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Episode 16 – Building a positive community of leaders and inspiring people everywhere with 24 hour Fitness Director Mark Allison.

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In This Episode: Today I talked to Mark Allison, Fitness Director of 24 Hour Fitness Escondido (South) about globo gyms, community and inspiring people through training and education. Mark was a great connection that I made through extra time that I spend training at 24 Hour and I saw that…

Episode 15 – Give muscle more credit! Physiology of muscle growth and adaptation, and going from living to thriving with Dr. Andy Galpin.

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My guest today really needs no introduction because he is Dr. Andy Galpin, one of the most well known researchers in the field of physiology today. He currently is a tenured Professor at the Center for Sport Performance at CSU Fullerton where he also has his own Biochemistry and Molecular…

Episode 14: From Afghanistan to Shark Tank, creating a brand that represents what you believe in, and why silkies are awesome with Dale King of Doc Spartan.

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Today I had the opportunity to talk to Dale King, founder and Co-owner of Doc Spartan, a brand of hand care products derived from time on the battlefield and in the gym. Dale owns PSKC CrossFit in Portsmouth, Ohio, served in the US Army as an intelligence officer and has…

Episode 13 – Addressing lasting issues and dealing with pain before it gets out of control with DC Ben Ramos of FlowForce Rehab.

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On this episode I sit down with my good friend and doctor of Chiropractic Ben Ramos to discuss the rehab process and how you should be getting out of pain instead of just dealing with it! Ben is incredibly knowledgeable and drops all sorts of bombs about how you can…

Episode 12: Transitioning from CrossFit to weightlifting, the CrossFit games and why being hilarious is more important than being strong with Jacob Heighes

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In this episode KDA Coach Tom Stein-Cartford talks to Jacob Heighes, the co-owner of CrossFit Myriad in Redlands, CA and a 77kg weightlifter and former CrossFit Games athlete from Team CDR Redlands. Jacob and Tom discuss his transition to weightlifting full time, how competition compares in CrossFit to being on…

Episode 11: REVERSE INTERVIEW: Eating snickers everyday, making hard choices and the best exotic pets with Hannah Deindorfer

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In this episode, the microphone gets turned on me and I get interviewed by my girlfriend Hannah Deindorfer on my origin story, finding CrossFit, making tough life choices and why it’s better to take chances in life. We finish off with some fun questions and what my ideal exotic pet…

Episode 9 – Savagery and seeking death everyday. Why you shouldn’t ever settle in life or in athletics with Michael Vespa, GM of Aerial Athletics Inc. and founder of Ruthless in Pursuit athletics.

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Today Michael and I met to talk about his brand Ruthless in Pursuit – a competitive CrossFit blog but also a training mindset. Michael is the head operations manager and chief programmer at Aerial Athletics in Duluth, MN which is where he runs his day job. As a 5-year veteran…

Episode 8 – Talking training age and intensity, the design of Functional Bodybuilding, loving training, and nutrition with Marcus Filly.

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For this episode, we made the trip up to Revival Strength in San Rafael, CA to hang out with Marcus Filly and get his take on training models, intensity, volume and a host of great topics that really showcased Marcus’s passion and love for sport in all aspects as well…

Episode 7 – IPF World Championships, what CrossFit can learn from powerlifting, box squats and sumo, and the power of social media with Garrett Blevins

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Today I met with my good friend and both nationally and internationally ranked 105kg/231lb Powerlifter Garrett Blevins. Garrett has been competitively lifting for 8 years and has broken many records including the Men’s American Raw Squat and Total records with a 331.5Kg/729.3 lb squat and an 885.5Kg total/1926 lbs. He…