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Real athletes. Real coaches. Real knowledge. Your Daily Source for Complete Wellness & Peak Performance -- Daily Workouts, Exclusive Interviews, How-To Videos, Fitness News, Product Reviews, and more.




Pain-Free High Performance, With Dr. John Rusin, Ep 14

Dr. John Rusin is a physical therapist, but he's not one of those physical therapists who's going to tell you not to work too hard at the gym. In fact, he's worked with a lot of hardcore athletes - from major league baseball players, to Olympians, to powerlifters. Hard work in the gym is not something his clients avoid. But, they do avoid pain and injury, and Dr. John helps them do that. 00:00 - New happenings at Breaking Muscle 02:50 - Introduction to Dr. John Rusin 03:31 - Combining high...


Expanding Human Potential, With Dr. Levi Harrison, Ep 13

Dr. Levi Harrison is one of a kind. A orthopedic surgeon who also believes in alternative medicine. A medical professional who believes the point of being healthy is so we can volunteer and give back. A self-admitted outlier among his peers. Dr. Levi has developed his skills and standpoint over more than two decades of education and training. He is guided by three core values - commitment, compassion, and service - and he shares these in his life and daily practice In this episode, Dr. Levi...


Be Your Own Roll Model, with Jill Miller, Ep 12

Jill Miller is one of the world's leading experts on yoga, massage, and pain management. She is the industry's go-to person for everything from chronic pain, to mobility limitations, to improving performance. Jill is the creator of Yoga Tune Up and author of The Roll Model. And, along with mobilityWOD guru Kelly Starrett, she put together a combination of self-care tools and DVDs called Treat While You Train. In this episode, Jill talks with Managing Editor Becca Borawski Jenkins and Coach...


Powerlifting and Positivity with Donnie "Super D" Thompson, Ep 11

Donnie "Super D" Thompson knows a thing or two about lifting heavy weights. He earned himself the nickname "Mr. 3000" by being the first human to total 3000lbs in powerlifting back in 2011. Along the way, Donnie has had his fair share of ups and downs. However he has an infectious positive attitude, a passion for helping people, and an unquenchable thirst for learning. These elements make for a conversation that is educational, entertaining, and full of life lessons whether you are a lifter...


The Role of a Weightlifting Coach, Ep 10 (Podcast)

When it comes to weightlifting coaches, they don't come better than our three panelists for this podcast - Bob Takano, Greg Everett, and Ursula Garza Papandrea. These three icons of the sport have paved the way for the weightlifting coach of today. Through trial, error, and experience, they have not only set the standards but more than that, they have carved out the role of what a weightlifting coach should be. In this episode, these three world-leading coaches share their experiences and...


Understanding the Impact of Epigenetics, Ep 9

Meet our panel of experts: Kevin Cann - Many of you know Kevin from his writing on Breaking Muscle.. Hayden-William Courtland - Hayden runs a well-known blog called Science for Fitness. Shea Robison - Shea runs a website called the Nexus of Epigenetics. 00:43 - Introduction to guests 01:30 - The definition(s) of epigenetics 04:51 - What makes a gene express itself 07:06 - Gene inheritability in the context of politics and policy 08:40 - How the fitness enthusiast can use epigenetics to help...


Coaching the Coaches with James Fitzgerald, Ep 8

In this podcast, Breaking Muscle Radio speaks with world-class strength and conditioning coach James Fitzgerald - many of you know him as OPT. 00:38 - From OPT to OPEX: What OPEX represents04:39 - The CrossFit connection05:24 - James's pre-CrossFit accomplishments and achievements07:43 - Planning and periodization within CrossFit12:08 - The truth about the training plans of top athletes13:45 - The early days of the CrossFit Games14:51 - The evolution of the CrossFit Games and top-level...


Breaking the Rules With Charles Staley, Ep 6

In this podcast episode, Breaking Muscle Radio speaks with iconic strength coach Charles Staley. Charles is known as a visionary and a rule-breaker. His clients call him “The Secret Weapon,” as he possesses a keen ability to recognize strengths and shortcomings. Charles has amassed over thirty years of experience both under a barbell and as a top coach. Along the way he witnessesed many trends of the industry come and go, while he often took exactly the opposite path to the majority. As a...


Making Your Movement More Nutritious With Katy Bowman

In this episode, Breaking Muscle Radio speaks with biomechanist Katy Bowman. Katy has earned an international reputation for reducing pain, increasing bone density, improving metabolic health, and solving pelvic floor mysteries. 00:13 - Introduction to Katy Bowman01:05 - Katy's journey from bookworm to natural mover06:43 - Our innate human instinct to not move08:17 - Movement as nutrition11:45 - Exercise versus movement14:05 - A nutritious day of movement15:23 - Thinking outside the exercise...


Stirring the Pot With Patrick McCarty: Breaking Muscle Radio, Ep 5

In this episode our hosts, Managing Editor Becca Borawski Jenkins and Coach Chet Morjaria, speak with CrossFit veteran Patrick McCarty. Pat is a three-time CrossFit Games masters-level athlete, finishing in a world-class sixteenth place this year. Pat is now part of the commentary team for the National Pro Grid League. His knowledge of both CrossFit and Grid allows him to draw interesting parallels between these two forces of the fitness world, and predictions about the future of each....


Fun, Fitness, and Play With Darryl Edwards: Breaking Muscle, Ep 4

In this episode our hosts speak with Darryl Edwards. Darryl developed the primal play methodology to inspire others to make activity truly fun while getting incredibly healthier, fitter, and stronger in the process. 00:18 - Introduction to Darryl Edwards00:44 - From the corporate world to the fitness world02:55 - Health markers of a danger zone04:34 - Primal fitness as a gateway to a paleo lifestyle08:45 - Focusing on health10:09 - From the aesthetic to the functional11:27 - What fun and...


Eradicating Stupidity with Andrew Read: Breaking Muscle Radio, Ep 3

In this packed episode of Breaking Muscle Radio, our hosts, Managing Editor Becca Borawski Jenkins and Coach Chet Morjaria, speak with Andrew Read. Andrew is now a Master RKC and combines this role with distributing for Dragon Door in Australia. He has been a personal trainer and coach for over twenty years, and has a background that ranges from special forces through to Ironman. Press play, sit back, and enjoy! 00:13 - Introduction to Andrew Read01:12 - Andrew's background as a writer02:42...


Training for Long-Term Success With Eva Twardokens: Breaking Muscle Radio, Ep 2

Eva T has been on the ski slopes since the age of three and started competing at the age of eight. She has done it all, including the Olympics. Eva now uses her experience to help her clients stay healthy and live happy. 00:12 - Introduction to Eva Twardokens01:32 - What it means to be an athlete04:48 - What it was like to be a career athlete from such a young age07:11 - How to balance performance and health as a competitive athlete10:42 - How to track health markers (Kalish Institute...


Breaking Muscle Radio, Ep 1: Featuring BJJ Black Belt Valerie Worthington

Val Worthington has been training BJJ since 1998 and was given her black belt by Johnny Ramirez and John Ouano of New Breed Academy in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Valerie is co-head instructor for Women’s Grappling Camp. She is also one of the founders of the camp's parent company, Groundswell Grappling Concepts, which supports men and women, and believes the mental, physical, and psychological demands of BJJ, when properly channeled, have the power to transform lives. Valerie earned her...