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70+ Year Old Martial Artists

A little while back Andrew sent me the following video, of a 75 year old martial artists doing a demonstration, breaking boards and blocks and much else. And, in a similar vein, on this page, I detail how I found a 70+ year old martial artist that became my mentor. The common idea that pervades […]

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How to Heal Injuries Mentally

We will be addressing using some of this stuff around injuries. Basically, the way I look at injuries, most treating of injuries is done on the physical level.  I feel that it is important to get all of the different levels, including the mental and the emotional side of things which are generally not addressed. […]

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Fast vs. Slow Exercise

Ricky asked me a lot of questions. A lot of them are great questions, so I chose to share them with the greater public too: “A couple of questions linger in my mind in regards to your Deceptive Strength (in particular) approach and philosophy… “You seem to think that faster reps are better for this […]

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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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Maxick's Muscle Control

Move the Damn Things!

Two weeks ago, I shared a mobility drill that I first learned from studying muscle control, and then further worked with through what I call “Intuitive Mobility.” Specifically, it was the Shoulder Blade Box Mobility Drill. (In case you missed it, you can find it on the blog here.) Well, I received the following response […]

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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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