We at Celli’s are extremely proud to share a very informative Podcast with you. Please take the time to listen. I promise you, no matter what your passion is, as long as you have passion, you will enjoy listening to this one.
Jake has been a member of Celli’s for about 5 years now, has trained under me those 5 years, and started a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy inside of Celli’s Fitness earlier this year.
Listening to this, makes me realize why I do what I do and why I love it. I love teaching and passing along the knowledge I have accrued over the last 25 years. Listening to one of my students regurgitate what I have taught them over the last 5 years is a very rewarding experience.
Enjoy — Ryan
In this episode we talk with Jake Miclot, a BJJ practitioner and teacher. Jake is the founder of True Believer Jiu Jitsu: Team Junqueira Lawrenceville a Jiu Jitsu school ran out of Celli’s Fitness. We ask Jake what really got him into martial arts and who his greatest influences are in the sport. We discuss the similarities between martial arts and weightlifting, the mental attitude, the drive and the ability to overcome failure. Jake details the points system in competition as well as the relation to the other grappling arts. We discuss frequency of training and integration of martial arts and strength training as well as the type of person and general motivation for taking up this type of sport. We also discuss the latest in MMA fights that just passed and fights on the horizon as well as comparing a grappler versus a striker advantages and disadvantages.
Back in 2009 Ryan gets invited to do a podcast at the height of his powerlifting raw / single ply career 6 weeks out from the second Raw Unity.
He talks about his training routine he used to total 1807 raw at 198, raw bench press of 534, nutrition, recovery, advice for new lifters, where he thinks powerlifting will be in 5 years (2014) , what the internet has done to the sport, and even supplements.
In this episode we talk with Ryan Celli former world record holder in the total in the 198lb class and national level Masters bodybuilder. Ryan aspires to be only the second man to be both a pro bodybuilder and all-time total world record holder in powerlifting . We talk about his last competition which had a record number of competitiors in the Masters class. We discuss online coaching and training as well as his opinions on when to grind through reps and when to rack it. We touch on how to write programs and different types of specific motivation depending on the client. Ryan details the pec injury he had recently which fortunately does not need surgery . We also discuss the over sensitivity and misunderstandings that happen online in posts on FB, IG etc. The intention is what matters and outside of the trolls we are all here to make each other better people and athletes.
Haley Ghislain placed 3rd in the Open Division of the Pittsburgh Bikini C class, May 2 at the historical Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.
Here is what she had to say:
“-New to the scene with just 3 competitions under my belt -Most recently competed in the Pittsburgh Championships, placing in the top third of Open Bikini C -My current goal is to beef up my bottom… A bikini booty is not in my DNA, but I’ve seen a lot of progress with a high frequency training program that hits glutes 5-6 times per week. -I love Cell’s because the community is amazing, and of my 3 gym memberships, it’s the only place I can train glutes from all angles. Every gym has a squat rack and abductor/adductor, but the pendulum and glute ham raise are something special.”
Thanks for the kind words Haley, we at Celli’s look forward to seeing you work your way up the ranks.