Today we are going behind the podium with Ryan Smith, a coach, doctor of physical therapy, gym owner, soccer player, wrestler, CrossFit coach, alumnus of Ohio State University, former bartender of Figlio Wood-Fired Pizza, a self-proclaimed bookworm, craftsman, vivacious learner, and all around genuine good dude.

Specifically, our guest is the Chief Operating Officer, Head Coach/programmer for Recharge HoCo CrossFit. As a physical therapist, he specializes in treating individuals who participate in CrossFit, Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting, and other recreational sports activities. Most recently, this guest completed the 10-day craftsmanship workshop at Oak Park Los Angeles where I, personally, had the pleasure of getting to work and go surfing with him.

We cover:

  • What you need to know about pain
  • Why being catastrophic about pain isn’t helpful
  • How “you can’t cheat feel”
  • How to help your clients be autonomous with their bodies and movements.
  • Why it’s important to test your body to see what you can do.
  • Why being a coach over physio (or another label) is important
  • Why gradual training is important whether you are an athlete or not.


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Ep 62: Dr. Ryan Smith

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