Episode 070: How to Test & Track Your Conditioning

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:

  • Coopers Test
  • Modified coopers test
  • Dynamic energy control
  • Resting heart rate
  • Heart rate recovery
  • Heart rate variability
  • Outcome and process conditioning goals
  • The role of conditioning for a strength/power athlete
  • Conditioning for health

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Episode 064: Energy Systems & The Heart featuring Alex Tanskey

Following on from episode sixty-two, this time Jon and Alex delve into the different types of energy systems in the body and the role of the heart in improving conditioning. Other topics discussed include:

  • Pre-workout supplements
  • The types of energy systems
  • Benefits of aerobic and glycolytic training
  • What is stroke volume 
  • Why is stroke volume important when it comes to conditioning?
  • What is concentric and eccentric hypertrophy of the heart?
  • What exactly does cardiac output mean?
  • Different training options when it comes to cardiac output
  • The drawback of doing too much high intensity conditioning

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Episode 062: Benefits of Conditioning & Key Markers featuring Alex Tanskey

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 markers they look to for deeper insight.

Show Notes

Study: ”Lack of Exercise is a Major Cause of Chronic Diseases”

Study: ”Does Physical Activity Increase Life Expectancy?”

Tweet: “Top 10 Prescribed Medications versus Exercise”

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Joel Jamieson is a best-selling author and one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength, conditioning, and energy systems. His training strategies have been used by thousands of elite performers and top athletes worldwide, including the Navy Seals, UFC champions, and dozens of teams from the NFL, NBA, MLS, NCAA and more. In this episode Jon and Joel discuss what exactly the “Intensity Mindset” is and why it has failed us, how to train to recover and also how “Morpheus” can help with your training and recovery goals. Other topics include:

  • Joel’s biggest ah-ha moment so far in his strength and conditioning career
  • HRV, Recovery and Preparedness
  • The Intensity Mindset
  • The Recovery Debt and how to address it
  • How to train to recover faster
  • What is Morpheus & how to incorporate it into your training
  • How Joel manages the four pillars of health

Show Notes

Article: “All Pain, No Gain: Why the High Intensity Mindset has Failed Us” by Joel Jamieson

Article: “How to Train to Recover Faster than Ever” by Joel Jamieson

Article: “Recovery-Driven Mindset: How to Change Your Mindset and Transform Your Fitness” by Joel Jamieson

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Conditioning in the mainstream has morphed into an idea of high intensity effort until your energy supply empties out and you are sprawled out on the ground with nothing left in the tank. If every conditioning session goes like this then you need to adjust. Conditioning is a skill and something you should measure to see if you are getting better. In my previous article I discussed which energy system is the most adaptable and will also supply the foundation for most of your improvement. So what exactly can we get better at when it comes to conditioning?

Conditioning is a Skill

1 – Resting Heart Rate

A Danish study linked a high resting heart rate to an increased risk of mortality. Without diving into all the details, lets just say that aiming for a RHR of under 60bpm is a benchmark that is research backed and proven to help increase the amount of time you are on this planet by as much as ten years. The right form of conditioning can help lower your RHR. Continue reading “How to Test & Track Your Conditioning”

What characteristics or standards do you look for in a potential coach or trainer?  This episode originated from a listener question and allows Alex and Jon to discuss four stand out areas that you should look for in a good coach. These standards include:

  • The importance of assessments
  • Why continuing education is crucial
  • The role of exercise selection
  • Do they practice what they preach?

 

Show Notes

Article: “4 Ways to Vet Your Personal Trainer” by Alex Tanskey

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Episode 005: The Top 5 Take Aways from the 2017 Physical Preparation Summit featuring Chris Mullins

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!

This episode of “The Pillars of Health” sponsored by The Druid Pub in Cambridge, Boston.

Intro/Outro beat produced and created by DJ Rugged One

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Coaches Series – Part 5 – Kyle Holland

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This week the “Coaches Series” welcomes strength coach Kyle Holland of EXOS. Kyle is a wealth of information and experience in the strength and conditioning field. I was lucky enough to work alongside him at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning where I learned a lot from him and I still continue to learn from him to this day. Knowledge bombs are dropped daily on his twitter account and if you don’t follow him already, you need to. Enjoy this weeks interview and I hope you gain some new knowledge from it to take forward into your coaching.

Continue reading “Coaches Series – Part 5 – Kyle Holland”

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