How important is strength?
Strength definitely makes everything else better, but strength isn't the only thing we need.
First, it's important to remember that quality of movement precedes strength (Point 1 - Be Mobile, see below)
We need to move well, then move strong.
Dr. Brad Schoenfeld is the featured guest and muscle building is our topic this week on the podcast.
Brad is known as "the hypertrophy specialist" and is renowned for his knowledge in the area of muscle building.
What's interesting about Brad is his unique combination of scientific knowledge and practical application of hypertrophy training.
This is an in-depth interview on the latest science in muscle building and you're guaranteed to learn the "real science," not the "bro-science."
Knowing your one rep max (1RM) is a requirement to build an effective strength training program.
First, that number tells us how strong we are.
The 1 RM is how much weight we can maximally lift for 1 repetition in a given lift.
It's the ultimate test of our strength.
Dr. Krista Scott-Dixon is this week's guest and she's amazing.
She's a "Rock Star" in the fitness industry and you'll learn a ton in this week's session.
She believes that good nutrition and movement can transform our health, our communities, and our lives.
Krista Scott-Dixon is the current Program Developer and Coaching Coordinator at PrecisionNutrition.com.
She's inspired thousands of women to embrace strength training where she writes at stumptuos.com, but her message is for everyone to hear.
What comes to mind when you think of the kettlebell snatch test?(The kettlebell snatch test is performing 100 reps with an appropriately sized kettlebell in 5 minutes or less.)
Here's what pops in my mind.
It's NEVER easy.
It's manageable, but I'd never say it's easy.
And, I'd say there's a stigma to the kettlebell snatch test, which is needed to pass the SFG kettlebell certification weekend.
Brian St. Pierre, MS, RD, CSCS, CISSN, PN1 is this week's guest and we covered many great nutrition topics in this week's podcast.
You'll want to listen all the way through as Brian shares great advice on how to optimize nutrition.
Brian is a Registered Dietician and has a Master's in Food Science and Human Nutrition, but most importantly he's a wealth of knowledge.
He has extensive experience as he worked for Cressey Performance as the head Sports Nutritionist and he currently works closely with Dr. John Berardi at Precision Nutrition.
Kettlebells are extremely effective training tools, we all know that.So are dumbbells.The key is to know which tool is the right tool for the task, the right tool for what it is you want.
There are clear exercises that should be performed with a kettlebell and not a dumbbell (and vice versa).
Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is not your typical physician. He's the medical editor of Examine.com and a licensed practicing board certified family medicine physician.
He's also an athlete with a very unique background in various sports, as you'll hear about in this week's show.
In this week's show, I spoke to Dr. Nadolsky about training, bodybuilding, CrossFit, nutrition, and supplementation.