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Restoring Human Movement

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I'm Dr. Sebastian Gonzales, the treating doctor at Performance Place®.

In this podcast, you will get to hear broken down information about conditions we treat, which also could be conditions you or one of your friends have.

My goal with this podcast is to form a common language between sports medicine professionals and patients/ athletes.

Listen to experts, learn anatomy and sports injury theory in my show.

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Nov 15, 2017


  • Why is being strong important?
  • Why do we need “Anaconda Strength?”
  • Why should you put down your morning latte and listen to this at the gym?

Dan John, a world renown strength coach and public speaker, goes over these points as my guest today. I first heard Dan speak over 8 years ago at a RKC Kettlebell certification. Simply put, he makes complicated exercise/ movements simple. We spent 2 days learning the Kettlebell Swing, Goblet Squats, the Plank, the Birddog and Turkish Get-up… I was doing them all wrong prior to going.

Learning the Birddog was like no other… have you ever done a Birddog that made you sweat? I hadn’t… that’s because I wasn’t creating enough tension.

Knowing when to turn tension on and off is important for strength, injury prevention and being able to relax. Dan goes into this concept as well as physical attributes needed to be a healthy, functioning weekend warrior.

The Quadrants - For Physical Goal Setting

Tension Tips:

  • Push-Position Plank (PUP)
  • Gluteal Bridge (Picture, video) - squeeze the but cheaks, pull the arms, or abduction
  • Goblet Squat (Moving Planks)
  • Suitcase Carry (Moving Planks)
  • Shake it off & Smile

Tips for Strength Training

  • Tension before Load


  • Women
    • 3 Pull-ups, 3 Dips, 5 x 135# BS or DL
    • High School 275# Deadlift

The Dan John Book Bundle

Contact Dan at his website

Articles Easy Strength


Sebastian’s Youtube Channel


Dr. Sebastian Gonzales is an expert in trouble shooting sports injuries and overuse conditions. This podcast is intended for sports medicine topics to become easier for patients and athletes to understand. Don’t get confused by what your doctor told you in your appointment. If you like in Orange County CA, book an exam with Dr. Gonzales, your Huntington Beach Chiropractor.