What a weekend. #Repost @zakgabor.dpt with @get_repost ・・・ It’s a wrap! First CSM experience was an incredible one! Definitely overwhelming but we were lucky to have the two headed beast of a conference Sherpa in @derek_barbellmedicine and @nevpt. ⠀ The talks we got to were great - but the amount of connection and nerding out are far beyond the cost of admission. Everyone I got to hang with this weekend - appreciate you big time! ⠀ PS - major shoutout to allll @thelevelupinitiative community for showing love, coming to say hi, and the outpouring of support. The meetup Friday night still has me and Steph kinda speechless. Thanks to everyone who made this such a special few days. ⠀ #APTACSM #WhensBillyGettingHere?
CSM prep! I’m not speaking or anything. But always motivating to tighten up my research IQ so I can ask semi-intelligent questions over a half dozen pints with the academics. @derek_barbellmedicine @simplywillb @financial_physio See you soon! #csm2020
Had a patient last week come to me because “You compete, you get it” when we were discussing what it’s like to be injured or not be able to perform at the level you want, or maybe missing a big competition. I do get “it”. I’m here to push myself, to compete, to get better...but I must be cautious as well to not overly attach my identity to any ONE thing. Just like financial investments, I encourage you to take inventory on how diverse your “portfolio” is. If we attach too much of our identity to one facet of our person, we risk that identity being threatened which can contribute to an intense emotional experience for us or our patients. How much of your identity is attached to one thing? How would you handle it if that was taken from you? Anyway, here’s me overreaching the day after the Super Bowl. Called for a 5 rep max, last video was from the previous week where I hit 419x5 @ 8 pretty easily so decided to bump up the weight. This was 429x3/2. Was I frustrated? For sure. But came back and hit the last 2, realized the 7 IPAs the day before and mountain of shitty (delicious) food probably didn’t help and I moved on with my day. 🤷🏼♂️
Love seeing @slim.mijo back doing his thing. 🙌🏻. #Repost @nevadahoops with @get_repost ・・・ Can you think of a better way to get your 900th career point? Congrats @slim.mijo #BattleBorn
What a weekend! My brain and liver need to recover. Thank you to everyone who flew in from Spokane to Santa Cruz to Arizona, we loved having you! #Repost @crossfitwestsantacruz with @get_repost ・・・ More knowledge acquired at the @barbell_medicine Pain and Rehab seminar! • Key takeaways: - language matters. - kids should not specialize early, and should participate in resistance training. - pain is complicated. Don’t matter where. - developing self-efficacy is the key. • Shout out to our awesome and informative lecturers @michael_barbellmedicine @derek_barbellmedicine • 📸 @doubleexposureplease • #crossfitwest #barbellmedicine #evidencebased
Love seeing this guy back out there doing his thing. Been a long road, proud of your work buddy. #Repost @nevadahoops with @get_repost ・・・ Who doesn't love a dunk by our guy @slim.mijo #BattleBorn
💵💰”Show me where you spend your money and I will show you what is important to you.” Someone once told me that and I think about it often but I’ll take it further, show me where you spend your TIME and I’ll show what is important to you. Because of life, I had to sneak my workout in at 5:45 am. I would rather have slept in, mind you, but I have set some pretty ambitious goals for myself so for now, this is my priority (more about life balance in a later post). I don’t enjoy training in the morning and normally train at lunch so I try to keep morning sessions as “clean up duty”. Mostly accessory work, lighter loaded movements, etc. Helps my mood, sleep, everything really for me to put some work in early so I can stay on track. Your time and your health are precious, spend it wisely.
