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FlowPointTV 6.10 - Jenny LaBaw, Part 1

HortonHorton Posts: 30,195 Administrator
edited December 2019 in Videos, Photos & Media

 **This is the first in a 2 part episode...make sure to keep an eye open for Part 2!!

Jenny LaBaw is a living Legend. As an athlete, she was a Collegiate Multi-Sport athlete, a CrossFit Games competitor (NorCal Champion and 6th at the CrossFit Games), and she ran 500 miles across Colorado in 30 days to raise $50,000+ for the @Epilepsy Foundation of America

Out of the competition circles, she has spent over 15 years as a Strength and Conditioning coach, and is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. As an athlete, a coach, and a health and wellness expert, Jenny is one of the most well rounded individuals in the business. Most of all, she cares...deeply...about helping people on their journey to become the best possible versions of themselves.

Marcus sat down with the one and only Jenny LaBaw in the Motorhome, for a long and varied discussion. We are going to split the Interview into 2 parts, so this is Part 1, of 2.

Topics discussed:

-Tips on how to take better care of your body
-Nutrition and Performance
-Cross Training and Performance
-The importance of a year-round training Program to become the best skier you can be.
-Jenny and CrossFit
-The importance of sport

Jenny's YouTube Channel:

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  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,096 Mega Baller
    I really liked this. Jenny seems great/knowledgable while at the same time practical and holistic. I'm looking forward to part 2!
  • chris55chris55 Posts: 405 Crazy Baller
    Love it Thank's for sharing your knowledge and your spirit !!! Looking for part 2 too
  • ReggieOReggieO Posts: 93 Baller
    Great clip, well done!!
  • JackQJackQ Posts: 396 Open or Level 9 Skier
    I am sure as other my T-spine does not have sufficient flexibility. However, I hope part 2, had suggestion for improving flexibility in that area. What are recommend exercise and stretching techniques?
  • JennyLaBawJennyLaBaw Posts: 5 New Baller
    @JackQ thanks for watching/listening. The second part doesn’t have recommendations, but next time I’m on I will add that in. Here’s a good place to start with a couple of YouTube videos I’ve put together. Hope it helps!

  • JackQJackQ Posts: 396 Open or Level 9 Skier
    Thanks for the videos, i will use these. Maybe and old dog can learn new tricks or at least be a more flexible one.
  • chris55chris55 Posts: 405 Crazy Baller
    @JennyLaBaw thank you for the videos, I went already on your site and there are so many excellent exercises to train and keep in shape. I will email to you directly as I can use some tips. But thank you so much for your deep spirit, it talks to me a lot .....
  • epnaultepnault Posts: 348 Crazy Baller
    Great pod cast. Excited for part 2

    @JackQ If you are serious about improving mobility grab this book. It helped me tremendously. They mention the author in the podcast.
  • 503Kento503Kento Posts: 67 Baller
    @JennyLaBaw Loved the episode and looking forward to part two.

    A fair number of us struggle with elbow tendinitis ( I’d love to see your expertise applied to the issue as either a stand alone program or part of a more comprehensive ski program. Seems like there are lots of anecdotal fixes and causes floating around.

    Thanks for considering,

  • JennyLaBawJennyLaBaw Posts: 5 New Baller
    @epnault yes!!! BASL is an incredible resource and Kelly (Dr. Starrett) is a good friend of ours who I’ve learned the majority of my mobility work from. He’s an incredible brain, and an even more incredible human!
  • JennyLaBawJennyLaBaw Posts: 5 New Baller
    @503Kento thanks for pointing this out and yes, it’s on our list of common injuries to address with future posts and programs. To start with, make sure all the tissue surrounding the elbow joint are taken care of. It usually isn’t the injury site itself that is causing the issue, but rather the tissue upstream and downstream. Biceps, triceps, forearm flexors and extensors.
  • jhughesjhughes Posts: 1,096 Mega Baller
    BASL has a good lacrosse ball twist/smash, page 344, for the forearms.
  • epnaultepnault Posts: 348 Crazy Baller
    @JennyLaBaw @MarcusBrown

    Looking for some advice. Does anyone in our industry put together "on the water" training plans? I think this is one of my biggest issues. I see calm water, I ski and at my age probably too many sets with zero method to my madness other than going up the rope until I fail. I am interested in following a plan this season and even if that means skiing less sets. I do not ski tournaments but I want to get better at course skiing.
  • StefanStefan Posts: 127 Baller
  • epnaultepnault Posts: 348 Crazy Baller

    Thanks for sharing but I am asking for a plan to waterski train. Something like, 2 days a week do "X" drills, 1 day a week to these sets, 2 days a week do......

    I want to have a plan for when I am on the water that is going to help me improve.
  • StefanStefan Posts: 127 Baller
    @epnault Sorry, I wasn't reading your post closely enough. What you are looking for would be interesting for me too.
  • JmoskiJmoski Posts: 363 Solid Baller
    I think the the challenge with the waterski training curriculum & drills (which is a great idea) is program would need to be tuned to the things you individually need work on and then it will change over time. Gordon Rathbun has a 10 slalom drills video which I think are on YouTube now.

    My main goal when I spend time with a coach is to come away with a short list of the most important things for me to work on.

    On a side note - for the off season program @JennyLaBaw program is simply awesome, I’m on month two and it exceeds my expectations and has me working on fixing weaknesses I didn’t even know I had and were hindering my ski performance!
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