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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!Introduction and background of the guest [00:45] The origins of Acumobility; learn about the concept of active mobilization which kick started Brad’s venture [1:40] Discussing the importance of patterning mobility and stability at the same time [7:00] We talk about movement preparation and explain why it is critical [9:20] How can you come up with the right client program? Find out how the folks at Acumobility can help you [12:48] Brad shares information about his forthcoming online certification portal [13:58] The need for clinicians to collaborate with strength coaches and trainers [16:13] We talk about the current, frustrating trend of avoiding loads and indulging in excess moment preparation [19:13] Lifestyle patterns that affect your strength training [22:55] We speculate whether strength training can be tailored for a workplace industrial [24:30] We talk about the common tendency to ignore movement quality and rely on gym equipment such as belts [26:11] Can long hours of driving affect your strength training by affecting your movement? Brad suggests a great hack for improving your posture [27:43] Learn about Topo shoes and how it can help enhance ankle and foot mechanics [36:10] Chris explains how they, at Kabuki strength analyze and correct movement [37:40] Learn why Chris makes his client deadlift without shoes during assessment and reviews [40:22] A comparison between barefoot training and training with shoes [43:03] Brad shares his contact information [46:54]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [00:30] Travis talks about his book, "Dad Strong: Efficient Strength Training for Busy Dads" [2:02] Make fitness a priority instead of resorting to excuses [02:44] Travis shares details about this coaching schedule [06:48] Compartmentalizing in order to quicken and make more efficient the coaching process [09:00] Avoiding “floppy” backs and creating tension around spine is critical for fitness training [11:34] Discussing how load is a such a great teacher; avoid shying away from heavy loads in a bid to retain smooth movement [14:01] Travis shares how he ended up studying at chiropractic school [19:54] Travis talks about mobilising techniques [24:21] Find out how using shoulder rocks has benefited Travis [27:57] Chris talks about his 1000 pound deadlift [31:10] We talk about the current trend where athletes are prone to sacrificing positions in order to lift higher loads [33:33] Can you create your own auto regulation scale? [34:50] Some factors that can lead to sport injuries: poor movement quality and loading programming [35:51] Comparing and contrasting the two main deadlift types: Touch and go deadlifts and Deadstops [38:11] Learn how you can warm up the right way [44:57] Travis talks about his book and its underlying message: Training with your children [48:11] Travis shares information about his MobilityWOD courses [51:28]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [0:44] Patrick talks about his sports analytics role at the Seattle Seahawks [5:28] What are the main duties of a sports scientist? [06:14] Discussing the criticality for sifting through mountains of data and collecting the important, relevant nuggets [08:20] The need for coming up with your own thresholds to decipher sports data accurately [12:20] Tools used to measure external training loads and internal loads [15:32] The correlation between heart rate variability and an athlete’s perception his wellness [18:15] The wisdom of reporting sports analysis in a simple, non-complex manner for improved performance [19:22] Patrick talks about how he relies on social science more than sport science [24:23] Can you predict sports outcome on the health side based on the data that is collected? [29:29] What are some factors that determine sports outcome? We talk about stress tolerance and fitness condition [31:11] Being vigilant of the fact that athletes are prone to lying which renders questionnaire based systems and hence the corresponding data erroneous [34:42] Difference in athlete developmental strategies in the US compared to countries such as UK and Australia [38:34] Learn how Patrick attempts to understand the challenging sporting demands of football [41:15] Resources to learn about data collection and analysis [43:55] Patrick shares his contact information [48:45]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [00:40] Justin shares with listeners his passion for running [05:08] Training similarities between running and powerlifting [8:22] Justin’s shares his views on peripheral nerve sensitization; learn why skin rolling is so effective for treating pain. [10:51] Understanding the superficial fascia region is critical for treating pain [16:00] Using the boomstick for body tempering and maximizing the effect of the tissue system [23:00] Origins of Justin’s YAP technique [27:14] Justin shares some information about his forthcoming book and webinar [29:29] Get information about Justin’s YAP technique on his website and Facebook group [30:35] Justin talks about his “skinrolling” movement and how it differs from the standard approach [31:34] Justin shares some of the thoughts schools and gurus from whom his treatment strategies and techniques are inspired [35:43] Learn how Justin conducts his CAP [Clinical Audit Process] [37:16] How does Justin implement manual therapy? [40:32] What is the most gratifying part of Justin’s profession? [44:31]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [00:45] Quinn shares details about the Clinical Athlete [01:07] We get some insights into Progressive Resistance Training [5:52] Quinn shares what inspired him to become a clinician [07:33] Quinn talks about the important factors that helped him kick-start his career [10:17] Hacks for athletes to achieve improved performance [13:30] Learn how remodelling deep thigh fascia can render sensory inputs on the individual’s brain [15:10] Discussing the periods where applying external loads will lead to shift in sensory perception [16:20] Learn why training an athlete in a remedial position while applying stress leads to reduced benefit [26:30] Bringing about awareness through assessment while doing squats [29:40] Learn about the benefits of warming up before squatting [30:42] Importance of doing your warm ups with purpose and intent [31:48] Discussing the various benefits of the goblet squat [34:00] Quinn shares how he draws and benefits from research studies in various areas [36:27] Quinn talks about the likelihood that we will go back to the basics [38:30] Learning loading progressions so as to prevent tissue injury [39:11] Can you rely on models that predict future injury? [42:54] Getting the all-important athlete buy in [44:26] Quinn shares his contact information [47:00] ...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [00:30] Educating listeners about the right way to perform the sequences  [02:09] Stuart shares information about his books, “Back Mechanics” and “Ultimate Back Fitness” [04:16] Stuart talks about the professional athletes and celebrities he’s spent time with [08:02] Identifying the genesis of back pain [12:08] Stuart shares his future plans [13:55] Learn how to train and guide an individual and set him for progress [15:06] Learning to gauge an athlete’s capacity [17:14] Dealing with and removing deficiencies [19:00] Learn how squatting was done in the old days [21:50] Highlighting the misconceptions about range of motions [24:20] Explaining the mechanics of the body on injury resilience and flexible movement [25:37] We discuss about the “Big Three” exercises [28:54] We learn a few things about the “Bird Dog” exercise [30:06] A look into the American philosophy overdoing warm-up exercises [31:35] Discussing neurocharge as a physical or mental exercise [34:42] Learn about neurodrive; especially relevant for patients with back pain [38:01] Discussing the utilization of technological tools and muscle movements to further enhance neurodrives [42:45] We get an insight into Stuart’s training while growing up [45:39] Stuart shares information about this 2017 schedule [49:34]...

Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or simply listen to it on this page using the media player above!Introduction and background of the guest [00:37] Jeff shares his inspiration behind the non-profit “Raise the Bar” [03:10] Removing the misconception that being athletic leads to success in powerlifting [3:31] Jeff provides more details about his foundation which has the noble cause of helping less privileged children [4:48] Jeff talks about his experience at a rehab clinic right after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks [7:34] Learn how exercising helped Jeff crawl back from self-depression [9:40] Looking at Jeff’s career path and what ultimately led to his success [14:09] Jeff talks about his other company, the “HL Gym Design and Management group” [16:11] Discussing the importance of humbleness and integrity for achieving success in business [22:12] Jeff talks about “Metaphor of the Saw mill” which inspired him to grow [26:20] Learn to work under any conditions in order to achieve desired results [26:57] Should achieving validation and fame be your end goal as a trainer? [30:59] Learn how investing wisely can help you produce better results [33:22] Discussing Jeff’s speech on National Epidemic of Obesity [36:21] Discussing the significance of a broader view in comparison to a mercantile mentality [40:31] Jeff’s advice for aspiring beginners [42:51] Jeff’s final takeaway: “Depression exists in the past, anxiety in the future, happiness and peace in the present.” [47:35] Jeff shares his contact information [48:46]...

What is the oblique sling, and how does it affect me as an athlete? Are you a baseball player and want to throw harder and hit the ball further? Or are you a volleyball player that wants to increase arm speed and hit harder? Or are you a quarterback that wants to throw with a little more mustard? Your ability to do so is dependent upon your ability to load and create length through your oblique sling. This sling is our bodies personal whip. Understanding how to use it is a insanely effective way to improve sport performance.What Is The Oblique Sling Your oblique sling is a line of musculature that runs from your shoulder to the contralateral side of your pelvis. In other words, right shoulder to left hip and left shoulder to right hip. This line of musculature is what rotates our pelvis into side lying. As mentioned, it is our bodies own personal whip. When looking at your torso, your oblique sling begins just above the hip at the external oblique, moves to the rectus abdominus, to the internal oblique, to the serratus, and into the pec on the opposite side.  Picturing this line of muscle anatomically allows you to see its importance in generating rotation. It plays a huge role in all rotational sports. As a strength coach that works with mainly overhead and rotational athletes, this is an important concept to understand and continue to find new ways to address and fine tune.Role Of The Oblique Sling In Throwing Your oblique sling plays a massive role in the stretch reflex of throwing. Briefly, the stretch reflex is also known as the stretch shortening cycle. The stretch reflex involves eccentric lengthening of the muscles involved in the movement, which stores elastic energy, allowing us to generate power. An Eccentric...