Monthly Archives: November 2011

Teaching Neutral Spine – Part II

Yesterday, in Part I, I started things off with some basic spinal anatomy (nerd alert) and then discussed how imperative it was to hone in on any postural deficiencies or imbalances that may be present in order to teach someone to get into a more neutral (ie:  normal) spinal position when training. Today, I want… Read more

Teaching Neutral Spine – Part I

Lets start things off with a few simple facts: The spine contains over 120 individual muscles, 220 specialized ligaments and over 100 joints. Cartilage makes up roughly 25% of the spine’s total length. It can be sub-divided into three main “sections,” the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (mid-back), and lumbar spine (lower back). The lumbar… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 11/2/11

I took the day off from CP yesterday, and had a pretty productive day if I do say so myself.  I started things off by sleeping in.  It was glorious, and something I need to do more often.  I then wrote some programs, answered some emails, got a decent training session in, started a new… Read more

Squatmeggedon (Revisted)

Note from TG:  Some of you might remember a post I wrote not too long – HERE – where I went on a tirade about how a chain in NYC apparently was banning squat racks in their gym.  After writing the piece – and punching a wall or two – I was glad to see… Read more