Episode Number: 650
Episode Guest: Nick Curson
Original Airdate: May 20, 2015
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom, NatureBox, Blue Apron, Onnit
Guest Bio: Nick Curson is a strength and conditioning coach known for working with UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and Russian boxer Ruslan Provodnikov.
Topics Discussed: Provodnikov vs. Matthysse fight; importance of endurance; working with Rafael dos Anjos; Khabib Nurmagomedov fight; RDA eye injury; Rafael dos Anjos ear injury picture; vegan diet; diindolylmethane; the time to quit fighting; BJ Penn and the Marinovich brothers; balance of training; BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar III fight; Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson fight; Anthony Pettis fight; SNC training; plyometric bench press; slow training; training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; bulking up; speed; working with a new fighter; strengthening the feet; yoga; Becoming a Supple Leopard book; flat feet; Provodnikov’s black urine sample after fight; training Provodnikov; Provodnikov’s diet; eating raw meat; children swearing; swearing; mistakes in training; making someone faster; starting with a new fighter; Eddie Bravo’s flexibility; back and neck injuries; pain pill addiction; fixing nose issues; Wanderlei Silva’s face before and after nose surgery; GGG vs. Chocolito fight; heavyweights developing skill; Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum; the best heavyweights; Cain Velasquez kettlebell video; Cain Velasquez leg extensions; neck exercises; ab exercises; glute ham bench/machine; reverse hyper bench/machine; downhill sprints vs. uphill sprints; favorite fights; Wanderlei Silva’s NSAC ban; Cung Le’s positive post-fight drug test; Bobby Green accusing RDA of performance enhancing drug use; steroid problems; testosterone replacement therapy; Rafael dos Anjos’ training; BJ Penn and PEDs; training with a muscular guy; moving away from weight lifting; footwork and balance; BJ Penn and the Marinovich brothers; BJ Penn’s flexibility; Nick Curson’s background; Cain Velasquez leg extension video; pushing children; The Marinovich Project documentary.
My Thoughts: Lots of fight talk with a bit of technical exercise/training information sprinkled throughout. Not as dry as I was expecting it to be.
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