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By Rocco Venizelos
My name is Rocco and I am interviewing athletes, scientists and coaches all around the world about health and fitness that can help us live better and healthier lives.
We will bust some myths that we all have been hearing throughout our lifetime...
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Keys to increase speed and power with Derek M. Hansen
Derek Hansen is an expert when it comes to getting people fast! In this episode Derek offers great insights on what are the fundamental principles in assessing, programming and guiding to optimise skills, movement and clearing the bad habits that will lead to being as fast you can get. Learn more at Derek M. Hansen IG : Rocco Venizelos IG:
March 04, 2022
Approaching optimal results with Andy Bolton
Approaching optimal results with Andy Bolton Who is Andy Bolton? Andy Bolton won his first powerlifting competition in 1991 when he was twenty-one years of age, at a local powerlifting event called the BAWLA Yorkshire Junior Championships. Bolton has since competed in the WPO/WPC. He is the current World Powerlifting Organization "world record holder" in the total (1273 kg/2806 lb).[2] Bolton also holds the current WPO world records in the squat (550.5 kg/1213 lb) and was the previous holder of the deadlift (457.5 kg/1008.6 lb),[2] and was the first to demonstrate a deadlift of over a thousand pounds.[3] Bolton has also competed in strongman contests. His strongman accomplishments include placing fifth in the 2002 Arnold Strongman Classic. Andy Bolton IG: Rocco Venizelos IG:
February 22, 2022
Fusion between pure neurodynamics and the mechanical issues with Stuart McGill and Michael Shacklock
Fusion between pure neurodynamics and the mechanical issues that affect things that influence nerve function. Dr. Stuart McGill : Michael Shacklock : Rocco Venizelos IG :
February 10, 2022
Spine Education (Dynamic live examples) with Jerome Fryer aka Dynamic Disc Designs
Who is Jerome Fryer? Dr. Jerome Fryer obtained his bachelor of science degree in biopsychology from the University of British Columbia in 1995. He then obtained his doctorate degree in chiropractic, graduating with honors, from the University of Western States, Portland Oregon in 1999. Between the years of 2000-2006 practiced on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet and later expanded to Tofino with a satellite clinic. In 2006, decided to move to Nanaimo for more opportunities where he currently practices Mon Wed, Thurs and Fri making room for conducting spine research and crafting spine education models. He also lectures on the topics of degenerative disc disease and related spinal hydraulics and nutrition. His latest was at the request of the mechanical engineering department at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Fryer has a history of sport. His four personal North American Speedskating Championships as well as seven Canadian National Championships set the foundation for a career in chiropractic. Dr. Jerome Fryer has extensive knowledge in sport physiology and injuries. Check more here:  on how to get your own Dynamic Model ! Clinical study picture : Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Clinical excellence and how to achieve it with Charlie Weingroff and Michael Shacklock
Who is Dr. Charlie Weingroff? Dr. Charlie Weingroff is one of the most sought-after professionals world-wide in physical therapy and athletic performance. He is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who has worked with countless A-List celebrities, professional athletes, as well as the general population. Charlie is currently Physical Performance Lead and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team, which currently tops all foreign countries with a total of 20 active players in the NBA. He often lectures overseas often, and his relationship with Beijing Yanding Trading Company has brought him through mainland China for the last 5 years. Who is Michael Shacklock? Michael received his graduate qualification at the Auckland School of Physiotherapy, New Zealand, in 1980.  He worked in public hospitals in the medical, surgical, paediatrics, orthopaedics, geriatrics, intensive care and burns areas around New Zealand before being employed in private practices, treating spinal and sports injuries in Nelson with Michael Monaghan and Auckland with Margaret Franklin.  In addition to his neurodynamics book, he has published two other books, Moving in on Pain (Elsevier) and Biomechanics of the Nervous System: Breig Revisited.  He also authored, co-authored and mentored numerous research studies, editorials, commentaries and clinical papers in international peer reviewed journals articles which have garnered many international awards, including Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Barcelo University, Buenos Aires (see academic activities on ResearchGate).  