16 episodes

After over 15 years in the health and fitness fields, Cardiac Nurse turned Personal Trainer, Marianne Kane explores the journey from believing you're broken, dysfunctional, and ill-equipped to a place of believing you come equipped with exactly what you need for your next step.Your host discusses topics that will help lessen the burden of "getting it all right" and create freedom to be your truest and fullest "fit self", inside and out, just as you are.

The Equipped with Strength Podcast Marianne Kane

    • Health & Fitness
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After over 15 years in the health and fitness fields, Cardiac Nurse turned Personal Trainer, Marianne Kane explores the journey from believing you're broken, dysfunctional, and ill-equipped to a place of believing you come equipped with exactly what you need for your next step.Your host discusses topics that will help lessen the burden of "getting it all right" and create freedom to be your truest and fullest "fit self", inside and out, just as you are.

    Ep 16: The challenge is the industry itself (with Steve Cotter)

    Ep 16: The challenge is the industry itself (with Steve Cotter)

    An interview with Steve Cotter, where we discuss fitness basics, the importance of fundamentals, and how cultural and economic factors can impact our health in ways we didn’t realize. Let’s get back to the basics of mind, body, and breath.  
    Steve Cotter is a master coach and founder of the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation. He is a pioneer in the world of kettlebell training and has instructed thousands of fitness professionals. Among his other accomplishments, Steve is on Men’s Health Magazines ‘The 100 Fittest Men of All Time’ list


    You can check out and follow Steve here:
    Website - https://ikff.net
    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/IKFFChannel
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stevecotter_ikff


    What's discussed:


    0:00  Introduction
    1:27 Mind - Body Connection in Fitness 
    5:06 “The challenge is the industry itself”
    14:29 “When you can uplift someone, it is as if you can give something to yourself”
    19:00 “I am a true believer that the foundation and salvation is through physical fitness”
    25:24 “Mental wellbeing is crucial”
    28:08 “The foundation for all of it is the physical education”
    36:30 “I teach people the fundamentals of mind, body, breath”
    40:34 “As a general culture we feel broken and dysfunctional and the industry runs with that”
    48:40 Duality and Yin and Yang
    56:02 “I think the way forward is to take care of ourselves”
    1:01:27 “There is something even bigger than help, wellbeing”
    1:03:44 Some wisdom and tips for people who need inspiration
    1:09:59 Fight and Flight Responses
    1:15:46 Mobility and Kettle Bell Programing

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 15: Social Media, Fantasy Fitness (AND MORE) with Dan John

    Ep 15: Social Media, Fantasy Fitness (AND MORE) with Dan John

    In this episode we take a big picture look of fitness with Dan John. We talk about the norms of modern fitness and the reality of what it means to be fit. The rules of good health don’t need to be complicated. By looking at your health from a holistic, simple, and honest perspective you can get a clear view of your fitness priorities instead of focusing on unrealistic and destructive “Fantasy Fitness”. 

    0:00  Introduction
    3:04  How do you weed out a good coach
    7:47  Social Media and Fantasy Fitness
    16:30 How has your faith influenced training and coaching?
    22:36 What happens when you fail? Obstacle planning
    28:28 Reconciling chasing status goals with the vanity metric of being healthy
    33:43 What should you do if you have fallen off track? How to be well-rounded in 1-2 workouts a week. 
    37:11 There is no perfect workout program
    41:32 Life happens, keep going
    46:58 What is “fit”ness
    48:00 Conclusion

    Dan John is a professional coach, trainer, and religious scholar who has written and co-written books like “Never Let Go”,  “Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength”, “Can You Go?”, and “Now What?”. He has a background as an athlete and holds the current American record for the Weight Pentathlon. Dan teaches people about weights and kettlebells on his training site Dan John University, and passes his knowledge through numerous workshops and publications worldwide. 

