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Some Tidbits

Below is an edited e-mail response to a client who has his Strongman Pro Card and is on his way to going to PT school.  I actually have a lot of clients that double dip on working with me as they ask questions and use the choices we make in rehab and training as the […]

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  • January 24, 2016

Patella Mobility Norms

Is there a standardized objective amount of …medial and lateral patellar mobility, or do orthopedic therapists pretty much just reference the non painful side? Aka…what is “normal”?     I don’t think there are any standards (if there are I don’t know), and using the other side may actually be a very poor choice. In […]

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  • January 12, 2016

Arching in the Bench Press

How do you reconcile the DNS rib tuck with the flare on the bench for competitive powerlifters? Train with lower weight on the rib tuck and compete with the flare? This is actually has a fairly easy blow off answer. If DNS principles are strictly adhered, there is not reconciliation. And training with lower weight […]

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  • December 19, 2015

Random Thoughts

Obviously it’s been a while since I’ve put together a post like this, but that seems to be the norm for when I can nail down enough time to get it all into type.  I think I’ve been getting quick thoughts onto Twitter more than previously this year.  I think we actually go back to […]

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  • October 30, 2015

Warmup and Motor Concepts

Something I find interesting is the rationalization of using “correctives” in a program is by placing them in the Warmup.  My train of thought at this time suggests this positioning as a mistake and both detracts from the Warmup and the goal or intent of these drills to begin with.  By default, choosing drills that […]

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  • August 25, 2015

1 Not So Random Thought

I wanted to get this thought typed out before the mental words got lost in my head. When I do the Random Thoughts post, I just type in things throughout the day. When I go to put it all together, what I have written triggers my thoughts, and I put in my little blurbs. Sometimes […]

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  • August 8, 2015

Fundamental Motor Skill Acquisition ?’s

…..some motor skill training questions 1) When choosing t-spine mobility drills do you find ones that work better than others? Or do you just go with whatever changes the pattern? I find myself using quad/lumbar locked variations, rib rolls and Brettzel positions the most. Does the Brettzel even qualify as a t-spine mob? Of the […]

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  • July 15, 2015

Measuring Thoracic Rotation

When screening for t-spine mobility what are the main differences in screening it seated with dowel behind back in crook of elbows vs. quadruped/sit back on heels one forearm on the ground/one hand either behind back or behind head? So we’ll take the question first in a slightly different direction.  The reason for this is […]

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  • July 3, 2015

Random Thoughts

For those where this is the first time reading this type of blog post, as my time continued to be crunched and crunched over the last few years, I found less time to be able to write.  I also found I was also taking notes throughout the day especially as I got better with Google […]

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  • June 14, 2015

More FMS scenarios…….

  1. When performing the SFMA, should the local impairment exams (ROM, MMT, special tests, joint mobility, etc) be included at the terminal point of the most dysfunctional, non-painful (DN) pattern or at the functional, painful (FP) pattern? The most important piece to consider here is that the SFMA does not usurp anything you want […]

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  • June 2, 2015