Rowing at the Beijing Olympics for South Africa; w/ Rika Geyser

Rika Geyser

Rika is an incredible athlete born and raised in South Africa. She grew up running hurdles, barefoot, before moving to Kansas to run hurdles in college.

Her dream as a child was to run hurdles in the olympics for her country.

After several back to back injuries, likely resulting from having to run in shoes on a track (vs barefoot on grass in South Africa), she made the transition to rowing. The story of how that transition occurred is incredible.

Rika was able to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics in rowing after discovering her incredible abilities and work ethic paid off at the highest level in that sport.

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Where to follow Jay:

Instagram: @rikas08


Rika and I After Recording

Our Feet (mine are the white, non-sun-exposed ones)

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82 - Healthier Knees; w/ Dr. Dan Pope, DPT

Dan Pope, DPT, is one of the most humble guys I've met. He is incredibly sharp and can olympic lift, carry atlas stones, and perform gymnastic movements with the best of them.

He practices physical therapy out of Boston, MA, at Champion PT and Performance and owner of Fitness Pain Free.

If you want to learn more about knees from Dan, he has a training program and educational course I recommend here.

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