Resilient Performance Podcast


The Resilient Performance Podcast was born to interview thought leaders from a variety of disciplines (including medicine, fitness, military and law enforcement, academia, music, theater, sports, and exploration) to gain insight into how to systematically optimize performance at the individual and organizational level. This will not be a niche podcast that promotes specialization and professional identity politics. Instead, it will espouse global thinking and professional and academic integration.


  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Greg Lehman

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Greg Lehman

    24/10/2017 Duración: 44min

    Dr. Greg Lehman is a physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model.  Prior to his clinical career Greg was fortunate enough to receive a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council MSc graduate scholarship that permitted him to be one of only two yearly students to train with Professor Stuart McGill in his Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory subsequently publishing more than 20 peer reviewed papers in the manual therapy and exercise biomechanics field. Greg was an assistant professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College teaching a graduate level course in Spine Biomechanics and Instrumentation as well conducting more than 20 research experiments while supervising more than 50 students. He has lectured on a number of topics on reconciling treatment biomechanics with pain science, running injuries, golf biomechanics, occupational low back injuries and therapeutic neuroscience.  Topics Covered: Common mis

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Fergus Connolly

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Fergus Connolly

    09/10/2017 Duración: 54min

    Dr. Fergus Connolly is the Performance Director for University of Michigan Football. Prior to joining UM, Connolly spent two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers as Director of Elite Performance. Connolly has also worked as a performance consultant for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, New York Knicks, and multiple English Premier League, Australian Rules, and professional rugby teams. He also served as sports science director with the Welsh Rugby Union and was Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Bolton Wanderers FC. Topics Covered: Has sports science delivered on its promises The false equivalence between science and technology Limitations of physiological metrics in team sports Why it's better to be a settler than a pioneer Manipulating space and meneuver Adaptive reserve, functional capacity, and recovery Limitations of traditional peaking models in team sports How coaches can promote self-discovery Fergus' personal experience with Colin Kaepernick

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Jack Murphy

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Jack Murphy

    12/09/2017 Duración: 51min

    Jack Murphy is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.   Topics Covered Include: What makes the Special Forces mission unique What is SOFREP and what was the impetus for starting it? Balancing transparency and operational security. Avoiding identity politics and why the military shouldn't be exempt from scrutiny Discrepancy between mainstream media reports of special operations missions and the reality on the ground Maintaining a sense of purpose at the tactical level in the face of strategic ambiguity The

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Andy Morgan

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Andy Morgan

    02/08/2017 Duración: 01h11min

    Dr. Andy Morgan received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1986; He completed his residency training in psychiatry at Yale University in 1990. He then joined the faculty of medicine at Yale University & the National Center for PTSD where he worked for 25 years. Dr. Morgan has received grants and has published over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers on learning, stress, PTSD and performance in Special Operations forces. Dr. Morgan served on the National Academy of Science Eyewitness Identification Committee (2013-2014). For his work Dr. Morgan was awarded the US Army Award for Patriotic Service in 2008 and awarded the 2010 Sir Henry Welcome Medal and Prize for his development of interventions to buffer the negative impact of stress on human cognition, memory, learning and operational performance.  Dr. Morgan served as an intelligence officer (2003-2010) for the US Government and was a government advisor to the US Intelligence Science Board. The products developed from hi

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Kelly Starrett

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Kelly Starrett

    24/07/2017 Duración: 01h09min

    Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and creator of Mobility WOD, which has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance.  Kelly’s clients have included Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes. Kelly’s background as an athlete and coach includes paddling whitewater slalom canoe on the US Canoe and Kayak Teams, and leading the Men’s Whitewater Rafting Team to two national titles and competition in two World Championships. His 2013 release, "Becoming a Supple Leopard" has become a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. This blog was voted #4 in Outside Magazine’s Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2011, Breaking Muscle’s Top 10 Fitness Blogs of 2011, and Health Line’s Top 100 Health Blogs of 2011. Kelly and his work have been featured in Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body, Competit

