Matt Cooper is owner, nutrition consultant, strength and conditioning coach, and head performance coach at Rewire Performance in Gardena, California. Matt works with athletes and individuals from the developmental to professional levels to optimize their health, performance, and fitness. He also uses research, experience, and human performance technology to design services and programs that address nutrition, health, training, sleep, mind/body integration, the nervous system, and recovery in a holistic manner.
Cooper’s early personal journey began in athletics and fitness. Poor health and mental states at an early age led to his current work of marrying functional medicine and human performance to help others become the best version of themselves. Matt is widely experienced and holds various certifications, including: Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Nutrition Coach (CFNC), Certified Sport Performance Specialist (Speed of Sport Affiliate), NeuFit L1 Electrotherapist, Applied Functional Science Practitioner; 3D Maps Biomechanics (Gray Institute), Postural Respiration (PRI), and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Conditioning Coach. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies from Sonoma University.
Matt discusses his work and looking into the brain of today’s athlete for answers. He shares his training influences and explains how the work of Jay Schroeder (Evo-Sport) Garrett Salpeter (Neufit), and Nick Curson and Marv Marinovich (Pro-Bod-X) works from a neurological perspective. Cooper gives his insight into how we can shape our own training with their concepts in mind.
In this podcast, Coach Matt Cooper and Joel discuss:
- The neurological limitations caused by a max barbell strength directed mentality.
- How Matt’s barbell training programming has evolved.
- Specifics of his programming and how a typical day looks.
- Training for tendon adaptation through the use of speed.
Podcast total run time is 56:19.
Matt has also written for SimpliFaster on the nervous system and more.
Keywords: Evo-Sport, central nervous system, functional training, neurological training