Dr. Levi Harrison is one of a kind. A orthopedic surgeon who also believes in alternative medicine. A medical professional who believes the point of being healthy is so we can volunteer and give back. A self-admitted outlier among his peers.
Dr. Levi has developed his skills and standpoint over more than two decades of education and training. He is guided by three core values - commitment, compassion, and service - and he shares these in his life and daily practice


In this episode, Dr. Levi talks with Managing Editor Becca Borawski Jenkins and Coach Chet Morjaria about expanding human potential, connecting movement and medicine, and integrating spirituality into fitness - plus much more.


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  • 00:00 - New things at Breaking Muscle
  • 03:07 - Introduction to Dr. Levi Harrison
  • 03:43 - Dr. Levi's roles and responsibilities
  • 04:45 - What made Dr. Levi want to become a surgeon
  • 06:00 - Giving back through volunteer work
  • 07:33 - Details on Dr. Levi's volunteer work
  • 09:15 - Facilitating and expanding human potential
  • 10:13 - Being an outlier in the medical profession
  • 11:53 - Advice for those connecting movement and medicine
  • 14:15 - Breaking Muscle as a balanced fitness resource
  • 16:27 - Fitness fads and the radicalization of fitness
  • 20:09 - Integrating spirituality into fitness
  • 23:12 - Training while injured
  • 24:52 - Helping people to differentiate good pain and bad pain
  • 27:23 - The most common and preventable injuries
  • 30:30 - Advice on common injuries in the gaming generation
  • 32:42 - The difference between rest and recovery
  • 35:00 - The role of nutrition in recovery
  • 40:05 - How to find Dr. Levi online


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