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Gym Laird #32 | Dr. Pat Davidson

Gym Laird #32 | Dr. Pat DavidsonPat Davidson, Ph.D, is an exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and traveling lecturer. Pat started out in the fitness world as an athlete who was looking to find any training and nutrition tool possible to make him the best he could possibly be at sports.Rad More
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You want to be a Strength and Conditioning Coach?

Video below explains how to become a Strength coach or personal trainer, I give steps and suggested a product.  What the most important skill needed as a coach? The different ways to get into the industry.
Links Mentioned in video  Complete "Core" Training Mike Robertson  Eric Cressey  Joe DeFranco  Mike Robertson Interview Eric Cressey Interview  Pat Davidson Interview Why People skills are so important

Simple tips to feel better

In the video below, I lay out some simple tips on how to feel better and improve overall health and well-being and how our environment we live in effects us.

Importance of Circadian Rhythm 

Links related to my video:
Sun exposure and it's relationship with all cause mortality 
Red Screen Hack
Blue light glasses brown 
Blue light glasses black
Night time blue blockers
Top of the line blue blockers (especially if you need them custom lenses)

Creating Tension

One of the biggest challenges as a coach is getting clients to understand how to load the bar or create tension in the dead lift. I was lucky enough to have one of the greatest powerlifters of all time Chuck Vogelpohl teach me how to load the bar.  This resulted in me putting 200lbs on my pull in less then 6 months.  Deadlifting is all about leverage, you could be super strong but if don't load the bar and create tension you are leaving lbs on the platform or even worse increasing your risking injury.  Check out this awesome Instagram post on loading the bar on the deadlift.


Change in perspective

During my morning walk I was thinking about how much I have evolved since I first got involved in the Strength and Conditioning game back in 1996 it is really interesting to think about how much perspective has changed.  One the biggest things that has changed in my thought process is how much our environment drives our biology.  

Here is a great article that sums up much of the information I have learned the last four years.  CLICK HERE TO READ 

What kind of environment are you spending the majority of you time in ?

Inward Investing

Here is an interview that I did with Mike Ritter. 

I really enjoyed do this interview we cover training women, lots about kids and athletic development we also get into some of the challenges I've faced as a business owner and as a person.  

Don't be a zoo human

I am re-posting this interview I did with Craig Caudill of Nature Reliance School I believe the biggest challenge we face today as a species is overcoming this modern world we have created.  Humans especially the young generation is spending the majority of it's time indoors using technology.  

Check out these links:
Zoos make animals crazy

Prisoners spend more time outside then kids do

Effects of smart phones on an entire generation 

Smart Phones causing mental health issues in kids as young as 2

In order for us to overcome these challenges I believe it is critical to reconnect with nature,  Craig and I get into how to get someone who has never spent any time in nature to do so.