Meet Joel Baxley, personal trainer and strength coach specialized in sports performance. 🏋🏽
Coach Baxley has a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science, is Special Strengths Certified through Westside Barbell Club, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(CSCS), and a Certified Personal Trainer(CPT).🏆
We chat about his work with high school and collegiate athletes and what brought him to this place in his professional career. 🏌🏾
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WHAT IS BODY TEMPERING?
Body tempering (BT), a form of soft tissue mobilization developed by Donnie Thompson in 2014, is performed by placing heavily weighted cylinders across muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. As a result, this can help prepare the muscle for activity and improve muscle recovery. Think of it as foam rolling on steroids.
Now, I'm sure there are many that will read this and argue that foam rolling is a waste of time but there is quite a bit of research that supports the use of foam rolling to help create temporary improvement in mobility. Because of the fact that the results people see from foam rolling are temporary and don't create long-term chances, many will say that we should stop using this modality in our training. However, we can use these temporary changes to our advantage as a part of a bigger mobility plan.
DOES IT WORK?
I wouldn't be writing this if it didn't ;) . Just like foam rolling, scraping (aka Graston Technique, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization or IASTM, etc.), BT does a great job of improving mobility. It has quickly become my favorite way of performing soft tissue mobilization, and my patients have loved it. Our patients that have tried BT will also tell you that foam rolling doesn’t even compare to the feeling of BT. When performed properly, body tempering is more intense than foam rolling without being more painful.
How do we accomplish more intensity without pain? By utilizing different loads based on the body part that we are working on so that the athlete feels significant pressure without being painful. From there, we simply temper that muscle, joint, or area for 1-2 minutes.
Because most BT devices are weighted (anywhere from 22 – 200 lbs.), you would think this would be painful, but the large surface area of the cylinders disperses the pressure across the muscle. Contrast this with other soft tissues modalities using smaller tools or a therapist hands that have a much smaller surface area and can lead to discomfort and pain.
The pec minor is a great example of a muscle where hands-on work is often a bit painful for patients. However, when we temper it for 30 seconds with a larger device our patients don’t report pain but we are able to quickly notice that the pec minor relaxes and the shoulders drop back.
For more information on how body tempering works, check out this article for a detailed description of the proposed mechanisms.
Here's the kicker...
The key to BT, though, is that just like any other passive mobility technique we want to follow it up with active movements to help “lock-in” the mobility changes we get. I like to say it's like hitting the save button.
For example, when working on thoracic spine mobility, I may use body tempering by laying a device across a patient's upper back on various areas for a few minutes. Then we will follow that up with something like a Z-press to strengthen the thoracic spine muscles as a follow up to the tempering.
Sounds awesome! How do I try it?
If body tempering is something you would like to try, we have many different affordable options for you. Choose from single sessions at 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 60 minute sessions and if you buy five sessions you'll save even more!
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We are excited to introduce you to Jodi Bullock, intuitive health coach and so much more.🧘🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️
Jodi is the mom of two boys and works hard to teach others the truth about food.🍌🍒
We chat about her career path as a registered dietitian leading her to owning her own business and truly helping people the way she was called to do.🥦🥕🍎
🤍She shares with us her personal health journey and how it has led her to where she is today.
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💙Facebook: Jodi Bullock/Food Rebels
📩 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This week we got to chat with Terri Good, owner and trainer at Infinity Training Center and Elizabeth Sullivan, lifelong ice skater and mom of four. Together they own Personal Trainer in a Box. They both have a passion for helping others, especially women with health and fitness goals. 💪
They believe a true lifelong commitment to a healthy, fit lifestyle calls for an inside-out personal development approach. That with a fresh mindset and perspective to take with you wherever you go, you’re unstoppable. 🧘
We discuss mindset, confidence, eating habits, and the exciting product and programs they offer at Personal Trainer In a Box. 📚
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This week we got to chat with Ami Hokomoto. Ami is the owner and founder of Capitol Row in downtown Des Moines. They opened in August of 2018 and since she has been sharing her love and passion for rowing. 🚣🏻♀️
They are Des Moines’ first indoor rowing studio. 😍 Offering full body, low-impact, trainer led group fitness classes and including continuous coaching, feedback, and encouragement. 💪🏼
Ami is a certified ERG instructor with a passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals. 🥇👏🏼👏🏼 Capitol Row believes in inspiring crew members and connecting with community. 🫂
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💙Facebook: Capitol Row IA
☎️ Phone: 515-661-9252
This week we caught up with Libby Trausch from Breath. Physical Therapy & Wellness 👩⚕️ .
After 10 years as a doctor of physical therapy, Libby has created a niche practice in persistent pain, women’s health, and pelvic floor dysfunction. 💥
She has had 3 babies and experienced nearly every pelvic floor and low back symptom that they treat, in addition to most kinds of birth (C-section, VBAC & almost home birth). 😳
She loves putting together the pieces and help people with the most complicated medical histories see a way forward, find relief, and even more importantly, rediscover hope. 👏
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This week we bring you Sarah Outlaw of Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines. 😃
Sarah Outlaw, MH, MSACN is the Owner, Lead Practitioner & Director of Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College, and has earned professional certificates as a Health Coach, Clinical Herbalist, and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing® Practitioner. She is the author and publisher of the Real Life Outlaw blog, where she writes about real food, natural living, and holistic health. She is a renowned speaker nationwide and teaches on a variety of health topics.
Sarah is the “real deal”! She has been helping people on their natural health journeys with great results for over 17 years. She uses a specialized, non-invasive method of muscle testing that she used to launch her nutrition practice in 2014 to design individualized clinical nutrition programs to achieve optimal results with their clients. Her background in clinical, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and clinical nutrition gives her an edge in the holistic health arena to be able to help her clients efficiently.
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📞Phone: (515) 809-8747
We’re so excited to introduce our audience to Heather Yost from Yost Family Chiropractic and Yost Wellness Center. 👩⚕️
At Yost Wellness Center, they don’t treat your symptoms with medication. Instead, they use a Whole Systems Approach that uncovers and treats the root cause of your symptoms to restore your health.
In this podcast we dive into functional medicine, the 5 Point Treatment Program, utilization of holistic lab testing and genetic testing to ensure accurate diagnoses and customized treatment plans. 🥰
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💙Facebook: Yost Wellness Center
📞Text: (515) 278-4325
This week we talked with Jess! She’s a: “Life changer. Protein-loving, vegetable-obsessed, wife, mom, Registered Dietitian, marathoner, wanderlusting adventurer.”
🌄 We got to dive into these titles and how she manages to do them all so well. Jess is a Registered Dietitian and the owner of Expedition Wellness.
🥗🍎🥬🍌🍅 We talked about food, family, exercise, and travel. Go to anywhere you listen to podcasts now to hear all about living a healthy lifestyle and a little bit about travel and teaching our kids to eat healthy!
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💙 Facebook: Expedition Wellness
📱 Instagram: @expeditionwellnesscoach
📩 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
📞 Text: (515) 333-1533
This week we talk with Jake Pudenz. Jake is a strength coach and owner of Jake Pudenz Strength & Power. He helps people with all types of strength and athletic goals achieve them, both in person and remotely.
Jake is a retired weight lifter (snatch and clean & jerk) who specializes in teaching the Olympic lifts. From 2012-2019 Jake competed for the California Strength national team where he won several national-level medals, including a National Championship in 2019.
Jake is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to strength and conditioning so you don't want to miss this!
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Dr. Ladd's views on performance improvement, injury prevention and sometimes other random thoughts.