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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