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Movement Made Better Podcast by Stick Mobility, the fitness training program that combines joint mobilization, strength training, and deep fascial stretching. The show covers topics from improving mobility to fitness business with co-founders Dennis Dunphy and Neal Valera, featuring special guests from the fitness community.

Movement Made Better Podcast Stick Mobility

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Movement Made Better Podcast by Stick Mobility, the fitness training program that combines joint mobilization, strength training, and deep fascial stretching. The show covers topics from improving mobility to fitness business with co-founders Dennis Dunphy and Neal Valera, featuring special guests from the fitness community.

    #22 Top 5 Exercises with Dennis Dunphy and Neal Valera

    #22 Top 5 Exercises with Dennis Dunphy and Neal Valera

    This week's episode features Stick Mobility Co-Founders Dennis Dunphy and Neal Valera as they speak about their personal top 5 favorite exercises. Some of the highlighted workouts in this episode include:Offset Lever LoadingResistance Band Push & PullSandbag CleansBlaze PodsA few favorite Stick Mobility movements   

    • 39 min
    #21 Strength In Motion with Kelly Manzone

    #21 Strength In Motion with Kelly Manzone

    This week's episode features personal trainer and educator Kelly Manzone, creator of "Pillars of Female Strength" and "Sturdy Athletes Program for Tennis Athletes". We talk about stigmas surrounding women and strength training, vintage strength tools, benefits of rotational training, and more!Kelly has over 17 years in the fitness industry specializing in unconventional training in modalities such as kettlebells, Indian clubs, mace training, and mobility workshops and clinics.She is fascinated by Physical Culture, an era identified with its historical tools of strength and skill-based modalities. She believes that training methods of the past can enrich modern-day life. By focusing on capability, sustainability, skill, and movement quality in her own practice, the inevitable outcome becomes strength, resilience, and longevity.  In this episode we discuss:Kelly's background... @0:11Stigmas surrounding women & strength training… @7:40“It’s Okay To Be Strong” - Transitioning new female clients into a strength based ideology… @10:45Kelly's thoughts on Stick Mobility — Theory, female clients, athletes… @13:33KellsBells private stock - Old time strength tools (Indian Clubs, Steel Maces, Kettlebells and more)… @22:51Adapting to the new virtual health and wellness environment… @36:19Benefits of circular/rotational training… @52:22Sang (Battle Shield) strength training… @58:10 More from Kelly at: https://www.instagram.com/kellsbells88/https://www.kellymanzone.com 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #20 Core Training Principles with Kevin Carr

    #20 Core Training Principles with Kevin Carr

    This week's episode features Kevin Carr, co-owner of Movement as Medicine, licensed massage therapist, certified functional strength coach, and certified strength & conditioning specialist. We talk about core training principles, holistic training approaches, benefits to unilateral training, and more!Kevin has already amassed a wealth of experience in the field of sports performance and personal training while working at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning in Woburn, Massachusetts working with US Olympians and Average Joes alike. Kevin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a License in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute- Watertown, he is also credited with the completion of numerous continuing education certifications including FMS, SFMA, NKT Level 1 and 2, FRC, FAPP, Pn1, and PRI. In this episode we discuss:Advice for trainers working with clients with rheumatoid arthritis or similar issues… @5:53Programming for clients with chronic pain vs. playing it by feel.. @7:32The benefits of unilateral training over bi-lateral dominant training… @11:26Core principles of the CSFC (Certified Functional Strength Coach)… @12:29Stick Mobility utilization within the CSFC program… @14:45Are you overtraining?  Signs to watch out for… @18:20Varying coaching styles... @22:13What CFSC has coming up and how they have adapted due to covid... @23:38Kevin's upcoming book "Anatomy of Functional Training Through Human Kinetics"... @24:29Disconnect between medical society and fitness industry... @28:24How the US has handled covid compared to other countries... @33:27Improvements needed in the medical field... @36:15Training as part of preventative health care... @40:56Why there is a need for more requirements to become a certified trainer... @42:55MBSC intern program for young trainers... @43:02 More from Kevin at: https://www.instagram.com/kev_in_carr/https://movement-as-medicine.com  

    • 50 min
    #19 Athletic Training with Chris "Flo" Flores

    #19 Athletic Training with Chris "Flo" Flores

    This week's podcast features Chris "Flo" Flores, Clinical Instructor for the Athletic Training programs at Kean University, Montclair State University, and Seton Hall University. Chris has a gift for mentoring young trainers and sharing his experiences and acquired knowledge from over 17 years in the fitness industry.Chris is a Master Trainer in Animal Flow and the creator of the Rooted Rehab Certification for Athletic Trainers. Rooted Rehab teaches Athletic Trainers how to develop rehab programs for athletes by finding the root cause of the problem, and not just addressing the symptoms.He has also developed a Mindset Shift Program called FLO-OSOPHY, where he speaks to Athletic Programs and Coaches and does one-on-one training with people from around the world. In This Episode We Discuss:What is a Certified Athletic Trainer and what role do they play in performance coaching? @1:32Key elements missing in most youth athletics programs… @6:07- The best piece of advice for a parent looking to get their child into a sportsSteps to becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer @10:40Coaching in the digital atmosphere… @24:45E-Athletes — Are they the future?… @36:26Creativity and improvisation - A lost art in the world of training?… @42:48Men's mentoring group… @47:22Coach Florez book recommendations… @59:28 More from Chris at: https://www.flofitnessbh.com https://www.instagram.com/flo_fitness

