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,


Show Notes:

Website - trainingthinktank.com

Facebook - Evan Peikon

Twitter - @Epeikon

Instagram - evan_peikon


Books Mentioned:



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


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 


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