    You can check out and follow Dan here:

    http://danjohn.net/
    https://www.danjohnuniversity.com/

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    WHERE ELSE TO FIND ME, YOUR HOST:

    Join the Body Trust Movement: https://equippedwithstrength.com

    Workout Membership: https://equippedwithstrength.com/enroll

    All Programs and Coaching: https://equippedwithstrength.com/workout-programs/

    • 49 min
    Ep 14: Avoiding The "Guru-Trap" in fitness (with The Physio Detective)

    Ep 14: Avoiding The "Guru-Trap" in fitness (with The Physio Detective)

    In this episode, Antony Lo - aka The Physio Detective - talk about Avoiding The "Guru-Trap" in fitness, & Increasing Trust In Yourself. Basically, ways to approach "being an expert" or "seeking expertise" in a more grounded, lower pressure way. 

    Fear of getting it wrong, or the pressure to get it all right are ruining fitness for both fitness trainers and fitness enthusiasts alike. Many of whom are trapped in black and white thinking, seeking "the right way" to do things, best way to move etc, which is often compounded by a top-down "doctor knows best" attitude from the fitness world. 

    Let's stop it. 

    Instead, use principles (and a big picture) to guide, not recipes and dogma to follow to the T. 

    Enjoy.

    0:00 Introduction
    01:06 Tell us a little about your free series called Guru to Guide
    04:00 Pressure to have all the right answers
    09:23 How to help people stop fearing "not knowing"
    16:04 Language, and how it can be used to bolster body trust
    23:41 Another way to trust your body
    31:41 How far is too far (in the opposite direction) and what's a better way to think about coaching people
    47:56 The unrealistic expectations of Manual Handling training for nurses 
    52:07 Blaming the person for their injury *eye roll*
    53:17 How to be better "equipped" as a fitness trainer or fitness enthusiast and final words of wisdom from Antony

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    WHERE ELSE TO FIND ME, YOUR HOST:

    Join the Body Trust Movement: https://equippedwithstrength.com

    Workout Membership: https://equippedwithstrength.com/enroll

    All Programs and Coaching: https://equippedwithstrength.com/workout-programs/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 13: Efficient & Effective Workouts with Pat Flynn

    Ep 13: Efficient & Effective Workouts with Pat Flynn

    No Time (or energy) for Working Out?


    Pat Flynn is an expert in short, efficient and effective kettlebell workouts. In fact, he's a master at Kettlebell complexes. He's also a minimalist, generalist and dad to four, so he knows exactly how to get the most bang from his limited time.
    In this episode, Pat and I discuss all things related to how you can exercise when you're short for time, where people tend to get stuck, what the big rocks are, and hopefully a mindset of "something is better than nothing".
    Enjoy.

    What You Will Learn:


    0:00 Introduction03:51 What are Kettlebell Complexes?06:00 Workout efficiency & minimalism09:00 Getting your priorities straight with the Prisoner's Dilemma13:40 Where are people getting stuck?16:40 Engineering your own success 24:00 The most "enough" things you can do for your fitness26:08 Oooh, a fun complex idea27:50 Strong On, challenges, periodization, and pivot-points31:40 Two 16's, and wrapping up
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    WHERE ELSE TO FIND ME, YOUR HOST:

    Join the Body Trust Movement: https://equippedwithstrength.com

    Workout Membership: https://equippedwithstrength.com/enroll

    All Programs and Coaching: https://equippedwithstrength.com/workout-programs/

    • 33 min
    Ep 12: Greg Lehman Talks Osteoarthritis, Movement Optimism, and Dumb Fitness Rules

    Ep 12: Greg Lehman Talks Osteoarthritis, Movement Optimism, and Dumb Fitness Rules

