I've met a lot of interesting characters and crazy cats in my life.
Scott Dolly, AKA “The Scraper” (at least, that's what I call him) is no exception.
I first met Scott in Costa Rica at a digital detox, hot yoga retreat and adventure getaway called “Runga”. Yep, that's the same event at which I hung out with Eric, the guy I interviewed in the episode “How To Cure Yourself Of Cancer: An Epic Interview With A Man Who Defied Conventional Medicine & Cured Himself Of Prostate Cancer.” and the same event founded by my buddy and Spartan racing bigwig Joe DiStefano, who I interviewed in the episode “Digital Detoxing, Travel-Proofing Your Immune System, Underground Body Weight Workouts & More With Joe DiStefano.”
A few months after Runga, Scott pulled up to my house in Spokane, WA in a big black SUV jam-packed with snowboarding equipment and a bag full of strange body adjusting and “scraping” tools. Our ensuing weekend together was a geekfest of biomechanics, physiology, fascia fixing, woo-woo chakra energy work and much more, and in today's episode, we take a deep dive into all that and much more.
So who is Scott, exactly?
Scott Dolly MS, ATC, CSCS is the owner/CEO and founder of Evolution Human Performance and Rehabilitation. He is a manual therapy and IASTM specialist who utilizes biomechanical movement analysis to locate imbalances and dysfunctions in the human body. Scott is a national and international speaker and educator in the field of sports medicine; and he has authored courses on I.A.S.T.M. and Advanced Training Science. Scott also serves as the Peak Performance columnist for Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine in the UK, through which his work reaches over a half million people worldwide. Scott has over 15 years’ experience studying and working with the human body and he works with thousands of clients every year. He resides in Winchester, Virginia.
His credentials and certifications include:
-Master’s Degree in Athletic Training: Shenandoah University
-Undergraduate work in Biology and Physics: Shepherd University
-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: National Strength and Conditioning Association
-Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Specialist
-Reiki Master: 11 years
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-The truth about whether foam rolling really works, and why Scott is a big fan of “butter knives” for your fascia…[14:45]
-Why Scott said I needed to do more “closed kinetic chain exercises” when he analyzed my gait…[26:40]
-How Scott helped a nervous guy on the chair lift using “distance healing” and Qi Gong…[41:30]
-Scott's work in sound bowls and healing frequencies, and how he aligns that with being able to run a 4:40 mile, train NFL athletes and deadlift nearly 700 pounds…[46:30 & 56:30]
-The protective “bubble” Scott drew around us inside the mountain lodge when we were snowboarding…[46:20]
-Scott's experience with the one-inch-punch by a Shaolin monk…[59:50]
-And much more…
Resources from this episode:
-Also, a correction: Jacob, who we talked about and who was the guy I interviewed in the ELDOA podcast, actually stated in the show that it doesn’t make sense to him to use a foam roller not because the connective tissue is “too dense and hard” but the exact opposite. He stated the the fibrillar network is “gentle and beautiful in nature” and that is “the most delicate and, beautiful, and just amazing, amazing tissue.” He did not say that a foam roller wouldn’t affect it but rather that it would compress the layers together and destroy the tissue. He believes that to create a sliding between layers you must not compress or destroy but rather induce a movement of the fluid in the tubes that are congested.
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