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(#269) In the final episode of 2018, I'll share 7 key lessons as I look back and reflect on the past year.

These "life lessons" are the big things that came to my mind as sat down to review the past. I believe these lessons can be useful for any listener to get set for an amazing year ahead.

I also took some time to thank everyone that has been a part of the podcast in the last year - including YOU, the listener.

Thank you for listening and being a part of this show and our community. 

We look forward to an even better year ahead!

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KEY ACTIONS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • Listen to the 7 lessons I share in the episode
  • Consider which lessons can be most useful for you this year
  • Take out a blank piece of paper and write down your own top 5-7 lessons from last year
  • What "pops" your head when you think about major lessons
  • How can you use this information in the year ahead?

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Direct download: RT_269___Year_End_Wrap-Up_And_Lessons_Learned.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

(#268) Listen to this week's session to learn how to easily and effectively plan your strength, health, or performance goals for the next 3 to 6 months with the 1-page strength plan.

I'll share the 7 key questions you need to be answer to set yourself up for focused training so that you stay on track to accomplish the big, bold goal you want to achieve.

Be specific on what you want. Are there secondary goals that could align? To get clarity, do this exercise.

This is laser-focused goal setting on 1-page. I highly encourage you to take a few minutes and do this valuable exercise.

Be sure to DOWNLOAD the 1-Page Strength Plan below.

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DOWNLOAD THE 1-PAGE PLAN HERE.

KEY ACTIONS FROM THIS EPISODE:

  • Download the 1-page strength plan
  • Fill out the sheet (it could take a few times to get it right)
  • Keep this 1-pager in front of you to keep you focused - and on track - over the next 3-6 months
  • Each quarter - update and revise to track progress and re-focus on what's important

This can be applied for any goal - and any individual can use this (recreational exerciser or advanced athlete).

The goal is to keep the goal the goal.

The hardest thing for most people is identifying the primary goal.

So...what's your big goal?

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Direct download: RT_268___The_1-Page_Strength__Health_Plan.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:51am EDT

(#267) Pat Flynn returns to the podcast this week for a stellar interview covering a variety of topics, including how to be better at almost everything. Pat shares his unique approaches to minimalism and generalism and why these are such good things.

Pat Flynn is a 'fitness minimalist' and co-author of the book Paleo Workouts For Dummies. He has written extensively about how to get more with less at his primary website, Chronicles of Strength.

Pat always brings massive value and insight about training and so much more. This session was a lot of fun and it's loaded with great information, including all the details about his upcoming book project.

Here's what you'll learn this week.

  • What Pat does to maximize training this time of year
  • A minimalist training session example he recently did
  • Nutritional strategies around the Holidays
  • How Pat describes his nutritional approach
  • The importance of protein supplementation
  • Why sustainability is essential for nutritional success
  • Pat's secret protein bar...
  • Why it's not a good idea to get "H-angry"
  • Key learning strategies that Pat uses to take action
  • What his upcoming book is all about
  • What is skill stacking - and how to use it to your advantage
  • Why great is the enemy of good (a contrasting viewpoint)
  • The rule of 80% - how most can successfully use this strategy
  • Why there's a lot of advantages to being a generalist
  • Pat shares his top 5 skills to be successful
  • How to develop the skill of focus
  • The daily mediation practice he implements
  • What his morning ritual consists of
  • He discusses the painful process of writing a book
  • Actionable closing advice after listening to the interview...
  • And, the strategic application of focused-goal-setting

[click_to_tweet tweet="You're probably better off being good to great at many different things and then stacking those skills to form competitive and creative advantages. - Pat Flynn" quote="You're probably better off being good to great at many different things and then stacking those skills to form competitive and creative advantages. - Pat Flynn"]

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[click_to_tweet tweet="You can be a master and an expert in many different things. -Pat Flynn" quote="You can be a master and an expert in many different things. -Pat Flynn"]

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Direct download: RT_267___Pat_Flynn_-_How_To_Be_Better_At_Almost_Everything.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:21am EDT

(#266) Gratitude is a powerful thing. How often do we really take time to reflect on all the great things in our lives that we are grateful for? Probably not enough.

