Purposeful Strength Podcast

Purposeful Strength Podcast
By Sarah Polacco
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Podcast by Sarah Polacco
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Jan. 18, 2018
In this episode Angel and I have an open conversation about his struggles with depression and how he has come to place of dealing with it. We discuss the difficulty involved in admitting that there is something going on with ourselves and how getting help from the right people can make all the difference! Angel is the own of Boston Underground Strength Training in Waltham Mass. If you want to learn more about Angel or the Underground, head to his website and check it out! http://bostonstrengthtraining.com
Jan. 9, 2018
Keith Foley is a Physical Therapist at Joint Ventures in Downtown Boston Massachusetts. Keith is one of our awesome PT's in our network who we send our members to them they require a tune up. Keith has taught us all so much about the language we use around the idea of pain. In this episode I wanted to pick his brain about language to use and not to use, how pain is perceived differently from person to person and how we think about pain can effect how we get better. To contact Keith or to book an appointment with him you can check him out here: http://www.jointventurespt.com/our-staff/keith-foley
Jan. 3, 2018
This week I talk with Dan Pope who is a PT at Champion PT and Performance in Waltham Mass. Dan’s competitive, strong man athlete background, and learning to be a physician that can help people with their injuries, pain etc. while understanding where they are coming from as an athlete has made Dan an amazing PT in his field! We talk about Power Monkey which is a camp that helps teach and coach Crossfit coaches, talk in detail about the kipping pull up, and discuss in detail what positives can be gained from the Crossfit model and programming. To learn more about Dan and all the knowledge he has to offer, check out his website http://fitnesspainfree.com.
Dec. 28, 2017
In this episode I talk with Kevin Carr all about the Certified Functional Strength Coach Certification. Kevin was one of the co-creaters and has seen how a systemized model of progressions and regressions can be instrumental in creating a proper training program as well as having a system in place for a staff of multiple individuals. To learn more about CFSC and sign up for one of the certifications, you can check out their website link below. http://www.certifiedfsc.com
Dec. 20, 2017
Jessie Haims is one of the sweetest and kindest people I have had the pleasure of encountering. I have really enjoyed watching her progress her skills from a competitive dancer, to an exceptional yoga teach to now studying strength and conditioning. I wanted to pick her brain on how she transitioned from each area of movement, what she got out of each one, and how combining the area can create more holistic strength and better movement quality.
Dec. 14, 2017
I feel so lucky to have been able to talk with Krista Scott Dixon! Her and the team over at Precision Nutrition (Check out link below)are doing amazing things to simplify the world on nutrition information while avoiding pigeon holing anyone into 1 particular kind of style of eating. In this podcast we talked a lot about tracking, intuitive eating, and the use of rewards and motivation. A lot of what we learned in the episode is that there is no exact right answer as to what is the "perfect" diet but we can find ways to become intrinsically motivated to eat better. To read more about this topic and what Krista has to say, check out her book "Why Me Want Eat". https://www.amazon.com/Why-Me-Want-Eat-ckedupitude/dp/1544812299 https://www.precisionnutrition.com
Dec. 7, 2017
Guhan Krishnan is a member at Achieve Fitness and a friend of mine. Guhan has become an inspiration to so many of us around him for working through his physical limitations and injuries with a glowing smile on his face. He used to describe to everyone that the way in which he received these injuries was an accident. In actuality, they were from a suicide attempt. In our podcast he walks me through his thoughts and feeling from before during and after the event. We speak on the importance of speaking our about depression, mental health and suicide. These conversations and not easy but the more we speak about them, the more we can be empathetic to one another and find more answers. To hear more about Guhan’s story, check out the interview Achieve posts with him awhile back. I promise you will leave feeling like you can conquer the world! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSiqIHY3mjs Thank you Guhan for your openness and honesty.
Nov. 30, 2017
In this episode I talk with three members of Achieve who are also part of the Slow White Ultimate Frisbee Team. Since I met these guys, I have been impressed with how hard working they are along with how much fun they have! In this episode we talked about What has kept these guys playing for over a decade, the ultimate community, gender equity and how playing on a mixed team enhanced the sport, and what makes this sport special to them! If you are interested in learning more about the team, check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SlowWhiteUltimate/
Nov. 21, 2017
Episode 41: Identity Engineering with Kari Nagraiff by Sarah Polacco
Nov. 15, 2017
Episode 40: Patience in Training With Karen Smith by Sarah Polacco