Episode 075: StrongFirst Recap & The Movement Lab

After spending the weekend assisting at StrongFirst Level One in Atlanta, Jon and Alex discuss their biggest take aways after being around other StrongFirst professionals. They also chat about The Movement Lab, a gym they recently opened and co-own together. They talk about the challenges of opening a gym and why they believe what they are doing is different to what is currently around.

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Article/Study: Strength Training & Increased Life Expectancy

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Episode 073: Kinstretch, StrongFirst & Internships featuring Matt Crush

Matt Crush is a strength and performance coach at Ethos Fitness and Performance in Boston. Matt talks about what initially inspired him to pursue being a strength coach, his time training the American Olympic rugby team and training for the StrongFirst certification. We also talk in depth about Kinstretch, what it is, how to incorporate it into your program and the benefits of doing so.

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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 059: Training For & Competing In the Tactical Strength Challenge featuring Eirinn Carroll & Alex Tanskey

Are you looking to add purpose and direction to your strength training? The Tactical Strength Challenge from Strongfirst offers a unique challenge in raw strength in the form of a deadlift, a relative strength with pull-ups and conditioning via the kettlebell snatch test. Eirinn, Alex and Jon go over the following in this episode:

  • What is tested in the TSC?
  • Classes of Competition to choose from when competing in the TSC
  • Main training focus leading up to the day of competition
  • Training week outline
  • Combining all three movements in a training program
  • Advice for people considering training for and competing in the Tactical Strength Challenge
  • Incorporating a modified TSC for clients
  • What we enjoyed most about the TSC experience

Intro Beat created and produced by DJ Rugged One

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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

 

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