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 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 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 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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Rua Gilna is a strength coach based in New York City. Originally from Ireland, Rua grew up using training as a way to excel in sports and tries to empower this same feeling to others through his coaching. Rua is now the head of personal training at the Wright Fit gym in New York as well as operating his own training in person and online called Bua Fitness. On the show, Jon and Rua chat about what animals they would like to cross breed and why Cadburys is so much better than Hershey’s. Other topics include:

  • How Rua originally got into strength training & coaching
  • Rua’s training philosophy
  • Explaining why people need to breathe before and after their training
  • Why stretching is a waste of time
  • Why coaches need to constantly strive to be better for their clientele
  • Suppressing the ego
  • The benefits of breathing resets
  • Exhaling and the immune system
  • Rua’s goal setting system
  • Why you need to be on a program
  • The front line of healthcare
  • How Rua manages the four pillars of health

 

Show Notes:

Shift work study: “Carcinogenicity of shift-work, painting & fire fighting”

Book: “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Wim Hof breathing techniques: “The Way of the Ica-Man: How the Wim Hof Method Creates Radiant, Longterm Health”

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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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