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Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Today's doubleheader are two incredibly knowledgeable and accomplished individuals - Dr. Michael Rintala and Dr. Richard Ulm, both from the Prague Institute of Rehabilitation. They are instructors on DNS [Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization], which is a school of thought that is foundational to our own movement philosophy here at Kabuki Strength. Topics include:Bracing Strategies Eccentric and Concentric Loading Breathing while Bracing Youth Athletics Athletic Development Ideal Maturations of the Nervous System Introduction and background of guest [05:06] Explaining the concepts of Dynamic neuromuscular stabilization (DNS) and developmental kinesiology [08:32] Discussing how the central nervous system matures during development [09:30] Understanding the difference between DNS and other systems, and why it is the “Gold Standard” in the world of fitness [11:06] Learning how DNS is about integrating muscles into global movements [14:51] Understanding the concept of deep stabilizing system in the DNS system [15:40] Comparing and contrasting intra-abdominal pressure to a bracing strategy [18:15] Learn how DNS will help you hone your bracing strategy while lifting weights [19:41] Minimizing the abdominal cavity for efficient handling of heavy weights and a stable foundation [20:49] Eccentric activation of the diaphragm is necessary before the start of any activity as opposed to a faulty concentric pattern [22:48] Discussing the extension compression stabilizing strategy [24:50] Learn how an extension compression stabilizing strategy is more suited for a raw lift...

It has now been 12 and eighteen months respectively since I had hemicap surgery on my left and right shoulders. Performed by Dr. Anthony Miniaci at the Cleveland Clinic the shoulder surgeries have performed better than I had hoped. In reviewing the introductory article I wrote in June of 2016 my goal then was to rehab the right shoulder ahead of the October surgery on the left and to get back on the platform by the spring of 2017. I can report now that the second surgery was equally successful as was the follow up rehab work led by PT’s Jim Cavin (right) and Jason Vila (left) at North Lake Physical therapy who pushed me to the limit. It was a long frustrating road as I wanted the pain to subside sooner than it did. However, by using our Duffalo and Transformer Bars, I was able to train the squat well ahead of regaining the shoulder range of motion necessary to get my myself under a straight bar and the Duffalo bar allowed me to start benching sooner than expected. The proprietary bends in the Duffalo Bar force the shoulders into a more centrated position and enabled me to initially bench to a 3 board without pain which I slowly worked it down to my chest over a two month period. Not only did I achieve my goal of competing by the spring of 2017 but at the USPA Masters Cup  in Houston in May I set a new WR in the squat and total and I was just 11 pounds short of the Bench WR-just 7 months after my second surgery!I have been utilizing the ShouldeRok this past summer which has continued to open up my shoulder ROM. Under the watchful eye of our in house chiropractor, Franchesca Vermillion,...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.This week's guest is long-time friend and The Mad Scientist's ultimate hype-man Dr. Raphael Castro, from New York! Dr. Castro is a licensed chiropractor who works with a large athletic population.Among some of the topics discussed are:Dr. Castro's introduction to chiropractic His experiences working with Crossfit athletes Dealing with old injuries and issues All about kinesio tape and how it works Communicating with patients effectively The power of the mind How strong Raphael actually isNext week we go on a break and will return with awesome guests and episodes the following week! Thanks for tuning in!Introduction and the background of the guest [04:29] Raphael shares details about his seminar [06:46] What led Raphael to starting his business [09:31] The importance of athletes taking advice from doctors with a background in fitness [15:42] Raphael shares details about his clients, a majority of whom are Crossfit athletes [16:50] Raphael explains why Crossfit athletes form a big percentage of his clientele [17:50] Approaches to deal with fitness injuries [21:06] Can you train in spite of a herniated disc? [25:44] Raphael shares how he manages to balance his work and family commitments [28:57] Understanding how the Kinesio tape works and its many benefits [30:41] Access rocktape for studies on Kinesio tape [33:37] Learn why it is critical to apply Kinesio tape the right way [36:49] Discussing...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Defining upper back tightness [05:30] Recommended exercise for strengthening the upper back [06:38] Reasons for doing a higher number of reps [09:25] Upper back strength and tightness for squats [10:29] Importance of using your lateral muscles while exercising your upper back [11:04] Point at which volume becomes detrimental to motor patterns for squats for beginner and advanced lifters [11:50] Learning to relax is the right way to work out your shoulder and make it a powerful tool [14:32] Will using the shoulder rock fix poor posture and shoulder impingement? [17:43] Discussing the importance of variability of posture [19:53] The best assistance exercises for squats [21:12] Applications of reactive neuromuscular training [25:21] Dealing with hip pain issues in squat exercises [27:35] Check out the tutorial on squat issues by logging on to www.kabuki.ms [27:52] Best way to switch from a conventional to a sumo dead lift [29:57] Shifting weights on the balls while squatting [36:13] Comparing sumo and conventional deadlifts [39:11] The effect of excessive deadlifting on your squatting exercises [40:58] Typical per day protein and calorie consumption for a powerlifter [41:35] Purpose of doing no handed front squats during deadlifts [43:05] Ideal caffeine consumption for a powerlifter [45:07] Best way to strengthen your hook grip [47:46] Discussing whether chin-ups are better than rows or vice versa [48:18] We share details about upcoming videos...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Today's guest is Cameron Josse!Cameron Josse is the Director of Sports Performance at DeFranco’s Gym at the Onnit Academy. He has worked with DeFranco’s Gym owner Joe DeFranco since he was 17 years old. As a former athlete in DeFranco’s training programs, Cameron was exposed to Joe’s unique approach to developing all the tools needed to succeed in athletics, eventually landing him on staff at DeFranco’s Gym. Cameron has worked with a wide variety of athletes, from youth all the way up to professional. He uses his experience as a former high school and collegiate athlete to enable him to connect with the athletes he deals with on a daily basis. Coupling all of the core principles of DeFranco’s Gym in addition to the unconventional training methods found at Onnit, Cameron aims to create fully optimized athletes that dominate on the field of play.Introduction and background of guest [06:36] Importance of keeping an open mind in coaching [13:26] Building relationships is critical for success [15:31] The origins of velocity based training [18:07] The struggles that athletes faced while finding speed [21:12] Velocity deficits and how to deal with it [22:57] Inability to contract muscles when you are velocity deficient [25:15] Experimenting with a powerlifter's (Minimal Velocity Threshold) MVT to enhance performance [26:15] Average and optimal MVT levels for powerlifters [26:58] Favorable physical attributes...