Just like every other Sunday, we have another group of podcasts and articles to read and listen to that I have dived into. Like every other week, there was a ton of content out there both in written form and through podcasts. Enjoy!
Lot of really good podcasts this week. The more I listen to Andy Frisella the more I like the guy – he brings a lot to the table. Also, Dr. John Rusin is great. His thought process on strength and conditioning is one that I wish more people had.
If you are anything like me, you need as much help as you can get when it comes to mobility. Therefore, I recommend reading Eric Cressey’s article on mobility training and applying some of his thoughts to your daily wellness routine.
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“If breathing isn’t normalized no other movement pattern will be.” Karl Lewit. ▫️ . Attack the low hanging fruit. ▫️ . Diaphragmatic breathing is probably the simplest thing we can perform in the weight room yet is constantly overlooked when it comes to changing and improving movement and performance. ▫️ . Respiration leads to better posture. Better posture leads to an athlete that is more resilient to injury and to better performance. More resilient + better performance = better athlete. If you aren’t coaching breathing you are missing the boat. ▫️ . Some of the documented benefits of diaphragmatic breathing; ▫️ . ✅ a window into the autonomic nervous system to help promote a more para-sympathetic state. ▫️ . ✅ Decreases heart rate. ▫️ . ✅ Decreases blood pressure. ▫️ . ✅ Decreases anxiety. ▫️ . ✅ Changes in insulin sensitivity. ▫️ . ✅ An important spinal stabilizer. ▫️ . We simply cue an athlete to breathe in through the nose (3-4 seconds) and out through their mouth (6-8 seconds). Though it may seem like a small detail, breathing in through the nose and subsequently out through the mouth is critical as it stimulates the vagus nerve.