This is one of my FAVORITE episodes so far, and you will think so too. Former Professional Tennis Player, and good friend, Xander and Austin have a wide-ranging conversation. An essential topic for all athletes, the transition out of sports is something that we continue to discuss with Xander as he embarks on the next chapter of his journey. If there was an "it" for getting better, Xander has it. He has model behavior for being on the path of mastery and I am SO excited to see how that passion and energy now gets transferred to coaching, nutrition, and whatever else his path may put in front of him.
Meet Martin Reader, an amazing person dedicated to being his best self each and every day. Not a lot of people are that inspired and dedicated to embody such a concept. In this podcast we discuss:
New blog series from Apiros athlete and former tennis pro, Xander Centenari. Xander is a prime example for what it means to dedicate one's life to their craft. This series will follow his path as he makes the transition every athlete must make from sport to "real life." I'm excited to see how he morphs his passion for tennis into whatever lies ahead in this next chapter of his life.
This is Xander reading his blog post that can be found at www.apiros.team/education
This podcast is different. I've had some requests for me to read an article I wrote recently in podcast format. The subject of the podcast is Philosophology, a term I will define within the article.
The first two paragraphs:
We are being led by the blind and uninformed. There is a virus infecting our culture and growing to epidemic levels. Our social patterns of value have tipped the scales towards ignorance. This plague is Philosophology, and it has the world of sports in a death grip.
Robert Pirsig birthed the term Philosophology in his book, Lila. He writes, “Philosophology is to philosophy as musicology is to music, or as art history and art appreciation are to art, or as literary criticism is to creative writing. It’s a derivative, secondary field, a sometimes parasitic growth that likes to think it controls its host by analyzing and intellectualizing its host’s behavior.” Philosophology is rapacious in academic, medical, coaching, and training institutions because it is easy to teach. It has spread so much further than when Pirsig wrote about it in 1991.
Loren Anderson is directing one of the best volleyball clubs in the country from Boise, Idaho. He's doing unorthodox things that result in kids being better people, better athletes, and having more longevity within their sport. He isn't afraid to challenge norms and stray from the pack. Within this episode, we talk about youth volleyball skill development, player lifestyles and environments, player development, self-organization of skill and much more. Give it a listen!
From his website - www.powerspeedendurance.com
Often times the simple things are overlooked for a variety of different reasons. Often times these simple things are the answers. Dr. Ted is truly a pioneer in the field of Health Optimization.
Dr. Ted graduated from college at the age of 18 and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at the age of 22 from the University of the Philippines. At 25, he was a fellow of interventional neuroradiology, a research professor of pharmacology, and a clinical professor of neurology. At 28, he became a professor of medical informatics and of neurointerventional radiology in Washington, DC. At 45, he retrained in Interventional Endocrinology (Anti-Aging Medicine) and in Nutritional Medicine, and became double board-certified in both specialties. Dr. Ted is published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, holds US patents, and delivers lectures. He currently has a tri-continental practice in Anti-Aging Medicine and in Nutritional Medicine.
Within this Episode:
Tyler is a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Canadian Sport Centre Pacific where he mainly works with the national rugby team. He’s also worked with athletes from Rowing Canada, Swimming Canada, and Diving Canada.
We get into the art of coaching, research, the difference in training women vs. men and much more!
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Lastly, I’d like to announce on the podcast that I have created some useful, and simple PDFs for alternative workstations. Desks, standing or sitting ones are not inherently bad. It’s the sedentariness of it over time. I have 3 progressions of the work stations that are comfortable and can be done anywhere. They will leave you feeling better, and healthier long term. They’re available at www.apiros.team/store
SHOW NOTES -https://www.apiros.team/fourpercentpodcast/
This is a really fun conversation between three friends around our life's work, movement. We get into the depths of brain operation and movement, Austin has a rant on waistbands and plays devil's advocate about all the new research about external cueing being dominant to internal cueing. Michael's accomplishments as a chiropractor and movement guru are pretty phenomenal. Some of his titles he holds and has held over the years:
Show Notes - www.apiros.team/fourpercentpodcast/water
"Dr. Gerald Pollack, University of Washington professor of bioengineering, has developed a theory of water that has been called revolutionary. He has spent the past decade convincing worldwide audiences that water is not actually a liquid." Source
He started his career studying muscles and gravity, which extremely piqued our interests. A topic Jeff & I want to explore on the next episode with Dr. Pollack.
At the end of the episode, we discuss some practical applications of his research on what you can do to improve yourself.
Kasper van der Meulen is an author and lifestyle adventurer. He went from being overweight, burnt out and unhappy, to developing superhuman focus, fitness, and personal freedom. He put himself through numerous experiments and challenges. He optimized his lifestyle, conquered the cold, ran ultramarathons on his bare feet, tested countless diets, read a ton of scientific literature and explored as many esoteric practices he could find. With over ten thousand hours of experience in teaching science, self-mastery and innovation, he decided to demystify and methodize these principles in a fun and bite-sized manner. As a final test of his focus, he wrote his book within 30 days, so that he would have to practice everything he preaches.
His book “MindLift - Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind” became an Amazon best seller. Kasper now travels the world on a mission to teach others to be the healthiest, happiest and strongest version of themselves through transformative experiences and down-to-earth scientific understanding. He is the head-teacher of the Wim Hof Method Academy, he runs experiential retreats in extreme nature and he trains elite performers and professional athletes. All while keeping a playful and creative approach to self-optimisation.
SHOW NOTES - www.apiros.team/fourpercentpodcast/kasper
UPDATE - (Austin's volume has been increased) Within this phenomenal episode, we learn from Dr. Scott Sherr we discuss a plethora of things. After the episode, Scott said this was the most fun interview he's ever had.
Show Notes - www.apiros.team/thefourpercentpodcast/scottsherr
Jeff & Austin take their podcast on a walk along the coast of sunny Santa Cruz and talk about:
Twitter - @AustinEinhorn & @move2thrive
Shownotes - www.apiros.team/fourpercentpodcast
Austin & episode #2's guest Kevin Lawrence (professional poker player) were invited to speak at an event. Rather than give two separate speeches, we decided to discuss living a qualitative lifestyle.
A marvelous conversation with Cassidy Lichtman. Within this conversation:
Show notes at www.apiros.team/fourpercentpodcast/johnkessel
James Shaw is currently playing professional volleyball in Italy. He was a multi-year All-American at Stanford as one of the best players in the country. Within this interview, we get a perspective that most don't get to see from a professional athlete. The path he has chosen is not the easiest, and he shares his experience with us.
James is one of the most dedicated people I have ever met. Committing fully to developing himself not only on the court but maximizing his potential off the court. Completely changing his lifestyle for the pursuit of his dream.
Ian McKeown is one of the top minds in the world of athletic development. He is the head of athletic development at Port Adelaide (Australia) Football Club.
Within this episode:
A truly remarkable episode. Khadevis is one of the most insightful and passionate people we have had on the podcast. He shares incredible stories of his development as an athlete and as a coach and what those two roles really mean to him.
More than a great person, Khadevis is also a phenomenal athlete.
He is a four-time US Champion in the 800m, both indoor and outdoors. He also competed in the Olympics in 2004 and 2012.
Cory Schlesinger is a rare breed in the world of "strength & conditioning." He thinks and acts very differently than a majority of the people in his field. We discuss his very unique training regimens, the culture of basketball and his upbringing in Virginia. As well as his observations of basketball athletes from Stanford to The University of Alabama-Birmingham.