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I haven't always been a strong guy. I haven’t always been a motivational, outgoing, talk in front of a lot of people kind of guy. My name is Chris, I’m the founder of KettlebellWorks and co-host of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast with my brother in strength Mike Kurkowski.My personal achievements are diverse, ranging from 2x Ironman Triathlon finisher to hitting a triple bodyweight deadlift. All that to say; I’ve been at the extreme side of endurance training and the extreme side of strength training.Somewhere in the middle is an incredibly fulfilling lifestyle of strength, health, and happiness centered around simple and sustainable training methods that every human being can use to become the absolute strongest version of themselves. Everyone has their own story. Everyone has their own reason for being here. We all want to live the best life we possibly can.Join us as we share our secrets of 26 years of combined experience with helping men and women become the strongest version of themselves in an effort to help motivate and inspire you to be able to experience what it feels like to live life at your full potential.
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In the 157th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Nutrition and Mindset coach, Tyler Wall will talk about learning your own strength, patience in every movement, meditation and the power of the positive self talk.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(2:00) Introducing our special guest, Nutrition and Mindset coach, Tyler Wall @tylerjameswall(3:00) Tyler’s origin story(4:00) Wanted to be part of the FBI(6:20) Discovering more about nutrition(6:40) Shout out to Jamie Lewis @plagueofstrength(9:20) Better breath, sleep and recovery(10:50) “Learn your own strength” - Tyler Wall(12:00) Shout out to Todd Hargrove @toddrhargrove and David Weck @thedavidweck(15:20) Patience for every single movement(15.40) About Sigmund Freud(17:20) Meditation apps(19:30) A turning point in Tyler’s life(21:00) “Nutrition and strength are not difficult, you just gotta do the work” - Chris Abbott(21:50) “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.” - Neil deGrasse Tyson(22:00) The tactics are not difficult, but the emotions and mindset are hard(24:30) Aesthetics is good, but ponder what you truly want to accomplish for yourself(26:00) Health will transcend to every other area of your life(27:00) Ask yourself what is your holding you back(27:20) The power of experimenting(28:00) Analyze where you need to make small adjustments(31:40) Words truly matter, shout out to to David Whitley @irontamer(33:30) Making goals, shout out to Dustin Rippetoe @coachdustinrippetoe (34:20) Just because something has worked, it doesn’t mean you need to do it right now(35:10) Our survival instinct(35:40) Shout out to Nick Winkelman @nickwinkelman(37:30) How to break from negative self talk(38:30) Meditation is not necessarily being seated (38:50) The power of writing and journaling(39:40) Exercises to learn your own language, shout out to Brian Grasso(40:50) Learn the language you speak to yourself(46:40) The projected hologram analogy(47:30) We can change past experiences through certain talk and certain exercises(54:40) Never say “This is just the way I am”(55:40) Be careful with how you talk to yourself(58.00) Where to reach out to Tyler Wall @tylerjameswall https://www.instagram.com/tylerjameswall/ .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 156th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Head of Athletic Performance and Science for the Irish Rugby Football Union, director of education and performance at Exos, author of the book The Language Of Coaching, Nick Winkelman will talk about intuitive biomechanics, the purpose of a coach, helping people achieve what they want to achieve and owning the change.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(1:40) Introducing our special guest Head of Athletic Performance and Science for the Irish Rugby Football Union, director of education and performance at Exos, author of the book The Language Of Coaching, Nick Winkelman @nickwinkelman https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Nick-Winkelman/dp/1492567361/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_US=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=The+Language+Of+Coaching&qid=1629063432&sr=8-1 (3:20) Nick origin story(3:50) Helping people achieve what they want to achieve(5:00) Movie Rudy, believe in yourself(6:00) “I want to help others achieve whatever it is they want to achieve” - Nick Winkelman(9:00) The power of communication, Nick’s mentors stories(11:10) The challenges of a new young coach(11:30) Biomechanics is intuitive(12:20) “At the end it all comes down to human connection” - Nick Winkelman(13.40) First get physically strong(15:00) Big shout out to Brett Jones @brettjonessfg(15:20) “If they don’t feel it, it’s not their movement it’s your movement” - Brett Jones(16:20) What is the purpose of a coach?