RX'D Radio Podcast

PODCAST EPISODE #180: BLAINE MCCONNELL & KILLIAN HAMILTON: COOL RUNNINGS AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Aug 26, 2020
 

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Today on RX’D Radio, Jordan Shallow and Killian Hamilton welcome Blaine McConnell to talk about the Olympic sport of Bobsledding. Blaine is a member of the USA National Bobsled team, a former Crossfit games athlete, and a family man currently residing in Iceland. He became a highly competitive athlete in an astoundingly short period of time, and is nothing less than the world’s strongest bobsledder!

Starting his career in football, Blaine picked up Crossfit to learn Olympic weightlifting and made his way to the Crossfit games with just 2 years of training. Blaine walks us through this journey in today’s conversation. After encouragement from friends to try out for the combine, Blaine’s impressive work ethic and freakish genetics landed him on the USA National Bobsled team in 2019, in his first year of training. Killian shares his own tale of the sled, and the two compare stories of their entries into the sport, the dangers of the sport,...

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PODCAST EPISODE #179: AWARENESS: THE ART OF PAYING ATTENTION

Aug 19, 2020
 

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The boys are back! Our regularly scheduled hosts are reunited this week to talk about awareness, and moreover the utter lack of it within today’s society. Shallow recounts multiple stories of his upbringing through rough neighbourhoods in Windsor, ON, and how those experiences helped to shape and elevate his awareness in everyday life. The Jordans discuss the role that evolution has played in today’s world -- particularly in places like the California Bay Area -- where life is safe, easy, and where The Top-of-the-Food-Chain is awarded by the merits of one’s bank account as opposed to one’s physical aptitude. Jiunta shares his opinions on the role that technology has played in our modern-day state of complacency, as well as how growing up in cold climates fosters necessary mental fortitude. The boys break down the concept of pain as an emotion, a drive state and perception, and chat about how the ability to “embrace the suck”...

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PODCAST EPISODE #178: KYLE TRAYNOR: STEEL IN THE WALLS: BUILDING A BRAND, BUILDING A BUSINESS

Aug 12, 2020
 

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This week we welcome back Kyle Traynor to the podcast to discuss his passion for business development and education. Kyle is the founder of Elite Vitality Mastery, an educational organization for business owners in the fitness industry that provides the knowledge required to attain personal potential and create financial freedom. He also hosts the podcast Pivotal Conversations where he provides free content around successful business development.

Kyle provides insight into the approach for Elite Vitality Mastery with a brief discussion of the 3 pillars of a successful business model: Cash Flow, Intelligence and Branding. Kyle relays the importance of learning how to keep money, not just making more of it, as most other “business coaches” in the industry tend to advise. The duo discuss the place of social media in business and how a large following does not necessarily equate to a large income. Jordan revisits his metaphor of the three-legged...

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PODCAST EPISODE #177: ADEEL KHAN: REGENERATIVE MEDECINE - THE NEW FRONTIER

Aug 05, 2020
 

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This week, Jordan Shallow has the pleasure to sit down with Dr. Adeel Khan, an expert in regenerative medicine who specializes in interventional orthopedics. Dr. Khan has office locations in southern Ontario, Canada, and has treated a wide range of clientele, particularly professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, NHL and The Crossfit Games. He is the Research Director for HD Muscle, and as far as we’re concerned, the best regenerative medicine practitioner in Canada.

In this episode, Dr.Khan does a fantastic job to break down the history of regenerative medicine as well as some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings about the field. He explains several topics, including the misnomer behind the term “stem cells,” the spectrum of treatments within the field of regenerative medicine, and how it all actually works. He talks about the injuries and conditions that PRP injections are used to treat, and walks us through a brief discussion on...

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PODCAST EPISODE #176: MARK COLES - LEVEL UP: THE FITNESS PROFESSIONAL'S ROAD MAP TO ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE

Jul 29, 2020
 

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Today, RX’D Radio is honored to welcome Mark Coles to the podcast to discuss his career in business coaching for fitness professionals. Mark is an impressively qualified business coach, personal trainer, body builder and owner of M10 Gym in Nottingham, UK. Mark coaches budding fitness professionals with the intention of spreading passion across and creating impact within the industry.

The conversation begins with the problem that Mark sees as the most common amongst his clients: new trainers tend to over-exaggerate both the successes of those around them as well as those of the mentors to whom they compare themselves. The effect of social media on the growth of the industry is highlighted and leads Mark to discuss the importance of defining an individual’s personal identity, passions, and goals for business and life in order to drive his or her success. Mark walks us through the “aha” moment in his career that changed his perspective to...

