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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.Dave Tate's life motto is "Live, Learn, Pass On". This is something we wholeheartedly can get behind here at Kabuki Strength, as education has been a cornerstone of our company since it's very beginning.Today our hosts sit down with Dave and talk life, business, and challenges faced in this industry. Dave has years of experience in Powerlifting and strength sports, and his insight is invaluable.Tune in and hear from one of the industry's most iconic and successful leaders!Introduction and background of guest [02:57] David shares his mentoring/training philosophy [05:30] David states his core business philosophy [07:31] Need to balance passion and business sense while running and managing a business [09:14] As a gym owner, is possible to have proper work-life balance? [14:00] David’s advice to young people who are planning on venturing into business; we state the importance of having the right values [16:14] Changes that David’s foresees in the training world; we talk about the need to question age old equipment designs [23:41] The wisdom of using high grade, insured gym equipment [28:25] The current state of the accessory market [29:51] Always get a NDA signed before sharing a new product idea with anyone [30:23] The increasing popularity of multi-purpose machines due to space constraints [33:03] How has powerlifting evolved over the years? What does the future hold for...

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 Dr. Craig Liebenson! We don't want to do the injustice of not introducing him properly, so here's a complete bio from his website! Dr. Liebenson is the Director of L.A. Sports & Spine a pain management, rehabilitation & performance enhancement center providing one on one musculoskeletal care. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Chiropractic, Division of Health Sciences at Murdoch University, Perth Australia and consultant for the  the Anglo-European Chiropratic College M.Sc. programs in Chiropractic Rehabilitation. The first ever chiropractic member of the McKenzie Institute (U.S.) Board of Directors he serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals including the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation; the PM&R  Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation; the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapy; and Journal of Manual Therapy. Dr. Liebenson is the first health care provider in California to receive a Certification of Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) on Achievement of Recognition for Delivery of Quality Back Pain Care. He is actively engaged in ongoing research on the spinal stabilization system as a Visiting Scholar at Pr. Stuart McGill’s Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo. He began studying with both Dr. Karel Lewit and Pr Vladimir Janda beginning in 1987 and began hosting Pavel Kolar’s programs in the late 1990’s.Dr. Liebenson publishes extensively and is the editor of  the...

 Strength is a science. Rehabilitation from Low Back Injury is a Science. Yet when it comes to low back rehabilitation the health professions (Physical Therapy, Chiropractic and others) seem to turn to anti-science principles and embrace faith based systems.It’s time for the tide to turn. The science that is unnegotiable in medical methodology, is the same science that is unnegotiable in successful rehabilitation. I teach rehabilitation based in the science principles of anatomy, physiology, hypothesis creation and hypothesis testing. The same principles that underlie strength coaching.The further proof of the failure of ‘modern’ machine based spinal rehabilitation methods came walking through my door recently. A person had made an appointment to see me, he had been doing Keiser training to “strengthen his low back” 2-3 times per week for the last 3 years. 4 weeks before seeing me he had gone to his Keiser Training Centre and got strapped into a lumbar extension machine and as it flexed him forward he felt a “pop” and immediate pain.An MRI taken a few days later showed what had been postulated could happen using this equipment, did in fact occur. He had blown a disc using the very equipment he believed was supposed to be helping him.Here is his MRI. I’ve circled the huge disc injury that resulted from being flexed by equipment.Now the mechanism of this type of disc injury has been demonstrated by Professor Stuart McGill (Callaghan and McGill. See comment in PubMed Commons belowClin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2001 Jan;16(1):28-37) in his lab.This study showed that a disc only has a certain amount of flexion tolerance under load. The greater the load the less the tolerance to repetitive flexion. When you combine Wilke’s disc pressure study, where the disc pressure has been measured to be more than double when sitting flexed...

