@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
💥Bar Path💥 One of the things I have struggled with over the years is getting a more vertical pull during the first portion of the deadlift. These bar deviations are inefficient and create a lower ceiling for performance and something I’ve been working on. The first video is 410lbs, you can see I rush the pull a little and pop my hips early which shifts the moment vector anteriorly. Cueing more patience off the floor and getting my chest up more has smoothed this out quite a bit in the second video with 420lbs. Never perfect, but always trying to get better. #deadlift #ptswholift
Music is an incredible thing. Got about two hours of sleep last night. Kiddo has the black lung (pop), psychosocial stressors are through the roof (cue nervous system flare up on all fronts), walking with a noticeable limp thanks to an old ankle injury (remember when I used to be a runner? Lolololol), it’s dark and cold and coffee isn’t cutting it...then you turn on your radio and a song that immediately brings you back to being 16 years old comes on. Instant joy remembering cruising with your brother in the brown ‘83 Thunderbird with peeling paint, cracked leather but a stereo that CRANKED...young and free. I will always turn this song up. Life is about perspective and expectations often dictate experience. Today will be a good day. No diggity, no doubt. #powerhour #dogoodwork
💥Research Participants Needed💥 Do you live in Reno? Do you want to participate in SCIENCE!? We’re in the recruiting phase for our Nordic HS study and we need you! What it is: An 8-week investigation into Nordic HS curl performance changes utilizing two training protocols; conventional training vs utilization of a novel training platform. Full flier posted on our Facebook page, sign up linked in bio.
“Hey @derek_barbellmedicine lets go meet at an obscure brewery in the mountains and drink beer and discuss things” #scienceandbeer #outangled
New blog post! 💥 Another sneak peak at some of the narrative updates to our protocol. Specifically, when to clear an athlete for RTS? Do you clear them when they pass their testing criteria? Or by time from surgery? Go to Nevpt.com and check out the latest blog post. #acl #aclrehab #aclrehabilitation
🕺ACL strain!🕺 Little sneak peak at one of the infographics from our ACL protocol update. This is a summary of all the strain studies I could find for the anterior cruciate ligament and as usual, the more I read, the more questions I have. These studies should be interpreted cautiously as they come from a variety of research methods but the Luque-Seron et al. (2016) review only used implanted devices so likely the most clinically useful. Updated protocol drops soon. Feel free to DM me with any questions or corrections. @derek_barbellmedicine will be covering #ACLrehab at the @barbell_medicine seminar in January so get your spot reserved today! #acl #aclrehabilitation
Link in bio. We’re 12 weeks out and space is limited!!! Been looking forward to this for a long time! @derek_barbellmedicine @michael_barbellmedicine @barbell_medicine
I don’t give this guy enough credit. I pepper @derek_barbellmedicine with my OCD tangential questions on the daily with an understanding that most of the time his response is “who fucking cares”. As a professional, especially one who has been doing this longer than almost everyone reading this, it’s important to find someone with whom you can let your ego go. To be vulnerable, to ask questions you feel like are stupid, to expose your weak spots, etc. Derek has always been a safe place for me. A moderately gentle, often abrasive, never condescending hug to my professional enlightenment. I know many (many) look to him for guidance and I’m occasionally envious of this brand he’s built but this only inspires me to be better. To read more. To challenge myself more. To keep questioning everything. To dig deeper. And most importantly, to help those climbing the ladder below me. Everything good you have, you’ve earned. That’s pretty incredible. Anyway, thanks buddy. #feltsentimental #probablydeletelater
We’re THIS close to the weekend, everybody. Hang in there.
What do you do when you can’t sleep on the ONE night your toddler decides he’ll be a peaceful angel?? You get up, weep softly in the shower lamenting your poor luck, then head to work before the sun comes up. Crank up @thedeadsouth and start putting the finishing touches on our soon-to-be-released ACL protocol update! #allthecaffeine #hardestworkerintheroom #oritsinsomnia #mostlyinsomnia #aclrehab
Come hang out with a bunch of bearded men in tight tees talking science and training and rehab and why @michael_barbellmedicine has terrible taste in beer. @derek_barbellmedicine
It’s football szn. Stay focused pack! #Imnotworking #ipasandchestpumps
Clinical me: Hey, if you haven’t been doing something regularly, just take it easy and build a workload so your body can adapt to the stress. Tendons and soft tissue need to time to respond. Dad Me: I haven’t jumped or ran in 5 years. I currently have a moderate to severe hip flexor strain from white water rafting...let me show you how to jump* on a trampoline, my son. This is a great idea! *for 1.5 hours straight. Please don’t unfollow me @gabbetttim
Instagram has become exhausting. Everyone selling shit, everyone just copying and pasting everyone else. Feeling uninspired (hence the absence). Need to burn some sage, get some Reiki done, align my chakras and come back next week when Mercury is in retrograde and try this again. #triggered #feltburnedoutmightdeletelater
Hey @derek_barbellmedicine want to come to Reno and drink beer all day and see a bluegrass band in the sweatiest venue ever...on a Monday? Of course you do. Good times hanging out discussing all things (including but not limited to: the state of social media and its influence on physical medicine, philosophical debates and egregious logical fallacies, best IPAs, early and late phase rehab considerations for ACL repairs, self-awareness with heavy lifting, and more). Til next time bud.
Good luck to our boy @aaronwiggles as he spreads his wings (someone say wings?) and heads off to chiropractic school. He might be our first aide to ever become a DC and that’s a testament to the awesomeness of our mutual industries. Less labels, more clinicians just getting out there and helping people. You will be missed bud. I’m always in need of staff members with dry, sarcastic wit, a mutual disdain for social media influencers, a passion for doing things the right way (insert: can’t go wrong, getting strong quote) and a persistent ambivalence to my self-perceived authority so please DM me with employment opportunities. And tell Drogo I will miss him. We were really making progress with him not sprinting away from me every time I wanted to pet him. Best part of this job is having a small part in all these young(ish) folks pursuing their dreams. Go get ‘em bud.