Understanding Fascia with Brijesh Patel


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In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to build culture around self-sufficiency, accountability, and education.
  • The physiology and importance of fascial health and performance.
  • The three step approach to training fascia.
  • What goes into effective strength & conditioning training models.

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Show Notes:

Do you want to know what goes into peak performance on a biological, physiological scale? Our guest today is speaker, consultant, and performance coach, Brijesh Patel, the current associate athletic director and director of athletic performance at Quinnipiac University. He works with men’s and women’s basketball as well as men’s and women’s ice hockey to create self-sufficient cultures built around accountability and education. We’ll take a look into strength & conditioning models on a collegiate level, and how Coach Patel optimizes performance from his student athletes. Then, it’s time to explore all things related to the physiology behind fascia: What is it? What does it do? Why is it important? And how can we train it? For the athletes and coaches looking to take it to the next level, this is the episode for you!

0:00:00 Meet Coach Brijesh Patel, associate athletic director and director of athletic performance at Quinnipiac University!

0:01:55 What does a day in your life look like?

0:04:20 What is your philosophy with your athletes?

0:06:50 Why should you avoid being spread thin?

0:08:50 How do you create individualized programs?

0:11:30 Building a self-sufficient culture.

0:14:50 How do you approach your student athletes with your mission statement?

0:18:25 The plants versus machines analogy.

0:21:55 Why does position matter?

0:23:25 Where does position start?

0:26:40 What is fascia and why is it important?

0:29:30 Why is fascia an obstacle to position?

0:31:35 How do you measure those differences and how long do they last for?

0:34:10 How does fascial impairment affect the lymphatic system?

0:37:15 What are the elastic and plastic properties of fascia?

0:39:00 How to approach fascial preparation.

0:42:35 What is ELDOA?

0:44:10 How do you increase load through the fascial system?

0:45:40 Improving sequence and pairs.

0:47:45 How do you use eccentric and isometrics?

0:49:15 What is the time interval for your student athletes?

0:51:25 What is the last step of fascial preparation?

0:53:20 How do you periodize the in season model?

0:56:45 How about off season?

0:59:35 What do you recommend for fascial health?

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