Athlete On Fire (general)

Jeffrey James Binney is a comedian, actor, and now, ultra runner.  Why does he intend on living in a bus?  How was his complete failure more stressful than usual at the Leadville 100?  Did he ever finish an ultra?  Plus, some bonus content featuring parts of his comedy special from the experiences.

Thanks for listening to Athlete On Fire.

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Scott and Brent start off defining what the fitness industry encompasses and end up talking about some interesting trends regarding the growth of the industry, and what it means for trainers and fitness professionals.

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Our guest shares his story of how he made a career working with athletes and then we dive in to his new project, a book to help everyone become more efficient athletes.

About our guest:

Internationally acclaimed strength and conditioning specialist Clive Brewer is the assistant director of high performance for the Toronto Blue Jays and has consulted with several other organizations around the globe, such as Manchester United FC and USA Football.

 

Before athletes can become strong and powerful, they need to master the movement skills required in sport. Athletic Movement Skills covers the underlying science and offers the prescriptive advice on bridging the gap between scientist and practitioner so coaches and athletes can work together to achieve dominance.

 

In Athletic Movement Skills, Brewer shares his high level of expertise drawn from the most current sport science research and champion-producing applications. Knowing the need for good technique in skills such as jumping, landing, accelerating, decelerating, and changing direction, Brewer includes hundreds of photos and illustrations to provide strong visual presentation of exercise progressions for developing jumping and plyometric skills, running speed and agility skills, and functional strength. Real-life examples and case studies across a spectrum of sports will help readers understand and apply information to achieve their athletic objectives.

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Our guest played college basketball and modeled as a young athlete for some of the biggest brands in the world.  An invite to a boxing gym, that he actually hated, spurned the athlete he is now. 

We talk a lot about how to control and regulate emotion and adrenaline in sport from visualization to practicing the mental game.  He gives a great plank challenge for anyone to try out too.

Tons of energy, tons of passion.

 

Enjoy the show!

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Tina decided that this just wasn't for her and lucky for us, she figured it out after the first episode of the show.  Luckily, one of our other finalists was still very interested in Becoming Ultra, so, we introduce her on today's show. Becoming Ultra follows the journey to becoming an ultra runner from day one of training!

 
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To be able to listen to someone at the top of their respective sport give advice as to what is helping them succeed and to be able to apply it to anyone at any level is what the Athlete On Fire show is all about.  We have done this very well on today's show.  Whether it's a mental or physical concept, every athlete will be able to take away something interesting to apply to themselves.

How does he approach running the Grand Canyon?  Why did he finish the race after taking a wrong turn at mile 92?  What drives him? What is his race strategy coming from high altitude?  What mental tricks does he use when competing?

 

Enjoy the show!

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On this episode our host talks about why running in an organized event isn't always the best option.  Sometimes you just need to run for your self and leave the extrinsic motivators out of the equation.  Also, the team people from all over the country (yes we can say that now) are signing up for and why Scott is running 62 miles on his dad's birthdays.  His why's may be similar to yours.   

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Today's guest is a passionate gymnast and he has a story to tell about how his passion brought him back to the sport he loves. He also talks about the tenets the sport teaches that is good for just about any athlete.  Our first gymnast for the Athlete On Fire show!

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Why would you not live in the place of your dreams?  That is the question today's guest asked when starting Mountaincareers.com.  After seeing that most companies were still only advertising on crappy print publications and most online job postings were for seasonal work, she wanted to find a better way. Listen to what mountain living is all about and more on this episode.

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The first show of 2017 is packed full of stuff for you!  Three workouts to throw into your routine.  One that is great for OCR athletes, a unique cycling set, and a strictly running challenge.  We also talk about the power of numbers, especially the number 62.  A new curriculum for fitness pros and the launch of Season 4 for Becoming Ultra.  Thanks for listening to the Athlete On Fire show!

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