91: Create better moving athletes with Austin Einhorn

Austin Einhorn from Apiros Performance joins us in this episode to share his experience working with high level athletes but utilizing some very unique and in many ways transformative methods to enhance their movement, body awareness, and overall athletic potential.

Austin came from a background of traditional strength training education, but soon realized that there were some missing pieces when he started learning some other more rehabilitative and therapeutic techniques.  It was then that he discovered some of the principles of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and some other techniques that really opened his eyes to a whole new way of working with athletes.  He has since been honing his craft and is now working with some of the top athletic programs and professional athletes in many different sports.

Today Austin shares some of his knowledge and expertise to help us learn to move better and train smarter.

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Austin Einhorn’s Background

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer

  • Certified Microgate Expert

  • Flow Genome Project Coach

  • Consultant to Chinese Olmypic Staff & Athletes

  • Stanford Men’s Volleyball Volunteer Assistant Coach

  • West Coast Representative for Microgate

    • OptoJump advisor for Houston Rockets & Seattle Seahawks

  • Amatuer Photographer

Highlights from this episode

  • Austin tells us his story and experiences from his schooling to now, where he is working with some amazing professional and collegiate athletes, teams, and institutions.
  • Some of the athletes he works with: Dwight Lowry (San Diego Chargers), Stanford Volleyball, professional/amateur golfers, soccer players, etc.
  • We discuss some of the technology that Austin uses in his training, specifically the Optogate and OptoJumper/OptoGait
  • Austin discusses his thoughts around traditional strength and conditioning and why we’ve gotten it wrong for so many years.
  • How to get the brain more involved in our training.
  • Blocked practice vs Random practice.
  • Why creating movements in training that replicate the sport is so important.
  • Austin describes his prescription of “movement vitamins” and what it would look like for a mid 40y.o. golfer that comes to work with him.
  • Austin’s final piece of advice is to simply question everything you do before you do it (even what he is telling you) and to simply work on moving better.

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CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?

Happy Gilmore (He’s never seen CaddyShack, which I gave him as a homework assignment!)

One or 2 of the Most Influential People, Books, or Experiences in Your Life?

The coaches and athletes he has had the chance to work with over the years that have help him create his path in the sports performance world.

Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?

It would have to be a “fivesome.”  is buddy Patrick, Dr. Michael Gervais, Josh Waitzkin, and John Kiley

What are you excited about in your near future?

A new video library that he is creating at Apiros Performance

Where to Find Austin Einhorn:

website: ApirosPerformance.com

Facebook: Apiros Performance

Twitter: @ApirosP, @AustinEinhorn

Instagram: @ApirosPerformance

Other Links Mentioned

Daniel Pink- Drive

Josh Waitzkin- The Art of Learning

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