The Strength and Health Podcast with Scott Shetler.

Episode 3: The Basics.

An episode of The Strength and Health Podcast with Scott Shetler.

By Scott Shetler
Scott Shetler brings his 20+ years of being an entrepreneur in the health, fitness and strength & conditioning industry to this show. As a plant-based strength enthusiast and student of the Chinese martial arts, Scott covers a wide variety of topics relating to strength and health, through his personal experience and from the experiences of his guests.
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Episode 12: Sets and Reps
In this episode I talk about the importance of sets, reps and monitoring the total volume of your training sessions based on your strength goals. Show Notes: The three methods of developing muscular tension according to Zatsiorsky Using Prilipen's chart to monitor training volume A general overview of repetition ranges and their training response The relationship of sets and reps Determining the total volume of the training session How we utilize the maximal effort, submaximal effort and repeated effort methods for building strength and muscle mass The inverse relationship between volume and intensity If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future episode topics email me at and follow me online at Stay Strong AND Healthy! -Scott
February 7, 2019
Episode 11: To Bench Or Not To Bench!
In this episode I talk about the king of all exercises, the bench press! I mainly focus on some of the criticisms of this exercise and discuss whether or not those criticisms are warranted.  Show Notes:  There are no bad exercises, only bad applications  You cannot say an exercise is contraindicated UNTIL you've qualified the athlete or client  Common critiques of the bench press  Training around injuries "general fitness clients vs. athletes"  Importance of proper technique in the bench press  Importance of upper back/lat development for the bench press  Different ways to create muscular tension according to Dr. Zatsiorsky  Why I use primarily the submaximal effort and repeated effort methods for pressing exercises with my grapplers and fighters  Why and how I use partial range of motion exercises  If you have any questions, comments, or topic suggestions for future episodes please email me at and follow my online at  Stay Strong AND Healthy!  -Scott    Follow me online:  Personal Page  Gym Page   Facebook   Twitter   Instagram  YouTube
January 31, 2019
Episode 10: The Business Side of the Fitness Industry
In this episode I share some of my thoughts on the business side of the fitness industry. I have been in this industry for over 20 years now and still feel like I'm a newbie just getting started. Show notes: -Determining your "why" -#1 greatest lesson I've learned is "No one cares about YOU!" -Various opportunities for work in the industry -What to look for when hiring a personal trainer -What to look for when taking on a client -The basics of business: it's not what you make, it's what you keep -Why some of the most valuable lessons you learn will come during your internship or through volunteering -Education and experience -Marketing -The impact of technology on the fitness industry -Plug for my recent appearance on the RBG Fit Club podcast with Stic of Dead Prez and his wife Afya I hope you enjoyed this episode, and I sincerely hope if you are at the beginning stages of your career you have found some value in this. Please feel free to email me any questions, or suggestions for future episode topics, at and be sure to follow my at for links to my blog, books, social media, etc. Stay Strong AND Healthy!
December 13, 2018
Episode 9: The Nutrition One I've Been Trying To Avoid!
In this episode I discuss my thoughts on nutrition, something I hate talking about but am finally giving in to all the questions I've received about it and my vegan diet. Show Notes: -Why I adopted a vegan diet -The health benefits I've experienced since going plant-based -The vegan protein myth -Why if you eat enough calories from whole food sources to sustain your daily activity you will not be protein deficient -Supplements you should consider when eating a vegan diet -My normal day of eating -The myth of "complete proteins" -Why you don't need to combine foods to ensure you are eating complete protein at every meal If you have any questions or suggestions for future episodes please email me at and follow my at If you would like to read my article "Vegan Protein Myths" that I discussed in the podcast, click here: Thank you for suffering through this topic with me, I promise we will be back to talking training in the next episode! Stay Strong AND Healthy! -Scott
November 15, 2018
Episode 8: Should Grapplers Train Differently Than Strikers?
In this episode I respond to a question I received from David Denk. David asked if I could cover some of the differences in the training of my strikers and grapplers. Show notes: -The athlete's "wheel" of conditioning -GPP and SPP for athletes -Importance of assessing the athlete regularly -Differences in training approaches are due more to the individual's strengths and weakness and less about their discipline -Why the deadlift is the cornerstone of my athlete's training programs -Considering an athlete's weight class and avoiding unnecessary hypertrophy Thanks for checking out this episode and if you have any comments, feedback or suggestions for future show topics please email me at and follow me on the web at Stay Strong AND Healthy! -Scott
November 8, 2018
Episode 7: Interview With Vegan Athlete Zackery Bickford.
In this episode my good friend Zack (aka The Vegan Legend) joins the show to talk about his wrestling career and being a vegan athlete. Show notes: -Zack's introduction to the sport of wrestling -The mental toughness required to train and compete at a high level -How training in judo enhanced his wrestling performance -The role strength and conditioning has played in both physical and mental preparation -How Zack adopted a vegan diet -The athletic improvements he's experienced since going vegan -Zack's secret to cutting weight -Zack's best lifts and current goal to deadlift 600 lbs for reps -Zack's wrestling goals Follow Zack on Instagram @the_vegan_legend I hope you enjoyed this episode with Zack and if you have any questions, feedback or suggestions for future episodes email me at and visit to follow me online. Stay Strong AND Healthy! -Scott
