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The National Fitness Junto (NFJ) - www.nationalfitnessjunto.org - is a club of mutual improvement for health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, therapy, and sports business professionals. Members gather to exchange knowledge and ideas, debate issues, and support and improve all the practices and businesses that the NFJ can influence. Investigating and discussing a wide range of topics to further understanding, promote curiosity, spur creativity and improve their standards of practice have been the goal of many of their collaborations. An enthusiasm to invite other open-minded professionals to join them in this pursuit is what inspired the creation of The NFJ.

The National Fitness Junto (NFJ) - www.nationalfitnessjunto.org - is a club of mutual improvement for health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, therapy, and sports business professionals. Members gather to exchange knowledge and ideas, debate issues, and support and improve all the practices and businesses that the NFJ can influence. Investigating and discussing a wide range of topics to further understanding, promote curiosity, spur creativity and improve their standards of practice have been the goal of many of their collaborations. An enthusiasm to invite other open-minded professionals to join them in this pursuit is what inspired the creation of The NFJ.
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The National Fitness Junto (NFJ) - www.nationalfitnessjunto.org - is a club of mutual improvement for health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, therapy, and sports business professionals. Members gather to exchange knowledge and ideas, debate issues, and support and improve all the practices and businesses that the NFJ can influence. Investigating and discussing a wide range of topics to further understanding, promote curiosity, spur creativity and improve their standards of practice have been the goal of many of their collaborations. An enthusiasm to invite other open-minded professionals to join them in this pursuit is what inspired the creation of The NFJ.

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Episodes

026 – Steroids

12/6/2017
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The stigmas, side effects, and potential upsides of steroid use are discussed. For the military, would the potential upsides out-weigh the potential down-sides? If allowed within certain realms of society, could they be contained? What would be the consequences? Is gene editing the next and potentially safer avenue to continue pushing human limits? Steroids Meeting Date: 1 / 18 / 17 Attending Members: Tyler Koch - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 00:59:35


025 – Hypertrophy & Growth

11/1/2017
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The works of Vladimir Zatsiorsky & Brad Schoenfeld fuel much of the discussion. What THREE occurrences at the muscle make any training method used to elicit hypertrophy effective? Drop sets, supersets, forced reps, clusters, and heavy negatives seem to be all be touched by at least one of these three. The future with occlusion training and myostatin end the discussion. Hypertrophy & Growth Meeting Date: 12 / 21 / 16 Attending Members: Paul Berry - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:24:05


024 – Incentive Strategies

10/18/2017
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Members struggle distinguishing between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. The Self-Efficacy Model, modeling, and "being heard" seem relevant and may influence motivation within a training environment. A member presents his incentive model for the coming football strength and conditioning season for critique by the group. Incentive Strategies Meeting Date: 11 / 16 / 16 Attending Members: Jordan Carter - Tyler Koch - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:26:21


023 – Effect Size & Exercise Selection

10/4/2017
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Clarification on the definition of effect size and how it may relate to our practice. How does it differ from statistical significance? For exercise selection, where in the order does it fall when determining and ultimately prescribing all the specifics of an exercise prototcol? The discussion shifts, in a good way, to the topic of intensity and over training. Effect Size & Exercise Selection Meeting Date: 10 / 19 / 16 Attending Members: Tyler Koch - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah...

Duration: 01:21:41


022 – Readiness

8/26/2017
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Refining a patient, client or athlete’s awareness to their own level of readiness seems to be the primary goal of many NFJ members. However, is everyone mature enough to handle the awareness of their own readiness? Note: When suffering from influenza, Michael Jordan dropped 38 points (not 60) on the Utah Jazz. Readiness Meeting Date: 9 / 21 / 16 Attending Members: Alison Blake - Jordan Carter - Jon Greenwich - Tyler Koch - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:18:32


021 – Prescribing Intensity

8/26/2017
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Which is a more robust driver of fitness - intensity or volume? How do you pronounce “voluminous”? How do we perceive and prescribe intensity when considering the response from all the bodily systems, including the lymphatic system? Discussion wraps up with talk on Crossfit creating beasts and overtraining syndrome. Prescribing Intensity Meeting Date: 5 / 18 / 16 Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm

Duration: 01:05:49


020 – Inspiring

8/12/2017
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What’s the difference between motivation and inspiration? How does enlightenment fit in?… if at all. Eliciting awe, humility, gratitude, and rage are some of the many tools utilized to inspire. Sources of inspiration seem to come from anywhere and, as usual, everyone is inspired differently. Inspiring Meeting Date: 4 / 20 / 16 Attending Members: Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley

