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Latest Episodes

EA 01: What Is The Everyday Athlete With Phil McDougall

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Philip McDougall, Director of Athletic Performance at Strength Matters. In our conversation, we explore who or what is the everyday athlete. Philip is a kettlebell Jedi, former Marine Commando, sports massage therapist, an Olympic Ski Racer, and a great friend. He lives in San Diego with Henry of Cambridge who is one of the coolest dogs in the world. According to Philip, everyone possesses a level of athleticism, but only a small percentage exercise an adequate amount. The small percentage of the population that regularly exercise are the everyday athletes. Stay tuned while we discuss the how and why of being a true everyday athlete. Today's topics include: * How approximately 60% of the adult population age between

50 min2017 MAY 20
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EA 01: What Is The Everyday Athlete With Phil McDougall

EA 02: How To Get Out Of Pain & Avoid Injuries With Perry Nickelston (Part 1)

EWelcome to the Everyday Athlete Podcast, I'm your host Josh Kennedy. Today, I'm talking with the wonderful Dr. Perry Nickelston. We talk all things movement, breathing, rehab, and why movement does not have to be complicated to change your life. We also talk about pain and a lot of important information as Perry shares a ton of "brain candy" with us. This podcast is so information packed that we had to split it into two parts. So, enjoy part 1 of my interview with Dr. Perry Nickelston. Dr. Perry Nickelston is a chiropractic physician who focuses on performance enhancement, corrective exercise, metabolic fitness, and nutrition. He trained at American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial orthopedic medical and trigger point therapy. He is also an expert in thinking outside the box and being the "blue ball". He is the founder of Stop Chasing the

47 min2017 MAY 20
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EA 02: How To Get Out Of Pain & Avoid Injuries With Perry Nickelston (Part 1)

EA 03: Why The Everyday Athlete Should Row With Cameron Nichol

EWelcome to the Everyday Athlete podcast. In today's episode, I speak with former Olympic rower Cameron Nichol, from Rowing WOD. We talk about the wonderful health and fitness benefits of rowing, how it might just be the missing link from people's training regimens. How beginners and experienced athletes can benefit from rowing and integrate it into their training. Cameron believes that every human is an athlete and that every athlete should row. Cameron Nichol started rowing in medical school. He is now a medical doctor, a two-time world silver medalist, former Olympic rower, and the founder of RowingWOD. Which is dedicated to empowering and inspiring athletes to master rowing. Cameron is now a doctor practicing in London, and he has also coached many elite CrossFit athletes. Cameron's enthusiasm for the sport of rowing is contagious. Enjoy. Today's topics include: * When Cameron is inte

55 min2017 MAY 20
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EA 03: Why The Everyday Athlete Should Row With Cameron Nichol

EA 04: How To Get Out Of Pain & Avoid Injuries With Perry Nickelston (Part 2)

EWelcome to the Everyday Athlete Podcast, I'm your host Josh Kennedy. Today, I'm talking with my friend Dr. Perry Nickelston. This is part 2 of my epic interview with Perry. If you missed part 1 of the interview please go back and listen to episode 2 of the podcast. Perry has been working with Strength Matters for the last several years, and he is a huge proponent of functional movement. He is the author of Stop Chasing the Pain and runs the website of the same name. He is a chiropractic physician who focuses on movement and performance enhancement. Listen in as Perry shares his wealth of knowledge with us. Today's topics include: * The RAIL System * Release * Activate * Integrate * Locomotion * This is a system that discovers why the body does what it does. Restriction, lack of movement, or pain are real or perceived threats to the body. * If it is about protection, make the body feel sa

41 min2017 MAY 28
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EA 04: How To Get Out Of Pain & Avoid Injuries With Perry Nickelston (Part 2)

EA 05: How To Actually Use Fitness Trackers To Get Fit With Nudge Coach

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Phil Beene, from Nudge Coach. This is a fantastic new app that can be used by trainers, clients, and everyday athletes. Phil Beene has a degree in Economics from Wofford College. He is the Co-founder and President of Nudge, an online coaching platform. The company has been featured in Techcrunch, Digital Trends, and several other industry magazines. Phil and fellow soccer player Mac Gambill became interested in fitness wearables and corporate wellness. They started working on a way for different devices to talk to each other and eventually Nudge Coach was created. Today's topics include: * The founding of Nudge originated with Phil and Mac Gambill playing soccer together and getting involved in the start-up ecosyste

48 min2017 JUN 15
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EA 05: How To Actually Use Fitness Trackers To Get Fit With Nudge Coach

