25 episodes

Creator of Functional Range Systems (Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) , Kinstretch® (FRC®), Functional Range Assessment (FRA®) and Functional Range Release (FR)®, Dr. Spina's systems are currently utilized by practitioners world wide including dozens of professional sports organizations, athletes, and performers including the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS,NCAA and the UFC. A published author, and international speaker on the topics of joint health, movement and mobility development, sports performance, and injury management, listen to Dr. Spina interact with top performers on a variety of subjects regarding the FRS system as well as human optimization.

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Creator of Functional Range Systems (Functional Range Conditioning (FRC®) , Kinstretch® (FRC®), Functional Range Assessment (FRA®) and Functional Range Release (FR)®, Dr. Spina's systems are currently utilized by practitioners world wide including dozens of professional sports organizations, athletes, and performers including the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, MLS,NCAA and the UFC. A published author, and international speaker on the topics of joint health, movement and mobility development, sports performance, and injury management, listen to Dr. Spina interact with top performers on a variety of subjects regarding the FRS system as well as human optimization.

    Ep.25: Bonus - A chat with John Quint at Westside Barbell

    Ep.25: Bonus - A chat with John Quint at Westside Barbell

    John Quint and I recently visited Tom Barry, Chief Operations Officer of Westside Barbell, and we’ll be co-releasing that episode in the coming weeks.
    For this podcast, John and I took the opportunity to sit down to discuss John’s history at WSBB and his relationship with Louie Simmons who was a pioneer in developing world, record- breaking strength athletes. We also discuss the present state of strength training and how it has evolved to include training the internal environment.
    Some of the topics discussed are:
    The evolution of strength
    The use of resistance bands in life at WBSS
    What are the force velocity and force posture curves
    Internal versus External training
    What embryology tells us about anatomy
    Quint’s specialty training for offensive lineman
    How much strength do you need for sport?
    And much more.
    Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice and it is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For more information or to seek out an FRS provider in your area, please visit our website.
    To watch on YouTube, visit Dr Andreo Spina

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Ep. 24: Everything you wanted to know about ‘exercise’ but were afraid to ask.

    Ep. 24: Everything you wanted to know about ‘exercise’ but were afraid to ask.

    In this episode I sit down with FRS Instructor Josh Halbert for a philosophical discussion about the concept of “exercise”. We discuss the merits of using an evolutionary perspective to view exercise, modern approaches to physical training, inherent problems with current approaches, and how to reframe intentions and results through training.
    Other topics include:
    The influence of memetic selection on exercise creation
    The history of sports science
    Complex system emergence
    Strength programming for trained vs untrained populations
    What it means to send physiological signals for sport specific results
    And multiple other topics
    Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice and it is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For more information or to seek out an FRS provider in your area, please visit our website.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Ep. 23: Anatomy Tells A Story

    Ep. 23: Anatomy Tells A Story

    In this podcast, I sit down with FRS Master Instructor Dr. Michael Chivers for a technical discussion about the evolutionary perspective of anatomy with special attention on the hip joint. We explore how evolutionary pressures forged anatomical structures and their influence on the biomechanics of joints and how the FRS Bioflow model differs from traditional understandings of anatomy.
    We also discuss the concept of tissue force profiles, tissue specificity in palpation and rehabilitation, and clinical examples from our experiences treating and training clients.
    Some of the specific anatomy discussed includes:
    Joint space of the hip
    Capsular tissues and ligament formation in evolution
    The adductor magnus, longus, and brevis
    The rectus femoris
    The gluteus minimus
    Pain and referral patterns
    And more...
    If you would like to see the related anatomy visuals, please watch the podcast on YouTube.
    https://youtu.be/URYpG5UvjnA
     
    Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice and it is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For more information or to seek out an FRS provider in your area, please visit our website.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Ep. 22: Programming for a Retired Athlete: Case Study.

    Ep. 22: Programming for a Retired Athlete: Case Study.

    In this episode Dr. Spina sits down with FRS Master Instructor Hunter Cook to discuss case study of a retired professional baseball pitcher. Though an FRS lens, Hunter and Dre discuss how this athlete’s training was managed over time with reference videos and photos of his progress. 
    Topics covered in the conversation include:
    The pathophysiological effects of pitching over time
    The pitfalls of kinetic chain assessment
    Shoulder dynamics in pitching
    Establishing active to passive ratios
    The importance of neurological-biological afferent and efferent communication
    The relationship between motor learning, skill acquisition and tissue quality
    Creation and maintenance of cortical action maps
    Cultivation of musculoskeletal longevity
    And many more…
    Whether you are manual therapist, S&C coach or athlete, this episode highlights the intricacies of improving and/or reversing deleterious effects of decades of performing at the highest levels of human athletics.
    Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice and it is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For more information or to seek out an FRS provider in your area, please visit our website.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep. 21:(Bonus) Case Discussion

    Ep. 21:(Bonus) Case Discussion

    In this bonus episode we listen in on a meeting between Dr. Spina and FRS instructors John Quint and Dewey Nielsen as they discuss a variety of topics surrounding two cases of Jiu Jitsu athletes with very different backgrounds. 
    Topics covered in the conversation include the cultivation of absolute strength in non-absolute strength sport athletes; how to prioritize training goals using the FRS Internal Strength Model; the “Training Delusion”; dosing of Internal vs. External training; injury management programming, and many more.
    Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice and it is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For more information or to seek out an FRS provider in your area, please visit our website.
     
     

    • 38 min
    Ep 20: The Volume Problem

    Ep 20: The Volume Problem

    Volume has largely been viewed as an endlessly positive quality to pursue in current strength and conditioning protocols. However, “more” doesn’t alway equal “better”. 
    In this episode, Dr. Spina sits down with FRS Instructors John Quint and Dr. Michael Chivers to discuss programming and volume issues in training. What are the downsides of pursuing volume? Moreover, what is missing from standard-model training programs?
    Topics include:
    What is strength?
    How to elicit specific endocrine responses towards building this strength.
    Training inputs and how they can be defined and categorized.
    Programming and the importance of intensity.
    Blind-spots in current approaches to clinical rehabilitation. 
    Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice and it is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. For more information or to seek out an FRS provider in your area, please visit our website.

    • 1 hr 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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Finally

I’ve been waiting for this happen! Looking forward to what Dr Spina brings to the podcast world. I enjoy listening to two intelligent people have conversations about interesting topics.

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