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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
-Jill Miller: ‘The Roll Model’
-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
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?
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?
Instagram: weren't able to track down.
1:09.12-And let the credits roll.
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