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StrongFirst Podcast: Mira Kwon

Summary: Mira Kwon, the co-owner of Industrial Strength, an Accredited StrongFirst Gym in Portland, Oregon She is an accomplished weightlifter talks and in this episode, she talks about the benefits of Olympic weight training and how it differs from kettlebell movements. Show Notes: 01:16 — Mira talks about how she got where she is today and her athletic background. 06:34 — Mira talks about her training. 10:08 — Mira talks why someone would do Olympic weightlifting? 14:28 — Mira...


StrongFirst Podcast: Rachel Cosgrove

Rachel Cosgrove, co-owner of Results Fitness and writer of The Female Body Breakthrough, and Drop Two Sizes. In this episode, Rachel discusses what it takes to be a trainer, what sets Results Fitness apart, and how to create a sustainable business. She discusses her work with StrongFirst Accredited Gyms. 00:57 - Rachel talks about her background and what led to her success. 03:28 - Rachel discusses what is necessary and required for someone to be a trainer? 06:44 - Rachel talks about...


StrongFirst Podcast: Al Ciampa

StrongFirst Podcast Episode #14 Summary Al Ciampa, U.S. Army Veteran and Trainer for U.S. Airforce, talks about anti-glycolytic training and conditioning for the military with your host Craig Marker. Show Notes 01:36 – Al talks about his history and background. 07:10 – Al discusses why bodybuilding is not possible for some people. 09:00 – Al talks about his time in the military. 12:10 – What is Al doing right now? 13:20 – Protocols to get into the special forces. 18:43 – Al talks...

Dr. Kelly Starrett

Summary Dr. Kelly Starrett talks about strength and conditioning and moving well with your host Craig Marker. Dr. Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and blogger, as well as the owner of San Francisco Crossfit and Show Notes 01:15 – Dr. Dr. Starrett talks about his early work and his relationship with Pavel and StrongFirst. 02:50 – Dr. Starrett talks about the 70-mile bike ride he has coming up and how he challenges himself. 09:15 – What Dr....


Dr. Chad Waterbury

Summary: In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Dr. Chad Waterbury about strength and conditioning. Show Notes: 00:44 – About Dr. Chad Waterbury, who was trained as a neurophysiologist and Doctor of Physical Training. 3:36 – Dr. Waterbury discusses visualization and its benefits. 04:34 – Dr. Waterbury talks about being a PT and a strength and conditioning coach. 09:44 – Dr. Waterbury discusses how his thinking over the years has changed. 19:06 –...


StrongFirst Podcast: Pavel Macek

Summary: In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Pavel Macek, Senior StrongFirst instructor, StrongFirst Accredited Gym Owner, trainer of high-level MMA fighters, and a historian of strength culture. Show Notes: 01:28 – Pavel discusses his background in strength, martial arts, and self-defense. 03:13 – Pavel discusses the hack-squat? 10:20 – Pavel discusses essential equipment for gyms and how old-time strongmen trained. 11:56 – Pavel discusses the...


StrongFirst Podcast: Chris Chapman

Summary: In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Chris Chapman, Director of Sports Science at Push. Chris discusses strategies to optimize power in your kettlebell swing. Show Notes: 00:49 About Chris Chapman 01:23 Chris talks about his background in tracking motion. 04:52 Chris talks about quantifying movement. 11:45 Chris explains displacement and distance, acceleration. 14:00 Chris talks about deadlifts and Olympic lifts. 16:10 Chris...


StrongFirst Podcast: Judd Biasiotto

Summary: In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Dr. Judd Biasiotto about powerlifting and the mindset that helped him overcome many challenges. Show Notes: 00:44 - Craig Marker provides an introduction for Dr. Judd Biasiotto. 01:40 - Dr. Biasiotto talks about his work in baseball. 02:38 - Dr. Biasiotto talks about how he overcame being a “terrible” athlete. 04:15 – Dr. Biasotto discuss his work at the baseball academy and his use of a biofeedback...


