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Welcome to the Spirituality of Strength Training! The show covers everything from the strength training, spiritual practices, meditation, mindfulness, soul awakening, healthy lifestyle, yoga, and the science of healing physically, mentally, and spiritually. Anna Willard is a health profession who discovered the integration between mind, body, and spirit and the importance of healing all three together as one during her own healing journey. Hear from health professionals, psychiatrist, spirit ...
 
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In episode 114, Ed Coan & Dr. Stuart McGill sit down for a conversation on all things back mechanics when lifting. Dr. McGill is THE foremost authority on back mechanics in the world. His entire career has centered around studying the spine, how it becomes injured and ways we can successfully rehab and get back to a high level of performance. He is…
 
In episode 113, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with a legend in the powerlifting world, Marty Gallagher. We discuss some of the finer points of technique and his unique approach to a minimalism routine for training. Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Show …
 
In episode 112, Dr. Aaron Horschig breaks down BFR training. You'll learn the basics of WHAT it is, WHY you need to use it and HOW to apply it to your training today. Link to SmartCuffs: https://www.smarttoolsplus.com/?rfsn=5578601.638282 Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% …
 
In episode 111, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with Chad Vaughn to discuss squatting like an Olympic Lifter (EXTREME DEPTH!!!) Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Show Sponsor: Ample. Head to https://www.amplemeal.com/products/ample-oo-bottles-c/#squatu and…
 
In episode 110, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with Donnie Thompson. Donnie is one of the strongest humans to ever walk the planet. He is the first powerlifter to total 3000 lbs and has 8 all-time world records. The amount of knowledge he has amassed over his career both in powerlifting and working with a number of amazing doctors and physical therap…
 
In episode 109, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with Brett Jones of StrongFirst. Brett has taught kettlebell techniques and principles since 2003. He has also taught alongside some greats in the field such as Gray Cook and Pavel. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn about kettlebell training and how you can apply it to your own training – this show is fo…
 
In episode 108, Dr. Aaron Horschig sits down with Matt Vincent of the UMSO podcast to discuss recovery from injury. They touch on whether or not you should be using ice and other tips you can use to optimally recover from injury so you can get back to lifting heavy! Show Sponsor: Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and us…
 
In episode 107, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the age old question, "Do Tight Hamstrings Lead to Back Pain?" Thank you to the show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Order MY NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-Enhancing-Performance/dp/…
 
In episode 106, Dr. Aaron Horschig speaks with the guys of the well known Mind Pump podcast. We have a great discussion on how to become a great coach, ways to improve communication skills as a young professional and some of their favorite books to further our knowledge in the field of fitness. Thank you to the show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Hea…
 
In episode 105, Dr. Aaron Horschig joins the team from Barbell Shrugged. They discuss rehabbing from injuries, optimizing lifting technique, and the new book 'Rebuilding Milo.' Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Order MY NEW BOOK: ht…
 
In episode 104, Coach Joe Kenn stops by. He has been a leader in the strength and conditioning field for over 3 decades and has worked at the collegiate level and in the NFL recently for 7 seasons with the Carolina panthers. He has authored 2 books and numerous articles in professional journals. He is most well known for developing the Tier System …
 
This episode is #48 of the SquatU Podcast and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! Dr. Stuart McGill (the foremost authority in the world in low back mechanics and injury) stops by for his 2nd time on the podcast to discuss whether back round is acceptable during deadlifts, rehabilitation from low back injury and more! Thank…
 
This episode is #97 of the SquatU Podcast and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! Dr. Andrew Lock stops by and e discuss all things core stability, back pain rehab and how decipher bad research. Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10…
 
This episode is #95 of the SquatU Podcast and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! In this episode, Stan Efferding (the founder of 'The Vertical Diet') joins the show. Dr. Horschig and Stan take a deep dive into nutrition and how you can maximize your performance and body composition (whether you're trying to gain or lose we…
 
This episode is #81 of the SquatU Podcast and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! In this show, Chris Duffin of Kabuki Strength joins the show. The first portion of this episode is filled with practical takeaways that can help you in your path to moving bigger weight with better technique. We cover how to analyze technique,…
 
If you're dealing with knee pain you NEED to listen to this episode. This episode originally aired in 2018 and is one of the "Top 5" podcasts so far in the show's history! Enjoy. Pre-Order MY NEW BOOK 'Rebuilding Milo': https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-Enhancing-Performance/dp/1628604220/ Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot…
 
