The Apiros Podcast

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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Sep 13, 2018

Zach is one of the amazing individuals that I have had the privilege to work with over the last several years. I wanted to share his brilliance and get this podcast to reach some of the widest ranges of topics possible. Zach is an informational guide throughout nearly any topic. Everything that I am curious about, he seems to have an answer for it. If not, he finds the answer.  

I have been able to watch him grow over the years and we have always had some of THE most fascinating conversations. Eventually, he agreed to come on the podcast and we had yet another amazing chat. I wanted him to share how qualitative movement has improved his life.

Aug 22, 2018

Brian is a dear friend and Apiros athlete for many years (He designed the logo!)

This is one hell of an episode!

In this (very comedic) episode, we get tea drunk and talk about the lessons behind his injuries and pain, and the three surgeries he got this year. We talk about his huge passion for tea and experience how amazing it is. And we talk about volleyball, where he's been and where he's going.

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 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!

Oct 19, 2017

From his website -

Brian Mackenzie is a human performance and movement specialist. He is the innovator of the endurance, strength and conditioning paradigm. He has studied performance and movement since 2001 with altitude, hypoxia, breathing mechanics & methods, along with heat and cold exposure. He has spent a lot of his time training and understanding in and around the water, and desert. He has participated in Ironman (Canada 2004), and has run the Western States 100 and the Angeles Crest 100 mile endurance runs. He co-authored the books Power Speed Endurance, and The New York Times Best Seller UnBreakable Runner.
Aug 31, 2017

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!

If you have any questions, requests, comments, please reach out on Twitter @austineinhorn, Instagram

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

May 30, 2017
Jeff and Austin go for a walk, back by popular demand.
Within this episode - 
  • We go on a walk and start to talk about walking, the demands of it, what it means, and a few simple cues on how to walk better. 
  • We talk about Frans Bosch, the roles of eccentric and concentric contractions. 
  • A frequent topic of child development, and their choices to move. 
  • Moving often versus moving well. 
  • Internal & External Cueing
    • Stop saying squeeze your glutes!!!!


May 15, 2017

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:

  • 1 of 12 chiropractors in the US to be part of the PGA Tour Sports Medicine Team
  • A treating doctor for the World Surf League (WSL)
  • Director of Athlete Medical and Rehabilitation, Dew Action Sports Tour, 2005 
  • Director of Athlete Medical and Rehabilitation, NBC Gravity Games, 2000-2004
  • Medical Director, Association of Volleyball Professionals, 2003
  • And many, many more
Mar 29, 2017

Show Notes -

"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. 


Mar 1, 2017

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.

Summary of Episode & Links

  • MIND
    • Meditation & awareness
    • The difference in running meditation and sitting meditation.
    • Mindset around winning
    • Using breathing as a tool for athletic performance
    • Heart rate variability
    • Cold training
    • "80% of the brain is devoted to working with gravity.”
    • Fasting
    • 3-4 hour runs while fasted
    • Playing with breathing as an athletic tool
    • Ketosis
    • Lymphatic system movement
    • How your intention determines your physiology
    • Brown Fat
      • What it is and the effects of utilizing it as a fuel source
      • How to burn brown fat more
    • Simple things to improve focus and learning
      • Stand up or put feet up…improve circulation
      • Gum, drawing, doodling
    • Sensory deprivation
    • When the body is most creative
    • Create silence, scan and explore self.


Feb 17, 2017

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.  

  • The importance of movement and how it changes oxygen levels throughout the body. 
  • How to use oxygen and breathing
  • How to exploit using your HR
  • Austin asks some specific recovery strategies for athletes in volleyball and other sports.
  • How exhaustion is just a figment of your imagination

Show Notes -


Nov 7, 2016

Jeff & Austin take their podcast on a walk along the coast of sunny Santa Cruz and talk about:

  • What have they been learning
  • What it means to have a good environment
  • How they give autonomy to many of their athletes and patients
  • Austin's new book obsession that is changing his life
  • Many more things!

Twitter - @AustinEinhorn & @move2thrive

Oct 24, 2016

Topics we cover:

  • Who he is that drives his passion for helping athletes.
  • The story of his "failure" of his first NFL athlete.
  • The value of physical preparation
  • The detailed process of his film analysis
  • How he speaks to his athletes to initiate changes within their "movement signature"
  • How he is working to change his new Pro-Bowler Defensive End
  • Snippets of his process & progression of initiating movement and proprioception change within athletes.
  • The goals of his training
  • Our collective thoughts on the salaries professional athletes receive
  • The qualities outliers have within the NFL
    • Certain brain qualities
    • Personality traits
    • Better movement tool box.
  • His advice to any professional that works with the human body.
  • How he would raise a child to succeed athletically or simply have a strong movement vocabulary.

Shownotes -

Oct 17, 2016

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. 

  • We tell stories of how qualitative living has changed our lives and careers
    • Adding more space to cultivate the creative process
    • How we cultivate insights
  • Our morning routines
  • Stories of our athletes/clients making the switch to qualitative living
  • Answer questions from the audience
Oct 14, 2016

A marvelous conversation with Cassidy Lichtman. Within this conversation:

  • Cassidy discusses her stories with the national team.
  • What she has learned from playing internationally.
  • Lessons learned from Karch Kiraly & Michael Gervais.
  • How she is one of the most resilient athlete's we know. 
  • Her 25 words or less philosophy. Something everyone should have!
Oct 6, 2016
We are very pleased to welcome John Kessel to the podcast. John is the director of world paravolleyball and director of sport development for USA volleyball, amongst many other titles. 
Within this podcast we discuss a wide range of topics:
  • The 10,000 hour rule
  • The benefits of stress
  • Three words he omits from practice
  • The art of teaching, coaching, and learning.
  • Why mistakes are good!
  • What it means for the USA to have won the bronze medal at Rio. 
  • Austin discusses the biomechanics of the volleyball arm swing 
  • Much, much more within the podcast.

Show notes at

Sep 25, 2016

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.

Sep 12, 2016

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:

  • His thoughts on the true role of the "Strength & Conditioning" Professional
  • What he would do if Usain Bolt walked into his gym. 
  • Childhood & athletic development
  • Some of his best lessons throughout his career so far
Aug 23, 2016

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.

Aug 8, 2016

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. 

Aug 1, 2016
  • Kevin Lawrence is a professional athlete, of poker. The way he goes about his poker career parallels the careers of many other dedicated athletes.
  • We talk about diseases of affluence and culture.
  • How he manages sitting for work.
  • How he maximizes his time outside of poker.
  • What his ideal workout regimen should be to counteract the hours he accumulates sitting
Jul 25, 2016

Kevin Lawrence takes us inside the life of being a professional poker player and how he continues to excel and push his capabilities daily. 

Jul 25, 2016

Jon Merrill of the NHL's New Jersey Devils talks about his story growing up as one of the best in the country and shares his experiences with approaching success vs. avoiding failure. 

Jul 24, 2016

Austin Einhorn and Jeff Moreno are seeking to learn and understand the development of human adaptation through success and failure. We will interview and discuss the stories of individuals who have strived valiantly and failed gracefully, or not so gracefully. We hope to learn from these people and share their lessons and stories with the world.