Cover image of Craig Marker

Craig Marker

12 Podcast Episodes

Latest 28 Aug 2021 | Updated Daily

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Episode artwork

Craig Marker: Accidental Hypertrophy and Anti-Aging Fitness Strategies

The B.rad Podcast

Get ready for an intense and highly informative show that has the potential to transform your approach to high intensity workouts. Dr. Craig Marker is a leading kettlebell expert and a psychology professor at Emory University in Atlanta. In this fast moving show, we blend scientific insights with great practical takeaways about how to make your workouts more effective and less stressful. We are going to talk about Dr. Craig's landmark article titled HIIT vs HIRT. You'll learn the drawbacks of the traditional application of High Intensity Interval Training and the over reliance on the glycolytic (glucose burning) energy system, and the benefits of High Intensity Repeat Training. This is where you perform brief, explosive efforts and take what Dr. Marker calls “luxurious” rest intervals. You'll also learn about Dr. Marker's new discovery of what he calls “accidental hypertrophy” where he uses explosive exercise sets to build muscle and reduce body fat in a different manner than the arduous hypertrophy training practiced by bodybuilders. This show is full of great nuggets and fresh insights. You’ll learn why you should emphasize one-legged lower body exercises, and a recommended protocol for a sprint or explosive workout – with work effort duration, recovery interval, number of reps and frequency of workouts. Pay close attention at the end of the show where Dr. Craig discusses the “pendulum” concept for fitness and longevity. It will help you sort out lots of the confusion and dogma about fasting, autophagy and the supposed conflict between fitness and longevity that can be elegantly managed with a pendulum approach. TIMESTAMPS:Dr. Marker is going to tell you how to design a high intensity explosive workout that is best for you. [01:22]With kettlebell swing, moving it back down to the ground is helpful for explosive jumping. [10:07]Don’t go too heavy or too quickly with kettlebells. There are many workouts that are harmful. [13:05]It is so important to learn to do it right with plenty of rest in between. [15:17]There are potential drawbacks of going and doing these draining depleting workouts. When the glucose is tapped into, it makes you hungrier for glucose. [20:55]Even though you feel good after one of those heavy-duty training sessions, how you feel isn’t as important as knowing you are building the muscle fibers you need as you grow older. [23:18]Ammonia toxicity affects the brain’s neurons. [27:21]An ideally designed HIRT session would consist of a variety of exercises doing 20 seconds on and 40 second rest. You want it to be hard. [30:56]Earlier in the podcast, Dave mentions his goal of dunking the basketball.  What does his preparation look like? [39:15]What is the one-legged exercise Marker talks about? [42:45]Accidental hypertrophied condition program is a type of endurance training that builds up lactic acid. [44:10]We need to go hard to get the most fitness adaptations. What about anti-aging concerns? [53:05]Think of all of this as a pendulum and think of the stress factors in your life.  It can’t be done the same way all the time. [56:28]LINKS:Brad’s Shopping pageDr. Craig MarkerHIIT vs. HIRTPlyometric Shock TrainingTabata ResearchPavel TsatsoulineQuick and the DeadHypertrophied Conditioning Program.Body By ScienceJoin Brad for more fun on: Instagram: @bradkearns1Facebook: @bradkearnsjumphighTwitter: @bradleykearnsYouTube: @BradKearnsWe appreciate all feedback, and questions for Q&A shows, emailed to getoveryourselfpodcast@gmail.com. If you have a moment, please share an episode you like with a quick text message, or leave a review on your podcast app. Thank you!Check out each of these companies because they are absolutely awesome or they wouldn’t occupy this revered space. Seriously, Brad won’t sell out to anyone if he doesn’t love the product. Ask anyone.Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece: Mind-blowing, life-changing nut butter blendMale Optimization Formula with Organs (MOFO): Optimize testosterone naturally with 100% grassfed animal organ supplementChili Sleep Systems: Temperature controlled mattress systems for optimizing evening sleepDry Farm Wines: Clean, keto-friendly, chemical free wines like no otherPrimal Blueprint 21-Day Primal Reset: Online multimedia Mastery Course to get healthy and drop fat the right wayDonations!This free podcast offering is a team effort from Brad, Daniel, Siena, Gail, TJ, Vuk, RedCircle, our awesome guests, and our incredibly cool advertising partners. We are now poised and proud to double dip by both soliciting a donation and having you listen to ads! If you wanna cough up a few bucks to salute the show, we really appreciate it and will use the funds wisely for continued excellence. Go big (whatever that means to you…) and we’ll send you a free jar of Brad’s Macadamia Masterpiece as a thank you! Email to alert us! Choose to donate now, later, or never. Either way, we thank you for choosing from the first two options! :]Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-get-over-yourself-podcast/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr 4mins

10 Aug 2021

Episode artwork

#67 - Dr. Craig Marker: What Longevity Truly Means

The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast

In the 67th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Chris, Mike and our special guest, StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructor Emeritus, Professor, Chair and Program Director of Clinical Psychology, Dr. Craig Marker will talk about Integrating Mitochondrial fusion/fission and longevity. Join us in this insightful and amazing talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(0:50) Introducing our special guest, StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructor Emeritus, Professor, Chair and Program Director of Clinical Psychology, Dr. Craig Marker @craigdmarker(1:20) Free-range Kids Book by Lenore Skenazy @skenazy_skenazy https://www.amazon.com/Free-Range-Raise-Self-Reliant-Children-Without/dp/0470574755 (2:00) What longevity truly means?(3:50) Fusion and Fission training(4:45) Integrating Mitochondrial fusion/fission and longevity(6:10) Our mitochondrial DNA comes from our mother(6:45) For Star War fans(9:10) Breathwork and its chemical influence in the body(10:00) Efficiency and oxygen consumption(10:10) Breath Book by James Nestor @mrjamesnestor https://www.amazon.com/Breath-New-Science-Lost-Art/dp/0735213615 (12:00) What is Craig working on currently?(13:10) Evaluating your Telemirrors to knowing your age(16:00) Strength aerobics combined with Simple & Sinister, shout out to Brett Jones @brettjonessfg(16:00) The Swing and the Push-up together(19:00) The Hardstyle Method, shout out to Tim Almond @hardstyle_method(19.20) How you can get incredibly powerful with a lighter bell(20:20) The power of checking your ego(20:50) The “what the heck” effect(24:00) Heart Rate Variability(28:30) Cholesterol, shout out to Dave Feldman @davefeldmanketo(31:00) Craig’s work on fasting(31:30) What is AMPK?(33:50) The connection between breath and eating(36:50) The cognitive sharpness of fasting(39:00) Is it hunger or psychological hunger?(41:10) Shout out to Bud Jeffries @budjeffries(43:00) The top aspects of human performance tracking(44:30) The type 2 fiber type training(49:50) Good practices for Longevity(51:40) About physical requirements of haunting(52:45) Balance by Extremes, shout out to Chris Duffin @mad_scientist_duffin(57:40) Shout out to Derek Toshner @tnt_adventure_fit and Tim Almond(58:55) Shout out to Denis Vasilev @denisvasilevkbsport(1:00:00) Recovery of MMA fighters(1:03:20) Don’t get too stuck on the numbers(1:03:50) The grip test(1:04:40) Where to contact Dr Craig Marker https://chp.mercer.edu/academics-departments/clinical-psychology/faculty-staff/marker-craig.cfm .#MMA #StarWar #Kettlebellsports #kettlebells #kettlebellworks #strength #power #speed #endurance #becomethestrongestversionofyourself #confidence #mindset #health #wellness #nextlevelliving #strong #powerful #humble #studentofstrength #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #breakthroughsecretspodcast #hardstyle #strongfirst #hardstylemethod

