Bonus Episode 9
Bonus: Why we love (and hate) lunges
March 3, 2021
In this episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk about their love/hate relationship with lunges, and what makes lunges different from other lower body exercises like squats. They cover the unique challenges related to lunges and talk about how you can progress your lunges over time. They also talk about loading lunges and when/where heavy weights might be appropriate. If you are working on your lower body strength and mobility start adding some of these lunge variations into your practice.
Bonus Episode 8
Bonus: What’s happening with the podcast? Updates!
February 25, 2021
In this bonus episode Kathryn and Kyle share podcast updates, info about their sponsor, and new developments for the Mindful Strength Membership. This quick episode will keep you in the loop and explain the updates.
Bonus Episode 7
Bonus: Why are push-ups so hard?!
February 17, 2021
In this bonus episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk about push-ups and why they can be so darn challenging. They explain how many classes and systems assume participants have the strength they need to do this basic (yet demanding) movement. They talk about how you can progress specifically to push-ups and why it’s not your fault if you can’t do push-ups. This is a great follow-up to last week’s bonus episode on pull-ups. We hope you get some new upper body strength inspiration.
Bonus Episode 6
Building strong pull-ups
February 10, 2021
In this bonus episode Kathryn and Kyle talk about pulling strength and building up to pull-ups. They go over some of the mistakes people make, from using too little load to too much load. They talk about grip strength, eccentrics, using a TRX, a bar, and weights to progressively build up to heavier pulling. If you have been dreaming of pull-ups but you aren’t sure what your training should look like this episode will give you a bunch of new ideas.
Bonus Episode 5
Why we love deadlifts
February 2, 2021
In this bonus episode, Kathryn and Kyle talk about what deadlifts are, how people can start practicing them, and why they are so valuable. From grip strength to full body loading the deadlift is a classic strength training and powerlifting exercise. It’s the type of exercise that you can really load up, which means it’s incredible for building capacity and confidence. If you want to get excited about deadlifts and basic strength training this is the episode for you.
Bonus Episode 4
Why having a freebie is essential for sustainable business
January 20, 2021
Kathryn and Kyle talk about the free courses they have released over the years and how this content helped shape their business. Kathryn talks about why you should get started now, even if it’s not perfect. They also discuss the mindset behind releasing free content on a consistent basis, who it’s for, and why it can make a business sustainable. If you are a teacher looking for some basic marketing advice this is for you! And don’t forget to check out Mindful Strength Foundations.
Bonus Episode 3
What we look for in a great camera
January 13, 2021
Kathryn and Kyle talk about the features they look for when camera shopping. They have been through three cameras as their set-up has expanded over the years and they have learned a few things about helpful features. If you are curious about what they use and what they have used in the past this is a super practical discussion. Our weekly Bonus episodes will continue to cover quick topics from strength training to equipment.
Bonus Episode 2
Sequencing for strength on The mat and in the gym
January 6, 2021
Kathryn and Kyle break down the basics of sequencing and programming in 10-minutes. Kyle shares ideas on how to program exercises in a gym setting, while Kathryn tackles this topic from a more general mat practice perspective. They talk about how they sequence their weekly live classes, and why they typically choose full-body themes. They also discuss whether goals are helpful, and when a movement goal is appropriate.
Bonus Episode 1
Reps and Sets
December 23, 2020
This 10-minute podcast is the first in a new series that Kathryn and Kyle are doing on the basic principles of strength training. Today’s topic is reps and sets, and how learning more about reps and sets can influence strength training in the gym as well as on your mat. Join us on Wednesday’s for these quick episodes, if you have a topic request email firstname.lastname@example.org.