Gymchat 218 - Alternative Approaches to Exercise Prescription (Matthew Palfrey)

Time to make a few substitutions?


Your exercise routine. Which elements are set in stone, and which can simply be swapped for an alternative? And how exactly do you know what that alternative could - and should - be?

Diving in to this fascinating area is Strength Coach Matthew Palfrey, together with Strongman & Personal Trainer Josh Hewett. If you've got questions for Matt & Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat (during the discussion itself). Details below.


Details -

Who : Strength Coach Matthew Palfrey and Strongman & Personal Trainer Josh Hewett
Topic : Alternative Approaches to Exercise Prescription
When : Friday Oct 11, 8am EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone)
How : Watch the live stream, and ask questions, directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat.


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Previously : In Gymchat 217 we talked about Underground Strength Training with Josh Hewett and Zach Even-Esh. Great discussion.

If you missed the live stream (or just want to go over a particular point again), you can watch the entire video here.




Coming Up : In upcoming Gymchats we'll be talking to Mike 'The Machine' Bruce, Al Kavadlo and many, many others. Full details shortly.

If you'd like to suggest a topic for a future discussion - or volunteer to be interviewed on the show - just drop us a line. Cheers.


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