Raleigh, North Carolina. In this episode Nick chats about his journey to become a strength coach, setting up his own business, the art of improvement, his biggest influences as well as his take on the challenges we face as coaches in modern society with the rapid development of technology.
Jon goes over some topics that cropped up in the past week including the Tactical Strength Challenge at The Movement Lab, training for cognitive health and the issue with Instagram models.
Shoes are an important part of your everyday life whether you know it or not. We spend a lot of time in our shoes of choice and depending on whether they're providing you with what you need you may want to look into some alternatives. Jon and Eirinn use the Postural Restoration Institute's guide as to what constitutes a good shoe and what doesn't. Below you will also find a link to PRI's shoe list for 2018. The conversation then turns towards what shows Eirinn and Jon would recommend as a must watch.
During a recent trip home to Ireland, Jon had the chance to catch up with a longtime friend, Eddie McMahon. The guys grew up together in Navan, Ireland and look back on how the music they listened to and the sports they played have grown into more than they ever thought possible. Eddie and Jon also discuss how Eddie dealt with his transition from Queens, New York to going to high school in Ireland, what it was like hosting a hip-hop pirate radio show in the 90's in Ireland and how Eddie manages the pillars of health.
After spending the weekend assisting at StrongFirst Level One in Atlanta, Jon and Alex discuss their biggest take aways after being around other StrongFirst professionals. They also chat about The Movement Lab, a gym they recently opened and co-own together. They talk about the challenges of opening a gym and why they believe what they... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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.... Continue Reading →