EYC the podcast is a means to generate meaningful discussion with those that have unique skills and perspectives. The goal is to provide the listener with an opportunity to learn something new while enjoying a fun and engaging conversation. The podcast covers many different topics including, but not limited to, music, film, fine dining, business, and health and fitness. Descriptions and links to episodes can be found below. Be sure to also subscribe to the podcast under Elevateyourcraft using the iTunes store.
EYC Podcast #36 – Jens Andersen
In this episode I speak to Jens Andersen, founder and CEO of RunRepeat.com. Topics include finding your ideal running shoe, injuries, what shoe is best vs what is popular, market trends, and general advice around buying running shoes.
EYC Podcast #35 – Using Time vs. Repetitions in Jump Rope Training
In this episode, I discuss the subtle, but important, ways that using time or repetitions to structure your workout can influence your jump rope training. I also get into how you can use both metrics to give yourself more of a challenge, and the importance of keeping an eye on changes in performance.
EYC Podcast #34 – Key Technical Aspects of the Crossover
In this episode, I discuss global considerations that will improve your jump rope game overall, and then key technical aspects specific to the Crossover.
EYC Podcast #33 – Jump Rope Strategies #1
In this episode, I discuss rope attributes and how they pertain to training from a beginner standpoint. I also talk about the benefits of optimizing repetitions.
EYC Podcast #32 – Musings of a Pistol Squatting Man
In this episode, I discuss the building blocks of the squat, areas in which I feel I could have improved my Pistol Squat training, and Raised Pistol Squats.
EYC Podcast #31 – Breaking Down Mistakes for Rapid Improvement
In this episode, I discuss mindset around frustration and errors as well as ways to identify and use mistakes, when jumping rope.
EYC Podcast #30 – Jumping Rope With Efficiency
In this episode, I discuss jumping rope with efficiency. Topics include technique, and common mechanical errors in wrist rotation, grip, jump height, and posture.
EYC Podcast #29 – Progression and Technique
In this episode, I discuss technique and progression. Topics include experimentation, technique as a principle of progression, and overarching considerations for proper technique.
EYC Podcast #28 – Transitional Techniques for Progression
In this episode, I talk about transitional, or asymmetrical techniques and how they can be used to progress. I cover topics such as types of movement, the benefits of using transitional techniques, and targeted training.
EYC Podcast #27 – The Right Jump Rope for Your Goals
In this episode of the podcast I discuss various jump rope types, and how they are best used to achieve your goals. I also cover ropes for advanced level training, and some pointers on keeping your ropes tip top.
EYC Podcast #26 – Deb Anderson
In this episode of the EYC Podcast I chat with Deb Anderson, owner of BodyKnow Inc, a business based out of Burlington, ON, Canada that offers body composition analysis using the BodPod. We discuss the evolution of BodyKnow, wearable fitness trackers, the BodPod and how it works, and the importance of understanding body composition. Be sure to check out the website at www.bodyknow.ca
EYC Podcast #25 – Hanging Leg Raise Progression Concepts
In this episode of the podcast, I discuss progression concepts around hanging leg raise variations. Topics include proper hanging, momentum, transitional techniques, and tips for success.
EYC Podcast #24 – Shadow Jumping
I discuss shadow jumping as a technique for beginners to develop their jump rope technique, key areas of focus, and some stretching and warm-up tips.
EYC Podcast #23 – Midsection Holds
Kas talks midsection holds. Topics include training methods for midsection holds, progression concepts, and back positioning.
EYC Podcast #22 – Companion to 50 Consecutive Double-Unders Video
Kas talks jump rope. This episode acts as a supplement to the 50 consecutive double under video which you can find on Facebook and Youtube under Elevateyourcraft. I discuss some insight into how I trained for this particular goal, technique, and how your rope will affect performance.
EYC Podcast #21 – Pull-Up Grips and Hanging Exercises
Kas talks calisthenics. Topics include different pull-up grips and their impact on the workout, and hanging exercises for grip training.
EYC Podcast #20 – Arm Positioning and Squats
Kas talks calisthenics. Topics include using arm positioning to increase the difficulty of your squat, and taking advantage of assisted squat variations to supplement your training.
EYC Podcast #19 – Mark Montefiore
Named The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation Under 35 (’14) and Playback’s Top Ten to Watch (’12), Mark Montefiore recently executive produced the CraveTV/Comedy Network comedy Letterkenny, based on the hit web series of the same name, and the Superchannel comedy What Would Sal do?. Montefiore also recently produced the Whistler Film Fest and Toronto Film Festival Film Circuit Audience Choice winning feature film, Cas & Dylan, starring Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss (Mr. Holland’s Opus) and Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and directed by Jason Priestley (90210). Montefiore has several award-winning films to his credit including his debut feature film, Eating Buccaneers and The Armoire. Mark has worked with Executive Producers Mark McKinney (SNL, Kids In the Hall) and Garry Campbell (MadTV) to produce The Comedy Network sketch series Picnicface, which won 3 Canadian Comedy Awards. Mark is a graduate of the CFC’s Producers Lab (’06), the Berlinale Talent Campus (’10), the CFC, Telefilm Canada/Just For Laughs’ Comedy Lab (’10), Trans Atlantic Partners (’12) and Schulich School of Business/WIFT-T (’14).