In this week's short session, I'll explain how using the practice of gratitude amplifies your life and helps you "win the day." Learn the simple way to use gratitude in daily practice to help dominate life.

A few things you'll learn this week:

  • The 3 main benefits of expressing gratitude
  • Why gratitudes makes you stronger
  • What I'm most grateful for today (examples)
  • How to practice gratitude every day
  • Discover the power of the 7-day gratitude challenge

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Direct download: RT_266___21_Ways_Gratitude_Makes_You_Stronger.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

(#265) Strength coach Dustin Rippetoe joins the podcast this week to discuss the biggest life challenge he's had to deal with and how he finds strength to move forward.

Dustin has a long history as a kettlebell instructor. He has been devotedly training with kettlebells since 2004 and has been a certified kettlebell instructor under Pavel Tsatsouline since April of 2006.

First with Pavel’s RKC and now proudly with StrongFirst. He has had the honor of serving as Team Leader in both organizations and actively promotes StrongFirst training methodologies and now as his health permits out of ACWA Tulsa.

I met Dustin back in 2012 at an event that you'll hear about in the opening part of our interview.

Here's what we discussed this week:

  • How Dustin stumbled into strength training
  • His journey with kettlebells
  • The very first kettlebell exercise he ever did
  • The major life challenge he's dealing with right now
  • How he's managing his biggest life challenge
  • What it's like to go through dialysis
  • How he initially dealt with his disease
  • Specific mental practices he used to turn the corner
  • How he uses meditation
  • His simple "breath work" practice
  • Books he reads to keep his mind strong
  • How WE can help Dustin and others...
  • Learn about the upcoming kettlebell swing challenge
  • Options we have to help kidney patients
  • Dustin's biggest concern post-transplant
  • His long-term vision for the swing challenge

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(#264) Dr. Robert Pastore, PhD, CNS, is the founder, Chief Science Officer and CEO of Vitalere and its sub-brand, Modus Nutrition.

In this session, Dr. Pastore shared some of his vast experience and knowledge about optimizing human health. We spent the majority of our time on an in-depth and comprehensive discussion about protein, specifically looking at plant-based versus whey-based protein.

His background, experience, and knowledge is amazing and you are guaranteed to take away valuable insights and actions from this session.

Here's what you'll learn about this week on the show:

  • What shaped his career as a researcher and clinical practice
  • What he's so passionate about and why
  • Some rather shocking facts about Celiac disease
  • His own story of dealing with Celiac disease and the associated problems
  • Plant-based proteins vs Whey-based proteins - what you need to know
  • The truth about different protein supplements
  • How to know what protein is BEST for you?
  • An athlete's case study on protein detective work
  • How to recognize your reactivity to the foods you eat
  • What's important to understand about Pea protein vs Whey protein
  • Which plant-based protein is potentially best?
  • How protein helps athletes?
  • Understand the importance of Amino Acid content
  • What you should feel like after protein consumption
  • How to maximize recovery with protein timing
  • Key advice for reading supplement labels!!!
  • Why it's important to have the NSF label approval
  • Why Modus Nutrition?
  • Get a complete review of the products at Modus
  • What constitutes the Modus Plant-Based protein?
  • The take-away action after listening to the show...

[click_to_tweet tweet="The human body is really fascinating. Know your body and know your proteins.Know your diet the way you know your fitness. - Dr. Robert Pastore" quote="The human body is really fascinating. Know your body and know your proteins. Know your diet the way you know your fitness. - Dr. Robert Pastore" theme="style5"]

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(#263) Coach Johnny Parker has been one of the most highly-regarded strength coaches in the NFL with an accomplished list of success.

He's also the co-author of a NEW book titled "The System," which outlines his approach to program design in which he produced some of the strongest, high-performing, and durable athletes in the NFL.

His list of accomplishments include: 10 years as a college strength and conditioning coach, 21 years as an NFL strength coach working with the NY Giants and legendary coach - Bill Parcells, 7 seasons with the New England Patriots, followed by helping the Tamp Bay Buccaneers win their first Super Bowl in 2003, before finally finishing with the San Francisco 49ers.

