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#95 - Dr. John Rusin On Sports Performance, 6 Minute Warm Ups & Functional Hypertrophy Training

Dr. John Rusin is not your run of the mill physical therapist. He is into the field of sports performance physical therapy and seeks to create impressive and diverse life-altering programs that bridge the gap between high-performance strength and conditioning and cutting-edge rehabilitation methodology.

John starts by telling us a little about himself, as well as some history -- why he’s in his field and profession, along with some talk about his sports experiences back in the day. He even shares about the time he got a UCL injury, and having to give up baseball. He also talks about why he’s so passionate about his field.

The topic shifts towards more specific subjects as Doc and Tommy begin to ask John about things like common reasons for injury, bio-mechanics, and about a certain weakness in people. They also talk about arthrokinematics, effective warm ups and about the functional hypertrophy program.

This episode is a gem! John has talked about some very good points that the lot of you will definitely learn from. Enjoy the podcast, guys!

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Show Notes:

  • Tommy’s Tribute. [4:01]
  • John tells us a little about himself. [5:28]
  • Doc asks John why he wanted to be in his field. [5:58]
  • John talks about his sports in highschool & college. [6:52]
  • John’s UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) injury. [9:03]
  • John on having to give up baseball & the aftermath. [10:38]
  • What makes John passionate in his field today? [12:21]
  • Tommy asks about common reasons for injury. [13:49]
  • Tommy on bio-mechanics. [15:17]
  • Sports injuries that John has seen. [15:59]
  • Doc briefly on his lower back issues. [18:43]
  • Doc asks John why he says people are weak. [19:10]
  • Neurological pathways for correct muscle firing sequence. [22:28]
  • John on arthrokinematics. [23:40]
  • Doc asks John about 6 minute warm ups. [25:30]
  • More on effective warm ups. [30:40]
  • Tommy asks John about his clean and deadlift movements. [37:07]
  • Optimising core stiffness through bracing. [42:30]
  • John’s functional hypertrophy training & other programs. [44:11]
  • 6 From 6. [49:27]
  • What is John’s favorite travel destination? [49:45]
  • What is John’s dream destination? [50:05]
  • What books does John recommend? [50:39]
  • What does John like to do in his downtime? [51:15]
  • Who inspires John? [51:55]
  • If John could invite 3 people to dinner, who would they be? [53:16]

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Your weekly podcast exploring fitness, adventure and life. Hosted By Bill Kerr and Tommy Ahern, AdventureFit Radio focuses on bringing you interesting interviews from all realms of fitness, adventure and life in general.