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LEO Training: Strength & Conditioning | Endurance | Health | Performance | Injury Prevention | Joe DeLeo

Strength, endurance, health and injury rehabilitation advice from host Joe DeLeo, NSCA-CSCS, FMS, SFG I . This is your podcast resource for top notch tips, strategies, information and stories from strength & conditioning, rowing, running and other endurance sports as well as expert information on nutrition, health and wellness that can be applied to everyone from elite athletes to exercise enthusiasts. This podcast will feature interviews with elite and amateur athletes, strength and endurance coaches, health & wellness experts, and injury rehabilitation professionals. If you are looking to improve your health, strength, and fitness while simultaneously training smarter this podcast has something for you! Train Smarter. Get Stronger. Move Better. Race Faster. For more information and resources, go to http://leotraining.io/
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May 30, 2016

We're back with Episode 020 of the LEO Training Podcast. This week's guest is Aleks Salkin. Aleks is a StrongFirst Level II Instructor and Original Strength Instructor. He takes a no nonsense approach to training and coaching. He helps busy professionals get leaner, stronger, and healthier with reasonable training and rational eating to achieve radical results.

Here's what you will learn in this episode:

  • Alek's entry point in fitness
  • The Original Strength System
  • Why crawling is an amazing exercise and the carryover it has to strength
  • How you can take crawling to the next level
  • What are some of Alek's favorite bodyweight and kettlebell exercises that compliment one another
  • How you can improve your military press through bodyweight training
  • How bodyweight training can allow you to develop and full express your strength
  • and more

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Show Notes:

Aleks Salkin (Website)

Aleks Salkin (Facebook)

Aleks Salkin (Instagram)

May 22, 2016

We are back with Episode 019 of the LEO Training Podcast. Today’s guest is industry veteran, Tony Gentilcore. In this episode Tony and I discuss the importance of coaches having their own coach, training in the 60-80% range, and why strength is the foundation for everything.

Tony Gentilcore is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance, located in Hudson, MA. He served as strength coach for eight years from 2007-2015 working with many elite athletes from varying sports (mostly baseball), but also had the opportunity to work with many clients in the general fitness population with varying abilities, injuries, and goals.

In addition Tony is a regular contributor to many reputable fitness publications such as Men's Health, Women's Health, T-Nation, BodyBuilding.com, and STACK. He also runs a successful website (TonyGentilcore.com) where he discusses lifting heavy things and his cat. Tony also hosts workshops with Dean Somerset focusing on the shoulder and hip. I’ll be sure to include a link to the upcoming workshops in the Show Notes.

Here is what you will learn in this episode:

  • Tony and I discuss our shared past in Upstate NY and surviving the brutal winters
  • Tony's background into the health and fitness industry
  • Eric Cressey and Cressey Sports Performance
  • Why strength is the base for everything else.
  • The importance of the hip hinge
  • Why it's important for every coach to have a coach
  • Why training in the 60-80% range of 1RM is important for the long term
  • Special considerations for rotational athletes
  • Why Tony loves the deadlift and why it's such an important exercise
  • and much more

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Show Notes:

Tony Gentilcore (website)

Tony Gentilcore (Facebook)

Tony Gentilcore (Twitter)

Tony Gentilcore (Instagram)

Workshops with Dean Somerset

 

May 15, 2016

Our guest in Episode 018 of the LEO Training Podcast is Sam Loch. Sam is a Princeton University Alum and competed in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics for the Australian National Rowing Team. This interview focuses on Sam's experiences in his rowing career and his current training methodology: hybrid barbarian training. Sam focuses on developing maximum strength by lifting heavy and doing shorter, higher intensity work on the ergometer.

This is a fascinating look at a different approach to training and the results it yields. Here is what you will learn in this episode:

  • Sam's background and entry point into rowing
  • His career at Princeton University, the Australian National Team, and his current training methodology
  • Results under each methodology and how they differ
  • Why it's important to engage in meaningful resistance training
  • Why it's important to train for structural integrity, power, and hypertrophy
  • How to balance strength training and rowing on the ergometer
  • The importance of fatigue in the sport of rowing
  • Sam's numbers on the barbell and ergometer
  • and much more!

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Show Notes:

Sam Loch (World Rowing)

Sam Loch (Instagram)

May 10, 2016

Episode 017 is the 3rd and final installment of the mini-series I’ve done in honor of Mother’s Day. Today’s guest is Karen Smith. Karen is a Master Kettlebell Instructor and the Chief Bodyweight Instructor for StrongFirst. She is also an advisor to Girls Gone Strong and completed the Iron Maiden Challenge in 2012. It is Karen’s desire to empower, motivate and mentor others to reach their true potential, either in person or thru online distance coaching & program design. Karen is a seasoned personal trainer and strength coach who travels the world instructing and certifying individuals of all ages and fitness levels from beginners to elite US military/Law enforcement.

