Dr. Jakob Vingren is an associate professor of Exercise Physiology and Biological Sciences at the University of North Texas. His research focus includes resistance exercise and the effect of alcohol on hormones, muscles and athletic performance. Dr. Vingren received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas before pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut (currently ranked the #1 doctoral program in the country).
Scott Caulfield is the Head Strength and Conditioning coach at National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Scott is responsible for the day-to-day supervision and training of all athletes, interns, and coaches at the NSCA’s 6,000-square-foot Performance Center at the NSCA National Headquarters. Caulfield works diligently to promote the NSCA and its coaches, including work with the Professional Baseball Coaches Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society (PBSCCS), the National Basketball Strength & Conditioning Association (NBSCA), as well as national governing bodies such as the U.S. Anti-Doping Association, United States Olympic Committee, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, and U.S.A. Hockey.
We enjoyed recording this episode with our friend Dr. Andy Galpin.
This was one of the most enjoyable shows we’ve done all year. Really, really enjoyed speaking with Dr. Scott Lynn.
He earned a PhD in Biomechanics and is now an associate professor of Kinesiology/Biomechanics at Cal State Fullerton. Loosely put, biomechanics is the study of how forces effect your body (stress —> adaptation) as well as how the forces produced by your body effect the world (moving yourself and objects… in our case heavy barbells).
Want to know how front squats are different than back squats? Is there a difference in muscular activation? Is there a difference in the stresses on the hips, knees and lower back? Scott has you covered. Collecting, analyzing and interpreting this kind of data is exactly what biomechanists do on a daily basis (often using cool things like 3D motion capture systems like the ones used to make video games and animated movie characters).
In this episode Dr. Lynn teaches us:
Enjoy the show!
Derrick Johnson has won 6 senior national titles, 8 American Open titles and is a world team member (scoring the most points of any athlete in over 10 years for United States at the 2014 World Championships).
Bursting with passion for the sport, with decades of knowledge to share, Derrick one hell of an athlete and may be an even better coach (the youngest Level 5 Senior International Coach in history and has coached weightlifters for the Olympics).
Competing in weightlifting for over 20 years, Derrick is the American record holder for both the snatch (double bodyweight!) and the total in the 62 kg class.
He’s as legit a weightlifter as you can get, enjoy the show!
-Mike and Doug
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From training and operating with the elite of the elite Navy SEALs, to going to the CrossFit Games as an individual 3 times (2009, 2011, 2013), Zach Forrest has attacked some of the hardest physical training in the world.
He’s now a Level 4 CrossFit Trainer and since the Navy opened the first CrossFit affiliate in Las Vegas in 2008; CrossFit Max Effort (go train there next time you’re in Vegas, great gym!).
He’s been in the game for over a decade, from not newbie, to competitor, to coach, to gym owner, he’s seen it all. If you’re pursuing functional fitness mastery, Zach shares some great advice to guide you on your journey. Enjoy!
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Ben Greenfield. Bodybuilder, to Triathlete, to Spartan Racer.
Want advice from an accomplished athlete and the ultimate biohacking self experimenter? Ben Greenfield takes us from meditation, to photo bio-modulation for you balls to increase testosterone, and even putting cannabis up your ass for increased performance in the bedroom.
You don’t need to do everything that Ben does, but you can definitely learn from him about what you may want to try on for yourself and how to go about collecting your results for better decisions.
This week is full of useful information so get your pen and paper ready to take notes. It can be confusing with all the information out there about which tests you need to use to better understand you body and Ben helps us wade through a lot of the BS to help us find what we should be doing next.
Because this show is chock-full of great advice I will list some of the topics we cover below:
Ben was also previously on Episode 128, click here to watch!
BONUS: Check out the “Foundational Guide to Neurohacking” (it’s free) to find out what Ben Greenfield and Barbell Shrugged have been taking to increase our mind/body connection for better performance
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“Lift hard. Laugh harder.” – Jesse Burdick
He’s strong. He’s smart. And, he’s damn good looking! He’s one of the few people who has hit elite total in five different weight classes, Jesse Burdick (@jesseburdick). Jesse is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), Active Release Technique (ART) Therapist, and well respected in the strength community for his insane numbers and big emphasis on mobility.
Jesse has worked alongside industry leaders like Mark Bell and Kelly Starrett. He creates elite athletes and elite coaches in a way that’s enjoyable. Jesse is as serious as it gets when it comes to stepping under the barbell and hitting a lift. But, when it’s not go time, you can find him laughing and having a good time. Jesse discusses how lifting has evolved over the years and where the industry is headed. If you want to get strong, elite level strong, while enjoying the process, Jesse Burdick is your guy!
If you’ve hit a plateau in strength or mass gaining, it’s been rumored that if you licking his head could be the fastest way to strength and weight gain. But, you may want to ask him first. I think you’ll enjoy this conversation; we sure as hell did!
This week on Barbell Shrugged, we interview powerlifter and mobility coach, Jesse Burdick and discuss:
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What’s better than peeing in a cup every two weeks? If you thought, “listening to this week’s podcast of Barbell Shrugged,” then you’re more than right. On today’s episode, we spoke with the [Fat-Burning] Man himself, Abel James (@fatburningman), about his super-successful Wild Diet, how the philosophy behind it is nothing new –– yet still absolutely revolutionary –– in terms of helping one achieve physical success, and why making the most of the food that you eat every day is so important for attaining and maintaining optimum health.
Abel’s path to becoming the authority of eating right started in his early twenties, when trying to do everything “right” just wasn’t… right. After experiencing the hardship of a fire that consumed everything he owned, Abel refocused his efforts, got in shape, and took on the moniker Fat-Burning Man. During this process, he realized that many of the so-called experts were hawking products and services that were more gimmick than substance, so he began thinking in terms of natural remedies to get in shape. Ultimately, he found that a diet is not about starving yourself, but instead treating health as nature intended and eating in a way that becomes a sustainable, lifelong habit.
From this emerged Abel’s credo of eating RAW (Recently Alive and Well), and it’s the bedrock of the Wild Diet. He discusses how avoiding processed approximations of food and getting wild-caught, free-range food can help consumers become mindful of what is going into...