Episode 234: Ryan Harrison - vision training to enhance performance

This episodes guest is Ryan Harrison from Slow the game down.

Ryan Harrison, has a degree in Exercise Physiology from University of California at Davis. Ryan has worked with Dr. Harrison on improving athlete’s visual performance on the field since 1999.   Through the years he has worked hundreds of baseball stars including position players,; Carlos Beltran, Mike Sweeney, Sean Casey, Jose Guillen, Jonny Gomes, Adam Dunn, Angel Pagan, Giancarlo Stanton and Hunter Pence in the 2000’s, and  Rajai Davis, Hunter Pence, Joe Panik, Matt Duffy, Conor Gillaspie, Ryan Goins, Kevin Pillar and Trevor Brown in recent years. He currently working 2012, 2010 and 2014 World Champions San Francisco Giants.  He previously has worked with the Toronto Blue Jays 2011-2015 and Philadelphia Phillies 2009-2012 as well as 9 other Professional Baseball Organizations over the last 14 years.

 

Collegiately he has worked with the 2016 NCAA Champions Coastal Carolina, the 2012 NCAA Champions Arizona Wildcats,  the 2013 NCAA Champions UCLA Bruins, as well as Oregon State, Wichita State, Kentucky, and Long Beach State.  Ryan has worked with many Collegiate Softball programs, individual athletes in various sports such as MMA, Motocross, NHL, NFL, WTA, AVP, PGA.   Following his work with top professional and amateur athletes, he conceived the idea of training necessary performance skills with digital technology. The STGD Athlete APP and SportsEyesite™ software is a result of his goal to develop training products so that everyone could benefit at a fraction of the cost of having this training and without the need to go to a specialty clinic.

 

On this episode Ryan and I discuss:

  • Ryan's background
  • I ask Ryan - what does he do to enhance visual performance?
  • I ask Ryan if there are easy-do visual tests that coaches could implement with their athletes?
  • I ask Ryan about his influences
  • I ask Ryan about common mistakes his see's when it comes to vision training
  • I ask Ryan if he see's common trends in vision development between different sports and between male and female athletes
  • I ask Ryan does he work with athletes online?
  • Ryan shares with you his biggest life lessons
  • I ask Ryan for his top resource for life and performance
  • Ryan shares with us - his top and current reading recommendations
  • I ask Ryan, if he only had 1 year left on planet earth, how would he send that year and why?
  • I ask Ryan, 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 -  slowthegamedown.com

Website - neurodynamicvision.org

Twitter - @SlowTheGameDown

Instagram - slowthegamedown

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Strong Mind Podcast - Episode 20 - You can't think and see at the same time - Vision Training with Ryan Harrison

Books Mentioned:

Extreme Ownership

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Dr. Bill Harrison

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Episode 233: Greg Potter - Nutrition, stress, and sleep

This episodes guest sees the return of Greg Potter.

Greg was previously on episode 210.

Greg has a PhD in nutrition, circadian rhythms, sleep, and metabolism, and he is cofounder and Chief Science Officer of Resilient Nutrition, whose products we discuss in the show. He also works as a health and performance consultant and is a regular speaker at international health summits.

Highlights of Greg’s career include working with the US Naval Special Warfare, coaching a sprinter to four gold medals at the European Championships, helping two men break the World Record while rowing the Atlantic, and having his research featured in dozens of international news outlets, including the BBC.​

Greg also likes science, mountains, diving, sunshine, techno, and fish pie!

On this episode Greg and I discuss:

  • Greg's work with Resilient Nutrition
  • Why Greg got involved in the supplement production industry
  • The nutritional products that Resilient produce and offer
  • The ergogenic benefits of Ashwagandha
  • Stress and anxiety effects on sleep 

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - resilientnutrition.com

Website - gregpotterphd.com

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Joe Rogan Experience #1244 - Colin O'Brady

The Happiness Lab

 

Research and Articles Mentioned:

Effects of an Aqueous Extract of Withania somnifera on Strength Training Adaptations and Recovery: The STAR Trial

Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on human sleep and rest-activity rhythms

Sleep in university students prior to and during COVID-19 Stay- at Home orders

 

Books Mentioned:

Thinking Fast and Slow

Endure 

Why Evolution Is True

Crossing the Chasm, 3rd Edition

Adventures of a Young Naturalist

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Daniel Kahneman

Tim N. Ziegenfuss

bettersleep.com

Joe Rogan

Colin O'Brady

 

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Episode 232: Nick Winkelman - The Language of Coaching

This episode guest is Nick Winkelman.