In this episode we discuss the StrongFirst curriculum with a focus on bodyweight. Karen explains how bodyweight training has not only increased her strength but has provided her with the flexibility to train with an extensive travel schedule around the world all while being a mother. This interview has great insight into how anyone, but especially mothers, can integrate the StrongFirst Bodyweight curriculum into their busy lives to get stronger and be healthier with minimal time. Here's what you will learn in this episode:

  • Karen's entry point into coaching from sales
  • Why she loves bodyweight training and her roots in gymnastics
  • How the StrongFirst Bodyweight curriculum compliments the other 2 modalities within the StrongFirst School of Strength: kettlebell and barbell
  • What students can expect to learn at the SFB
  • What bodyweight lifts translate directly to complimentary kettlebell and barbell lifts
  • The high neurological load and need for volume reduction while training bodyweight
  • How Karen has increased her strength in the last year while training less
  • The balance of being a mother, teacher, coach, and an extensive travel schedule

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Show Notes:

Coach Karen (Website)

Coach Karen (Events)

Coach Karen (Facebook)

Coach Karen (Instagram)

Girls Gone Strong

May 10, 2016

We are back with Episode 016 of the LEO Training Podcast! This is Part 2 of a 3 part mini-series in honor of Mother’s Day and today’s guest is Laila Finska-Linna. Laila was an integral part of the Finnish Rowing Team throughout the 1990’s with a career that spanned well over a decade. Laila is also a teacher, coach, and mother. In this interview you will hear a first hand account of her childhood and journey onto the Finnish Rowing Team and how she became a world champion in the Lightweight Women’s Single Scull in 2000. Now, what’s even more incredible is that Laila resumed her training while working and raising her young daughter. Here's what you will learn in this episode:

  • Laila's childhood and entry point into athletics
  • Cross country skiing
  • Watching the 1972 Olympic in Montreal
  • Partti Karpinen and Lasse Virnen
  • Training in Portugal
  • Rowing as a heavyweight and lightweight
  • Training for Atlanta 1996
  • Working, training, and being a mother!
  • Transitioning from Athlete to coach and back again
  • Moving from heavyweight to lightweight
  • World Cup and World Championships in 2000
  • and much more

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May 8, 2016

We are back with Episode 015 of the LEO Training Podcast! Today’s guest is my good friend Jen Meehan. Jen and I met at my StrongFirst Level I Certification in August 2015. She was one of the assistant instructors who was part of Team Summers. Jen was also the first instructor I reached out to who helped me prepare for the StrongFirst Bodyweight Certification that I recently attended and has helped me a ton in my training and preparation. So a very big Thank You to Jen!

Now, this episode is the first of a 3 part mini series I am doing in honor of Mother’s Day! Jen is my first guest so let me take a moment to tell you a little bit more about her:

Jen is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals and works with clients of all levels to improve their strength and move better! She encourages her students to train with purpose and to train for life! In 2009, Jen earned her RKC level 1 instructor certification and became a Certified Kettlebell Functional Movement Specialist in 2010. She was an assistant Team Leader at RKC Level 1 in May 2012. In September 2013, Jen attended StrongFirst Level 2 in Philadelphia and earned both her level 1 and level 2 certifications. Jen is also a certified Youth Fitness Specialist and is committed to continuing education by attending workshops and training for certifications. Jen assisted at the SFG Level 1 in Boston in August of 2015 in which she became the 9th woman to accomplish the Iron Maiden. For those that don’t know the Iron Maiden is a title given to a woman who accomplishes the feat of doing a strict military press, pistol squat, and tactical pull up – all with a 24kg kettlebell. Jen is also a StrongFirst Bodyweight Instructor.

In addition to her certifications, Jen is a former Division 1 cross country and track athlete and has her Masters degree in Elementary Education. She volunteers her time to Saint Mary’s Catholic School by coaching the Cross Country team. Jen is also a busy mom of three wonderful kids! Let’s roll to Episode 015 Training for life with Jen Meehan.

Here's what you will learn in this episode:

  • Jen's background as a D-1 cross country and track athlete
  • Her journey from a life long runner to strength coach
  • Overcoming a herniated disc
  • How kettlebells helped her continue to recover from her injury and regain her health
  • Why quality movement patterns are the foundation for strength and everything else!
  • Regress to Progress
  • Why you should stop your training session if something is 'off'
  • Shifting the mindset of working out to "practice" and "training"
  • Balancing being a small business owner and mother of 3 kids!
  • and much more!

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Show Notes:

Alexandria Kettlebell (Website)

Facebook

Instagram

May 1, 2016

In Episode 014 of the LEO Training Podcast I sit down with Dr. Steve Capobianco. We discuss a blend of topics focused around movement including mobility, stability, and motor control. We also discuss the fascial system and how we are connected to it - both mechanically and neurologically.

Dr. Steve Capobianco holds a B.A. and M.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science in addition to a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. Steve is a practicing sports chiropractor, currently holding a Diplomate in Rehab from the ACA, in addition he is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, and a Performance Enhancement Specialists from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Steve is the Medical Director for Rocktape, pioneering evidence-informed education development that challenges the status quo in movement learning. He authored the Fascial Movement Taping manual and lectures world wide on the movement based taping technique. Steve recently launched a sports specific rehab and performance institute called ProjectMOVE in Denver, Colorado that focuses on identifying motor control dysfunction in an attempt to enhance human performance from the professional athlete to weekend warrior.

Here's what you will learn in this episode:

  • Steve's background and entry point into health and wellness
  • Movement Summit 2016
  • ProjectMOVE
  • Mobile Applications to capture movement: Hudl Technique, Kinetsense
  • The Fascial System
  • Spacial Awareness
  • The Role of the Skin in the human body and movement
  • Why motor control is the main driver in movement
  • The Brugger and Paloff Systems of training
  • The Tri-Planar Athlete
  • and much more

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Show Notes

Movement Summit 2016

ProjectMOVE

RockTape

Fascial Research Congress

Fascia DVD's

Fascia Research Society

Hudl Technique

KinetiSense

Fascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body

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