Ep 55: Mark Rippetoe and Strength Training for the Tactical Athlete 

Are you doing it all wrong?

Mark Rippetoe probably doesn’t need an introduction for many of you. The author of “Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training” and “Practical Programming for Strength Training” has been training athletes for 40+ years.

Mark is as well-know for his strong opinions as he is for his expertise and he shares them on this episode.

We cover:

– Why you need to train, and not exercise.

– What popular programs masquerade as training but are really just exercise (fellow Crossfitters I’m looking at you).

– The difference between training and a performance.

– Why doing anything more than 5 reps of anything is pretty much useless.

– Why strength training will accomplish your goals.

It was a really fun conversation and I just scratched the surface of what I wanted to cover. Time flew so I hope we can have him back on to plunge down the rabbit hole of strength and conditioning.

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