Episode 205: Shawn Myszka (aka - The Movement Miyagi) - All things skill acquisition and movement mastery

This episodes guest is with another brother from another mother of mine - Shawn Myszka - aka. The Movement Miygai!!

Shawn Myszka is the Pro Performance Director of Explosive Edge Athletics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is entrusted with the personal consulting of countless NFL players who seek him out to take their performance to the limits of their potential. Shawn is a former National-level competitive bodybuilder who has become a sought-after clinician and leader in the field of sport-specific power development, the transfer of training to sport performance, and developing mastery in the movement of athletes at all levels of qualification.

At the beginning of 2014, Shawn introduced a new brand into the industry, Movement Mastery, which has the purpose of helping training professionals of all kinds to more fully understand the process involved in attaining more optimal movement for athletes in all sporting disciplines. He also runs a football-specific movement blog, Football Beyond the Stats (www.footballbeyondthestats.wordpress.com), in which he breaks down the movement patterns & mechanics of the top performers in the sport plus offers insight regarding training principles for football performance.

On this episode Shawn and I discuss:

  • I ask Shawn how does his put his theory into practice and I ask Shawn about return to performance?
  • Shawn talks about the need to present the learner with problems to solve 
  • I ask Shawn - how can we measure skill acquisition/ learning
  • I ask Shawn - how can athletes get enough practice at movement problem solving without increasing the mechanical load to a detrimental level 
  • We discuss the importance representative learning, and how emotional regulation is a huge factor in movement affordances
  • I ask Shawn for his thoughts on observational learning 
  • I ask Shawn to discuss the importance of intention 
  • I ask Shawn about the conscious vs subconscious learning in skill acquisition 
  • Shawn discusses self-organization systems, synchronization, and attunement within team sports
  • We discuss why exposing team players to different playing positions can be a great strategy to increasing skill acquisition and movement affordances 
  • I ask Shawn about his 2019 Sport Movement Skill Conference 
  • I ask Shawn what is he reading?
  • I ask Shawn how does his learn?
  • I ask Shawn who did he tip to win the Superbowl at the time we recorded this podcast 

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - footballbeyondthestats.wordpress.com

Facebook - Shawn Myszka

Twitter - @MovementMiyagi 

Instagram - #movementmiyagi

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

OPEX Podcast: Episode 9 - Shawn Myszki

GAINcast Episode 67: Periodization Trends (with Dave Tenney)


Videos Mentioned:

#17: Barry Sanders | The Top 100: NFL's Greatest Players (2010) | #FlashbackFridays

Kirk Cousins Free Agency Journey to the Vikings | NFL Life

Books Mentioned:

Behave

Dexterity and Its Development

Papers/Articles Mentioned:

Information, affordances, and the control of action in sport

People and Resources Mentioned:

Athletic Ability Assessment: a movement assessment protocol for athletes

ALTIS

Stu McMillan

Dan Pfaff

James Gibson’s – Ecological Model

Karl Newell’s – Constraint Led Approach (task, environment, and organism)

Professor Keith Davids 

Nikolai Bernstein 

James Smith

Alan Watts

Barry Sanders

Rich Masters

Tony Dungy

Isaac Newton

Fergus Connolly 

Richard Shuttleworth 

Bruce Lee

Aaron Donald

Kirk Cousins

Adam Thielen

Ed Coughlan

 

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

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Episode 204: Ian McKeown - Physical preparation for Aussies Rules and the importance of movement quality

This episodes guest is Ian McKeown from Port Adelaide Football Club, in Australia.

Ian is the Head of Athletic Development at Port Adelaide, balancing the complex interaction of injury prevention, long term athlete development, athletic performance and elite S+C coaching.

On this episode Ian and I discuss:

  • Macker's background
  • I ask Mackers why did he decide to go to Australia?
  • I ask Mackers who have been his biggest personal and professional influences 
  • I ask Mackers, what are the good and not so good things that he currently sees within the sports performance profession, and what solutions would he offer for the not so good things that he see's
  • I ask Mackers to outline the demands of Aussie Rules
  • I ask Mackers to share with us his training philosophy and system
  • I ask Mackers how does he get his players to buy-into the importance of sprinting mechanics 
  • I ask Mackers about the foot conditioning his does with his players
  • I ask Mackers to share with us what the off-season training at Port Adelaide looks like
  • I ask Mackers what does he do from movement assessment standpoint, and what physical testing he does with the boys at Port?

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Facebook - Ian McKeown

Twitter - @IanMackers 

Instagram - ian.mackers

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Pacey Performance Podcast #37 – Ian McKeown

People and Resources Mentioned:

Athletic Ability Assessment: a movement assessment protocol for athletes

ALTIS

Stu McMillan

Dan Pfaff

Darren Burgess

Kelvin Giles

Mark Kilgallon

Tim O'Leary

Mike Irr

Athletic Ability Assessment: a movement assessment protocol for athletes

 

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 203: Leanne Venier - Light therapy, overcoming adversity, and how to attain flow states

This episodes guest is Leanne Venier from catalyticcolor.com.

