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42 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Pat Davidson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Pat Davidson, often where they are interviewed.

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42 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Pat Davidson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Pat Davidson, often where they are interviewed.

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227: Dr. Pat Davidson on Pressure-Based Principles for Elastic Power and Athleticism | Sponsored by SimpliFaster

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I’m happy to welcome Dr. Pat Davidson back to the podcast.  Pat is an independent trainer, consultant, author, and lecturer in New York City.  He is the author of MASS and MASS2 and is the developer of the “Rethinking the Big Patterns” lecture series, as well as an upcoming book on the same topic.  Pat is one of the most intelligent individuals I know when it comes to human performance, and communicates his knowledge in a manner that makes it easy to understand difficult concepts.  He has been a guest on episodes #88 and #122 of this show as well speaking on topics such as an educated approach to movement screens and re-evaluating the “big lifts” in light of athletic performance.

That combination of intelligence and communication is paramount for the topic we’ll be tackling today, which is pressure systems and their correspondence to our movement patterns.  That sounds kind of complicated, but in reality, it’s as simple as looking at the dynamics of a bouncing ball, or the lungs expanding with air.  Pat has extensive experience learning from leading organizations and individuals in this area, such as the Postural Restoration Institute and Bill Hartman.

The ability to look at the human body as a pressure system is important because it helps us link what is happening in various gym exercises, as well as what we see in particular athletic presentations (internal vs. external rotation for example), and then look at how that fits to an elastic (tendon and static spring) based strategy of movement, and a more muscular strategy.

In addition to a discussion on pressure, Pat also discusses his take on having a “strength score” for athletes in the weight room that normalizes performance metrics based on things like limb length and height.  He also gets into ideas on how to “de-compress” the athlete who is compressed in a manner that may be negative to their overall performance.  This was a really smart show with some powerful principles for any athlete or coach who wants to navigate the weight room without harming elastic power outputs.

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Timestamps and Main Points

4:40 Pat’s history of athletics and his recent thoughts in regards to normalizing weight room outputs across a variety of athletes with different heights and levers

30:40 Implications of athletes who “over-lift” in dynamic outputs and what physiological elements are playing a role in diminished movement abilities

35:30 Expansion and compression rules in regards to the movement of the human body

44:30 From a rib-cage perspective, what happens when the body becomes too compressed from a front-to-back perspective that often happens from excessive bilateral lifting

51:00 My personal journey in barbell squatting and Pat’s analysis of my tendencies towards compressive forces that allowed me to retain my elasticity well (and how I ended up hurting that elasticity later on)

1:12.10 How to work with athletes with substantial anterio-posterior compression to get into becoming more elastic and robust
“Who measures the distance (of a lift), nobody measures the distance.  It’s half of the equation of work”

“You get punished in many ways, in the reward system of the weight room.  If you go full range, and have to use less weight, that’s a “punishment”.  If you have to do less reps, that’s a “punishment”.”

“You are going to want to make progress so much (in the weight room) you will lie to yourself (by subtly cheating lifts)”

“You can recognize people that have done a tremendous amount of strength training; it’s visually obvious.  Watch wrestlers or bodybuilders go out for a jog.  The whole body turns like a refrigerator”

“Movement goes older than biology, it’s pre-biological.
Nov 05 2020 · 1hr 19mins
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DR Pat Davidson is back, if you do not know who he is and why you should listen to him go back and listen to the first podcast we recorded. In this episode we get pretty geeky and dig into his exercise methodology and the differences in the body's architecture that he is looking for when assessing a movement.

Go grab your favourite cup of coffee, get comfy or get your walking shoes on and enjoy.

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Peace. ✌️ 

Oct 15 2020 · 53mins

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#7 Dr Pat Davidson Applying Sport Coaching To Powerlifting

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In today's episode, Daniel sits down with Dr. Pat Davidson. Topics of discussion include athleticism of non-strength sports athletes, genetic variation in willpower and mental fortitude, a conceptual framework for the development of a powerlifter, biomechanics of lifting, memory and movement execution, and more.


0:15 Introduction

16:56 How do athletes whose primary focus is not strength (ie. football, throwers, rugby etc) get so strong?

24:18 Genetic variation in willpower and mental fortitude

32:17 A conceptual framework for the development of a powerlifter

1:04:27 Biomechanics of lifting

1:15:16 Applying the concepts of compression and expansion to lifting

1:26:32 Stability and the ability to resist force

1:31:07 Memory and movement execution

1:47:39 What’s a controversial opinion you have?

1:57:16 Where can people find you


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Sep 15 2020 · 1hr 59mins
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In today's episode we are joined by Dr Pat Davidson, one of the great minds in the industry. We discuss the new technology Pat has been working on over the past 5 years and shares the mistakes he made when he first stared out.