In episode 103, elite powerlifter, coach and author Brian Carroll stops by. We talk all things back pain, rehab and lifting. Be sure to check out Brian's book "The Gift of Injury" which was co-authored with Dr. Stuart McGill. Pre-Order MY NEW BOOK 'Rebuilding Milo': https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-Enhancing-Performance/dp/16286042…
 
In episode 102, Gray Cook (founder of Functional Movement Systems, the FMS test and author of the book 'Movement' & 'Athletic Body In Balance') stops by the show. Pre-Order THE NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-Enhancing-Performance/dp/1628604220/ Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.b…
 
100 episodes!!!! For this episode Dr. Aaron Horschig gives you a sneak peak to his next book Rebuilding Milo that comes out January 2021 by reading the introduction for the book! Enjoy! Pre-Order MY NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-Enhancing-Performance/dp/1628604220/ Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics.…
 
In episode 99, Dr. Aaron Horschig breaks down why some athletes can't squat with their feet forward due to their anatomy! Pre-Order MY NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-Enhancing-Performance/dp/1628604220/ Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "Sq…
 
In episode 98, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how back injuries occur. He specifically goes over disc bulges, end plate fractures, spondys, facet joint injuries and nerve related injuries! Pre-Order MY NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Milo-Foundation-Enhancing-Performance/dp/1628604220/ Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics…
 
In episode 97, Dr. Andrew Lock stops by the podcast. We discuss all things core stability, back pain rehab and how decipher bad research. Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Pre-Order MY NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Rebuilding-Mil…
 
In episode 96, Ed Coan stops by to talk about all things lifting. This episode covers Ed's approach to training, ways of working around injuries and methods to keep lifting for the rest of your life. Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products…
 
In episode 95, Stan Efferding (the founder of 'The Vertical Diet') joins the show. Dr. Horschig and Stan take a deep dive into nutrition and how you can maximize your performance and body composition (whether you're trying to gain or lose weight). Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and …
 
In episode 94, Dr. Aaron Horschig continues his series on knee pain by discussing how he structures the rehab plan. We break down mobility fixes, stability exercises and how to improve load tolerance for those dealing with patellar and quad tendinopathy. Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.co…
 
In episode 93, Dr. Aaron Horschig continues his series on knee pain by discussing how he goes about the screening process for the patients he works with.. Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Buy my book: https://tinyurl.com/ybwvpjta R…
 
In episode 92, Dr. Aaron Horschig opens a series on knee pain. This first episode covers three common forms of knee pain (patellofemoral pain, IT Band Syndrome, and quad/patellar tendonopathy). Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Buy …
 
In episode 91, Eric Helms stops by to discuss all things sleep. We dive into how protein and caffeine consumption can affect sleep! Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Buy my book: https://tinyurl.com/ybwvpjta Recommended products: ht…
 
In episode 90, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses the science behind the common question, "Are deep squats bad for me?" Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Buy my book: https://tinyurl.com/ybwvpjta Recommended products: https://squatunivers…
 
Listen in as Anna Willard shares how to mourn the Past, Present and Future during these times of COVID-19. She also shares the importance of how to mourn well by living a life with passion. The root word for passion is to endure well, to suffer well. As times of change sparks an aspect of mourning, Anna shares how to endure well with these three co…
 
In episode 89, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses two ways to help you maintain your strength and technique coordination when you can't get to the gym. The methods discussed today: increased time under tension and visualization. Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for…
 
This was a fun interview! Strongfirst CEO, Fabio Zonin lives in Italy.Listen & learn more about Strongfirst (currently in 55 countries)This 3 Part discussion (listed below) also includes Chicago Certification Events, How Fabio & Chairman Pavel started working together, Heavy Metal Music & More!3 parts:* What is life like in Italy right now during t…
 
In episode 88, Dr. Ray McClanahan of Correct Toes stopes by and tells us why your shoes suck, how they're shaping your foot into an unnatural shape and hurting your performance. Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! Dr. McClanahan's rec…
 
In episode 87, Dr. Mario Novo stops by the show to discuss all things blood flow restriction (BFR) training. This is part 2 of our conversation! Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! If you use go to https://hpluscuff.com/discount/REBUI…
 
