fergus - does he feel that the education system for sport performance needs to change to something like medical school?
  • Fergus and I discuss mastery
  • I ask Fergus about hiring the right people to work in a high performance team
  • I then ask Fergus how can an employer ensure that the individuals they hire have the adequate character, capability, and capacity to be considered as the right person for a specific role
  • I ask Fergus how important is it that everyone on a performance team to has an understanding of human behavior 
  • I ask Fergus is there any future technologies that he currently sees that will and will not be of a big benefit to sports performance
  • I ask Fergus about his experience at ALTIS back in June 2018
  • Fergus and I discuss the importance of context and why its always important to not make assumptions
  • I ask Fergus - what areas outside of coaching are important for coaches to embrace
  • I ask Fergus - are there any individuals that he feels people should study
  • I ask Fergus if he could interview anyone dead or alive who would he interview and why?
  • I ask Fergus - does his have a daily ritual that is essential to his day
  • I ask Fergus what his current training and nutrition regime looks like
  • I ask Fergus are his current and top book recommendations 

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - fergusconnolly.com

Facebook - Fergus Connolly 

Twitter - @Fergus_Connolly

Instagram - fergus.connolly

 

Books Mentioned:

Game Changer

59 Lessons

59 Lessons - Amazon Link

The Process (No Link Yet!)

Behave

The Power of the Other

Anti-Fragile

Why isnt my Brain working

You are not a Rock

You win with People

Mood Cure

Triggers

Mind or War

Death Row Chaplin

Dan Brown Books

Lee Child Books

Why me want eat

Wild at heart

 

Articles Mentioned:

The Death of a Strength Coach

Podcast Mentioned:

Resilient Performance Podcast - Dr. Fergus Connolly

Pacey Performance Podcast #136 – Fergus Connolly


People and Resources Mentioned:

Mike Boyle

Dan Pfaff

Charlie Francis

Kelvin Giles

Cameron Josse

Vince Lombardi

Bill Walsh 

John Wooden

Clive Woodward

Aaron Best

Brendan Rogers 

Craig White

Sam Allardyce

ALTIS

ALTIS 360

James Smith

San Francisco 49ers

Roberts Sapolsky

Jesus

Jorge Carvajal

Ken Clarke

Mike Robertson

Stephen Covey

Leonardo Da Vinci 

Wayne Bennett

Declan Kidney

Tony Smith

Biff Poggi

Corey Twine

Mark Naylor

Nate Barry

Bill Gates

Richard Branson

Donald Trump

Elon Musk

Steve Jobs

Krista Scott-Dixon


Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com


ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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Episode 194: Dr. Jack Kruse - Light, water, magnetism, mitochondria, and getting your message out there

his episodes guest if Dr. Jack Kruse from jackkruse.com

Dr. Jack Kruse is a respected neurosurgeon and CEO of Optimized Life, a health and wellness company dedicated to helping patients avoid the healthcare burdens we typically encounter as we age. He is currently in private practice in the Gulf South.

As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Kruse’s research has been published in respected dental and medical journals. His popular blog, www.JackKruse.com, gets over 250,000 unique worldwide visitors per month from countries like Australia, Germany, Russia, and Zambia (Africa).

On this episode Jack and I discuss:

  • I ask Jack whats new since we last spoke back in 2012
  • We discuss why a lot of people consider Jacks work to be quackery 
  • We discuss why a lot of people preceive Jacks information as pessimistic, rather then optimistic
  • We discuss the importance of why going to the original source of information is extremely important
  • I ask Jack to explain how food relies information to the mitochondria 
  • I ask Jack is "electron spin" a fact?
  • I ask Jack to explain what is a topological insulator?
  • I ask Jack to discuss the importance of Melanopsin
  • I ask Jack to explain what redox potential
  • I ask Jack where should someone begin to educate themselves on the information that Jack puts forth 
  • I ask Jack to explain heteroplasmic rate
  • I ask Jack about the importance of getting into actual sunlight - here Jack share with us how we should progressively re-adapt ourselves to get the full benefit of sunlight