He was a member of the International Advisory Board of the journal Musculoskeletal Theory and Practice (formerly Manual Therapy), United Kingdom and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, USA.  Michael presents keynote addresses and invited conference lectures, trains staff at elite sports medicine facilities and sports clubs, universities, hospitals and private seminars around the world. His special interests are neurodynamics, measurement of mechanical function of the nervous system, pain and the nervous system and musculoskeletal function.  His most valued interest is how to synthesise science and clinical practice using evidence and reasoning.  Michael is an active clinician, has 35 years of experience in treating patients and is recognised as an international leader in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders with a neural aspect. Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
All about testosterone with Ali Gilbert
Who is Ali? A two-time Golf Digest Top 50 Golf-Fitness Professional & Trainer, Ali Gilbert has become highly sought after for her unique approach to training that combines nutrition, training, and lifestyle hacks to alter body composition and optimize metabolism. Ali found her passion in optimizing men’s and women’s health working alongside industry-leading medical practitioners building an authoritative network to empower men and women with the proper understanding of what true health optimization is.  Her clientele consists of busy professionals who aspire to become stronger, optimize their health, plus conquer nutrition. She lectures internationally and nationally on various health topics in both the medical and fitness arenas, and is regularly featured on podcasts and publications on the topic of testosterone, metabolism, and golf fitness. Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Goal setting Goal getting and tools to become the Strongest Mom with Sumi Singh
Who is Sumi: As a  mom to daughter Shaila, he gig as group fitness instructor, personal trainer, fitness blogger, contributing author on the Brinkzone and at Ultimate Fat Burner, fitness model, and “super-motivator” is the stress relieving remedy that keeps her going! She officially became hooked on fitness the moment she first laid hands on a set of her dad’s dumbbells at the age of 12.  Her family’s encouragement of her athletic endeavors took her on a fitness journey where she achieved several milestones: losing all the baby weight less than 2 months after a C-section; bench pressing her own body weight; and finishing a 5k in her personal best time and regularly placing in her age class!  These proud moments are especially important to her as an Indian woman given the tendency of our culture to dismiss the value of athletic activities, and I am as motivated as ever to be a role model for everyone seeking healthier lifestyles. Her personal fitness journey continues and it just gets better and more exciting with time.   She loves to lead by example and inspire people to “go for it,” whatever their fitness goals may be. Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Pontzer and the Costrained Total Energy Expenditure YAY or NAY with Lyle McDonald
Despite what many believe about metabolism, you can’t ‘outrun’ a bad diet – or burn calories faster by exercising – says evolutionary biologist Herman Pontzer But is that TRUE? Lets dive in with the legendary Lyle McDonald. some of the papers we dissected: -Pontzer H et al.  Hunter-Gatherer Energetic and Human Obesity (2012)  PLoS One   -Pontzer.  Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and the Evo Bio of Energy Balance. ESSR 2015 -Westerterp et al. Long-Term Effect of Physical Activity on Energy Balance and Body Composition.  (1991) Br J Nutr -Ravussin and Peterson.  Physical Activity and The Missing Calories (2015) -Pontzer Energy Constraint Novel Mechanism Linking Execise Health.  Physiology (Bethesda) 2018 -Rosenkilde Body fat loss and compensatory mechanisms in response to different doses of aerobic exercise--a randomized controlled trial in overweight sedentary males (2012) Am J Physiol -Melanson Resistance to exercise-induced weight loss: compensatory behavioral adaptations Med Sci Sports Exercs (2014)   -Rious  Predictors of Energy Compensation during Exercise Interventions: A Systematic Review.  Nutrients (2015) -Thomas.  Why do individuals not lose more weight from an exercise intervention.  Obes Rev (2012) -Pontzer and the rest of the world.  Daily Energy Expenditure Through the Human Life Course (2021) -Careau V and everybody (84 authors).  Energy Compensation and adiposity in Humans. (2021)   -Halsey L.  The Mystery of Energy Compensation.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology (2021) Lyle McDonald : Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Who is Luke Stoltman?