StrongFirst Podcast: Mike Perry

Summary: In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Mike Perry, Senior StrongFirst Instructor about training athletes from elite MMA fighters to teenagers. Show Notes: 00:38 - Mike Perry and his wife, Amanda, run a large gym called Skill of Strength outside Boston. 01:30 - He works with 10-12 pro fighters either in the UFC. 03:00 – Mike talks about training short-term vs. long-term planning. Fight camps are generally 8-12 weeks. 05:50 – Mike talks...


StrongFirst Podcast: Derek Toshner

Summary: In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Derek Toshner about endurance and winning the tactical strength challenge. Derek is best known for dominating the TSC. Show Notes: 00:55 Derek’s credentials as an elite competitor. 01:31 Derek and his brother successfully run four branches of TNT Fitness in WI. 02:17 Derek talks about what he’s training for now including rock climbing 03:10 Challenges of climbing. Helps with fear of heights. Work on...


StrongFirst Podcast: Brad Kearns

Episode - 06 Summary: Introducing the StrongFirst Podcast, in this first episode Craig Marker and Brad Kearns discuss the difference between Strong Endurance and Primal Endurance. Brad is the author of Primal Endurance and The Keto Reset. Show Notes: 03:00 - Craig talks about Pavel, his books, and a high-level overview of his programs. 04:25 - How the Soviets trained people for endurance with anti-glycolytic training. 06:35 - How Strong Endurance works with repeat training and...


StrongFirst Podcast: Peter Park

Episode - 05 Summary: Craig interviews Peter Park, personal trainer of high-level athletes (Giancarlo Stanton, Lance Armstrong, Justin Verlander, Ken Roczen, and Diania Taurasi) and celebrities and author of the book Rebound. Show Notes: 01:20 - About Peter Park. Best known as a trainer of high-level athletes and celebrities. He grew up in Newport Beach, California and started really young. He did surfing followed by volleyball, he then started getting interested in training. He got a...


StrongFirst Podcast: Fabio Zonin

Episode - 04 Summary: Introducing the StrongFirst Podcast, in this episode Craig and Scott interview Fabio Zonin, CEO of StrongFirst, master instructor, former powerlifter, bodybuilder and beast tamer. Show Notes: 01:22 – Fabio discusses his current role at StrongFirst. 03:58 - How Fabio initially come under Pavel’s systems? 10:27 - Training transformed since entering Pavel’s system. Principles, breathing technique, etc. have all changed and improved. 14:05 – Fabio discusses different...


StrongFirst Podcast: Travis Jewett

Episode - 03 Summary: In this episode Craig and Scott interview Dr. Travis Jewett about what it means to move right and to be strong at the same time. Show Notes: 00:55 - About Dr. Travis Jewett -Dr. Jewett is a chiropractor, beast tamer, SFL and SFG. He teaches the mobility ------WOD courses and runs the StrongFirst for Clinicians course. -Runs a chiropractic practice in Cherokee, Iowa. 02:00 - About Dr. Travis’s background as a clinician -He’s been practicing for almost eleven...


StrongFirst: Brett Jones

Episode 2 Interview with Brett Jones the Director of Education at StrongFirst Summary: Within this 2nd episode of “StrongFirst,” the official podcast of the StrongFirst school of strength. Hosts Craig Marker and Scott Iardella interview Brett Jones, the Chief SFG instructor and Director of Education at StrongFirst. Brett has been teaching kettlebells for over 15 years. Brett discusses the principles of strength, and how it applies to the kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight exercises. Show...


Introduction to the StrongFirst Podcast

Episode - 01 Introducing the StrongFirst Podcast, in this first episode Craig and Scott discuss StrongFirst Principles and what you can expect from the new StrongFirst Podcast. Show Notes: 01:05 - Who are your hosts? 01:08 - Scott Iardella -Former physical therapist - it’s a big part of how he trains. Current SFG team leader and part of StrongFirst. 01:56 - Craig Marker, StrongFirst Senior Instructor and Scientific Advisor. Research with Pavel. 02:18 - What is the StrongFirst podcast?...