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Becoming a Lifelong Athlete

Becoming a Lifelong Athlete

By JP Guidry
This is the Becoming a Lifelong Athlete Podcast where we talk all things, golf and sports performance, health, fitness, performance, rehab, nutrition and life. I am your host Doctor of Physical Therapy strength coach and Titleist Performance Institute Certified fitness professional JP GUIDRY DPT, CSCS TPI L2 I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals.
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Fueling High School Athletes with Stephanie May MS, RD, CSSD, CDN

Becoming a Lifelong Athlete

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Becoming a Lifelong Athlete

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Swing Fast with Bill Miller CSCS
Today I sit down with Bill Miller where we discuss all things around training rotational athletes and building rotational speed and power. Bill trains mostly baseball players in Palatine, IL, just west of Chicago. He specializes in utilizing strength and power training to develop as much throwing speed and exit velocity as possible. He also recently wrote a book titled "Swing Fast: A Guide To Developing Rotational Power", detailing all the in's and out's for improving swing power. I today's episode we discuss The similarities and differences of training rotational athletes vs other sports The mentality of working with athletes and creating a training environment to breeds competition and intent Force velocity Profiling and how that determines programming for a rotational athlete Working with junior athletes vs adults.  You find more about Bill below and I highly recommend picking up his book. IG: https://www.instagram.com/billmillertraining/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/billmills Website: https://linktr.ee/Billmillertraining Book: Swing Fast
38:05
September 24, 2020
The Aging Athlete with Dr. Jonathon Sullivan MD PhD FACEP SSC
Dr. Jonathon Sullivan MD Ph.D. is the owner and head coach of Greysteel Strength and Conditioning, where he specializes in barbell-based strength training for those in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.  He is a former US Marine, practiced emergency medicine at a level I trauma center for over twenty years, served as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University, and conducted neuroscience research as well.  He is the co-author of "The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After Forty," which you can find here: The Barbell Prescription And hosts the Greysteel Channel on YouTube which you can find here: Greysteel Strength In today's episode we discuss:  The importance of resistance training as you age. How it affects your health, functionality, independence, and well being. How to get started in strength training How to safely train over 40 and much, much more I highly recommend giving his book a read. You can find out more about him at: \ https://www.greysteel.org/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/greysteelstrength/ You can find out more about starting strength here: https://startingstrength.com/
41:11
August 20, 2020
Why do I train and challenge myself daily?
why do I train and challenge myself? I will never be a professional powerlifter but I still pursue strength. I will never be a professional long drive competitor but I still pursue speed, power, and distance. I will never be a bodybuilder but I still pursue muscular development. I will never be a pro golfer but I still work to better my game. I will never be a pro athlete at any sport but I still throw, kick, crawl, sprint, jump, and explore movement on a regular basis. WHY? Because at 37 if I don't I will slowly start losing those abilities. As a father, I don't want any limitations of what I can physically do with my kids As a man, I want to be able to lift, push, pull and carry heavy things without issue As a golfer, I still want to compete and play as much as I want without issue As someone, who struggles with mental health these pursuits are a big part of my therapy. I want to be able to do the things at 47, 57, 67, 77 and beyond that, I can do now if not better. IF YOU ARENT CONSTANTLY CHALLENGING YOURSELF YOU ARE GOING BACKWARDS. BUT DONT FORGET IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO START? DO YOU NEED HELP, GUIDANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, KNOWLEDGE THEN I CAN HELP. www.guidrygolfandsport.com
11:13
August 19, 2020
Fueling High School Athletes with Stephanie May MS, RD, CSSD, CDN
Today I sit down with Stephanie May Owner of SM Nutrition Stephanie is a sports dietitian who specializes in helping high school athletes prevent under fueling which can set them back in their performance, impact their growth, and increase their injury risk. She helps athletes create a routine around their nutrition choices so that they can gain muscle strength, support their bone health, improve their endurance, and ultimately reach their performance goals. In today's episode we discuss: Fueling high school athletes for performance Discussing nutrition with the entire family structure of the athlete Fueling female athletes around their cycles Dealing with body image issues  And much much more You can find out more about Stephanie Here IG: https://www.instagram.com/fueling.highschool.athletes/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fuel_HSathletes Website: https://www.smnutritionrd.com/
27:17
August 11, 2020
Talking Golf Fitness with Jeff Pelizzaro of 18strong
Jeff Pelizzaro is the Co-Founder of 18STRONGTM, an online golf fitness company that provides golfers with the resources, exercises and guidance to train properly, live a healthier lifestyle, and achieve maximal results on and off the links. Jeff is a licensed physical therapist and golf fitness professional that specializes in movement and fitness for golfers. In addition to 18STRONG's online platform, Jeff still works in person with golfers on a daily basis and has worked with golfers of all ages and levels, from recreational amateurs to PGA Tour Winner (Adam Long). The 18STRONG Podcast provides simple and practical advice for golfers all over the world to take charge of their fitness and lifestyle. Over the 275 plus episodes, Jeff has interviewed some of the best coaches, golfers, and experts in the world, including the likes of Nick Price, Zach Johnson, Michael Breed, Webb Simpson, Dr. Gio Valiante, Ed Mylett and many more. 18STRONG's Youtube Channel now has over 10,000 subscribers and Jeff has been featured in several on and off-line publications including ESPN Radio, The Missouri Golf Post, Fit to the Tee, MyGolfInstructor.com, The Golficity Podcast, Golf Strategy School, and more. Jeff grew up in St. Louis playing way more soccer than golf. It wasn’t until close to the age of 30, when he started working with golfers full time, that he got hooked on this great game. While he does not get to play nearly as much golf as he would like due to running his businesses, raising a family with 3 kids, and coaching some of their sports, he is on a mission to break into the single digits. Jeff lives in St. Louis, MO with his beautiful wife Susan and their 3 kids, Sam, Riese, and Grant (boy, girl, boy). Website: https://18strong.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/18strong/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/18strong_/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/18STRONG_
