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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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    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

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    Super Sumo Groin Mob

    Super Sumo Groin Mob

    04/02/2012

    Hey MWodies, Today’s mission is a full frontal assault on your groin.  We’ve performed an iteration of this mob on the MWod before, but I’ve been struggling to find that little something extra I’ve felt this mob has always been missing.  Oh, and that little thing is called the joint capsule.  We have to take a systems approach when we try and improve a position.  Failing to account for motor control, sliding surfaces, muscle dynamics, or the joint capsule will always leave you a little short when it comes to optimizing positioning or restoring function.  What makes this mob so…