Luke Stoltman  is a strongman competitor from Invergordon, Scotland. He is a five-time winner of Scotland's Strongest Man, and in 2021 won Europe's Strongest Man. There is more  to strength than meets the eye. Find out Luke's secrets for training  a Strong Mind. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ↓  LUKE: Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Neural Side of Strength and Performance with Stuart McGill and Bill Kazmaier
The theme could be the neural side of strength.   Activating the neuro-muscular compartments up and down. Another topic is about what  densifying neural drive.  "Strength starts as a thought and what are his thoughts and focus to create the greatest signal possible? In other words what is the thought of strength? Then the key is to get the nerves to carry this great amount of signal (pulse trains) - usually we use grinding exercises . Then the muscles must respond with great contraction." Strength requires proximal stability in the linkage to create great strength distally in the linkage  any special exercises or drills here? Obviously his breath (holding) was key. The brain shuts down strength when it detects instability.  Injuries occur at the regions of highest stress.  The many small features that can  enhance performance as well as injury resilience. Training for bone and joint strength. For example after training a heavy deadlift or squat session take 3-4 days off. Did he do this to gain bone and joint strength? This would be very consistent with the science. I have had great talks with Ed Coan about this and long term joint resilience. Good training technique, training cycles, and the cerebral side of strength.  Stuart McGill : Bill Kazmaier : Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Michael Shacklock Neurodynamics, Pain and and Musculoskeletal function
Who is? MICHAEL SHACKLOCK DipPhysio, MAppSc, FACP NDS Instructor, founding director, principal ​Australia Michael received his graduate qualification at the Auckland School of Physiotherapy, New Zealand, in 1980.  He worked in public hospitals in the medical, surgical, paediatrics, orthopaedics, geriatrics, intensive care and burns areas around New Zealand before being employed in private practices, treating spinal and sports injuries in Nelson with Michael Monaghan and Auckland with Margaret Franklin.  In 1985 he moved to Adelaide, Australia, working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and private practices around Adelaide.  He completed a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy in 1989 and converted this to a Masters degree at the University of South Australia in 1993.  He was awarded a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (Australian Physiotherapy Association) for his monograph and international best-seller text book, Clinical Neurodynamics, Elsevier, Oxford, 2005.  In addition to his neurodynamics book, he has published two other books, Moving in on Pain (Elsevier) and Biomechanics of the Nervous System: Breig Revisited.  He also authored, co-authored and mentored numerous research studies, editorials, commentaries and clinical papers in international peer reviewed journals articles which have garnered many international awards, including Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Medicine, Barcelo University, Buenos Aires (see academic activities on ResearchGate).  He was a member of the International Advisory Board of the journal Musculoskeletal Theory and Practice (formerly Manual Therapy), United Kingdom and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, USA.  Michael presents keynote addresses and invited conference lectures, trains staff at elite sports medicine facilities and sports clubs, universities, hospitals and private seminars around the world. His special interests are neurodynamics, measurement of mechanical function of the nervous system, pain and the nervous system and musculoskeletal function.  His most valued interest is how to synthesise science and clinical practice using evidence and reasoning.  Michael is an active clinician, has 35 years of experience in treating patients and is recognised as an international leader in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders with a neural aspect. Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Being the best Coach you can be following these steps by Nick Bollettieri
Considered by many to be one of the best tennis coaches of all time. Nick Bollettieri has changed the way the game is played and taught at every level. He founded the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy - now IMG Academy - with a focus on intense physical training, total immersion and ongoing competition among the most talented players in the world. He has helped shape the careers of Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Monica Seles, Anna Kournikova, Tommy Haas, and other tennis champions. His accomplishments have been imitated but never equaled. Now in his 80s, he's still going strong developing the next crop of young champions and working to bring tennis to inner-city children. IG Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Keys to improving performance and refining the Good Coach in you with Joe Friel
Joe Friel is a life-long athlete and has a masters degree in exercise science. He has trained and conferred with amateur and professional endurance athletes from a wide variety of sports since 1980. Based on this experience he cofounded in 1999 with son Dirk Friel and friend Gear Fisher. He currently coaches only a few athletes.  He mostly focuses on training emerging top-level coaches on best practices in preparing endurance athletes for competition. This regularly takes him to coaching seminars around the world. He also consults with corporations in the sports and fitness industry and with national Olympic governing bodies worldwide. His Training Bible books for road cyclists, mountain bikers, and triathletes are used by several national sports federations to train their coaches. Friel’s philosophy and methodology for training athletes was developed over more than 40 years and is based on his strong interest in sport science research and his experience training hundreds of athletes with a wide range of abilities. His views on matters related to training for endurance sports are widely sought and have been featured in such publications as VeloNews, Bicycling, Outside, Runner’s World, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, American Health, Masters Sports, The New York Times, Triathlete, 220, and many more. Joe lives and trains in the mountains of Sedona, Arizona. Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Get stronger with Melody Schoenfeld