44:35
August 4, 2020
I wish I knew then what I know now. My journey as a PT and Strength coach
These are my thoughts based on a question posed by Mike Makher In the close to 15 years I have been practicing as a PT and Strength Coach this is the approach I find myself using Much more simplistic in all aspects of evaluation, testing and treatment. LESS IS MORE Less tissue and specific dx based approach More focused on encouraging movements and activities the patient or client can do rather than on their limitations More focused on finding ways to load and challenge patients/clients day 1 especially in the basic movements of squat, lunge, hinge/lift, push, pull and carry Much less manual and when it is used I try to make sure the proper narrative accompanies it More focused on the subjective portion of the evaluation, active listening, asking open-ended questions, etc Less focused on the objective gather some basic info, rule out red flags and get to work More focused on simple home programs, motivation and habit building around all aspects of their health Keep the goal the goal (Thanks to Dan John) Everything I put in a program should have a clearly defined reason and connection to patients wants, needs and goals Don't take your patient's success or lack of success personally. Give them all of the credit for their wins and when they falter pick them back up but don't blame yourself if you truly did your best TAKE THESE HOW YOU WANT BUT THEY ARE JUST MY THOUGHTS For more information on what I do head over the www.guidrygolfandsport.com
20:38
July 16, 2020
Working from the Desired Outcome Backwards
There is a lot of talk about what is best for golf performance and even athletic performance when it comes to what you are doing in the gym. In the 15 years that I have been working with golfers and other athletes form both a performance and rehab standpoint I have learned that the best way to approach a program is to work from the desired outcome backwards. Thanks to William Wayland of Powering Through Performance and The European Tour Performance Institute in getting me to see things through that lens. For golfers that work with me there are a typically few goals that most have along with some goals that may exist outside of the golf world. Those are better performance, longevity and to play and practice without pain. Let’s examine these goals and see where golf performance training fits in, in helping those clients reach their goals. 1.Better Performance Increased distance is probably the biggest area where we can see improvements in performance measures in golf. That increase can come from both improving physical parameters such as force production, mobility and strength. Increased distance can also come from improved skill and swing mechanics. Improving swing mechanics and skill level is much more highly influenced by proper practice of those things. But golf performance training can improve readiness and availability to allow for play/practice more frequently with less risk of pain or injury therefore having some influence on that area of performance improvement as well. We know that strength training has one of the biggest correlations with reducing repetitive use injuries like back pain, tendonitis, shoulder, hip and knee pain, of any type of training we can do 2.Longevity/minimizing physical decline with age The second main area that golfers come to me for is improving their longevity in the game. We are all aware that physical decline can occur with age and a properly designed strength and performance program can help flatten the curve so to speak of that decline as well as reverse some of the changes that have occurred with age already. This will allow you to maintain and improve speed as well as play as much as you like with less risk for pain or injury as you age. 3.Return to play from pain, injury or surgery This is a fairly strait forward area where performance training can get you back in playing shape when recovering from pain, injury or surgery or if a rehab professional such as myself take you through the rehabilitation portion as well as progress that to return to sport at the necessary time Client Goals Outside of Golf Although most clients come to me with a sports performance goal or goals in mind most will have other goals as well that exist outside of the sports world Health - regular exercise has been shown to improve multiple markers of mental and physical health. So, getting someone on a regular fitness routine even if the main goal is to improve golf performance will have carryover into all aspects of a person’s health Function/Age changes – Participating in a regular strength training program will help keep you upright, functional and independent as you age Kids/grandkids – Being able to run, jump, kick, throw, climb, crawl, wrestle etc. with your kids and grandkids is goal for a lot of my clients. As a father myself, this is a huge why for me staying in shape. Hobbies/Travel – Training for performance in sport will also allow for you to be able to participate in the hobbies outside of golf that you enjoy. Things like gardening, woodworking, travel, tennis/pickleball etc. The reality is that participating in a consistent strength and conditioning program will not only help your performance on the court, course or filed but in all aspects of life For more information on what I do head over the www.guidrygolfandsport.com
23:47
July 7, 2020
Aging Well with Chuck Cook
