Kinesiology Corner
Episode #020 - Training Program Review: Starting Strength

Episode #020 - Training Program Review: Starting Strength

September 19, 2021

In this episode we discuss Mark Rippetoe's foundational book and program, Starting Strength.  This is a bedrock training program with a host of potential benefits, particularly for those who may just be getting an introduction to barbell training. We discuss the key elements of the book as well as our own thoughts on this fantastic training program.

Remember, if you have any questions or comments, or topic ideas you'd like to hear discussed in future episodes, please feel free to reach out to us at kinesiologycorner@gmail.com

Show Notes:

(02:20) - What we're learning about

(12:15) - Intro to Starting Strength

(19:43) - The importance of strength

(21:54) - Are barbells > everything?

(35:07) - The Squat

(50:50) - The Deadlift

(54:53) - The Bench Press

(01:01:44) - Overhead Press

(01:05:18) - The Power Clean

(01:06:43) - Programming

(01:25:34) - Closing Thoughts

We hope you enjoy the discussion and find some items here that will benefit your own training!

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Episode #019 - Book Review: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

Episode #019 - Book Review: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

September 4, 2021

This episode is another in our book review series of discussions.  Today we discussed The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson.  Naval is an angel investor with a tech/startup background and a heavy interest in the philosophy and creation of health, wealth, and happiness.  The book (and many helpful bonus resources) can be found for free at navalmanack.com 

We found this to be a very thought-provoking book and we hope you enjoy the conversation.  We will be reading In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan during the month of September and would welcome you to read along and offer any questions/comments you have.

Remember, if you have any questions or comments, or topic ideas you'd like to hear discussed in future episodes, please feel free to reach out to us at kinesiologycorner@gmail.com

As a reminder, none of this should be considered financial advice, this discussion is for education/entertainment only.

Show Notes:

(00:51) - Introduction

(03:54) - Book summary

(05:54) - Who is Naval?

(08:25) - What is wealth?

(13:20) - The importance of owning equity

(19:30) - Living below your means

(23:27) - Taking ownership of your finances

(26:43) - What assets should you buy?

(28:08) - Dollar cost averaging

(30:00) - Start now and use the power of compounding

(31:20) - Avoiding lifestyle creep

(32:03) - Find happiness first

(40:20) - Technology interacting with Kinesiology careers

(47:32) - Intellectual curiosity and following your specific skills/interests

(49:15) - Avoiding money traps

(54:30) - More money vs. fewer needs

(01:02:55) - Ethics and integrity in wealth creation

(01:07:01) - What is health?

(01:08:00) - Action items for health

(01:12:10) - Processed vs. unprocessed foods

(01:15:40) - Barriers to impact

(01:19:20) - The modern struggle

(01:22:16) - Happiness vs. success

(01:23:38) - Habits for happiness

(01:28:20) - Compounding interest in relationships

(01:38:40) - Conclusion: What are we excited about and/or learning about this week?

 

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Episode #018 - Training Program Review - 5/3/1

Episode #018 - Training Program Review - 5/3/1

August 29, 2021

This is the first episode in a new series we're kicking off to review and discuss various training programs.  Today's program review is Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 manual, which is geared towards the individual seeking a well-rounded development of muscular strength.  We're both big fans of this program and have used it ourselves and with clients to great effect, so we hope you'll enjoy and benefit from the discussion!

Remember, if you have any questions or comments, or topic ideas you'd like to hear discussed in future episodes, please feel free to reach out to us at kinesiologycorner@gmail.com

Show Notes:

2:00 - What are we're excited about and/or learning about right now

18:26 - 5/3/1 Intro

23:41 - 5/3/1 Program Details

33:37 - How to Fail

40:17 - Assistance Templates and Critiques

1:04:44 - Pros and Cons

1:20:25 - Conclusion

 

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Episode #017 - Book Review: Didn’t See it Coming

Episode #017 - Book Review: Didn’t See it Coming

August 8, 2021
In this episode we review and discuss the book Didn't See it Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges that No One Expects but Everyone Experiences by Carey Nieuwhof.  This book is touted as a book on leadership, but we found that it seemed to be more directed towards personal habits and keeping priorities in line.  Regardless, there were certainly some valuable pieces here and we hope you enjoy the discussion.
 

