D&D Fitness Radio Podcast

D&D Fitness Radio Podcast

The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is the culmination of more than 50 years of elite coaching experience in sport, fitness and health by two individuals at the top of their professions: Don Saladino and Derek M. Hansen. Don and Derek speak with the world's top experts and performers to bring you the best information to enhance your health, wellness and human performance.

Episodes

June 30, 2022 50 min
Episode 132 explores the adoption of sprinting as a means of developing running abilities, as well as supplementing a comprehensive fitness program through the development of strength, power and elasticity. Most people associate a running-based fitness program with long distance running, where individuals are preparing for a marathon or a 10km race. While many people use long distance running as a primary means of exercise, other...
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In Episode 131, we turn once again to our resident expert in technology and human performance, Brandon Marcello, to figure out where we are with wearable technology. We are seeing more wearables being promoted every year with the promise of making our lives more glorious, by providing us with invaluable data about our health, wellness and performance. Famous athletes are promoting these tech products as one of keys to their succe...
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In Episode 130, we talk with our own Don Saladino and what it takes to train a super hero. While we can all agree that most of this training is done with professional actors to prepare them for the aesthetics and demands of their roles, this information can be taken and applied to almost anyone from professional athletes to the general population. Don walks us through his process of working with these “super-heroes’ and gives us ...
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In Episode 129, we sit down with Don’s long-time training partner, Anthony Jacobs, who we affectionally refer to as “Tone”. Don and Tone discuss their complex relationship that started in the gym. As we find out, their relationship is not only about their workouts together, but all of the other ways that they ‘spot’ and help each other through the heavy lifting known as life. We also talk about Tone’s long-term film project that...
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In Episode 128, we pepper Ray Maker with questions about wearable technologies and other products related to fitness and exercise. We start with a discussion around the efficacy of wrist worn heart rate monitoring and quickly dive into many different areas related to running, cycling, swimming and resistance training. Ray’s broad knowledge of various devices, brands and applications definitely surprised us and brought to our atte...
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In Episode 127, Don shares his experiences from a recent trip to the Austrian and Swiss alps. He gives us his thoughts about the environment and culture, as well as the ski and snowboard activities that he engaged in. As many people enjoy aggressive activities on their winter and summer vacations, Don talks about how is regular exercise routine and diet practices more than prepared him for the time change, altitude and physical d...
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In Episode 126, we welcome Shane Kronstedt to discuss the recent invasion and war in Ukraine, and how both military personnel and civilians have been impacted by the need to serve their country in an intense environment of combat. Shane provides his own thoughts on the reasons for war and the circumstances that Ukrainian citizens have had to deal with over the past month of invasion and bombardment. He also discusses his own indu...
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In Episode 125, Don and Derek discuss the extreme scenarios where your fitness could be called into question. When you find yourself watching images of wartime conditions and citizens being displaced by battle, it makes you wonder if you are both physically and mentally fit to survive and thrive in those types of circumstances. We discuss an approach to fitness that challenges individuals well beyond the need to improve body com...
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Episode 124 welcomes health and nutrition expert, Dr. Dwayne N. Jackson, to discuss the art of managing post-workout nutrition. Not only do we talk about the composition of a healthy and productive post-workout nutrition strategy, but also the timing and subtleties around implementing your nutritional interventions in the best manner possible. Dr. Jackson provides us with the best scientific knowledge around his strategies, but a...
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Episode 123 covers the topic of connected fitness with our resident expert, Randy Kane. With the recent losses incurred by on-demand connected fitness company, Peloton, fitness industry leaders are trying to determine the best ways to position themselves as we move forward out of the pandemic. Will brick and mortar, in-person fitness businesses bring back members to pre-pandemic levels or will digital fitness platforms retain a l...
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Episode 122 is our 2022 Winter Olympic warm-up session with the help of legendary speed skating sensation, Shani Davis. Known for his domination of the 1000m and 1500m events in long track speed skating for over a decade, Shani updates us on his work as a coach and mentor to many up and coming speed skating athletes. He outlines his career in speed skating, staring at a young age with roller skating and inline skating. He quickl...
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Episode 121 is a great conversation with wife and husband team, Doctors Jen and Dom Fraboni, about creating an agile career, as well as a flexible and healthy body in 2022. Jen and Dom both work as physical therapists with both in-person and online clients, while also maintaining a strong presence as social media influencers and podcasters. We discuss basic guidelines around improving mobility and managing chronic pain, as many p...
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Episode 120 gets serious with Don and Derek sitting down with Frank “Tank” Frasier, also affectionately known as Bounty Tank. Frank walks us through a typical day in the bail bonds business and outlines the types of characters he gets to deal with on a regular basis. He also discusses his approach to fitness and bodybuilding, and how his routine has evolved over the years to adapt to not only his career demands, but also getting ...
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In Episode 119, we sit down with dermatologist, Dr. Gary Goldenberg, to discuss a healthy and effective routine to skin care for individuals who want to lead a comprehensive healthy lifestyle. Taking care of your skin can be a daunting task when it comes to identifying a proper routine and selecting the right products. Dr. Goldenberg takes the time to outline a simple but effective routine for managing your skin, maximizing both ...
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In Episode 118, Don and Derek wrap up the year 2021 and discuss their positive approach to moving forward with optimism and gratitude. There have been a lot of challenges this past year and it can seem like there is no end in sight. But we must stay positive, fight to survive and continue to adapt. We wish all of you a happy holiday season and many positive outcomes in the upcoming New Year.


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In Episode 117, we have the pleasure of sitting down with JP Stockton and Lisa Wild of Life Fitness to discuss their product development process and the wide range of brands that they oversee. When making fitness, cardio and strength equipment for a broad population, from athletes to general and special populations, a good deal of thought and testing must be undertaken in order to provide the highest level of performance and custo...
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In Episode 116, we finally catch up with elite chef and world traveller, David Myers. When David isn’t creating fabulous dishes or opening up a new world renowned restaurant, he’s taking care of his own health and fitness through regular exercise and deliberate nutritional choices. While we may get the impression that chefs are not the healthiest individuals due to their stressful deadlines, long hours and proximity to food and d...
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In Episode 115, we have an in depth discussion with Seattle based coach, Luka Hocevar, to talk about his development as a coach and a business owner. Luka identifies the key elements that have contributed to his growth and success over the past 15-20 years. Most importantly, he discusses the power of self-evaluation and seeking out constructive feedback in an effort to make himself better in every area. Many coaches and professi...
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In Episode 114, we speak with Daniel Tal Mor direct from Tel Aviv to talk about his most recent start-up project that revolves around health and nutrition. Daniel provides us with the background on this project which is a collaboration with his wife and sister in-law – both of whom are scientists – and how they came up with the technology to allow consumers to track their metabolism and make good choices around nutrition and exerc...
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In Episode 113, we meet with Eliisa Tennant, the Community Marketing Manager at Cronometer. We discuss the use of the Cronometer app to help monitor and manage diet and nutrition for individuals and organizations. While tracking nutritional information can often seem tedious and time consuming, we learn more from Eliisa about how Cronometer makes nutritional tracking much more convenient and accurate. Whether you are optimizing ...
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