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Justin Lascek is a United States Special Forces soldier, a Green Beret, who was severely wounded in early 2019. After stepping on an IED, he lost both legs and testicles. This show will generally cover combat, medicine, love, music, philosophy, extremes of the human experience, and everything in between. Exploring these topics with guests will cultivate a community of growth, critical thinking, and compassion.
 
This is the Top of Your Game Podcast! I am your host Michael and I am a high-performance mindset and energy coach for athletes. For over a decade I've been training elite level athletes as a strength and conditioning coach and have spent the last 4 years with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Today I powerfully guide athletes on how to win the mental game. From a broken back at the age of 15 to completing a hundred-mile ultramarathon at the age of 30, I understand what it takes to perform at the hig ...
 
Be inspired by stories of endurance, speed and adventure from inspiring every day female runners and triathletes from around the world. And learn from some of the top female experts. Presented by Rachael Woolston, owner of the digital content platform, Girls Run the World and journalist for Runner's World, Women's Running UK and more.
 
Improve your understanding of Human Movement! This information-dense, no-BS podcast is a platform for physical therapists, strength coaches, personal trainers, and anyone who moves to learn the science of human movement. Host Matt Casturo, physical therapy student and strength coach, discusses with a myriad of guests aspects of research, clinical techniques, coaching, and the application of information to training.
 
As youth sports become more demanding, both of the kids and the parents, I'm providing my expertise as a resource for the highest level of personal training for youth athletes; and helping parents navigate youth athletics. Over 30 years in athletics as well as raising 3 collegiate scholarship athletes, my dynamic background helps position me as an expert in the health, fitness, and professional industries. I specialize in speed, quickness and jump training for youth athletes. Along with bein ...
 
Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so you can finally enjoy the career that you’ve always dreamed of? If so, you’re in the right place...this podcast is for you. Your host is Dr. Chris Garcia, physical therapist, business owner, entrepreneur, nationally recognized public speaker and residency-trained sports specialist. Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS ...
 
From three trips to the point of rock bottom - physically, mentally, and finally spiritually to building a life and business worth talking about, my name is Isaac Wilkins, and I'm a student of fitness and performance training, mental toughness, and finding your purpose in this life. I share everything I learn about fitness, nutrition, higher purpose, mental toughness, and overcoming adversity so you can break free of your rut and win. This show is for former athletes, warriors, and those who ...
 
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In this episode, I discuss the critical balance between your professional career and your personal relationships. Tune in to hear why having an important conversation with your significant other and exploring your "why" is so important. Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, …
 
Disclaimer: If you feel triggered in this episode, here is an invitation to allow it to become a doorway to work through your fears. Where does fear exist? What do our fears reveal about us? How can that become a gift? In this episode, our host Michael shares some of his personal experiences with fear, and how he has been able to be with his fears,…
 
In this episode we discuss the principles involved in making strength training decisions for runners. . Some of the things we get into include positional tolerance, tissue capacity, muscular endurance, neuromuscular adaptations and much more. . At the end of the video I break down some exercises that I recommend and some that may be over rated for …
 
In this episode, Dr. Chris explains 3 critical tips to help athletes continue training while injured leading up to competition. If you work with athletes at any level, you want to tune into this episode to learn practical and easy-to-implement tips on how to keep athletes healthy before an event. Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking…
 
What is one daily habit that if changed, would change your life? Regardless of what the habit is, “good” or “bad”, our lives are made up of those small moments. Those individual habits. The basics. In this episode, our host Michael is joined by friend and fellow Strength and Conditioning Coach Nathan Friedman! Nathan shares his story of finding his…
 
I sit down with my good friend, Ben Nelson, to talk about how to continue progressing and evolving in the strange times we find ourselves in. Ben usually works in large scale extreme sports events such as Nitro Circus and Red Bull events. Obviously, that isn't happening, so now what? I'm always inspired by my creative and self motivated friends tha…
 
Popstar Nima is, first and foremost, a POPSTAR. This NSFW fella pays homage and satirizes the pop music genre with silly songs and high-quality music videos about being a gay popstar in southern California. The comedy is raunchy, but Nima is the sweetest guy. Our discussion is both silly and serious, and the second half is gold. We discuss the etio…
 