Aside from Super Bowl triumphs, he has received multiple awards for his coaching accomplishments, including the President's Award for the NFL's top strength and conditioning coach. These are only some of his vast accolades. 

His passion, knowledge, and authenticity are unparalleled. I'm truly honored to share this great interview with you.

Here's what you'll learn about in this week's session:

  • The one thing that’s been the highlight of his accomplished career?
  • If there was something that made him successful, what was it?
  • Key coaching insights that make a huge difference
  • 4 stages of the coach-athlete relationship that lead to greatness
  • The critical importance of self-belief
  • Who he says were “pioneers” in the profession
  • What he learned from the great coaches and leaders?
  • What makes "the system” different from other approaches?
  • Why "the system" became the competitive advantage
  • A layman’s explanation of "the system” approach to training
  • The 2 crucial variables in training
  • Why "the system" approach works
  • The “bell-curve” explanation of the training cycle
  • The secret to adaptation
  • The 2 exercises that aid performance more than anything else
  • What’s the hardest part of “the system”
  • How to determine changes to the program
  • A detailed explanation of how the program works (what it looks like)
  • How the program adds the principle of “variety”
  • How anyone can learn the principles of "the system"
  • Is "the system" for coaches only?
  • How he kept his athletes virtually injury-free
  • Where most injuries come from (according to Rob Panierello)
  • What the athletes should “feel like” after completing the training
  • The importance of technique!
  • A key coaching cue for the squat
  • How important is strength and what type of strength is most important?
  • Why the emphasis on ballistic movements
  • Have the Olympic lifts fallen out of favor with coaches?
  • What is essential to understand about “the system” approach
  • What is the fundamental concept on which “the system” is based
  • Actionable closing advice after listening to the interview…
  • A generous way Coach Parker can continue to help coaches…

[click_to_tweet tweet="Players progressed farther and faster. They stayed in a physical peak longer in their career. -Coach Parker discussing benefits of “The System” " quote="Players progressed farther and faster. They stayed in a physical peak longer in their career. -Coach Parker discussing benefits of “The System” " theme="style5"]

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Some of my notes outlining a training example from The System.

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(#262) Atomic Habits is a new, breakthrough book by James Clear and it's about how small changes make the biggest difference.

Habit development is something that can have a major impact on all of our lives in nearly every way possible - health, business, family, and so much more.

It's been a while since I've done a book review on the podcast and I really wanted to take the time to talk a little about how this book can improve the quality of your life.

Atomic habits is based on the latest science with proven, practical applications to get better every day.

I'd hate to let this great resource slip by you because I know how much of a difference it can make, no matter what you're trying to achieve.

In this short session, I'll share just a few on my immediate mindset shifts and takeaways from reading the book.

[click_to_tweet tweet="Habits create the foundation for mastery. - James Clear" quote="Habits create the foundation for mastery. - James Clear" theme="style4"]

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Direct download: RT_262___Atomic_Habits_-_Small_Habits_Make_A_Big_Difference.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

(#261) The first rule of great training is to "do no harm." Train safe has been my unbreakable first rule for strength training and I've personally learned the importance of this the hard way.

In this session, I'll discuss 7 ways we can work to minimize risk for injury with strength training.

While the risk for injury is inherently small with strength training, there are certainly things we can do to maximize performance results and minimize our risk for injuries.

I'll share 7 specific ideas about the things we can do to stay injury-free for the long haul.

Staying injury-free is the key to successful training.

[click_to_tweet tweet="The greatest risk with exercise is not getting started. -American College of Sports Medicine" quote="The greatest risk with exercise is not getting started. -American College of Sports Medicine" theme="style5"]

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The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to "bridging the gaps" in strength, performance, and injury prevention. Created for the serious fitness enthusiasts and dedicated lifters around the world.

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Direct download: RT_261___How_To_Stay_Injury-Free.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 2:21pm EDT

(#260) Danny Sawaya joins the show this week.

Danny is the Founder and owner of Tucson Strength and Tucson Barbell Club in Tucson, Arizona.

He is a Strong First Team Leader, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and FMS level 2 certified specialist. His athletic background spans from being a competitive powerlifter to competing in marathons and even an Ironman event.