It is not uncommon for athletes to develop restrictive patterns inhibiting hip extension due to postural deficiencies or imbalances.  The output of this may be pain, or just simply a reduction in performance.  In this article we will teach you how to quickly identify if you have these problems as well as how to resolve them in a safe, efficient, and methodical manner.  To accomplish this we will use several videos from our private video movement library - www.kabuki.ms.  There are hundreds more videos and drills all indexed along with guided tutorials on this website as well.  This piece will also highlight what we can accomplish with our multidisciplinary approach.  Our goal is not to be dogmatic to any one particular method, but to get you back training with the best movement possible to increase performance and reduce your injury risk.Our first step is to perform a Hruska Lift test which is a tool from the PRI discipline.  When performing this test it is critical to cue posterior pelvic tilt (a slight crunch pulling the pelvis back) before bracing the core.  It is also just as critical that while performing the test that you don’t relax from this position while you perform the hip extension.If you are unable to reach full extension or have cramping, tightness, pain, or inhibition reaching extension you likely have what is called a PEC (posterior exterior chain) pattern.  You would need to do further testing with the PRI methods to determine which and which underlying pattern is the issue.If you “failed” the Hruska lift test we are now going to diverge from the PRI approach and play with some other methods.  Further testing could be done to determine if the issue is in the left or right hip or what the underlying dysfunctional pattern is. ...

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.We are absolutely thrilled about this episode! On the show today are 3 incredible women from BIRTHFIT, an EMPOWERED, EDUCATED state of readiness, specific to childbirth, that is achieved through an evolved practice in FITNESS, NUTRITION, CHIROPRACTIC and MINDSET. Through those 4 pillars and a growing nation-wide network, BIRTHFIT is helping thousands of expecting moms prepare themselves for childbirth while staying healthy, mobile, and strong!  Our hosts discuss the more technical aspects of training during pregnancy and draw some interesting parallels between the way we coach athletes here at Kabuki Strength and the way BIRTHFIT does their training for pre and post-partum women. Tune in and listen to an educative and enlightening conversation with 3 incredible ladies.Make sure to visit birthfit.com and follow @birthfit on social media channels.Introduction and background of guests [02:37] The foundational pillars of Birthfit and organizational goal [05:18] The use of kinesiology and evidence based training as a part of the Birthfit philosophy [07:51] Should you be thinking about fitness prior to becoming pregnant? [09:21] Stress management is crucial if you are planning a pregnancy [11:34] We talk about the importance of nutrition and fitness in pregnancy [12:53] We discuss the blatantly wrong approach where post-partum women tend to focus on aesthetics [13:58] Dealing with pregnant women in their 40’s with health issues; we discuss how lack of...

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.Tony Gentilcore is perhaps best known as being one of the founders of Cressey Sports Performance, a world-renowned facility that has coached hundreds of pro athletes in recent years. Tony has recently started his own venture, which he discusses with our hosts! Besides being a well-known and respected strength coach, Tony is also a published writer with his material in numerous online publications - T-Nation, Men's Health, and others.Tune in as our hosts talk shop with Tony Gentilcore!Introduction and background of guest [2:23] Tony talks about his time with Cressey Sport Performance [8:03] Tony shares some memorable movements during his stint at the Cressey Sport Performance [14:20] Learn how Tony started out in the world of professional bodybuilding [14:52] Tony talks of his 8 year stint as an intern [16:58] Learn how Tony structured tailored appropriate programs for his clients [18:20] How did Tony’s authenticity help him as a fitness coach [19:28] Tony shares some important learnings from his experience as a fitness coach [22:13] Should a fitness professional consider working in a commercial gym [22:45] Having a longstanding sense of humility in the industry is important [24:26] How does online training compare to traditional, in-person training? [25:55] Learn how Tony managed to maintain quality of his online training [28:26] Are online fitness courses less consuming than traditional ones? [29:15] ...

