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Strength and Conditioning, Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Rehab, and Health and Wellness

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Strength and Conditioning, Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Rehab, and Health and Wellness

    Episode 240: Cameron Josse - athlete performance coach with Indiana University Football

    Episode 240: Cameron Josse - athlete performance coach with Indiana University Football

    This episodes guest is Cameron Josse. Cam is currently in his second season as an athletic performance coach with the football program at Indiana University Bloomington. Cams bio:
    • Owns seven years of experience preparing and managing multiple levels of athletes.
    • Trained over 40 professional athletes, including NFL, NHL, UFC and WWE talents.
    • Came to IU from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he served as associate director of football performance.
    • Spent eight years working with DeFranco’s Training Systems (2013-14), DeFranco’s Gym at the Onnit Academy (2014-16) and DeFranco’s Training & Consulting (2016-20). 
    • Earned his bachelor of science in kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island and his master’s degree in exercise science from William Patterson University.
    • Played defensive back at Rhode Island from 2010-13.
    • Holds CSCS, CPR/AED, CPPS and FRCms certifications.
    On this episode Cam and I discuss:

    Cam's transition from the private to the collegiate sector
    I asked Cam how he and his partner have dealt with moving to several different states over the past few years
    I ask Cam to give the listeners some background on Football at University
    I ask Cam how they have dealt with physical preparation of their players during Covid-19
    I ask Cam about the biggest difference between the private and team setting?
    I ask Cam about speed development for team sport athletes
    I ask Cam what is he reading?
    I ask Cam - how does he learn?

    This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
    Stay Strong,
    RB
     
    Show Notes:
    Twitter - @IUCoachJosse
     
    Books Mentioned:
    The Process - Level 1The Process - Level 2
     
    Podcasts Mentioned:
    ATSW: Episode 205: Shawn Myszka (aka - The Movement Miyagi) - All things skill acquisition and movement mastery
    OPEX Podcast - Shawn Myszka Ep 9
    OPEX Podcast - Shawn Myszka - Ep 96
     
    People and Resources Mentioned:
    Joe DeFranco
    Aaron Wellman
    ALTIS
    Stu McMillan 
    Indiana Football
    Chris Laskowski
    Bobby Knight
    Tom Allen
    Justin Collett
    Pete Remmes
    Chris Allen
    2021 Indiana Coaching Football Staff
    ALTIS - Need for Speed course
    Mike Guadango
    Buddy Morris
    James Smith 
    Charlie Francis
    Dan Pfaff
    JB Morin
    Ken Clarke
    Shawn Myszki
    Fergus Connolly
    Nick Ward 
    Cynefin Framework
    Newell's constraint based-model
    Matt Cross
    Pierre Samozino
    Micheál Cahill
    James Wild
    Johan Lahti
    Peter Weyand
    Ryu Nagahara

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 239: Tom Purvis - Founder of Resistance Training Specialist (RTS)

    Episode 239: Tom Purvis - Founder of Resistance Training Specialist (RTS)

    This episodes guest is  Tom Purvis founder of exerciseprofessional.com and Resistance Training Specialist (RTS).Tom has been educating personal trainers nationally and internationally since 1989. Trainers entering the field in the past decade probably have not yet heard of Tom. In the past 15 years he has dramatically reduced his travel commitments to focus on a few long-term projects …as well as life. Nevertheless his monthly classes at RTS® (the Resistance Training Specialist® program) are regularly sold out, every seat occupied by only the most committed and forward-thinking trainers, therapists, and specialists from around world.To get Tom's full bio - check here
     
    On this episode Tom and I discuss:
    Tom's background
    We discuss Newells Theory of constraint-based learning
    I ask Tom how he became fascinated with exercise biomechanics
    I ask Tom about his educational resources and the curriculum of his courses
    This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
    Stay Strong,
    RB
     
    Show Notes:
    Website - tompurvis.com
    Website - exerciseprofessional.com
    Website - www.resistancetrainingspecialist.com
    Facebook - RTS® - The Resistance Training Specialist® Program
    Facebook - ExerciseProfessional.com
    Instagram - resistancetrainingspecialist
    YouTube - ExerciseProfessionalDotCom
     
    Books Mentioned:
    The Four Agreements
     
    Video's Mentioned:
    The real reason for brains - Daniel Wolpert
    Equipment Analysis: "Why does it matter anyway...?"
    Equipment Analysis: Hoist Roc-It Leg Press
     
