Shawn Myszka - The Secret Weapon of NFL & Movement Development
Grab your notebooks and put on your learning caps for this episode folks. Shawn Myszka is the most passionate person that either Jeff or I know. This passion, love, and gratitude have fueled him on an endless quest for knowledge of movement of the human species. He is at a point in his career where he only works with NFL players. Within this episode, we are intoxicated with his passion and depth of knowledge. We cover a wide range of topics while getting really deep into many of them.
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Topics we cover:
- Who he is that drives his passion for helping athletes.
- The story of his "failure" of his first NFL athlete.
- The value of physical preparation
- The detailed process of his film analysis
- How he speaks to his athletes to initiate changes within their "movement signature"
- How he is working to change his new Pro-Bowler Defensive End
- Snippets of his process & progression of initiating movement and proprioception change within athletes.
- The goals of his training
- Our collective thoughts on the salaries professional athletes receive
- The qualities outliers have within the NFL
- Certain brain qualities
- Personality traits
- Better movement tool box.
- His advice to any professional that works with the human body.
- How he would raise a child to succeed athletically or simply have a strong movement vocabulary.
Learning Opportunities we discuss:
- Degrees of freedom
- Dynamic Systems Theory
- Carl Newell
- Keith Davids
- Paul Glazier
- Nikolai Berstein
- Shawn's thoughts on agility ladders
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- (Re)defining Sport Movement Mastery
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- Twitter - https://twitter.com/MovementMiyagi
- Blog - https://footballbeyondthestats.wordpress.com/
- Website - http://www.optimizemovement.com/
- Email - Shawn@optimizemovement.com
- YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI0sfP6vEMuR-EyC673uplg