Podcast Episode #12: Dr. Chad Waterbury

StrongFirst Podcast Episode #12


In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Dr. Chad Waterbury about strength and conditioning.

Show Notes

00:44 – About Dr. Chad Waterbury, who was trained as a neurophysiologist and Doctor of Physical Training.

3:36 – Dr. Waterbury discusses visualization and its benefits.

04:34 – Dr. Waterbury talks about being a PT and a strength and conditioning coach.

09:44 – Dr. Waterbury discusses how his thinking over the years has changed.

19:06 – Dr. Waterbury discusses undulating ladders.

22:30 – Dr. Waterbury discusses high–frequency training.

27:24 – Dr. Waterbury talks about foot health.

32:40 – Dr. Waterbury talks about calf development.

34:50 – Dr. Waterbury discusses corrective exercise.

41:06 – Dr. Waterbury discusses Pavel and his influence on his career.

Tweetable Quotes

Coaching and cueueing proper movement is the key to successful strength conditioning. – Dr. Chad Waterbury Click To Tweet
If you’re going to perform well every day, you have to take care of your feet. – Dr. Chad Waterbury Click To Tweet

Resources Mentioned


ISSA Corrective Exercise Certification


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Craig Marker
Craig Marker, Ph.D. CSCS, StrongFirst Certified Senior Instructor Emeritus, is a fitness enthusiast who has spent his life trying to help people improve their lives. As a professor, he works with students on how best to understand research and place it into context. He has published over fifty articles, chapters, and textbooks on psychology and research methods.

As a researcher, he understands the cutting edge of strength, sports performance, body composition, and nutrition. As a psychologist, he has focused on research and treatment of anxiety disorders, which positions him to understand the motivation and the fear of making life changes.

Craig’s upcoming book, the The Antifragile Self, takes on the topic of building a stronger person in the mental and physical domains.

As a StrongFirst Certified Elite Instructor, Craig views kettlebells as one tool in the trade of forging a better person.

Visit his intentional community in Atlanta: Strength.University.
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