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Feel Strong Fitness

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The Feel Strong Fitness podcast! Fitness, training, coaching, nutrition and more with experts in the field!
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Episode 70: Jeff Seckendorf of Coach Me Strong

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Episode 76: Peter Lap & Healthy Post-Natal Body
Peter Lap of Healthy Post-Natal Body @healthy_post_natal_body chats with Justin about post-natal fitness, the importance of access to fitness, and why most of his happy clients don't pay him anything. Let's talk about it. 
December 6, 2021
Episode 75: Dr. Sean Pastuch of Active Life
Dr. Sean Pastuch ( @drseanpastuch ) joins Justin to talk about what Fitness really is, why he believes the gap between health care and fitness will be filled by the health care provider of the future: the coach, and how you can get a ton of value without hiring either of us. We are excited about this one -- let's talk about it.  @activelifeprofessional
November 29, 2021
Episode 74: The Feel Strong Process
What EXACTLY happens when you sign up with Feel Strong?  What are the steps?  How long does it take?  We're big believers in being transparent with these things, so we're spelling it ALL out. The how, the why, and exactly the steps we take to build our signature one-on-one custom programs to solve your problems and reach your goals without compromise or wasting time. Let's talk about it. 
November 22, 2021
Episode 73: Stu Brauer & Retiring from Gym Ownership
Stu Brauer has RETIRED from owning a microgym. Not quit, not sold, RETIRED. We talk about how long this was in the works, what it's like to potentially lose your identity, and how his next step is helping other people do exactly what he just did. Let's talk about it. 
November 15, 2021
Episode 72: Nate Palmer of Million Dollar Body
Nate Palmer is bringing energy and success to busy dads! We talk about sustainable nutrition practices, why your ketone supplement won't work, and how he gets to the root of people's REAL motivation to keep them going and winning long-term.  @n8training Nate's Private Group (go join!): Nate's Latest Book:
November 8, 2021
Episode 71: Is it Valuable?
Whether you're looking at a coach, program, or fitness solution, or you're someone who PROVIDES those things, you need to determine if it is, in fact, of value to you. Justin lays out some simple questions with challenging answers, as well as why he declined a $60,000/month offer and you should too. Let's talk about it. 
November 1, 2021
Episode 70: Jeff Seckendorf of Coach Me Strong
We talked with Jeff Seckendorf of Coach Me Strong - a one-on-one coaching program focused especially on people with Parkinson's disease. We talk about the value of individual programming with this population, why accountability is a huge value, and how this all started with SCUBA. Jeff is helping bridge the gap between health care and fitness -- Let's talk about it.  @coachmestrong
October 25, 2021
Episode 69: Training Vs Testing
Your testing is getting in the way of your training, and creating roadblocks to your RESULTS you may not even recognize.  Sound fishy? Let's talk about it. 
October 18, 2021
Episode 68: Finding Your Coach
So you need a coach. Now what?  Justin breaks down what we think you should look for in a coach or coaching program, as well as some things we hate that you should watch out for. Values, adaptation, and money -- let's talk about it. 
October 11, 2021
Episode 67: Tools, Not Crutches
Your fitness tools may be holding you back. Belts Shoes Wraps Sleeves Tape Supplements CHALK Over-using and becoming reliant on these can and will stunt your adaptations, can lead towards injury, and will make each rep LESS valuable and effective. Don't understand? Let's talk about it.
October 4, 2021
Episode 66: Effort over ALMOST Everything
Lots of 'effort over everything' talk coming across social media these days.  WE DISAGREE.  Kind of.  Is effort or consistency more important? Can they exist seperately. Justin has some thoughts. Let's talk about it. 
September 27, 2021
Episode 65: Failing as Fast as you can
Success feels great, but failure is an incredible teacher. Whether you're suffering from paralysis by analysis, worried about judgment, or unwilling to rock the boat, Coach Justin wants you to take that step and get excited if you fail? Sound off? Let's talk about it.  Note: Yes, we know 30 weeks is longer than 6 months. 
September 20, 2021
Episode 64: Does your PT even lift? w/Dr. Jon Herting
There is a type of Physical Therapist committed to getting active people BACK to being active, in supporting athletes and movers of all types in reclaiming their goals after setbacks, and Dr. Jon Herting is leading the way. We talk what makes great PTs great, how to spot a gem, and why he will only hire PTs who ALSO have coaching experience.  This one is special. Take notes. 
September 13, 2021
Episode 63: Your Fitness should be Unique
Your FITNESS should be as unique as YOU.  No one else is quite like you. Your experience, your history, your goals, your anthropometrics, your's unlikely someone else's fitness will have the same effect on you. Stop doing so-and-so's secret squirrel program that got them ripped in 20 days, and get a program designed for YOU. 
