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Think Fit. Be Fit.
Effective thinking for potent workouts

Think Fit. Be Fit. is dedicated to creating a new conversation about your exercise. Our podcast helps to uncover how the fitness industry has misled us, and it will show you that if you believe in your ability to improve your body through exercise, you don’t need to rely on diluted or shallow information. From there, you can then educate yourself about the thing you are trying to change – your body! Then, by engaging in a process of self-mastery, you will discover the secrets of exercise.

Think Fit. Be Fit. ensures that people don’t miss out on living a better life because they don't understand that body awareness is a combination of taking feedback, listening, and learning – not self-judgement and meeting societal expectations. We encourage our listeners to not choose unhappiness over uncertainty and to embrace the process!

Jennifer Schwartz, host and founder of Impact Your Fitness and Impact Sport Science Group, has helped hundreds of athletes and people around Washington, DC, move without pain and exercise to their fullest potential. Her techniques are best described as the intersection of exercise mechanics, muscle expertise, and embracing curiosity. In Jennifer’s view, the human body is a wonderful teacher if you know how to listen to it, and being open and having fun is part of that amazing process!

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Think Fit. Be Fit.
Effective thinking for potent workouts

Think Fit. Be Fit. is dedicated to creating a new conversation about your exercise. Our podcast helps to uncover how the fitness industry has misled us, and it will show you that if you believe in your ability to improve your body through exercise, you don’t need to rely on diluted or shallow information. From there, you can then educate yourself about the thing you are trying to change – your body! Then, by engaging in a process of self-mastery, you will discover the secrets of exercise.

Think Fit. Be Fit. ensures that people don’t miss out on living a better life because they don't understand that body awareness is a combination of taking feedback, listening, and learning – not self-judgement and meeting societal expectations. We encourage our listeners to not choose unhappiness over uncertainty and to embrace the process!

Jennifer Schwartz, host and founder of Impact Your Fitness and Impact Sport Science Group, has helped hundreds of athletes and people around Washington, DC, move without pain and exercise to their fullest potential. Her techniques are best described as the intersection of exercise mechanics, muscle expertise, and embracing curiosity. In Jennifer’s view, the human body is a wonderful teacher if you know how to listen to it, and being open and having fun is part of that amazing process!

    Whose Movement is it Anyway? - Dr. Lori Quinn Part 1

    Whose Movement is it Anyway? - Dr. Lori Quinn Part 1

    In this installment, Dr. J and GG challenge a guiding principle of personal training, instructing specific, inviolable techniques.
    Should we enforce movement rules and demand perfection - what’s perfect anyway? - or allow performers to self-organize and explore their own unique solutions? 
    Joining the conversation is Dr. Lori Quinn, director of the neurorehabilitation research lab at Teachers College, Columbia University.  Together, they examine whether these conventions are empowering, or abolish our movement autonomy.  After all, whose movement is it anyway? 
    In this episode:
     
    Different models of motor control Hypotheses on how we acquire skill The concept of corrective exercise Cueing and feedback, how do we use them appropriately? The concept of the movement “bandwidth of error” and discuss what it means to allow our clients to be self-actualized “active learners.”  
    Glossary
     
    Augmented Feedback - Any feedback that is given to a performer in addition to proprioception, vision, taste, smell, or hearing
     
    Variability - The inherent property of human systems that movements are not perfectly consistent, but vary both within and between repeated trials
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    • 40 min
    The “F” Word, Part 2

    The “F” Word, Part 2

    The FUN continues as Dr. Juris and Gregory peel away layers of the onion that is functional training.  They change the narrative on what it means to be functional, and explore the various available tools and modalities that can help enhance function.  They conclude by offering practical advice on designing truly functional solutions.  Listen to what lies beneath!
    In part two of this episode the duo cuts to the chase and gets down to what really matters.   Ask yourself, when it comes to your strength and conditioning program, what actually matters?  Does spending our time performing funambulist challenges result in meaningful improvements in performance?  Or will improving strength, power and endurance ultimately make the difference?  Hint (it’s the latter).
     
    Dr. J and GG introduce work by Dr. Wayne Wescott that supports their perspective.  GG shares a caveat to what makes an exercise functional from his perspective.   Finally the guys wrap up with suggestions on how to successfully incorporate exercises, of all sorts, from ones that appear to mimic sporting activities to the most isolated, single joint movements into routines that will build your most effective fitness eco-system.
    In this episode Dr J. and GG discuss:
     
    What it means to train functionally The role of machines, and other tools, in creating functional outcomes What replicating real-life movements may provide Functional exercise through the lens of joint structure and mechanics How to construct an effective functional training program Follow Fitness for Consumption and Think Fit. Be Fit. on instagram! 