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Zac Cupples

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Zac Cupples

    11/07/2017 Duración: 54min

    Drawing from his experience as a physical therapist and strength coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA), Zac is a global load manager who advises athletes and organizations about all aspects of the performance continuum: rehabilitation, training, nutrition, sports science, sleep, stress management, and the learning process.   Topics Covered: The challenges of working in pro sports/misconceptions associated with medical and performance professionals in this environment The impetus for Zac's sleep initiative this past NBA season What measures Zac proposed How Zac was able to persuade the coaching staff to implement measures that challenged sacred basketball traditions Changes in individual and team performance associated with improved sleep quality Resources to learn more about the science of sleep Eliciting organizational and individual behavioral change

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Russ Roberts

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Russ Roberts

    07/06/2017 Duración: 43min

    Dr. Russ Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Standford University's Hoover Institution. Roberts hosts the weekly podcast EconTalk--hour-long conversations with authors, and thought leaders in economics and beyond. Past guest include Milton Friedman, Thomas Piketty, Nassim Taleb, Michael Lewis, Christopher Hitchens and Marc Andreessen. Over 570 episodes are available at and on iTunes at no charge. His latest project is "It's a Wonderful Loaf," an animated poem about emergent order and markets. His two rap videos on the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek, created with filmmaker John Papola, have had more than nine million views on YouTube, been subtitled in eleven languages, and are used in high school and college classrooms around the world. His latest book is How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness (Portfolio/Penguin 2014). It takes the lessons from Adam Smith's little-known masterpiece, The Theory of Moral Sentiments

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with James Smith

    Resilient Performance Podcast with James Smith

    24/05/2017 Duración: 01h51min

    James Smith is the founder of Global Sport Concepts, which began in 2013 in order to serve as an educational resource for sport and military professionals. The directive from the very beginning was to serve as a unifying agent for change given the Balkanized nature of specialty fields and the vast differential that exists between what is currently happening and what is possible in the education of coaches and military leadership, the people who hire/promote those individuals, and the people who hire/promote the people who hire/promote those individuals... Topics Covered: Reductionism/complexity, arbitrary boundaries between professions: what cultural dysfunctions exist in sport, how should we reframe sport/coaching? What knowledge (the parts) is required to be a successful “coach”? Apprenticeship model/who is the arbiter of knowledge?  What if the mentor possesses relevant knowledge? Knowledge vs. application/behavioral change.  Is rational thought and logic enough? How do we determine where to draw boundar

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Jeremy Frisch

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Jeremy Frisch

    17/05/2017 Duración: 01h07min

    Jeremy Frisch is the owner and director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Mass. He is the former assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Holy Cross athletic department. While there, he worked directly with the Crusader men's basketball team, in addition to serving as the strength coach for Holy Cross' men's soccer, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, softball, field hockey, tennis and women's track & field squads. Prior to joining Holy Cross, Frisch served as the sports performance director at Teamworks Sports Center in Acton, Mass, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of all strength and conditioning programs. He also served as a speed and strength coach for Athletes Edge Sports Training, and did a strength and conditioning internship at Stanford University. Frisch is a 2007 graduate of Worcester State College with a bachelor's degree in health science and physical education. He was a member of the football and track teams during his days at Worcester State an

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Craig Weller

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Craig Weller

    09/05/2017 Duración: 01h18min

    Craig spent six years in Naval Special Operations as a Special Warfare Combat Crewman (SWCC) and close to two years on the High-Threat Protection team for the U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad in Iraq. He’s the founder and co-founder of two different fitness businesses with three facilities in operation in Colorado and South Dakota. Craig trained special operations personnel for foreign governments on three different continents, has been published in the Journal of Strategic Studies, and is now studying human performance and how it relates to motor and perceptual learning. Currently, Craig oversees the physical preparation programming for Precision Nutrition, an online platform that employs behavioral modification strategies to maximize body composition for health and performance.  Topics Covered: Craig’s military special operations experiences How Craig endured the selection process for a maritime unit without any previous swimming experience The differences between preparing for selection and actual missions Str

