Dave Barr: Exclusive Interview About Supplements, Testosterone, Growth Hormone, and Exercise
One of the things that I love doing is hanging out, talking shop about exercise, nutrition, and movement. I feel so honored to be able to pick the brains of many of the top people in the industry.
Movement, Movement, Movement
A few weeks ago, Cal Dietz from the U of MN left me a message that Neil Rampe, the therapist for the AZ Diamondbacks was going ot be in town, so I should stop down for a movement pow wow. I was sooooo stoked and it was a great meeting.
Three hours there flew by like it was 20 minutes. Movement of all forms was discussed from cranial work for more internal rotation (like 30 degrees more in minutes), breathing patterns, asymmetries, soft tissue work (a great local soft tissue expert was present too), and how to extract maximal performance from athletes. Great, great time.
More This Weekend
Just last night I was hanging out with Dave, Brad Nelson, Adam T Glass and Frankie Faires and will be with them and many more today too. Aaron S from UND (great strength coach at Univ of North Dakota) will be sleeping on my couch for 2 nights (check out his blog HERE) and a few others are scheduled to be in town also. The amount of information I will be able to pick up and use after just a few days is going to be insane, and I am so excited about it. I am like a kid in a candy store. Whooo ha.
Conferences for Vacation?
I am a huge geek and I go to conferences on exercise physiology for fun. This past May Jodie and I flew out to Seattle for a vacation and I attended the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual conference for 3 days. I decided to not present this year, so I just got to hang out with much less stress and absorb as much as I could (read, pester people at posters about their research).
I had a blast and learned tons of new things, although some of the presentations can be a bit dry. Ok, a bit dry is an understatement, but I endure this all to bring you just a few worthwhile tidbit of info to have you set another PR.
Enter the Barr
Good thing there are other geeks (albeit with much bigger arms) than me there like my good buddy Dave Barr. Dave is a very bright guy and has a great background in exercise physiology and nutrition. He currently works for Muscle and Fitness, so be sure to check out his blog there below
I was able to corner him and got to pick his brain. Luckily for you I have it on tape here!
Sit back as Dave Barr drops knowledge bombs from the ACSM 2009 Annual Conference.
Note this was previously released as a special bonus, but now I am making it available to everyone. The conference was this past May, but many time oral presentations have data that is not published for many months to even years after it was presented (if it gets published); so this info is still cutting edge.
Let me know what you think about this in the comments section!
Mike T Nelson