267: Solving Joint Pain & Why Sports Aren’t Good for Kids With Hunter Fitness
Hunter Cook of Hunter Fitness became a close friend when I visited Finland this year with Four Sigmatic. Ever since, I have been implementing his systems and at this point I am totally sold on his approach to mobility training and overall physical health.
Today we’re covering all things joint health — how they function, as well as ways to protect and strengthen them when exercising or playing sports. We’ll also tackle the controversial topic of competitive sports for kids and practical ways to protect kids from injury in the line of play.
Hunter has a bachelor’s in Kinesiology with a focus on exercise science, and he now teaches the FRC Mobility Specialist Certification and his Kinstretch Instructor Certification. We’ll explain what both of those mean in detail, but basically he teaches all over the world and has a long list of clients from professional athletes and trainers, to celebrities, and to regular people just like me.
Episode Highlights With Hunter Fitness
- The difference between flexibility and mobility
- Why sports aren’t good for kids and how to undo the damage if they keep playing
- What we all need to know about our joints and how they work
- How and why joint pain happens and how to build stronger joints
- Foolproof ways to injury-proof the body through natural movements
- The best types of movements for kids and adults to maintain lifelong joint health
- How I (Katie) messed up my back and what you can learn from it
- What CARS are and why you need them
- And more!
Resources We Mention
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