In episode 86, Dr. Mario Novo stops by the show to discuss all things blood flow restriction (BFR) training. This episode was originally 3 hours long, part 2 will come out next week! Thank you to the new show sponsor, Bearfoot Athletics. Head to https://www.bearfootathletics.com/ and use the code "SquatU" for 10% off their products! If you use go t…
 
In episode 85, Dr. Aaron Horschig breaks down how to go about fixing a hip shift during the squat. He breaks down how to screen and fix problems in mobility and stability to help you find the WHY behind your problem squat! Linked below are a few of the longer instagram videos demonstrating these fixes: 1) https://www.instagram.com/p/B9PcRaWAoM6/ 2)…
 
In episode 84, Joe Yoon aka @JoeTherapy stops by to talk all things stretching and soft tissue work along with how he built his Instagram to 1.3 Million followers in just a few short years. Joe also just came out with his first book 'Better Stretching' I've linked below. Amazon link: (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1250248213/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF…
 
In episode 83, Dr. Aaron Horschig discusses how to warm up for deadlifts. If you'd like to watch the full YouTube video version of this podcast with demonstrations of each exercise, check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpr5i4DTpk0&t=48s Buy my book: https://tinyurl.com/ybwvpjta Recommended products: https://squatuniversity.com/recom…
 
The psoas, (the muscle of the soul in Eastern Medicine) is the most intimately connected muscle to our nervous system. ~ Drew Ragan In this episode you will learn the interconnection between our mind and body and how this one muscle plays a big role with this connection. How strength training can be used a guarding mechanism How physical pain can b…
 
In episode 82, Gary Reinl (author of "ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option") discusses why we were SO WRONG about icing injuries and sore muscles. Recommended blog #1: http://garyreinl.com/articles/The-Cold-Hard-Facts.pdf Recommended blog #2: http://garyreinl.com/articles/Secondary-Cellular-Death-Is-Negligent-Homocide.pdf Gary's Website: http://g…
 
Celebrate this Divine unfolding with Me. Breathe here with Me. Revel in the witnessing, As I lead the way. Let go the striving and efforting. Janine Miller-DeLany, MA, LPCC-S Author/Spiritual Guidance/Clinical Counselor Owner of Upper Sandusky Counseling & Life Coaching In this episode you will learn from Janine How to face and heal trauma vs getti…
 
In episode 81 of the podcast, Chris Duffin of Kabuki Strength joins the show. The first portion of this episode is filled with practical takeaways that can help you in your path to moving bigger weight with better technique. We cover how to analyze technique, barefoot training, blood flow restriction, and recovery techniques. Chris is currently tra…
 
Trauma brings transformation. It is a choice how it will change you. It can destroy you, or it can create strength to love and live in the midst of hope. Liz Mullinar the CEO at Heal for life Foundation shares her wisdom and experience as a healer and psychologist. She is an internationally renowned speaker and has delivered many papers at internat…
 
In episode 80 of the podcast, weightlifting coach Travis Mash sits down to to talk about the science of "post activation potentiation" and how it can be applied to hitting new PRs and breaking through plateaus. We discuss this theory along with many other topics related to training, Travis’ recent venture back to school to pursue his doctorate, sta…
 
Listen to this short solo episode as Anna’s is in complete flow with her thoughts giving you insight and wisdom to this new year and new decade. Here are three simple things she talks about to help you accomplish things beyond your wildest adventures. Be Present - easier said than done but being present has everything you need for those things you …
 
On episode 79 show I had the honor to sit down with one of the most influential people in the world of physical therapy – Shirley Sahrmann. Years ago, the physical therapy world was very much so a manual based treatment profession with very little skill in exercise. Shirley’s work over the past 6 decades has changed all this. She is credited with b…
 
Letting go is an expression of grief, grieving is a process of forgiving. ~ Anna Willard A new year, a new decade brings change and invites transformation and transitions within our life. For us to embrace the fullness of any type of change there is a grieving process of letting go of the past, good and bad, joyous and hurtful moments. In this shor…
 
In episode 78, Dr. Aaron Horschig answers the question, “should I bounce out of the bottom of my squat?" The answer is not as simple as you think and often comes down to the common phrase "it depends." If you'd like to read more on this topic, check out the collaboration blog post between Dr. Aaron Horschig and 2x Olympian Chad Vaughn here: https:/…
 
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