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Apr 26, 2016

In this episode, I link up with the guys from Active Life RX to go over some of their injury prevention techniques including end-range strength & mobility, how to strengthen your tendons/ joints with tempo work, and structural balancing for your shoulders, ankle, hips, and more.

Injuries can be one of the most devastating experiences that athletes, or anyone for the matter, can go through. Not only can it completely halt all progress, but it can be a huge emotional and mental blow to all of the hard work you’ve already put in – so why wait until an injury to start caring for your body? It’s always better to be proactive than reactive and that’s exactly why you need to learn about “Performance Care” with @activeliferx

Click here to sign-up for Performance Care now.

Topics of discussion:

[3:28] Elite athletes on the Active Life Rx program

[7:15] Program/ philosophy

[10:25] How you can gain strength in end-range movements

 [15:10] Why you should include carrying & holds into your workouts

[18:05] Tips for incorporating holds into your workouts

[21:36] What can Active Life RX do for you?

[29:25] Tempo work – what does it do & how does it work?

[33:50] The ActiveLifeRx quality

 [43:10] Success stories

[49:07] Properly assessing injuries and learning how to prevent them

Links:

Check out our video podcast with Active Life RX from episode 4 here

Click here to sign-up for Performance Care now.

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Apr 18, 2016

California native, Ian Wilson began weightlifting at the age of 12. Fast forward 4 years later and he became the youngest American to clean & jerk 400lbs. As the sport of weightlifting increases in popularity in the U.S., so are Ian’s PR’s. How many 22 year olds do you know that are Front Squatting 540lbs? Go find the video on Instagram @iwilson1894, watching this dude lift is inspiring.

Big shout out to everyone who sent in some questions for this podcasts. In this episode we were able to get into Ian’s programming and how it’s evolved since he first started, his advice for beginners in the sport of weightlifting, role models like Butch Curry, Martin Pashov, Ivan Abadjiev and more. You’ll get to learn about his competition prep & training, why tapering can be so difficult, coming back from a shoulder injury, and even some tips for tall weightlifters. Enjoy the show.

Topics of discussion:

[5:30] Ian’s programming

[6:48] Advice for beginners in weightlifting

[7:50] Common lifting mistakes

[8:40] Biggest role models: Butch Curry, Martin Pashov, Ivan Abadjiev

[11:00] How surrounding yourself with people who are better than you can get you to PR faster

[15:19] Learn how Ian preps for competitions & his opinions on tapering

[17:55] Morning rituals for competition & why you need to stop over thinking!

 [21:20] What are some of the best things to do for rotator cuff injuries & rehab?

[23:45] Trick lifts from Hysen Pulaku and Drew Canavero – you have to check these out:

[29:05] Some tips for tall weightlifters

[30:50] Leg strength + Back whip = Bigger lifts

[32:09] Why doesn’t Ian Wilson do Low Back Squats?

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Apr 12, 2016

What do Mat Fraser and Katrin Davidsdottir have in common? That’s right, Ben Bergeron. Whether you are an athlete trying to get to The Games or an affiliate owner trying to change lives and improve your community, Ben is the guy you want to be learning from. Join me as we learn about Ben’s coaching philosophy, programming, and his constant pursuit of excellence both in and outside of the gym.

After this episode you’re going to want to head over to CompTrain and Business of Excellence. Trust me, you’ll be upset you didn’t find these gems sooner.

Topics of discussion:

[2:40] “Putting first things first”

[4:08] Urgency VS. Importance / How to structure your day, tasks, responsibilities…etc.

[10:45] Mat Fraser after the 2015 Crossfit Games

[13:55] What do you expect from Games athletes?

[14:45] “Work:Recovery” Ratio

[15:58] Recovery methods: The “oil change” for the body, Normatec, Flossing… and more.

[17:25] HRV “Heart Rate Variability”, Monitoring workouts, Calculating rest days, Assessments, etc.

[22:20] Katrin Davidsdottir before & after Ben Bergeron

[24:03] Recommendations/ Resources for athletes

[26:50] Mistakes in your training that could be holding you back

[27:22] Training for The Open VS. training for Regionals

[33:48] Ben’s motto for Fitness & Health

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Apr 4, 2016

Julien Pineau, the owner of StrongFit and coach to all Crossfit Invictus athletes, has been involved in sports his entire life. At the age of 10 he was already playing soccer on a National level, and by 18 he found MMA and started his coaching career. He’s a movement specialist trained to visualize and correct proper human movement patterns, no matter what sport you come from. Every sport has its deficiencies, even Crossfit.  So, in other words, Julien is the guy who can teach you how to fix these asymmetries and imbalances and avoid some of the most common injuries suffered by Crossfiters. What’s his secret? HINT: Balance -- I could try to explain this to you myself but it sounds a hell of a lot better with a French accent, enjoy!

Topics of interest:

[9:45] Principles VS. Methods

[13:00] Balance

[14:00] Increasing performance through “stress” & how to reach Balance/ Homeostasis

[15:00] Deficiencies in Crossfit training & Training all planes of motion – Sagittal, Frontal, Transverse

[16:00] Common deficiencies/imbalances in Crossfitters and Olympic lifters

[17:30] Why are more and more Crossfitters experiencing shoulder problems?

[19:10] Exercises and movements that can help reduce asymmetries – The “squat” of the upper body

[21:26] Functional Range Conditioning

[24:45] What is Hinging and why is it so important to sports and fitness?

[27:27] How to establish proper Hinge movement

[32:45] FIX THE HINGE!

[37:18] How you should be training your anaerobic system – Low skills, low eccentric

[44:00] Be smart about how you build intensity

[47:30] Controlling intensity – It’s not what you do, but HOW you do it

 

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