Kit Laughlin interview with Propane Fitness’ Yusef Smith

22 November 2017

This is the third interview between Kit Laughlin and Yusef Smith from Propane Fitness.

This podcast is over three hours and covers such topics as [indicates time stamp]:

[0:01] – Introducing Kit Laughlin, the world’s leading authority on stretching and flexibility, and a short preamble on injury and training adaptation.

[0:08] – How can we overcome the limitations of post-injury tightness caused by fear responses, threat perception and guarding?

[0:23] – Off-season for the powerlifter, the dangers of year-round spinal loading and the importance of periodisation.

[0:35] – Diminishing attention spans, instant gratification and unrealistic expectations.

[0:59] – Training for optimal performance versus training for identity reinforcement and why we should train mindfully rather than obsessively.

[1:20] – Recommendations for building and enhancing self-awareness.

[1:35] – Kit’s thoughts on Stuart McGill’s methodology and ideas.

[1:46] – What would be the best practise to avoid hyper-extension of the knees and joint hyper-mobility?

[1:56] – Plantar fasciitis – causes and treatment.

[2:04] – What is the best way to deal with emotional blocks and the accumulation of tension that manifests in the body?

[2:26] – What is the minimum effective does for stretching and should stretching be periodised?

[2:32] – What is the biggest mistake that people make when trying to become flexible and tools for getting flexible – what should I buy?

[2:45] – What is the best exercise for mastering Downward Dog?

[3:03] – Fitness gurus and other narcissists – why the ego will do anything to defend itself.

[3:10] – Closing thoughts – Kit on gratitude and the human experience.

Find the podcast HERE.

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