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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 # 55 – Pro user Request: Return to training after shoulder surgery

    Pro Episode # 55 – Pro user Request: Return to training after shoulder surgery

    11/29/2013

    We get requests all the time for guidance in that difficult time between surgery/rehab and the return to sport (we call people in this purgatory transitional athletes.) There are many factors that make this time tricky, the least of which is fear of re-injury. Today’s Mwod-Pro is some ideas about how we conceptually organize an athlete’s return to training after surgery. Here are a few more guidelines: 1) You can’t outrace your healing physiology. You can only optimize the conditions of healing. 2) Your surgeon’s protocol is designed to protect the repaired tissues during this time of healing. 3) Physiotherapy…

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    Community MWod Video: Stand-Up Paddling

    Community MWod Video: Stand-Up Paddling

    09/30/2013

    Legion, Today’s community episode is a quick glimpse of how we apply the principles of our system to even esoteric-fringe sports like stand-up paddling. The movement/physiologic principles of the body are applicable to any position or sport. Why do we hammer foot position and not collapsing your ankles on silly exercises like box jumps and double-unders? Because moving well is moving well. What’s the point of learning how to screw your feet into the ground when you squat if you don’t also do it in actual sports? That flexed upper back that is wrecking your over-head shoulder positioning? Well, it’s…