SMP 60: How To Train The One Percent

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Welcome to episode 60 of the Strength Matters Podcast.

It’s always a privilege to share our guests with our listeners. The Strength Matters Blog has some great information, the most recent popular post on thoracic mobility. Check out our webinars as well. We have two coming up that we’re re-releasing to the wider community, one on programming for kettlebell classes that’s been super popular. Also, congrats to “Levy” who kicked our butts with an 80kg kettlebell!

Today we’re spending time with a great guy, Taylor Lewis, of TL Strength. He’s been mentored by ‘He Who Shall Not Be Named by Us”. We first met him in Chicago at the Strength Matters Summit where he gave a great presentation on “How to Train the One Percent”. Taylor has a huge passion for those athletes who are suffering with Cystic Fibrosis. He also has a passion for baseball and training teams.

Taylor is originally from a small town in California, one of four brothers, and grew up playing baseball. While pitching at Sonoma State, he got his first taste of the importance of training. After an injury, he met Bobby Aldridge who tore up his workout and started him out from scratch, teaching him the importance of physiology on strength training and changed his path.

[bctt tweet=”To hang out with the top coaches in the world…it opened doors to these different view and philosophies.”]

In This Episode We’ll Talk About:

  • Taylor’s journey
  • Being mentored by Dan John
  • Baseball training
  • Using your warm up
  • Working with Cystic Fibrosis Community
[bctt tweet=”I know I need to do this for the rest of my life – learn more, keep learning and keep trying to improve”]

Taylor was inspired to start work with those struggling with Cystic Fibrosis by his brother who has done much research in the Cystic Fibrosis community. His work is aimed at doctors and therapists to try and build programs to help those struggling with CF. His goal is to help that community by providing the training and strength building programs that those with this disease can do – those struggling with Cystic Fibrosis can only put out so much effort before it becomes a max effort – how can they do more when just a little bit of work is so taxing? This has been an eye opening, amazing experience to work with some of these individuals.

[bctt tweet=”Get into this field and try and impact people and help improve people’s lives in a positive manner”]

We can’t wait to get started on our brand new project, a new series of mini podcasts, the Strength Matters Educational Series – working on a case study with Taylor’s young athletes, talking week to week on the progress.  You can also see Taylor On December 12th in Connecticut – Dan is doing a one day workshop, to raise money for Brendan Rearick. Visit his website to learn more about Movement as Medicine.

Resources Mentioned in this Podcast:

Naked Gun

Police Squad

Movement as Medicine




Taylor’s best bit of advice is to make an impact. Understand people and make an impact in a positive way. You’ll see gains beyond what you could ever imagine. To learn more about Taylor, visit his website at


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