In today's episode, I had the pleasure of sitting down with legendary teaching professional Chuck Cook. Chuck currently Teaching Professional at the University of Texas Golf Club. He is the 1996  Pga of America Teacher of the year, he is a member of Texas Golf HOF, world golf instructors HOF, His students have won 9 major championships, over 80 PGA tournaments, and multiple US Amateur and NCAA individual championships.  he has been a speaker at the US Fitness Summit, was mentored by the great Al Vermeil, and is TPI level 2 golf fitness certified and Nike Golf Fitness certified.   Today we discuss:  His history as a teaching pro and his involvement with the fitness side of golf. How he stays in shape in his seventies. The importance of staying strong and moving fast as it pertains to the golf swing as well as life it self. You can find chuck on the web at: http://www.chuckcookgolf.com/Home.aspx I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
54:21
June 16, 2020
Own the Morning
OWN THE MORNING I just started the Daily Habits Course from Ryan Holiday at the dailystoic.com The first lesson: Own the morning There is some research that suggests waking up early leads to: Lower Risk of Depression Greater Positivity and Proactivity Healthier Eating habits and Increased Health As Marcus Aurelius stated "We human beings are all employed in the same profession: living. And we can’t have any level of success or happiness from under the covers. We have to own the morning. Otherwise, we might as well bury ourselves alive." So what does owning the morning mean? Waking up early, but not just for the sake of waking up early, but taking advantage of that time to: Read a book Journal Meditate Workout Work on personal projects Have more quality time with family This also starts the night before by having a good sleep routine and getting to bed at a reasonable time. Setting consistent sleep and wake times is a great way to build these habits The more structure we can build into our lives the easier it will be to build and stick to habits of consistent exercise, healthy eating, mental health practices etc. I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
10:11
June 10, 2020
Just Listen with Phillip Clophus
Today I sat down and had a conversation. It lasted about 1.5 hrs an hour of which I recorded for this podcast This conversation was with a friend and an old teammate He is a teacher, a coach, a father, and a husband He also happens to be black My goal with this conversation was to learn, to better understand the struggles of the African American community that I as white middle-class male have never had to experience My goal was to give him a platform to talk and educate others that are in a similar position as me My goal was to start a conversation that hopefully leads to more conversations like this I am far from perfect, and while I was raised in a household that taught me to respect all people and treat everyone equally, I grew up in a community where racism was accepted to some degree and this, in no doubt, shaped my lack of reaction to it and even to a degree, participation in it by making jokes, by not speaking up, by staying in my own bubble. I tell my clients that change never comes from a place of comfort and at times this conversation was very uncomfortable for me, but I am glad it happened and hope to continue it with Phil and others. My hope is you listen, truly listen to this conversation and it leads you to have this same conversation with someone of color in your life
1:04:24
June 4, 2020
Playing with Movement with Todd Hargrove of BetterMovement.org
Todd is a former attorney turned author, blogger, and manual and movement therapist. His goal is to help people move and feel better. He has completed training programs in the Feldenkrais method and rolfing. In this episode, we discuss movement variability, play, staying active despite pain or injury and much more You can find Todd online below Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Better-Movement-176041779083094/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/toddrhargrove/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToddHargrove Website: https://www.bettermovement.org/ Books: Playing with Movement A Guide to Better Movement I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
59:16
May 26, 2020
The Barbell and the Golf Club: My Journey with Depression and Anxiety
Today I discuss my battles with depression and anxiety and how golf and barbell training have been very important tools for me in managing my mental health.   This is a big reason why I am so passionate about helping others improve their health, play better golf and learn to love and enjoy both exercise and the game of golf I know that no matter what goes on in my life, no matter how dark the time s or how low I get, I know that when I get a barbell or a golf club in my hand I can clear my mind and escape even if temporary. Alonge with these tools the biggest thing I did was to seek help and get properly diagnosed putting a name and a clear plan for the struggles that i was going through for most of my adult life.   If you are going through these struggles no matter what the best advice I can give is to reach out and get help. Reach out to a friend or family member, find a qualified counselor or therapist and get the proper treatment, whatever that may be, for your issues and struggles.  I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
30:54
May 19, 2020
Simple Strength and Power for Golf with William Wayland of Powering Through
William Wayland is an Accredited S&C specialist who owns powering through performance in Essex in the UK, he works with UFC fighters, motorsport athletes and is a consultant S&C coach for the European Tour Performance Institute.  We discuss his history working with fighters and motorsport athletes and how that eventually led to him working with golfers. We talk about simplifying strength and conditioning for the golfers as far as testing and training goes  We discuss how he utilizes stoicism to help him personally and professionally  You can follow him and find him on the web at:  Website: http://www.powering-through.com/  IG: https://www.instagram.com/poweringthrough/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSWayland  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoweringThrough I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
1:01:33
May 15, 2020
Assessing the "Human" Athlete
This is a short episode where I discuss what I assess with my rotational athletes and why I do it.  We will be back to the interviews next episode.  I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
09:54
May 11, 2020
