The Pinnacle Performance Podcast
By Conor Harris
The Pinnacle Performance PodcastAug 12, 2022
43. Mike Cantrell - Re-Thinking Common Assessments, The Key To Frontal Plane Control, & Why It Is Possible To Have The "Opposite" Of A Left AIC Pattern
Mike is a professional movement and performance consultant with over 25 years experience working with a variety of patients and athletes in all manner of
settings across the country and around the globe. Mike is a partner with James Anderson MPT, PRC and lead performance consultant with Applied Integration Consulting, which has impacted patients and athletes across the US and throughout Europe, Australia and Asia. Mike’s area of expertise centers on helping individuals with chronic pain and enhancing sport performance through integration of neuro-respiratory dynamics. Of particular interest is the emergence of his skill with orofacial management of PRI-based principles.
42. Marcos Rodriguez - Self Development In The Fitness Industry & The Utility Of Psychedilic Experiences
Marocs Rodriguez is a Personal Trainer at Hype Gym in New York City.
41. Andrew Hauser - High Level PRI Application, Underrated Keys To Creating Adaptation, And Integrating Other Systems (DNS, EDOLA)
Andrew Hauser is a physical therapist and rehab practitioner in a private-practice setting. He has worked in a variety of roles in his 14 years of experience as an athletic trainer and strength coach, with his most recent role being the Director of Performance Rehab with the Los Angeles Dodgers during which time he was a part of their 2020 World Series team.
40. Paul Fabritz - Programming For Injury Minimization, How We Made The Durability Code, Exercise Progression Strategies, & Simplifying Performance Assessments
Paul Fabritz is a Strength & Conditioning Coach who specializes in performance training for Basketball athletes.
39. Bill Hartman - Layers of Compensation In Infrasternal Angles, Rolling Patterns, Body Shapes Influencing Exercise Selection, & Why Stretching Isn't What You Think It Is
Bill Hartman is a physical therapist at IFAST Physical Therapy in Indianapolis which specializes in treating patients who have complex pain or injury. He is the founder of the compression/expansion model which includes infrasternal angle archetypes.
38. Mike Kay - The Expansion/Compression Model, Body Types and Swing Sport Patterns, & Exercise Selection From The Ground Up
Mike Kay is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Strength & Conditioning Coach for HELIX training facility in Arizona.
37. Integrated Kinetic Neurology - The IKN System, The Intersection of Biomechanics & Neurology, Assessment Protocols, and Exercise Selection
Dr. Ryan Foley earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Psychology, and Gerontology from Nazareth College of Rochester, New York. He began his career in Miami working at a sports performance center, delivering treatment professional athletes from teams such as the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos and also the U.S.A Olympic Sailing team. Out of dissatisfaction with the conventional approach to helping people resolve pain and injuries, he moved back to Ireland and began studying applied functional neurology methods, specifically Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex, along with other applied neuroscience approaches to help get people get out of pain and improve function. He now owns his own private practice Evolve Physiotherapy.
Dr. Kyle Paxton has earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, along with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from a private university in New York. He now owns a multi-location sports medicine practice in the Washington, DC metro area.
He first experienced the power of neurology during his undergraduate degree while working at a facility training athletes. This insight caused him to continue down this path and learn how neurology does connect us all. He has built his view of movement around the idea that everything we do is dictated by the nervous system.
36. Evan Peikon - A New Perspective on Energy Systems Training, Programming For Respiratory vs Delivery Limitations, & Integrating Strength Training with ESD
Evan Peikon is the owner of Training Think Tank and is also an Exercise Physiologist and Trainer for Hgih-Level Endurance Athletes.
35. Matt Domney - Programming for Strength, Exercise Selection for Different Populations, Sensorimotor Training vs Loading, & Handling Criticism on Social Media
Matt Domney is the head Strength Coach for Compound Performance
34. Chase Gilmore - Living Life with Chronic Pain, What Works & What Doesn't, How to Best Help People in Pain
Chase has been living with chronic pain for 8 years. His life had been uprooted and his story is one of struggle and perseverance.
