272 – Erik McKay – Turning Adversity into Opportunity

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Erik McKay

Erik McKay is the owner and coach of No Bull Strength and Performance, founded in January 2010. He helps athletes, students, working professionals, moms and dads improve their strength, nutrition, and mindset. No Bull’s 30-minute intense workout enables people of different ages to achieve their strength and performance goals. 

Erik has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Physical Education at Central Michigan University. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified, Head and Neck Training Specialist, among others.   

This week Erik McKay shares his troubled past, how he has rebuilt himself and a loving family, how he got into HIT and started No Bull, key principles for neck training, head and neck exercise protocols, and much more.  

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Show Notes

  • 2:58 – HIT business amidst COVID-19 
  • 8:07 – How Erik rebuilt himself following a dark start to life
  • 14:25 – Erik’s career, football, family building
  • 21:46 – How No Bull Strength & Performance started
  • 31:31 – Acquiring the barn (studio space) on Craigslist  
  • 35:06 – How to succeed by pursuing your passion 
  • 44:04 – No Bull’s workout pricing
  • 47:00 – Training influence from coaches and HIT mentors 
  • 54:16 – No Bull’s workout program and virtual training
  • 59:06 – Training Tim Lelito
  • 1:08:17 – The critical importance of neck training
  • 1:14:32 – Neck strengthening exercises

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