Movement Made Better Podcast
Movement Made Better Podcast by Stick Mobility, the fitness training program that combines joint mobilization, strength training, and active 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. A new episode is posted weekly on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube.
#31 Technical Fitness with Chad Raynor
Chad has over 16 years in the fitness industry and specializes in mobility. He has become an elite trainer and influencer working with clients of all ages and backgrounds. He is a NASM, CPT, CES, PES, Stick Mobility instructor, and holds SFG2 and FRC certifications. Topic discussed in this podcast episode include passive vs active stretching, training frequency for heavy lifting, and addressing negativity on social media!
#30 Tapping Into Human Potential with Chris Chamberlin
Chris is the current director of programming at the WeckMethod Lab in San Diego, California. With over 12 years of coaching experience and a lifetime’s worth of personal practice, he is an industry leader in educating the fundamental principles of human movement. He is also credited with the completion of numerous continuing education certifications including WMQ, WMR, WMQ2, P.B.R. Training Course, BOSU Elite, and RMT Ropes. Topics discussed in this podcast episode include the importance of strong will and mindset training, isometrics and coiling for strength and aesthetics, Bosu Elite, and cycling through torsion lines for lower back health!
#29 Golf Strong with Ben Shear
Ben Shear is a performance trainer for numerous PGA Touring Professionals and Fitness Advisor to Golf Digest Magazine. Through the years, he has worked with more than 20 PGA Touring Professionals (including a former World #1 golfer and a Major Champion), collegiate golf teams, competitive amateurs, nationally-recognized Junior golfers, and recreational golfers. He founded Athletic Edge Training Facility in 2000 and created the Ben Shear Golf Science and Fitness program. Topics discussed in this podcast episode include the fastest way to hit the ball farther, the most common injuries in golf, key differences between a hockey swing and golf swing, and Stick Mobility for golf!
#28 Old Time Strongman Training with Bud Jeffries
Bud is a professional performing strongman, minister, massage therapist, motivational speaker, author, and business owner. He has written eight books, produced over 30 DVD series, and several audio products. He has won 2 state, 2 regional, 1 national, and 1 world championship in Drug-Free Powerlifting. Bud has set over 30 records including 2 world records and several national/American records. He was a member of the University of Florida 1991 SEC Championship Football Team. He has competed in Highland Games, winning his division in Orlando in 1998. Bud also competed in NHB fights and Toughman competitions. Join us as we discuss effort vs pain, the benefits of isometrics in strength training, and confronting your nemesis exercise!
#27 The Savage Mindset with Ivan Batinich
Ivan “The White Tiger” Batinich is an American Kickboxing Academy Pro-Team Member who holds a professional 4-1 record and an undefeated 3-0 amateur MMA record. He is a former gym owner (IBSTRONG closed in 2019) and holds a bachelor’s in Kinesiology from California State East Bay. Ivan holds numerous athletic accolades which include: Pro Football (San Jose Wolves), D-1 Football (Washington State University) All-American, and 2x 1st Team All-state (West Valley College). Join us as we talk about traditional strength training for MMA fighters, overtraining, and different program variables for fighters!
#26 Holistic Personal Training with Michael Demora
Michael has been a long-time innovator in the health and fitness industry, helping athletes from the NBA, NHL, PGA, MLB, and NFL, as well as fitness clients, get the most from their bodies. He was the Director of Education for the prestigious Spectrum Health Clubs for over 6 years in Southern California, before founding the National College of Exercise Professionals (NCEP). Michael holds two Masters Degrees in Education and Sports Science and currently serves as President and Director of Education for NCEP. In this podcast episode we talk about what exercise therapy is, the difference between a trainer and coach, and teaching trainers how to run a business!
#25 Training Young Athletes with Jeremy Frisch
Jeremy is the owner and Director of Achieve Performance Training in Clinton, Massachusetts. He is the former Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Holy Cross Athletic Department. Prior to joining Holy Cross, he served as the Sports Performance Director at Teamworks Sports Center in Acton, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for the design and implementation of all strength and conditioning programs. He also served as a Speed and Strength Coach for Athletes Edge Sports Training and did a strength and conditioning internship at Stanford University. In this podcast episode we discuss sport-specific training vs developing general foundational qualities, disappearance of physical education from schools, and benefits of “rough and tumble play”!