33. Gary Ward - How Foot Function Affects the Kinetic Chain, Why Supination Unlocks Extension, Pronation in Athletes & Sprinting, & Compensatory Patterns in Foot-Related Injuries
Gary Ward is the founder of Anatomy in Motion & specalizes in foot function within the human body.
32. Dr. Andy Galpin - Assessments for Endurance, Physiology of Improving Breathing Mechanics, Choosing Priorities for Training, and Individualizing Programming for Groups
31. Lee Taft - Training Multidirectional Speed, Athlete Self-Organization During Speed Training, Myths of Speed Development, & Questioning Trunk Stiffness in Cutting Actions
Lee Taft is the founder of several training facilities across the country & does private consulting for athletic development programs.
30. Joel Reinhardt - Training for "Game Speed", Managing Volume of Practice Loads in Athletes, Technical & Tactical Models in Sport, & Using Constraints for Better Transfer to Sport
Joel is the Assistant Director of Sports Performance at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
29. Logan Jones - Muscle Tone in Athletes, The Overhead Squat Assessment, Common Compensations in Baseball Players, & Strength Training Shop Talk
Logan Jones is a S&C coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks
28. Zac Cupples - Exercise vs Manual Interventions, Layers of Compensations in Human Patterns, The "Pathological" Shoulder & Pelvis, Vision Considerations, & Infrasternal Angle Shop Talk
Zac Cupples is a physical therapist with experience working in NBA, private, and online settings.
27. Greg Hawthorne - How Athlete Body Types Affect Training Approaches & Performance, How to Analyze the Specific Needs of a Body Type, & Genetics vs Training Influences on Performance Longevity
Greg Hawthorne is an Athletic Trainer and S&C coach.
26. Alex Effer - Embryology in Human Patterns, Addressing Compensatory Patterns in Human Movement, Evolving Training Models with new Evidence, & Cervical Spine's Role in Range of Motion
Alex Effer is a strength & conditioning coach and also runs a mentorship program for coaches looking to evolve their model.
25. Kyle Dobbs - Principles in Training Systems, Growing Your Training Model, Adapting as a Trainer to Client & Athlete Needs, & Building Resiliency in Clientele
Kyle Dobbs is a Strength & Conditioning coach & mentors other trainers in the field to grow their training model and business.
24. Sean Light - Being a Strength Coach in the NBA, Neurology of Elite Performance, Asymmetry of Elite Athletes, & Building Your Fitness/S&C Career
Sean Light is a former strength coach for the Los Angelos Lakers and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He now helps fitness professionals build their careers.
23. Neal Hallinan - Postural Restoration Institute Principles, Vision in Pain Syndromes, Addressing Patterns in Humans, & The Brain's Influence on Posture
Neal Hallinan is a certified through PRI methodology & works primarily with people in pain.
22. Aleena Kanner - Endocrine Responses to Training & Nutrition, The Psychological Cost of Fitness Goals, The Idea of "Bulking" & "Cutting", Coach/Client Relationships
Aleena Kanner is a personal trainer & Olympic Weightlifting Competitor.
21. Dr. Tommy John - Training Enviornment, Isometrics as Assessments, Assessing Human Movement Patterns, Fatigue, & Mindfulness Practice
Dr. Tommy John is a strength & conditioning coach, chiropractor, and health coach.
20. Aaron Davis - Myths of Energy System Development Training, Occulsion, Choosing the Right Modality for the Individual, & Moxy/OmegaWave Technology in Training
Aaron Davis is a sports physiologist & Strength and Conditioning coach for Evolve Health & Performance.
19. Jake Tuura - The Value of Isometrics, Improving Vertical Jump, Power Training, & Overcoming Jumper's Knee in Athletes
Jake Tuura is a Strengh & Conditioning coach at Youngtown State University in Ohio
18. Dr. Locatelli Rao - Combining PRI, DNS, & FRC Systems, How Vision Affects Treatment, Intra-Abdominal Pressure, Femoral-Acetabular Impingement Myths, & When Surgery is/isn't an Ideal Consideration
Dr. Locatelli Rao is a physical therapist for Pasadena Physcial Therapy.