Danny’s insane story of quitting his job to start to gym - with a family, no money, and no clients. Now Danny is getting ready to open up a 12,500 square foot training facility.

Danny shares his epic journey from quitting his trainer job to where he is today in a fantastic interview session where he holds nothing back.

Here's what you'll hear about this week:

  • Danny shares a little about his background and how he got his start
  • Why he decided to open a gym and what he wanted to do different
  • The best advice he tells gym owners when getting started
  • What he says he would have done differently
  • How he went from a 1,000 sq. ft. facility to over 12,000
  • How he differentiates from Big Box Gyms and CrossFit
  • Danny’s keys to successful gym ownership
  • He shares the specifics of what he does different from others
  • Do people buy into the concept of strength?
  • The biggest mistake gym owners make
  • Why Danny says his program is not for everyone
  • What he says is the most important part of his gym experience
  • What’s in his “code of conduct”
  • The “dark side” of gym ownership
  • How he handles the “stressors” of being a gym owner
  • Who he looks to for learning and mentorship
  • The one thing he says that makes him successful
  • How he gets better and becomes his best self
  • How the tools of Life Coaching helped him overcome challenges
  • Would Danny recommend opening a gym?
  • What has to happen before answering that question
  • Current trends with local gyms
  • What are the KEY steps to open a gym (step-by-step)
  • Advice grow and scale your business (as a gym owner)
  • Books he recommends
  • Great closing advice for every listener

[click_to_tweet tweet="I’m always looking for a better version of myself and a better version of this gym. - Danny Sawaya" quote="I’m always looking for a better version of myself and a better version of this gym. - Danny Sawaya" theme="style5"]

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(#259) Jeff Pelizzaro is this week's featured guest.

Jeff is a licensed physical therapist, golf fitness professional, and authored the #1 Amazon Best-Selling book The Golfer’s Guide to a Bogey Proof Workout. 

He’s the co-founder of 18STRONG, a golf fitness website and podcast where the mission is simple:  Help golfers Train Harder, Practice Smarter, and Play Better Golf.

Combining instructional videos and podcast interviews with some of the best golfers and coaches in the world, 18STRONG is quickly becoming one of the top online resources for golfers looking to Think, Play, and Feel stronger on and off the course.

This week on the show, Jeff and I had a great chat about his highly successful approach to movement and strength with the golfers he works with. He shares his specific methods that allow for peak performance in the game of golf.

Here's what you'll learn about this week:

  • Jeff's backstory and how he ended up specializing in Golf Fitness
  • I share my own "golf story" that I've never shared before
  • How golf is a lot like kettlebells and weightlifting?
  • What Jeff enjoys most about working with the golf population
  • How strength training can improve golf performance
  • How he evaluates golfers to maximize performance
  • What body segments limit the golf swing the most?
  • His simple approach to better movement and strength
  • How he cautiously uses kettlebells in his training program
  • What he thinks about using the get-up for golfers
  • Benefits of the get-up for the golfer
  • What his "go-to" exercises are for golf performance
  • The method he uses to increase speed
  • His global approach to fixing low back pain
  • Misconceptions golfers have about strength training
  • Why hypertrophy training is actually a great thing for golfers
  • Examples of the young generation of golfers who are lifting heavy
  • Learn about the gold standard golf certification - The TPI
  • What to look for when looking for a golf fitness professional
  • Advice for coaches or trainers who are looking to work with golfers
  • Where to start on 18Strong.com?
  • Jeff's unconventional book recommendation
  • The takeaway action after listening to this interview...

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(#258) Tim Anderson, multi-book author and co-creator of Original Strength, returns to the podcast this week.

In this week's session, we discuss practical ways we can all move better, feel better, get stronger, and live a better life. The methods he teaches are simple, scalable, and valuable for all. So, this week Tim came back to the show to tell us about the latest advancements with the Original Strength system, as well as provide tactical tips and take-aways.