Who is Melody? 5’0” and 100lbs of V​egan Fury Melody Schoenfeld, MA, CSCS, is a highly educated, certified personal trainer with well over 20 years of training experience in many different disciplines. She holds a master's degree in health psychology and writes and speaks both nationally and internationally on a wide variety of health and fitness subjects. Melody has held state and American records in all three lifts in powerlifting (squat, bench press, deadlift) and competes in powerlifting and strongman competitions. Melody is also an aficionado of oldtime strongman shows of strength and performs feats such as tearing phone books and license plates in half and bending steel rebar, horseshoes, and nails. ​​Melody's book, Pleasure Not Meating You​, is an excellent science-based approach to eating vegan. Presenting solutions to challenges facing those pursuing a vegan lifestyle while dispelling common myths and misconceptions, Melody has created a very concise and easy to understand reference guide suitable for experienced vegans as well as new vegans and those curious about veganism. As a bonus, she's included some of her favorite recipes, most of which are easy to prepare and delicious. Whether you are a longtime vegan or just curious, this is an excellent addition to your library. If you are in the Pasadena area and would like to train with Melody in person, please visit her gym Flawless Fitness. There are no cardio machines, strength machines or, really, machines of any kind. You are your own machine, and your body was made to move its own way. Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Why do all diets fail ? With Lyle McDonald
Who is Lyle? "I got interested in this field back in high school, a former fat kid I had mandatory sports in school and as I started to get into shape, my obsessive compulsiveness took over. I got into cycling one summer and did a few triathlons, got involved in martial arts and eventually gymnastics (via cheerleading). This led me to UCLA to pursue a degree in kinesiology (exercise physiology) where I got even more embroiled in the research and science of human performance. Basically, I was a mediocre athlete who wanted to figure out how to get better. At that time, I was involved in cycling and got into inline skating. I started racing, did moderately well (despite being horridly overtrained in hindsight) until I burned myself out, and ‘retired’. I futilely tried my hand at some strength sports, although I had always been in the weight room, finding that it improved my skating performance. Around 1996, Dan Duchaine’s seminal book “Bodyopus” came out, it quite literally changed my life. It got me interested in low-carbohydrate dieting and led to the publication of my first book. Several more followed after a rather long break. The second was an odd little drug booklet (although it dealt mostly with bodyweight regulation), then came the Ultimate Diet 2.0 which was an update on the original from over 20 years ago. Last year I released two books, the Rapid Fat Loss Handbook and a Guide to Flexible Dieting. Over the years, I’ve worked with folks ranging from total beginners to a couple of female powerlifters, prepped a few bodybuilders for natural shows and trained the occasional endurance athlete in the weight room. Right now I’m in Salt Lake City following my own athletic quest, training full time for ice speed skating (I came out of retirement a couple of years ago) with my coach Rex Albertson. Basically, I’m an obsessed physiology nerd who is fascinated with all aspects of human performance. This includes training, nutrition (I seem to be most well known for diet stuff but exercise physiology was actually my first passion), supplements and, to a much lesser degree, drugs. Fat loss and bodyweight regulation fascinates me because I still see the fat kid in the mirror, sports performance fascinates me because I’ve always been a middle of the road athlete looking for solutions. And the rest of it fascinates me because I’m just a great big obsessed nerd that way." website: Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Dr. John DeMartini - Finding your values in the Covid Era
"The world on the outside doesn’t have to dictate your destiny. As I said in the secret when the voice and the vision on the inside is louder than all opinions on the outside you’ve begun to master your life. So take command of your life. Prioritize your actions, live in your executive centre and your immune system will rally. It will keep you stable." Dr Demartini is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on human behavior and personal development. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organization with a curriculum of over 72 courses covering multiple aspects of human development. His trademarked methodologies in human development, the Demartini Method and the Demartini Value Determination are culminations of over 47 years of cross-disciplinary research and study and utilized in all human development industries across the world. Dr Demartini travels 360 days a year to countries all over the globe where he shares his research and findings in all markets and sectors. He is the author of 40 books published in 29 different languages. He has produced over 60 CDs and DVDs covering subjects such as development in relationships, wealth, education and business. He has created over 72 different courses; the most advanced of which is a 21-year correspondence course. Each program is designed to assist people to activate leadership and empower all seven areas of their lives: Financial, physical, mental, vocational, spiritual, family and social. Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
The journey to 1002lbs Deadlift by Chris Duffin aka “Mad Scientist Strength”
Known as the “Mad Scientist 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 and 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. Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Mastering the Basics with Coach Lee Boyce
