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    The Hypermobile Amongst Us: Spine Edition

    The Hypermobile Amongst Us: Spine Edition

    03/19/2013

    Hey Legion, Today’s episode is a primer about creating stability in those pesky athletes that aren’t stiff (yes, they exist).  Go ahead and ask anyone that is hypermobile and they will tell you that it’s a brutal problem to have (the leopard is always more supple on the other side of the fence…) Any good provider (Osteo, Physio, Chiro, Physical Med doc) will have on hand about a thousand correlate tests to check for spinal instability.  These can be useful for the provider certainly.  But, any good coach can see the same instability/hyper-motion/hyper-mobile segments in actual movements if they know…

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    Triceps Smash

    Triceps Smash

    01/21/2013

    Hey Leopard Legion, Today’s mission is simple, find someone amazing to smash the stiffness out of your triceps. Look, you spend a bucket load of time working your hammies, but do you spend as much time working on it’s analog at the arm, the triceps? Don’t answer that. We have addressed some triceps smashing on the barbell, but we haven’t shown it in it’s full partner smash down glory. A stiff extensor of the arm is inefficient and will cause the arm to dump torque during high load/high speed movements which can be the cause of some real shoulder dysfunction….

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    Pressing Mechanics and The Knee Pushup Up Disaster/Froning and Bailey Edition

    Pressing Mechanics and The Knee Pushup Up Disaster/Froning and Bailey Edition

    01/17/2013

    Hey MWodies! We are back! The big new gym project is behind us and I have enough available brain capacity to start this engine back up. So let’s jump right to it. Let’s set a few ideas up first: 1) Great athletes (Rich Froning and Dan Bailey for example) tend to have universal motor patterning. By this I mean that they will adopt a “universal motor blueprint” across movement tasks. In this video example, you will notice that both Rich and Dan have a vertical forearm during both their pushup and in the bottom of their burpee. This vertical forearm…