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    Pro Episode # 36 – Voodoo Floss Series # 3:  The High Hamstring

    Pro Episode # 36 – Voodoo Floss Series # 3: The High Hamstring

    08/12/2013

    Hey Legion, Today’s episode is dedicated to the scores of athletes out there emailing us for help on the topic of pain in the area of the high hamstring. The most common movement problem we see isn’t really a movement problem at all, but rather a sitting problem. Turns out that the simple act of sitting in a chair puts the insertions of your hamstrings and adductors under some serious passive stretch. Multiply this passive crappy loading by literally thousands of hours, and make it gnarlier by the fact that you literally compress the crap out of these bits and…

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    (A year later) Peoples, We’ve Got to Stop Icing. A Year Later…. | Community Video

    (A year later) Peoples, We’ve Got to Stop Icing. A Year Later…. | Community Video

    07/29/2013

    Hey MWOD Legion, In history of the 700+ videos we have created, there is only one video on which I had to turn off YouTube comments. In the same 700 videos, there is only one that has generated more questions and more positive real-world clinical experience. You may already know this video – shot 1 year ago at the CrossFit Games – it’s called People We’ve Got To Stop Icing. We were wrong. So wrong.. I often tell my daughters that Starretts do the right thing and do the hard thing. This video was both – for the dogma it…

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    High Hamstring Gnar, Trigger Points, and Up Stream/Down Stream

    High Hamstring Gnar, Trigger Points, and Up Stream/Down Stream

    09/26/2012

    Hey MWodinistas, Today’s episode is a reminder to always work upstream and downstream of an injured, gnarly, or painful tissue site.  You can memorize the thousands of trigger point referral patterns of your body, OR you can just force yourself to hunt around for gnarly areas literally upstream and downstream of the offending site.  Because hey, sometimes your hamstrings are connected to the back of your butt by, wait for it, your hamstrings.  Right?  You just have to remember hunt around for your hidden business. Go upstream/downstream yourself. Kstar