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I haven't always been a strong guy. I haven’t always been a motivational, outgoing, talk in front of a lot of people kind of guy. My name is Chris, I’m the founder of KettlebellWorks and co-host of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast with my brother in strength Mike Kurkowski.My personal achievements are diverse, ranging from 2x Ironman Triathlon finisher to hitting a triple bodyweight deadlift. All that to say; I’ve been at the extreme side of endurance training and the extreme side of strengt ...
 
The Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast presented by Human Vortex Training & USA Cycling Expert Level Coach Menachem Brodie gives cyclists & triathletes of all levels & abilities the opportunity to learn about Strength training, Physiology, Psychology, Nutrition, & much more, as Coach Brodie shares his experience and talks with other top experts. Taking YOUR questions, we're here to help you get more out of your training, and to learn how to "Train Smarter, Not Harder, because it is al ...
 
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The more I experience, and the more conversations I have with others who've had corona, and the coaches of those who've had corona, the more I come to conclude that there is no one common pathway to return to sport. This week I share an update as to how things are going, and how I'm dealing with these challenges. The Strength Training for Cyclists …
 
What is the ONE thing that can have the biggest impact on whether you succeed in something, or fail? On a macro level, a huge determination of success or failure, and especially so the speed of which you achieve or fail- is the setup. Chris Abbott is the co-host of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, and has been in the fitness industry for nearly 13…
 
Well, this sucks. Less than 24 hours before I was due to fly to Leuven, Belgium, to present at the Science in Cycling Conference and to teach a 1 day Masterclass on Assessment for Strength Training for Cyclists, I tested positive. In this short episode I share a brief overview of my experience thus far, and try to add a little value to your life. D…
 
For many of us, Training and Racing with a Power meter, has been a bit of a training bible, helping us to get more out of our time on the bike. Previously here on the SSCT Podcast we spoke with Hunter Allen about the myths of training with power for cyclists. . .but we didn't really get into the challenges that Triathletes face as they try to train…
 
With Labor Day behind us, many cyclists are turning to base training, which for a growing number of cyclists, means hitting the weights. While hitting the weight should provide a big boon to your on-bike performance, many are making a few simple mistakes that are costing them the very things they're after from their strength training. In this episo…
 
Matt Fitzgerald has helped hundreds of thousands of endurance athletes over the years through his books, writings, and training programs. Over the last few years Matt's books and writings have had major tones of mental training, sports psychology, and "what it takes to make it" above and beyond the physical preparation for events. In this episode w…
 
Strength Training is here to stay. It's finally getting attention in the mass media, which means articles videos, and lots of content from well-meaning coaches and professional journalists. . . While this is a step in the right direction the vast majority of these resources and the information within, are aimed towards endurance athletes in their 2…
 
Jay Croft has been writing about fitness for quite some time...but he noticed there's a huge gap in the information that's being written, and the individuals who are looking for good, high-quality information that is going to help them: Those aged 50+ So he started writing fitness content geared specifically for those aged 50+, their unique needs, …
 
Science, it seems, has become the be-all, end-all for everything training these days. "Show me the research proving this works" riders and coaches alike proclaim, while talking about training approaches. Many cyclists and triathletes these days outright refuse to do a specific workout- or even strength exercise- if there isn't a research article "p…
 
In the 157th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Nutrition and Mindset coach, Tyler Wall will talk about learning your own strength, patience in every movement, meditation and the power of the positive self talk. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (2:00) …
 
In the 154th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Highland Games Champion, OriginalStrength instructor, StrongFirst Elite instructor, owner of Empowered Strength, John Odden will talk about stone lifting: the culture and the identity. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you wil…
 
In the 155th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Master StrongFirst Instructor, National Powerlifter, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Michael Hartle will talk about lifting heavy weights, the importance of ankle mobility and the mental aspect of playing sports. Join us in this insightful and cap…
 
In the 156th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Head of Athletic Performance and Science for the Irish Rugby Football Union, director of education and performance at Exos, author of the book The Language Of Coaching, Nick Winkelman will talk about intuitive biomechanics, the purpose of a coach, helping p…
 
