One question I'm asked a lot about is deloading. For me personally, deloading is one of the key contributing factors to my own training longevity.
What I'll answer here are the key questions: what exactly is it, why you should use it, and how to keep it simple.
Let's assume you've been training hard over the last several weeks. As a matter of fact, let's say you're just finishing a 6 week training cycle of a 5 x 5 program. What do you do after you complete the program? Well, the answer may depend on what's next or what your goals are, but in most cases after completing a structured program like this, a period of reduced volume and intensity is a pretty smart idea. That leads to the "deload."
Aaron Alexander is the featured guest this week on the show. This session is "unconventional" and fast-paced as we cover some great topics and practical applications.
Aaron is the creator of Align Therapy and a fitness podcaster who's passionate about helping people maximize function and athletic performance through better movement.
He's a corrective exercise specialist who's had quite a journey in exercise training and you'll hear his unique approaches to improve movement and performance.
Here's some of what you'll hear about this week:
Not too long ago I was talking with a buddy about his low back pain. We were discussing the back issues he's been experiencing.
As I was talking with him to understand a little more about his situation, I recommended a book that I had recently read titled "TheBack Mechanic" by Dr. Stuart McGill.
Interestingly enough, I had seen my friend a few months later and asked him if he had picked up the book on my recommendation to take control of his low back pain (LBP).
He didn't get the book. I thought that was unfortunate because I knew how much the book could help him.
That leads me to this book review, which is now long overdue.
There's a book that more people need to know about and that's why I'm writing this.
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to chat with top weightlifting coach and multi-book author, Greg Everett.
Greg is the mastermind behind Catalyst Athletics and I'm a huge fan of his work - and his books.
I had 2 important training questions for Greg.
Of course, these questions are specific to weightlifting, but I think his answers could be extrapolated to other areas of strength and performance training, as well.
Here are the questions.
Joe De Sena returns to the show this week in "The Return of The Spartan."
Joe's a great man and is now a 3-time guest on the podcast. He's the founder of Spartan Race, a multi-book author, ultra-endurance athlete, and mega-successful entrepreneur.
There's a lot that I admire about Joe, such as his mental toughness and grit, among many other strengths and attributes.
You'll get some of his latest insights and advice in this rapid-fire session.
Here's a few things you'll hear about:
I've got a HUGE announcement in episode 186 - not to mention it's a cool episode to listen to...
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In this week's session, I'll give you a brief recap of the 4th National Congress of Strength in Italy.
The congress was amazing and I'll tell you about in this week's show.
And, I'll share 3 key takeaways - the 3 simple "transformative" things I've done in recent years that have made all the difference.
This is another short, but important episode you'll want to check out.
Mobility, mobility, mobility.
We hear about it all the time and we all need more mobility, right?
Mobility is very important and I'm even working on a new program right now to improve mobility (although it actually addresses much more than that).
But what about stability and how important is stability in strength and performance training? Is mobility more important or is it stability that really matters most?
First, let's get a clear definition of each. Both mobility and stability have to do with our joints and this is important to understand.