Nick is head of athletic performance and science for the Irish Rugby Football Union.  Nick was formerly the director of education for EXOS, and oversaw the speed and assessment component of their combine development program.  Nick is an internationally recognized speaker, and has his Ph.D with a focus on motor learning and sprinting.  Nick also has an anticipated upcoming book called “The Language of Coaching” where he goes in detail on his learnings and methods on the impact that communication has on an athlete’s ability to learn and perform movements.

On this episode we discuss:

  • How Nick is getting through Co-vid
  • We talk about the genesis of his book "The language of Coaching"
  • I ask Nick how did get a passion to study motor learning and skill acquisition
  • We discuss internal vs external cues and when to use either
  • The layout of his book

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - www.thelanguageofcoaching.com

 

Facebook - Nick Winkelman

 

Twitter - @NickWinkelman

Instagram - nickwinkelman

 

Books Mentioned:

 

The Language of Coaching: The Art & Science of Teaching Movement

Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications 

Motor Learning and Performance 6th Edition With Web Study Guide-Loose-Leaf Edition: From Principles to Application

Attention and Motor Skill Learning 

 


Research Mentioned:

Wulf, G., Höß, M., & Prinz, W. (1998). Instructions for motor learning: Differential effects of internal versus external focus of attention. Journal of Motor Behavior, 30, 169-179.

Wulf, G., Shea, C.H., & Matschiner, S. (1998). Frequent feedback enhances complex motor skill learning. Journal of Motor Behavior, 30, 180-192.

Wulf, G., Shea, C.H., & Whitacre, C.A. (1998). Physical guidance benefits in learning a complex motor skill. Journal of Motor Behavior, 30, 367-380.

Differential effects of attentional focus strategies during long-term resistance training

 

Theoretical and practical applications for functional hypertrophy: development of an off-season strategy for the intermediate to advanced athlete


Podcast's Mentioned:

Complete Sports Performance Podcast - Episode 23: How to Coach Through Language and Proper Understanding of the Learner (With Nick Winkelman)

CSP Elite Baseball Development Podcast: Enhancing Coach-Athlete Communication with Nick Winkelman

Strength Coach Podcast- Episode 281- Nick Winkelman and The Language of Coaching

 


People and Resources Mentioned:

EXOS

Lee Taft

Eric Cessey

Guido Van Ryssegem

Luke Richesson

Darryl Eto

Joe Gomes

 

Lucas Oil Stadium

Golden Tate

Gabriele Wulf

Jared M. Porter, PhD

Stu McGill

Gray Cook

Anthony Renna

Brad Schoenfeld

Charles Poliquin

Dan Pfaff

 

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 231: Shawn Sherman and Dan Fichter - Square 1 system and optimizing performance

This episode's guests are Shawn Sherman and Dan Fichter.

Shawn earned his Exercise and Sport Science degree from Penn State University and operates a private practice in Western Springs, Illinois. Over the years, Shawn has held numerous industry certifications and therefore understands what and how the conventionalists think and believe. Over the past 25 years, his understanding of movement has evolved from that of an apprentice level to a level of mastery by continually seeking answers to his questions. Because he now intimately and thoroughly understands the most basic components of movement, he brings an unparalleled perspective to the table. Not only does he consistently deliver absolutely amazing results to his clients, he teaches his students to be able to do the same.

Dan Fichter owns and operates Wannagetfast Power/Speed Training, a performance training business in the Upstate NY area that offers training to elite athletes. Dan has traveled the country speaking to numerous coaches on speed training, strength training, and nervous system development and has showed them how to pull these elements into a comprehensive package that can substantially elevate an athlete’s speed, strength, and movement capabilities. Dan has coached football at the high school and college level for over 20 years and is currently the Head Football Coach at Irondequoit High School in Rochester NY. In 6 years as the head coach, he has won 2 Sectional Titles to add to the 6 he’s won as a head track coach at the same high school.