(16:50) OTC Own The Change(18:30) Never split the difference book by Chris Voss @thefbinegotiator https://www.amazon.com/Never-Split-Difference-Negotiating-Depended/dp/0062407805 (21:20) The using of metaphor for treatment(22:20) Words are built in movement(24:00) The sensory motor is first, language comes after(28:50) Language, quantity and quality(29:10) Letting people speak in their language(33:10) What does strength mean to you?(35:10) The key for collaboration, coaching tips(37:20) Are you creating the conditions to bring their voice to the learning process(38:00) The power of adding autonomy to the learning process(38:20) Flip the script, book by Oren Klaff https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Oren-Klaff-ebook/dp/B07MPTXZ59/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1629062708&sr=8-1 (44:40) Unlocking your true potential as a coach(44:50) Do this exercise(52:00) Internal language is how we discuss what to do(54:30) Where to reach out to Nick Winkelman @nickwinkelman https://www.instagram.com/nickwinkelman/ .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 155th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Master StrongFirst Instructor, National Powerlifter, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Michael Hartle will talk about lifting heavy weights, the importance of ankle mobility and the mental aspect of playing sports.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(1:20) Introducing our special guest Master StrongFirst Instructor, National Powerlifter, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Michael Hartle @drmichaelhartle(1:50) Listen to the previous interview with Dr. Michael Hartle, #38 - Dr. Michael Hartle: Strength Training Under The Laws Of Physics https://www.buzzsprout.com/1066639/8218070-38(2:00) Mike’s favorite article(2:30) Dr. Hartle’s experience with Pro sport football(4:20) Resiliency(4:40) What is the secret sauce?(12:00) Lifting heavy weights generates lots of tension(13:30) Shout out to Pavel Tsatsouline @strongfirst(15:30) The mental aspect of having give up absolute strength(16:30) Shout out to Ben Patrick @kneesovertoesguy(17:50) The importance of ankle mobility (23:00) If you don’t have mobility, you can’t have stability(26:00) The power of discipline(26:20) Big shoutout to Bud Jeffries @budjeffries(28:00) Figuring out the goals and the subgoals(30:30) About Crossfit and multiple sports(32:00) Football and Hockey sport, complete different sports(34:30) Big shout out to Antonio Squillante @antonio_squillantecscs(38:30) Mental game of multi side sports(40:30) As a kid, the best way to get resiliency, is through sports(42:00) Doing multiple sports per year(44:30) The mental aspect of playing sports(48:50) Doing massive weight lifting(50:20) Regaining mobility(55:20) Instagram life: sexier than reality(56:20) It’s easy to neglect mobility(58:00) Position for the single deadlift(59:00) Where to reach out to Dr. Michael Hartle @drmichaelhartle https://www.instagram.com/drmichaelhartle/ .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 154th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Highland Games Champion, OriginalStrength instructor, StrongFirst Elite instructor, owner of Empowered Strength, John Odden will talk about stone lifting: the culture and the identity.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(2:00) Introducing our special guest, Highland Games Champion, OriginalStrength instructor, StrongFirst Elite instructor, owner of Empowered Strength, John Odden @empoweredstrength_(2:40) Listen to the previous interview with John, #139 - John Odden: Stone Lifting Culture https://www.buzzsprout.com/1066639/8897522 (6:10) The “playing” element when working out(7:00) What is so exciting about lifting a stone?(12:10) Lifting stones is a humble sport(13:00) The identity of lifting stones(13:30) Contemplation and action state(20:20) What does feeling better mean for John?(21:10) When it feels like manual labor(23:40) Lifting a 300 pounds stone(29:00) The power of training with Kettlebells(30:00) Squats(31:00) Different variations of the squat to challenge different parts of your body(32:00) Bang for your buck exercise(33:00) The kettlebell is the king of teaching(35:00) Self limiting aspects(34:20) About the goblet squat(37:10) Shout out to John Parker @johnparker__(42:00) The importance of the position of the spine, shout out to Bill Esch @kettlebellwarrior and Denis Vasilev @denisvasilevkbsport(52:00) The easiest way to start lifting stones(54:10) Most common mistakes when lifting stones(58:00) Chris doing barbell squats(1:06:00) Following the principles(1:07:40) Where to reach out to John Odden @empoweredstrength_ https://www.instagram.com/empoweredstrength_/ .