Had a "tear" in my pronator teres, 6 weeks of regular PT (stretching and small muscle exercises) did nothing. 3 Graston treatments had me back to 95% in 1.5 weeks
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I'm guessing you mean Graston.
Cons: If the tissue is already damaged or it's a locked up muscle, it'll hurt. Sometimes to the point of tears. Possible bruising, but shouldn't be a lot. Also you may feel that absolutely nothing was accomplished.
Pros: It COULD result in faster recovery. Even instant. Calf was seized up once and was painful to walk up and down stairs. Few minutes of (painful) Graston and it freed up and honestly felt like there was nothing ever wrong with my calf.
Just my experience.
Yes, Gratson, typo. I just have insanely hard muscle fascia on my quads to the point where accupuncture needles bent last time they went down my IT band. I would like to fix that.
When you guys do standing military presses, do you stretch your shoulders back so that the bar is on top or a little behind your head, I guess sorta like olympic snatches?
Someone told me that if I do glute ham raises correctly, I should barely be able to do 10 without weights. What's the correct way of doing them besides being straight and holding your position at the top?
That's fucking crazy. If there's a reputable ART/Graston practitioner near you, I'd def consult with them.
Same. As soon as someone finds out a guy is good, they get a million referrals and then you basically have to drop everything to make absurd appointment times.
Alan Thrall just made an awesome video about OHP form
TL;DW: yea, some lean back is necessary.... just clench your butt and keep a neutral spine. Gets pretty easy with practice. I prefer standing OHP to sitting because when I sit I just wind up extending the hell out of my spine.
Recently discovered sumo deadlift off blocks.
I have pulled sumo from the floor before, but it has always felt a bit weird
With the blocks I set it so the bar is a couple of inches below the knee cap. Much more comfortable position than from the floor and (of course) easier.
Short ROM. The whole lift is basically just locking out the knees, so you can go quite heavy. Was able to pull my best competiton deadlift for an easy single today at a lower bodyweight.
Yeah, that makes sense.
Its funny how its easier to get into a good position with heavier weights. You can sorta pull your hips closer to the bar but higher up with the weight as counterweight.