On this podcast, I chat with bodily therapist, Dr. Laura Kummerle, about a wide range of topics, together with Ninja Warrior Coaching, the advantages of body weight coaching, how you can practice round repetitive stress accidents (and when to see a bodily therapist), and extra.

In case you’re not acquainted with Laura, she’s a former collegiate gymnast turned full-time orthopedic bodily therapist who obtained her Physician of Bodily Remedy from the College of Florida. She additionally accomplished an orthopedic residency, making her an OSC (orthopedic scientific specialist). 

Laura not solely has the academic background, however she competed in season 11 of American Ninja Warrior, so she is aware of a factor or two in regards to the sensible software of calisthenics, as nicely.

Past that, she posts her distinctive, gymnastics- and ninja-inspired exercises on her Instagram, and we’re comfortable to have her on the crew as a Legion Athlete.

So with out additional ado, if you wish to learn to practice like a Ninja Warrior (and what that even is), what body weight workout routines you have to be doing, how you can practice round repetitive stress accidents and a complete lot extra, you’re going to love this podcast! 

Lastly, if you wish to assist the present, please drop a fast evaluate of it over on iTunes. It actually helps! 


9:40 – How do you practice for ninja warrior? What does ninja coaching appear to be?   

10:51 – How do you program the coaching for Ninja Warrior? 

12:09 – What’s generally used for grip coaching?  

12:30 – How widespread are ninja gyms? The place can you discover them?

14:26 – How a lot coaching is required to be a Ninja Warrior? How rapidly are you able to develop into “good” at Ninja Warrior?

17:41 – Who can profit from body weight train?

19:50 – What are the advantages of specializing in mobility, management, and power at finish ranges of a motion?

20:42 – What body weight workout routines must you embody along with power coaching? 

 22:52 – What must you do in case your knees transfer inward whereas squatting?    

26:25 – What cues have you ever discovered useful for correcting kind points?                     

27:28 – What higher physique body weight workout routines do you suggest?    

27:45 – What are the advantages of handstands?

31:13 – What’s “finish vary” of an train?                 

31:43 – What different body weight workout routines ought to individuals take into account doing?     

32:58 – How do you program cossack squats?   

40:18 – The advantages of mirrors and taking video of your units        

44:50 – How do you’re employed round repetitive stress accidents?               

48:18 – When must you go see a bodily therapist?

56:16 – How do you tackle knee ache?     

58:40 – What must you do if you get an RSI?

1:00:23 – Must you practice a non-injured aspect to keep up muscle?

1:00:38 – What are neurological crossover results?      

Talked about on the Present:

Books by Mike Matthews

Laura’s Instagram

Laura’s web site

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