Here's what you learn this week:

  • A quick description of the mission Original Strength
  • What it means to "Press Reset"
  • How the OS system continues to advance
  • How the new book builds on previous work
  • Why the 3 pillars are foundations to great performance
  • How to progress and load the reset movements
  • Who the new "performance" system is designed for
  • What hooked NFL strength coach Chip Morton with OS?
  • Why simple neck nods are so powerful and deceptive
  • Understand the role of the vestibular system in performance
  • How and why to progress with vestibular training
  • What you need to keep your tongue on the roof of your mouth? (Huh?)
  • Nervous system vs. vestibular system?
  • Who can benefit the most from the new book?
  • Specific example of OS Performance in a lifting session
  • Learn "one of the deepest wells" of the OS system
  • A daily breathing practice that Tim recommends
  • Additional resources to learn about Original Strength
  • Great closing advice!

[click_to_tweet tweet="Your body is amazingly and wonderfully designed. You are not stuck. -Tim Anderson " quote="Your body is amazingly and wonderfully designed. You are not stuck. -Tim Anderson " theme="style1"]

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Direct download: RT_258___Tim_Anderson_-_Next_Level_Performance.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:12am EDT

(#257) Sue Falsone, author and performance training expert, joins the podcast this week for an in-depth discussion about her latest work.

Sue Falsone is the Founder of Structure and Function Education and Falsone Consulting and she's a return guest on the podcast.

She has an amazing background in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and Strength & Conditioning and now she’s the author of the amazing book “Bridging The Gap From Rehab To Performance.”

Here's what you'll learn about this week:

  • The highlight of her professional career
  • What was the most challenging time in her career
  • Looking back, is there anything she'd change?
  • What role does she identify with the most?
  • How she juggled the roles of clinician and strength & conditioning specialist
  • What it means to "bridge the gap"and why she wrote the book?
  • Who Sue says will benefit from her work the most
  • How to get the most from the book - no matter your background
  • Sue discusses her book writing process - how this book got done!
  • Her secret to getting things done (what works for her)
  • How her system was developed through the years
  • The seminar that initiated the system
  • The simple explanation of the "bridge the gap" system
  • An fundamental understanding of the process (or continuum)
  • Is there a most important part to this system?
  • A detailed explanation of the "pain to performance" system
  • What's most important to understand in the process?
  • Can this approach be applied to the non-athlete?
  • The truth about scientific evidence - and how to use it
  • What can be cone better in the research world
  • Understand the role of the nervous system in performance (good & bad)
  • How she uses breathing and relaxation practices
  • The 2 functions of the diaphragm muscle
  • How she incorporates breathing exercises herself
  • Thoughts about "the current state of physical therapy"
  • The BIG action step after hearing this interview...

[click_to_tweet tweet="Movement is really helpful for pain control. If want to decrease pain, one of the best things to do is to move. -Sue Falsone" quote="Movement is really helpful for pain control. If want to decrease pain, one of the best things to do is to move. -Sue Falsone" theme="style5"]

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There's truly a gap between the rehab professional and the fitness professional.

Sue's new book helps to "bridge the gap" between each side.

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(#256) Dr. Ryan DeBell, founder of The Movement Fix, joins the podcast this week for a fantastic discussion about human movement.

Dr. DeBell is a chiropractor, seminar leader, writer, and creator of The Movement Fix. The Movement Fix is an educational website that teaches us how to master our body through better movement.

Here's what you'll learn about this week:

  • Why he doesn't identify with being a Chiropractor
  • How his passion in health and fitness all began with the Total Gym
  • How he merged his background in Technology & Health and Fitness
  • Why transitioning to a more digital learning environment
  • A "hint" about the big project he's been developing
  • Learn about the "Online" Movement Fix seminar
  • What's the big thing that people walk away with after the MF seminar
  • Can you assess your own movement?
  • What are the principles to satisfy a good squat pattern?
  • Why movement checklists aren't a good thing (according to Ryan)
  • What are the 3 most common movement issues?
  • Thoughts on spinal flexion (during movement and/or during lifts)
  • What he says is worse than spinal flexion?
  • What exercises he likes for back health
  • Most valuable exercises to improve movement
  • What exercise is often missed in training?
  • An exclusive "sneak preview" about his upcoming soft-tissue tool
  • Books he's recently read and recommends
  • 2 actionable takeaways from our interview (great stuff!)

