(#188) Aaron Alexander is the featured guest this week on the show. This session is "unconventional" and fast-paced as we cover some great topics and practical applications.
Aaron is the creator of Align Therapy and a fitness podcaster who's passionate about helping people maximize function and athletic performance through better movement.
He's a corrective exercise specialist who's had quite a journey in exercise training and you'll hear his unique approaches to improve movement and performance.
Here's some of what you'll hear about this week:
Not too long ago I was talking with a buddy about his low back pain. We were discussing the back issues he's been experiencing.
As I was talking with him to understand a little more about his situation, I recommended a book that I had recently read titled "Back Mechanic" by Dr. Stuart McGill.
Interestingly enough, I had seen my friend a few months later and asked him if he had picked up the book on my recommendation to take control of his low back pain (LBP).
He didn't get the book and I thought that was extremely unfortunate because I knew how much the book could have helped him.
That leads me to this book review, which is now long overdue.
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to chat with top weightlifting coach and multi-book author, Greg Everett.
Greg is the mastermind behind Catalyst Athletics and I'm a huge fan of his work - and his books.
I had 2 important training questions for Greg.
Of course, these questions are specific to weightlifting, but I think his answers could be extrapolated to other areas of strength and performance training, as well.
Here are the questions.
(#187) Joe De Sena returns to the show this week in "The Return of The Spartan."
Joe's a great man and is now a 3-time guest on the podcast. He's the founder of Spartan Race, a multi-book author, ultra-endurance athlete, and mega-successful entrepreneur.
There's a lot that I admire about Joe, such as his mental toughness and grit, among many other strengths and attributes.
You'll get some of his latest insights and advice in this rapid-fire session.
Here's a few things you'll hear about:
(#186) I've got a HUGE announcement in episode 186 - not to mention it's a cool episode to listen to...
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(#185) In this week's session, I'll give you a brief recap of the 4th National Congress of Strength in Italy.
The congress was amazing and I'll tell you about in this week's show.
And, I'll share 3 key takeaways - the 3 simple "transformative" things I've done in recent years that have made all the difference.
This is another short, but important episode you'll want to check out.
Mobility, mobility, mobility.
We hear about it all the time and we all need more mobility, right?
Mobility is very important and I'm even working on a new program right now to improve mobility (although it actually addresses much more than that).
But what about stability and how important is stability in strength and performance training? Is mobility more important or is it stability that really matters most?
First, let's get a clear definition of each. Both mobility and stability have to do with our joints and this is important to understand.
I don't know about you, but when I think about training I think about being a high performer over a long period of time.
Take a minute to think about what I just said - being a high performer over a long period.
Isn't that the real goal of what we should be training for?
For me, this is a radical shift in thinking over the years when I look at my training.
A high performer is anyone that performs at high level in everyday life. It's anyone that operates closer to their physical potential on a consistent basis.
What does it take to be successful in your training? What does it take to get the absolute best results from a program or training regimen?
I've thought a lot about these questions and have also been fortunate to have had countless discussions with world-class authorities and experts all over the world in the fitness industry.
To be highly successful in health, fitness, and athletics, I think it comes down to the 8 Pillars of High Performance.
What's important to know is that when you have all of these pillars working for you - you can become unstoppable.