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - jackkruse.com

Facebook - Dr. Jack Kruse

Twitter - @DrJackKruse

Instagram - drjackkruse


Books Mentioned:

Light in shaping life 

The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life

The Fourth Phase of Water

Health and Light

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Joe Rogan Experience #1175 - Chris Kresser & Dr. Joel Kahn

Dr. Jack Kruse - Biohacking, Mitochondrial Health & Wellness, Red Light Therapy, Blue Light - Part 1

Dr. Jack Kruse - Biohacking, Mitochondrial Health & Wellness, Red Light Therapy, Blue Light - Part 2

Dr. Jack Kruse - Biohacking, Mitochondrial Health & Wellness, Red Light Therapy, Blue Light - Part 3

Dr Jack Kruse - nnEMF & 5G - Coming Serious Challenges to Optimized Health & Wellness - Part 1

Dr Jack Kruse - nnEMF & 5G - Coming Serious Challenges to Optimized Health & Wellness - Part 2

Dr Jack Kruse - nnEMF & 5G - Coming Serious Challenges to Optimized Health & Wellness - Part 3

 

Research Mentioned:

Subcutaneous white adipocytes express a light sensitive signaling pathway mediated via a melanopsin/TRPC channel axis.

 

Videos Mentioned:

Nourish Vermont 2016 // Dr. Jack Kruse: How to Bio-Hack Your Zip Code for Optimal Health

Dr. Jack Kruse / Nourish Vermont 2017

Doug Wallace - A Mitochondrial Etiology of Common Complex Diseases

Doug Wallace - Dr. Doug Wallace - Talk from 8th Annual Oliver Smithies Symposium

 


People and Resources Mentioned:

Robb Wolf

Joe Rogan 

Robert O. Becker

Chris Kresser

Khan Academy - Mitochondria

Pink Floyd

Doug Wallace

Nick Lane

Suzanne Somers

James Smith

Dr. Terry Wahls

 

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com


ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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Episode 193: Evan Peikon - Training philosophy, training systems, periodization, energy system development,and much more!

This episodes guests is Evan Peikon from Training Think Tank. 

Evan Peikon is a coach, physiologist, and educator at the Training Think Tank HQ in Atlanta, GA. He has experience working with athletes onsite and remotely across the US and internationally. He shares his knowledge and training philosophy via the Training Think Tank educational courses as well as in his daily writings on IG @Evan_Peikon.

On this episode Evan and I discussed:

  • Evan gives us a brief background and introduction
  • We discuss health vs performance 
  • I ask Evan about his influences 
  • I ask Evan - what are the good and not so good things that he currently see's within the physical preparation and sport science professions, and what solutions would he offer for the not so good things he is seeing
  • I ask Evan to outline his training philosophy
  • I ask Evan to outline his training system - here we discuss - assessment, programming, and monitoring
  • I ask Evan to share with us his thoughts on Periodization 
  • I ask Evan to give us his thoughts on energy system development
  • I ask Evan how he uses the Moxy unit with his athletes
  • Evan touches on Fatigue
  • I ask Evan about norms with the Moxy Unit
  • I ask Evan what is the Pico-meter?
  • I ask Evan about categories that he likes to put his athletes into - here Evan describes two general types of athletes that he usually sees 
  • I ask Evan about auto-regulation and training
  • I ask Evan - what have been the biggest lessons that he learned so far in his life
  • I ask Evan for his top resources
  • I ask Evan for his top life advice
  • We discuss uncertainty, epigenetics, and understanding human behavior
  • I ask Evan, if he had only 1 year left on planet Earth - how would he spend that year and why?
  • I ask Evan, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

This was an outstanding episode with Evan, and I hope you all enjoy it.

