Training for Long-Term Success With Eva Twardokens - Breaking Muscle Radio, Ep 2

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Real Athletes. Real Coaches. Real Knowledge.

In this episode our hosts, Managing Editor Becca Borawski Jenkins and Coach Chet Morjaria, speak with Eva TwardokensEva T. is a two-time Olympian in Alpine skiing and a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team. She is also the woman for whom the “Eva” CrossFit workout was named. Press play to tune in!


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Eva Twardokens has been on the ski slopes since the age of three and started competing at the age of eight. She has done it all, including the Olympics, and has learned a huge amount along the way about what it means to be an athlete. Eva is now a strength and conditioning coach and uses her wealth of wisdom and experience to help her clients stay healthy, move well, and live happy. 


  • 00:12 - Introduction to Eva Twardokens
  • 01:32 - What it means to be an athlete
  • 04:48 - What it was like to be a career athlete from such a young age
  • 07:11 - How to balance performance and health as a competitive athlete
  • 10:42 - How to track health markers (Kalish Institute approach)
  • 12:44 - What chronic soreness and unexplained aches and pains might mean
  • 14:44 - How saliva tests work
  • 15:39 - How Eva's "Minimum Dose Maximum Effect" training works in high level sport
  • 19:06 - Becoming a self-expert
  • 23:14 - The evolution of Eva's perfect client over time
  • 25:41 - The evolution of Eva's coaching over time
  • 27:58 - Advice for a new athlete
  • 31:31 - Fitness competitions becoming professional sports
  • 33:53 - The transition from being an athlete to having fun
  • 36:02 - Movement for enjoyment and happiness
  • 38:15 - Quick-fire questions related to strength and conditioning
  • 43:35 - Eva's ebook project and website


Eva has won six National Ski Championships, won a world Championship Bronze Medal, and is a World Technical Skiing Champion. She also is a Masters Weightlifting Champion. In 2011 she was inducted to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. As a sought after coach and consultant, she offers seminars, functional nutrition testing, and coaching to sustain training and optimize health. You can learn more at her website, Eva T. Strength and Conditioning.


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