The world’s best experts answer your strength training questions. Whether you want to learn about competitive weight lifting, sport specific strength training, or injury recovery and prevention, browse advice from experts like Wendy McLure and Matthew Pendola.
I work with a variety of clients, ranging from high-profile athletes to everyday people. I am looking to help people better their lives and raise the vibration of the collective. Transcript: "Hi Melanie. So your question is, what sort of clients do you work? With the answer to that is I work with pretty much anyone. Anyone that is willing to work with me and anyone that I think is a good fit because I'll be honest, not every client trainer relationship is the right connection or the right relationship and I'm very up front and forward about that. But I do certainly think that anyone that sees what I do and still finds a benefit and possibly working with me. Then we can at least try it. And then I'll take you through a certain amount of Assessments, and of course, because I'm very, very busy and I have a lot of projects going on. It's harder and harder to work with, just anyone, but I want to try to put as much of my My ideology and my method. If you will, I want to put as much of that out there. So that other people can kind of take parts of what I talk about and what I teach to then carry that into their own lives. Or if they happen to be a trainer to, they can take that and put that into the lives of others. So that we're raising the vibration of the, of the entire Collective. That's my goal. So, ideally I'd be working with everyone. By way of everyone, right? So we all help each other so that we all help each other. So I don't know if that answers your question, totally, but I pretty much work with anyone. And I think, right now what I currently do is, I typically work with, I guess you could call it like high-profile clients clients. That have the means to be able to hire a chef order, supplements order equipment travel, you know, at at will like this. These are the type of people that I happen to be working with but that's not the only people I work with. Okay. So thank you for your question. I really appreciate it."
My favorite thing about my career is that I have the freedom to have my own schedule and make my own rules. I also have the ability to impact people on a large scale and I'm not limited by who I can work with. Transcript: "My favorite thing about my career is that I get to have my own schedule. I get to decide when I want to work. I get to make my own rules, and I don't have to listen to anyone else. I'm an entrepreneur. I own my own business. And so it's been really nice. That's the perk of having your own business is I get to decide the vibe, I get to decide the rules, I get to decide when and when I don't want to work. It has made it a little bit harder. So there are pros and cons to everything. But I would say that's definitely my favorite. And then also, I can impact people on a very large scale, and I'm not restricted with who I work with. Like, strength and conditioning coaches at the collegiate level, they can only work with their team, and they can't really work outside of their team because of the regulations. But I can work with anyone all the way up from NBA, WNBA, all the way down to the youth level anywhere in the world."
Primitive movements are natural and involve activities that our ancestors would have done without the use of modern technology or specialization. Examples include crawling, jumping, and climbing. Advanced movements are more conventional exercises of today, such as CrossFit style workouts and use machines, resistance bands, barbells, dumbbells, and kettlebells. Transcript: "Hello mr. Glenn Sanchez, thank you for your question. So you asked can you explain the difference between Primal movement and advanced movements? And I also just noticed that there was another question related to this which asked what our Primal movements so I'll try to address both. So in my view, Primal movements are the things that our ancestors would have done done in a more primitive setting, obviously. Our ancestors would not even understand the concept of a treadmill because why, right? So that there is a, is the difference between using modern technology and specialization versus a more primitive setting in which instead of having a pull-up bar, you would maybe have a tree branch to do pull-ups or instead of lifting a deadlift, bar, and barbell you would lift rocks, right? So these are more like the Primitive / Primal movements but then there's like, the Primal blueprint by what is his name off the top of my head, LOL? Primal blueprint, I think of the name here in a moment, I'll get back to you on that. But also, here's Irwin, the core with the practice of natural movement, you could also consider that Primal movements and then I don't quite understand what you mean by Advanced movements, but I would Imagine you're talking about more conventional exercises of today. Things like, you know, CrossFit style workouts things in which are using machines your resistance bands or, you know, barbells dumbbells, kettlebells, that would be. I mean, there's some elements of Primal movements within that, or better yet. You can do a lot of the Primal movements to, to ensure that your body is prepared for more of these Advanced movements. So I hope that answers your question. But when it comes To Primal movements. I automatically think of crawling jumping climbing. Yeah I think those are kind of the big he's there. Alright. So I hope that helps. Thank you for your question."