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(#255) What are the best exercises for strong, powerful, healthy shoulders?

In this session, I'll discuss 7 proven exercises to keep your shoulders supple and strong.

While there are many considerations when strengthening the shoulders, I'll share what I have found to be most valuable in recent years to maintain strong and injury-free shoulders.

If you're looking to optimize health of the shoulders, listen and learn about the rationale for this progressive approach.

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Direct download: RT_255___How_To_Bulletproof_Your_Shoulders.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

(#254) Does the latest research shed new light on the overhead press? Or is this shoddy science that leaves little practical application?

In this episode, I'll discuss some of the latest kettlebell science. Unfortunately, this study had a major flaw and I'll tell you what it is and why it's important to understand the limitations of a study like this.

Additionally, I'll share some specific applications to performing a safe and effective overhead press, whether you use a kettlebell or any other training implement.

I'll even offer a "call to action" for future research in this area.

To maximize the effectiveness of the much-debated overhead press, take a listen to this week's episode.

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What should the kettlebell press look like?

Watch the video below.

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Direct download: RT_254___Shoddy_Science__Benefits_Of_The_Overhead_Press.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

(#253) PJ Nestler returns to the podcast this week to discuss his role as Director of Performance with XPT. This session is not only cutting-edge, but it's filled with ideas and next steps to optimize health and performance - at any level.

Coach PJ is a human performance specialist with over a decade of experience preparing top athletes for competition, and a life mission to help athletes and coaches realize their true potential. Over the past ten years, PJ has trained dozens of athletes from the UFC, NFL, NHL and MLB. He's a wealth of information and gets results with his athletes and students.

XPT (or Extreme Performance Training) is a performance lifestyle based on the fundamentals: Breathe, Move, Recover. XPT is inspired by the training techniques and lifestyle habits of big wave surfer, Laird Hamilton and former Pro-Athlete, Gabrielle Reece. For more information, visit XPTLife.com.

Here's some of what we cover this week on the show:

  • What is the XPT experience and what it can do for you
  • How he landed his current role of Performance Director
  • His first impressions of Laird Hamilton and Gabrielle Reece
  • Why PJ was hesitant to go to XPT
  • How he describes XPT and who can benefit the most
  • Learn about the 2 paths of the XPT experience (consumer and coaching)
  • Specific applications of breathing and how this has transformed people
  • What a NEW study revealed about CWI (Cold Water Immersion)
  • Practical advice for recovery using CWI
  • PJ shares his personal experience that helped him overcome panic attacks
  • Specific applications of using CWI
  • How to use "contrasting" exposures - and why?
  • Why heat exposure can do for our health
  • Closing advice with 2 specific actions...

[click_to_tweet tweet="Get outside of your comfort zone. That's what XPT is all about. -PJ Nestler" quote="Get outside of your comfort zone. That's what XPT is all about. -PJ Nestler" theme="style5"]

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Direct download: RT_253___PJ_Nestler_-_The_XPT_Experience.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

(#252) What's the difference between training for maximum muscular development and true strength training? Yes, this is often misunderstood.

Thanks to a great question from Ian (one of our loyal listeners to the podcast), I wanted to answer this question in detail - especially since I'm a former bodybuilder.

While it's true that resistance exercise will provide gains in strength and muscle, the way we manipulate training variables has a great deal to do with maximizing results in either area.

I'll explain the key differences.

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In general, the image below depicts differences between training for maximizing muscle mass versus training to maximize strength gains.

There's more to it than this, but this represents a fundamental overview of where the differences begin.

The evidence is highly suggestive that volume plays a key role in muscular development and there is still much more to be learned about volume-based periodization strategies.

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Direct download: RT_252___Muscle_Building_Vs._Strength_Training.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

(#251) Strength training over 40 is our big topic this week on the podcast.

In this week's episode, we'll explore 10 ideas that are important considerations for the "over 40" strength training enthusiast. I'll discuss the ideas and actionable takeaways.

