Podcasts

Episode 041: The 1 Year Anniversary Episode featuring Eirinn Carroll

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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Episode 036: Weight Loss Myopia featuring Alex Tanskey

Alex Tanskey is an Integrative Strength and Performance Coach based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Alex discusses some common issues that can hold people back from achieving their goals when it comes to weight loss. Some areas covered in this episode include:

  • Is perfect the enemy of good when it comes to nutrition?
  • Covering the basics
  • Sleep
  • Hydration
  • Stress management techniques
  • A reading from the book of Training Revelations, Chapter 1
  • The benefits of exercise and improved nutritional habits
  • Jan’s story

Show Notes

Weight Loss Myopia article on alextanskey.com

“Water versus Diet Soda” Study

Article review of the “Water versus Diet Soda” study

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Episode 034: Lessons & Experiences from China featuring Dan McGinley

Dan McGinley is a strength and conditioning coach at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts. Dan recently spent eighteen months living and working in China with some top level Chinese athletes. Dan immersed himself in the culture and the language in order to improve his transition from life in the USA to life in China. Some of the topics covered in episode thirty four include:

  • Dan’s preferred training shoe for the gym
  • Arriving in China and initial thoughts
  • Adapting to life in a foreign country
  • How life differs in China compared to the US
  • Communicating effectively in a foreign country
  • The major social differences
  • The athlete experience and how it differs in China to the USA
  • Biggest lessons learned abroad
  • Funniest story from the trip
  • How Dan manages the four pillars of health

 

Show Notes

Book: “Sleep Smarter” by Shawn Stevenson

Application: Insight Timer for meditation

Social Media & Website Links

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Dan McGinleys blog

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Episode 032: Optimizing the Female Athlete & Managing the Four Pillars featuring Kaitlyn Pimentel

Kaitlyn Pimentel is a PGA member and former collegiate golfer at Methodist University. She is now a strength coach who incorporates an all around approach in order to help the people she trains. Kaitlyn’s phrase, “It’s not just about sets and reps” is a refreshing approach which we fully support here at The Pillars of Health. Jon and Kaitlyn also discuss the following:

  • Online coaching
  • Kaitlyn’s philosophy when it comes to coaching women
  • Why women need to track their period
  • Tips to optimize a woman’s training program
  • The impact of caffeine on the menstrual cycle
  • Dealing with negative self talk and body image issues
  • Why women need to lift heavy
  • How Kaitlyn manages the Four Pillars of Health

Show Notes

 

Period Tracking Apps: iperiod, Clue, Kindara

Book: “The Hormone Reset Diet” by Dr. Sarah Gottfried

Book: “Spark” by John J. Ratey & Eric Hagerman

 

Social Media

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Golf Digest Article: “Ditch the Treadmill: Here’s a Better Cardio Routine for Golf”

The Felix Fortis Blueprint

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Episode 023: Training the Armed Forces, UFC Fighters and Managing the Four Pillars featuring Kyle Holland

Kyle Holland is a Performance Specialist with EXOS and is currently embedded within a special operations unit. As a strength coach to the entire unit Kyle oversees the readiness of many within the armed forces. Kyle talks to Jon about interning at the University of Iowa, training UFC fighters like Joel Lauzon as well as tactical athletes like those in the armed forces. Other topics include:

  • Why the basics are important when it comes to strength training
  • Why more isn’t always the answer
  • Programming regeneration days for UFC fighters
  • Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor – was conditioning the reason McGregor lost?
  • Intermittent fasting
  • How Kyle manages
    • Stress
    • Sleep
    • Exercise
    • Nutrition
  • Putting things in perspective
  • Creating buy in with tactical athletes

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Episode 022: A Day in the Life of a Strength Coach Couple with Eirinn Carroll

Eirinn and Jon go into their current daily schedule as strength coaches and also working alongside each other as husband and wife. They also go into why getting the balance between work and home life is important. Most strength coaches work a split shift, mornings and evenings so this leaves a gap in the middle of the day. This is when coaches get their own training in, run errands and everything in between. Some of the topics discussed in todays episode include:

  • What is a split shift?
  • What time do we get up at?
  • The evolution of Jon’s alarm clock
  • What a normal daily work schedule consists of
  • Working together as husband and wife
  • Creating balance between work and home life
  • When do we eat breakfast and lunch?
  • When do coaches train?
  • Our schedule starting out as coaches
  • What is our ideal schedule?
  • The pro’s and con’s of our profession
  • What would we change if we had the chance?
  • Biggest lessons learned over the years?