Becoming a Financial Athlete with Will Butler the Financial Physio
Will is a physical therapist turned financial advisor.  He has used his skills learned through his schooling and experience in dealing with those in the medicine to now help those in a financial capacity. In today's episode, we discuss Will's journey from medicine to finance, how to become a financial athlete, and how he has dealt with his own recent injury and rehab both from a mental and physical perspective.  If you have any questions for WIll you can find him online here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplywillb IG: https://www.instagram.com/financial_physio/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/financialphysio Email: william.butler@nm.com
1:37:19
May 5, 2020
Breaking Records with Yancy Methvien, The Worlds Most Avid Golfer
Yancy Methvien is a medically retired member of the US Coast Guard.  Struggling with depression after his transition to civilian life, he turned to golf as a therapeutic activity.  After he realized how good the game was for him, he did some research and found that it was helping other Veterans as well.  To raise awareness about the benefits of golf for Veterans, he decided to break the World's Record for rounds played in a single year which he accomplished in 2019. Yancy is a great man and has done a lot to grow the game of golf and to help support his fellow veterans. I had a great time talking about his journey and the game of golf in general.  You can follow Yancy on social media here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yancy.methvien Find out more about the Veterans Golf Association here: https://www.vgagolf.org/ Follow Yancy's contributions here: https://www.facebook.com/TTGgolfmagazine/ and here: https://backspinmag.com/ I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport Email: johnpaul@guidrypt.com
1:18:14
April 28, 2020
Coaching with Jeff See CSCS of Maximum Kinetics
Owner and Director of Maximum Kinetics Sports Performance (MKSP), Jeff has been in the human performance field for over 11 years while also expanding his impact in other avenues as a consultant, speaker, and mentor.  Jeff spent his early professional career working in the private sector developing his own speed training system, which evolved into working at EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance) with some of the top strength and conditioning minds in the field.  While in these settings, Jeff was able to assist in the advancement of some of the top athletes in the NFL, MLB, MLB, PGA, LPGA, and numerous D1 athletes. Following these opportunities, Jeff spent time with the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers Strength and Conditioning staff as a MiLB S&C Coach. During his stint in professional baseball, he was a part of   League Championship and in 2014 he was named the MiLB Double A – Southern League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. I have had the pleasure of having a few great conversations with Jeff over the years. Today we discuss, long term athletic development, strength and condition for baseball, nutrition, coaching and more.  You can find Jeff and Maximum Kinetics Sports Performance here: Website: https://www.mksportsperformance.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/maximumkinetics/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaximumKinetics Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jeffreyseejr Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaximumKinetics/ You can also find them under hashtag #MSKPFamily 
58:47
April 24, 2020
Eating for Performance with Mike Gorski RD of MG Fit Life
Mike Gorksi Is a registered dietician, Personal trainer and TPI certified fitness professional out of Wisconsin. In today's episode, we discuss eating for weight loss, health, and performance.  We touch on tips to get through the quarantine while staying healthy We discuss mikes approach to training moth the general population as well as athletes. And much more.... You can find him on the web at: Website: https://mgfitlife.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mgfitlife/?ref=br_rs Twitter: https://twitter.com/MGFITLIFE IG: https://www.instagram.com/mgfitlife/ For more on myself and the #lifelongathletemovement: Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
1:08:27
April 21, 2020
Chasing the Dream with Aspiring Pro Golfer and National Champion Brandon Pierce
Brandon Pierce is an aspiring professional golfer. He enjoyed a successful high school and college career even being part of the national championship-winning team while at LSU. We discuss his experiences in junior and high school golf. His experience in college and how that differs from where he is at now pursuing a professional career. He talks about the role fitness has played in his career and the benefits it brings his golf game Brandon has been a client of mine for a few years and is a very hard working and talented athlete. I enjoyed sitting down with him. You can follow him on social media here: IG: https://www.instagram.com/brandonpierce_lsu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bpiercegolf I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.com and www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport Email: johnpaul@guidrypt.com
40:38
April 17, 2020
Get Golf Strong with Nick Buchan of Golffit
Nick is a strength coach and TPI Certified Golf fitness professional.  He believes that physical capabilities are the low hanging fruit for the vast majority of golfers. But that there is a lack of education on the effects of those physical capabilities and how to properly go about improving those areas. He is one mission to help golfers avoid injury and fatigue so that they can play and practice more, increase distance and get the club in positions that they are striving for.  He was worked both online and in-person with touring professionals, elite amateurs and average joes in helping them play more and better golf Every time I chat with Nick I come away from it a better coach. Today we discuss the physical needs of the golfer, myths around performance training for golf, training for performance and longevity at all levels and much more You can find nick on the web at: Website: https://www.golffit.co.uk/about/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/nick_golffit/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/nick_golffit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nickgolffit/
1:41:48
April 13, 2020
Bonus Episode: Changing healthcare and our approach to it
