Gym Laird #11 | Joel Jamieson - Effects of Stress

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In this episode of the Gym Laird Show, strength and conditioning coach for combat sports, Joel Jamieson, joins Jim to discuss how stress can affect the body even in the healthy. He shares how it has impacted the health of his mother and many others.

They also discuss Joel’s BioForce Certified Conditioning coaching program that is only available for a limited time. Joel explains how this course helps coaches of all backgrounds to assess clients, give them correct programming, and how to successfully get clients to reach their goals.

Joel Jamieson is widely considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength and conditioning for combat sports, having trained many of the sports best athletes since 2004. He is the author of the bestselling book “Ultimate MMA Conditioning” and is a contributing writer to several top magazines and a frequent guest speaker at conferences and seminars all over the world.

To learn more about Joel’s work, click the following links:

1. 8 Weeks Out website
2. BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach Course


Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB. Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters. As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Learn more about Jim on his blog:

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