On this episode we discuss:

  • The guys background
  • The Square 1 system
  • Assessment
  • Asymmetry 
  • Shawn performs a live assessment and treatment on a patient
  • What were the guys readling/ studying at the time of we recorded the podcast

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - square1system.com

Facebook - Square 1

Twitter - @square1system

Instagram - square1system

 

Books Mentioned:

The Body Electric 

Healing is Voltage

Joe Humphreys's Trout Tactics: Updated & Expanded

Polyvagal Theory 

Team of Rivals

The Four Agreements

 

Video's Mentioned:

ATSW - Episode 231: Shawn Sherman and Dan Fichter - Square 1 system and optimizing performance

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Reflexive Performance Reset Level 1 online

Chris Korfist

Douglas Heel

Frans Bosch

Daniel Kahneman

Jack Kruse

Functional Movement Systems

Gray Cook

Carrick Institute 

Postural Restoration Institute

Muscle Activation Technique

Greg Roskopf

Gary Gray

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

Andero Spina

Functional Anatomy Seminars

Jay Schroeder

Chapman Reflexes

Robert Melillo

John F. Kennedy

Cuban Missile Crisis

The nodes of Ranvier 

Martin Luther King Jr

Paul Chek

Charles Poliquin

Jerry Tennant 

Vern Gambetta

 

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 230: Pat Davidson - Life, Rethinking the Big Patterns 2.0, mastery, objective metrics for training, his new book, asking for feedback, body composition goals, learning and retention.

He's back - Enjoy!

On this episode:

  • We catch up with each other
  • We talk about Rethinking the Big Patterns 2.0
  • We talk about creating content and mastering a topic
  • Pat speaks about his potential partnership with Keiser
  • I ask Pat about his next book
  • We discuss about receiving feedback from the people in your close circle
  • I ask Pat about his Body Comp goals
  • We discuss learning, recall, and retention
  • We talk about about the NFL at the time of this recording

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - drpatdavidson.com

Facebook - Pat Davidson

Instagram - dr.patdavidson

Books:

- MASS
- MASS 2

Online Seminar Recordings:

- The Reckoning
- The Reckoning - Part Deux
- Rethinking The Big Patterns

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Muscle Intelligence Podcast # 62 - Can we stop aging? A conversation with biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey

D&D Fitness Radio Podcast - Episode 038 - Dr Pat Davidson: Mass & Hype in NYC Fitness

The Tim Ferriss Show - Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing (#264)

Master the Laws of Human Nature with Robert Greene and Lewis Howes

Robert Greene - Power, Seduction & War | London Real


Books Mentioned:

Everything is Fucked

The Subtle Art of not giving

Make it Stick

Game Changer

Principles 

Homo Deus

The Four Agreements

The War of Art

Thinking Fast and Slow

Laws of Human Nature

48 Laws of Power

Art of Seduction

Mastery

Articles Mentioned:

An Objective Biomechanics Model for Better Program Design

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Bill Hartman's - Intensive

Mark Manson 

Mike Israetel

Gabrielle Fundaro

Hype Gym

Jim Ferris

Matej Hocevar

Luka Hocevar

Eric Cressey

Mike Robertson

Fergus Connolly

Aubrey de Grey

Ben Pakulski

Immanuel Kant

Abraham Lincoln 

The Buddha 

Ben House

Yuval Noah Harari

Alan Watts

Gary Vayernchuk

Brian Rose

Jordan Peterson

Zac Cupples 

Carl Valle

The Reckoning 1.0

Bill Hartman

Doug Kechijian

Mike Ranfone

Mike Boyle

Westside Barbell 

Postural Restoration Institute 

Derek Hansen

Lee Taft

Ray Dalio

George Carlin

Jim Jefferies

Louis C.K 

David (Michelangelo)

Ethan Grossman

Charles Poliquin

Dan Harris

John Berardi 

Jordan Harbinger

Steven Pressfield

Daniel Kahneman

James Fitzgerald 

Steve Jobs

Elon Musk

Nikola Tesla

Thomas Edison

Robert Green

Stu McMillan

Jim Kwik

Bill Belichick

Tom Landry 

Antonio Brown

Lamar Jackson

Don Shula

Joe Gibbs

Chuck Noll

Rob Gronkowski

Julian Edelman

Bill Parcells

John Gruden

 

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 229: Derek Hansen - Creating a Sustainable Culture of Speed Within an Organization

This episodes see's the return of Derek Hansen from sprintcoach.com and strengthpowerspeed.com

Derek was previously on episode 211.

