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Bias, misconception, and public health Part 1 – Episode 56 with Dr Dan Jolley & Dr Alex De Lyon

Summary

Enjoy discussion, debate, and revealing research about the modern personal training industry! Bias is a common feature in everyone’s life, but when bias becomes ingrained that it leads to fundamentally incorrect misconceptions that influence fitness trainer, coach and client behaviours, it has the potential to derail goal achievement and may even cause harm! Is there a growing requirement within the job role of the modern personal fitness trainer, that is not being addressed in vocational education? What are the problems of operating beyond professional scope of practice? All these are addressed in this important 2-part episode as we unravel details regarding fitness-related confirmation bias, misconception and public health misinformation!

Guest biographies

Dr Alex De Lyon

Dr Alex De Lyon: an internationally accredited Personal Trainer and Health & Exercise Specialist with over 14 years of experience in health and fitness. He holds a PhD in the field of Sport & Exercise Science, an MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology, and a First-Class degree in Sports Coaching & Performance. Alex’s research has explored the role of fitness professionals in public health, with a particular focus on the knowledge, skills and qualities required of personal trainers. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, presented internationally, and included in fitness and leisure reports. Alex has worked on projects with The English Football Association, The Lawn Tennis Association and The British Academy. Visit Dr Alex’s PT website.

Dr Dan Jolley

Dr Dan Jolley: course coordinator for Fitness at South Metropolitan TAFE, in Perth, Western Australia. He teaches professional fitness certifications in Australia. Dan completed a PhD in Educational Psychology, looking at the knowledge, and sources of information, of personal trainers. He has also earned a BSc in Exercise Science, and an MSc in Exercise Physiology. Dan has worked as a strength and conditioning coach in cricket and Australian Football. He represented Australia in American Football as both a player and coach and was the strength and conditioning lead for the men’s national team for the 2011 & 2015 World Championships. Visit Dr Dan’s website.

Episode content: Bias, misconception and public health

In part 1 of this episode, we discuss the PT Dr’s primary findings in their published research on bias, misconception and public health, and then we open up about the impact these findings have on the wider fitness industry.

  • 3:34 Bias, misconception, and justifying our past choices
  • 8:37 The impact on the wider fitness industry
  • 9:56 Professional experience does not associate with increased knowledge
  • 15:22 Fitness professionals are an important, but undervalued health resource
  • 18:07 Education providers, fitness trainers, and employers may not be fully aligned in serving public health needs
  • 20:34 Protecting the fitness professionals scope of practice
  • 23:18 Qualified trainers acting in opposition to the knowledge taught
  • 28:05 Pressure from employers to work outside of current knowledge and skills
  • 35:22 Is there a place for self-taught ‘expertise’ or do all skills need formal certification?
  • 40:16 Defining the scope of practice and leveraging professional referral

Connect over social media

Dr Alex De Lyon: Facebook Instagram Twitter

Dr Dan Jolley: Facebook Instagram Twitter

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Foam rolling for optimal movement – Episode 39 with Rodney Corn

Summary

The use of foam rolling, or other self-massage tools, has shifted in recent years from a very niche, rarely seen piece of equipment, to becoming a regular item seen in most gyms that are now used by gym members and fitness trainers alike. The big question is whether foam rollers are being used correctly and can we exploit the potential benefits more effectively?

Guest biography

Rodney Corn has nearly 30 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry as a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, international educator and presenter, author and researcher. He is the former Director of Education for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and was a Co-Founder and former COO of Personal Training Academy (PTA) Global. He co-founded SOMA (Self Osteo-Myofascial Applications) with long-time friend and colleague, Ian O’Dwyer (See episode 24 with Ian). Rodney is also the Director of Eleiko Education, promoting performance, learning, and kindness through world-class education and products.

Rodney Corn Eleiko SOMA

Websites: feelsoma.com        Eleiko Education

Episode content: Foam rolling 

Rodney helps us explore the effects and benefits of foam rolling and how this simple self-massage tool can be utilised to help improve human movement and joint function. There is a vast amount of information and helpful content in this episode, so enjoy!

  • 1.07: Rodney’s recent appointment as director of education at Eleiko
  • 3.22: Rodney shares how he blends the world’s of corrective exercise together with strength and conditioning work
  • 5.08: Brief explanation of SOMA
  • 6.27: 5 quick techniques for managing ongoing stress
  • 9.10: General explanation of the foam roller and how it helps optimise human movement
  • 15.48: Clarification between self-myofascial release and self-osteofascial engagement
  • 21.21: The use of foam rolling as a testing tool to determine muscle and soft tissue function
  • 24.08: Comparing muscle range of motion testing results to foam roller testing results
  • 28.00: The disconnect between passive joint range of motion and active functional joint motion
  • 30.40: Daily stress and other emotional factors impacting on soft tissue health and functional movement
  • 32.55: Rodney shares an example of how to apply soft tissue corrective techniques using the foam roller
  • 35.10: How to apply the foam roller to rigid joint structures, such as the knee

Connect with Rodney via social media

 @rodney.corn

 @rodney_corn

 @RodneyCorn

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