EA 06: The Everyday Athlete & Lower Back Pain – Why No Two Spines Are The Same

EToday, I am talking to Joel Proskewitz the Founder of PerformanceRx in London. Joel is a fantastic coach who has been in the business for about 24 years. He has been hiding in the background slowly building his reputation. This is the first podcast he has ever done, but I doubt it will be his last. Joel has been a trainer and strength coach for the last 24 years. He was one of the strength and conditioning coaches for the South African Olympic Heavyweight Rowing Team who happened to take the Bronze medal in Athens in 2004. He has also been a strength coach for the South African National Karate Team. He works directly with Professor Stuart McGill as part of his teaching team as well as taking care of all of his UK back pain referrals. He is the owner of PerformanceRx Personal Training & Injury Rehabilitation. He is super knowledgeable, and it was great having him on the podcast. Today's t

57 min2017 JUN 21
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EA 06: The Everyday Athlete & Lower Back Pain – Why No Two Spines Are The Same

EA 07: Why The Everyday Athlete Should Run With Andrew Read

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Andrew Read. We talk about Ironman, his 1000 kilometer charity ride, his book Run Strong, his time on SealFit, and all about running, running technique, and how to get started running. Today's guest is in the 1% of trainers with over 15 years in the fitness industry. You would be hard pressed to know if he is happy or sad. He hates everyone. He has spent a lifetime in competitive martial arts and some time in special forces. He is a certified functional movement specialist, national director of Primal Move, an author, speaker, and so much more. His specialty is elite performance, and he has trained three world champions. Enjoy my interview with Andrew Read. Today's topics include: * Andrew is 45 years old. When he t

71 min2017 JUN 26
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EA 07: Why The Everyday Athlete Should Run With Andrew Read

EA 08: Better Health & Movement Through Sprinting With Franz Snideman

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Franz Snideman, co-owner of Revolution Fitness in La Jolla, California. Franz is a Senior Strong First Instructor, Primal Move National Instructor, a former collegiate sprinter, a trainer, coach, speaker, and author. Franz is known as the sprinting ninja, and he has dreams of being a superhero. Franz has been in the fitness industry for 21 years, and he has been a personal trainer since 1996. When he was young, he stumbled onto track and field by accident. He ended up getting a college scholarship for track and field, and he is currently known as a sprinting geek. He and his brother developed Primal Speed which is a synthesis of all of his fitness knowledge put into a system that teaches power training and sprinting

66 min2017 JUL 3
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EA 08: Better Health & Movement Through Sprinting With Franz Snideman

EA 09: How To Get Rid Of Back Pain With Dr. Stuart McGill

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Dr. Stuart Mcgill, a world renowned back specialist and Professor of Spine Biomechanics at the University of Waterloo. He has a laboratory and clinic that explores lower back mechanics, injury mechanisms, rehabilitation protocols, and performance enhancement. He is the author of numerous journals and papers, and his work has received numerous International awards. As a consultant, he has provided expertise on lower back injury to government agencies, corporations, and professional sports teams. He is the author of several books including Lower Back Disorders, Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, and Back Mechanic. Dr. McGill shares insight into reasons behind back pain and how to treat back conditions. Today's Top

74 min2017 JUL 10
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EA 09: How To Get Rid Of Back Pain With Dr. Stuart McGill

EA 10: Obstacle Course Racing, Epic Bucket Lists & Developing Mental Resilience With Kate Solovieva

EKate Solovieva is a blogger, nutritionist, motivational speaker, endurance race runner, lifestyle coach, and an all around amazing athlete. Today, I am lucky enough to have a conversation with her about training, online business, nutrition, racing, her epic bucket list and more. Kate was born in Siberia and immigrated to Canada when she was a teenager. She has an undergraduate and graduate degree in psychology. She has been a student, a professor, a yoga instructor, a Bootcamp instructor and she is our guest today. Kate goes by "Solo" or Kate and it is great to have her on the show. She grew up in the capital of Siberia and it was a fairly typical Russian childhood. She lived in the Netherlands for a while and lived in three different countries. She prides herself on being able to swim and not sink. She thinks that this life experience has helped her with obstacle course racing and extre

52 min2017 JUL 17
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EA 10: Obstacle Course Racing, Epic Bucket Lists & Developing Mental Resilience With Kate Solovieva

