Rank #1: E160 | The Art of Breath with Brian MacKenzie & Rob Wilson
Check out The Power Speed and Endurance events page for a full list of future AoB clinics and contact info to schedule one in a gym near you!
Our Very own Doc Danny will be at the next the next AoB clinic at CrossFit Terminus in Atlanta GA. Reverse you spot at this clinic at the link below.
For more on Brain, Rob and the AoB clinic scroll below, visit https://powerspeedendurance.com/, or follow them at the social handles listed below.
The Art of Breath Clinich (From the Power Speed and Endurance webpage - http://powerspeedendurance.com/event/georgia-art-of-breath-clinic/)
If we don’t breathe, we die. Although we all know this simple fact breathing remains the most underutilized component of health and human performance. The Art of Breath (AoB) is a program developed to give participants an experience based understanding of how breathing can affect both short term performance and long term health.
Through a variety of simple and effective teaching tools we will help illuminate this powerful practice and help you grab this low hanging fruit.
The AoB purpose is to help facilitate a deeper understanding of the physiological process so that each person can ultimately tailor their own breath practice to his or her individual needs.
Brian Mackenzie (@iamunscared)
Brian Mackenzie is a human performance and movement specialist. He is the innovator of the endurance, strength and conditioning paradigm. He has studied performance and movement since 2001 with altitude, hypoxia, breathing mechanics & methods, along with heat and cold exposure. He has spent a lot of his time training and understanding in and around the water, and desert. He has participated in Ironman (Canada 2004), and has run the Western States 100 and the Angeles Crest 100 mile endurance runs. He co-authored the book “Power Speed Endurance”, and NYTimes Best Seller UnBreakable Runner. He founded and created Power Speed Endurance (PSE), which specializes in movement & skill development with an emphasis in running, cycling, and swimming mechanics. He has taken on a quality vs quantity approach for every aspect of the programs he’s worked on. MacKenzie’s programs have taught more than 400 seminars worldwide and provided programming for this via PSE. MacKenzie and his programs have been featured in Outside Magazine, Muscle & Fitness, Men’s Health, Competitor Magazine, Runners World, Triathlete Magazine, Men’s Journal, ESPN Rise, The Economist, Tim Ferriss’ New York Times bestseller The 4-Hour Body & Tools of Titans, Scott Carney’s best seller What Doesn’t Kill Us, Men’s Running UK, LA Sport & Fitness, Muscle & Performance Magazine, and Rivera Magazine. Mackenzie has worked with professional athletes, special operators, and MIL/FIRE/LEO with the likes of Laird Hamilton, Jamie Mitchell (10X Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Champion and big wave surfer), Dusty Payne, Kai “Borg” Garcia, Pat Tenore (RVCA founder), Oahu’s North Shore Lifeguards, CrossFit Games athletes including Rich Froning Jr (4X CrossFit Games Champion), and Annie Thorisdottir, and Olympic Gold Medalists such as Erin Cafaro (2X Olympic Gold Medalist in Rowing – W8+, Wife) and Taylor Ritzel (2012 Olympic Gold Medalist –W8+). He has worked with several other professional and elite level athletes in sports spanning from Triathlon, Running, MMA, Swimming, Cycling, Rowing, Surfing, Base Jumping, to US Navy SEALS, Army Rangers and many other Military and Special units.
Rob Wilson (@preparetoperform)
Rob Wilson comes from a formal education in manual therapy with 15+ years of experience as both a practitioner and teacher. He resides in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife Thomi where they own and operate CrossFit Virginia Beach. In addition to working with the Power Speed Endurance team Rob is also a member of the world renowned MobilityWod staff under the direction of Dr. Kelly Starrett. Rob’s main sport background is youth martial arts including Jeet Kune Do (the philosophies of Bruce Lee), Judo, Muay Thai, and Maphiliindo Silat and Kali. Like many coastal kids Rob grew up surfing and skating as well and developed an affinity for the ocean and Nature at an early age.
Rob Wilson is a passionate teacher to the core. Throughout the course of his career as a therapist one thing became abundantly clear; it’s better to teach a person to fish. Without education athletes are left to unknowingly repeat patterns of behavior that may not be pursuant to the actual desired outcome. That is to say the best remedy is often understanding. Rob’s journey is about developing a deeper understanding of human performance to better serve those who wish to actualize their potential.
