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The Consummate Athlete Podcast Guide to Training Like Wonder Woman

Resident comic nerd Molly here! So, I went to see Wonder Woman last night, and naturally, as someone who loves the whole Consummate Athlete lifestyle, it got me super motivated to train. And that led to thinking about how to train like Wonder Woman. I started flashing back to some of the rad guests we’ve had on the show, and thinking about which ones would be the most relevant, and get me the closest to Wonder Woman-levels of fitness and skill.

(If you haven’t seen it, watch the trailer here!)

Pretty rad, right? So, let’s talk about training like a superhero, and get inspired!

How to Parkour with Adam McClellan

Of course, I have to open with Parkour. All the crazy free-running that happens in that movie immediately made me think of Adam and the couple of sessions that I’ve had with him, and some of the great advice he’s given on the show!

Peak Performance with Steve Magness & Brad Stulberg

These guys are brilliant, and so is their book. (Get a copy here.) While they might not teach any Wonder Woman-specific skills, if you’re doing any kind of training while mixing it with regular life (or, in her case, trying to stop a war and learning about the world of man… I’ll stop being a nerd now, I promise), this is a good one to listen to.

How to Start Obstacle Course Racing with Lindsay Webster

I kind of think Lindsay might actually *be* Wonder Woman, to be honest. Schlepping heavy weights like they’re nothing, bouncing over obstacles, racing for hours on end… Yeah, sounds about right. This was a super fun episode to record, and even more fun for me to re-listen to so I can steal some leaping-buildings-in-a-single-bound advice.

(Want a guy’s perspective? It’s also worth listening to our earlier episode with her husband,  OCR World Champ with Ryan Atkins!)

How to Run a Marathon with Aimee Shilling

Hey, you don’t get to comic hero level without an endurance base, and Shilling is the woman to talk to about that, since her marathon-running schedule is absolutely insane.

Self-Defense & Awareness with Krav Maga with Dan Gador

Those fight scenes don’t just happen, they take a ton of work. I personally loved this episode—and am so intrigued by Krav Maga—because it combines the stuff I was interested in with MMA with a bit more of a self-defense “I can actually kick your ass” side. And the basis isn’t kicking ass, it’s being aware of your environment. Not unlike Parkour, honestly.

How to Get Strong with Power Lifting with Robert Herbst

I mean, that tank didn’t lift itself.

How to Swim with Total Immersion Swimming

One of the early scenes is Diana saving Steve Trevor from the ocean. Now, I’m a good swimmer and this episode was a really interesting one for new swimmers, but I’m not sure I could pull a guy out of a plane 50 feet underwater. But next time I’m in the pool, I might try to touch the bottom in the deep end. Just for funsies.

Erin Taylor on Why You Need Yoga in Your Life and How to Hit Reset

Watching some of the fight scenes, especially the ones where the Amazons are just practicing, made me feel super self-conscious about my extreme lack of flexibility. Erin Taylor’s Hit Reset and Jasyoga is perfect because it’s yoga tailored to those of us who are more athletic, and less inclined to get serious about a true yoga practice.

Rock Climbing with Leslie Timms

A couple of the scenes in the movie centered around rock climbing (or tower climbing, to be more precise). And I don’t know any other woman I’d want giving me advice about climbing other than Leslie Timms, one of the top women climbers in the world and an all-around badass.

It’s pretty cool to realize how many episodes we’ve done that can all speak to this idea of being like Wonder Woman, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Really, if you dig on mythology, the Amazons were sort of the first Consummate Athletes, so it makes sense.

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Episode 100 – Top Moments – Thank You!

 

This is Episode #100 of the Consummate Athlete Podcast. Thanks for joining us today, and for any other episodes! Today we wanted to share a few of our favorite moments in the first 100 episodes.
We share moments with the following people/episodes: 
Let us know if you like these highlight episodes and if you have any suggestions for future episode formats, topics or guests.
Thanks for listening.
Molly and Peter
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Check out Shred-Girls.com to learn about the upcoming book series by Molly Hurford and www.smartathlete.ca for phone consults, coaching, training plans and bike-skills sessions.
 2017 HEALTH IQ MARCH APRIL
This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates the health conscious, including cyclists. Visit healthiq.com/capod to learn more & get a free quote, or check out their life insurance FAQ page to get your questions answered.
Thanks as always for tuning in. If this is your first time listening, you can explore the rest of our episodes on ConsummateAthlete.com. You can support the show and this site by checking out our swag in the Consummate Athlete Shop.
The Consummate Athlete Podcast is part of the Wide Angle Podium podcast network. Check out  www.wideanglepodium.com, listen to the shows, and consider becoming a member to get free bonus content and prizes. Check out the new Wide Angle Podium t-shirts and kit at icksnay.myshopify.com/collections/wide-angle-podium.
Thanks as always for tuning in. If you’re enjoying the show, would be a huge help to us if you subscribe, rate and review the Consummate Athlete Podcast show on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mollyjhurford and @peterglassford or over on TheOutdoorEdit.com and SmartAthlete.ca.
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Episode 100 – Top Moments – Thank You!

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This is Episode #100 of the Consummate Athlete Podcast. Thanks for joining us today, and for any other episodes! Today we wanted to share a few of our favorite moments in the first 100 episodes. 
 
We share moments with the following people/episodes: 
1) XC Ski, Cyclocross – Katarina Nash
2) Peak Performance = Brad Stulburg and Steve Magnus
3) Guiding Triathalon/Finding WHY – Caroline Gaynor 
4) Swimming – Total Immersion – Terry Orlick 
5) Polarized Training & Training Needs – Stephen Seiler 
6) How to be great at something – Sven Nys 
7) Why Movement Matters – WALK – Katie Bowman 
8) How to make Coffee you will be Stoked on – Jax Mariash 
 
Let us know if you like these highlight episodes and if you have any suggestions for future episode formats, topics or guests. 
 
Thanks for listening. 
Molly and Peter
 
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Check out Shred-Girls.com to learn about the upcoming book series by Molly Hurford and www.smartathlete.ca for phone consults, coaching, training plans and bike-skills sessions. 
 
 
This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates the health conscious, including cyclists. Visit healthiq.com/capod to learn more & get a free quote, or check out their life insurance FAQ page to get your questions answered.
 
 
Thanks as always for tuning in. If this is your first time listening, you can explore the rest of our episodes on ConsummateAthlete.com. You can support the show and this site by checking out our swag in the Consummate Athlete Shop.
 
The Consummate Athlete Podcast is part of the Wide Angle Podium podcast network. Check out  www.wideanglepodium.com, listen to the shows, and consider becoming a member to get free bonus content and prizes. Check out the new Wide Angle Podium t-shirts and kit at icksnay.myshopify.com/collections/wide-angle-podium.
 
Thanks as always for tuning in. If you’re enjoying the show, would be a huge help to us if you subscribe, rate and review the Consummate Athlete Podcast show on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mollyjhurford and @peterglassford or over on TheOutdoorEdit.com and SmartAthlete.ca.
Have a question, comment, complaint or suggestion for a guest? https://consummateathlete.wordpress.com/contact/
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Threshold vs. Polarized Training – Steve Neal

Steve Neal returns to the Consummate Athlete to discuss just one question – How do you reconcile the popularity of Threshold training with all the hype on Polarized and 80:20 training? We talk about how Steve uses these concepts in his own practice at the Cycling Gym in Toronto with busy masters athletes.
You can follow Steve and the Cycling Gym on Instagram and join the free training forum at https://online.thecyclinggym.com/  to get tons of free information.
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Check out Shred-Girls.com to learn about the upcoming book series by Molly Hurford and www.smartathlete.ca for phone consults, coaching, training plans and bike-skills sessions.
This podcast is supported by Health IQ, a life insurance company that celebrates the health conscious, including cyclists. Visit healthiq.com/capod to learn more & get a free quote, or check out their life insurance FAQ page to get your questions answered.
Thanks as always for tuning in. If this is your first time listening, you can explore the rest of our episodes on ConsummateAthlete.com. You can support the show and this site by checking out our swag in the Consummate Athlete Shop.
The Consummate Athlete Podcast is part of the Wide Angle Podium podcast network. Check out  www.wideanglepodium.com, listen to the shows, and consider becoming a member to get free bonus content and prizes. Check out the new Wide Angle Podium t-shirts and kit at icksnay.myshopify.com/collections/wide-angle-podium.
Thanks as always for tuning in. If you’re enjoying the show, would be a huge help to us if you subscribe, rate and review the Consummate Athlete Podcast show on iTunes. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mollyjhurford and @peterglassford or over on TheOutdoorEdit.com and SmartAthlete.ca.
Have a question, comment, complaint or suggestion for a guest? https://consummateathlete.wordpress.com/contact/
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SHOW NOTES:

Links mentioned in Intro: 
 What is Polarized training to you? 
What is Threshold Training to you (and your clients? )
3-zone system – easy / moderate / hard 
Neither is bad, but does one or the other work better or a certain type of athlete, time of year or training age? 
Periodization ? 

Stronger Golf – Nick Buchan

Nick Buchan joins us to talk about how he uses strength training to help golfers improve their golf-game while becoming stronger and more resilient. Join us to hear about his experience with golf performance.
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Social/links

www.strongergolf.co.uk

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/strongergolf/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/stronger_golf

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/strongergolf/


SHOW NOTES:

BIO
Goal in the gym? General or specific?
TPI: titlist performance institute, golf club manufacturer … all of their things are aimed at supporting professionals within golf, not just golfers.
Golf training was rooted in rehab, focused on fixing movements and reducing pain. Very specific! Left out basic strength amd conditioning
Realized how much powerlifting changed his golf game for the better; started blog about it; started writing for online pubs; then TPI asked him to write articles and book and online coaching grew from that
What Injuries in Golf? 
Shoulder and hip issues are most common. Injuries similar to deskbound population but golfers wear down faster
Why Stronger?
The stronger you are, the more force you can put on the ball. Similar to EVERY other sporting motion
If you take movement out and just think about force, General strength training in terms of performance makes sense
Mobility for the desk-bound
Basic Strength Movements
Squat hinge push-pull lungs twist = basic human movements
Stability Drills?
Some unstable surface and balance/ankle stability drills, but very specific cases. No lifting on a stability ball!
Where to start: 
Functional movement screen
Information gathering to pick best exercises and progressions
See what basic movements ie plank and push-up look like. Then, start loading or work on corrective strategy
Instagram? (fancy moves)
A lot of golfers want to jump to specific “golf” stuff to instagram , but need to be back to basics
LINKS
Strongergolf.co.uk
-free content in blog posts , email signup with access to a 30min free exercise video
-online coaching
-starter program with basics in a PDF that has ABCs of basic training
-online coaching shifting to group coaching

Jan 2018 Q & A – How to find a goal? Saddle Sores? Why do Endurance?

Today is our Monthly Q & A  – Check out the show notes and links from the episode at the bottom of the post. 
Check out the Show Notes at www.consummateathlete.com
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The Show is sponsored by:HEALTH IQ 

2017 HEALTH IQ MARCH APRIL
Want to support the show and other awesome podcasts? Please Check out www.wideanglepodium.com for show info, other WAP podcasts and to become a Donating Member (free bonuses!) Visit W.A.P.

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Social/links


SHOW NOTES:

 Whey we’re staying here for the winter: talk about Peters best season
Books: Athletic Bookworm book club wrapped ROAR
Stacy Sims: her best advice from ROAR
Started on Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf
Why do endurance when focus is short races?
Saddle sore issues—trainer problems  => Check out Saddle, Sore the Book
How to work on MTB skills when can’t ride trails?
What to do when you hate salads
Beating winter blues: out of motivation?

Run Forever + Goal Setting for Age-Groupers – Jonathan Beverly

Jonathan Beverly is a lifetime runner, coach, and student of the sport. The editor-in-chief of Running Times for 15 years, he is the author of Your Best Stride and Run Strong, Stay Hungry, which is the topic of our discussion today. How can you run, and even race, into old age and stay healthy doing it?
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Check out the Show Notes at www.consummateathlete.com
Support the Podcast via Wide Angle Podium -> http://wideanglepodium.com/category/consummate-athlete/

The Show is sponsored by:HEALTH IQ 

2017 HEALTH IQ MARCH APRIL
Want to support the show and other awesome podcasts? Please Check out www.wideanglepodium.com for show info, other WAP podcasts and to become a Donating Member (free bonuses!) Visit W.A.P.

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Social/links

Website

SHOW NOTES:

Bio
Health vs. longevity – is this just for aging athletes
Biggest surprise 
“ duh. “ science
Consistency
 – 25miles
 – how to ramp up
– rule of 3
Goal setting as you age 
  – tactics
Age graded running results 
Mindset / positivity 
Fixed mindset
People interviewed – who sticks out 

Running Track & Injury Resilience – Ian Warner

Ian Warner is a 2012 Olympian, author, speaker and has dedicated his life to leadership and helping business to reach their full potential through social media marketing. Ian got into entrepreneurship his first year in college. He started a blog with his brother called Cover Ground and together they ran this for 6 years helping hundreds of thousands of athletes in that time span. Ian has run a clothing line, custom tie companies, masterminds, mobile customer loyalty programs and so much more in his years of being an entrepreneur. Ian has had some success but has had even more failures that have brought heavy lessons with them. Reaching the Olympics and being an entrepreneur has helped him develop a unique approach to life.
ian warner podcast
Check out the Show Notes at www.consummateathlete.com
Support the Podcast via Wide Angle Podium -> http://wideanglepodium.com/category/consummate-athlete/

The Show is sponsored by:HEALTH IQ 

2017 HEALTH IQ MARCH APRIL
Want to support the show and other awesome podcasts? Please Check out www.wideanglepodium.com for show info, other WAP podcasts and to become a Donating Member (free bonuses!) Visit W.A.P.

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 Social/links


SHOW NOTES:

 Intro 
 -> Check out the 7 day Kickstart from Consummate Athlete
 -> Check out Coverage of USA Nats on Youtube and a highlight video from our friends CXhairs (they have much more coverage on the site and the podcast – crosshairs radio)
BIO
  – track for Canada 100m sprinting at 2012 Olympic Games in London
  – how he found the track, who he worked with in Toronto
 – Reference to Guelph club (see episode with Kyle Boorsma)
Injuries he has had!
4) Sample Track Workout to try 
 -> 1+1, 1+2, 1+2+2+1 , 2+2+1  70-85% of max for distance
5) warmup for track 
 – make it individual, think about your injuries nad limiters
 -if you have a hamstring or glute issue then that should ALWAYS be part of your warmup and daily maintenence
 – after this do some easy running and strides
5b) What are strides? 
6) Injury – how avoid ?
The Warm-up as a check engine light, see how system is doing … “change the lightbulb while it is flickering, not when it goes out”
LINK TO ARTICLE -> 5 Reasons Athletes Should Pay Much More Attention To Injuries
“Best way to come back from an injury is to not get injured in the first place!”
– every sport has its injuries, each person has their risks and what they are prone to, be proactive on these elements.
– no quick fixes
Some prehab/warmup for Glute/Hamstring and those who sit alot
  – in the office exercises
 – before exercise
8) Post Olympictrainign and lifestyle 
  – how to reduce the urge to eat more – whether you are coming from competitive athletics or just need to reduce your weight
9) APP – KHO Injury 
 – what it is
 – links – KHO_Labs on instagram, twitter and snap , KHOLABS.com
 – android app coming Jan/Feb 2018
 – availble to athletes worldwide, practitioners in North America

Your Pelvic Health – Dr. Abby Bales

pelvic Floor, pelvic Health, incontinence, running, jumping, skipping, business
Dr. Abby Bales is a physical therapist who owns her own practice and specializes in working with pregnant and postpartum athletes in New York City. She is a mother of two, a runner and a wife.
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Check out the Show Notes at www.consummateathlete.com
Support the Podcast via Wide Angle Podium -> http://wideanglepodium.com/category/consummate-athlete/

The Show is sponsored by: HEALTH IQ 

2017 HEALTH IQ MARCH APRIL
Want to support the show and other awesome podcasts? Please Check out www.wideanglepodium.com for show info, other WAP podcasts and to become a Donating Member (free bonuses!) Visit W.A.P.

Download on Itunes (subscribe & leave a review Please!) 

Download Android / Stream / Listen online

Download and view on Wide-Angle-Podium Site

Download Mp3


Social/links

@reformptnyc on Twitter, FB, & IInstagram

SHOW NOTES:

running and pelvic floor
running background
why choose working w pregnant/postpartum?
main issues with non-pregnant athletes
kegels?
hormonal issues: What is most common?
what about men’s pelvic floors?
you just started a new company, mom of 2, and marathoner. what’s your secret??
tips for busy training
Social/Find Abby on the web

Healthy KickStart + Christmas Challenge Winners

Today we talk about:
#ConsummateAthleteChristmas 
– facebook posts – www.facebook.com/consummateathlete
What did we do?
Winners: Julie, Ann, Harrison, Renee (dog sledding, skiing, skating, hockey, trainer riding, snow riding, running, hiking, etc.)
 Ironman newsletter saying for resolutions, “start with the gear.” Do not do that. 
^What can you do without buying a ton of gear? 95% of the SmartAthlete 7-Day Kickstart Plan to Healthy Living
hardest resolutions to keep are the boring ones: eat better, sleep better, move more: not sexy, but necessary.
The SmartAthlete 7-Day Kickstart to Healthy Living
Why we made it
Who it’s for
Breakdown of the days / some of the tips you can expect: knowing your why and setting some parameters, dialing sleep, flexibility, movement, food, motivation, and getting through tougher times
Seems simple, but it’s often the simple stuff that catches us out—Fuel Your Ride, Peter’s coaching, etc.