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I recently instructed a course on the relationship of the lumbar spine and the hip joint which included teaching a few hip mobility exercises.  During the instruction, I mentioned to the group to do this prior to their workouts at the gym.  After this comment, someone asked me if I thought it was good to complete more static stretches before working out, which is seemingly a big no-no in today’s world.  The answer is… It depends.  What is your goal of that specif...
Posted on 2018-11-06
  You just had you race, or your tournament, or your big game over the weekend.  You have been training for it for months on end, making every day specific to your goal.  Each exercise a different piece of what you needed to create success, every movement a component of the exact task you were going to ask your body to perform.  Now what?  Maybe you have weeks until the next big thing, maybe you have months, or maybe you haven’t decided what you will be training fo...
Posted on 2018-09-17
I recently heard a friend of mine say that they aren’t supposed to be deadlifting a certain amount of weight because it is bad for their back.  But why?  She does not have any structural issues in her back currently, so why would she think that she SHOULD not lift that much?  Because her chiropractor told her so.  That is the answer.  No other reason at all other than someone decided that for her.  Is it her goal to lift more than that? Yes. Does she have the ...
Posted on 2018-08-22
  The human body is an amazing thing.  It is the perfect harmony of stability and mobility, made up of over 300 joints, over 200 bones, and over 600 muscles each with a specific purpose to protect, move, and stabilize for any action that we perform.  We often appreciate these things in photographs in books, online, or even on tv, but a still picture is an insult to what the body truly is and is capable of.  Our bodies were born to move.  Bend, Twist, Flex, Hinge, all of ...
Posted on 2018-08-16