September 6, 2021
Episode 62: Who Need a 1 Rep Max?
Hold on. Take a breath. Listen. 1 Rep Maxes are a useful tool, but NOT an invaluable tool. In some circumstances, the risk: reward ratio is completely out of whack. How do you know if 1 Rep Maxes are appropriate for you? We have some thoughts -- Let's talk about it. 
August 30, 2021
Episode 61: Rooted Strength Coaching
KNOWLEDGE BOMBS INCOMING: We sat down with Blache, Owner of Rooted Strength Coaching, and talked peri-natal fitness, taking up space, and learning to honor your body as it IS - not as it was, or how you wish it would be. Blanche is smart, passionate, and is ready to educate clients AND coaches around creating greater fitness, wellness, and well-being for folks everywhere. Listen in - this one was a real joy.
August 23, 2021
Episode 60: You get what you tolerate
This episode is some real talk, some hard truths, and a heaping scoop of tactical advice on how to determine what your STANDARDS are, what makes something a priority, and what it may take to achieve your dream state. Spoiler: It's probably less than you think, but more than you're doing.  Let's talk about it. 
August 16, 2021
Episode 59: The House on Fire
Justin digs into an analogy we use sometimes when considering who to work with. Coaches, athletes, and gym owners -- can you recognize YOUR houses on fire? What do you do? What's your responsibility? What if it's YOU? We talk tools, solutions, and why we think it's vital to take action. 
August 9, 2021
Episode 58: Speed is KING
We're talking tempos, absolute strength, including 'speed days' in your training, and why accessory work is the scaffolding around the magnificent cathedral that is you and your progress. Confused? Let's talk about it. 
August 2, 2021
Episode 57: It's NOT a Competition
Who are you competing against? Why? What's the purpose? What's the destination? Even if you train in a modality that takes scores, or times, or ranks people, you need to recognize when it's just gamification, and what competition is, should be, and and potential consequences. Justin goes deep on this one-- listen up if you ever feel bad about yourself and your training. 
July 26, 2021
Episode 56: Quality Matters
Program design, exercise selection, individual movements, nutrition, recovery...all of it. YES, Quantity is important, but you may be missing the boat on QUALITY. Justin talks how to review what you're doing, and scheduling what works to accelerate your progress. 
July 19, 2021
Episode 55: Weaknesses: The What, How, and Why
Do you have some weaknesses that you just CAN'T seem to improve?  Justin talks about how to identify weaknesses, why we approach improving them in particular ways, and why we might decide it's a bad idea to start. Fill your ears with solutions and insight, courtesy of Feel Strong Fitness. 
July 12, 2021
Episode 54: Are you working hard enough?
Are you working hard enough? Anyone struggling with results or feeling dissatisfied with a program has hit this point-- am I doing ENOUGH? Justin gets into it, talking working sets, RIR and RPE, how not to use multiple programs and why chasing soreness is a path to misery and sadness. Spoiler: you might be working hard enough, but not with enough QUALITY.
July 5, 2021
Episode 53: Mindset with Morgan Vozobule
We talk "Paralysis by Analysis," coach-athlete communication, and learning to love yourself with International Olympic Weightlifter, nutrition coach, and all-around empathetic badass, Morgan Vozobule ( @morganvoz on IG). If you find yourself questioning it all, Morgan has some answers. 
June 28, 2021
Episode 52: Capacity: Can you handle it?
What is your capacity? Can you handle everything thrown at you? What does that even MEAN? Let's talk about it. 
June 21, 2021
Episode 51: Pain is information
Sorry, Swayze - Pain hurts. It is also INFORMATION -- your setback, your injury, your training hold-up can tell us a LOT about what's going on, and how to move forward. Let's talk about it. 
June 14, 2021
Episode 50: Stop Cherry-Picking/Follow the Damn Program
Any guesses what this episode is about? Let's talk about it. 
June 7, 2021
Episode 49: Stop GUESSING
Don't guess...ASSESS. If you have an issue - pain, training plateau, trouble acquiring a new skill - we can assess the elements that make it up, and use that information to make smart changes, and move forward. Make sense? Let's talk about it. 
May 31, 2021
Episode 48: Are you meeting the Standard?
STANDARDS: What you tolerate in your presence, or the rules of competition? How should they be decided? When should they change? Why should you even care? Let's talk about it. 
May 17, 2021
Episode 47: In praise of BORING STUFF
The boring stuff... it's where success is forged. What do we mean? How do you deal? Where's the joy? Let's talk about it. 
May 10, 2021
Episode 46: When should you change programs?