 

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All episodes are published on coachjoncarroll.com

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Podcasts

Episode 015: The Sleep Episode featuring Brandon Marcello

In episode fifteen Jonathan is joined by Brandon Marcello. Brandon is a performance optimization coach who has worked in the collegiate setting as well as with professional and Olympic level athletes. The guys delve into the complex topic of sleep and discuss the following:

  • The importance of sleep
  • Optimal sleep cycles
  • Pre-covery
  • Screen and light exposure
  • Larks and Night Owls
  • How consistency pays off
  • The most common sleep issues
  • Assessing sleep accurately
  • Sleep tips for parents with new born kids

 

Books mentioned in the show:

“The Promise of Sleep” by Dr. William Dement

“Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child” by Marc Weissbluth M.D.

 

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Episode 014: Training Aging Adults, Managing the Rehab Process and Heart Rate Training featuring Kevin Carr

In episode fourteen Jonathan is joined by Kevin Carr from Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning as well as Movement as Medicine. After the guys finish chatting about the recent Camron and Mase diss tracks they go into the following topics: Continue reading

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Episode 003: Nutrition – Part 1 with Eirinn Dougherty

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In episode three of “The Pillars of Health” Jonathan talks with Eirinn Dougherty about nutrition. There is some really great take aways in this podcast from Eirinn including how to set manageable nutrition goals, what is healthy eating and what exactly is “healthy” food? In relation to taking ownership of your own nutritional habits we discuss meal planning and how to go about it, eating for health and eating for fat loss as well as discussing nutrient dense foods. Other topics that popped up were discussing whether macros are a viable option regards tracking your food intake, food sensitivities, different diets doing the rounds in the media and last of all how to achieve sustainability with your nutrition based goals. You may also find out what my favorite guilty pleasure movie is?!

Intro & Outro beat produced by DJ Rugged One.

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Episode 001: Stress Management featuring Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins

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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!

Intro and outro music provided by DJ TLM.

Recovery

5 Thoughts on the Crossfit Movie “Fittest on Earth”

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I recently watched the Crossfit movie “Fittest on Earth – A Decade of Fitness”. This movie/documentary tracks the annual crossfire games as the top crossfire athletes meet up to compete. It was very impressive seeing elite athletes perform very tough and punishing workouts but a lot of perspective is needed for the vast majority of people (the general population) who are not professional crossfire athletes. Many will watch and come to the conclusion that they just need to work to failure everytime they work out. This is the wrong conclusion and a dangerous one when it comes to your health and well being. Continue reading

Food, Movement, Nutrition, Self Care

The 4 Pillars of Health: Live Your Best Life

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When I’m asked, “Whats the best thing to do for ________ “. The last word of that question usually falls into one of four categories. These four categories are what I like to call the “Pillars of Health”. People come to the Training Room in order to improve themselves and that doesn’t stop at learning how to correctly go about strength training. As coaches it is our responsibility to educate everyone we come in contact with on the 4 Pillars of Health and how working to improve each one can lead to living your best life. Here’s to feeling good all the time! (obligatory Seinfeld reference)

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Nutrition, Recovery, Self Care

Selfcare: Walk the Talk

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In today’s world we are able to call upon the google machine to help us research any and everything. The answer to almost every question is out there. If well sourced, you can find all the information you crave. Well, almost every question has been answered. There is one that still evades us…..”What is Colin Farrell’s best movie?”.  Continue reading

Week in Review

Tweets in Review

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This week “Tweets in Review” highlights tweets (aka knowledge bombs) from Kevin Carr on “keeping the window open”, Movement as Medicine on why to “tone down” instead of “cool down”, a book from yours truly on soccer scholarships & Colaiste Ide in Dublin, Adam Bornstein on the importance of sleep and weight loss and another piece of advice from Tim Grover.

1. Kevin Carr  – “Keeping the Window Open”.

2. Movement As Medicine

3. Earn & Keep a Soccer Scholarship to the USA

4. Adam Bornstein – Sleep & Weight Loss

5. Wise Words from Tim Grover

Character Building, Week in Review

The Week in Review

A few of the main things that caught my eye last week include a letter from Josh Gordon, sleep and how it affects sport performance, “Undefeated”, Marshawn Lynch and the barrage of racial abuse Richard Sherman receives for being an outspoken black athlete. Continue reading

Recovery

How Long You Should Nap

Let’s face it. Naps are great! They’re almost as great as this scene from “Dumb & Dumber”…………..

Getting back on track. If you’re wondering how long you should nap and what is an optimal time for you take a look below and see why the length of your nap has a huge bearing on your productivity that day.

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Miscellanous

The Sleep and Recovery Cycle

Sleep Graph

Use this graph to see when you should be asleep and what exactly happens when you are asleep at certain times. It also recommends “dimming lights” as the evening progresses to signal to your body  that rest time is approaching. This reemphasizes the importance of getting some quality shut eye as it helps you function better in everyday life and in working towards attaining your training goals.