Episode 57 - Clifton Harski - Navigating Contradicting Information
Pain-Free Performance Podcast
Today we sit down with PPSC Director of Education, Clifton Harski to discuss contradicting information in fitness. Lets be honest, we run into it a lot. Every fit-pro wants to throw their individual spin on what they believe fitness is and how people should train. Sometimes its just an opinion and harmless. Sometimes its reckless and misleading.Check out this episode to identify how to be discerning in your education when learning from different outlets!
Movement matters. Lets be very clear - movement VARIETY matters. Its so common and easy to get stuck in our own path of movement and decide that is the best possible option without digging deeper into other disciplines. Far too often I meet clients with goals in the gym and they have no idea how it translates to their day-to-day lives.On this episode I sat down with PPSC Director of Education, Clifton Harski, to discuss movement culture and how to introduce movement variety with our clients and ourselves. Lifting some badass weight in the gym is great but it shouldn't be detrimental to your everyday activities. The goal is PAIN-FREE movement.EPISODE BREAKDOWN:2:00 - Movement Culture7:30 - When Did Clif's Mindset on Movement Change?22:00 - Start to Explore29:20 - Spark More Play37:00 - Finding an Entry Point for Exploration44:00 - How to Hide the Vegetables for New Modalities
Episode 36 - Clifton Harski - Why Get Strong Though?
Pain-Free Performance Podcast
On today's episode we follow up with PPSC Director of Education, Clifton Harski, on his recently released article, "Why Get Strong Though?" Strength development is an obvious answer for most of the clients we interact with but finding the right balance of when to get stronger and when to decide a different goal seems to be a difficult exit to pull off of. This comes down to evaluating two of the keystone pieces of being a coach - programming and coaching.
On this episode of the podcast we have Clifton Harski the director of education for Getppsc! On this episode of the podcast Clif takes us down his approach to "Be Able and Be Athletic" and what that means to him, why we need to train the foot and the importance of not taking ourselves too seriously! Thank you guys for listening, Keep Chopping Wood!
Episode 27 - Clifton Harski - Trading Joes for Gyms
Pain-Free Performance Podcast
On today’s episode, we have the PPSC director of education Clifton Harski. Clifton is not only one of the most educated individuals I have crossed paths with in regards to training but also one of the best personalities. It only seemed appropriate to talk about his background and how he became who he is today.
#82: A Journey Through Unorthodox Training with Clifton Harski
The Iron Life Podcast with Chris Tutela
My guest on today's show is Clifton Harski. Cliff has taught over 350 certifications for kettlebell companies, Animal Flow, MovNat, Spartan and the PPSC with Dr. John Rusin. He's also developed and run a seven-location franchise fitness studio. You can call Cliff's training "unorthodox" and if you take a look at his IG you'll see why, as he's incredibly creative with his approach. Him and I had a great conversation that you're going to love. Enjoy the show.
Clifton Harski is the Chief Operations Officer and Fitness Director for Fitwall, a functional strength training studio with 7 locations across the United States. At Fitwall, the Pain-Free Performance Training System is a cornerstone of their industry-leading preventative fitness programming. Since 2011, Clif has taught over 300 workshops, courses and certifications in multiple disciplines and education systems including, MovNat, CK-FMS, Spartan Racing, Animal Flow, and Kettlebell Athletics and the Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification, where he serves as a master level instructor. He also holds advanced certifications from ACE, NSCA, NASM, StrongFirst, CrossFit, DVRT, FMS, Animal Flow, KBA, Spartan and FRC. TrueCoach: #1 App for Personal Trainers who want to manage more clients in less time. 25% off your first month 14 Day Trial, NO CREDIT CARD NECESSARY Promo Code: Fitness Break Room www.truecoach.co Onnit: Total Human Optimization 10% off your purchase Promo Code: FitnessBreakRoom www.onnit.com/fitnessbreakroom
Move Daily Health Podcast Episode 008: Let’s Talk Group Fitness, with Clifton Harski
Move Daily Health Podcast
Are you getting the most out of your group fitness classes? In today's episode, your Move Daily Health Coaches welcome the co-Owner of Fitwall, Clifton Harski, to keep it real about Group Fitness, Pop-Fitness, every other question we throw his way.Clif got into the fitness industry because loved basketball and wanted to dunk on guys. Now he's the co-Owner of a popular group workout program that incorporates high intensity interval training with an innovative wall equipment system, helping thousands of clients with their health and fitness every month. Clif keeps things light and is a true leader in the fitness community- tune in to hear what he has to say!Key topics:0:00 – Who is Clif Harski?3:30 – A few thoughts on the effects of social media on fitness5:10 – What is FitWall?7:50 – We discuss our experience with the FitWall class and the benefits over standard large group training9:15 – Clif talks about the large-scale impact of group training11:30 – The two reasons people stop exercising12:10 – Because results are slow, we discuss the value of fun and community13:40 – We discuss the human need for acknowledgement15:15 – How Clif tackles the challenge of making fun and safe programming for group classes- Note to trainers and instructors out there: If you don’t have a system, you’re doing it wrong.18:25 – The value of hanging and grip strength19:15 – Clif discusses the ratio and systems they use at FitWall to keep people healthy (great advice for anyone who lifts!)20:30 – We discuss how you don’t have to lift heavy to get results22:40 – The standard false belief of pop-fitness clientele: Sweat a ton and blast calories!24:35 – Why high heart rate and sweating is false assurance of a good workout25:25 – The myth that won’t die: “If I lift weights, I’ll get too bulky.”28:25 – Dain’s takeaway for the listeners: In order to bulk up, you need caloric excess (*not deficit*)29:55 – Being sedentary is more dangerous than not using your body, no matter what injuries you’ve had31:25 – Clif’s advice on how to find a great group training class, no matter where you live33:05 – Why Clif agrees that some people should Zumba their asses off38:00 – 80 seconds of Dain and Clif talking It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia39:20 – Freyja saves the podcast by giving a great piece of advice39:35 – Clif quotes fake research40:00 – We have a long discussion about injuries about how they shape everyone’s path45:50 – Clif’s book recommendation:- Pre-Suasion – Robert Cialdini?46:25 – Clif’s non-negotiable daily self-care tool: Sleep (but when you have kids, coffee)47:40 – Clif’s one piece of advice for your health49:00 – Where you can find ClifFurther Reading:https://www.movewelldaily.com/top-4-indicators-of-a-long-life/More about Clifton Harski:Clifton Harski has a long history as a student of human movement. A lifelong athlete and collegiate basketball player, Clifton holds a degree in kinesiology from SDSU and has been in the fitness industry for more than twelve years. He currently a co-Owner and the Director of Programming for Fitwall, a popular new workout program that incorporates high intensity interval training with innovative wall equipment system.In just the last 3 years he has taught more than 1,500 people throughout the US, conducting over 100 workshops covering different fitness systems for multiple companies. In addition to his work with Animal Flow and Fitwall, Clif currently works with KB Athletics to certify coaches in the proper instruction of kettlebell training. Prior to his position at Fitwall he ran his own company BA Training, which taught kettlebell and bodyweight training workshops throughout the United States and also ran Bootycamp in San Diego, CA. He spent 1.5 years at MovNat as a master trainer, and coached over 1,400 people in over 80 workshops for MovNat.
Clifton Harski joins us to talk group training, reality vs expectations, and his company FitWall. Managing(or mismanaging) work life balance while teaching multiple certifications on weekends on top of his main work, yet finding time to be a Dad. We also talk Clifton’s deftness with mockery of all things fitness without being a offensive ass about it. Plus some commentary on Clifton’s predictions for 2019. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefitnessdevil/support