#83: Dean Somerset – Advanced Core Training

Episode 83 - Dean Somerset

This is episode 83 of Evil Sugar Radio. In this episode, we interview Dean Somerset. Dean is a strength coach and trainer with great ideas on advanced training concepts.

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Episode 83 Overview

Here’s an overview of what we’ll be talking about in this episode:

  • 1:20 – What is your new product Advanced Core Training and who is it for?
  • 3:45 – What do the pelvic floor and diaphragm mean for people outside of high performance athletics?
  • 5:35 – How would you know if you have diaphragm or pelvic floor issues?
  • 7:00 – Can you explain your core training continuum?
  • 8:40 – What do you do in cases of chronic illness?
  • 12:00 – Do you have any suggestions for trainers on how to develop a relationship with medical professionals?
  • 15:30 – Can you tell us about your core training matrix?
  • 17:00 – What are your thoughts on things like Swiss balls?
  • 19:30 – What are your thoughts on mobility work?
  • 22:45 – What about butt wink?
  • 27:10 – Can you share some tips for deadlifting?
  • 34:40 – What about the Functional Movement Screen?
  • 38:10 – Why do you think pushups are awesome and are they awesome for everyone?
  • 41:00 – What are your thoughts on stretching?
  • 44:50 – Do you see many men or women with hypermobility issues?
  • 46:00 – What about motivation? How do you keep your clients motivated?
  • 52:20 – Can you give one simple piece of advice for the fitness industry to improve how we serve our clients?

Show Notes



  1. Great show guys. Very interesting material!