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17 Feb Dr. Stuart McGill – How To Achieve Optimal Back Health

(#161) Dr. Stuart McGill, Professor of Spine Biomechanics, is a return guest on the show and this week's featured expert. 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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10 Feb Dr. Charlie Weingroff – Moving Beyond Training Equals Rehab

(#160) Charlie Weingroff, strength coach and renowned physical therapist, returns to the podcast this week. Charlie is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and an elite level powerlifter. Charlie’s DVD series – Training = Rehab – has redefined the language between rehabilitation and performance enhancement training. It is a “must-have” for every physical therapist, strength coach and personal trainer. Charlie’s no-nonsense coaching style will force you to start asking yourself tougher questions. You’ll walk away from this interview wanting to search deeper for more reliable answers that will make you a better athlete, coach, and overall person. In today’s episode, I talk with Charlie about his philosophies on training, coaching, and the importance of incorporating rehabilitation into your training. He also answers a few great listener questions. I greatly admire Charlie's "un-filtered" thoughts and opinions on training and performance.
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05 Feb The ‘Tom Platz’ High-Rep Back Squat Routine

Legendary. That's a word that comes to mind when I think of the 'Tom Platz' High Rep Back Squat Routine. I'm not sure if legendary bodybuilder Tom Platz invented it or not, but he sure made it more relevant. While there are many variations of the high-rep back squat (HRBS), the bottom line is the program involves squatting for high volume with moderate to preferably heavy loads.
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03 Feb Frank McKinney – Life Success Secrets To Make It Big

(#159) Frank McKinney is the first guest to be interviewed "live-in-person" on the podcast in an amazing and powerful episode. Frank is a Mega-Real Estate Developer and Artist, 5-time International Best-Selling Author, Philanthropist, Ultra-Marathon Athlete, and True Visionary. Frank's ground-breaking book - Make It Big - has been a best-selling book and has changed peoples lives all over the world. I'm honored and excited to share this dynamic and inspiring interview session as we sat down "live" from Frank's treehouse office in Delray Beach, Florida where we chatted about key life lessons to "Make It Big." This is a different type of interview and one that will benefit every listener in this insightful discussion about life success - in training and beyond. Frank shares many great stories and messages in this session. Here's what you'll hear about in this week's amazing episode:
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01 Feb A Call To Strength

I don't usually write articles that are "rah-rah" or inspirational. While I definitely want to inspire you, that's typically not my bag to write the "rah-rah" type stuff.  My thing is more about teaching ideas, concepts, or methods that you can walk away with and apply. Well, this article is a little different. With the release of my recent book The Edge of Strength I outlined my entire approach to training and optimizing human potential through decades of experiences. I've made mistakes, but I've also learned a lot and continue to learn every day. It was the legendary George Hackenschmidt who simply stated that “a man cannot derive real enjoyment from life unless he possesses a powerful and healthy physical constitution." I believe this to be true and this is why I wrote my book.
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27 Jan Training Resources From My Personal Library

(#158) In this week's episode, I'll share some of the training and performance resources that I have in my own personal library. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or strength athlete looking to enhance your training or a coach looking for the extra edge, I'll give you a brief overview of 2 great resources to consider. And, be sure to listen to this week's show and find out how you can WIN one on them! These are 2 resources that I personally own and can help you:
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20 Jan Georgie Fear – The Science Behind Habit Based Nutrition

(#157) Georgie Fear, registered dietitian, professional nutrition coach, and author of Lean Habits, is the featured guest this week on the podcast. This is an intensive interview discussing Georgie's passion and expertise: habit based nutrition. Before we immersed into the nutrition talk, we discussed her "current state" and the physical challenge she's currently dealing with. This is a powerful and amazing story. Here's what you'll hear about this week:
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13 Jan John Welbourn – How An Ex-NFL Player Approaches Strength And Performance

(#156) John Welbourn, former NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles, CEO of PowerAthlete, and mastermind of CrossFit Football, joins me this week on the podcast. John is a no-nonsense guy with a ton of experience in the strength game. This interview session is loaded with pure content about John's experiences and "no-BS" approach. Here's some of what you'll hear about:
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