Author: Scott Hambrick

14 Feb #149 – The M.E.D. Toolbox #1: How to Add Stress To Your Program

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8637338/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]By now, Matt and Scott have made a logical case, founded on the Stress-Recovery-Adaptation model, for increasing stress in order to continue progressing beyond the novice phase of training advancement. Moreover, they have argued that...

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11 Feb #148 – Warm-ups: How To Do Them, Without Overdoing Them

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8584328/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]They may seem trivial, but warm-ups are an important part of the strength training process. Unfortunately many people either fail to do them properly (or at all), or they overdo them, missing the point that...

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07 Feb #147 – Motivation Over Discipline

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8547530/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Over the last few years the "discipline" movement has gained full steam. From retired special forces like Jocko Willink and David Goggins touting the benefits of waking up at 4:00am, to Mr Money Mustache calling...

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04 Feb #146 – SRA Continued: The Myth of Active Recovery

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8504318/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Matt and Scott continue their discussion of the Stress-Recovery-Adaptation model with an exploration of the recovery aspect. Plenty of articles on the web tout the benefits of "active recovery," but is there really such a...

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31 Jan #145 – Training IRL: How Training Habits Change With Life

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8463950/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Matt and Scott take a moment to reflect on how their lives have changed after the whirlwind year that was 2018, and how their training has evolved along with them. For even the most dedicated...

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28 Jan #144 – Rethinking SRA and Post-Novice Programming

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8408405/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]What began as a conversation between podcast recordings, turned into an interesting discussion about the nature of progress during the post-novice and intermediate training phases and the limitations of the SRA model as we currently...

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24 Jan #143 – David Keesling, Consigliere Extraordinaire

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8374856/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]When Scott sold Data Storage, Inc. -- as told in episode #142 --  things didn't go perfectly smooth. As with any decent sized small business, various legal matters arise in the course of regular operations....

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21 Jan #142 – Farewell DSI: Scott’s Sells Data Storage

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8329190/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]On December 28th of 2018, Scott sold Data Storage, Inc., a small business he started over twenty years ago and has operated since. Scott discusses the details of how the sale went down, why he...

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17 Jan #141 – Novice LP: Revisited with Andy Baker

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8273153/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]With the new year now upon us, many people are starting a training program for the first time, or coming back to one. There's no better place to start than the Starting Strength novice linear...

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14 Jan #140 – The Science of Conditioning: Energy Systems Explained with Santana and Christy Alexon, PhD

[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/8237513/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/render-playlist/no/theme/standard/tdest_id/558153" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]We all know that some level of fitness, or aerobic conditioning, is necessary for life. Whether it's for sport, physical activities (like hiking, biking, or throwing the frisbee), or simply to minimize the risk of...

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