Rob’s underpinning philosophy is borrowed from the tenets of Jeet Kune Do:
Research your own experience
Absorb what is useful
Reject what is useless
Add what is specifically your own
Feb 27 2017
Rank #2: E112 | Everyday Is Back Day - The Program
Sep 12 2016
Rank #3: E138 | James Fitzgerald of OPEX
Bio James is the founder of OPEX (Formerly OPT) and The International Center for Fitness. When not coaching, he’s a full time husband, father and fitness athlete. His 20+ years of experience and service as a strength coach/technician, tireless practice on refining energy system work, nutritional and lifestyle balancing techniques and training of other coaches has made OPEX a sought after method of bringing fitness to a Higher Order. James has found a desire and passion to understanding fitness through assessment, testing, research, programming and more. He has had many years experience as an athlete from early childhood into adulthood, from playing top level soccer, short and long distance running to CrossFit where he was crowned “The Fittest on Earth”, Winner of the 2007 CrossFit Games Where To Find James http://opexfit.com/ @opexfitness @jfitzopex Chapters 0:00 - 1:44 Intros and Pleasantries 1:45 - 3:50 Who were the coaches who inspired and mentored James. 3:51 - 5:57 How did James develop his systematic approach to coaching the sport of fitness. 5:58 - 9:46 James discusses the growth of Crossfit and the blend of sport and fitness. 9:47 - 11:52 James is a well read coach and provides a nice reading list for coaches interested in training and self improvement. 11:53 - 16:01 James discusses what inspired him to begin coaching coaches. 16:02 - 20:52 The gang discusses assessment of the athlete. 20:53 - 22:37 Throwing the asymmetrical athlete into the CrossFit blender. 22:38 - 26:36 James discusses the development of neural control through body building and why he prioritizes it in his programming. 26:37 - 28:47 The upside of being a weak guy. 28:48 - 31:22 Managing the stress bucket - “Do you really want to improve.?” 31:23 - 37:37 Is lab testing a good place to test resiliency? 37:37 - 45:43 Life style coaching and building relationships as the missing pieces of the puzzle. 45:44 - 47:55 Which was a larger challenge for James, building a brick and mortar gym or his online platform. 47:56 - 52:50 The first step coaches need to take in order to up their business practices. 52:51 - 54:37 Where can folks find out more about what James has to offer. 54:38 What is on the horizon for Opex Fitness?
Dec 12 2016
Rank #4: Functional Medicine 101 with Kristin Corbin of Stat Wellness
-The short of it is to reduce the amount of gluten, dairy, and sugar you are consuming. Don’t worry it’s not all bad and what you need to stop eating, we also get into what you can eat more of, high quality fats, protein, fruits and veggies.
-We also have an interesting conversation about the microbiology of the gut and why monitoring your bowls is important. Check out the Bristol Stool chart to make sure your operating correctly on the back end (http://www.continence.org.au/pages/bristol-stool-chart.html).
-Kristin believes wholeheartedly that performance is directly related to nutrient absorption. Some of the things that may be halting your absorption are being to clean, a lack of fermented foods, and not consuming bone broth. Some natural and anti-inflammatory herbs you should also be on the lookout for are ginger, garlic, and turmeric.
-Kristin also gives us some insight on researching quality functional medicine practitioners and some simple steps to get you started on your functional fitness journey. Know your B12, vitamin D, Iron, Inflammatory markers, and Adrenal markers.
– Kristen also talks a length about B12. How to test it, where to get it naturally and how you should supplement it.
-Adrenal fatigue is a favorite topic of Kristen’s. She summarizes the 3 stages of adrenal dysfunction, where cortisol plays a role, and what you need to do to manage dysfunction.
– DHEA is also come up as we discuss Adrenal Dysfunction. Should you take it, how much, and how does it benefit you?
– Kristin ends the talk with a step by step process to wake up like a 25 year old.
Check out Kristen’s Full Bio below and her webpage http://www.stat-wellness.com/
>Kristin’s medical background, she has seen firsthand the consequences of improper nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle. Kristin trusts that through proper fitness and nutrition, YOU can achieve a sense of TOTAL WELLNESS.
Over the past 8 years, Kristin has taught a variety of fitness classes including pilates/yoga fusion, spin, cardio kickboxing, HIIT, bootcamps, senior aerobics, kids fit and strength training. She is a certified Les Mill’s Body Pump instructor, AFAA group fitness instructor, ASCM and AFAA personal trainer, and SCW indoor/outdoor boot camp instructor.
As for nutrition, Hippocrates hit the nail on the head when he stated, “let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Food is our bodies main source of fuel. We want to make sure we are fueling our bodies with the proper nutrients to perform at its full capacity.
Kristin graduated Cum Laude from Georgia College and State University with her nursing degree 2011. Upon graduation, Kristin began her nursing career in the Emergency Room at Gwinnett Medical Center. During her time there, she obtained several certifications including, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), basic life support (BLS), and trauma nurse core certification (TNCC).