1hr 7mins

2 May 2021

Similar People

Episode artwork

#37 - Craig Marker: Building Antifragility By Fear Exposure

The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast

On the 37th episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast Chris, Mike and our special guest Ph.D. Craig Marker will talk about the value of exposing yourself to hard situation and how to hack Mitochondrial fusion and fission.Join us in this insightful and amazing talk!In this chapter you will discover: (0:40) Introducing our special guest Ph.D. Craig Marker(1:30) How did Mike meet Craig(2:40) Craig’s origin story(4:30) What was about strength that really interested Craig?(7:00) The One-minute Workout Book by Martin Gibala https://www.amazon.com/One-Minute-Workout-Science-Smarter-Shorter/dp/0399183663 (8:00) Strong insurance(9:10) Shoutout to Brett Jones(10:00) What is antifragility?(11:10) “The most important treatment to break people of their anxiety is to have them to expose to what they fear”(12:50) Jordan Peterson and the elevators - story(13:20) Is getting exposed to fear something that needs to be practiced with frequency?(14:10) The Eagle and the Dragon Book by Chris Duffin https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Dragon-Story-Strength-Reinvention/dp/1544501927 (16:30) Free-range Kids Book by Lenore Skenazy https://www.amazon.com/Free-Range-Raise-Self-Reliant-Children-Without/dp/0470574755 (17:50) Mike’s mom story, allowing your kids to get exposed to hard situations make them self sufficient(18:40) Julian, Chris song story, fearless and extremely curious(21:10) Getting exposed to stress at the right dose(24:00) Trying to push the extremes(25:00) Mitochondrial fusion and fission(27:10) How long has Craig been hacking his mitochondria fusion and fission?(30:10) Strong Resilience, remembering Pavel Macek interview https://www.strongfirst.com/special-events/strongfirst-resilient-information/ (30:20) Jefferson curl(31:10) On unconventional trainings (32:40) Clarity gaining from fasting(38:30) Does Craig get exposed frequently to stressful situations?(51:00) What strategy does Craig apply to get exposed to hard situations?(53:00) Yes Man 2008 ‧ Jim Carrey Comedy/Romance Movie(56:00) When we have too much anxiety we can’t clearly follow our gut(57:00) Impractical Jokers ‧ Cringe comedy show(1:00:00) Where to contact Craig Marker http://strength.university/ @craigdmarker @brettjonessfg @jordan.b.peterson @mad_scientist_duffin @pavelmacekcom @jimcarreyhere#TheEagleandtheDragon #Free-rangeKids #StrongResilience #YesMan #JimCarrey #ImpracticalJokers #Jeffersoncurl

1hr 5mins

26 Mar 2021

Episode artwork

How to Thrive Under Pressure, Overcome Trauma & Get Comfortable Approaching the Opposite Sex with Dr. Craig Marker

Complete Human

Join us as we chat with Dr. Craig Marker about all things mental fortitude! We cover topics such as anxiety, depression, and how he helps patients face their fears. Kind of like What About Bob without Bill Murray. We discuss the topic of anti-fragility, where is trauma stored in the body and the difference between the thinking and feeling brain. Dr. Marker explains how the more choices we have, the more paralyzed we can be in life and even in relationships and what we can do to combat it.FREE E-BOOK: The 4 Pillars of Epigenetic Change HEREFollow Complete Human on Instagram & FacebookTo connect with Janna Breslin click HERETo connect with Evan DeMarco click HERERead more on the Complete Human website


14 Oct 2020

Most Popular

Episode artwork

Dr. Craig Marker - HowYour Energy Systems Really Work

Engearment with Sean Sewell

Dr. Craig Marker - HowYour Energy Systems Really Work Dr. Marker joins us again for a very informative presentation on how the energy systems of the body actually work.  How to effectively train them and how to make the most of the resources. This is basically a lesson in mitochondria and how to make them work for you!  More info on Craig - https://www.craigmarker.com

1hr 4mins

27 Aug 2020

Episode artwork

Engearment Podcast with Sean Sewell - Dr. Craig Marker on Training for AntiFragility

Engearment with Sean Sewell

Engearment Podcast with Sean Sewell - Dr. Craig Marker on Training for AntiFragility Dr. Craig Marker is a professor at Mercer University, as well as a leading researcher in health and fitness.  He has authored several very well written and well-recieved articles, some listed below.  He has worked alongside Pavel to test and develop several of the plans that we, and many of the StrongFirst community use. He is an absolute pleasure to talk with about health, fitness, and testing things out on ourselves.  There are several actionable takeaways from this discussion. How to use breath to increase HRV and decrease stress.  How to use exposure therapy for recovery as well as overcoming challenges. HIIT vs HIRT training. And so much more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=65&v=2YogM9wXAJg&feature=emb_logo http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/what-hurts-you-a-little-is-good-for-you http://breakingmuscle.com/fitness/hirt-for-hypertrophy