Here's the 10 topics we discuss in this episode as they relate to strength training:

  • Specific recovery ideas
  • Protein - how much?
  • My big 5 supplements and why
  • Sleep - how much?
  • Stress reduction practices
  • Water intake - how much?
  • How to address mobility
  • Hypertrophy - why it matters even more
  • Why we need to focus on strength
  • A simple mindset hack (or motto) to live by

[click_to_tweet tweet="'Your best days are NOT behind you.' " quote="'Your best days are NOT behind you.'" theme="style5"]

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Direct download: RT_251___Strength_Training_Over_40.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

(#250) In this session, I'll answer some common kettlebell training questions.

It's been a while since I've done a listener Q & A session, so here's some detailed answers to some great questions I've received recently.

Here's the questions and topics discussed in the episode:

  • Can you really build muscle by using kettlebells? (Still a common question, here's what you need to know)
  • The best way to use kettlebells with a barbell program? (I'll give some specific ideas here)
  • Kettlebells and barbells - together or separate? (My preferred approach)
  • How can you keep getting results with the kettlebell swing? (Great question & glad it was asked)
  • What are the best kettlebell exercises for shoulder stability? 

If you like the Q & A session, please let me know.

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  • The Shock & Awe Protocol (*Please note, only available for a short time more on Amazon)
  • Practical Programming

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Direct download: RT_250___Answers_To_Common_Kettlebell_Training_Questions.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

(#249) Here's part II of the "pillar" content series. If you haven't heard part I, please go back and listen to episode 248 before listening to this session so that you better understand the full scope of content.

In this episode, we'll discuss the critical NEXT STEP you must do to make your training easy and effortless.

If you struggle with motivation, drive, or even consistency, then this 2-part series is a "must listen to." And, even if you're training is solid, I'd still highly recommend the actions in these 2 important episodes to keep you driving forward.

In this session, I introduce the powerful concept I call Value-Based Training.

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The Rdella Training® Podcast is typically published every Wednesday with valuable training information and amazing interviews with many “world-class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry.

The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to "bridging the gaps" in strength, performance, and injury prevention. Specifically created for the serious fitness enthusiast, lifter, athlete, coach, trainer, or rehab professional.

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Direct download: RT_249___How_To_Make_Training_Easy_And_Effortless_Part_II.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

(#248) Let's call this a "pillar episode" here on the podcast as we dive into the psychology of your training. This is part 1 of a 2-part podcast series for all serious fitness enthusiasts. And coaches, you'll benefit from this, too.

In this episode, we'll discuss the first critical step you must do to make your training easy and effortless (no I'm not kidding, but you have to listen to the context and how this works).

If you struggle with motivation, drive, or even consistency, then this week's show (and next week's Part II) is a "must listen to." And, even if you're training is solid, I'd still highly recommend the actions in the next 2 episodes to keep you driving forward.

This important exercise is very important with your training and fitness goals - in the short-term and long-term.

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The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to "bridging the gaps" in strength, performance, and injury prevention. Specifically created for the serious fitness enthusiast, lifter, athlete, coach, trainer, or rehab professional.

[jbox color="red" radius ="2"]Follow @RdellaTraining on Instagram for high-value training tips, tutorials and education.[/jbox]

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Direct download: RT_248___How_To_Make_Training_Easy_And_Effortless_Part_I.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

(#247) After a 2 month hiatus from the podcast, this week's episode covers the latest happenings and explains why the layoff.

Most importantly, I'll tell you about the future of the podcast.

Please be sure to take a listen this week and hear what's been going on and learn about what's coming.

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The Rdella Training® Podcast is typically published every Wednesday with valuable training information and amazing interviews with many “world-class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry.

The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to "bridging the gaps" in strength, performance, and injury prevention. Specifically created for the serious fitness enthusiast, lifter, athlete, coach, trainer, or rehab professional.

[jbox color="red" radius ="2"]Follow @RdellaTraining on Instagram for high-value training tips, tutorials and education.[/jbox]

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Direct download: RT_247___The_Future_of_The_Podcast_And_More.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:13am EDT

(#246) In this short episode, I'll tell you why it's a good idea to take a step back when you want to move forward with something.

That's exactly what I'm doing with the podcast right now.

