| | EP 318 – Dana Santas Mobilizes the Pros

Author / Cali Hinzman


When the mouth breathing meatheads of PA Radio are graced with the presence of Mobility Maker Dana Santas [@MobilityMaker], only good things happen. This week John and Tex talk to the three-time guest and breathing mechanic expert to hear about what’s new in her professional development. Find out how she’s evolved her practice to suit the needs of the athlete and what breathing exercises have proven to be the most effective over her nearly 20 year career in the field. Frustrations of working with the parents of young athletes abound as the crew unravels similar experiences. Ever curious as to what it’s reeaaally like to be on the payroll of an MLB team? Dana sheds some light on being part of the machine that keeps the players performing at their best.

What is flexibility without stability and strength? While yoga brings increased range of motion to the table, according to the Mobility Maker, Dana Santas, it’s not entirely applicable to the realm of on field performance. Context is everything when you’re dealing with sports specific athletes because you can’t afford to introduce time consuming training that may present only negligible results. Santas also contends that some poor application of things like flexibility can also lead to a higher risk for injury. Interestingly enough, Dana also discusses recent research which states that anxiety and stress are some of the leading causes for serious injuries in sport. John’s response is about what you’d imagine. Tune into their friendly debate and meaty episode with the one and only, Dana Santas! Listen NOW!


Visit MobilityMaker.com for all of Dana’s upcoming events and coaching clinics including the NSCA Tactical event in San Antonio August 20th-23rd. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for the Mobility Maker bench featured by Sorinex.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


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