The Human Advancement Podcast
Ep. 10 - Paige Stoner - The Long Path to Running Professionally

Ep. 10 - Paige Stoner - The Long Path to Running Professionally

May 20, 2020

In this episode, John from Ruthless Performance interviews Paige Stoner, a fellow former Schuylkill County athlete who now runs professionally for the Reebok Boston Track Club. 

We detail Paige's career from high school to pro-athlete. We also discuss a multitude of running related topics like:

-Dirt road running for better health and running longevity

-The value of hill running 

-Sauna training

-Some of Paige's gear preferences

-Paige's favorite training recovery foods and strategies

-Marathon and Ultra-marathon running

-Race day dietary considerations

-Carbon-Plated Footwear

Follow Paige on Instagram (@PaigeStoner11) & Twitter (@PaigeStoner11). And follow Reebok Boston Track Club on Instagram (@reebokboston_tc).

 

As always, follow Ruthless Performance on Twitter and Instagram (both @RuthlessPerform).

Visit RuthlessPerformance.com to learn more about how we train our athletes, specifically the online education tab.

Want to train with Ruthless Performance? Contact us at RuthlessPerformance.com/contact.

Ep. 9 - Erica Suter - A Modern Approach to Strength & Conditioning for Soccer

Ep. 9 - Erica Suter - A Modern Approach to Strength & Conditioning for Soccer

May 17, 2020

In this release, John Matulevich of Ruthless Performance talks with Strength & Conditioning Coach Erica Suter.

Though the conversation is largely about Erica's expertise of strength & conditioning and athlete development for middle school - high school soccer, the conversation is wide-ranging and covers topics from:

-Erica's History in the Sport of Soccer

-How Erica began her first Strength & Conditioning regimen at a young age

-In-Season vs. Out-of-Season training considerations

-Injury Prevention strategies for soccer players

-The notion of sport-specificity training

-Some of Erica's favorite exercises for soccer players

-Turf vs. Grass in soccer

-College summer training packets

-Instilling stoicism in athletes

 

You can find Erica on Instagram (@FitSoccerQueen) and Twitter (@FitSoccerQueen).

 

As always, follow Ruthless Performance on twitter and instagram (both @RuthlessPerform).

Visit RuthlessPerformance.com to learn more about how we train our athletes, specifically the online education tab.

Want to train with Ruthless Performance? Contact us at RuthlessPerformance.com/contact.

Ep. 8 - Chase Senior - Excellence in Sports Broadcasting & Following Your Passions

Ep. 8 - Chase Senior - Excellence in Sports Broadcasting & Following Your Passions

May 13, 2020

In this episode John talks with WNEP Broadcaster and online personality Chase Senior.

Throughout the conversation John and Chase cover...

-Chase's new podcast project with former PennState QB Matt McGloin called 'The Underrated Hour'

-Performing interviews and broadcasting under the pressure of live television

-ESPN's new Last Dance Documentary

-Various considerations and injury prevention strategies for college and high school basketball

-The shortcomings of the bench press in football training

-Tom Brady's training methods

-The value and possibilities of following your passions from a young age

-John's favorite episode of Chase's show the 'Chase Down Podcast'

-The future of E-Sports

-How individuals can achieve anything with the right framework

-Staying motivated, goal-oriented, and focused

 

Follow Chase Senior on Instagram (@chase_senior20), on Twitter (@Chase_Senior), and check out his podcasts The Chase Down Podcast and The Underrated Hour.

 

As always, follow Ruthless Performance on twitter and instagram (both @RuthlessPerform).

Visit RuthlessPerformance.com to learn more about how we train our athletes, specifically the online education tab.

Want to train with Ruthless Performance? Contact us at RuthlessPerformance.com/contact.

Ep. 7 - Internal Program Review - Summer Strength Training for an Elite High School Swimmer

Ep. 7 - Internal Program Review - Summer Strength Training for an Elite High School Swimmer

May 10, 2020

This video breaks down a complete month-long strength training program from Ruthless Performance's Athlete Development line during the summer of 2019.

I explain why we chose the exercises that we did, what programs look like at Ruthless Performance, and what makes this program so special. This is a learning tool only. We never recommend following any program that we designed for another individual.

I explain:

-General daily warm-up

-Why we selected certain activation drills for certain days

-How strength work should be programmed

-Conditioning ideas

-How we use circuit training to efficacy and efficiency

-Why certain exercises are better for certain athletes

 

As always, follow Ruthless Performance on twitter and instagram (both @RuthlessPerform).

Visit RuthlessPerformance.com to learn more about how we train our athletes, specifically the online education tab.

Want to train with Ruthless Performance? Contact us at RuthlessPerformance.com/contact.

Ep. 6 - Reggie Crawford - Transitioning from State Champion Swimmer to MLB Prospect

Ep. 6 - Reggie Crawford - Transitioning from State Champion Swimmer to MLB Prospect

May 6, 2020

In this episode, John interviews Reggie Crawford. Reggie swam for North Schuylkill HS until after the PIAA State Championship meet of his junior year.

Reggie earned the gold medal that year in the 50-yard freestyle and silver in the 100-yard Freestyle with a time of 45.54. Since then, he’s held the PIAA Double-A 50 Yard Freestyle record at an impressive 20.45.

Immediately after High School Reggie was the 37th Round Draft Pick for the Kansas City Royals but instead he chose to play in college at the D-1 level for the University of Connecticut.

We discuss

-his swimming career

-why he chose to play for UConn

-how he copes with grueling nation-wide in-season travel

You can follow him on Instagram at @iamreggiecrawford and on Twitter @_Reginald_C

So be sure to give him a follow, I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about Reggie over the coming years.

