Category: Podcast

Felix Adler on How to Structure Your Learning for Skill Development and Teach Better Classes (#18)

Felix gives lots of insight towards how to structure your learning towards skill development and acquisition, whether on the mats or in the classroom. We talk through what makes an average class and why, and Felix explains how becoming a professional teacher of language and chemistry taught him to be a better jiujitsu coach, and how teaching on the mats has made him a better teacher in the classroom. If you’re interested in becoming a better class instructor or teacher, whatever you like to teach; an academic subject or sport, this episode is for you!

Felix Adler (@rolling.pauker) is a teacher of english and chemistry during the day, and a BJJ purple belt based out of Wittlich, Germany.

Andrew Read on Training After 40; Bend, Breathe, Build and Do Battle! (#17)

Get ready to take notes! Andrew shares tons of information on how to train well in to your forties, whether it’s for jiujitsu on the mats, strength training in the gym, or endurance sports out on the road. We also take a deep dive into his 4B system based around; flexiblity, cardiovascular health, strength and muscle building, and doing battle via your sport of choice. Andrew knows his stuff and is still training smart into his fifties. Strength training, combat sports, and D.I.Y. warriors, this one’s for you!

Andrew Read (@readpt) is an experienced and battle-tested performance coach from Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Jon Amato on Chris Weidman’s Leg Break, Prehab for Fighters, and Roughhousing (#15)

Dr. Jon sheds light on the benefits of being a physio that lifts, what Chris Weidman’s injury rehab journey will look like, principles for prehab work for combat sports athletes, and why roughhousing is important in the development of healthy children.

Dr. Jon Amato (@dr.amato_pt) is an experienced strength coach, BJJ purple belt, former teacher of Physical Education at the NYC Dept. Of Education, and holder of a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Mercy College.

Brandon Harris on Prepping Suga Sean, Applying Awareness and The Meathead-Manbun Continuum (#12)

Excited to share my conversation with Brandon 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.

Brandon Harris is a Personal Trainer, Coach and Co-owner of PREMIER FITNESS SYSTEMS, based out of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Time codes

00:21 Brandon’s University background studied Kinesiology, where it benefitted him and where it fell short.

03:49 What drew Brandon to want to work with people and coach them, from humble beginnings with buckets of rocks and beyond

05:04 Lessons that Brandon learnt early on that still stick with him to this day surrounding business, communication and reframing the discomfort surrounding sales

11:00 Brandon’s personal approach to being authentic in his relationships

13:15 Meditation as a tool for improving Brandon’s awareness Bruce Lee Miracle of Mindfulness Sam Harris’ Waking Up App

16:55 Breathing cadences that Brandon uses, how holding the breath on the inhale commands a different level of focus

22:43 The importance of breathing mechanics, how it affects our musculoskeletal body and why Brandon starts here with clients

25:38 Brandon’s approach to assessing clients before working with them

27:50 Other elements of Brandon’s training approach; classic periodisation, volume and intensity management, flexible periodisation

33:15 What is your relationship with the floor? And where Brandon sits on the meathead-manbun continuum.

37:51 Training fads that Brandon has seen over the years and why they haven’t lasted

41:33 Working with Sugar Sean O’Malley; origins, GPP works, marijuana and camp lengths.

57:34 Brandon’s sporting history and martial approach to training, and interest in BJJ

1:00:32 How to train with Brandon, his app @brandon_pfs
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