On this episode of the Doc and Jock Podcast we talk to Kirksman Teo. Kirksman is an olympic lifting coach based out of Malaysia and has some really unique perspectives on the Asian lifting style.
He's spent time training with the Chinese coaches in China and feels the movement of the olympic lifts should be prioritized over anything else. I love the reference of adding a turbo charger verses switching out an engine to a V8. He feels bigger numbers on the squat/press and other accessory training lifts are not as important as becoming more efficient at the subtleties of the two olympic lifts.
Here are some links to things we cover in the podcast.
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
Kirksman Teo Video Talking About Why Asian Lifters Are So Smooth
Kirksman Teo Video Talking Squatting For Weightlifters
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One year ago, I was sitting at a desk in an office in the Troop Medical Clinic next to the U.S. Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning. I remember my last day as a Physical Therapist in the Army. I didn’t see patients that day. I had to go around the post and make sure I was cleared to leave and was fully out processed. This requires a lot of waiting as many other soldiers are doing the same thing. Waiting in long lines affords you an incredible amount of time to think and in my case worry about the future.
As I sat in the endless lines to finish my out processing from the Army, the same question kept running through my head. Am I making the right choice? I would think anyone that has started a business has had the same doubts. This same question constantly ran through my head for about the first six months after I separated from the Army.
I had spent 7 years in the Army. I was literally born in the Army since my dad was a career Army officer. I grew up on military bases, I had a high and tight haircut for the majority of my life and I knew little in regards to how the civilian world differed from the military.
To make things more complicated I had a family to provide for. When I left my comfortable job with great healthcare benefits it was at a time when I had a 2 year old son and a 6 month old daughter. My goal was to leave the military, move to Atlanta, Georgia, open a physical therapy practice that didn’t accept insurance and do it in a CrossFit gym!
As I write this, my plan sounds reckless. Obviously most of my friends and family thought my plan sounded crazy and they voiced their opinions/concerns to me up until the day I got out of the Army. The reality is that they were worried about me. They didn’t mean to be negative because they didn’t believe in me or what I was doing. They didn’t understand what I was doing or why I was leaving a steady paycheck and good benefits. It was hard for them to accept and their anxiety over the transition manifested itself in questioning my decisions.
This is something you have to come to terms with quickly if you want to be an entrepreneur. That’s exactly what you’re becoming if you decide to open a physical therapy practice. You may be a physical therapist but above all else you are a businessman/businesswoman. Get used to people doubting you. Get used to people questioning your decisions. You have to embrace it and the faster you do it the better you will feel.
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Our latest podcast is out and we're talking about something near and dear to our us. We have both started our own businesses. While they vary is size and scope, we have the same experiences that most people do when they start a business. Take a lesson from us and listen here while we explain what you need to know and read to get you started on the right track.
In this podcast we discuss a few books to help get you started and you can find this books in our Recommended Products page or you can click the links below.
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
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On the latest Episode of the Doc and Jock Podcast Athletes' Potential and Joe's Barbell sit down and talk all things weightlifting with MuscleDriver USA Coach Don McCauley. The gang gets into the status of the sport of Weightlifting including Coach McCauley's views regarding USA Weightlifting, CrossFit's influence on Weightlifting participation, and his opinion regarding different pulling techniques between American, Asian, and European Weightlifters.
We've also linked to his book, Power Trip: A Guide to Weightlifting for Coaches, Athletes & Parents in our recommended products, but you can also find his book here.
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In this episode of the Doc and Jock Podcast Joe and I talk about continuing education courses and certifications. Joe and I have both been through a number of courses and we give you our opinion on which ones we liked and how they fit in the coaches skill set.
You'll learn things like this:
-Do you need to get your CSCS (or what that even is if you don't know)?
-Which CrossFit courses did we like the best?
-What if you don't have the time to travel or money?
-What are some resources you should check out?
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
PhysioCoach Foot and Ankle Course
OPEX Coach Course
Dr. Danny and Dr. Jackie's views on performance improvement, injury prevention and sometimes other random thoughts.