Today's episode is a short one where I discuss my thoughts and plans on changing how we deliver and approach healthcare.  Two years ago, I started my move out of the traditional healthcare system. I had owned an insurance-based outpatient PT practice and was growing tired of having to feel like I was required to serve the system, the insurances and the doctors over my patient’s time and time again to get by. I was questioning myself as a business owner, a clinician and a human being. At that same time, I went through an unexpected and painful divorce which essentially made the decision that I had been weighing in my head to get out of my clinic and the traditional system that much easier, as I no longer had the mental and emotional capacity to do it. WHY AM I TELLING YOU ALL OF THIS? 1. Because our healthcare system rewards quantity over quality. Essentially delivering more healthcare is how you make more money even though more healthcare leads to poorer outcomes overall 2. I was treating people on the backend of healthcare when they had already been in the system and had multiple issues and treatments most of the time without much success by the time that they got to me. MY GOAL NOW IS TO HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN AVOID THE SYSTEM ALL TOGETHER OR MINIMIZE THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN IT I CAN DO THIS BY HELPING YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH BY BUILDING HEALTHY HABITS AND NOT RELYING ON THE SYSTEM TO BAIL YOU OUT THIS IS WHY I HAVE STARTED THE BECOMING A LIFELONG ATHLETE MOVEMENT AND SYSTEM WHAT DOES BECOMING A LIFELONG ATHLETE MEAN? Being a lifelong athlete is more than just being able to participate and excel in sports. (ALTHOUGH I CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT AS WELL) It means being physically and mentally ready for anything regardless of age Ready to Lift Ready to Sprint Ready to Jump Ready to Throw Ready to Carry Ready to Get Back Up Ready to Fight Ready to Live It is about being prepared for anything Mentally Physically Emotionally Financially Whether or not you have ever played a sport or still do, I believe we are all athletes. As we age, we naturally lose our ability to perform in all activities. We lose strength, muscle mass, mobility bone density etc. As Coach Dan John says “We are all aging athletes.” But this doesn’t have to be accepted. We can address these issues while we are still in our prime to extend that prime and slow the decline. Even when we are outside of that prime, we can still reverse and slow the effects of aging. This is really what being a Lifelong Athlete is all about. The great Dan John Said this to me “We are all aging athletes; we are getting older each day” and this quote rings very true It is up to us to take control of our physical and mental wellness not only for the immediate present but for the future as well. So whether or not you want to excel in a sport, or if you just want to be able to enjoy activities like Gardening, traveling, climbing stairs, playing with your kids or grandkids, perform woodworking, be able to get off the ground or anything else you need or want to do in life it doesn’t matter, training like an athlete will help you excel in all of those areas. It will keep you young, healthy, resilient, functional and keep your quality of life high as you age and most importantly keep you out of our overstressed healthcare system. If you want to learn more about what becoming a lifelong athlete is all about then DM me, email me at johnpaul@guidrypt.com or comment below This stems from a video i watched from ZDOGGMD which i will share the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WqtBb9lVxo&t=14s
15:09
April 13, 2020
Can You Go? with Coaching Legend, Coach Dan John
Dan John has spent his life with one foot in the world of lifting and throwing, and the other foot in academia. An All-American discus thrower, Dan has also competed at the highest levels of Olympic lifting, Highland Games and the Weight Pentathlon, an event in which he holds the American record. Dan spends his work life blending weekly workshops and lectures with full-time writing, and is also an online religious studies instructor for Columbia College of Missouri. As a Fulbright Scholar, he toured the Middle East exploring the foundations of religious education systems. Dan is also a Senior Lecturer for St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. His books, on weightlifting, include Intervention, Never Let Go, Mass Made Simple and Easy Strength, written with Pavel Tsatsouline as well as From Dad, To Grad. He and Josh Hillis co-authored “Fat Loss Happens on Monday.” In 2015, Dan wrote Can You Go? on his approach to assessments and basic training. In addition, Before We Go, another compilation akin to Never Let Go became an Amazon Bestseller. In early 2017, Dan’s book, Now What?, his approach to Performance and dealing with “life,” became a Bestseller on Amazon. Hardstyle Kettlebell Challenge became available in September 2017, too. You can find Dan on the internet here: IG: https://www.instagram.com/coachdanjohn/ Books and Lecture series:  https://www.otpbooks.com/product-category/dan-john/?ref=2 Website: www.danjohn.net I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.com and www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport Email: johnpaul@guidrypt.com
1:04:20
April 10, 2020
Long Term Athletic Development with Erica Suter MS CSCS Strength and Conditioning/Soccer Coach
Erica Suter is a certified strength and conditioning coach in Baltimore, Maryland as well as online for thousands of youth soccer players. She works with kids starting at the elementary level and going all the way up to the college level. She believes in long-term athletic development and the gradual progression of physical training for safe and effective results. She helps youth master the basics of balance, coordination, and stability, then ensures they blossom into powerful, fast and strong athletes when they’re older. Erica has been a huge source of knowledge for me when it comes to training youth athletes In today's episode, we discuss youth sports and youth athlete development.  We talk about staying connected with our athletes and keeping community during social distancing Follow Erica on social media and the internets here: Website/blog: https://ericasuter.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/fitsoccerqueen IG: https://www.instagram.com/fitsoccerqueen/
55:35
April 7, 2020
