Ep. 30: Harrison Pollack-Uptown Cycle

Harrison is always on the cutting edge of the fitness industry and is one of the top personal trainers in the La Crosse area.  He takes an innovative and uncommon approach when working with clients that isn't just about getting a hard workout in.  There is a much larger focus on the entire health and wellness of the client.

We got to sit down with Harrison and talked about everything mobility, health and fitness.  We also got into some other areas around motivation and worth ethic and Harrison has some incredible insights into those areas.  He is quite the professional with new ventures in the La Crosse area.  Check it out and Enjoy!

-CP PodSquad



Show Notes:


0:00-Introduction to episode and update on what Harrison is up to.


0:35-CP Intro Video: Courtesy of Justin Joy of “Elder Pine Media” Contact: elderpinemedia@gmail.com


1:12-Let us introduce Harrison Pollack


1:45-Harrison gives us some background on himself.


2:28-Reactive vs. Proactive in health and fitness


4:45-Working across the board and with a variety of patients.


5:16-Fitting prevention into the model.


7:51-Do you think the perception moving to preventative is shifting?


8:45-Working with clients and how Harrison’s plan isn’t always periodized but fits the client.


10:21-The difference between fitness and exercise.


11:26-RESOURCE: Essential Anatomy 5


13:04-Equating better movement with more weight loss and overall improvement.


13:41-Dream of everyone deadlifting 2x their bodyweight while having full thoracic extension.


16:34-Utilizing Gymnastic Bodies and ‘Supple Leopard’ by Kelly Starrett


19:43-Establishing your rapport and practicing what you preach.


20:44-Building mobility into your program and how CrossFit has built it in and also looking at the EXOS model.


22:10-Biggest movement problems seen in clients as well as how it is being taught by other personal trainers.


23:13-”Even if you’re standing, you’re still stationary.”


26:13-Trainers, step back, be professional and do what is best for your clients.


29:11-Dollar Store personal trainers and continuing education.


32:30-Other leaders in the industry and Harrison follows.

    -Eric Cressey

    -Mike Reinold

    -Jill Miller: ‘The Roll Model

    -Kelly Starrett

    -Tim Ferriss (business): ‘Tools of Titans


37:20-Absorbing what you’re reading and marking up your books.


38:50-Biggest fitness myths that Harrison sees.


42:45-Stand Up Kids and when we start losing running form.


45:48-With a diet that is very high in fat, what are your go to food sources?


48:20-Thoughts and recommendations on supplementation

    -Protein: Syntha-6


50:00-Meal prepping on Sundays.


51:48-Passage from ‘Start With Why’ by Simon Sinek


52:51-Passage from ‘Grit’ by Angela Duckworth


55:10-How great Podcasts are!


The Clinically Pressed Questions

56:09-Most influential purchase for under $100?

    -La Crosse Balls

    -PVC Pipe (6 ft)

    -Yoga Mat


-Shout out to London Real and Ido Portal


58:45-What is something you believe that others may not?

-A world where people can deadlift 2x body weight and still have great movement quality.


1:02.46-What Harrison listens to when he is working out.


1:04.40-Redefining ‘luxury’ for himself.


1:06.03-What information would you tell yourself if you could go back 5-10 years?


1:07.54-Where can people find you?

    Facebook: Harrison Pollack Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach & Uptown Cycle

    Instagram: weren't able to track down.


1:09.12-And let the credits roll.


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