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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!This week's guest is none other than Mr. 3000 himself, Donnie "Super D" Thompson. Know as the first person in history to total 3000 pounds in the Big 3 powerlifts, Donnie has made a name for himself in recent years as an innovator and educator when it comes to strength and human movement. That may sound familiar, as it's something we're known for as well. In this episode we cover "Body Tempering" or Donnie's name for his instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization method, as well as lifting, life, and the industry as it stands. A great episode not to be missed by anyone!Make sure to check out Donnie's website here. You may purchase his Bow Tie on Rogue Fitness and IASTM products can be found on our store here! Introduction and background of guest [00:50] We talk about the state of affairs in college sports and professional sports [02:01] Donnie talks about avoiding injury without compromising on your gains [02:27] Discussing Donnie’s impressive collaboration with physical therapists [03:38] We talk about the recent fad where people blindly follow so called strength “coaches” on social media [05:39] Learn about the high rate of injuries among high school athletes and the common problems faced by them [07:19] Discussing the unimpressive standards of strength coaches in high school [11:32] Donnie shares more details about his “Body tempering” method, also called assisted soft tissue mobilization method [16:01] We delve into ankle strengthening and explain why it is so important for athletics [18:12] Understanding the science behind body tempering; we draw parallels to thumb rolling [21:42] Learn about the concept of tissue diffusion and how it relates to body tempering [23:49] Common protocols used...

This piece was written by Mark Langley on his blog. TL;DR -The purpose of this article is to address the validty and reliability of velocity based training (VBT) measurement devices.-Three devices were compared to video analysis: Beast, PUSH, and OpenBarbell V2. Of the three, OpenBarbell seems the most appropriate for powerlifting.- “This will be covered largely from a powerlifting standpoint. Also, did I mention this is geared towards powerlifters? I mostly wrote this for people interested in improving their squat, bench press, and deadlift. Athletes that focus on these movements in particular are powerlifters. I wrote this for powerlifters. Powerlifting.”-The most important considerations for a VBT device for powerlifters are affordability, reliability at low-end velocity, and support for powerlifting specific movements (primary and secondary lifts)-There is nothing that makes a tethered or accelerometer VBT device better than other options without testing across different movements you intend to perform under VBT conditions-The limitation of an analysis like this is accuracy or reliability can be improved in some models with no additional hardware changes (adding something to the internals). An update to their respective apps could change how velocity is calculated, rendering this analysis null and void. This was conduct in late January of 2017 INTRODUCTION Velocity Based Training (VBT) is one method of auto-regulating training. It can auto-regulate load on the bar, number of reps within a set, total number of sets, any combination of those three, or any other relevant factor in training. It is beyond the scope of this article to make the case for VBT. It’s hard to make a case for VBT when you haven’t first established that the methods used to gauge velocity are valid and/or accurate. VBT has been a training methodology put forth in power athletes and team sports. It has gotten significantly less attention for strength athletes...

In this video, Kabuki Strength's IASTM expert Brady Cable goes over some common self-use techniques using the Boomstick. You can read more and purchase the boomstick via our store below:/**/ ...

This week our hosts sit down with Dr. Ryan DeBell, the founder of the Movement Fix. Ryan started the Movement Fix as a resource to all on the basics of human movement and how to move pain-free whatever your goal may be. He record his own podcast and provides hours upon hours of free written and video content for his followers. In many ways, his mission is very similar to ours. In this podcast the hosts and Ryan discuss the business of movement and rehab; and how to get yourself heard in an industry with thousands of voices trying to push something down your throat and sell you something in the hopes of making a quick buck. Introduction and background of guest [01:00] The origins of the “Movement Fix” [02:50] Comparing and contrasting one-on-one coaching versus reaching out to multiple people [06:08] The challenges of working with virtual clients and coming up with audio and video content that connects [10:56] Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of working with virtual clients [11:49] Ryan discusses the various articles that he writes on – he talks at length about his passion for crossfit [12:58] Chris provides his take on cross-fit exercises [15:58] Factors that go into designing a fabulous cross-fit program [16:25] Ryan provides his perspective on cross-fit exercises [17:20] Discussing Ryan’s endeavor, Movementproviders.com – easily look up providers on this great resource [18:31] Ryan shares information about his Daily Domination journal – helps health providers who are lacking in business areas [23:33] Get $10 off by using the coupon code Strengthchat10 on Ryan’s business website [27:23] Find out how the Daily Domination journal can help you – define your goals, manage your time and hit them with alarming regularity [28:39] We talk about the utter of Lack of business acumen in clinicians, especially...

You can listen to the spoken word version of this article on YouTube here.The first time I remember being taught how to catch and play with live rattlesnakes I was 6 or 7 years old. At the time, we were living in the mountains in central California up outside of Potter Valley. Rattlesnakes were prevalent in the area and in fact a den of them was real close to our camp. For that reason we had logs lashed into the trees for our sleeping areas as we frequently had them show up in and around our camp. At this time it was my mother, stepfather, brother, sister, and myself. We also added the second of my three sisters that same summer.The story of my sister’s birth is entertaining in and of itself. We didn’t have transportation at that time so when my mom went into labor she had to hike out to the dirt road and ended up flagging down a dump truck. The cab was full but they did allow her to climb into the back of the truck and they drove down the mountain with her bouncing around the back of the truck. They drove her right up to the emergency room of the hospital where she climbed out the bed of the truck, walked inside, and gave birth. That must have been quite the sight having a woman in labor climbing out the back of a dump truck at a hospital.There are many memories of my childhood that I don’t remember actively. When something triggers them it can be quite a flood between the memories and the emotions. However, this is a period in my life with many clear and fond memories. My parents had some hippy friends with a house up in the mountain and we settled down the...

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 our hosts sit down with high-level strength and conditioning coach Christian Bosse. Christian has been coaching at the international and Olympic levels in Tennis, BMX, Track Cycling, Mountain Bike, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Equestrian, Shooting...

This podcast is our first roundtable Q&A! This week the hosts are joined by Coach Zac Harris and Brady Cable of Kabuki Strength. Together they go through a list of questions asked by you, our listeners and followers! Tune in and get a glimpse into our philosophy, sense of humor, as well as some great insight into a random assortment of questions from people like you!I am having trouble with shoulder mobility when it comes to squatting. What exercises should I do? [01:50] Refer multiple videos by entering keyword "Shoulder" on kabuki.ms [02:00] Who are you top three favorite powerlifters of all time? [03:06] Parameters that we consider in velocity based training [03:42] Is Kabuki strength planning on coming out with its own whiskey? [04:32] Prescribed program for a powerlifter who is beat up and is unable to generate enough velocity [05:53] Chris explains how velocity based training has evolved over the years at Kabuki strength [07:19] Best way to do rehab training for high strung tendonitis caused by weight shift in squat and overuse [10:58] Changing your stance to deal with tendonitis [13:07] Core principles for designing an effective strength program [13:39] Discussing the importance of understanding individuals goals and capacities before designing an effective strength program [15:04] Any good advice for related groin pain besides the typical ball squeeze? [17:15] Passive compression with a floss band is recommended for dealing with groin pain [17:52] Tips for squatting and dead lifting for those suffering from scoliosis [19:15] How to keep a neutral spine when lifting weights [21:05] Learn to lift with great movement quality in order to prevent injury [22:44] Does your body tighten up due to poor movement quality? [24:42] Zac and Chris gives some tips to bench press the right way [26:30] Chris describes how to...