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12 | Nate Castillo of Iowa Rush

As the director of goal keeping with @iowarush_official , Nate Castillo has helped cultivate a culture of champions within the soccer club. His story is inspiring and gets us excited to collaborate and keep developing the best soccer players in the state.

In episode 12 we talk about:

  • Nate’s soccer career
  • How he found himself with the Iowa Rush
  • Why collaboration between coaches, strength & conditioning staff, the rehab team, and sports psychologists is so important for success at high levels.
  • The Iowa Rush difference
  • Why it is so important to stay driven after a collegiate commitment.
  • Specifics of goal keeper training
  • BIG announcement **Iowa Rush sponsored professional team**

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11 | Programming Change

This one is more relevant for our members specifically. We have made some significant changes to the programming this month and wanted to take a minute to explain why we did so and what to expect! Enjoy...

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8 | Jacob: Nutrition Prescription

Help us welcome Jacob, our resident nutrition expert. He is also the a dietician for the Iowa Cubs and we are stoked to have him on board. In this podcast we find out more about Jacob and how he is going to help our athletes reach their goals faster.

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7 | Early Sport Specialization

We talk with Dr. Joey Brunkhorst, an Ankeny local orthopedic surgeon, about the dangers of early sport specialization. In this episode you will find tips to spot early signs of overuse injuries, the benefits of being a multi-sport athlete, and how to train for injury resistance and long term athletic development. 

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6 | Core & Pelvic Floor

We talk with the ladies from Breathe Physical Therapy about proper treatment of core and pelvic floor dysfunction and collaborate on what intelligent fitness design looks like for pregnant and postpartum women.

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5 | Member hangout, Ty Tannat

In this episode we hang out with an EP athlete who has a few questions for us about nutrition, body composition testing, programming, and some specifics about the behind the scenes. 

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2 | Rugby

We talk with Dennis Oliver, Ankeny rugby coach about this exploding sport. How we can help rugby athletes improve their performance and grow the sport locally.

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