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A Nomad is capable of thriving with only the essentials. They aren't bogged down by unnecessary "stuff".. I'm Ross Hillier, the host. I have been a strength and health coach for almost a decade now, and I created The Nomad Strength Show to satisfy my curiosity to find what is truly essential to success in life. To help find what men can do to improve in strength and health, business, faith, relationships, or any other avenue of life. We'll bring on high performers such as CEO's, athletes, au ...
 
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Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Daniel Strauss, also known as the Raspberry Ape. Daniel is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu over in the UK, and I have been following his work since I began my own Jiu-Jitsu practice earlier this year. I was really keen to pick his brain about all things jiu-jitsu related, as well as his strength and conditioning …
 
We've got another Top 5-ish list for you on the solo episode today. This one is long overdue, and I'm not sure why we didn't do it sooner. We're covering the Top 5 movies I think every man should watch in their life. Let me stop you right here...yes, I know I left some off. There are some that I wish I would have put on the list. If you were to ask…
 
We are back after a week off for the holiday and bringing the heat with today's episode.I'm joined today by Brian Peters, co-founder of the Mindstrong Project, former NFL player, and performance chaser and enthusiast. Brian and I got into a lot of great stuff in this episode including; - Some stories of his time in the NFL and how his training evol…
 
Today's solo show comes requested from many of you for the upcoming holiday season. How do I stay on track with my health and fitness goals during this time? That's the question, isn't it? Well in this episode I'm going to give you a few actionable steps you can take to make sure you don't roll into January regretting the decisions you made over th…
 
Today I had the pleasure of talking to Mark Valenti, host of The Refined Savage podcast, former Highland Games athlete, and owner of Blind Dog Gym in Vermillion, Ohio. Mark has been in the strength world since the 80's and has a ton of valuable training experience and knowledge. He's learned from the best in the world and is walking proof of the wo…
 
We're back with some a new solo episode after a week off! For this episode I wanted to share a journal exercise that was posed in our Nomad coaching group and it garnered some great conversation. How different was your life 10 years ago today? Listen to this to find out why that question is so important in how you create goals for the future. CONNE…
 
Ross Johnson is an entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of Smart Coach where he helps online coaches build their tribe and grow their business. I worked with Ross personally last year as I was transitioning to coaching full-time online, he has a ton of expertise and knowledge in the area of internet marketing. We got into some pretty out-there st…
 
Today is a special show, and a heavy one to be honest. I sat down with my good friend, Brandon Lilly, again for the podcast on the 1 year anniversary of the passing of our friend, Terence Mitchell. Many of you listening knew T personally, or you followed along with his journey and were still affected by his enthusiasm for training and for life; and…
 
Jesse Phillips is a husband, father, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and who I believe to be the embodiment of Johnny Cash's song, "I've Been Everywhere". But if I were to take all of that life experience and distill it down to one word, I'd call Jesse a storyteller. Jesse joined me to talk about; life transitioning out of the military, the recent debacle…
 
This week's solo show was a good round of Ask Me Anything, with questions provided from the Instagram crew. There were a few really good questions that I was excited to answer today including: -Why I left the gym world to move online -Lessons learned hunting last weekend -A good question about the importance of money Enjoy! CONNECT WITH ME: www.ins…
 
In today's episode, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Josh Smith, master bladesmith and owner of Montana Knife Company. Josh has been making knives since he was a young man and became the youngest master bladesmith ever. He goes over the process that title entails and also discusses the two appearances he made on the show Forged in Fire. W…
 
The way we view our food is the foundation of our relationship with it. If we're talking long term health here; how do I get long term results and also enjoy my food? It doesn't have to be one or the other, but it begins in your mind, not on the plate. How you view your food's purpose is going to have a massive effect on your ability to be successf…
 
Today I had the privilege of speaking with the one and only, Tony Blauer. Coach Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics and combatives industry for almost four decades and is one of the only combatives experts who has successfully affected training across all the combat related communities: self-defense, combat sports an…
 
Today's solo show is a short one, for the sole purpose of giving you a little kick in the pants to go do something. Whatever it is you've been putting off, or afraid to try, now is the time to start. Listen to today's episode and start the momentum of success NOW. Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by Riton Optics: www.ritonoptics.com Sign up fo…
 
Today I'm joined by Robbie Kroeger, founder of Blood Origins. Robbie has created an amazing nonprofit organization who's mission is to "Tell The Truth About Hunting." Through funding conservation projects around the globe, telling human stories in an incredible documentary series about the true call to hunting we have as humans (In The Blood, as he…
 
For today's solo show, I wanted to breakdown a concept that has come up in several conversations lately. Many might not draw a distinction between a coach and a trainer; but I do, and I wanted to go over how I classify them for the show today. This episode could be helpful for you if you are currently on the search for someone to guide you along in…
 