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. John Childs

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. John Childs

    01/05/2017 Duración: 53min

    Dr. John Childs is a founder and CEO of Evidence in Motion and partner in Confluent Health, which includes EIM; a network of 70+ physical therapy clinics in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas; and Fit for Work, which provides employers consultative services to decrease injuries and workers’ compensation costs. A graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in biology (1994), he completed his MPT from US Army-Baylor University (1996), MBA from the University of Arizona (2000), Master of Science in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh (2002), PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh (2003), and DPT from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions (2010). Dr. Childs is a board-certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. A Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at South Colle

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Sidney Dekker

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Sidney Dekker

    26/04/2017 Duración: 56min

    Dr. Sidney Dekker was born near Amsterdam in the Netherlands. He studied psychology at the University of Nijmegen, now known as Radboud University, where he was ranked among its famous alumni. After completing his Masters’ Degree in Organizational Psychology from Nijmegen, he pursued a Masters’ in Experimental Psychology at Leiden University, also in the Netherlands. Four years later, he earned his PhD in Cognitive Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University in the USA, where he worked with his advisors Prof. David Woods and Dr. Charles Billings. Since his PhD, Sidney has gained worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking work on human error and safety. He was previously at Lund University in Sweden as Professor where he founded the Leonardo da Vinci Laboratory for Complexity and Systems Thinking, as well as an MSc in Human Factors and System Safety. He has also been a Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Honorary Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive M

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Brett Bartholomew

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Brett Bartholomew

    19/04/2017 Duración: 51min

    Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, Bartholomew Strength. His experience includes working with collegiate teams, professional teams, businesses, and individual clients. Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports at levels ranging from youths to Olympians. He’s supported Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters, including those competing in the UFC. He has also worked with members of the United States Special Forces community. His coaching and speaking has spanned the globe, from China to Brazil and numerous other stops in between.   As an entrepreneur, Brett has proudly served as a teammate and supporting partner in the strategic growth of two separate performance companies and is a highly sought-after consultant and mentor for many others across the United States and abroad. Additionally, his work and expertise has been feature

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Ken Kamler

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Dr. Ken Kamler

    12/04/2017 Duración: 56min

    Dr. Ken Kamler is a microsurgeon who practices surgery of the hand in New York and extreme medicine in some of the most remote regions on Earth, from the Andes Mountains to the Antarctic to the Amazon rainforest. He has gone on many expeditions with National Geographic, helping to carry out geological research and precision mapping of less traveled areas of the world. He has also served as the chief high altitude physician in research by NASA, helping examine the human body’s response to high altitudes.  He has also chronicled his adventures in the books "Doctor on Everest" and "Surviving the Extremes: A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance". His treatment of the climbers in the largest disaster to happen on Mount Everest was portrayed in the book "Into Thin Air" and in the IMAX film documentary, "Everest (1998)". Dr. Kamler was Vice President of Research and Education for The Explorers Club for 10 years, former Chairman of its Science Advisory Board, and a Director for 12 years; he was recentl

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Christy Wise

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Christy Wise

    07/04/2017 Duración: 43min

    As an Air Force Rescue pilot, Captain Christy Wise has dedicated her professional life to saving the lives of isolated personnel by piloting the world’s premier Combat Search and Rescue airframe, the HC-130J. She is a combat veteran, having served one tour in Afghanistan. Following her amputation, Christy completed rehabilitation at San Antonio Military Medical Center's Center for the Intrepid, returned to her primary duty station, and in late June 2016 became the first female amputee in Air Force history to return to flying duty.  Christy is a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and received her Master of Arts in Theology from Liberty University.  She is also a registered Foster Parent in the State of Georgia. Topics covered include: Christy’s unique mission in the Air Force Dealing with adversity Coping with the loss of a limb The influence of other amputees on Christy’s rehabilitation and mental outlook Christy’s athletic background and the role of adaptive sports in her return to piloting Christ

