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Strength Chat #46: Dr. Raphael Castro

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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 is

Next 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 a real life study on athletes who applied rocktape [37:47]
  • We discuss the placebo affect and how they suggest that real life studies might be inconclusive [37:47]
  • Why is it important to have a clear conversation with your clinician? [39:07]
  • Harnessing the power of mind to recover from an injury [41:53]
  • Raphael’s shares details of his training cycle [46:27]
  • Raphael shares his contact information [51:20]

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