Podcast Episode #18: Dr. Jimmy Yuan

StrongFirst Podcast Episode #18


Dr. Jimmy Yuan is a chiropractor balancing the world between medical rehabilitation and sports training. Dr. Yuan trains professional golfers, MLB, NFL, NBA, and college athletes. In addition to being a StrongFirst Team Leader, he is a Titleist Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and FMS Instructor. In this episode, Dr. Yuan talks about rehabilitation and training professional athletes.

Show Notes

01:08 — Dr. Yuan gives a background of his athletic history and how he’s re-invigorated his athletic endeavors.

01:56 — Dr. Yuan’s degree is neuroscience-based psychobiology and went on to get his doctorate.

03:22 — Dr. Yuan talks about his team approach to success.

08:10 — Differences between training a golfer vs. another athlete.

13:00 — How all of his tools fit together.

22:10 — How to use and implement clubs.

26:23 — What is ELDOA and why is it beneficial?

31:50 — The difference between traditional acupuncture and dry needling.

34:24 — The neck being an important area when he does his chiropractic work.

37:30 — Having fun while working.

Key Points:

  1. Many things you’ll learn are environmentally dependent, you have to assess the whole situation.
  2. Training, like life, has to happen at speed.
  3. Keep in mind the problem someone has, but find out what they need.

Tweetable Quotes

  • “You need to make sure you have some gamification and get the competitive juices flowing.” — Dr. Jimmy Yuan
  • “Competition and life are happening at speed, so your training should too.” — Dr. Jimmy Yuan
  • “Let experience be your teacher and let creativity be your goal.” — Dr. Jimmy Yuan

Resources Mentioned

Warrior Restoration
Dr. Yuan’s Twitter

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Craig Marker
Ph.D., Senior Instructor
Craig Marker, Ph.D., Senior Instructor, CSCS, 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.

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