Think you need to change programs? When is the right time? What should you do? How to figure it out? Let's talk about it. 
May 3, 2021
Episode 45: What kind of Coach do you need?
Do you know what kind of coach you need? Do you know what kind of coach your ARE? Cheerleader, Super love, Educator, Tough love... what works best for you? How do you know? What do you do when you figure it out? Let's talk about it! 
April 26, 2021
Episode 44: A Consistency Roadmap
Consistency is key.  Yeah, yeah, I KNOW...but HOW? Let's break it down. 
April 19, 2021
Episode 43: Training for Sport, Aesthetics, and Wellness
Know what you're training for, what it should probably look like, and the pros and cons of each approach. Spoiler: single-minded pursuits are really hard. 
April 12, 2021
Episode 42: Checking in on Wins and Losses
We talk wins, losses, and tracking them so you can get a grasp on what's REALLY going on with training, recovery, and everything. 
April 5, 2021
Episode 41: Being Coachable: How, What, and Why you need it.
Yes, you. Are you coachable? Are you SURE?  Justin breaks it down and talks about squeezing all the juice out of a passionate fitness professional.  Don't tunnel vision on your gurus, you're leaving money on the table. 
March 22, 2021
Episode 40: Removing Toxic People is a Public Service
Are you letting someone, or some group, or some platform poison your days? It could be a coach, athlete, colleague, boss, employee, or significant other. How to spot it, correct it, and fire those who need to go. 
March 15, 2021
Episode 39: How Often Should You Work Out?
Let's get tactical- How often should you work out? How often do you HAVE to work out? How efficient can you be? What is junk volume? Justin lays it down and walks you through it. 
March 8, 2021
Episode 38: Stop Pleasing People
Doing it for others is a losing bet short, medium, and long term. Stop looking for outward validation for your journey. How? Let's talk about it. 
March 1, 2021
Episode 37: Feedback: The How, When, and Why. Get what you need, athletes AND coaches
Get good feedback, Give good feedback, and build awesome relationships. 
February 15, 2021
Episode 36: How to Win at SLEEPING
Sleep is the king, number-one, top-of-the-mountain piece in recovery. How do you sleep? What IS quality sleep? What should you adjust first? Justin breaks it all down with tactical how-tos and a minimum of shade thrown at your cool wearable. Listen, rate, and review! 
February 8, 2021
Episode 35: Letting your wins be WINS
Justin talks about recognizing wins and letting them be significant. Not seeing progress? What are you looking at? If gold medals are the only indicator of forward motion, you're going to have a hard road-- what else can you name that is going RIGHT? Let's get into it. 
January 25, 2021
Episode 34: What's Old is New: Snake Oil & Being your own Scientist
Want to try a new fitness class? Start a cool diet? Buy some exercise gear or try a new magic supplement? Justin compares some old vs new, gives a checklist for seeing if something is right for you, and encourages you to play with an N of 1. 
January 18, 2021
Episode 33: How to Build a Workout
What's the most effective, efficient, way to build a workout? Want to check if your template or one-on-one program makes sense? Want to build your own? Justin digs into the hows, whys, and exceptions to the rule. 
January 4, 2021
Episode 32: How to Manage Holiday Indulgences (It's not what you think!)
Lots of questions lately about holiday indulgences and how to manage them-- Justin lays out our philosophy and the nitty-gritty of consistency. 
December 23, 2020
Episode 31: Which Supplements Work?
Which supplements work? What's the NEW supp you should jump on? Which probably DON'T do what they claim? Justin gets hands-on and tactical with specifics and lays it out. The list is shorter than you think. 
December 14, 2020
Episode 30: Everything Has A Tempo
Justin talks eccentrics, isometrics, and mindfulness regarding movement, exercise...and everything else. 
December 7, 2020
Episode 29: Shut Down Solutions
A shut down isn’t stopping you. Motivation is. Justin talks problem solving and mandatory movement.
November 30, 2020
Episode 28: Shutdown: The Sequel
Shutdown again? US TOO. Want an individual program BUT want to support your local gym? Justin lays down the questions to ask your coach and a skeleton for coaches looking to create a program on the fly so YOU get what you really need. Let's talk about it. 
November 23, 2020
Episode 27: Small Changes Over Dramatic Actions
Want to make a dramatic change? Good. Want to do it all at once? STOP. Set yourself up for success using small, meaningful, changes. Coach Justin lays it out and explains why 10 more minutes in the gym will beat going for 30 days in a row. Confused? Let's talk about it. 
November 16, 2020
Episode 26: Something Beats Nothing
This episode has some imperfect audio, no editing, and was only about half of what we were hoping to get to... which is also the subject of this episode. Are you letting perfection be the enemy of GETTING IT DONE? Let's talk about it. 