Derek is an International Sport Performance Consultant that has been working with athletes of all ages and abilities in speed, strength and power sports since 1988. His coaching career started in Track and Field, providing instruction to sprinters of all ages eventually working with collegiate sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. His career evolved rapidly working closely with some of the top performers in the world as a coach and a consultant – including Olympic medalists, world record holders, Canadian National team athletes, and professional athletes from numerous sports. He worked as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Simon Fraser University for 14 years, the first non-US member of the NCAA. He also serves as a performance consultant to numerous professional teams in the NFL, NBA, MLS and NHL, as well as major NCAA Division 1 programs throughout North America, specializing in speed development, strategic performance planning, return-to-competition protocols and neuromuscular electrical stimulation programming. Derek is asked to speak on speed development and high performance training on a regular basis for major events around the world and has also authored a number of books, chapters and journal articles on these subjects.

On this episode:

  • I ask Derek about his article Creating a Sustainable Culture of Speed Within an Organization
  • I ask Derek can you really diagnose a true speed issue by observation?
  • I ask Derek what 20 years of consultation work within elite sport has taught him 
  • We speak about involving the front office within the performance training system
  • We speak about communication between the professional and private training sectors

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - sprintcoach.com

Website - strengthpowerspeed.com

Website - runningmechanics.com

Facebook - Derek M. Hansen

Twitter - @DerekMHansen

Instagram - derekmhansen

YouTube - Derek M Hansen

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Joe Rogan Experience #1419 - Daryl Davis

Art of Coaching - Episode 60: Darren Burgess the personal and professional cost of high performance

 

Books Mentioned:

How to win friends and Influence people

Thinking Fast and Slow

Behave

The Warrior's Edge


People and Resources Mentioned:

Kansas City Chiefs 

Tom Brady 

Art Horne

Mark Uyeyama

Arsenal FC

Port Adelaide FC

Melbourne FC

Ian McKeown 

Darren Burgess

Brett Bartholomew

Stu McMillan 

Dale Carnegie Courses

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 228: Cal Dietz and Chris Korfist on RPR, injury, foot training, and periodization

This episodes sees the return of Chris Korfist and Cal Dietz.

The guys were previously on the episode 215 along with JL Holdsworth to discuss RPR.

Unlike most facilities who are staffed by young coaches who rely on their recent playing career and “cool” factor, Slow Guy Speed School is staffed by Chris Korfist, a “sprint guru” with an international following.

With over 55 all-state sprinters and countless other high school all-state athletes, and over 20 years experience, he knows what is appropriate for the athlete in the room and not so concerned about what the pros are doing or someone else journey to where they got.

In fact, the methods have been so effective, Chris has consulted NFL teams, Big 10 Universities, Olympic team and U.S. Special Forces.

Cal Dietz has been an Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. During his tenure, Dietz has trained athletes that have achieved 400+ All-American honors, Teams that have won 33 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and 10 NCAA Team Champions. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, MMA and Professional Boxing.