EYC Podcast #18 – Companion to EYC Squat Progression Video
Kas talks squats. Check out episode #18 which acts as a companion to the EYC Squat Progression video. This video demonstrates a progression from the standard bodyweight squat, to the Wushu pistol squat. Topics include technique, progression, and insight I’ve learned through my years of training.
Squat Feature Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3mnAlgx1UM
EYC Podcast #17 – Mikael Dia
Mikael Dia is an entrepreneur and digital marketing specialist. We discuss topics around appealing to your ideal client, the process behind digital marketing, as well as the entrepreneurial thought process. If you run a business, or have an interest in appealing to your desired market through digital channels, be sure to check it out.
“Ready, Fire, Aim” by Michael Masterson
EYC Podcast #16 – Companion to EYC Push-Up Progression Video
Kas talks pushups. This episode is a supplement to the EYC pushup feature video that was previously released. Topics include, progression, regression, technique, and strategies for improvement. Be sure to check out the pushup feature video here, or on Facebook: Elevateyourcraft.
EYC Podcast #15 – Phil Perez
Phil Perez is owner and brand manager of Fuel Foods, a healthy food delivery service based out of Toronto. Topics include Fuel Foods, entrepreneurial concepts, and nutrition. Be sure to check out the Fuel Foods website at www.fuelfoods.ca
EYC Podcast #14 – Jump Rope Technique and Tips for Success
Kas talks speed rope. Topics include ropes, technique, and tips for success.
EYC Podcast #13 – Progression and Regression Concepts
Matt Kasumovic discusses calisthenics. Topics include progression, regression, a workout journal, and experimentation.
EYC Podcast #12 – Principles of Progression: Leverage and Weight-to-Limb Ratio
Matt Kasumovic discusses calisthenics. Topics include using leverage and weight-to-limb ratio to customize your push-up routine.
EYC Podcast #11 – The Hinge Push-Up
Matt Kasumovic discusses the hinge push-up. Topics include technique, working toward the hinge push-up, and key considerations when performing the movement.
EYC Podcast #10 – Iris Kolenski
Iris Kolenski is a Certified Yoga Instructor (completed 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training through Kula) with 5 years of experience teaching yoga at fitness gyms, yoga studios and within the workplace. Iris holds a Masters degree in Human Health and Nutritional sciences and outside the studio works full time as a Sales Representative for a Biotechnology company focused on supporting research in Life Sciences.
EYC Podcast #9 – Managing Repetitions, The Almighty Pull-Up
Matt Kasumovic discusses how repetitions can affect your workout, and incorporating the almighty pull-up into your routine.
EYC Podcast #8 – The Importance of the Close Push-Up
Matt Kasumovic talks calisthenics, the importance of the close push-up in a progressive routine, and technique considerations.
EYC Podcast #7 – Taylor Erwin
Taylor Erwin runs Comedy Uncovered, a Toronto based company that produces and promotes Canadian comedy. Check him out on www.comedyuncovered.com. The discussion covers performance, production, Canadian comics, and more.
EYC Podcast #6 – Training Structure, and Training Environment
Matt Kasumovic talks calisthenics, concepts to consider when approaching a training program, and the training environment.
EYC Podcast #5 – Thoughts on Calisthenics
Matt Kasumovic talks calisthenics. Topics include, transitioning to calisthenics, the appeal of bodyweight work, challenges faced, and some great resources to learn from.
EYC Podcast #4 – Chris Kular
Chris Kular is a print media instructor at Ryerson and holds a Master of Science degree in Print Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology. From September 2009 to March 2010, Chris taught courses in print media publishing, advertising, packaging and branding while on sabbatical in Europe.
Chris Kular’s professional background includes more than 30 years of practical experience in Print Media applications and technical services management. This includes ten years of successful development and delivery of professional training courses to Print Media companies and their clients.
EYC Podcast #3 – Marinko
Marinko is a multidisciplinary artist, DJ and dad who splits his time between Niagara and Toronto. Marinko was signed to Helsinki based Mono Records for many years and has exhibited his art and performed internationally. Currently, Marinko is hard at work building the Niagara Solar Sound System, scheduled to make it’s debut in spring 2015.
EYC Podcast #2 – Patrick Collins
Patrick is an actor and writer. He works as a film editor while pursuing a career in features.
EYC Podcast #1 – Matthew Landry
Former General Manager of Actinolite restaurant in Toronto, ON. Topics of discussion include fine dining, food, wine, and liquor.