Lee Boyce is a strength coach and educator based in Toronto, Canada, working with clients and athletes for strength and conditioning, sport performance, and hypertrophy. His expertise has seen him published over 1000 times by some of the largest publications in the world of fitness and lifestyle media including Men's Health (US and UK), Oxygen, TRAIN Magazine, Inside Fitness, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Men's Journal, Esquire, and The National Strength and Conditioning Association's Personal Training Quarterly Journal. A former university level track athlete (sprints, long jump) and Kinesiology major, Boyce attributes this blend of theoretical and practical experience to his depth of understanding regarding the human body, biomechanics, and technical coaching and cueing to help people simplify concepts that can be difficult to grasp. As a part-time college professor (Fitness and Health Promotion in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellness at Toronto's Humber College) he brings a practical edge to students of the craft. As a public speaker, he uses his skills to deliver workshops and seminars around North America and abroad, to share innovative troubleshooting guidelines and unique perspectives for trainers looking to improve professionally.  You can follow him @coachleeboyce on all platforms of social media, and visit his website at Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Life and Coaching lessons through the eyes of Dr.Pat Davidson
Pat Davidson, Ph.D, is an exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and traveling lecturer. Pat started out in the fitness world as an athlete who was looking to find any training and nutrition tool possible to make him the best he could possibly be at sports. This passion for training knowledge ultimately led Pat to pursuing a Master’s in Science in Strength and Conditioning, and a Ph.D in Exercise Physiology. Pat has worked as a Professor of Exercise Science at Springfield College and Brooklyn College, along with being the Director of Continuing Education and Training Methodology at Peak Performance in NYC.  Pat was a competitive baseball athlete as well as a nationally ranked strongman competitor.  He currently regarded as the leader in biomechanics based training and lectures all over the globe on the topic. Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Coaching with Kelly Starrett
Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. His 2013 release, Becoming a Supple Leopard has become a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. This blog was voted #4 in Outside Magazine’s Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2011, Breaking Muscle’s Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2011, and Health Line’s Top 100 Health Blogs of 2011. Kelly and his work have been featured in Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body, Competitor Magazine, Inside Triathlon, Outside Magazine, Details Magazine, Power Magazine, and the Crossfit Journal. He teaches the wildly popular Crossfit Movement & Mobility Trainer course and has been a guest lecturer at the American Physical Therapy Association annual convention, Google, the Perform Better Summit, the Special Operations Medical Association annual conference, police departments, and elite military groups nationwide. Coach Kelly Starrett received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. Before starting his own physical therapy practice at San Francisco CrossFit, one of the first 50 CrossFit affiliates, he practiced performance-based physical therapy at the world-renowned Stone Clinic. In his current practice, Kelly continues to focus on performance-based Orthopedic Sports Medicine with an emphasis on returning athletes to elite level sport and performance. Kelly’s clients have included Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes. Kelly’s background as an athlete and coach includes paddling whitewater slalom canoe on the US Canoe and Kayak Teams, and leading the Men’s Whitewater Rafting Team to two national titles and competition in two World Championships Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Coaching with Mike Boyle
Michael Boyle is one of the foremost experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Functional Training and general fitness. He currently spends his time lecturing, teaching, training and writing. In 1996 Michael co founded Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, one of the first for-profit strength and conditioning companies in the world. Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning exists for one reason: to provide performance enhancement training for athletes of all levels. Athletes trained range from junior high school students to All Stars in almost every major professional sport. Prior to Co- founding Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Michael served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University for 15 years, also for the past 25 years he been the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s Ice Hockey at Boston University.  Mike also was the Boston Red Sox strength and conditioning coach in 2013 that won the World Series. In addition to his duties at Boston University and the Red Sox, from 1991-1999 Boyle served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. Michael was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 1998 US Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team, Gold Medalists in Nagano and 2014 Silver medalists in Sochi, and served as a consultant in the development of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michael has been a featured speaker at numerous strength and conditioning and athletic training clinics across the world and has produced 20 instructional videos in the area of strength and conditioning available through M-F Athletic. Michael has also lectured all over the world. In addition, Michael published Functional Training for Sports for Human Kinetics Publishers. Mike and his wife Cindy have 2 children, Michaela and Mark and reside in Reading.  web: IG: Rocco Venizelos IG
February 05, 2022
Got Creatine? with Scott Forbes PhD
Everything about Creatine by the leading expert Scott Forbes PhD. Dr. Scott Forbes’ primary interest is in sport science and has focused on various nutritional and training interventions to enhance athlete performance. In addition, he has expertise examining nutritional and exercise interventions for optimal muscle and brain health in older adults. Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Faculty of Medicine): University of Calgary Ph.D. (Physical Education and Recreation): University of Alberta M.Sc. (Kinesiology): University of Saskatchewan B.Sc. (Kinesiology): University of Saskatchewan Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP): Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) International Olympic Committee diploma in Sport Nutrition Dr. Scott Forbes' primary interest is in sport science and has focused on various nutritional and training interventions to enhance athlete performance. In addition, he has expertise examining nutritional and exercise interventions for optimal muscle and brain health in older adults. He has worked as a personal trainer as well as an athlete consultant for several professional and varsity level sport teams.