On this episode guys and I discuss:

  • I ask the guys what kind of response they have gotten from individuals who have taken and implemented RPR into their training system
  • Where does RPR fit into the guys program design
  • I ask the guys have they any data on the efficacy of RPR and performance measures 
  • Why non contact injuries are prevalent in many sports
  • We discuss foot training 
  • Cal shares with us some thoughts on individualizing periodization schemes 
  • We discuss false assumptions and misconceptions about Triphasic training

 

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

Stay Strong,

RB

 

Show Notes:

Website - www.reflexiveperformance.com

Online course - RPR - Level 1

Chris Korfist:

Website - slowguyspeedschool.com

Facebook - Chris Korfist

Twitter - @korfist

Instagram - korfist1

YouTube - korfist

Cal Dietz:

Website - triphasictraining.com

Facebook - Cal Dietz

Twitter - @Caldietz

Instagram - cal.dietz

YouTube - Calvin Dietz

 

Books Mentioned:

Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait Related Disorders

Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War

Make it Stick

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Reflexive Performance Reset Level 1 online

JL Holdsworth

Dave Tate

Gait Guys

Thomas Michaud

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

BodybyBoyleonline.com

Phillip Beach 

Anna Hartman

EXOS

Shawn Allen

Frans Bosch

John Pryor

Tom Tombleson

Allen Robinson

Nick Winkelman 

Keir Wenham-Flatt

Daniel Kahneman

Jack Kruse

Edward Bernays

Mladen Jovanović

Al Vermeil

Isaac Newton

Dan Fichter 

Westside Barbell

Charlie Francis

Functional Movement Systems

Gray Cook

Shawn Myszka

Mark Uyeyama

Vern Gambetta

Track Football Consortium

Tony Holler

Mike T Nelson

Carrick Institute 

Bill Hartman

Jim Kwik

 

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 227: Denis Logan - Embracing the journey from EXOS, to the NFL, to Pro Rugby

This episodes guest is Denis Logan.

Denis Logan joined Munster Rugby as Head of Athletic Performance in May 2018.

He previously worked as an assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and has worked with elite athletes for over a decade.

Prior to his time with the Cleveland Browns, the New York native was Director of Performance for the US Pro Sports division of EXOS where he worked with professional and elite athletes from a diversity of sports, including American football and Olympic events.

While at EXOS, Denis was the lead strength coach for the NFL Combine and the NFL off-season development programmes.

 On this episode Denis and I discuss:

  • Denis' background
  • Denis discusses his time as a manager of EXOS' Texas facility 
  • I ask Denis about fatherhood and family life
  • Denis discusses work-life balance
  • Denis discusses him time in the NFL
  • Denis discusses combine training
  • Denis shares with us how he ended up as the head S&C with Munster rugby?
  • I ask Denis about the biggest lessons he has learned so far in his life
  • I ask Denis how does his learn
  • I ask Denis for his top and current book recommendations
  • I ask Denis if there is anything his does on a daily basis that is essential to his day?
  • I ask Denis - how would he like to be remembered?
  • I ask Denis, if he could invite, 5 people dinner, dead of 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:

Facebook - Denis Logan

Instagram - dilorentis09

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

ATSW - Episode 206: Nicole Rodriguez - Long Term Athletic Development and getting out of your comfort zone

ATSW - Episode 214: Mladen Jovanović - HIIT training, unpredictability, and agile periodization

 

Books Mentioned:

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck

HIIT High Intensity Interval Training and Agile Periodization

Shoe dog

The Instant Economist: Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works

Principles 

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

EXOS

Mark Verstegen

Nomar Garciaparra

Nicole Rodriguez 

Luke Richesson

Joe Gomes

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

Mike Boyle

ALTIS

Stu McMillan

Liam Hennessy 

David Howarth

Mladen Jovanović

Joe Gibbs

Brett Bartholomew

Dave Tenney

Tim Ferriss

Ray Dalio

Elon Musk

Scott Livingston

Martin Luther King Jr

Yuri Verkhoshansky

 

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 226: Brandon Marcello - The life of a high performance sports consultant

This episodes guest is Brandon Marcello

With over 20-years experience in the performance enhancement industry, Brandon Marcello, PhD brings innovation, education, and proven application to the worlds of sports performance, health, fitness, and wellness.

Originally from Sarasota, FL, Marcello has worked in the professional, Olympic and top collegiate settings. He has also served as a consultant to various organizations and media groups.

Having extensive involvement in both the applied and research worlds, he has implemented successful, high-performance training programs for professional, Olympic and collegiate athletes.