In the 153th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Motivational speaker and Author of the book Superhuman YOU, Iron Tamer Dave Whitley, will talk about intuitive training, awareness and the power of listening to your body. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: .…
 
When it comes to working through and around obstacles in life, Mike Kurkowski has had quite a few- from beating Leukemia as a 3 year old at a time when it was pretty much unheard of, how he re-learned how to move well as a 20-something year old after having a pin in his leg for many years that changed his movements, and how he became the co-host of…
 
In the 150th episode of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, we had a highly anticipated guest join us on the show, David Weck of the Weck Method. David’s name has been dropped from guests on our show more than almost anyone, and in speaking with David prior to the episode, we knew that this was going to be EPIC. Hear all about the origin story of Dav…
 
In this episode we break down specific action items for each of the 3 types of endurance athletes: Tech Geeks/ Mathematicians Evidence based Know Thyself Creating the margin of safety in your training for improved results will take 3 different routes for each of these kinds of athletes. Some will focus on training related things, and others on non-…
 
In the 147th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Money Mindset and Business Coach, Creator of Empower U Business coaching, and renowned coach and speaker Artemis Scantalides. Artemis Scantalides joined us for a second time on the show, this time talking about online entrepreneurship, money management, and…
 
In the 148th episode of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Chris and Mike connected with special guest Frankie Faires, creator of The BioFeedback Solution. We touched on exactly where pain comes from, how the territory of the body connects with the map of the brain, the science and art of intuitive training, and how to quickly and effectively test y…
 
In the 149th Episode of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Chris and Mike hosted OldeTime Strongman and world record holder James R. Fuller. From traditional strength training to the history of strongman, creating new lifts on a daily basis, empowering people with oldetime strongman tactics and philosophies, this was a deep one that will help everyo…
 
Allen Lim may be most known for Skratch labs and his fantastic talks, but there is far more to the man whose helped change how we endurance athletes look at nutrition and fueling! In this episode Allen shares some deep insights into Grit vs. Stubbornness, learning delayed gratification, Focusing on the EFFORT- not the results. Have we, as a society…
 
In the 146th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Chiropractic. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), and Certified Mindset Specialist (EYL) Dr. Ryan Wohlfert @drwohlfert. Join us in this insightful and captivating…
 
In the 144th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, StrongFirst Director of Education and Functional Movement Systems Advisory Board member Brett Jones will talk about awareness, corrective exercises and movement assessment. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: …
 
In the 145th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, health and fitness instructor, splitboarder, owner and host of the Engearment Podcast, Sean Sewell, will talk about stillness, movement, overcoming losses in life and being aware of your surroundings. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this…
 
In the 143rd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, world renowned strength coach and founder of The Amazing 12 Program (the #1 body transformation program in the world, 15 years running, 10,000 body transformations, over 180 certified coaches), Paul McIlroy will talk about programming, kettlebell training, …
 
In the 142nd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, master RKC, medical Qi-gong Doctor , and Strength Coach, Dr. Chris Holder will talk about Qi-gong medicine, tissue adaptation and the insane benefits of training with kettlebells Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will disc…
 
In the 141st Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (1:30) Shout out to Dr. Chris Holder @drholder, Brett Jones @brettjonessfg and Sean Sewell @coloradoper…
 
Those who've poked their noses into the world of value investing will recognize this term, but we're not talking about stocks.... we're talking about YOU and your training! In this episode we use the comparison of the 3 kinds of stock traders: "Flash Boys" (a la Michael Lewis's book) Day Traders Value Investors to help get across to the 3 different…
 
In the 138th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Dr. of Chiropractic with WarriorRestoration, instructor with FMS and StrongFirst team leader, Jimmy Yuan will talk about adjusting your coaching to different types of personalities, creativity and why you should really listen. Join us in this insightful and…
 
In the 139th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Highland Games Champion, OriginalStrength instructor, StrongFirst Elite instructor, owner of Empowered Strength, John Odden will talk about how lifting stones can be truly ingrained in a culture. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chap…
 
In the 140th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor, founder and chief instructor at KB5 Gym, Pavel Macek chat about the power of breath and why it's the first thing in your training and approach to wellness that you should focus on. Join us in this insightful and capt…
 
