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HWR Episode 21 - Wolfpack Football, TBI, and Coaching Kids With Barrett Reznick

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Podcast Opening:

Welcome to HardWodder Radio Episode 21. I am Jason Archer… founder of HardWodder, creator, freedom seeker, leader of self and this tribe of those giving all they have for all they want… and today we’re talking with Former Collegiate Athlete and CrossFit Coach, Barrett Reznick.

So, turn up the volume, put down the distractions and let’s kick this off…


Quote: “I love squats. Anyone who knows me knows that I love squats. Squats are by far my favorite thing.”

Barrett takes us through the rigors of playing college football. The speed and pace of the game and how he had to adapt both physically and mentally.

We talk about TBI or Traumatic Brain Injury. How hitting thousands of times of the course of a football career cause him to lose cognition and develop a stutter.

But with lots of experimentation, he was able to bring his brain back around with the help of a specific supplement regiment

Training, of course, remains a big part of his life. He uses his experiences in the gym and on the field to coach Crossfit and CrossFit Kids programs here in the valley.

A new father, his priorities have shifted… listen in and learn in what way.

Enjoy the episode… and be sure to invite others to do the same.

Quick Bio: Barrett has been involved in fitness since the age of 12 where he competed in Arizona power lifting competitions, fitness competitions, and coaching. He gained further fitness success while playing college football as an Offensive Guard for the University of Nevada, Reno. While there he earned his way onto the WAC all conference team, and the University’s Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the year (Alpha Wolf). Post college he began CrossFit while looking for a Strength and Conditioning Coaching career. With his knowledge of coaching in the Strength, and Weightlifting arena, he has been coaching CrossFit groups, individuals, and sports teams since 2007 and focuses on individual efficiencies through technique, and strength training while peppering in traditional CrossFit metcons and Kettlebell work.

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Resources mentioned:
Brain Research: Boston CTE Center
Supplement: Lithium Orotate
Supplement: Phosphatidylserine


Podcast Closing:

That’s it for today! Thank you for listening, and if you found value in this message be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Google, Castbox, or Stitcher  | Share this with those you know need to hear it on social | And I’ll see you back here in the next episode | This is Jason Archer signing off | Reminding you to #moveanyway… The only way out is through and every step you take gets your further to the person you want to be. Give all you have for all you want.