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.This week's guest is Dr. Stasha Gominak, a medical professional and researcher currently working on the link between vitamin D and sleep health, among other important topics in health discourse. In today's episode, our hosts and Dr. Gominak dive deep into the importance of sleep as it relates to health, strength, and performance. They also discuss the current research on sleep, vitamin D, and even gut health.A must-listen episode of Strength Chat for sure! Check out more about Dr. Gominak at her site drgominak.comIntroduction and background of guest [04:00] Importance of paralyzing your body in deep sleep [05:20] Generating growth hormones in slow wave sleep to repair your body [06:05] Understanding how the brain, growth hormones and growth receptors work in tandem while you are sleeping [06:43] Learning how the body grows in formative years and in puberty [07:49] Getting into the correct sleep state [09:28] The benefits of studying sleep cycles for head ache patients [09:53] Understanding the correlation between Vitamin D and deep sleep [11:30] Learning how excess vitamin D can prevent you from getting deep sleep [12:15] Consider opting for an annual blood work to monitor your vitamin D and vitamin B [13:12] Intake of vitamins without proper consultation can result in deleterious effect [14:07] Correcting the misconception that it is safe to play around with vitamin B [16:50] Learning how...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Phil Daru is a rapidly rising strength coach for Professional MMA Athletes, and creator of Daru Strong Specialized Training Systems.He is a former D1 football player, Strength Conditioning Coach for American Top Team, retired Pro MMA fighter, and has degrees in sports medicine and exercise science.We're thrilled to have Phil on our show to discuss how the world of movement and strength is exploding in side the fighting sports world.Make sure to check out more information on Phil at his site darustrong.comIntroduction and background of guest [04:19] Phil shares details of his star studded clientele [08:11] Discussing the problem with being overly sport specific during training [09:11] Preserving joint angles and keeping them as safe as possible [09:53] Regulating breathing to increase power [10:58] Moving multi directionally with good core stability [13:38] Learning to better withstand injuries by developing greater core stability [14:25] Building higher capacity to enable longer duration work [15:36] Discussing anaerobic lactic and alactic training sessions [16:24] Ways to auto-regulate MMA fighters [18:04] Using Heart Rate Variability (HRV) to monitor and train fighters better [19:04] Understanding the science behind HRV [20:31] Applying Velocity Base Training to Mixed Martial Arts [22:02] Understanding the psychology of a MMA athlete [23:20] Challenges faced by coaches from different backgrounds while training MMA athletes [25:30] Do not blindly apply powerlifting training principles to MMA [27:04] Similarities...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Cal Dietz is a man with a resume that can't be summed up in one paragraph, so we won't even try. He is the strength and conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota and has coached countless teams and individuals to the international elite and professional levels in many different sports.During his time at the university he helped found and chairs the Sport Biomechanics Interest Group with its purpose to explore the physiological and biomechanical aspects of advanced human performance encompassing the various aspects of kinesiology, biomechanics, neuro-mechanics and physics. This will be achieved by utilizing extensive research theories and applied knowledge in the multi-disciplinary field of human performance.During his time at the university, Dietz has given numerous lectures around the country, as well as publish several scientific articles and dozens articles on training. Most recently, Dietz co-authored the the top selling book, Triphasic Training: A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance.Tune in as our guests talk shop with this legend in the S&C field!Introduction and background of guest [07:33] Diet and nutrition in team sports [09:48] Negative impact of a protein deficient diet [11:20] Starting your day with a protein rich diet [12:05] Importance of eating right and following a rest and recovery regimen [12:35] The importance culture and leadership in fitness training [13:47] HRV readings...

Make sure to check out Dr. McGill's new book "Gift of Injury"Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!!The strength and fitness industry has for too long been dominated by overly-tan, annoyingly-loud YouTube celebrities with less than factual content, aka broscience. Tune in to Strength Chat - hosted by a group of Coaches and Athletes with over 60 years of combined experience – as they talk fact, science, and strength with world-renowned strength, conditioning, and rehab professionals.Legendary Dr. Stuart McGill joins us again on Strength Chat, for the first time since a year ago when he was on Episode 2. Lots of developments since then that are covered in this podcast, as well as an announcement of a new book he is releasing!Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor emeritus, University of Waterloo, where he was a professor for 32 years. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the causal mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate back-pained people and enhance both injury resilience and performance. This produced over 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, several textbooks, and many international awards. He mentored over 40 graduate students during this scientific journey.During this time he taught thousands of clinicians and practitioners in professional development and continuing education courses around the world. He continues as the Chief Scientific Officer for Backfitpro Inc. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts, medical groups and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation.Introduction and background of guest [05:04] McGill shares the premise of his book, “Gift of Injury” [06:45] Discussing the experimental bone callousing process in order to treat injury [08:29] Learn how over exercising will lead to serious injuries...