    Podcasts Mentioned:
    Muscle Expert Podcast - #41: The Best Kept Secret In The Industry, Tom Purvis
    Muscle Intelligence Podcast - #141: Exercise Execution, Muscle Building DNA and the Science of Exercise with Tom Purvis
    Muscle Intelligence Podcast - #149: Challenge what you think you know with Tom Purvis
     
    People and Resources Mentioned:
    Wayne Dyer
    Ben Pakulski
    James Fitzgerald 
    Jacque Fresco 
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Albert Einstein
    Bruce Willis
    Margot Robbie
    Oprah Winfrey
    Aaron Sorkin
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 238: Jason Feairheller - Multi-Directional Power development

    Episode 238: Jason Feairheller - Multi-Directional Power development

    This episodes guest is Jason Feairheller from Function & Strength.
    When Jason began his training career, he had an interest in developing athletic speed and power, and over the past decade, that interest has turned into a passion. In addition to training, he has lectured on strength and conditioning as an adjunct professor at Immaculata University. Jason has been sought out for his knowledge and application for speed and power development. Jason has also been featured on several podcasts talking about his concept of Multidirectional Power. He has also contributed articles on speed training, as well as taught the course, “Functional Speed Training for the Fitness Professional and Healthcare Provider.”
    On this episode Jason and I discuss:

    Jason's background
    Jason tells us about his background coaching street hockey
    Jason shares his insights into multi-directional power development
    I ask Jason how he structures training sessions at Strength & Function
    We discuss transfer of training
    Jason talks about vestibular training
    I ask Jason what is a plyometric?
    I ask Jason, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?
    I ask Jason for his top and current reading recommendations

    This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
    Stay Strong,
    RB
     
    Show Notes:
    Website - functionandstrength.net
    Facebook - Function & Strength
    Twitter - @TrueFXS
    Instagram - functionandstrength
     
    Books Mentioned:
    Anatomy of Agility 
     
    Podcasts Mentioned:
    Lee Taft - Performance Podcast: Episode 35 - Developing Multi-Directional Power (With Jason Feairheller)Physical Preparation podcast - Jason Feariheller on Building Multi-Directional Speed and Power
    ATSW - Episode 234: Ryan Harrison - vision training to enhance performance
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #68 - Robbie Bourke on Isometrics, Periodization and Holistic Performance
    People and Resources Mentioned:
    Ryan Heickert
    Marty Tomes
    Dan John
    Pavel Tsatsouline 
    Dan Pfaff
    Dan Pfaff - Rudiment Jump Series
    Pat Davidson
    Bill Hartman
    Gary Gray
    Joel Jamieson
    Westside Barbell
    Yuri Verkhoshansky 
    Ty Terrell
    Bondarchuk - Exercise classification
    ALTIS
    Al Vermeil 
    Al Vermeil Hierarchy 
    Ryan Harrison 
    Bill Harrison 
    Wayne Gretzky
     

    • 1 hr
    Episode 237: Greg Muller - Holistic high performance and recovery

    Episode 237: Greg Muller - Holistic high performance and recovery

    This episodes guest is Greg Muller from "Lead the Pack".
    With over 20 years of experience of working in a wide range of sporting environments with athletes, teams and organisations Greg Muller is a premier human performance and leadership training coach. Having worked and trained in many countries including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, USA, Japan, United Kingdom and Ireland Greg has had success with athletes and sports teams including rugby, softball, racquet sports, martial arts, gymnastics, swimming, hockey, elite force soldiers, business executives and sporting/business organisations.
    Highly trained and qualified in numerous fields related to human performance Greg has trained extensively through the CHEK Institute in the USA and also holds a Masters Degree in Leadership, Innovation and Change from York St John’s University in the UK.
    As a former Senior Instructor of the Joint Services Physical Education and Recreational School (NZ) Greg was directly responsible for the training and recruitment of physical training instructors within the New Zealand Defence Force. He currently resides in Ireland where he works with a number of clients including elite professional sports people, teams and business organisations offering seminars, leadership training and elite performance strategies to enable individuals, teams and organisations to reach their potential.
    Greg is currently completing his book “In Search of the Holy Grail” detailing the principles and philosophies for success and winning and is also the founder and developer of his company, Pure Athlete www.pure-athlete.com, which provides recovery and performance products for athletes and active people.
    On this episode Greg and I discuss:

