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Manny Aragon from The Rolf Workshop Center For Structural Performance (http://therolfworkshop.com) shares biomechanics, nutrition, wellness, and athletic performance advice on this podcast. He interviews various authors, athletes, practitioners, and others on his quest for improved human performance.

Manny Aragon from The Rolf Workshop Center For Structural Performance (http://therolfworkshop.com) shares biomechanics, nutrition, wellness, and athletic performance advice on this podcast. He interviews various authors, athletes, practitioners, and others on his quest for improved human performance.
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Manny Aragon from The Rolf Workshop Center For Structural Performance (http://therolfworkshop.com) shares biomechanics, nutrition, wellness, and athletic performance advice on this podcast. He interviews various authors, athletes, practitioners, and others on his quest for improved human performance.

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@mannyaragon

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English


Episodes

Is This The Magic Bullet For Pain Relief?

11/2/2015
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In this episode I interview Chris Corrales, founder of MedicinEvolution and Gravity Meridians systems about his recent formation of the Gravity Meridians system of assessment models for bodywork and healing practitioners. Chris is a certified practitioner of Structural Integration, a classically trained Homeopath, and BJJ Practitioner. Join us while we deconstruct the Gravity Meridians system and show its breakthrough to both health practitioners as well as movement professionals. A brief...

Duration:00:50:07

EPP 50: How To Use A Plastic Square And A Camera To Improve Posture And Performance While Eliminating Pain

10/22/2015
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In this episode I interview Isaac Osborne, Advanced Practitioner of Structural Integration, LMT, and creator and founder of imaging software Body Align Pro and inventor of the Sqr Shot device holder about his practice and his recent experience as an attendee and exhibitor at the 4th Fascial Research Congress in Reston Virginia. A brief bio: Isaac has 17 years in the chronic pain industry. He began his bodywork training while living on Kauai learning Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Swedish Massage,...

Duration:01:02:12

#49 Does Foam Rolling Provide More Than A Temporary Fix?

10/13/2015
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Episode #49 Kevin Lucas– In this episode I interview Kevin Lucas, BCSI, LMT, about his many Structural Integration endevours- his school, teaching, his work with dogs, Healthy Paws Therapy, his work with athletes at Gonzaga University and elsewhere, and his innovative program for self care, Relief Through Rolling. A brief bio: Kevin Lucas, BCSIcm, LMT is a Certified Advanced Structural Integrator. He began his education at the Utah College of Massage therapy and received his advanced...

Duration:00:56:52

#48 Does RockTape Really Work?

8/31/2015
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In this episode: Tons of athletes are using RockTape and KT tape these days- it looks great but what its all about? According to RockTape, there are three types of taping- for slightly different applications. 1) Pain Taping- to reduce pain. A subset of this is drainage taping for swollen areas to facilitate lymph drainage and reduce swelling. Another subset would effectively splint the injured area (minor injury) to get muscle groups surrounding a joint to work together more...

Duration:00:33:39

The J Shaped Spine Part Deaux

7/27/2015
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In this episode, I discuss and dissect the recent trending story about Esther Gokhale and her work with back pain- specifically comparing modern, first world, anatomy of the spine (she terms the “S- Shaped Spine) and the “J- Shaped Spine found in very old anatomy books in addition to modern indigenous peoples who live a traditional, non sitting lifestyle. In this discussion I explain the reasons for the anatomical differences, their implication in poor posture, hip, SI, back, neck, and...

Duration:00:46:34

Drugs That Gobble Up Vitamins

6/17/2015
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Drugs that gobble up vitamins- in this episode, I discuss common pharma drugs that people are taking and the nutritional deficiencies that they drive. I also talk a bit about how to address the deficiencies and natural alternatives to the pharma drugs. Download the pdf checklist HERE

Duration:00:23:03

Cycling Discomfort, Spider Veins, Dry and Flaky Skin, Stubborn Belly Fat

5/15/2015
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Edema and spider veins what they mean and what to do about them. 1)Edema is a swelling (usually in the lower extremities) resulting from poor circulation caused by a variety of factors (sitting, poor diet, nutrient deficiency, injury, etc) It is a result of pooling of liquids- blood, lymph, and interstitial fluids. Edema further slows fluid flow and can even block fluid flow. The risk of edema is blood pooling and clot formation. If the clots or micro clots become discharged into the...

Duration:00:56:27

SPP 44-Rich Roll- Does Eating A Whole Food Plant Based Diet Need To Be Mindbendingly Difficult?

5/7/2015
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In this episode I interview Rich Roll vegan ultra endurance athlete (bio below) about the benefits of a plant based diet, Rich’s tips for training and race fueling and recovery using whole, real foods, easy ways to incorporate more plant based food into one’s diet, and, the easy, inexpensive and stress-free way to make the conversion to a plant based diet, and the larger effects the transition has had on his family life and children. A brief bio: A graduate of Stanford University and...

Duration:00:40:10

SPP 44-Rich Roll- Does Eating A Whole Food Plant Based Diet Need To Be Mind

5/7/2015
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Duration:00:40:10

#43 Is Core Strength Really That Important? How To Determine Postural Imbalance. Why Vitamins Don’t Work. What Causes Plantar Fasciitis. Is Arthritis Curable?

