Brandon Harris on Preparing Suga Sean O’Malley, Applying Awareness and The Meathead-Manbun Continuum (#12)

Brandon Harris is a strength and conditioning coach and co-owner of Premier Fitness Systems, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

I’ve been following and paying attention to Brandon’s coaching evolution over the last few years. I’m excited to share my conversation with him about preparing Suga Sean O’Malley for 3 UFC appearances, how his study of Zen has helped him cultivate and apply awareness to create more authentic relationships, and why he sits somewhere in the middle of the Meathead-Manbun continuum.

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Brandon’s university background studied Kinesiology, where it benefitted him and where it fell short.

What drew Brandon to want to work with people and coach them, from humble beginnings with buckets of rocks and beyond

Lessons that Brandon learnt early on that still stick with him to this day surrounding business, communication and reframing the discomfort surrounding sales

Brandon’s personal approach to being authentic in his relationships

Meditation as a tool for improving Brandon’s awareness

Bruce Lee

Miracle of Mindfulness

Sam Harris’ Waking Up App

Breathing cadences that Brandon uses, how holding the breath on the inhale commands a different level of focus

The importance of breathing mechanics, how it affects our musculoskeletal body and why Brandon starts here with clients

Brandon’s approach to assessing clients before working with them

Other elements of Brandon’s training approach; classic periodisation, volume and intensity management, flexible periodisation

What is your relationship with the floor? And where Brandon sits on the meathead-manbun continuum.

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Training fads that Brandon has seen over the years and why they haven’t lasted

Working with Sugar Sean O’Malley; origins, GPP works, marijuana and camp lengths.

Brandon’s sporting history and martial approach to training, and interest in BJJ

How to train with Brandon and info about his training app

Premier Fitness Systems

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