Gym Laird #32 | Dr. Pat Davidson

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GYMLAIRD 32 – Dr. Pat Davidson

DISCLAIMER: Strong language used.

In this longer podcast, Jim is joined by Dr. Pat Davidson to discuss a wide range of topics.

Topics covered include:

– Exercise patterns
– The importance of training beginners in the gym
– Coaches taking credit for great athletes
– Performance vs Health
– Extreme training methods for general population
– Why kids need to play outdoors
– Evolution of movement
– Environmental changes
– Mismatched diseases
– Why floating is hard for Jim
– The importance of sleep
– Honesty in using performance enhancing drugs
– What the #1 PED is

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 Exercise Physiology. Pat has worked as a Professor of Exercise Science at Springfield College and Brooklyn College, along with being the Director of Continuing Education and Training Methodology at Peak Performance in NYC.

To learn more about Pat’s work and articles mentioned, click the following links:

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Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB. Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters. As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Learn more about Jim on his blog:

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