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. The Pillars of Health on Instagram: @thepillars_of_health_podcast The Pillars of Health on... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

What characteristics or standards do you look for in a potential coach or trainer? ¬†This episode originated from a listener question and allows Alex and Jon to discuss four stand out areas that you should look for in a good coach. These standards include: The importance of assessments Why continuing education is crucial The role... Continue Reading →

Episode 005: The Top 5 Take Aways from the 2017 Physical Preparation Summit featuring Chris Mullins

In episode five of "The Pillars of Health" strength coaches Jon Carroll and Chris Mullins discuss their top five take aways from a recent continuing education trip to the 2017 Physical Preparation Summit in Indianapolis. Some of the topics discussed in this episode include why accessory exercises are beneficial and which ones you should be... Continue Reading →

Interview with Strength Coach Alex Tanskey

When Alex Tanskey isn't wearing quality Christmas sweaters or deadlifting over 500lbs he occasionally likes to do an interview. I sat down with Alex to listen to what he had to say about saying goodbye to long time clients before his move from Boston to North Carolina, the keys to training for life, the difference between... Continue Reading →

5 Thoughts on the Crossfit Movie “Fittest on Earth”

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... Continue Reading →

Tweets in Review

In order to try and not think about how Liverpool were dismantled by Stoke City today, yes, Stoke, I've put together a few of the best tweets I came across this week.¬† 1. Nick Curson on the Joe Rogan Podcast Joe Rogan had UFC strength and conditioning coach Nick Curson on his podcast recently. Carson's... Continue Reading →

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