Latest Episodes

EA 01: What Is The Everyday Athlete With Phil McDougall

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Philip McDougall, Director of Athletic Performance at Strength Matters. In our conversation, we explore who or what is the everyday athlete. Philip is a kettlebell Jedi, former Marine Commando, sports massage therapist, an Olympic Ski Racer, and a great friend. He lives in San Diego with Henry of Cambridge who is one of the coolest dogs in the world. According to Philip, everyone possesses a level of athleticism, but only a small percentage exercise an adequate amount. The small percentage of the population that regularly exercise are the everyday athletes. Stay tuned while we discuss the how and why of being a true everyday athlete. Today's topics include: * How approximately 60% of the adult population age between

50 min2017 MAY 20
Comments
EA 01: What Is The Everyday Athlete With Phil McDougall

EA 02: How To Get Out Of Pain & Avoid Injuries With Perry Nickelston (Part 1)

EWelcome to the Everyday Athlete Podcast, I'm your host Josh Kennedy. Today, I'm talking with the wonderful Dr. Perry Nickelston. We talk all things movement, breathing, rehab, and why movement does not have to be complicated to change your life. We also talk about pain and a lot of important information as Perry shares a ton of "brain candy" with us. This podcast is so information packed that we had to split it into two parts. So, enjoy part 1 of my interview with Dr. Perry Nickelston. Dr. Perry Nickelston is a chiropractic physician who focuses on performance enhancement, corrective exercise, metabolic fitness, and nutrition. He trained at American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial orthopedic medical and trigger point therapy. He is also an expert in thinking outside the box and being the "blue ball". He is the founder of Stop Chasing the

47 min2017 MAY 20
Comments
EA 02: How To Get Out Of Pain & Avoid Injuries With Perry Nickelston (Part 1)

EA 03: Why The Everyday Athlete Should Row With Cameron Nichol

EWelcome to the Everyday Athlete podcast. In today's episode, I speak with former Olympic rower Cameron Nichol, from Rowing WOD. We talk about the wonderful health and fitness benefits of rowing, how it might just be the missing link from people's training regimens. How beginners and experienced athletes can benefit from rowing and integrate it into their training. Cameron believes that every human is an athlete and that every athlete should row. Cameron Nichol started rowing in medical school. He is now a medical doctor, a two-time world silver medalist, former Olympic rower, and the founder of RowingWOD. Which is dedicated to empowering and inspiring athletes to master rowing. Cameron is now a doctor practicing in London, and he has also coached many elite CrossFit athletes. Cameron's enthusiasm for the sport of rowing is contagious. Enjoy. Today's topics include: * When Cameron is inte

55 min2017 MAY 20
Comments
EA 03: Why The Everyday Athlete Should Row With Cameron Nichol

EA 04: How To Get Out Of Pain & Avoid Injuries With Perry Nickelston (Part 2)

EWelcome to the Everyday Athlete Podcast, I'm your host Josh Kennedy. Today, I'm talking with my friend Dr. Perry Nickelston. This is part 2 of my epic interview with Perry. If you missed part 1 of the interview please go back and listen to episode 2 of the podcast. Perry has been working with Strength Matters for the last several years, and he is a huge proponent of functional movement. He is the author of Stop Chasing the Pain and runs the website of the same name. He is a chiropractic physician who focuses on movement and performance enhancement. Listen in as Perry shares his wealth of knowledge with us. Today's topics include: * The RAIL System * Release * Activate * Integrate * Locomotion * This is a system that discovers why the body does what it does. Restriction, lack of movement, or pain are real or perceived threats to the body. * If it is about protection, make the body feel sa

41 min2017 MAY 28
Comments
EA 04: How To Get Out Of Pain & Avoid Injuries With Perry Nickelston (Part 2)

EA 05: How To Actually Use Fitness Trackers To Get Fit With Nudge Coach

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Phil Beene, from Nudge Coach. This is a fantastic new app that can be used by trainers, clients, and everyday athletes. Phil Beene has a degree in Economics from Wofford College. He is the Co-founder and President of Nudge, an online coaching platform. The company has been featured in Techcrunch, Digital Trends, and several other industry magazines. Phil and fellow soccer player Mac Gambill became interested in fitness wearables and corporate wellness. They started working on a way for different devices to talk to each other and eventually Nudge Coach was created. Today's topics include: * The founding of Nudge originated with Phil and Mac Gambill playing soccer together and getting involved in the start-up ecosyste

48 min2017 JUN 15
Comments
EA 05: How To Actually Use Fitness Trackers To Get Fit With Nudge Coach

