I discuss shadow jumping as a technique for beginners to develop their jump rope technique, key areas of focus, and some stretching and warm-up tips.

Kas talks midsection holds. Topics include training methods for midsection holds, progression concepts, and back positioning.

Kas talks jump rope. This episode acts as a supplement to the 50 consecutive double under video which you can find on Facebook and Youtube under Elevateyourcraft. I discuss how to train for this particular goal, technique, and how your rope will affect performance.

Kas talks calisthenics. Topics include using arm positioning to increase the difficulty of your squat, and taking advantage of assisted squat variations to supplement your training.

EYC Podcast #19 – Mark Montefiore

Named The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation Under 35 (’14) and Playback’s Top Ten to Watch (’12), Mark Montefiore recently executive produced the CraveTV/Comedy Network comedy Letterkenny, based on the hit web series of the same name, and the Superchannel comedy What Would Sal do?. Montefiore also recently produced the Whistler Film Fest and Toronto Film Festival Film Circuit Audience Choice winning feature film, Cas & Dylan, starring Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss (Mr. Holland’s Opus) and Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and directed by Jason Priestley (90210). Montefiore has several award-winning films to his credit including his debut feature film, Eating Buccaneers and The Armoire. Mark has worked with Executive Producers Mark McKinney (SNL, Kids In the Hall) and Garry Campbell (MadTV) to produce The Comedy Network sketch series Picnicface, which won 3 Canadian Comedy Awards. Mark is a graduate of the CFC’s Producers Lab (’06), the Berlinale Talent Campus (’10), the CFC, Telefilm Canada/Just For Laughs’ Comedy Lab (’10), Trans Atlantic Partners (’12) and Schulich School of Business/WIFT-T (’14).

Kas talks squats. Check out episode #18 which acts as a companion to the EYC Squat Progression video, which can be found in the #trainanywhere section. This video demonstrates a progression from the standard bodyweight squat, to the Wushu pistol squat. Topics include technique, progression, and insight I’ve learned through my years of training.

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