Currently, Kristin is a family nurse practitioner at Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine. Through Western and Eastern Medicine, Kristin strives to provide unique, compassionate, and personalized care to each and every individual she sees. Book an appointment with her today at www.atlantaholisticmedicine.com
The following are links to Coaches, Establishments, and great folks mentioned in this Podcast – be sure to tell them Doc and Jock sent you!
Sep 01 2015
Rank #5: Ben Smith Talks CrossFit
Danny & Joe Visits With The Fittest Man On Earth: Ben Smith
Episode at a Glance
In Episode 54 the Doc (Danny Matta) and Jock (Joe Szymanek) sit down for a conversation with the current Fittest Man In The World, Ben Smith. The fellas talk about Ben’s programming, how the 2015 CrossFit Games held up to years past, jerking off dudes for charity and of course how Coach Joe was conceived in a bathroom.
Quick Show Guide
[0:00] – [4:30] Show Intro
Joe runs down the topics that will be covered in Episode 54 and throws a few shout outs to the sponsors.
[4:36] – [7:21]
We get to meet Ben Smith the current Fittest Man On The Planet. Ben fills us in on how he transitioned from baseball to CrossFit, his dad deadlifting 500 lbs. and how his brothers are probably both better CrossFitters than he is.
Joe talks about conception, which will turn you off from eating Denny’s FOREVER.
Ben Smith has always been known as a family guy, here he talks about how his family makes it possible for him to do what he does.
Ben fills us in on how baseball shaped him as a CrossFitter which leads the fellas into a bigger discussion on how kids are over specializing for sports. Your kid isn’t the next Cy Young, so let him be a kid and try all of the sports.
Here’s the secret sauce! Ben breaks down all of the intricate details of his programming…meso cycles, metabolic pathway training timelines and what you should prioritize if you want to win the CrossFit games.
The guys stop for a quick HATER-ADE break.
Ben fills us in on what a normal training session is like for him and Danny prys to figure out what he does to help prioritize recovery (homie is always trying to get a new client).
We find out how important family is to Ben Smith’s success and how all of them are working together to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Joe ruins the charity talk by talking about jerking off dudes.
How hard were the 2015 CrossFit Games? What do you do with all that cash? Danny thinks Ben invests in a IRA and Joe is positive that he bought a sports car. Ben also tells us which other popular CrossFit competitor is a giant asshole, unfortunately the answer is not what you want to hear.
Danny engages Ben about how pushing human performance and recovery go hand in hand. Both of them contemplate the 5, 10 and 15 year outcomes of being a CrossFit games competitor.
Ben answers some rapid fire Q&A. What was life like as a military brat? What should a up and comer prioritize if they are looking to compete in CrossFit? What is that hidden skeleton no one knows about Ben? Find out the answers to those questions here.
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Also, please check out these links to the articles and content creators mentioned during our conversation.
Feb 24 2016
Rank #6: E198 | Adee Zukier Cazayoux CEO of Working Against Gravity
Adee Zukier Cazayoux is known as the "Barbell Gypsy," you can find Adee weightlifting, bobsledding, powerlifting, or competing in the NPGL or the CrossFit open.
In her childhood, Adee struggled with her weight and found herself at 16 years old, 45 lbs overweight and leading an unhealthy and unhappy life. After some encouragement from her mother she decided to make a change. With the help of Natalie Bean-Sole (Nutrition Forever), she gained control of her body and diet and discovered a new passion — nutrition.
More recently, Adee has gained an immense amount of knowledge from working with other nutrition consultants known for creating "macro counting" diets and helping athletes lose fat. Continuously advancing her knowledge, Adee has completed her Precision Nutrition Level 1 and is constantly researching and studying to become better in her field.
As an athlete Adee has studied/trained under many renowned coaches, most notably Aimee Everett, national champion, Travis Mash, world champion powerlifter, and Steve Sandor, Hungarian national champion.
You can find Adee here:
Jul 10 2017
Rank #7: E176 | The Business of Fitness
Topics Covered Are:
-How to know if you should start a fitness business
-How to get started
-The pitfalls of the business of fitness
-How to become a subject matter expert
-How much money you need in order to be successful
-How to manage your time
We hope you enjoy this one gang. If you have any more specific questions for us relating to running a fitness business please feel free to reach out at email@example.com.
