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Dan Van Zandt
Researcher, educator and coach Dan Van Zandt shares his near-25 years teaching experience to answer training questions, and dispel common and popular myths about flexibility and human movement.
Jan 15, 2022
Episode 8: Neurodynamics
Dan discusses the historical background of neurodynamics - known more commonly as "nerve mobilizations" - as well as the scientific rationale for their inclusion in therapy programmes. He also talks about their effectiveness in improving flexibility.
Jan 1, 2022
Episode 7: What is Mobility, actually?
Dan explains how the word "mobility" is defined in the scientific literature, and the pitfalls associated with using it to refer to range of motion.
Sep 3, 2021
Flexibility Focus Episode 6: Interview with Dr Sandro Freitas
In this exclusive interview, Dan speaks with Dr Sandro Freitas, one of the world's most prominent stretching and flexibility researchers, about the current state of the science and where it should go in the future. Dr Freitas was kind enough to provide visual aids during the conversation, which you can see on the YouTube version of the episode: https://youtu.be/Qv2q1bUkcx4
Nov 16, 2020
Episode 5: Genetics and Flexibility
In this instalment, Dan discusses the subject of flexibility and genetics. Video version available at youtube.com/danvanzandt
Aug 9, 2020
Episode 4: Components of Flexibility Part 4 (Elasticity)
In the third instalment in a mini-series called Components of Flexibility, Dan explains the biomechanical properties of tissue elasticity, energy, and hysteresis.
Jul 1, 2020
Minisode 8: Interview with Philip Chubb
Philip Chubb is a movement and fitness coach who advocates for simple, no-nonsense training that builds self-efficacy in his clients while getting real results with the least necessary effort. You can find Philip on Instagram @the_mindful_mover
Jun 26, 2020
Minisode 7: Interview with Donavan Barrett
Donavan Barrett is a martial artist and flexibility coach who offers training advice and programs specifically for people looking to do the splits and powerful high kicks.
Jun 22, 2020
Minisode 6: Interview with Sophie Brace
Sophie Brace is a former gymnast who provides effective gymnastics and flexibility training, which she teaches to large followings across an array of social media platforms.
Jun 20, 2020
Episode 3: Components of Flexibility Part 2 (Stiffness)
In the second instalment in a mini-series called Components of Flexibility, Dan explains the biomechanical property of muscle stiffness.
Jun 13, 2020
Minisode 5: Interview with Ollie Frost
Ollie Frost is a movement coach and co-founder of Move 45, a lifestyle coaching programme that elevates the human experience through breath work and improving fundamental movements.
Jun 9, 2020
Minisode 4: Interview with Charlotte Tooth
Charlotte Tooth is a former dancer turned personal trainer who is rapidly becoming one of the leading voices in the UK health and fitness community. In this Minisode, Dan and Charlotte discuss sports science in dance, hypermobility, female perspectives of the fitness industry, verbal cueing, and much more.
Jun 5, 2020
Minisode 3: Interview with Monty Simmons
Monty Simmons is a leading fitness trainer, movement coach and martial artist from London, England. This episode explores his uniquely holistic and cerebral approach to training, coaching and learning.
Jun 3, 2020
Minisode 2: Interview with Brad Georgiev
Brad Georgiev is a sports therapist, educator and business mentor who is supporting other therapists and trainers to achieve more engagement and success in their professions.
Jun 2, 2020
Minisode 1: Interview with Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace
Dan chats with undefeated kickboxing world champion and legendary kicker of the martial arts, Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. They discuss flexibility, stretching, and training after joint replacements.
May 31, 2020
Episode 2: Components of Flexibility Part 1 (Extensibility)
In the first instalment in a mini-series called Components of Flexibility, Dan explains the biomechanical property of muscle extensibility.
1 hr 33 min
May 17, 2020
Episode 1: What is Flexibility?
In this episode, Dan answers the question "What is flexibility?" based upon what science says about the subject.
2 hr 33 min