Join us as Brandon unpacks how the Kabuki Strength System helped morph him from grappler to powerlifter, what it means to actually earn your recovery, and a powerful story about how Brandon transformed himself from a self-confessed introvert into a strength coach who can talk to anyone, anytime.
Brandon Morgan (@bmorg33) is a powerlifter and strength coach at the Kabuki Strength Facility, in Portland, Oregon, and a holder of a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Kinetics.
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.
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.
D.J. breaks down some of the detailed findings of his Microdosing and Movement self-experiment using psilocybin, we talk about taboo approaches to healing injuries that seemingly go against the grain, and the power of talking less whilst allowing clients to discover more with their strength and movement journeys.
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.
Check out our engaging conversation around topics of how Rob swapped his academic path of philosophy for BJJ, why language plays such an important role in learning and coaching jiujitsu, and why being strong matters on the mats, and in life.
Mental coach Joey Fritz is back to talk about; – Cory Sandhagen’s latest winning streak – Compassion within violence and how they’re more closely linked than you might expect – How contact/combat sports athletes can train their brains pre and post-impact to help reduce long term negative effects.
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.
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 Premier Fitness Systems
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