 

As always, follow Ruthless Performance on twitter and instagram (both @RuthlessPerform).

Visit RuthlessPerformance.com to learn more about how we train our athletes, specifically the online education tab.

Want to train with Ruthless Performance? Contact us at RuthlessPerformance.com/contact.

 
 
Ep. 5 - Colin Fedoriska - Strength & Conditioning for Combat Sports

Ep. 5 - Colin Fedoriska - Strength & Conditioning for Combat Sports

May 3, 2020

In this episode, I chat with Philadelphia-based strength coach Colin Fedoriska. 

Our primary topic of discussion is strength & conditioning for combat sport athletes which includes MMA fighters, BJJ athletes, boxers, and more.

We also discuss corrective exercise strategies for this population, as well as some of Colin's favorite strength training exercises for fighters, plus his favorite conditioning tools for this population. 

Another topic is the common over-reliance on long-distance running for conditioning in the combat sports community.

Beyond its value for fighters, this episode is a great look at some of the nuances of strength and conditioning, including different training environments, in-season vs. out-of-season training, and more.

 

As always, follow Ruthless Performance on twitter and instagram (both @RuthlessPerform).

Visit RuthlessPerformance.com to learn more about how we train our athletes, specifically the online education tab.

Want to train with Ruthless Performance? Contact us at RuthlessPerformance.com/contact.

Ep. 4 Strength & Conditioning for Swimmers Expert Roundtable

Ep. 4 Strength & Conditioning for Swimmers Expert Roundtable

April 29, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, John sits down with a panel of leading industry experts in the field of Strength & Conditioning for Swimmers.

Featured panelists include:

Lee Sommers, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Nation's Capital Swim Club

Matt DeLancey, Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning, University of Florida

Dr. John Mullen, President, Swimming Science

Keenan Robinson, Director of Sports Medicine and Science, USA Swimming

Katlyn Haycock, Strength & Conditioning Coach, University of Michigan and Club Wolverine Elite

Jun Jeong, Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports, University of Virginia

 

In this episode, we cover:

-COVID training for elite athletes and what it means for Olympic training cycle

-What at-home training should mean for swimmers plus what swimmers are missing

-How the Florida Gators use Plyometric training with their swimmers

-How swimmers can mistakenly end up with overuse injuries while out of the pool

-Why long-distance runs aren't a feasible replacement for swim practice

-The use of technology, metrics, software, and applications in tracking performance

-How strength training programs change throughout a college swimmer's career

-Strength and conditioning techniques for sprint swimmers

-Building positive relationships between strength & conditioning coaches and head coaches through communication

Ep. 3 - Jayson Terdiman - Maintaining an Olympic Mindset

Ep. 3 - Jayson Terdiman - Maintaining an Olympic Mindset

April 26, 2020

In Today's episode, I interview two-time Olympic Athlete Jayson Terdiman (Instagram @jaysonterdiman). 

Jayson is a Berwick, PA native--which is how I met Jayson initially after his debut Olympic appearance at Socchi.

Throughout this conversation we cover a wide-range of topics relating to human performance. Some items we discuss include:

-Jayson's fourth-place finish at the 2018 Winter Olympics

-Daily life at the Olympic Training Center

-Jayson's rise through luge, beginning at the age of 10

-The value of being a multi-sport athlete

-How he felt and his initial impressions during his Olympic Birth in Socchi

-Life in the Olympic Village at the games

-When Jayson met Shaun White in the Team USA lounge

-And the self-talk that Jayson uses to keep his motivation high while training

 

Ep. 2 - Buddy Touchinsky - Functional Medicine for Peak Performance

Ep. 2 - Buddy Touchinsky - Functional Medicine for Peak Performance

April 23, 2020

In this remote interview, I sit down with Dr. Buddy Touchinsky, Chiropractor and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Like all content from Ruthless Performance, this video is largely geared towards peak performers, trying to achieve a higher level of physical and mental optimization. But specifically, in this interview, we discuss:

-Achieving a higher quality of life

-Gut Health

-Gluten Sensitivity

-Eating Strategies

-Keto

-Supplementing with Various Mushrooms including Reishi, Turkey Tail, Shiitake, Cordyceps, and Lion's Mane

-Immune Health

-Gut/Brain Relationship

You can find out more about Dr. Touchinsky at DrTouchinsky.com or in his Facebook group The Uprising.

Opening Theme was composed by Bernie Walasavage. Follow him on instagram and view a selection of his works here.

As always, follow Ruthless Performance on twitter and instagram.

Visit RuthlessPerformance.com to learn more about how we train our athletes, specifically the online education tab.

 

Ep. 1 - Appearance on the Whitetail Theories Podcast [FROM THE ARCHIVES]

Ep. 1 - Appearance on the Whitetail Theories Podcast [FROM THE ARCHIVES]

April 21, 2020

This inaugural episode of the Human Advancement Podcast is archived audio from an interview with Cervicide for their Whitetail Theories Podcast. In the podcast, John Matulevich, owner of Ruthless Performance discusses the value of strength training for back country athletes. 

Some topics of discussion are footwear in and out of the field, exercises for bow hunters, how spot and stalk hunting is affected by joint health, and various performance-based considerations for more successful time in the field.

Follow Cervicide online at their website, twitter, instagram, and facebook.

Opening Theme was composed by Bernie Walasavage. Follow him on instagram and view a selection of his works here.

As always, follow Ruthless Performance on twitter and instagram.

Visit RuthlessPerformance.com to learn more about how we train our athletes, specifically the online education tab.

 

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