For today's episode I had the pleasure of being joined in person by Sam Campanella. Sam is the owner and professor at 208 Jiu Jitsu, the school I have been attending since beginning my BJJ journey. Sam has a great story of how he began in the martial art and the journeys it's taken him and his family on. He also has some great opinions on gi vs. no…
 
In today's solo episode, I'm breaking down my process for creating habits. This is the same outline I use with all of my coaching clients and it is super simple, and incredibly effective. If you are struggling to get things going on the right track and need to develop some powerful habits, grab a notebook and pen and check this episode out! +1 Join…
 
Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Joel Burham of Whitetail Fit. Joel was one of the first hunting accounts I remember following several years ago. Joel has a great story of how he became infatuated with bowhunting and the process that led him turning that into a career. He has a very inspiring story and is a great follow for hunting content…
 
In today's solo episode, I'm breaking down the few things that have made the biggest impact on my training, coaching, and health overall since I began this journey at 13. There have been many such things, but the things I cover here are what have completely shaped my training style. I hope you enjoy this one and thank you for the question via Insta…
 
Today's episode is a special one! I had the pleasure of interview Brady Speth, the founder and CEO of Riton Optics, and the first offical partner of the Nomad Strength Show! I'm really looking forward to working with the Brady, Austin, the Crew over at Riton and to get y'all hooked up with the fastest growing optics company in the world. I wanted t…
 
A while back I wrote a guest article on for a website on the concept of Balance. The way that I define balance in life between work, training, life, family, etc. is probably a bit different than what you usually hear. So for the solo episode today, I wanted to read and expand on the article that I wrote almost a year ago. What is balance? Is it eve…
 
Today's episode was a real treat for me as a strength history nerd. I am joined today James Fuller, of Strongman Archaeology. James has been studying and performing the old time strongman lifts for years and his instagram page has fascinated me for a while now. We go over a ton in this conversation; The history of these movements and why they stopp…
 
This show today is, you guessed it, all about sleep! Sleep is inarguably the most vital component of health in my opinion, so I wanted to take this episode and give you guys my top sleep tips to improve your nights. Join the Nomad Tribe Membership: www.tribe.nomad-strength.com Sign up for the Nomad Newsletter: www.nomad-strength.com Follow on socia…
 
Grim title, I know. Today my guest is Ian Strimbeck, founder of Rune Nation, LLC a self-defense and firearms training company. Ian and I had a great conversation about the importance of preparedness, proficiency in self-defense, and the current state of the country. There are a lot of takeaways in this episode and some really valuable advice from I…
 
Today I'm breaking down a piece written by Steven Kotler on the concept of Flow. Its a word that has become pretty trendy in recent years and I think Kotler's thoughts on it, and how to use it to be more productive and successful are brilliant. I don't usually just read things out loud for a podcast but I thought it was important to analyze his act…
 
For today's episode I'm joined by my good buddy, Bo Sandoval. Bo is the director of S&C at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, and has been in the strength field for over 20 years. We had a great chat that touched all the corners of Bo's experiences coaching for the last 20 years and his love for the outdoors and hunting. In this episode we…
 
We've reached episode 50 of the podcast! And for this milestone I couldn't have picked anyone better to have a conversation with than Bert Sorin. Bert and his wonderful wife Lesley are the proud parents of three children. Bert and his family, a family rooted in strength, have been entrenched in the human performance world for as far back as he can …
 
Today's episode was one of my favorite that I've recorded since starting the podcast, mainly because this one was in person! Austin Legg joins me today on the show to talk about some great lessons and motivation from his time spent hunting in the deep backcountry, usually alone. Austin came out to the patio gym to get a true Nomad experience, Ice b…
 
For today's solo show we are hopping off the health and fitness train. I often get asked for all kinds of Top 3 and Top 5 lists for random things so I thought today would be a fun day to get people all riled up. We're going Top 3 Super Heroes and Villains, so I'm sure I'll get all kinds of messages about who I left off both lists and why my lists s…
 
Today I'm joined by Spencer Clanin, otherwise known as GrizzlyClaws on Instagram. This was such a fascinating and enlightening conversation as Spencer has a really cool story about the healing power of the food we eat when we are connected to in on a deep level. Spencer has overcome several significant health issues by addressing and correcting his…
 
Today I've got the absolute pleasure of being joined by Mike Bledsoe. Mike is a leadership and performance coach who specializes in developing coaches to actualize their full potential. He is the CEO of The Strong Coach, teaching coaches how to stand above the noise of the fitness industry, and co-founder of Training Camp for the Soul, an emotional…
 
