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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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05 Mar How I Really Use Kettlebells (6 Specific Training Approaches)

How do you use kettlebells? Specifically, what's your approach when using the tool? I don't think I've ever really talked about how I specifically use kettlebells in my training (at least not in a while), so here's what I do. Kettlebells are a big part of how I train and always will be. Of course, it all depends on the specific goal I’m training for. You’ll see what I mean in a minute. We all know that there are many great tools available for training, but I like to keep things simple. And kettlebells are definitely one of the most simple and effective tools we have available. They're no fad or gimmick and they can provide a large number of benefits in terms of general strength, specific performance goals, conditioning, fat loss, lean muscle building, movement, mobility, flexibility and more. Let me share with you my training approach and how I specifically use kettlebells. It basically comes down to these 6 areas:
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02 Mar RT 163 | Hot Topics In Kettlebells, Strength, And Programming

In this week's show, I answer some fantastic reader and listener questions about training and performance. You're guaranteed to learn something new in this week's episode where I'll chat about some "hot topics" in strength and conditioning. And I want your feedback on this - so post your big takeaway, comments or any questions below. In this week's show, you'l learn:
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24 Feb RT 162 | Greg Everett – Olympic Weightlifting, A Complete Guide

Greg Everett, Olympic weightlifting coach and multi-book author, is today’s featured guest on the podcast. Greg Everett is a national-level competitive weightlifter & coach, author, writer, producer, director, and founder of Catalyst Athletics, which is a the world’s largest source of educational material for Olympic Weightlifting. Greg is the author of the most popular book on Olympic weightlifting - Olympic Weightlifting: A Complete Guide for Athletes & Coaches - and has just launched the 3rd edition, which has been completely revised, improved, and expanded by 150 new pages.   During today’s interview, I talk shop with Greg about Olympic weightlifting, coaching, training, the 3rd edition of his book, and so much more!    Here’s what you’ll hear about in this week’s amazing episode:
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17 Feb RT 161 | Dr. Stuart McGill – How To Achieve Optimal Back Health

Dr. Stuart McGill, Professor of Spine Biomechanics, is BACK (pun intended), and is this week's featured guest on the podcast. Dr. McGill is a world-renowned lecturer and expert in spine function, injury prevention, and rehabilitation. He has written more than 300 scientific publications on lumbar function, mechanisms of low back injury, investigation of rehabilitation programs matched to specific categories of back pain patients, and the formulation of work-related injury avoidance strategies. He has also provided expertise on assessment and reduction of the risk of low back injury to professional athletes and teams around the world. Dr. McGill’s latest book - Back Mechanic - is a step-by-step guide to fixing back pain and his approach has helped thousands reclaim their lives. During this interview, you'll learn the truth about optimal back health, so you can improve your training performance and better achieve long term results.
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