155 | Mike Salemi - How to Train More Athletically using Kettlebells & Bulgarian Bags
Stacked with Joe DiStefano
This week I’m joined by my fellow kettlebell and Bulgarian Bag enthusiast, Mike Salemi. Mike is a former Long Cycle Clean and Jerk World Champion who competed for over 15 years in powerlifting and kettlebell sport. As a specialist in optimizing human performance, Mike trains elite athletes in a variety of sports. He also offers a range of online courses designed to make you feel great and improve your strength, fitness, and stability. We start the show with a chat about masculinity before moving onto our shared mission of combining physical strength and fitness with reflective inner work and self-inquiry. Later, we delve into kettlebells, Bulgarian Bags, Suples Balls, and all the tools and methods Mike uses to take his athleticism to the next level.Support the show (https://www.coachjoedi.com/joe-recommends )
This episode was a treat to record. It took us awhile to link up with Salemi because of his busy schedule, but it was worth it. Mike is truly an incredible coach and great dude. Mike specializes in human performance and is a sought after international presenter in the field of health and fitness. Mike has a diverse background in strength and conditioning and has competed over the course of 15+ years at an elite level in Powerlifting and Kettlebell Sport. Through his own path of resolving sport-related injuries, Mike understands the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit as a means to foster high performance for the long term. His motivation is to help athletes, fitness professionals, and coaches discover their own potential from the inside-out. Professionally, Mike has served as a Division 1 strength and conditioning coach for Santa Clara University, as well as been the trainer to elite athletes across a wide range of sports. His focus is teaching educational workshops, certifications, and creating programs on unconventional training that build more balance athletes.
In the 119th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest “Master of Sport” Ranking in Long Cycle & Biathlon and World Champion, Kettlebell Sport WAKSC 2017 Long Cycle Mike Salemi will talk about Kettlebell sports holistic lifestyle training and the bulgarian bag.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(1:00) Introducing our special guest “Master of Sport” Ranking in Long Cycle & Biathlon and World Champion, Kettlebell Sport WAKSC 2017 Long Cycle Mike Salemi @mike.salemi(1:30) Shout out to Iron Tamer Dave @irontamer(2:20) Mike origin story(3:00) Transitioning to rehab due to an injury(3:30) Mike started training with barbells and kettlebells(4:20) “Through powerlifting i discovered my love for coaching” - Mike Salemi(4:30) Shout out to Steve Cotter @stevecotter_ikff(5:00) Starting in Kettlebell Sports(5:40) Swinging double 40K(7:00) Genuine love for Kettlebells(9:30) Every tool has its own personality(10:50) “With kettlebells you can not only get super strong, you can also maintain high levels of flexibility and mobility” - Mike Salemi(12:00) Rotational power is difficult to develop with kettlebell training(14:00) The bulgarian bag(15:30) Training dynamic rotational movements with the bulgarian bag(17:20) Front squat with barbell VS Front squat with kettlebells(18:50) Countless snatch test stories(19:30) Benefits of the bulgarian bag to your mobility, dynamic stability and strength(21:30) The bag and bell program by Mike Salemi(23:10) Heavier with the bell and do explosive movements with the bag (23:40) Shout out to Michael Castrogiovanni @kettlebellpartnerpassing(26:00) The carryover of the bulgarian bag(27:40) Influence Holistic lifestyle in my coaching style (29:00) “My dream is to teach people a healthy training philosophy, so no matter what tool is on their hands, they know how to balance the energy of working out with what we call working in” - Mike Salemi(29:10) You need discipline and consistency to reach anything in life(30:20) Why every tool has its own personality(30:40) Strong enough(32:30) How to integrate your training to becoming better in the areas of your life that matter a lot for you(34:30) Kettlebell Lifestyle program https://www.kettlebelllifestyle.com/?r_done=1 (35:30) Where to start with the Bulgarian Bag(36:00) Bags and bells in Mike’s youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxZBRyRqSBo7SYUom3y3tuw (40:00) Developing cardio, coordination and speed(51:20) Mike’s website www.mikesalemi.io (53:00) Where to reach out to Mike Salemi @mike.salemi https://www.instagram.com/mike.salemi/ .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
Mike Salemi specializes in human performance and is a sought after international presenter in the field of health and fitness. Mike has a diverse background in strength and conditioning and has competed over the course of 15+ years at an elite level in Powerlifting and Kettlebell Sport. Through his own path of resolving sport-related injuries, Mike understands the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit as a means to foster high performance for the long term. His motivation is to help athletes, fitness professionals, and coaches discover their own potential from the inside-out. Professionally, Mike has served as a Division 1 strength and conditioning coach for Santa Clara University, as well as been the trainer to elite athletes across a wide range of sports.His focus is teaching educational workshops, certifications, and creating programs on unconventional training that build more balanced athletes.Connect with MikeWebsite | www.MikeSalemi.ioInstagram | @Mike.SalemiConnect with Angelo & Alpha Hippie:Book a CallWebsiteInstagramFacebookFree Facebook GroupSubscribe to the Alpha Hippie Podcast:Apple PodcastsSpotifyIf you are called to support the podcast, please share the show with a friend!!! This is the best way to spread the message ❤️🙏🏼
