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Strength Chat #29: Todd Hargrove

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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.

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 [21:54]
  • Importance of learning basic building block movements [24:08]
  • Differentiating between external cues and internal cues with regards to body movement [26:47]
  • Successfully unlearning bad movement habits [29:03]
  • Dealing with body fragility by introducing new and intelligent body movements [32:14]
  • Is it possible for people for experiencing body pain to act consciously and change their body movement? [34:23]
  • Recommended tools listing corrective exercises which can help you get rid of body pain [35:52]
  • The impact of society and the community on an individual’s mindset [36:31]
  • Todd shares how he changes muscle movements in his clients [39:13]
  • Common Myths related to Manual and Movement Therapies [40:32]
  • Is it possible to have structural body problems in spite of no body pain? [41:27]
  • Importance of having the right posture in athletic activity [43:14]
  • Maintaining an optimal body posture rather than resort to variability at your workplace [44:23]
  • Importance of exercising daily to counter the effects of a sedentary lifestyle [45:31]
  • Todd shares his contact information [46:35]

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