Barbell Shrugged - Talking Training w/ CrossFit Games Athletes, Strength Coaches & More

We drop into MovementRX this week to talk all things mobility with Theresa Larson and Anders Varner. We dive into lower back pain and how you can identify and fix the source of the pain in the body. Fact: 8 out of 10 humans (both athletes and couch potatoes alike) have some sort of lower back pain, and most of the time the pain is caused by some sort of imbalance or weakness somewhere else in the body. 

Theresa and Anders bring to light some "oh shit" points on how our daily habits can be the cause of our pain. They also debunk some assumptions around mobility, and physical therapy.

You can learn more about MovementRX at movement-rx.com and get their free guide on fixing lower back pain at lower back pain here

 

 

Direct download: BBS_MovementRX_AUDIOFinal.mp3
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What's good Shrugged crew. This week we are coming at you with a familiar guest, Brian Mackenzie. For those of you who don't know him, Brian is the founder of CrossFit Endurance, the author of Power, Speed, Endurance, and works with some of the top athletes in performance sport, such as CrossFit, surfing and endurance athletics. 

We dropped into RVCA headquarters to chat with Brian about a performance metric that is so often not talked about, breath. We dive deep into how you can use breath as a tool to control the nervous system, and bring your training to the next level by simple learning how to tap into your breathing pattern

We also get into how Brian is using things like ice bathes, sauna, and the unique combination of the two to control the body. We brought Brian on the show to chat about performance breathing, but naturally, we couldn't stop at that. We get into training philosophy, nature integration, and a bunch of topics to get your gears turning in a new way. 

 

Direct download: BMack_RVCA.mp3
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This week on BARBELL SHRUGGED we interview PJ Nestler of Velocity Sports Performance. We talk about speed training and misconceptions around this training adaption. We discuss:

  • What true speed training looks like
  • How to test if your athlete is ready to work on a speed training session 
  • How to apply speed training in your program

 

Direct download: BBS_PJNesler_AudioFinal.mp3
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This week on BARBELL SHRUGGED, we head up to La La Land to kick it at Deuce Gym with Logan Gelbrich. Logan is the owner of Deuce, an open air CrossFit box in the heart of Venice, California. He also leads the CrossFit Strongman Course and is a modern renaissance man when he is not leading the Deuce Gym tribe. In this episode we discuss:

  • How Strongman training can be applied for any level of athlete
  • How to be a master in your specific fitness modality (gymnastics, weightlifting, etc.) while also having a dynamic view on training as a coach
  • How to build a coaching culture that is focused on growth 
  • How to have an intelligent relationship to intensity in your training based on your current level of fitness and lifestyle 
Direct download: BBS_Logan_audio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm PST

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