31 episodes

Inside the Mind of Curtis Clay; A podcast about Physical Training (Exercise) + Buisness + Life & everything in between.

Clay's Cortex Podcast clayscortex

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Inside the Mind of Curtis Clay; A podcast about Physical Training (Exercise) + Buisness + Life & everything in between.

    E31 | Considerations for Female Athletes (ft. Cynthia Rainey)

    E31 | Considerations for Female Athletes (ft. Cynthia Rainey)

    When it comes to training athletes there are unique considerations and variables to think about. Sometimes their goals are on a timeline and the same goals for their injuries.
    One thing that is a mission at Curtis Clay Training is to prevent injury with training as best as we can. That includes being accountable for as many variables as we can, it is a team effort.
    In this episode of Clay’s Cortex Podcast, we have a guest that is very passionate about you’re her work with all of her patients/ clients that she works with, especially her female athletes.
    This episode covers many of the unique variables that female athlete deal with as they grow through their sport or sport(s) of choice.
    Some of the variables we cover deal with;
    ·       growing female athlete
    ·       biomechanics 
    ·       stress loads throughout the week
    ·       communication
    ·       trust
    This episode’s content is high quality! Another great conversation between the medical field and fitness field. 
     
    To learn more about this episode’s guest Cynthia Rainey you can go visit Lake Washington Physical Therapy.
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    • 38 min
    E30 | Generate Some Tension (ft. Meredith Mack)

    E30 | Generate Some Tension (ft. Meredith Mack)

    E30 | Clay’s Cortex Podcast | Generate Some Tension (ft. Meredith Mack)
     The purpose of muscle is to Generate Tension.
     Most people focus on the movement, but they seem to neglect the thing that causes the movement, our muscles.
     This episode is all about tension. What it means, how to create it, and how to leverage it to help you achieve your goals when it comes to your exercise experience. 
    If you can learn how to 'shift gears' with your muscles, you will be able to have a longer and healthier journey when it comes to your exercise experience. 
     Many go through their exercise journey in a cycle, things are going well, then they get hurt, they go to physical therapy get better enough, then repeat over and over again.
     But if you want to change the trajectory of your fitness journey then this episode will help to inspire you to not just focus on the movement or repetitions but to learn how to 'take inventory' with your body. 
     Meredith shares her exercise knowledge and journey and how it began. She goes into detail about her exercise process and how listens to her body while she is training. She is thinking constantly about how she is moving and if she is creating tension to move optimally.
     This was a great discussion talking about an appreciation of exercise, physics, and the power of thinking to help your exercise experience become an excellent experience.
     This episode wont disappoint. Enjoy it and go create some tension on your own.


     To learn more about Meredith Mack + The Tension Generation look below.
     Meredith Mack | NYU - Nutrition, CPT, MATs
     Instagram | thetensiongeneration
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    • 37 min
    E29 | Load the System to Change the System | (ft. Terry Phillips)

    E29 | Load the System to Change the System | (ft. Terry Phillips)

    Stress, force, load, whatever term you would like to use can change a system. But are we loading the system enough to elicit a change?
     If you want to cause you body to change the way it feels, moves, or produces force you need to load it appropriately. The hard thing to figure out is... am I loading it enough, too much, or just right. 
     Many people experience unwanted sensations aka pain on a regular basis. When they can no longer withstand the pain they go to the doctor who typically refers them to a Physical Therapist (DPT). You go through their protocol and then once you have completed your sessions you move on. But what if that sensation comes back and your exercise protocol that was given to you does not continue to work? 
     Well in this episode of Clay's Cortex Podcast ft. Terry Phillips (DPT-Driveline Baseball) we will cover this topic and if the intensity or loading of the exercise plays a bigger role than expected. 
     It may not be the exercise but how you load the exercise that could be playing the bigger factor. 
     This discussion was a great one, the cool thing about this episode is that you will get some insight into what it is like to work with someone that is a THINKER when it comes to help you and your body. 
     I think that the field of exercise is changing and the ability to use knowledge, creativity, and data is where it is going.
     In this episode you will see a discussion that combines the ART + SCIENCE of TRAINING/ REHAB.
     Enjoy the episode, I hope that it helps to encourage you to push yourself with exercise in a safe manner.
     If you would like to learn more about our guest Terry Phillips | DPT, Driveline Baseball look below.
     