    Here is part 1 of The F word 
    Glossary
     
    Joint isolation - The practice by which the focus of an activity, or exercise, is on a single joint
     
    Muscle Isolation - The practice by which an exercise is intended to activate a single muscle or muscle group
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Trevor Salzman on Foundations and Strength for Golf part 2

    Trevor Salzman on Foundations and Strength for Golf part 2

    One of the beautiful things about golf is that adjusting, learning and respecting the foundations are all constants. This two part conversation dives deep into aspects of golf foundations and unconventional, deep topics about improvement.  
     
    In the first episode we discussed the mobility and strength for golf.  In this episode we focus on the real target which is going from confidence in the body to high performance.  
    This conversation uncovers. Trevor even discusses common mistakes that we make as golf enthusiasts in the attempt to improve our game.
    Topics discussed:
     
    Mental side of the game Ego, perfectionism and golf Trevor discusses coaching on tour and high level decision making in the game Common myths about golf instruction   
    If you are a golfer this episode will be an inside look to the mindset of a golf professional who works with players on tour and is a highly sought after instructor.  
    If you are a strength and conditioning or sport coach or trainer, this episode explores one of the most elusive and fun topics in human performance, the mental side of the game. 
    Trevor’s background: 
    Worked at Glenwild Golf Club and Spa: 2004-2010  Silverleaf Club: 2007-2010  Mission Hills Golf Club (China): 2010 - 2013  Briggs Ranch Golf Club / Dormie Network: 2013 - Present  Dormie Network Institute: 2019 - Present  Links of interest:
    https://www.dormienetwork.com/home/news-and-reviews/blog/article/28
    https://www.dormienetwork.com/ballyhack/ 
    https://golf.bhrettmccabe.com/ 
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    episode. 
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    JOIN THE CONVERSATION: If you have a question or a topic you want us to address, send us an email here. You can also connect to us through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Tag #thinkfitbefit with stories of how you are applying the concepts from our shows! 
    NEW TO THE SHOW? Don't be afraid to start with the trailer or our best of 2020 episode!
    SUPPORT THE SHOW: by checking out LADDER SPORT, a line of high performance nutritional supplements created by Lebron James and his trainer.  They are high quality and NSF certified.  Use the code BEFIT10 for a special discount! 
    HOSTS AND GUESTS can be found at:
    Jennifer Schwartz
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    • 50 min
    The “F” Word, Part 1

    The “F” Word, Part 1

    It’s time to poke the bear!  In this, the first of a two-part series, Dr. J and Gregory take a critical look at functional training.  They’ll evaluate some of the conventional thinking around the “F” word, turn it upside down and inside out, and present some enlightening research that’ll really make you reconsider your assumptions.  Finally, they’ll redefine what it really means to train functionally.
    Join Fitness for Consumption in part one of this episode in which they stir up some real controversy.  We explore the emergence of functional training in the fitness world and examine some of the claims and theories of modern day proponents. 
    Are many of the accepted beliefs regarding functional training supported by credible, empirical science? 
    Or, do they germinate from the whims and unsubstantiated theories of many current fitness gurus?  To answer this, they dive deep into some research that begins to cast doubt on some of those theories.   Dr. Juris shares some of his real-life experiences encountering functional training, and together, we offer a new definition that may change your approach to training functionally.
    Topics discussed:
     
    History and emergence of functional training practices Questions that begin to challenge the conventional thinking on functional training Landmark research that raises questions about current approaches to function The difference between a functional process and a functional outcome A new perspective on functional training Glossary
     
    Functional outcome - An approach to exercise in which the focus is on the transfer of the training effect to objectively measured goals.
     
    Functional process - An approach to exercise in which the focus is on the organization of movement.
     
    References
     
    Butler, Robert J, et al (2010).  Biomechanical analysis of the different classifications of the Functional Movement Screen deep squat test.  Sports Biomechanics.  9(4): 270-279
     
    Kremer, P. et al (2009). Amount of Mental Practice and Performance of a Simple Motor Task.  Perceptual and Motor Skills.  109: 347-356.
     
    McNitt-Gray, Jill (1993).  Kinetics of the lower extremities during drop landings from three heights.  Journal of Biomechanics.  26(9): 1037-1046.
     
    Mikkelsen, C, et al (2000).  Closed kinetic chain alone compared to combined open and closed kinetic chain exercises for quadriceps strengthening after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with respect to sports: a prospective matched follow-up study.  Knee Surg, Sports Traumatol, Arthrosc.  8: 337-342.
     
    Newton, R.U. & McEvoy, K.P. (1994).  Baseball throwing velocity: a comparison of medicine ball training and weight training.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  8(3): 198-203.
     
    Okada, T, et al (2011).  Relationship between core stability, functional movement, and performance.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.  25(1): 252-261.
     
