RX'D Radio Podcast

The Pre-Script team along with special guests bring you a unique blend of science, strength, and clinical experience on the RX'D Radio Podcast. View the latest episodes below.

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PODCAST EPISODE #198: MIKE BARNES - MUSCLE HYPERTROPHY BY THE MUSCLE COACH HIMSELF

Dec 30, 2020
 

 

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RX’D Radio welcomes Muscle Coach Mike Barnes to the stand! Mike is a national-level bodybuilder and strength coach based out of the Toronto area, and he hosts the podcast, Buried Under the Bar. Today we take a deep dive into what it really takes to be a competitive bodybuilder.

Shallow and Mike begin the discussion reflecting on the bodybuilding industry today and the perception of being a bodybuilder versus the action required to become one. They discuss the “smarts” of bodybuilding training techniques and the will-power required for a competitor to make center stage. The team analyzes hypertrophy training and the gray area that still surrounds the methodology. They address “grip and rip,” versus “smart” techniques, how each may produce different results on stage, and how to unite these concepts. Mike spills the tea on the most intense weeks of his competition prep and talks about the serious mental...

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PODCAST EPISODE #197: JAMES THAYER - COMMUNICATION AND COACHING

Dec 23, 2020
 

 

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This week on RX’D Radio, Dr. Shallow and our guest host, Pre-Script™ Head Coach in Canada, Killian Hamilton welcomes Coach James Thayer to the podcast. James is an experienced Ace Fitness and Pre-Script™ L1 Coach. He owns Byproduct Performance and currently runs Campus Recreation at Washburn University.

Killian and James talk about all things strength training as related to sport. On the table for discussion is a feast of coaching and programming concepts: emphasizing the importance of proper exercise selection to bridge the gap between strength and stability in an athlete’s training; what it means to train skill versus adaptation; breadth of knowledge and skilled application of exercise; the importance of having an open mind accompanied by the ability to be critical when analyzing exercise methodology. Shallow makes a highlight of the concept of inoculation - often overlooked as an important concept to help break...

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PODCAST EPISODE #196: WEIGHTLIFTING 101

Dec 16, 2020
 

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This week the head honchos are back with exciting news regarding the release of Pre-Script™’s latest Introduction to Weightlifting Course, releasing TODAY at www.pre-script.com

Since they were last together, Shallow went to a gun store to play with firearms and explosives, and Jiunta asked his gal, Fran, to marry him. Spoiler Alert: SHE SAID YES. And also, Jiunta wrote a new course! In this episode, he dives deep into the brains behind the design of the Introduction to Weightlifting Course and expresses the intention in creating it: to teach proficiency in weightlifting to athletes and coaches alike and to benefit practitioners who may treat this clientele in clinical practice. Shallow and Jiunta share how the automated content in this new course is built for the convenience of the user. Supported by the Live Lab sections, students in the course have the entire coaching team at Pre-Script™ at their disposal to address weekly...

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PODCAST EPISODE #195: JORDAN SHALLOW & KILLIAN HAMILTON - THE DEATH OF 10,000 HOURS

Dec 09, 2020
 

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Killian Hamilton joins Dr. Jordan Shallow on RX’D Radio this week, to provide more context around the fast-approaching release of the Pre-Script ™ Skill Acquisition Course. The duo gives us the18 month, behind-the-scenes conversation that led to the creation of this course. As Killian describes it, “the death and birth of 10,000 hours of thought,” culminated in the course design that is intended to foster confidence and conviction in the coaches who take it. This course is fundamental to the concept of training.


The boys analyze in detail the parameters they use to classify movement, asking the necessary, preliminary questions, “How complex is too complex? How simple is too simple?” Killian and Shallow return repeatedly to the Turkish Getup to exemplify why it is not the most relevant exercise to select for most athletes. They discuss critical thinking skills, and address the lack of those skills  in...

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PODCAST EPISODE #194: TONY MONTGOMERY Jr. - NUANCED NUTRITION

Dec 02, 2020
 

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This week Dr. Jordan Shallow and Killian Hamilton welcome back Tony Montgomery Jr to the RX’D Radio podcast. One of the most impressive individuals you may ever meet, Tony is a US veteran and is a member of the Elite FTS crew. Tony has expertise in competitive strength sports as well as nutrition coaching, and he owns multiple businesses including Team Phoenix Performance Coaching, Strength Union Gym, and Subject Zero Supplements.


This week Tony, Shallow, and Killian dive into nutrition as the main topic, exploring the science behind fat breakdown and the reality behind what it really takes to achieve your body composition goals. Tony gives us a seminar on insulin sensitivity - what it is, what may cause it, and the effects that it has on the body. The crew also touches on how this may be different between genders, and the overwhelming effect that stress management has on fat loss. Tony iterates that better education is the real answer to...