Strength training, specifically strength endurance, improves your cardiovascular system by allowing for left ventricle hypertrophy, a decrease in heart rate to equal the same cardiac output, and improved blood vessel vasodilation. This leads to more effective and efficient pumping of oxygenated blood throughout the body, as well as decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Transcript: "Thank you. This questions come up as Anonymous. So apologies, I've not got your name on here but thank you very much for the question. How does strength training? Improve your cardiovascular system. So there's seven different expressions of strength training from maximal strength to odd position, strength, agile, strength, relative strength, so on and so forth. Undoubtedly, the best expression of strength for the cardiovascular system is that of strength endurance. So you're lifting submaximal. Load repeatedly over time for repetitions with the intention of staving fatigue. And this low moderate intensity is aerobic in nature and this aerobic Nature has heart health. Cardiovascular benefits such as the left ventricle hypertrophy fees which means you have a bigger chamber to pump more. Oxygenated blood, that means your stroke volume goes up, your stroke volume goes up. Directly correlates to your heart rate, going down to equate, to the same amount of cardiac output. So, to supply the blood of the body, with the same amount of blood in a more effective and more efficient way, less beats per minute overtime. Accumulative is going to lead to less stress wear and tear on the heart. So lower blood pressure, more effective, more efficient pumping mechanism is a great thing. Also, in the peripheral Cardiovascular system, those veins arteries and capillaries with those repeated repetitions and the aerobic stress applied to the knowledge, the muscular system, but internal systems. Like the cardiovascular system, then the veins are too, is Capella, is going to have better ability to vasodilate, which means when the blood pressure arises like during exercise, your more effective to shuttle blood through the system in a Lower pressured situation and then return back to rest. So your cardiovascular system improves its efficiency in the cardiovascular system, heart itself. And in the peripheries, the blood vessels. So equator more Effectiveness, more efficiency, and a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease, hope that helps"
My mentors early in my career were Coach John Philbin, Coach Jason Hadid, and Coach Jeff Friday. They have been integral to my success in my career. Transcript: "Some of my mentors early in my career, I have a few, I had to say coach John Philbin. He's a DC Legend, long time, strength coach used to be the assistant strength coach for what was the Washington Redskins who are now? The Commander's also, I was able to get the certification through his company called NSP a national strength professional association. He was a huge part of my starting point in my career and then Coach Jason Hadid, who is a guy that First worked for with Elite athlete Training Systems here in Maryland. We were one of the first sports performance groups in the area back in the early 2000s and then next up Coach Jeff Friday here's the strength coach for the Baltimore Ravens he was back in the day for several. Several years was with them when they won the Super Bowl in 2001 and been really fortunate to have all these guys to list off. I certainly have more. But these guys have been integral integral to my success. Over the course of my career."
A typical day for me consists of waking up early, drinking coffee with some form of collagen protein, meditating and doing breath work, and training clients or myself. I usually don't eat until later in the day as extending my fast helps enhance my cognition. Transcript: "Hey Kelly, thank you for your question. This is starting to be really fun. I feel like this is a really cool way to interact with people. So nice to meet you. So you ask what does a typical day look like? For me? That's very interesting because no day is typical in my in my life and my career except to say that there's a constant variety. So that's the thing that is typical about my days, is that there it's always changing but I usually wake up early, I'm a morning person, whether I'm forced to be or I just happen to, you know, because I go to bed early enough. But I usually wake up and I stay fasted. I usually have coffee some kind of form of like Bulletproof Coffee or coffee with collagen protein, maybe some ghee or butter and MCT oil, things like that and and then I will meditate a bit. Do some breath work that Tate use some of my bio hacking tools and then I will usually go into a session like a virtual training session or our goal to a named person session. I kind of get my day started whatever that might look like and I typically don't eat until again it depends on if I'm having a crazy tough workout or not. But I typically don't eat until like two or three right now, it's 4 p.m. and I've done a lot of work today and I'm just now about Eat and it's 4:00. So I wanted to answer a few of these questions before eating because what I'm recognizing, and I think a lot of people know this now. But when you can extend your fast and your body switches over to to utilizing ketones and burning fat for fuel your brain, your cognition gets enhanced. And so, I felt like this would be the best opportunity to talk to you guys to talk on this platform. Answer some questions before I go to Chow Down and then my body's having to deal with that form of energy. G. So anyway, I hope that was helpful. Again, this is very very fun. So nice to meet you Kelly and thank you for your question."