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 153th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Motivational speaker and Author of the book Superhuman YOU, Iron Tamer Dave Whitley, will talk about intuitive training, awareness and the power of listening to your body.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(2:00) Introducing our special guest Motivational speaker and Author of the book Superhuman YOU, Iron Tamer Dave Whitley @irontamer(2:10) Listen to the 1st interview with David, #47 - Iron Tamer Dave: What A Super Power Truly Means https://www.buzzsprout.com/1066639/8309005-47-iron-tamer-dave-what-a-super-power-truly-means  (2:40) Shout out to Adam T Glass @adamtglass_ and Frankie Faires@frankiefaires(3:00) How did David started working with Adam T Glass @adamtglass_ and the Biofeedback solution and muscle testing(6:00) “What if i just removed my loyalty and my emotions and my beliefs about what should and shouldn't work and look at this through the lens of what’s actually happening here” - David Whitley @irontamer(8:10) “If you learn to listen to the whispers that your body gives you you don’t ever have to endure the screams that will come” - David Whitley(9:00) Analogy of the relationship argument and the body-mind feedback(10:00) The power of flow of great ideas(11:20) “By improving the communication between my conscious mind and my physical body, all of the other areas tend to improve as well” - David Whitley(15:10) Whatever happens in your life, you need to learn to listen to your body(16:00) “The more practice the more awareness” - Chris Abbott @coachchrisabbott(17:00) The power of intuitive training(19:20) The Five Tibetan Rites as morning routine(21:00) I decided this is something i need to talk to my body about (21:10) “If you begin with the preconceived notion, then everything that happens is either going to match that preconceived notion or not” - David Whitley(23:40) “Test and see if it’s a good idea” - David Whitley(24:10) Intuitive training(24:40) What do you need to be in a specific program anyway?(25:10) “Your mind is contained within every cell of your body” - David Whitley(25:20) “The mind contains all the information we need to be able to be successful” - David Whitley(25:50) Who knows more about what our body needs? (27:10) Awareness, asking your body what it needs to do today, in order to move forward towards this goal(29:00) David’s client story(38:00) When the goal is truly to be healthier(38:10) How do you know it is truly a great exercise for you?(44:20) “He looks like he does everything wrong, yet it always comes out right” - Michael Kurkowski @coach_mike_kbw(44:50) “Nobody cares what you look like when you’re swinging the bat, they care about whether or not you get some points on the board” - David Whitley (45:20) Just pay attention to what your body is telling you, powerful analogy(46:40) Shout out to Paul McIlroy @paulmcilroyamazing12(52:50) Shout out to Bud Jeffries @budjeffries(56:40) The history of kettlebells, shout out to Jamie Lewis @plagueofstrength(57:40) Shout out to Frankie Faires @frankiefaires(58:40) Big shoutout to Iron Tamer Dave Whitley @irontamer(59:10) Where to reach out to David Whitley @irontamer https://www.superhumanyoucoaching.com/landing-page1611256636142 
In the 150th episode of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, we had a highly anticipated guest join us on the show, David Weck of the Weck Method.David’s name has been dropped from guests on our show more than almost anyone, and in speaking with David prior to the episode, we knew that this was going to be EPIC.Hear all about the origin story of David, how the Weck Method came to be, martial arts, and the 11 year research journey to inventing the CoreFIST training program.You will want to listen to this one more than once! So many knowledge bombs dropped and some off the beaten path answers to finding true potential in your strength!.(2:00) Background of David(5:55) Building foot strength(14:09) Hands(18:45) Fight and Flight(46:05) The boxer story(1:03:18) CoreFist.#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 149th Episode of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Chris and Mike hosted OldeTime Strongman and world record holder James R. Fuller. From traditional strength training to the history of strongman, creating new lifts on a daily basis, empowering people with oldetime strongman tactics and philosophies, this was a deep one that will help everyone on their strength journey.
In the 148th episode of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Chris and Mike connected with special guest Frankie Faires, creator of The BioFeedback Solution. We touched on exactly where pain comes from, how the territory of the body connects with the map of the brain, the science and art of intuitive training, and how to quickly and effectively test your body before training sessions each day and every day.Filled with incredible quotes and practical applications, you will want to listen to this one over and over!
