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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
  Last year I signed up to do my first Spartan Beast. 12-14 Miles and 30-35 of some of the most difficult, soul defining, mentally grueling obstacles you can do.  I had completed the Super before which is 8-10 Miles (which turns out to be closer to 13 when you add in some of the obstacles) and new that I could get myself through this, but that I needed to train.  So I did.  I had just come off my Competitive Season for Ultimate Frisbee, was feeling in good shape, and had used...
Posted on 2018-07-25
  Maybe you are hoping it will resolve on its own.  Maybe you think that it’s not a big deal.  Maybe you just know that it is not bad enough to stop you from doing what you need to right now.  What happens when that changes?  It does not take much for an “Annoyance” to slowly become more serious and limit your life.  So why wait to have it assessed by a professional?     Most people feel a little pain, rest, and try to return to what the...
Posted on 2018-07-23