Dean Somerset is a kinesiologist (BSc. Kinesiology, University of Alberta) and a Certified Exercise Physiologist (Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists) from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, NSCA) and a Medical Exercise Specialist (American Academy of Health, Rehabilitation and Fitness Professionals).
Dean has trained pro, Olympic and Paralympic athletes as well as post-surgical recovery and complex medical clients and everyone in between. In addition to his in-person training, Dean teaches seminars and works with clients around the world with goals ranging from injury recovery or athletic performance to weight loss or enjoying time in the gym. He’s written for many publications, including Men’s Health, Women’s Health, T-Nation.com and Bodybuilding.com. A quote from his website, www.deansomerset.com: “Most of my talks focus on using humour and hands-on application to keep people engaged and entertained. This has been shown to be a successful method of having participants retain key information versus just speaking and instructing and lets me make ruthless fun of anyone who shows up to a hip or mobility seminar wearing tight jeans.” He loves deadlifts, cookies and puppy snuggles (not necessarily in that order). Dean is also the host of The Dean Somerset Podcast.
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Links mentioned in the Podcast (Part 2):
Wolff’s Law- Wolff’s Law states that bone grows and remodels in response to the forces that are placed upon it. Here’s a link to a brief article on the role of Wolff’s Law in Physical Therapy
Stuart M. McGill, PhD- Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada). His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. Difficult back cases are regularly referred to him for consultation. Any product associated with this website has been tested in Dr. McGill’s laboratory at the University of Waterloo, ON, Canada.
Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Rick Howard, M.Ed., CSCS*D, USAW
Check out the Moving2Live Podcast Episodes featuring Rick Howard (released 8/30/17 and 9/13/17). Here’s the link to Part 1:
Go-To Sources for Information for Consumers:
Dean Somerset’s Blog:
Information on Supplements:
General Medical Information:
Information on shoulder issues, mobility, etc…Eric Cressey
Information on back mechanics, injuries, etc…Stuart McGill
Contact Info for Moving2Live:
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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music: Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org