The Rdella Training® Podcast is brought to you each week by Scott Iardella, Author of The Edge of Strength. The Rdella Training Podcast is a weekly professional podcast dedicated to helping people of all levels train smarter, improve performance, and discover the best version of themselves through a foundation of strength. An innovative strength & performance podcast for today's serious fitness enthusiast. High-quality content, expert interviews, and unconventional topics to get results. Learn the best strength, conditioning, and peak performance strategies with your host, Strength Coach and former Physical Therapist, Scott Iardella, MPT, CSCS, CISSN, SFGII. Learn from Scott and many other top expert coaches, authors, and fitness professionals each week with in-depth, practical interviews to help you train better, safer, & stronger. Forging Athletic Bodies Around The World. For more information and resources, please visit RdellaTraining.com.

(#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…

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

The Rdella Training Podcast is committed to helping athletes and fitness enthusiasts consistently evolve, grow, and become the strongest and best version of themselves. We teach intelligent training and lifestyle for serious fitness enthusiasts and dedicated lifters all over the world.

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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.

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The Rdella Training® Podcast is 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 helping people consistently evolve, grow, and become the strongest and best version of themselves. We teach intelligent training and lifestyle for serious fitness enthusiasts and dedicated lifters all over the world.

SHOW NOTES:

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(#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.

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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.

SHOW NOTES:

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(#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"]

[jbox color="green" radius ="2"]This week's podcast is brought to you by one of my favorite online learning resources to build a "world-class" education. Go To AudibleTrial.com/strengthpodcast to learn more and get a FREE audiobook.[/jbox]

Get value from this podcast?

Please take a minute to review the show. It’s fast and easy to do. To see how to post a review in Apple Podcasts, go to RdellaTraining.com/review

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The Rdella Training® Podcast is 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. Created for the serious fitness enthusiasts and dedicated lifters around the world.

SHOW NOTES:

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

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