Stay Strong,

RB


Show Notes:

Website - trainingthinktank.com

Facebook - Evan Peikon

Twitter - @Epeikon

Instagram - evan_peikon

 

Books Mentioned:

Behave

Supertraining 

The closing circle

Amusing Ourselves to death

The Space Trilogy

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Mind Muscle Project: Ep 197 - Why old strength programs do not work and what the new science says with Kyle and Evan Part 1

Mind Muscle Project: Ep 198 - The New Programming & Training Revolution with Kyle and Evan Part 2

Mind Muscle Project: Ep 199 - Why we need to throw out traditional endurance training with Evan Peikon

Mind Muscle Project: Steroid & SARMs - everything you need to know with Kyle Ruth


People and Resources Mentioned:

Aaron Davis

Max El Hag

Eugene Teo

Dr. Ben House

Dan Pfaff

Yuri Verkhoshanksy

Vladimir Issurin

Brent Fikowski

Sara Sigmundsdóttir

James Fitzgerald

Perilipins table

Stu McMillan

Tony Holler

Charlie Francis

Louie Simmons

Calvin Harris

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Henry David Thoreau

George Orwell

Aldous Huxley

Jesus

Gabor Maté

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Jacque Fresco

Bruce Lipton

Viktor Frankl

Robert Sapolsky

Elon Musk

C.S. Lewis

Esao Andrews

Garrett Russell

Martin Luther King Jr

Paul Chek

Abraham Lincoln 

 

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com

ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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Episode 192: Max Schmarzo - Biometrics, Sport Science, and Human Performance

This episode's guest see's the return of my man Max Schmarzo from Strong by Science. 

Max is the Director of Sport Science and Research at Resilience Code, Chief Science Officer of Exsurgo Technologies and founder of StrongbyScience. He has written two books, "Applied Principles of Optimal Power Development" and "Isometrics for Performance".

Max was previous on the podcast with Matt Van Dyke back on episode 172

On this episode Max and I discussed:

  • Max gives us an update
  • Max talks to us about the gtech technologies available from Exsurgo and his trip to Brazil back in August
  • Max and I discuss - is it really important for ice hockey players to improve elastic-reactive strength?
  • I ask Max to share with us his thoughts on biometrics and utilizing exercise as a more predominant prescription of medicine going forward as a society
  • We discuss sports injuries from an evolutionary perspective 
  • We discuss the discuss the difference between health and sport 
  • Max gives us his thoughts on injury mechanisms
  • I ask Max about circadian biology's role in injury
  • We discuss chronotypes 
  • We discuss HRV
  • I ask Max to explain what is inferential biometrics 
  • We discuss holisitic and multi-disciplinary team approach to performance 
  • I ask Max how can head coaches and managers know if an individual is competent at their profession?
  • I ask Max -if he was made head of performance for an NFL team - what would he do?
  • We discuss data collection and privacy protection among athletes
  • I ask Max - whats next for sport science and human performance
  • We discuss the double edge sword of modern technology 
  • We discuss the importance of understanding human behavior 
  • I ask Max what was he currently reading and listening at the time we recorded this
  • I ask Max what did he have for breakfast
  • I ask Max who would he like to interview at the time we recorded this 
  • Max shares his thoughts on creativity
  • I ask Max, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why? 

This was a savage episode with Max, and I hope you all enjoy it!

Stay Strong,
RB


Show Notes:

Website - strongbyscience.net 

Facebook - Max Schmarzo

Twitter - @strong_science 

Instagram - strong_by_science

 

Books Mentioned:

Why We Sleep

Governing Dynamics of Coaching

Behave


Podcasts Mentioned:

Joe Rogan Experience #1169 - Elon Musk

Joe Rogan Podcast

Just Fly Performance Podcast

How I Built This with Guy Raz

Documentaries and Videos Mentioned:

Fat Head

Robert Sapolsky - TED Talk - The biology of our best and worst selves

Born Strong

Conor McGregor: Notorious

People and Resources Mentioned:

