NY Times Best-Selling Author and Creator of MobilityWOD.com, Dr. Kelly Starrett joins me this week for an amazing interview discussing his NEW book, "Ready to Run."
Kelly's a return guest on the podcast and I'm really excited to have him come back to talk about the new book, as well as other great topics in performance and injury prevention.
"Running is a compound, functional movement that we were designed to do in daily life." This is a great reason why you need to check out this interview.
Kelly's a pioneer and an innovator with what he's doing to revolutionize human performance.
Here's some of what you'll hear about this week:
This is how many people train.
They go to the gym, box, bootcamp, or train at home.
They get in their workout of the day, which could be anything from "cardio" and strength training to specific "body part" training.
3 sets of this, 4 sets of that, chest work, arm work, maybe some leg work, some conditioning or "cardio" and call it a day.
Kettlebell training and the hormonal response to exercise is the topic of this week's podcast.
There's a brand new cutting edge study that was just published looking at the acute hormonal response to the kettlebell swing.
I'll break down this study and share the big takeaways around understanding the physiological changes that occur following a training session.
This is another important scientific study which helps us better understand the benefits of strength training and, specifically, the kettlebell swing exercise.
In the most recent podcast (episode #86) on bodyweight training I spoke about how we need to be “technicians” in our training.
I spoke about my background and why I believe we need to be more technical in our exercise approach.
But, let me clarify things because I don’t want this point to be misunderstood.
Bodyweight training is the topic of this week's podcast.
In this week's episode, I'll share my 10 favorite bodyweight exercises.
You might be surprised by what made the list, but I consider these the "fundamentals" in bodyweight exercise.
Here's what you'll hear about this week:
What do you do on your rest and recovery day?
Is an "OFF"day from your training a day when you don't do anything at all?
A recovery day can be a day to take advantage of some other activities that won't impair your training and may even help you to recover faster.
Today, I'm pretty sore.
Learn 5 specific ways to maximize your kettlebell press strength in this week's podcast.
The 1/2 bodyweight kettlebell press is powerful demonstration of brute strength.
Since I've had so many questions about how to get stronger with the press, I wanted to take some time and discuss specific programs and methods that have worked for me that will get you stronger.
There are many ways to increase press strength, but these are the 5 things that have been most successful to consistently conquer the 1/2 bodyweight kettlebell press.
The Turkish get up is an amazing and powerful exercise that's evolved quite a bit over the years.
I mean, who wouldn't benefit from this exercise?
It's a "one stop shop" for a lot of things.
In the most simple terms, the Turkish get up (TGU) is getting up from the ground and then going back down, ideally under a heavy load.
Of course, there's A LOT more to it than just getting up and going back down, but there's been a big evolution of this exercise.
And, it's critical to get the movement down before adding any type of external load or weight.
Notable benefits of the TGU are: