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NFJ Podcast http://nationalfitnessjunto.org Wed, 03 Apr 2019 14:26:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.13 The National Fitness Junto (NFJ) is a club of mutual improvement for health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, therapy, and sports business professionals. Members gather to exchange knowledge and ideas, debate issues, and support and improve all the practices and businesses that the NFJ can influence. Investigating and discussing a wide range of topics to further understanding, promote curiosity, spur creativity and improve their standards of practice has been the goal of many of their collaborations. An enthusiasm to invite other open-minded professionals to join them in this pursuit is what inspired the creation of the NFJ Podcast.<br /> The National Fitness Junto clean The National Fitness Junto nfj@nationalfitnessjunto.org nfj@nationalfitnessjunto.org (The National Fitness Junto) Copyright © The National Fitness Junto 2014 - 2018 The National Fitness Junto (NFJ) is a club of mutual improvement for health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, therapy, and sports business professionals NFJ Podcast http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/NFJ_Logo_-_final.jpg http://nationalfitnessjunto.org TV-PG Washington DC Monthly 029 – Nutrition & Body Composition 2 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2018/03/07/029-nutrition-body-composition-2/ Wed, 07 Mar 2018 15:38:35 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36094 A discussion on nutrition and body composition with a couple new expert members.  If simply having more muscle doesn't dramatically increase one’s metabolism, what part of gaining muscle makes it worth-while in improving body composition? How does one gain muscle without resistance training? What is the greatest falsehood in conventional nutrition and body composition science? Nutrition & Body Composition 2 Meeting Date: 5 / 26 / 17 Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - The Miller Method (Dr. Todd Miller & Stephanie Mull ) - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal A discussion on nutrition and body composition with a couple new expert members.  If simply having more muscle doesn't dramatically increase one’s metabolism, what part of gaining muscle makes it worth-while in improving body composition? A discussion on nutrition and body composition with a couple new expert members.  If simply having more muscle doesn't dramatically increase one’s metabolism, what part of gaining muscle makes it worth-while in improving body composition? How does one gain muscle without resistance training? What is the greatest falsehood in conventional nutrition and body composition science?<br /> Nutrition & Body Composition 2<br /> Meeting Date: 5 / 26 / 17<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - The Miller Method (Dr. Todd Miller & Stephanie Mull ) - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal The National Fitness Junto clean 1:10:13 028 – Questions > Answers http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2018/02/07/028-questions-answers/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:31:16 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36092 The motto of the NFJ.  A discussion around questions that a few members have been considering recently. How do high doses of sugar make children hyper?  Why or when should we label ANY resistance training exercise prescription as “endurance”?  Do all of us high intensity and high volume exercisers have a kind of intrinsic opioid addiction?...and several others. Questions > Answers Meeting Date: 4 / 19 / 17 Attending Members: Jordan Carter - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal The motto of the NFJ.  A discussion around questions that a few members have been considering recently. How do high doses of sugar make children hyper?  Why or when should we label ANY resistance training exercise prescription as “endurance”? The motto of the NFJ.  A discussion around questions that a few members have been considering recently. How do high doses of sugar make children hyper?  Why or when should we label ANY resistance training exercise prescription as “endurance”?  Do all of us high intensity and high volume exercisers have a kind of intrinsic opioid addiction?...and several others.<br /> Questions > Answers<br /> Meeting Date: 4 / 19 / 17<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Jordan Carter - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal The National Fitness Junto clean 1:13:19 027 – Movement Focused Methods http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2018/01/04/027-movement-focused-methods/ Thu, 04 Jan 2018 01:13:18 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36090 If forced to choose, would you focus on improving one’s strength or movement? How quickly and easily should we expect “good movement” to be restored once limitations are removed? How do we learn to move if we’re never taught specifically how? How do we safely progress one’s fitness when their movement CANNOT be improved? Movement Focused Methods Meeting Date: 2 / 15 / 17 Attending Members: Jordan Carter - Tyler Koch - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal  If forced to choose, would you focus on improving one’s strength or movement? How quickly and easily should we expect “good movement” to be restored once limitations are removed? How do we learn to move if we’re never taught specifically how? If forced to choose, would you focus on improving one’s strength or movement? How quickly and easily should we expect “good movement” to be restored once limitations are removed? How do we learn to move if we’re never taught specifically how? How do we safely progress one’s fitness when their movement CANNOT be improved?<br /> Movement Focused Methods<br /> Meeting Date: 2 / 15 / 17<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Jordan Carter - Tyler Koch - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal  The National Fitness Junto clean 1:18:37 026 – Steroids http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/12/06/026-steroids/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:35:29 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36085 The stigmas, side effects, and potential upsides of steroid use are discussed. For the military, would the potential upsides out-weigh the potential down-sides? If allowed within certain realms of society, could they be contained? What would be the consequences? Is gene editing the next and potentially safer avenue to continue pushing human limits? Steroids Meeting Date: 1 / 18 / 17 Attending Members: Tyler Koch - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal  The stigmas, side effects, and potential upsides of steroid use are discussed. For the military, would the potential upsides out-weigh the potential down-sides? If allowed within certain realms of society, could they be contained? The stigmas, side effects, and potential upsides of steroid use are discussed. For the military, would the potential upsides out-weigh the potential down-sides? If allowed within certain realms of society, could they be contained? What would be the consequences? Is gene editing the next and potentially safer avenue to continue pushing human limits?<br /> Steroids<br /> Meeting Date: 1 / 18 / 17<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Tyler Koch - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal  The National Fitness Junto clean 59:36 025 – Hypertrophy & Growth http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/11/01/025-hypertrophy-growth/ Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:25:28 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36082 The works of Vladimir Zatsiorsky & Brad Schoenfeld fuel much of the discussion. What THREE occurrences at the muscle make any training method used to elicit hypertrophy effective? Drop sets, supersets, forced reps, clusters, and heavy negatives seem to be all be touched by at least one of these three. The future with occlusion training and myostatin end the discussion. Hypertrophy & Growth Meeting Date: 12 / 21 / 16 Attending Members: Paul Berry - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal  The works of Vladimir Zatsiorsky & Brad Schoenfeld fuel much of the discussion. What THREE occurrences at the muscle make any training method used to elicit hypertrophy effective? Drop sets, supersets, forced reps, clusters, The works of Vladimir Zatsiorsky & Brad Schoenfeld fuel much of the discussion. What THREE occurrences at the muscle make any training method used to elicit hypertrophy effective? Drop sets, supersets, forced reps, clusters, and heavy negatives seem to be all be touched by at least one of these three. The future with occlusion training and myostatin end the discussion.<br /> Hypertrophy & Growth<br /> Meeting Date: 12 / 21 / 16<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Paul Berry - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal  The National Fitness Junto clean 1:24:05 024 – Incentive Strategies http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/10/18/024-incentive-strategies/ Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:47:37 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36078 Members struggle distinguishing between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. The Self-Efficacy Model, modeling, and "being heard" seem relevant and may influence motivation within a training environment. A member presents his incentive model for the coming football strength and conditioning season for critique by the group. Incentive Strategies Meeting Date: 11 / 16 / 16 Attending Members: Jordan Carter - Tyler Koch - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal   Members struggle distinguishing between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. The Self-Efficacy Model, modeling, and "being heard" seem relevant and may influence motivation within a training environment. A member presents his incentive model for the com... Members struggle distinguishing between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators. The Self-Efficacy Model, modeling, and "being heard" seem relevant and may influence motivation within a training environment. A member presents his incentive model for the coming football strength and conditioning season for critique by the group.<br /> Incentive Strategies<br /> Meeting Date: 11 / 16 / 16<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Jordan Carter - Tyler Koch - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal<br /> <br />   The National Fitness Junto clean 1:26:22 023 – Effect Size & Exercise Selection http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/10/04/023-effect-size-exercise-selection/ Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:40:31 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36076 Clarification on the definition of effect size and how it may relate to our practice. How does it differ from statistical significance? For exercise selection, where in the order does it fall when determining and ultimately prescribing all the specifics of an exercise prototcol? The discussion shifts, in a good way, to the topic of intensity and over training. Effect Size & Exercise Selection Meeting Date: 10 / 19 / 16 Attending Members: Tyler Koch - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal  Clarification on the definition of effect size and how it may relate to our practice. How does it differ from statistical significance? For exercise selection, where in the order does it fall when determining and ultimately prescribing all the specific... Clarification on the definition of effect size and how it may relate to our practice. How does it differ from statistical significance? For exercise selection, where in the order does it fall when determining and ultimately prescribing all the specifics of an exercise prototcol? The discussion shifts, in a good way, to the topic of intensity and over training.<br /> Effect Size & Exercise Selection<br /> Meeting Date: 10 / 19 / 16<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Tyler Koch - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal  The National Fitness Junto clean 1:21:41 022 – Readiness http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/08/26/022-readiness/ Sat, 26 Aug 2017 19:15:50 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36072 Refining a patient, client or athlete’s awareness to their own level of readiness seems to be the primary goal of many NFJ members. However, is everyone mature enough to handle the awareness of their own readiness? Note: When suffering from influenza, Michael Jordan dropped 38 points (not 60) on the Utah Jazz. Readiness Meeting Date: 9 / 21 / 16 Attending Members: Alison Blake - Jordan Carter - Jon Greenwich - Tyler Koch - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal Refining a patient, client or athlete’s awareness to their own level of readiness seems to be the primary goal of many NFJ members. However, is everyone mature enough to handle the awareness of their own readiness? Note: When suffering from influenza, Refining a patient, client or athlete’s awareness to their own level of readiness seems to be the primary goal of many NFJ members. However, is everyone mature enough to handle the awareness of their own readiness? Note: When suffering from influenza, Michael Jordan dropped 38 points (not 60) on the Utah Jazz.<br /> Readiness<br /> Meeting Date: 9 / 21 / 16<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Alison Blake - Jordan Carter - Jon Greenwich - Tyler Koch - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal The National Fitness Junto clean 1:18:32 021 – Prescribing Intensity http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/08/26/021-prescribing-intensity/ Sat, 26 Aug 2017 19:05:39 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36069 Which is a more robust driver of fitness - intensity or volume? How do you pronounce “voluminous”? How do we perceive and prescribe intensity when considering the response from all the bodily systems, including the lymphatic system? Discussion wraps up with talk on Crossfit creating beasts and overtraining syndrome. Prescribing Intensity Meeting Date: 5 / 18 / 16 Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm Which is a more robust driver of fitness - intensity or volume? How do you pronounce “voluminous”? How do we perceive and prescribe intensity when considering the response from all the bodily systems, including the lymphatic system? Which is a more robust driver of fitness - intensity or volume? How do you pronounce “voluminous”? How do we perceive and prescribe intensity when considering the response from all the bodily systems, including the lymphatic system? Discussion wraps up with talk on Crossfit creating beasts and overtraining syndrome.<br /> Prescribing Intensity<br /> Meeting Date: 5 / 18 / 16<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm The National Fitness Junto clean 1:05:50 020 – Inspiring http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/08/12/020-inspiring/ Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:26:26 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36063 What’s the difference between motivation and inspiration? How does enlightenment fit in?… if at all. Eliciting awe, humility, gratitude, and rage are some of the many tools utilized to inspire. Sources of inspiration seem to come from anywhere and, as usual, everyone is inspired differently. Inspiring Meeting Date: 4 / 20 / 16 Attending Members: Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley What’s the difference between motivation and inspiration? How does enlightenment fit in?… if at all. Eliciting awe, humility, gratitude, and rage are some of the many tools utilized to inspire. Sources of inspiration seem to come from anywhere and, What’s the difference between motivation and inspiration? How does enlightenment fit in?… if at all. Eliciting awe, humility, gratitude, and rage are some of the many tools utilized to inspire. Sources of inspiration seem to come from anywhere and, as usual, everyone is inspired differently.<br /> Inspiring<br /> Meeting Date: 4 / 20 / 16<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley The National Fitness Junto clean 1:21:41 019 – Self Preservation http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/08/12/019-self-preservation/ Sat, 12 Aug 2017 18:07:24 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36059 A majority of us want to preserve our health. But there’s more to the “self” then just our health. Can our identity interfere with our ability to improve and change? Our vague, often inaccurate perceptions of pain, risk and time muddy the waters. How do we coach people through these perceptions? Can people change how they perceive themselves? Self Preservation Meeting Date: 2 / 17 / 16 Attending Members: Alison Blake - Craig Jones - Patrick Rahm - Natasha Tully A majority of us want to preserve our health. But there’s more to the “self” then just our health. Can our identity interfere with our ability to improve and change? Our vague, often inaccurate perceptions of pain, risk and time muddy the waters. A majority of us want to preserve our health. But there’s more to the “self” then just our health. Can our identity interfere with our ability to improve and change? Our vague, often inaccurate perceptions of pain, risk and time muddy the waters. How do we coach people through these perceptions? Can people change how they perceive themselves?<br /> Self Preservation<br /> Meeting Date: 2 / 17 / 16<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Alison Blake - Craig Jones - Patrick Rahm - Natasha Tully The National Fitness Junto clean 1:18:12 018 – Power http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/08/12/018-power/ Sat, 12 Aug 2017 16:45:34 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36048 Power, strength, and size are often used interchangeably. How does power differ? Are the intentions behind training strength and power the same? Which exercises and intensities are utilized? Can we teach suddenness? Velocity based training, Brian Mann, and Cal Dietz are staples in the discussion. Lastly, shouldn’t power be prioritized in those aged 70 + years? Power Meeting Date: 1 / 20 / 16 Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Tim Ridley - Johannah Zabal Power, strength, and size are often used interchangeably. How does power differ? Are the intentions behind training strength and power the same? Which exercises and intensities are utilized? Can we teach suddenness? Velocity based training, Power, strength, and size are often used interchangeably. How does power differ? Are the intentions behind training strength and power the same? Which exercises and intensities are utilized? Can we teach suddenness? Velocity based training, Brian Mann, and Cal Dietz are staples in the discussion. Lastly, shouldn’t power be prioritized in those aged 70 + years?<br /> Power<br /> Meeting Date: 1 / 20 / 16<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Tim Ridley - Johannah Zabal The National Fitness Junto clean 1:19:26 017 – The Back Squat http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/06/23/017-the-back-squat/ Fri, 23 Jun 2017 20:06:12 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36042 Achieving the "correct" depth in the back squat exercise continues to be debated; more of that here. Babies, basketball players, power-lifters, and Crossfit all seem to complicate the issue. Are the GOAL and TIME what ultimately determine the role and "look" of the back squat within any training program? The Back Squat Meeting Date: 12 / 16 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal Achieving the "correct" depth in the back squat exercise continues to be debated; more of that here. Babies, basketball players, power-lifters, and Crossfit all seem to complicate the issue. Are the GOAL and TIME what ultimately determine the role and ... Achieving the "correct" depth in the back squat exercise continues to be debated; more of that here. Babies, basketball players, power-lifters, and Crossfit all seem to complicate the issue. Are the GOAL and TIME what ultimately determine the role and "look" of the back squat within any training program?<br /> The Back Squat<br /> Meeting Date: 12 / 16 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal The National Fitness Junto clean 1:18:21 016 – Monitoring http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/06/17/016-monitoring/ Sat, 17 Jun 2017 17:47:31 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36033 Early considerations on monitoring technology in health & performance. What do we monitor now and what will we be monitoring in the future? The discussion reverts to familiar, low-tech monitoring methods. Going forward, what potential uses and challenges will there be? What about obtaining consent to collect and store data? Monitoring Meeting Date: 11 / 18 / 15 Attending Members:  Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley Early considerations on monitoring technology in health & performance. What do we monitor now and what will we be monitoring in the future? The discussion reverts to familiar, low-tech monitoring methods. Going forward, Early considerations on monitoring technology in health & performance. What do we monitor now and what will we be monitoring in the future? The discussion reverts to familiar, low-tech monitoring methods. Going forward, what potential uses and challenges will there be? What about obtaining consent to collect and store data?<br /> Monitoring<br /> Meeting Date: 11 / 18 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members:  Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley The National Fitness Junto clean 1:17:02 015 – Programming http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/06/11/015-programming/ Sun, 11 Jun 2017 16:51:26 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36026 A “back to basics” discussion on programming. A review of the principles underlining any training program with a focus on the interaction between variation and progressive overload. Inevitably, the art of coaching any program makes its way into the discussion. Programming for fat loss finishes things off. Programming Meeting Date: 10 / 21 / 15 Attending Members: Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley A “back to basics” discussion on programming. A review of the principles underlining any training program with a focus on the interaction between variation and progressive overload. Inevitably, the art of coaching any program makes its way into the dis... A “back to basics” discussion on programming. A review of the principles underlining any training program with a focus on the interaction between variation and progressive overload. Inevitably, the art of coaching any program makes its way into the discussion. Programming for fat loss finishes things off.<br /> Programming<br /> Meeting Date: 10 / 21 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley The National Fitness Junto clean 1:21:22 014 – Body Composition http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/04/25/014-body-composition/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:52:51 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36014 What are some instances where body fat should be maintained or gained? Considering body composition's effect on health, how much of the problem is caused by deficiencies in vitamins and minerals? How does fitness and physical activity rank in importance against body composition and other metrics of health? Body Composition Meeting Date: 9 / 16 / 15 Attending Members: Alison Blake - Beth Donnelly - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley What are some instances where body fat should be maintained or gained? Considering body composition's effect on health, how much of the problem is caused by deficiencies in vitamins and minerals? How does fitness and physical activity rank in importanc... What are some instances where body fat should be maintained or gained? Considering body composition's effect on health, how much of the problem is caused by deficiencies in vitamins and minerals? How does fitness and physical activity rank in importance against body composition and other metrics of health?<br /> Body Composition<br /> Meeting Date: 9 / 16 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Alison Blake - Beth Donnelly - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Tim Ridley The National Fitness Junto clean 1:16:40 013 – Reactive Agility http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/04/19/013-reactive-agility/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:34:53 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=36008 Which kind of drills or exercises may make an athlete more reactive? Isn’t all training essentially reactive? What role does “decision-making-speed” play? Can one be primed to be more reactive and / or decide quicker? How can performance and sport coaches be collaborating more effectively in this respect? Reactive Agility Meeting Date: 7 / 15 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Beth Donnelly - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Tim Ridley Which kind of drills or exercises may make an athlete more reactive? Isn’t all training essentially reactive? What role does “decision-making-speed” play? Can one be primed to be more reactive and / or decide quicker? Which kind of drills or exercises may make an athlete more reactive? Isn’t all training essentially reactive? What role does “decision-making-speed” play? Can one be primed to be more reactive and / or decide quicker? How can performance and sport coaches be collaborating more effectively in this respect?<br /> Reactive Agility<br /> Meeting Date: 7 / 15 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Beth Donnelly - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Tim Ridley The National Fitness Junto clean 1:26:40 012 – Periodizing Speed & Conditioning http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/04/02/012-periodizing-speed-conditioning/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 17:33:14 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35998 The line between speed training and conditioning is often blurred. What four variables determine whether one is training for speed or conditioning? Is there a misalignment in perceptions of fatigue between sport and performance coaches? Lastly, a coaching technique involving dog whistles...and maybe a gong. Periodizing Speed & Conditioning Meeting Date: 6 / 3 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal The line between speed training and conditioning is often blurred. What four variables determine whether one is training for speed or conditioning? Is there a misalignment in perceptions of fatigue between sport and performance coaches? Lastly, The line between speed training and conditioning is often blurred. What four variables determine whether one is training for speed or conditioning? Is there a misalignment in perceptions of fatigue between sport and performance coaches? Lastly, a coaching technique involving dog whistles...and maybe a gong.<br /> Periodizing Speed & Conditioning<br /> Meeting Date: 6 / 3 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal The National Fitness Junto clean 1:17:39 011 – Open Discussion http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/03/25/011-open-discussion/ Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:43:31 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35993 An open discussion between three previous athletes and current fitness professionals. A professor of exercise physiology jumps in late with a valuable contribution. Included are thoughts on the world of exercise competitions, self periodization, ambition, inspiration, toughness, adversity, failure, and the importance of support and the built environment. Open Discussion Meeting Date : 4 / 29 / 15 Attending Members : Harrison Bernstein - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow An open discussion between three previous athletes and current fitness professionals. A professor of exercise physiology jumps in late with a valuable contribution. Included are thoughts on the world of exercise competitions, self periodization, An open discussion between three previous athletes and current fitness professionals. A professor of exercise physiology jumps in late with a valuable contribution. Included are thoughts on the world of exercise competitions, self periodization, ambition, inspiration, toughness, adversity, failure, and the importance of support and the built environment.<br /> Open Discussion<br /> Meeting Date : 4 / 29 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members : Harrison Bernstein - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow The National Fitness Junto clean 1:38:06 010 – Gender Differences http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/03/13/010-gender-differences/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 03:24:20 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35984 There are many obvious and some not-so-obvious differences to acknowledge when coaching females and males. Do preferences for coaching styles differ between genders? If so, are the differences rooted in physiology or culture, or both? Can other personality traits overpower the influence of gender? Gender Differences Meeting Date: 4 / 15 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal There are many obvious and some not-so-obvious differences to acknowledge when coaching females and males. Do preferences for coaching styles differ between genders? If so, are the differences rooted in physiology or culture, or both? There are many obvious and some not-so-obvious differences to acknowledge when coaching females and males. Do preferences for coaching styles differ between genders? If so, are the differences rooted in physiology or culture, or both? Can other personality traits overpower the influence of gender?<br /> Gender Differences<br /> Meeting Date: 4 / 15 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal The National Fitness Junto clean 1:32:48 009 – Industry Projections http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/03/05/009-industry-projections/ Sun, 05 Mar 2017 02:37:18 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35971 Best guesses on the future of the industry. What’s the current environment and how will it change? Which populations are currently served well. Which ones will need better attention? In what settings or formats will this occur? Also, a brief interlude on scope of practice of fitness professionals. Industry Projections Meeting Date: 4 / 1 / 15 Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Steven Pazan - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal   Best guesses on the future of the industry. What’s the current environment and how will it change? Which populations are currently served well. Which ones will need better attention? In what settings or formats will this occur? Also, Best guesses on the future of the industry. What’s the current environment and how will it change? Which populations are currently served well. Which ones will need better attention? In what settings or formats will this occur? Also, a brief interlude on scope of practice of fitness professionals.<br /> Industry Projections<br /> Meeting Date: 4 / 1 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Steven Pazan - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal<br /> <br />   The National Fitness Junto clean 1:34:21 008 – Dosage http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/01/30/nfj-discussion-008/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 03:00:02 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35856 Members discuss this challenge of determining “how much” in exercise prescription. Are there lessons to learn from pharmacology? How can exercise professionals first determine and then safely stay within the “therapeutic window” when dosing exercise. Dosage Meeting Date: 3 / 18 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Steve Pazan - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal Time: 03:55 - Do you perceive whatever you prescribe (exercise, nutrition, etc) as medicine? 10:10 - Considering the dose response curve 17:30 - The window between minimum effective dose and the maximum tolerable dose 22:20 - Considering the multitude of variables that could influence the effect of a dose 28:15 - How monitoring technology may help us to better manipulate exercise dosage 39:35 - Do you more often aim to ADD or SUBTRACT behaviors? 52:40 - The rewards and risks of prescribing very high dosages  53:30 - One CRUCIAL misunderstanding about exercise that often leads to overdose 1:07:45 - When to prescribe dosage at either of the extremes of the therapeutic window  1:26:15 - When should we allow the client / athlete prescribe their own dosage? Members discuss this challenge of determining “how much” in exercise prescription. Are there lessons to learn from pharmacology? How can exercise professionals first determine and then safely stay within the “therapeutic window” when dosing exercise. Members discuss this challenge of determining “how much” in exercise prescription. Are there lessons to learn from pharmacology? How can exercise professionals first determine and then safely stay within the “therapeutic window” when dosing exercise.<br /> Dosage<br /> Meeting Date: 3 / 18 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Alison Blake - Jon Greenwich - Steve Pazan - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zabal<br /> <br /> Time:<br /> <br /> 03:55 - Do you perceive whatever you prescribe (exercise, nutrition, etc) as medicine?<br /> <br /> 10:10 - Considering the dose response curve<br /> <br /> 17:30 - The window between minimum effective dose and the maximum tolerable dose<br /> <br /> 22:20 - Considering the multitude of variables that could influence the effect of a dose<br /> <br /> 28:15 - How monitoring technology may help us to better manipulate exercise dosage<br /> <br /> 39:35 - Do you more often aim to ADD or SUBTRACT behaviors?<br /> <br /> 52:40 - The rewards and risks of prescribing very high dosages <br /> <br /> 53:30 - One CRUCIAL misunderstanding about exercise that often leads to overdose<br /> <br /> 1:07:45 - When to prescribe dosage at either of the extremes of the therapeutic window <br /> <br /> 1:26:15 - When should we allow the client / athlete prescribe their own dosage? The National Fitness Junto clean 1:33:19 007 – What Is Health? http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/01/30/nfj-discussion-007/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 02:50:51 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35847 What is “good” or “bad” for you? These are old questions that aren’t easy to answer. Regardless, there have been and continue to be many proposed answers. Members discuss and critique several of them and offer pieces of their own. What Is Health? Meeting Date: 3 / 5 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Amanda Buckley - Patrick Rahm - Kelley Vargo - Johannah Zabal Time: 04:08 - A definition of health 08:30 - Is there an ideal picture of health? 12:30 - Can someone be sick and healthy at the same time? 26:00 - A definition of wellness 31:15 - Considering ourselves “awareness professionals” rather than “health professionals” 36:00 - What are the implications of death on health? 48:15 -The problem of small effect sizes on health 1:02:20 - The trouble with flexible diagnostic boundaries  1:08:20 - How does age effect health? 1:22:10 - The problems of increasing the length of lifespans What is “good” or “bad” for you? These are old questions that aren’t easy to answer. Regardless, there have been and continue to be many proposed answers. Members discuss and critique several of them and offer pieces of their own. What Is Health? What is “good” or “bad” for you? These are old questions that aren’t easy to answer. Regardless, there have been and continue to be many proposed answers. Members discuss and critique several of them and offer pieces of their own.<br /> What Is Health?<br /> Meeting Date: 3 / 5 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Amanda Buckley - Patrick Rahm - Kelley Vargo - Johannah Zabal<br /> <br /> Time:<br /> <br /> 04:08 - A definition of health<br /> <br /> 08:30 - Is there an ideal picture of health?<br /> <br /> 12:30 - Can someone be sick and healthy at the same time?<br /> <br /> 26:00 - A definition of wellness<br /> <br /> 31:15 - Considering ourselves “awareness professionals” rather than “health professionals”<br /> <br /> 36:00 - What are the implications of death on health?<br /> <br /> 48:15 -The problem of small effect sizes on health<br /> <br /> 1:02:20 - The trouble with flexible diagnostic boundaries <br /> <br /> 1:08:20 - How does age effect health?<br /> <br /> 1:22:10 - The problems of increasing the length of lifespans The National Fitness Junto clean 1:33:19 006 – Montessori Fitness http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2017/01/16/nfj-discussion-006/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:17:44 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35838 A Montessori education emphasizes independence and a limited freedom to choose. Coaching this self-guided approach may also apply well in fitness. As professionals, is it our duty to coach people towards self-reliance and ultimately exercise independence? Montessori Fitness Meeting Date: 2 / 18 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Amanda Buckley - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zaba Time: 06:20 - A definition of Montessori  11:20 - Managing the client / athlete who just wants to be told what to do 14:12 - Is there a professional responsibility to educate? 17:00 - Coaching self monitoring and modifying a plan “on the fly” 23:05 - The client / athlete familiarity with “media science” and how to counter it 31:15 - Should we expect people to become more scientifically literate? 39:55 - The value of learning the WHY and HOW behind the WHAT 43:10 - Who should care more…the client / athlete or the coach?  48:20 - Does a client / athlete have to care to get results? 50:15 - What is the role of inspiration in coaching?  A Montessori education emphasizes independence and a limited freedom to choose. Coaching this self-guided approach may also apply well in fitness. As professionals, is it our duty to coach people towards self-reliance and ultimately exercise independen... A Montessori education emphasizes independence and a limited freedom to choose. Coaching this self-guided approach may also apply well in fitness. As professionals, is it our duty to coach people towards self-reliance and ultimately exercise independence?<br /> Montessori Fitness<br /> Meeting Date: 2 / 18 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Amanda Buckley - Patrick Rahm - Johannah Zaba<br /> <br /> Time:<br /> <br /> 06:20 - A definition of Montessori <br /> <br /> 11:20 - Managing the client / athlete who just wants to be told what to do<br /> <br /> 14:12 - Is there a professional responsibility to educate?<br /> <br /> 17:00 - Coaching self monitoring and modifying a plan “on the fly”<br /> <br /> 23:05 - The client / athlete familiarity with “media science” and how to counter it<br /> <br /> 31:15 - Should we expect people to become more scientifically literate?<br /> <br /> 39:55 - The value of learning the WHY and HOW behind the WHAT<br /> <br /> 43:10 - Who should care more…the client / athlete or the coach? <br /> <br /> 48:20 - Does a client / athlete have to care to get results?<br /> <br /> 50:15 - What is the role of inspiration in coaching?  The National Fitness Junto clean 1:01:12 005 – Coaching Expectations http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2016/11/24/nfj-discussion-005/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:20:38 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35819 Setting expectations, and managing them with care, is essential to sustaining our personal and professional relationships. Members share their perspectives on how to do this successfully. Considering the complexity of humans and unpredictability of life, this is no easy task. Coaching Expectations Meeting Date: 2 / 4 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Patrick Rahm - Kelley Vargo - Johannah Zabal Time: 06:00 - A definition of expectations from the research 15:20 - Do you spend more of your time raising or lowering expectations?  21:50 - Is there ever a benefit to setting unrealistic expectations? 27:53 - Examples of compromising the ideal to maintain the coach - client relationship 41:20 - The unpredictability of life’s influence on expectations  54:00 - The interplay between goal setting, expectations, celebration and failure 1:00:40 - Predictability and variability’s influence on exercise adherence 1:14:25 - How often do you allow the execution of an exercise fall below your expectations?  1:19:55 - Relying on our reason and / or our intuition while coaching Setting expectations, and managing them with care, is essential to sustaining our personal and professional relationships. Members share their perspectives on how to do this successfully. Considering the complexity of humans and unpredictability of lif... Setting expectations, and managing them with care, is essential to sustaining our personal and professional relationships. Members share their perspectives on how to do this successfully. Considering the complexity of humans and unpredictability of life, this is no easy task.<br /> Coaching Expectations<br /> Meeting Date: 2 / 4 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Patrick Rahm - Kelley Vargo - Johannah Zabal<br /> <br /> Time:<br /> <br /> 06:00 - A definition of expectations from the research<br /> <br /> 15:20 - Do you spend more of your time raising or lowering expectations? <br /> <br /> 21:50 - Is there ever a benefit to setting unrealistic expectations?<br /> <br /> 27:53 - Examples of compromising the ideal to maintain the coach - client relationship<br /> <br /> 41:20 - The unpredictability of life’s influence on expectations <br /> <br /> 54:00 - The interplay between goal setting, expectations, celebration and failure<br /> <br /> 1:00:40 - Predictability and variability’s influence on exercise adherence<br /> <br /> 1:14:25 - How often do you allow the execution of an exercise fall below your expectations? <br /> <br /> 1:19:55 - Relying on our reason and / or our intuition while coaching The National Fitness Junto clean 1:26:44 004 – Complex Training http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2016/11/17/nfj-discussion-004/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:32:30 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35806 A brief review on complex training. What variables can and should be manipulated when programming complex training to maximize effectiveness? Is the true value of complex training in it’s reflection / representation of the dynamic nature of sport itself? Complex Training Meeting Date: 1 / 21 / 15 Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow Time: 00:45 - Defining complex training and other relative variables 02:50 - If you utilize complex training, how do you use it in your practice? 5:20 - What are the intended short and long term effects when doing complex training?  7:00 - What qualifies an exercise as one that should be executed first in a complex training protocol?  8:20 - How does complex training compare and contrast with compound training? 12:25 - Is complex training a means to more comprehensively address the dynamic nature of sports itself? 16:20 - Have you tried "experimenting” with the various protocols to improve performance on your athletes?  19:50 - Is complex training a beneficial method to implement? If so, when is it best implemented? 25:00 - Is the deeper question which / when is better: block or conjugate / waved / undulated training?  A brief review on complex training. What variables can and should be manipulated when programming complex training to maximize effectiveness? Is the true value of complex training in it’s reflection / representation of the dynamic nature of sport itsel... A brief review on complex training. What variables can and should be manipulated when programming complex training to maximize effectiveness? Is the true value of complex training in it’s reflection / representation of the dynamic nature of sport itself?<br /> Complex Training<br /> Meeting Date: 1 / 21 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow<br /> <br /> Time:<br /> <br /> 00:45 - Defining complex training and other relative variables<br /> <br /> 02:50 - If you utilize complex training, how do you use it in your practice?<br /> <br /> 5:20 - What are the intended short and long term effects when doing complex training? <br /> <br /> 7:00 - What qualifies an exercise as one that should be executed first in a complex training protocol? <br /> <br /> 8:20 - How does complex training compare and contrast with compound training?<br /> <br /> 12:25 - Is complex training a means to more comprehensively address the dynamic nature of sports itself?<br /> <br /> 16:20 - Have you tried "experimenting” with the various protocols to improve performance on your athletes? <br /> <br /> 19:50 - Is complex training a beneficial method to implement? If so, when is it best implemented?<br /> <br /> 25:00 - Is the deeper question which / when is better: block or conjugate / waved / undulated training?  The National Fitness Junto clean 26:27 003 – Method & Style http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2016/09/07/3rd-discussion/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 18:06:06 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35739 NFJ members try to distinguish the difference between coaching methods and coaching styles. The all-important “defining of terms” begins the discussion. What follows is a thorough analysis of the importance, personal prioritization and interaction of each. Can one teach other coaches to adopt a style of coaching? Method & Style Meeting Date: 1 / 7 / 15 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal Time: 04:00 - An assessment of the many packaged, advertised and commercially available methods 11:50 - An attempt to define the difference between methodology and style 23:05 - Is your practice more driven by your methods or your style? 27:47 - Real world examples of the blending of method and style 40:30 - How do we teach this "way of no way" to our clients & athletes? 