Taking the Path Less Traveled - Episode 1 with Pat Davidson




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Streamed live on May 20, 2014

0:00 - Introduction

1:08 Personal Background of Pat Davidson

23:18 - Formal Education of Pat Davidson

30:12 - Talking about his PhD at Springfield College

Other Philosophical Influences of Pat Davidson

38:42 - Experiences with DNS

39:55 - Pat's Intro to PRI from Other Coaches

41:00 - What drives you as a student within this industry?

45:00 - Kevin Adair, BioSignature, and Gluten

47:54 - What drives you as an educator and coach within this industry?

50:00 - "ACSM guidelines are to exercise, as Will Smith is to rap."

55:40 - What drives you as an athlete?

56:47 - What are one or two lessons that you know now, that you wish you knew in your 20s or early career?

57:36 - Success, and "Sleeper Cell Students" within Exercise Science and S&C

1:01:53 - What are your biggest epiphanies in 2013-2014? And what paths did you go down excitedly, but realized were ultimately dead ends?

1:03:48 - Extensive PRI Chat

1:08:23 - Who has been the most impactful with regards to influencing your thought process?

1:12:25 - "Intelligence scares me."

1:14:10 - "If you're not on the PRI bus, I don't really want to do anything you're not doing."

1:14:48 - "Ron Hruska is like God to me."

1:15:02 - "Yeah there's people, but it's more like the notion of what people represent to me, as far as their work ethic, talent, and the pursuit of everything that is outside of the box."

1:15:35 - What resources do you recommend for many up and coming coaches and trainers who are eager to learn?

1:17:28 - "Gears, clock making."

1:17:51 - "There's level to it."

1:18:09 - Pat asks me: "How many years of PRI do you think you'd need to dive into it before you're comfortable?"

1:20:06 - "I've been in chronic pain forever."

1:23:10 - "Low Threshold Signals vs High Threshold Signals"

1:28:19 - Temporal-Mandibular-Cranial-Cervical Explanation + Tangential Information

1:31:05 - What are reference centers with regards to the TMCC information?

1:43:24 - What methods does he use to help in the transfer of weight room strength to on field performance?

1:53:33 - Please explain the correlation between proper diaphragm breathing and one's ability to produce maximal strength.

2:07:33 - Concurrent programming, How to manage fatigue of the various body systems, What you're looking for in particular (with regards to the above topics)?

2:18:55 - Fatigue (DB Hammer)

2:21:49 - Tom Yanuzzi & Gerard Friedman - CrossFit Question

2:28:41 - Naming Protocols During Different Blocks

2:34:48 - Best resources for someone interested primarily in strength, power, and hypertrophy to learn programming/training variations?

2:48:28 - What is your definition of greatness?


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