"F@%* your Knee" with 2x Highland Games World Champion and Owner of One Real Knee, Matt Vincent
Today I speak with longtime friend Matt vincent   Matt is a former D1 Track and Field athlete at LSU and 2 x Highland games world champion.   In his words he writes things about making muscles, he rides bikes, travels, and adventures, he used to be much fatter and has a fake knee all at 36yrs old. Matt has pushed his body through a number of physical challenges from track field, to highland games, strongman competitions and has traveled the world doing this The results of this have led to multiple surgeries ultimately leading to a total knee replacement at the age of 35.  Today we talk about the mental and physical challenges of dealing with an injury as an athlete, how changing your goals and path is sometimes the best answer, the meaning behind his HVIII brand goods and apparel and much more. You can find Matt on social media at: IG: https://www.instagram.com/ihviiimattvincent/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mvincent4130 UMSO Podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hviii-brand-media/umso Check out his amazing selection of Gear, Programs, and Apparel here: Website: https://www.thehviii.com/ I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.com and www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport Email: johnpaul@guidrypt.com
1:25:29
April 3, 2020
The Science of Golf Performance Training with Alex Ehlert AKA "The Golf Physiologist"
Today I interview the great Alex Ehlert Alex is currently a PhD student in the Human Performance Laboratory at Old Dominion University, where I research the effects of various fitness and nutritional strategies on sport and occupational performance. Specifically, he studies the genetics of caffeine supplementation, as well as the effects of strength and conditioning and nutrition on golf performance. he is also a volunteer golf coach with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he works in conjunction with the Sports Nutrition and Strength & Conditioning staff. Alex was an NCAA division 1 collegiate golfer before going onto his graduate studies, and always intended to do research and work with golfers in some capacity. On today's episode, we discuss all things Golf performance, including what exercises are best for carryover into golf, how caffeine affects performance, the importance of in round nutrition and hydration and what the research says as well as the limitation when it comes to research and golf Alex is a super-smart guy and does an excellent job distilling the research down into real-world useable information You can find Alex on social media where he shares his findings IG: https://www.instagram.com/golf_physiologist/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexMEhlert
50:20
March 30, 2020
The Need for Speed with Michael Carroll from Fit for Golf
Mike Carroll is a Strength and Conditioning Coach specializing in the physical training of golfers. He has a BSc in Sport & Exercise Science from the University of Limerick, Ireland and is also an accredited member of the UK Strength & Conditioning Association. He had extensive experience training athletes from a wide range of sports before his switch to focus on golfers exclusively in 2016. His particular interests are training to enhance clubhead speed, and how we can delay the effects of aging with appropriate training. He has some great insight on improving clubhead speed, training at home, training for golf at all levels and the importance of training on the aging golfer.  Here is a link to his moe workout guide as promised https://fitforgolf.blog/2020/03/19/fit-for-golf-home-workout-guide/ You can find mike on social media at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fit_For_Golf Instagram: https://twitter.com/Fit_For_Golf You can find out more about his programs and read his informative blog here: https://fitforgolf.blog/ I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.com and www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport Email: johnpaul@guidrypt.com
57:58
March 24, 2020
Maintaining our Mental and Physical Well Being in this challenging time.
We are going through some very trying times right now and it's most likely going to get worse before it gets better. As more quarantines happen and we get stuck in our homes maintaining some sense of routine and keeping up with our mental and physical well being is important. Nutrition and exercise are the cornerstones of building health and resiliency as well as maintaining our sanity during these challenging times. Keeping our sanity and maintaining our mental and physical well being is of the utmost importance during these times Maintaining a healthy diet focused around animal protein and other lean protein sources, vegetables, and fruits Keep a daily exercise and activity routine consisting of  getting your heart rate up via sprints, jumping rope, HIIT training Move all joints of your body through full range of motion Challenge your muscular system through variations of squats, lunges, deadlifts, pressing and pulling Go for a walk, get outside and work in your yard etc Keep good sleep hygiene and sleep routines and focus on getting 8 hrs of good quality of sleep Manage your mental health via deep breathing, meditation, prayer, affirmations, journaling etc Below is a link to a free guide to help you build good fitness and nutrition routine at home https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A379f51f4-9774-4531-b35a-93cdfc191776 Also In an attempt to help with this, I have decided to offer price reductions on my month to month, 12 and 24-week remote online training programs. Workout in a gym or the comfort of your own home on your schedule with minimal equipment needed. Build habits of health now that will last you well beyond the current situation we are living in as I will be there by your side the entire journey with 24/7 messaging, weekly check-ins and consistent nutritional coaching. This is not a pre-built program but one designed individually for you based on your needs, goals, equipment, and schedule. We can't control a lot of what will be going on in the upcoming months and weeks but we can do our best to take care of our mental and physical well being. If you are interested please contact me at 337 274 3639, DM me or email me at johnpaul@guidrypt.com I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport Email: johnpaul@guidrypt.com
26:55
March 15, 2020
Healthy Aging: Age is a poor excuse for physical decline.
