Episode 076: The Growth of Hip-Hop, Basketball & American Football in Ireland featuring Eddie McMahon

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.

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Episode 057: Stress Management Strategies featuring Eirinn Carroll

Stress is unavoidable in life. There are also forms of stress that could be classified as good and bad in relation to your health. Bad stress can become chronic and as a result of this prolonged stress on the system we can become susceptible to adverse health conditions. Eirinn joins the discussion with Jon to go over the good and bad forms of stress and strategies to help you effectively manage the bad forms of stress.

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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 052: From Harvard to Kingston City FC & Making Your Dream a Reality featuring Oliver White

Oliver White is a soccer player with Kingston City FC, an Australian soccer club from Clayton South, Victoria. Kingston City FC compete in the National Premier Leagues Victoria. Oliver grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and played club soccer with multiple teams while growing up in the US. He went on to play collegiate soccer at Harvard University as a student athlete where he tallied nine goals and five assists over the course of his collegiate career. Jon and Oliver crossed paths as Oliver was preparing to play in a series of trial games in Boston for scouts from professional soccer clubs. Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • What Oliver misses most about home
  • Kingston City FC season review
  • Biggest learning moments as a collegiate athlete
  • Most enjoyable aspect of being a student athlete
  • Advice for people who want to make their dreams a reality
  • What US soccer needs to change in order to be successful
  • Pre-game preparation strategies
  • Post game recovery routine
  • Reasons to track sleeping patterns
  • Stress management techniques
  • Nutritional approach to game days
  • Premier League discussion

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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

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Alex Tanksey on Instagram: @alextanskey

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Danny Christie is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) as well as a strength coach. He uses both disciplines in order to take a holistic approach to treating people who may have movement or mobility restrictions. Danny holds a B.Sc Sports Rehabilitation degree from Middlesex University in London. In 2008 Danny relocated to Miami from the UK and gained his license in massage therapy. Danny specializes in movement dysfunction and pain management utilizing mobility exercises combined with hands on manual therapy. Talking points in this episode include:

  • World Cup thoughts
  • Education and path to becoming a licensed massage therapist and strength coach
  • Assessments used to determine the right treatment path
  • Differentiating treatment plans based on what is presenting as discomfort
  • Incorporating instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Creating buy in with new clients
  • Incorporating “at rest postures”
  • Why rest positions are fundamental to understanding human movement patterns
  • Managing the four pillars of health

 

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The Pillars of Health Podcast celebrates being one year old this week! Eirinn and Jon discuss a vast array of topics including some of the challenges early on associated with getting the podcast started. Some other topics that come up in this weeks episode include:

  • A review of podcast episodes
  • Inspirational podcasts we listen to
  • Podcast statistics recap
  • People that helped contribute to the content of the podcast
  • World Cup discussion
  • The down low on natural deodorant

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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”

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