Where does true confidence really come from? Regardless of whether you want to be more confident on or off the field, it’s first important to understand how our emotions affect our reality. In this episode, our host Michael dives into the uncomfortable, yet powerful topic of emotions! In a world where most things feel fleeting or difficult to culti…
 
In this episode, Dr. Chris shares lessons learned from PT school and sports residency...and how it has impacted his current practice and life. If you're a clinician looking to grow professionally in the sports setting, this podcast episode is a must-hear. Enjoy! Are you a healthcare or fitness professional looking for tips, tools and strategies to …
 
Positive thinking is great, but our host Michael is sharing a faster way to train your mind and make the biggest impact on your performance in this episode! Your mind is so powerful and is running on your subconscious even more than you may already know. In this episode, Michael shares his personal experiences of how he was able to change his minds…
 
In this episode I explain the concept of Speedy Brain, the anxious mindset influenced by culture, society, and social media. I describe the continuum of Speedy Brain and how to use meditation to slow it down. I also describe the acute and chronic effects of meditation, give some acute strategies for anxiety, and read a brief essay on the topic. Spe…
 
In this episode, you'll learn about the needs of a basketball athlete and how to design a strength and conditioning program for a basketball player. . Follow @themovementsystem on IG to learn more . Studying for the CSCS Exam? Check out the Strength and Conditioning Study Course on www.themovementsystem.com…
 
In this episode, I talk about the functional differences between a lack of mobility and a lack of motor control. I go over how to assess the differences, why it's important and how to program treatment plans based on the findings. The goal of this episode is to give some context to treatments for patients and to make the practitioner think about ho…
 
It is time to WAKE UP! In this episode of Top of Your Game, our host Michael is sharing how we can break free of overwhelm and raise our energy with morning rituals! If you have ever felt caught in a groundhog day loop of low energy day after day, you’re not alone. In fact, our brains are wired this way. Tune in to hear actionable ways we can not o…
 
Your thoughts are one thing you can’t shut off, you can’t take a vacation from, and they have a powerful impact on every aspect of your life! In this episode, our host Michael shares a defining conversation with a baseball player in search of perfection, about how our thoughts affect our game. No matter your sport, or what field you are in, we can …
 
This episode is all about flow! Welcome back to Top of Your Game! Today, our host Michael is sharing the competition routine to tune into your peak state of performance! What does it really mean to be in flow? Michael gives exercises to identify times you have been in flow, so you can intentionally tap into flow when you need it most! Intention is …
 
This episode is all about moving yourself from a place of thinking to a place of being! Our host Michael is diving into Meditation and how it can change your life and your game for the better. So many of us think that being in control and mentally “tough” is how we can reach levels of success that will fulfill us. To fulfill that need we have insid…
 
Welcome to Part 2 of How to Unlock the Peak Performer Within! In today’s episode, our host Michael is sharing a case study of a baseball player Michael worked with. This baseball player was struggling with performance anxiety, and as Michael shares, his anxiety was a response to fear. Tune in for actionable tips and exercises to understand how to b…
 
Goals are common, and methods of achieving them are a dime a dozen, as well. So why don't people succeed in following through with what they set out to do? Often it's their own brain that sells them out. Here I outline a four-step process that I use with my clients (and myself) to break down a goal, get your brain on board, make sure it's heading i…
 
If you’re tired of working hard and want to work smart, this is the episode for you! In part one of this two-part episode, our host Michael shares his own personal story of getting in trouble at a college party, having to face his baseball coach, and what he learned from that experience in hindsight. There are so many masks we all use to numb and h…
 
Are you focused on the life you want to create or what you want to avoid? In this episode, our host Michael is diving into how we see the future, and how we can actually raise our energy to create real change in the new year! So many of us get caught in the trap of worrying about the past or focusing on the future. Tune in as Michael breaks down ho…
 