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PODCAST EPISODE #175: KAYLA MULVOGUE: APPLIED WOMEN’S PHYSIOLOGY AND TRAINING

Jul 22, 2020
 

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This week, Jordan Shallow welcomes his partner in crime to RX’D Radio! Kayla Lee is a Physiotherapist, Exercise and Sport Scientist, and a coach. She uses her breadth of experience to provide an evidence-based approach to training and education for fitness, nutrition and rehabilitation. 

Today the team discusses the topic of coaching and training female clientele. Kayla takes the floor to discuss the various physiological stages that the female body progresses through over time, the astounding lack of education and awareness around those processes, and how it all applies to training. She touches on the female menstrual cycle and how it can be used as an asset rather than a frustrating barrier to success in training. They take on the subject of male coaches and educators in the industry who blatantly lack understanding of female physiology but who choose to express their opinions about it anyway. Kayla reviews the development of her latest 8 week...

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PODCAST EPISODE #174: MIND MUSCLE PROJECT: SACRIFICE, PASSION AND BIG POTATOES

Jul 15, 2020
 

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This week on RX’D Radio, Jordan Shallow sits down with Lachy Rowston and Raph Freedman of The Mind Muscle Project. Started in October 2014, their podcast platform is focused on education, quality conversation and sharing truth within the fitness and nutrition industry. Lachy and Raph are also co-owners of Creature Fitness Gyms in the Bondi and Edgecliff areas of Australia.

Today’s discussion centers about the importance of interpersonal relationships within business. Choosing to open their first gym location during a time when the crossfit industry was dying, Raph and Lachy walk us through the challenges they faced and the principles that they have turned to in order to make their business a success. They emphasize the importance of choosing partners wisely, how to navigate their own business relationship with honesty, and they discuss a healthy approach to resolve conflict. The group talks ethics and long-game decisions versus short-term gains, and...

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PODCAST EPISODE #173: KEVIN DOHERTY: WORKING WITH OLYMPIANS AND YOUTH WEIGHTLIFTING

Jul 08, 2020
 

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This week Jordan Jiunta is joined by Kevin Doherty for a brief but insightful look into Kevin’s development as an exceptional weightlifting coach for youth athletes. Kevin is the owner of Hassle Free Barbell Club in San Francisco California and works as the Head Weightlifting Coach at Lincoln High School.

Kevin walks us through his life as an athlete and the development of his career as a teacher and coach to youth weightlifters. As a 21-year-old geometry teacher, Kevin discovered weightlifting for his own athletic interest through his colleagues in the teaching community. After years of training and competing as an athlete himself, he began coaching youth football athletes at Lincoln High School. This launched an array of opportunities as he went on to produce multiple world-level youth weightlifting competitors and highly successful football and track and field athletes. Kevin continues to enjoy coaching weightlifting as both a main sport and addition to...

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PODCAST EPISODE #172: JOHN SHERIDAN: CREATING CULTURE, A BURLEY BRAND

Jul 01, 2020
 

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John Sheridan joins Jordan Shallow this week on RX’D Radio to discuss his experience in powerlifting and the development of his career as a strength coach and small business owner. John is the owner, head coach, and “Bearded Overlord” of Burley Strength gym in Canberra, Australia, and the creator of Peak Speak Podcast.

The conversation begins with a recalling of catastrophic injuries witnessed at high-level powerlifting meets, a discussion about John’s extensive coffee knowledge, and his appreciation of quality products from small purveyors. John walks us through the moment that diverted his path from athlete to strength coach and explains the “No Dickheads” policy that is the foundation of the community at Burley Strength gym. Jordan and John align in their fundamental belief that fear is a precursor to growth -- that it is necessary to challenge both mind and body to live life to the fullest. John reflects on how Covid-19...

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PODCAST EPISODE #171: STU LOCKE: SECRETS OF STRENGTH COACHING

Jun 24, 2020

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This week Jordan Shallow welcomes fellow Canadian meathead Stu Locke to RX’D Radio. Stu has been a personal trainer at GoodLife Fitness for many years, and utilizes a highly effective but simple approach to training. Stu has been an advisor to Shallow, and his perspective to training and coaching is one that Shallow trusts and frequently calls upon. Stu owns Kodiak Barbell in Ottawa.

Stu and Shallow discuss the major training strategies, cues and corrective work that Stu uses to address form breakdown in the squat. The conversation then takes a turn towards the subjects of the business of coaching, and life outside of the gym. They discuss the value of education versus experience, and evaluate the differences between the methods of training for conventional sports and competitive powerlifting. Stu believes in being in the business of people; he understands the devotion that it requires to reach the podium, and he promotes living a life that encompasses...

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