Many people confuse this number with chronological age, which is a separate (and uncontrollable) element. Everybody will have a natural physical peak, which can be maintained for a certain period before a decline occurs. THE LENGTH THIS PEAK CAN BE MAINTAINED AND THE RATE OF DROP OFF CAN BE HUGELY INFLUENCED BY YOUR ACTIONS!!!!“ I.E. Get fit, Get Strong, Get healthy and Move well Osteoporosis - the body constantly absorbs and replaces bone tissue. With osteoporosis, new bone creation doesn't keep up with old bone removal. Weight-bearing activity and resistance training help signal our bodies to make bone at a faster rate Sarcopenia – Is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass (0.5–1% loss per year after the age of 50), quality, and strength associated with aging and is one of the most important causes of functional decline and loss of independence in older adults. Resistance training with heavy enough loads to result in growth signals that can lead to increased strength. Resistance exercise also increases the actions of growth-promoting hormones. “So many of us just don’t appreciate all the benefits you get from exercise,” she said. “There is no quick-fix medication out there that can give as many far-reaching benefits as exercise can. In many ways, exercise is the miracle pill, it can help prevent a range of serious diseases, it can help combat diabetes and heart disease, it can help you sleep, it will help you lose weight, it will improve your general well being and there is absolutely nothing out there that is as natural with so many far-reaching benefits and yet we don’t seem to appreciate it.” - Kym Guelfi, University of WA’s Associate Professor  at the school of sports science, exercise and health I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport Email: johnpaul@guidrypt.com
29:43
March 1, 2020
How to Start Hitting Bombs on the Course 💣
Today we are going to talk about how to add distance to your golf game. Let us start with what you can do outside of the gym Get fit for the right equipment by a qualified club-fitter Find a good swing coach to improve your mechanics and skill development In the gym Lower Body Strength and power-squat, lunge, deadlift jump, sprint Upper body strength and power - press and pull vertically and horizontally Rotational Power - medicine ball throws and cable rotations, move fast and use the ground Speed intentional training- take a club or lighter implement and swing fast. Hit balls with speed as the only goal MObility- hip rotation, thoracic rotation, pelvic mobility and control, upper/lower separation and shoulder mobility For examples of all of these check out my youtube page at the link below.  I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
23:40
February 17, 2020
Busy Parents Guide to Health and Fitness
Being a single dad of a 6-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son I completely understand the challenge that having limited finances, time and energy can have on taking care of yourself. But it is important that we as parents’s take care of ourselves in order for us to be the best version of ourselves for our families. Building Better Habits This is always the first place to start when making any health or fitness change. This is done most successfully by making small changes in the right direction rather than trying to make big changes all at once.  The great Strength Coach Dan John uses flossing, which is imperative for our dental and even cardiovascular health, as an example for this he states: “People tease me about one of my key training principles: I recommend that you floss twice a day. Yes, floss. Why? Well, if you ask any dentist or dental hygienist, they will tell you that not only does flossing save your teeth, but new research tells us that it might be the best thing you can do for your heart health. It seems that keeping small dental infections at bay is a great thing to do for the rest of your system, too. But there is a point beyond the issue of cardiovascular health. If someone asks me to design a multi-year training program that peaks with an Olympic championship or a Mr. Universe victory, but can’t set aside two minutes or less a day to floss, well, then why are we all wasting our time? And that is the issue here: what are the secrets to long-term fitness? Sadly, most of us “know” this already, but let’s decide right away to rededicate ourselves to taking these simple concepts and running with them.”  How do we start to build good habits? I took a lot of this information from James Clear the Author of the Book “Atomic Habits” 1.Start with a habit that is so easy you can't say no. The most important part of building a new habit is staying consistent. It doesn’t matter how well you perform on any individual day. Sustained effort is what makes the real difference. For that reason, when you start a new habit it should be so easy that you can’t say no to it. In fact, when starting a new behavior is should be so easy that it's almost laughable. For example, if you want to create a healthy eating habit start by eating one healthy meal this week. Other examples are slowly replacing less healthy foods with healthier choices starting one meal at a time. Focus on simple changes to how you approach eating such as things like eating slowly, drinking lots of water, only keeping good food choices in your home, meal prepping and having healthy snacks on hand during the day. It's easy to compare yourself to what others are doing or to feel the urge to optimize your performance and do more. Don't let those feelings pull you off course. Prove to yourself that you can stick to something small for 30 days. Then, once you are on a roll and remaining consistent, you can worry about increasing the difficulty. 2. Take some time to understand exactly what is holding you back. The people who stick with good habits understand exactly what is holding them back. You might think that you’re the “type of person who doesn’t like working out” or the “type of person who is unorganized” or the “type of person who gives in to cravings and eats sweets.” But in most cases, you’re not destined to fail in those areas. Instead of making a blanket statement about your habits, break them down into smaller pieces and think about which areas are preventing you from becoming consistent. Once you know the specific parts of the process that hold you back, you can begin to develop a solution to solve those problems
36:34
February 1, 2020
The Bio Psycho Social Approach to Coaching
In today's episode, we will discuss the biopsychosocial approach to training. What is the biopsychosocial approach to training? Let's break it down Bio-this is the health of our tissues, training and practice loads, sleep and recovery, nutrition, injury etc Psycho- fear, beliefs, stress, mental health, etc Social- our support system, social relationships, training environment We need to understand that all of our clients are humans and experience the normal ups and downs and stress of life. Those ups and downs will affect how our clients perform on a daily basis.  As coaches, we need to understand how to modify and adjust each day based on these changes and experiences.   We need to make sure that we as coaches are a positive part of our client's social system. One of our biggest jobs as coaches is to listen and be empathetic to our client's experiences. I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
27:46
January 11, 2020
Happy New Years!!!!!🥂
Hey there everybody I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season.  With everyone gearing u for 2020 and a New Year celebration I hope everyone stays safe and enjoys themselves. In today's episode, I will be ending my  Year Intentionally with These 10 Questions shared by a friend of mine Shelly Bernis. She has a great story in which she was diagnosed with dysautonomia a few years ago and has a very inspiring story. She is an SLP, a mom of two and a wife living with this debilitating condition and trying to get on top of it. If you don't know what dysautonomia is please check out the following links: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/All-Disorders/Dysautonomia-Information-Page http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/page.php?ID=34 To follow Shelly's story you find her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/shelleyatx/ To go through the 10 question year ending exercise see the link below: https://nosidebar.com/intentionally/ Goal Setting: Personally, there are a few rules that I like to follow when setting goals 1. I like to set long term (1yr) and short term goals (12 weeks) 2. Make sure the short term goals are more realistic than the long term 3. Have a realistic plan together to reach your goals 4. Make as many of your goals quantifiable and measurable 5. Revisit and edit goals as needed every 12 weeks As always, I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
31:31
December 31, 2019
What is Golf and Sports Specific Training?