On this episode Leanne and I discuss:

  • Leanne's background
  • I ask Leanne why did she move to Italy?
  • I ask Leanne to share with us the healing properties of light and how she deals we skeptics?
  • I ask Leanne to explain the different wavelengths of the different light spectrum's
  • I ask Leanne about her thoughts on electro-magnetic frequencies (EMFs)
  • I ask Leanne to discuss how different light spectrum's treat different diseases
  • Leanne and I discuss the importance of adversity in helping us grow as human beings
  • I ask Leanne about how we can attain flow states
  • I ask Leanne, if she could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would she 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 - catalyticcolor.com

Website - leannevenier.com

Facebook - Leanne Venier

Twitter - @leannevenier

 

Books Mentioned:

The Field

The Bond

The Intention Experiment 

The Biology of Belief

The Obstacle is the way

Byron Katie books

Joseph Chilon Perace books


Movies Mentioned:

Good Will Hunting 


Videos Mentioned:
 

Leanne Venier, Science of Color & Light Therapy Expert - Pt 1,2 & 3 Color, Consciousness & Healing, HD

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Advice for Younger Self 


Podcast Mentioned:

Red Light Therapy - Harnessing the power of Red and IR Light for Optimal Circadian Health & Wellness - Part 1

Red Light Therapy - Harnessing the power of Red and IR Light for Optimal Circadian Health & Wellness - Part 2

Red Light Therapy - Harnessing the power of Red and IR Light for Optimal Circadian Health & Wellness - Part 3

Joe Rogan Experience #1151 - Sean Carroll

People and Resources Mentioned:

Fritz-Albert Popp

Newton Prism

F.lux - software

Alexander Gurwitsch

Jack Kruse

Bruce Lipton

Joseph Chilton Pearce

Lynne McTaggart

Paul Chek

CHEK Institute 

Viktor Frankl

Ryan Holiday

London Real

Brian Rose

Joe Rogan

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tony Robbins

Byron Katie

Dr. Bill Harrison

Oprah

Deepak Chopra

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

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Episode 202: Scott Mendelson - Nutrition and training strategies to optimize health and body composition

This episodes guest Scott Mendelson for Infinity Fitness

On this episode Scott and I discuss:

  • Scott's background
  • We discuss nutritional periodization
  • I ask Scott about the validity and reliability of food allergy testing
  • I ask Scott what are the first steps he takes with a client who has reached a plateau with their nutrition
  • I ask Scott are elimination diets still the best method to deal with food intolerance's and allergies 
  • I ask Scott to share with us how he works with his online clients
  • I ask Scott how does he monitor his clients training
  • I ask Scott how does his determine the appropriate training volume for his clients throughout their training
  • I ask Scott - how does his deal with clients who are afraid of getting fat when wanting to gain muscle mass
  • I ask Scott when he feels a client needs to reduce their training volume - how does he prescribe this adjustment?
  • I ask Scott what are some of the main differences he finds when working with females vs males
  • I ask Scott who have been his biggest professional and personal influences?
  • I ask Scott how does his learn?
  • I ask Scott - what have been the biggest lessons he has learned so far in his life
  • I ask Scott - how can clients determine if a coach is competent?
  • I ask Scott how does he define success?
  • I ask Scott for his top resources?
  • I ask Scott, if he had only 1 year left on planet Earth - how would he spend that year and why?
  • We discuss the importance of understanding human behavior
  • I ask Scott for his top and current book recommendations
  • I ask Scott if he wasn't an American - where would he like to have been from?
  • I ask Scott, 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.infinityfitness.com

Facebook - Infinity Fitness

Instagram - infinityfitness_dot_com

 

 

Books Mentioned:

Science and Practice of Strength Training

Why We Get Fat?

Behave

Lone Survivor 

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Eric Serrano

Eoin Lacey

Irish Strength Institute

Alletess

John Meadows

Gary Taubes 

The Wall Street Journal

SWIS Conference 2019

ISI Symposium 2018

Ken Kinakin 

Heather Pearson

Luke Leaman

Danny Lennon

Victoria Felkar

Damien Maher

John Connor

Alessandro Ferretti

Robert Sapolsky

Marcus Luttrell

Ronald Reagan 

James J. Braddock

Joe Gibbs

Rodney Dangerfield


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

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Episode 201: Todd Bumgardner - Understanding human behavior and how to develop communication skills

This episodes guest is Todd Bumgardner from Toddbumgardner.com, Beyond Strength Performance ,and Strength Fraction.

Todd is a fitness coach, writer, business owner, and outdoorsman from the woods and ridges of Central Pennsylvania. He currently lives in Virginia where he co-owns and operates Beyond Strength Performance NOVA--a training gym that features semi-private, group, and personal training. He's also the co-founder, and lead, at Strength Faction--an online coaching and mentoring program designed and committed to helping fitness coaches grow personally and professionally by improving their self-care to avoid burnout and providing them with the program design, coaching, and systems to help them build a stable and long-lasting career. When he's not working, he's hiking up a mountain, hunting, or fly fishing somewhere in America's outdoors."

On this episode Todd and I discuss:

  • Todd's background
  • We discuss human behavior, communication, and understanding
  • I ask Todd about the assessment process the conduct at Beyond Strength Performance
  • I ask Todd for his current book recommendation 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - www.toddbumgardner.com

Website - Beyond Strength Performance

Website - Strength Fraction

Facebook - Beyond Strength Performance NOVA

Facebook - Todd Bumgardner

Twitter - @BumTodd

Instagram - bspnova

 

Books Mentioned:

Behave

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 

Lila

 

Videos Mentioned:

Louis C.K. - "Why"

 


People and Resources Mentioned:

Bill Hartman

Mike Roussell

Adee Cazayoux

Kristen White

Robert Sapolsky 

Patrick Ward

Carl Rogers

Neil Rampe

Arizona Diamondbacks

LA Dodgers

ALTIS

Jas Rawandha

Mike Wu

Landmark

T-Nation

Mike Ranfone

Mike Connolly

Anthony Renna

Danny Lennon


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

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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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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