    Terry Phillips | DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) Driveline Baseball
     Twitter | @TPhillips_DPT
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    • 45 min
    E28 | One 'Rep' at a Time | A Fitness Business Journey (ft. Brandon Green)

    E28 | One 'Rep' at a Time | A Fitness Business Journey (ft. Brandon Green)

    When it comes to a quality workout there are many factors that are involved.
     But one of the biggest is focusing on completing one quality repetition at a time. The same applies to building a business in the fitness industry.
     If this episode of Clay's Cortex Podcast Brandon Green (Strata Internal Performance) and I will be going over each of our journeys and what prompted us to begin our businesses. We will talk about some of the key attributes that are needed to build a quality business that is built to help many reach their health, fitness, and wellness goals. 
     We talk about our similar journey's but at the end of this episode we start to talk about one of the most important attributes (hint… it may of been talked about in the last episode). 
     We hope that in this episode we communicate the things need to build a solid business in the fitness industry without conforming your goals of help helping people by providing a professional service. 
     We must stand up to the fitness DOGMA of likes = intelligent, likes = good, and followers = expert. 
     We hope that this episode will encourage you and shed some light on the journey of building a fitness business that can stand the test of time, COVID-19, the list goes on.
     Enjoy this episode.
     If you would like to learn more about our guest Brandon Green + Strata Internal Performance look below.
     Brandon Green | Newmarket, OH 
    Strata Internal Performance 
    Instagram
     Brandon.Green.Fitnesspro
    StrataInternalPerformance
    MindsOnMuslcePodcast
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    • 44 min
    E27 | Crucial Communication (ft. Greg Mack)

    E27 | Crucial Communication (ft. Greg Mack)

    There are various forms of Communication...
    Verbal
    Non-Verbal
    Written
    and
    variations of those listed above.

    When it comes to working with clients as a exercise professional we need to hone the skill of communication just as much as we work on teaching form of a particular exercise.

    In this episode of Clay's Cortex Greg and I will talk about the importance of communication and how it is a art and how to become better at communicating. (Hint... It isn’t talking more).

    We will cover the dynamics of communication and some of the most important aspects of how we use our words as an exercise professional so that we can create trust with our clients so that we can serve them as best as possible.

    If want to learn more about the usefulness of quality communication, then you should give this episode a listen. Also, if you want to learn more about some of the terms and facts that we use in this episode please go check out Exercise Professional Education (Explorers Club - use code Curtis10 for discount).

    Enjoy the episode and if you enjoy the episode please share it with someone that it can encourage.

    If you would like to learn more about our guest Greg Mack + Exercise Professional Education look below.


    Greg Mack | Columbus, OH
    Physicians Fitness
    Exercise Professional Education (Home of the Muscle System Specialist Program)

    Instagram - Physicians Fitness
    Instagram - ExerciseProEd
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    • 44 min
    E26 | Under fueled Athlete (ft. Scott Littlefield)

    E26 | Under fueled Athlete (ft. Scott Littlefield)

    A car needs gas to operate, and the quality of fuel impacts the longevity of the car over time.
     Our bodies need food or 'fuel' to help get the most out of our bodies. 
     In this episode featuring our guest Scott Littlefield of VitL Nutrition will cover the topic of under fueling and how it can impact your athletic performance. This can impact your ability to work out and build strength, power, and even recovery.
     Everyone focuses on the external goals... lose weight, fit my clothes better, more muscle which is great. But the impact of fueling our bodies impacts us from the inside out.
     Topics covered are about under fueling & :
    - hormone impacts
    - strength gains
    - injury rates
    the list goes on.
     This is a great episode on how we ALL need to fuel our bodies for sport, weight training, and even lift. 

    To learn more about our guest look below:
    Scott Littlefield | Woodinville, WA
    ViTL Nutrition
    Instagram 
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    • 43 min

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Mind molding at its finest

This podcast does a great job of addressing physical health, personal mindset and life. This isn’t a podcast just for fitness geeks.

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