WHAT IS GOLF and SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING?🏌️‍♂️🏋️‍♂️ Let's start with what it is not. ❌It is not mimicking the golf swing or sport in the gym. ❌It is not doing circus tricks on an unstable surface. ❌It is not doing any type of cardio for the purpose of improving your golf game Now that we got that out of the way lets talk about what it is. In a nutshell, it is preparing your body to create and withstand the necessary forces and movements involved in a golf swing and building resiliency to minimize injury risk. HOW IS THIS DONE YOU ASK. ✅ Building lower body strength and power in multiple planes through variations of squatting, deadlifting, lunging, hip thrusts and jumping. ✅ Building upper body strength through vertical and horizontal pressing and pulling ✅ Building rotational power through medicine ball throws and cable work focusing on using the ground to create the movement and moving with the intent of speed ✅ Improving your body's ability to create, control and resist movement via anti-movement training for the trunk or "core" and mobility work through all joints of the body, focusing on the thoracic spine, hips, pelvis, and shoulders. SIMPLIFY YOUR PLAN AS BEST AS YOU CAN AND FOCUS ON BUILDING THE BASICS. GOLF IS PRIMARILY A GAME OF SKILL AND THAT SKILL IS DEVELOPED ON THE COURSE OR THE PRACTICE FACILITY NOT THE GYM. WHAT YOU DO IN THE GYM SHOULD SUPPLEMENT THAT SKILL DEVELOPMENT🏌️‍♂️, IMPROVE STRENGTH AND POWER DEVELOPMENT 🏋️‍♂️ AND IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH😁 I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
26:25
December 21, 2019
My Story
Welcome everyone to the Becoming a Lifelong Athlete Podcast. In today's episode, we will be discussing my journey and what lead me to the field of Physical Therapy, Sports Performance Training and Strength and conditioning. I have enjoyed sports and fitness all of my life. I love to be active and I love to compete but golf was never at the forefront for me until I moved to St. Augustine, FL to pursue my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. That is where I truly fell in love with the sport and have been ever since.  I went through a very unexpected event a little over a year ago that changed my life and my family as I knew it. This change forced me to essentially start over and re-evaluate everything that I thought my life was going to be. Within this, I went through some very dark times and still have my struggles, but the golf club and the barbell continue to save me.  Having been a Physical Therapist and Strength coach for almost 13 years now I have always enjoyed working with athletes and have incorporated strength training in the rehab for all of my patients. I have since moved away from the medical model and am now able to put those two things that are a huge part of my life, the barbell and the golf club, together into what I do and how I can serve others. While golfers are my passion, I do work with athletes of all sports and levels from weekend warriors to the professional level. Helping them look, feel and perform at their best. I am also a single father of two beautiful children and I understand the difficulty being a parent can bring to living a healthy lifestyle. Therefore I also enjoy working with busy dads in helping them find a way to fit health, fitness, and wellness into their busy lives. There is a snapshot of my story and why I do what I do.  I enjoy waking up every day and being able to share my love of golf, sports, and strength training as well as help and serve others in reaching their health, fitness and sports performance goals. My goal is to put out a monthly to bi-weekly podcast examining a science-based, common sense, no b.s. approach to sports performance training, general fitness, nutrition, rehabilitation pain, and injury and the psychology of coaching We will also discuss sports, golf, and life We will examine the bio psycho social approach to caching and treating human beings from professional athletes to those trying to lead functional independent high quality lives. The episodes will be a combination of me going solo as well as interviews and conversations with experts in the industry, friends, clients, and athletes. I believe we are all athletes and that we should train like athletes to some degree regardless of our goals. Enjoy the episode You can find me at: Website: http://www.guidrygolfandsport.comand www.barbellsandbirdies.com IG: Guidry Golf and Sport Facebook: JP Guidry and Guidry Golf and Sport as well as The Lifetime Athlete Free Facebook group Twitter: Barbells and Birdies Your tube: Guidry PT, Golf and Sport
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December 7, 2019
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