    Parchmann, C.J. and McBride, J.M. (2011).  Relationship between functional movement screen and athletic performance.  Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 25(12): 3378-3384.
     
    Wisloff, et al (2004).  Strong correlation of maximal squat strength with sprint performance and vertical jump height in elite soccer players. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 38: 285-288.
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Trevor Salzman on Foundations and Strength for Golf part 1

    Trevor Salzman on Foundations and Strength for Golf part 1

    One of the beautiful things about golf is that adjusting, learning and respecting the foundations are constants. This two part conversation dives deep into aspects of golf foundations and golf strength training that are evolving, unconventional and deep topics.  
    Jennifer’s experience with Muscle Activation Techniques™ influences her approach with golfer’s and strength training for golf and is an inside view to Bryson DeChambeau's recent strength gains.  This inside point of view to one of the hottest topics in the game is not to be missed. They discuss the big topics of strength training, Bryson DeChambeau and the evolution of how the game is approached.  
    Being athletic and realizing your human potential is special. Jennifer and Trevor even discuss bone health and how ground reaction forces absorb in the body. 
    Topics discussed:
    The foundation of training that Trevor uses with his athletes\ The evolution of strength training and golf Mobility and golf Foot motion and the golf swing Bryson DeChambeau and Tiger Woods Advice on strength training for golf from an MAT™ perspective Mobility with strength for any sport  
    Links of interest:
    https://www.si.com/golf/2020/10/29/bryson-dechambeau-breaking-golf-daily-cover
    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/aug/05/bryson-dechambeau-trainer-greg-roskopf
    https://www.dormienetwork.com/home/news-and-reviews/blog/article/28
    https://www.dormienetwork.com/ballyhack/ 
    https://muscleactivation.com/ 
     
    If you are a golfer this episode will be an inside look to the mindset of 2 professionals that love working in the game of golf.
    If you are a strength and conditioning or sport coach or trainer, this episode will help you understand a novel approach to strength that is breaking the golf internet!   
    Trevor’s background: 
    Worked at Glenwild Golf Club and Spa: 2004-2010  Silverleaf Club: 2007-2010  Mission Hills Golf Club (China): 2010 - 2013  Briggs Ranch Golf Club / Dormie Network: 2013 - Present  Dormie Network Institute: 2019 - Present  ADVERTISE WITH US: Reach dedicated exercise professionals, future trainers, and exercise enthusiasts all over the world. Send us an email to get the conversation started, schedules@impactyourfitness.net 
    SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER: Dive deeper with us. Sign up here. We offer a unique view on muscles, portals to new ways to respect the body and health.  Learning and ‘enjoy the process’ is a buzzy term.  We take learning seriously and want to take our listeners on that journey with us and through us
    SUBSCRIBE: Subscribe to the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode. 
    episode. 
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    NEW TO THE SHOW? Don't be afraid to start with the trailer or our best of 2020 episode!
    SUPPORT THE SHOW: by checking out LADDER SPORT, a line of high performance nutritional supplements created by Lebron James and his trainer.  They are high quality and NSF certified.  Use the code BEFIT10 for a special discount! 
    HOSTS AND GUESTS can be found at:
    Jennifer Schwartz
    Instagram
    Twitter
    Trevor Salzman
    Instagram
    Facebook
     

    • 59 min
    The Fitness Ecosystem

    The Fitness Ecosystem

    Dr. Juris and Gregory continue the exploration of fitness with an insightful discussion of how we solve movement problems, and how we structure our workouts and programs to produce specific, goal-oriented, adaptations.  They wrap things up by suggesting that the best fitness outcomes are the product of an inclusive, holistic, fitness ecosystem.
    In our previous episode we introduced a new definition of fitness and its constituent parts.  We established that an exercise is essentially a physical problem.  In this episode we look at the other half of the equation; if we’ve got problems, we’re going to need solutions.  Those start with the concept of substrates and why developing them is so critical to our goals.
    From there, we look at how developing substrates leads to creating system wide adaptations.  Once we’ve adapted, what’s next?   Do we want to set up exercise scenarios where we meet the challenges perfectly or create a specific overload?   Where does variety in our exercise program come in?  Should we employ a “muscle confusion” strategy?  Dr. J and GG discuss an alternative approach to maximizing your fitness
     potential; creating your own fitness Eco-System.  What’s inside the Eco-System?  Listen to find out!
    In this episode we discuss:
    Components of a fitness solution Improving fitness through adaptation The first thing you should ask a client before starting any exercise Risks and benefits of movement problem-solving Building your fitness eco-system Glossary
    Fitness eco-system - A multi mode and discipline approach to exercise in which all interventions are considered as tools which can then be used in a strategic way to cultivate substrate development
     
    Substrates - Specific adaptations in various tissues that are developed through specific training that are essential in order to perform a task
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    • 42 min

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