When it comes to health, mindset dictates your actions and in turn, outcomes. In today’s episode, your Move Daily Health Coaches welcome Alex Butt, co-founder of Stoic Conditioning and owner of Shift Mobility and Performance.
Alex has setup training and rehabilitation facilities on three continents for both civilian and tactical populations, and pulls from this experience to talk everything from back injuries to Crossfit (not related though!) and both the mental and physical aspect of training for people from all walks of life.
0:43 – Who is Alex Butt?
2:30 – What got Alex into the health and fitness industry?
5:50 – From a catastrophic back injury to… Strongman?
7:30 – Great advice for anyone with back pain
9:10 – The importance of community in injury management
10:45 – The Biopsychosocial model of rehab: Not just here to “fix you”
11:40 – How people get old without knowing they’re getting old
12:15 – Coaching conscious movement in “non-athletic” populations
13:48 – Alex shamelessly quotes himself: “Don’t be surprised if…”
15:05 – Alex’s “Ah-ha” moment (or “Peak moment”) as a Coach
20:00 – How your beliefs shape your outcomes
22:53 – We discuss the mental aspect of training and rehab
24:00 – Kaizen Principle of why small incremental changes are the key to sustainable results
25:38 – The importance of identity in making, and sustaining, change
26:50 – A bit more on Alex’s professional history and exploits
27:35 – On setting expectations right in an Instagram-driven world
30:20 – One wonderful thing about Crossfit
31:20 – Alex discusses his current training and how to improve Crossfit
34:20 – Where do more injuries come from: Crossfit or yoga?
35:00 – Why and how to find- and scale- the right physical activity for you
37:00 – What is stoicism in the modern age?
39:27 – Alex’s book recommendation (he gives two!)
– Mindset by Carol Dweck
– The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
42:05 – One piece of health advice from Alex: Start journaling
46:15 – How to start journaling: Start small.
46:45 – Freyja calls BS on science (and Alex and I high-five each other, sorry for the loud noise)
47:15 – Alex’s contact deets
More about Alex Butt:
Alex Butt is an entrepreneur, strength and conditioning coach and rehabilitation therapist. He has set up training/rehab facilities on three continents and runs an online training company specifically aimed at training tactical athletes for high performance selection processes.
Alex’s passion to learn and travel has bought him into contact with and allowed him to converse with many top coaches, trainers and authors from all over the globe. He constantly seeks to condense that gathered knowledge into practical and usable information for the rest of the world.
Alex is currently based in downtown Toronto and when he’s not working with clients or training/experimenting with training himself, you can find him hunting down the best coffee shops in the city.
Connect with Alex:
Facebook: Stoic Conditioning
Facebook: Shift Mobility & Performance
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