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Episode Info: Dr. John Rusin is a physical therapist, but he's not one of those physical therapists who's going to tell you not to work too hard at the gym. In fact, he's worked with a lot of hardcore athletes - from major league baseball players, to Olympians, to powerlifters. Hard work in the gym is not something his clients avoid. But, they do avoid pain and injury, and Dr. John helps them do that.  00:00 - New happenings at Breaking Muscle 02:50 - Introduction to Dr. John Rusin 03:31 - Combining high performance with a pain-free methodology 04:39 - Combining training for aesthetics and performance 05:43 - Training based on individual needs 06:30 - Why Olympians are the hardest type of athlete to work with 08:21 - Taking a step back to move forwards 09:26 - What the Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale is and who should use it 11:35 - How to shift from a percentage-based program to using an RPE scale 14:18 - How lifestyle factors such as sleep play into RPE 15:57 - The purpose of the warm up for the strength athlete 18:15 - Dr. John's free hypertrophy program on the Breaking Muscle forums 21:00 - The conundrum of gaining muscle and losing fat simultaneously 22:50 - What drove John to become a high performance physical therapist 28:58 - Why back injuries are unpreventable for most people 31:56 - How to improve your daily functional movement patterns 35:58 - How to perform hands-on myofascial release on yourself 40:00 - John and Kalli's upcoming Hypertrophy and Fat Loss Program 41:29 - Who the program is for and how they will benefit 42:20 - Differences in the program for men and women 43:58 - How to find Dr. John Rusin online Full article: http://breakingmuscle.com/breaking-muscle-radio/pain-free-high-performance-with-dr-john-rusin-ep-14Read more »

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