Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Dean Somerset.Dean is an exercise physiologist and personal trainer in Edmonton, Canada. He works with a wide range of clients, from Paralympic champions to surgical recovery patients, and everyone in between. He has lectured around the world to other trainers, physical therapists, and chiropractors on topics devoted to improving mobility, strength, and function.
Dean takes the approach that training is easiest once you know where to start. He is the creator of Ruthless Mobility and Co-creator of The Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprint with well-known strength coach Tony Gentilcore.
I’m excited to bring Dean on this week to talk about getting real results. Sometimes we tend to get in the mode of more variety is better, as opposed to simply sticking to the basics and getting ruthlessly good at them. Dean explains why there are certain rules we should abide by and where we should be putting in most of our time and effort in order to play better golf and simply function as better humans.
Dean Somerset’s Background
- Dean has written for major publications like Men’s Health, Women’s Health, T-Nation.com, Bodybuilding.com, and a slew of other websites and print media.
- Dean holds a BSc. in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta
- He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and a Medical Exercise Specialist
Highlights from this Episode
- The importance of consistency in training. Dean is of the opinion that you should be practicing the fundamental movements and exercises you need for your sport, over and over again until you have absolutely nailed it. That is the only way to make progress with those movements.
- We get into some of the key components to performance that every athlete should be working on. Mobility, strength, and ability to recover.
- The anatomical differences in certain individuals, and what it means in the gym. It can often mean there is no ‘perfect’ movement for a particular lift or movement. For example, a perfect deadlift for one person might look different for another depending on their anatomy.
- Back pain, and how people should be thinking of pain management from a training point of view. It’s important to first identify what the trigger is for that pain and then address that issue. The world’s leading expert on back pain says that just about every professional golfer has back pain, purely because of the way they move with the golf swing.
- Dean’s take on over training. At a certain level of any sport, injuries are going to happen. If you push the limits of human performance, something is eventually going to break. It is important to not view this as an obstacle to training more, but thinking more about how to train.
Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore?
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War – Why Can’t We Be Friends
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Mark Twain at Augusta, Pebble Beach, or the Old Course at St Andrew’s
What has you most excited moving forward into 2017?
We just released Complete Shoulder and Hip Blueprints, and I want to spread the message as much as possible.
Where to find Dean Somerset
Complete Should and Hip Blueprint: http://deansomerset.com/products/complete-shoulder-hip-blueprint/
Ruthless Mobility: http://ruthlessmobility.com/
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