The Movement As Medicine Podcast

by Brendon Rearick & Kevin Carr

The Movement As Medicine Podcast is meant to serve as a one-stop resource for fitness enthusiasts, coaches, and therapists to learn more about the theory and application of exercise and health from two regular guys who are also some of the world’s best coaches. Kevin Carr and Brendon Rearick started Movement As Medicine in 2013 as strength coaches at the World-Renowned Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Boston, Massachuse ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • How do you program conditioning? and what is Max Aerobic Speed (MAS)?

    How do you program conditioning? and what is Max Aerobic Speed (MAS)?

    Show Notes: 1. How Do We Use Heart Rate Monitors At MBSC? We encourage all clients to use MyZone Heart Rate Monitoring. Primarily to monitor resting HR, prescribe rest and screen for possible health issues. Resting HR - Elevated resting HR directly correlates with all-cause mortality independent of physical fitness (Goal: under 100% os MAS are the most effective way to improve aerobic power. Specifically, intensity of 120% of MAS was determined to be the best single speed for short intervals to improve MAS We use a set time trial or a set distance test on the airdyne or assault bike. 5-6 min time trial 2 mile time trial on Assault bike (most will fall in between 4-7 minutes) Modified Coopers Test YouTube Video MAS speed chart link Do the test on yourself before you have other people to do it! Book Club recommendation: Kevin: Business Adventures : Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street by John Brooks Brendon: How bad do you want it: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle by Matt Fitzgerald All References mentioned in Podcast

  • The Movement As Medicine Podcast - Episode 32: Jenny Gusella - The Life Of A New Gym Owner and Starting Your Own Training Facility

    The Movement As Medicine Podcast - Episode 32: Jenny Gusella - The Life Of A New Gym Owner and Starting Your Own Training Facility

    Jenny Gusella is the co-owner of Magnitude Strength & Power, a strength & conditioning facility in Norwell, Massachusetts. Prior to opening Magnitude in November 2021, Jenny spent three years training adult and youth clients out of her home gym in her garage as well as traveling to fields and practice facilities for speed clinics. Jenny's career began in public relations, where she represented companies from RSA Security to Jelly Belly to Stop & Shop Supermarkets. She graduated in 2011 from Bates College with a degree in Philosophy, and was a 400 meter runner on the Women's Track Team. During her track career, Jenny learned the importance of strength and power training for athletic development. She was taught to train via the Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning style from her freshman year of high school and hasn't stopped since! Book Recommendations: Jenny: "The Busy Trap" - Tim Kreider (Article) https://archive.nytimes.com/opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/the-busy-trap/ Kevin: "How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big" - Scott Adams https://www.amazon.com/How-Fail-Almost-Everything-Still/dp/1591847745/ref=asc_df_1591847745/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312061076565&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12285696787934578127&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9002018&hvtargid=pla-434105675270&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=62837065140&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312061076565&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12285696787934578127&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9002018&hvtargid=pla-434105675270

  • The Movement As Medicine Podcast - Episode 31: Wes "Showdub" Showalter - How To Become A Successful Independent Contractor In The Fitness Industry

    The Movement As Medicine Podcast - Episode 31: Wes "Showdub" Showalter - How To Become A Successful Independent Contractor In The Fitness Industry

    Wes "Showdub" Showalter has had a long and winding road in the fitness industry in multiple cities, businesses, and coaching positions. Despite changing locations and taking on new challenges he has consistently developed himself into the most sought-after coach in his area time and time again. Wes combines an incredibly outgoing personality with a work ethic and great technical coaching skills that have made him indispensable wherever he coaches. In this, extremely entertaining and informative podcast, Wes shares his story and shines a light on the lessons that he has learned in his journey to become a successful independent contractor in the fitness industry. Book Recommendations: Kevin - "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President" - Candice Millard Wes - "Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue" - Ryan Holiday Watch On YouTube: https://youtu.be/vVFG7YWbuZg

  • The Movement As Medicine Podcast - Episode 30: PJ Strebel of MaxWay Performance - Going From Employee To Gym Owner

    The Movement As Medicine Podcast - Episode 30: PJ Strebel of MaxWay Performance - Going From Employee To Gym Owner

    PJ Strebel is the owner of MaxWay Performance in Portsmouth, NH.In this episode, Kevin sits down with PJ to discuss his career in fitness and the evolution from Health Club coach to facility owner.

  • The Movement As Medicine Podcast - Episode 29: We're Back! Status Update, Customer Service and Free Weights vs Machines

    The Movement As Medicine Podcast - Episode 29: We're Back! Status Update, Customer Service and Free Weights vs Machines

    Show Notes