In the 147th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Money Mindset and Business Coach, Creator of Empower U Business coaching, and renowned coach and speaker Artemis Scantalides.Artemis Scantalides joined us for a second time on the show, this time talking about online entrepreneurship, money management, and how we think about money is more important than how we make it.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!.(0:20) Welcome Back: Sweat, Sunshine and Smiles(1:10) Welcome Back Artemis!(2:04) Shout out to Adam Feit for the Three S's!(3:05) Secrets of a Millionaire Mind(4:09) Artemis' History. of becoming a money mindset coach(10:40) The most Stressful 18 months(12:36) "I needed a gap year."(15:00) "I got after it, I hit my goals, but I still felt like crap. Why did I feel like crap?"(15:19) The deeper issues of that were driving the cycle of burnout(20:01) The money doesn't solve the problem(23:12) Unless you've done that work on yourself, it's not enough. It never feels like enough.(24:05) My manta is "You are already there".(25:38) What is Money Management?(26:33) Being Wealthy isn't about income(27:26) Financial Freedom Fund(28:00) All our beliefs around money come when we are 7-8 years old.(32:00) Our culture doesn't talk about money(35:12) Started putting $1 away in savings(37:18) Shoutout to Dr. Ryan Wohlfert "What's the smallest step you can take today to move forward?"(41:09) As Kids, we learn we have to do something to get our desires(44:30) Stubborn vs. persistent(47:44) Be Do Have(48:00) Shifting Tools(50:53) Money flows to me freely.#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 146th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Chiropractic. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), and Certified Mindset Specialist (EYL) Dr. Ryan Wohlfert @drwohlfert.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(1:50) Introducing our special guest, Bachelor of Science and his Doctor of Chiropractic. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), and Certified Mindset Specialist (EYL) Dr. Ryan Wohlfert @drwohlfert(2:20) Fitness and health was my first love, Ryan Wohlfert(4:10) Ryan Wohlfert origin story(7:30) From not being able to talk to the first migraine (11:30) “As entrepreneurs we have to be careful that even in health we don’t switch too much” - Dr. Ryan Wohlfert (13:20) “You don’t need insurance to be healthy” - Dr. Ryan Wohlfert (17:20) Kinesiology, the study of movement science(18:00) “We can eat however we want, we just need to deal with the consequences of what we choose” - Dr. Ryan Wohlfert (18:40) “Just because we’re doing it doesn’t mean we’re doing it correctly” - Dr. Ryan Wohlfert (19:30) “Just because I have known you for 2 years, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t listen to what it’s happening with you right now” - Jimmy Yuan(20:10) Mike’s story with chiropractors(21:10) Chronic pain and recurring chronic pain(23:00) The mental component of recurring chronic pain, when it becomes an identity(24:10) 7-11 million of americans suffer from chronic pain(27:20) The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs @nicolesachslcsw https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cure-for-chronic-pain-with-nicole-sachs-lcsw/id1439580309 (27:40) “Just because it’s a physical problem, it doesn’t mean it’s a physical solution” - Nicole Sachs(29:50) “When you’re in pain, the only thing you can think about is getting out of pain” - Chris Abbott(31:10) The effects on posture of the new digital era(34:10) When you get rid of a emotional thing you say - i feel like i take a big weight out of my shoulders(35:20) It’s the little wins that matter(39:00) “Strength is a state of mind, if you’re feeling strong you are” - Chris Abbott(39:40) Be your own guarantee, take extreme ownership(41:10) “You taking care of yourself is not selfish” - Dr. Ryan Wohlfert (42:30) Ryan doesn’t do heavy workout in the morning but movement in the morning(45:20) “Allow yourself to make your own mistakes” - Dr. Ryan Wohlfert (47:00) Mike started taping his mouth shut to sleep better(47:50) “Find the right recipe that works best for you”(48:40) “Don’t be afraid to change, you evolve” - Dr. Ryan Wohlfert (48:40) The time Chris damaged his back really bad(52:30) “People don’t know what they want but they try to get there” - Dr. Ryan Wohlfert (53:00) The ABC principle. A is alignment with what you want, B is Breath, C is conditioning(54:30) “Whatever your goal is, write down what is the smallest step you can take, and get it done” - Dr. Ryan Wohlfert  (58:00) Where to reach out to Dr. Ryan Wohlfert https://www.facebook.com/groups/byoguarantee .Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 145th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, health and fitness instructor, splitboarder, owner and host of the Engearment Podcast, Sean Sewell, will talk about stillness, movement, overcoming losses in life and being aware of your surroundings. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(2:00) Introducing our special guest, health and fitness instructor, splitboarder, owner and host of the Engearment Podcast, Sean Sewell @coloradopersonalfitness(2:50) Review of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast(3:00) The Engearment Podcast with Sean Sewell, interview with Mike and Chris https://engearment.podbean.com/e/chris-abbott-and-mike-kurkowski-of-the-breakthrough-secrets-podcast/ (3:50) What is Sean's origin story?(6:40) What are you training for?(8:20) Blue Mind, book by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols @wallacejnichols https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Mind-Surprising-Healthier-Connected/dp/0316252115 (9:20) The amazing interview with Sifu Harinder Singh @sifusingh https://www.buzzsprout.com/1066639/8788494 (10:00) Being aware of your surroundings(12:30) “The easiest way to get into flow is using an external circumstantial environment” - Sifu Harinder Singh(13:40) Stillness and movement(15:00) Different names for the southpacks?(15:40) Splitboarding, book by Sean Sewell @coloradopersonalfitness (18:30) The only StrongFirst instructor that promotes step ups? Shout out to Derek Toshner @tnt_adventure_fit and John Parker @johnparker__(19:20) Applying strength to climbing a mountain, shout out to Derek Toshner @tnt_adventure_fit(20:00) Favorite outdoor experiences for Sean(21:30) Peacefulness and flow state(23:00) Working and pursuing what you truly enjoy (25:20) Get out of your phone and go for a half hour walk(26:30) Kettlebell training and discovery of the outdoors(29:20) Passion vs Purpose, shout out to Dan John @coachdanjohn(32:30) The truth about corrective exercises, shout out to Brett Jones @brettjonessfg(37:20) Overcoming losses in life(38:10) “When we are open about our pain and we talk about it, and we emotionally address it, it allows us to have more compassion and empathy for each other” - Sean Sewell(38:20) “Physiology drives psychology” - Breakthrough Secrets podcast(39:30) What inspired Sean to have a podcast(41:10) Admirable strength Titans, shout out to Dan John and Brett Jones(42:10) Shout out t Jimmy Chin @jimmychin from Free Solo(45:00) The zero ego people are the top in the world(45:30) “Connection is our currency” - Breakthrough Secrets Podcast(45:50) “You can fall in love with what you know or fall in love with what you don't know” - Jordan Peterson(46:10) Shout out to Dr. Chris Holder @drholder(48:00) What does Sean needs(49:30) Chris remembering doing the Triathlon(51:00) “Work on yourself first and your mindset and you’ll enjoy” - Sean Sewell(52:10) What is Sean working on currently?(55:10) Where to reach out and learn more about Sean Sewell @coloradopersonalfitness https://engearment.com .Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 144th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, StrongFirst Director of Education and Functional Movement Systems Advisory Board member Brett Jones will talk about awareness, corrective exercises and movement assessment. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(1:40) Introducing our special guest StrongFirst Director of Education and Functional Movement Systems Advisory Board member, Brett Jones @brettjonessfg(3:30) Brett Jones and the CKFMS program(8:00) Shout out to Gray Cook @functionalmvmt(9:00) Control the posture and the positioning(12:20) Awareness(12:40) “The language of movement is not language, it’s feel” - Brett Jones(13:10) “My job is to bring awareness to the person that I’m working with” - Brett Jones(16:00) Position of the half neal(17:20) Listening through the body, shout out to Jimmy Yuan @warriorrestore(18:50) “If correct exercise is corrective then the next time something is wrong with your car, hire a F1 race car driver to come driving” - Brett Jones(20:50) Corrective exercises(21:20) Pendulum analogy, swinging to the extremes(24:20) Brett has no internal dialogue(25:10) “If you don't get to do prime time there’s no training” - Breakthrough Secrets Podcast(26:20) “If you’re not assessing you are guessing” - Breakthrough Secrets Podcast(27:40) FMS primer movement (28:40) The benefit of saving somebody watching you(30:50) Everybody should have some understanding of corrective exercises(35:40) The power of using checklist(35:50) Shout out to Tim Almond @eat.sleep.snatch.repeat(40:10) Strength is corrective(43:00) I want to make sure that i’m not queueing you, but i’m giving you a feeling(44:50) “Feeling good feels good” - Brett Jones.