Wander Talks Episode 15: Training With Three Athletes
On this episode of Wander Talks, I sat down with some fellow students of mine, all of which were guys that are both insanely intelligent and excellent athletes.
Chris Gai is one of my classmates in the undergraduate Exercise Science Program. He is head of the USF Powerlifting Club, as well as a part of the USF Kettlebell Club, working towards becoming a physical therapist, and has assisted our professors in one of the most recent performance research studies at USF. This guy knows his stuff, and is proficient on all things iron.
Joseph Brooks, whom I last spoke with on Wander Talks, is a graduate student in the Exercise Science program. Brooks is both a knowledgeable student and a competitive athlete in two sports: rugby and Strongman.
Stephen Beugrand is also another past guest on Wander Talks. Stephen is also an undergraduate student in the Exercise Science program, has competed in various Men’s Physique bobdybuilding shows. He has had quite some experience in different programming varieties and diet manipulations. As last seen on Wander Talks, Beaugrand is very knowledgeable about nutrition.
I brought the three of these guys together to discuss different training methods for each sport to show how complex and varied it can be from sport to sport. Simply placing a weight down and picking it up is not all it takes to get strong, ESPECIALLY when training for something specific. It all comes down to the specificity principle that is so commonly referenced in our field.
Hearing what these guys had to say and how knowledgeable and passionate they are for their craft was extremely enjoyable to observe, and I was lucky to partake in such a conversation.
Wander Talks and Killing The Breeze thanks all the guys for their appearance on the show. Stay tuned to see where these guys end up!