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Dave Durante

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Dave Durante

    28/03/2017 Duración: 45min

    Dave Durante is a multiple time USA Gymnastics national champion and was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team as an alternate. After retiring from competition, David helped coach his alma mater, Stanford University, to an NCAA Team Title in 2009 and has continued to be a part of the sport through his position on the Athlete Advisory Committee with the United States Olympic Committee as well as his position on the USA Gymnastics Men's Program Committee. Dave leads Team Power Monkey which is comprised of elite athletes and coaches who help design new equipment, provide gymnastics education to the fitness world, and coach at Power Monkey's Bi-annual training Camp. Dave was a lead coach with the CrossFit Gymnastics L1 course from 2013-2015. He also wrote and developed the CrossFit Gymnastics Advanced Course. He lives in NYC with his wife Sadie and coaches at Solace New York. In this episode we cover topics including: Dave’s competitive athletic background and progression as a coach Differences between coaching

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Risa Steinberg

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Risa Steinberg

    20/03/2017 Duración: 38min

    An active member of the dance community for more than 35 years, Risa Steinberg served as the associate director of The Juilliard School from 2009 to 2016. As a solo artist, teacher, rehearsal coach, and director of the works of José Limón, she has toured the world performing and teaching extensively. Risa is a former principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company, Bill Cratty Dance Theater, Annabelle Gamson, Anna Sokolow's Player's Project, Colin Connor, and American Repertory Dance Company of Los Angeles. She has been a guest artist with choreographers including Wally Cardona, Sean Curran, and Danzahoy of Caracas, Venezuela. Her solo concert, A Celebration of Dance, features repertory from Isadora Duncan and Doris Humphrey to contemporary choreographers Wally Cardona and Ann Carlson. As a reconstructor of the works of Limón, Risa has worked with companies and dancers around the world including Nureyev and Friends, Frank Augustyn, Karen Kain, and the Pennsylvania Ballet. She was a dance panelist for the N

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with Bill Hartman

    Resilient Performance Podcast with Bill Hartman

    14/03/2017 Duración: 01h04min

    Bill Hartman, PT is the go-to guy in the fitness and rehabilitation industries when all other methods have failed. Clients from all over the United States and from countries such as Japan, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, and the United Kingdom have traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to seek his talents.  Bill has degrees in Movement and Sports Science from Purdue University and Physical Therapy from Indiana University. Bill is the co-owner of the Men’s Health Magazine Top 10 rated and Women’s Health Magazine recommended Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (IFAST) and IFAST Physical Therapy where he works with a variety of clients from high profile professionals to weekend warriors.  He is a former columnist for Men’s Fitness Magazine, and he has also done a stint as the Men’s Health Muscle Guy while being a popular contributor to Bill has been a featured speaker all over the United States and internationally including the Perform Better Functional Training Summit and the Boston Sports Medicin

  • Resilient Performance Podcast with David Epstein

    Resilient Performance Podcast with David Epstein

    07/03/2017 Duración: 53min

    Today, we’re very excited to speak with David Epstein on the first episode of the Resilient Performance Podcast. David is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene, a deep dive into the balance of nature and nurture in physical skill acquisition.  He has been an investigative reporter at ProPublica and a sports science writer at Sports Illustrated -- reporting on everything from drug cartels to a rare mutant gene that helped one woman become an Olympic medalist sprinter, but stripped another of her ability even to walk.  His 2014 TED Talk on the progression of records in sports was one of the 20 most viewed of the year.  Prior to journalism, David thought he was going to be a scientist and was living in a tent in the Arctic Circle conducting research.  He was a walk-on 800-meter runner at Columbia University, but graduated as a university record holder.  Whether it be in medicine, sport training, or a typical work environment, he's interested in illuminating differences both of nature and n

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