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Why typing annoys your neck, shoulders, elbows and wrists, and what to do about it

July 20, 2015

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This post is a precursor to a manual of mine, A Guide To More Comfortable Typing (Upper Body). Below I’m going to cover the why behind typing, and mousing, causing annoying pains and discomforts in the arms, shoulders and neck. Where in the manual I’ll cover how to mitigate typing’s negative effects. This post is more the […]

The biggest mistake recreational athletes make

February 23, 2015

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If you hadn’t worked out in a while, a year, six months, it could even only be a couple weeks, then you went into the gym, did a bunch of squatting, maybe some lunges, how would you expect to feel the next few days? In pain. The biggest mistake recreational athletes make is not giving […]

Miscellaneous notes on raising your arms

September 9, 2014

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I received a good comment recently on my post A progression to lifting your arms overhead pain free.   “Hey Brian, I started to incorporate these movements in to my daily routine. I just have some questions pertaining to some of the movements and how it should feel. When I do the backward rocking I find it […]

Feeling perfect is not the goal

December 13, 2013

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I talk a lot about feeling better, getting out of pain and being healthy. Sometimes I think people take this a bit too far. They misunderstand me, or whomever, talking about getting out of, say, lower back pain, for saying, “Your back, and the rest of your body, can feel perfect, all the time.” I […]

Making your (memory of your) workout more enjoyable

October 30, 2013

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What would you rather do? Be in pain for 10 minutes, or be in pain for 20 minutes? Are you sure that’s your answer? – What you remember probably isn’t what you experienced Continuing with our 10 and 20 minute scenarios: Say you workout ridiculously hard for 10 minutes, or, you work out that hard […]

Using the concept of antifragility with your exercise routine and health

August 29, 2013

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I just got done reading the majority of the book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder. I say the majority because while this book has some cool insights, it’s 433 pages, and probably could have been 100. This is not an easy read. The author, Nicholas Taleb, is a mathematician / statistician / whatever you want […]

Why you are suddenly having pain now

August 16, 2013

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Jon has always been an active guy. He played sports in high school, intramurals in college, regularly works out, has done a few 5ks, etc. During one of his runs he suddenly got some pain on the outside of his knee. Afterwards he iced it, took it easy for a bit, then went back to […]

Thoughts from the Bodies Exhibit; the animal version (you are what you are)

July 17, 2013

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A while back I wrote about my experience at the Bodies Exhibit in Vegas. I was recently traveling through Chicago and had no idea there is a Bodies Exhibit in their Museum of Science and Industry. Except it’s all animals. A common theme in these exhibits is displaying the qualities each animal possesses. I, and many […]