Posts from category Exercise/Movement

  • Length Force Relationships and the Biceps Curl

    This week, I’d like to talk about something I’ve touched on, maybe once or twice in the past few years on my blog. It’s a concept I learned from Jerry Telle, an exercise scientist I worked with years ago. In […]

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  • The Ghost in The Machine

    CHEK Faculty Member Matt Wallden and I recently published a paper — The ghost in the machine: Is musculoskeletal medicine lacking soul? — in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. This is a very important article, especially in the […]

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  • Gym Time Part 2: How Much Is Ideal?

    Last week, in part one of this short series on gym time, I talked about how much time you should ideally be spending in the gym, in order to best handle the stress of exercise, and also discusses the yin […]

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  • Gym Time Part 1: How Much is Ideal?

    Today, I’d like to talk about gym time, specifically how much is enough. There’s a lot of controversy about that subject and, as usual, plenty of research but much of it is conflicting. That’s typical for the scientific community. My […]

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  • Tips For Grips

    This week, I want to share a few tips about grips, particularly when you’re doing pulling exercises like lat pulldowns and chin-ups. (These tips can also be applied to other types of pulling too.) Looking at the shoulder complex, we […]

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  • The Power and Beauty of Swiss Balls

    Because it’s been a while since I’ve talked to you about the Swiss ball, I felt like it was the right time to reinvigorate your awareness of its beauty and power. Around the beginning of 1988, I started working for […]

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