Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Training and working and traveling...

I will be in Minneapolis this weekend teaching an FMS level 1 workshop.
Home for a week
Off to Danville, VA for the FMS Summit and then the Advanced Corrective Exercise workshop and then off to Minneapolis again for the HKC.

Fun stuff

Training today:
Prep work - ASLR, Arm Bar
16 kg Get-up x 3+3, 3+3
16 kg SLDL x 5+5
Behind the Back Deadlift
135 x 5
185 x 5
225 x 5, 5

24 kg One arm Long Cycle Clean and Jerk
One minute Right arm + One minute Left arm + One minute rest x 5 sets


Behind the back DLs are very interesting (my friend Shawn Reed recently spurred my interest in this lift).

I had made a decision some time ago to try to open the lumbar fascia etc... and I would say now that that was not the right call. Flexion continues to be a bad idea and I will return to deadlifting, maintaining the hip opening I am doing etc...


Trinigirevik said...

Mr Brett Jones,

I have a question. I would like to know if it is ok, along with the chop and lift, to use the 'gluteal amnesia test' screen in the Secrets of Core training DVD, as a corrective exercise to teach someone to 'fire' his/her glutes? Is this a good idea or not?

Brett Jones said...

The Cook Hip Lift or Leg Lock Bridge can be used a corrective to get the glute firing but be sure to use the tennis ball between the thigh and ribs to keep the hip extension honest.

Mike T Nelson said...

I think opening that are all depends on HOW it is done.

Forcing it open I think is a bad idea.

Trainers run and scream when they see me have clients do very light rounded back deadlifts, but mysteriously their back pain clear ups many times.

Again, I am not having them do it in pain, just some slight movement that is the opposite of where their low back is all day---frozen solid in a chair. And most time (not always) their movement afterwards is much better. If it is not better, I don't have them do it.

I have read McGills work and it showed REPEATED flexion was bad. I doubt a few reps they do will ever get close to that many.

Just my bias.

Safe travels!

Rock on
Mike T Nelson PhD(c)
Extreme Human Performance

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