Train Like An Elite Athlete w. Mike Salemi (ep 80)

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Train Like An Elite Athlete w. Mike Salemi (ep 80)

Fitness trainer Mike Salemi joined me to discuss his holistic approach to boosting strength and power in the gym.  Mike is a former professional powerlifting and kettlebell competitor who now trains elite athletes and is one of the most sought-after strength trainers in the country.  In this episode, Mike shares the same foundational training principles he uses with high-end clients to boost their performance in the gym.  These principles can be applied to any level of fitness training from exercise noobie to experienced gym rats.

About Mike Salemi

Mike Salemi specializes in human performance, personal development for men, and is a sought-after international presenter in the field of health and fitness. He has a diverse background in strength and conditioning and has competed over the course of 15+ years at an elite level in Powerlifting and Kettlebell Sport. Through his own path of resolving sport-related injuries, Mike understands the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit as a means to foster high performance for the long term. His motivation is to help athletes, fitness professionals, and coaches discover their own potential from the inside-out.

Professionally, Mike has served as a Division 1 strength and conditioning coach for Santa Clara University, as well as been the trainer to elite athletes across a wide range of sports. His focus is teaching educational workshops, certifications, and creating programs on unconventional training that build more balance athletes. Mike can’t wait to continue sharing more about how having a resilient body can help one’s work, overall focus, and performance.

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Started with gymnastics
  • Experience w. Powerlifting and Kettlebell sport
  • Body needs more than just sets and reps
  • Breathing is crucial
  • Intentional Training
  • Not relying too much on Oura Ring
  • Overtraining vs Daily Movement
  • Benefits Of Walking
  • “Working In” vs Working Out
  • Mindset Before The Lift
  • How you do one thing is how you do everything 
  • The power of momentum 
  • HIIT vs Strength Training 
  • Westside Barbell – Louis Simmons – Conjugate Method
  • Benefits of doing 1 exercise per workout
  • Kettlebell Benefits
  • The proper way to do a Turkish getup 
  • YouTube: Mike Salemi Swings, Kettlebell, Turkish Getup
  • Longevity Workouts
  • Benefits of Walking
  • Nasal Breathing Benefits
  • Breathing Techniques
  • – Programs Tab
  • Somatic Release Breathing Coaching
  • Kettlebell Lifestyle Program (50% off w. HNP code)
  • @mikesalemi (Instagram)
  • YouTube: Mike Salemi
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Erik Abramowitz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Naturopathic Doctoral student, health coach, and father. He is the primary content creator for and the host of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast.

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