Apr 24 2017
Rank #8: E184 | Dr. Jeffrey Durmer The Sleep Doctor
Dr. Jeffrey Durmer is a neurologist, systems neuroscientist and board certified sleep medicine physician with particular expertise in technology enabled sleep-health delivery systems. As one of the nation’s leading experts in applying the neuroscience of sleep and circadian rhythm biology to workplace fatigue and wellness programs, he has had the opportunity to work with many different industries and organizations to address the unique problems confronting these populations. His focus is to help people along their path of holistic well being by ensuring they receive the best care that science can provide.
Here is a list of topics covered on the show:
•The SCN (super cosmetic nucleus) and how urbanization and technology are driving everyone crazy by killing out sleep density.
•Anti-inflammatory response and growth hormone production during sleep.
•Circadian rhythms and how wake up times are more important than hours spent sleeping.
•Having a sleep routine.
•It's not about how much sleep you have, it's about how much wake you have.
•How lack of sleep makes your teenager crazy.
•How sleep deprivation kills your hormonal regulation and production which can cause your metabolic system to shut down, which will make you fat.
•Why coach Joe tries to kill rats in his sleep.
•Sleep medications: should they be used or not?
•Why being a patient scientist always makes you the best patient.
Where to learn more about Jeff
http://fusionsleep.com http://fusionhealth.com https://www.facebook.com/FusionHealthUS/ https://twitter.com/FusionHealthUS
May 22 2017
Rank #9: E156 | Julien Pineau of StrongFit Movement
Julien has a phenomenally varied history as an athlete, competing at a high level in swimming, mixed-martial arts and strongman, among other sports. Julien has created a niche in training with strongman methodologies, but he will be the first to correct you if you assume he is a “strongman coach”; he is a movement specialist first and foremost, and with that knowledge he has helped many athletes from strongman to golf achieve their goals.
Here is a list of subjects covered on Episode 156 with Julien Pineau
•Why Intensity is the most important piece of training
•How to train with intensity without risking injury
•The perception of pain
•The WES Method
•How to develop muscle tissue without having to involve high skill movement
•Why increasing blood flow in muscle tissue is incredible important
•Why form follows function
•How to properly define movement
Feb 13 2017
Rank #10: E190 | 100 Deadly Skills With Clint Emerson
Clint Emerson, retired Navy SEAL, spent twenty years conducting special ops all over the world while attached to SEAL Teams (including the elite SEAL Team SIX) and the National Security Agency (NSA). Utilizing an array of practical skills he developed to protect himself while at home and abroad, he created Violent Nomad—a personal, non-kinetic capture/kill program cataloguing the skills necessary to defend against any predator or crisis. Out of that system Clint has written 2 books 100 Deadly Skills & 100 Deadly Survival Skills.
On this Episode we learn:
-How to calibrate your awareness
-What is reliable news?
-What deadly skills should all humans have
-How to keep your workplace/home safe
-How to deal with an Active Shooter
-The best improvised weapons
Check out Clint here:
https://twitter.com/100deadlyskills?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://www.amazon.com/100-Deadly-Skills-Operatives-Surviving/dp/147679605X https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=eC6zCwAAQBAJ&source=productsearch&utm_source=HA_Desktop_US&utm_medium=SEM&utm_campaign=PLA&pcampaignid=MKTAD0930BO1&gclid=CIHBqYWYttQCFcWZMgod8wMC-Q&gclsrc=ds&dclid=CM2ir4WYttQCFRCoaQodbPsM8g
Jun 12 2017
Rank #11: E166 | Allison Brager Talks Sleep Optimization
If you aren't familiar with Allison Brager is a Neuroscientist & Biomedical Researcher for the U.S. Army. She is the author of Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain as well as CrossFit games Athlete.
On this we are talking about SLEEP and how in can positively or negatively affect your performance and just life in general. On the podcast Allison gives us 3 keys for optimizing our sleep routine. We hope you use these gang. If you do let us know how they help via an iTunes review.
If you want to learn more about Allison Brager check her out @beastlyvaulter on Instagram & Twitter. You can also order a copy of her book here https://www.amazon.com/Meathead-Unraveling-Athletic-Allison-Brager/dp/149086444X
Mar 20 2017
Rank #12: E116 | Doug Kechijian
Sep 26 2016
Rank #13: E180 | How To Warm-Up With Tex & Luke From Power Athlete
The warm-up: how many of you skip this phase of your training? Or even worse just hit a couple rounds of Cindy or a casual assault bike ride and then get your barbell loaded and go? The sad truth is that most people & gyms put this amount of effort into their warm-ups and it is completely ruining workouts for athletes.
Luckily for you we have Luke and Tex from Power Athlete HQ here to fix the problem. The boys just got done with their warm-up series for the CrossFit open workouts and now are working on gathering some seriously impressive data on how much better people perform with a legit warm-up. Now they are here to share the knowledge.
