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 072: Training Around an Injury & Cultivating a Growth Mindset featuring Jay Weedall

Jay Weedall is a strength coach and co-owner of Ethos Fitness and Performance in Boston. In this episode Jay discusses how he trained after sustaining an injury and the physical and mental challenges that come along with being down to three working limbs.

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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?

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Episode 060: Navigating Pregnancy Nutrition featuring Dr. Lindsay Tanskey

Eirinn took over the podcast for this weeks episode and managed to snag Dr. Lindsay Tanskey right before her due date to discuss how she has been navigating nutrition while she is pregnant. In this episode Eirinn and Lindsay discuss the following:

  • The most unexpected part of pregnancy
  • Lindsay’s nutritional philosophy
  • How pregnancy has affected Lindsay’s nutritional approach
  • Supplements and vitamins to consider when pregnant
  • Foods to avoid while pregnant
  • Heartburn and foods that trigger it
  • A migraine remedy
  • Approaching the mindset of eating for two
  • Tips for expecting moms

Intro music created and produced by DJ Rugged One

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Episode 058: Rules for Life featuring Eirinn Carroll

Are you the type of person who needs a little structure in order to operate to your potential everyday or do you just have some guidelines you prioritize as you go through life? Eirinn and Jon discuss their rules for life and why they think they’re important.

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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 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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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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