Meathead Hippie Podcast #41 with Rachel Balkovec
Posted on: January 31, 2018
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Meathead Hippie Podcast #41 with Rachel Balkovec
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“The habits will fall in line after you make the decision to do what’s right for you in your life.”

Rachel Balkovec just finished her second season as the Latin American Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Houston Astros. She will now be serving as the club’s AA strength and conditioning coach. Previous to working with the Astros, she was the Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the St. Louis Cardinals for 2 seasons after working in various positions with EXOS (Formerly Athletes’ Performance), Louisiana State University, The Chicago White Sox, Arizona State University and Los Tigres Del Licey Beisbol. She is a former NCAA Division I softball catcher and has recently began a public speaking initiative directed at the empowerment of young women.

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Content Summary:

5:35 Incentive to Continue Education
“Studying the body and understanding the body is going to be the future of athletics.”

7:30 Undeniable Desire to Be More

8:45 Rachel’s Backstory
Her start with an internship and experience working multiple jobs

11:25 The Unglamorous Reality of Work
“The crazy is what makes people successful”

15:55 Finding Time to Train
Separating work from your time in the gym

19:00 Crossfit, Olympic Lifting and Baseball
“Crossfit feeds right into the psycho.”
Feeling empowerment after conquering tough lifts

28:42 Powerlifting

36:00 Rachel’s Food Philosophy: Loosely Vegetarian
How cutting out meat has worked for her

45:25 Habits VS. Non-Negotiable Principles
Knowing your limit to how much you can ask upon yourself
“The habits will fall in line after you make the decision to do what’s right for you in your life.”

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