Here are some topics we cover today:
-Why the warm-up is the most important time for a coach
-Heart rate > Iso-stability > Dynamics > Energy Systems for the Day > Limiting Factors & Attacking It: this is the warm-up process. What you need to know to program it.
-Understanding the difference between warming up different modalities (olympic lifting v. a long metcon).
We end this conversation with a left turn talking about athlete foot position for sport.
If you aren't familiar with Tex here is his bio: Tex is a former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder, 4-year letter winner and 3-year team captain. Coached strength and conditioning collegiately with Georgetown University football, Men's and Women's lacrosse and Women's Crew, as well with the University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz of 1-FortyFour-1 studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems. Head coached CrossFit Dupont's program for two years in Washington D.C. Received a Master's in Health Promotion Management from Marymount University in 2010, and has been a coach for Power Athlete since October, 2012.
If you aren't familiar with Luke here is his bio: Luke has been training athletes in CrossFit, Weightlifting, and Olympic Lifting since 2007. He spent 6 years pushing pencils in “Corporate America,” spending 3 of those years moonlighting as a Strength & Conditioning Coach before and after work. Luke was an athlete his whole life and played multiple sports, but his primary focus was football. He played up through college until a neck injury forced him to hang it up. He travels with the CrossFit Football staff and has coaches a variety of athletes from amateur to professional levels in football, baseball, and track.
Here is where to check out Luke & Tex
#1. Go listen to the second best strength and conditioning podcast here http://powerathletehq.com/category/radio/
#2. Check out Power Athlete http://powerathletehq.com/and CrossFit Sport Specific Training (formerly CrossFit Football) https://training.crossfit.com/sport-specific
#3. The Social Media's are @powerathletehq
May 08 2017
Rank #14: E124 | BCAA’s with Anthony Almada
Oct 24 2016
Rank #15: E140 | Chris McNamara of Evolution Athletics
On Episode 140 of the Doc and Jock Podcast Doc Danny sits down with Chris McNamara, founder of Evolution Athletics. Chris' strength & conditioning background started as Army Ranger. As a ranger he helped develop RAW (Ranger Athlete Warrior) and that process helped him find his passion for strength and conditioning. On Episode 140 Chris talks about how his experience in the military led him to opening evolution athletics and the best practices for programming to be prepared, not annihilated. We hope this episode helps you understand that if you have a body, you're an athlete.
Dec 19 2016
Rank #16: E164 | Robb Wolf
Robb has also functioned as a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism and is a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program. He serves on the board of Directors/Advisors for: Specialty Health Inc, Paleo FX, and Paleo Magazine.
On this Episode Robb stops by to talk about the science behind his new book Wired To Eat. The book is a road map to get you to the point of optimal health with grace and ease. The science to show you how the "healthy" foods you've been eating are keeping you sick, tired, and overweight, and provides an easy-to-follow action plan to help you look, feel, and live your best.
If you like what you hear go check Robb out here
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Mar 13 2017
Rank #17: E123 | Anterior Pelvic Tilt Fixes
Oct 21 2016
Rank #18: E241 | How To Fall Asleep In 1 Minute
Do you have issues getting to sleep at night? Have you ever woke up at 2am and had your stream of conscious go down a deep rabbit hole of stressors like work or kids and it keeps you up all night? Good news! Today Doc Danny has your fix. On Episode 241 of the Doc and Jock Podcast Danny drops some knowledge on how to fall asleep in 1 minute using a breathing technique. When you try this and have a positive experience PLEASE let us know via an iTunes review.
Dec 08 2017
Rank #19: E172 | The CrossFIt Open Is Over, Now What?
The key is to plan, or you're planning to fail!
Your plan for improving your performance in next years CrossFit Open starts with evaluating this year's performance and attacking what held you back. Whether you need to broaden your strength base, work on gymnastics, rap up your capacity, or sharpen your mental game, it's important to sit down with a coach and honestly assess your weaknesses. Then make a plan on how to attack these weaknesses and get better.
On this Episode we'll cover:
-How to self assess your performance
-How to triage your weaknesses
-How to create a plan to improve your weaknesses at the right pace
-How to create a program that lays over your daily training so you don't overtrain.
Lastly we remind you that for most of us the CrossFit Open is just something to do for fun, don't take it too seriously.
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Apr 10 2017
Rank #20: E243 | How To Train Barbell Cycling & Fixing Ankle Pain
On Episode 243 of the Doc & Jock Podcast, we answer listener questions about how to properly train barbell cycling how to fix ankle pain in the bottom of the squat.
Dec 15 2017