Periodization Methods by Karsten Jensen

What does a basic strength program look like with different Periodization systems?” There is currently scientific literature on 4 different periodization systems: Linear periodization Reverse Linear periodization Daily Undulating Periodization Block Periodization. It is important to understand that these systems are all examples of application of Periodization. Fundamentally, periodization is a strategy or principle for…

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#017 – Saying Yes to Strength with Karsten Jensen

Karsten Jensen has 20 years experience as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. He’s an author, a lecturer on periodization, and is an integral part of CPTN (The Certified Personal Trainers Network) We discuss Karsten’s revolutionary HIP training system, training athletes for their sport, success as a strength coach and we delve into some bodyweight training…

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Conscious Alcoholic

#016 – Thinking and Drinking with Jamie Sahara Leigh

Jamie Sahara Leigh is a healer who is versed in many modalities including but not limited to Yoga, Ayurveda, and BodyWork. She’s traveled the world and is a student of life. We hope you enjoy this episode. We discuss: Shamanism, bodywork, Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, The 5 Elements, and alcohol. We also talk about Jamie’s journey…

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#015 – Intentionally Uncomfortable with JP Sears

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work is intended to empower people to empower themselves to live more meaningful lives. In this episode we talk to JP about Exercise, Nutrition, Stress reduction, Emotional healing, and his very popular video series, Ultra Spiritual Life. This…

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Medical Intuitive

#014 – The 5 Bodies with Catherine Carrigan

Catherine Carrigan is a medical intuitive healer and Amazon No. 1 best-selling author. She is trained in Fitness, Nutrition, and Healing. In this Episode of The Optimum Human we discuss overcoming illness, the 5 different bodies, antidepressants, being an author, and energy arts like Qi Gong and Tai Chi. Books mentioned are: The Eye of…

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#013 – Parenting, Shamanism and Teaching Across The Globe With Angie Chek

Angie is a certified nutritionist, an ACSM certified personal trainer, CHEK Practitioner (level 2), and Holistic Lifestyle Coach (level 3). She is part of the CHEK Faculty, teaching Holistic Lifestyle Coach (HLC), levels I and II. Angie is also an international speaker for the CHEK Institute.  She teaches Holistic Lifestyle Coach where you learn how…

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#012 – Kettlebells, Powerlifting and Overcoming Injury with Mike Salemi

Mike Salemi is a Kettlebell Master of Sport in the 32kg Long Cycle and a Champion Powerlifter. He’s trained with everyone from Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell, to Paul Chek, to the Russian National Kettlebell team. Through the challenging process of resolving longstanding gastro-intestinal issues and sports related injuries, it’s been his journey to further…

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#011 – F**ked to Fixed, Gut health, and Beliefs with Cliff Wilde

This episode we have the fantastic experience of speaking with Cliff Wilde, a fitness and health professional who works with people around the world. We talk about Cliff’s amazing and inspiring victories over many health complications, and how these experiences helped turn him into a world class coach. We touch on getting from fat to…

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Circus Performer

#010 – Handstands and flexibility with circus performer Andralyn Zayn

Andralyn Zayn – is a circus artist and instructor who has travelled the world performing and teaching. We discuss handstands, flexibility, the 4 quadrants of circus fitness. We have a lot of fun in this episode, so if you’ve ever wondered about anything cirque-related, you’ll love this conversation! Andralyns Favorite Books: Marketing for Dummies Nutrition…

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#009 – Kate Martin

Kate Martin is a vibrant teacher, facilitator, program creator, writer and entrepreneur specializing in the area of weight loss and abundant health. She is a Personal Trainer, Remedial Massage Therapist, Certified in Nutrition and is a corrective high performance Kinesiologist. Kate has undergone rigorous training over many years in body centered therapies, including both the…

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