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Dr. Tommy Wood from The Bro Research Center is here to talk about his first strongman competition. We go through several topics that teach how to look at programming for a goal, and we encourage you to try a competition yourself. We also discuss how to program both aerobics and strength training in the same week and programming to increase grip strength, an often overlooked component of strength work.

Episode Notes

  • Intro to Dr. Wood

  • Why compete in strongman
  • History of strongman
  • Description of events and results
  • Training and substitutions for stones
  • Intro to grip strength training
  • Special lifts, Saxon bar and dinnie stones
  • Adding cardio to help with recovery between events
  • Discussion of Tommy’s aerobic training
  • Why compete?

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Dr. Mike T Nelson

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Dr. Mike T Nelson

Dr. Mike T Nelson

PhD, MSME, CISSN, CSCS Carrick Institute Adjunct Professor Dr. Mike T. Nelson has spent 18 years of his life learning how the human body works, specifically focusing on how to properly condition it to burn fat and become stronger, more flexible, and healthier. He’s has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, a BA in Natural Science, and an MS in Biomechanics. He’s an adjunct professor and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He’s been called in to share his techniques with top government agencies. The techniques he’s developed and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.

  • PhD in Exercise Physiology
  • BA in Natural Science
  • MS in Biomechanics
  • Adjunct Professor in Human
  • Performance for Carrick Institute for Functional Neurology
  • Adjunct Professor and Member of American College of Sports Medicine
  • Instructor at Broadview University
  • Professional Nutritional
  • Member of the American Society for Nutrition
  • Professional Sports Nutrition
  • Member of the International Society for Sports Nutrition
  • Professional NSCA Member
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