#24 Training for Health and Performance with Michol Dalcourt
Michol Dalcourt is an internationally recognized industry-leading expert in human movement and performance. He is the daunter and Director of the Institute of Motion, inventor of the fitness tool “ViPR”, and Co-Founder of PTA Global. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco in the Faculty of Sports Science. As a trainer, Michol has worked with a general clientele as well as athletes of all levels including college-level pitchers, NHL hockey players, NLL Lacrosse players, and Olympic gold medal athletes. In this episode we discuss Institute of Motion’s 4 Quadrant System, programming for variability, task-based training, and more!
#23 Bodyweight Training with Mike Fitch
Mike Fitch is an innovative fitness educator and movement coach with over 18 years of experience in the fitness industry. As the founder of Global Bodyweight Training, he’s developed multiple programs that focus on skill-based bodyweight training, including Animal Flow and the Bodyweight Athlete Program. Today Mike remains dedicated to the various bodyweight-based disciplines, but still draws upon his accumulated knowledge to develop new training programs. You’ll see him integrating kettlebells, VIPRs, and heavyweight training into his multi-disciplinary training regimes. In this episode we discuss bodyweight vs weighted training, bodyweight foundational training for teens, Animal Flow, and lots more!
#22 Dennis’s and Neal’s Favorite Exercises and Tools
This episode features Stick Mobility Co-Founders Dennis Dunphy and Neal Valera. Tune in to hear their personal top 5 favorite exercises and tools, along with their personal favorite Stick Mobility exercises. Some of the highlighted exercises and tools in this episode include climbing drills, floating stones, landmine press, and Blaze Pods!
#21 Strength in Motion with Kelly Manzone
Kelly Manzone is a personal trainer, educator, and the creator of “Pillars of Female Strength” and “Sturdy Athletes Program for Tennis Athletes”. She 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. Kelly 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. In this episode we talk about stigmas surrounding women and strength training, vintage strength tools, benefits of rotational training, and more!
#20 Core Training Principles with Kevin Carr
Kevin Carr is the co-owner of Movement as Medicine, licensed massage therapist, certified functional strength coach, and certified strength & conditioning specialist. He has 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 fitness clients. In this episode we discuss core training principles, holistic training approaches, benefits to unilateral training, and more!
#19 Athletic Training with Chris “Flo” Flores
Chris Flores is the 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. He is a Master Trainer in Animal Flow and the creator of the Rooted Rehab Certification for Athletic Trainers. He also developed a Mindset Shift Program called FLO-OSOPHY. Tune in to hear us talk about what a Certified Athletic Trainer is, missing elements in youth athletics programs, e-athletes, and more!
#18 Performance Coaching with Donnie Maib & Clint Martin of University of Texas
Donnie Maib is the Olympic Sports Director at the University of Texas. He has worked with several different sports and was awarded the highest award possible for a strength and conditioning coach. He recently launched his own podcast in which he focuses on the five support areas of athletic performance. Clint Martin is a former Division 1 athlete and is an Assistant Athletic Performance Coach at the University of Texas. Clint currently works with track and field, swimming, and golf. He started ACE Athletics which helped athletes training in the NFL free agency and also has experience working with Olympic athletes. In this episode we discuss coaching tips for training college athletes, individualized training programs, transferable energy systems, and more!
#17 The Future of Physical Therapy with The Maestro Dr. Shanté Cofield
Dr. Shanté is the creator of The Movement Maestro, a social-media based company that provides both online and in-person education for movement professionals. Having amassed a large following on Instagram, she has traveled internationally for speaking opportunities and has become a leader as an educator for movement professionals. In this episode we discuss paradigm shifts in Physical Therapy and lots of tips for fitness professionals using social media for their business.
