Josh Choice is a soccer player with the New South West Queensland Thunder in Australia. In this episode Josh recounts what it took in order to gain a soccer scholarship to Winthrop University out of high school and the challenges that he faced as a student athlete as well as his advice for people who […]
Matt Crush is a strength and performance coach at Ethos Fitness and Performance in Boston. Matt talks about what initially inspired him to pursue being a strength coach, his time training the American Olympic rugby team and training for the StrongFirst certification. We also talk in depth about Kinstretch, what it is, how to incorporate it into your program and the benefits of doing so.
Jay Weedall is a strength coach and co-owner of Ethos Fitness and Performance in Boston. In this episode Jay discusses how he trained after sustaining an injury and the physical and mental challenges that come along with being down to three working limbs. The Pillars of Health on Instagram: @thepillars_of_health_podcast The Pillars of Health on […]
Chris Mullins is an integrative strength and performance coach based in Boston. In this episode Chris details where your thorax is located, why you need to train it and how to do so with exercise suggestions. Video links for exercises posted below and check out Jon Carroll’s Instagram for more exercise options from this episode. […]
What is the best way to go about testing your conditioning? If you are detrained how do you go about improving your conditioning? Eirinn and Jon discuss different options when it comes to testing, improving and tracking your conditioning. Topics discussed include:
Brendon Rearick is a strength and performance coach living in San Francisco. He is co-owner of Movement as Medicine and in this episode Brendon discusses how he goes about creating buy in with new trainees and what he thinks the future holds for the fitness industry.
Kevin Carr is a strength and performance coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning and Movement as Medicine in Boston. Kevin discusses how to go about improving cognitive health from a training and life perspective and the benefits of “training your brain”. We also go about figuring out what people mean by sport specific training and what that really means for the athlete and the strength coach.
Jay Weedall, co-owner of Ethos Fitness and Performance in Boston joins Jon for a holiday edition of the podcast. Jay goes over his advice for the holidays when it comes to training and eating and it is all geared towards shaping your mindset. In the second part of the interview Jay discusses the challenges of expanding as a gym owner and the lessons he has learned through the process.
Dr. Anna Akbari is a sociologist,writer, speaker and innovation consultant. She is a former professor in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the Visual Culture MA program at New York University, as well as Parsons The New School for Design. Anna’s area of research focuses on visual and virtual presentation, technology and human […]
Stephanie Romiszewski is a sleep physiologist at the Sleepyhead Clinic in Devon, England. With a background in behavioral sleep medicine and psychology, Stephanie also assisted with sleep research at Harvard Medical School. Since then she has gone on to work in NHS sleep centers diagnosing and treating sleep disorders as well as seeing clients at […]
What are the health benefits of different types of conditioning? Also, what are some key markers that we can look to as accurate indicators of general health when it comes to your heart? Alex and Jon team up to discuss the reasons behind different types of conditioning they prescribe in their client programs and what […]
Brendon Rearick drops in to discuss fifteen standout books he has read and or listened to over the last year. Brendon is a strength coach in the San Francisco area who works with clients on a daily basis. He also helps coach other coaches through the Certified Functional Strength Coach program with Mike Boyle Strength […]
Eirinn took over the podcast for this weeks episode and managed to snag Dr. Lindsay Tanskey right before her due date to discuss how she has been navigating nutrition while she is pregnant. In this episode Eirinn and Lindsay discuss the following: The most unexpected part of pregnancy Lindsay’s nutritional philosophy How pregnancy has affected […]
Are you looking to add purpose and direction to your strength training? The Tactical Strength Challenge from Strongfirst offers a unique challenge in raw strength in the form of a deadlift, a relative strength with pull-ups and conditioning via the kettlebell snatch test. Eirinn, Alex and Jon go over the following in this episode: What […]
Are you the type of person who needs a little structure in order to operate to your potential everyday or do you just have some guidelines you prioritize as you go through life? Eirinn and Jon discuss their rules for life and why they think they’re important. Leave us a review on iTunes Podcast beat […]
Stress is unavoidable in life. There are also forms of stress that could be classified as good and bad in relation to your health. Bad stress can become chronic and as a result of this prolonged stress on the system we can become susceptible to adverse health conditions. Eirinn joins the discussion with Jon to […]
What does it mean to trust the process in a world where we want everything right now? Jon, Eirinn and Alex discuss what it means to really “trust the process” when it comes to your training and also how can you develop the ability to truly train hard? The Pillars of Health on Instagram: @thepillars_of_health_pod […]