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E77 | Ask Doc Danny: How To Be A Successful Student

Episode 77 Ask Doc Danny

How Can I Set Myself Up To Succeed as a Student?

Episode at a Glance

Episode 77 is another Friday short where we sit down to answer questions that you, our awesome listeners, have submitted via an iTunes review. This weeks question comes from Chris8171. Chris is an  aspiring sports medicine student and wants to know what are some things can be doing as student to set himself up for success in the future.

Doc Danny answers with a killer template that really applies to being successful at anything, whether it be coaching, practicing medicine or business.


#1 Read Books: For the aspiring PT and every coach these are some damn near mandatory reading: Becoming A Supple Leopard Vol. 2 for home exercises, Freestyle Connection, Power Speed & Endurance, Movement by Greg Cook, Anatomy Trains.

#2. Go to professional development courses: For the aspiring PT it would be things like Functional Movement Screening, MobilityWOD Course, PRI Courses, SFMA.

#3. Train: If you want to be the tip of the spear in the movement community you have to train. You should regularly be teaching yourself how to do new skills. In the Physio/Coach world no one respects a coach that isn’t healthy or able to move.

If you are in the business space this means learning more about business and how to be successful at it.

#4. Listen: to audiobooks, podcasts..etc..to gain knowledge and be aware of the conversations that are going on within the space that you are aspiring to work in

#5. Find A Mentor: Find someone who is a master at what you want to do and the shadow them. They will push you farther than you can ever push yourself and you will gain skills that you would never acquire inside of a classroom.


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More on the Show Sponsors

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Doc and Jock would like to thank official Show Sponsor Mobility WOD for their support.  Please gang head over to www.mobilitywod.com for all you mobility needs where you will find the latest MWOD products, episodes, upcoming seminars, daily MWODS, help finding a provider and the subscription services Mobility WOD Pro.  Mobility WOD PRO is a perfect resource for any coach looking to up their positional knowledge base and infect their community with true suppleness!      

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Dr. Danny offers an assortment of services.  If you are in the Atlanta area be sure to look him up.  If you are not in Atlanta please be sure to shoot him an email or follow him on the social sites listed below.   

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Coach Joe offers a variety of live and online training options including a private facebook group titled #HeelsOff where you can get his honest and FREE opinion on your movement and unfiltered take on Weightlifing. Join the conversation at any of the links below.

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Thanks for listening and remember, If you have a BODY you’re an ATHLETE



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