Episode 067: The Importance of Novel Training in a Program featuring Chris Mullins

Chris Mullins is an integrative strength coach and in this episode he discusses novel training and why it is important to include in your strength training program. Topics discussed include:

  • Distinguishing between “consistent” and “rigid”
  • How to incorporate novel training without disrupting your progress
  • What is the value of novel training?
  • How much variety is too much?
  • Identifying habits we don’t even know we have
  • Where to include novel movements in your training program?

Social Media

Chris Mullins on Instagram: @coachchrismullins

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Episode 056: Trusting the Process & Training Hard featuring Alex Tanskey & Eirinn Carroll

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?

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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

Social Media Links

The Pillars of Health on Instagram: @thepillars_of_helth_pod

The Pillars of Health on Facebook: @thepillarsofhealthpod

Jon Carroll on Instagram: @jon.carroll6

Jon Carroll on Twitter: @jonner6

Alex Tanksey on Instagram: @alextanskey

Alex Tanskey’s website: alextanskey.com

Rua Gilna is a strength coach based in New York City. Originally from Ireland, Rua grew up using training as a way to excel in sports and tries to empower this same feeling to others through his coaching. Rua is now the head of personal training at the Wright Fit gym in New York as well as operating his own training in person and online called Bua Fitness. On the show, Jon and Rua chat about what animals they would like to cross breed and why Cadburys is so much better than Hershey’s. Other topics include:

  • How Rua originally got into strength training & coaching
  • Rua’s training philosophy
  • Explaining why people need to breathe before and after their training
  • Why stretching is a waste of time
  • Why coaches need to constantly strive to be better for their clientele
  • Suppressing the ego
  • The benefits of breathing resets
  • Exhaling and the immune system
  • Rua’s goal setting system
  • Why you need to be on a program
  • The front line of healthcare
  • How Rua manages the four pillars of health

 

Show Notes:

Shift work study: “Carcinogenicity of shift-work, painting & fire fighting”

Book: “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Wim Hof breathing techniques: “The Way of the Ica-Man: How the Wim Hof Method Creates Radiant, Longterm Health”

Social Media:

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Rua’s website: buafitness.com

Rua Gilna on Instagram: @ruabuafit.com

Chris Mullins is a Boston based strength and conditioning coach. Chris joins Jon on the podcast to discuss the knees and everything that goes with this awesome joint. The guys go over the following talking points:

  • What makes up the knee
  • Joint mechanics
  • Compensatory mechanics
  • The influence of the pelvis on the knee
  • The influence of the foot on the knee
  • How to assess troublesome knees
  • Distributing load effectively

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Chris Mullins Website: www.coachchrismullins.com

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Dan McGinley is a strength and conditioning coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts. Dan recently spent eighteen months living and working in China with some top level Chinese athletes. Dan immersed himself in the culture and the language in order to improve his transition from life in the USA to life in China. Some of the topics covered in episode thirty four include:

  • Dan’s preferred training shoe for the gym
  • Arriving in China and initial thoughts
  • Adapting to life in a foreign country
  • How life differs in China compared to the US
  • Communicating effectively in a foreign country
  • The major social differences
  • The athlete experience and how it differs in China to the USA
  • Biggest lessons learned abroad
  • Funniest story from the trip
  • How Dan manages the four pillars of health

 

Show Notes

Book: “Sleep Smarter” by Shawn Stevenson

Application: Insight Timer for meditation

Social Media & Website Links

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E-mail the show: thepillarsofhealthpod@gmail.com

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The Pillars of Health on Facebook: @thepillarsofhealthpod

Dan McGinleys blog

Dan McGinley on Instagram: @danmcginley617

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”

 

E-mail the show: thepillarsofhealthpod@gmail.com

Social Media Links

Find The Pillars of Health Podcast on Instagram and Facebook under the handles

Instagram: @thepillars_of_health_pod

Facebook: @thepillarsofhealthpod

Alex Tanskey on Instagram: @alextanskey

Alex Tankseys website: alextanskey.com

 

Improve Your Deadlift Set Up

Tanksey Deadlift
Alex Tanskey pulling 545lbs

The hip hinge is a skill everyone needs to learn and master. From deadlifts to kettle bell swings, the hinge is a go to movement in the gym and our everyday lives. Down through the years while working with general population and athletes sprinkled in for good measure, I have seen people struggle to find their start position for a hip hinge movement, most notably the deadlift. Here is a set up protocol that will instantaneously tap into your optimal hip hinge position. Continue reading “Improve Your Deadlift Set Up”

5 Skills You Need to Master

 

Heidi Kettlebell

Our philosophy at The Training Room is one of self empowerment. We aim to provide our clients with the knowledge and tools to lead a strong, healthy and active lifestyle. Training at the TR is a process that combines movement education with practical skill acquisition. We believe that everyone who walks through our doors should fundamentally understand what they are doing and why they are doing it. Continue reading “5 Skills You Need to Master”

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