In the third episode of Coaches Corner, we discuss athleticism. Even if you do not play a sport it is important to train like an athlete. Explosive movements, agility, balance, and strength are all traits that we use every day even if we do not know it. Joining me on this episode are former guests Adam Fisher, Joseph Brigley, & Nick Sorrell.
In this episode I chat with Mike Yanda of Fast Lane Fitness. Mike is an attorney who also works as a fitness coach on the side, all while being a stay at home dad. Mike realized while in law school just how important it was for him to get into shape. He now applies those same principles he learned on his own in school to help his clients lose fat, build muscle, and get stronger.
In this epiosde I interview Tony Gentilcore of Cressey Sports Performance. Tony has written for T-Nation, Bodybuilding.com, Livestrong, Men’s Health, and more. He is now the #1 guy at Cressey Sports Performance in Boston and a go to source for anyone looking for information on fitness. He is also a giant nerd who loves Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, 90s hip-hop, and movies.
In this episode I interview the one and only Jen Sinkler. Jen is one of the most well known and respected women in fitness. She has written for magazines such as Women’s Health, Men’s Health, SHAPE, and many more. Jen lives by her motto “Unapologetically Strong” and works to spread that message to more and more women around the world.
In this episode I interview Jason Maxwell of JMax Fitness. Jason went to school where he majored in aero space engineering and became a real rocket scientist. While in college he became a personal trainer and found that he wanted to help others achieve the physique/strength goals he had achieved. He started his blog as a side project but found that he connected with readers through it and decided to devote his time to the science of health and nutrition as opposed to rockets and Mars.
In this episode I interview Travis Pollen of Fitness Pollenator. Travis was born with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency a rare birth defect that fuses the leg bone to your hip bone resulting in only having one leg. Growing up Travis found that it became harder and harder to compete in athletic competitions with friends until he found swimming. To get prepared for the 2012 Paralympic he hired a strength coach for the weight room.
In this episode I chat with Jordan Syatt of Syatt Fitness in Boston. Jordan is a 5x World Record Powerlifter and has lifted 4x his bodyweight on the deadlift. He has been featured on CNN, The Huffington Post, Men’s Fitness Magazine, Schwarzenegger.com, T-Nation.com and more. He was also included in the Fitocracy 30 under 30: The Young Professionals Changing the Face of Fitness in 2014. He has released a new e-book entitled Raw Strength for Powerlifting: Your 12 Week Peaking Program to help people add huge gains to their strenght PRs. He has now moved from training just for strength and is aspiring to succeed at a the new challenge of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu.
In this episode I interview Bryan Krahn. Bryan was the associate editor for T-Nation for four years and has also written for Bodybuilding.com, Daily Burn, Muscle and Fitness, Men’s Health and many more. Bryan hails from Canada but has spent a good portion of time in NYC training clients, writing, and chiseling a great body well into his early 40s. Bryan is a no non-sense guy and has the drive seen in many of the old bodybuilding types. Get in, hit it hard, and get out.
Why do I grind in the gym with the same routine week after week? Why do I have a goal of pull a 400 pound deadlift or fighting the urge to get my squat up to 300 pounds? Why in the world would I want to do this week in and week out? The answer to why I train has changed over the last few months. Maybe not so much changed, as sort of finally realized why I do what I do. This is what I have come to realize.