Researcher, educator and coach Dan Van Zandt shares his near-25 years teaching experience to answer training questions, and dispel common and popular myths about flexibility and human movement.
Episode 8: Neurodynamics
Dan discusses the historical background of neurodynamics - known more commonly as "nerve mobilizations" - as well as the scientific rationale for their inclusion in therapy programmes. He also talks about their effectiveness in improving flexibility.
Episode 7: What is Mobility, actually?
Dan explains how the word "mobility" is defined in the scientific literature, and the pitfalls associated with using it to refer to range of motion.
Flexibility Focus Episode 6: Interview with Dr Sandro Freitas
In this exclusive interview, Dan speaks with Dr Sandro Freitas, one of the world's most prominent stretching and flexibility researchers, about the current state of the science and where it should go in the future. Dr Freitas was kind enough to provide visual aids during the conversation, which you can see on the YouTube version of the episode: https://youtu.be/Qv2q1bUkcx4
Episode 5: Genetics and Flexibility
In this instalment, Dan discusses the subject of flexibility and genetics. Video version available at youtube.com/danvanzandt
Episode 4: Components of Flexibility Part 4 (Elasticity)
In the third instalment in a mini-series called Components of Flexibility, Dan explains the biomechanical properties of tissue elasticity, energy, and hysteresis.
Minisode 8: Interview with Philip Chubb
Philip Chubb is a movement and fitness coach who advocates for simple, no-nonsense training that builds self-efficacy in his clients while getting real results with the least necessary effort. You can find Philip on Instagram @the_mindful_mover