For the last 22 years, Dr. Marcello has taken individuals and organizations to the next level through multi-year and time-limited human performance consulting projects in the United States and abroad. His work in conjunction with Draper Laboratories for the U.S. Special Forces has provided a deep, multivariate understanding of the drivers of performance in the battlefield, while projects for professional teams and elite athletes includes performance solutions for nutrition, training, recovery, and high-performance team development.

Prior to this, Marcello served as the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University. In this role, Marcello oversaw all aspects of athletic performance enhancement of the 36 intercollegiate sport teams. Acting as the chief administrator for the Sports Performance department, Marcello's responsibilities included, but were not limited to, designing facilities and equipment layout, strategic planning, developing nutritional and recovery strategies, overseeing staff development, directing methodology and driving innovation. During his seven years at Stanford, Dr. Marcello initiated cross-departmental collaboration with many of Stanford's academic departments such as the Stanford Sleep Center, Center for Longevity and Life, bio-engineering, Residential and Dining enterprises, Stanford surgery, Hoover Institute, and the departments of neuroscience and genetics. He was the creator of the highly-acclaimed Performance-Based Dining concept that has been successfully implemented since 2011, and has received national media attention (See Sports Illustrated, November 7, 2011 among others) and numerous awards.

Prior to his arrival at Stanford, he served as the Director of Performance for USA Softball. Hand picked by Head Coach Mike Candrea, Marcello developed and implemented all athletic development programs for the 2008 Silver Medal U.S. Olympic Softball team, 2007 Gold Medal Pan American team and 2006 Gold Medal World Championship team.

In 1999 he was approached by Mark Verstegen to join him in Tempe, Ariz. to help create EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance (AP)), a world-class training facility for professional and elite athletes. While at AP, Marcello improved the performance of a number of athletes from the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA, LPGA, and WTA.

Prior to his work at the Arizona facility, Marcello was a Performance Specialist at the International Performance Institute (IPI) of the IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla. There he prepared top college football players for the National Invitational Camp (NFL Combine) dramatically improving their draft status; in many cases to first and second round picks.

A recognized author, researcher, and international presenter, he routinely speaks around the world on a number of topics pertaining to elite-level performance. His work appears regularly in numerous journals, textbooks, and periodicals. He also has served as a consultant to U.S. military, many Division-I programs, International Sports Federations, as well and Adidas, Under Armor and Nike.

Marcello holds a PhD in sports nutrition from Baylor University, and a MS and BS in Exercise Science from Marshall University.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Marcello is also recognized as an RSCC*E by the same organization. He holds two certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Additionally he also maintains two certifications through U.S.A. Weightlifting.

 

 On this episode Brandon and I discuss:

  • Brandon's background
  • Why Brandon decided to get into consulting?
  • What services Brandon offers organizations?
  • I ask Brandon how he deals with any potential conflict within the organizations he has consulted with?
  • What are some of the common issues that Brandon see's with the organizations that he has consulted with?
  • Brandon and I discuss the importance of communication within organizations
  • I ask Brandon what are great organizations doing that makes them standout
  • I ask Brandon why he went back to do a PhD?
  • I ask Brandon about nutrition for high performance 
  • I ask Brandon about the differences in the recovery trends between males vs females
  • I ask Brandon about behavioral change
  • Brandon and I discuss happiness within the coaching profession
  • I ask Brandon, 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 - brandonmarcellophd.com

Facebook - Brandon Marcello PhD

Instagram - bmarcello13

Twitter - @bmarcello13

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

OPEX Podcast #74 - Sue Falsone

Joe Rogan Experience #1109 - Matthew Walker

 

Videos Mentioned:

Bruce Arians A Football Life

Books Mentioned:

Lights Out

The Four Agreements

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Sue Falsone

IMG Academy 

EXOS

Mark Verstegen

Stanford University

Devan McConnell

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

ALTIS

Fergus Connolly

Jorge Carvajal

Derek Hansen

Mattew Walker

T.S. Wiley

Bruce Arians 

Joe Gibbs

Jocko Willink

David Googins

Oprah Winfrey

Barack Obama

Michelangelo

Leonardo di Vinci

Elon Musk

 

Show Sponsors:

Ultimate Performance Online Mentorship

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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 225: Leo Ryan - All Things Breathing

This episodes guest is Leo Ryan from Innate Strength.

