Podcasts

Episode 037: Stretching, Breathing & Why We Can Do Better featuring Rua Gilna

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”

Social Media:

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Rua’s website: buafitness.com

Rua Gilna on Instagram: @ruabuafit.com

Podcasts

Episode 024: Streamlining Healthcare, Overcoming Adversity & Managing the Four Pillars featuring Brendon Rearick

How to improve the current healthcare model, overcoming a life threatening illness and managing the four pillars of health are among the topics Jon discusses with Brendon Rearick on this episode. Brendon is a San Francisco based strength coach who owns Movement as Medicine with Kevin Carr. He is also part of Certified Functional Strength Coach and has also worked at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Boston. Brendon has recently taken on an exciting new role with a company called Crossover to streamline the healthcare model in the United States. Other topics discussed in this episode include:

  • The front end health care approach
  • Creating an enjoyable coaching environment
  • Brendon’s training philosophy
  • The stress scale and why you need to score low
  • Why client education is critical
  • Starting a business
  • Overcoming adversity and dealing with aplastic anemia
  • Managing the four pillars

Episode Notes:

Kevin Carr: “The Number One Prescribed Medicine in the World”

Precision Nutrition: The Cost of Getting Lean

 

E-mail & Social Media Links:

E-mail Brendon: brendon@rearickstrength.com

Brendon on Instagram: @collectmomentsnothtingz

Movement as Medicine website: movement-as-medicine.com

Movement as Medicine on Facebook: @movementasmed

Movement as Medicine on Twitter: @movementasmed

E-mail the show: thepillarsofhealthpod@gmail.com

The Pillars of Health Podcast on Instagram & Facebook: @thepillarsofhealthpod

The Coaches Series

Coaches Series – Part 7 – Ramez Antoun

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Ramez Antoun is a guy I am lucky enough to work close to and be able to absorb knowledge from whenever he visits the Training Room in Somerville. I recently had the chance to put some questions to Ramez and get his feedback on physical therapy, his training philosophy and the biggest influences on his career thus far. Continue reading

Week in Review

Tweets in Review

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Breathing has made huge waves in strength and conditioning in a relatively short space of time. Trying to trace it back to the pioneers of breathing correctly, I came across an unlikely hero. One Robbie Fowler. Those things on his nose actually¬†had a function. Do they work to make breathing more efficient through the nostrils? I think everyone has an opinion on that but he was making an attempt to breathe¬†right back in the nineties. (Yes I did but those breathing strips and pretend I was Fowler playing football in my back yard). This weeks top tweets include a look at……. Continue reading