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    Pathology to Function Part II: Moving beyond “flexibility” | Pro Episode #82

    Pathology to Function Part II: Moving beyond “flexibility” | Pro Episode #82

    10/28/2014

    Today’s MWod Pro episode is part II in our series about moving from diagnosis to function. If you recall in part 1, we noted that our athlete was missing full range of motion (including stability through rotation) overhead. Today we work backwards and examine her starting position. The MWod template is straight forward, before you go consulting an expert, make sure your athletes have full start, and finish positions. Like starting a dead lift with a rounded back is difficult to correct once under load, so too is reorganizing a compensated shoulder position. When Cawley and Evans originally proposed their…

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    The Essential Hormonal Primer for Women (and People that Know Women) | MWOD Community Video

    The Essential Hormonal Primer for Women (and People that Know Women) | MWOD Community Video

    10/13/2014

    We are back with the incredible Dr. Richard Lee of Gene-Solve for part II of his neuroendocrine/hormonal primer. Today, Dr. Lee talks to the other half of the room (women) about some of the gender specific implications of stress, nutrition, and diet on female physiology. If you follow the M|Wod, this video is essential viewing and one of the most important and actionable pieces of content we have ever produced. Not sure who Dr. Richard Lee is from our last video? You can check out his bio and the work he and his team do at gene-solve.com. Seriously, we will…

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    Spinal Hierarchy Primer: The Language and Best Function of Your Spine – Pro Episode #79

    Spinal Hierarchy Primer: The Language and Best Function of Your Spine – Pro Episode #79

    09/22/2014

    Like the archetypal positions of your shoulders and hips, there also exists a “root movement language” for your spine. The function of your spine can be thought of in terms of the “best” shape for a given task. For example it’s hard to perform a back flip or smash a volley ball at the net with the same spinal position you use dead lift or squat. Or, creating rotation in a golf swing will be a disaster if it’s performed with the spinal shapes typically associated with shouldering a stone (or texting on your iphone.) When we instruct beginners, or…