45:55 - The importance of your athletes and clients being "known" 1:17:55 - How does one teach and guide without specific instruction and without specific goals? 1:32:40 - The importance of being able to consider and answer the question of "why" or "why not"? 1:44:44 - The utility of humility in coaching NFJ members try to distinguish the difference between coaching methods and coaching styles. The all-important “defining of terms” begins the discussion. What follows is a thorough analysis of the importance, NFJ members try to distinguish the difference between coaching methods and coaching styles. The all-important “defining of terms” begins the discussion. What follows is a thorough analysis of the importance, personal prioritization and interaction of each. Can one teach other coaches to adopt a style of coaching?<br /> Method & Style<br /> Meeting Date: 1 / 7 / 15<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal<br /> <br /> Time:<br /> <br /> 04:00 - An assessment of the many packaged, advertised and commercially available methods<br /> <br /> 11:50 - An attempt to define the difference between methodology and style<br /> <br /> 23:05 - Is your practice more driven by your methods or your style?<br /> <br /> 27:47 - Real world examples of the blending of method and style<br /> <br /> 40:30 - How do we teach this "way of no way" to our clients & athletes?<br /> <br /> 45:55 - The importance of your athletes and clients being "known"<br /> <br /> 1:17:55 - How does one teach and guide without specific instruction and without specific goals?<br /> <br /> 1:32:40 - The importance of being able to consider and answer the question of "why" or "why not"?<br /> <br /> 1:44:44 - The utility of humility in coaching The National Fitness Junto clean 1:47:02 002 – Evidence Based Practice http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2016/09/07/discussion-2/ Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:43:07 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=35725 There are data suggesting that many ACSM certified exercise professionals lack knowledge on the ACSM guidelines. How important is it to have and know guidelines? What other sources should professionals consult to ensure best practice? Evidence Based Practice Meeting Date: 12 / 18 / 14 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Matt Falkenham - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal Time: 1:05– How important is it to be familiar with the guidelines of any organization? 6:05 – Guidelines often set minimums thresholds. Are there guidelines for maximums thresholds? 16:25 – Review of ACSM Guidelines 20:01 – Other professional’s knowledge of their respective field’s guidelines 28:40 – What are the primary sources of evidence that you utilize in your practice? 38:45 – In your practice, is there anything with such a dramatic effect that you don’t need research to confirm? 45:55 – In your own practice, what qualifies as “enough evidence” to start acting upon it? 48:43 – What are some instances where we need to be careful on what we promote or allow people to adopt? 54:10 – What is a recent instance where you’ve been convinced by evidence to act upon it? There are data suggesting that many ACSM certified exercise professionals lack knowledge on the ACSM guidelines. How important is it to have and know guidelines? What other sources should professionals consult to ensure best practice? There are data suggesting that many ACSM certified exercise professionals lack knowledge on the ACSM guidelines. How important is it to have and know guidelines? What other sources should professionals consult to ensure best practice?<br /> Evidence Based Practice<br /> Meeting Date: 12 / 18 / 14<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Matt Falkenham - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Johannah Zabal<br /> <br /> Time:<br /> <br /> 1:05– How important is it to be familiar with the guidelines of any organization?<br /> 6:05 – Guidelines often set minimums thresholds. Are there guidelines for maximums thresholds?<br /> 16:25 – Review of ACSM Guidelines<br /> 20:01 – Other professional’s knowledge of their respective field’s guidelines<br /> 28:40 – What are the primary sources of evidence that you utilize in your practice?<br /> 38:45 – In your practice, is there anything with such a dramatic effect that you don’t need research to confirm?<br /> 45:55 – In your own practice, what qualifies as “enough evidence” to start acting upon it?<br /> 48:43 – What are some instances where we need to be careful on what we promote or allow people to adopt?<br /> 54:10 – What is a recent instance where you’ve been convinced by evidence to act upon it? The National Fitness Junto clean 1:00:08 001 – Introduction & Nutrition http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/2016/07/21/hello-world/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:32:56 +0000 http://nationalfitnessjunto.org/?p=1 The first meeting of The National Fitness Junto (NFJ) begins with an introduction and description of the NFJ followed by a discussion on nutrition. Introduction & Nutrition Meeting Date: 12 / 3 / 14 Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Kelley Vargo - Johannah Zabal Time: 00:00 - Origin of the NFJ 10:00 - NFJ Oath & Mission Statement 19:50 - Attending Members Introductions 28:10 - Introduction of Topic - "Nutrition" 28:25 - "How big of a role does nutrition play?" 47:10 - "What are some barriers to implementing good nutrition? How do you overcome them?" 1:03:25 - "How can one integrate the measuring of biometrics into practice?" 1:10:45 - "What are the ethical, legal, or psychological reasons for NOT monitoring?" The first meeting of The National Fitness Junto (NFJ) begins with an introduction and description of the NFJ followed by a discussion on nutrition. - Introduction & Nutrition Meeting Date: 12 / 3 / 14 - The first meeting of The National Fitness Junto (NFJ) begins with an introduction and description of the NFJ followed by a discussion on nutrition.<br /> <br /> Introduction & Nutrition<br /> Meeting Date: 12 / 3 / 14<br /> <br /> Attending Members: Harrison Bernstein - Jon Greenwich - Patrick Rahm - Grady Renfrow - Kelley Vargo - Johannah Zabal<br /> <br /> Time:<br /> <br /> 00:00 - Origin of the NFJ<br /> 10:00 - NFJ Oath & Mission Statement<br /> 19:50 - Attending Members Introductions<br /> 28:10 - Introduction of Topic - "Nutrition"<br /> 28:25 - "How big of a role does nutrition play?"<br /> 47:10 - "What are some barriers to implementing good nutrition? How do you overcome them?"<br /> 1:03:25 - "How can one integrate the measuring of biometrics into practice?"<br /> 1:10:45 - "What are the ethical, legal, or psychological reasons for NOT monitoring?" The National Fitness Junto clean 1:31:21