November 9, 2020
Episode 25: Why You Got Hurt
Coach Justin knows how you got hurt and how to avoid it. Load vs Capacity in 12 minutes. 
November 2, 2020
Episode 24: You Don't Need Motivation
You don't need motivation. You NEED discipline. Motivation is temporary, discipline is a lifestyle. Short and sweet, Coach Justin gets into it with some reasons to pursue habits over hype. 
October 26, 2020
Episode 23: Letting Others Label You
Letting others define who you are is limiting who you can be today, and especially tomorrow. Are you stuck in a box built by others? Let's talk about it. 
October 19, 2020
Episode 22: Why should you assess?
Why assess an athlete? Why should you want to be assessed? Should you assess yourself? How does this relate to other goals, and the rest of life? Let's get into it. 
October 12, 2020
Episode 21: Why Feel Strong?
Why Feel Strong? Why do we do what we do? Who starts a podcast with 7 minutes of why you SHOULDN'T work with them. We do-- honesty, empathy, and understanding. Let's go. 
October 5, 2020
Episode 20: Setting SMART Goals: What, Why, and How
Are your goals SMART? Let's figure it out. Reach out on Instagram @feelstrongfit to hit us up, ask questions, or get started. 
September 28, 2020
Episode 19: Athletes! What's your WIN?
ATHLETES - WHAT'S YOUR WIN? Do you value metrics? What about feelings? Function? Skill? What about Pain? Identify your wins, every cycle, every session, to maximize success. 
September 21, 2020
Episode 18: FORM Verus STANDARDS
What's more important? Form or standards? When do they change? HOW do they change? Coach Justin McClintock lays it out. 
August 31, 2020
Episode 17: Negative Self-Talk, and Why you should STOP
Stop the Negative Talk! Other gyms, other people...scarcity mindset, insecurity, and toxicity will destroy a community.
August 17, 2020
Episode 16: Stop Tearing Yourself Down
Stop Tearing Yourself Down. DM FeelStrongFit on IG to get started, we always respond. Look Good. Live Loud. Feel Strong. 
August 7, 2020
Episode 15: Goals, Paths, and a few diversions.
Know your goals to find your path.
August 3, 2020
Episode 14: 5:01 am Chronicles: Feel weak? How EXCITING.
5:01 am: back in the gym, effort, and re-newbie gains.
July 24, 2020
Episode 13: Back in the Gym? It's an OPPORTUNITY for Coaches AND Athletes!
Back in the Gym? It's an OPPORTUNITY for Coaches AND Athletes! 
July 19, 2020
Episode 12: Motivation, Accountability, Discipline
Motivation, Accountability, Discipline— Fitness, masks, and how to be better
July 12, 2020
Episode 11: 5:01am Chronicles - Communication
Talking communication in quarantine, kindness in stress, asking for what you need, and giving what you can. 
March 23, 2020
Episode 10: 5:01am: Re-engineering Your Environment for Success
5:01 am recording, no edits, just spitting thoughts. How do you set yourself up for success? What does that even mean? How does talking to people factor into this? I've got a new mic, and some thoughts. 
March 5, 2020
Episode 9: 5:01AM Chronicles- One-on-One personal training. What? Why? For Athletes and coaches!
5:01am chronicles continue... Personal Training, the whys, hows, and what!
February 28, 2020
Episode 8: 5:01AM- Stop Diminishing Your Wins
5:02M series has rough audio, apologies. Don’t finish your small wins— that blocks you and other from progress.
February 24, 2020
Episode 7: Don't be a Zealot
There are lots of ways to be successful in Fitness and Nutrition. Anyone who tells you there's only one way isn't paying attention, or is trying to get your money. Don't trust gurus, and don't be a jerk. 
January 13, 2020
Episode 6: Being an Expert Isn’t Enough
Coaches! No one cares about your technical know-how or certifications. But you need them. You also need to listen.
January 8, 2020
Episode 5: Fitness Wearables and Tech Toys
Got a wearable as a gift? Want one? Some questions to ask before you jump in!
January 2, 2020
Episode 4: Resolutions. No Big Goals.
New Years resolutions! Small goals FTW! Learn how!
December 27, 2019
Episode 3: Holiday Stress? Good!
Holiday stress, travel, planning, and giving yourself some room to recover.
December 26, 2019
Episode 2: Don't Crush Monday!
You don't need to crush Monday. Did you crush LAST Monday? Why not? Relax, and set yourself up for some real WINS.
December 26, 2019
Ep. 1 Early Days...
Early days here. Comment, hit us up @feelstrongfit on Insta for questions and feedback. 
December 26, 2019