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E56 | Tracy Fober: Rehabilitating and Developing Alpine and Freestyle Athletes

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From learning the basics of weight training and physical therapy with Olympian and physical therapist Derrick Crass in Belleville, IL back in 1998 to working with US Ski & Snowboard for four years leading into the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeonchang, South Korea, Tracy Fober has worked with athletes and patients of all levels of ability.

Over that time, she has promoted the concept of physical health for life and sport, integrating knowledge and practical experience from the fields of exercise science, rehabilitation and the sport of weightlifting. Tracy is a respected performance professional in the United States and actively works to promote integration of sports medicine and athletic development through local workshops, national presentations and social media.

She brings her passion for physical health to the residents of Park City with her private practice, Iron Maven Performance Health. Inside her small but mighty facility, Tracy is able to take a very personal, individualized approach with every patient, client and athlete, providing them with the care and attention they deserve.

Topics Covered: 

  1. The rehab/performance continuum and Tracy’s career influences
  2. Tracy’s work with US Ski and Snowboard
  3. Unique aspects of working with high level snow sport athletes
  4. Common injuries in this population
  5. Benchmarks Tracy uses to gauge readiness off the snow
  6. What Tracy learned from elite alpine and freestyle athletes
  7. Psychological readiness and performance mindset
  8. Collaborating with technical coaches and members of the performance team when there are overlapping skill sets
  9. Long term athletic development for snow sport athletes
  10. In season and offseason considerations

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E55 | Keep It Real Talk #6: Having Options and Patient Outcomes

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On today’s episode, Greg, Doug and Trevor #KeepItReal while talking having options & patient outcomes.

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E54 | William Wayland: Developing Power for Golf and Rotational Sports

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William Wayland is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He works in Essex, U.K., where he is responsible for the preparation of UFC fighters, professional boxers, world champion grappling athletes, and professional golfers.

Topics Covered: 

  1. William’s coaching practice and work with professional mixed martial artists and golfers
  2. KPI’s in golf and how strength coaches can influence them
  3. William’s thoughts on “specificity” and why he trains golfers like vertical power athletes
  4. Insights from other rotational sports
  5. The concept of clubhead speed reserve
  6. Why you cannot optimize a system that isn’t robust
  7. What’s “strong enough” for golfers and how much work outside the sagittal plane is necessary beyond what the sport provides
  8. Special strength work for golfers
  9. Developing muscle mass for a faster swing
  10. The conflation of physiotherapy with golf training and how coaches and medical staffs can work together effectively
  11. The role of mobility training in recreational and elite golfers
  12. William’s new book, The Big Hitters Manual

 

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E53 | Keep It Real Talk #5: Hip Impingement & Knee Valgus

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On today’s episode, Greg, Doug and Trevor #KeepItReal while talking hip impingement & knee valgus.

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E52 | Keep It Real Talk #4: Ethics & “Do No Harm”

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On today’s episode, Greg and Trevor #KeepItReal while talking ethics & “do no harm”.

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