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.... Show More

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February 22, 2021 46 min
In Episode 099, we talk about gut and brain health with Doug Cook. Doug is known as the gut-brain guy and starts with how he takes a holistic approach to all health and wellness issues, particularly when evaluating the impact of diet and nutrition. We discuss the impact of location and geography and how it can impact the microbiome of an individual, and can even impact the type of probiotics you choose to supplement your diet wit...
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In Episode 098, we speak with Taylor Coomer on the uses and benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) products for health and wellness applications. Taylor provides an overview of the uses of CBD products and the process involved in producing CBD based products. We also discuss the growth in the CBD industry and the differences between the types and quality of various CBD products on the market. Taylor also identifies the importance of prod...
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In Episode 097, we are rejoined by one of our earlier podcast guests, Mr. John Callery, to get an update on the state of the opioid crisis in America and the steps that have been taken to keep citizens safe, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. John updates us on the status of fentanyl in 2021 and the reasons behind its proliferation, as well as the challenges faced by the DEA in protecting the public from its sinister effec...
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In Episode 096, we are honoured to enjoy the company of Bill Crudup. Billy has been a long-time member of Drive495 in New York City and has shared more than a few intense and gruelling workouts under the close scrutiny of Don. We begin by speaking to Billy about his role as world class runner and legend, Steve Prefontaine, in the 1998 film, Without Limits. He outlines the training and preparation for the film and how they pieced...
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Episode 095 is our first podcast of 2021 and Don & Derek spend the first part of the session with a discussion of how the early part of the year will continue to be difficult for gyms, travel, restaurants and other industries. But quickly our conversation transitions into the influence of music – particularly the music of the vinyl age – has influenced our lives and our memories of training and the motivation behind our traini...
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In Episode 094, we re-connect with Brett Bartholomew in the final few weeks of 2020 after having first interviewed him just under three years ago. Brett has since expanded his reach, now working with corporations and business clients, in addition to his regular work with athletes, throughout the year. We talk a lot about the concept of coaching and communicating in modern times, dealing with adverse scenarios and maintaining high...
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In Episode 093, we spend one of our final sessions of 2020 with Bobby Maximus. Bobby talks about the motivation he used and still uses today to develop and drive his career. Hailing from a small town in Northern Ontario, Bobby managed to work his way up the tactical and sporting ladder using a blue collar attitude. He also talks about how training and fitness adds significant value to his life and he helps others to find that sa...
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In Episode 092, we sit down with Dr. John Jaquish to find out why weightlifting and cardio are a waste of time. While it may sound like a click-bait title, Dr. Jaquish brings up some very compelling arguments around why your expectations around weightlifting and cardio may be misplaced. He talks about his own personal experiences around training, shedding fat, building muscle and strengthening bones. Dr. Jaquish also discusses t...
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In Episode 091, Don and Derek tackle the very important topic of concussions and traumatic brain injuries with rehabilitation expert, Natasha Wilch. We discuss the various causes of head injuries and concussions, as well as the proper treatment once a concussion is diagnosed. Don even lets us in on his experiences with concussions, at least the ones that were actually diagnosed. Thus, one of the biggest priorities in the process...
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In Episode 090, Don and Derek are kept on the edge of their seats in their conversation with Ray “Cash” Care and his stories about training, self-reflection, discipline and learning. Ray outlines his early years and development within the military and then takes us into a deeper dive into the challenges he faced throughout his training and tests, learning all along the way. He has learned numerous ways to train others and teach t...
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In Episode 089, Don and Derek speak with Sara De Luca on body composition, nutrition and all of the assessments around the process of transforming your body composition for the better. The initial focus of the conversation is on nutrition and the foods that can create challenges for people when it comes to overall health and body composition. The conversation then transitions into methods of testing and assessment to determine ac...
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In Episode 088, Don and Derek sit down with elite bodybuilding competitor and influencer, Arash Rahbar. Arash begins by telling us about his development as a bodybuilding and the evolution of his career. However, Arash makes a much needed deep dive into the importance of both nutrition and mental focus in the development of an elite physique. Arash discusses the tips and tricks he has around meal planning and how he combines a p...
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In Episode 087, Don and Derek take a bit of time to ask, “How are you doing?” With all of the unprecedented things happening in the world today, we often forget to ask each other if everything is okay on a personal level. Businesses are closing, jobs are being lost, friends and family are being impacted by health concerns and we have less opportunities and outlets for direction human interaction and enjoyment. Being able to cope...
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In Episode 086, we talk heart rate monitoring for general health and fitness with John Lally of Firstbeat Technologies. Wearable technology is becoming more and more a part of everyone’s life, monitoring all aspects of health, wellness and fitness. But when it comes to heart rate, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about how to not only monitor hear rate effectively, but also use that information appropriately for impr...
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In Episode 085, Don and Derek have the pleasure of speaking with functional range and mobility pioneer, Dr. Andreo Spina. Dr. Spina starts off with a discussion around the term ‘mobility’ and how he defines it within his treatment system and his educational courses. He even touches on the approach to his own personal health and fitness. The discussion then jumps to the topic of spine and joint health, as it relates to mobility a...
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In Episode 084, Don and Derek discuss the elephant in the room and the impact of ageing on their exercise routines. We are all ageing and there is not stopping that process. It’s no surprise that exercising when you are in your twenties looks a lot different than when you are in your forties or fifties. While Don and Derek may still be in great physical shape, and may even be more generally fit than when they were younger, there...
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We continue on the topic of running as a means of improving and maintaining fitness in Episode 083 with our guest, Steve Magness. We tap into Steve’s knowledge of all things running but most importantly we discuss his expertise in the area of middle- and long-distance running. Some key areas of discussion include heart rate monitoring, evaluation of readiness and recovery, hill training, use of treadmills, strength training for r...
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In Episode 082, we jump back on the topic of running as part of a health and fitness plan, particularly for people who do not have access to a gym facility for weightlifting and conventional cardio training. Specifically, we discuss Derek’s virtual program that focuses on a sprint-based approach to building strength, power, speed and general running abilities. The program has been ‘running’ all summer, but has more and more peopl...
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In Episode 081, we visit again with Dr. Pat Davidson. Pat has been busier than ever during the global pandemic, setting up his new training concept at Hype Gym in New York City’s Union Square, offering courses in all things strength, fitness and performance, and writing a comprehensive book on training. And at the same time, Pat still finds time to train like a madman. We discuss the evolution of Pat’s training concepts, his met...
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In Episode 080 of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast, we meet with Any Fernald of Belcampo to talk about high quality meat products and the formation of good eating habits and food preparation around meat. Anya goes into great detail to tell us about how Belcampo takes special care to provide a humane and health environment for their multi-species facility approved by the USDA. We cover other topics including grass versus grain ve...
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