#41: Clifton Harski – Bodyweight Training & Fitness

Clifton Harski of Fitwall

This is episode 41 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interview Clifton Harski, the Director of Programming and National Head Coach for Fitwall. Clifton also does some personal blogging at Clifton Harski.com.

In this show, we talk a lot about bodyweight training and how it can help you achieve your fitness goals, as well as the general state of the fitness industry.

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Episode 41 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • What exactly do you do?
  • What does it mean to be a master trainer in Animal Flow?
  • What is Fitwall?
  • Do you think bodyweight training is kind of a fad right now?
  • Who can benefit from bodyweight training?
  • Can you get stronger and lose weight with bodyweight training?
  • What is the difference between movement and exercise?
  • How important is it to enjoy your workout?
  • Do you have any rituals or warm-ups that can help people enjoy or appreciate bodyweight workouts?
  • Can you tell us about Turkish Get-Ups and how can people improve them?
  • What are some of the most common mistakes with Turkish Get-Ups?
  • What is your position overall on rest and recovery? Do you see common mistakes here?
  • What do you tell people in terms of posture while working out?
  • What is your opinion on CrossFit?
  • What is your opinion on the state of the fitness industry?
  • What are you up to currently?
  • Are there differences between being fit & being healthy?
  • If you could suggest to the fitness industry positive advice, how can the industry do better?
  • If you’re not training for a specific goal, should you do as many activities as you can?

Show Notes

Clifton Harski.com

Fitwall

Music Credit

Intro music from Baba Brinkman’s Revenge of the Somatic. Purchase any of Baba’s music at http://bababrinkman.bandcamp.com/

Comments

  1. Great podcast as always! Just found you guys about two weeks ago. Since then I’ve listened to all but 5 of your shows. Great info, great approach and you guys are very engaging and passionate.

    My question to you is this. What does Scott and Antonio’s diet and exercise look like. My problem is that I’ve been working hard over the last 8 years trying to get fit. Falling for bullshit, getting really good advice, the whole 9 yards. So when I hear two dudes say, ” Bro, you can eat ice cream!” I think awesome, and I eat too much. My fault, not yours, my decisions are my responsibility.

    But yeah, I know you’ve talked about putting lots of sugar in coffee, and once I think Antonio said he eats ice cream every now and then, but rarely eats dessert.

    So yeah, I guess a little insight on your own personal diet and exercise would be cool.

    Again, love the show. As a former punk rocker/vegetarian I find it awesome to feel represented in the fitness industry. It’s not just for jocks!

    Thanks,

    Rob