4/26/2015
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In this episode I explore and answer the age old questions that many seekers ponder- 1) What most people don’t know about core strength and do incorrectly- this is related to the next topic… 2) What is postural imbalance, why its important, and how to determine and resolve your postural imbalances for better “core strength”, and physical performance. 3) Why do we keep seeing articles on “Why Vitamins Don’t Work” and why that matters- In this segment, I demystify common tribal...

Duration:00:51:04

#43 Is Core Strength Really That Important? How To Determine Postural Imbal

4/26/2015
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Duration:00:51:04

#42 Can Coffee Enemas, Lymph Massage, RIFE, and Detoxing Make You Sicker?

4/1/2015
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In today’s episode, I discuss a recent case study of a person who put in enormous time, effort, and money into her healing process only to see it flounder after a few years. The foundation of healing processes is as follows: 1) Eat the right foods for your body (foods, supplements, etc, proper eating mindset, chewing, etc) 2) Eliminate or minimize the impact stress has on your body. (Mindfulness, meditation, job change, relationship change, move location, etc) 3) If there is an internal...

Duration:00:24:42

#41 14 Super Critical Functions Of Your Most Important Organ

3/25/2015
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If you’ve been paying attention to any of my social media posts and newsletter articles lately you probably know that I am a big fan of periodic metabolic body detoxification. And I have been just as guilty as most of the other authors out there in dumbing down the reasons why -honestly, I am pretty sure most of the authors out there don’t really know the specifics as to why detoxification is so important and beneficial- just that it works. So I am going to share with you today a few more...

Duration:00:40:01

#40 Katy Bowman – Are You Living In A Human Zoo?

3/11/2015
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In this episode, I interview Katy Bowman, Biomechanist, Author, Blogger, Podcaster and Founder of the Restorative Exercise Institute in Ventura, CA. Katy and I talk about the effects of "living in a human zoo", how to stop using exercise like vitamins, why sleeping surfaces matter, and how to determine an appropriate "movement diet" for your body. We also delve into the intricacies of cellular loading and how the loading of each cellular cytoskeleton impacts cellular health and epigenetic...

Duration:00:48:23

#40 Katy Bowman – Move Your DNA

3/11/2015
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A brief bio: A biomechanist by training and a problem-solver at heart, Katy’s ability to blend a scientific approach with straight talk about sensible solutions and an unwavering sense of humor have earned her legions of followers. Katy is the founder and director of the Restorative Exercise Institute, which teaches the biomechanical model of preventative medicine to health professionals and laypeople worldwide, both online and in live seminars. She is also the creator of the popular...

Duration:00:48:23

Episode #39 Natural Healing Manifesto Part II (The 5 Pillars)

3/4/2015
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▪ Part II of a two part series on the 5 essentials to holistic healing and how they work synergistically to produce a result greater than the sum of the parts. Download the guide for free here: Download The Guide

Duration:00:44:07

Episode #38 An Interview With Jason Lewis - Human Powered World Adventurer

2/28/2015
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In this episode, I interview Jason Lewis, Author and the first person to circumnavigate the globe by human power. We discuss topics ranging from his ocean crossings, cycling through Europe, rollerblading through America, and Pedaling through the Pacific. Jason’s Bio: “Arguably, the most remarkable adventurer in the world today.” —THE DAILY MAIL Jason Lewis is an award-winning author, adventurer and sustainability campaigner specializing in human-powered expeditions. He is recognized...

Duration:00:56:35

Episode #37 Are Supplements Bogus and The 5 Pillars of Healthy Athletic Success

2/25/2015
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In today’s episode, I discuss two specific topics: 1) On Feb 2, 2015 the NY Atty General Accused major retailers like Walgreens, GNC, Target, and Walmart of selling a number of store brand dietary supplements that were fraudulent and in many cases contained ingredients not listed on the labels. He demanded that the retailers remove the products from their shelves in the state of NY. The NY Times and many other major news outlets ran prominently placed stories about the action. 2) The 5...

Duration:00:53:18

Episode #36 Can Meditation Practice Improve The Health and Athletic Performance of Your Entire Family?

2/18/2015
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In today’s episode, I discuss the various scientific studies that quantify the positive effects of a regular meditation practice. Remember meditation helps to balance out the nervous system response- in study speak, it induces the Relaxation Response (RR). In my own language, it down regulates the stress response (sympathetic nervous system or fight or flight response) and up regulates the rest and relaxation response (parasympathetic nervous system response or healing, digesting, and...

Duration:00:42:03

Episode #35 Is Mindfulness Bogus New Age "Science"?

2/16/2015
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Mindfulness is often described in terms of meditation protocols and in a somewhat mystical way. That is a misnomer perpetuated by folks in the media who would rather relabel meditation by calling it something different. Mindfulness is not meditation. The mindfulness I am going to talk about today is actually a form of paying attention. Paying attention to what we are feeling inside and making behavioral changes on the outside to get a positive response of what we feel on the inside. That...

Duration:00:38:21