Browsing All Posts filed under »Theoretical Movement Science«

Misunderstanding “shoulders down and back”

January 6, 2020

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A homosapien asks, “I’ve read one of your recommended books, Exercises for Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunctions, awhile back. Dr Osar says that when doing rows, shrugs, bench presses, and pushups, he doesn’t recommend pulling the shoulders down and back, and rather keep them in neutral position, with slight protraction and retraction during the movement. […]

Think of movement as risk. Not normalcy.

October 14, 2019

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We who move people have caused an awful lot of confusion about what’s appropriate and what isn’t. To the point it’s become common to get a stick up one’s ass about “abnormal” movement. Half the world thinks a hunchback posture means your body is terrible while half the world thinks posture is irrelevant. There has […]

Why placebo and sham surgeries work

September 19, 2019

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For a number of years research has been coming out on sham surgeries. Background: We long ago discovered our thoughts can influence our biology. Thus, with drugs we always want to give placebo pills so we can figure out how much of the benefit is from that mysterious mind of ours. With surgery a placebo is […]

Why can ACL surgery increase arthritis risk?

August 28, 2019

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Alright, so the title of this is a little misleading. After all, whether you get ACL surgery or not doesn’t impact your risk of arthritis. I wrote about this in depth in, –Reconstructive ACL surgery: Is it beneficial? Here’s a more recent study backing that up, –Does Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Improve Functional and Radiographic […]

The dubious value of laboratory fitness

July 8, 2019

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This is the most impressive performance I know of: The combination of physical and mental? Basically by one individual, not a team of people? Man, if you know something better, something stretching the limits of what a human can do in a more comprehensive manner, let me know. Not to mention that Youtube video has, […]

The future of obesity treatment

June 3, 2019

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Obesity has proven to be one of the toughest diseases we’ve come across. In terms of widely known ailments, others I can think of on par with it are dementia, depression, chronic pain. These are ailments we’ve made essentially zero progress in treating. -> People who work in these domains may be sensitive to that comment, but I’m […]

Injury risk adds up quicker than you think

May 13, 2019

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For any deadlift session, what’s the chance you blow your back out? – Something hard to know is the injury risk of any given exercise. Even harder is knowing the injury risk of a given exercise for a given person. The most well known injured area is the lower back. One of the most well […]

Why do so few athletes suffer hearing loss?

April 8, 2019

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It’s a noisy planet tells us, The Kansas City Chiefs stadium has recorded decibel levels as high as 137 The 2012 Super Bowl got to 107 Some basketball games get to 109 Anybody fairly familiar with sports knows this. Sports involve tons of screaming and other loud sounds (engines, hits, whistles, buzzers, etc.). And, “Remember, […]