Can you believe it?
Where has the time gone? Can you believe that 2020 is here? Even saying the year 2020 sounds like we are really far into the future. Over the past year we have had on a countless number of great guests on our podcast called “The QB Docs Podcast.” We have gone over topics that range from mental health in young males to how to build the perfect highlight tape during the recruiting process. All of these conversations have been extremely enjoyable, but today we are going to recap the top 5 downloaded podcast episodes from 2019.
1. James Brady
James is a private QB instructor out of Long Island, New York. James has an extensive background with the QB position playing as a youngster at both New Hampshire and Georgetown in college. During this conversation we cover all the ups and downs that quarterbacks will experience along the way and how to deal with those trials and triumphs. James has done a lot of “deep work” on himself to be able to articulate the specific emotions that he had during his football career. He know uses his own experiences for the QB factory that he has built from the ground up on Long Island. James is an excellent QB coach and an even better person. This is an episode that you don’t want to miss! Click above on the picture to go right to the episode!
2. Mike Cantrell
Mike Cantrell is a physical therapist and lead instructor for The Postural Restoration Institute. Mike blew our minds in this episode as he broke down the nervous system and it’s extremely prominent role in maintaining proper function for athletes. This episode had many great nuggets ranging from how breathing affects rotational athletes to how most right handed throwers will always be dysfunctional unless they do some very specific interventions to fix their issues. Mike understands the human body like no one else we have ever talked to and is able to explain complex ideas in simpler terms for everyone to understand. This is worth the hour to listen to this one. Click above to do so!
3. Drew McDuffie
Drew McDuffie is a strength coach that works with quarterbacks specifically at Duke University. Drew has worked with the likes of Daniel Jones and Deshaun Watson in his very short career as a strength coach. He is as knowledgeable as they come when it comes with marrying strength and conditioning to the specific needs of quarterbacks as rotational athletes. Drew talks about how he structures all the training for his QB’s at Duke for injury prevention, performance optimization, and overall well being. His holistic approach is something that isn’t being done at many universities right now. Drew is most definitely an up and coming name in the strength and conditioning world with lots of success ahead. If you are a quarterback trying to get a better grasp on your off season program, I would give this one a listen! Click above!
4. Jordan Palmer
Jordan Palmer is a former NFL QB and QB guru that lives in southern California. He has trained many players for the NFL combine over the past several years including guys such as Sam Darnold, Josh Allen. Jarrett Stidham, and Drew Lock. In this episode, Jordan talks about how his upbringing in the Palmer house led to his success and also his brother Carson’s success. He also talks about his unique journey and how times of reflection have led to clarity that he uses now to help out the quarterbacks that he works with. Jordan has a very unique mindset and has taken time to think about the psychology of playing the QB position. He explains how the best quarterbacks have to be “triple threats” and explains what that is in depth. This is definitely a great listen if you are trying to increase performance!
5. Jill Miller
Jill Miller is a yoga enthusiast that specializes in how the nervous system affects movement. She is also an expert in fascia in which she wrote the book called “The Roll Model.” This has been one of my favorite episodes to this point. Jill has taken a deep dive into the neural network and how we can regulate it ourselves. She gave a lot of great information on how we can regulate ourselves through practices of deep breathing, positional movement, and rolling with her yoga tune up balls. This holistic approach is a great one for football players who are trying to get a leg up on the competition. She also gave a lot of great information on how to help the body recover the right way which is something that football players don’t do well. She is definitely one of the sharpest minds that has come on the show so you don’t want to miss it!
Are you looking to become better quarterbacks and maybe learn some unique approaches to aiding your quarterbacks coaches? Well, you don’t want to miss any of these episodes then folks! These are some of the brightest minds in areas of QB play, strength and conditioning, and human performance. This is why we do this show! We want to put great information one click away. Thank you to those that follow us on a consistent basis and we hope to have a lot more great content moving forward this year into 2020! Have a great year!
Drew Kiel PT, DPT, CSCS