Whether you’re a coach or looking to be smarter about structuring your training, my conversation with Cian is going to jumpstart your brain. We dive into the idea of creating feedback loops for improved learning, Cian’s homemade nootropic recovery shake for body and brain, and the unique grading system he uses at Enhanced Performance to monitor and progress training for the members.
Cian Lanigan is a strength and conditioning coach and owner of Enhanced Performance, Vancouver, Canada.
00:21 Introduction and how Cian managed to remodel his whole gym business in 48 hours due to Covid
04:30 Cian’s thoughts on why he wanted Enhanced Performance to go online before Covid
06:45 Why the S&C industry requires an online presence as much as an interpersonal one
10:00 Elements of EP’s online programming that were reflective of the in-house model
12:35 The surprisingly positive points of shifting business online
15:45 Explaining the unique level system of training at Enhanced Performance
26:00 Cian’s approach to utilising the olympic lifts with is members
30:57 Adapting the gym’s model for training at home with limited equipment
37:27 The attachment in western culture towards exhaustion and working out to failure, and why that doesn’t serve bodies long term.
45:20 Cian’s sporting and high performance background
48:01 The path Cian took to becoming an S&C coach
51:00 Why Cian is fed up and annoyed with the Fitness realm and how he has structured the EP business model to avoid the common pitfalls seen so often
56:55 Out of Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type, which is the most important factor to get results
58:53 The EP approach to recovery methods and principles, derived from Cian breaking his back
1:05:20 Cian’s special nootropic mix Onnit Creatine ATP Lion’s Mane
1:12:42 The journey of learning new tricks, feedback loops and Cian’s formula for learning and skill acquisition
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