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    Bladder Function Redux: Be Normal Not Common | Pro Episode # 88

    Bladder Function Redux: Be Normal Not Common | Pro Episode # 88

    01/26/2015

    Legion, We’re back talking about pelvises and the rest of the south 40! This time we define what is normal for daily bladder function and what is “dys-normal” but unfortunately common. Dr. Dianna DiToro describes normal bladder function and why you should care about the fact that almost all mammals pee for about 20-30 seconds. Before we can talk about pelvic dysfunction in the gym, we need to consider what we’re doing the other 23 hours out of the day. Urinary incontinence can be the precursor to fecal incontinence, so let’s take care of our business before something hits the…

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    The Hidden Implications of Poor Joint Function | Pro Episode # 87

    The Hidden Implications of Poor Joint Function | Pro Episode # 87

    01/07/2015

    When most of us think about restricted range of motion, we tend to fall into one of three groups. The first group thinks fascia and connective tissue dysfunction, the second group thinks its a muscular or muscle dynamic problem (trigger point, neural protective, muscle stiffness, etc), and the third thinks it’s a technique or motor control issue (think squat therapy, or correctives). The problem with failing to address a movement dysfunction at a systems level, is that it can fail to account for the contributing factors from each of the systems above. And, as you are probably noting, the above…

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    5 questions with Gray Cook; Part 2: Do You Favor a Specific Style of KB Swing? | Community Post

    5 questions with Gray Cook; Part 2: Do You Favor a Specific Style of KB Swing? | Community Post

    12/23/2014

    Today we bring you part 2 of 5 of our ongoing conversation with Gray Cook. If you missed the part 1, check here. In our practice, we regularly see athletes performing swings overhead without the requisite thoracic and shoulder capacities to be able to maintain positions of high integrity. What we normally see are internally rotated shoulders, bent elbows, overextended lumbar, and forward head on neck tensioning compensation. Yes, you can swing this way (I personally think the overhead swing tells us a TON of information about an athlete both when they are fresh and when they get tired….) but…