Leo Ryan is a Health Performance and Breathing Specialist and the founder of Innate-Strength.com. Leo has studied athletic training, health and breathing since healing himself of asthma in 2004 with the Buteyko Method. After graduating with an MSc from University College Dublin, he continued to educate himself prolifically throughout his professional career in Ireland and internationally. He has attained multiple diplomas and certificates from much elite personal training, physical therapy and breathing schools including Dip. Buteyko Method, Wim Hof Instructor, Oxygen Advantage Instructor, Fascial Stretch Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Pilates teacher.

Leo’s love and experience for health and physical performance have seen his research more than 50 breathing techniques, the mentor with coaches to Olympians, UFC Fighters and World Champions and he undertook several internships with the world-renowned Dr Eric Serrano.

Up to 2019, Leo has spent a lot of his time coaching one-to-one in a personal training environment and testing his training methodology on himself. Leo played Senior club GAA football in Dublin with St. Sylvester’s. He is a black belt in judo, he ran marathons without any specific training, he gained more than 52 lbs of muscle, and he even climbed a mountain with nothing but a pair of shorts and boots. His clients have healed cardiovascular disease, asthma and anxiety. They’ve reduced symptoms of depression, panic, colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. Some have gained weight, purposely and others have intentionally lost weight. The best thing is, they’ve also gone onto to return to their passions in life, like tennis, running and Gaelic games.

Leo continues to train people one-to-one and he also coaches the fundamentals of breathing, movement and resilience for life and athletic endeavours through workshops.

 On this episode Leo and I discuss:

  • Leo's background and how he got into breathe work
  • What is an Asthma attack like?
  • How to access and train the breath
  • Leo talks about the differences between Wim Hof's work and Patrick McKeown's
  • I ask Leo what was training with Wim like?
  • I ask Leo about his biggest influences?
  • I ask Leo how he learns
  • I ask Leo if there is anything he does on a daily basis that is essential to his day?
  • I ask Leo for his top and current book recommendations
  • I ask Leo how fatherhood changed his life?
  • I ask Leo the importance of being role model for his daughters
  • I ask Leo, 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 - innate-strength.com

Facebook - Innate Strength

Instagram - innatestrength

 

Podcasts Mentioned:

Tim Ferriss Podcast: Stan Grof — Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond | The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast)

Tim Ferriss Podcast: Josh Waitzkin Returns Interview (Full Episode) | The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast)

Bulletproof Radio: Stephen Porges: The Polyvagal Theory & The Vagal Nerve – #264

Bulletproof Radio: The Nervous System Circuitry of Safety, Sound and Gratitude – Stephen Porges

Mind Muscle Project 246: Mike & Adee Cazayoux on Keto Diet Benefits, Nutrition Education and Losing Training Motivation

Videos Mentioned:

Explaining Human's Brain - Full Documentary [HD] 

Books Mentioned:

The Polyvagal Theory 

Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2e

Behave

The Art of Learning

The Power of Now

Celestine Prophecy

Can't Hurt Me

The Burnout Society

The Oxygen Advantage

 

People and Resources Mentioned:

Patrick McKeown 

Wim Hof

Seán Kinane

Brian McKenzie

Rob Wilson

John Welbourne

Richard Costello

Michael Melnychuk

Stephen Porges 

Eoin Lacey

Dr. Katis Kharrazian 

Dan Brulé

Irish Strength Institute

Derry Temple

Cal Dietz

Daniele Raggi

Heart Math Institute

Bill Hartman

Robert Sapolsky

Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko

Stanislav Grof

Carl Jung 

Holotropic Breathwork

Josh Waitzkin

Tim Ferriss

Noeleen Gregory, MSc

Dr. Eric Serrano

Dave Asprey 

Jean Farrell 

Darren Katz

Body and Soul Fitness (Canada)

Stretch To Win

Ann Frederick

Chris Frederick

Charles Poliquin

Tony Robbins

James Fitzgerald

Tommy Tiernan 

Donald Trump

Nelson Mandela

Marianne Williamson

Tulsi Gabbard

Paul Chek

 

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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