Every year, around now, people make New Year's Resolutions... Or they revel in moral superiority because they don't. Either way, change doesn't happen. So why not? Why is change so hard? Lots of reasons, but there's one big, sneaky reason that I bet you haven't thought of... Your goal isn't really your goal. What? When you search out the latest too…
 
I've been fortunate to work with many people, particularly former athletes and warriors who've been able to break free of their comfortable misery, being stuck in the doldrums of a ho-hum life, and find their spark again. There's been one quality that's really stood out among those who've been successful in their transformations and those who haven…
 
In this episode, guest Ryan DeBell from Movement Fix discusses his thoughts on movement assessment, programming, and life. . What are the movement challenges that we face as humans? . How do we as coaches and trainers make connections with our clients to address fundamental movement needs? . This episode capitalizes on Ryan's experience over the pa…
 
In this episode we discuss the physiology and program design considerations for training for muscle hypertrophy. . We discuss the 3 Mechanisms of Muscle Hypertrophy Mechanical Tension, Metabolic Stress, and Muscle Damage and how to design programs to achieve these mechanisms. . We also discuss the volume and intensity considerations for powerliftin…
 
'If the only black people you see in magazines are elite runners, it makes you feel that you have to be exceptional to take part in running.' Listen to these two trailblazing sisters (not sistas, they really are siblings!) chat about growing up in London, how they started running, and the work they are doing to help encourage other BAME men and wom…
 
In this episode, you’ll learn about the physiology and programming involved in training the endurance athlete. . This episode starts off discussing all of the training adaptations that occur with endurance training. . We then relate the science and the physiology to making programming decisions. . Follow me on Instagram @themovementsystem to learn …
 
Elle Linton started cycling as a way of commuting to work in London. So when a friend suggested they cycled to Richmond Park just to 'cycle round and round,' she thought it was a crazy idea. 'Why ride round in a circle?' Despite the punctures enroute, she discovered a love of cycling for the community, being able to explore and a way of getting fit…
 
Over twenty years ago Claire Smith (@brutalclaire) started running, pushing her baby in a buggy in a bid to lose weight. This August, she was back to pushing a baby stroller but this time, it carried everything she needed to run the length of the UK without any support from John'O Groats to Lands End. She certainly has form. This is the endurance a…
 
In this episode, we dive into training the speed athlete. We make connections between the physiology, training adaptations, and programming considerations involved in improving speed. There are specific physiologic adaptations including rate coding, muscular synchronization, enzyme changes, and muscle fiber type transitions that occur with training…
 
If you feel dissatisfied with your life, have you done anything about it? No? Then you may want to listen to this podcast for inspiration. A bit fed up with her life and work trajectory, Laura Kennington turned her life upside down and decided to kayak down the River Volga in Russia on her own simply after hearing about the river during a pub quiz.…
 
I have so many conversations with people who start plans with the best of intentions. They follow the plan, they do well, and then something happens. They fall off. Something derails them. Eventually they find another plan or guru and repeat the process. Why does this happen? In the moment, it can be a lot of things. However, at its core... it's al…
 
Beth Pascall, 32 is a true trail blazing ultra runner. Even as a young girl, there was something about exploring the outer edges of comfort and challenging herself that appealed. From begging her dad and brother to let her go on a long bike ride when she was young, this love of exploring the world we live in and the extremes to which the human mind…
 
Like many women, Jevid Majid started running through doing Parkrun in then home town of Nottingham in 2017. As a way of getting fit, and finding time for herself, the mum of two says, 'It’s the most liberating feeling to be on your own and having that escape, processing the day and in turn it benefitting your physical and emotional health.' But her…
 
In this podcast, Bill Miller, CSCS breaks down his system for developing Rotational Power in athletes. . Bill became obsessed with speed and rotational power from his experience as the “big guy” baseball player who lacked rotational speed and power. . Through years of experience training athletes and refining his system for objective testing and tr…
 
It seems that so many of us forget that, when it comes to goals, setting them is only the first step. You've got to achieve them next! Of course, that can be a lot harder. It's not just because goals are hard. There's some real brain principles involved here that often stand in your way. Here's three quick tips that I use with my clients, including…
 
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