EA 06: The Everyday Athlete & Lower Back Pain – Why No Two Spines Are The Same

EToday, I am talking to Joel Proskewitz the Founder of PerformanceRx in London. Joel is a fantastic coach who has been in the business for about 24 years. He has been hiding in the background slowly building his reputation. This is the first podcast he has ever done, but I doubt it will be his last. Joel has been a trainer and strength coach for the last 24 years. He was one of the strength and conditioning coaches for the South African Olympic Heavyweight Rowing Team who happened to take the Bronze medal in Athens in 2004. He has also been a strength coach for the South African National Karate Team. He works directly with Professor Stuart McGill as part of his teaching team as well as taking care of all of his UK back pain referrals. He is the owner of PerformanceRx Personal Training & Injury Rehabilitation. He is super knowledgeable, and it was great having him on the podcast. Today's t

57 min2017 JUN 21
Comments
EA 06: The Everyday Athlete & Lower Back Pain – Why No Two Spines Are The Same

EA 07: Why The Everyday Athlete Should Run With Andrew Read

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Andrew Read. We talk about Ironman, his 1000 kilometer charity ride, his book Run Strong, his time on SealFit, and all about running, running technique, and how to get started running. Today's guest is in the 1% of trainers with over 15 years in the fitness industry. You would be hard pressed to know if he is happy or sad. He hates everyone. He has spent a lifetime in competitive martial arts and some time in special forces. He is a certified functional movement specialist, national director of Primal Move, an author, speaker, and so much more. His specialty is elite performance, and he has trained three world champions. Enjoy my interview with Andrew Read. Today's topics include: * Andrew is 45 years old. When he t

71 min2017 JUN 26
Comments
EA 07: Why The Everyday Athlete Should Run With Andrew Read

EA 08: Better Health & Movement Through Sprinting With Franz Snideman

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Franz Snideman, co-owner of Revolution Fitness in La Jolla, California. Franz is a Senior Strong First Instructor, Primal Move National Instructor, a former collegiate sprinter, a trainer, coach, speaker, and author. Franz is known as the sprinting ninja, and he has dreams of being a superhero. Franz has been in the fitness industry for 21 years, and he has been a personal trainer since 1996. When he was young, he stumbled onto track and field by accident. He ended up getting a college scholarship for track and field, and he is currently known as a sprinting geek. He and his brother developed Primal Speed which is a synthesis of all of his fitness knowledge put into a system that teaches power training and sprinting

66 min2017 JUL 3
Comments
EA 08: Better Health & Movement Through Sprinting With Franz Snideman

EA 09: How To Get Rid Of Back Pain With Dr. Stuart McGill

EWelcome to Everyday Athlete the podcast for the everyday athlete who wants to train smarter and live to be 100 years old. I am your host, Josh Kennedy. Today, I am talking to Dr. Stuart Mcgill, a world renowned back specialist and Professor of Spine Biomechanics at the University of Waterloo. He has a laboratory and clinic that explores lower back mechanics, injury mechanisms, rehabilitation protocols, and performance enhancement. He is the author of numerous journals and papers, and his work has received numerous International awards. As a consultant, he has provided expertise on lower back injury to government agencies, corporations, and professional sports teams. He is the author of several books including Lower Back Disorders, Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance, and Back Mechanic. Dr. McGill shares insight into reasons behind back pain and how to treat back conditions. Today's Top

74 min2017 JUL 10
Comments
EA 09: How To Get Rid Of Back Pain With Dr. Stuart McGill

EA 10: Obstacle Course Racing, Epic Bucket Lists & Developing Mental Resilience With Kate Solovieva

EKate Solovieva is a blogger, nutritionist, motivational speaker, endurance race runner, lifestyle coach, and an all around amazing athlete. Today, I am lucky enough to have a conversation with her about training, online business, nutrition, racing, her epic bucket list and more. Kate was born in Siberia and immigrated to Canada when she was a teenager. She has an undergraduate and graduate degree in psychology. She has been a student, a professor, a yoga instructor, a Bootcamp instructor and she is our guest today. Kate goes by "Solo" or Kate and it is great to have her on the show. She grew up in the capital of Siberia and it was a fairly typical Russian childhood. She lived in the Netherlands for a while and lived in three different countries. She prides herself on being able to swim and not sink. She thinks that this life experience has helped her with obstacle course racing and extre

52 min2017 JUL 17
Comments
EA 10: Obstacle Course Racing, Epic Bucket Lists & Developing Mental Resilience With Kate Solovieva
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