StrongFirst Podcast Episode #05
Craig interviews Peter Park, personal trainer of high-level athletes (Giancarlo Stanton, Lance Armstrong, Justin Verlander, Ken Roczen, and Diana Taurasi) and celebrities. He is the author of the book Rebound.
01:20 – About Peter Park. Best known as a trainer of high-level athletes and celebrities. He grew up in Newport Beach, California. He surfed, played volleyball, and got interested in powerlifting. He got a scholarship to the University of Hawaii to play volleyball and realized he wasn’t tall enough. He would lap the field in endurance exercises and get into endurance sports and Ironman competitions.
05:20 – Discusses training Lance Armstrong
07:51 – Talks about working with Dr. Phil Maffetone and Pavel’s Strong Endurance.
09:08 – Explains Maffetone’s system. The diet is a little higher fat, using fat for fuel. It is important to build that aerobic base.
12:22 – Discusses using the lactic system but not getting to glycolic? “It’s a game changer.”
14:14 – Discusses longevity with this way of training. Your body can handle the free radicals better.
19:20 – Discusses metabolic systems. People aren’t being efficient and they’re burning sugar the whole time. You’ve got to learn to burn fat for fuel.
20:25 – Discusses athletes going keto.
22:27 – Discusses his training principles
23:56 – Discusses how Pavel’s protocols work better on advanced athletes.
30:18 – Discusses body composition training. You will see more metabolic change with more of a sprinter-type look. Baseball players love more power training than aerobic.
31:45 – Discusses motocross racers. They have to be as fit as marathoners. They ride 35 minutes with a heart rate of 190+.
37:17 – Talks about adrenaline highs. There’s a time to go hard, but the recovery is just as important or more. Don’t trash your body all the time, make a program sustainable.
Simple & Sinister – Book by Pavel Tsatsouline
Rebound: Regain Strength, Move Effortlessly, Live without Limits at Any Age – Book by Peter Park