    Greg's background
    I ask Greg about Paul Chek's influence on him as a coach and person
    I ask Greg about his time with the Auckland Blues
    I ask Greg why he got interested in Leadership?
    I ask Greg for this top leadership resources
    I ask Greg why he got involved in creating recovery bath salts?
    I ask Greg for resources on recovery baths?
    I ask Greg about is work at Lead the Pack
    I ask Greg what a day in his life is like?
    I ask Greg - how does he learn?
    If Greg could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

    This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
    Stay Strong,
    RB
     
    Show Notes:
    Website - leadthepack.net
    Website - pureathlete.com
    Facebook - Lead the Pack
    Facebook - Pure Athlete
    Twitter - @leadthepack1
    Twitter - @PureAthlete1
     
    Books Mentioned:
    Mechanical low back pain
    Coherence: The Secret Science of Brilliant Leadership
    Think and Grow Rich
    The Success Principles
    Recovery for Performance
    The Ultimate Guide to HRV Training 
    Winner's Bible: Rewire your Brain for Permanent Change 
    Make it stick 
    Mindset
     
    Podcasts Mentioned:
    Living 4D: EP 35- Greg Muller: Coaching Strategies for Elite Athletes That Work for Everyone! 
     
    People and Resources Mentioned:
    Paul Chek
    Connacht Rugby
    Chek Institute
    Auckland Blues
    John Maxwell
    Nic Gill
    Joel Jamieson
    Jim Kwik
    Brian Tracey
    Carol Dweck
    Barack Obama
    Andre Agassi
    Jennifer Anderson
    Albert Einstein
    Tiger Woods 
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 236: Dave O'Sullivan - Modern trends in high performance reconditioning

    Episode 236: Dave O'Sullivan - Modern trends in high performance reconditioning

    This episodes guest is Dave O'Sullivan from"Go To Physio".
    Dave O’Sullivan is a consultant rugby physiotherapist for England Rugby Union who has worked at the 2019 Rugby Union World Cup in Japan and the 2020 Six Nations. He was also the England Rugby League Physiotherapist for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in Australia. Dave has the unique honour to being involved in a World Cup Final in Rugby League and Rugby Union. Dave also is the clinical director of ProSport Physiotherapy in Huddersfield where he has a 5 treatment room private practice with 12 staf .
    Dave is also currently working with Huddersfield Giants, Warrington Wolves and Hull F.C and mentoring their Head Physiotherapists along side working with Professional Golfers and other top sporting professionals.
    Dave set up The ProSport Academy ‘Go-To’ Therapist Mentorship in 2015 to give therapists an opportunity to learn how to treat the cause and not just the patient’s symptoms. Dave teaches his exact assessment, treatment and return to play rehab progressions in the mentorship alongside in-depth clinical reasoning of understanding the WHY. Dave has now mentored over 200 therapists from Ireland, U.K, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, U.SA and Canada.
    On this episode Dave and I discuss:

    Dave's background
    Dave shares with us his rehabilitation system that he teaches within his mentorship
    I ask Dave if he utilizes Newell's constraint-based approach in his rehab methodology?
    I ask Dave for his thoughts on ACL and hamstring injuries and their rehabilitation 
    I ask Dave for his thoughts on the efficacy of table tests and muscle testing and their carryover to ground based movements
    I ask Dave if there is anything within the sports medicine field that he feels will have a big impact and influence on the profession in the future
    I ask Dave for his top courses and resources
    I ask Dave for his top and current book recommendations
    If Dave could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

    This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
    Stay Strong,
    RB
     
    Show Notes:
    Website - prosportphysio.com
    Website - thegotophysio.com
    Facebook - @thegotophysio  · TV channel
    Facebook - Prosport Physiotherapy Huddersfield Clinic
    Twitter - @Physiohudds
    Instagram - prosportphysio
     
    Books Mentioned:
    Louie Gifford - Aches and Pains
    Beating Back Pain Without Pills, Injections And Surgery - The ProSport Physio Way
    Practical Injury Prevention For Team Sports: How To Implement A World Class System In Amateur Or ProSport Without Expensive Equipment
    Strength training and coordination: an integrative approach
    Running: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice
    Tri-Phasic Training
    Supertraining
    Human Locomotion: The Conservative Management of Gait-Related Disorders
    Fascial Manipulation® Practical Part – First Level
    Fascial Manipulation Practical Part - Second Level
    Visceral Manipulation (Revised Edition) 
     