#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 143rd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, world renowned strength coach and founder of The Amazing 12 Program (the #1 body transformation program in the world, 15 years running, 10,000 body transformations, over 180 certified coaches), Paul McIlroy will talk about programming, kettlebell training, optimal adaptation, the military press, and the secret sauce of strength. Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(2:00) Introducing our special guest, world renowned strength coach and founder of The Amazing 12 Program (the #1 body transformation program in the world, 15 years running, 10,000 body transformations, over 180 certified coaches), Paul McIlroy @paulmcilroyamazing12(3:00) How did Paul decide what he wanted to do with his life?(3:30) "Believe in yourself to the point of it almost being slightly selfish" - Paul McIlroy(5:10)  Easy Strength, Book by Dan John and Pavel Tsatsouline https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Strength-Stronger-Competition-Dominate-ebook/dp/B005Q6M79A (5:40) Training athletes, successfully trained 5 world champions(9:00) Paul and his dad, a deep story(18:30) Getting as much bigger as you’re getting stronger(20:00) “Please stop worrying about the muscle you don’t have” - The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast(25:00) Programming kettlebell training to your true potential(27:00) Rack position for the kettlebell vs a barbell or even a dumbbell(30:40) About the barbell back squat(32:20) “Barbell back squats afford you the opportunity to do more with more” - Paul McIlroy(33:30) The pull and the push(34:30) 30 rep squat routine(38:40) “Doing 5 reps is not training for strength” - Paul McIlroy(39:40) “It has to be easy in order for your central nervous system to don’t perceive it as a thread” - Paul McIlroy(41:20) Time under tension is the secret sauce of strength?(43:10) “The secret sauce to strength is configuring the numbers in such a way that it convinces your central nervous system that it’s friendly” - Paul McIlroy(45:50) “The only point is progress, how you achieve it is irrelevant” - Paul McIlroy(46:30) Shout out to Dan John @coachdanjohn(54:40) What is both simultaneously stronger and safer?(55:10) What is a strength press?(56:30) Military presses, shout out to Brett Jones @brettjonessfg(1:02:20) About Strongman(1:10:40) Each time is a new set(1:18:30) Looking for the biggest hormonal change in your body in the shortest amount of time? This is some proven tactics(1:19:10) Where to reach out to Paul McIlroy @paulmcilroyamazing12 https://www.instagram.com/paulmcilroyamazing12/ .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 142nd Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, master RKC, medical Qi-gong Doctor , and Strength Coach, Dr. Chris Holder will talk about Qi-gong medicine, tissue adaptation and the insane benefits of training with kettlebellsJoin us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(1:50) Introducing our special guest, master RKC, medical Qi-gong Doctor , and Strength Coach, Dr. Chris Holder @drholder(2:40) Shout out to the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-breakthrough-secrets-podcast/id1551573443 (3:20) Dr. Chris Holder origin story(8:10) How did Dr. Holders start working with kettlebells?(8:40) Shout out to Brett Jones @brettjonessfg and Pavel Tsatsouline @strongfirst(11:00) Kettlebell training and tissue adaptation(17:40) “If it’s working keep doing it” - Michael Kurkowski(18:10) Bodybuilding and hypertrophy(18:50) “With kettlebells you don’t know what’s going on, you just get results” - The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast(21:00) Sunday morning, Dr. Holder’s 1st RKC(22:00) Developing incredible flexibility(26:00) Qi-Gong, the 3 aspects of who we are(35:00) 100 pounds on a front squat in 4 weeks of training with kettlebells(39:40) Stronger mind, stronger body(40:00) Working on the connective tissue(41:00) “The more you can let your focus drive you where you want to go, the more manifested it becomes something” - Dr. Chris Holder(41:30) Mind boxing program, shout out to Sifu Harinder Singh @sifusingh(48:10) “So much of strength, is the stay of mind” - Chris Abbott(52:10) Surrender, get out of your way(53:00) “I’m not going to fix your problem, what I'm going to do is I'm going to optimize the state of your body, so your body can fix the problem” - Dr. Chris Holder(54:30) “Sometimes we are not afraid of failure, we are afraid of our potential to succeed” - Chris Abbott(57:10) Changing your perspective(58:10) When you feel you’re home(1:02:20) How to start practicing Qi-Gong(1:05:20) Strength has a greater purpose(1:05:30) Getting physically strong as the means to become mentally and emotionally strong(1:06:40) Where to reach out to Dr. Chris Holder @drholder https://www.instagram.com/drholder/?hl=en .