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Grab a coffee and enjoy

Sep 03 2020 · 53mins

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Episode 081 - Dr. Pat Davidson: Force Equals Mass Times Acceleration

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In Episode 081, we visit again with Dr. Pat Davidson. Pat has been busier than ever during the global pandemic, setting up his new training concept at Hype Gym in New York City’s Union Square, offering courses in all things strength, fitness and performance, and writing a comprehensive book on training. And at the same time, Pat still finds time to train like a madman. We discuss the evolution of Pat’s training concepts, his methods of monitoring physical work, his educational efforts and his philosophy on life in general. Just a typical visit with Dr. Davidson.

Pat Davidson, Ph.D., is an independent trainer, consultant, author, and lecturer in NYC. Pat is the former Director of Training Methodology and Continuing Education for Peak Performance, and former Professor of Exercise Science at Springfield College and Brooklyn College. Pat is also a former 175-pound strongman competitor who finished in the top 10 in the U.S. twice, competed in two World Championships, and finished in the top 10 in the world once. Pat is interested in all realms of human organism improvement, and is relentless in pursuing education.
You can find out more information on Dr. Pat Davidson via the following links:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.patdavidson/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pat.davidson.794
Linktree: https://linktr.ee/dr.patdavidson

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Aug 22 2020 · 1hr 9mins
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#118 Dr. Pat Davidson

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It was a real pleasure to have this guy as guest for this weeks Strength Chat. In this episode, I chatted with exercise physiologist, strength and conditioning coach, author and consultant, Dr. Pat Davidson. Having followed Pat for some time, it was great to finally get the chance to speak with him and talk about all thing’s strength and conditioning, as well as his work with Rethinking the Big Patterns. Therefore, in this episode, we chatted about how do you define a strength and conditioning coach and if that means you have to work with athletes, as well as what to look for when it comes to good or bad movement.

You can follow Pat via the following links;

Instagram: @dr.patdavidson

You can follow myself, Coach Cuthbert, via the following links;

Instagram: @coach_cuthbert

Facebook: Coach Cuthbert Training Systems

Website: http://www.coachcuthbert.co.uk/

Jun 05 2020 · 1hr 26mins
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Episode 230: Pat Davidson - Life, Rethinking the Big Patterns 2.0, mastery, objective metrics for training, his new book, asking for feedback, body composition goals, learning and retention.

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He's back - Enjoy!On this episode:

  • We catch up with each other
  • We talk about Rethinking the Big Patterns 2.0
  • We talk about creating content and mastering a topic
  • Pat speaks about his potential partnership with Keiser
  • I ask Pat about his next book
  • We discuss about receiving feedback from the people in your close circle
  • I ask Pat about his Body Comp goals
  • We discuss learning, recall, and retention
  • We talk about about the NFL at the time of this recording

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,


Show Notes:Website - drpatdavidson.com

Facebook - Pat DavidsonInstagram - dr.patdavidson



Online Seminar Recordings:- The Reckoning- The Reckoning - Part Deux- Rethinking The Big Patterns

Podcasts Mentioned:

Muscle Intelligence Podcast # 62 - Can we stop aging? A conversation with biomedical gerontologist Aubrey de Grey

D&D Fitness Radio Podcast - Episode 038 - Dr Pat Davidson: Mass & Hype in NYC Fitness

The Tim Ferriss Show - Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing (#264)

Master the Laws of Human Nature with Robert Greene and Lewis Howes

Robert Greene - Power, Seduction & War | London Real

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Principles Homo Deus

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Articles Mentioned:An Objective Biomechanics Model for Better Program Design

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Alan Watts

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Brian RoseJordan Peterson

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The Reckoning 1.0Bill Hartman

Doug Kechijian

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Mike BoyleWestside Barbell 

Postural Restoration Institute Derek HansenLee Taft

Ray Dalio

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David (Michelangelo)

Ethan Grossman

Charles Poliquin

Dan HarrisJohn Berardi 

Jordan Harbinger

Steven Pressfield

Daniel KahnemanJames Fitzgerald Steve Jobs

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Stu McMillan

Jim Kwik

Bill Belichick

Tom Landry

Antonio Brown

Lamar Jackson

Don Shula

Joe GibbsChuck NollRob GronkowskiJulian Edelman

Bill Parcells

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May 31 2020 · 2hr 35mins
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[SPECIAL EPISODE] Pat Davidson & Evan Peikon : All Things Hypertrophy || Episode #23 [EN]

