This week I am so thankful to have the amazing Julie Angel on the podcast! Julie is an independent filmmaker, author (“Breaking the Jump”), and has perhaps the coolest PhD thesis of all time, “Cine Parkour: a cinematic and theoretical contribution to the practice of parkour”, AKA observing and talking to parkour athletes to better understand what they do and why they do it. Why didn’t I think of this when I was in school?!
We cover a lot of ground here, including:
How she first got started in MovNat and Parkour
What it takes for movement “ignition”
Yamakasi: the beginnings of parkour
The evolution of coaching in parkour
Breaking the Jump
See & Do
…and much much more!
Please check out, like, and follow Julie’s ongoing projects.
Recently Jake, TJ and I had the chance to sit down and chat with Lori Crock and Nick Lynch, two all-star coaches and Russian Kettlebell Certification Team Instructors. Lori is back for the second time on the podcast (her first visit being one of my favorites). Our conversation ranged far and wide, covering:
Play and human development
The atrophy of movement patterns
The benefits of training with a Kettlebell
If you like what you hear, please check our Lori and Nick’s websites below. I’m also providing links to the certification they will be teaching this fall, as well as the articles on Play and the Wedge brought up during the conversation.
This week I am excited to have Coach Spencer Roloff on the pod! Spencer is one of the phenomenal coaches at Force Fitness and has taken over our AR (Athletic Revolution) Program. He mainly trains middle school and high school athletes, but also competes in Olympic Weightlifting and dances to Taylor Swift songs while wearing elf costumes – what’s not to like?
Today, we’ll cover a variety of topics on training, mindset, early specialization, and more! Whether you are a parent, an athlete, or both – this one is for you.
This week, we are so lucky to have the lovely Lucy Hendricks on the pod! Lucy is a coach at Gym Laird Strength and Conditioning in Lexington, KY and an all around beast when it comes to helping people breathe more efficiently and effectively. Why does this matter? Because breathing is the base of everything else we do. Listen and I bet you’ll be surprised how much this can help your health and fitness!
*Note: We had some technical difficulties with my microphone during the first 10minutes so the conversation might sound choppy but I edited my parts out.
This week we have another special guest on the pod, Travis Noble Graves! Travis and I met back at one of the original MovNat certifications in Boston in 2012. He designs all the conditioning programs for American Parkour, runs classes at their location in D.C., and teaches a Parkour certification instructors across the country. If that weren’t enough, he’s also been a Finalist on American Ninja Warrior! In this episode, we cover:
What is Parkour?
Is it dangerous and who can practice Parkour?
Overlaps between Parkour and MovNat
The importance of mindset (this was my biggest takeaway)
Community and History in Parkour
Conditioning in Parkour
and of course, AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR!
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Here are some of the links we discussed in the show: