Over the past decade I’ve listened to countless podcast, most of them being in the fitness space. I wanted to compile a list of the top ten that stood out to me. The reason each one made the countdown was unique, but all had tremendous impact on my life. Covering everything from strength and endurance to movement and mobility, this is my top ten fitness podcasts of all time. Enjoy!
#10 – Chris Hinshaw on Froning & Friends
This episode for me really validated Chris Hinshaw and his methodology in the Functional Fitness space. In my opinion, if you are given the opportunity to program workouts for the top elite athletes, they will adapt and evolve almost regardless of the quality of the training program. For me this episode illuminated how professional Hinshaw is as a coach, how artistic he can be with workouts and how ruthlessly he worked his way to the top.
#9 – Brent Fikowski on the Mind Muscle Project
I have always listened to what Brent Fikowski has to say. He is unique in his approach to training, both from a mental and physical perspective. To me he is the ideal model of what should be considered a professional athlete. On this episode, Brent speaks about his experience at the Games, the biggest event in his year. He chronicles not only the play-by-play experience of the week, but also his thoughts and emotions surrounding the events.
#8 – Kirk Parsley on Barbell Shrugged
It’s rare that a podcast stands out to me at this point because of the content, yet that is exactly what happened with this one. Kirk Parsley talks in depth about the effects of sleep on the human physiology and psychology. Understanding on a much deeper level what is tied to different types of sleep or lack of it reoriented how I thought about the subject. This show covered it all: from sleep drugs, to hormones, to blue light glasses.
#7 – Own the Day with Aubrey Marcus on the Onnit Podcast
Our society is so results oriented that we can easily become obsessed with annual goals, quarterly numbers or weekly schedules. On this podcast, Aubrey Marcus refocuses the listener on what is the most important and frankly only aspect of your life you can control…the now. The idea of the morning ritual is something talked about by many people, but few can speak on it with the experience and expertise of Marcus.
#6 – Strengthening Your Grit Muscles with Ben Bergeron on Chasing Excellence
Ben Bergeron is one of the few fitness coaches who routinely houses conversations about character. For Bergeron’s athletes, character traits such as grit are trained and developed just like a muscle group. Grit and character are not just a side-effect from training, they are programmed and planned into training blocks. Grit is not pseudo-science, it is a very real, tangible training effect.
#5 – Wim Hof on the Joe Rogan Podcast
Wim Hof is “The Ice Man.” He has spent several decades exposing himself to the elements: heat, cold, water, wind, etc. This exposure combined with a unique kind of breath work is now coined the Wim Hof Method. While his method has become popularized in recent years, the mechanisms that created his superhuman physiology are largely still a mystery.
#4 – Abundant Survival with Andy Galpin & Kenny Kane on the Body of Knowledge
In terms of knowledge and resources, the world has accelerated exponentially in the last century. With this progress brings many luxuries. Andy Galpin and Kenny Kane reveal how many of these luxuries are making people less fit, more diseased and less happy than ever before. How can a world of abundance be used to harness a human’s greatest potential?
#3 – Julien Pineau on Barbell Shrugged
At the time of this show, Julien Pineau was a relatively unfamiliar name in the fitness industry. The insights provided in this interview were so profound yet fundamental that it immediately thrust Pineau into conversations all around the space. He speaks of imbalances caused by Functional Fitness, both mechanical and metabolic. His observations are spot on and truly refreshingly honest in a time when few Functional Fitness coaches were implementing programs to pick up slack where the sport of fitness left them vulnerable.
#2 – Max El Hag on the Mind Muscle Project
Training Think Tank owner Max El Hag is a brilliant coach. His style errors on the side of realism versus idealism. He is open about the grey areas of coaching…even as an expert you don’t always have the answer. There is better and worse, in which he is well informed, but he doesn’t ever claim to have optimal. To me, these are all qualities of a mature person who has some true wisdom to offer.
#1 – Nasal Breathing (004) on The Fitness Movement
Yes, I realize I’m risking sounding arrogant to say that my own podcast has had the most impact of my life. But frankly, that is 100% accurate.
The amount of research and preparation that goes into a single episode of my podcast would probably shock you. There is no way to learn information quite like when you are forced to teach it to other people. A wise man once said, “You don’t know something until you can explain it in the simplest of terms.”
This has been my mission with The Fitness Movement podcast. Inform people on training-related topics, which gives them the best chance at reaching their goals. I want to see you succeed.
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