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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Squat Rx #5: Mobility & Flexibility

    Squat Rx #5: Mobility & Flexibility
    Drills, stretches, and exercises to assist hip and hamstring mobility.

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    Last edited by Sensei; 07-12-2007 at 09:21 PM.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Thats some good trash Sensei keep up the good work enjoying all the videos any one can learn alot from them whether they just started working out or have been working out for a long time.

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    i want that shirt...well not that exact shirt...but a shirt like that
    Last edited by motoko013; 07-13-2007 at 12:52 AM.

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    Thanks DSmith.

    Motoko,
    It's one I had made.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Yet another great video Sensei. You plan on doing any videos for movements besides squats?

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    I feel as though you made that video specifically for me... flexibility is my biggest problem. thank you!

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    Thanks CoolDrew. No, probably not.

    The Champion,
    Thank you!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Sensei? would the knee travel that alot of Oly lifters have be bad for knee health?

    I squat with a narrow stance, and its impossible to stop the knees.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
    Sensei? would the knee travel that alot of Oly lifters have be bad for knee health?

    I squat with a narrow stance, and its impossible to stop the knees.
    I don't have a hard answer for you Fuzzy. Plenty of OLers have very healthy knees and some don't - same goes for PLers.

    I think as long as you are cycling intensity/volume (in other words, you aren't hammering yourself ALL THE TIME), using good form, don't have pre-existing knee issues, careful about imbalances, etc. you'll probably be fine. BUT, I can't tell you anything without seeing you squat and knowing more about you. Do your knees give you trouble?
    Last edited by Sensei; 07-15-2007 at 10:16 PM.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    Thanks Built and GetFit!

    I don't have a hard answer for you Fuzzy. Plenty of OLers have very healthy knees and some don't - same goes for PLers.

    I think as long as you are cycling intensity/volume (in other words, you aren't hammering yourself ALL THE TIME), using good form, don't have pre-existing knee issues, careful about imbalances, etc. you'll probably be fine. BUT, I can't tell you anything without seeing you squat and knowing more about you. Do your knees give you trouble?
    Had a point were they hurt, but after a deep massage all discomfort was gone, Ive never had knee pain since.
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    Great vid.Very helpful Sensei
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    After getting my racer certification this weekend on the bike, and barely being able to ride from all the weird leg position and long static stretches, this could easily help tons of motorcycle people. My flexability limits my body position and therefore my technique. This will help me in more then just the weight room. Thanks a lot. Just what I needed.
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    Great video again Sensei. Very useful for alot of people. One thing that I think would make give the videos a little more professionalism would be at the end just saying some thing like, "This was Squat Rx 5 where we went over hip mobility and flexibility drills and exercises." or something along those lines just to kinda tie off the end so to speak.
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    Sensei,

    These vids are great, especially this one as hip flexibility is a huge issue for me.

    Thanks,

    Mr J
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    Thanks guys. I'm glad they are helpful. Take things slow ok?
    Quote Originally Posted by Detard View Post
    Great video again Sensei. Very useful for alot of people. One thing that I think would make give the videos a little more professionalism would be at the end just saying some thing like, "This was Squat Rx 5 where we went over hip mobility and flexibility drills and exercises." or something along those lines just to kinda tie off the end so to speak.
    I would Detard, but usually I end up with about 20 minutes of material and it's pretty damn hard to edit it down to the 10mins youtube allows. I usually end up tossing a lot from the videos and sometimes I question whether I chucked the right stuff or not, but oh well. I know a review at the end would be best, but there usually isn't a whole lot of extra time to play with.

    I already have the next SQ Rx planned out and it will be "prehab" exercises for hips, knees, and lower back.
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensei View Post
    I would Detard, but usually I end up with about 20 minutes of material and it's pretty damn hard to edit it down to the 10mins youtube allows. I usually end up tossing a lot from the videos and sometimes I question whether I chucked the right stuff or not, but oh well. I know a review at the end would be best, but there usually isn't a whole lot of extra time to play with.
    Ahh I see. Either way, great videos.
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    Sweet. When do you think you'll have that next SQ Rx done by? So these things that you'll be going over in the next one will be useful for someone who's trying to catch up to speed following bad knee sprains? Rehabbing to prime my lower body for squats and deads?
    Thanks man. Keep up the good work. Maybe me getting hurt was a good thing because it gave me time to sit back and re-evaluate my squat form and learn it the right way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ray34iyf View Post
    Sweet. When do you think you'll have that next SQ Rx done by? So these things that you'll be going over in the next one will be useful for someone who's trying to catch up to speed following bad knee sprains? Rehabbing to prime my lower body for squats and deads?
    Rehab and prehab are two different things my man. Talk everything over w. a doctor before you start trying to push things. Find your weaknesses and work at them patiently - things that have gotten weak and unstable can take a long time to build back up.
    Thanks man. Keep up the good work. Maybe me getting hurt was a good thing because it gave me time to sit back and re-evaluate my squat form and learn it the right way.
    Thanks!
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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