Jim McDonald

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This week Drew Canavero and I interviewed Jim McDonald, the creator and producer of SuperTraining TV and Mark Bell’s PowerCast. Jim has been the man behind the scenes of one of the nation’s most famous gyms for a while now. We talk about the evolution of the fitness industry and specifically how his gym feels about Crossfit athletes.

Dave Bradley i99fit

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This week’s interview is my most technical yet, but for good reason. Dave Bradley, owner of i99fit has worked with elite level gymnasts for years. He answers some of the most frequently asked questions amongst Crossfit athletes. “How do I get better at muscle ups?” “How do I learn to walk on my hands?” “I know lots of drills, but I don’t know what order to do them in…” He goes over progressions for the two sexiest movements in Crossfit: The Muscle Up and the Handstand Pushup. He goes over detailed descriptions of form, drills, and progressions. Dave is a true coach. He is passionate about teaching and is a phenomenal motivator. He shares with me what he thinks are the most important traits of a good coach and how to become better.

Bruce Pitcher: Shedding Pounds and Demons

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Obviously watching any of the weight loss shows such as “Biggest Loser” and “Extreme Weight Loss” are impressive and inspiring. I had honestly never paid much attention to the people’s actual stories. I had a naïve, almost mean view of people that were extremely overweight. I thought they were just lazy, weak people that chose not to put the fork down. Then I watched Bruce Pitcher’s episode of Extreme Weight Loss, and I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Matt Vincent: Professional Strength Athlete on Drinking Beer and Throwing Heavy Rocks in a Field

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Matt Vincent is one of the most interesting humans I’ve had the privilege of meeting. He is a 2x Highland Games World Champion, which basically means he’s the best in the world at throwing a bunch of heavy shit. One of the biggest takeaways for me out of this interview was the emphasis on staying healthy for his actual sport-throwing. He repeatedly emphasized the fact that the training in the gym is only a small part of his overall training. It is only there to support his technical work with throwing. With that said, he shares how he breaks down the year, what exercises he uses, how he recovers and prevents injury etc. He also goes into how he lost 30+ lbs. of fat and is still hitting PRs in the gym and on the field.

Matt Vincent: Professional Strength Athlete on Drinking Beer and Throwing Heavy Rocks in a Field

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Matt Vincent is one of the most interesting humans I’ve had the privilege of meeting. He is a 2x Highland Games World Champion, which basically means he’s the best in the world at throwing a bunch of heavy shit. One of the biggest takeaways for me out of this interview was the emphasis on staying healthy for his actual sport-throwing. He repeatedly emphasized the fact that the training in the gym is only a small part of his overall training. It is only there to support his technical work with throwing. With that said, he shares how he breaks down the year, what exercises he uses, how he recovers and prevents injury etc. He also goes into how he lost 30+ lbs. of fat and is still hitting PRs in the gym and on the field.

A Paradigm Shift in How We Look at Mobility with Active Life RX

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I don’t know if I would say my mind was blown by the information I’ve learned from Sean and Jeremy because these are things I’ve suspected for years but not been able to articulate or wrap my head around completely.

A Paradigm Shift in How We Look at Mobility with Active Life RX

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I don’t know if I would say my mind was blown by the information I’ve learned from Sean and Jeremy because these are things I’ve suspected for years but not been able to articulate or wrap my head around completely.