In episode 66 of Uncharted Performance we are joined by Mike Dewar of J2Fit Strength & Conditioning and . Barbell CEO. We go from growing up in Ohio to landing in the big city with little direction but with a sense of rush and great opportunity. Mike is a big believer in using circumstance to drive positive change and creativity. He has been driven by his innate desire to know more, and by knowing more, seeing even more possibilities. As an entrepreneur, it is all about doing something, no matter how small or what it is, but to take action, make mistakes but learn from them, all in with the intention to create momentum. Don’t be hampered by perfection and fail to launch. It doesn’t have to be perfect. As a coach, his passion is to turn everyday people into everyday champions and helping them be the best at what they do, no matter what it is, from marathon runner to corporate CEO.
On this episode of Uncharted Performance we are joined by a very successful and immensely intelligent athlete and coach, 6 times CrossFit games competitor, founder of Revival Strength and most importantly new dad, Marcus Filly. What Marcus has developed is to what to outsiders might see as a seamless blend of how many of us first got into fitness, chasing that pump, and what many of us have transitioned to and grown to love, functional fitness. Before we get to Functional Bodybuilding and a walkthrough the very popular Awaken Training Series, we discuss how he got to now starting with his first ever training session and how that left him, his interest and passion in the physical and health sciences, the role medical school played in defining his mission, and the five major impact points in his training life, all along connecting all the dots. What is Functional Bodybuilding then exactly? Great question, but you will just have to listen to the episode to find out specifically.
Our guest this week is Matt Walrath of Beyond Macros. We learn how Matt became a nutrition coach, what it means for him to be one, and the approach he takes with his clients. He walks us a through a primer on macronutrients, what they are, what role they play, and why we should care. We then shift to the topic of the day, creating a new normal for his clients and how one goes about doing so through the development of sustainable and appropriate habits. Subjects we cover include how to become aware and recognize triggers, getting our body and mindset to break from homeostasis, and different externalities that could deter our nutrition journey. We finish of the episode talking about Matt’s core values which definitely bring the episode to an epic conclusion. Enjoy!
In this week’s episode of Uncharted Performance we are joined by Mike Flynn of the Impact Entrepreneur show. Mike provides tons of wisdom on how we can become better box owners, coaches and most importantly, human beings. He is an avid CrossFitter through which he pursues developing his mind, body, and spirit. A successful entrepreneur in his own right as the owner of Flynn Wealth Strategies, he is a husband, father, who wants to have a game changing impact in the lives of others. We discuss what impact moments are and what they can mean to our development, how CrossFit and Entrepreneurship are very much alike, the concept of self efficacy, the power of choice, the true meaning of legacy, how to develop the right skills to develop confidence to be able to perform, the peak performance framework, and an in-depth look at the six bridges of personal growth and the importance of the concept of the future five. In Mike’s words, lets brace for impact!
In this episode of Uncharted Performance we are joined by Tracy Beck, physical therapist and creator of Connected Physical Therapy and Wellness. Tracy is here to tell us, it is not enough to simply get better after seeing a PT, we want to be well, and that often requires a practitioner who is able and wiling to find out the root cause. She has chosen to break off from the traditional/rigid model of physical therapy and find her own unique approach. Among other things, you’ll find out how fascia works and how crucial it is, what types of movements can facilitate the development of a healthy fascial system, how we can challenge tissue in a healthy way and what makes flexibility so important for all sports disciplines.
Ben Dziwulski of WODPREP is this week’s guest in the first episode of Season 6. Ben, aside from creating WODPREP, is a former coach at CrossFit Invoke as well as former owner of his own CrossFit box. Ben has always been a natural at coaching and was able to create opportunities for himself to not only get better but to succeed beyond his initial plans. We’ll learn how he distills difficult concepts into small, manageable steps (or dominos, as he refers to them) to be able to teach others how to tackle them. Other gems from this interview include how to advance in training through what Ben refers to as an “unbalanced life” or letting the pursuit of a goal consume you for a time while you maintain single-minded focus and cherishing small victories to enjoy life to the fullest.
To wrap up this season Uncharted Performance, our guest of the week is Jeff Clapacs. Jeff is Bethune-Cookman University basketball team assistant coach with a decade of experience in college basketball coaching all over the U.S. This interview probably won’t make you better at basketball but we hope it inspires you to live a life of passion and purpose and that’s what Jeff is doing. He has learned that aspiring to always get better, practicing patience and paying it forward are the keys to success. All of us will encounter adversities or tough circumstances and Jeff has a few pointers on how we can stick with it through these rough times. Enjoy!
In this episode we’re happy to introduce you to Shellie Edington. Shellie is an age 50-54 division CrossFit Games champion, business owner and former gymnast. We got to pick her brain about her experience at the CrossFit Games, how she improved with every single year of competing and what keeps her coming back stronger than ever. We also touched on topics such as coaching and developing athletic kids, loving the challenge and brain engagement of a movement practice as a way to develop the life-long habit of exercise, as well the benefits of gymnastics for CrossFit. Among other helpful advice Shellie recommends using all the resources at your disposal (sports psychology is a good example), keeping a good handle on your work/exercise/leisure schedule to maximize efficiency and last but not least, finding the fun in the workouts even when you’re doing something you’re not very good at!
This week on Uncharted Performance we’d like to introduce you to Tim Robertson Jr. of Speed Strength. Tim holds a master’s degree in sports physiology, is a CSCS and owner of Speed Strength. Tim has over 20 years of experience training both youth and profession athletes and his impressive list of clients include LeBron James, Ben Simmons, Nene, Ellie Hess and London Fletcher. This conversation spanned from discussing how effective leadership can make you a better coach to what exercises can have the biggest carryover on the field/in sports, and everything in between (no surprise here, folks - do your squats). Tim’s recommendations and wisdom will benefit not only coaches but athletes as well, especially when it comes to developing your own philosophy and work ethic.
In this episode of Uncharted Performance our guest is Matt Gildersleeve, who is the director of football strength and conditioning at the University of Akron and the youngest strength coach in Division I football. Matt brings energy, drive and inspiration this week as he walks us through his story. Matt knew from an early age what he wanted to pursue and credits mental fortitude and character resilience as the biggest factors that helped his along the way, with just a little bit of luck. The way he chooses to show gratitude for working his dream job is through serving others who cross his path. Some actionable takeaways from this episode are listening to feedback, learning from others, and acting the part of what you want to achieve long before you get the part.