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 141st Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike and Chris will announce all that is coming for the next week of the Breakthrough Secrets Podcast.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(1:30) Shout out to Dr. Chris Holder @drholder, Brett Jones @brettjonessfg and Sean Sewell @coloradopersonalfitness(2:20) About Dr. Chris Holder(2:40) Listen to Sifu Harinder Singh @sifusingh episode, it will change your life https://www.buzzsprout.com/1066639/8788494 (3:15) Instant knowledge(3:20) Mastery Book by Robert Greene https://www.amazon.com/-/es/Robert-Greene/dp/0670024961/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1626452540&sr=1-1  (3:40) “Simply obey your masters” - The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast(5:20) Mike learning sales(5:20) How to improve your communication skills(7:10) “Don't question it, just go through it” - Michael Kurkowski(7:20) Shout out to Dr. Chris Holder @drholder(10:00) The power of trusting the process(11:30) Shout out to the teeth, shout out to Dan John @coachdanjohn(11:40) Never Let Go book by Dan John https://www.amazon.com/Never-Let-Go-Philosophy-Learning/dp/1931046387 (13:00) “Without commitment you’ll never start but without consistency you’ll never finish” - Denzel Washington @officialdenzelwashingtton(13:10) Discipline mediocrity(14:00) Detach yourself from the outcomes(17:30) “Keep working on it on a day by day basis, things will come out when you ask the right questions to yourself” - Michael Kurkowski(18:50) Kobe Bryant @kobebryant developed the discipline to make 1000 shots a day(20:00) Assessing and movement, shout out to Brett Jones @brettjonessfg(22:00) “You don't want to miss the nail on your tire” - Brett Jones(22:10) “Just because I have known you for 2 years, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t listen to what it’s happening with you right now” - Jimmy Yuan..#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 140th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor, founder and chief instructor at KB5 Gym, Pavel Macek chat about the power of breath and why it's the first thing in your training and approach to wellness that you should focus on.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(1:50) Introducing our special guest, StrongFirst Certified Master Instructor, founder and chief instructor KB5 Gym, pioneer of kettlebells in Czechia, Central Europe. first StrongFirst Certified Instructor in Czechia, Pavel Macek @pavelmacekcom(2:10) How is Pavel’s sinister going?(4:30) How did Pavel Macek start learning about breathing?(5:00) Cured from asthma and allergies(6:00) The science and skills of breathing(8:10) Reverse engineering the most important aspects of our health(10:00) All you have to do is break down the maths, and see how much you do of each activity(14:10) “When in doubt, breath out” - Pavel Macek(16:00) How to optimize your performance by working on your breath?(16:40) Awareness(21:30) Very simple method to improve your recovery with your breathing(22:20) Emergency recovery breathing(23:30) “With breathing you can feel the improvement right of the bat” - Michael Kurkowski(25:20) Improvements on longevity and general health(26:50) Never skip stretches(28:00) Relax and release(30:20) How it works and why it works(33:00) Intermittent breathing(34:30) if you’re going to snacth, use a bell that allows you to focus on your breath(38:30) When you combine cold exposure, breathing and physical exercises, the result can be optimal(39:50) Hyperventilation(43:10) About mouth breathing(46:40) Adding fitness on top of a dysfunction(49:50) Study the basics first(50:20) Improving your health, performance and changing your biochemistry(52:00) Stillness could be confused with lack of oxygen in the brain(55:30) Reverse engineering priorities of survival(57:40) Where to reach out to Pavel Macek @pavelmacekcom https://www.strongfirst.com/author/pm/ .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