6 Aug 2020

Episode artwork

Endurance: Dr. Craig Marker of Strength.University

Primal Blueprint Podcast

Host Brad Kearns talks to Dr. Craig Marker about his transformative article that is destined to make us all rethink how we approach high-intensity training. Titled "HIIT vs HIRT", Dr. Marker explains that the cellular breakdown, inflammation and oxidative stress generated by a typical interval session is not worth the recovery cost. Instead, we should focus on delivering brief, explosive efforts of a similarly high quality throughout the workout. This means keeping your efforts generally 20 seconds or less, and taking what Dr. Marker calls "luxurious" rest intervals. The conversation transitions into Dr. Marker's area of professional expertise: Anxiety. Instead of trying to avoid anxiety-producing situations, lean into them until you become more comfortable and achieve a growth experience. This can include high-intensity workouts, cold or heat exposure, and fasting. Dr. Marker likes to drive around Atlanta in the summer with no A/C in the car. This helps him appreciate air conditioning that much more! Brad describes how his approach to sprinting was transformed by this single article, and how he has become more explosive, less stressed, and recovers faster thanks to shortening the duration of his sprints and increasing the rest interval. Fitness enthusiasts of all levels will benefit greatly from backing away from the pain and suffering mentality and focusing on being explosive. Bottom line, Dr. Marker says a typical sprint workout in any activity might entail 15-20 seconds of max effort, followed by 40-60 seconds of rest, and perhaps 4-10 reps. Enjoy the show!


21 Jun 2019

Episode artwork

EP 111: Age Defying Fitness with Craig Marker

Beyond the Kill

On this show, Adam is joined by Craig Marker, Ph.D., of StrongFirst. If you’re a long-time listener, you’ll likely recognize that organization’s name as they are, in our opinion, the best source of strength and conditioning research, education, and programming in the world today. Especially as it relates to those training for real-world applications. But this episode is about far more than preparing for the backcountry. The methods, tools and programming covered are applicable to anyone that struggles to find the balance between work, home, and staying fit for whatever goals one may choose to pursue. In short, this episode is about training smarter, not harder. At any age. @strongfirst HIIT vs HIRT Hybrid Power Conditioning Program

2hr 7mins

31 Aug 2018

Episode artwork

Dr Craig Marker - Episode 113

Behind The Shield

Dr Craig Marker is a psychologist, StrongFirst Senior Instructor and Crossfit coach. We discuss kettlebell training, greasing the groove, hinging, using exercise to develop resiliency and much more.

1hr 2mins

14 Jul 2018

Episode artwork

LT 096 | Dr. Craig Marker - The Anti-Fragile Self

LEO Training: Strength & Conditioning | Endurance | Health | Performance | Injury Prevention | Joe DeLeo

LT 096 | Dr. Craig Marker - The Anti-Fragile Self Subscribe & Review on : Apple Podcasts | Stitcher This week's podcast guest is Dr. Craig Marker. Dr. Craig Marker is an associate professor, Chair and Program Director of Clinical Medical Psychology at Mercer University. He is also the Chief Operating Officer and Team Leader with StrongFirst. Craig is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. As a professor, he works with students on how best to understand research and place it into context. He has published over fifty articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods. As a researcher, he understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition. As a psychologist, he has focused on research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand motivation and the fear of making life changes. Craig’s upcoming book, the AntiFragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains. As a certified StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person. He uses the Functional Movement Screen and multiple corrective movements to make sure his students are performing at their best for the rest of their lives. Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Armour Building. 3 Key Takeaways you will learn in this interview: How physical exercise can be used to treat social anxiety Overview of the 3 Energy Systems in the Body : Alactic, Glycolysis, and Aerobic Principles of StrongEndurance Interview Topics: Craig's background and research on social anxiety Overview of the 3 Energy Systems StrongEndurance - What is it and the principles behind it. StrongEndurance example protocol Craig's book 'The Anti-Fragile Self" The importance of being able to repeat a high intensity effort each day and at anytime - the mindset and situation a military or tactical operative has to take and much more! Show Notes: Craig Marker (Mercer University Profile) The Anti-Fragile Self StrongEndurance A Science Based Plan to Prepare You for the SFG I and SFG II How to Get the Benefit of Depth Jumps without Jumping

1hr 1min

13 Nov 2017