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    Pro Episode # 66 – Glen Cordoza Talks MMA and Movement Principles: Fighter Series- # 2

    Pro Episode # 66 – Glen Cordoza Talks MMA and Movement Principles: Fighter Series- # 2

    02/24/2014

    Today’s episode is the second in our series with MMA fighter/writer Glen Cordoza. Glen again applies the principles of BASL to the lower half of the fighter: moving, jumping up from a sprawl, striking, and kicking. The challenge to strength and conditioning systems for quite some time as been to bridge beyond just getting the fighter/wrestler “fitter and stronger” to reinforcing essential and fundamental movement mechanics. Good technique for any sport ultimately is the best expression of physiology and structure applied to a specific set of demands. The shoulder is the shoulder is the shoulder. It doesn’t matter if you…

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    Pro Episode # 58 – Interview with HBO Documentary “Trophy Kids” Director; Chris Bell

    Pro Episode # 58 – Interview with HBO Documentary “Trophy Kids” Director; Chris Bell

    12/18/2013

    Legion- In today’s episode, we are very pleased to bring you a candid conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Chris Bell. Chris’ latest documentary (now showing on HBO) is a sobering look at the relationship between parents and their “athlete” children. I’m not going to lie, I know my daughters are going to be the next Olympic champions before they play in the NFL in the off season of the LPGA (in the summers between studying at Oxford, and curing cancer.) If you have kids, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You have to fight the urge sometimes to become a…

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    Pro Episode # 52 – Pro user Request Friday: Couch Stretch Feel Weird? It’s a Diagnostic Tool too.

    Pro Episode # 52 – Pro user Request Friday: Couch Stretch Feel Weird? It’s a Diagnostic Tool too.

    10/24/2013

    Hey MWodies, Today’s pro-user video comes from a couple of requests to talk about some strange feelings that some of their athlete’s have had whilst under “couch stress” conditions. We are fond of saying around the shop, that everything is a diagnostic tool, the Couch Stretch is no different in this respect. Moving a limb to an end range position of emphasis (mobilize at the position of restriction) can give you very specific beta about where exactly you are tacked down or restricted. It’s not really that different than squatting and figuring out that you need to open your hips…