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Death by All Causes

Are you familiar with the term “death from all causes,” sometimes also called “all-cause mortality?” In longitudinal research, that is studies where the same data is collected from the same people over long periods of time, this is something that can often be found. For example, one group of people does X, while a second […]

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How Long does Mobility take?

Paul asked the following question inside the private group for Strength Health Mind Power Inner Circle members: “My naive question would be how to get good mobility work done in the shortest time possible. I was doing Pavel Tsatsouline’s routine from Super Joints (the easy one!) and it was taking 20-30 minutes. I don’t have […]

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That Kinesthetic Feeling…

It’s amazing… Amazing how OUT of touch people are with their bodies. I know we place all the value on our brains in our culture, but damn. From the neck down many people have next to zero bodily awareness. Even among trainers and athletes…it can be very bad. Sure, you have enough proprioception to touch […]

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Sit to Stand = DEATH

Wowza! I just came across this study. The name pretty much says it all: “Ability to sit and rise from the floor is a predictor of all-cause mortality.” That means the better you can get up off of the ground, the less likely you are to die! Here are the specifics: They used something called […]

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Jaw Traction Mobility Drill

The jaw is a joint that is often neglected. I call these traction circles because you’re moving in protraction and retraction, that is jutting your jaw forward into an under bite, then pulling it back into an over bit. After practicing this forward and back motion, add the side to side to make it into […]

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Shoulder Blade Box Mobility Drill

The shoulder blades don’t get enough attention. Even in mobility, most of it surrounds the ball and socket joint of the shoulder, and not all the movement these can make. A lot of my practice in this began in doing muscle control; as control of the blades is one of the trickier, but fascinating, areas […]

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9 Segment Spine Mobility Drill

Most mobility drills are divided up into the three segments of the spine: The lumbar or low back The thoracic or mid back The cervical or neck The thoracic is quite immobile in most people from lack of movement; so that becomes an important starting piece of any joint mobility. Here, we don’t just use […]

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How to Heal Injuries

Weeks back when I asked for your questions, they were all over the place. But there was one theme that came up over and over again. Dealing with injuries… Here’s just a few of those questions: If a person has suffered chronic back injuries (due to a double whip lash car accident) making his Thyroid […]

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How Sig Klein Saved My Ass!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that my primary goal is the beast snatch test (100 reps with the 106lb/48kg kettlebell in 10 minutes). While I initially thought, this would be a pleasant side goal that I could knock out with a little work, it has turned out to be anything […]

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