Rebel Performance Radio is a podcast for educated meatheads trying to suck less as athletes, coaches, and humans. Each week we light your brain on fire with some of the top coaches, athletes, scientists, dudes, and gals on the planet to help you suck less as a strength coach, athlete, and human. We talk all things training, nutrition, movement, and lifestyle with a healthy amount of banter, movie quotes, and predator handshakes sprinkled on top. New episodes air every Monday morning. Why not start your week with us?
Ep 77: From Spinning His Wheels to 50 lbs PRs with Luke Vitale
Do you train consistently without seeing the results you want? If your training has hit a wall, today’s guest just might open your eyes. This week’s episode features Luke Vitale, a current trainee on our new Training Team. Luke just finished a training cycle with us and in his words, “The progress I made was stupid. I’ve never seen that kind of progress in such a short period of time.” We dive into Luke’s major progressions and PRs he’s seen throughout this 12-week training cycle: 500 x 5 deadlift (old 5 rep max was 455) and 275 x 5 bench (old 5 rep max was 255). This episode is all about Luke’s journey from getting his training “out of the mud” and how he made it happen.
Ep 76: The Science of Sleep: Why it Matters and How It Will 10x Your Performance with Dr. Greg Potter
How much sleep do you average per night? Joining me on the show this week is Dr. Greg Potter, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Resilient Nutrition, a nutrition and supplement company that uses nutrition to help people be more resilient. We dive into the episode discussing why sleep matters, particularly when it comes to your everyday housekeeping and brain functions and understanding how to navigate within both. Listen in as we share a list of action steps to balance sleep in a healthy way. With sleep probably being the most powerful performance cocktail around and has the ability to drastically improve your performance faster than any other intervention, we should all be prioritizing and understanding the why behind it.
Ep 75: Building a Bulletproof Gut with Megan Hall
On the show today, I have Megan Hall, Scientific Director at Nourish Balance Thrive, an online health coaching company helping people achieve optimal health and peak performance. We intended to focus today’s conversation with Megan on the importance of gut health and how to build a bulletproof gut; but we ended up covering all things nutrition, diets, digestive techniques, and lifestyle factors. We do a deep dive into how overlooked gut health is and why it is so important to understand how your system reacts and adapts to certain lifestyle diets and knowing what works for you. Listen in as Megan explains the factors that go into building yourself a bulletproof gut and how you can actually implement these strategies and techniques in your everyday life.
Ep 74: How to Use Velocity Based Training to Become a More Powerful Athlete with Ty Terrell
Joining me on the show today is, Ty Terrell, a good friend of mine and strength coach for the Atlanta Hawks. We discuss the necessity of strength in order to generate force and understanding how quickly you can actually tap into that force pull. Listen in as Ty explains the importance of where you start on the velocity curve and how to implement and execute velocity based training to succeed as an athlete.
Ep 73: Reclaim Your Athleticism with Zach Kayne
On the show this week, I have Zach Kayne, a good friend and former college teammate of mine, and also former Chicago White Sox player. Listen in as Zach unpacks the challenges he faced in searching for a new training outlet as he transitioned from playing ball every day to working in the real world from 9-5. He then shares what the process was like in reclaiming his athleticism as he gives insight on his experience training with Rebel Performance.
Ep 72: Should You Go Overhead with The Rebel Crew
On the show today, I have a few of the fellow RP Coaches back in action, Keiran Halton, Ryan Patrick and Ryan L’Ecuyer. The intent of today’s discussion is whether or not you should go overhead and the qualifications for doing so. We dive deep into why the ribs play such an important role in getting overhead and go into the tactic of using unilateral movements as a tool to get somebody overhead by driving rotation and restoring mechanics.
Mark Rippetoe Sent Me Here
Amazing podcast. Thanks, Mark!
Outstanding right out of the gate with episode 1.
If there was a vote on best new strength and conditioning podcast, this would be it.