Andy “IronMac” McKenzie is a total badass.
He’s ripped, he’s jacked, he’s athletic and strong as a mofo.
Andy is also a top international strength & conditioning coach with an impressive military background.
He’s trained numerous high level athletes and has competed at a high level many times, himself.
I sat down with Andy recently to have a great conversation that I think you guys will really enjoy.
In this episode we discuss:
- His background in the military & lessons learned [3:58]
- His morning & nighttime routine [8:42]
- His transition from military to civilian life [11:40]
- The beginning of his career and challenges [13:49-18:36]
- His advice on getting started in the fitness industry [18:47-22:47]
- His training philosophy [25:16]
- His training techniques for the elite athlete vs the average person [27:25-49:07]
- The one thing you should do every day to improve shoulder health [31:39]
- His unique training system [49:08]
- How training changes after 40 [51:20]
- How to activate your lats properly [1:04:01]
- How to relieve tight hips and hamstrings [1:06:09]
- How to maintain your diet and workouts while on the road [1:08:53]
- How to gain size and strength using only bodyweight [1:11:09]
- His favorite training books and sources for designing programs [1:16:02]
- His workshops and it’s breakdown [1:18:10]
- Best pre workout warm ups [1:18:50]
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Selected Links From The Episode
- Royal Arm Physical Training Corp
- The Combined Strength Group
- Instagram: @IronMacFitness
- AMI: Assess move and improve (past event)
- Hip and Lunge Layback YouTube Video
- Squats Warm up
- Full Body 3 Days a Week Workout from Andy
- A Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- Underground Body Opus: Militant Weight Loss & Recomposition by Dan Duchaine (The Body Opus)
- Overcoming Gravity by Steven Low
- Essential of Strength Conditioning by NSCA- National Strength & Conditioning Association
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