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PODCAST EPISODE #193: BRANDON STEINKE - BREATHING FOR PERFORMANCE

Nov 25, 2020
 

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This week, Dr. Shallow is back with another Canadian guest, Brandon Steinke. Brandon is an Eleiko Strength Coach based out of Edmonton Alberta. He owns Seasoned Athletics Coaching, and co-owns Mission Strength. Brandon specializes in breathing mechanics, and he takes us on a deep dive into his realm of expertise.

 

Brandon is one of ten Breathing Coaches in Canada, and today he clarifies the most common misconceptions about the most ubiquitous human thing, breathing. Brandon breaks down the biomechanics of breathing and explains why proper assessment is so imperative for success in lifting. He talks about how oxygen and carbon dioxide are processed during exercise, and how CO2 accumulation can be used to improve efficiency in performance. He discusses what healthy breathing mechanics are and the method he uses to score them. Other topics in this discussion include the biological process of lactic acid buildup and the best ways to buffer and train...

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PODCAST EPISODE #192: BEN PAKULSKI - VICE AND VIRTUE

Nov 18, 2020
 

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This week we welcome Canadian Bodybuilding guru Ben Pakulski back to Rx’D Radio to sit down with his fellow Canadians, Dr. Jordan Shallow, and Killian Hamilton. Unquestionably one of the greatest minds in bodybuilding training, Ben is an IFBB Pro with a long list of accomplishments, including appearances at The Olympia and multiple national titles. Ben is the CEO of Muscle Intelligence and owns Mi40, a gym in Tampa, Florida. He is an accomplished businessman, coach, speaker and lives his life with awareness and virtue like few others are able.

 

Today Team Canada gets into the weeds about the origins of Ben Pakulski, and what built him into the cognizant athlete he is today. We discuss his highest values and explore the personal growth he experienced during his time in the bodybuilding world. Ben tells us how his mentality behind training evolved to serve him better and ultimately lead to his successes in the sport, with his family, and...

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PODCAST EPISODE #191: JORDAN SHALLOW & KILLIAN HAMILTON: THOUGHTS?

Nov 11, 2020
 

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Pre-Script team Canada coaches reunite this week as Dr. Jordan Shallow is accompanied by Killian Hamilton. Today’s conversation is inspired by clients and colleagues sharing Instagram videos in the DM’s with no other context but - “Thoughts?”. Killian and Shallow unite in frustration over these engagements laying the groundwork for this discussion on the relevancy, value, and efficiency of one’s time.

The duo reflects on how much time is wasted surfing social media, where most will absorb the irrelevant information provided by others instead of forming unique opinions of their own. Killian and Shallow walk us through some of their structured, goal-oriented approaches to making money and discuss the vital roles of calibration and aim in successful business practice. Contrasting the lifestyles of the solo flying coach to the 9-5 puncher, Killian and Shallow highlight how following on the heels of others is a limiter and...

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PODCAST EPISODE #190: TREVOR KIMM - WEIGHTLIFTING & THE FUTURE OF CHIROPRACTIC

Nov 04, 2020
 

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This week Dr. Jordan Jiunta welcomes Trevor Kimm to the podcast. Trevor is a Doctor of Chiropractic student at Logan University and a fellow competitive weightlifter. An American Open Finals Champion and Team USA member, Trevor has represented his country on the international stage, on multiple occasions.

Trevor discusses both his uncommon transition into Olympic weightlifting from collegiate baseball as well as what brought him to study chiropractic. He walks us through his experiences preparing for international competition and the main hurdles he has faced along the way, touching on previous disc injuries as well as competing in Rome during the outbreak of COVID19. The boys talk about goal-setting for US nationals, previous weight cuts for competition, and the physical and psychological hurdles of gaining weight to move up in weight class. To wrap up, Trevor provides us with a bit of insight into what his vegetarian diet looks like now and how he...

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PODCAST EPISODE #189: THE BIG LEAGUES: STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ROUND TABLE

Oct 28, 2020
 

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Today on RX’d Radio we are joined in round table fashion by Killian Hamilton, Kyle Rogers, Ryan Orr and Joe Grinstain. Thought leaders in Strength and Conditioning, Kyle, Ryan and Joe are experienced coaches for top-level professional and collegiate baseball athletes. Today they share with us their stories, advice, and perspectives on coaching techniques for your clientele.

The group discusses the major differences between working in private versus professional sectors, and how diverse internships helped them each to better understand where they were best suited to practice in the world of S&C coaching. By entraining strength into sport-specific skills, the crew reflects on how effective strength coaches understand how their role is positioned to impact how the game is played. The discussion concludes with how to foster a secure coach and client relationship that accommodates a client’s input to address individual training needs such...

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