February 05, 2022
Psychology Skills for Fitness, Performance and Life with Dr. Lisa Lewis
Who is Dr.Lisa Lewis : "I am a licensed psychologist with a strength-based, solution focus, and an active, collaborative style. Some of the clients I work with present with mental health concerns, while others come to work toward a specific achievement, or to pursue personal, career, fitness, and athletic goals. I have been working as a therapist since 2003, and over the years I have worked with a wide variety of concerns and populations. For those who present with mental health concerns, I often work with individuals who struggle with relationships, depression, anxiety, or an addiction. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (CADC-II) I work with people attempting to recover from an addiction, as well as clients who are negatively impacted by the addiction of someone close to them, like a friend, partner, or family member. I strive to be competent about and sensitive to differences in culture, ethnicity, spirituality, and sexuality, and view these differences as central to an individual’s experience and happiness. With a passion for wellness and fitness, I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of maintaining a strong mind and a strong body. In addition to the clinical specialties I’ve mentioned, I have a background in sport and exercise psychology, and love to work with athletes and athletically-minded clients who hope to enhance performance or achieve a goal. I also provide services to athletes struggling with issues that are inferring with athletic performance. While some of my clients describe our work together as traditional psychotherapy, others have used the terms “life coaching” and “consultation”. While all clients come to sessions with a ‘problem’, some focus on correcting negative thoughts, feelings, behaviors or relationships, while others focus on strength-building and life-enhancement. In addition to providing individualized services, I have also worked with groups of fitness professionals and enthusiasts to provide education and consultation. Please see the Speaking and Workshops page for a description of seminars and workshops I have provided in the past. I’ve been a guest on multiple podcasts and written articles for a variety of websites as well. Due to my years of experience in college counseling centers, I often work with young adults. My work with college and graduate school students most often focuses on questions concerning personal development, professional identity, and long term goals in both those areas. In addition to working with the University’s students, I also provide supervision to the counseling center’s clinical interns. Currently, I serve as part time faculty at Northeastern University and teach classes including developmental psychology and abnormal psychology. I have also taught at Wheelock College and Salem State University, teaching undergraduate courses including developmental psychology, sport psychology, and exercise psychology
February 05, 2022
Breakthrough Experience with Dr. John Demartini
Dr. John Demartini is a world renowned specialist in human behavior, a researcher, author and global educator. He has developed a series of solutions applicable across all markets, sectors and age groups. His education curriculum ranges from corporate empowerment programs, financial empowerment strategies, self-development programs, relationship solutions and social transformation programs. His teachings start at the core of the issue, addressing the human factor and range out to a multitude of powerful tools that have proven the test of time. He has studied over 30000 books across all the defined academic disciplines and has synthesised the wisdom of the ages which he shares on stage in over 60 countries. His presentations whether keynotes, seminars or workshops, leave clients with insights into their behaviour and keys to their empowerment. --Who is Dr. Demartini? --The Values Factor . What is it?  -- What are our true values and how do we find them?  -- Every event caries a pair of opposites.  -- If everything has equally a pair of opposites why will I try ? -- How can you stand out and not fit in? -- Are we seeking for fantasies ?  -- Positive thinking is it a real thing? Or is it creating more frustration? -- How can we own our traits? -- What is The Breakthrough Experience? -- The Demartini Method. Research and upcoming studies! -- What is conscious and what unconscious ? -- Adherence is our biology working against us? or are our values are ? -- Immediate gratification is it a plan to fail? -- Certain behaviours can lead to specific diseases ? --Why am I not successful ?   More information about Dr. Demartini :  Rocco Venizelos :
February 05, 2022
Muscular hypertrophy, Gut Health and Recovery With Mike Israetel, Gabrielle Fundaro & James Hoffmann
Great chat with: Dr.Gabrielle Fundaro, CISSN,CHC Dr. James Hoffmann (@rpdrjames) Dr.Mike Israetel (@rpdrmike) What we covered:   What is gut health?  How can we optimally increase our gut health?  Three Things you would want to delete from social media.  Recovery training, nutrition and lifestyle.  What are the signs that we need to step back and focus more on our recovery?  Hypertrophy. I want to get big. How?  Finding optimal ways to still get to grow even if you are an advanced athlete.  Is it food or volume to make me grow and how to prioritise.  How the body systems recover and the importance of recovery strategies.  The psychology of dieting/weight management.  No bad or Good Foods  Eating behaviours are linked to stress and...  Some Greek love!   Renaissance Periodization has a mission to  deliver the most effective, scientifically sound and reliable diet and training consultation to anyone who wants to use it to achieve results. When it comes to your goals and aspirations in the areas of physique alteration, sports performance, and health, we're passionate about helping you target your time and efforts doing what works, and avoiding what doesn’t.
