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 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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Episode 046: IT Band Pain, Lactic Acid & Sit Ups for Back Pain featuring Alex Tanskey

Alex Tanskey is an integrative strength and performance coach based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The topics in this episode touch on some common “fitness myths” that we hear as coaches and would like to set the record straight. Some talking points that came up between Alex and Jon include.

  • The importance of the pelvis
  • The Obers Test
  • Can the IT band be stretched?
  • Resets for the win
  • The importance of hamstrings
  • Do you hamstrings need to be stretched?
  • Why your obliques are important
  • Why would you breathe with a balloon?
  • Lactic acid and fatigue
  • Why sit ups are not worth it

Show Notes

The Obers Test video 

Study: Can the IT band be stretched?

Study: 5 Habit Changes for a Longer Life

The Oblique Plank video

Article: The Myth of IT Band Pain

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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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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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Tina Morin is a Strongfirst level II coach and also the owner of Morin Strength and Conditioning located in Norwell and Weymouth in Massachusetts. Jon discusses Tina’s change from corporate America into the fitness industry and how she went about making such a drastic career change. Other topics discussed include:

  • Tina’s biggest lessons so far on her fitness journey
  • Why it is never too late to work towards your dream
  • Why Tina will always be a “Student of Strength”
  • Managing work and you health
  • Why you need to “Own It”
  • The power of positive self talk
  • Tina’s top take aways from being her own boss
  • Managing the Pillars of Health

 

Show Notes:

Tina’s favorite training shoes: No Bull Apparel & Footwear

Tina’s favorite yoga pants: Booty by Brabants

Book: “Sleep Smart” by Shawn Stevenson

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MSC on Instagram: @msc_strength

Tina Morin on Instagram:  @tinavmorin

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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

E-mail the show: thepillarsofhealthpod@gmail.com

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