Pat Davidson, Ph.D., is the Director of Training Methodology and Continuing Education at Peak Performance NYC. Dr. Davidson is recognized as a leading expert in the realm of human movement and performance. He is a sought-after presenter and has traveled worldwide to share what he has learned in more than two decades in the field. Prior to his current work, Pat served as an assistant university professor in exercise science at both Springfield College (2011-2014) and Brooklyn College (2009-2011).
Davidson earned his Ph.D. from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. He is the author of MASS and MASSII—books that allow Pat to share his mastery of human physiology, psychology, and strength and conditioning with readers. Pat has been a 175-strongman competitor and was a two-time world championships qualifier, and he also has experience in competitive submission wrestling and mixed martial arts.
Here, Pat gives his insight into breathing and posture. He shares his ideas on the setup and cueing in squatting and deadlifting, as well as other exercises. Other topics he talks about include muscular versus impinging strategies in movement, internal rotation in squatting, neck alignment and breathing, and the training mindset.
In this podcast, Dr. Pat Davidson and Joel discuss:
- His thoughts on the traditional ways we teach back squat and bench press.
- Muscular versus impinging strategies in barbell training.
- Breathing and the gail cycle.
- PRI methodology and how to use it in the back squat for maximal performance.
- Adduction versus valgus.
- Cueing the rib cage movement in the hinge.
Podcast total run time is 1:19:07.
Pat can be found on the SimpliFaster blog writing about various topics.
Keywords: barbell movements, cueing, breathing, PRI