Episode 054: 5 Reasons Not to Train Exclusively like a Bodybuilder featuring Alex Tanskey

Do you train like a bodybuilder? In this weeks episode Alex and Jon discuss different ways to go about your training in order to optimize how you feel and still reach your goals if you are a non competing individual who trains a body part split much like how bodybuilders like to divide their training into different body parts. The main points covered include:

  • Train movements not muscles
  • Training for health versus aesthetics
  • Is this modality of training sustainable?
  • Why bulking and cutting should not be in your vocabulary if you do not compete in bodybuilding shows
  • Bringing it al together

 

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Episode 046: IT Band Pain, Lactic Acid & Sit Ups for Back Pain featuring Alex Tanskey

Alex Tanskey is an integrative strength and performance coach based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The topics in this episode touch on some common “fitness myths” that we hear as coaches and would like to set the record straight. Some talking points that came up between Alex and Jon include.

  • The importance of the pelvis
  • The Obers Test
  • Can the IT band be stretched?
  • Resets for the win
  • The importance of hamstrings
  • Do you hamstrings need to be stretched?
  • Why your obliques are important
  • Why would you breathe with a balloon?
  • Lactic acid and fatigue
  • Why sit ups are not worth it

Show Notes

The Obers Test video 

Study: Can the IT band be stretched?

Study: 5 Habit Changes for a Longer Life

The Oblique Plank video

Article: The Myth of IT Band Pain

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Alex’s website: alextanskey.com

Alex Tanskey is an integrative strength and performance coach based in Raleigh, North Carolina. During this episode of the pillars of health he delves into the correct way to progress your chin ups with Jon. Other topics discussed are listed below. Find this episode description here http://bit.ly/2LLDx6p

  • Creating optimal cardiovascular health
  • How conditioning can help you manage stress
  • The benefits of steady state conditioning days
  • Creating a more efficient heart and why it is important
  • Resting heart rate ranges to be aware of
  • What is heart rate recovery?
  • Optimal heart rate recovery ranges
  • How to balance strength with conditioning
  • Why creating a training balance will benefit your health long term

Show Notes

The Joel Jamieson episode on the Pillars of Health link: http://bit.ly/2LlHanA

Article on Energy Systems: Who, What When? http://bit.ly/2GrtzZh

Article on Testing Your Conditioning: http://bit.ly/2HdNpEH

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Jon Carroll on Instagram: @jon.carroll6

Jon Carroll on Twitter: @jonner6

Alex Tanksey on Instagram: @alextanskey

Alex Tanskey’s website: alextanskey.com

Alex Tanskey is an Integrative Strength and Performance Coach based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Alex discusses some common issues that can hold people back from achieving their goals when it comes to weight loss. Some areas covered in this episode include:

  • Is perfect the enemy of good when it comes to nutrition?
  • Covering the basics
  • Sleep
  • Hydration
  • Stress management techniques
  • A reading from the book of Training Revelations, Chapter 1
  • The benefits of exercise and improved nutritional habits
  • Jan’s story

Show Notes

Weight Loss Myopia article on alextanskey.com

“Water versus Diet Soda” Study

Article review of the “Water versus Diet Soda” study

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Alex Tanskey is an Integrative Strength and Performance coach and a StrongFirst level II instructor. Jon and Alex discuss four common mistakes when it comes to training and your health. The guys also discuss better options when it comes to each of the following.

  • Decreasing calories and increasing activity
  • Not prioritizing recovery
  • Looking for a workout instead of a training program
  • Not seeking the advice of a qualified coach/trainer

Show Notes

 

Article: “Avoid These 4 Common Fitness Mistakes” by Alex Tanskey

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Deadlifts, what are they good for? We address that question as well as many others on this episode of the pillars of health. Alex Tanskey joins Jon to discuss deadlifts, what they are exactly, why you should learn proper technique and the benefits of including them in your training program. Other talking points include:

 

  • What exactly is a hip hinge?
  • What is the point of a deadlift?
  • Why should I include deadlifts in my training?
  • Why the deadlift needs a time investment
  • Perfecting your deadlift before the kettlebell swing
  • 2 tips to improve your deadlift

Show Notes

Article: “Two Quick Ways to Transform Your Deadlift” by Alex Tanskey

Video Link: “How to Hip Hinge”

 

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Fitness myths are the topic up for discussion in episode eighteen. Jonathan welcomes Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins back on the show to discuss some common fitness myths that they have come across in their coaching experience. The topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Does lifting weights make you bulky?
  • Is running the best fat loss option?
  • The Thin Complex
  • Does overweight mean unhealthy?

Show Notes:

Study # 1 – Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans

Study # 2 – Increases in Physical Activity Result in Diminishing Increments in Daily Energy Expenditure in Mice

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