Month: September 2017

E220 | Snatch Balance for Longevity

Episode 220 of the Doc and Jock Podcast is a special one! For the first time in a long time Doc Danny & Coach Joe got together in the same place to talk about the snatch balance how it’s the MOST important movement on the planet.

Olympic weightlifters use the snatch balance to improve their speed & strength into the bottom of the snatch. However it’s probably one of the most beneficial lifts for life. If you look at the movement, the requirements of flexibility are so high that if a field/court athlete train it regularly it may be the difference between a bad cut being a sprained knee instead of an ACL tear . The positional strength requirement of the snatch balance are in such great demand that it an elderly person training it regularly could mean the difference between a slip and fall accident being a trip to the hospital or just an embarrassing moment.

On this episode we talk about how to mobilize for the snatch balance, how to scale it and then how to make it perfect once you own the movement and then encourage you to train it all the time so you can have athletic longevity.

Check out our accompanying video on some mobility & technique for the Snatch Balance here

E219 | Read, Listen & Try New Things

Becoming a better coach is a lifelong pursuit. Most people look to seminars or certifications to grow their base of knowledge. The problem with that is these outlets are generally expensive and over time all seem very similar, so on Episode 219 of the Doc and Jock Podcast Coach Joe offers 3 things every coach can do to get better at their craft without the high priced weekend seminar. They are: Read Listen & Try New Things. Check this episode out to get all the gory details.

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E218 | Nick St. Louis of The Foot Collective

On Episode 218 of the Doc and Jock Podcast we catch up with Nick St. Louis of the Foot Collective. The Foot Collective is a group of Canadian physical therapists on a mission to help humans reclaim strong, functional and pain free feet through foot health education.

Every human has 2 feet and most of those feet aren’t working like nature intended. Your feet form the foundation for your body – without a strong foundation we compensate and eventually run into problems. Most people Nick sees with dysfunctional (not working properly) feet don’t have foot pain. They have problems upstream – low back pain, hip imbalances, knee pain – and most of those problems are a result of a problem with their foundation. Spread the word to anyone you know and help create awareness of the importance of foot health. Telling friends and family about The Foot Collective means giving them the power to change their health and access quality information about their body for free.

Check out more info on the Foot Collective and listen to their podcast here

E215 | Chronic Pain & How To Fix It

On Episode 215 of the Doc and Jock Podcast Doc Danny sits down to talk about chronic pain. Chronic pain can be a weird thing. Take someone with lower back for example: often times patients complain of chronic pain of the lower back and as an assessment Danny will ask the patient to bend over and touch their toes and their response is to FREAK OUT. However when they are leaving Danny’s practice they’ll have no problem hinging to get their purse/bag. The point is that often times the fear of pain is worse than the pain itself. On this episode Danny explains how to treat someone in this situation and help get them past their chronic pain.

E214 | Dan Doty

On Episode 214 of the Doc and Jock Podcast Dan Doty joins the conversation to talk about men and how to optimize your manliness from the inside out.

Dan Doty envisions a world where men don’t have to hold back so much. To facilitate the growth of that vision he has developed the Evryman Platform and Podcast. In this episode we talk about human optimization from an emotional perspective and discuss effect strategies to “let go.”

To find Dan head over to There you will learn about Evryman, The Evryman Podcast, Dan’s expeditions, writings, work in adventure filmmaking and his efforts with young men.

About Dan Doty

I grew up in a cold, flat corner of the Midwest, safe and happy but very cut off from most of the world.  My early years were filled with hunting, fishing, football, physical labor on farms and in fields, and more heavy metal concerts than is healthy.  In college I started travelling abroad and 10 years of inner and outer exploration began.  I travelled all over the world and got in lots of pickles.

My career has been wide ranging, but the core of adventure and human growth has always held steady.  After college I spent over 600 days as a wilderness therapy guide and led groups of struggling young men up mountains, down rivers, and across frozen lakes.  Along the way I absorbed and learned a ton about the process of mentoring and what it means to be a man in our culture today.  Ever since that time spent in the wilds, helping guys lives more real lives has been my obsession and mission.

My next chapter involved literally stepping out of the woods, taking a shower, and boarding a plane to New York City to start a completely new life.  I got a job as a public high school teacher in the Bronx and taught a group of amazing kids for two years as I earned a masters degree.  It was the most challenging and rewarding experience I’ve ever had, and I learned that I was a terrible academic teacher but affirmed that I was really good at developing relationships and mentoring young men.

I moved to Montana and began working with kids outdoors again when I got a call to be a PA on a wilderness based TV show.  I found a niche and launched a new career producing, shooting, and directing outdoor-based tv and film, most notably being a part of over 70 episodes of the hunting and food showMeatEater.  This incredible period offered constant travel to some of the most beautiful places on the planet and along the way I honed my storytelling skills through visual and written mediums.  It was a wild ride.

Today I live in Montana with my wife and son and too many animals.  I’m combining all of my experiences and am excited to offer experiences, services and media that all lead back to how men in our culture can show up in life in meaningful ways.  I believe that culturally we have created a situation for guys that rarely allows us to be ourselves, and I envision a world where we don’t have to hold back so much.

E213 | The Power of Atmosphere

On Episode 213 of The Doc and Jock Podcast Coach Joe discusses the importance of atmosphere in your training environment and highlights the great work of his buddy Mitch, a high school teacher and coach. The keys to changing your environment for the better are not hard. It starts with doing three things.

Letting your personality shine
Celebrting the success of others
Keeping things fresh

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