RPR Episode 6: Steve Tripp - Rebel Performance Radio

Episode 6

Published on:

1st Dec 2019

RPR Episode 6: Steve Tripp

Steve Tripp, owner of The Top Strength Project in Providence, Rhode Island, and all-around superhuman strength athlete joins the show today to talk all things strength training. Steve brings TONS of under the bar experience and coaching hours to the table, and we have a lot of fun jamming on training methodologies, accessory work, training your weaknesses, and the need to fall in love with the process. We also poke fun at people who break a sweat when peeling an orange. Hopefully, this isn’t you.

Besides actionable, nuts and bolts training advice, Steve and I also dive into mindset and how important it is to not let your ego get in your way. In particular, if you are a big fish in a small pond, then it’s time for a change. If you are the strongest person in the room, or the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.

Top to bottom, this is a fantastic talk, and you will walk away as a better athlete, coach, and human after listening to it.

Episode Highlights:

4:00 – Steve’s entry into competitive strength sports

7:25 – The Top Strength Project 

10:00 – Appreciating the overlap in different strength sports

12:00 – Training at HIGH volumes

17:00 – Books smarts and under the bar experience

22:30 – What does training look like for Steve Tripp 

27:30 – Training your weaknesses

32:00 – Accessory work, strength biases, and size biases 

36:00 – Steve’s go-to accessory moves to bring up the big 4

46:00 – Using strength standards to objectively determine your weak points

51:30 – RPE scales

56:00 – To get optimal results it’s 100% everything

Links and stuff:

·     Steve Tripp: @strippcam

·     The Top Strength Project: https://www.thetopstrengthproject.com/

·     The Top Strength Project: @thetopstrengthproject

·     James Cerbie: @jamescerbie

·     TRAIN: https://train.rebel-performance.com/

·     Silverback: https://www.silverbacktrainingproject.com/

·     Rebel Performance: https://www.rebel-performance.com/

·     Matt Wenning: https://www.wenningstrength.com/

·     Brandon Allen: @brandon_allen88

·     PRI: https://www.posturalrestoration.com/

·     Stan Efferding: https://stanefferding.com/

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A podcast for educated meatheads trying to suck less as athletes, coaches and humans.
Rebel Performance Radio is a podcast for educated meatheads trying to suck less as athletes, coaches, and humans. Each week we light your brain on fire with some of the top coaches, athletes, scientists, dudes, and gals on the planet to help you suck less as a strength coach, athlete, and human. We talk all things training, nutrition, movement, and lifestyle with a healthy amount of banter, movie quotes, and predator handshakes sprinkled on top. New episodes air every Monday morning. Why not start your week with us?