As much as marketing campaigns and the media want us to believe that fat loss is achievable with their latest supplement, a hew hype fitness food or some random exercise technique (all my shake weight crew say heyyyyyy). Fat loss is not a simple phenomenon, there are many levels as to what goes into allowing someone to lose not just weight but body fat. We’ve all heard the “you should eat more protein, use high intensity interval training until you puke” advice. On the other hand we can simply embark on a journey of self discovery. This is the least popular answer as it takes time and doesn’t give instant results. Spoiler Alert – Nothing gives instant results. Continue reading
Episode eight continues where we left off in episode seven. Alex and Jonathan go into a number of different topics including:
- Heart rate Recovery (HRR): What is it and how to test it
- Why long slow benefits runners of all different distances
- Different ways to program long slow in to your training
- How to test your conditioning level
- Anaerobic threshold, what it it and where is it?
- Technology, nature and conditioning
- Does Lactic Acid really cause fatigue?
In episode seven Alex Tanskey and Jonathan discuss five ways you can get more from your conditioning. In part one we discuss:
- Why the word “craic” may not transfer very well from Ireland to the US
- The book “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky and what we can take away from his work in the area of stress and the human body.
- Exercise as a stress reliever and when it may also be a stress amplifier
- The difference between the aerobic, alactic and anaerobic/glcolytic energy systems
- Why the aerobic system is king
- Resting heart rate (RHR) and its importance
- Why you need to monitor your heart rate during conditioning
- How heart rate and stress levels are inter related
- The benefits of conditioning at low, moderate and high intensities
In episode six of “The Pillars of Health” Jonathan is joined by strength coach Alex Tanskey to discuss the best ways to optimize your strength and exercise goals. The guys discuss how training age can play a role in your progress in the gym, the difference between a novice and an advanced lifter and why you should know the difference. The discussion also delves into what type of training program works best for different people based on their training age, the benefits of sub maximal training, the dangers of continuously maxing out as well as how often do you really need to switch exercises in your training program? Best of all, the guys go over their all time favorite T-Pain song, a conversation you do not want to miss!
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In episode five of “The Pillars of Health” strength coaches Jon Carroll and Chris Mullins discuss their top five take aways from a recent continuing education trip to the 2017 Physical Preparation Summit in Indianapolis. Some of the topics discussed in this episode include why accessory exercises are beneficial and which ones you should be using in your training, how breathing has a knock on effect to controlling your hips, why you should “embrace the mundane” and why connecting with people is so important. There are a bunch of other great knowledge bombs that the guys dropped in this episode that you can apply to your own training experience. Hope you guys enjoy!
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In episode four of “The Pillars of Health” we take a timeout from covering the pillars of health to let you get to know your host a little better. Eirinn Dougherty assumes hosting duties for this specially recorded episode from Bermuda in which Jonathan discusses growing up in Ireland, transitioning to life in the USA, life lessons learned through collegiate soccer as well as whom he looks up to the most. On a lighter note, favorite chick flicks and Netflix series are also discussed. Hope you guys enjoy!
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When Alex Tanskey isn’t wearing quality Christmas sweaters or deadlifting over 500lbs he occasionally likes to do an interview. I sat down with Alex to listen to what he had to say about saying goodbye to long time clients before his move from Boston to North Carolina, the keys to training for life, the difference between a workout and training as well as why you need to laugh at yourself.
Warning! This interview contains knowledge bombs and a few good laughs! You should probably go ahead and listen. See audio player below.