January 19, 2021
"Glutes Beyond the Looks" with Bret Contreras.
Bret Contreras is considered by many to be the world’s foremost expert on glute training. He has charged the fitness industry by introducing effective new exercises and training methods for optimal glute development.Bret is a strength and conditioning coach, published author, researcher, inventor, PhD and a lifelong student of strength training.     How by using our hips we can affect our lower back pain? Can we have heavy days everyday? 20:20 hamstring length and gluteal strength any correlation?   Is stretching important? 29.35 Knowing the risk !  When our bodies are structured for our individual sport!  What is the best way to lift for hypertrophy ?  How often should we train  a muscle group per week?  Is there enough research on glutes and frequency of training?  Ad the eccentric phase the trick for the hip thrust! Are you doing it the right way?  This is how you do the hip thrust!!!  Iliotibial band problems and the glutes!  Critics are a dime of dozen  Hip Thrust, Glute bridge, Frog pump When and Why?  Different range of reps for men and women?  Glute activation on Hip Thrust: Bilateral  Vs Unliteral?   What is new Bret?
January 19, 2021
Hustle and Muscle with Nick Tumminello.
Subjects Covered:  Who is Nick?  What is Personal Training?   The difference between methods and principles!  Who his favorite Superhero is ?  3 Myths that he would want to make them disappear.  3 main things that he would want every coach or personal trainer to start including in their arsenal.  Crossfit   What is Functional?  What his future plans and new books . Nick Tumminello is known as the “Trainer of Trainers.” He’s the owner of Performance University, which provides hybrid fitness training for athletes and educational programs for fitness professionals worldwide. Nick has worked with a variety of clients, from NFL athletes to professional bodybuilders and figure models to exercise enthusiasts. He also served as the conditioning coach for the Ground Control MMA Fight Team. Nick has produced over fifteen DVDs and is a regular contributor to several major fitness magazines. Nick lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
January 19, 2021
Dieting and Training with Coach Scott Abel
Now in his fourth decade in the fitness industry, Scott Abel has coached over 400 champions in fitness, bodybuilding, figure, and in sports. He’s worked with busy men and women to help them improve their bodies and their physiques.   Scott got started in bodybuilding in the early 1980s, while still at University in Canada. (Before then, he’d actually started out in a powerlifting gym, but found little success there.) He won several bodybuilding shows, but found he was more fulfilled dialling in other people — though he still became known in the industry for staying “guest-posing lean” year-round.   WATCH A VIDEO OF SCOTT GUEST-POSING In 1989 Scott was invited to be an expert at Muscle Camp in California. He’s worked as a ghost writer in fitness magazines, coached pro bodybuilders and elite athletes, and served on a number of advisory committees.   He is also a best-selling author on Amazon, hosts a popular fitness podcast, and still works directly with coaching clients who want to lose fat, gain muscle, and balance fitness with their extremely busy lives.   Scott’s background, though, is actually in social work. When he works one-on-one with clients, he focuses not just on the physical side, but on the mental and emotional aspects of real success and physique transformation. Scott works with bodybuilders, physique competitors, and everyday people just looking to look better. Whether you need help with food issues, or want Scott to dial you in for a show, Scott adapts his coaching style and programs to suit the client.