Duration: 01:21:41


019 – Self Preservation

8/12/2017
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A majority of us want to preserve our health. But there’s more to the “self” then just our health. Can our identity interfere with our ability to improve and change? Our vague, often inaccurate perceptions of pain, risk and time muddy the waters. How do we coach people through these perceptions? Can people change how they perceive themselves? Self Preservation Meeting Date: 2 / 17 / 16 Attending Members: Alison Blake - Craig Jones - Patrick Rahm - Natasha Tully

Duration: 01:18:11


018 – Power

8/12/2017
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Power, strength, and size are often used interchangeably. How does power differ? Are the intentions behind training strength and power the same? Which exercises and intensities are utilized? Can we teach suddenness? Velocity based training, Brian Mann, and Cal Dietz are staples in the discussion. Lastly, shouldn’t power be prioritized in those aged 70 + years? Power Meeting Date: 1 / 20 / 16 Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Tim Ridley - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:19:25


017 – The Back Squat

6/23/2017
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Achieving the "correct" depth in the back squat exercise continues to be debated; more of that here. Babies, basketball players, power-lifters, and Crossfit all seem to complicate the issue. Are the GOAL and TIME what ultimately determine the role and "look" of the back squat within any training program? The Back Squat Meeting Date: 12 / 16 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:18:20


016 – Monitoring

6/17/2017
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Early considerations on monitoring technology in health & performance. What do we monitor now and what will we be monitoring in the future? The discussion reverts to familiar, low-tech monitoring methods. Going forward, what potential uses and challenges will there be? What about obtaining consent to collect and store data? Monitoring Meeting Date: 11 / 18 / 15 Attending Members: Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley

Duration: 01:17:01


015 – Programming

6/11/2017
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A “back to basics” discussion on programming. A review of the principles underlining any training program with a focus on the interaction between variation and progressive overload. Inevitably, the art of coaching any program makes its way into the discussion. Programming for fat loss finishes things off. Programming Meeting Date: 10 / 21 / 15 Attending Members: Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley

Duration: 01:21:21


014 – Body Composition

4/25/2017
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What are some instances where body fat should be maintained or gained? Considering body composition's effect on health, how much of the problem is caused by deficiencies in vitamins and minerals? How does fitness and physical activity rank in importance against body composition and other metrics of health? Body Composition Meeting Date: 9 / 16 / 15 Attending Members: Alison Blake - Beth Donnelly - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley

Duration: 01:16:39


013 – Reactive Agility

4/19/2017
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Which kind of drills or exercises may make an athlete more reactive? Isn’t all training essentially reactive? What role does “decision-making-speed” play? Can one be primed to be more reactive and / or decide quicker? How can performance and sport coaches be collaborating more effectively in this respect? Reactive Agility Meeting Date: 7 / 15 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Beth Donnelly - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Tim Ridley

Duration: 01:26:39


012 – Periodizing Speed & Conditioning

4/2/2017
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The line between speed training and conditioning is often blurred. What four variables determine whether one is training for speed or conditioning? Is there a misalignment in perceptions of fatigue between sport and performance coaches? Lastly, a coaching technique involving dog whistles...and maybe a gong. Periodizing Speed & Conditioning Meeting Date: 6 / 3 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:17:38


011 – Open Discussion

3/25/2017
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An open discussion between three previous athletes and current fitness professionals. A professor of exercise physiology jumps in late with a valuable contribution. Included are thoughts on the world of exercise competitions, self periodization, ambition, inspiration, toughness, adversity, failure, and the importance of support and the built environment. Open Discussion Meeting Date : 4 / 29 / 15 Attending Members : Harrison Bernstein - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow

Duration: 01:38:06


010 – Gender Differences

3/12/2017
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There are many obvious and some not-so-obvious differences to acknowledge when coaching females and males. Do preferences for coaching styles differ between genders? If so, are the differences rooted in physiology or culture, or both? Can other personality traits overpower the influence of gender? Gender Differences Meeting Date: 4 / 15 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:32:48


009 – Industry Projections

3/4/2017
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Best guesses on the future of the industry. What’s the current environment and how will it change? Which populations are currently served well. Which ones will need better attention? In what settings or formats will this occur? Also, a brief interlude on scope of practice of fitness professionals. Industry Projections Meeting Date: 4 / 1 / 15 Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Steven Pazan - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:34:20


NFJ Discussion 008

1/29/2017
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Topic: Dosage Meeting Date: 3 / 18 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Steve Pazan - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:33:19


NFJ Discussion 007

1/29/2017
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Topic: What Is Health? Meeting Date: 3 / 5 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Amanda Buckley - Patrick Rahm - Kelley Vargo - Johannah Zabal

Duration: 01:33:19

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