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#60 – Functional Bodybuilding, Aerobic Development, and Individual Design w/ Marcus Filly

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Marcus Filly is back for his 5th appearance on the show! Last time we chatted was when I was about to start ATS 2.0. Since then, I’ve been really intrigued about the intricacies that go into building an engine, pacing, and learning your gears.

For some of us, it’s that time of year. For others, we just want to not die on the Assault Bike (yours truly). Using myself as a case study, we talk about what breathing progressions might look like for long term development.

Due to heightened interest, we keep the dialogue going around functional bodybuilding and the evolution we’ve seen over the last 6 months since the birth of Awaken Training Series.

I measure time in podcast episodes. So this was also a surreal reflection for me from our first episode ever (EP17). Always a fulfilling conversation with this guy. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Show Notes:

  • (9:00) – Awakening beyond fitness gains
  • (18:45) – Learning more about these training principles
  • (23:15) – Aerobic development
  • (39:00) – Testing work capacity
  • (46:45) – Breathing progressions
  • (52:00) – Pacing and learning your gears
  • (56:40) – Individualization
  • (1:13:40) – ATS Educational Experience
  • (1:22:00) – Silence exercise

Resources we may have talked about:

How you can connect with Marcus:

If you wanna grab any book we’ve talked about in the past, head over to You’ll see all the books recommended from each guest. And if you want you can get a free audiobook and 30 day free trial there as well.

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