In today's solo episode, I'm unveiling what will be the new Nomad online community to launch at the end of August. This is a project I've been working on for a while now and can't wait to release it. I'll give you the low down on why I felt the need to create the community, what it actually entails, and what it means for the coaching programs movin…
 
Today I'm joined by my good buddy, Logan Hanks. Logan and I were connected through a fundraiser for Blood Origins a few months back and have become close friends in the process. Logan is a farmer and also the host of the Living Fully Loaded podcast. In today's episode we cover all kinds of ground in the discussion, including; Logan's story, movies,…
 
In today's solo show, we're covering a topic that was brought up from a friend and listener; how do you overcome being in a slump in training, nutrition or life? I thought this was a fantastic question, so I break down my 3 tasks or questions to ask yourself to being the process of getting out of said slump. These apply to any avenue of life, so gr…
 
My guest today is Jamey Shirah; business man, restauranteur, hunter, jiu-jitsu practitioner, and about a thousand other things. Jamey and I met at Summer Strong during our covert Jiu-Jitsu session during day 2. We talk a bit about how that came to be and also both of our life experiences in Jiu-Jitsu, and the lessons we’ve learned. We also get into…
 
We're mixing it up today for the solo episode! I've been going back to a couple of my favorite writings and quotes lately, so I wanted to share them with you today. Instead of giving a big exposition on each of them, I just decided to read them for you, so they can hit you however they need to. Let me know what you think of the two selections I mad…
 
Today I'm really excited to bring you my conversation with Luke Day. Luke is the Head of Strength and Conditioning for the University of South Carolina Football team and founder of Manchild Media. I had the pleasure of listening to Luke speak at Summer Strong and he gave my favorite presentation of the weekend, so I was really happy to be able to s…
 
I get asked about journaling all the time, so I figured it would be helpful to do a short episode on the processes and reasons behind why I do it and recommend it to everyone I coach. It can be a very powerful practice if you understand why you're doing it, and have a few techniques to keep you engaged. There are some good takeaways here, so be rea…
 
I'm really excited to bring you this episode today. I have been learning from and following Zach Even-Esh for over 10 years now. He was one of the first coaches I really dove in to content-wise when I began coaching, so it was a great time for me getting to talk to him about our shared nerd-like obsession; Old School historic strength culture and l…
 
Today's episode is a bit more of a self-reflection spoken into a mic, rather than the normal Thursday show. In last week's episode with Greg Walsh, he used the term Expert Generalist, and the moment he said it I had a bit of an epiphany. I realized that that philosophy has been my approach to much of life, but just did have a word for it! So today …
 
For today's episode, I was fortunate to sit down and talk with Matt Vincent, owner of HViii (prounounced, Hate) Brand Goods, Habit Coffee, and host of the UMSO Podcast. He was a 2x Highland Games World Champion, and has since completely transformed himself physically. We get into his process and mindset for reinventing himself after being the best …
 
In today’s episode I answer a question that was asked via Instagram. The difference between training on a strict program v. training by “feel”. This was a great question and an important concept to cover. Let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree with my take on it, would love to discuss. Enjoy!…
 
The show today is arguably one of my favorite conversations I’ve had since we launched this thing. Greg Walsh is the founder of Wolf Brigade Gym in Rochester, NY. He and I officially met at Summer Strong and pretty much instantly clicked in conversation. We got into some really great topics of conversation in this episode, including: -Greg’s past i…
 
Last week's solo show we talked about the basics of breath, so it seemed only fitting that we follow that up this week with what we usually couple in breath practice; Cold Exposure. Today I'm going to go over the what, why, and how of getting cold. We'll cover: -The benefits and why cold exposure is important for health -The 30 Day Cold Shower Chal…
 
I have been waiting to talk to today's guest for a very long time, and for a lot of reasons. I am fascinated by people who are doing things on the fringes of the health and fitness space, and to some; Josh Goldstein might be in outer space. Josh has adopted a raw primal lifestyle, which as you can imagine, has gotten him all kinds of feedback on so…
 
If you've followed along for any time now, you've likely learned that one of my favorite health and performance topics to teach and study is breath. Today I decided to do an entire episode on the basics of breath practice with a few immediate take aways you can implement into your life. This is essentially a modified version of the in-person semina…
 
I have been wanting to talk to today's guest for a really long time. I began following Coach Joe DiStefano several years ago after hearing him on a podcast and his approach to strength and health (and specifically kettlebells) really struck a chord with me, and I've been a big fan ever since. Joe is the host of the podcast Stacked w/ Joe DiStefano,…
 
Today is a bonus episode of the show! I recently travelled to South Carolina to take part in Sorinex's yearly Summer Strong event. It was an unreal weekend filled with great speakers, amazing food, and awesome people. I stayed in a house with several other guys, all of whom come from different strength backgrounds. When we got back to the house at …
 
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