#5 - Mike Salemi: from not being good enough to Kettlebell world champion, training at Westside Barbell, understanding bravery, importance of authenticity, and the key to building a successful business and relationships
Ep 5: Mike Salemi is an elite athlete and world champion Kettlebell Master of Sport, strength coach, and educator to thousands. In this episode Mike reveals his journey as an athlete working with world class coaches and the challenges and triumphs along the way. He talks about the importance of mindset and his tenacity towards being the best while uncovering the realities in achieving and winning in sport, business, and life. The grind, maintaining balance, committing to excellence, and knowing when less is more are all part of the road to success. Iron Sights podcast is hosted by Scott Howell, and produced by Wilco Productions. *Please make sure to leave a review if you enjoyed the podcast!Use code 'IRONSIGHT20' to get 20% OFF Mike Salemi's Kettlebell Lifestyle
This week my guest is Mike Salemi. Mike: —is a Kettlebell Master of Sport & was the 2017 World Kettlebell champion —he’s a Suples Bulgarian Bag Pro Certifying Instructor —he’s a Kambo practitioner —he’s an ELDOA level 4 trainer —and a global presenter on Human Performance We recorded this last summer as things were shifting dramatically due to COVID-19. We chat about what he’s learned from Paul Chek, how curiosity can improve your life, and Mike drops some info about his online Kettlebell Lifestyle Program that the best single kettlebell program I’ve ever used. I’m excited to present this Serious. Fun. conversation w/ Mike Salemi. Enjoy.
Mike Salemi | Man of the Medicine & The Vulnerable Warrior
One of my BIGGEST life teachers is on the show today, Mike Salemi! A bulgarian bag and kettlebell master, man of the medicine, and all around legend, Mike brings SO much to the show today! We dive into:- Movement as Medicine- What is the Warrior’s Medicine: Kambo- Courage & Vulnerability- Creating Safety in Plant Medicine Ceremonies- Community after Covid- A Healthy Relationship with Fear- Intention vs. ExpectationConnect with LindseyFollow MikeCheck out Mike Salemi Online
EP 118 — Mike Salemi: Body-Mind Fitness Essentials
Living 4D with Paul Chek
Have you listened to Paul’s conversations with Mike Salemi and become intrigued with the kettlebell?Mike returns to the podcast to discuss his new Kettlebell Lifestyle program and how the 4 Doctors influenced it in this Living 4D conversation. For Living 4D listeners: Save 20 percent on Mike’s new course, Kettlebell Lifestyle, plus lifetime access by hitting this link.Look for Mike on social media via Facebook and Instagram.A BIG REQUEST: Review and fill out our Living 4D Podcast survey by Jan. 10, 2021 and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a bundle of products from our awesome sponsors.Show NotesPaul became a stonemason to build his water charger by hand. (9:52)Mike describes his Kettlebell Lifestyle program, a direct expression of his experience as an athlete and coach and his work with Paul. (16:28)Mike did an experiment with a carnivore diet, including raw meat. (22:34)Mike accepts Coach Ivan Ivanov’s max spin challenge with the Bulgarian bag and does 308 reps on his first try. (34:29)Biohacking versus bio-harmonizing. (46:49)The Dr. Happiness/4 Doctors connection to Mike’s newest program. (53:27)How you manage your rest — knowing when to back off — is just as important as your workouts. (1:05:45)The Dr. Movement connection: Understanding performance phases, strategy, good form and practicing the long game. (1:10:29)The Dr. Diet connection: Awareness and balance. (1:25:38)The Dr. Quiet connection: Working-in movements, rituals and getting your rest. (1:30:49)Banging kettlebells on the floor demonstrates a lack of technical skill. (1:43:18)How do you change the world if you can’t change yourself? (1:51:28)The newest myth: Holism. (2:01:21)ResourcesBelcampoPaul’s Living 4D conversations with Paul Saladino and Matt WalldenEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeownThanks to our awesome sponsors: Organifi (save 20 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK20 at checkout), Paleovalley (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code chek15 at checkout), BiOptimizers (save 10 percent on your purchase by using the code paul10 at checkout), Cymbiotika (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK15 at checkout), One Farm CBD Oils (save 15 percent on your purchase by using the code CHEK at checkout) and Essential Oil Wizardry (save 10 percent on your purchase by using the code living4d at checkout).As an Amazon Associate, we earn commissions from qualifying purchases.