    People and Resources Mentioned:
    FMS
    SFMA
    Gary Gray
    Frans Bosch
    Postural Restoration Institute 
    Colin Griffin
    St. Mary's University, Twickenham, London
    Munster Rugby
    Newell's constraint-led approach
    Leeds Rhino
    Huddlersfield Giants
    Sports Surgery Clinic
    Seth O'Neill
    Moshé Feldenkrais
    Shirley Sahrmann
    NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)
    Gary Ward - AiM
    Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
    Michael Jordan
    Louis Gifford
    Dan Kennedy
    Steve Jobs

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 235: Joel Smith - High performance training and the feet

    Episode 235: Joel Smith - High performance training and the feet

    This episodes guest is Joel Smith from Just Fly Performance.Joel Smith, MS, CSCS is a NCAA Division I Strength Coach working in the PAC12 conference.  He has been a track and field jumper and javelin thrower, track coach, strength coach, personal trainer, researcher, writer and lecturer in his 8 years in the professional field.  His degrees in exercise science have been earned from Cedarville University in 2006 (BA) and Wisconsin LaCrosse (MS) in 2008.  Prior to California, Joel was a track coach, strength coach and lecturer at Wilmington College of Ohio.  During Joel’s coaching tenure at Wilmington, he guided 8 athletes to NCAA All-American performances including a national champion in the women’s 55m dash.  In 2011, Joel started Just Fly Sports with Jake Clark in an effort to bring relevant training information to the everyday coach and athlete.  Aside from the NSCA, Joel is certified through USA Track and Field and his hope is to bridge the gap between understandable theory and current coaching practices.
    On this episode Joel and I discuss:

    Joel's gives us an update on his work and personal life
    Joel share's he thoughts on foot training
    I ask Joel about how he assesses the feet
    I ask Joel how does he train the feet
    I ask Joel to share his current thoughts on power and speed methods
    I ask what was he reading at the time we recorded this interview

     
    This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
    Stay Strong,
    RB
     
    Show Notes:
    Website - just-fly-sports.com
    Twitter - @JustFlySports
    Instagram - justflysports
     
    Podcasts Mentioned:
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #98: Gary Ward: Integrating the Foot into Holistic Human Performance
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #192: Gary Ward on High Arches, “Turned Out” Feet and Awakening the Lower Leg for Optimal Movement and Athleticism
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #160: David Grey on The Power of Pronation in Athletic Performance
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #212: David Grey on Barefoot Dynamics, Foot Actions, and a Joint-Based Approach to Relieving Tendon Pain
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #140:  Ziegler on Athletic Performance From the Ground Up
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #67: Xie on Feet, Fascia and Holistic Athletic Power
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #204: Max Shank on Primal Strength, Elasticity and Holistic Athletic Development
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #143: Christian Thibaudeau on Advances in Neuro-typing, French Contrast, and Youth Development
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #208: Christian Thibaudeau on Adrenaline, Muscle Tone and Optimizing Training Splits in Athletic Performance
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #221: Christian Thibaudeau on Omni-Rep Training for Speed-Power Athletes
    Just Fly Performance Podcast #216: Paul Cater on Flow, Rhythm and Awareness: Exploring the Training Session as a Mirror to Sport and Beyond
    Books Mentioned:
    Speed Strength
    Vertical Foundations
    The Hero with a Thousand Faces
    The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious
    The Last Law of Attraction Book You'll Ever Need To Read
     
    People and Resources Mentioned:
    Adarian Barr
    Wim Hof
    evofit.fit
    evolve move play
    Rafe Kelley
    Gary Ward
    Emily Splichal
    Bill Hartman
    Chris Korfist
    David Grey
    Marv and Gary Marinovich
    Mike Guadango
    Jay Schroeder 
    Adaptable Polarity
    Aaron Gordon
    Dan Pfaff
    Cal Dietz
    Tony Holler
    David Weck
    LeBron James
    ALTIS
    Max Shank
    Christian Thibaudeau
    Cory Schlesinger
    Paul Cater
    The Alpha Project
    James Fitzgerald
    Joe Dispenza 

    • 1 hr 11 min

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