Hey, gang! Zack and I each took a week away for some R&R but we're back, feeling fresh, and ready to podcast! This week we host Tania Lopez, a strength coach and fitness enthusiast right here in Nashville. We start today by discussing content creation: what we put out on the interwebz to try and … Continue reading A2Z No BS Episode 21: Special guest Tania Lopez on Content Creation, Curating the “FitPro,” and our Coaching Evolution
Good morning and welcome back! This week Zack and I are checking in from my hot back yard. We start this week by talking about kettlebells: Zack is releasing Kettlebell Foundations, a beginner's guide to training with kettlebells. If you're getting into fitness for the first time and you're looking for a comprehensive guide and … Continue reading A2Z No BS Episode 20: Left side, Strong side
Good morning! Zack and I are back at Bold Patriot Brewing drinking beers and talking fitness. What does it mean to be coached or be coachable? Zack and I are both coaches, and even though we have the tools, resources, and knowledge to write our own workout programs, we have each hired coaches in the … Continue reading A2Z No BS Episode 19: the Devil is in the Details
Good morning! Zack and I are back. Ya know what grinds my gears? Reductionist and intellectually lazy fitness advice. While social media loves soundbites, tweets, or memes, they're largely unhelpful or possibly damaging. Nothing in fitness or nutrition is black and white: it is grey, nuanced..."it depends" as we say. It depends on who we're … Continue reading A2Z No BS Episode 18: “It Depends” and whether the Juice is Worth the Squeeze
Good morning and welcome back to A2Z No BS! We're back at our new watering hole, Bold Patriot Brewing, where I got a head start on beers and Zack joined me to chat with part owner of the business, Papa, about Revolutionary War history. Bold Patriot has a delicious lineup of beers, and each one … Continue reading A2Z No BS Episode 17: Unconventional Tools talk Unconventional Training Tools
Good morning! Zack and I are back at Bold Patriot supplementing our already stellar diets with more carbs in our favorite form: delicious beer. Speaking of supplementation, Zack and I chat supplements today on the podcast, specifically those we like and might encourage our clients to explore if it might benefit them, but more importantly … Continue reading A2Z No BS Ep 16: Getting Jacked up on Jacked 3D – Supplements and You.
Hey, y'all! Zack and I are back at our new favorite watering hole and ready to shake down some fitness topics. One of my first jobs here in Nashville was working for a popular group fitness franchise, and I while I think it (and many other fitness offerings in the market) have a lot of … Continue reading A2Z No BS Episode 15: Pitfalls of Group Fitness; McDonald’s vs Ribeyes; the future of Fitness
The definition of Motivation is "the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way." As coaches and trainees, Zack and I are often asked what motivates us to keep training - to keep showing up almost every day and hit the weights. In our teenage years, we might have been … Continue reading A2Z No BS Episode 14: Motivation vs. Practice – what keeps us training?
Good morning and welcome back! This week Zack and I host Travis Pollen, a good friend of mine and PhD in Health in Rehabilitation Sciences, coach, author, professor, and record holder in Paralympic swimming. He is as impressive as he is handsome ;). This week, the three of us talk about bridging the gap between … Continue reading A2Z No BS Episode 13: Injury and Return to Play and Conquering the Core, featuring Travis Pollen, PhD
Good afternoon and welcome back! As you know by now, Zack had a skiing accident a few weeks back, shattering his leg and rendering him somewhat immobile. To help ease his spirits about it, I gave him as much shit as possible about it! All in good fun I couldn't let an opportunity to dog … Continue reading A2Z No BS Episode 12: Karma is a Bitch