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The Apiros Podcast wants to dive deep into the stories of elite performers, knowledgeable people, and a few others. We are eternally curious about the information out in the world and want to learn from the essential few.
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Jul 18, 2018

Roland is remarkable. Not only has he become a great friend but he is massively knowledgeable about all sorts of things. Within this episode he generously shares with us many of his secrets for optimization and performance:

  • Optimizing recovery options for athletes.
  • Some very valuable information about what saunas can do for your body.
  • What the future of sports and training may look like.
  • Secrets about when most world records and Olympic records are set.
  • Hormone variability for men and women.
  • And much, much more qualitative details!
May 15, 2018

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. 

Mar 28, 2018

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:

  • When his mission began to become an Olympic athlete.
  • The Grind and its pitfalls.
  • The London Olympics: right before, during, and after.
    • ...And the hottest place to be at 3am during the Olympics.
  • The Evolution of beach volleyball.
  • How he's making an impact now with his current projects with movement, kids, and sports.
  • Of course, there's much more. These are just some of the highlights. 


Mar 24, 2018

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

Mar 14, 2018

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.

Mar 9, 2018

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!