@thestrengththerapist said I need to post more training videos so here you go. A couple things: I consider myself an intermediate at best conventional puller, yes I’m wearing a belt with 305 lbs (look away @raygormandpt ) and finally, this was a 5x8 so fatigue was real. Now, a couple things stood out to me watching this. First, you’ll notice I drop my hips quite low before initiating my pull. This allows me to keep a better spine position and brace prior to the pull. As I load my hamstrings by bringing my hips up, this is the actual start of the pull. I heard Rippetoe describe this as the Standard Pulling Position and that concept makes a lot of sense to me. When I watch an athlete, I try to pay more attention to the initiation of the movement with that concept in mind. Bar path looks great on the way up but you can see it drift forward on my eccentric. This is likely due to me squatting it back down and the increased knee angle forces the barbell to clear my knees. Need to focus on hingeing more in the way down and optimizing the descent. Finally, I rarely pull conventionally but this block has me doing a ton of volume in a movement I’m not used to. Hence the belt. I do not have a strong opinion on when you should use a belt as I know elite guys who throw it on at 135lbs and others who are stronger without a belt at all. For me, it’s a way to help me move better, train more and potentially reduce injury risk while I allow my body time to adapt to a new movement/volume scheme. To each their own 🤷🏼♂️
Why do we exercise?? For some of us, it’s our therapy. For others, we enjoy the burn, the pump, the feeling of moving weight. Others, they want to be strong for life (like schlepping a Christmas tree up a hill in a foot of snow). For many, it’s a struggle though. My (heavily biased) thoughts? Your physical health is your most valuable asset; without it, everything else is compromised (love, wealth, work, etc). Like any asset, we want to invest in it over time. I strongly feel your 30s dictate this landscape for the rest of your life. Just like financial retirement, small sustainable habits are built to pay off over time later. In our 20s, most of us don’t care about retirement, and similarly our health is taken for granted so investments here are low priority. Our 30s are where we need to start planning for the future, financially and physically. Can you start planning for your retirement in your 40s or 50s? Of course! But it will be much harder. And our physical health is no different. Start investing in yourself today, no matter your age. Get outside a couple times a week, lift something heavy a couple times a week, try and get 10 minutes of work in every day. Just like money, it’s wonderful if you love your job but for many, our jobs afford us the opportunity to do what we truly love (whether it be riding dirt bikes, hiking trails, vacations etc.). Getting strong is the same. Don’t know where or how to start? Shoot me a DM and we’d love to help you. Go get ‘em.
Conv DL, 3x12 BB RDL, pictured: 5x15 KB RDL, 5x15 KB goblet squat superset. Awful. Haven’t lifted anything over 63% or less than 8 reps in 2 months. @juggernauttraining what did I ever do to you?? #gpp #longgamejones
Long term vs short term athletic development: the older, more handsome athlete has jumped on a trampoline twice in the last decade. The younger athlete with the robust hair and questionable outfit logs 1-2 hours of trampoline work greater than 3x per week. One of them is grossly outside their acceptable chronic workload baseline. That’s how you tear an ACL, they say. “That’s my secret, Cap. I don’t have any ACLs.” #twocaptainamericareferences #inoneday #LTAD @gabbetttim
A friend has anterior hip pain, had an MRI that showed some labral fraying and mild cartilage changes. She’s been referred to a surgeon and told to shut down all lower extremity training. She reached out and we discussed the complex nature of pain and I sent her a few resources, this article being one of them. It doesn’t mean her labrum or hip joint isn’t her “problem” it just highlights the variability in symptoms often seen with MRI findings. Before we say something is abnormal, we must define normal and from a pathoanatomical view, this is becoming more and more difficult. Doesn’t mean structure doesn’t matter, just means it is merely a piece of the puzzle. #icandothisallday
We try do a good job. Every day we try to be a little better. Kind words like these make it all worth it. @nevpt
Last month of the year. Time to chop down trees and celebrate. All metaphors intended. Also, I welcome all opportunities to take a picture with my ax. #finishstrong @bestmadeco
5 days left to save💰💰💰 Link in bio. Code: EARLYREGNV Don’t sleep on this, Reno! @barbell_medicine @derek_barbellmedicine @michael_barbellmedicine
@derek_barbellmedicine bachelor party is proceeding as expected. Love connecting with @financial_physio and celebrating one of my favorite people (@kimmynlxx its you, not him). The best part of this business is the relationships, with patients, employees, clinicians etc. and I am forever grateful for these friendships.
@futurism wtf, man.
Said I’d start doing more cardio this block so: conv DL 285x10, followed by drop-sets of 260x10/3, 5x10 snatch grip 4:0:4 tempo deadlifts, 3x8 stiff-legged deadlifts with 4ct eccentric, 4x15 SL KB RDL, 3x15 BW SL hip thrusters. Massive hypertrophy block, week 2 complete. Emphasis on muscle mass accumulation and low back strength. Last week I had genuine concerns of giving myself rhabdo. This week I didn’t throw up. Things are trending the right direction. Either gonna be super jacked or super injured. It’s so exciting! #ptswholift #2yearplan #forevermeathead