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Evan Peikon is a coach, a translational sports scientist, and an educator at the Training Think Tank HQ in Atlanta, GA. Evan is a former track & field athlete and has learned from world-leading experts in applied muscle physiology and performance. His goal is to identify limiting factors in sports performance and develop methods to break through those barriers, and he has experience working with athletes on-site and remotely across the U.S. and internationally. Evan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evan_peikon/Upside Strength Podcast #15 with Evan: https://youtu.be/svBYe_h61ok------------Pat Davidson is a Strength Coach and a PHD in exercise physiology. He’s the Author of the training books MASS 1 and MASS 2 and he lectures across the world with his seminar titled rethinking the big patterns.Pat Davidson on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.patdavidson/Pat Davidson Power Hour: https://www.hypegym.com/education-eventsUpside Strength Podcast #12 with Pat: https://youtu.be/9gTcERA-cmw------------Topics:0:35 - Intro2:23 - Pat: What is hypertrophy?5:36 - Evan: What is hypertrophy? (continued)8:02 - Pat: On the complexity of physiology as a product of evolution15:01 - Evan: The role of physics in evolution and physiology17:55 - Pat: Why would a human want to put on muscle mass?23:01 - Evan: Making the environment “good enough” for hypertrophy?25:23 - Pat & Evan: How to best track/measure hypertrophy?27:20 - Pat: What is the cost of having more muscle mass?35:02 - Evan: Bioenergetic limiters in hypertrophy39:09 - Evan: Morphotype and bioenergetic limiters41:21 - Pat: Are limiters too simplistic in the realm of energetics?48:02 - Evan: The oxygen conforming response in hypertrophy52:52 - Pat: The mechanisms behind hypertrophy56:49 - Evan: Mechanisms don’t change training protocols & is knowing always a good thing? (S)1:00:14 - Evan & Pat: Which population can benefit the most from using monitoring technology?1:11:34 - Evan: The utility of monitoring technology in sports1:15:09 - Pat: Monitoring technology as positive reinforcement and individualized feedback (S)1:21:31 - Evan: NIRS as maximum effective volume monitor1:25:00 - Pat & Evan: Monitoring tech for athletes & gen pop— Instagram Questions — 1:42:25 - Evan & Pat: How to determine minimum effective dose/volume for hypertrophy? - Ryan (@dhd_ry) 1:46:13 - Pat: Are deloads necessary when doing a hypertrophy-focused cycle? - Ryan (@dhd_ry) [Only Even moving forward]1:49:34 - How should “going to failure” be used in the context of hypertrophy training? - Ryan (@dhd_ry) 1:51:27 - Hwo to determine max productive volume without NIRS?1:52:58 - What is the best way to program hypertrophy in season for a rugby athlete who needs to gain mass without negatively impacting his athletic performance? - Hugo (@rugby_physio) and Mathias (@munkemotivet) 1:54:17 - Cluster sets to improve strength without hypertrophy1:55:13 - What is the ideal RPE for hypertrophy? - Dylan (@coach_dylanh)1:57:24 - How does lifting tempo and load affect hypertrophy (ex: 4040 @40% 1RM VS 40X0 above 80% 1RM)? - Mikołaj (@walczak_mikolaj) 02:00:58 - How to hypertrophy slow twitch muscle fibers? - Mikołaj (@walczak_mikolaj)2:03:38 - How to minimize hypertrophy and maximize strength gains? - Mikołaj (@walczak_mikolaj)2:04:29 - Is it necessary for a natural lifter to lift like a powerlifter in order to gain muscle mass? Brandon (@friendlyneighborhoodasian24)2:05:43 - What are the main nutritional requirements for hypertrophy?Full Video Interview: https://youtu.be/LkazRXWLbhU

May 22 2020 · 2hr 8mins
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Pat Davidson, Progress Tracking, Motivation, Dogma, Performance Building Blocks || Episode #12 [EN]

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Pat Davidson is a Strength Coach and PHD in exercise physiology. He’s the Author of the training books MASS 1 and MASS 2 and he lectures across the world with his seminar titled Rethinking The Big Patterns.Pat Davidson on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.patdavidson/Pat Davidson Power Hour: https://www.hypegym.com/education-eventsTopics:0:29 - Intro 1:17 - Pat’s education and coaching background4:21 - Fitness goals and tracking performance metrics10:45 - The importance of “winning” in training20:39 - Crossfit, motivation & tribe mentality28:11 - Dogma VS thinking outside the box33:42 - Reading outside of fitness41:24 - The making of RTBP48:48 - Stimulus VS Fatigue model1:04:38 - Building blocks of sport performance1:07:45 - Asymmetry & performance: when to leave it?1:17:27 - Pat on social mediaFull Video Interview: https://youtu.be/9gTcERA-cmw

Apr 20 2020 · 1hr 19mins
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Flat White 35 - The Big Patterns With Dr Pat Davidson

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Today I welcome on Dr Pat Davidson to discuss velocity based training and his concept of 'the big patterns' when it comes to exercise selection and program design.

Pat's London seminar: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rtbp-2-with-pat-davidson-tickets-83604769115?ref=eios

Pat's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hypegym

Pat on IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr.patdavidson/


Jan 31 2020 · 49mins