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Episode 008: Part 2 of “5 Ways to Get More from Your Conditioning featuring Alex Tanskey

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Episode eight continues where we left off in episode seven. Alex and Jonathan 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 test your conditioning level
  • Anaerobic threshold, what it it and where is it?
  • Technology, nature and conditioning
  • Does Lactic Acid really cause fatigue?

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Episode 007: 5 Ways to Get More From Your Conditioning Part 1 featuring Alex Tanskey

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In episode seven Alex Tanskey and Jonathan discuss five ways you can get more from your conditioning. In part one we discuss:

  • Why the word “craic” may not transfer very well from Ireland to the US
  • The book “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky and what we can take away from his work in the area of stress and the human body.
  • Exercise as a stress reliever and when it may also be a stress amplifier
  • The difference between the aerobic, alactic and anaerobic/glcolytic energy systems
  • Why the aerobic system is king
  • Resting heart rate  (RHR) and its importance
  • Why you need to monitor your heart rate during conditioning
  • How heart rate and stress levels are inter related
  • The benefits of conditioning at low, moderate and high intensities

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  1. Top 10 Takeaways from “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”
  2. 3 Ways to Get More From Your Conditioning

 

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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!

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Episode 001: Stress Management featuring Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins

In the first episode of “The Pillars of Health” Jonathan is joined by his colleagues from the Training Room, Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins to discuss stress and how to go about managing it. Over the course of the podcast the guys go into what factors cause stress in our lives, how to combat stress through different modalities of training and also how to measure stress. Hope you guys enjoy!

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The Coaches Series

Coaches Series – Part 8 – Brendon Rearick

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This weeks episode is really awesome.  Strength coach Brendon Rearick from Movement as Medicine took the time to tell me how his life philosophy has changed since being diagnosed with  Aplastic Anemia a year ago. Continue reading

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Coaches Series: Part 1 – Jim Conroy

 

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Welcome to the Coaches Series, a  catalogue of interviews with coaches in all settings from strength coaches to specific sport coaches. First up in the series is Jim Conroy from Soccer Scholar US-based in Ireland. Jim was undoubtedly one of the biggest influences on my soccer career and for that I’m forever grateful. I wanted to catch up with him and see how things are going and also gain some coaching gems from one of the best soccer coaches around. Enjoy! Continue reading