Mike Salemi - Kettlebell Lifestyle, Kambo, and Carnivore
Mike has a diverse background in strength and conditioning and has competed over the course of 15+ years at an elite level in Powerlifting and Kettlebell Sport. Through his own path of resolving sport-related injuries, Mike understands the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit as a means to foster high performance for the long term. His motivation is to help athletes, fitness professionals, and coaches discover their own potential from the inside-out.Check out Mike's website! https://www.mikesalemi.io/Instagram: @mike.salemi Book recommendation:The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by by Michael Alan Singer Thank you for your support! If you enjoy The Core please rate ★★★★★ and subscribe to the show! Nick Mombello is getting to the core of what it takes to live an optimal life. The Core podcast shares lessons and conversations on health, wellness, relationships, fatherhood, masculinity, and peak performance. Are you looking for an easy way to improve your health?Dr. Paul Saladino’s Heart & Soil Supplements are one of my favorite Nose to Tail/Carnivore Human Multi VitaminsSave 10% when you use the coupon code “TheCore10”https://heartandsoil.co/ Dr. Nick Berry and Essential Oil Wizardry produces the purest essential oils I have been able to find on the market! These are the oils that Paul Chek, Kyle Kingsbury, Aubrey Marcus, and Ben Greenfield use to level up their health physically, emotionally, and spiritually.Save 10% on all essential oils when you use the code “TheCore”https://essentialoilwizardry.com/ One of my favorite quotes recently, comes from Own the Day Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus:“It’s about how you feel, whose lives you connect with, and how much fun you have along the way.”Aubrey Marcus
Mike Salemi is a certified kambo practitioner who utilizes a completely holistic approach when guiding and supporting his clients toward accessing their own inner wisdom to heal and grow. His motivation is to help all people discover their true potential from the inside out. In this episode, Mike discusses what a kambo ceremony looks & feels like, and how to both prepare for it beforehand and integrate it afterward. Mike shares how he was first introduced to kambo as “the warrior’s medicine” and the comprehensive training he underwent to be able to hold space for others. He also gives an overview of the uses of two other plant medicines called rapé and sananga. Kambo is an intense experience and Mike discusses who may benefit and who may be better served by other medicines. He also covers the importance of movement before the ceremony, the dietary recommendations for before and after kambo, and why it’s wise to find an experienced practitioner with whom you feel safe. In this episode: How kambo helped shift Mike’s issues with his gut and immunity Instances where kambo is contraindicated (pregnancy, mental disorders, schizophrenia, heart conditions, blood clots, epilepsy) Dietary recommendations for kambo and why it’s important to NOT fast before the ceremony What a day of ceremony looks like and how the medicine gets made, applied, and removed An overview of the plant medicines rapé and sananga Quotes: “I would attribute it, personally, directly to kambo. That’s been the biggest change. I’ve made in the last few years. And that for me is like the single biggest thing. My adaptability and resiliency toward stress has been hugely improved.” [10: 39] “Kambo’s going to do what it needs to do. I believe the ceremony is really between that person and kambo. I’m a part of the process, but my job is mainly to keep them safe, my job is to hold space. And then, if they’re a little stuck, I can drive the process through specific tools.” [32:00] “I still sit with as many kambo practitioners as I can, that I’ve heard good things about. It helps put it (the kambo experience) into context. And you start to realize that everyone brings their own life experience. Everyone brings their own process. And no one is right or wrong. You learn so much sitting with different people.” [46:49] “When it’s people’s first time, we’ll spend almost thirty minutes talking the whole process, answering every question they have, talking about what the experience may potentially feel like, because everyone is going to be individual, but also how the medicine comes on, and working in waves and the duration and stuff like that. What I’ve found is that that can subdue a lot of the anxiousness and fears around it. That’s actually a really important piece; explaining things thoroughly.” [58:15] Links: Get 20% off everything at Octagon Biolabs (octagonbiolabs.com) with coupon code 'plantmedicine' Preparation support & Integration coaches Follow Mike Salemi on Instagram Mike Salemi’s Website Email Mike Salemi Porangui