As a heads up, we'll be reading the book The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson during the month of August and welcome you to join us - the book is freely available in PDF form at www.navalmanack.com, just as a heads up.  We are always interested in any questions or points of discussion you might want to offer - Thanks for listening!

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Episode #016 - Strength and Conditioning with Chris “Tex” McQuilkin

Episode #016 - Strength and Conditioning with Chris “Tex” McQuilkin

July 12, 2021

In this episode we sit down with Chris "Tex" McQuilkin (MS, CSCS, SCCC, CHES) to discuss his path and experiences in the field of strength and conditioning.  Tex shares what he's learned along the way and provides some great insights into how others can excel while working with athletes, operators, and the general population.  For those of you interested in the area of S&C, personal training, coaching athletics, or even just developing a better understanding of human movement, there's a ton of value here for you!

Tex is the Director of Training and Education at Power Athlete and the Co-Host of Power Athlete Radio. He is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with over 15 years in the fitness industry applying and educating movement all over the world. Tex coached collegiately with Georgetown University, Marymount University (DIII) Men's lacrosse, as well as interned with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. He has also coached and implemented programs for tactical athletes including Naval Special Warfare and US Army XVIII Airborne Corps. Apprenticed under John Welbourn and Raphael Ruiz studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain at Marymount University (VA) - DIII “All-Star”.

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Episode #015 - Book Review: The Resistance Training Revolution

Episode #015 - Book Review: The Resistance Training Revolution

July 2, 2021
In this episode we review and discuss the book the Resistance Training Revolution by Sal di Stefano.  This book offers a glimpse into the value of resistance training for health and body composition, perhaps in contrast to aerobic training.  Many thanks to one of our students who requested we read and review this book! If there are questions or items you want to hear discussed in future episodes, don't hesitate to let us know.
 

As a heads up, we'll be reading the book Didn't See it Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges that No One Expects but Everyone Experiences by Carey Nieuwhof during the month of July and welcome you to join us.  We are always interested in any questions or points of discussion you might want to offer - Thanks for listening!

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Episode #014 - Book Review: The Coddling of the American Mind

Episode #014 - Book Review: The Coddling of the American Mind

June 6, 2021
In this episode we review and discuss the book The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff.  This book is a great exploration of some of the issues seen in many of today's universities and their students.  From issues surrounding free speech, silencing and cancel culture, political divides, and an alarming rise of anxiety and depression in teens and young adults, this book causes us all to ask ourselves if our good intentions have actually caused greater harm.  

 

As a heads up, we'll be reading the book The Resistance Training Revolution by Sal di Stefano during the month of June and welcome you to join us.  We are always interested in any questions or points of discussion you might want to offer - Thanks for listening!

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Episode #013 - What Supplements Should You Take?

Episode #013 - What Supplements Should You Take?

May 21, 2021

In this episode we discuss several of the common supplements used to benefit health and performance.  We examine some of the research in this area to tell you what the science (and our experience) says regarding efficacy, dosing, as well as pros and cons.  Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy!

Episode #012 - Book Review: The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

Episode #012 - Book Review: The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

May 7, 2021

In this episode we review and discuss the book The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs by Joel Salatin. Joel is a regenerative farmer, and his book challenges us to consider where our food is coming from and if our food-related habits are honoring the mandate God has given us to cultivate and steward the earth.  He proposes a variety of ideas that we believe everyone should, at the very least, consider as they shop, eat, and feed their families/communities.

As a heads up, we'll be reading the book The Coddling of the American Mind by Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff during the month of May and welcome you to join us.  We are always interested in any questions or points of discussion you might want to offer - Thanks for listening!

Episode #011 - Should You Eat Six Times a Day?

Episode #011 - Should You Eat Six Times a Day?

April 24, 2021

In this episode we discuss the often-repeated phrase heard around many gyms that "you should eat many small meals throughout the day to stoke the metabolic fire."  We examine some of the research in this area to tell you what the science (and our experience) says.  Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy!

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