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31 Jan The 5 Best Barbell Exercises On The Planet

Why would I write an article that would seem to be such common sense? I've learned that common sense is not always common practice. The reason I'm writing this article is because I recently came across a similar article on this topic. Have to say, I was shocked at what I saw what was listed as the “best barbell” exercises. It was one of the those articles that I was just shaking my head in disbelief thinking - “Really? Does the author seriously believe these are the best barbell exercises??” It occurred to me that maybe there is a misunderstanding about what the most valuable barbell exercises are. That’s when I decided to write this.
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25 Jan Dr. Theresa Larson – A Warrior’s Story And Approach To Performance

(#194) Dr. Theresa Larson is this week's featured guest. She has an amazing story and a fantastic approach to training and performance. You'll learn all about it in this week's show.

Dr. Theresa Larson received her doctorate in physical therapy and is a former Marine Corps Engineer Officer and Combat Veteran. She was an All-American Division I softball player at Villanova University. She is also a part of the staff at MobilityWOD and an instructor for CrossFit Mobility courses. Dr. Larson is the author of the book Warrior, A Memoir.

Theresa’s mission is to help people achieve performance goals and tackle the “why” behind the bodies movement inefficiencies.

We had a great chat this week on the show discussing her story, lessons and approach to performance.

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24 Jan 3 Unbreakable Rules For A Resilient Turkish Get-Up

When I think of a Turkish get-up, I think of the word, resilient. It's an amazing movement and extremely valuable exercise for any athlete or fitness enthusiast. Gray Cook (Author, Physical Therapist, and creator of Functional Movement Systems) stated at one time that if he was limited to only one exercise, it would be the Turkish-get-up. If you have at least a basic understanding of how to perform a Turkish get-up, then these are the essential rules that are important when performing this exercise. If you think about the 3 things I share with you here and apply them, your get-up will be stronger, safer, and more efficient. These 3 rules will allow you to get more out of your get-up - that I guarantee.
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18 Jan Stephanie Ring – How To Use Yoga For The Strength Athlete

(#193) Stephanie Ring is the founder of Endure Yoga, a multi-sport athlete and the creator of Yoga For Strength. She's the first "yoga expert" to be featured on the podcast and she discusses some amazing content this week. In this great session, Stephanie shares her unique and successful approach to incorporating yoga for the strength athlete. You'll get a complete understanding of why and how this fits into the strength athlete's program - and how this can greatly enhance performance and recovery. Here's what you'll hear about:
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16 Jan Kettlebell Training And Olympic Weightlifting – An Analysis Of Hip Power

Here's a training topic that no one else talks about.

In this article, you'll learn about the single biggest difference between kettlebell training and Olympic weightlifting. While there are many differences between these 2 explosive training methods, there is one thing that makes each of these strength skills so unique.

Make no mistake, these 2 training methods are very different from each other, yet also complementary.

There’s one thing that is central to both and no one seems to talk about this.

When I started to learn the Olympic lifts (the snatch and clean and jerk) - after establishing a strong foundation with hardstyle kettlebell training - I thought that my kettlebell skills would somewhat easily transfer to the barbell.

I thought that lots of technically sound swings, snatches, cleans, and other kettlebell exercises would set a good baseline that would transfer to the Olympic lifting.

I was wrong.

There's a key difference between kettlebells and Olympic weightlifting that requires new motor learning and skill development to excel in either.

It comes down to hip power.

Yes, there are many technical differences between training with a kettlebell and a barbell, but the biggest difference comes down to one important distinction.

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11 Jan Scott Carney – What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength

(#192) Scott Carney is an award-winning investigative journalist, anthropologist and multi-book author. WARNING: This is one of the most "mild-blowing" interviews we've done on the podcast to date. This information is for your background use only - please use discretion. Scott is the author of 3 books, including a fascinating NEW book titled "What Doesn't Kill Us - How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude, & Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength. In this session, we discuss Scott's personal journey to debunk these theories. What he experienced turned into a series of transformational events that improved his health and performance.
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10 Jan What Are We Training For? (The Bigger, Better, Stronger, Faster Paradigm)

I've been thinking a lot about training lately. What are we training for? I mean, specifically, what are we working to achieve? After some serious thought, I believe it really comes down to these 4 things: Bigger, better, stronger, faster. That sums up my training paradigm. I’ve talked about my philosophy being built on a foundation of movement and strength - and it is. But a paradigm is how I think about training, it's how I approach training.

A paradigm is, by definition, a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about.

Becoming bigger, better, stronger, and faster is the process and the “end game” of what I train for. This paradigm isn't just for athletes and I'll explain why. Anyone can adopt this paradigm and it can be considered to improve both health and performance. Let me explain this important concept in more detail so you can see how it can help guide your training and results.
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04 Jan Adam Wolf – A Bold, New Perspective In Understanding Human Movement

(#191) Adam Wolf (PT, LMT, FAFS) is this week's featured guest discussing his revolutionary approach to human movement. Adam is a licensed physical therapist, massage therapist, movement teacher, and author of the new book "Real Movement, Perspective on Integrated Motion And Motor Control." In this session, you'll learn about his dynamic, comprehensive, and innovative approach to human movement. If you're a "movement enthusiast" or want to know more about the importance of fundamental human movement, you'll love this episode! Here's some of what you'll hear about:
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