Ep 75 – Austin Einhorn – Movement Banking


ADS 075: Austin Einhorn – Movement Banking

“Almost every session, whether the client I’m with is 13 or 36, or if they’re a high school athlete who doesn’t want to play in college or they’re a professional athlete, I start with… ‘Hey, what do you want to do today?'”

On the show today, I chat with movement enthusiast, Austin Einhorn. Austin is the founder of Apiros, a movement training culture that works with athletes to reduce injury and optimise performance. Austin helps a range of youth athletes, as well as many professional athletes from all sorts of sports within America and across the world.

In what was one of my favourite conversations on this podcast so far, Austin and I discuss rock climbing and why it’s such a great tool to improve how your athletes move, how to design training environments for better outcomes, why school is getting in the way of learning, the future of sport performance training, and much more.

I hope you enjoy it.

We also discuss:

  • How the environment affects movement development;
  • Why giving athletes autonomy makes them happier;
  • The limitations of traditional gym exercises;
  • Why Austin quit sports and found his way into sports performance;
  • Austin’s unique coaching philosophy and the approach he uses to roll it out;
  • Mentorship;
  • Measuring success in the gym;
  • How Austin gets his athletes to take ownership of how they move;
  • All about Austin’s soon to be released book, Movement Banking;
  • Raheem Stirling’s terrible running mechanics;
  • Rethinking early specialisation;
  • Why using punishment to affect behaviour is so destructive; and
  • Why being healthy and happy needs to be our top priority.

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Craig’s passion is helping athletes become the best that they can be. In February 2014, Craig completed his PhD, with a focus on athlete development, at AUT University and lead Athlete Development from 2010 to 2019.