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    Pro Episode # 40 – Pro user Request Friday: Spinal Rotation and Forward Head

    Pro Episode # 40 – Pro user Request Friday: Spinal Rotation and Forward Head

    08/30/2013

    Hey Mwodies, Today’s Pro-User request comes from one of our high level rotational athletes (golfer). The question is about how to improve rotation and alignment in the cervical and thoracic spine. Sometimes in “gym land” we observe coaches worrying less about thoracic dysfunction and head mechanics because of the relatively slow speeds generated around the spine in the gym (hip extension through the spine and rotation in the spine). The problem with letting these things slip a bit (they don’t hurt right? I lifted the weight and I’m generally awesome so what’s the foul here?) is that small positional inefficiencies…

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    One of My All Time Best Shoulder Fixes. Seriously… Do This Yesterday. | Community Video

    One of My All Time Best Shoulder Fixes. Seriously… Do This Yesterday. | Community Video

    09/27/2012

    Hey MWodies, Fortunately for you we are always messing around (experimenting) on our human guinea pigs (athletes) at the gym (lab).  This practice leads us to ever more complete ways of thinking, and even more elegant and efficient practices.  Today’s shoulder fix is one of these.  I love this mob because it ties together so many tissue systems in a single whack.  It catches the first rib, gets into the scalenes, catches the fascia, etc.  The test retest is insane.  This neck/shoulder junction creates a ton of problems like thoracic outlet issues, shoulder problems, shoulder pain, and downstream neural dynamic…

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    I am Mwod. Apache Driver Edition

    I am Mwod. Apache Driver Edition

    08/27/2012

    Hey Leopard Legion, I’m not gonna lie, today’s mission is pretty badass.  It comes from one of our Apache Helicopter friends flying  working in a very austere environment.  It’s important for a couple more reasons than simply being awesome: 1) Our pilots are programming to their knowingly compromised positioning.  The athletes have to maintain a pretty horrible working position in that seat, have to withstand horrendous up/down repeated shear/compression motions for hours, and have a really heavy helmet on with a pretty badass but heavy “Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System” .  If you’ve ever flown in a helicopter you…