    This topic came from a Facebook group I'm in. In this group and others, it's not uncommon to see questions like this:
    "My doctor diagnosed me with arthritis in my knees today. And I'm only 34! He told me no more powerlifting or running, which are my two favorite activities. I'll be doing PT for the next month and getting a recumbent stationary bike. I feel like I'm losing part of my identity - I am a powerlifter. Any other women who LOVE lifting heavy things that cannot lift heavy anymore?"
    Do you think we should avoid certain activities just because we have osteoarthritis? Do certain exercises and heavy lifting, for example, make knee OA worse? 
    Why is it called "wear and tear arthritis"? Are we wearing out our joints by moving them? 
    One one hand, we get present with the idea that "motion is lotion", but on the other hand we get warned not to do certain things because THOSE will wear us down like we're machines. 
    I invited expert physiotherapist and clinical educator, Greg Lehman on to the show to give his take on osteoarthritis, pain science, and movement optimism. We also talk about some of the dumb fitness/rehab rules out there and we leave you with some reassuring advice on how to help yourself stay healthy, strong, and resilient.

    What You Will Learn:


    0:00 Introduction01:29 Why is OA called "wear and tear"?03:59 Benefits vs Risk of Loading Osteoarthritis04:49 Is OA a disease process?05:33 Can children get OA?07:33 How can we increase body trust?10:25 The cool Messier (2021) paper13:01 Is it okay to poke into pain?14:08 How to speak to kids about pain16:31 Sensitivity vs damage18:53 Is the tide shifting toward optimism?21:43 The cup analogy23:46 Does having a high BMI wear out your joints faster?26:12 Dumb rules, too many rules30:55 To the person afraid to get started34:11 Most info is BS, but most people don't realize it35:35 More dumb stuff: bounding and hopping screening, and don't stretch tendons38:01 Coaches: what how you say stuff!40:58 Greg's course: Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science42:56 When does biomechanics matter?48:01 Parting wisdom: many roads
    WHERE ELSE TO FIND ME, YOUR HOST:

    Join the Body Trust Movement: https://equippedwithstrength.com

    Workout Membership: https://equippedwithstrength.com/enroll

    All Programs and Coaching: https://equippedwithstrength.com/workout-programs/

    • 49 min
    Ep 11: Can You Make Diastasis Recti Worse? (with Sarah Haag, Women's Health PT)

    Ep 11: Can You Make Diastasis Recti Worse? (with Sarah Haag, Women's Health PT)

    This topic was one suggested by Get Glutes member Nadege, and it's one many postpartum women will resonate with. Whether you've just had a baby or are years down the line and only learning about this now.
    "I recently discovered that I may have abdominal separation, reason why no matter what, I'm not having a flat belly (when I do get great result with all other muscles). Also, most exercises i was doing to build the muscles, actually make it worse. I'm so frustrated as it is a lot of waste time and energy."
    What Nadege is describing is a process called Diastasis Recti Abdominis, which is the thinning of the "six-pack" abs to accommodate a growing fetus. It can happen for other reasons, too, but this is how most women experience it.
    It's often blamed for the "mummy tummy" or "belly pooch" appearance many women have, and even still it's blamed for things like pain, weakness, pelvic floor dysfunctions like incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), pelvic girdle pain (PGP), and even other orthopedic pain and "bad posture". But are these things true? Or if they are true, how much should we *actually* worry about them.
    With all that in mind, it's no wonder I see so many women afraid of making it worse and desperate to "fix it". Not only does the presence of a non-flat stomach bother us (so much pressure to have a flat tummy), but with all these "problems" looming over us, there's a lot of fear and confusion about making it worse.
    Imagine how that affects your body trust. To be afraid of moving certain ways because you've been told it's going to make it worse. Or believing that having diastasis is somehow bad and you NEED to fix it.
    I invited Women's/Pelvic Health Physical Therapist of Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness, and Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Chicago, Sarah Haag, PT, DPT on to talk about this contentious topic.
    You may have heard many things about Diastasis Recti - or ab separation - and you may be wondering how to fix the diastasis, but is diastasis bad? Is it a dysfunction waiting to happen?


    WHERE ELSE TO FIND ME, YOUR HOST:

    Join the Body Trust Movement: https://equippedwithstrength.com

    Workout Membership: https://equippedwithstrength.com/enroll

    • 36 min

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