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #18 Performance Coaching with Donnie Maib & Clint Martin of University of Texas

    #18 Performance Coaching with Donnie Maib & Clint Martin of University of Texas

    This week's podcast features Coach Donnie Maib & Coach Clint Martin -- Strength and Conditioning Coaches at the University of Texas.Donnie Maib is the Olympic Sports Director at the University of Texas. Donnie directly works with women’s volleyball and men’s tennis. This is his 25th year as a strength and conditioning coach and his 22nd year at the University of Texas. Prior to the University of Texas, Donnie worked as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and was honored with the certification of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC). He recently launched his own podcast called “The Team Behind the Team” which focuses on the five support areas of athletic performance: behavioral/mental health, sports medicine, sports nutrition, sports science, and strength and conditioning. Clint Martin is a former Division I athlete and is an Assistant Athletic Performance Coach at the University of Texas. Clint works with men’s and women’s track and field, men’s swimming, and women’s golf. He started out at Iowa State as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for men’s basketball, swimming, and diving teams. From Iowa, he went to the University of Nevada where he started up strength and conditioning for the men’s basketball team. He later had the opportunity to join Donnie at the University of Texas, and is going on his fifth year there. Clint is certified by the National Strength Coaches Associations as a strength and conditioning coach. After he graduated, Clint started ACE Athletics which helped athletes training in the NFL free agency work on developing their speed and power. He also trained athletes training for the Olympics in wrestling, swimming, and track and field.  In This Episode We Discuss: Coaching tips and subtleties of training collegiate athletes in sport-specific modalities… @2:34The importance of individualized training programs for athletes within the team setting… @15:00Traditional vs. mobilization & movement based training in the collegiate training space… @16:22Transferable energy system training… @22:20D1 performance coach covid protocols & procedures… @28:20Which technological advances have most helped University of Texas forge better athletes… @35:39How Stick Mobility is implemented into the performance regimenTwo books every coach/trainer should have in their library… @50:04Effective coaching: building relationships with your athletes… @51:10 More from Donnie at: https://www.donniemaib.com https://www.instagram.com/donniemaib/  More from Clint at: https://www.instagram.com/clintmar10/  

    • 57 min
    #17 The Future of Physical Therapy with The Maestro Dr. Shante Cofield

    #17 The Future of Physical Therapy with The Maestro Dr. Shante Cofield

    Dr. Shante Cofield a.k.a The Movement Maestro holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU and is the creator of The Movement Maestro, a social-media based company that provides both online and in-person education for movement professionals.A former Division I athlete, she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and RockTape Lead Instructor. As a Selective Functional Movement Assessment provider, Shanté utilizes a movement-based approach that incorporates manual therapy, NeuroKinetic Therapy, corrective exercises, and techniques such as kinesiology taping and IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization). Additionally, Shanté is a Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist and holds a CrossFit Level I trainer certificate.Since starting The Movement Maestro, Shante has amassed an Instagram following of 55,000+ which has led to international speaking opportunities including Dubai, New Zealand, and Australia. In April of 2018, she launched what would become an equally successful podcast, Maestro on the Mic, which has been downloaded over 250,000 times to date. Shante also provides both one-on-one and group coaching for movement professionals, with a focus on brand strategy and development and the ever-growing digital marketplace.In This Episode We Discuss:Who is Shante The Movement MaestroThe Future of PT?  Paradigm Shifts in Physical Therapy …@12:33Shante’s #1 Recommendation for those considering college to study Physical Therapy … @18:18Business Mobility - Surviving and Thriving in the current climate: @25:39The biggest hindrances to achieving social media goals for new online businesses (and how to overcome them)… @34:05Should You Outsource Social Media at the beginning?… @42:01- The 4 Pillars of Social Media- Filtering messages and DM’sPhysical Therapy in the Digital Space… @47:20Intellectual Property: Thoughts on Posting Free Content on Social Media. …@49:09Is Social Media a Place Where a Company or Brand Should Engage Social Issues? …@55:28As a New Brand — How Much Should You Utilize Paid Promotions (Ads) on Social Media Outlets?… @1:01:44Podcasting: Is the Market Over Saturated?  Is the Ceiling Still High?… @1:08What is Financial Freedom?… @1:16:27More from Dr. Shante at:https://themovementmaestro.comhttps://www.instagram.com/themovementmaestro/

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

sfempress ,

Thinking outside the box

If you are a movement geek, this podcast is for you! I have been through multiple trainings, but these guys will have you looking at movement through a different lens. There are a lot of systems out there, but this is the base of my coaching no matter what age. Plus, it helps that I can’t stop laughing!

12357897532 ,

Great podcast on exercise and mobility!

I am a really enjoying this new podcast! The hosts of this podcast are co-founders of their own mobility exercise program that uses these crazy flexible sticks to help you stretch. It’s super intriguing and I can’t wait to get my own set of sticks so I can try it! Since turning 30 I’ve been trying to find ways to help myself not lose any of my mobility as I get older, especially since I started working a 9-5 desk job, and this program is perfect! I really liked getting some background information on their company and hearing the reasons behind why they started it! Can’t wait for the next episode!

Schrizzo ,

Great Listen

I really enjoyed learning more about the guys behind stick mobility! Keep up the good work can’t wait to hear more🥢

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