Episode 217: Bill Hartman - What is optimal movement, the future of continuing education, and how to learn

This episodes guest is Bill Hartman from billhartmanpt.com and IFAST

Bill is an individual who is extremely important to me. He is a mentor, a friend, and someone who I have immense amount of respect, admiration and love for. 

My time with Bill, his wife Lisa, their dog Paxton and the entire IFAST and Intensive 2.0 family at Intensive 2.0 in September 2018 was one of the best experiences of my life so far, and for that I am forever grateful to Bill. 

You can here about my entire experience at the Intensive 2.0 in episode 186 here.

To Find out more about Bill, be sure to head over to his website which you can find here.

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On this episode Bill and I discuss:

  • I ask Bill what is optimal movement?
  • I ask Bill about the trade off of decreasing movement variability to increase sport specificity, and potentially performance?
  • I ask Bill his mentorship course "The Intensive".
  • I ask Bill about his "model" for assessing and optimizing human movement and behavior 
  • Bill discusses the concepts of loading and propulsion 
  • I ask Bill about how to learn 
  • I ask Bill about left precession 
  • I ask Bill about the importance of having some knowledge of embryology 
  • I ask Bill about infrasternal angles
  • I ask Bill how he developed his model?
  • I ask Bill about his book "All Gain, No Pain"
  • I ask Bill why he loves Batman?
  • I ask Bill whats next?
  • I ask Bill what is he currently studying?
  • I ask Bill why he decide to get braces for his teeth?
  • I ask Bill, if he could invite 5 people to dinner, dead or alive, who would he invite and why?

This was an outstanding episode and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!

Stay Strong,



Show Notes:

Website - billhartmanpt.com

Facebook - Bill Hartman

Twitter - @BillHartmanpt

Instagram - billhartmanpt


Podcasts Mentioned:

Gym Laird #32 | Dr. Pat Davidson

Gym Laird #35 | Pat Davidson - The Good And Bad Of Steroids


Videos Mentioned:

Water, Cells, and Life | Dr. Gerald Pollack | TEDxNewYorkSalon

Gerald Pollack: Weather and EZ Water -- An Intimate Role of Separated Charge | EU2017

SNR #188: Barbara Oakley, PhD – How to Learn, Study & Get Better With Science

Resilient Performance Podcast with Bill Hartman


Books Mentioned:

Made to Stick

Make it Stick 

Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln


People and Resources Mentioned:

Tim Lincecum

Zac Cupples

Connor Ryan

Pat Davidson

Jim Laird 

Mattew Walker

Michelle Boland 

Gilbert Ling

Cal Dietz

Learning how to learn 


René Descartes

Joel Jamieson

Dr. Mike Roussell


Adam West

Eric Oetter

Dr. Greg House

Hugh Laurie

Diane Lee

Abraham Lincoln

Steve Martin

Benjamin Franklin

Albert Einstein 

Doris Kearns Goodwin

IFAST University


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