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
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.
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
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