I'll tell you the 4 reasons why the podcast is 'off schedule' these days - and why this is actually a good thing.

Sometimes you have to take a step back, when you want to take a BIG step forward.

I'll give you 3 examples of how this approach can apply to anything.

For the latest on The Rdella Training Podcast, take a listen to this week's episode.

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The Rdella Training® Podcast is typically published each week with valuable training information and amazing interviews with many “world-class” coaches, experts, and authors in the fitness industry.

The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to "bridging the gaps" in strength, performance, and injury prevention. Specifically created for the serious fitness enthusiast, lifter, athlete, coach, trainer, or rehab professional.

SHOW NOTES:

[jbox color="red" radius ="2"]Follow @RdellaTraining on Instagram for high-value training tips, tutorials and education.[/jbox]

[jbox color="yellow" radius ="2"]Community page: RdellaTraining.com/ask.[/jbox]

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(#245) Fitness professional Jason Pak joins the show this week to discuss his no-nonsense approach to helping people achieve their fitness goals. Jason and his wife Lauren opened Achieve Fitness Boston in 2012 after realizing that there were not enough gyms out there who truly cared about...

(#244) Katie Gould is a highly successful gym owner in Philadelphia. She’s the founder of KGStrong, which was recently voted the “Best of Philly” and she caught my attention because of her unique approach to health and fitness in the gym business. Katie’s approach blends...

(#243) How do you return to training following an injury? In this week’s episode, I’ll share the exact framework and mindset I use to get back to pain-free performance. Many years ago, I had a devastating low back injury that changed my life. I’ll share...
Direct download: RT_243___How_To_Overcome_Low_Back_Pain.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

(#242) Dominic Matteo is our guest this week. In this week’s session, Dominic openly shares his own story of transformation and struggles in overcoming obesity. Dominic is now a top coach at Precision Nutrition. Once morbidly obese, Dominic shed over 100 pounds and discovered a deep...

(#241) Aaron Jannetti is our gracious guest this week on the podcast and we cover an important (and uncomfortable) topic. Aaron is the author of the book, “How To Survive An Active Killer: An Honest Look At Your Role In The Age Of Mass Violence.”...

(#240) Josh Trent and Dr. Tim Brown join the show this week to discuss breath, posture and intentional movement. Dr. Tim Brown is the Founder of IntelliSkin, a human technology company, and the Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League. Tim is a world-renowned Chiropractor and Movement...

(#239) Ben Pakulski is the featured guest this week and he shares great perspective on his unconventional approach to muscle building. This is actually a deep conversation covering a lot more than just muscle building. Ben is a IFBB professional bodybuilder (now retired) who helps people...
Direct download: RT_239___Ben_Pakulski_-_The_Mind-Muscle_Connection.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

(#238) What is true strength? What is the unthinkable? I’ll give some context in regards to this past week’s tragic events. I had 3 choices for this week’s episode. I chose the hardest one. Sit down with me for a cup of coffee and just...
Direct download: RT_238___True_Strength_When_The_Unthinkable_Happens.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

(#237) This week, I’ll bring you something very different, something I’ve never done before. Motivational? Inspirational? Maybe. Many life lessons can be learned from sports. I believe that. It’s hard to explain why this podcast is so important, so please take a listen to understand...

(#236) In this week’s episode, I’ll discuss one of BEST fitness and performance conferences you should consider attending this year. Kettlebell science and sports nutrition – what do they have in common? I’ll tell you in the episode. I’m very excited to share some “breaking...
Direct download: RT_236___Kettlebell_Science_Meets_Sports_Nutrition.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

(#235) How common are strength training related injuries? Specifically, how common are injuries in strength sports such as powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, and bodybuilding as compared to other sports? We’ll take a look at the surprising body of scientific research and the rate of injury in...
Direct download: RT_235___How_Common_Are_Injuries_In_Strength_Training_.mp3
Category:RT Podcast Episodes -- posted at: 10:38am EDT

(#234) Dr. Mitch Babcock joins the podcast this week for a great conversation about how he combines his background as a strength athlete, physical therapist and strength coach in an innovative approach to maximizing performance and minimizing risk for injury. You could say that his...

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