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Ep 97: Pain, Injuries and Discovering Your Peak Performance with Dr. Ryan Summers
Episode 9731st October 2021 • Rebel Performance Radio • Rebel Performance
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Managing pain and injuries can be tricky. Sometimes we get banged up; we have hip pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, back pain, etc. BUT, we still want to maintain our training and push the gas pedal. Joining me on the show today is Dr. Ryan Summers, a doctor of physical therapy and certified strength and conditioning specialist working with fitness professionals from around the world. He is the Vice President of Coaching Operations at Active Life, a company aiming to bridge the gap between fitness and healthcare.

Managing pain in your training becomes especially complex when we’re looking at it from a fragile mindset. Humans are not fragile, and our goal at Rebel Performance is to help you find your peak performance so you are living your most active life even in the midst of training setbacks. Ryan and I dive into the general principles behind pain and how you should modify your training before you eliminate your training. We then steer the conversation to passive strategies versus active strategies you can use to manage pain and injuries. Ryan shares his hierarchy of needs methodology breaking down active and passive range of motion. Listen in as we unpack the different strategies and tactics you can use to empower yourself and put you in a position where you can be really successful.

What You'll Learn in This Episode: 

  • [04:12] An introduction to Dr. Ryan Summers
  • [09:50] General principles behind pain
  • [12:48] Modifying training before eliminating training
  • [15:44] The spectrum of uncertainty
  • [18:30] Passive strategies versus active strategies
  • [21:05] The relationship between rehab and training
  • [34:03] The hierarchy of needs
  • [41:24] Blood flow restriction training
  • [42:44] Principles over methods
  • [51:35] Where to find Dr. Ryan Summers


PLUS: Whenever you're ready... here are 3 ways we can help you unlock total package strength, physique, and athleticism (without being in pain or getting beaten down by injuries).

1. Listen to the podcast

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