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.Joe DeFranco is a world-renowned strength coach whose list of accolades is far too long to list in this brief description. He is the founder and owner of the world-famous DeFranco’s Gym. For the past two decades, athletes from around the world have hired Joe because of his remarkable ability to improve strength, speed, power, mobility, agility and sport-specific endurance. Joe’s training techniques have been featured in and on ESPN, Spike TV, NFL Network, WWE Network, Men’s Health Magazine, Men’s Fitness Magazine and in the NY Times best-selling book, The 4-Hour Body. His resume includes NFL players from all 32 teams, MLB & NBA players, WWE superstars, UFC fighters, Olympic athletes and high school & college All-Americans.Tune in as the Mad Scientist, Dr. Rudolph, and The Wizard of Training sit down and talk shop with Joe DeFranco!Introduction and background of guest [2:56] Joe talks about his five year stint at the Parisi Speed School [6:38] Joe talks of his current focus which is training trainers, additional coaches, and aspiring gym owners [12:37] Learn about the excellent facilities at the Parisi Speed School and their results [14:11] Following business principles in order to achieve success [19:28] We talk about the various scholarships for high school kids who excel in jumping and speed training [21:13] Can learning about bio-mechanics help increase running, sprinting...

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.Todd Hargrove joins the hosts on Strength Chat today. Who is Todd? From his bio:I'm an author, blogger, Feldenkrais Practitioner and Rolfer. I used to be an attorney.I write and speak about emerging science that is relevant to manual and movement therapists, such as bodyworkers, physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, yoga instructors, athletic coaches, etc. Most of the positive feedback I receive about my writing is that it synthesizes ideas from different fields and makes complex material easy to understand and apply. Tune in and check out another great, informative, and entertaining episode of Strength Chat!Introduction and background of the guest [1:13] Discussing Todd’s book: “A Guide to Better Movement “; making strength training additive to one’s life [1:47] Todd talks about making the transition from an attorney to author, blogger, Feldenkrais Practitioner and Rolfer [4:19] Todd shares how he deals with client issues as a rolfer [7:20] Understand the role of the nervous system to get a better range of motion [9:38] Discussing “pain science” and the impact of thoughts and emotions on pain [13:07] Do you need to take bio-mechanics into consideration while lifting and maintaining correct posture? [17:34] Need for greater collaboration between strength coaches and physical therapists [19:31] Todd shares his background as a Feldenkrais practitioner [20:08] Discussing how the DNS methodology and Feldenkrais’ teaching share a similar approach...

What started out as a small group of powerlifters training in a garage soon became a full-blown training facility in inner-city Portland. What started out as a difficult childhood in the high desert of Central Oregon soon became a man with vision to change the world and inspire thousands to live better through strength. What started out as a successful college football coach and one of the nation's most successful and decorated homebuilders soon became a world champion masters lifter with a heart for helping others.The "What" and the "How" of a company are fairly easy to discern; the "Why" however, is another story. We want this short essay to serve as a communique to our community; a writing from the heart of Kabuki Strength's leaders and staff that defines our "Why". You might be wondering...

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.After a bit of a break the last two weeks, Strength Chat is back in full swing with our 28th episode! This week's guest needs no introduction - he is well known in the sports and S&C worlds as one of the best! Dr. Charlie Weingroff has worked with professional sport organizations, collegiate teams, and some of the top rehab organizations in the world. In today's episode Dr. Weingroff gives us some personal thoughts on the industry, his experiences and what he is currently working on. Tune in and you might learn a thing or two!Introduction and background of the guest [1:17] Charlie talks about how he got into the industry, and how his athletic background helps him provide better service as a physical therapist [3:46] The powerlifting culture and the psychology of powerlifters [11:28] Importance of communication and right culture in professional athletics [13:05] Charlie talks about the highly lucrative coaching opportunities in world of professional athletics [14:16] Charlie shares information about his courses and seminars [21:36] Charlie talks about his experience while working with the Marine core [23:41] Learn how Charlie approaches coaching in professional basketball [26:30] Discussing the occurrence Hypoxia and Acidosis in professional basketball [27:39] How can you minimize Hypoxia and Acidosis in professional basketball? [31:31] Training approaches used by Charlie [34:02] Why is the Westside...