January 19, 2021
The Gift of Injury...and many more with Brian Carroll
In this interview we covered: •Who is Brian Carroll?  •How important is to have a good mentor, and path of success! •All about Brian's back injury and why we need to step back and be more mindful. •Stuart McGill   •Brian's Book The gift of injury and why it was a gift •The 10/20 Life and the training philosophy •Crossfit and Barbell Lifts •Find a Professional and Read their Work •Brian's Training Protocol •Nutrition and Supplements   •Future Workshops and News
January 19, 2021
Back to Basics with Broderick Chavez Evil Genius (Part 2) feat Andrea Papas
Apologies for the bad sound. We're working on making sure it doesn't happen on our future videos.   In this interview we covered:  Who is Andrea Papas About Broderick Chavez Stress Reflex and what are the series of events Beyond Calories in Calories out and what are the adaptations Can we damage our metabolism? The most Important thing that every nutritionist, dietitian , health and fitness professional should listen. You cannot cheat biology. Steroids and their physiology. Steroids, androgens and all about pharmacology..
January 19, 2021
Thyroid the famous hormone gland with Dr. Nadolsky.
Thyroid the famous hormone gland with Dr. Nadolsky.   In this interview we covered:  • Who is Dr. Nadolsky? • The Industry • Thyroid; The Famous Hormone Gland • The Thyroid Hormones • Diagnosing The Types; Symptoms and Signs • Women and Men; What Is The Differentiation ? • How Can Minerals and Vitamins Can Affect The Gland? • Biotin Can Confuse The Lab • Slow Metabolism or Change in Lifestyle? • T3 Can Help • Nutrition Supplements and More
January 13, 2021
Dean Somerset and Tony Gentilcore | Shoulder & Hip Blueprint...and much more!
Shoulder & Hip Blueprint...and much more by Dean Somerset and Tony Gentilcore! About Tony When he’s not picking things up and putting them down, he trains top-level athletes and clients in Boston, MA, contributes to the top fitness magazines and websites around, and sets up a camera in his garage to record his lightsaber skills.   About Dean I’m a personal trainer from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Well, technically I have some more impressive sounding titles, but they all just mean the same things. I help people get strong, fit, flexible, and enjoy fitness as much as possible.
January 13, 2021
Back to Basics with Broderick Chavez Evil Genius (Part 1)
In this interview we covered:  •Series of events that occur during training. •What is the stress reflex? •Understanding the fundamental systems. •How can we use those systems in our favour. •Negative effects are not always negative. •What is hypertrophy? Is this a correct term? •Is it all about nutrition? Or training? •What is heavy and how we grow
January 13, 2021
Look, feel and perform better as a Diabetic by Phil Graham
From an early age, I have been committed to developing my knowledge of health, fitness and nutrition. This obsession was inspired and motivated by a deep resolve to overcome my very own health struggles with was love after the first rep, and, the rest is history.   I didn’t understand what a proper diet or training program was, but regardless I made significant improvements to my overall health and body composition.   Driven by my passion for improving my health and becoming a better version of myself, I left school to pursue a degree in Nutrition at Queen’s University Belfast.   I spent five years learning about human physiology, nutrition and food technology (food processing and manufacturing). Since then I’ve gone on to complete many other professionally recognized qualifications specific to my role. These include a postgraduate diploma in public health promotion, Certified Sports Nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition and accredited for body composition assessment through The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK)   Being armed with this information I was able to hand my diabetes much more effectively and at the same time make incredible changes to my body composition and performance. I wanted to prove to myself and others that diabetes wasn’t going to hold me back. Having seen firsthand how it crippled many others, I was adamant I wouldn’t be another statistic...
January 13, 2021
Becoming a Back Mechanic with Dr. Stuart McGill
Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada). His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation. Topics that will be covered in full interview: • Bracing vs drawing in. • Lower back pain. • Is there generalised lower back pain? • Crossfit and kettlebell swing. • How can we become a back mechanic.
January 13, 2021
Brad Dieter - Let us talk about Carbohydrates.
Brad is a Research Fellow at Sacred Heart Medical Research. His research is focused on discovering novel therapies of diabetic kidney disease. In his quest for a therapeutic agent he adopts a bench to bedside approach adeptly utilizing molecular biology and biostatistics. His long term career goals include leading a research team to make major inroads in health care and improve treatment options for chronic disease.
January 13, 2021
Do you even Protein ..with Dr Jose Antonio
He gives an occasional talk, writes a bit, and can read your mind (but only after consuming copious quantities of coffee).  Dr. Antonio is an Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at Nova Southeastern University in beautiful South Florida and an avid paddler.
January 13, 2021
Training Management with Dean Somerset
Listen to a great presentation by Dean Somerset about: a PTs view on back pain, Deans top exercise for management and prevention for back pain, and his top tips for getting your patients to do home exercise.
January 12, 2021