Dr. Jack Kruse

Dr. Datis Kharrazian

James Fitzgerald 

Carl Valle

Omega Wave

WHOOP Band 

Bill Hartman

IFAST

Mat Fraser

Resilience Code

Ernie Davis 

James Smith 

Mattew Walker

Dr. Jeremy Koeing 

Scott Cochran

Nick Sabin

Brendan Egan 

Louis CK

Chad Wesley Smith

Victoria Falkner 

Elon Musk

Pat Davidson

James Hoffman 

Dan Pfaff

Tony Robbins

Patrick Ward

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Jacque Fresco

Bruce Lipton

Joel Jamieson

LeBron James 

Michael Jordan

Phil Knight

Steve Jobs


Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com

ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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Episode 191: Mike Guadango - Coaching, business, learning, and life lessons

This episodes guest is Mike Guadango from Freak Strength.

Mike is currently a coach, writer & owner at Freak Strength and has been coaching for over 10 years. He has coached many levels of athletes from NFL, MLB, NBA, MLL, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Olympic medalists to pre-pubescent athletes.  He has also consulted for high caliber athletes and coaches worldwide. He has worked with 10+ NFL Super bowl Champs, 10+ All-Pro/Pro-bowl selections, 5+ College National Champions, 10+ Division 1A All-Americans, 20+ Collegiate All-Americans & players from every Division 1 conference.

On this episode Mike and I discuss:

  • Mike's background & Influences
  • I ask Mike about how open was Joe DeFranco to the training concepts Mike brought to him after his internship at University of Pittsburgh under Buddy Morris and James Smith
  • I ask Mike why did he go into the private coaching sector vs the professional or collegiate coaching route?
  • I ask Mike about his training philosophy
  • I ask Mike for his thoughts on aerobic development
  • I ask Mike - what are the good and not so good things that he currently see's with the physical preparation and sport science professions, and what solutions would he offer for the not so good things he is seeing
  • I ask Mike - what have been the biggest lessons he has learned so far in his life
  • I ask Mike if he only had 1 year left on Planet Earth - how would he spend that year and why?
  • I ask Mike if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

 

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - freakstrength.com

Facebook - FreakStrength.com

Twitter - @Guadango

Instagram - freakstrength

Books Mentioned:

Behave 

Why Zebra's Don't Get Ulcers

The Body Keeps Score

Principles

Money: Master the Game


People and Resources Mentioned:

Joe DeFranco

Buddy Morris

James Smith 

Dan Pfaff

Chad Wesley Smith 

Louie Simmons

Mike Boyle 

Cameron Josse

Bill Parisi

Fergus Connolly

Mark Verstegen 

Charlie Francis

Robert Sapolsky 

Robert Sapolsky - Human Behavioral Biology

Mladen Jovanović

Keir Wenham-Flatt

Jon Goodwin

Anatoily Bondarchuk

Derek Evely's - Online Bondarchuk course

ALTIS Foundation course  

Joseph Stalin 

Ray Dalio

Ghandhi

Genghis Khan

Adolf Hilter

Ben Johnson

Donovan Bailey


Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

To get INSTANT ACCESS to almost 20 hours of World Class online video Strength and Conditioning Information go to upmentorship.com


ALTIS

ALTIS 360

ALTIS Education

 

Ultimate Athlete Concepts

Ultimate Athlete Concepts is a multi faceted company, providing the most sophisticated scientific material in sport science. UAC is the worlds leading resource for translated sport preparation educational material. 

 

National Sports Performance Association

Certified Program Design Specialist

Certified Speed and Agility Coach

Cerfitied Weightlifting Performance Coach

Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

 

Athletes Acceleration

Complete Warm Up

Complete Speed Training

Complete Speed Games

Complete Jumps Training

Complete Olympic Lifting

Complete Youth Training

Complete Guide to Training the Female Athlete

Complete Core

Complete Sports Conditioning 

Complete Sports Nutrition

Complete Program Design

Sports Camp Empire

 

Patreon

Help support the podcast by becoming a Patreon to the show here - Patreon 

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