EP. 051

Quinn Henoch Founder of Clinical Athlete


Quinn Henoch has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis and Bachelor of Science from Valparaiso University. He is head of athlete rehabilitation for ClinicalAthlete Newport in Orange County, CA, which is located inside of a barbell sport facility: SoCal Weightlifting. Currently a large percentage of Quinn’s caseload consists of barbell sport athletes who are looking to rehab from injury or reduce the risk of future injury. Quinn works closely with Strength & Conditioning coaches to ensure the athlete is training safely. Quinn is also the founder of ClinicalAthlete – which is a network of healthcare professionals and students who wish to better understand the rehab and performance-based needs of athletes. Since 2013, Quinn has presented internationally to rehab professionals and coaches alike, regarding current best evidence and practice for rehab and injury risk reduction; and is author of the book: Weightlifting Movement Assessment & Optimization. Quinn played American football at the Div-IAA level and has competed in the sport of weightlifting for 9 years.

Show Notes:

Websites and Social Media Links:

Website – clinicalathlete.com

Facebook – ClinicalAthlete

Twitter – @DrQuinnHenochPT

Instagram – quinn.henochdpt

YouTube – ClinicalAthlete

Books Mentioned:

Tri-Phasic Training

Weightlifting Movement Assessment & Optimization: Mobility & Stability for the Snatch and Clean & Jerk

Isometrics for Performance

Deep Work

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness

The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect 

The Order of Time




Research article mentioned:

Isometric training and long-term adaptations: Effects of muscle length, intensity, and intent: A systematic review.

Podcast Mentioned:

Pacey Performance Podcast #47 – Ben Peterson (Part 1)

Pacey Performance Podcast #48 – Ben Peterson (Part 2)

Pacey Performance Podcast #156 – Bill Knowles


People and Resources mentioned:

Mark Zuckerberg


Greg Everett

Aimee Everett

Mladen Jovanović

Ben Peterson

Cal Dietz

Clinical Athlete – Tendon course

Clinical Athlete – Pain Science course

Andreo Spina

Functional Anatomy Seminars

Cal Newport

Bill Knowles

Dan Pfaff

Robert Sapolsky



0:00 – 3:18 – Robbie intro’s the show and asks Quinn to discuss 4 topics – what clinic athlete has to offer, his book, motor skill acquisition, and pain science

3:19 – 7:00 – Quinn discusses what the clinic athlete website has to offer and his plans for the website going forward

7:01 – 17:02 – Robbie ask Quinn why he did to write his book – “Weightlifting Movement Assessment & Optimization: Mobility & Stability for the Snatch and Clean & Jerk”, and about the entire process he went through writing it

17:03 – 19:57 – Robbie asks Quinn what topics does his book cover?

19:58 – 32:35 – Robbie asks Quinn to discuss the importance of breathing, rib cage position, and posture

32:36 – 38:26 – Robbie asks Quinn how he communicates the rehab process with his athletes and clients?

38:27 – 50:54 – Robbie asks Quinn has he observed a common difference in movement issues between males and females?

50:55 – 52:47 – Robbie asks Quinn for his thoughts on isometric training and tendon training and rehab

52:48 – 58:45 – Robbie asks Quinn does his utilize isometrics with his strength-sport athletes to enhance performance?

58:46 – 1:06:13 – Robbie asks Quinn if his uses isometrics to increase maximal strength and weak points in lifts?

1:06:14 – 1:18:31 – Robbie asks Quinn for his thoughts on Breathing

1:18:32 – 1:30:23 – Robbie asks Quinn for his thoughts on Pain Science

1:30:24 – 1:34:50 – Robbie asks Quinn for his top and current book recommendations

1:34:51 – 1:36:44 Robbie wraps up the show!