October 30, 2018
Episode 6: Training Considerations for Combat Athletes.
In this episode I discuss the general physical preparation (GPP) of combative athletes. GPP is the development that occurs through the non-specific training methods of sport preparation. Things like cardiovascular conditioning, lifting weights, stretching and mobility exercise are all examples of an athlete's GPP. I also provide information for the Kettlebell Conditioning for Combat Athletes workshop I am hosting at my training center in Atlanta on Saturday, 11/3. Show notes: -Misconceptions about training for martial artists -Is strength really a factor for combat athletes? -The physical qualities required for combative athletes -Types of range of motion -Conditioning (i.e. "cardio") -Strength and the different velocities that must be trained -The importance of static strength and muscular endurance -Why properly assessing the athlete is crucial to the success of their training plan -Why we utilize the Conjugate Method in our training at the EPTS Gym -The importance of proper exercise selection -Training optimally to enhance the athlete's sport performance If you have any questions about this show or suggestions for future topics email me at and if you are interested in learning about my kettlebell training workshop click here: Stay Strong AND Healthy!
October 19, 2018
Episode 5: Increase Strength for Improved Endurance.
In this episode I discuss the importance of strength and power training for endurance athletes and enthusiasts. Most of the literature I've seen regarding performance enhancement for runners, cyclists, swimmers and triathletes has focused on the improvement in VO2 max with little, if any, focus on strength and power training. Show notes: -Why strength training for endurance improvement is ignored -Ultra-runner Scott Jurek's use of heavy partial squats -Strength training for a stronger more resilient athlete -Peter Weyand, PhD's Harvard study on strength training for improved running speed in sprinters -Leena Paavolainen's study on faster running times in 5k runners who reduced running training by 32% and added strength training -Barry Ross' book, "Underground Secrets to Faster Running" -Barry Ross' concept of Mass Specific Force (MSF) -Recommendations on exercises and training variables for an endurance athlete If you have any questions about this episode, or suggestions for future show topics, please email me at and be sure to follow me online at and Stay Strong AND Healthy!
October 9, 2018
Episode 4: All About Conditioning.
In this episode I discuss conditioning, what it is, exercises, training recommendations, ways to track and monitor, and my own personal experience with adopting a conditioning program. Show notes: -Energy systems descriptions -Why the aerobic energy system is often overlooked -Heart Rate Variability (HRV) -Concerns in conditioning programs for athletes and health & fitness enthusiasts -Conditioning exercise options -Ways to track and monitor your progress -My results from implementing a conditioning plan as part of my training program If you have any questions about this episode, suggestions for future topics, or just general feedback, please contact me at Follow me online at or Stay Strong AND Healthy!
October 3, 2018
Episode 3: The Basics.
This episode was inspired by a conversation with my client Matt and a conversation we had recently about the content in most of the fitness and strength training related podcasts that are out there. I wanted to do an episode that talks about what I would recommend to a client who simply wants to be stronger, leaner, healthier and more fit in general. Show notes: -Recommendations for range of motion exercise -Active range of motion (i.e. mobility) -Link to my joint mobility video: -Passive range of motion (i.e. flexibility) -Strength training recommendations -Conditioning recommendations -Developing cardiovascular efficiency and aerobic capacity -Difference between exercise and activity -Nutrition recommendations If you have any suggestions for future topics, questions or comments contact me at: Follow me online at or Stay Strong AND Healthy! -Scott
September 25, 2018
Episode 2: All About Strength.
Over the next couple of episodes I want to discuss the tenants of a strength and health practice. This episode is all about strength. Show notes: -Strength defined (Vladimir Zatsiorsky) -Determining your goal -Three ways to develop muscular tension (V. Zatsiorsky) -My thoughts on programs -Selecting exercises -The relationship of sets & reps -The inverse relationship of volume and intensity -How lifestyle factors effect our training plan -Training frequency and training splits -The importance of recovery and restoration -Restoration methods I hope you enjoyed this episode and if you have any questions or suggestions for future episode topics, please email me at: Follow me online at and for links to my business services, blog, social media pages and more. Stay Strong AND Healthy! -Scott
September 20, 2018
Episode 1: Why Strength and Health?
Welcome to the first episode of The Strength & Health Podcast! In this episode Scott discusses: -Why he started this podcast -Topics he plans to cover in future episodes -What the idea of strength and health means to him -Inspiration from the Shaolin Temple -His personal story of adopting a healthier lifestyle and fitness practice -Correction -- in the show I referred to Hackenschmidt's book at "The Way to Live in Health and Physical Education" -- the correct title is "The Way to Live in Health and Physical Fitness" If you have suggestions for future show topics or general feedback, please email me at: and be sure to visit my websites at and to check out my blog, services, and links to connect with me on social media. Stay Strong AND Healthy!
September 14, 2018
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