Podcast Episode #04: Fabio Zonin

StrongFirst Podcast Episode #04


Introducing the StrongFirst Podcast, in this episode Craig and Scott interview Fabio Zonin, CEO of StrongFirst, Master instructor, former powerlifter, bodybuilder and Beast Tamer.

Show Notes:

01:22 – Fabio discusses his current role at StrongFirst.

03:58 – Fabio discusses how he came to learn Pavel’s system?

10:27 – Training transformed since entering Pavel’s system. Principles, breathing technique, etc. have all changed and improved.

14:05 – Fabio discusses different powerlifting principles.

22:14 – Fabio discusses research on ballet dancers improving their jump with kettlebell swings. 25:00 – Mission and future vision of StrongFirst? Mission: Helping people become a better version of themselves. Vision: Grow worldwide, build better instructors, build community, be consistent with core values.

26:37 – StrongFirst delivers quality vs. quantity.

30:05 – StrongFirst’s system is not just for pure strength, but applies to many different goals.

40:55 – You don’t have to be a trainer to attend a cert.

42:38 – New directions at StrongFirst

46:26 – Talks about how the accelerometer works.

49:15 – Discusses the next steps for certified instructors?

56:15 – Simple advice for someone outside of the StrongFirst community?

Tweetable Quotes

Resources Mentioned

Simple & Sinister book by Pavel Tsatsouline

Rdella Training Podcast – Scott’s Podcast

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Craig Marker
Ph.D., Senior Instructor
Craig Marker, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, CSCS, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. As a professor, he works with students on how best to understand research and place it into context. He has published over fifty articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods.

As a researcher, he understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition. As a psychologist, he has focused on research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand motivation and the fear of making life changes.

Craig’s upcoming book, the AntiFragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

As a certified StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person. He uses the Functional Movement Screen and multiple corrective movements to make sure his students are performing at their best for the rest of their lives.

Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Armour Building.

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