D&D Fitness Radio

D&D Fitness Radio

The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is the culmination of more than 50 years of elite coaching experience in sport, fitness and health by two individuals at the top of their professions: Don Saladino and Derek M. Hansen. Don and Derek speak with the world's top experts and performers to bring you the best information to enhance your health, wellness and human performance.... Show More

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In Episode 056, we focus our attention on the work of Joe Yager, based out of Champaign, Illinois. In our interview with Joe, we spend time discussing Joe’s work in baseball and how he is working to change the way young baseball players are developed from youth athlete to elite performer. Joe is involved with a project headed up by Dr. Greg Rose known as On Base University. The project is directed at providing top-notch educatio... Read more

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In Episode 055, we speak with Jordan Shallow on many issues related to training and injuries. Specifically, we get into discussions around exercise selection and optimal loading strategies for different scenarios. Jordan shares his thoughts on the reasons behind various injuries, but also touches on the importance of the psychological mind set around training, competition and rehabilitation. Whether it’s training in a gym, prep... Read more

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In Episode 054 of the D&D Fitness Radio podcast, we sit down with pedorthist, Sean MacMillan to talk about orthotics, choices around footwear and the foot itself. As both Don and Derek have relatively flat feet, they were more than interested in Sean’s opinion on the need for orthotics and the plight of the flat-footed. We discuss innovations in orthotics over the last several decades, as well as the differences in foot types and... Read more

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In Episode 053, Don and Derek talk running. While it may be considered one of the simpler means of exercising and getting into shape, there is not a lot of discussion around how to do it right. Whether you are a person interested in improving fitness or a professional athlete looking to improving your performance on the field or court, special attention to the mechanics of movement and your running technique can pay big dividends... Read more

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Episode 052 of the D&D Fitness Radio podcast welcomes Greg Amundson to talk not only about the early days of CrossFit, but also the evolution of this exercise and fitness phenomenon. As we dig deeper into the protocols and benefits of CrossFit, Greg gives us a more detail explanation of why he believes CrossFit has not only achieved mass appeal, but also changed the lives of a whole generation of fitness and performance followers.... Read more

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In Episode 051, we move past the 50 episode mark of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast in just over a year since its inception. As such, Don and Derek talk about some of the fitness and performance issues that arise as you age, which in many cases is caused by reduced activity levels. Topics discussed include getting blood work performed to screen for any problems, changes in muscle and tendon properties for explosive activities, chan... Read more

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We celebrate our 50th Episode by speaking with performance and recovery expert, Dr. Jeff Spencer. Jeff has coached, mentored and been the ‘cornerman’ to some of the world’s highest achievers from Fortune 500 leaders to Gold Medal Olympians. In our interview with Jeff, we cover as much ground as humanly possible on all aspects of general health, performance and recovery as it to relates to athletes, corporate leaders and the human... Read more

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In Episode 049 of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast, we sit down with world-renowned physical therapy and performance enhancement practitioner and educator, Sue Falsone. Sue is known as a professional who has bridged the gap between rehabilitation and performance in her practice, consulting with athletes, teams and organizations, as well as educating fellow practitioners in these areas. We discuss Sue’s development as a physical ther... Read more

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Episode 048 of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast does a deep dive into nutritional topics with world-class nutritionist and performance consultant, Robert Yang. Rob has extensive experience working with athletes of all types, providing them with the latest and best information on managing their nutrition to maximize performance and overall health. We also dive into the whole question of what constitutes a “healthy” diet as everyone’s... Read more

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In Episode 047 of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast, we welcome muscle researcher and Titan Games competitor, Kara Kilian Lazauskas. We speak with Kara about her development as a young athlete, growing up in a ‘wrestling’ family with a wrestling mat in the basement. This hard working and competitive attitude persisted throughout her high school and college athletic careers, culminating in an impressive performance at the recent Titan ... Read more

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In Episode 046 of the D&D Fitness Radio, we speak with power lifter and author, Josh Bryant. Josh was the youngest person in powerlifting history to bench press 600 lbs. He also squatted 909 lbs and deadlifted 810 lbs in competition. Today, he spends much of his time writing on the subject of strength and coaching athletes from all over the world in all aspects of strength, bodybuilding and performance. Josh has a Master’s Degr... Read more

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Episode 045 of the D&D Fitness Radio podcast concerns the topic of conducting business in the fitness, wellness and performance industry. We speak with Hamden, Connecticut based, Michael Ranfone, about his experiences in the fitness and performance industries, running a training facility and conducting continuing education courses around the country. Topics covered include setting goals for your business, creating a marketing str... Read more

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In Episode 044 of the D&D Fitness Radio podcast, Don and Derek spend an hour speaking with legendary Strength and Conditioning Coach, Al Vermeil. Even though Coach Vermeil has had the pleasure of earning Championships with the likes of Michael Jordan and Joe Montana, he himself is considered a legend in the industries of sport performance, strength training and fitness. Our conversation covers all topics around athlete evaluation... Read more

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In Episode 043 of the D&D Fitness Radio podcast, we speak with veteran physical therapist Robert Panariello, who also worked extensively as a Strength and Conditioning coach for a good number of years. Because injuries are a part of life for anyone who is active, we discuss the key issues around both minimizing the occurrence of injury, but also developing a strategy around treating injuries effectively. Rob identifies scenarios ... Read more

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In Episode 042 of the D&D Fitness Radio podcast, we spend time with veteran Strength and Conditioning Coach, Mike Boyle, after first discussing the challenges and pressures of being anointed as a fitness and exercise expert on social media. Coach Boyle provides his perspective on how quickly things have changed but, more importantly, how we have to adapt to change in an exceptionally dynamic world. We discuss the changes in fitne... Read more

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In Episode 041 of the D&D Fitness Radio podcast, we sit down with Dr. Charlie Weingroff and discuss his work as a physical therapist and sport performance consultant. Charlie describes himself as a problem solver that engages in a detailed gap analysis process for professional teams and athletes, as well as national sports organizations. He walks us through the process of identifying needs for his clients, and then presenting sol... Read more

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In Episode 040, we have the pleasure of speaking once again with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon on the topic of health, fitness and nutrition as it relates to pregnancy. Dr. Lyon, we are proud to announce, is pregnant with her first child and willing to share her experiences with Don and Derek. We discuss the changes that an expectant mother goes through and the modifications to diet, exercise and general day-to-day activities that may be re... Read more

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In Episode 039 of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast, we talk in depth with former Major League Baseball star, Aubrey Huff. Aubrey had an amazing career that spanned over multiple teams. He has also enjoyed the experience of winning the World Series on multiple occasions. We talk about Aubrey’s career, and the key moments that have stuck with him over time. We also discuss life after baseball and how he has coped with staying busy, ... Read more

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Pat Davidson, Ph.D, is an exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and traveling lecturer. Pat started out in the fitness world as an athlete who was looking to find any training and nutrition tool possible to make him the best he could possibly be at sports. This passion for training knowledge ultimately led Pat to pursuing a Master’s in Science in Strength and Conditioning, and a Ph.D in Exercis... Read more

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In Episode 037 of the D&D Fitness Radio Podcast, we discuss the first year of running a podcast and what we have to look forward to in 2019. As part of our 2018 Year in Review, we have included some excerpts from a number of our memorable interviews including time with Liev Schreiber, Blake Lively, Lyle McDonald, Wally Szczerbiak, Layne Norton, John Callery, Drew Powell and Jeremy Jauncey. We hope you have enjoyed the D&D Fitness... Read more

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