#16 Coaching Rules, Exercise Checklists, and Adapting to the Unknown with Brendon Rearick
Brendon Rearick is a strength and conditioning coach, public speaker, teacher, and business owner. He is a co-owner and educator at Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), co-owner and therapist at Movement as Medicine, Director of Fitness at Crossover Health in San Jose, California, co-owner and trainer at Train Smarter and Harder Sports Performance and Adult Fitness in Brentwood, California, and former Performance Director at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. He’s striving to make exercise the number one prescribed drug in the world and to spread the positive by-products of movement and coaching. In this episode we discuss tips for a long successful career in fitness, going virtual during shelter in place, and more!
#15 Barefoot Science and Human Movement with Dr. Emily Splichal
Dr. Emily Splichal is a Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist. With a spirit to challenge conformity, Dr. Splichal has taken her conventional Podiatric Medical degree and combined it with years of experience and expertise in human movement and sensory science to found Naboso Technology. She believes that our experience in this world is built around sensory stimulation and our ability to process, perceive, and integrate this information effectively. Tune in to hear us talk about the importance of knowing the function of feet, shoes vs no shoes, Naboso Technology, and more!
#14 Getting Stupid Strong with Ray Bailey
Ray Bailey is a competitive powerlifter and fitness coach with a focus on movement, strength training, corrective exercises, and nutrition. He enlists a holistic approach to movement and function and can be found scouring the latest research drawing new insights into ways of improving his clients’ wellness. In this podcast episode we talk with Ray about strength, nutrition, and dive into the essential principles and guidelines towards achieving strength.
#13 Fascia & Movement Fluency with Steve Capobianco
Dr. Capobianco is the Senior Director of Medical Education at Rocktape and authored the Fascial Movement Taping Manual. He is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner, with a Diplomate in Rehabilitation from the ACA and is a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist. He is also certified in Active Release and a Graston Technique Provider that allows him to treat a myriad of musculoskeletal injuries using a combination of hand and tool release therapy. Join us as we talk about fascia, movement fluency, cupping, compressive vs decompression therapy, and lots more!
#12 The Importance of Breathwork with Jill Miller
Jill Miller is the co-founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and creator of the self-care fitness formats Yoga Tune Up and The Roll Model Method. With more than 30 years of study in anatomy and movement, she is a pioneer in forging relevant links between the worlds of fitness, yoga, massage, athletics, and pain management. As the creator of some of the world’s best mobility tools, she has crafted original programs for 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, YogaWorks, and numerous professional sports teams. In this episode we discuss coaching methodology, a simple way to access one’s breath, the foam roller density conundrum, and more!
#11 Strength Concepts and Perceptions with D.J. Murakami
D.J. Murakami brings over a decade of experience training athletes, teams, and fitness enthusiasts. His mission is to help people move better, feel better, and regain lost ability to play. He has built a strong following on Instagram with his incredible feats of strength, Chi Torque, and movement programs like the Online Movement University. Join us as we discuss odd object lifting, the Online Movement University, what strength is, gym strength vs applied strength, and lots more!
#10 Strength Coaching Beyond the X’s and O’s with Chip Morton
Chip Morton is a NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach. Join us as we discuss his proven methods and philosophies he has developed and refined over the last 30 years, including 16 as the Cincinnati Bengals Strength and Conditioning Coach. We also discuss misconceptions strength coaches may have, simple vs technical movements, trainer psychology, and more!
#9 Home Workouts During Physical Distancing
Get creative for home workouts during the Coronavirus shelter-in-place period. In this podcast episode we discuss what mindset is needed to keep moving and stay strong despite these challenging times, plus tips on alternative training tools for drills at home.
#3 Interview with Master Instructor Jared Forestieri
Jared Forestieri is a Master Instructor and Strength and Conditioning Coach with a focus in injury prevention. He is also the Director of Programming at Next Generation Training Center in New Jersey. In this podcast episode we discuss tips on becoming a Master Instructor, advice for new Personal Trainers, and helpful insights for opening your first gym.