17. Taylor Fakas - Psychology of Client & Coach Relationships, Spiritual Aspects of Training, Human Beings in Patterns, How to Reach Someone on an Emotional Level, & Frequencies of Life
Taylor Farkas is a holistic lifestyle coach and biomechanics specialist for Zero Point Performance.
16. Dr. Ben House - Biases in "Evidence-Based" Approaches, How to Best Remain Objective, Carbs Vs no Carbs, Dietary Influences on Hormones, & Testosterone Shop Talk
Dr. Ben House has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin, which is one of the top ranked public universities in the United States. Dr. House is also a Nutritionist (CN), Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist (FDN), and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP).
15. Josh Clark - Biomechanics & Neurology Shop Talk, The Complexity of Pain, Why we Need a Multi-Facted Approach to Training, & Why Some Research Isn't as Legit as we Think
Josh Clark is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and consultant for chronic pain patients as well as specializes in distance-running athletes.
14. Bob Alejo - All Things ACL Injury/Return to Play, Psychological Factors in Injury, The High Performance Program, & What we Have Forgotten in the Era of Social Media
Bob Alejo is the Senior Associate Athletics Director at California State Northridge
13. Ryan Banta - The Sprinter's Compendium Book, The "Criticial Mass" System, Applicable Sports Psychology, Weightroom Training for Track Athletes, Consequences of Training
Ryan Banta is the author of "The Sprinter's Compendium"
12. Tyler Rathke - Total Motion Release System, How to Combine Several System for Success, How to Utilize Vision and the Jaw for Better Performance, & why Frequencies are key for the Nervous System
Tyler Rathke is a Track & Field coach and also a Strength & Conditioning Specialist.
11. Zach DeChant - Pelvis/Ribcage Biomechanics, Common Errors in Baseball S&C, Grip Strength/Readiness Correlation, & Why your Recovery Strategies Might not be Optimal
Zach DeChant is the head baseball S&C coach for TCU and also is the author of "Movement Over Maxes".
10. Adarian Barr - "Falling" vs "Pushing", Best Ways to Simplify Cueing, Why the Transverse Arch Unlocks Speed, & What we can Learn From the Top Sprinters
Get ready to get your mind blown!
9. James Smith (The U of Strength) - Maximizing Skill Acquisition, Perception-Action Coupling, Designing A Learning Environment, & How To Keep S&C Training Fun
8. Christina Myers - Coaching and Programming for Female Powerlifters/Gymnasts, How Introverts can be Great Coaches, & Psychological Considerations in Coaching
Apologies for the audio quality on my end, microphone wasn't functioning correctly.
7. Adam Menner - Loading & Propulsion, Bracing, Referencing the Ground, Perceptual-Cognitive Training, & Starting a Business
Adam Menner and I go back and forth on some great topics.
6. David Grey - Isometrics & Cocontractions, Understanding Stiffness, Muscle Slack, & Top-Down vs Bottom-Up Approaches
You will not want to miss this one.
5. Jake Dunn - The Intensive Seminar, The only Plane of Movement, Training Gait, & Building a Successful Online Business in Today's World
Jake Dunn goes into detail with the human body and might blow your mind.
4. Q&A - Foundations of Asymmetry, Hip Shifting, How I Coach the Deadlift, & Why you Should Understand Biotensegrity
Take 20 minutes off of your Caronavirus quarantine for a quick Q&A!
3. Cody Hughes - Dealing with Coronavirus, High School S&C: Building Buy-in & Underrated Programming Tips for Athletes
Cody discusses the pandemic, how to build meaningful relationships, and how to not get stapled to the floor on a heavy clean.
2. Q&A - My Story, Top 3 Things Young Coaches can do to Get Ahead, Building a Business, & Biggest Mistakes of my Career
Because I got so many questions about/from young coaches, I decided to dediate the first Q&A to that topic.
1. Jack Anderson - Super Simple Gait, Vision, Shoes, & Adarian Barr's Sprinting
On the first official episode of the Pinnacle Performance Podcast, Jack Anderson and I discuss how to make gait easier to understand, why vision matters & how our shoes can affect our vision, and Adarian Barr's interesting take on sprinting mechanics.