In the 139th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Highland Games Champion, OriginalStrength instructor, StrongFirst Elite instructor, owner of Empowered Strength, John Odden will talk about how lifting stones can be truly ingrained in a culture.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(2:00) Introducing our special guest, Highland Games Champion, OriginalStrength instructor, StrongFirst Elite instructor, owner of Empowered Strength, John Odden @empoweredstrength_(2:50) What is Mike’s favorite movie?(5:30) Every culture has warriors and strength elements(6:10) Antifragile, book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb @nassim_n_taleb https://www.amazon.com/Antifragile-Things-That-Disorder-Incerto/dp/0812979680 (7:30) Jack of all trades and master of none?(9:20) Train like a strongman(11:20) Stone lifting sport(13:50) Getting to the next level(15:00) Heavy and light stones(17:00) Explaining the technical details of lifting stones(21:20) “Sometimes you have to reach out to people and be vulnerable and say, I don't know what the hell I am doing” - John Odden(23:30) 5 months of specific prep to lifting stones(24:50) Lifting a 280 pound stone to get married?(28:50) Lifting stones truly ingrained in a culture(32:30) Shout out to D.j. Murakami @strongcamps(33:10) Functional training(33:50) Useful strength(37:40) Swings and get ups, useful strength(38:00) Resiliency(39:20) Stones and rocks(43:00) Throwing stones and training with kettlebells(44:10) Will Mike and Chris lift stones as well?(45:50) John Odden, and advanced minimalist(48:30) Where to reach out to John Odden @empoweredstrength_ https://www.instagram.com/empoweredstrength_/ .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
#138 - Jimmy Yuan: Listen

#138 - Jimmy Yuan: Listen

2021-07-2101:00:28

In the 138th Episode of The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast, Mike, Chris and our special guest, Dr. of Chiropractic with WarriorRestoration, instructor with FMS and StrongFirst team leader, Jimmy Yuan will talk about adjusting your coaching to different types of personalities, creativity and why you should really listen.Join us in this insightful and captivating talk!In this chapter you will discover:.(2:00) Introducing our special guest, Dr. of Chiropractic with WarriorRestoration, instructor with FMS and StrongFirst team leader, Jimmy Yuan @warriorrestore(2:10) Shout out to Brett Jones @brettjonessfg(3:20) Chiropractic and strength and conditioning, Jimmy’s origin story(5:10) It was not love at first sight, but curiosity helped(6:20) The power of doing something that you love(7:40) Generalism vs minimalism, shout out to Pat Flynn @chroniclesofstrength(8:40) “What can I do to make somebody’s day, for something that simple” - Jimmy Yuan(10:20) Adjusting your coaching to different types of personalities(13:00) Focus on making real time reps(15:20) Being a short term specialist, mastering 1 thing at the time(17:10) “The minute I start presuming what I need to do, is the minute I stop listening” - Jimmy Yuan(17:40) Listen, listen, listen(18:30) “Just because I have known you for 2 years, that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t listen to what it’s happening with you right now”(18:40) Mastering the basics, active listening(20:30) Everyday is completely different(21:00) “We all get paid for our body” - Jimmy Yuan(21:40) Shout out to Michael Hartle @drmichaelhartle(25:50) Mike’s story about correcting someone(26:40) “Those repetitive patterns that we do throughout the day, they are going to be bigger than the actual exercises or strength work” - Michael Kurkowski(27:30) Golf and Martial Arts, Jimmy’s hobbies(29:10) Hang out with your friends and recharge your soul(30:00) “All creativity comes from not being productive” - The Breakthrough Secrets Podcast(31:00) The power of thinking time, what do i really need to do?(31:20) Shout out to Iron Tamer Dave @irontamer(32:00) Busy vs productive(34:40) “It’s ok to be human” - Jimmy Yuan(35:30) The power of queueing(37:10 A man of few words, shout out to Brett Jones @brettjonessfg(39:00) Coaching tip: make yourself obsolete as soon as possible, shout out to Tim Almond @eat.sleep.snatch.repeat(40:00) The power of TPI(45:40) “I absolutely hate training, but i love winning” - Jimmy Yuan(49:30) What is Jimmy focused on currently?(56:10) “Knowledge is potential power” - The breakthrough Secrets Podcast(58:00) Where to reach out to Jimmy Yuan @warriorrestore https://warriorrestoration.com .#TheBreakthroughSecretsPodcast #strengthtraining #kettlebells #strength #knowledge #education #podcast #strengthshow #fitness #health #strengthhasagreaterpurpose #wellness #coaching #mindset.Looking for freebies? CLICK IN BIObit.ly/FreeMindsetPlaybook
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