Episode 047: What’s a Good Stretch, Why Does My Heart Run High & What Else Should I Do? featuring Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins

The guys tackle some of the more common questions they field in their day to day coaching. What stretch do you recommend? My heart rate just runs high and what else should I do when I'm not working with my coach? Jon is joined by fellow integrative strength coaches Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins to... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Joel Jamieson is a best-selling author and one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength, conditioning, and energy systems. His training strategies have been used by thousands of elite performers and top athletes worldwide, including the Navy Seals, UFC champions, and dozens of teams from the NFL, NBA, MLS, NCAA and more. In this episode Jon... Continue Reading →

  Conditioning in the mainstream has morphed into an idea of high intensity effort until your energy supply empties out and you are sprawled out on the ground with nothing left in the tank. If every conditioning session goes like this then you need to adjust. Conditioning is a skill and something you should measure... Continue Reading →

Fitness myths are the topic up for discussion in episode eighteen. Jonathan 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 lifting weights make you bulky? Is running the best fat... Continue Reading →

As much as marketing campaigns and the media want us to believe that fat loss is achievable with their latest supplement, a hew hype fitness food or some random exercise technique (all my shake weight crew say heyyyyyy). Fat loss is not a simple phenomenon, there are many levels as to what goes into allowing... 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 seven Alex Tanskey and Jon 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... Continue Reading →

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