In the 137th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, world renowned strength coach and founder of The Amazing 12 Program (the #1 body transformation program in the world, 15 years running, 10,000 body transformations, over 180 certified coaches), Paul McIlroy will talk about street fights, self defense, marti…
 
In the 136th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Philosopher. Generalist. Minimalist. Writer. Guitarist. Entrepreneur. Creator of the #IBetYouCantDoThisWorkout series, Pat Flynn will talk about philosophy, blogging, diversity of skills and self directed learning . Join us in this insightful and captivatin…
 
In the 135th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (1:20) An energy pass week (1:40) Shout out to all of our Pat Flynn @patflynncos, Paul McIlroy @paulmci…
 
Lee Welton is a Physical Therapist and strength coach for hikers and backpackers. An outdoor enthusiast himself, Lee enjoys adventures in the great outdoors, and spent some time with us discussing: The similarities between hiking and biking The importance of strong feet Mistakes cyclists and triathletes make when adding hiking to their fall or wint…
 
In the 133rd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Owner of beachfitness.com, Owner of ELDOAUSA.com, SOMA Training Instructor & SOMA Trainer, SOMA Therapist and ELDOA Instructor/Trainer, Bryce Turner @beachbryce, will talk about working through pain, the ATG program, overdoing corrective exercises and the c…
 
In the 134th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, founder of Flex Mobility and Performance, coach with Precision Nutrition and author of the book Purpose Through Pain, Finding Limitless Potential In The Presence Of Adversity, Justen Arnold, will talk about pain in family, finances and faith, being forgivin…
 
In the 132nd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, US National Strongman Champion in the 100K division and owner of Be Strong KY Gym, Ben Eisenmenger @bestrongky will talk about athleticism, the Strongman event and strategies of a Strongman. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter y…
 
In the 131st Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Grip Master, Team Texas Armlifting, Arm Wrestling, co-host of Sucker Punch Radio, Adam T Glass, will talk about being ok with easy sessions, the dangers of the internet for a young athlete and intuitive training. Join us in this insightful and captivating t…
 
In the 130th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, founder of Primal Athleticism, 5 Minute Flow, Simple S3 Shoulder Solution, Ultimate Athleticism and host of the Max Shank Show, Max Shank will talk about social media, instagram and why we are in The Fitness Pornography Era Join us in this insightful and ca…
 
In the 129th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (1:40) Shout out to all of our guests for next week Max Shank @maxshank, Adam T Glass @adamtglass_, Ben…
 
Over the last 15 years or so, there has been a strong tendency to only rely, or to rely heavily, on the newest, latest, and supposedly "greatest". . . but in doing so, many coaches, athletes, and general health & fitness folks have missed out on the huge wealth of knowledge that has been accumulated to date. Certainly, some things we have learned f…
 
In the 126th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Master Instructor with StrongFirst, Global instructor in Krav Magá and creator of Tenacity Dynamics, Tommy Blom will talk about self defense, Krav Magá and snatch walking. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: .…
 
In the 124th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), author of Power. The Training of Champions, Antonio Squillante will talk about muscle stiffness, ATG and supramaximal eccentric training Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this cha…
 
In the 125th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest Founder of Strength Den MV and Power of strength, Denzel Allen will talk about the power of confidence in sports, finding the minimum effective dose and the joy of training. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: …
 
In the 128th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest SFG II Instructor, air force veteran, developer of the StrongFirst training app and founder of GymCloud Kenton Boutwell will talk about Strength training, the importance of having products in addition to your coaching services and the GymCloud app. Join us i…
 
In the 127th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest Youth Kettlebell Creator, Transition Kettlebell Creator, Kettlebell Sport Coach/Instructor, Gymnastics/Tumbling Instructor, Moses Dungca will talk about kids doing features of strength and youth kettlebell sport. Join us in this insightful and captivating ta…
 
In the 123rd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk! In this chapter you will discover: . (2:00) Shout out to Antonio Squillante @antonio_squillantecscs, Denzel Allen@powerofstrength, Tommy Blo…
 
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