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(#276) Dr. Eric Trexler joins the show this week to discuss the science and practice of bodybuilding, as well as share key advice for improving body composition.

Dr. Eric Trexler is the Director of Education at Stronger by Science.

He is a natural pro bodybuilder, researcher (recently completing his PhD with more than 30 publications), and is a passionate coach.

Eric is a scientist and competitive bodybuilder who brings great perspective, experience, and passion to the show this week in discussing the latest in fat loss and muscle building.

Here's what you'll learn this week:

  • Eric’s story of how he got into bodybuilding
  • His latest role with StrongerByScience
  • What he’s learned in the area of body composition research
  • The downside of research in bodybuilding (and what works)
  • What we can learn from bodybuilding research
  • The hormonal changes that occur with contest preparation
  • The dangers of low-protein diets
  • Macronutrient ratios to consider for optimal body comp
  • What's the fat intake that Eric recommends
  • The problems with cardio and fat loss
  • What to know about the “interference effect”
  • Is Cardio really necessary for fat loss? Eric’s experience
  • How Eric likes to track food intake
  • Eric’s own mistakes in meal planning and preparation
  • The big lessons Eric learned from Dr. Layne Norton
  • Thoughts on powerlifting versus bodybuilding
  • The importance of powerlifting programming
  • What he likes most about the sport of bodybuilding
  • How bodybuilding a life changing event for Eric
  • Why he decided to do a bodybuilding competition
  • Who he works with in his coaching programs
  • Common mistakes in working towards fat loss
  • The biggest misconception about the initial phase of weight loss
  • What drives hypertrophy the most?
  • As a bodybuilder, how important is technique?
  • The 3 best supplements for bodybuilding?
  • Closing advice...
  • The inside scoop about his upcoming article series

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(#275) Renowned speed coach and expert, Lee Taft, joins the show this week to discuss what everyone needs to know about how to develop speed.

Lee Taft, known to many as “The Speed Guy” is highly regarded as one of the top athletic movement specialists in the world. The last 30 years, he has devoted the majority of his time training multi-directional speed to all ages and abilities.

This is an extremely valuable episode for all athletes, coaches, and parents to learn from one of the most respected names in the area of speed training. This is a special session, as I've been a huge fan of the tremendous work by Coach Taft for several years.

You'll discover many insights and training pearls in the episode this week.

Here's some of what you'll learn in the session:

  • How Lee got started with coaching speed?
  • Who he learned from? Lee’s top mentor
  • The #1 thing Lee did to learn and develop as a coach
  • Do naturally fast athletes need to learn to run?
  • Is speed training a missing component from youth sports?
  • Before training for speed, athletes must have what attributes?
  • How strength training works with speed training
  • Misunderstandings of speed and reactive training
  • Is there such a thing as a “False Step?”
  • What are the technical aspects of speed that can be taught?
  • Key mistakes to avoid when teaching speed
  • The neural process of learning…
  • The Reactive Tier System for speed - and how to use it
  • Do speed coaches generally agree or disagree on speed philosophies?
  • What do parents need to know about youth speed training?
  • Does Lee ever formally train his kids? (His interesting answer)
  • Why “no pain, no gain” is a bad decision
  • How Lee incorporates speed into a strength & conditioning program
  • A step-by-step example of a speed training session
  • The 3 primary things we train for
  • How long does it take to learn fundamentals of speed?
  • What resources Lee recommends for Parents? For Coaches?
  • Awesome actionable closing advice…

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(#274) Dr. Fergus Connolly is the world’s leading sports scientist. He has authored 2 books, Game Changer and the new book, 59 Lessons. I’m extremely honored and humbled to have Dr. Connolly return to the show to discuss his latest work and  share his life lessons.

His first book, Game Changer, was the first blueprint for coaches to present a holistic philosophy for winning in team sports. His new book shares the valuable lessons he's learned along the way to elite sport performance.

The amazing thing about 59 Lessons is how all of these incredible lessons apply to life, not just sport.

This is a fantastic interview you're guaranteed to get value from, with actionable closing advice. Enjoy the interview this week and be sure to check out the new book, 59 Lessons by Dr. Fergus Connolly.

Here’s what you’ll learn this week:

  • How Fergus “captured” 59 life-changing lessons
  • Fergus explains what is the role of sport in life?
  • What is 59 Lessons and how the book is organized
  • Why winning in life is not about just one thing
  • What is the real message of the book?
  • Who he says he wrote this book for…
  • The 2 things to look for when reading a book 
  • Lesson #45 - Burn The Boats
  • Lesson #9 - Only Compete Against Yourself
  • Lesson #5 - You Can’t Be Half Pregnant
  • Lesson #35 - There Is No Such Thing As Discipline
  • What are the top 3 qualities of a great coach?
  • The difference between humility and confidence
  • The big gap between great coaches
  • What does it take to win??? The answer
  • How do Game Changer and 59 Lessons connect?
  • What has changed since writing Game Changer?
  • What is the follow-up to Game Changer?  
  • The problem with “standard warm-ups”
  • What are the 9 most used words in sport?
  • Learn about the Online Foundation Masterclass
  • The Final Lesson in 59 Lessons that turned life upside down
  • The most important thing to take away from the NEW book
  • What Dr. Connolly is most passionate about now
  • Actionable closing advice after hearing this interview...

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(#273) Pavel Macek, Master StrongFirst Instructor and founder and chief instructor of KB5 Gym, is this week's podcast guest where we had a fantastic chat about training principles and unconventional methods to become resilient, strong, and your best self.

Pavel was the first StrongFirst Certified Instructor in Czechia, Central Europe. He is also an FMS/CK-FMS specialist. In 2008, he opened the first kettlebell gym in the Czech Republic, KB5 Gym Prague.

He currently teaches Chinese combatives and MMA (Practical Hung Kyun), strength training (KB5 Gym Prague), and tactical self-defense for various private and government agencies, as well as Prague’s Charles University.

Here’s what you’ll learn this week:

  • Pavel discusses his background in strength and performance
  • What’s most important in training
  • Pavel explains why training must have transfer to life
  • Why we shouldn’t focus too much on the tools
  • How he discovered the StrongFirst system
  • The results he got when he implemented the Naked Warrior principles
  • Can martial arts athletes learn strength training principles faster?
  • How he assesses and programs his athletes
  • Pavel explains the NEW StrongFirst Resilient Course
  • The goal of the new course - why attend?
  • What’s covered in Resilient and the rationale behind it
  • Practical approaches to training to become anti-fragile
  • The 7 magnificent steps - the key steps to advance training
  • Where and when to use the “Resilient” approach
  • When it’s OK to “break the rules” in training
  • Learn about the StrongFirst “Second Wind” course
  • The importance of breathing - why everyone is talking about it
  • Specific breathing applications to consider
  • Surprising benefits of breathing techniques
  • Pavel discusses his daily breathing practices
  • Ideas to use breathing exercises - at any time of day
  • How he finally overcame his failure of meditation
  • An overview of Hardstyle dumbbell training
  • Secrets of Old-Time Strongman training
  • Differences in dumbbell versus kettlebell training
  • What are the top 3 hardstyle dumbbell exercises?
  • Pavel’s simple formula to constantly develop yourself
  • Actionable closing advice…

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