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    Programming for the Hypermobile Athlete | Pro Episode #70

    Programming for the Hypermobile Athlete | Pro Episode #70

    05/20/2014

    Hey Mwod legion, Today’s Pro content is dedicated to those amongst us that have this thing called “primary instability” or excessive range of motion.  I know, your mind is blown.  Yes, there are people in the world that are too mobile.  In our gym for example, we regularly have athletes (yogi’s, ballet dancers, etc) that aren’t appropriate for certain models of training. These athletes may get overhead squats instead of snatches for example.  Or we may program front squats instead of power cleans for them, sumo dead lifts instead of cleans or conventional pulling.  They may be appropriate to press…

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    Pro Episode # 42 – Rounded Lumbar in the Squat? How’s your Hip Flexion?

    Pro Episode # 42 – Rounded Lumbar in the Squat? How’s your Hip Flexion?

    09/11/2013

    Hey Legion, Sometimes the squat mechanics problems we encounter are actually pretty simple to solve. Our understanding of the mechanics and technique can be quite complex, but this sometimes leads us overlook simple mechanical fixes. Today’s episode is case in point. This athlete moves well, but fundamentally rounds is back in the bottom of the squat at hip crease below knee depth. Because he is working with excellent technique, he is doing a pretty remarkable job of buffering this problem, but…He’s still rounding, and is fresh, and not under speed, cardio, metabolic, or load demands. The problem? Simple, once you…

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    Pro Episode # 37 – User Request Friday – Shin Splints

    Pro Episode # 37 – User Request Friday – Shin Splints

    08/16/2013

    Hey Legion, Today’s Pro-User request is some simple shin splint theory. Clearly the best defense is no be there, but when it does happen, you need to get to the bottom of WHY it happened (and no it’s not because you are weak.) Here is the gist of it. Do you have full range in your ankle? Are you moving poorly? Are your tissues stiff? Once you are a hot mess, you’ve got to deal with that too.Shin splits are a preventable disease. Completely. The problem is that your feet and ankles are a little too tolerate of your bad…