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10 Apr How To Excel In Anything And Avoid Being Average

There's no doubt that one the biggest training mistakes when I started out was that I wasn't training to improve my performance. I was training for other reasons. Honestly, I never understood the importance of technique or pursuing the path to mastery. Today, it's a completely different story and I want to share with you a lesson I wish I knew years ago. The greatest thing about chasing excellence is that you can perpetually improve yourself, your skills, your results, and your life in so many ways. In today's world, the truth is that people mostly live without developing themselves physically anywhere near their full potential. Why?
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06 Apr RT 168 | Shawn Stevenson – The Most Underrated Habit For Health And Performance

Shawn Stevenson returns to the podcast this week for one of THE MOST AMAZING interviews on the show to date! I’m extremely pumped and excited to have him back on the show for a second round. If you missed our first interview, definitely go back and check out episode 146 for more context around Shawn and his backstory. Shawn is a best selling author, creator of The Model Health Show, and Founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance.   His book – Sleep Smarter – is the ultimate guide to maximizing your sleep and health. It’s a comprehensive resource about creating smarter sleep strategies so you can improve your mind, body, and performance, plus practical solutions to help you get the best sleep ever!
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01 Apr How To Smash The Kettlebell Snatch Test (And Keep Calm And Cool Under Pressure)

I vividly remember my first "official" kettlebell snatch test with Pavel (and the previous RKC) back in 2010. Many times before I had performed a snatch test, but not when it counted - as it did at the certification. I'll be honest, I had some jitters before stepping up to snatch that bell. No doubt, there's pressure when you're being timed (and judged) to snatch 100 reps with a 24 kilo kettlebell in 5 minutes. The backstory was that I had been well prepared and had nailed the snatch test countless times prior to doing it at the RKC. No doubt, I was ready to go. Yet, why was I anxious about it? Why do so many others seem to get "freaked out” when it comes time for the vaunted snatch test? Well, there’s a stigma to it - even though it’s only a very small part of the kettlebell certification experience.
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30 Mar RT 167 | Craig Ballantyne – How To Design Your Perfect Day

Craig Ballantyne is a HUGE success in the fitness industry and beyond. This week I’m really excited to share this interview with Craig who shares incredible value during this episode. I can't wait for you to dive into this one! Craig Ballantyne is the Editor of the world-renowned success website, Early to Rise since 2011. He’s also an international fitness expert, author of Turbulence Training, a contributing author to Men’s Health magazine, and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines. Craig is the creator of The Perfect Day Formula which is a complete step-by-step blueprint that anyone can use to achieve more freedom in less time and start living the perfect life. During this interview, Craig and I discuss some of the key aspects of his program, including productivity hacks, identifying what matters most, the 5 pillars to success, goal setting, and so much more. He also teaches you the importance of creating personal commandments, which will ultimately allow you to have more freedom in your life to do the things you’ve always dreamed of doing.
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23 Mar RT 166 | Danny Kavadlo – Fitness Minimalism With Calisthenics

Danny Kavadlo is this week's guest on the podcast and this interview is not only insightful, but inspiring. Danny has made his mark in the fitness world as a personal trainer, world authority in calisthenics, and Master Instructor for Dragon Door’s Progressive Calisthenics Certification. He is known for his minimalist philosophy, simple approach to training, and getting results for his clients. Danny’s book – Strength Rules - How to Get Stronger Than Almost Anyone – is a #1 Amazon best-seller and has been called the master blueprint for progressive calisthenic training. Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a veteran to the strength game, this book will help you take your fitness and nutrition to the next level. During our interview, Danny and I discuss the new book, along with his unique path to succeeding in the fitness world. You’ll learn about his approach to getting his clients real world results and his philosophies in training and beyond.
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13 Mar Warning! What You Need To Know About The Rounded Back Deadlift

Is it just me or does the the rounded back deadlift seem to be getting a lot attention these days? Does this technique have any unique advantages or is this a disaster waiting to happen? In this article I'll share my perspective on the rounded back deadlift and I think there are 2 scenarios here (I'll discuss them in a minute) with the technique, so make sure to read this through if you're infestered in the health of your back. Spine biomechanics is something I'm extremely passionate since I had such a crushing injury to my low back many years ago. While my back is in wonderful health today, it's a topic and an area of training that I will always have extreme commit to because of my unique situation and all that I had to go through to get back to the level I train at today.
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09 Mar RT 164 | Chris Duffin – Strength Training Is Practice For Life

Chris Duffin, world renowned powerlifter and coach, is this week’s featured guest on the podcast. Chris is an elite level powerlifter, coach, inventor, owner of Elite Performance Center, and founder of KabukiStrength.com. His goal is to inspire and motivate men to chase their dreams despite adversity - to think bigger, dream bigger, and BE bigger and stronger than they’ve ever thought possible. His most recent endeavor  – Kabuki.ms – is an innovative new web tool for learning and coaching proper movement patterns. I’m excited to talk with Chris today about his approach to training, coaching, and the movement principles that have become the foundation for his new online coaching tool, Kabuki.ms. Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode:
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