Brian Mackenzie Talks Training
Laird Hamilton, CrossFit, Breathing, and the rest of your Life!
Brian MacKenzie is a world-renowned strength and conditioning coach, author of Power Speed Endurance, A Skill Based approach to Endurance Training, and the innovator of the endurance / strength and conditioning paradigm. He created CrossFit Endurance, which specializes in movement with an emphasis in running, cycling, and swimming mechanics. MacKenzie and his program have been featured in Competitor Magazine, Runners World, Triathlete Magazine, Men’s Journal, ESPN Rise, The Economist, Tim Ferriss’ New York Times bestseller The 4-Hour Body, Men’s Running UK, LA Sport & Fitness, and Rivera Magazine. He has consulted with several teams, including the 2012 & 2013 Western Athletic Conference Champions San Jose State Women’s Swim Team. In 2016 Brian partnered with legendary big wave surfer, Laird Hamilton, to create XPT Life, which is a platform that aims to improve that human as a whole, not just in the gym.
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Episode at a Glance
WHEW! Episode 61 is another doozie. Running guru, strength & conditioning coach and just general badass Brian MacKenzie joins the conversation with Doc Danny Matta and Coach Joe Szymanek. Brian fills the fellas in on what started him into the strength and conditioning world and what eventually led him to starting CrossFit Endurance. The dialogue morphs from there into a bigger conversation about CrossFit, and if it’s healthy and furthermore if spending your whole life in a gym is healthy. Which brings us to a rundown on Brian’s latest life work with Laird Hamilton, Whim Hoff and Gabby Reese called XPT Life. If you are an athlete (and you all are because you all have a body) then this is a must listen. It will challenge what you think about, what you believe and what the hell your purpose is in a totally awesome and exciting way.
Quick Show Guide
Who were Brian’s mentors? What motivated him to get to where he is now.
What does the gnarliest big wave surfer in the world
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Also, please check out these links to the articles and content creators mentioned during our conversation.
Web Site: http://athletecell.com/
XPT Life: http://www.xptlife.com/
CF Endurance: http://crossfitendurance.com/
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Thanks for listening and remember, If you have a BODY you’re an ATHLETE