103 episodes

The Good Athlete Project is a movement - a new way of thinking, which maximizes the potential of athletics as education.

On The Good Athlete Podcast, we provide an opportunity for leaders of all backgrounds to join the conversation. We talk about the methods they use, effective messaging, and aim to maximize the potential of all leaders to use athletics as education.

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    • 5.0, 42 Ratings

The Good Athlete Project is a movement - a new way of thinking, which maximizes the potential of athletics as education.

On The Good Athlete Podcast, we provide an opportunity for leaders of all backgrounds to join the conversation. We talk about the methods they use, effective messaging, and aim to maximize the potential of all leaders to use athletics as education.

    Episode 99 - Johannah Zabal: Words To Live By

    Episode 99 - Johannah Zabal: Words To Live By

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    For today's episode we are joined by Johannah Zabal, Laboratories Coordinator for the Metabolism and Exercise Testing Laboratories in the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at George Washington University. She is also an adjunct professor teaching Essentials of Strength & Conditioning for undergraduate students. Johannah was also recently appointed Director of Sport Performance for Soldiers to Sidelines, a non-profit that develops all branches of active duty, retired, or wounded military members into coaches through seminars and clinics.

    Follow Johannah on Instagram: @Coach_jo_

    Follow the Good Athlete Project on Instagram: @GoodAthleteProject or on Twitter: @Coach4Kindness

    • 48 min
    Episode 98 - Dr. Chris Morris: Fluid Periodization

    Episode 98 - Dr. Chris Morris: Fluid Periodization

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    For today’s episode we are joined by Chris Morris, Director of Applied Sport Science at the University of Kentucky. He is responsible for developing and implementing the best practice strategies to reduce injury risk and enhance readiness, performance, and recovery for the Wildcats’ football team as well as with men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s soccer. The Lawrenceburg, Ky., native returned to the Bluegrass after one season as the Director of Applied Sports Science at the University of Texas. Prior to Texas, he spent two years in UK football’s high-performance department as a sports scientist. He is also the Owner of Performance Training Academy in Lexington which serves as a consultant regarding the implementation and analysis of heart rate variability and brain direct current potentials data. Dr. Morris has earned three degrees from Kentucky: bachelor’s degree in marketing, master’s degree in exercise science, and doctorate in exercise science in. As an athlete, Dr. Morris was a punter for the Wildcats football team from 2002-05.

    Follow Chris on Twitter and Instagram: @CMorrisPhD

    Today's Episode brought to you by MITE Printing. Find them online at Miteprint.com or on Twitter and Instagram: @MitePrint

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 97 – Jim and Alex Talk Powerlifting Nationals

    Episode 97 – Jim and Alex Talk Powerlifting Nationals

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    Jim and Alex sit down to talk about the Good Athlete Project Powerlifting Nationals. To learn more and register for the event, go to our website: Goodathleteproject.com/powerliftingnationals

    Learn more at our website: goodathleteproject.com/powerliftingnationals

    Follow us on Instagram: @GoodAthleteProject and Twitter: @Coach4Kindness

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    • 29 min
    Episode 96 – Chris Duffin: The Eagle and the Dragon

    Episode 96 – Chris Duffin: The Eagle and the Dragon

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    For today’s episode we are joined by Chris Duffin. Known as the “Mad Scientist of Strength” Chris is an Ex Corporate Executive turned Inventor and Movement professional. He has positioned himself uniquely in the fitness world bridging the gap between (and working with both) the top clinical rehab and sports professionals in the world and the in-the-trenches athletes and S&C coaches. He promotes and uses evidence-based approaches in developing his coaching and cueing methodologies and strength training equipment. Chris keeps it simple with reinforcing clean natural movement patterns and then focusing on building strength. He is the only person in the world today squatting and deadlifting over 900lbs at his bodyweight. He is one of the best Powerlifters of our age and one of the most respected strength coaches in the industry. Chris’s professional background prior to his current roles includes 18 years of diverse operations management experience in running aerospace, automotive, and hi-tech companies or divisions, utilizing his BS in Engineering and MBA. Chris also co-owns the Kabuki Strength Lab in Portland Oregon and is CEO/Co-Founder of Kabuki Strength Equipment providing innovative equipment and methodologies to the S&C field.

    Follow Chris on Instagram: @Mad_Scientist_Duffin

    Check out Kabuki Strength at their website KabukiStrength.com or on Social Media @KabukiStrength

    Pick up a copy of his book “The Eagle and the Dragon: A Story of Strength and Reinvention” here: https://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Dragon-Story-Strength-Reinvention/dp/1544501927

    Today's Episode brought to you by MITE Printing. Find them online at Miteprint.com or on Twitter and Instagram: @MitePrint

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 95 – Beyond Strength: Restorative Justice in Athletics with Maurice McDavid

    Episode 95 – Beyond Strength: Restorative Justice in Athletics with Maurice McDavid

    For today's episode we bring you another of our talks from the Beyond Sports: The Mentors We Mean to Be clinic. Today's presentation is given by friend of the project and former Podcast guest Maurice McDavid. He is a community leader, serving in multiple capacities. He is in his 10th year of education and his first year as assistant principal at a bilingual elementary school.

    To hear more about Maurice, circle back to his first appearance on the podcast back in episode 80: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-good-athlete-podcast/id1278410201?i=1000452828232

    Follow Maurice on Instagram: @RevMcDavid and Twitter: @APMcDizzle

    Today's Episode is brought to you by Gallery Café, located at 1760 W North Ave, Chicago, IL. Visit them at their website: gallerycafechicago.com or find them on social media: @gallerycafechi

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    • 27 min
    Episode 94 – Anna Swisher: Honey Bees and Power Cleans

    Episode 94 – Anna Swisher: Honey Bees and Power Cleans

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    For today’s podcast we are joined by Anna Swisher, Coach Education and Sports Science Manager at USA Weightlifting. Prior to her work at USA Weightlifting she served as Director of Education and Performance for Eleiko Sport. Co-creator of Eleiko Strength Coach Int. L1 and L2 courses. Anna is also an athlete herself - she was a thrower at Williams College, where she was an NCAA qualifier and a school record holder. She also was a competitive weightlifter for eight years with Windy City Weightlifting. Anna also lives on a hobby farm and orchard in Tennessee with chickens, bees, and 100 fruit trees.

    Find Dr. Swisher’s full bio at: https://renaissanceperiodization.com/team-member/anna-swisher-phd-cscs

    You can find Anna on Instagram: @CoachSwisher

    To learn more about Purple Valley Farm visit: http://windypigpress.wixsite.com/purplevalleyfarm


    Today's Episode is brought to you by Gallery Café, located at 1760 W North Ave, Chicago, IL. Visit them at their website: gallerycafechicago.com or find them on social media: @gallerycafechi

    Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @Coach4Kindness

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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Lilsheep52 ,

10/10

I like how it’s around sports but not just that I like how you guys relate it back to mental health and how in this generation we blame a lot and how our brain doesn’t except things.

Tcb6443 ,

A conversation I want to Hear

Thought provoking Looking forward to future episodes. Encouraged to find a conversation about the positive nature and potential dynamic teaching platform that is coaching and competing. Jim is not 6’2”.

BeyondStrength ,

Best. Podcast. Ever.

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