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... Continue Reading →

Fitness myths are the topic up for discussion in episode eighteen. Jon 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 strength training make you bulky? The "Biggest Loser" TV show... Continue Reading →

In episode eight continues where we left off in episode seven. Alex and Jon 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... Continue Reading →

In episode six of "The Pillars Jon is joined by fellow Movement Lab co-owner 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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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 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... Continue Reading →

Articles of the Week

  Over the course of the week there is a lot of reading  to catch up on. The inter web provides some great new ideas and also opens the way for discussion on many different hot topics. One that caught my eye was the discussion over knees out in the squat. Both Tony Gentilcore and... Continue Reading →

Liverpool: 1st Half v 2nd Half

By Jonathan Carroll Liverpool's second half performances have come under much scrutiny lately. Even though the reds sit in second spot in the Premier League on goal difference behind Arsenal, the second forty-five minutes of each game have been anything but impressive. Brendan Rodgers' men have played nine games so far this season.  Seven in... Continue Reading →

Group Fitness – Are You Serious?

If you are aiming to hit a specific weight in your goal to replace body fat with muscle or whether its to become stronger, group fitness may do more harm than good. In this article "Group Fitness - Are You Serious" published on www.elitefts.com Mike Snader discusses why one size fits all in a class scenario can... Continue Reading →

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