Whether it be the daily commute or early morning cardio, cooking dinner or doing the chores, walking the mall or relaxing poolside on a weekend – podcasts are a great way to conveniently sneak in a little extra learning for the week. In this weekly installment, I share with you a shortlist of listen-worthy podcasts – old and new – to check out this week. Enjoy!
When I tell you that this is a must-listen to podcast, I truly mean it. At over an hour and ten minutes or so of play-time, this one is filled to the brim with knowledge bombs from Coach B. Although Brett is a strength and conditioning coach (and one of the best in our profession, at that), the themes, lessons, and concepts touched on (for at least the first 45-60 minutes) are applicable to anybody that takes pride in what they do, strives to impact others, and is growth-minded, regardless of profession.
All of the Fittest episodes are great, but this one takes it to a whole other level, touching on how to decide when it’s time to take your next job, growing as a professional and person, social media, and much, much more.
The Ask Mike Reinold Show – Episode #16 – “Bands, Weighted Balls, and CrossFit for Baseball Players”
Mike Reinold’s shows are great for a couple of reasons. For starters, in case you didn’t already know, Mike is one of the leaders in our profession when it comes to Physical Therapy, the Shoulder, and Baseball rehabilitation/prehabilitation. In fact, he has co-authored reference texts with some of the greatest Sports Orthopedists on the planet. Mike is a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, a Certified Strength Coach, an Athletic Trainer, and is the Former Head of Athletic Training and Physical Therapy for the Boston Red Sox. So that alone makes his resources gold in my book. Secondly, the podcasts are short (for instance, this one is 16 minutes long – 13 or so if you don’t listen to the Q&A at the end), so you can get in a lot of great information at just about any time during your day – say, walking the dog.
I chose this episode because, in that lightening-speed timeframe of 15 minutes, Mike covers 3 of the hottest topics in baseball (shoulder care, weighted baseballs, CrossFit), and does so very casually, without confrontational opinions. Mike, along with Tony Gentilcore, and various others (including current/former pitchers) have a nice, brief roundtable discussion of their opinions on each subject, and then move on. It’s refreshing, actually, for these topics to be discussed without vehement arguments that last an hour.
I’d suggest listening to all of Mike’s shows, as this is a newer podcast with a very manageable list to catch up on, but in the very least this is a great place to start.